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The Lord sware, and will not repriests, because they were not suf- that I made with their fathers, i The eternity of

CHAP. LX. Christ's priesthoo tribe, of which no man gave at-throne of the Majesty in the he. tendance at the altar.

vens; 14 For it is evident that our 2 A minister of the sanctuar Lord sprang out of Juda ; of which and of the true tabernacle, whio i tribe Moses spake nothing concern- the Lord'pitched, and not man. ing priesthood.

3 For every high priest is ordai 15 And it is yet far more evident: led to offer gifts and sacrifice for that after the similitude of Mel- wherefore it is of necessity th: chisedec there ariseth another this man have somewhat also priest,

offer. 16 Who is made, not after the 4 For if ho were on earth, 1 law of a carnal commandment, should not be a priest, seeing th: but after the power of an endless there are priests that offer gifts a life.

cording to the law : 17 For he testifieth, Thou art a 5 Who serve unto the examp priest for ever after the order of and shadow of heavenly things, Melchisedec.

Moses was admonished of Go 18 For there is verily a disannul- when he was about to make ti Jing of the commandment going tabernacle : for, See (saith he) the before, for the weakness and un- thou make all things according, profitableness thereof.

the pattern shewed to thee in ti 19 For the law made nothing per-mount. Efect, butthe bringing in of a better 6 But now hath he obtained hope did; by the which we draw more excellent ministry, by ho

much also he is the mediator of 20 And inasmuch as not without better covenant, which was est: an oath he was made priest : biished upon better promises.

21 (For those priests were made 7 For if that first covenant ha without an oath; but this with an been faultless, then should no plac oath, by him that said unto him, have been sought for the second.

8 For finding fault with them, h pent, Thou art a priest for ever saith, Behold, the days come, sait after the order of Melchisedec:) the Lord, when I will make a ner

22 By so much was Jesus made covenant with the house of Israt a surety of a better testament. and with the house of Judah:

23 And they truly were many fered to continue by reason of the day when I took them by th death :

hand to lead them out of the lan 24 But this man, because he con- of Egypt; because they continue tinueth ever, hath an unchangea- not in my covenant, and I regard ble priesthood.

ed them not, saith the Lord. 25 Wherefore he is able also to 10 For this is the covenant tha save them to the uttermost that I will make with the house of Is come unto God by him, seeing he rael, after those days, saith th ever liveth to make intercession for Lord; I will put my laws into the them.

mind, and write them in thei
26 For such a high priest became hearts: and I will be to them
us, who is holy, harmless, unde- God, and they shall be to me
filed, separate from sinners, and people :
made higher than the heavens ; 11 And they shall not teacl

27 Who needeth not daily, as every man his neighbour, and ever
those high priests, to offer up sa- man his brother, saying, Know tły
crifice, first for his own sins, and Lord: for all shall know me, fron
then for the people's: for this he the least to the greatest.
did once, when he offered up him 12 For I will be merciful to thei

unrighteousness, and their sins and
28 For the law maketh men their iniquities will I remember na
high priests which have infirmi- more.
ty, but the word of the oath, 13 In that he saith, A new cove
which was since the law, maketh nant, he hath made the first old
the Son, who is consecrated for Now that which decayeth ang

waxeth old, is ready to vanish CHAP. VIII.

Eternity of Christ's Priesthood.

COW of the things which we Blood of Christ above all Sacrifice
We have such a high priest, who had also ordinances of divine
is sct on the right hand of the service, and a worldly sanctuary.


VOR the law having a shador Sacrifices of the law HEBREWS, anferior to China's.

2 For there was a tabernacles the promise of eternal inbert made; the first wherein was the ance. candlestick, and the table, and the 16 For where & testament 29, shew-bread; which is called the there must also of necessity be the Sanctuary.

death of the testator. 3 And after the second vail, the 17 For a testament is of for tabernacle which is called the Ho-after men are dead: otherwise is liest of all:

of no strength at all while thes 4 Which had the golden censer, tator liveth. and the ark of the covenant over 18 Whereupon neither the is laid round about with gold, wherein testament was dedicated without was the golden pot that had manna, blood. and Aaron's rod that budded, and 19 For when Moses had spoken the tables of the covenant;

every precept to all the people 2 5 And over it the cherubims of cording to the law, he took the glory shadowing the mercy-seat; blood of calves and of goats, vik of which we cannot now speak water, and scarlet wool, and by particularly,

sop, and sprinkled both the back 6 Now when these things were and all the people, thus ordained, the priests went al 20 Saying, This is the blood of ways into the first tabernacle, ac- the testament which God hath complishing the service of God:

joined unto you. 7 But into the second went the 21 Moreover, he sprinkled high priest alone once every year, wise with blood both the tabere not without blood, which he offer- cle, and all the vessels of * ed for himself, and for the errors of ministry the people:

2 And almost all things are by 8 The Holy Ghost this signifying, the law purged with blood; so that the way into the holiest of all without shedding of blood is no ne was not yet made manifest, while mission. as the first tabernacle was yet 23 It was therefore necessant standing :

that the patterns of things in the 9 Which was a figure for the heavens should be puritied time then present, in which were these ; but the heavenly things offered both gifts and sacrifices, themselves with better sacrifos that could not make him that did than these. the service perfect, as pertaining to 24 For Christ is not entered in the conscience ;

the holy places made with hand 10 Which stood only in meats which are the figures of the true and drinks, and divers washings, but into heaven itself, now to* and carnal ordinances, imposed on pear in the presence of God for me them until the time of reforma 25 Nor yet that he should offa tion.

himself often, as the high priest 11 But Christ being come a high tereth into the holy place ever priest of good things to come, by a year with blood of others; greater and more perfect taberna 26 For then must he often have cle, not made with hands, that is to suffered since the foundation of the say, not of this building;

world: but now once in the end 12 Neither by the blood of goats of the world hath he appeared and calves, but by his own blood, put away sin by the sacrifice a he entered in once into the holy himself. place, having obtained eternal re 27 And as it is appointed out demption for us:

men once to die, but after this time 13 For if the blood of bulls and judgment : of goats, and the ashes of a heifer 28 So Christ was once offered to sprinkling, the unclean, sanctifieth bear the sins of many; and unto to the purifying of the flesh: them that look for him shall be a 14 How much more

shall the pear the second time without sur blood of Christ, who through the unto salvation. eternal Spirit offered himself with

CHAP. X. out spot to God, purge your con Of Christ's

perfect Sacrifice. science from dead works to serve the living God?

FOR 15. And for this cause he is the not the very image of the things

of good things to come, and mediator of the new testament, that can never with those sacrifice by means of death, for the redemp- which they offered year by year tion of the transgressions that were continually, make the comers there under the first testament, they unto perfect. which are called might receive 216

For then would they not bar


Christ's perfect sacrifice. CHAP. X. Danger of apostacy ceased to be offered ? because that 22 Let us draw near with a true the worshippers once purged should heart, in full assurance of faith, bave had no more conscience of having our hearts sprinkled frorn sins.

an evil conscience, and our bodies 3 But in those sacrifices there is washed with pure water. a remembrance again made of sins 23 Let us hold fast the profession every year.

of our faith without wavering ; for 4 For it is not possible that the he is faithful that promised: blood of bulls and of goats should 24 And let us consider one anotake away sins.

ther, to provoke unto love, and to 5 Wherefore, when he cometh good works: into the world,' he saith, Sacrifice 25 Not forsaking the assembling and offering thou wouldst not, but of ourselves together, as the mana body hast thou prepared me: ner of some is; but exhorting one

6 In burnt-offorings and sacri- another; and so much the more, fices for sin thou hast had no plea- as ye see the day approaching. sure.

26 For if we sin wilfully, after 7 Then said I, Lo, I come in that we have received the know

volume of the book it is ledge of the truth, there remaineth written of me) to do thy will, o no more sacrifice for sins, God.

27 But a certain fearful looking 8. Above, when he said, Sacrifice for of judgment and fiery indignaand offering and burnt-offerings tion, which shall devour the adverand offering for sin thou wouldest saries. not, neither hadst pleasure therein ; 28 He that despised Moses' law, which are offered by the law; died without mercy under two or

9 Then said he, Lo, I come to three witnesses : do thy will, O God. He taketh 29 Of how much sorer punishaway the first, that he may esta- ment, suppose ye, shall he be blish the second.

thought worthy, who hath trodden 10 By the which will we are under foot the Son of God, and sanctified through the offering of hath counted the blood of the cothe body of Jesus Christ once for venant, wherewith he was sanc

tified, an unholy thing, and hath 11 And every priest standeth daily done despite unto the Spirit of prinistering and offering oftentimes grace ? the same sacrifices, which can 30 For we know him that hath never take away sins:

said, Vengeance belongeth unto 12 But this man, after he had me, I will recompense, saith the offered one sacrifice for sins, for Lord. And again, The Lord shall ever sat down on the right hand of judge his people.

31 It is a fearful thing to fall into 13 From henceforth expecting the hands of the living God. till his enemies be made his foot 32 But call to remembrance the stool.

former days, in which, after ye 14 For by one offering he hath were illuminated, ye endured a perfected for ever them that are great fight of afflictions; sanctified.

33 Partly, while ye were made a 15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also gazing-stock both by reproaches s$ is a witness to us: for after that he and afflictions; and partly, while had said before,

ye became companions of them 16 This is the covenant that I that were so used. will make with them after those 34 For ye had compassion of me days, saith the Lord; I will put my in my bonds, and took joyfully the laws into their hearts, and in their spoiling of your goods, knowing minds will I write them;

in yourselves that ye have in hea17 And their sins and iniquities ven a better and an enduring subwill I remember no more.

stance. 18 Now, wh remission of these 35 Cast not away therefore your is, there is no more offering for sin. confidence, which hath great re

19 Having therefore, brethren, compense of reward. of boldness to enter into the holiest by 36 For ye have need of patience, the blood of Jesus,

that, after ye have done the will of 20 By a new and living way, God, ye might receive the prowhich he hath consecrated for us, mise. through the vail, that is to say, his 37 For yet a little while, and he Hesh;

that shall come will come, and will 21 And having a high priest over not tarry. the house of God;

38 Now the just shall live by 2 X 2



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The fruits of faith HEBREWS,

illustrated by faith: but if any man draw back, I having received the promises, bet my soul shall have no pleasure in having seen them afar off, and were him.

persuaded of them, and embraced 39 But we are not of them who them, and confessed that they were draw back unto perdition ; but of strangers and pilgrims on the them that believe to the saving of earth. the soul.

14 For they that say such things CHAP. XI.

declare plainly that they seek a Of Faith, and its Fruits. country. NO

COW faith is the substance of 15 And truly, if they had be

things hoped for, the evidence mindful of that country from of things not seen:

whence they came out, they mig For by it the elders obtained a have had opportunity to have good report.

turned. 3 Through faith we understand 16 But now they desire a better that the worlds were framed by country,

that is,

a beaveny the word of God, so that things wherefore God is not ashamads which are seen were not made of be called their God: for he has things which do appear.

prepared for them a city. 4 By faith Abel offered unto God 17 By faith Abraham, when he a more excellent sacrifice than was tried, offered up Isaac: s Cain, by which he obtained wit- he that had received the promisa ness that he was righteous, God offered up his only begotten son testifying of his gifts; and by it he 18 Of whom it was said, Thats being dead yet speaketh.

Isaac shall thy seed be called : 5 By faith Enoch was translated, 19 Accounting that God was able that he should not see death; and to raise him up,even from the dead was not found, because God had from whence also he received his translated him : for before his trans-in a figure. lation he had this testimony, that 20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob he pleased God.

and Esau concerning things * 6 But without faith it is impos- come. sible to please him: for he that 21 By faith Jacob, when he was cometh to God must believe that a dying, blessed both the sons of he is, and that he is a rewarder of Joseph; and worshipped, leanies them that diligently seek him. upon the top of his staff.

7 By faith Noah, being warned 22 By faith Joseph, when he of God of things not seen as yet, died, made mention of the departe moved with fear, prepared an ark ing of the children of Israel; vad to the saving of his house; by the gave commandment concerning is which he condemned the world, bones. and became heir of the righteous 23 By faith Moses, when he 73 ness which is by faith.

born, was hid three months of his 8 By faith Abraham,when he was parents, because they saw he es called to go out into a place which a proper child; and they were he should after receive for an in- afraid of the king's command heritance, obeyed; and he wentment. out not knowing whither he 24 By faith Moses, when he was went.

come to years, refused to be calle! 9 By faith he sojourned in the the son of Pharaoh's daugt land of promise, as in a strange ter; country, dwelling, in tabernacles 25 Choosing rather to suffer of with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs fliction with the people of Gm with him of the same promise : than to enjoy the pleasures of

10 For he looked for a city which for a season ; hath foundations, whose builder 26 Esteeming the reproach of and maker is God.

Christ greater riches than the tres 11 Through faith also Sarah her-sures in Egypt: for he had respect self received strength to conceive unto the recompense of the re seed, and was delivered of a child ward. when she was past age, because 27 By faith he forsook Egypt, pot she judged him faithful who had fearing the wrath of the king: for be promised.

endured, as seeing him who is in 12 Therefore sprang there even visible. of one, and him as good as dead, 28 Through faith he kept the so many as the stars of the sky in passover, and the sprinkling of multitude, and as the sand which is blood, lest he that destroyed tha by the

sea-shore innumerable. first-born should touch them. 13 These all died in faith, noti 29 By faith they passed through



ith peace. many examples.

CHAP. XII. Sundry exhortations the Red sea as by dry land: which 4 Ye have not yet resisted unto the Egyptians assaying to do were blood, striving against sin. drowned.

5 And ye have forgotten the ex30 By faith the walls of Jericho hortation which speaketh unto you fell down, after they were com-as unto children, My son, despise passed about seven days.

not thou the chastening of the 31 By faith the harlot Rahab Lord, nor faint when thou art reperished not with them that believed buked of him: when she had received the spies 6 For whom the Lord loveth he

chasteneth, and scourgeth every 32 And what shall I say more? son whom he receiveth. for the time would fail me to tell of 7 If ye endure chastening, God Gedeon, and of Barak, and of dealeth with you as with sons: for Samson, and of Jephthae, of David what son is he whom the father also, and Samuel, and of the pro- chasteneth not? phets :

8 But if ye be without chastise33 Who through faith subdued ment, whereof all are partakers, kingdoms, wrought righteousness, then are ye bastards, and not obtained promises, stopped the sons. mouths of lions,

9 Furthermore, we have had fa34 Quenched the violence of fire, thers of our flesh which corrected escaped the edge of the sword, out us, and we gave them reverence: of weakness were made strong, shall we not much rather be in subwaxed valiant in fight, turned to jection unto the Father of spirits, flight the armies of the aliens. and live?

35 Women received their dead 10 For they verily for a few days raised to life again : and others chastened us after their own pleawere tortured, not accepting de- sure ; but he for our profit, that we liverance; that they might obtain might be partakers of his holia better resurrection :

36 And others had trial of cruel 11 Now no chastening for the mockings and scourgings, yea, present scemeth to be joyous, but moreover of bonds and imprison- grievous: nevertheless, afterward ment:

it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of 37 They were stoned, they were righteousness unto them which are sa wn asunder, were tempted, were exercised thereby. slain with the sword: they wan 12 Wherefore lift up the hands dered about in sheep-skins, and which hang down, and the feeble goat-skins; being destitute, afflict- knees; ed, torinented;

13 And make straight paths for 38 (Of whom the world was not your feet, lest that which is lame worthy :) they wandered in deserts, be turned out of the way; but let and in mountains, and in dens and it rather be healed. caves of the earth.

14 Follow peace with all men, 39 And these all, having obtain-and holiness, without which no ed a good report through faith, re- man shall see the Lord: ceived not the promise:

15 Looking diligently, lest any 40 God having provided some man fail of the grace of God; lest better thing for us, that they with any root of bitterness springing up, out us should not be made perfect. trouble you, and thereby many be CHAP. XII.

defiled; Erhortation to Faith and Patience. 16 Lest there be any fornicator,

are compassed about with so for one morsel of meat sold his great a cloud of witnesses, let us birthright. lay aside every weight, and the sin 17 For ye know how that afterwhich doth so easily beset us, and ward, when he would have inheritlet us run with patience the race ed the blessing, he was rejected : that is set before us,

for he found no place of repentance, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author though he sought it carefully with and finisher of our faith; who, for tears. the joy that was set before him, en 18 For ye are not come unto the dured the cross, despising the mount that might be touched, and shame, and is set down at the right that burned with fire, nor unto hand of the throne of God.

blackness, and darkness, and tem3 For consider him that endured pest, such contradiction of sinners against 19 And the sound of a trumpet, himself, lest ye be wearied and faint and the voice of words; which in your minds.

voice they that heard,entreated that

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