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8 Jesus Christ othe same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

9 p Be not carried about with divers 5 and strange doctrines.

For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; ' not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.

10 We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.

11 For the bodies of those beasts, whose

5 various. Ham.

n 1 Cor. iii. 11: Other foundation can no man lay than that is-laid, which is Jesus Christ. 2 Cor. xi. 4: If he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached-or another Gospel, which ye have not accepted. Gal. i. 7: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the Gospel of Christ.

• Mal. iii. 6: I am the LORD, I change not. John, viii. 58: Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. Héb. i. 12 : Thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail. JAMES, i. 17: With whoin is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Rev.i. 4, 8: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

p Eph. iv. 14: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive. Col. ii. 4: And this I any man should beguile you with enticing words. See on MAT. xxiv. 4.

9 Rom. xiv. 17: For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. Col. ii. 16 : Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink. 1 Tim. iv. 3 : Commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

"I Cor. ix. 18: What is my reward then ? Verily that, when I preach the Gospel, I may make the Gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not iny power in the Gospel. do. x. 18 : Are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar ?

Exod. xxix. 14: The flesh of the bullock, and his skin, &c.

say, lest

blood is brought into the sanctuary by the High Priest for sin, are burned without the

camp. 12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered 'without the gate.

13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing " his reproach.

14 For here have we 'no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

15 w By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice * of praise to God continually, that is, the y fruit shalt thou burn with fire without the camp: it is a sin offering. Lev.iv. 11, 12,21 : And the skin of the bullock, and all his flesh, with his head, and with his legs, and his inwards, &c. even the whole bullock shall be carry forth without the camp unto a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn him on the wood with fire. And he shall carry forth the bullock without the camp, and burn him as he burned the first bullock : it is a sin offering for the congregation. do. vi. 30: No sin offering, whereof any of the blood is brought into the tabernacle of the congregation to reconcile withal in the holy place, shall be eaten : it shall be burnt in the fire. do. ix. 11 : And the flesh and the hide he burnt with fire without the camp. do. xvi. 27 : And the bullock for the sin offering, and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the holy place, shall one carry forth without the camp; and they shall burn in the fire their skins, and their flesh, &c. NUMB. xix. 3 : Ye shall give her [the red heifer) unto Eleazar the priest, that he may bring her forth without the camp, and one shall slay her before his face.

See on John, xix. 17, 18. u Acts, v. 41 : And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. See on Heb. xi. 26.

"Mic. ii, 10 : Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your rest: because it is polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction. "Phi, iii. 20 : Our conversation [citizenship) is in heaven. Heb. xi. 10, 16: He looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. They desire a better country, that is, an heavenly-he hath prepared for them a city. do. xii. 22.

* See on Rom. i. 8.
See on Rom. i. 8.
Hos. xiv. 2: So will we render the calves of our lips.



of our lips giving thanks

thanks to 6 his 16 ? But to do good and to communicate ? forget not: for å with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

17 6 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves : for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account,lo that they may do it with joy, and not with grief : for that is unprofitable 11 for you.

18 « Pray for us : for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.

19 But I beseech you fthe rather to do this, that I

be restored to


the sooner. 20 Now the 5 God of peace, that " brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that 'great


Gr, confessing to. A. V. ?to distribute. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. Gen. We. 8 guide. See ver. 7. A.V. 9 them which preside over you. Dod. 1° give account concerning you. Wh. " not expedient. Rh.

2 Rom. xii. 13 : Distributing to the necessity of saints ; given to hospitality.

a See on Acts, xi. 29; and on Phi. iv. 18. b Ver. 7. See on Phi. ii. 29.

c Ezek. iii. 17: Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel : therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. (Repeated, chap. xxxiii. 7.) do. xxxiii. 2 : Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman. Acts, xx. 26, 28: Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the Church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

1 Thes. v. 25: Brethren, pray for us. See on Rom. xv.30. e See on Acts. xxiii. l.

f PHLE. 22: But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto you.

& See on Rom. xv. 33.
h See on Acts, ii. 24.
See on Join, x. 11, 14.

Shepherd of the sheep, k through the blood of the everlasting covenant,

21 Make you 'perfect " in every good work to


12 leslainent. A. V.

k See on HEB. X. 29.

Gen. vii. 1: And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. do. xvii. 1: I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect [or upright, or sincere]. 1 Kings, ix. 4: And if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, and will keep my statutes and my judgments. 2 KINGS, xx. 3: I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore. Job, i. 1 : There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. do. ii. 3: The LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil ? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause. Ps. xxxvii. 37: Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace. Mat. v. 48: Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Luke, i. 6 : They were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. Acts, xxiii. 1: And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day. do. xxiv. 16: And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men. 1 Cor. ii. 6: Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect. do. xiv. 20 : Brethren, be not children in understanding : howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men. 2 Cor. xi. 2: I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. do. xiii. 9, 11 : This also we wish, even your perfection. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you. Eph. iv. 12, 13: For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ : till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ. do. v. 27:

do his will, "working 13 in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ ; o to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

22 And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the

13 doiny. A V.


That he might present it to himself a glorious Church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. Phi. ii. 15 : That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world. do. iii. 12-15: Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect : but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. This one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded. Col. i. 28 : Warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. iv. 12: Labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. Tit. ii. 14: Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. HEB.v. 14: Strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, for perfect,] even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and eòil. do. vi. 1 : Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection. do. xii. 23 : To the spirits of just men made perfect. James, i. 4: Let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. 1 Pet. v. 10 : The God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 2 Pet. i. 5—7: Giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue ; and to virtue knowledge ; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. do. iii. 18 : Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

m 2 Thes. ii. 17: Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

n See on 1 Pet. i. 22.
. See on Rom. xvi. 27.

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