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FORtbis Melchisedec, king of Salem,
16. & 10.19 1 Or, with
of an oath. o Ps. 110.4.
Rom. 8.34. i Tim. 2. 5. ch. 9. 24.
r ch.4. 15.
& 16. 6, 11.
* Rom.6.10. ch. 9. 12, 28.
. Rom. 4. 13. wal. 3. 16.
Telchisedec and Christ.
CHAP. VII. VIII.
Aaron's priesthood abolished. CHAP. VII.
|| but the bringing in of a better hope did; | Christ Jesus is a priest after the order of by the which we "draw nigh unto God. Melchisedec, 11 and so, far more excellent
20 And inasmuch as not without an 1 Or, but it than the priests of Aaron's order. oath he was made priest:
bringing in, VOR
21 (For those priests were made || with- Gal. 3. 24. priest of the most high God, who out an oath; but this with an oath by the .. met Abraham returning from the slaugh- him that said unto him, 'The Lord sware Rom. ?. ter of the kings, and blessed him; and will not repent, Thou art a priest for 3.12 ch.4
. 2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth ever after the order of Melchisedec:) part of all; first being by interpretation 22 By so much Pwas Jesus made a vw swearing King of righteousness, and after that also surety of a better testament. King of Salem, which is, King of peace; 23 And they truly were many priests, . .5.& 6.*
3°Without father, without mother, because they were not suffered to con- 24 i pedigree.
+ without descent, having neither begin- tinue by reason of death:
25 Wherefore he is able also to save from one to 4 Now consider how great this man them || to the uttermost that come unto 10r, everwas, "unto whom even the patriarch A-God by him, seeing he ever liveth 'to more.com braham gave the tenth of the spoils. make intercession for them.
5 And verily they that are of the sons 26 For such an high priest became us, i John 2. 1. of Levi, who receive the office of the ' who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate priesthood, have a commandment to take from sinners, and made higher than the *** 10. ch. tithes of the people according to the law, heavens; that is, of their brethren, though they 27 Who needeth not daily, as those come out of the loins of Abraham: high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for her
6 But he whose || descent is not counted his own sins, "and then for the people's; 575.3. &
from them received tithes of Abraham, for this he did once, when he offered ülev. 16.15. 7 Gen. 14.19. d and blessed him that had the promises. up himself.
7 And without all contradiction the 28 For the law maketh 'men high & 10.12. less is blessed of the better.
priests which have infirmity; but the y ch.5.1, 2. 8 And here men that die receive tithes; word of the oath, which was since the Sh. 5. 6. & but there he receiveth them, 'of whom it law, maketh the Son, 'who is tconse- %.ch.2. 10. is witnessed that he liveth.
crated for evermore.
10 For he was yet in the loins of his Levitical priesthood of Aaron is abolished.
11 6 If therefore perfection were by the thers, by the eternal covenant of the gospel. Levitical priesthood, (for under it the TOW of the things which we have people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should such an high priest, "who is set on the EP3: 1: 20. rise after the order of Melchisedec, and right hand of the throne of the Majesty ch. 1. 3.& 10. not be called after the order of Aaron? in the heavens;
12 For the priesthood being changed, 2 A minister || of the sanctuary, and 10r, of holy there is made of necessity a change also of the true tabernacle, which the Lord bch.9.8, 12, of the law,
pitched, and not man. 13 For he of whom these things are 3 For every high priest is ordained to ach. Sa. spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of offer gifts and sacrifices : wherefore it is Eph. 5 2. which no man gave attendance at the altar. of necessity that this man have somewhat
14 For it is evident that hour Lord also to offer. Luke 3. 33. sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses 4 For if he were on earth, he should not
spake nothing concerning priesthood. be a priest, seeing that || there are priests 10r, they
15 And it is yet far more evident: for that offer gifts according to the law:
fshadow of heavenly things, as Moses was fCol. 2. 17.
he, that thou make all things according to 27.8. 17 For he testifieth, 'Thou art a priest the pattern shewed to thee in the mount. Acts : 44. for ever after the order of Melchisedec. 6 But now hhath he obtained a more h 2 Cor.3.6
18 For there is verily a disannulling of excellent ministry, by how much also he is 22 here. 3.29
. the commandment going before for the the mediator of a better || covenant, which resta. 31 , 78* 5 weakness and unprofitableness thereof. was established upon better promises. 19 For the law made nothing perfect, 7 For if that first covenant had been 18.
i pl. 7. 11,
10. ch. 9.9.
32, 33, 31
I ch. 10. 16.
n lsai. 54.13. John 6.45
p 2 Cor. 5
of the riles and ceremonies of the law. HEBREWS.
Christ's sacrifice el na faultless, then should no place have been 9 Which was a figure for the time then sought for the second.
present, in which were offered both gifts 8 For finding fault with them, he saith, and sacrifices, 'that could not make him k Jer. 31.31, *Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that did the service perfect, as pertaining
when I will make a new covenant with to the conscience;
drinks, and divers washings, and carnale
10 For 'this is the covenant that I will this building;
make with the house of Israel after those 12 Neither by the blood of goats and 3*+ + Gr.give. days, saith the Lord; I will + put my laws calves, but by his own blood he entered 10r, upon. into their mind, and write them || in their in once into the holy place, having m lach. 8. 9. hearts: and I will be to them a God, obtained eternal redemption for us. and they shall be to me a people:
13 For if the blood of bulls and of 24:11 And "they shall not teach every goats, and 'the ashes of an heifer sprink. John 2. 97. man his neighbour, and every man his ling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purify- des
brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all ing of the flesh:
of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit 12 For I will be merciful to their un-offered himself without | spot to God, les ca. 10. righteousness, and their sins and their purge your conscience from 1 dead works bet
iniquities will I remember no more. mto serve the living God?
13 "In that he saith, A new covenant, 15 " And for this cause he is the metal he hath made the first old. Now that diator of the new testament, that by which decayeth and waxeth old is ready means of death, for the redemption of the inst to vanish away.
transgressions that were under the first CHAP. IX.
testament, 'they which are called might Lekeit 1 The description of the rites and bloody sa
receive the promise of eternal inheritance. I crifices of the law, 11 far inferior to the 16 For where a testament is, there must dignity and perfection of the blood and also of necessity ll be the death of the 4:25 sacrifice of Christ.
testator. THEN verily the first covenant had 17 For 'a testament is of force after shits . Exod. 25. 8. and "a worldly sanctuary;
strength at all while the testator liveth.se 2 b For there was a tabernacle made; 18 Whereupon neither the first teste asa 35: 490,4 the first, wherein was the candlestick, ment was || dedicated without blood.
and the table, and the shewbread; which 19 For when Moses had spoken every Exod. 25. is called || the sanctuary.
precept to all the people according to 3fAnd after the second veil, the taber- the law," he took the blood of calves and soul 1 Exod. 26. nacle which is called the Holiest of all; of goats, “ with water, and || scarlet wool,
4 Which had the golden censer, and and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, ****
6 the ark of the covenant overlaid round and all the people, 1. Exodabout with gold, wherein was "the golden 20 Saying, This is the blood of the test & 70.3, apot that had manna, and 'Aaron's rod that tament which God hath injoined unto you
budded, and the tables of the covenant; 21 Moreover "he sprinkled likewise
5 And lover it the cherubims of glory with blood both the tabernacle, and all k Exod 25. shadowing the mercyseat; of which we the vessels of the ministry. cannot now speak particularly.
22 And almost all things are by the 6 Now when these things were thus law purged with blood; and without 21.2Chron. ordained,” the priests went always into shedding of blood is no remission.
the first tabernacle, accomplishing the 23 It was therefore necessary that the *.83 18, 22. Lev; service of God.
patterns of things in the heavens should 7 But into the second went the high be purified with these; but the heavenly 3. Dan. 6.11. priest alone "once every year, not with things themselves with better sacrifices
out blood, which he offered for himself, than these. 2, 11, 12, 15, and for the errors of the people:
24 For Christ is not entered into the deals 8 P The Holy Ghost this signifying, that holy places made with hands, which are the way into the holiest of all was not the figures of the true; but into heaven
yet made manifest, while as the first ta- itself, nor dto appear in the presence of a dobu 14. & bernacle was yet standing:
God for us :
1 Or, ceremoRirs.
b Exod. 26.1. « Exod. 26.
J Exod. 2531.
24. 5, 6,
31, 33. & 40. 3, 11. ch. 6. 19.
h Exod. 16.
10, 21. & 31 20. & 40. 20. Deut.10.2, 5. 1 Kings 8. 9,
34. ch. 8. ,
ver. 12. Lib. 7. 27.&
0. 10. 1 Pet. . 18.
1 Cor. 10. 1.
ecles. 3. 20. 2 Cor. 5. 10. .ev. 20. 12,
Rom. 6. ). 1 Pet. 3.
1 Pet. 2.
1 Or, liberty. rch, 98, 12.
Tit. 2. 13.
1 Or, nec made.
uch. 4. 14. x 1 Tim. 3.
y eh. 4. 16.
Col. 2. 17. h. 8. 5. & . 23.
ch. 9. 11. 2 cb.9. 9.
25. 2 Cor. 7.
e eb. 4. 14. di Cor. 1.9
1 Thes. 52. 2 Thes. 3. 3.
ofered, be6 UK, asc. bes
e Lev. 16. 21. ch. 9. 7.
The weakness of the law sacrifices.
Exhortation to hold fast the faith. T, O MINI
25 Nor yet that he should offer himself 15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a
16 This is the covenant that I will po Jer. 34. 33, 26 For then must he often have suf- make with them after those days, saith the 12.
fered since the foundation of the world : Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, GI.4. but now 'once ® in the end of the world and in their minds will I write them; Gen. 3. 19. hath he appeared to put away sin by the 17 + And their sins and iniquities will 1.Some.com sacrifice of himself.
I remember no more. 27 h And as it is appointed unto men 18 Now where remission of these is, their. once to die, ' but after this the judgment: there is no more offering for sin.
28 So Christ was once offered to 19 Having therefore, brethren,'|| bold. Eph. 2. it."
bear the sins of many; and unto them ness to enter "into the holiest by the *3.12 1:19. 1 John 3. that "look for him shalí he appear the blood of Jesus,
• Matt. 26 second time without sin unto salvation. 20 By 'a new and living way, which John 10:9 8. Rom. 5 CHAP. X.
he hath || consecrated for us, through the 9 & Pet. 5. 17. i The weakness of the law sacrifices. 10 The veil, that is to say, his flesh; sacrifice of Christ's body once offered, 14 for
21 And having "an high priest over e ch. 9. 3. ever hath taken away sins. 19° An exhorta- *the house of God; tion to hold fast the faith, with patience and 22 'Let us draw near with a true heart 15. thanksgiving ' in full assurance of faith, having our
z Eph. 3. 12 NOR the law having a shadow of hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, Jan. 6.
good things to come, and not the and our bodies washed with pure water. ach. 9. 14 very image of the things, can never with 23 “Let us hold fast the profession of b Ezek. 36. those sacrifices which they offered year by our faith without wavering; (for dhe is 2.
year continually make the comers there faithful that promised ;) ad ver. 14. unto “perfect.
24 And let us consider one another to & 10. 13. ECOT, they 2 For then || would they not have ceased provoke unto love and to good works : z censed to be to be offered ? because that the worship- 25 Not forsaking the assembling of chos....
pers once purged should have had no ourselves together, as the manner of some Jude 192 more conscience of sins.
is; but exhorting one another: and 'so f Rom. 13. 3 But in those sacrifices there is a re- much the more, as ye see the day ap- Phil. 4. 5. membrance again made of sins every year. proaching,
4 For Sit is not possible that the blood 26 For Lif we sin wilfully after that h Numb. 15. of bulls and of goats should take away sins. we have received the knowledge of the 30. ch. .
5 Wherefore when he cometh into the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice 21. ke So.8, world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering for sins, &c. Isai... thou wouldest not, but a body || hast thou 27 But a certain fearful looking for of 20. Amos 3 prepared me:
judgment and fiery indignation, which $ Szepsze
. 6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for shall devour the adversaries. sin thou hast had no pleasure.
28 'He that despised Moses' law died (h. 12. 29. 7 Then said I, Lo, I come in the vo- without mercy
29 "Of how much sorer punishment, John 8. 17.
unholy thing, Pand hath done despite un- 31, za Epli. 9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy to the Spirit of grace? will, O God. He taketh away the first, 30 For we know him that hath said, that he may establish the second. "Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will re- i Rom. me.
10 b By the which will we are sanctified compense, saith the Lord. And again,
through the offering of the body of Jesus 'The Lord shall judge his people. i ca. 9. 12. Christ once for all.
31 'It is a fearful thing to fall into the $ 135, 14; 11 And every priest standeth daily mi- hands of the living God. nistering and offering oftentimes the same 32 But *call to remembrance the for- ! Gal 3:4 sacrifices, 'which can never take away sins: mer days, in which, "after ye were il. u ch. 6. 4.
12 "But this man, after he had offered luminated, ye endured *a great fight of a CO2:59: one sacrifice for sins, for ever sat down afflictions ; on the right hand of God;
33 Partly, whilst ye were made 'a y i Cor. 49
ga13 From henceforth expecting “till his zingstock both by reproaches and afflic1 Cor. 15. 25. enemies be made his footstool.
tions; and partly, whilst ’ye became com14 For by one offering he hath per- panions of them that were so used, fected for ever them that are sanctified. 34 For ye had compassion of me in a time it.
2 Pet. 3.9, 11, 14.
f Mic. 6. 6, 37. ch.9. 13.
i 2. 20,
ch. 1. 13.
b Matt. 5.
. Or, that ye
What failh is.
Stedfast fakiss vomin, my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling was delivered of a child when she was
of your goods, knowing in yourselves past age, because she judged him ' faithful
that “ye have in heaven a better and an who had promised. 41. Jamia enduring substance.
12 Therefore sprang there even of one, 35 Cast not away therefore your con- and him as good as dead, t so many as the att selves, or for fidence, which hath great recompence stars of the sky in multitude, and as the of reward.
sand which is by the sea shore innumerable. Les 36 For ye have need of patience, that, 13 These all died t in faith, o not having + ceu I Tim. 6. 19. after ye have done the will of God,'ye received the promises, but having seen 4 Mattis might receive the promise.
them afar off, and were persuaded of rey 37 For 6 yet a little while, and he that them, and embraced them, and confessed 19.col.6. shall come will come, and will not tarry. that they were strangers and pilgrims on te
38 Now 'the just shall live by faith: the earth.
but if any man draw back, my soul shall 14 For they that say such things de Luke 18.8. have no pleasure in him.
clare plainly that they seek a country.
tunity to have returned. 1 Acts 16.30; 1 What faith is. 6 Without faith we cannot
16 But now they desire a better contre please God. 7 The worthy fruits thereof in try, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God the fathers of old time.
is not ashamed to be called their God:
12. & 10. 32.
f Col. 3. 24
2 Pet. 3. 9.
i 99 hes. 2.
N hopeai thoi the 'esibetance of things for he hath prepared for them a city
b ver. 39.
Ps. 33.6. John 1. 3. cl. 1. 2. 2 Pet. 3. 5. d Gen. 4. + 1 John 3. 12.
ch. 12. 21.
16. & 49.
hoped for, evidence
17 By faith when he was als
tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had 13:35 2 For "by it the elders obtained a received the promises offered up his good report.
only begotten son, 3 Through faith we understand that 18 |Of whom it was said, “That in 1. A Genl. 1. 'the worlds were framed by the word of Isaac shall thy seed be called :
God, so that things which are seen were 19 Accounting that God 'was able to
4 By faith "Abel offered unto God a whence also he received him in a figure.
righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and 21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, Alatt. 23:38: by it he being dead ® || yet speaketh. blessed both the sons of Joseph; and less
5 By faith 'Enoch was translated that worshipped, leaning upon the top of i6363
he should not see death; and was not his staff. Gen: 5.7, found, because God had translated him: 22 By faith * Joseph, when he died, C3 20. Ecclus for before his translation he had this tes. Il made mention of the departing of the timony, that he pleased God.
children of Israel; and gave command-
7 By faith Noah, being warned of and they were not afraid of the king's
God of things not seen as yet, || moved commandment. Or, being with fear, "prepared an ark to the saving 24 By faith Moses, when he was come Ek hi Pet. 3.20. of his house; by the which he condemned to years, refused to be called the son of Rom. 3: the world, and became heir of 'the right- Pharaoh's daughter; eousness which is by faith.
25 °Choosing rather to suffer affliction • R$ 8 By faith "Abraham, when he was with the people of God, than to enjoy called to go out into a place which he the pleasures of sin for a season ; should after receive for an inheritance, 26 Esteeming Pthe reproach || of Christ pe 3* obeyed; and he went out, not knowing greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: whither he went.
for he had respect unto the recompence 4.25 9 By faith he sojourned in the land of of the reward. & 13.93, 1. promise, as in a strange country, 'dwell
2? By faith "he forsook Egypt, not the one ing in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, fearing the wrath of the king: for he en-8353 meh. 6. 17. m the heirs with him of the same promise: dured, as 'seeing him who is invisible.
10 For he looked for a "city which 28 Through faith the kept the pass. EsatHa
hath foundations, whose builder and over, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he Rev.21.2; maker is God.
that destroyed the firstborn should touch 11 Through faith also 'Sara herself re-them. ceived strength to conceive seed, and 29 By faith "they passed through the 2 »
& Gen. 6. 13, 22. Ecclus 4 17.
64. x Josh. 6. 20.
Prov. 3. IL
1 Or, that
James 1. 12.
b Jutg. 46.
& 19. 18. & 23. 13.
1, 13. & 17. 45 ri Sam. 1. 20. & 12. 20. g 2 Sam. 7. 11, &c. h Judg. 14.5
34, 35. Dan. 6. Y.
Job 12. 10.
7, &c. Job
mret to them.
&19.2. 1 Pet. 1. 15, 16.
-. 14. 13, &c. &
17. 51, 52.
See Ecclus 25. 33.
illustrated by many examples.
An exhortation to constant faith, &e. Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyp-tion which speaketh unto you as unto tians assaying to do were drowned. children, “My son, despise not thou the
30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell chastening of the Lord, nor faint when i Job 5. 17. 36 down, after they were compassed about thou art rebuked of him: seven days.
6 Fork whom the Lord loveth he chas. k Ps. 94. 12. 31 By faith 'the harlot Rahab perished teneth, and scourgeth every son whom Prov.3.-12.
not with them || that believed not, when he receiveth. Judg. 6. ... 2 she had received the spies with peace, 7' If ye endure chastening, God dealeth | Deut. 8.5 Judg.13.241
32 And what shall I more say? for the with you as with sons; for what son is he prov.13. 24. Hude.1.1. time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, whom the father chasteneth not? 2 1 Sam. 16. and of Barak, and of Samson, and of 8 But if ye be without chastisement,
Jephthae; of David also, and “Samuel, whereof all are partakers, then are ye mpet: 5.5"
bastards, and not sons.
doms, wrought righteousness, obtained our flesh which corrected us, and we gave 6. 1Sam.17. promises, "stopped the mouths of lions, them reverence: shall we not much rather
34 'Quenched the violence of fire, be in subjection unto "the Father of spi- m. gim. 16. i Dan. 3. 25. escaped the edge of the sword, 'out of rits, and live?
1 Kings weakness were made strong, waxed va- 10 For they verily for a few days chas- Isai: 4256 19. 3. 2 Kings liant in fight, * turned to flight the armies tened us || after their own pleasure; but 12. 1. 1 2 Kings 20. of the aliens.
he for our profit, °that we might be par- el zood, er, 35 " Women received their dead raised takers of his holiness.
to life again : and others were otortured, 11 Now no chastening for the present : Lev. 1.4. 8, 15, Sam. not accepting deliverance; that they might seemeth to be joyous, but grievous : obtain a better resurrection:
nevertheless afterward it yieldeth "the pJam. 3. 18. 36 PAnd others had trial of cruel mock- peaceable fruit of righteousness unto ni Kiraz ings and scourgings, yea, moreover of them which are exercised thereby. bonds and imprisonment:
12 Wherefore 'lift up the hands which sai. 35: 3.*, 37 * They were stoned, they were sawn hang down, and the feeble knees; 7, &c. Acts asunder, were tempted, were slain with 13 ' And make || straight paths for your Prov
. 9. 96, the sword: : 'they wandered about in feet, lest that which is lame be turned out i'Or, een.
sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, of the way; 'but let it rather be healed. Gal.6.). Jer. 20. 2. & afflicted, tormented;
14 * Follow peace with all men, and Rom. 17. 18. 38 (Of whom the world was not wor- holiness, without which no man shall Tile r i Kings 21. 13. 2Chron. thy:) they wandered in deserts, and in see the Lord : 7258. & 14. mountains, and "in dens and caves of 15 'Looking diligently "lest any man Eph...5. the earth,
|| fail of the grace of God; ' lest any root x 2Cor.6. 1. 39 And these all, * having obtained a of bitterness springing up trouble you, 1 or, fall! 17 king is good report through faith, received not and thereby many be defiled; the promise:
16 'Lest there be any fornicator, or 18. ch. 3. 12. 40 God having || provided' some better profane person, as Esau, who for one a phens 3thing for us, that they without us should morsel of meat sold his birthright. not be made perfect.
17 For ye know how that afterward, \ Gen. 25. 33. CHAP. XII.
when he would have inherited the bless-Gen. 27.34, 1 An exhortation to constant faith, patience, ing, he was rejected : "for he found no d ch. & 6.
and godliness. 22 A commendation of the place of repentance, though he sought share the
it carefully with tears.
that might be touched, and that burned & 2018. i Pet. 21. cloud of witnesses, “let us lay aside every with fire, nor unto blackness, and dark- $ 5.22
weight, and the sin which doth so easily ness, and tempest, 4. Phil. 3. beset us, and let us run with patience 19 And the sound of a trumpet, and 2 Tim. 1.7. the race that is set before us,
the voice of words; which voice they that 2 Looking unto Jesus the || author and heard 'intreated that the word should f Exod. 20. 1 Or, begin. finisher of our faith; « who for the joy that not be spoken to them any more:
was set before him endured the cross, de- 20 (For they could not endure that 5, &c. 1 Pet. spising the shame, and ® is set down at the which was commanded, And if so much Exod. by right hand of the throne of God.
as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be 3 'For consider him that endured such stoned, or thrust through with a dart:
contradiction of sinners against himself, 21 "And so terrible was the sight, that 6.Exod. 19. Maste, on lest ye be wearied and faint in your Moses said, I exceedingly fear and
quake:) | Ga1, 4, 76. minds.
22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, 1.9, 10. 4" Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, and unto the city of the living God, the k Phil. 3. 20. 3 ch.10 striving against sin.
heavenly Jerusalem, land to an innu- po. 5 And ye have forgotten the exhorta-merable company of angels,
32, 33, 34