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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
Sacrifices of the lar
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
his people...n the 9 By laas in a stran
Of kolding fast the faith. CHAP. XI
What faith us 26 For if we sin wilfully after that wel 5 By faith Enoch was translated, that have received the knowledge of the he should not see death; and was not truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice found, because God had translated him: for sins,
for before his translation he had this tes27 But a certain fearful looking for of timony, that he pleased God. judgment and fiery indignation, which 6 But without faith it is impossible to shall devour the adversaries.
I please him : for he that cometh to God 28 He that despised Moses' law, died must believe that he is, and that he is without mercy under two or three a rewarder of them that diligently seek witnesses:
him. 29 Of how much sorer punishment, 7 By faith Noah, being warned of God suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, of things not seen as yet, moved with who hath trodden under foot the Son of fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his God, and hath counted the blood of the house ; by the which he condemned the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, world, and became heir of the righteous an unholy thing, and hath done despite ness which is by faith. unto the Spirit of grace?
1 8 By faith Abraham, when he was 30 For we know him that hath said, called to go out into a place which he Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will should after receive for an inheritance, recompense, saith the Lord. And again, obeyed; and he went out not knowing The Lord shall judge his people.
whither he went. 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the 9 By faith he sojourned in the land of hands of the living God.
promise, as in a strange country, dwelling * 32 But call to remembrance the former in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the
days, in which, after ye were illuminated, heirs with him of the same promise: ye endured a great fight of afflictions; 1 10 For he looked for a city which hath
33 Partly, while ye were made a gazing-foundations, whose builder and maker stock both by reproaches and afflictions ; is God. and partly, while ye becaine companions 11 Through faith also Sarah herself reof them that were so used.
ceived strength to conceive seed, and 34 For ye had compassion of me in my was delivered of a child when she was bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of past age, because she judged him faithful your goods, knowing in yourselves that who had promised. ye liave in heaven a better and an en-| 12 Therefore sprang there even of one, during substance.
and him as good as dead, so many as the 35 Cast not away therefore your con- stars of the sky in multitude, and as the fidence, which hath great recompense sand which is by the sea-shore innuof reward.
merable. f 36 For ye have need of patience, that, 13 These all died in faith, not having
after ye have done the will of God, ye received the promises, but having seen might receive the promise.
thein afar off, and were persuaded of 37 For vet a little while, and he that them, and embraced them, and confessed shall come will come, and will not tarry. that they were strangers and pilgrims on
38 Now the just shall live by faith : but the earth. if any man draw back, my soul shall 14 For they that say such things declare have no pleasure in him.
I plainly that they seck a country. 39 But we are not of them who drawl 15 And truly, if they had been mindful
back unto perdition ; but of them that of that country from whence they came E believe to the saving of the soul. out, they might have had opportunity to
have returned. Of faith, and its fruits.
16 But now they desire a better country W faith is the substance of things that is, a heavenly: wherefore God is not N hoped for, the evidence of things ashamed to be called their God: for he Hello pot seen:
hath prepared for them a city. me 2 for by it the elders obtained a good 17 By faith Abraham, when he was * report.
tried, offered up Isaac : and he that had 3 Through faith we understand that the received the promises offered up his onlyworlds were framed by the word of God, begotten son, so that things which are seen were not 18 of whom it was said, That in Isaac made of things which do appear.
shall thy seed be called : 4 By faith Abel offered urto God a more 19 Accounting that God was able to raise excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which him up, even from the dead; from he obtained witness that he was righteous, whence also he received him in a figure.
God testifying of his gifts: and by it he 20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and * being dead yet speaketh.
· Esau concerning things to come.
helieve to the CHAP. X
The fruits of faith.
Sundry ethortation 21 By faith Jacob, when he was a they wandered in deserts, and in mom dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; tains, and in dens and caves of the earth. and worshipped, leaning upon the top 39 And these all, having obtained a of his staff.
good report through faith, received not 22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made the promise : mention of the departing of the children 40 God having provided some better of Israel; and gave commandment con- thing for us, that they without us should cerning his bones. .
not be made periect. 23 By faith Moses, when he was born,
CHAP. XII. . was hid three months of his parents, Exhortation to faith and patience. because they saw he was a proper child; W HEREFORE, seeing we also are and they were not afraid of the king's W com passed about with so great a commandnient.
cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every 24 By faith Moses, when he was come weight, and the sin which doth so easily to years, refused to be called the son of beset us, and let us run with patience l'haraoh's daughter;
the race that is set before us, . 25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and with the people of God, than to enjoy the finisher of our faith ; who, for the joy pleasures of sin for a season ;
that was set before him, endured the 26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ cross, despising the shame, and is set greater riches than the treasures in down at the right hand of the throne Egypt: for he had respect unto the re- of God. comipense of the reward.
| 3 For consider him that endured such 27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing contradiction of sinners against himself, the wrath of the king : for he endured, lest ye be wearied and faint in your as seeing him who is invisible.
minds. 28 Through faith he kept the passover, 4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that striving against sin. destroyed the first-born should touch 5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation them.
which speaketh unto you as unto chil29 By faith they passed through the Red dren, My son, despise not thou the chas sea as by dry land : which the Egyptians tening of the Lord, nor faint when thou assaying to do were drowned.
art rebuked of him : 30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell 6 For whom the Lord loveth he chas down, after they were compassed about teneth, and scourgeth every son whom seven days.
he receiveth. 31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished 7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth not with them that believed not, when with you as with sons: for what son is she had received the spies with peace. He whom the father chasteneth not?
32 And what shall I say more for the 8 But if ye be without chastisernent, time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and whereof all are partakers, then are yo of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jeph-bastards, and not sons. thae, of David also, and Samuel, and of 9 Furthermore, we have had fathers of the prophets ::
Jour flesh which corrected us, and wo 33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, gave them reverence: shall we not much wrought righteousness, obtained promi- rather be in subjection unto the Father ses, stopped the mouths of lions,
lof spirits, and live? 34 Quenched the violence of fire, es- 10 For they verily for a few days chascaped the edge of the sword, out of weak-tened us after their own pleasure ; but ness were made strong, waxed valiant he for our profit, that we might be partain fight, turned to flight the armies of kers of his holiness. the aliens.
11 Now no chastening for the present 35 Women received their dead raised seemeth to be joyous, but grievone: to life again: and others were tortured, nevertheless, afterward it yieldeth the not accepting deliverance; that they peaceable fruit of righteousness unto might obtain a better resurrection: them which are exercised thereby.
36 And others had trial of cruel mock- 12 Wherefore lift up the hands which ings and scourgings, yea, moreover of hang down, and the feeble knees; bonds and imprisonment:
13 And make straight paths for you 37 They were stoned, they were sawn feet, lest that which is lame be turned out asunder, were tempted, were slain with of the way ; but let it rather be healed. the sword: they wandered about in 14 Follow peace with all men, and sheep-skins, and goat-skins ; being desti-holiness, without which no man shall tute, afflicted, tormented;
see the Lord : 88 ( Of whom the world was not worthy:)] 15 Looking diligently, lest any man ful
mock/ Ten which are of righten yieldeu