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and to forgiveness son become effectual by the acknowl- 16. Not now as a servant, but abevez kaging of every good thing which is in servant, a brother beloved, specially to you in Christ Jesus.

me, but how much more unto thee, both 7 For we have great joy and consola- in the flesh, and in the Lord?. tion in thy love, because the bowels of 17 If thou count me therefore a part the saints are refreshed by thee, brother. || ner, receive him as myself.

8 Wherefore, though I might be much :18 If he hath wronged thee, or owett bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which thec ought, put that on mine account ;, is convenient,

:19. I Paul have written it with mine 9 Yet for love's sake I rather beseech own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not thee, being such an one as Paul the aged, say to thee how thou owest-unto me erea and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ. thine own self besides..' 1

10 I-beseech thee for my son Onesimus, 20 Yea, brother, let me have joy of whoin I have begotten in my bonds :.. thee in the Lord : refresh my bowels is

11 Which in time past was to thee un- the Lord. profitable, but now profitable to thee and 21 Having confidence in thy obedience to me:

I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou. 12 Whom I have sent again : thou wilt also do more than I say. therefore receive him, that is, mine own 22 But withal prepare me also a lodgbowels :

ing: for I trust that through your pray13 Whom I would have retained with ers I shall be given unto you., si me, that in thy stead he might have minis- 23 There salute thee Epaphras, my tered unto me in the bonds of the gospel : fellow-prisoner in Christ Jesus ; - 10

14. But without thy mind would I do, 24 Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Locas, pothing ; that thy benefit should not be my fellow-labourers. as it were of necessity, but willingly. 25. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ

15 For perhaps he therefore departed be with your spirit. Amen. for a season, that thou shouldest receive Written from Rome to Philemon, him for ever;

by Onesimus a servant

THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE

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throne, O God, is for ever and ever: 2 1 Christ, in these last times, coming to 163 sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of

from the Father, 4 is fireferred be fure thy kingdom, angels both in person and office,

Thou hast loved righteousness, and GOD, who at sundimetimes and in di- hated iniquity in the refere God ween they to the fathers by the prophets,

gladness above thy fellows. 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto 10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginus by his Son, whom he hath appointed ning hast laid the foundation of the earth : heir of all things, by whom also he made and the heavers are the works of thine the worlds;

hands. 3 Who being the brightness of his glory, 11 They shall perish; but thou remainand the express image of his person, and est : and they all shall wax old as doch a upholding all things by the word of his garment; power, when he had by himself purged 12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them our sins, sat down on the right hand of up, and they shall be changed: but dron the Majesty on high ;

art the same, and thy years shall not fail: 4 Being made so much better than the 13 But to which of the angels said he angels, as he hath by inheritance obtain- at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I ed a more excellent name than they. make thine enemies thy footstool ?

5 For unto which of the angels said he 14 Are they not all ministering spirits, at any time, Thou art my Son, this day sent forth to minister for them who shall have I begotten thee? And again, I will be heirs of salvation ? be to him a Father, and he shall be to

CHAP, II. me a Son ?

1 We ought to be obedient unto Christ Jens 6 And again, when he bringeth in the sus, 3 because he vouchea fed to take first-begotten into the world, he saith, And be all the angels of God worship him. There earnest need to the things which

our nature upon him, 14 as Recessary. 7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his minis- we have heard, lest at any time we should ters a flame of fire.

let them slip. 8 But unto the Son, he saith, Thy 2 For if the word spoken by angels was.

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Obedience due to Christ. CHAP. 1. Christ more worthy than Moses. 925 steartfast, and every transgression and dis- 18 For in that he himself hath suffered obedience received a just recompense of being tempted, he is able to succour them reward ;

that are tempted. 3 How shall we escape, if we neglect

. CHAP. II. so great salvation; which at the first be- 1 Christ is more worthy than Moses : 4 gan to be spoken by the Lord, and was therefore if we believe not in him, we confirmed unto us by them that heard shall be more worthy of punishment him;

than hard-hearted Israel. 4 God also bearing them witness, both

, with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, ac- sider the Apostle and High Priest of our cording to his own will ?

profession, Christ Jesus ; *5 For unto the angels hath he not put 2 Who was faithful to him that apin subjection the world to come, whereof pointed him, as also Moses was faithful we speak.

in all his house." 16 But one in a certain place testified, 3 For this man was counted worthy saying, What is man, that thou art of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as inindful of him? or the son of man, that he who hath builded the house, hath thou visitest him?

more honour than the house. 7 Thou madtest him a little lower than 4 For every house is builded by some the angels ; thou crownedst him with man; but he that built all things is God. glory and honour, and didst set him over 5 And Moses verily was faithful in all! the works of thy hands:

his house, as a servant, for a testimony 8 Thou hast put all things in subjection of those things which were to be spoken under his feet." For in that he put all after ; in subjection under him, he left nothing 6 But Christ as a son over his own that is not put under him. But now we house: whose house are we; if we hold sce not yet all things put under him. fast the confidence, and the rejoicing of

9 But we see Jesus, who was made a the hope firm unto the end. little lower than the angels for the suf- 7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghast saith, fering of death, crowned with glory and To-day if ye will hear his voice, honour; that he by the grace of God 8 Harden not your hearts, as in the should taste death for every man. provocation, in the day of temptation in

10 For it became him, for whom are the wilderness : all things, and by whom are all things, 9 When your fathers tempted me, provin bringing many sons unto glory, to ed me, and saw my works forty years. make the Captain of their salvation per- 10 Wherefore I was grieved with that fcct through sufferings.

generation, and said, They do always err 11 For both he that sanctifieth, and in their heart; and they have not known they who are sanctified, are all of one:1 my ways. for which cause he is not ashamed to call 11 Só I sware in my wrath, they shall them brethren,

not enter into my l'est.) 12 Saying, I will declare thy name 12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be unto my brethren, in the midst of the in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, church will I sing praise unto thee. in departing from the living God.

13 And again, I will put my trust in 13 But exhort one another daily, while it him. And again, Behold, 'I, and the chil- is called To-day; lest any of you be harddren which God hath given me.

ened through the deceitfulness of sin. 14 Forasmuch then as the children 14 For we are made partakers of Christ, are partakers of flesh and blood, he also if we hold the beginning of our confidence, himself likewise took part of the same; steadfast unto the end ; that through death he might destroy bim 15 While it is said; To-day, if ye will that had the power of death, that is, the hear his voice, harden not your hearts, devil;

as in the provocation, 15 And deliver them, who, through fear 16 For some, when they had heard, cf death, were all their life-time subject did provoke : howbeit, not all that came to bondage.

out of Egypt by Moses. 16 For verily he took not on him the 17 Bat with whom was he grieved for nature of angels; but he took on him ly years ? was it not with them that had the seed of Abraham.

sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilder17 Wherefore in all things it behored ness? luim to be made like unto his brethren"; 18 And to whom sware he that they that he might be a merciful and faithful should not enter into his rest, but to them High Priest in things pertaining to God, that believed not? to make reconciliation for the sins of the 19 So we see that they could not enter

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Christ's priesthood. CHAP. IV.

CHAP. V. 1 The rest of christians is attained by faith. 1 The authority and honour of our Sa

12 The power of God's word. 14 By viour's priesthood. 11 Negligence in our high priest, Jesus the Son of God, the knowledge thereof reproved. we must and may go boldly to the

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things pertaining to God, that he may ET us therefore fear, lest a promise offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins;

2 Who can have compassion on the is.. any of you should seem to come short norant, and on them that are out of the of 'it.

way; for that he himself also is con2 For unto us was the gospel preached, passed with infirmity. as well as unto them: but the word preach- 3 And by reason hereof He ought, 25 ed did not profit them, not being mixed for the people, so also for himself, to offer with faith in them that heard it.

for sins. 3 For we which have believed do enter 4. And no man taketh this honour unto into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in himself, but he that is called of God, as my wrath, if they shall enter into my was Aaron; reșt : although the works were finished 5 So also Christ glorified not himself from the foundation of the world.

to be made an high priest ; but he that 4 For he spake in a certain place of the said unto him, Thou art my Son, to-day seventh day on this wise, And God did have I begotten thee. rest the seventh day from all his works. 6 As he saith also in ariother place,

5 And in this place again, if they shall Thou art a priest for ever after the or enter into my rest.

der of Melchisedec. .6 Seeing therefore it remaineth, that 7 Who in the days of his flesh, when some must enter therein, and they tohe bad offered up prayers and supplicawhom it was first preached entered not tions with strong crying and tears unto in because of unbelief:

him that was able to save him from death, 7 (Again, he limiteth a certain day, and was heard, in that he feared, saying in David, To-day, after so long a 8. Though he were a Son, yet learned he time; as it is said, To-day, if ye will hear obedience by the things which he suffered ; his voice, harden not your hearts.

9 And being made perfect, he became 8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then the author of eternal salvation unto all would he not afterward have spoken of them that obey him ; another day.

10 Called of God an high priest after 9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the order of Melchisedec. the people of God.

11 Of whom we have many things to 10 For he that is entered into his rest, say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are he also hath ceased from his own works, dull of hearing. as God did from his,)

12 For when for the time ye ought to be 11 Let us labour' therefore to enter teachers, ye have need that one teach you into that rest, lest any man fall after the again which be the first principles of the same example of unbelief.

oracles of God; and are become such as 12 For the word of God is quick, and have need of milk, and not of strong meat. powerful, and sharper thanany two edged- 13 For every one that useth milk, iso sword, piercing even to the dividing asun- unskilful in the word of righteousness der of soul and spirit, and of the joints for he is a babe. and marrow, and is a discerner of the 14 Bat 'strong meat belongeth to them thoughts and intents of the heart. that are of full age, even those who by

13 Neither is there any creature that reason of use have their senses exercised is not manifest in his sight : but'all things to discern both good and evil. are naked and opened unto the eyes of

CHAP, VI. him with whom we have to do.

1 Paul 'e.rhorieth not to fall back from 14 Seeing then that we have a great the faith, 11 but to be stcad fast, 12 diliHigh Priest, that is passed into the heav- gent and patient to wait ufron God, 13 ens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold brcarse God is most sure in his piromise. fast our profession.

HEREFORE leaving the principles. cannot be touched with the feeling of our on unto perfection ; not laying again the infirmities; but was in all points tempted foundation of repentance from dead works, like as we are, yet without sin.

and of faith toward God, 16 Let us therefore come bollly unto 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of the throne of grace, that we may ob- laying on of hands, and of resurrection of tain mercy, and find grace to help in the dead, and of eternal jadgment. time of need.

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CHAP. VIL Christ and Melchisedec. 927 4 For it is impossible for those who part of all ; first being by interpretation wore once enlightened, and have tasted king of righteousness, and after that also of the heavenly gift, and were made par- King of Salem, which is, King of peace; takers of the Holy Ghost,

3 Without father, without mother, with5 And have tasted the good word of out descent, having neither beginning of God, and the powers of the world to days, norend of life; but made like unto the come,

Son of God; abideth a priest continually. 6 If they shall fall away, to renew them 4 Now consider how great this man again unto repentance; seeing they cru- was, unto whom even the patriarch Acify to themselves the Son of God afresh, braham gave the tenth of the spoils. and put him to an open shame.

5 And verily they that are of the sons ✓ For the earth which drinketh in the of Levi, who receive the office of the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth priesthood, have a commandment to take forth herbs meet for them by whom it is tithes of the people according to the law, dressed, receiveth blessing from God: that is, of their brethren, though they

8 But that which beareth thorns and come out of the loins of Abraham : briers is rejected, and is nigh unto curs- 6 But lie whose descent is not counted ing ; whose end is to be burned.

from them received tithes of Abraham, 9 But, beloved, we are persuaded better | and blessed him that had the promises. things of you, and things that accompany 7 And without all contradiction the less salvation, though we thus speak.

is blessed of the better. 10 For God is not uprighteous to for- 8 And here men that die receive tithes; get your work and labour of love, which but there he receiveth them, of whom it ye have shewed toward his name, in that is witnessed that he liveth. ye have ministered to the saints, and do 9 And as I may so say, Levi also, who minister.

receiveth tithes, payed títhes in Abraham. 11 And we desire that every one of 10 For he was yet in the loins of his you do shew the same diligence to the full father, when Melchisedec met liim. assurance of hope unto the end :

11 If therefore perfection were by the 12 That ye be not slothful, but fcllow- Levitical priesthood (for under it the peoers of them who through faith and pa- ple received the law) what further need tience inherit the promises,

was there that another priest should rise 13 For when God made promise to after the order of Melchisedec, and not Abraham, because he could swear by no

be called after the order of Aaron? greater, he sware by himself,

12 For the priesthool being changed, 14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless there is made of necessity a change also thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. of the law. 15 And so, after he had patiently en

13 For he of whom these things are spe dured, he obtained the promise.

ken pertaineth to another tribe, of which 16 For men verily swear by the great- no man gave attendance at the altar. er: and an oath for confirmation is to 14 For it is evident that our Lord them an end of all strife.

sprang out of Juda ; of which tribe Moses 17 Wherein God, willing more abun- spake nothing concerning priesthood. dantly to shew unto the heirs of promise 15 And it is yet far more evident : the immutability of his counsel, confirm for that afier the similitude of Melchiseed it by an oath :

dec there ariseth another priest, 18 That by two immutable things, in 16 Who is made, not after the law of a which it was impossible for God to lie, carnal commandment, but after the powwe might have a strong consolation, who er of an endless life. have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the 17 For he testifieth, Thou art a priest hope set before us :

for ever after the order of Melehisedec. 19 Which hofie we have as an anchor 18 For there is verily a disapnulling of ' of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and the commandment going before for the which entereth into that within the vail, weakness and unprofitableness thereof,

20 Whither the forerunner is for us 19 For the law made nothing perfect, enterel, even Jesus, made an high priest but the bringing in of a better hope did; for ever after the order of Melchisedec. by the which we draw. nigh unto God. CHAP. VII

20 And inasmuch as not without an 1 Christ Jesus is a priest after the order oath he was made pries! ;

o Melchisedec, lland so far more excel- 21 (For those priests were made withlent than the priests of sarun's order. out an oath ; but this with an oath, by TOR this Melchisedec, king of Salem, him that said uni him, The Lord sware,

priest of the most high God, who met and will uot repent, 'Thou art a priest Abraham returning from the slaughter for ever after the order of Meichisedec :) of the kings, and blessed him ;

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928 Christ's priesthood unchangeable. HEBREWS. Rites and'sacrifices of the last

23 And they truly were many priests, 9 make with the house of Israel after those because they were not suffered to con- days, saith the Lord; I will put my tinue by reason of death :

laws into their mind, and write them in 24 But this man, because he continueth their hearts: and I will be to them a God, ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. and they shall be to me a people :

25 Wherefore he is able also to save 11 And they shall not teach every man them to the uttermost that come unto his neighbour, and every man his brother, God by him, seeing he ever liveth to saying, Know the Lord? for all shall make intercession for them.

know me, from the least to the greatest. 26 For such an high priest became us, 12 For I will be merciful to their imwho is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate righteousness, and their sins and their from sinners, and made higher than the iniquities will I remember no more. heavens ;

13 In that he saith; A new covenant, 27 Who needeth not daily, as those he hath made the first old. Now that high priests, to offer up sacrifice, tirst for which decay'eth and waxeth old is ready his own sins, and then for the people's : to vanish away. for this he did once, when he offered up

CHAP. IX. himself.

1 The rites and bloodij sacrifices of the 28 For the law maketh men high priests law, 11 far inferior to the blood and which have infirmity; but the word of the sacrifice of Christ.

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also ordinances of divine service CHAP. VIII.

a worldly sanctuary. 1 By Christ's eternal priesthood the Le- 2 For there was a tabernacle made;

virical firiesthood is abolished, 7 and the first, wherein was the candlestick, the temporal covenant by the eternal and the table, and the shew-bread ; which cone nant.

is called the sanctuary. Now of the things which we have 3 And after the second vail, the taber

spoken this is the sum: We have nacle which is called the Hollest of all; such an high priest, who is set on the 4 Which had the golden censer, and right hand of the throne of the Majesty the ark of the covenant overlaid round in the heavens ;

about with gold, wherein was the golden 2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitch- || budded, and the tables of the coveed, and not man.

nant ; 3 For every high priest is ordained to 5 And over it the cherubims of glory efter gifts and sacrifices : wherefore it is shadowing the mercy-seat ; of which we of necessity that this man have somewhat cannot now speak particularly. also to Cifer.

6 Now when these things were thus 4 For if he were on earth, he should ordained, the priests went always into the not be a priest, seeing that there are priests first tabernacle, accomplishing the service that offer gifts according to the law : of God:

5 Who serve unto the example and 7 But into the second went the high shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was priest alone once every year, not without admonished of God when he was about to blood, which he offered for himself, and inake the tabernacle : for, See (saith he) for the errors of the people : that thou make all things according to 8 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the pattern shewed to thee in the mount. the way into the holiest of all was not yet

6 But now hath he obtained a more made manifest, while as the first taber excellent ministry, by how much also he || nacle was yet standing: is the mediator of a better covenant, which 9 Which was a figure for the time was established upon better promises. then present, in which were offered both

7 For if that first covenant had been gifts and sacrifices, that could not make faultless, then should no place have been him that did the service perfect, as persorgit for the second.

taining to the conscience ; & For finding fault with them, he saith, 10 Which stood only in meats and Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, drinks, and divers washings, and carnal when I will make a new covenant with the ordinances, imposed on them until the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: time of reformation.

9 Not according to the covenant that I 11 But Christ being come an high priest made with their fathers, in the day when of good things to come, by a greater and I took them by the hand to lead them

more perfect tabernacle, not made with out of the land of Egypt; because they hands, that is to say, not of this buildcontinued not in my covenant, and I re- ing; garded them not, saith the Lord.

12 Neither by the blood of goats arxi 10 For this is the covenant that I will I calves, but by his own blord; he entered

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