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CHAP. X. tained eternal redemption for us. 1 The weakness of the lawu-sacrifices. 10

13 For if the blood of bulls and of The sacrifice of Christ's body ouce offergoats, and the ashes of an heifer sprink- ed, 14 for ever hath taken away sins. ling the unclean, sanctifieth to the puri


OR the law having a shadow of good fying of the flesh :

things to come, and not the very 14 How much more shall the blood of image of the things, can never with those Christ, who through the eternal Spirit | sacrifices which they offered year by year offered himself without spot to God, continually make the comers thereunto purge your conscience from dead works perfect. to serve the living God ?.

2 For then would they not have ceas15 And for this cause he is the mediatored to be offered ? because that the worof the new testament, that by means of shippers once purged, should have had no death, for the redemption of the trans- more conscience of sins. gressions that were under the first testa- 3 But in those sacrifices there is a l'ement, they which are called might re- membrance again made of sins every year, ceive the promise of eternal inheritance. 4 For it is not possible that the blood of

16 For where a testamentis, there must bulls and of goats should take away sins. also cf necessity be the death of the tes- 5 Wherefore, when he cometh into the

world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering 17 For a testament is of force after thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou men are dead; otherwise it is of no prepared me: strength at all while the testator liveth.. 6 In burnt-offerings and sacrifices for

18 Whereupon neither the first testa- sin thou hast had no pleasure. ment was dedicated without blood.

7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the vol19. For when Moses had spoken every ume of the book it is written of me,) to precept to all the people according to the do thy will, O God. law, he took the blood of calves and of 8 Above, when he said, Sacrifice and otgoats, with water, and scarlet wool, and ' fering and burnt-offerings and offering for hyssop, and sprinkled both the book and sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasall the people,

ure therein; which are offered by the law; 20 Saying. This is the blood of the 9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy testament which God hath enjoined unto will, O God. He taketh away the first, you.

that he may establish the second. 21 Moreover, he sprinkled likewise with 10 By the which will we are sanctiblood both the tabernacle, and all the fied thiðugh the offering of the body of vessels of the ministry.

Jesus Christ once for all. 22 And almost all things are by the law 11 And every prieststandeth daily minispurged with bloed; and without shedding || tering and offering oftentimes the same sacof blood is no remission.

rifices, which can never take away sins : 23 It was therefore necessary that the 12 But this man, after he had offered patterns of things in the heavens should one sacrifice for sins, for ever sat down be purified with these ; but the heavenly | on the right hand of God; things themselves with better sacrifices 13 From henceforth expecting till his than these.

enemies be made his footstool. 24 For Christ is not entered into the 14 For by one offering he hath perholy places made with hands, which are fected for ever them that are sanctified. the figures of the true; but into heaven 15 Whereof the Holy Ghost alsots a wititself, now to appear in the presence of ness to us: for after that he had said before, God for us :

16 This is the covevant that I will make 25 Nor yet that he should offer himself with them after those days, saith the Lord, often, as the high priest entereth into the I will put my laws into their hearts, and holy place every year with blood of in their minds will I write them; others;

17 And their sins and iniquities will I 26 For then must he often have suffered remember no more. since the foundation of the world: but 18 Now where remission of these is, now once in the end of the world hath he there is no more offering for sin. appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice 19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness of himself.

toenter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 27 And as it is appointed unto men 20 By a new and living way, wbich he once to die, but after this the judg- hath consecrated for us, through the vail, ment:

that is to say, his flesh; 28 So Christ was once offered to bear 21 And having an high priest over the the sins of many ; and unto them that look || house of God; for him shall he appear the second time 22 Let us draw near with a true heart without sin unto salvation.

in full assurance of faith, having our 93Q Of holding fast the faith. HEBREWS.

What faith ie. hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, 3 Through faith we understand that and our bodies washed with pure water. the worlds were framed by the word of

23 Let us hold fast the profession of God, so that things which are seen were our faith without wavering; for he is not made of things which do appear. faithful that promised :

4 By faith Abel offered unto God a 24 And let us consider one another to more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by provoke unto love and to good works : : which he obtained witness that he was

25 Not forsaking the assembling of our righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and selves together, as the manner of some is; by it he being dead yet speakerh. but exhorting one another : and so much 5 By faith Enoch was translated, that the more, as ye see the day approaching. he should not see deaths and was not

26 For if we sin wilfully after that we found, because God hacl'translated him: have received the knowledge of the truth, for before his translation he had this testithere remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, mony, that he pleased God.

27 But a certain fearful looking for of 6 But without faith it is impossible to judgment and fiery indignation, which please him : for he that cometh to God shall devour the adversaries.

must believe that he is, and that he is a 28 Hethat despised Moses'law, died with- rewarder of them that diligently seek him. out mercy under two or three witnesses : 7 By faith Noah, being warned of God

29 Of how much sorer punishment, of things not seen as yet, moved with suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his who hath trodden under foot the Son of house; by the which he condemned the God, and hath counted the blood of the world, and became heir of the righteouscovenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an ness which is by faith. unholy thing, and hath done despite un- 8 By faith Abraham, when he was callto the Spirit of grace?

ed to go out into a place which he should 30 For we know him that hath said, after receive for an inheritance, obeyel; Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will rec- and he went out not knowing whither he ompense, saith the Lord. And again, went The Lord shall judge his people.

9 By faith he sojourned in the land of 31. It is a fearful thing to fall into the promise, as in a strange comury, dwellhands of the living God.

ing in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacd), 32 But call to remembrance the former the heirs with him of the same promise: days, in which, after ye were illuininated, 10. For he looked for a city which hath ye endured a great fight of aflictions ; foundations, whose builder and maker is - 33 Partly, while ye were made a gaz- God. ing stock both by reproaches and allic- 11 Through faith also Sara herself retions; and partly, while ye became com-ceived strength to conceire seed, and was panions of them that were so used, delivered of a child when she was past

34 For ye had compassion of me in my age, because she judged him faithful who bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of had promised, your goods, knowing in yourselves that i2 Therefore sprang there even of one, ye have in heaven a better and an en- and him as good as dead, so many as the during substance.

stars of the sky in multitude, and as the 35 Cast not away therefore your con- sand which isby the sea-shore innumerable fidence, which hath great recompense of

13. These ali died in faith, not having rereward.

ceived the promises, but having seen them - 36 For ye have need of patience, that, afar off, and were persuaded of them, and after ye have done the will of God, ye embraced them, and confessed that the might receive the promise.

were strangers and piigrims on the eartli. 37 For yet a little while, and he that 14 For they that say such things declare shall come will come, and will pot tarry: plainly that they seek a country.

38 Now the just shall live by faith: but 15 And truly, if they had been mindful if any man draw back, my soul shall have of that country from whence they came no pleasure in him.

out, they might have had opportunity te 39 But we are not of them who draw have returned. back unto perdition; but of them that 16 But now they desire a better country, believe to the saving of the soul. that is, an heavenly : wherefore Guis CHAP. XI.

not ashamed to be called their God: fur 1 What faith is. 6 IVithout faith we can- he hath prepared for them a city. not please God. 7 The fruits thereof. 17 By faith Abraham, when he was

is hoped for, the evidence of things received the promises offered up his only Tot seen.

begotten son, 2 For by it the elders obtained a good 18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac report.

shall thy seed be called :

The fruits of faith.

CHAP XII. An exhortation to constancy. 931 19 Accounting that God was able to 38 (Of whom the world was not worraise him up, even from the dead; from thy :) they wandered in deserts, and in whence also he received him in a figare. mountains, and in dens and caves of the

20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and earth. Esau concerning things to come.

39 And these all, having obtained a 21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, good report through faith, received not blessed both the sons of Joseph; and wor- the promise : shipped, leaming upon the top of his staff. 40 God having provided some better

22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made thing for us, that they without us should mention of the departing of the children not be made perfect. of Israel ; and gave commandment con

CHAP. XII. cerning bis bones.

1 An exhortation to constant faith, pra23 By faith Moses, when he was born, tience, and godliness. 22 A commendawas hid three months of his parents, be- tion of the new testament above the old. cause they saw he was a proper child ; and they were not afraid of the king's compassed about with so great a commandment.

cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every 24 By faith Moses, when he was come weight, and the sin which doth so easily to years, refused to be called the son of beset us, and let us run with patience the Pharaoh's daughter ;

race that is set before us, 25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and with the people of God, than to enjoy finisher of our faith ; who for the joy that the pleasures of sin for a season ;

was set before him endured the cross, de26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ | spising the shame, and is set down at the greater riches than the treasures of E- | right hand of the throne of God. gypt: for he had respect unto the recon- 3 For consider him that endured such pense of the reward.

contradiction of sinners againsthimself, lest 27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fear- ye be wearied and faint in your minds. ing the wrath of the king : for he endur- 4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, ed, as seeing him who is invisible.

striving against sin. 28 Through faith he kept the passover, 5 And ye have forgotten the exhortaand the sprinkling of blood, lest he that tion which speaketh unto you as unto destroyed the first-born should touch them. children, My son, despise not thou the

29 By faith they passed through the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when Red Sea as by dry land : which the E- | thou art rebuked of him : gyptians assaying to do were drowned. 6 For whom the Lord loveth he chas

30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell teneth, and scourgeth every son whom he down, after they were compassed about receiveth. seven days.

7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth 31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished with you as with sons: for what son is he not with them that believed not, when whom the father chasteneth not? she had received the spies with peace. 8 But if ye be without chastisement,

32 And what shall I'say more? for the i whereof all are partakers, then are ye time would fail me to tell of Gideon, and bastards, and not sons. of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jeph-. 9 Furthermore, we have had fathers thae; of David also, and Samuel, and of is of our flesh which corrected us, and we the prophets :

gave them reverence : shall we not much 33 Who through faith subdued king- 1 rather be in subjection unto the Father doms, wrought righteousness, obtamed of spirits, and live? promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 10 For they verily for a few days chas

34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped tened us after their own pleasure; but he the edge of the sword, out of weakness for our profit, that we might be partakers were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, of his holiness. turned to flight the armies of the aliens. 11 Now no chastening for the present

35 Women received their dead raised seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevto life again : and others were tortured, ertheless, afterward it yieldeth the peacenot accepting deliverance; that they might | able fruit of righteousness unto them obtain a better resurrection :

which are exercised thereby. 36 And others had trial of cruel mock- 12 Wherefore lift up the hands which ings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bang down, and the feeble knees; bonds and imprisonment :

13 Ani make straight paths for your 57 They were stoned, they were sawn feet, lest that which is lame be turned out asunder, were tempted, were slain with of the way; but let it rather be healed. the sword: they wandered about in sheep- 14 Follow peace with all men, and how skins, and goat-skins; being destitute, af- || liness, without which no man shall see the flicted, torinented;

Lord :

932 The new testament commended. HEBREWS. Ist Divers udmorations.

* 15 Looking diligently, lest any man fail 3 Remember them that are in bonds, of the grace of God , lest any root of bit- as bound with them; and them which terness springing up, trouble you, and suffer adversity, as being yourselves also thereby many be defiled;

in the body. 16 Lest there be any fornicator, or pro- 4 Marriage is honourable in all, and fane person, as Esau, who for one morsel the bed undefiled: but whoremongers of meat sold his birthright.

and adulterers God will judge, 17 For ye know how that afterward, 5 Let your conversation be without when he would have inherited the bless-covetousness, and be content with such ing, he was rejected: for he found no place things as ye have: for he hath said, I of repentance, though he sought it care- will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. fully with tears.

6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord 18 For ye are not come unto the mount is my helper, and I will not fear what that might be touched, and that burned man shall do unto me, with fire, nor unto blackness, and dark- 7 Remember them which have the rule ness, and tempest,

over you, who have spoken unto you the 19 And the sound of a trumpet, and word of God: whose faith follow, considthe voice of words ; which voice they ering the end of their conversation : that heard, entreated that the word should 8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and not be spoken to them any more:

to-day, and for ever. niw.. 20 (For they could not endure that 9 Be not carried about with divers and which was commanded, And if so much strange doctrines : for it is a good thing as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be that the heart be established with graces ştoned, or thrust through with a dart : not with meats, which have not profited

21 And so terrible was the sight; that them that have been occupied therein. Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:) 10 We have an altar, whereof they have

22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, no right to eat which serve the tabernacle. and unto the city of the living God, the 11 For the bodies of those beasts, whose heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumera- blood is brought into the sanctuary by ble company of angels, vi

the high priest for sin, are burned with 23 To the general assembly and church out the camp: of the first-born, which are written in 12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and sanctify the people with his own blood, to the spirits of just men made perfect,

suffered without the gate. 24 And to Jesus the mediator of the 13 Let us go forth therefore unto him new covenant, and to the blood of sprink- without the camp, bearing his reproach. ling, that speaketh better things than

14 For here have we no continuing citys, that of Abel.

but we seek one to comentari 25 See that ye refuse net him that :15 By him therefore let us offers the speaketh. For if they escaped not who re- sacrifice of praise to God continually, fused him that spake on earth, much that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks more shall not we escafie, if we turn away

to his name. from him that speaketh from heaven: 16. But to do good, and to communicate,

26 Whose voice then shook the earth : forget not: for with such sacrifices God but now he hath promised, saying, Yet is well pleased. once more I shake not the earth" only, 17 Obey them that have the rule over but also heaven.

you, and submit yourselves as for they 27 And this word, Yet once more, watch for your souls, as they that trust signifieth the removing of those things give account, that they may do it with that are shaken, as of things that are joy, and not with griefi: for that is anmade, that those things which cannot be profitable for you. Ini tra frol14! ! shaken may remain.

7-18 Pray for us : for we trust we have 28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom | a good conscience, in all things willing to which cannot be moved, let us have grace, live honestly whereby we may serve God acceptably, 19 But I beseech you the rather to do with reverence and godly fear.

this, that I may be restored to you the 29 For our Goal is a consuming fire. CHAP. XIII.

20 Now the God of peace, that brought 1 Motives to charity, 4 to honest tife, 5 again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that

to avoid covetousness, 7 to regard God's great shepherd of the sheep, through the preachers, 9.to take heed of strange blood of the everlasting covenant, doctrines, 10 to confess Christ, a 21. Make you perfect in every good LET Betibe rly clever continued

work to do his will, working iw you that 2 Be not forgetful to entertain strán- which is well-pleasing in his sight, through gers : for thereby some have entertained Jesus Christ ; to whom be glory for ever angels unawares.

and ever. Amen.


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We must ask wisdom of God. CHAP. 1, 11. Doers of the quord. 933

22. And I beseech you, brethren, suffer 24 Salute all them that have the rule the word of exhortation : for I have writ- over you, and all the saints. They of Italy ten a letter unto you in few words. 1

salute you. 23 Know ye, that our brother Timothy 25 Grace be with you all. Amen. is set at liberty; with whom, if he' come Written to the Hebrews from Italy, shortly, I will see you.

by Timothy.

19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, 1 We must ask wisdom of God, '19 hear || let every man be swift to hear, slow to : the word, and do thereafter. 26 What speak, slow to wrath : true religion is.

20 For the wrath of man worketh not AMES, a servant of God and of the the righteousness of God.

21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness which are scattered abroad, greeting: and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive

2 My brethren, count it all joy when with meekness the engrafted word, which ye fall into divers temptations ;

is able to save your souls. 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not faith worketh patience.

hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 4. But tet patience have her perfect 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, work, that ye may be perfect and entire, and not a doer, he is like unto a man be wanting nothing:

bolding his natural face in a glass : - 5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth ask of God, that giveth to all men liber- his way, and straightway forgetteth what ally, and upbraideth not ; and it shall be manner of man he was. given him.

25 But whosolooketh intothe perfect law 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wav- of liberty, and continueth therein, he being ering. For he that wavereth is like a wave not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

7 For let 'not that man think that he 26 If any man among you seem to be shall receive any thing of the Lord. religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but

8 A double-minded man is unstable in deceiveth his own heart, this man's religall his ways.

ion is vain." 9 Let the brother of low degree rejoice 27 Pure religion and undefiled before in that he is exalted :

God and the Father is this, To visit the fa10 But the rich, in that he is made low: therless and widows in their affliction, and because as the flower of the grass he sliall to keep himself unspotted from the world. pass away.

1. CHAP. II. 11 For the sun is no sooner risen with 1 We must not despise the poor. 14 Faith a burning hea, but it withereth the grass, without works, 17. is dead. and the flower thereof talleth, 'and the Y brethren, have not the faith of grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways. I giory, with respect of persons. 312 Blessed is the man that endureth 2 For if there come unto your assembly temptation : for when he is tried, he shall a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparreceive the crown of life, which the Lordel, and there come in also a poor man in hath promised to them that love him. vile raiment;

13 Let no man say when he is tempted, 3 And ye have respect to him that wear. I am tempted of God : for God cannot eth the gay clothing, and say unto him, be tempted with evil, neither temptith Sit thou here in a good place; and say to he any man :

the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here 14. But every man is tempted, when he under my footstool : is drawn away of his own lust, and énticed. 3 Are ye not then partial in your

15 Then when lnst hath conceived, it selves, and are become judges of evil bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is fin- thoughts? ished, bringeth forth death.

5 Hearken, my beloved brethran, I lath 1. 16 Do not ert, my beloved brethren, not God chosen the poor of this world rich

17 Every good gift and every perfect in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which gift is from above, and cometh down from he hath promised to them that love him? the Father of lights, with whom is no va- 6 But ye have despised the poor. Do riableness, neither shadow of turning. not rich men oppress you, and draw you $ 18 Of his own will begat he us with | before the judgment-seats? the word of truth, that we should be a 7 Do not they blaspneme that worthy kind of first-fruits of his creatures, ll name by the which ye are called ?


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