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

3 How shall we escape, if we neglect | • 101 CHAP, HI. * so great salvation; which at the first be 11 Christ is more avorthy than Moses: 1 gan to be spoken by the Lord, and was therefore if we believe not in him, que confirmed unto us by them that heard shall be more worthy of punishment him ;', .

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than hard-hearted Israel. ?.? ?.fi.* 4 God also bearing them witness, both W HEREFORE, holy brethren, para with signs and wonders, and with divers | VV takers of the heavenly calling, conmiracles, 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 ania subjection the world to come, whereof pointed him, as also Moses was faithful we speak.

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

more honour than the house. i t s 7 Thou madest him a little lower than || | 4 For every house is builded by some the angels ; thou crownedst him with 'll 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 16 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 pat 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 Ghost saith, fering of death, crowned with glory and To-day if ye will hear his voice, honour; tliat he by the grace of God 11 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-1 10 Wherefore I was grieved with that foct through sufferings.

ll 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 : my ways. Non for which cause he is not ashamed to call || 11 Só I sware in my wrath, they shall them brethren,

not enter into my lost.) *". 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 hrim. 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 confidenco,
bimself likewise took part of the same; steadfast unto the end
that through death he might destroy bim U 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,
of 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 hé grieved for nature of angels ; but he took on him ty 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? him to be made like unto his brethren"; 18 And to whom sware he that they that he might be a merciful and faithful lol 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 people.

Hin bccausc of unbelief.

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926 Rest attained by faith. HEBREWS.

Christ's priesthood. mun . CHAP. IV. a

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." * subjeci to infirmities, but not to sin, 16 'TÖR every high priest taken from a · we must and may go boldly to the mong men, is ordained for men in throne of grace.

things pertaining to God, that he may I ET us therefore fear, lest a promise offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins; La being left us of entering into his rest, I 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 com2 For unto us was the gospel preached, li passed with infirmity. " as well as unto them: but the word preach 3 And by reason hereof he ought, as 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 l was Aaron; rest: 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 another 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 anthor of eternal salvation unto all would he not afterward have spoken of them that obey him; another day.

1 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 mto that resť, 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 than any two'edged 13 For every one that useth milk, is 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 But '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 l 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'exhorieth 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' eus, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold forcarse God is most sure in his firomise. fast our profession. i!

THEREFORE leaving the principles. 15 For we have not an high priest which ! of the doctrine of Christ, let us go cannot be touched with the feeling of our on unto perfection ; not laying again the infirmities; but was in all points ternpted | foundation of repentance from dead works, like as we are, yet without sin.'. and of faith toward God,

16 Let us therefore come bolilly unto 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of the throne of grace, that we may ob-i laying one of hands, and of resurrection of tain mercy, and find grace to help in the dead, and of eternal judgment time ot need.

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CHAP. VII. Christ and Melchisedec. 927 4 For it is impossible for those who part of all ; first being by interpretation were 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, a

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 A cify 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 7 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 unrighteous 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.

ll receiveth tithes, payed tithes 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 him. . 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 priesthood 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 1 14 For it is evident that nur Lord them an end of all strife.

sprang out of Jucla ; 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 after 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 Melchisedec. 19 Which hope we have as an anchor | 18 For there is verily a disapuulling 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 therurt,

20 Whither the forerunner is for us! 19 For the law made nothing perfect, entered, even Jesus, made an high priest but the bringing in of a better hope did; for ever after the order of Melchiscdec. 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 priest;

of Melchisedec, Iland sofar more excele | 21 (For those priests were made with

lent than the priests of sarun's order. I out an oath ; but this with an nath, by TOR this Melchisedec, king of Salem, him that said unw him, The Lord sware, T priest of the most high God, who met | and will uot repent, Tban ari at pilest Abraham returning from the slaughter for ever after the order of Meichisedec :) of the kings, and blessed him;

22 By so much was Jesus made a surety 2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth of a better testment.

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

23 And they truly were many priests, 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, l 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 decayeth 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 bloodi sacrifices of the 28 For the law maketh men high priests latu, 11 far inferior to the blood and which have infirmity ; but the word of the sacrifice of Christ. oath, which was since the law, maketh the THEN verily the first covenant had Son, who is consecrated for evermore. I also ordinances of divine service, and CHAP. VIII.

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

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

is called the sanctuary. TOW of the things which we have 3 And after the second vail, the taber IV spoken this is the sum : We have l nacle which is called the Holiest 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 11 5 And over it the cherubims of glory cffer 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 citer.

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 anake the tabernacle : for, See (saith he) ll. 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 l gifts and sacrifices, that could not make fauldess, then should no place bave been him that did the service perfect, as persorgit for the second.

ll taining to the conscience; 8 For finding fault with them, he saith, 10 "Which stood only in meats and Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, 11 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: 1 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 and 10 For this is the covenant that I will I calves, but by his own blord; he entered Sacrifice of the law.

CHAP. X.

The weaknesses of it. 939 in once into the holy place, having ob

CHAP. X. tained eternal redemption for us. ll i The weakness of the law-sacrifices. 10

13 For if the blood of bulls and of The sacrifice of Christ's body once offergoats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkled, 14 for ever hath taken away sins. ling the unclean, sanctifieth to the puri TOR the law having a shadow of good fying of the flesh:

I things to come, and not the very 17 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 mediator ed 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 re· ment, 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 216 For wherea testament is, 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 tator.

world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering A17 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 erery | ume of the book it is written of me,) to precept to all the people according to the do thy will, O God. saw, 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; 1.20 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 thidugh 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 dailyminispurged with blood; 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 alsols 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 coveuant 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.

toenterinto the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 27 And as it is appointed unto men 20 By a new and living way, which he once to die, but after this the judge 1 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,

Il in full assurance of faith, having our

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