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I The Epistle of P.IUL, the Aposlle, to the HEBREWS.
CHAP. I.

13 But to which of tbe angels N OD, who at sundry times said he at any time, Sit on my nghi

G and in divers manners hand, until I make thine enemies spake in time past unto the fathers thy footstool ? by the prophets,

11 14 Are they not all ministering 1 2 Hath in these last days spoken spirits, sent forth to minister for unto us by his Son, whom he hath themwho shall be heirs of salvation: appointed heir of all things, by

CHAP II. whom also he made the worlds ; ArTHEREFORE we ought to 1 3 Who being the brightness of 1 give the more earnest heed his glory, and the express image to the things which we have heard, of his person, and upholding all lest at any time we should let them things by the word of his power, slip. when he had by himself purged 2 For is the word spoken by anour sins, sat down on the right gels was steadfast, and every transhand of the Majesty on high ; gression and disobedience received 4 Being made so much better a just recompense of reward ;

the angels, as he hath by in- w 3 How shall we escape, if we heritance obtained a more excel- neglect so great salvation; which lent name than they.

at the first began to be spoken by 5 For unto which of the angels the Lord, and was confirmed unto said he at any time, Thou art my us by them that heard him ; Son, this day have I begotten thee? t 4 God also bearing them witness, And again. I will be to him a Fa- both with signs and wonders, and ther, and he shall be to me a Son ? with divers miracles, and gifts of t 6 And again, when he bringeth the Holy Ghost, according to his in the first begotten into the world, own will? he saith, And let all the angels of 5 For unto the angels hath he God worship him.

not put in subjection the world to 7 And of the angels he saith, come, whereof we speak. Who maketh his angels spirits, 6 But one in a certain place tesand his ministers a flame of fire. tified, saying, What is man, that **8 But unto the Son, he saith, thou art mindful of him? or the Thy throne, O God, is for ever and son of man, that thou visitest him? ever: a sceptre of righteousness is f 7 Thou madest hin a little lowthe sceptre of thy kingdom. er than the angels; thou crown

9 Thou hast loved righteous-edst him with glory and honour, ness, and hated iniquity; there- and didst set him over the works fore God, even thy God, hath of thy hands; anointed thee with the oil of glad 8 Thou hast put all things in ness above thy fellows.

subjection under his feet. For in 10 And, Thou, Lord, in the be- that he put all in subjection under ginning hast laid the foundation of him, he left nothing that is not put the earth ; and the heavens are under him. But now we see not the works of thy hands.

yet all things put under him: p 11 They shall perish ; but thou 9 But we see Jesus, who was remainest: and they all shall wax made a little lower than the anold as doth a garment ;

gels for the suffering of death, t 12 And as a vesture shalt thou crowned with glory and honour; told them up, and they shall be that he by the grace of God should changed: but thou art the same, taste death for every man. and thy years shall not fail. It 10 For it became him, for whom

are all things, and by whom are the house, hath more honour thari all things, in bringing many sons the house. runto glory, to make the Captain t 4 For every house is builded by of their salvation perfect through some man; but he that built all sufferings.

things is God. C11 For both he that sanctifieth, 5 And Moses verily was faithful and they who are sanctified, are in all his house, as a servant, for a all of one: for which cause he is testimony of those things which not ashamed to call thein bre. were to be spoken after: thren,

It 6 But Christ as a Son over his a 12 Saying I will declare thy own house: whose house are we, name unto my brethren, in the if we hold fast the confidence, and midst of the church will I sing the rejoicing of the hope firm unto praise unto thee.

the end. & 13 And again, I will put my t 7 Wherefore, as the Holy Ghost trust in him. And again, Behold, saith, To-day if ye will hear his I, and the children which God voice, hath given me.

Ip 8 Harden not your hearts, as in t 14 Forasmuch then as the chil. the provocation, in the day of dren are partakers of flesh and temptation in the wilderness: blood, he also himself likewise 9 When your fathers tempted ook part of the same; that through me, proved me, and saw my works death he might destroy him that forty years. had the power of death, that is, 10 Wherefore I was grieved the devil ;

with that generation, and said, 15 And deliver them, who, They do always err in their heart; through fear of death, were all and they have not known my ways. their life-time subject to bondage, w 11 So I sware in my wrath, t 16 For verily he took not on They shall not enter into my rest. him the nature of angels ; but he e 12 Take heed, brethren, lest took on him the seed of Abraham. there be in any of you an evil t 17 Wherefore in all things it heart of umbelief, in departing from behooved him to be made like unto the living God.' his brethren ; that he might be a d 13 But exhort one another daily, merciful and faithful High Priest while it is called To-day; lest any in things pertaining to God, to of you be hardened through the make reconciliation for the sins of deceitfulness of sin. the people.

le 14 For we are made partakers 18 For in that he himself hath of Christ, if we hold the beginning suffered, being tempted, he is able of our confidence steadfast unio to succour them that are tempted. the end; CHAP. III.

1 15 While it is said, To-day if ye c T HEREFORE, holy bre- will hear his voice, harden not

V thren, partakers of the your hearts, as in the provocation. heavenly calling, consider the Apos- g 16 For some, when they had tle and High Priest of our profes-heard, did provoke: howbeit, not sion, Christ Jesus;

all that caine out of Egypt by 2 Wino was faithful to him that Moses. appointed him, as also Moses was 17 But with whom was he grievfaithful in all his house.

ed forty years ? was it not with t 3 For this man was counted them that had sinned, whose car. worthy of more glory than Moses, casses fell in the wilderness? inasmuch as he who hath builded l w 18 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, the thoughts and intents of the but to them that believed not? heart.

19 So we see that they couldt 13 Neither is there any creature not enter in because of unbelief. that is not manifest in his sight: CHAP. IV.

but all things are naked and openIT ET us therefore fear, lest a ed unto the eyes of himn with wbom

I promise being left us of en- we have to do. tering into his rest, any of you d 14 Seeing then that we have a should seem to come short of it. great High Priest, that is passed

2 For unto us was the gospel into the heavens, Jesus the son of preached, as well as unto them: God, let us hold fast our profession. but the word preached did not 15 For we have not an higt profit them, not being mixed with priest which cannot be toucbed faith in them that heard it. with the feeling of our infirmities: e 3 For we which have believed but was in all points tempted like do enter into rest, as he said, As I as we are, yet without sin. have sworn in my wrath, if they d 16 Let us therefore come boldiy shall enter into my rest: although unto the throne of grace, that we the works were finished from the may obtain mercy, and find grace foundation of the world.

to help in time of need. I 4 For he spake in a certain

CHAP. V. place of the seventh day on this IDOR every high priest takea wise, and God did rest the seventh T from among men, is ordainday from all his works.

ed for men in things pertaining to 5 And in this place again, If they God, that he may offer both gifts shall enter into my rest.

and sacrifices for sins: 6 Seeing therefore it remaineth 2 Who can have compassion a that some must enter therein, and the ignorant, and on them that are they to whom it was first preach-out of the way; for that he himself ed entered not in because of un- also is compassed with infirmity. belief:

t 3 And by reason hereof he ought e 7 (Again he limiteth a certain as for the people, so also for him day, saying in David, To-day,after self, to offer for sins. so long a time ; as it is said, To- 4 And no man taketh this hoday, if ye will hear his voice, nour unto himself, but he that is harden not your hearts.

called of God, as was Aaron: 8 For if Jesus had given them h 5 So also Christ glorified not rest, then would he not afterward himself to be made an high priest; have spoken of another day. but he that said unto him, Thou 69 There remaineth therefore a art my Son, to-day have I begotrest to the people of God.

ten thee. 10 For he that is entered into 6 As he saith also in another his rest, he also hath ceased from place, Thou art a priest for ever his own works as God did from his.) after the order of Melchizedec. d 11 Let us labour therefore to en- s 7 Who in the days of his flesh, ter into that rest, lest any man fall when he had offered up prayers after the same example of unbelief. and supplications with strong cry. t 12 For the word of God is quick, ing and tears unto him that was and powerful, and sharper than able to save him from death, and any two-edged sword, piercing was heard, in that he feared ; even to the dividing asunder of d 8 Though he were a Son, yet soul and spirit, and of the joints learned he obedience by the things and marrow, and is a discerner of which he suffered ;

And being made perfect, he for them by whom it is dressed, came the author of eternal sal- receiveth blessing from God: tion unto all them that obey t 8 But that which beareth thorns

and briers is rejected, and is nigh 10 Called of God a high priest unto cursing ; whose end is to be ter the order of Melchizedec. burned. 11 Of whom we have manyl 9 But, beloved, we are persua ings to say, and hard to be utter-ed better things of you, and things i, seeing ye are dull of hearing. that accompany salvation, though

12 For when for the time ye we thus speak. ught to be teachers, ye have need e 10 For God is not unrighteous aat one teach you again which to forget your work and labour of e the fi irst principles of the oracles love, which ye have shewed toif God; and are become such as ward his name, in that ye have lave need of milk, and not of ministered to the saints, and do trong meat.

minister. | 13 For every one that useth 6 11 And we desire that every one milk, is unskilful in the word of of you do shew the same diligence righteousness: for he is a babe. to the full assurance of hope unto

14 But strong meat belongeth the end: to them that are of full age, even d 12 That ye be not slothful, but those who by reason of use have followers of them who through their senses exercised to discern faith and patience inherit the proboth good a d and evil.

mises. CHAP. VÌ..

13 For when God made promise d THEREFORE leaving the to Abraham, because he could

I principles of the doctrine of swear by no greater, he swear by Christ, let us go on unto perfec- himself, tion, not laying again the foun- 14 Saying, Surely blessing I will dation of repentance from dead bless thee, and multiplying I will works, and of faith toward God, multiply thee. t 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, 15 And so, after he had patientand of laying on of hands, and of ly endured, he obtained the proresurrection of the dead, and of mise. eternal judgment.

16 For men verily swear by the 3 And this will we do, if God greater: and an oath for confir. permit.

mation is to them an end of all w 4 For it is impossible for those strife. who were once enlightened, and t 17 Wherein God, willing more have tasted of the heavenly gift, abundantly to shew unto the heirs and were made partakers of the of promise the immutability of his Holy Ghost,

Icounsel, confirmed it by an oath : 5 And have tasted the good word i 18 That by two immutable things, of God and the powers of the in which it was impossible for God world to come,

to lie, we might have a strong D 6 If they shall fall away, to re-consolation, who have fled for new them again unto repentance ; refuge to lay hold upon the hope seeing they crucify to themselves set before us: the Son of God afresh, and put d 19 Which hope we have as an him to an open shame.

anchor of the soul, both sure and i 7 For the carth which drinketh steadfast, and which entereth into in the rain that cometh oft upon that within the vail ; it, and bringeth forth herbs meet 30 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made anter the order of Melchizedec, and high priest for ever after the order not be called after the order at of Melchizedec.

Aaron?
CHAP. VII.

12 For the priesthood being ILOR this Melchizedec, king of changed, there is made of necessi

T Salem, priest of the most ty a change also of the law. high God, who met Abraham re- 13 For he of whom these things turning from the slaughter of the are spoken pertaineth to another kings, and blessed him;

tribe, of which no man gave ate 2 To whom also Abraham gave tendance at the altar. a tenth part of all ; first being by f 14 For it is evident that ou interpretation King of righteous. Lord sprang out of Juda; of which ness, and after that also King of tribe Moses spake nothing corSalem, which is, King of peace; cerning priesthood. D 3 Without father, without mo- 15 And it is yet far more evither, without descent, having nei-dent: for that after the similitude ther beginning of days, nor end of of Melchizedec there ariseth anolife: but made like unto the Son I ther priest. of God; abideth a priest con- 16 Who is made, not after the tinually.

law of a carnal commandment, but 4 Now consider how great this after the power of an endless life man was, unto whom even the past 17 For he testifieth, Thou art a triarch Abraham gave the tenth priest for ever after the order of of the spoils.

Melchizedec. L 5 And verily they they are of 18 For there is verily a disanthe sons of Levi who receive the nulling of the commandment going office of the priesthood, have a before, for the weakness and w commandment to take tithes of profitableness thereof. the people according to the law, i 19 For the law made nothing that is of their brethren, though perfect, but the bringing in of 2 they come out of the loins of better hope did ; by the which we Abraham:

draw nigh unto God. 6 But he whose descent is not 20 And inasmuch as not without counted from them received tithes an oath he was made priest : of Abraham, and blessed him that 21(For those priests were made had the promises.

without an oath: but this with an 7 And without all contradiction oath, by him that said unto him, the less is blessed of the better. The Lord sware, and will not re

8 And here men that die receive pent, Thou art a priest for ever tithes; but there he receiveth them, after the order of Melchizedec:). of whoin it is witnessed that he 22 By so much was Jesus made liveth.

Ta surety of a better testament 9 And as I may so say, Levi,/ 13 And they truly were many also, who receiveth tithes, payed priests, because they were not suftithes in Abraham.

fered to continue by reason of death: 10 For he was yet in the loinst 24 But this man, because he of his father, when Melchizedec continueth ever, hath an un. met him.

changeable priesthood. t 11 If therefore perfection were t 25 Wherefore he is able also to by the Levitical priesthood, (for save them to the uttermost that under it the people received the come unto God by him, seeing law,) what further need was there he ever liveth to make intercession that another priest should rise af- for them.

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