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Enemies of the truth described. 2 TIMOTHY.-CHAP. III., IV. Paul's charge to Timothy. eousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that| A. Marcir quick and the dead at his appearing and his call & on the Lord out of a pure heart.

A. D. eir.kingdom; 23 But foolish and unlearned questions havoid, - 2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out

81 Co.1.2 knowing that they do gender strifes.

of season; reprove, erebuke, exhort with all

h ver.16. 24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; i or, for | long-suffering and doctrine. but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, i patient, | 3 For the time will come when they will not

Ga. 6.1 25 In meekness ) instructing those that oppose

endure sound doctrine ; but after their own

Ac.8.22 themselves; if God "peradventure will give them li Titul. lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

mawake. having itching ears; 26 And that they may m recover themselves - 1 T1.3.7. 4 And they shall turn away their ears from out of the snare " of the devil, who are taken o alive.

| the truth, and shall be turned unto a fables. captive by him at his will.

"P233 5 But watch thou in all things, * endure afCHAPTER III.

Jude 27.18 Dictions, do the work of an evangelist, ' make I He advertiseth himn of the time to come, 6 describeth the enemies of the truth, 10 propoun leth unto him his own example, 16 and commendech the holy scriptures.

full proof 6 of thy ministry. THIS know also, that a in the last days peri

| 6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the 1 lous times shall come.

bates. | time of my departure is at hand. 2 For b men shall bedovers of their own selves, a 2 Pe.210, 7 I have fought i a good fight, I have finished covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, diso-1

e Phi.3.19. my course, I have kept the faith : bedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, I TIL 1.16. 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown 3 Without natural affection, truce-breakers, & Tit.1. 11. of righteousness, which the Lord, the right

h Ex.7.11. · false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers

eous judge, shall give me at that day: and not

i 11.6.5. of those that are good,

to me only, but unto all them malso that love

jor, of no 4 Traitors, heady, high-minded, e lovers of judginent his appearing. pleasures more than lovers of God;

kor, been a

9 Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me: 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying | | 10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved

li Ac.13.45, " this present world, and is departed unto Thes6 For of this sort are they & which creep into

salonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalhouses, and lead captive silly women, laden

matia. with sins, led away with divers lusts,

a P-31.19. 11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to Th.211. bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me

p e.1.13. the knowledge of the truth.

for the ministry.

J..5.39. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood

r 2 Pe.1.21.

12 And - Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus. Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men i ofl. R0.15.4. 13 The cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. Pa 119.99 when thou comest, bring with thee, and the

9 But they shall proceed no farther: for theirl. books, but especially the parchments. folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs Sected. | 14 Alexander the coppersmith did me mucli. also was.

R 179.5.2. evil: the Lord p reward him according to his 10 But thou hast k fully known my doctrine, 1.


b Re 20.12, manner of life, purpose, faith, long-suffering,

15 Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath charity, patience,

greatly withstood our 9 words. 11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto Tit215. 16 At my first answer no man stood with me, me at i Antioch, at m Iconium, at Lystra ; what diri.1.4. but all r men forsook me: I pray God that it persecutions I endured: but out of them all

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may not be laid to their charge. n the Lord delivered me.

fon, fulfil.

| 17 Notwithstanding the Lord i stood with me, 12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ leiti.1.12. and strengthened me; that by me the preachJesus shall suffer persecution.

ing might be fully known, and that all the 13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse PSI Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out and worse, deceiving, and · being deceived. i 1 17.6.12. of the mouth" of the lion.

14 But continue P thou in the things which | Ac.20.24. 18 And the Lord' shall deliver me from every thou hast learned and hast been assured of, k Pr.23.23. levil work, and will preserve me unto h

Re.3.10. knowing of whom thou hast learned them; Luc9.25. venly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever 15 And that from a child thou hast known the

and ever. Amen. holy scriptures, which are able to make thee mi Co.29. 19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the housewise unto salvation through faith which is in 1 Jn.215. hold of Onesiphorus. Christ Jesus.

o Tit. 3.12

| 20 Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus 16 Allrscripture is given by inspiration ofGod, I p Px..4. have I left at Miletum sick. and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for gor,preach! 21 Do thy diligence to come before winter. correction, for instruction in righteousness :

Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, 17 That the man of God may be perfect,

and Claudia, and all the brethren. a thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

* Ac 7.60

22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. CII APTER IV.

Grace be with you. Amen.

1 The second epistle unto Timotheus, oru Ps22.21.

dained the first bishop of the church of

v Ps.121.7. 19 and soon after he concludeth.

the Ephesians, was written from Rome, I CHARGE - thee therefore before God, and " Nero, or, when Paul was brought before Nero the I the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge b the not Nero. | second time.

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with him, and certain other things which he wrote for, 1! Warneth hum to beware of
Alexander the emith, 16 Informeth him what hal betalen him at his first answering,

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1 For what end Titus was left in Crete. 6 How they that are to be chosen ministers AD. cir. 65.

ought to be qualified. 11 The mouths of evil teachers to be stopped : 12 and what manner of men they be.

611363 2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that PAUL, a servant of God, and an apostle of disapposing d cannot lie, promised before the world began; 1 Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's / Mat 35.31 | 3 But ' hath in due times manifested his word

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and not teach. 10 He is willed so to reject obstinate heretics : 12 which done, he appointeth him both time and place, wherein he should come unto him, and so concludeth,

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How ministers should be qualified. TITUS.-CHAP. II., III. Directions for life and doctrine. through & preaching, which is committed unto A. Mr. | own masters, and to please them well in all me according to the commandment of God our A. Da cir. | things ; not answering again; Saviour;

| 10 Not purloining, but showing all good fide4 To Titus, mine own son h after the common 15. lity ; that they may adorn the doctrine of God faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God nit11.12 our Saviour in all things. the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Sa-i 100.11.34. | 11 For the grace mof God that bringeth salviour.

or, left

vation hath appeared to all men, 5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou

| 12 Teaching us that, denying • ungodliness shouldest set in order i the things that are want- Ac.14.2. and worldly p lusts, we should live sobering, and ordain kelders in every city, as I had. ly, righteously, and godly, in this present

1T32, appointed thee:

world; 6 If any be blameless, the husband of one mor, things 13 Looking - for that blessed hope, and the wife, having faithful children, not accused of 'n 9TH 215. glorious appearing of the great God and our riot, or unruly.

o or, in

Saviour Jesus Christ; 7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the stew- teaching. 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might ard of God; not self-willed, not soon angry, p Ja 1.26. | redeem us from all - iniquity, and purify vunto not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy 9 Mal214 himself a peculiar w people, zealous - of good lucre;

r Ac. 17.2. 8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good 271.4.2 | 15 These things speak, and exhort, and remmen, sober, just, holy, temperate;

Tu Ti 1.4.

buke with all authority. Let y no man despise 9 Holding fast the faithful word · as he hath. Rewu thee. been taught, that he may be able by sound |

CHAPTER III. doctrine both to exhort and to convince the v 2T1.3.5,7.

2T1.3.5,7. 1 Titus is yet farther directed by Paul, both concerning the things he should teach gainsayers.

wor, coid

of judg. 10 For there are many unruly and vain ment. p talkers and deceivers, specially they of the Pr.16.31. PUT them in mind to be subject to princicircumcision :

1 palities and powers, to obey magistrates, 11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who sub- lant. to be ready to every good work, vert a whole houses, teaching things which they cor, holy 2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

ers, but gentle, showing all • meekness unto all

dor, make12 Oner of themselves, even a prophet of bales. men. their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, e 1 T1.5.14. 3 For we courselves also were sometimes evil beasts, slow bellies.

for, reise.

foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers 13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebukegor,disa lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, > them sharply, that they may be sound in the

| hateful, and hating one another. faith ;

hi T1.4.12 4 But after that the kindness and love of 14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and i 1 74.6.3. God our Saviour toward man appeared, commandments of men, that turn from the, F.p.6.S, 5 Not by works of righteousness which we truth.

have done, but according to his mercy he 15 Unto the pure all things are pure: butunto

saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and them that are defiled and unbelieving is no

renewing of the Holy Ghost; thing pure; but even their mind and conscience

6 Which he shed on us ' abundantly through

kor, zainis defiled.

saying. Jesus Christ our Saviour; 16 They profess that they know God; but | Mat.5.16. 7 That being justified 6 by his grace, we should in works they deny him, being abominable,

be made heirs according to the hope of eternal

m Ro.5.15. and disobedient, and unto every good work

life. w reprobate.

"men, haun 8 This is a faithful saying, and these things CHAPTER II.

I will that thou affirm constantly, that they o Ro.8.13.

which have believed in God might be careful 1 Directions given unto Tilus hoth for his doctrine and life. 9 of the duty of ser. vants, and in general of all Christians.

p I Pe.2u.

h to maintain good works. These things are PUT speak thou the things which become a Lu.1. 25. good and profitable unto men. D sound doctrine:

r 2 Pe.3.12 9 But i avoid foolish questions, and genealo2 That the aged men be sober, grave, Re.1.7. gies, and contentions, and strivings about the temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in pa

law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

t Ep.5.2 tience.

10 A man that is a heretic after the first and 3 The aged women likewise, that they be in be

second admonition i reject;

He.9.14. haviour as becometh holiness, not false accu

11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, sers, not given to much wine, teachers of good De. 79 and sinneth, being condemned of himself. things;

12 When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or

x Ep.210. 4 That they may teach the e young women to

Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to

y 1 T1.4.12 be 'sober, to love their husbands, to love their

Nicopolis : for I have determined there to children,

a Ro. 13.1.

winter. 5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home,

b Ep.4.2

13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on good, obedient to their own husbands, that the 10.6.1. | their journey diligently, that nothing be wantword of God be not blasphemed.

ing unto them.

d or, pity. 6 Young men likewise exhort to be s sober

14. And let ours also learn to k maintain good minded.

e Ep.24,8,9

I works for necessary uses, that they be not

for, richly. 7 In all things showing thyself a pattern of

unfruitful. good works: in doctrine showing uncorrupt

& Ro3.241.

15 All that are with me salute thee. Greet ness, gravity, sincerity,

5 ver.1,14. them that love us in the faith. Grace be with 8 Sound i speech, that cannot be condemned ; | i 2 TI-2.23. you all. Amen. that he that is of the contrary part may be Mat. 18.17 ashamed, having no evil thing to say of kot profess

1 It was written to Titus, ordained the first you.

bishop of the church of the Cretians, from 9 Exhort servants 1 to be obedient unto their 1 ver. 8. Nicopolis of Macedonia.


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A. D. 22. PAUL, a prisoner . of Jesus Christ, and

that thy benefit should not be as it were of ne

a Ep 3.1. 1 Timothy our brother, unto Philemon our

b Phi Đã

cessity, but i willingly. dearly beloved, and fellow labourer,

c Col. 4.17,

15 For perhaps he therefore departed for a 2 And to our beloved Apphia, and Archip-LA RO165 season, that thou shouldest receive him for pus our fellow soldier, and to the church din

e Ep. 1.2

ever; thy house:

16 Not now as a servant, but above a ser

f Ep 1.16. 3 Grace e to you, and peace, from God our

gPhí 1.9.11

vant, a brother - beloved, specially to me, but Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

h Ja 2 14,17

| how much more unto thee, both in the s flesh, 4 I thank i my God, making mention of thee i Phias. and in the Lord ? always in my prayers,

17 If thou count me therefore a partner, re5 Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou || ? Co.7.12 ceive him as myself. hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all

18 If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee

ki Th.26 saints;

aught, put that on mine account ;

1 Col.4.9. 6 That & the communication of thy faith may

| 19 I Paul have written it with mine own

m 1 Co.4.15. become effectual b by the acknowledging of

hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to

n I Pe.2.10. every i good thing which is in you in Christ

thee how thou owest unto me even thine own Jesus.

Phi.2.30. self besides. 7 For we have great joy and consolation in

20 Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are

| p 2 Co. 9.7.

the Lord: refresh u my bowels in the Lord. refreshed i by thee, brother.

Ge. 45.5.8.

58' 21 Having confidence in thy obedience I 8 Wherefore, though I might be much bold in

wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient, 1 Ti.6.2 do more than I say.

9 Yet for love's sake I rather beseech thee, Col.3.2. 22 But withal prepare me also a lodging: for being such a one as Paul the aged, and now 2C0.8 23. I w trust that through » your prayers I shall be also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.

a ver. 7. given unto you. 10 I beseech thee for my son i Onesimus, 200.7 16 23 There salute thee y Epaphras, my fellow whom I have begotten min my bonds:

w Phi 244. prisoner in Christ Jesus; 11 Which " in time past was to thee unprofit-1 2001.11. i 24 : Marcus, « Aristarchus, o Demas, Lucas, able, but now profitable to thee and to me:

my fellow labourers.

y Col 1.7. 12 Whom I have sent again: thou therefore 2 Ac 12.12, 25 The < grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be receive him, that is, mine own bowels:

with your spirit. Amen. 13 Whom I would have retained with me, a Ac.19.29 that in thy stead he might have ministered 6 2 71.4.11 | Written from Rome to Philemon, by Oneunto me in the bonds of the gospel :

2 Ti.4.22

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| . . cir. I anointed thee with the oil of gladness above

1 A. Dcir. thy fellows. MOD, who a at sundry times and in divers a l 10 And, - Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast

a Nu. 12.6,8 U manners spake in time past unto the fa

b De. 18.15.

laid the foundation of the earth; and the heathers by the prophets,

P.2.& vens are the works of thy hands : 2 Hath in these last days b spoken unto us by d Ju. 1.3. | 11 They shall perish ; but thou remainest : his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all col 1.15.. and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; things, by whom d also he made the worlds ;

12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up,

1 c. 727. 3 Whoe being the brightness of his glory, 19.12.14. and they shall be changed: but thou art the and the express image of his person, and up

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same, and thy years shall not fail. holding all things by the word of his power,

13 But to which of the angels said he at any when' he had by himself purged our sins, sat

i 2 Sa. 7.14.

time, . Sit on my right hand, until I make thine down 6 on the right hand of the Majesty on, or, then enemies thy footstool ? high;

eth again.

| 14 Are they not all ministering - spirits, sent 4 Being made so much better than the angels, K P: 97.7. | forth - to minister for them who shall be heirs as he hath by inheritance obtained a more ex I unto.

i of salvation ? cellent name than they.

CHAPTER II. 5 For unto which of the angels said he at any

our nature upon him, 14 as it was necessary. time, h Thou art my Son, this day have I be- lor, atrait. THEREFORE we ought to give the more gotten thee? And again, I will be to him a

I earnest heed to the things which we have Father, and he shall be to me a Son ?

p Pk. 102.25. | heard, lest at any time we should a let them 6 i And again, when he bringeth in the first Ps 110.1. slip. begotten into the world, he saith, And let all Ps 103:21. 2 For if the word spoken by b angels was the angels of God worship him.

& Ge.19.15, steadfast, and · every transgression and diso7 And I of the angels he saith, m Who maketh 31.7. bedience received a just recompense of rehis angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of R0.8.17. | ward; fire.

a run out 3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so 8 But unto the Son he sailh, " Thy throne, o tennels.* great salvation ; which at the first began to God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of • right

b Ac. 7:53

3 be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed

c Nu.1521 eousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

unto us by them that heard him; 9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated e Ma 114. 4 God i also bearing them witness, both with iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath || Ac. 143. signs and wonders, and with divers miracles

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Obedience due to Christ.

Rest attained by faith. and & gifts of the Holy Gnost, according to his A. 7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, « ToCE TO PRLY own will ?

A. Dcír. day if ye will hear his voice, 5 For unto the angels hath he not put in sub ET 8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provoca. Ethat ty ale jection the world to come, whereof we speak. butions. tion, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

feb com 6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, P.8.4, 9 When your fathers tempted me, proved of Fileg. What is man, that thou art mindful of him?

me, and saw my works forty years. perhans hay or the son of man, that thou visitest him ? ichile in 10 Wherefore I was grieved with that gene

ferior to. at thou shall 7 Thou madest him i a little lower than the

ration, and said, They do alway err in their

1 1 Co.15.24 angels; thou crownedst him with glory and

heart; and they have not known my ways.

k Phi 28,9. OF S BLIhonour, and didst set him over the works of

11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not

lor, by. Other be thy hands :

mAc 233.

enter into my rest.) more with 8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under n Jn.2.16 12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any Lord! his feet. For in that he put all in subjection o Lu.24.26, of you an evil m heart of unbelief, in departcount is derin under him, he left nothing that is not put un

ing from the living God.

p Ro.11.36 der him. But now we see not yet all things, 18.55.4. 13 But exhort o one another daily, while it is nath Tiendast put under him.

r Lu. 13.32 called To-day ; lest any of you be hardened

c.5.9,9. that on mit 9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little. through the deceitfulness of sin..

Jo. 17.21. it lower than the angels 1 for the suffering of i Pa 22.22 | 14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if tante death, crowned m with glory and honour; that Ps.18.2 P we hold the beginning of our confidence he " by the grace of God should taste death. steadfast unto the end :

Is 8.18 for every man.

w Jn. 17.6..

| 15 While it is said, a To-day if ye will hear

13 is 10 For it became him, for p whom are all 12 his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the things, and by whom are all things, in bringing | provocation.

y 1 Co.15.51 many sons unto glory, to make the captain ** 16 For r some, when they had heard, did pro

z Lo. 1.74 9 of their salvation ' perfect through sufferings.

voke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt De kommer

"S 11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who I saT.

of angels, by Moses. are sanctified are all of one: for which

17 But with whom was he grieved forty cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, Abraham years? was it not with them that had sinned, trough you - 12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my hold. whose carcasses fell in the wilderness ?

b c 4 15,16 brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing

18 And to whom sware · he that they should Eute the praise unto thee.

not enter into his rest, but to them that be

b made. Tid J 13 And again," I will put my trust in him.

lieved not?

e No. 127. Arts And again, Behold I and the children which

19 So u we see that they could not enter in urers. w God hath given me. .

1 20.6. 12,

because of unbelief. De of Ce Le 14 Forasmuch then as the children are par- Nu. 12.7.

CHAPTER IV. And takers of flesh and blood, be * also himself 1 Joe.1.2 I The rest of Christians is attained by faith. 12 The power of God's word. 14 By

likewise took part of the same; that through De.18.15.. and may go boldly to the throne of grace. 20 RODP'n death y he might destroy him that had the hPa 27.12.

TET us a therefore fear, lest a promise being Tant power of death, that is, the devil;

I left us of entering into his rest, any of you

il P. 2.5.
15 And deliver them who : through fear of: should seem to come short of it.
death were all their lifetime subject to bond-

2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as age.

well as unto them: but the word preached 16 For verily a he took not on him the nature

did not profit them, not being mixed with of angels; but he took on him the seed of

faith in them that heard it. Eth the tit Abraham.

3 For we which have believed do enter into 17 Wherefore in all things it behooved him to

rest, as he said, 4 As I have sworn in my wrath, word en be made like unto his brethren, that he might 2. if they shall enter into my rest: although the

be ab merciful and faithful high priest in - Je.213 works were finished from the foundation of che things pertaining to God, to make reconcilia

the world. Hei tion for the sins of the people.

p ver 6. 4 For he spake in a certain place of the sevan 18 For in that he himself hath suffered being 9 ver. 7. venth day on this wise, And God did rest

tempted, he is able to succour them that are N11.14.2, the seventh day from all his works. cresce tempted.

5 And in this place again, If they shall enter


into my rest.
obale i Clarist is more worthy than Moses, 7 therefore if we believe not in him, we shall Jude 5
be more worthy punishment than hard-hearted Israel

6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some
THEREFORE, holy brethren, partakers Bal must enter therein, and they i to whom it
VV of the heavenly calling, consider the c.4.6. was first preached entered not in because of
Apostle and High Priest of our profession, c.12.15. unbelief:
Christ Jesus;

of hear

| 7 (Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying For the 2 Who was faithful to him that I appointed or, ben in David, To-day, after so long a time; as it is him, as also Moses c was faithful in all his

said, - To-day if ye will hear his voice, harden PTER house.

fail to

not your hearts. E 3 For this man was counted worthy of more

lored P. 95.11. | 8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath

would he not afterward have spoken of an

e Ge22 builded d the house hath more honour than the 12.3.19. other day. * house.

9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the 4 For every house is builded by some man ; l gospel people of God.

hP: 86.7. but he that built all things is God.

10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also 5 And Moses. verily was faithful in all his Poskus hath ceased from his own works, as God did house, as a 'servant, for a testimony of those

Jor, keep from his.) things which were to be spoken after;.

| 11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that 216 But Christ as a Son over his own house ; ? Pe 1.10 rest, lest any man fall after the same example

whose house " are we, if i we hold fast the Serience of i unbelief. confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm ml.4.2 | 12 For the word m of God is quick, and powunto the end.

a Re.1.16. I erful, and sharper than any two-edged sword,

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The danger of apostacy. piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul A. Mo cir. Ion ' of hands, and of 6 resurrection of the and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and A. De cir. dead, and of eternal judgment. is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of a 3 And this will we do, if h God permit.

o P.139.2 the heart.

| 4 For it is impossible i for those who were

Re.2.B. 13 Neither is there any creature that is not

once enlightened, and have tasted of the hea

p Pr. 15. 11. manifest in his sight: but all things are naked

venly gift, and were made partakers of the

9c-9.12,24 P and opened unto the eyes of him with whom

Holy Ghost,

r c.10.23. we have to do.

5 And have tasted the good word of God, 14 Seeing then that we have a great high s Ho. 11.8. and the powers of the world to come, priest, that is passed a into the heavens, Jesus + 1 Pe.222 6 If j they shall fall away, to renew them the Son of God, let us r hold fast our pro- u Ep.3.12 again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to fession.

themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him 15 For we have not a high priest which can-. to an open shame.

a c.8.3. not be touched with the feeling of our infir

bor, rege

7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain mities; but was in all points tempted like as bear win that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth we are, yet without i sin.

herbs meet for them k by whom it is dressed,

cc.7.28 16 Let us therefore come boldly " unto the d Leg.7. receiveth blessing 1 from God: throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, le 2Ch.26.18.

| 8 But that which beareth m thorns and briers and find grace to help in time of need.

is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing ; whose CHAPTER V.

Nu.16.40. end is to be burned. 1 The authority and honour of our Saviour's priesthood. 11 Negligence in the know. | 8 Jn.8.54. | 9 But, beloved. we are persuaded better LOR every high priest' taken from among

h P8.2.7.

things of you, and things that accompany salT men is ordained a for men in things per

vation, though we thus speak. taining to God, that he may offer both gifts

10 For God is not unrighteous to forget and sacrifices for sins:

k Mat.26.53 your work and labour of love, which ye have 2 Who can have compassion on the igno- 1 or, for showed toward his name, in that ye have

his piety. rant, and on them that are out of the way ; for

m Phi.2.8.

ministered to the saints, and do minister. that he himself also is compassed with in

11 And we desire that every one of you do

n c.2. 10. firmity.

over. 6.

show the same diligence to the • full assurance 3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for the

of hope unto the end : people, so d also for himself, to offer for sins.

12 That ye be not p slothful, but followers of 4 And e no man taketh this honour unto him- hath no them who through faith and patience inherit self, but he that is called of God, as was

the promises. i Aaron.

13 For when God made promise to Abraham, 5 So also Christ & glorified not himself to be

s or, a ha because he could swear by no greater, he

bil,or,per. made a high priest ; but he that said unto him,


sware by himself, h Thou art my Son, to-day have I begotten thee.

14 Saying, 9 Surely blessing I will bless thee, 6 As he saith also in another place, Thou

and multiplying I will multiply thee.. i art a priest for ever after the order of Mel-b or, the 15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he chisedec.

te begins obtained the promise.

ning 0 7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had Chris.. | 16 For men verily swear by the greater: and offered up j prayers and supplications with c.9.11. an oath r for confirmation is to them an end strong crying and tears unto him that was abled 6.11.6. of all strife. k to save him from death, and was heard iin e Ac.19.4,5 17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly that he feared ;

to show unto the heirss of promise the immu8 Though he were a Son, yet learned her Ac.8.17. tability i of his counsel, a confirmed it by an obedience m by the things which he suffered; & Ac.17.31. oath: 9 And being made perfect, he became the

| 18 That by two immutable things, in which

h Ja. 4.15. author of eternal salvation unto all them that h. it was impossible for God to lie, we might obey him ;

have a strong consolation, who have fled for 10 Called of God a high priest o after the or

refuge to lay hold w upon the hope set beder of Melchisedec.

fore us: 11 Of whom we have many things to say, 1 Jn.5.16. 19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of 1 Is.1.23. soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enterhearing.

kor, for. eth into that within * the veil; 12 For when for the time ye ought to be 1 Ps.65. 10. 20 Whither y the forerunner is for us entered, teachers, ye have need that one teach you m Is.5.6. | even Jesus, made a high priest for ever after again which be the first principles of the ora- n Mat.25.40 the order of 2 Melchisedec. cles of God; and are become such as have c.8.6,14.


1 Christ Jesus is a priest after the order of Melchisedeo, Il and so, far more excellent ned of p milk, and not of strong meat.

than the priests of Aaron's order. 13 For every one that useth milk a is unskil- 1 9 Ge 22.16, TOR this a Melchisedec, king of Salem, ful in the word of righteousness: for he is a

T priest of the most high God, who met babe.

r Ex. 22.11.

Abraham returning from the slaughter of the 14 But strong meat belongeth to them that *Ran...? kings, and blessed him ; are r of full age, even those who by reason of R0.11.29.

2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part > use have their senses exercised to discern

of all; first being by interpretation King of

u interposed both good and evil.

himself. righteousness, and after that also King of SaCHAPTER VI.

v Tit. 1.2. llem, which is, King of peace; I He exhorteth not to fall back from the faith, 11 but to be steadfast, 12 diligent, and patient to wait upon God, 13 because God is most sure in his promise

w I T16.12. | 3 Without father, without mother, without THEREFORE a leaving the principles of x Le.16.15. | descent, having neither beginning of days, I the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto

y c.4.14.

nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of perfection; not laying again the foundation

2 c.7.17.

| God; abideth a priest continually. of repentance from · dead works, and of faith. Geja 18 | 4 Now consider how great this man was, unto d toward God,

"whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the 2 Of the doctrine of e baptisms, and of laying 16 pedigrec. I tenth of the spoils.

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