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Christ Jesus. 14 Are they not all ministering | crowned with glory and honour; spirits, sent forth to minister that he by the grace of God for them who shall be heirs of should taste death for every salvation ?

10 For it became him, for CHAPTER 2.

whom are all things, and by TEER HEREFORE we ought to whom are all things, in bring

give the more earnest heed ing many sons unto glory, to to the things which we have make the captain of their salheard, lest at any time we vation perfect through suffershould let them slip.

ings. 2 For if the word spoken by il For both he that sanctiangels was stedfast, and every fieth and they who are sanctitransgression and disobedience fied are all of one : for which received a just recompence of cause he is not ashamed to call reward ;

them brethren, 3 How shall we escape, if we 12 Saying, I will declare thy neglect sogreat salvation; which name unto my brethren, in the at the first began to be spoken midst of the church will I sing by the Lord, and was confirmed praise unto thee. anto us by them that heard 13 And again, I will put my Frim;

trust in him. And again, Be4 God also bearing them wit- hold I and the children which ness, both with signs and won God hath given me. lers, and with divers miracles, 14 Forasmuch then as the und gifts of the Holy Ghost, children are partakers of flesh lccording to his own will ? and blood, he also himself like5 For unto the angels hath wise took part of the same ; le not put in subjection the that through death he might vorld to come, whereof we destroy him that had the power peak.

of death, that is, the devil; 6 But one in a certain place 15 And deliver them who estified, saying, What is man, through fear of death were all hat thou art mindful of him ? | their lifetime subject to bondr the son of man, that thou age. isitest him?

16 For verily he took not on 7 Thou madest him a little him the nature of angels; but wer than the angels; thou he took on him the seed of rownedst him with glory and A'-bră-hăm. onour, and didst set him over 17 Wherefore in all things it he works of thy hands : behoved him to be made like 8 Thou hast put all things in unto his brethren, that he abjection under his feet. For might be a merciful and faith1 that he put all in subjection ful high priest in things pernder him, he left nothing that taining to God, to make renot put under him. But now conciliation for the sins of the e see not yet all things put people. nder him.

18 For in that he himself 9 But we see Jē'-šūs, who was hath suffered being tempted, ade a little lower than the he is able to succour them that ngels for the suffering of death, I are tempted.

Whren, partakers of the of sin.

Christ is more HEBREWS, 3, 4. worthy than Moses.

daily, while it is called To CHAPTER 3.

day; lest any of you be hardHEREFORE, holy bre-ened through the deceitfulness heavenly calling, consider the 14 For we are made partakers Apostle and High Priest of our of Christ, if we hold the begin. profession, Christ Jē'-šūs ; ning of our confidence stedfast

2 Who was faithful to him unto the end ; that appointed him, as also 15 While it is said, To day if Mo'-sěs was faithful in all his ye will hear his voice, harden house.

not your hearts, as in the pro3 For this man was counted vocation. worthy of more glory than Mö'- 16 For some, when they had sės, inasmuch as he who hath heard, did provoke : howbeit builded the house hath more not all that came out of Ē'-gypt honour than the house.

by Mö'-sěs. 4 For every house is builded 17 But with whom was he by some man; but he that grieved forty years ? was it built all things is God.

not with them that had sinned, 5 And Mo-sěš verily was faith- whose carcases fell in the wilful in all his house, as a servant, derness ? for a testimony of those things 18 And to whom sware he which were to be spoken after; that they should not enter in

6 But Chrīst as a son over to his rest, but to them that his own house ; whose house believed not? are we, if we hold fast the 19 So we see that they could confidence and the rejoicing of not enter in because of unbethe hope firm unto the end. lief. 7 Wherefore (as the Holy

CHAPTER 4. Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,

ET us therefore fear, lest, 8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day entering into his rest, any of of temptation in the wilder- you should seem to come short

of it. 9 When your fathers tempted 2 For unto us was the gospel me, proved me, and saw my preached, as well as unto them: works forty years.

but the word preached did not 10 Wherefore I was grieved profit them, not being mixed with that generation, and said, with faith in them that heard They do alway err in their heart; it. and they have not known my 3 For we which have beways.

lieved do enter into rest, as 11 So I sware in my wrath, he said, As I have sworn in They shall not enter into my my wrath, if they shall enter rest.)

into my rest: although the 12 Take heed, brethren, lest works were finished from the there be in any of you an evil foundation of the world. heart of unbelief, in departing 4 For he spake in a certain from the living God.

place of the seventh day on 13 But exhort one another this wise, And God did rest

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The Christians' rest. HEBREWS, 5. Of Christ's priesthood. the seventh day from all his tempted like as we are, yet works.

without sin. 5 And in this place again, If 16 Let us therefore come boldthey shall enter into my rest. ly unto the throne of grace, that

6 Seeing therefore it remain- we may obtain mercy, and find eth that some must enter there- grace to help in time of need. in, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in

CHAPTER 5. because of unbelief :

, certain OR every high after so long a time, as it is ed for men in things pertaining said, To day if ye will hear his to God, that he may offer both voice, harden not your hearts. gifts and sacrifices for sins :

8 For if Jē'-sús had given 2 Who can have compassion them rest, then would he not on the ignorant, and on them afterward' have spoken of an- that are out of the way; for other day.

that he himself also is com9 There remaineth therefore passed with infirmity. a rest to the people of God. 3 And by reason hereof he

10 For he that is entered into ought, as for the people, so his rest, he also hath ceased also for himself, to offer for from his own works, as God sins. did, from his.

4 And no man taketh this Il Let us labour therefore to honour unto himself, but he enter into that rest, lest any that is called of God, as was man fall after the same ex- Aa'-ron. ample of unbelief.

5 So also Chrīst glorified not 12 For the word of God is himself to be made an high quick, and powerful, and priest; but he that said unto sharper than any twoedged him, Thou art my Son, to day sword, piercing even to the have I begotten thee. dividing asunder of soul and 6 As he saith also in another spirit, and of the joints and place, Thou art a priest for marrow, and is a discerner of ever after the order of Mělthe thoughts and intents of chis'-ěd-ěc. the heart.

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

14 Seeing then that we have he feared ; a great high priest, that is 8 Though he were a Son, yet passed into the heavens, Jē', learned he obedience by the ŭs the Son of God, let us hold things which he suffered ; est our profession.

9 And being made perfect, he 15 For we have not an high became the author of eternal riest which cannot be touched salvation unto all them that ith the feeling of our infirmi- obey him;

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. after the order of Měl-chis'- 1 7 For the earth which drinkěd-ěc.

eth in the rain that cometh oft 11 Of whom we have many upon it, and bringeth forth things to say, and hard to be herbs meet for them by whom uttered, seeing ye are dull of it is dressed, receiveth blesshearing.

ing from God : 12 For when for the time ye 8 But that which beareth ought to be teachers, ye have thorns and briers is rejected, need that one teach you again and is nigh unto cursing ; whose which be the first principles of end is to be burned. the oracles of God; and are 9 But, beloved, we are perbeoome such as have need of suaded better things of you, milk, and not of strong meat. and things that accompany sal

13 For every one that useth vation, though we thus speak. milk is unskilful in the word of 10 For God is not unrighteous righteousness: for he is a babe. to forget your work and labour

14 But strong meat belongs of love, which ye have shewed eth to them that are of full toward' his name, in that ye age, even those who by reason have ministered to the saints, of use have their senses exer- and do minister. cised to discern both good and 11 And we desire that every evil.

one of you do shew the same

diligence to the full assurance CHAPTER 6.

of hope unto the end : NHEREFORE leaving the 12 That ye be not slothful,

principles of the doctrine but followers of them who of Christ, let us go on unto through faith and patience inperfection; not laying again herit the promises. the foundation of repentance 13 For when God made profrom dead works, and of faith mise to Ā'-bră-hăm, because he toward God,

could swear by no greater, he 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, sware by himself, and of laying on of hands, and 14 Saying, Surely blessing I of resurrection of the dead, will_bless thee, and multiply. and of eternal judgment. ing I will multiply thee.

3 And this will we do, if God 15 And so, after he had papermit.

tiently endured, he obtained 4 For it is impossible for those the promise. who were once enlightened, and 16 For men verily swear by have 'tasted of the heavenly the greater: and an oath for gift, and were made partakers confirmation is to them an end of the Holy Ghost,

of all strife. 5 And have tasted the good 17 Wherein God, willing more word of God, and the powers abundantly to shew unto the of the world to come,

heirs of promise the immuta6 If they shall fall away, to bility of his counsel, confirmed renew them again unto repent-it by an oath : ance; seeing they crucify to 18 That by two immutable themselves the Son of God things, in which it was imposafresh, and put him to an sible for God to lie, we might open shame.

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Christ a priest after HEBREWS, 7. Melchisedec's order. have fled for refuge to lay hold | ceiveth them, of whom it is upon the hope set before us : witnessed that he liveth.

19 Which hope we have as an 9 And as I may so say, Lē'anchor of the soul, both sure vī also, who receiveth tithes, and stedfast, and which enter- payed tithes in A'-bră-hăm. eth into that within the veil; 10 For he was yet in the loins 20 Whither the forerunner 'is of his father, when Měl-chỉs'for us entered, even Jē'-sús, ēd-ěc met him. made an high priest for ever 11 If therefore perfection after the order of Měl-chis' were by the Lē-vīt'-1-căl priestěd-ěc.

hood, (for under it the people CHAPTER 7.

received the law,) what further NOR this Měl-chỉs'-ěd-ěc, need was there that another the most high God, who met order of Měl-chis'-ěd-ěc, and A'-bră-hăm returning from the not be called after the order of slaughter of the kings, and Aâ'-ron? blessed him;

12 For the priesthood being 2 To whom also A'-bră-hăm changed, there is made of gave a tenth part of all; first necessity a change also of the being by interpretation King law. of righteousness, and after that 13 For he of whom these also King of Sā'-lěm, which is, things are spoken pertaineth King of peace;

to another tribe, of which no 3 Without father, without man gave attendance at the mother, without descent, hav- altar. ing neither beginning of days, 14 For it is evident that our nor end of life ; but made like Lord sprang out of Ju’-dă ; unto the Son of God; abideth of which tribe Mö’-sěš spake a priest continually.

nothing concerning priesthood. A Now consider how great 15 And it is yet far more this man was, unto whom even evident: for that after the the patriarch Ā'-bră-hăm gave similitude of Měl-chỉs'-ěd-ěc the tenth of the spoils.

there ariseth another priest, 5 And verily they that are of 16 Who is made, not after the the sons of Lē'-vī, who receive law a carnal commandment, the office of the priesthood, but after the power of an endhave a commandment to take less life. tithes of the people according 17 For he testifieth, Thou art to the law, that is, of their a priest for ever after the order brethren, though they come of Měl-chỉs'-ěd-ěc. out of the loins of A'-bră-hăm : 18 For there is verily a dis

6 But he whose descent is not annulling of the commandment counted from them received going before for the weakness tithes of A'-bră-hăm, and bless- and unprofitableness thereof. ed him that had the promises. 19 For the law made nothing 7 And without all contradic- perfect, but the bringing in of tion the less is blessed of the a better hope did; by the which better.

we draw nigh unto God. 8 And here men that die re- 20 And inasmuch as not withceive tithes ; but there he re-l out an oath he was made priest:

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