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fices for sin thou hast had noll in their minds will I write pleasure:

them; 7 Then said I, LO, I come (in 17 And their sins and iniqui. the volume of the book it is ties will I remember no more. written of me) to do thy will, 01 18 Now, where remission of God.

these is, there is no more offer8 Above, when he said, Sacri- || ing for sin. fice, and offering, and burnt. || 19 Having therefore, brethren, offerings, and offering for sin, | boldness to enter into the holiest thou wouldest not, neither hadst || by the blood of Jesus, pleasure therein; (which are of- 20 By a new and living way, fered by the law;)

which he hath consecrated for 9 Then said he, Lo, I come to us, through the vail, that is to do thy will, O God. He taketh say, his flesh; away the first, that he may es- 21 And having an high priest tablish the second.

over the house of God, 10 By the which will we are | 22 Let us draw near with a sanctified, through the offering | true heart, in full assurance of of the body of Jesus Christ once faith, having our hearts sprinfor all.

kled from an evil conscience, 11 And every priest standeth and our bodies washed with daily ministering, and offering | pure water, oftentimes the same sacrifices, 23 Let us hold fast the prowhich can never take away fession of our faith without sins:

wavering; for he is faithful that 12 But this man, after he had promised; offered one sacrifice for sins, for 24 And, let us consider one ever sat down on the right hand another, to provoke unto love, of God:

and to good works : 13 From henceforth expecting 25 Not forsaking the assemtill his enemies be made his | bling of ourselves together, as footstool.

the manner of soine is; but ex14 For by one offering he hath horting one another: and so perfected for ever them that are much the more, as ye see the sanctified;

day approaching. 15 Whereof the Holy Ghost 26 For if we sin wilfully after also is a witness to us: for after that we have received the knowthat he had said before,

ledge of the truth, there re16 This is the covenant that I maineth no more sacrifice for will make with them after those sins. days, saith the Lord, I will put 27 But a certain fearful lookmy laws into their hearts, and | ing for of judgment and fiery


oure water.. hold fa

indignation, which shall devour || tience ; that, after ye have done the adversaries.

the will of God, ye might re28 He that despised Moses' ceive the promise. law, died without mercy, under | 37 For yet a little while, and two or three witnesses:

he that shall come, will come, 29 Of how much sorer punish- and will not tarry. ment, suppose ye, shall he be 38 Now, the just shall live by thought worthy, who hath trod- faith: but if any man draw den under foot the Son of God, back, my soul shall have no and hath counted the blood of pleasure in him. the covenant, wherewith he was 39 But we are not of them sanctified, an unholy thing, and who draw back unto perdition; hath done despite unto the Spi- but of them that believe to the rit of grace ?

saving of the soul. 30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto

CHAP. XI. me, I will recompense, .saith the Lord. And again, The

THE POWER OF FAITH. Lord shall judge his people. NOW faith is the substance

31 It is a fearful thing to fall of things hoped for, the evi. into the hands of the living dence of things not seen. God.

2 For by it the elders obtained 32 But call to remembrance a good report. the former days, in which, after 3 Through faith we underye were illuminated, ye endured stand that the worlds were a great fight of afflictions; framed by the word of God;

33 Partly, whilst ye were made | so that things which are seen, a gazing-stock, both by re. were not made of things which proaches and afflictions; and do appear. partly, whilst ye became com- | 4 By faith Abel offered unto panions of them that were so God a more excellent. sacrifice used.

than Cain, by which he obtain. 34 For ye had compassion of ed witness, that he was righteme in my bonds, and took joy ous, God testifying of his gifts; fully the spoiling of your goods, and by it he, being dead, yet knowing in yourselves that ye speaketh. have in heaven a better and an 5 By faith Enoch was translatenduring substance.

ed, that he should not see death; 35 Cast not away, therefore, I and was not found, because God your confidence, which hath had translated him: for before great recompence of reward. his translation, he had this tes. 36 For ye have need of pa- || timony, that he pleased God.

6 But without faith it is impos- || having received the promises, sible to please him ; for he that but having seen them afar off, cometh to God must believe and were persuaded of them, and that he is, and that he is a re embraced them, and confessed warder of them that diligently that they were strangers and seek him.

pilgrims on the earth. 7 By faith Noah, being warned | 14 For they that say such of God of things not seen as things, declare plainly that they yet, moved with fear, prepared seek a country. an ark to the saving of his 15 And truly, if they had been house; by the which he con mindful of that country from demned the world, and became whence they came out, they heir of the righteousness which | might have had opportunity to is by faith.

have returned : 8 By faith Abraham, when he || 16 But now they desire a betwas called to go out into a place ter country, that is, an heavenly; which he should after receive wherefore God is not ashamed for an inheritance, obeyed; and to be called their God: for he he went out, not knowing whi- hath prepared for them a city. ther he went.

17 By faith Abraham, when 9 By faith he sojourned in the he was tried, offered up Isaac: land of promise, as in a strange and he that had received the country, dwelling in taberna promises offered up his only cles with Isaac and Jacob, the begotten son, heirs with him of the same pro | 18 Of whom it was said, That mise:

in Isaac shall thy seed be call. 10 For he looked for a city ed: which hath foundations, whose 19 Accounting that God was builder and maker is God. able to raise him up, even from

11 Through faith also Sara her- the dead; from whence also he selfreceived strength to conceive received him in a figure. seed, and was delivered of a child | 20 By faith Isaac blessed Ja. when she was past age, because cob and Esau concerning things she judged him faithful, who to come. had promised.

21 By faith Jacob, when he 12 Therefore sprang there even was a dying, blessed both the of one, and him as good as sons of Joseph; and worshipdead, so many as the stars of the ped, leaning upon the top of his sky in multitude, and as the staff. sand which is by the sea-shore 22 By faith Joseph, when he innumerable.

died, made mention of the de13 These all died in faith, not parting of the children of IsVOL. IV.

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mfaithful, who 121 By faith

besed both the rael; and gave commandment || for the time would fail me to concerning his bones.

tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, 23 By faith Moses, when he and of Samson, and of Jephthae; was born, was hïd three months of David also, and Samuel, and of his parents, because they of the prophets : . saw he was a proper child ; and 33 Who through faith subthey were not afraid of the || dued kingdoms, wrought rightking's commandment.

eousness, obtained promises, 24 By faith Moses, when he stopped the mouths of lions, was come to years, refused to 34 Quenched the violence of be called the son of Pharaoh's || fire, escaped the edge of the daughter;

sword, out of weakness were 25 Choosing rather to suffer made strong, waxed valiant in

God, than to enjoy the pleasures of the aliens. of sin, for a season;

35 Women received their dead 26 Esteeming the reproach of raised to life again : and others Christ, greater riches than the were tortured, not accepting treasures in Egypt: for he had deliverance ; that they might obrespect unto the recompence of || tain a better resurrection : the reward.

36 And others had trial of 27 By faith he forsook Egypt: cruel mockings and scourgings, not fearing the wrath of the king: | yea, moreover, of bonds and im. for he endured, as seeing him prisonment : who is invisible.

37. They were stoned, they 28 Through faith he kept the were sawn asunder, were tempt. passover, and the sprinkling of | ed, were slain with the sword: blood, lest he that destroyed they wandered about in sheep. the first-born, should touch skins, and goat-skins, being them.

destitute, afflicted, tormented : 29 By faith they passed through 38 (Of whom the world was the Red sea, as by dry land ; not worthy ;) they wandered in which the Egyptians assaying || deserts, and in mountains, and to do, were drowned.

in dens, and caves of the 30 By faith the walls of Jericho | earth. fell down, after they were com- || 39 And these all, having obpassed about seven days. tained a good report through

31 By faith the harlot Rahab | faith, received not the promise: perished not with them that be- | 40 God having provided some lieved not, when she had re- || better thing for us, that they ceived the spies with peace. without us should not be made 32 And what shall I more say? || perfect.


fathers of our flesh, which corDIVERS EXHORTATIONS.

rected us, and we gave them re

verence: shall we not much WHEREFORE, seeing we || rather be in subjection unto the also are compassed about with Father of spirits, and live ? so great a cloud of witnesses, 10 For they verily for a few let us lay aside every weight, days chastened us after their and the sin which doth so easily own pleasure; but he for our beset us, and let us run with profit, that we might be partakpatience the race that is set be- || ers of his holiness. fore us,

11 Now, no chastening for the 2 Looking unto Jesus the present seemeth to be joyous, author and finisher of our faith; || | but grievous : nevertheless, afwho, for the joy that was set terward it yieldeth the peaceable before him, endured the cross, || fruit of righteousness unto them despising the shame, and is set | which are exercised thereby : down at the right hand of the 12 Wherefore, lift up the throne of God.

hands which hang down, and 3 For consider him that endur- || the feeble knees; ed such contradiction of sinners 13 And make straight paths against himself, lest ye be wea- for your feet, lest that which is ried and faint in your minds. | lame, be turned out of the way;

4 Ye have not yet resisted unto | but let it rather be healed. blood, striving against sin. 14 Follow peace with all men,

5 And ye have forgotten the and holiness, without which no exhortation, which speaketh man shall see the Lord : unto you, as unto children, My || _15 Looking diligently, lest any son, despise not thou the chas- man fail of the grace of God; tening of the Lord, nor faint || lest any root of bitterness springwhen thou art rebuked of him: || ing up, trouble you, and thereby

6 For whom the Lord loveth || may be defiled : he chasteneth, and scourgeth || 16 Lest there be any fornicator, every son whom he receiveth. lor profane person, as Esau, who

7 If ye endure chastening, God for one morsel of meat sold his dealeth with you as with sons ; || birth-right. for what son is he whom the 17 For ye know how that afterfather chasteneth not ? | ward, when he would have in

8 But if ye be without chas- herited the blessing, he was retisement, whereof all are par ll jected : for he found no place of takers, then are ye bastards, repentance, though he sought it and not sons.

carefully with tears. 9 Furthermore, we have had | 18 For ye are not come unto

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