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PAUL, a prisoner of Jesus ed unto me in the bonds of the

Christ, and Timothy our gospel:

brother, unto Philemon our 14 But without thy mind dearly beloved, and fellowla- would I do nothing; that thy bourer, benefit should not be as it were 2 And to our beloved Apphia, of necessity, but willingly. and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house:

15 For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever; 3 Grace to you, and peace, 16 Not now as a servant, but from God our Father and the above a servant, a brother beLord Jesus Christ. 4 I thank my God, making much more unto thee, both in loved, specially to me, but how mention of thee always in my the flesh, and in the Lord?


all saints;

5 Hearing of thy love and 17 If thou count me therefore faith, which thou hast toward a partner, receive him as mythe Lord Jesus, and toward self. 18 If he hath wronged thee, 6 That the communication of or oweth thee ought, put that thy faith may become effectual on mine account; by the acknowledging of every 19 I Paul have written it with good thing which is in you in

Christ Jesus.

7 For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, bro


mine own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides.

20 Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord. 8 Wherefore, though I might 21 Having confidence in thy be much bold in Christ to en- obedience I wrote unto thee, join thee that which is conve- knowing that thou wilt also do nient, more than I say.

9 Yet for love's sake I rather beseech thee, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ. 10 I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds:

11 Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me: 12 Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels:

22 But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto you.

23 There salute thee Epaphras, my fellowprisoner in Christ Jesus;

24 Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabour

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13 Whom I would have re- Written from Rome to tained with me, that in thy. Philemon, by Onesimus a stead he might have minister- servant.




spake in time past unto the
fathers by the prophets,
2 Hath in these last days
spoken unto us by his Son,
whom he hath appointed heir
of all things, by whom also he
made the worlds;

OD, who at sundry times

and in divers manners

beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine



11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a gar12 And as a vesture shalt shall be changed: but thou art thou fold them up, and they 3 Who being the brightness the same, and thy years shall of his glory, and the express 13 But to which of the angels not fail. image of his person, and up; said he at any time, Sit on my holding all things by the word of his power, when he had by right hand, until I make thine himself purged our sins, sat enemies thy footstool? down on the right hand of the. 14 Are they not all ministerMajesty on high; ing spirits, sent forth to minis4 Being made so much better ter for them who shall be heirs than the angels, as he hath by of salvation?

inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou



art my Son, this day have I THEREFORE we

begotten thee? And again, I to give the more earnest will be to him a Father, and heed to the things which we he shall be to me a Son? have heard, lest at any time

6 And again, when he bring-we should let them slip. eth in the first begotten into the 2 For if the word spoken by world, he saith, And let all the angels was stedfast, and every angels of God worship him. transgression and disobedience 7 And of the angels he saith, received a just recompence of Who maketh his angels spirits, reward; and his ministers a flame of fire. 3 How shall we escape, if we 8 But unto the Son he saith, neglect so great salvation Thy throne, O God, is for ever which at the first began to be and ever: a sceptre of right- spoken by the Lord, and was eousness is the sceptre of thy confirmed unto us by them kingdom. that heard him;

9 Thou hast loved righteous- 4 God also bearing them witness, and hated iniquity; there-ness, both with signs and wonfore God, even thy God, hath ders, and with divers miracles, anointed thee with the oil of and gifts of the Holy Ghost, gladness above thy fellows. according to his own will? 10 And, Thou, Lord, in the 5 For unto the angels hath

Why Christ assumed HEBREWS, 3.

human nature. he not put in subjection the through fear of death were all world to come, whereof we their lifetime subject to bondspeak. age.

6 But one in a certain place 16 For verily he took not on testified, saying, What is man, him the nature of angels; but that thou art mindful of him? he took on him the seed of or the son of man, that thou Abraham.

visitest him?

17 Wherefore in all things it 7 Thou madest him a little behoved him to be made like lower than the angels; thou unto his brethren, that he crownedst him with glory and might be a merciful and faithhonour, and didst set him over ful high priest in things perthe works of thy hands: taining to God, to make recon8 Thou hast put all things in ciliation for the sins of the subjection under his feet. For people.

in that he put all in subjection 18 For in that he himself hath under him, he left nothing suffered being tempted, he is that is not put under him. able to succour them that are But now we see not yet all tempted.

things put under him.

9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of


death, crowned with glory and WHEREFORE holy bre

every man.

honour; that he by the grace thren, partakers of the of God should taste death for heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our 10 For it became him, for profession, Christ Jesus; whom are all things, and by 2 Who was faithful to him whom are all things, in bring- that appointed him, as also ing many sons unto glory, to Moses was faithful in all his make the captain of their sal-house. vation perfect through suffer- 3 For this man was counted ings. worthy of more glory than 11 For both he that sancti- Moses, inasmuch as he who fieth and they who are sanc- hath builded the house hath tified are all of one: for which more honour than the house. cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,

12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.

4 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.

5 And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;

13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. 6 But Christ as a son over his 14 Forasmuch then as the own house; whose house are children are partakers of flesh we, if we hold fast the confiand blood, he also himself like- dence and the rejoicing of the wise took part of the same; hope firm unto the end. that through death he might 7 Wherefore (as the Holy destroy him that had the power Ghost saith, To day if ye will of death, that is, the devil; hear his voice, 15 And deliver them who

8 Harden not your hearts, as

The danger


of unbelief. in the provocation, in the day 2 For unto us was the gospel of temptation in the wilder- preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did


9 When your fathers tempted not profit them, not being me, proved me, and saw my mixed with faith in them that works forty years.

10 Wherefore I was grieved heard it.

with that generation, and said, 3 For we which have believed They do alway err in their do enter into rest, as he said, heart; and they have not As I have sworn in my wrath, known my ways. if they shall enter into my 11 So I sware in my wrath, rest: although the works were They shall not enter into my finished from the foundation of rest.) the world.

12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

4 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.

13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To 5 And in this place again, If day; lest any of you be hard- they shall enter into my rest. ened through the deceitfulness 6 Seeing therefore it remain

of sin.

14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the begin ning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;

eth that some must enter

therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:

15 While it is said, To day 7 Again, he limiteth a cerif ye will hear his voice, harden tain day, saying in David, To not your hearts, as in the pro-day, after so long a time; as vocation. it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

16 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.

8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not after17 But with whom was he ward have spoken of another grieved forty years? was it not day. with them that had sinned, 9 There remaineth therefore whose carcases fell in the wil-a rest to the people of God. derness?

18 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?

19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.


IET us therefore fear, lest,

10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.

11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same examples of unbelief.

12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing

a promise being left us of asunder of soul and spirit, and entering into his rest, any of of the joints and marrow, and you should seem to come short is a discerner of the thoughts of it. and intents of the heart.

Christ's priesthood. HEBREWS, 6. Obedient unto death.

13 Neither is there any crea- prayers and supplications with ture that is not manifest in his strong crying and tears unto sight: but all things are naked him that was able to save him and opened unto the eyes of from death, and was heard in him with whom we have to do. that he feared;

14 Seeing then that we have a 8 Though he were a Son, yet great high priest, that is pass-learned he obedience by the ed into the heavens, Jesus the things which he suffered; Son of God, let us hold fast our 9 And being made perfect, he profession. became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

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15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our in- 10 Called of God an high firmities; but was in all points priest after the order of Meltempted like as we are, yet chisedec. without sin. 11 Of whom we have many 16 Let us therefore come things to say, and hard to be boldly unto the throne of grace, uttered, seeing ye are duil of that we may obtain mercy, and hearing. find grace to help in time of need.


From among men is or

OR every high priest taken

12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.

13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a


dained for men in things per taining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices. for sins: 2 Who can have compassion 14 But strong meat belongeth on the ignorant, and on them to them that are of full age, that are out of the way; for even those who by reason of that he himself also is com- to discern both good and evil. use have their senses exercised passed with infirmity.

3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.


4 And no man taketh this THEREFORE leaving the honour unto himself, but he principles of the doctrine that is called of God, as was of Christ, let us go on unto Aaron. 5 So also Christ glorified not the foundation of repentance perfection; not laying again himself to be made an high from dead works, and of faith priest; but he that said unto toward God, him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.

2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and 6 As he saith also in another of resurrection of the dead, and place, Thou art a priest for of eternal judgment. ever after the order of Melchi- 3 And this will we do, if God sedec. permit.

Who in the days of his 4 For it is impossible for those flesh, when he had offered up who were once enlightened,

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