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than Moses. midst of the church will I singl 5 And Moses verily was faithpraise unto thee.

Iful in all his house as a servant, 13. And again, I will put my for a testimony of those things trust in him. And again, Be- which were to be spoken after: hold, I, and the children which 6 But Christ as a son over his God hath given me.

own house; whose house are we, 14 Forasmuch then as the if we hold fast the confidence, children are partakers of flesh and the rejoicing of the hope, and blood, he also himself like-firm unto the end. wise took part of the same; that 7 Wherefore, (as the Holy through death he might destroy Ghost saith, To-day if ye

will him that had the power of death, hear his voice, that is, the devil;

8 Harden not your hearts, as 15 And deliver them, who, in the provocation, in the day of through fear of death, were all temptation in the wilderness : their life-time subject to bondage. 9 When your fathers tempted

16 For verily he took not on me, proved me, and saw my him the nature of angels; but he works forty years. took on him the seed of Abraham. 10 Wherefore I was grieved

17 Wherefore in all things it with that generation, and said, behoved him to be made like They do always err in their heart; unto his brethren; that he might and they have not known my be a merciful and faithful high ways. priest, in things pertaining to 11 So I sware in my wrath, God, to make reconciliation for They shall not enter into my the sins of the people.

rest :) 18 For in that he himself hath 12 Take heed, brethren, lest suffered, being tempted, he is there be in any of you an evil able to succour them that are heart of unbelief, in departing tempted.

from the living God. CHAP. III.

13 But exhort one another If we believe not, we must be daily, while it is called To-day;

lest any of you be hardened HEREFORE, holy bre-through the deceitfulness of sin.

thren, partakers of the 14 For we are made partakers heavenly calling, consider the of Christ, if we hold the beginApostle and High Priest of our ning of our confidence steadfast ! profession, Jesus Christ; unto the end,

2 Who was faithful to him that 15 While it is said, To-day if appointed him, as also Moses ye will hear his voice, harden not was faithful in all his house. your hearts, as in the provoca

3 For this man was counted tion. worthy of more glory than Moses, 16 For some, when they had inasmuch as he who hath build-heard, did provoke: howbeit, ed the house, hath more honour not all that came out of Egypt by than the house.

Moses. 4 For every house is builded 17 But with whom was he by some man; but he that built grieved forty years ? was it not all things, is God.

with them that had sinned, whose

Of the word of God. Chap. iv, v. of Christ's priesthood. carcases fell in the wilderness? 11 Let us labour, therefore, to 18 And to whom sware he, enter into that rest, lest

any man that they should not enter into fall after the same example of his rest, but to them that believ- unbelief. ed not?

12 For the word of God is 19 So we see that they could quick, and powerful, and sharper not enter in, because of unbelief. than any two-edged sword, piercCHAP. IV.

ing even to the dividing asunder The power of the word of God. of soul and spirit, and of the joints ET us therefore fear, lest a and marrow, and is a discerner

promise being left us of en-of the thoughts and intents of tering into his rest, any of you the heart. should seem to come short of it. 13 Neither is there any creature

2 For unto us was the gospel that is not manifest in his sight: preached, as well as unto them: but all things are naked, and but the word preached did not opened unto the eyes of him with profit them, not being mixed whom we have to do. with faith in them that heard it. 14 Seeing then that we have a

3 For we, which have believed, great High Priest, that is passed do enter into rest : as he said, into the heavens, Jesus the Son As I have sworn in my wrath, if of God, let us hold fast our prothey shall enter into my rest : fession. although the works were finished 15 For we have not an high from the foundation of the world. priest which cannot be touched

4 For he spake in a certain with the feeling of our infirmities: place of the seventh day on this but was in all points tempted like wise, And God did rest the as we are, yet without sin. seventh day from all his works. 16 Let us, therefore, come

5 And in this place again, If boldly unto the throne of grace, they shall enter into my rest. that we may obtain mercy, and

6 Seeing, therefore, it remain- find grace to help in time of need. eth that some must enter therein,

CHAP. V. and they to whom it was first Of Christ's priesthood.

OR of unbelief:

from 7 (Again, he limiteth a certained for men in things pertaining day, saying in David, To-day, to God, that he may offer both after so long a time ; as it is said, gifts and sacrifices for sins: To-day, if ye will hear his voice, 2 Who can have compassion harden not your hearts. on the ignorant, and on them that

8 For if Jesus had given them are out of the way; for that he rest, then would he not afterward himself also is compassed with have spoken of another day. infirmity.

9 There remaineth, therefore, 3. And by reason hereof he a rest to the people of God. ought, as for the people, so also

10 For he that is entered into for himself, to offer for sins. his rest, he also hath ceased from 4 And nó man taketh this ho. his own works, as God did from nour unto himself, but he that his.)

... !is called of God, as was Aaron:

preached, entered not in, because F O every high priest taken


The danger of apostacy. Hebrews. Of stedfastness in truth. 5 So also Christ glorified not works, and of faith towards God, himself, to be made an high 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, priest; but he that said unto him, and of laying on of hands, and of Thou art my Son, to-day have I resurrection of the dead, and of begotten thee.

eternal judgment. 6 As he saith also in another 3 And this will we do, if God place, Thou art a priest for ever, permit. after the order of Melchisedec: 4 For it is impossible for those

7 Who, in the days of his flesh, who were once enlightened, and when he had offered up prayers have tasted of the heavenly gift, and supplications, with strong and were made partakers of the crying and tears, unto him that Holy Ghost. was able to save him from death, 5. And have tasted the good and was heard, in that he feared; word of God, and the powers of

8 Though he were a Son, yet the world to come, learned heobedience by the things 6 If they shall fall away, to rewhich he suffered ;

new them again unto repentance; 9 And, being made perfect, he seeing they crucify to themselves became the Author of eternal the Son of God afresh, and put salvation, unto all them that obey him to an open shame.

7 For the earth, which drinketh 10 Called of God an high priest, in the rain that cometh oft upon after the order of Melchisedec: it, and bringeth forth herbs meet

11 Of whom we have many for them by whom it is dressed, things to say, and hard to be ut-receiveth blessing from God: tered; seeing ye are dull of hear- & But that which beareththorns ing.

and briers is rejected, and is nigh 12 For, when for the time ye unto cursing; whose end is to be ought to be teachers, ye have burned. need that one teach you again, 9 But, beloved, we are per. which be the first principles of suaded better things of you, and the oracles of God; and are be-things that accompany salvation, come such as have need of milk, though we thus speak. and not of strong meat.

10 For God is not unrighteous 13 For every one that useth to forget your work and labour milk, is unskilful in the word of of love, which ye have shewed righteousness; for he is a babe. toward' his name, in that ye have

14 But strong meat belongeth ministered to the saints, and do to them that are of full

age, evenminister. those who by reason of use, have 11 And we desire that every their senses exercised to discern one of you do shew the same diboth good and evil.

ligence to the full assurance of CHAP. VI.

hope unto the end ; The danger of apostacy. 12 That ye be not slothful, but TH

HEREFORE, leaving the followers of them, who through

principles of the doctrive faith and patience inherit the proof Christ, let us go on unto per-mises. fection; not laying again the foun- 13 For when God made prodation of repentance from dead mise to Abraham, because he

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Of Melchisedec
Chap. vii.

and Christ. could swear by, no greater, he 4 Now consider how great this sware by himself,

man was, unto whom even the 14 Saying, Surely blessing, I patriarch Abraham gave the tenth will bless thee: and multiplying, of the spoils. I will multiply thee.

5 And verily they that are of 15 And so, after he had pati- the fons of Levi, who receive the ently endured, he obtained the office of the priesthood have a promise.

commandment to take tithes of 16 For men verily swear by the the people, according to the law, greater; and an oath for confir- that is, of their brethren, though mation, is to them an end of all they come out of the loins of strife.

Abraham : 17 Wherein God, willing more 6 But he, whose descent is not abundantly to shew unto the heirscounted fromthem received tithes of promise the immutability of of Abraham, and blessed him his counsel, confirmed it by an that had the promises. oath:

7 And, without all contradic18 That by two immutable tion, the 'less is blessed of the things, in which it was impossi-better. ble for God to lie, we might have 8 And here men that die rea strong consolation, who have ceive tithes : but there he receiv. fled for refuge to lay hold upon eth them, of whom it is witnessed the hope set before us :

that he liveth. 19 Which hope we have as an 9 And, as I may so say, Levi anchor of the soul, both sure and also, who receiveth tithes, paid stedfast, and which entereth into tithes in Abraham. that within the vail,

10 For he was yet in the loins 20 Whither the forerunner is of his father, when Melchisedec for us entered, even Jesus, made met him. an high priest for ever, after the 11 If, therefore, perfection order of Melchisedec.

were by the Levitical priesthood, CHAP. VII.

(for under it the people receive Of Melchiscdec and Cbrist. the law,) what further need was OR this Melchisedec, king there that another priest should

of Salem, priest of the Most rise after the order of MelchiseHigh God, who met Abraham dlec, and not be called after the returning from the slaughter of order of Aaron? the kings, and blessed him ; 12 For the priesthood being

2 To whom also Abraham changed, there is made of necesgave a tenth part of all; first being, sity a change also of the law. by interpretation, King of righ- 13 For he, of whom these teousness, and after that also, things are spoken, pertaineth to King of Salem, which is, King another tribe, of which no man of peace;

gave attendance at the altar. 3 Without father, without mo- 14 For it is evident, that our ther, without descent, having Lord sprang out of Juda; of neither beginning of days, nor which tribe Moses spake nothing end of life; but, made like unto concerning priesthood. the Son of God, abideth a pries 15 And it is yet far more evicontinually.

Ident; for that after the simili. Christ's sacrifice. Hebrews.

A new covenant. tude of Melchisedec, there aris- and then for the people's: for eth another priest.

this he did once, when he offered 16 Who is made, not after the up himself. law of a carnal commandment, 28 For the law maketh men but after the power of an endless high priests, which have infirmlife.

ity; but the word of the oath, 17 For he testifieth, Thou art which was since the law, maketh a priest for ever, after the order the Son, who is consecrated for of Melchisedec.

evermore. 18 For there is verily a disan

CHAP. VIII. nulling of the commandment go. The priesthood of Aaron lost in ing before, for the weakness and

Christ. unprofitableness thereof.

NOW of the things which we 19 For the law made nothing I have spoken, this is thesum: perfect, but the bringing in of a We have such an high priest, better hope did; by the which we who is set on the right hand of draw nigh unto God.

the throne of the Majesty in the 20 And inasmuch as not with heavens; out an oath he was made priest : 2 A minister of the sanctuary,

21 (For those priests were and of the true tabernacle, which made without an oath ; but this the Lord pitched, and not man. with an oath, by him that said 3 For every high priest is orunto him, The Lord sware, and dained to offer gifts and sacrifices: will not repent, Thou arta priest wherefore, it is of necessity that for ever, after the order of Mel-this man have somewhat also to chisedec:

loffer. 22 By so much was Jesus. 4 For if he were on earth, he made a surety of a better testa-should not be a priest, seeing ment.

that there are priests that offer 23 And they truly were many gifts according to the law : priests, because they were not 5 Who serve unto the example suffered to continue by reason of and shadow of heavenly things, death :

as Moses was admonished of 24 But this man, because he God, when he was about to make continueth ever, hath an un- the tabernacle : for, See, saith changeable priesthood. he, that thou make all things ac

25 Wherefore he is able also cording to the pattern shewed to to save them to the uttermost, thee in the mount. that come unto God by him, see- 6 But now hath he obtained a ing he ever liveth to make inter-more excellent ministry, by how cession for them.

much also he is the mediator of 26 For such an high priest be a better covenant, which was came us, who is holy, harmless, established upon better promises. undefiled, separate from sinners, 7 For if that first covenant had and made higher than the hea-been 'faultless, then should no vens ;

place have been sought for the 27 Who needeth not daily, assecond. those high priests, to offer up 8 For finding fault with them, sacrifice, first for his own sins, he saith, Behold, the days come,

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