Examine the Verse - Hebrews 1:8
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Hebrews 1:8
This verse is cited as implying support to the Trinitarian belief that Jesus Christ is God the eternal second person God the Son who took on a human body and nature and became
both man and God.
Thus, Jesus Christ is fully man and fully God simultaneously.


But to the Son He says:
“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;...
(Hebrew 1:8, New King James Version)

  "But of the  Son he says,  'Your throne, O God, is  {Or [God is your throne]}  forever and   ever'   ..."   
(Hebrews 1:8, New  Revised Standard version)
  "But  of   the Son  he says, 
'God is your throne 
 forever and ever! ...

(Hebrews 1:8, The Complete Bible: An American Translation
 by Smith and Goodspeed)
  Trinitarian Belief in God and Jesus Christ:
 Trinitarians believe in the Trinity, that God is the "Triune God"
existing as three persons
God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, but one being. All three are
eternal with no beginning. M
embers of the Trinity are co-equal and co-eternal,
one in essence, nature, power, action, and will.
Trinitarians believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal second person "God the Son",
who took on a human body and nature and became both man and God. 
Thus is Jesus is fully man and fully God simultaneously.
  Apostle's admonition, warning and unique way of teaching:
1. No prophecy of scripture is a matter of personal interpretation. (II Pt. 1:20, NAB)
2. Do not go beyond  what is written. (I Cor. 4:6, NIV)
 3. We do not use words of human wisdom. We speak words given to us by the Spirit,
using the Spirit's words to explain spiritual truths. (1 Cor. 2:13, NLT)
  Points to Consider:  
  1.  Notice that in the above verses, the New King James Version rendition exemplifies those translations of  Hebrews 1:8 in which it appears as though  the  Son were addressed "O God" by the Father, whereas that of the Goodspeed Translation typifies those Bible versions where it has no indication  that  the  Father called the Son  as  God,  but states instead that the "throne of the Son is God".
The New Revised Standard Version even combines the two differing translations.
2.  How, then, can Trinitarians justify that the following rendition "But to the Son He says: “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever"  which it appears as though the Son were addressed "O God" by the Fatheris correct when it clearly contradicts many of God's statement, such as  Isaiah 46:9, 48:8 and 43:10; Deut. 4:39?

"Acknowledge that I alone am God and that there is no one else like me"  (Isaiah   46:9, TEV)

"... And  you  are  my witnesses!   Is there a God besides me? There is no Rock; I know not any."  (Isaiah 44:8,   RSV)

"... I   am  the only  God, Besides me there is no other god:   there   never   was and never will  be"   (Isaiah 43:10, TEV)

'Therefore know this  day. and consider it in your heart, that the Lord Himself is God in heaven  above  and  on the earth   beneath;   there  is   no other." (Deuteronomy 4:39, NKJV)

3.  How, then, can Hebrews be interpreted to mean that Jesus is God when Apostle Paul himself, (the author of Hebrews) wrote in Hebrews 7:24, that Jesus is a man:
"But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood". (Hebrews 7:24, King James Version)
4.  Did the Father really call  the   Son "God" in Hebrews 1:8?
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  Hebreww 1:8 in other versions of the Bible:  

But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. 
(King James Version)

he says of the Son, 'God is thy throne for ever and ever, thy royal sceptre is the sceptre of equity: 
(Moffatt Translation)

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