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the mountain, it shall be 25 stoned, or thrust through with a dart :
21 And so "terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake :)
22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and kunto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and 'to an innumerable company of angels,
23 To the general assembly and Church of the in firstborn, which are " written 26 in heaven, and to God ° the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men P made perfect,
24 And to Jesus the 9 mediator of the new
shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live.
"Exon), xix. 16 : It came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.
i See on Gal. iv. 26. k See on Eph. ii. 19.
I JUDE, 14: Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousand of his saints. See on Acts, vii. 38. m Exod. iv. 22: Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son,
firstborn. Jer. ii. 3: Israel was holiness unto the LORD, and the firstfruits of his increase. do. xxxi. 9: I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn. Eph. i. 12 : That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. JAMES, i. 18: Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. Rev. xiv. 4: These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
n See on LUKE, X. 20.
° GEN. xviii. 25 : That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked : and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee : Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right ? Ps. xciv. 2: Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth : render a reward to the proud.
P See on Heb. xi. 40; and on xiii. 21. 9 See on 1 Tim. ii. 5.
covenant, and to the ' blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things 6 than that of Abel.
25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they + escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more 23 shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that
"speaketh from heaven :29
26 Whose voice then shook the earth : but now he hath promised, saying, "Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
27 And this word, 30 Yet once more, signifieth the * removing of those things that are shaken,31
27 testament. A. V.. 28 less. Pu. Ham. 30 Now the phrase. Ham.
29 we that refuse him from heaven. may
be shaken. A. V.
* Exod. xxiv. 8: Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the Lord hath made with you concerning all these words. Heb. x. 12 : This man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins, for ever sat down on the right hand of God. 1 Pet. i. 2 : Through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ.
s See on HEB. xi. 4.
+ Heb.ii. 2,3: If the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; how shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation ? do. iii. 17: With whom was he grieved forty years ? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness ? do. iv. 1, 11: Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. do. x. 28, 29 : He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses : of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall ye be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace ?
u See on Heb. i. 2.
Hag. ii. 6: Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land.
See on LUKE, xvi. 17.
as of things that are made,32 that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have 33 grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear : 29 For ? our God is a consuming fire.
CHAP. XIII. 1 Divers admonitions, as to charity, 4 to honest life, 5 to avoid covet
ousness, 7 to regard God's preachers, 9 to take heed of strange doctrines, 10 to confess Christ, 16 to give alms, 17 to obey governors, 18 to pray for the apostle : 20 the conclusion. LET brotherly a love continue.
2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers : for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
3 « Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
4 * Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled : but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
32 which are constituted only for a time. Dod. 33 let us hold fast. A. V. are evil intreated. Ham.
y See on Luke, i. 38.
z Ps. 1. 3: Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence : a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him. See on 2 Thes. i. 8.
CHAP. XIII. * See on John, xiii. 34.
6 Mat. xxv. 35: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat : I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink : I was a stranger, and ye
took me in. See on Rom. xii. 13. c See on Rom. xii. 13.
Col. iv. 18: Remember my bonds. HEB. x. 34: Ye had compassion of me in my bonds. 1 Pet. iii. 8 : Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous.
e See on Rom. xii. 15.
11 Tim. iv. 1,3: Giving heed to seducing spirits-forbidding to marry. See Pro. v. 15–21.
• See on Mat. v. 27, 28; and on 1 Cor. vi. 9, 18.
5 Let your
conversation 2 be without covetousness ;
and be b content with such things as ye have : for he hath said, I will never leave thee,3 nor forsake thee.
6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: "whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation :
? disposition, temper of mind, manners. Ham. 3 fail thee. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. Gen. 4 which presided over you. Dod. them which are the guides over you. A. V.
h See on Phi. iv. 11, 12.
iGen. xxviii. 15: Behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee. Deut. xxxi. 6, 8: Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them : for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee; nor forsake thee. And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee : fear not, neither be dismayed. Jos. i. 5: As I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. 1 Chr. xxviii. 20 : David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed : for the Lord God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD. Ps. xxxvii. 25 : I have been young, and now am old : yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. Pro. x. 3: The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish.
k Ps. ii. 1: Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? do. lvi. 4, 11, 12: In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me. In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me. Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee. do. cxviii. 6: The Lord is on my side; I will not fear : what can man do unto me? TVer. 17. See on PHI. ii. 29.
m Heb. vi. 12 : That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
8 " Jesus Christ •the 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; 9 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
3 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 other 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. Heb. 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.
il 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.