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The Levitical HEBREWS, 8. priesthood abolished.

21 (For those priests were 3 For every high priest is made without an oath; but this ordained to offer gifts and with an oath by him that said sacrifices : wherefore it is of unto him, The Lord sware and necessity that this man have will not repent, Thou art a somewhat also to offer. priest for ever after the order 4 For if he were on earth, he of Měl-chis'-ěd-ěc:)

should not be a priest, seeing 22 By so much was Jē'-sós that there are priests that offer made a surety of a better tes- gifts according to the law: tament.

5 Who serve unto the example 23 And they truly were many and shadow of heavenly things, priests, because they were not as Mõ'-sěs was admonished of suffered to continue by reason God when he was about to of death :

make the tabernacle : for, See, 24 But this man, because he saith he, that thou make all continueth ever, hath an un- things according to the pattern changeable priesthood.

shewed to thee in the mount. 25 Wherefore he is able also 6 But now hath he obtained to save them to the uttermost a more excellent ministry, by that come unto God by him, how much also he is the meseeing he ever liveth to make diator of a better covenant, intercession for them.

which was established upon 26 For such an high priest better promises. became us, who is holy, harm- 7 For if that first covenant less, undefiled, separate from had been faultless, then should sinners, and made higher than no place have been sought for the heavens;

the second. 27 Who needeth not daily, as 8 For finding fault with them, those high priests, to offer up he saith, Behold, the days sacrifice, first for his own sins, come, saith the Lord, when I and then for the people's : for will make a new covenant with this he did once, when he the house of Is'-rā-ěl and with offered up himself.

the house of Jû'-dăh : 28 For the law maketh men 9 Not according to the covehigh priests which have in-nant that I made with their firmity; but the word of the ath in the day when I took oath, which was since the law, them by the hand to lead them maketh the Son, who is conse- out of the land of E-ġġpt ; crated for evermore.

because they continued not in

my covenant, and I regarded CHAPTER 8.

them not, saith the Lord. OW of things we For this covenant sum: We have such an high of İs'-rā-ěl after those days, priest, who is set on the right saith the Lord; I will put my hand of the throne of the laws into their mind, and write Majesty in the heavens ; them in their hearts: and I

2 A minister of the sanctuary, will be to them a God, and and of the true tabernacle, they shall be to me a people : which the Lord pitched, and 11 And they shall not teach not man.

every man his neighbour, and

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The sacrifices

of the law. every man his brother, saying, holiest of all was not yet made Know the Lord : for all shall manifest, while as the first know me, from the least to the tabernacle was yet standing : greatest.

9 Which was a figure for the 12 For I will be merciful to time then present, in which their unrighteousness, and their were offered both gifts and sins and their iniquities will I sacrifices, that could not make remember no more.

him that did the service per13 In that he saith, A new fect, as pertaining to the concovenant, he hath made the science ; first old. Now that which de- 10 Which stood only in 'meats cayeth and waxeth old is ready and drinks, and divers washto vanish away.

ings, and carnal ordinances,

imposed on them until the time CHAPTER 9.

of reformation.

11 But Chrīst being come an nant had also ordinances come, by a greater and more of divine service, and a worldly perfect tabernacle, not made sanctuary.

with hands, that is to say, not 2 For there was a tabernacle of this building; made ; the first, wherein was 12 Neither by the blood of the candlestick, and the table, goats and calves, but by his and the shew bread; which is own blood he entered in once called the sanctuary.

into the holy place, having 3 And after the second veil, obtained eternal redemption the tabernacle which is called for us. the Holiest of all;

13 For if the blood of bulls 4 Which had the golden censer, and of goats, and the ashes and the ark of the covenant of an heifer sprinkling the overlaid round about with gold, unclean, sanctifieth to the puriwherein was the golden pot fying of the flesh : that had măn'-nă, and Aâ'-ron's 14 How much more shall the rod that budded, and the tables blood of Chrīst, who through of the covenant

the eternal Spirit offered him5 And over it the chěr-ū-bỉms self without spot to God, purge of glory shadowing the mercy- your conscience from dead seat; of which we cannot now works to serve the living God? speak particularly.

15 And for this cause he is 6 Now when these things were the mediator of the new testathus ordained, the priests wentment, that by means of death, always into the first tabernacle, for the redemption of the transaccomplishing the service of gressions that were under the God.

first testament, they which are 7 But into the second went called might receive the prothe high priest alone once every mise of eternal inheritance. year, not without blood, which 16 For where a testament is, he offered for himself, and for there must also of necessity bé the errors of the people : the death of the testator.

8. The Holy Ghost this signi- 17 For a testament is of force fying, that the way into the after men are dead; otherwise

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The weakness of HEBREWS, 10. the law sacrifices it is of no strength at all while I to bear the sins of many; and the testator liveth.

unto them that look for him 18 Whereupon neither the shall he appear the second time first testament was dedicated without sin unto salvation. without blood. 19 For when Mö'-sës had

CHAPTER 10. people according to law, of good come, he took the blood of calves and not the very image of the and of goats, with water, and things, can never with those scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sacrifices which they offered sprinkled both the book, and year by year continually make ail the people,

the comers thereunto perfect. 20 Saying, This is the blood 2 For then would they not of the testament which God have ceased to be offered ? behath enjoined unto you. cause that the worshippers once

21 Moreover he sprinkled purged should have had no with blood both the tabernacle, more conscience of sins. and all the vessels of the 3 But in those sacrifices there, ministry.

is a remembrance again made 22 And almost all things are of sins every year. by the law purged with blood; 4 For it is not possible that and without shedding of blood the blood of bulls and of goats is no remission.

should take away sins. 23 It was therefore necessary 5 Wherefore when he cometh that the patterns of things in into the world, he saith, Sacrithe heavens should be purified fice and offering thou wouldest with these; but the heavenly not, but a body hast thou prethings themselves with better pared me : sacrifices than these.

6 In burnt offerings and sacri24 For Chrīst is not entered fices for sin thou hast had no into the holy places made with pleasure. hands, which are the figures of 7 Then said I, Lo, I come the true; but into heaven itself, in the volume of the book it now to appear in the presence is written of me,) to do thy of God for us :

will, O God. 25 Nor yet that he should 8 Above when he said, Sacrioffer himself often, as the high fice and offering and burnt priest entereth into the holy offerings and offering for sin place every year with blood of thou wouldest not, neither others;

hadst pleasure therein; which 26 For then must he often are offered by the law; have suffered since the foun- 9 Then said he, Lo, I come dation of the world: but now to do thy will, O God. He once in the end of the world taketh away the first, that he hath he appeared to put away may establish the second. sin by the sacrifice of himself. 10 By the which will we are

27 And as it is appointed unto sanctified through the offering men once to die, but after this of the body of Jē'-šūs Christ the judgment:

once for all. 28 So Christ was once offered 11 And every priest standeth

Exhortation to HEBREWS, 10. stedfast faith. daily ministering and offering 25 Not forsaking the assemoftentimes the same sacrifices, bling of ourselves together, as which can

never take away the manner of some is; but exsins :

horting one another; and so 12 But this man, after he had much the more, as ye see the offered one sacrifice for sins day approaching. for ever, sat down on the right 26 For if we sin wilfully after hand of God;

that we

have received the 13 From henceforth expecting knowledge of the truth, there till his enemies be made his remaineth no more sacrifice for footstool.

sins, 14 For by one offering, he. 27 But a certain fearful lookhath perfected for ever them ing for of judgment and fiery that are sanctified.

indignation, which shall devour 15 Whereof the Holy Ghost the adversaries. also is a witness to us : for 28 He that despised Mö'-sěs' after that he had said before, law died without mercy under

16 This is the covenant that two or three witnesses : I will make with them after 29 Of how much sorer punishthose days, saith the Lord, I ment, suppose ye, shall he be will put my laws into their thought worthy, who hath hearts, and in their minds will trodden under foot the Son of I write them;

God, and hath counted the 17 And their sins and ini- blood of the covenant, wherequities will I remember no with he was sanctified, an un

holy thing, and hath done de18 Now where remission of spite unto the Spirit of grace ? these is, there is no more offer- 30 For we know him that hath ing for sin.

said, Vengeance belongeth unto 19 Having therefore, brethren, me, I will recompense, saith boldness to enter into the the Lord. And again, The Lord holiest by the blood of Jē'-sús, shall judge his people.

20 By a new and living way, 31 It is a fearful thing to fall which he hath consecrated for into the hands of the living God. us, through the veil, that is to 32 But call to remembrance say, his flesh;

the former days, in which, 21 And having an high priest after ye were illuminated, ye over the house of God;

endured a great fight of afflic22 Let us draw near with a tions ; true heart in full assurance of 33 Partly, whilst ye were faith, having our hearts sprin- made a gazingstock both by "kled from an evil conscience, reproaches and afflictions; and and our bodies washed with partly, whilst ye became com

panions of them that were so 23 Let us hold fast the pro- used. fession of our faith without 34 For ye had compassion of wavering ; (for he is faithful me in my bonds, and took that promised ;)

joyfully, the spoiling of your 24 And let us consider one goods, knowing in yourselves another to provoke unto love that ye have in heaven a betand to good works:

ter and an enduring substance,


pure water.

The worthy

HEBREWS, 11. fruits of faith, 35 Cast not away therefore 7 By faith No'-ah, being warnyour confidence, which hath ed of God of things not seen as great recompence of reward. yet, moved with fear, prepared 36 For ye have need of pa- an ark to the saving of his tience, that, after ye have done house ; by the which he conthe will of God, ye might re- demned the world, and became ceive the promise.

heir of the righteousness which 37 For yet a little while, and is by faith. he that shall come will come, 8 By faith A'-bră-hăm, when and will not tarry.

he was called to go out into a 38 Now the just shall live by place which he should after faith: but if any man draw receive for an inheritance, back, my soul shall have no obeyed; and he went out, not pleasure in him.

knowing whither he went. 39 But we are not of them who 9 By faith he sojourned in the draw back unto perdition; but land of promise, as in a strange of them that believe to the sav- country, dwelling in tabering of the soul.

nacles with I'-saac and Jā'-cob,

the heirs with him of the same CHAPTER 11.

promise : COW is

10 For he looked a city

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Now thatges i hope substance which hath foundations, whose

evidence of things not seen. builder and maker is God.

2 For by it the elders ob- 11 Through faith also Sâr'-ă tained a good report.

herself received strength to 3 Through faith we under-conceive seed, and was deliverstand that the worlds were ed of a child when she was framed by the word of God, past age, because she judged so that things which are seen him faithful who had promised. were not made of things which 12 Therefore sprang there do appear.

even of one, and him as good as 4 By faith Ā'-běl offered unto dead, so many as the stars of God a more excellent sacrifice the sky in multitude, and as than Cain, by which he obtained the sand which is by the sea witness that he was righteous, shore innumerable. God testifying of his gifts : 13 These all died in faith, not and by it he being dead yet having received the promises

, speaketh.

but having seen them afar off, 5 By faith Ē'-noch was trans- and were persuaded of them, lated that he should not see and embraced them, and condeath ; and was not found, be- fessed that they were strangers cause God had translated him : and pilgrims on the earth. for before his translation he 14 For they that say such had this testimony, that he things declare plainly that pleased God.

they seek a country. 6 But without faith it is im- 15 And truly, if they had been possible to please him : for he mindful of that country from that cometh to God must be- whence they came out, they lieve that he is, and that he is might have had opportunity to a rewarder of them that dili- have returned. gently seek him.

16 But now they desire a

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