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Of Melchizedek. HEBREWS. Christ's priesthooch 16 But he whose descent is not junto him, The Lord sware and counted from them received will not repent, Thou art a tithes of Abraham, and blessed priest for ever after the order him that had the promises. of Melchizedek :) 7 And without all contradic-22 By so much was Jesus tion the less is blessed of the made a surety of a better tesbetter.

tament. 8 And here men that die re 23 And they truly were many ceive tithes; but there he re- priests, because they were not ceiveth them, of whom it is wit suffered to continue by reason nessed that he liveth.

of death; 9 And as I may so say, Levi 24 But this man, because he also, who receiveth tithes, paid continueth ever, hath an untithes in Abraham.

changeable priesthood. 10 For he was yet in the loins 25 Wherefore he is able also of his father, when Melchize-to gave them to the uttermost dek met him.

that come unto God by him, 11 If therefore perfection were seeing he ever liveth to make by the Levitical priesthood, (for intercession for thern. underit the people received the 26 For such a high priest belaw.) what further need was came us, who is holy, harmless, there that another priest should undefiled, separate from sinrise after the order of Melchize-ners, and made higher than the dek, and not be called after the heavens; order of Aaron ?

27 Who needeth not daily, as 12 For the priesthood being those high priests, to offer up changed, there is made of ne sacrifice, first for his own sins, cessity a change also of the law. and then for the people's: for

13 For he of whom these things this he did once, when he offer-
are spoken pertaineth to anoth-ed up himself.
er tribe, of which no man gave 28 For the law maketh men
attendance at the altar.

high priests which have intir-
14 For it is evident that our mity; but the word of the oath,
Lord sprang out of Judah; of which was since the law, maketh
which tribe Moses spake noth- the Son, who is consecrated for
ing concerning priesthood. evermore.
15 And it is yet far more evi-

CHAPTER VIII. dent: for that after the simili The olll and ncio covenant. tude of Alelchizedek there aris- Now of the things which we 16 Who is made, not after the We have such a high priest, law of a carnal commandment, who is set on the right hand of but after the power of an end the throne of the Majesty in the less life.

heavens; 17 For he testifieth, Thou art 2 A minister of the sanctuary, a priest for ever after the order and of the true tabernacle, of Melchizedek.

which the Lord pitched, and 18 For there is verily a disan- not man. nulling of the commandment 3 For every high priest is or. going before for the weakness dained to offer gifts and sacriand unprofitableness thereof. fices: wherefore it is of neces19 For the law made nothing sity that this man have someperfect, but the bringing in of what also to offer. a better hope did; by the which 4 For if he were on earth, he we draw nigh unto God. should not be a priest, seeing

And inasmuch as not with that there are priests that offer out an oath he was made priest : gifts according to the law :

21 (For those priests were 5 Who serve unto the exam made without an oath ; but this ple and shadow of heavenly with an oath by him that said things, as Moses was admonish

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The sacrifice

of Christ. od of God when he was about the candlestick, and the table, to make the tabernacle : for, and the shewbread; which is See, saith he, that thou make called the sanctuary. all things according to the pat- 3 And after the second vail, tern shewed to thee in the the tabernacle which is called mount.

the holiest of all; 6 But now hath he obtained a 4 Which had the golden censer, more excellent ministry, by how and the ark of the covenant much also he is the mediator overlaid round about with gold, of a better covenant, which was wherein was the golden pot that established upon better promises, had manna, and Aaron's rod

7 For it that tirst covenant had that budded, and the tables of been faultless, then should no the covenant; place have been sought for the 5 And over it the cherubim of second.

glory shadowing the mercy seat; 8 For finding fault with them, of which we cannot now speak he saith, Behold, the days come, particularly. taith the Lord, when I will 6 Now when these things were make a new covenant with the thus ordained, the priests went house of Israel and with the always into the first tabernacle, house of Judah:

accomplishing the service of 9 Not according to the cove- God. pant that I made with their 7 But into the second went the fathers, in the day when I took high priest alone once every them by the hand to lead them year, not without blood, which out of the land of Egypt; be- be offered for himself, and for cause they continued not in my the errors of the people : covenant, and I regarded them 8 The Holy Ghost this signify: zot, saith the Lord.

ing, that the way into the holiest 10 For this is the covenant that of all was not yet made mani

will make with the house of fest, while as the first taberna Israel after those days, saith the cle was yet standing: Lord; I will put my laws into 9 Which was a figure for the their mind. and write them in time then present, in which their hearts; and I will be to were offered both gifts and sac them a God, and they shall be rifices, that could not make him to me a people:

that did the service perfect, as 11 And they shall not teach pertaining to the conscience; overy man his neighbour, and 10 Which stood only in meats every man his brother, saying, and drinks, and divers wash Know the Lord : for all shallings, and carnal ordinances, imknow me, from the least to the posed on them until the time of greatest.

reformation. 12 For I will be merciful to 11 But Christ being come & their unrighteousness, and their high priest of good things to xins and their iniquities will I come, by a greater and more remember no more.

perfect tabernacle, not made 13 In that he saith, A new with hands, that is to say, not covenant, he hath made the first of this building; old. Now that which decayeth 2 Neither by the blood of and waxeth old is ready to van. Eoats and calves, but by his own ish away.

blood he entered in once into CHAPTER IX.

the holy place, having obtained The ctficacy of Christ's blood. eternal redemption for us. THEN verily the first covenant 13 For if the blood of bulls and

had also ordinances of di- of goats, and the ashes of a vine service, and a worldly heiter sprinkling the unclean, sanctuary.

sanctitieth to the purifying of 2 For there was a tabernacle the flesh; mades the first, wherein was 14 How much moro shall the

The sacrifice of

Christ perfect. blood of Christ, who through the the world: but now once in the eternal Spirit offered himself end of the world hath he ap without spot to God, purge your peared to put away sin by tho conscience from dead works to sacrifice of himself. serve the living God?

27 And as it is appointed unto 15 And for this cause he is the men once to die, but after this mediator of the new testament, the judgment : that by means of death, for the 23 So Christ was once offered redemption of the transgres. to bear the sins of many; and sions that were under the tirst unto them that look for him testament, they which are call- shall he appear the second time ed might receive the promise without sin unto salvation. of eternal inheritance.

CHAPTER X. 16 For where a testament is,

Christ's perfect sacrifice. there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.

ot good things to come, and 17 For a testament is of force not the very image of the

things, after men are dead : otherwise can never with those sacrifices, it is of no strength at all while which they offered year by year the testator liveth.

continually, make the comers 18 Whereupon neither the first thereunto perfect. testament was dedicated with 2 For then would they not out blood.

have ceased to be offered ? be19 For when Moses had spoken cause that the worshippers once every precept to all the people purged should have had no mora according to the law, he took conscience of sins. the blood of calves and of goats, 3 But in those sacrifices there with water, and scarlet wool, is a remembrance again made and hyssop, and sprinkled both of sins every year. the book and all the people, 4 For it is not possible that 20 Saying, This is the blood of the blood of bulls and of goats the testament which God hath shonld take away sins. enjoined unto you.

5 Wheretore, when he cometh 21 Moreover he sprinkled like- into the world, he saith, Sacriwise with blood both the taber-fice and offering thou wouldest nacle, and all the vessels of the not, but a body hast thou preministry.

pared me: 22 And almost all things are 6 In burnt offerings and sacriby the law purged with blood ; fices for sin thou hast had no and without shedding of blood pleasure. is no remission.

7 Then said I, LO, I come in 23 It was therefore necessary the volume of the book it is that the patterns of things in written of me) to do thy will the heavens should be purified 0 God. with these; but the heavenly 8 Above when he said, Sacrithings themselves with better fice and offering and burnt of. sacritices than these.

ferings and offering for sin thou 24 For Christ is not entered wouldest not, neither hadst into the holy places made with pleasure therein; which are of hands, which are the figures offered by the law; the true; but into heaven itself, 9 Then said he, Lo, I come to now to appear in the presence do thy will, o God. He taketh of God for us:

away the first, that he may es25 Nor yet that he should of tablish the second. fer himself often, as the high 10 By the which will we are priest entereth into the holy sanctitied through the offering place every year with blood of the body of Jesus Christ once of others:

for all. 28 For then must he often have 11 And every priest standeth Puffered since the foundation of daily ministering and oloring

Exhortation to

steadfastness oftentimes the same sacrifices, indignation, which shall devour which can never take away sins: the adversaries.

12 But tbis man, atter he had 28 He that despised Moses offered one sacritice for sins for law died without mercy under ever, sat down on the right two or three witnesses: hand of God;

29 Of how much sorer panish 13 From henceforth expecting ment, suppose ye, shall be be till his enemies be made his thought worthy, who hath trod. footstool.

den under foot the Son of God, 19 For by one offering he hath and hath counted the blood of perfected forever them that are the covenant, wherewith he sanctified.

was sanctified, an unholy thing, 15 Whereof the Holy Ghosc al. and hath done despite unto the so is a witness to us: for after Spirit of grace ? that he had said before,

30 For we know him that hath 16 This is the covenant that I said, Vengeance belongeth unto will make with then after those me, I will recoinpense, saith days, saith the Lord; I will put the Lord. And again, The Lord my laws into their hearts, and in shall judge his people. their minds will I write them; 31 It is a fearful thing to fall

17 And their sins and iniqui- into the hands of the living God. ties will I remember no more.

32 But call to remembranca 18 Now where remission of the former days, in which, after these is, there is no more offer- ye were illuminated, ye en. ing for sin.

dured & great fight of aftlic 19 Having therefore, brethren, tions; boldness to enter into the ho 33 Partly, whilst ye were made liest by the blood of Jesus, a gazingstock both by reproacb20 By a new and living way, es and atflictions; and partly, which he hath consecrated for whilst ye became companions us, through the vail, that is to ot them that were so used. say, his tiesh;

31 For yo had compassion of 21 And having a high priest me in my bonds, and took joy. over the house of God;

fully the spoiling of your goods, 22 Let us draw near with a knowing in yourselves that yo true heart in tall assurance of have in heaven a better and an faith, having our hearts sprink- enduring substance. led from an evil conscience, 33 Cast not away therefore and our bodies washed with your confidence, which hath pure water,

great recompense of reward, 23 Let us hold fast the pro 36 For ye have need of pefession of our faith without wa- tience, that, after ye have done vering; for he is faithtul that thọ will of God, ye might re promised;

ceive the promise. 24 And let us consider one an 37 For yet a little while, and other to provoke unto love and be that shall come will come. to good works:

and will not tarry. 25 Not forsaking the assem 38 Now the just shall live by bling of ourselves together, as faith: but if any man draw the manner of soine is; but ex back, my soul shall have no horting one another : and so pleasure in him. much the more, as yo see the 39 But we are not of them day approaching.

who draw back unto perdition; » For if we sin wilfully after but of them that believe to the Initwe have received the knowl-saving of the soul. We of the truth, there re

CHAPTER XI. eth no more sacritice for The nature and prioer of faith. But a certain fearful look. Now faith is the substance

of things hoped for, the 28 for of judgment and fiery levidence of things not seen.

Power of faith

illustrated. 2 For by it the elders obtained 13 These all died in faith, not a good report.

having received the promises, 3 Through faith we understand but having seen them afar off, that the worlds were framed by and were persuaded of them, the word of God, so that things and embraced them, and conwhich are seen were not made fessed that they were strangers of things which do appear. and pilgrims on the earth. 4 By faith Abel offcred unto 14 For they that say such God a more excellent sacrifice things declare plainly that they than Cain, by which he obtained seek a country. witness that he was righteous, 15 And truly, if they had been God testifying of his gifts: and mindful of that country from by it he being dead yet speaketh. whence they came out, they 6 By faith Enoch was transla- might have had opportunity to ted that he should not see have returned. death; and was not found, be 16 But now they desire a better cause God had translated him: country, that is, a heavenly: for before his translation he wherefore God is not ashamed had this testimony, that he to be called their God : for he pleased God.

hath prepared for them a city, 6 But without faith it is impos 17 By faith Abraham, when he sible to please him: for he that was tried, offered up Isaac: and cometh to God must believe he that had received the promthat he is, and that he is a re- ises offered up his only begotwarder of them that diligently ten son, seek him.

18 Of whom it was said, That 7 By faith Noah, being warned in Isaac shall thy seed be called : of God of things not seen as 19 Accounting that God was yet, moved with fear, prepared able to raise him up, even from an ark to the saving of his the dead; from whence also he house ; by the which he con- received him in a figure. demned the world, and became 20 By faith Isaac blessed Jaheir of the righteousness which cob and Esau concerning things is by faith.

to come. 8 By faith Abraham, when he 21 By faith Jacob, when he was was called to go out into a place a dying, blessed both the song which he should after receive of Joseph; and worshipped, for an inheritance, obeyed; and leaniny upon the top of his staff. he went out, not knowing 22 By faith Joseph, when he whither he went.

died, made mention of the de9 By faith he sojourned in the parting of the children of Island of promise, as in a strange rael; and gave commandment country, dwelling in tabernacles concerning his bones. with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs 23 By faith Moses, when he with him of the same promise: was born, was hid three months

10 For he looked for a city of his parents, because they which hath foundations, whose saw he was a proper child : and builder and maker is God.

they were not afraid of the 11 Through faith also Sarah king's commandment. herself received strength to 24 By faith Moses, when he conceive seed, and was deliv- was come to years, refused to ered of a child when she was be called the son of Pharaoh's past age, because she judged daughter; him faithful who had promised. 25 Choosing rather to suffer 12 Therefore sprang there even afliction with the people of of one, and him as good as dead, God, than to enjoy the pleasso many as the stars of the sky ures of sin for a season ; in multitude, and as the sand 26 Esteeming the reproach of which is by the sea shore innu. Christ greater riches than the merable.

treasures in Egypt: for he had

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