(This was my first teaching the adult Sunday School class some years ago, hence the original power point background.)
This is all one sentence in Greek, and together with Genesis 1:1-4 and John 1:1-14 are some of the best opening paragraphs of all literature, and should be taught in all English classes at least once.
Deuteronomy 32:43 (ESV) “Rejoice with him, O heavens;
bow down to him, all gods, (Septuagint and Dead Sea scrolls, this part missing from the Masoretic text) for he avenges the blood of his children]
and takes vengeance on his adversaries.
He repays those who hate him
and cleanses his people’s land.”
Could it be that the Masoretic text has omitted this part of the verse to lessen the divine aspect of Jesus? Anyhow, the author reminds the Hebrews that the Dead Sea scrolls and the Septuagint contain this phrase.