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and his ministers a flame of fire. || transgression and disobedience
8 But unto the Son he saith, | received a just recompence of Thy throne, O God, is for ever reward; and ever; a sceptre of righ-| 3 How shall we escape, if we teousness is the sceptre of thy neglect so great salvation ; kingdom :
which at the first began to be 9 Thou hast loved righteous- | spoken by the Lord, and was ness, and hated iniquity; there-confirmed unto us by them that fore God, even thy God, hath || heard bim : anointed thee with the oil of 4 God also bearing them witgladness above thy fellows. |ness, both with signs and won.
10 And, Thou, Lord, in the ders, and with divers miracles, beginning hast laid the founda and gifts of the Holy Ghost, ac. tion of the earth; and the hea cording to his own will ? vens are the works of thine 5 For unto the angels hath he hands:
not put in subjection the world 11 They shall perish, but thou to come, whereof we speak.. remainest; and they all shall | | 6 But one in a certain place wax old as doth a garment ; testified, saying, What is man
12 And as a vesture shalt thou that thou art mindful of him ? fold them up, and they shall be or the son of man that thou vi. changed: but thou art the same, || sitest him? and thy years shall not fail. 7 Thou madest him a little
13 But to which of the angels lower than the angels; thou said he at any time, Sit on my crownedst him with glory and right hand until I make thine honour, and didst set him over enemies thy footstool ?
the works of thy hands : 14 Are they not all minister- 8 Thou hast put all things in ing spirits, sent forth to minis. || subjection under his feet. For ter for them who shall be heirs in that he put all in subjection of salvation ?
under him, he left nothing that
is not put under him. But now СНАР. І.
we see not yet all things put
under him: OBEDIENCE DUE TO CHRIST.
9 But we see Jesus, who was THEREFORE we ought to made a little lower than the angive the more earnest heed gels, for the suffering of death, to the things which we have crowned with glory and honour; heard, lest at any time we should that he, by the grace of God, let them slip.
should taste death for every 2 For if the word spoken by man. angels was stedfast, and every || 10 For it became him, for
whom are all things, and by || 18 For in that he himself hath whom are all things, in bring. suffered, being tempted, he is ing many sons unto glory, to able to succour them that are make the Captain of their sal. tempted. vation perfect through sufferings;
CHAP. III. 11 For both he that sanctifi. eth, and they who are sancti.
CHRIST ABOVE MOSES. fied, are all of one : for which WHEREFORE, holy breth. cause he is not ashamed to call | ren, partakers of the heavenly them brethren;
calling, consider the Apostle 12 Saving, I will declare thy || and High Priest of our profesname unto my brethren: in the sion, Christ Jesus; midst of the church will I sing 2 Who was faithful to him praise unto thee.
that appointed him, as also 13 And again, I will put my Moses was faithful in all his trust in him. And again, Be- house. hold, I, and the children which 3 For this man was counted God hath given me.
worthy of more glory than Mo14 Forasmuch then as the ses, inasmuch as he who hath children are partakers of flesh || builded the house, hath more and blood, he also himself like- || honour than the house. wise took part of the same ; that 4 For every house is builded through death he might destroy | by some man; but he that built him that had the power of death, all things, is God. that is, the devil;
15 And Moses verily was faith. 15 And deliver them, who, ful in all his house as a servant, through fear of death, were all for a testimony of those things their life-time subject to bon- | which were to be spoken after ; dage.
6 But Christ as a Son over his 16 For verily he took not on own house; whose house are him the nature of angels ; but 1 we, if we hold fast the confihe took on him the seed of A. dence and the rejoicing of the braham.
hope, firm unto the end. 17 Wherefore in all things it | 7 Wherefore, as the Holy bchoved him to be made like || Ghost saith, To-day if ye will unto bis brethren ; that he | hear his voice, might be a merciful and faith II 8 Harden not your hearts, as ful high priest, in things per- in the provocation, in the day taining to God, to make recon- of temptation in the wilderciliation for the sins of the peo- | ness : ple.
| 9 When your fathers tempted
me, proved me, and saw my
CHAP. IV. works forty years.
THE CHRISTIANS REST. 10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, LET us therefore fear, lest They do always err in their a promise being left us of hearts; and they have not known entering into his rest, any of my ways.
| you should seem to come short il So I sware in my wrath, of it. They shall not enter into my | 2 For unto us was the gospel rest :)
preached as well as unto them : 12 Take heed, brethren, lest | but the word preached did not there be in any of you an evil profit them, not being mixed heart of unbelief, in departing with faith in them that heard it. from the living God.
3 For we which have believed 13 But exhort one another do enter into rest; as he said, daily, while it is called To-day; As I have sworn in my wrath, lest any of you be hardened If they shall enter into my rest: through the deceitfulness of sin. | although the works were finish
14 For we are made partakers ed from the foundation of the of Christ, if we hold the begin. || world. ning of our confidence stedfast 4 For he spake in a certain unto the end.
place of the seventh day on this 15 While it is said, To-day, wise, And God did rest the if ye will hear his voice, heard- seventh day from all his works. en not your hearts, as in the 5 And in this place again, If provocation.
they shall enter into my rest. 16 For some, when they had | 6 Seeing, therefore, it remainheard, did provoke; howbeit, | eth that some must enter therenot all that came out of Egypt in, and they to whom it was by Moses.
first preached, entered not in, 17 But with whom was he because of unbelief : grieved forty years ? was it not 7 (Again, he limiteth a cerwith them that had sinned, tain day, saying in David, Towhose carcases fell in the wil. | day, after so long a time; as it is derness?
said, To-day if ye will hear his 18 And to whom sware he, voice, harden not your hearts. that they should not enter into 8 For if Jesus had given them his rest, but to them that be- | rest, then would he not afterlieved not?
ward have spoken of another 19 So we see that they could day. not enter in, because of unbe- || 9 There remaineth, therefore, lief.
a rest to the people of God.
10 For he that is entered into | from among men, is ordained his rest, he also hath ceased for men in things pertaining to from his own works, as God God, that he may offer both did from his.)
gifts and sacrifices for sins : 11 Let us labour, therefore, | 2 Who can have compassion to enter into that rest, lest any on the ignorant, and on them man fall after the same example that are out of the way; for of unbelief. .
that he himself also is compass12 For the word of God is ed with infirmity. quick, and powerful, and sharp- 3 And by reason hereof he er than any two-edged sword, ought, as for the people, so al. piercing even to the dividing so for himself, to offer for sins. asunder of soul and spirit, and 4 And no man taketh this hoof the joints and marrow, and nour unto himself, but he that is a discerner of the thoughts is called of God, as was Aaron: and intents of the heart.
5 So also Christ glorified not 13 Neither is there any crea- himself, to be made an high ture that is not manifest in his priest; but he that said unto sight: but all things are naked, him, Thou art my Son, to-day and opened unto the eyes of have I begotten thee. him with whom we have to do. 6 As he saith also in another
14 Seeing then that we have a place, Thou art a priest for great High Priest, that is pass-ever, after the order of Mel. ed into the heavens, Jesus the chisedec : Son of God, let us hold fast our 7 Who, in the days of his profession.
flesh, when he had offered up 15 For we have not an high || prayers and supplications, with priest which cannot be touched | strong crying and tears, unto with the feeling of our infir- || him that was able to save him mities: but was in all points from death, and was heard, in tempted like as we arc, yet without sin.
8 Though he were a Son, yet 16 Let us, therefore, come learned he obedience by the boldly unto the throne of grace, things which he suffered ; that we may obtain mercy, and 9 And, being made perfect, find grace to help in time of he became the Author of eterneed.
nal salvation, unto all them that
obey him ; CHAP. V.
10 Called of God an high
priest, after the order of Mel. OF CHRIST'S PRIESTHOOD.
chisedec : FOR every high priest taken | 11 Of whom we have many
n for the time ye the world to come il away, to
things to say, and hard to be || and were made partakers of the uttered; seeing ye are dull of Holy Ghost, hearing.
5. And have tasted the good 12 For, when for the time ye word of God, and the powers of ought to be teachers, ye have the world to come, need that one teach you again, 6 If they shall fall away, to which be the first principles of renew them again unto repentthe oracles of God; and are be- ance; seeing they crucify to come such as have need of milk, || themselves the Son of God and not of strong meat. " afresh, and put him to an open
13 For every one that useth shame. milk, is unskilful in the word 7 For the earth, which drink. of righteousness; for he is aeth in the rain that cometh oft babe.
upon it, and bringeth forth 14 But strong meat belongeth herbs meet for them by whom to them that are of full age, it is dressed, receiveth blessing even those who by reason of || from God : use, have their senses exercis 8 But that which beareth thorns ed to discern both good and and briers is rejected, and is evil.
nigh unto cursing; whose end
is to be burned. | CHAP. VI.
9 But, . beloved, we are
persuaded better things of 'THE DANGER OF APOS you, and things that accompaTACY.
ny salvation, though we thus
speak. THEREFORE, leaving the 10 For God is not unrighteous principles of the doctrine of to forget your work and labour Christ, let us go on unto per- of love, which ye have shewed fection; not laying again the toward his name, in that ye have foundation of repentance from ministered to the saints, and do dead works, and of faith to- | minister. wards God,
11 And we desire that every 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, ll one of you do shew the same and of laying on of hands, and diligence to the full assurance of resurrection of the dead, and of hope unto the end; of eternal judgment.
12 That ye be not slothful, 3 And this will we do, if God but followers of them, who, permit.
through faith and patience, in4 For it is impossible for those herit the promises. who were once enlightened, and 13 For when God made prohave tasted of the heavenly gift, mise to Abraham, because he VOL. IV.