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Believers urged to persevere.

HEBREWS, VI. Melchisedec and Christ compared. CHAPTER VI.

A.D. 64. | unto the Son of God, abideth a priest THEREFORE,& leaving the prin

continually. ciples of the doctrine of Christ, let us aPhi.3.12.14 4 Now consider how great this man was, go on unto perfection; not laying, again Bor, the unto whom even the patriarch Abraham the foundation of repentance from dead word of the gave the tenth of the spoils. works, and of faith c toward God,

beginning 5 And verily they that are of the sons 2. Of the doctrine of baptisms, a and of of Christ. of Levi,e who receive the office of the laying ons of hands, and of g resurrection chap. 9. 14. priesthood, have a commandment to take of the dead, and of eternal judgment. cchap. 11. 6. tithes of the people according to the law,

3 And this will we do, if God permit. d Ac. 19. 4,5. that is, of their brethren, though they 4 For it is impossible for those

who e Nu. 18. 21.. come out of the loins of Abraham: were once enlightened, and have tasted

26. 6 But he, whose y descent is not counted of the heavenly gift, and were made

Ac. 8. 17. par

from them, receivedk tithes of Abraham, takers of the Holy Ghost,

g Ac. 17. 31.

and blessed him that had the promises. 5 And have tasted the good word of God, h Ja. 4. 15.

26. 8.

7 And without all contradiction the and the powers of the world to come, 6 Ifm they shall fall away, to renew

ichap.10.26. less is blessed of the better.

Mat. 5. 13. 8 And here men that die receive tithes; them again unto repentance; seeing they 12.31,32. but there he receiveth them, of whom » it crucify to themselves the Son of God John 15. 6. is witnessed that he liveth. afresh, and put him to an open shame.

2 Pe.2.20,21 9 And as I may so say, Levi also, who re7 For the earth which drinketh in the 1 John 5.16.ceiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham. rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth y pedigree. 10 For he was yet in the loins of his forth herbs meet for them 5 by whom it kGe. 14.20. father, when Melchisedec met him. is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:

i Ro. 9. 4.

11 IfP therefore perfection were by the 8 But that which beareth thorns ? and m Is. 1. 28. Levitical priesthood, (for under it the briers is rejected, and is nigh unto curs- n chap. 5. 6. people received the law,) what further ing; whose end is to be burned.

Re. 1. 18. need was there that another priest should 9 But, beloved, we are persuaded better sor, for. rise after the order of Melchisedec, and things of you, and things that accompany o Ps. 65. 10.

not be called after the order of Aaron? salvation, though we thus speak.

P ver. 18, 19. 12 For the priesthood being changed, 10 For God is not unrighteous to for- chap. 8. 7.

there is made of necessity a change also get your work and labour of love, which Ga. 2. 21. of the law. ye have shewed toward his name, in that 1 Is. 5. 6.

13 For he of whom these things are spo ye have ministered to the saints, and dor Mat. 25. 40. ken pertaineth to another tribe, of which minister.

8 Is. 11. 1.

no man gave attendance at the altar. 11 And we desire that every one of you

Mat. 1. 3. 14 For it is evidents that our Lord do shew the same diligence to the full chap.3.6,14 sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses

u Pr. 15. 19." spake nothing concerning priesthood. 12 That ye be not slothful,u but fol

2 Pe. 1. 10.

15 And it is yet far more evident: for lowers of them who through faith and

that after the similitude of Melchisedec

v Ge. 22.16,17 patience inherit the promises.

w Ps. 110. 4.

there ariseth another priest, 13 For when God made promise to * Ac. 13. 39.

16 Who is made, after the law of a Abraham, because he could swear by no y Ex. 22. 11. carnal commandment, but after the power greater, he sware by himself,

z Ro. 3. 20. of an endless life. 14 Saying,", Surely blessing I will bless

Šor, but it 17 For he testifieth, Thou art a priest thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.

for ever after the order of Melchisedec. 15 And so, after he had patiently en

a Ro. 5. 2. 18 For there is verily a disannulling of dured, he obtained the promise.

b chap. 11. 9. the commandment going before, for the 16 For men verily swear by the greater: Ro. 8. 17. weakness* and unprofitableness thereof. and an oath y for confirmation is to them cRo. 11. 29. 19 For the law made nothing perfect, an end of all strife.

n interposed $but the bringing in of a better hope did; 17 Wherein God, willing more abun-l'himself. by the which a we draw nigh unto God. dantly to shew unto the heirs. of pro- e or, swear

20 And inasmuch as not without an mise the immutability of his counsel, ing of an oath he was made priest : n confirmed it by an oath;

oath.

21 (For those priests were made with18 That by two immutable things, in a Tit. 1. 2. out an oath; but this with an oath by which it was impossible for God to d' lie, Ps. 110. 4. him that said unto him, The Lord sware we might have a strong consolation, who 11 Ti. 6. 12. and will not repent, Thou art a priest for have fed for refuge to lay holds upon chap. 8. 6. ever after the order of Melchisedec :) the hope set before us :

h Le, 16. 15.

22 By so much was Jesus made a surety 19 Which hope we have as an anchor of chap. 4. 14. of a better o testament. the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which k chap. 7. 17.

23 And they truly were many priests, entereth into that within h the veil ;

kor, which

because they were not suffered to con20 Whitheri the forerunner is for us passeth not tinue by reason of death : entered, even Jesus, made an high priest from one to 24 But this man, because he continueth

another, for ever after the order of Melchisedec. k

ever, hath k an unchangeable’ priesthood. CHAPTER VII.

11 Sa. 2. 35. 25 Wherefore he is able m also to save FOR this Melchisedec, " king of Salem, mJude 24. them a to the uttermost that come unto priest of the most high God, who met " Ge. 14. 18, God by him, seeing he ever liveth to Abraham returning from the slaughter

&c. make intercession for them. of the kings, and blessed him ;

dor, ever- 26 For such an high priest became us, 2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth

who is holy, harmless, undefiled, sepapart of all; first being by interpretation oRo: 8. 34.

1 John 2. 1. the heavens ;

rate from sinners, and made higher than King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of r chap. 4. 15.

27 Who needeth not daily, as those high

1 Pe. 2. 22. peace;

priests, to offer up sacrifice, firstą for his 3 Without father, without mother, with-Lo. 9. 7.

own sins, and then for the people's: for this out u descent, having neither beginning | M pedigree. he did

once, when he offered up himself. of days, nor end of life; but made like

28 For the law maketh men high priests

was,

more.

yor, holy

0

nor,

Perfection of the New Covenant. HEBREWS, IX.

The Mosaic rites typical. which have infirmity; but the word of the A.D. 64. first tabernacle, accomplishing the seroath, which was since the law, maketh the

vice of God. Son, who is B consecrated for evermore. Bor, per- 7 But into the second went the high CHAPTER VIII.

fected. priest alone a once every year, not withNow of the things which we have spoken a Ex. 30. 10. out blood, which he offered for himself, this is the sum: We have such an high Le.16.2,&c. and for the errors of the people : priest, who is set on the right hand of the chap: 5.3.

8 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that throne of the Majesty in the heavens;

c Ep. 1. 20. 2 A minister of ý the sanctuary, é and

the way d into the holiest of all was not d ch.10.19,20.

John 14. 6. yet made manifest, while as the first taof the true tabernacle, which the Lord

bernacle was yet standing : pitched, and not man.

things.

9 Which was a figure for the time then 3 For every high priest is ordained to ech.9.8,12,24 present, in which were offered both gifts offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is fch. 10.1, 11. and sacrifices, that could notí make him of necessity that this man have somewhat Ps. 40.6, 7. that did the service perfect, as pertaining also to offer.

Ga. 3. 21.

to the conscience ; & 4 For if he were on earth, he should not y Ps.51.16..19 10 Which stood only in meats and be a priest, seeing that Šthere are priests h chap. 9. 14. drinks, and divers washings,k and carnal that offer gifts according to the law :

Ep. 5.2. & ordinances, imposed on them until the 5 Who serve unto the example and sha- i Le.11.2,&c. time of reformation. down of heavenly things, as Moses was

k Nu.19.7,&c. 11 But Christ being come an high m priest admonished of God when he was about to 8 or, rites, or, of good things to come, by a greater P and make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, 9

ceremonies.

more perfect tabernacle, uot made with that thou make all things according to the Sor, they.

hands, that is to say, not of this building ; pattern shewed to thee in the mount. 1 Ep. 2. 15.

12 Neither by the blood of goats, and 6 But now hath he obtained a more ex- mchap. 3. 1;

calves, bụt by his own blood, he entered cellent" ministry, by how much“ also he is a chap: 10,1. in once into the holy place, t having ob

ediator of a better n covenant, which chap. 10. 1. tained eternal redemption for us. was established upon better promises.

p chap. 8. 2.

13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, For if w that first covenant had been , Ex. 25.40. and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the faultless, then should no place have been 26. 30. unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of sought for the second.

r chap. 10. 4. the flesh; 8 For finding fault with them, hey saith, Ac. 20. 28. 14 How much more shall the blood of Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, 1Pe.1.18,19. Christ, who * through the eternal Spirit when I will make a new covenant with

Re. 1.5.

offered himself without o spot to God, the house of Israel and with the house of

tchap. 10.19.

u chap. 7. 22. purge your conscience from dead works Judah :

2 Co. 3. 6..9. to serve a the living God ? 9 Not according to the covenant that I testa

15 And for this cause he is the mediator made with their fathers in the day when ment. of the new testament, that by means of I took them by the hand to lead them out v Nu.19.2..17 death, for the redemption of the transgresof the land of Egypt; because they con, w chap. 7. 11. sions that were under the first testament, tinued not in my covenant, and I regarded v1 Pe. 3. 18. they which are called might receive the them not, saith the Lord.

y Je.31.31..34 promise of eternal inheritance. 10 For this is the covenant that I will oor, fault. 16 For where a testament is, there must make with the house of Israel after those z chap.10.22. also of necessity « be the death of the days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws a 1 Pe. 4. 2. testator. into their mind, and write them u in their kor, be 17 For a testament is of force after men hearts: and I'will be to them a God, and brought in. are dead: otherwise it is of no strength they shall be to me a people :

1 give. at all while the testator liveth. ii And they shall not teach every man u or, upon. 18 Whereupon neither the first testahis neighbour, and every man his brother, Ho. 2. 23. ment was v dedicated without blood. saying, Know the Lord: for all d shall

Zec. 8. 8. 19 Forc when Moses had spoken every know

me, from the least to the greatest. vor, purified. precept to all the people according to the 12 For I will be merciful to their un

Ex. 24.6,&c. law, he took the blood of çalves and of

XIV righteousness, and their sins and their

XVI. goats, with water, and & scarlet wool, and iniquities will I remember no more. d Is. 54. 13. hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and 13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he

Šor, purple.

all the people, hath made the first old. Now that which

e2 Co. 5. 17.

20 Saying, This is the blood of the testadecayeth and waxeth old is ready to Mat. 26. 28. ment which God hath enjoined unto you. vanish away.

g Ex. 29.12,36

21 Moreovery he sprinkled likewise CHAPTER IX.

with blood both the tabernacle and all THEN verily the first covenant had

TT or, cere-
monies.

the vessels of the ministry. also a ordinances of divine service, and h Ex. 25. 8.

22 And almost all things are by the a worldly sanctuary.h

i Le. 17. 11.

law purged with blood; and without 2 For there was a tabernaclek made; kEx.26.1,35. shedding of blood i is no remission. the first, wherein was the candlestick, and ? Ex. 40. 4. 23 It was therefore necessary that the the table, and the showbread ; m which m Ex. 25. 30. patterns of things in the heavens should is called p the sanctuary.

por, holy.

be purified with these; but the heavenly 3 And after the second veil," the taber. | » Ex. 26.31,33 things themselves with better sacrifices nacle which is called the Holiest of all; o Le. 16. 12. than these.

4 Which had the golden censer, and the PEx. 25. 10, 24 For Christ is not entered into the ark P of the covenant overlaid round about &c. holy places made with hands, which are with gold, wherein was the golden 9 pot

. Ex. 16. 33.

the figures of the true; but into heaven

* Ro. 8. 34. that had manna, and Aaron's rodo that

& Nu. 17.10. itself, now to appears in the presence of budded, and the tables of the covenant; t Ex. 34. 29.

God for us : 5 And over it the cherubims” of glory 40. 20.

25 Nor yet that he should offer himself shadowing the mercyseat: , of which we De. 10. 2,5. often, as the high priest entereth into the cannot now speak particularly.

u Ex. 25.18,22 holy place every year with blood of others; 6 Now when these things were thus or- v Nu. 28. 3. 26 For then must he often have suffered dained, the priests went always into the

since the foundation of the world: but

nesses:

Christ's atonement and priesthood. HEBREWS, X.

Cautions against apostasy. now once in the end of the world hath he A.D. 64. 24 And let us consider one another, to appeared, to put away sin by the sacrifice

provoke unto love and to good works: of himself.

a Ge. 3. 19. 25 Not forsaking the assembling of our 27 And as it is appointed a. unto men

b Ec. 12. 14.

selves together, as the manner of some is; once to die, but after this the judgment; cl Pe. 2. 24. but exhorting one another : and so much

3. 18. 28 So Christe was once offered to bear

the more as a ye see the day approaching.

1 John 3.5. the sins of many ;e and unto them that

26 For ifs we sin wilfully after that we

d Ro. 13. 11. look 0 for him shall he appearh the second

have received the knowledge of the truth,

e Is. 53. 12. time, without sin, unto salvation.i

Mat. 26. 28. there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, CHAPTER X. FOR the law, having a shadowk of good

27 But a certain fearful looking for of fch. 6. 4, &c.

Nu. 15. 30. judgment, and fiery' indignation, which things to come, and not the very image of Tit. 2. 13. shall devour the adversaries. the things, can never with those sacrifices 2 Pe. 3. 12. 28 Hem that despised Moses' law died which they offered year by year continu-h Ac. 1. 11. without mercy under two or three witally make the comers thereunto perfect.

Re. 1. 7. 2 For then B would they not have ceased : Is. 25. 9. 29 Ofn how much sorer punishment, to be offered ? because that the worship- i Zep. 1. 18.

suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, pers once purged should have had no

who hath trodden under foot the Son of

3. 8. more conscience of sins.

m De.17.2..13. God, and hath counted the blood of the 3 But in those sacrifices there is a remem

covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an brance again made of sins every year.

Bor, they
would have the Spirit 9 of grace ?

unholy thing, and hath done despite unto 4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.P nchap. 2.3. 30 For we know him that hath said,

5 Wherefore, when he cometh into the Le. 16. 34. Vengeances belongeth_unto me, I will world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering Mi, 6-6..recompense, saith the Lord. And again, thou wouldest not, but a body Y hast thou 9 Mat. 12. 3), The Lord shall judge his people.

32. prepared me.

r Ps. 40. 6..8.

31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the 6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for De.32.35,36 hands of the living God. sin thou hast had no pleasure :

t Ps. 135. 14. 32 But call to remembrance the former 7 Then said I, Lo, I come in the vo

days, in which, after ye were illuminated, yor,

thou lume of the book it is written of me) to

hast fitted.

ye endured a great fight of afflictions ; do thy will, O God.

33 Partly, whilst ye were made a gazing. 8 Above, when he said, Sacrifice and of- 1 Th, 2. 14. stock, both by reproaches and afflictions ; fering and burnt offerings and offering for 8 or, that ye and partly, whilst ye became” companions

have in sin thou wouldest pot, neither hadst plea

of them that were so used.

yourselves ; sure therein; which are offered by the law;

or, for

34 For ye had compassion of me in my 9. Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy yourselves. bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of will, O God. He taketh away the first,

your goods, knowing 8 in yourselves that

v John 17.19. that he may establish the second.

ye have in heaven w a better and an en

w Lu. 12. 33. 10 By the which will we are sanctified," through the offering* of the body of Jesus y Nu. 28. 3.

* chap. 9. 12. during substance.

35 Cast not away therefore your confiChrist once for all.

2 Mat. 6. 12. dence, which hath great: recompence of 11 And every priest standeth daily y a Ps.50.8..13. reward. ministering, and offering oftentimes the Is. 1. 11. 36 For ye have need of patience, that, same sacrifices, which can never a take 6 Lu. 21. 19. after ye have done the will of God, ye away sins :

c Col. 3. 1. might receive the promise. 12 But this man, after he had offered a Hab. 2.3, 4. 37 Ford yet a little while, and he that one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down Ps. 110. 1.

shall come will come, and will not tarry. on the right hand of God;

f verse 1.

38 Now the just shall live by faith: but

O verse 26. 13 From henceforth expecting till his

h Je.31.33,34.

if any man draw back, my soul shall have enemiese be made his footstool.

no pleasure in him. 14 For by one offering he hath per- Sor, ground, 39 But we are not of them who draw fected for ever them that are sanctified. or, confi

dence.

back) unto perdition, but of them that 15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a

believe to the saving of the soul. witness to us : for after that he had said i Ro.8.24,25.

CHAPTER XI. before,

Some co

Now faith is the substance of things 16 This is the covenant that I will pies have, hoped for, the evidence of things not

Then he make with them after those days, saith the

said, And Lord; I will put my laws into their hearts,

their.

2 For by it the elders obtained a good and in their minds will I write them;

report. 17 n and their sins and iniquities will k Ge. 1, 1. 3 Through faith we understandk that I remember no more.

Ps. 33. 6.

the worlds were framed by the word of 18 Now where remission of these is, oor, liberty. God, so that things which are seen were there is no more offering for sin.

Ich. 9. 8, 12. not made of things which do appear. 19 Having therefore, brethren,, bold- m Ge. 4. 4, 5. 4 By faith Abelm offered unto God a ness to enter into the holiest by the John 14.6. more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by blood of Jesus,

which he obtained witness that he was

kor, new 20 By a new and living way,” which he

made.

righteous, God testifying of his gifts : and hath a consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

by it he, being dead, ^ yet speaketh.

dor, is yet 21 And having an high priesto over the

spoken of.

5 By faith Enoch P was translated that

he should not see death; and was not house of God;

och. 4. 14..16. found, because God had translated him: 22 Let us draw near with a true heart, Ge. 5,22,24. for before his translation he had this tes. in e full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled" from an evil conscience, Ps. 106. 21..

rEze. 36. 25. timony, that he pleased God.

6 But without faith it is impossible to and our bodies washed with pure water.

24. please him : for he that cometh to God 23 Let us hold fast the profession of t1 Th. 5. 24. must believe that he is, and that he is a our faith without wavering ; (for het is u Ge.6.14..22. rewarder of them that diligently seek him. faithful that promised ;)

7 By faith Noah,u being warned of God

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Deeds and triumphs of Faith. HEBREWS, XII.

The design of afflictions. of things not seen as yet, B moved with A. D. 64. 29 By faith they passed a through the fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his

Red Sea as by dry land : which the Egyphouse; by the which he condemned the Bor, being tians assaying to do, were drowned. world, and became heir of the righteous- wury.

30 By faith the walls of Jerichob fell ness which is by faith.

a Ex.14.22,29. down, after they were compassed about 8 By faith Abraham, when he was called Jos.6.12..20. seven days. to go out into a place which he should after cGe. 12. 1, 4, 31 By faith the harlot Rahabd perished receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he

&c. not with them that y believed not, when

d Jos. 6. 23. went out, not knowing whither he went.

she had received the spiese with peace.

Ja. 2. 25. 9 By faith he sojourned in the land of

32 And what shall I more say? for the promise, as in a strange country, dwell-yor, were time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, ing? in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, e Jos.2.4, &c. Jephthae ; of Davidt" also, and Samuels? the heirs with him of the same promise:

s Ge.13.3, 18. 10 For he looked for a citym which hath

18.1, 9.

and of the prophets ; foundations, whose builder and maker is Ju. VI. 33 Who through faith subdued kingGod.

VII. doms, wrought righteousness, obtained 11 Through faith also Sarao herself » Ju. 4. 6, &c. promises, P stopped the mouths of lions, received strength to conceive seed, and iJu. XV. 34 Quenched the violence of fire, eswas delivered of a child when she was XVI. caped 8 the edge of the sword, out of past age, because she judged him faithfult Ju. 11. 32, weakness were made strong, waxed vawho had promised.

&c. liant in fight, turned to flight the armies 12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and *1 Sa. 17.45, of the aliens.

&c. him as good as dead, so many as the stars 11 Sa.7.9,&c.

35 Womenų received their dead raised of the sky in multitude, and as the sand mchap.12.22. to life again : and others were tortured, which is by the sea shore innumerable.

13.14. not accepting deliverance; that they 13 These all died & in faith, not having re- * Re.21.2,10. might obtain a better resurrection: ceived the promises, but having seen them Ge. 21.1, 2. 36 And others had trial of cruel mock. afar off, and were persuaded of them, and ? Ga. 3. 16. ings and scourgings, yea, moreover, of embraced them, and confessed that they . Da. 6. 22. bonds* and imprisonment:y

r Da. 3. 25. were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

37 They were stoned, a they were sawn

81 Ki. 19. 3. 14 For they that say such things, declare 2 Ki. 6. 18. asunder, were tempted, were slain with plainly that they seek a country.

tchap. 10.23.

the sword: they wandered about in sheep15 And truly if they had been mindful x1 Ki. 17. 22. skins and goatskins; being destitute, of that country from whence they came 2Ki.4.35,36. afflicted, tormented; out, they might have had opportunity to v Ge. 22. 17. 38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) have returned :

Ro, 4. 17. they wandered in deserts, and in moun16 But now they desire a better country,

w Ac. 4. 19.

tains, and in dens and caves of the earth. that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is 8 according 39 And these all, having obtained a not ashamed to be called their God;b for to faith. good report through faith, received not he hath prepared for them a city.

x Ge. 39. 20. the promise: 17. By faith Abraham, when hed was v Je. 20. 2. 40 God having $ provided some better tried, offered up Isaac ; and he that had 1 Ch.29. 15. thing for us, that they without use should received the promises, offered up his only

not be made perfect.

a Ac. 7. 59. begotten son,

• Ex. 3. 6, 15. WHEREFORE seeing we also are com

CHAPTER XII. 18 n Of whom it was said, Thats in

c verse 10. Isaac shall thy seed be called :

Šor, fore

passed about with so great a cloud of 19 Accounting that God was able to

witnesses, let us lay aside I every weight, raise him up, even from the dead; from a Ge.22.1,&c. and let us run with patience the race that

and the sin which doth so easily beset us, whence also he received him in a figure.

20 By faith Isaach blessed Jacob and e Re. 6. 11. is set before us, Esau concerning things to come.

2 Looking unto Jesus the author and 21 By

faith Jacob, when he was a dying, 1 Ge. 21. 12. finisher of our faith; who, for the joyi blessedj both the sons of Joseph: and wor 92 Co. 7.1. that was set before him, endured the cross, shipped, leaningk upon the top of his staff. a Ge. 27. 27.. despising the shame, and is set down at 22 By faith Joseph? when he died,

40. the right hand of the throne of God. K made mention of the departing of the oor, beginner. 3 For consider him that endured such children of Israel; and gave command- Lú. 24. 26. contradiction of sinners against himself, ment concerning his bones.

; Ge.48.5..20. lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. 23 By faith Moses, when he was born, a Ge. 47.31. 4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, was hid m three months of his parents, Ge.50.24,25. striving against sin. because they saw he was a proper child; Kor, remem- 5 And ye have forgotten the exhorta. and they were not afraid of the king's

tion which speaketh unto you as unto commandment.

m Ex. 2. 2. children, My son, despise not thou the 24 By faith Moses,” when he was come n Pr.3.11,12. chastening of the Lord, nor faint when to years, refused to be called the son of Ex. 1.16,22. thou art rebuked of him: Pharaoh's daughter;

p Ex. 2.10,11. 6 For whom I the Lord loveth he chas25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction 9 Re. 3. 19.

teneth, and scourgeth every son whom he with the people of God, than to enjoy the Ps. 84. 10.

receiveth.

8 Pr. 13. 24. pleasures of sin for a season;

7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth 26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ

tor, for. with you as with sons; for what son 18 is greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: t chap. 13. 13. he whom the father chasteneth not? for he had resqect unto the recompence u

u chap.10.35.

8 But if ye be without chastisement, of the reward.

v Ex.io.28,29. whereof all are partakers, then are ye 27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fear- wiTi. 1. 17. bastards, and not sons. ing the wrath of the king: for he en- x Ex. 12. 21,

9 Furthermore, we have had fathers of dured, as seeing him who is invisible.

&c. our flesh, which corrected us, and we gave 28 Through faith he kept the passover, * y Nu. 16. 22. them reverence: shall we not much rather and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that de- 27. 16. be in subjection unto the Fathery of spi. stroyed the firstborn should touch them.

rits, and live?

seen.

nor, To.

bered.

ed good,

or, meet

change his

mind.

Warnings from the Gospel dispensation. HEBREWS, XIII. Christian graces and duties.

10 For they verily for a few days chas- | 4.D. 64. 3 Remember them that are in bonds, e as tened us Bafter their own pleasure; but

bound with them; and them which suffer he for our profit, that we might be par- Bor, as seem- adversity, as being yourselves also in the takers of his holiness.

body. 11 Now no chastening for the present

4 Marriage is honourable in all, and

to them. seemeth to be joyous, but grievous : never

the bed undefiled: but whoremongers

a Mat. 25. 36. theless, afterward it yieldeth the peace Pr.5.15.:23. and adulterers God will judge. able fruit of righteousness unto them c1 Co. 6. 9.

5 Let your conversation be without cowhich are exercised thereby.

Re. 22. 15. vetousness; and be contente with such 12 Wherefore lift up: the hands which d Is. 32. 17. things as ye have: for he hath said, Is hang down, and the feeble knees;

Ja. 3. 18. will never leave thee, por forsake thee. 13 And make y straight paths" for your

e Mat.6.25,34 6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord i feet, lest that which is lame be turned out Is. 35. 3.

is my helper, and I will not fear what

g Ge. 28. 15. of the way; but letk it rather be healed.

man shall do unto me.

De. 31.6,8. 14 Follow peace? with all men, and

1 Ch.28. 20.

7 Remember them which have the rule holiness, without m which no man shall

over you, who have spoken unto you the

yor, even. see the Lord :

word of God: whose faith follow, * con

h Pr. 4.26, 27. 15 Looking diligently° lest any man

i Ps. 27. 1.

sidering the end of their conversation : Šfail of the grace of God; lest any root P

k Ga. 6.1.

8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, of bitterness springing up trouble you, i Ps. 34. i4. and to day, and for ever. and thereby many be defiled;

dor, are the

9 Be notr carried about with divers and 16 Lest there be any fornicator,' or guides.

strange doctrines : for it is a good thing profane person, as Esau,, who for one m Mat. 5. 8. that the heart be established with grace; morsel of meat sold his birthright.

Ep. 5.5.

not with meats, which have not profited 17 For ye know how that afterward, n chap. 6. 12. them that have been occupied therein. when he would have inherited the bless- | 02 Pē. 1. 10. 10 We have an altar, whereof they have ing, he was rejected: for he found no Sor, fall no right to eat which serve the tabernacle. ? place of repentance, though he sought from. 11 For the bodies of those beasts, whose it carefully with tears.

p De. 29. 18. blood is brought into the sanctuary by 18 For ye are not come unto the mount u

q Re. 1. 4.

the high priest for sin, are burned withthat might be touched, and that burned r1 John 4. 1.

outw the camp.

8 1Co.6.13,18. with fire, nor unto blackness, and dark

12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might

t Ge. 25. 33. ness, and tempest,

uGe.27.34..38

sanctify the people with his own blood, 19' And the sound of a trumpet, and the

suffered withouty the gate.

nor, way to voice of words; which voices they that

13 Let us go forth therefore unto him heard, entreated that the word should

without the camp, bearing? his reproach. not be spoken to them any more:

v Ex.19.12..19 14 For here a have we no continuing 20. (For they could not endure that w Le. 16. 27. city, but we seek one to come. which was commanded, And if so much I Ex.20.18,19 15 By bimc therefore let us offer the as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be yJno.19.17,18 sacrifice of praise to God continually,

2 Ac. 5. 41. stoned, or thrust through with a dart:

that is, the fruit d of our lips, giving

a Mi. 2. 10. 21 A 80 terrible was the sight, that

thanks to his name.

6 Ex.19.13,16. Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake :)

16 But to do good, and to communi22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, d10. 14. 2.

Ep. 5. 26.

cate, forget not: for with such sacrifices and unto the city of the living God, the

God is well pleased.

O confessing heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumer

e Re. 3. 12. 17 Obey. them that « have the rule over able company of angels,

Ro. 12. 13. you, and submit yourselves : for they 23 To the general assembly and churchPhi. 4. 18. watch m for your souls, as they that must of the firstborn, which are a written in " Ps. 68. 17. give account; that they may do it with heaven, and to God the Judger of all, and i1 Th.5.12,13 joy, and not with grief : for that is unto the spirits of just meno made perfect, kor, guide. profitable for you.

24 And to Jesus the mediatorp of the k Re. 14. 4. 18 Pray for us: for we trust we have new M covenant, and to the blood of or, enrolled. a good conscience," in all things willing sprinkling, that speaketh better things ? Lu. 10. 20. to live honestly, than that of Abel..

m Eze. 3. 17.
* Ge. 18.25., this, that I may be restored to you the

19 But I beseech you the rather to do 25 See that ye refuse not him that

01 Co.15.49,54 speaketh. For if they escaped not who

p chap. 8.6.

sooner. refused him that spake on earth, much

20 Now the Godt of peace, that brought more shall not we escape if we turn away

ment.

again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that from him that speaketh from heaven: 9 Ex. 24. 8.

great Shepherd of the sheep, w through 26 Whose voice then shook the earth : r Ac. 24. 16.

the blood of the everlasting covenant, but now he hath promised, saying, Yet* & Ge. 4. 10. 21 Make you perfectý in every good once more I shake not the earth only, but <1 Th. 5.23. work to do his will, pworking in you also heaven.

u 1 Pe. 1. 21. that which is wellpleasing in his sight, 27 And this word, Yet once more, signi- „Eze. 34, 23. through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory

w . 9. fieth the removing of those things that

for ever and ever. Amen. o are shaken, as of things that are made, vor, testa- 22 And I beseech you, brethren, suffer that those things which cannot be shaken

ment.

the word of exhortation: for I have writmay remain.

Hag. 2. 6. which cannot be moved, let us have : Phi. 2. 13. is set at liberty; with whom, if he come 2. Wherefore, we receiving a kingdom 1 Pe. 5. 10. ten, a letter unto you in few words.

23 Know ye that our brother Timothy grace, whereby we may serve God ac

o or, may be. shortly, I will see you. ceptably with reverence and godly fear : Thold fast.

24 Salute all them that have the rule 29 For oura God is a consuming fire.

a De. 4. 24. over you, and all the saints. They of CHAPTER XIII. LET brotherly loveb continue.

61 Pe. 1. 22. Italy salute you.

1Jno.4.7,20. 25 Grace be with you all. Amen. 2 Be not forgetful to entertain stran- c Ge. 18. 3. gers : for thereby some have entertained 19. 2. Written to the Hebrews from Italy by angels unawares.

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