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2 To speak evil of no man, to be no logies, and contentious, and strivings about brawlers, but genue, showing all meekness the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. unto ail meu.

10 A man thai is an heretick, after the 3 For we ourselves also were sometimes first and second admonition, reject; foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers 11 Knowing that he that is such is sub lusts and pleasures, living in malice and en- verted, and sinneth, being condemned of vy, hateful, and hating one another. himself.

4 But after that the kindness and love of 12 When I slia!l send Artemas unto thee, God our Saviour toward man appeared, or Tychicus, be diligent lo come unto me to

5 Not by works of righteousness whid Nicopolis ; for I have determined there to we have done, but according to his mercy winter. chi' saved us, by the washing of regeneration 13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos 1 and renewing of the Holy Ghost ; ton their journey diligently, that nothing de

6 Which he shed us abundantly wanting unto them. through Jesus Christ our Saviour ;

14 And let ours also learn to maintain 7 That, being justified by his grace we good works for necessary uses that they be should be made heirs according to the hope not untiuitful. of eternal life.

15 All that are with me salute thee. Greet 8 This is a faithful saying, and these them that love us in the faith. Grace be with things I will that thou allirm constantly, that you all. Amen. they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works: these ihings fi It was written to Titus, ordained the are good and profitable intu men.

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{ The Epistle of PAUL, 10 PHILEMOV. AUL, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and, 14 But without the mind would I do no

Tinothy our brother, unto Philemon thing ; that thy benefit should not be as a our dearly beloved, and fellow-labourer, were of necessity, but willingly.

2 And to our beloved Apphia, and Ar 15 For perhaps he therefore departed for clippus our fellow-soldier, and to the church a season, that ihou shouldest receive him in thy house :

for ever; 3 Grace to you, and peace, froin God our 16 Nou now as a servant, fvul above a Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. servant, a brother beloved, specially to ine,

4 I thank my God, making mention of but how much more unto thee, both in the thee always in my prayers,

tlesh, and in the Lord ? 5 Hearing of ihy love and faith, which 17 !I thou comit me therefore a partner, thou hast toward ile Lord Jesus, and 10- receive him as inyself. ward all saints ;

18 If he hath wronged thee, or oweth 6 That the communication of thy faith thee ought, put that on mine account; may become effectual by the acknowledg... 19 | Paul have written it with mine own ing of every good thing which is in you in band, I will repay it ; albeit I do not say to Christ Jesus.

thee how thou owest unto me even shine 7 For we have great joy and consulation own self besides. in thy love, because the bowels of the sains, 20 Yea, brother, let me have joy of thice are refreshed by thee, broiber.

in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord. 3 Wherefore, though I might be much! 21. Having confidence in thy obedience I bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is wrote unto thee, knowing that thou will alconvenient,

so do more than I say. 9 Yei, for love's sake, I rather beseech 22 But withal prepare me also a lodging : thee, being such an one as Paul the aged, for I trust that through your prayers ista" and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ. be given unto you.

10 I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, 3 There salu!e thee Epapbras, my fel whom I bave begotten in my honds : low prisoner in Christ Jcsiis ;

1 Which in tiine past was to thee unpro 21 Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas fitable, but now profitable to thee and to me: my fellow-labourers.

12 Whom I have sent again : thou there. 25 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be fore receive him that is mine owu bowels : with your spirit. Amen.

13 Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy steaed be right have minis 4 Written from Rome to Philemon hy ered unitu me in the boods of the gospel. Ovesimus a servan!

9 The Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the HEBREW'S.

6 But one in a certain place testified, say, CVOD, who at sundry times, and in divers ing, What is man, that usou art mindful of

mammers, spake in time past unto the him? or the son of man, tbat thou visitest Fathers by the prophets,

bim? 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us 7 Thou madest him a little lower than the hy his Son, whom he hati appointed heir of angels: thou crownedst him with glory and all things, by whom also be made the worlds; honour, and didst set him over the works of

3 Who, being the brightness of his glory, thiy, hands : and the express image of his person, and 8 Thou hast put all things in sulojection upholding all things by the word of his pow - under his feet. For in that he put all in suh er, when he had by himsell purged our sins, jection under him, he left nothing that is not sat down on the right hand of the Majesty put under him. But now we see col yet all on high ;

thing's put under him: + Being made so much ivetter than the 9 But we ste Jesus, who was made a lit. angels, as he bath by inheritance obtained tle lower than the angels for the suffering of a more excellent name than they.

leath, crowped with glory and honour ; 5 For unto which of the angels said he at that he by the grace of God should taste any time, Thou art my Son, this day have death for every man. I begotten thee? And again, I will be 10 10 For it became him, for whom are all him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? 'things, and lig whom are all things, in bring.

6 And again, when he bringeth in the first- ing many sonis unto glory, to make the Capbegotien into the world, he saith, And let tain of their salvation perfect through sufler. all the angels of God worship bim

ings. 7 And of the angels he saitli, Who ma. 11 For both he that sanctifieth and they keth his angels spirils, and his ministers a who are sanculied ore all of one; for which flame of fire.

cause he is not ashamed to call thein breth8 But unto the Son he suith, Thy throne, ren, O God, is for ever and ever ; a sceptre of 12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto righteousness is the scepire of thy kingdom. any brethren ; in the midst of the church

9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and ha- will I sing praise unto thee. ted iniquity ; therefore God, eren thy God, 13 An again, I will put my trust in him. hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness and agai, Behold, I and the children which above thy fellows.

God hath given me. 10 And, Thon, Lord, in the beginning hast 14 Forasmuch then as the children are laid the foundation of the carth; and the partakers of flesh and blood, he also himheavens are the works of thine hands : sell likewise took part of the same; that

11 They shall perish, but thou remainest ; through death he might destroy him that had and they all shall wax old as doia garment; the power of death, inat is, the devil;

12 And as a vesture shalt thou told them 15 And deliver them who through fear of up, and they shall be changed: but thou are death were all their lifetime subject to bondthe same, and thy years shall not fail. age.

13 But to which of the angels said he al 16 For verily he took not on him the na any time, Sit on my right hand, until I ture of angels; but he took on him the seed make thine chemies thy footstool?

of Abraham 14 Are they not all ministering spirits 17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him Bent forth to minister for them who shall bely be made like unto his brethrer, that he

miglit be a merciful and faithful high priest CHAP. II.

in things perlining in God, to make reconTHE

THEREFORE we ought to give the ciliation for the sins of the people :

more earnest heed to the things which 18 For in that he hinsell hath suffered, we have heard, lest at any time we should being tempted, he is able to succour them let them slip

that are tempted. 2 For if the word spoken by angcis was

CHAP 1 Gliedfeste anlever y descarusgression or relisabe: WHERE THERE holy brethren, partar L 3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so the Apostle and High I'riest of our profes

great salvation which at the first began to sion, Christ Jesus; be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed 2 T'ho was faithful to him that appointed "unto as hy them that heard him ;

him, as also Moses wus faithful in all his 4 God also bearing them witness, both with house. signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, 3 For this man was counted worthy of and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to more glory than Moses, inasmuck as he who nis own will ?

bath builded the house hath more honou 5 For, unto the angels hath he noi put in than the house. subjection the world in conse, whereof we 4 For every house is builded by some beak

mur; but he that built all things is God.

Pieirs of salvation

6 And Moses verily was faithful in all his 8 For if Jesus had given them rest, thes nouse', as a servan!, for a testimony of those would be not afterward have spoken of an things which were to be spoken after;

other day. 6 Bul Christ as a Son over his own house; 9 There remaineth llierefore a rest to the whose house are we, if we hold fast the con- people of God. fuence and the rejoicing of the hope firm 10 For be that is entered into liis resi, he ulito the end.

also hath ceased from his own works, as God 7. Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith did froin bis.) To-day, if ye will hear his voice,

li Let us labour therefore to enter into 2. Harden not your hearts, as in the pro- that rest, lest any man fall after the same vocation, in the day of temptation in the wil., example of unbelief. derness;

12 'For the word of God is quick, and 9 When your fathers tempted me, proved powerful, and sharper than any iwo-edged ne, and saw my works forty years. word, piercing even to the dividing asunder

10 Wherefore I was grieved with that ge- of soul and spirie, and of the joints and marneration, and said, 'They do alway err in their row, and is a discerner of the thoughts and heart; and they have noi known my ways.' intents of the heart.

11 So I sware in my wrathi, They shall not 13 Neither is there any creature that is noi enter into my rest.)

manifest in his sight: but all things ure na. 12 Take ncet, brethren, lest there be in ked and opened unto the eyes of him with any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in de- whom we have to do. parting from the living God.

14 Seeing then that we have a great high 13 But exhort one another daily, while it priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus is called To-day; lest any of you be har- the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. slened through the deceitfulness of sin. 15 For we have not an bigh priest which

14 For we are made partakers of Christ, cannot be touched with the feeling of our if we hold the beginning of our confidence infirmities; but was in all points leinpled stedfast unto the end ;

like as ue are, yet without sin. 15 While it is said, To-day if ye will hear 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy provocation.

and find grace to help in time of need. 16 For some, when they had heard, did

CHAP. V. provoke; howbeit not all that came out of FOR every high pries', taken from among Egypu by Moses.

men, is ordained for men in things pero 17 But with whom was he grieved forty living to God, that he may offer both gifts years? was it not with them that had sinner, and sacrifices for sins: whose carcases fell in the wilderness? 2 Who can have compassion on the igno

18 And to whom sware he that they should rant, and on them that are ont of the way; not enter into his rest, but to them that be- for that he himself also is compassed with lieved not?

infirmity. 19 So we see that they could not enter in 3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for the because of unbelief,

people, so also for himself, to offer for sins. CHAP. IV.

4 And no man taketh this honour unio ET us therefore fear, lest, a promise be- himself, but he that is called of God, as was

ing left us of entering into his rest, any, Aaron. of you should seem to come short of it. 5 So also Christ glorified not himself to be

2 Foruto us was the gospel preached, as made an high priest; but he that said unto well as into them: but the word preached him, Thou art iny Son, to-day have I begotdid not profil them, not being mixed with ieu thee. failli in them that heard it.

6 As he saith also in another place, Thou 3 For we which have believed do enter art a priest for ever, after the order of Melinto rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my chisedec. wrath, if they shall enter into my resi: al 7 \Vho in the days of his flesh, when he though the works were finished from the had offered up prayers and supplications, foundation of the world.

with strong crying and tears, unto him that 4 For he spake in a certain place of the was alıle to save him from death, and was Seventh day on this wise, And God did rest heard in that he feared: the seventh day from all his works.

8 Though he were a Sor, yet learned he 5 And in this place again, If they shall. obedience by the things which he suffered ; erter into my rest.

1 3 And being made perfect, he became the 6 Secing therefore it remaineth that some author of eternal salvation unto all them that Dust enter therein, and they to whom it was obey hiin. first preached entered not in because of un 19 Called of God an high priest, after the telier:

srder of Melchisedec. 7 (Again, he limited a certain day, saying 11 Of whom we have many things to say, in David, To-day, after so long anime : asil and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are Jull of is sa'd, To-day il ye will hear his voice, har- hearing. den not your hearts.

12 for when for the time ye ought to be

teachers, ye have need that one trach yon filed for relnge to lay hold upon the hope sal again which be the first principles of the before us: oracles of God; and are become such as 19 Which hope we have as an anchur " have need of milk, and not of strong meat. the soul, both sure and stedfast, and whuca

13 For every one that useth milk is un- entereth into that within the vail ; skuful in the word of righteousness; for he 20 Whither the forerunner is for us en. is a habe.

tered, eren Jesus, inade an high priest for 14 Buit strong meat belongeth to them that ever, after the order of Melchisedec. are of full age, even those who hy reason of

CHAP. VII. use bave their senses exercised to discern FOR this. Melchisede taking a Salem


Abraham returning from the slaughter of
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THEREFORE, leaving the principles of the kings, and blessed him;

2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth to perfection; not laying again the founda- part of all; first being, by interpretation, tion of repentance from dead works, and of King of righteousness, and after tha: alsó taith towaru God,

King of Salem, which is, King of peace; 2 of the doctrine of baptisms, and of lay 3 Without father, without mother, withing on of bands, and of resurrection of the out descent, having neither beginning of dead, and of eternal judgment.

days, nor end of life; bul, made like unio 3 And this will we do, ir God permit. the Son of God, abideth a priest continually,

4 For it is impossible for those who were 4. Now consider how great this man arus, unre enlightened, and have tasted of the unto whom even the patriarch Abrabar heavenly gilt, and were made partakers or gave the lenth of the spoils. the Holy Ghost,

5 And verily they that are of the sons of 5 And have tasted the good word of God, Levi, who receive the office of the priestand the powers of the worki to come, hood, have a commandment to take uithes

6. If they shatt fall away, to renew them of the people according to the law, that is,

again unto repentance; seeing they crucify of their brethren, though they come out of up to themselves the Son of God afresh, and the loins of Abraham: put him to an open shame.

6 But he, whose descent is not counted 7 For the earth, which drinketh in the from them, received tithes of Abraham, and rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth blessed hin that had the promises. forth herbs meet for ihem by whom it is 7 And without all contradiction the less is dressed, receiveth blessing from God: blessed of the heller.

8 But that which beareth thorns and & And here men that die receive tithes; briers is rejected, and is nighi unto cursing ; but there he receiveth thein, of whom it is whose cud is to be burned.

witnessed that he liveth. 9 Biri, beloved, we are persuaded better 9 And, as I may so say; Levi also, who things of you, and things that accompany receiveth tithes, pared tihes in Abraham. salvation, though we thus speak.

10 For he was yet in the loins of his fathe 10 For God is not unrighteous, to forget when Melchiserlec mrt him. your work and labour of love, which ye have If therefore perfection were by the Jor shewed toward his name, in that ye bave vilical priesthood, (for under it the peop! ministered to the saints, and do irinister. received the law,) what further need to

11 Aud we desire that every one of you do there that another priest should rise after 11:0 shew the same diligence, to the lui assu- order of Melchisedec, and not be called after sance of hope untu the end :

the order of Aaron? 12 That ye be not slothful, but followers 12 For the priesthood being changed. of them who through faith and patience in there is made of necessity a change also us herit the promises.

ibe law. 13 For when God made promise to Abra 13 For he of whom these things are spoham, because he could swear by no greater, ken per‘aineth to another tribe, of which 110 he sware !y himse!f.

man gave attendance at the altar. 14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless 14 For it is evident that our Lord spring ihee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. out of Judah; of which trile Moses spake

15 And so, alier he had patiently endured, nothing concerning priesthood. he ol.tained the promise.

15 And it is yet lar more evident: for that 16 For men verily swear by the greater: after the similitude of Melchisedec thera and an oath for confirmation is to them an ariseth another priest, end of ail strife.

16 Who is made, not after the law of a 17 Wherein God, willing more abundant- carnal commandinent, but after the power ly to shew unto the heirs of promise the im- of an endless life. mutability of liis counsel, confirmed it by an 17 For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for oach;

ever, after the order of Melcbisedec. 18 That by two immutable things, in 18 For there is verily a disannulling of which ů was impossible for God to lie, we the coinmandment going before, for the might have a strong consolation, who have'weakness and unprofitableness thereof.

19 For the law made nothing perfect, but not in my covenant, and I regarded thens he bringing in of a better hope did; by the not, saith the Lord. which we draw nigb uuto God.

10 For this is the covenant that I will 20.1d inasmuch as not without an oath make with the house of Israel ; After those he was inde priest :

days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws in21 (For those priests were made without tiheir mind, and write them in their hearts, an onih ; but this with an oath by him that and I will be to them a God, and ihey shal. said unto him, The Lord sware, and will not be to me a people : repent, Thou art d priest for ever after the 11 And they shall no: teach every man writer of Melebisodec :)

his neighbour, and every man his brother, 22 By so inuch was Jesus made a surely saying, Know the Lord : for all sball knox. of a better testament.

mé, from the least to the greatest. 23 And they truly were many priests, be 12 For I will be merciful to their unrighte. cause they were not suffered to continue by ousness, and their sins and their iniquities reason of death :

will I remeniber no more. A But this man, because he continueth 13 In that he saith, A new curenant, he ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. hath made the first old. Now that which

25 Wherefore he isole also to save them decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish to the utermost this nne unto God by him, away. seeing he ever live make intercession

CHAP. IX. for them.

THEN verily the first corenant had also 26 For such a brigh priest became us, who ordinances of divine service, and a is boly, harmy gundefiled, separate from worldly sanctuary. simers, and in the higher than the heavens ; 2 For there was a tabernacle made ; the

27 Who ncefleth nol daily, as those high first, wherein was the candlestick, and the priests, to otier up sacrifice, first for his own table, and the shew-bread; which is called sins, and then for the people's: for this be the Sanctuary. did once, when he offered up hinself. 3 And after the second vail, the taberna.

28 For the law maketh men high priests cle which is called the Holiest of all; which bave infirmity; but the word of the 4 Which had the golden censer, and the oath, which was since the law, maketh the ark of the covenant overlaid round about Son, who is consecrated for evermore. with gold, wherein was the golden pot that CHAP. VIII.

had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, Ow of the things which we have spo- and the tables of the covenant;

ken this is the sum : We have such an 5 And over it the cherubims of glory shahigh priest, who is see on the right hand of "lowing the mercy-seat; of which we cannot the throne of the Majesty in the heavens ; now speak particularly.

A minister of the sanctuary, and of the 6 Now when these things were thus orIrve tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, dair:ed, the priests went always into the first and not man.

tabernacle, accomplishing the service of 3 For every high priest is ordained 10 God: offer girls and sacrifices : wherefore i is of 7 But into the second went the high priest necessity that this man have somewhat also alone once every year, rot without blood, to offer.

which he offered for himself, and for the er4 For if he were on earth he should not rors of the people : be a priest, seeing that there are priests that 8 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that oticr gisis according to the law;

the way into ihe holiest of all was not yet 5 Who serve unto the example and sha- made manifest, while as the first tabernacle dow of heavenly things, as Moses was ad-was yet standing : monished of God when he was about to make 9 Which was a figure for the time the the tabernacle: for, See (saith he) thul thou present, in which were offered both gifts make all things according to the pattern and sacrifices, that could not make him ihat shewed to thee in the mount.

did the service perfect, as pertaining to the 6 But now hath he obtained a more ex- conscience ; cellent ministry, by how much also he is 10 H'hich stood only in meals and drinks, the mediator of a better covenant, which and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, was established upon better promises. imposedou them until the time of reformation.

7 For if that first covenant had been fault ii But Christ being come au high priest less, then should no place have been sought of good things to come, hy a greater and (or the second.

more perfect tabernacle, not made with & For, finding fault with them, he saith, hands, that is to say, pot of this building; Behold the days come, saith the Lord, when 12 Neither by the blood of goats and I will make a new covenant with the house calves, but by his own blood, be entered in of Israel, and with the house of Judah: once into the holy place, baving obtained

9 Not according to the covenant that eternal redemption for us. made with their fathers in the day when I 13 For if the blood of bulls and of goals, took them hy the band to lead them out of and the ashes of a heiler sprinkling the unthe land of Egypt; because they conimedeleni, sanctificth to the purifying of ihe flesia

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