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Of Christ's priesthood. 10 'Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of and said, They do always err in their heart ; and God, let us hold fast our professioni. they have not known my ways.

15" For we have not a high priest which cannot 11 * So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter ¿ be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but Luke 22, 28 k Num. 14, into my rest.)

was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without Philip. 234 12'Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of sin. 1. San. 14 you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the 16 Let us therefore come boldly into the throne 'Pet. 2 Ps. 936., living God.

of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace o Rom. 3,25 13 " But exhort one another daily, while it is to help in time of need. 1 1.310.4s. called To-day ; lest any of you be hardened through

CHAPTER V. & 12, 1, 15. the deceitfulness of sin.

of the high priests taken fror., among men; wherewith Christ's 19. 14. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we priesthood is compared, and its privileges set forth. Eph. 4, 22. hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto VOR

from James 1,14 the end ;

ordained for men in things pertaining to God, &' 10, 11. 15° While it is said, 'To-day, if ye will hear his that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins : voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.

2 - Who can have compassion on the ignorant, 24134%; 16'' For some, when they had heard, did provoke: and on them that are out of the way; for that he 28. howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. himself also is compassed with infirmity: 17 4 But with whom was he grieved forty years ? 3° And by reason hereof he ought, as for the peo- & 17.218,

Lev4, was it not with them that had sinned, whese carcasesple, so also for himself, to offer for sins. Deut. 1, 36. fell in the wilderness?

4"And no man taketh this honour unto himself, 9, 7. 18' And to whom sware he that they should not but he that is called of God, as was Aaron. enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? 5 . So also Christ glorified not himself to be made 40.

19'So we see that they could not enter in because a high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art 2Clur. 215,16. of unbelief.

my Son, to-day have I begotten thee. CHAPTER IV.

6 'As he saith also in another place, Thou art a Acts 13, 33. 1 The Christian's rest to be attained by faith....12 The power priest for ever, after the order of Melchisedec. of God's word, &c.

7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had his 20.3 ' ET us therefore fear, lest a promise being left offered up prayers and supplications, with strong cry- Psal. 22,1

} us of entering into his rest, any of you should ing and tears, unto him that was able to save him $425, seem to come short of it.

from death, and was heard in that he feared ; 2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well 8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedi- 3j. £ 5, 54, as unto them: but the word preached did not profitence by the things which he suffered ; them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. 9 i And being made perfect, he became the author on 12, 27.

3. For we which have believed do enter into rest; of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; ch. 3, 11, 14.

as he said, As I. have sworn in my wrath, if they 10 « Called of God a high priest, after the order ch. 1, 5, 2*
shall enter into my rest : although the works were of Melchisedec.
finished from the foundation of the world.

11 'Of whom we have many things to say, and 18.12. 4“ For he spake in a certain place of the seventh hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. & 31, 17. day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day 12" For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, A sh. 6, 20. from all his works.

ye have need that one teach you again which be the ima 13.,15. 5 And in this place again, If they shall enter into first principles of the oracles of God; and are become John 16. 12. my rest.

such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must 13 "For every one that useth milk is unskilful in 1, 2. . ch. , 17. enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached the word of righteousness : for he is a babe. Ch. 3, 9, 15 entered not in because of unbelief:

14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of 7 'Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in full age, even those who by reason of use, have their 15. 13,2 1.14, 13.4 David, 'L'o-day, after so long a time; (as it is said) { senses exercised to discerú both good and cvil. To-day, if ye will hear his voice, harden not your

CHAPTER VI. -hearts.

1 The higher doctrines of Christianity proposed to be treated Philip. 3,16 8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he

of....10 Of charitable deeds, &c. Recl 12, 11. not afterwarð have spoken of another day.

doctrine of , us go on 1x ler. 23, 29 of God.

not laying again the foundation of repentance from ch.5,12,13 10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also dead works, and of faith toward God, Epu. 6, ?: nath ceased from his own works, as God did from 2. Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on Acts o, tu his.

of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of 11 'Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, eternal judgment. 23,12,16. Jest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. 3° And this will we do, if God permit.

12 * For the word of God is quick, and powerful, 4 "For it is impossible for those who were once Janesa,

and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercingeven enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly çift, and 3M H. 12 14, 15:23:, to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 2:39 , 17,2. joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts 5 ° And have tasted the good word of God, and 32.112

02 Prov. 15,... and intents of the heart.

the powers of the world to come, 13 Neither is there any creature that is not mani- 6° If they shall fall away, to renew them again & 8, 16.

fest in his sight : but all things are naked and opened unto repentance; seeing they crucify tothemselves the idor: 12,18 8.1.& 9, 11, unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shane. 14 " Seeing then that we have a great High Priest,

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20. 17. rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to Melchisedec met him. be burned.

11 If therefore perfection were by the Levitical bal, 3.21 9 B'it, beloved, we are persuaded better things of priesthood, (for under it the people received the in you, and things that accompany salvation, though law,) what further need was there chat another priest we thus speak.

should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not 10 "For God is not unrighteous, to forget your be called after the order of Aaron ? Crow:14,31

. work and labour of love, which ye have shewed to- 12 For the priesthood being changed, there is

ward his name, in that ye have ministered to the made of necessity, a change also of the law. con 13 20. saints, and do minister.

13 For he of whom these things are spoken, per-. 11' And we desire that every one of you do shewžtaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave atsCor. 16, the same diligenre to the full assurance of hope unto { tendance at the altar. 1 Thes. 1, 3. the end :

14 For it is evident that our Lord

sprang out of 12* That ye be not slothful, but followers of them Juda ; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concern- Nikes, en as: 30,92 who through faith and patience inherit the promises. ing priesthood.

13'For when God made promise to Abraham, 15 And it is yet far more evident: for that after the kch. 5, 6 · Philip. 1, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by siinilitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest, ehap. 3, 11. himself,

16 Who is made, not after the law of a carnalcom- chap. 5, 6, 14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and mandment, but atter the power of an endless life. multiplying I will multiply thee.

17 For he testifieth, 'Thou art a priest for ever r Ps. 51,16 15" And so, after he had patiently endured, he after the order of Melchisedec. obtained the promise.

18 - For there is verily a disannulling of the com16 . For men verily swear by the greater: and an mandment going before, for the weakness and un- iz! m Rom. 4, oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife. profitableness thereof:

17°Wherein God, willing more abundantly to 19" For the law made nothing perfect; but the 28.4 5 2 • Ex. 22,11. shew ulito the heirs of promise the immutability of bringing in of a better hope did ; by the which we calle • Ps. 93, 21. bis counsel, confirmed it by an oath ;

draw nigh unto God. 18 P That by two immutable things, in which it

20 And inasmuch as not without an oath he was 4, 16. de was impossible for God to lie, we miglit have a strong male priest; p ch. 12, 1. consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold up- 21 °(For those priests were made without an oath; on the hope set before us :

but this with an oath, by him that said unto him, . Ps. 110,4. 19. Which hope we have as an anchor of the The Lord sware, and will not repent, Thou art á

19,18 soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec ;) into that within the vail ;

22 P By so much was Jesus made a surety of a 20Whither the forerunner is for us entered, better testament.


22 4o 1.4 Steven Jesus, made a high priest for ever after the 234 And they truly were many priests, because they · Rom.8.54 & 8,1. & 3, order of Melchisedec.

were not suffered to continue by reason of death : CHAPTER VII.

24 But this man, because he continueth ever hath John 2 1, 1 Christ, a priest after the order of Melchisedec, 11 is proved an unchangeable priesthood. to be far niore excellent than the priests of Aaron's order. 25 'Wherefore he is able also to save them to the Lev.22,8


the most bigh God, who met Abraham return- ever liveth to make intercession for them.
ing from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; 26. For such a high priest became us, who is holy, .

2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made chanson
all: first being, by interpretation, King of righteous-higher than the heavens ;
ness, and after that also, King of Salem, which is, 27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to 15.2
King of peace;

offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for i Pel22
3 Without father, without mother, without descent, the people's : for this he did once, when he offered by
having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; up himself.
but, made like unto the Son of God, abideth a priest 28 "For the law maketh men high priests which 392

bave infirmity ; but the word of the oath, which was 12
4 Now consider how great this man was, unto since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated
whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth for evermore.
of the spoils.

5° And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, 1 The excellency of Christ's ministry, 6 being the mediator of
who receive the office of the priesthood, have a com-

a better covenant.
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NO lark 19, 5, the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come is the sum: We have such a high priest, who out of the loins of Abraham:

is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty 6 But he, whose descent is not counted from in the heavens ; HOLA, 13, them, received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him 26 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true o content "... 5. 16. that had the promises.

tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man. 7e And without all contradiction the less is bles- 3° For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts soid of the better.

aud sacrifices : wherefore it is of necessity that this chat 8'And here men that die receive tithes; but there he man have somewhat also to offer.

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The efficacy of the wood of Christ. 4 For if he were on earth, he should not be az 10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on according to the law;

them until the time of reformation. 5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of 11 'But Christ being come a high priest of good nud? Ex. 25, 40. heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God things to come, by a greater and more perfect taber- 3.21*

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12 m Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but 248, 6 But now hath he obtained a more excellent by his own blood, he entered in once into the holy

ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. Gal 319.2 better covenant, which was established upon better 13. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the 14 promises.

ashes of a heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth O. 78 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then to the purifying of the flesh; should no place have been sought for the second. 14 flow much more shall the blood of Christ,

8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, who through the eternal Spirit offered himsell with the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a out spot to God, purge your conscience from dead in 1, 2 new covenant with the house of Israel and with the works to serve the living God? house of Judah;

15 P And for this cause he is the Mediator of the Lev.2.0). 9 Not according to the covenant that I made with new testament, that by means of death, for the re- .. their fathers, in the day when I took them by the hand demption of the transgressions that were under the

to lead them out of the land of Egypt: because they first testament, they which are called might receive the same Leem. 3, continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them the promise of eternal inheritance. ? Cor.5,3, not, saith the Lord.

16 For where a testamen is, there inust also cf 2, a 10 For this is the covenant that I will make with necessity be the death of the testator.

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18 Whereupon neither the first testament was Rev.1, s. 11 * And they shall not teach every man his neigh-dedicated without blood.

bour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the 19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to kon. 3, za & 5, 125. Lord : for all shall know me, from the least to the all the people according to the law, he took the blood greatest.

of calves and of goats, with water and scarlet vool, S., 2.10. 12'Forl will bemercifultotheirunrighteousness,and and liyssop, and sprinkled both the book and all the 26,62m. * 25, 30, 35. their sinsand their iniquities will I remember no more. { people,

24 13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made 20.Saying, This is the blood of the testament Gel 3, 15.

the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth which God hath enjoined unto you. 37. & 40,34 old, is ready to vanish away.

21 Moreover, he sprinkled likewise with blood & 21,5,6 CHAPTER IX.

both the tabernacleanu all the vessels of the ministry: 4.416,11, 1 By the imperfection of the legal sacrifices, 11 he sheweth 22 " And almost all things are by the law purged

the efficacy of the blood of Christ....16 The necessity of with blood; and without shedding of blood is 110 : 2
Christ's death.

THEN verily the first covenant had also ordinan-

23 * It was therefore necessary that the patterns of Lev.8, 15,19. ces of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary. things in the heavens should be purified with these ;

2 For there was a tabernacle made'; the first, but the heavenly things themselves with better sac-Lev: 17 a les 10, N. wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the ritices than these. 2. Ha shew-bread, which is called the Sanctuary :

24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places » cà. 8, 5. 3. And, after the second vail, the tabernacle, made with hands, which are the figures of the true; & 37. 1, 25. which is called the Holiest of all;

but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence 34 44 Which had the golden censer, and the ark off of God for us : Num. 17,10. the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein 25 ' Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as i John 2, 2 was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod the high priest entereth into the holy place every Kings 8,9 that budded, and the tables of the covenant; year with blood of others;

5 And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing 26. For then must he often have suffered since chap. 9,7 e Ex. 25, 18. the mercy-scat: of which we cannot now speak par- the foundation of the world : but now once, in the

end of the world, hath he appeared, to put away sin per 6' Now when these things were thus ordained, by the sacrifice of himself. 4 Kings 8,8, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, 27 5 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, 1,19 accomplishing the service of God :

but after this the judgment; 75 But into the second went the high priest alone 28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of ŞF1.30,10 once every year, not without blood, which he offered many; and unto them that look for him shal! le Les for himself, and for the errors of the people : appear the second time, without sin, unto salvation... 8 The Holy Ghost this signifying, That the way

CHAPTER X. into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, 1 The law-sacrifices ineffectuel to take away sins....10 By : John 16 while as the first tabernacle was yet standing : the offering of Christ's body once we obtain perfect remis. !!!.,..

9 'Which was a figure for the time then present, sion, &c. Gal. 32. in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that come, an . not the very image of the things, Cu

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e ( book it is written of me) to do thy will, O God. 33 Partly, whilst ye were made a gazing-stock, channel 8 Abave, when he said, Sacrifice, and offering, both by reproaches and afflictions: and partly, whilst 0,12

. 35, 7, 11.& and burnt-offerings, and offering for sin, thou would-ye became companions of them that were so used. est not, neither hadst pleasure therein ; which are 34 . For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, eat12

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35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, l'hilip.1,7, 10 By the which will we are sanctified, through which hath great recompense of reward,

' 1,2. the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all., 36 For ye have need of patience ; that, after ye Timela

€ 11 % And every priest standeth daily ministering, have done the will of God, ye might receive the tips. 0, 13; 27. and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which promise. 1 John in, can never take away sins :

37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come a Nat5, 12 12. But this maii, after he had offered one sacri-will come, and will not tarry. 2.12fice for sins, for ever sat down on the right hand of 38 Now the just shall live by faith : but isany man 12.44 ch. 4, 16. & God;

draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. 13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be 39 ‘But we are not of them who draw back unto tab. 35, 4, made his footstool.

perdition, but of them that believe to the saving of flag? 14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever the soul. The latest them that are sanctified.

CHAPTER XI. 15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to } 1 The nature of faith....6 Without faith we cannot please God: 17.5 8. 1.' us: for after that he had said before,

the fruits of faith. * I a OW

216 m Terishis the covenant hebat ill makeuwwith "Nowe faide is the histance of things hoped for, John 4:23. them after days, saith Lord; I will my the evidence of seen. James 1, 6. laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report. them ;

3 Through faith we understand that the worlds pets! 17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember were framed by the word of God, so that things which

are seen were not made of things which do appear. 18 Now where remission of these is, there is no 4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excel-corn more offering for sin.

lent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness Psal. 35 € 19 ' Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter that he was righteous, Godtestifying of his gifts: and 2 12,14,13, into the Loliest by the blood of Jesus,

by it he, being dead, yet speaketh. 20 " By a new and living way which he hath con-54 By faith Enoch was translated that he should chop s is secrated for us, through the vail, that is to say, his not see death ; and was not found, because God had chah312

translated him: for before his translation he had a Gen. 5, 2, 21 "And having a high priestover the house ofGod;}this testimony, that he pleased God. 22 ° Let us draw near with a true heart, in full. 6.But without faith it is impossible to please him :

6 Na. 12, 13. assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and 34139,5 com an evil conscience , and our bodies washed with pure that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. 2

7'By faith Noah, being warned of God of things 10, 1, 2, 3, 23 P Let us hold fast the profession of our faith not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to i 2 without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised ;) the saving of his house ; by the which he condemned

24. And let us consider one another, to provoke the world, and became heir of the rightecusness

Zaph, ?, 18. unto love, and to good works:

which is by faith. 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves to- 8. By faith Abraham, when he was called to go 2 Pet. 2, 3.

egether, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one out into a place which he should after receive for an u .

Ex 19, 21. another : and so much the more as ye see the day inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing 28. & 31, 14. approaching.

whither he went. 26. For if we sin wilfully after that we have re- 9 " he sojourned in the land of promise,as in 45,5 ceived the knowledge of the truth, there reinaineth a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac 312,15,2no more sacrifice for sins,

and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: 27' Bitacertain fearful looking for of judgment,and 10 i For he looked for a city which hath foundafiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. tions, whose builder and maker is God.

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CHAPTER XII. An exhortation to patience and constancii. 11 « Through faith also Sarah herself received 34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a edge of the sword, out of weakness were made

child when she was past age, because she judged strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the 17, 19. & 18, bim faithful who had promised.

armies of the aliens. 12' Therefore sprang there even of one, and him

35 Women received their dead raised to life again: Jer. as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in and others were tortæred, not accepting deliverance;

multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore that they might obtain a better resurrection : Gen 13, innumerable. ·

36 · And others had trial of cruel mockings and 1.& 39,13 13 - These all died in faith, not having received scourgings, yea, moreover, of bonds and imprison- inn. 17. s 23, 2. the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were ment : Exod. $313. persuaded of them, and einbraced them, and confessed 37 * They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, mlade 10 ke 10, 2. that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wan- çu.10.9.a

14 For they that say such things, declare plainly dered about in sheep-skins and goat-skins; being ?RA. 2,12. Romen is that they seek a country,

destitute, afflicted, tormented ; 15 And truly if they had been mindful of that coun

38 (Of whom the world was not werthy :) they < cbr.29,15. try from whence they came out, they might have had wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens kov., 1:. & 119, 19. opportunity to have returned :

and caves of the earth. 16. But now they desire a better country, that is, 39 And these all, having obtained a good report luneus 2.5,6,15

. a heavenly : wherefore God is not ashamed to be through faith, received not the pomise ; Mat, 23, 32 called their God; for he hath prepared for them a city,

40* God having provided some better thing for us, 17°By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered that they without us should not be made perfect. chap. 13,14 up Isaac; and he that had received the promises,

CHAPTER XII. James 21. offered up his only-begotten son,

1 An exhortation to patience and constancy ; 14 to follow 6,12. & 4, 18 P Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy peace and holiness....25 The danger of refusing the word. Rom. 2,7. seed be called :

• WHEREFORE, seeing we also are compassed through 19 9 Accounting that God was able to raise him

about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let Like24, 25, up, even from the dead; from whence also he re-{ us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so Acis 3, 15. & 19, 37...ceived him in a figure.

easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race miza. 20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau con- that is set before us, Gen. 50, cerning things to come.

2 "Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher 21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed of our faith ; who, for the joy that was set before de 2 both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is

in ; & 2311.. upon the top of his staff.

set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention 3. For consider hin that endured such contra- John deterred by of the departing.of the children of Israel; and gave diction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied 2:0,20 commandment concerning his bones.

and faint in your minds. 23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid 44 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving lilap.10.32 three months of his parents, because they saw he was against sin.

a proper child; and they were not || afraid of the 5° And ye have forgotten the exhortation, which &. 6, 3. & 10, king's commandment.

speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise 21 * By faith Moses, when he was come to years, not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when & 119,73! EX, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter: 'thou art rebuked of him:

25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people 6'For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and a forh.2, 1. of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. 26 y Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater 7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you br. 13, 22.

; 26,1.4" riches than the treasures of Egypt: for he had respect as with sons, for what son is he whom the father 4,75.6% unto the recompense of the reward.

chasteneth not? 27 ? By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the 8 “But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all 33. 13. 14. & 16, wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. Judg.14,6 . is invisible.

9 Furthermore, we have had fathers of our flesh, 2.10.13 28 Through faith le kept the passover, and the which corrected us; and we gave them reverence : L'el?: '';.

sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the first- shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the day, 44, s. x u 8, 1.dic, born should touch them.

Father of spirits, and live? 29 • By faith they passed through the Red Sea as 10 For they verily for a few days chastened us *.*;?.

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we might be partakers of his holiness. 30 ° By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after 11 | Now no chastening for the present seemeth to chap 2 Kings they were compassed about seven days.

be joyous, but grievous : nevertheless, afterward it OF.12.10 31 “By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto 1.11, 13. Lob King them that believed not, when she had received the them which are exercised thereby. hi

spies with peace. 2 Kings ,

12. Wherefore lift up the hands which hang GIS 32 And what shall I more say? for the time would down, and the feeble knees : Judg 1 25. fail ine to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Sam- 13 " And make straight paths for your feet, lest ch.2, 13

son, and of Jephthae ; of David also, and Samuel, that which is lame be turned out of the way; but jer.20 , 2. & and of the prophets;

let it rather be healed. 33'Who through faith subdued kingdoms,wrought 14 °Follow peace with all men, and holiness, 2 Cor. 'Kin . 19,9, righteousness, obtained promises,stopped the mouths without which no man shall see the Lord :

15 PLooking diligently, lest any man fail of the i2&1,1,11

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