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eralted nature subjection the world to come whereof wel 3 For this man was counted worthy of speak.

more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he 6 But one in a certain place testified, who hath builded the house, hath more saying, What is man, that thou art mind honour than the house. fui of him? or the son of man, that thou 4 For every house is builded by sojne visitest him?

man; but he that built all things is God. 7 Thou madest him a little lower than 5 And Moses verily was faithful in al the angels; thou crownedst him with his house, as a servant, for a testimony glory and honour, and didst set him over of those things which were to be spoken the works of thy lands;

after : 8. Thou hast put all things in subjection 6 But Christ as a Son over his own under his feet. For in that he put all in house : whose house are we, if we hold subiection under hiin, he left nothing fast the confidence, and the rejoicing af that is not put under him. But now we the hope firm unto the end. vee not yet all things put under him: 7 Wherefore, is the Holy Ghost saith, 9 But we see Jesus, who was made a To-day if ye will hear his voice,

the angels for the suffer-1 8 Harden not your hearts, as in the ing of death, crowned with glory and provocation, in the day of temptation in honour; that he by the grace of God the wilderness : should taste death for every man.

9 When your fathers tempted me, 10 For it became him, for whom are all proved me, and saw my works forty things, and by whom are all things, in years. bringing many sons unto glory, to make 10 Wherefore I was grieved with that the Captain of their salvation perfect generation, and said, They do always err through sufferings.

Jin their heart; and they have not known 11 For both he that sanctifieth, and my ways. they who are sanctified, are all of one: 1 So I sware in my wrath, They shall for which cause he is not ashamed to not enter into my rest. call themi brethren,

- 12 Take heed, brethren, lest there he 12 Saying, I will declare thy name un-in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in to my brethren, in the midst of the departing from the living God. church will I sing praise unto thee. 13 But exhort one another daily, while

13 And again, I will put my trust in it is called To-day ; lest any of you be him. And again, Behold, I, and the hardened through the deceitfulness of children which God hath given me. sin.

14 Forasinuch then as the children are 14 For we are made partakers of Christ, partakers of flesh and blood, he also him- if we hold the beginning of our confi. . sell likewise took part of the same; that dence steadfast unto the end; through death he might destroy him that 15 While it is said, To-day if ye will had the power of death, that is, the hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as devil;

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 : how beit, not all that came to bondage.

out of Egypt by Moses, 16 For verily he took not on him the 17 But with whom was he grieved nature of angels; but he took on him the forty years? was it not with them that seed of Abrahalı).

had sinned, whose carcasses fell in the 17 Wherefore in all things it behoved wilderness? him to be made like unto his brethren; 18 And to whom sware he that they that he might be a merciful and faithfulishould not enter into his rest, but to them Iligi Priest in things pertaining to God, that believed not? to inake reconciliation for the sins of the 19 So we see that they could not enter people.

in because of unbelief. 18 For in that he himself bath suffered,

CHAP. IV. being teinpted, he is able to succour them

Rest attained by faith that are tempted.

IT ET us therefore fear, lest a promiso CHAP. III.

U being left us of entering into his rest, Christ is more worthy than Moses. Jany of you should seem to come short W HEREFORE, holy brethren, parta- of it.

VY kers of the heavenly calling, con-| 2 For unto us was the gospel preacheu. sider the Apostle and High Priest of our as well as unto them: but the word profession, Christ Jesus;

preached did not profit them, not being 2 Who was faithful to him that appoint-mixed with faith in them that heard it. ed him, as also Moses was faithful in all 3 For we which have believed do enter his house,

into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in

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God sure in his promise, my wrath, if they shall enter into inyl 5 So also Christ glorified not himself to rest : although the works were finished he made a high priest; but lie that said from the foundation of the world. unto hiin, Thou art my Son, to-day have

4 For he spake in a certain place of the I begotten thee. seventh day on this wise, And God did 6 As he saith also in another place, rest the seventh day from all inis works. Thou art a priest for ever after the order * 5 And in this place again, if they shall of Melchisedec. enter in my rest.

17 Who in the days of his flesh, when 6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that he had offered up prayers and supplicasome must enter therein, and they to tions with strong crying and tears unto

whom it was first preached entered not him that was able to save him from * in because of unbelief:

death, and was heard in that he feared j 7 (Again, he limiteth a certain day, say- 8 Though he were a Son, yet learned * ing in David, To-day, after so long a he obedience by the things which he

time; as it is said, To-day, if ye will suffered ; lini hear his voice, harden riot your hearts. 9 And being made perfect, he became

8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then the author of eternal salvation unto all 3 would he not afterward have spoken of them that obey him ; et another day.

| 10 Called of God a high priest after the 9 There remaineth therefore a rest to 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 he also hath ceased from his own works, are dull of hearing. as God did from his.)

| 12 For when for the time ye ought to 11 Let ils labour therefore to enter into be teachers, ye have need that one teach that rest, lest any man fall after the same you again which be the first principles of example of unbelief.

the oracles of God; and are become such 12 For the word of God is quick, and as have need of milk, and not of strong powerful, and sharper than any two-meat. edged sword, piercing even to the di- 13 För every one that useth milk, is unviding asunder of soul and spirit, and of kilful in the word of righteousness : for the joints and marruw, and is a discerner he is a babe. of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 14 But strong meat belongeth to them

13 Neither is there any creature that is that are of full age, even those who by not manifest in his sight: but all things reason of use have their senses exercised are naked and opened unto the eyes of to discern both good and evil. him with whom we have to do.

| CAP. VI. ". 14 Seeing then hat we have a great

T'he danger of a postacy. High Priest, that is passed into the THEREFORE leaving the 'rinciples ... heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us 1 of the doctrine of Christ, let us go hold fast our profession.

unto perfection; not laying again the 15 For we have not a high priest which foundation of repentance from dead cannot be touched with the feeling of our works, and of faith towaru God, infinnities : but was in all points tempted 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of like as we are, yet without sin.

laying on of hands, and of resurrection of 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the the dead, and of eterual judgment. throne of grace, that we may obtain 3 And this will we do, ir God permit. mercy, and ind grace to help in tine 4 For it is impossible for those who were of need.

fonce entightened, and have tasted of the CHAP. V.

heavenly gift, and were made partaken of Christ's priesthood... of the Holy Ghost, OR every high priest taken from 5 And nave tasted the good word ot I among men, is o dained for men in God, and the powers of the world to come, * things pertaining to God, that he may! 6 If they shall fall away, lo renew them

offer both gifts and sacrifices für sins: again unto repentance ; seeing they cru. 1 2 Who can have conipassion on the cify to themselves the Son of God afresh, ignorant, and on them that are out of the and put kuin to an open shane. way; for that he himself also is coinpass-1 i For the carti which drinketh in the ed with intirmity.

in Train that cometh oll upon it, and bringeth 3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for forth herbs meet for thein by whom it is the people, so plsu for himself, to offer dressed, receiveth blessing fruin God: for sins.

18 But that which beareth thorns and 4 And no man taketh this honour into briers is rejected, and is nigh unlocursing, himself, but de tint is called of God, as whose end is to be burned. was Aaron:

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of Melchisedec HEBREWS.

and Christ things of you, and things that accoinpany! 7 And without all contradiction the les salvation, though we thuis speak. is blessed of the better.

10 For God is not unrighteous to forget 8 And bere men that die receive tithes; your work and labour of love, which ye but there he receiveth them, of whom it have shewed toward his name, in that ye is witnessed that he liveth. have ministered to the saints, and do 9 And as I may so say, Levi also, minister.

who receiveth tithes, -payed tithes in 11 And we desire that every one of you Abraham. do shew the same diligence to the full as- 10. For he was yet in the loins of his fa surance of hope unto the end:

ther, when Melchisedec met him. 12 That ye be not slothful, but followers II if therefore perfection were by the of them who through faith and patience Levitical priesthood, (for under it the inherit the promises.

people received the law,) what further 13 For when God made promise to need as there that another priest should Abraham, because he could swear by no rise after the order of Melchisedec, and greater, he sware by himself,

not be called after the order of Aaron? 14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless 12 For the priestlood being changed, thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. there is made of necessity a change also

15 And so, after he had patiently en-of the law. dured, he obtained the promise.

13 For he of whom these things are 16 For men verily swear by the greater : spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of and an oath for confirmation is to them which no man gave attendance at the an end of all strite.

altar. 17 Wherein God, willing more abun- 14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang dantly to shew unto the heirs of proinise out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake the immutability of his counsel, contirm- nothing concerning priesthood. ed it by an oath:

15 And it is yet far more evident : for 13 That by two immutable things, in that after the similitude of Melchisedec which it was impossible for God to lie, there ariseth another priest, we miglit have a strong consolation, who 16 Who is made, not after the law of a have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the carnal commandment, but after the pow hope set before us:

er of an endless life. 19 Which hope we have as an anchor 17 For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and ever atter the order of Melchisedec. which entereth into that within the vail ; 18 For there is verily a disannulling

20 Whither the forerunner is for us en- the commandinent going before, for the tered, even Jesus, made a high priest for weakness and unprofitableness thereof. ever after the order of Melchisedec. 19 For the law made nothing perfect, CHAP. VII.

but the bringing in of a better hope did; Melchisedec and Christ.

by the which we draw nigh unto God. INOR this Melchisedec, king of Salem, 20 And inasmuch as not without an I priest of the most higti God, who oath he was made priest : met Abraham returning from the slaugh- 21 (For those priests were made withler of the kings, and blessed him; out an oath ; but this with an oath, by

2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth him that said unto him, The Lord sware, part of all ; first being by interpretation and will not repent, Thou art a priest King of righteousness, and after that also for ever after the order of Melchisedec :) King of Salem, which is, King of peace ; 22 Bv so much was Jesus made a sure

3 Without father, without mother, ty of a better testament. without descent, having neither begin- 23 And they truly were inany priests, ning of days, nor end of life ; but made because they were not suffered to con like and the Son of God; abideth a priest tinue by reason of death: continually.

| 24 But this man, because he continuet! 4 Now consider how great this man was, ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. unto whom even the patriarch Abraham 25 Wherefore he is able also to say gave the tenth of the spoils.

them to the uttermost that come unto Go 5 And verily they that are of the sons by him, seeing he ever liveth to nak of Levi, who receive the office of the intercession for them. priesthood, have a commandinent to take 26 For such a high priest became u tithes of the people according to the law, who is holy, harn.less, undefledi, sen ! that is, of their brethren, though they rate from sinners, and made higher the come out of the loins of Abraham: the heavens:

6 But he whose descent is not counted 27 Who needeth not daily, as the from them received tithes of Abraham, high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first and bleed him that kind the promises his own sins, and then for the people's

o the eternity of

CHAP. VIII, IX. Christ's priesthood las for this he did once, when he offered up, which decayeth and waxeth old, is ready himself.

to vanish away. That 28 For the law maketh men high priests

CHAP. IX. which have infirmity ; but the word of Blood of Christ above all sacrifice.

the oath, which was since the law, 'THEN verily the first covenant had" i maketh the Son, who is consecrated for 1 also ordinances of divine service, evermore.

and a worldly sanctuary. CHAP. VIII.

| 2 For there was a tabernacle made ; the Aaron's priesthood abolished. first wherein as the candlestick, and N OW of the things which we have the table, and the shew-bread; which is

spoken this is the sum : We have called the Sanctuary. such a high priest, who is set on the right 3 And after the second vail, the taber. i hand of the throne of the Majesty in the nacle which is called the Holiest of all; heavens ;

4 Which had the golden censer, and 2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the the ark of the covenant overlaid round true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, about with gold, wherein was the golden and not min.

pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that 3 for every high priest is ordained to budded, and the tables of the covenant; * offer gifts and sacrifices : wherefore it is 5 And over it the cherubinis of glory

of necessity that this man have some-shadowing the mercy-seat, of which we ** what also to offer.

cannot now speak particularly. be 4 For if he were on earth, he should 6 Now when these things were thus

not be a priest, seeing that there are ordained, the priests went always into priests that offer gifts according to the the first tabernacle, accomplishing the law:

service of God: 5 Who serve unto the example and 7 But into the second went the high shadow of heavenly things, as Moses priest alone once every year, not without Die was admonished of God when he was blood, which he offered for himself, and about to make the tabernacle : for, See for the errors of the people : (saith he) that thou inake all things ac- 8 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that cording to the pattern shewed to thee in the way into the holiest of all was not the mount.

vet made manifest, while as the first 6 But now hath he obtained a more ex- tabernacle was yet standing : cellent ministry, by how much also he is! 9 Which was a figure for the time then the mediator of a better covenant, which present, in which were offered both gifts was established upon better promises. and sacrifices, that could not inake him

7 For if that first covenant had been that did the service perfect, as pertaining faultless, then should no place have been to the conscience ; sought for the second.

10 Which stood only in meats and 8 For finding fault with them, he saith, drinks, and divers washings, and carnal Behold, the days coine, saith the Lord, ordinances, imposed on them until the when I will make a new covenant with time of reformation. the house of Israel and with the house 11 But Christ being come a high priest of Judah :

of good things to come, by a greater and 9 Not according to the covenant that I more perfect tabernacle, not made with made with their fathers, in the day when hands, that is to say, not of this buildI took them by the hand to lead them outing; of the land of Egypt; because they con- 12 Neither by the blood of goats and tinued not in my covenant, and I regard- calves, but hy his own blood, he entered ed them not, saith the Lord.

in once into the holy place, having ob 10 For this is the covenant that I will tained eternal redemption for us. make with the house of Israel, after those 13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws and the ashes of a beifer sprinkling the into their mir!, and write them in their unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of hearts : and I will be to them a God, and the flesh : th:ey shall be to me a people :

14 How niuch more shall the blood of Il And they shall not teach every man Christ, who through the eternal Spirit his neighbour, and every man his broth-offered himself without spot to God, er, saying, Know the Lord : for all shall purge your conscience from dead works know me, from the least to the greatest. to serve the living God?

12 For I will be merciful to their un- 15 And for this cause he is the mejghteousness, and their sins and their diator of the new testament, that by sniquities will I remember no more. means of death, for the redemption of

$ 13 In that he saith, A new covenant, the transgressions that were under the Chhath made the first old. Now that I first testarnent. they which are called

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inferior to Christ's might receive the promise of eternall 5 Wherefore, when he cometh into the inheritance.

world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering 16 For where a testament is, there thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou must also of necessity be the death of prepared me: the testator.

16 In burnt-offerings and sacrifices for 17 For a testament is of force after men sin thou hast had no pleasure. are dead : otherwise it is of no strength 7 Then said I, Lo, I come in the at all while the testator liveth.

volume of the book it is written of me) 18 Whereupon neither the first testa-Ito do thy will, O God. ment was dedicated without blood. . 8 Above, when he said, Sacrifice and

19 For when Moses had spoken every offering and burnt-offerings and offering precept to all the people according to the for sin thou wouldest not, neither hads law, he took the blood of calves and of pleasure therein ; which are offered by goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and the law;

hyssop, and sprinkled both the book and 9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy all the people,

will, O God. He taketh away the first 20 Saying, This is the blood of the that he may establish the second. testament which God hath enjoined 10 By the which will we are sanctified unto you.

through the offering of the body of Jesus 21 Moreover, he sprinkled likewise Christ once for all. with blood both the Labernacle, and all 11 And every priest standeth daily the vessels of the ministry.

ministering and offering oftentimes the 22 And almost all things are by the same sacrifices, which can never tako law purged with blood; and without away sins: shedding of blood is no remission.

12 But this man. after he had offered 23 It was therefore necessary that the one sacrifice for sins, for ever sat down patterns of things in the heavens should on the right hand of God; be purified with these ; but the heavenly 13 From henceforth expecting till his things themselves with better sacrifices enemies be made his footstool. than these,

| 14 For by one offering he hath perfected 24 For Christ is not entered into the for ever them that are sanctified. holy places made with hands, which are 15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a the figures of the true ; but into heaven witness to us: for after that he had itself, now to appear in the presence of said before, God for us :

| 16 This is the covenant that I wil 25 Nor yet that he should offer himself make with them after those daye, saith often, as the high priest entereth into the the Lord; I will put my laws into their holy place every year with blood of others; hearts, and in their minds will I write

26 For then n.ust he often have suffered them; since the foundation of the world : but 17 And their sins and iniquities will! now once in the end of the world hath remember no more. he appeared to put away sin by the 18 Now, where remission of these is Bacrifice of himself.

there is no more offering for sin. 27 And as it is appointed unto men 19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness once to die, but after this the judgment: to enter into the holiest by the blood of

28 So Christ was once offered to bear Jesus, the sins of many; and unto them that| 20 By a new and living way, which look for him shall he appear the second he hath consecrated for us, through the time without sin unto salvation.

vail, that is to say, his flesh; CHAP. X.

| 21 And having a high priest over the Christ's perfect sacrifice. house of God; LOR the law having a shadow of good| 22 Let us draw near with a true hear, I things to come, and not the very in fuil assurance of faith, having of image of the things, can never with hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience those sacrifices which they offered year and our bodies washed with pure wate by year continually, make the comers 23 Let us hold fast the profession of thereunto perfect,

faith without wavering; for he is faith 2 For then would they not have ceased that promised: to be offered ? because that the worship- 24 And let us consider one another, pers once purged should have had no provoke unto love, and to good works more conscience of sins.

25 Not forsaking the assembling 3 But in those sacrifices there is a re- ourselves together, as the manner membrance again made ofsins every year. some is; but exhorting one another

4 For it is not possible that the blood of and so much the more, as ye see the day boilies and of goats should take away sins. approaching

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