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manifest in his sight : but all things are naked and opened " unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. 12

14 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest,” that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

15 For " we have not an High Priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of 13 our infirmities ; but 'was in all points tempted like as we are, 14 w yet without sin.

16 * Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of

grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

CHAP. V. 1 The authority and honour of our Saviour's priesthood: 11 negli

gence in the knowledge thereof is reproved. FOR every High Priest taken from among men is a ordained for men bin things pertaining

11 disclosed. Pu. 12 him to whom we must give an account. Whit. 18 cannot sympathize with. We, cannot be affected with. Pu. 14 in like manner. Pu. appointed. Pu. give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

See on Heb. iii. l.

* Heb. vii. 26 : Such an High Priest became us--made higher than the heavens. do. ix. 12, 24 : By his own blood he entered in once into the holy place.-Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands—but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.

* HEB. X. 23 : Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering.

u Isa. liii. 3: He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him ; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. See on Heb. iii. l.

Luke, xxii. 28 : Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations.

w See on 2 COR. V. 21. * See on Rom. v. 2.

CHAP. V. • See on HEB. iii. 1. See on Heb, iji. 1.


to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins :

2 Who can have a compassion on ? the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way ;3 for that e he himself also is compassed 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 i taketh this honour unto him

2 Who can reasonably bear with. A. V.

3 them that err from the

way. Whit.

Heb. viii. 3, 4: Every High Priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices : wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer. For if he were on earth, he should not be a Priest, seeing that there are Priests that offer gifts according to the law. do. ix. 9: In which were offered both gifts and sacrifices. do. x. 11: And every Priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. do. xi. 4: By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than CainGod testifying of his gifts. d HEB. iv. 15. See on do, iji. 1.

See on Heb. iii. 1. f Lev. iv. 3: If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people; then let him bring for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto the Lord for a sin offering: do. ix. 7: Moses said unto Aaron, Go unto the altar, and offer thy sin offering, and make an atonement for thyself, and for the people. do. xvi. 6, 11, 15–17: And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make an atonement for himself, and for his house. And Aaron shall bring the bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and shall make an atonement for himself, and for his house, and shall kill the bullock of the sin offering which is for himself. Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the vail, and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon

the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat: and he shall make an atonement for the holy place--for himself, and for his houshold, and for all the congregation of Israel. Heb. vii. 27 : Who needeth not daily, as those High Priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's. do. ix. 7: Which [blood] he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people.

82 CHR. xxvi. 18 : It appertaineth wot unto thee, Uzziah, to

self, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.

5 So also Christ 'glorified not himself to be made an High Priest ; but he that said unto hiin, * Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.

6 As he saith also in another place, 'Thou art burn incense unto the Lord, but to the priests the sons of Aaron, that are consecrated to burn incense : go out of the sanctuary; for thou hast trespassed ; neither shall it be for thine honour from the LORD God. John, M. 27 : John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.

Exod. xxviii. 1: Take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may, minister unto me in the priest's office. Numb. ii. 10 : Thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall wait on their priest's office: and the stranger that cometh pigh shall be put to death. .do. xvi. 5, 40: And he spake unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, Even to morrow the LORD will show who are his, and who is holy; and will cause him to come near unto him : even him whom he hath chosen will he cause to come near unto him. To be a memorial unto the children of Israel, that no stranger, which is not of the seed of Aaron, come near to offer incense before the LORD; that he be not as Korah, and as his company: as the Lord said to him by the hand of Moses. 1 CHR. xxiii. 13: Aaron was separated, that he should sanctify the most holy things, he and his sons for ever, to burn incense before the Lord, to minister unto him, and to bless in his name for ever,

* John, viii. 54 : If I honour myself, my honour is nothing : it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God.

See on Acrs, xiii. 33. 'Gen. xiv. 18-20: Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine : and he was the priest of the most high God. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: and blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all. Ps. cx. 4: The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek. Zec. vi. 13: He [the man whose name is the Branch] shall sit and rule upon his throne ; and he shall be a priest upon his throne : and the counsel of peace shall be between them both. Heb.iii. 1: Consider the Apostle and fligh Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus. do. vi. 20 : a Priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had moffered up prayers and supplications with "strong crying and tears unto him that was

Jesus, made an High Priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. do.vii. 1, 2, 3, 15, 16, 17, 21 : This Melchisedec, king of Salem, Priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life ; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a Priest continually. After the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another Priest, who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life. For he testifieth, Thou art a Priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. For those Priests were made without an oath ; but this was with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a Priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

m MAT. xxvi. 39, 42, 44: He went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me : nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt." He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words. do. xxvii. 46, 50: Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani ? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. MARK, xiv. 36, 39: And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee ; take away this

cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt. And again he went away, and prayed, and spake the same words. do. xv. 34, 37 : And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani ? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost. John, xvii. 1: Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee.

n Ps. xxii. 1: My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?


• able to save him from death, and was heard Pin that he feared 34

8 Though he were a 4 Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered ;

9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto tall them that u obey him ;

* in being delivered from that which he feared. Dod. for his piety. A. V.

• Mat. xxvi. 53 : Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? Mark, xiv. 36: Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me.

p Mat. xxvi. 37 : [Jesus] began to be sorrowful, and very heavy. Mark, xiv. 33 : [Jesus] began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy. Luke, xxii. 43 : There appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. John, xii. 27 : Now is my soul troubled ; and what shall I say ?

4 Ileb. i.5,8 : Unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son? Unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever. do. ii. 6: Christ as a son over his own house.

" Phi. ii. 8: He humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross,

* See on Heb. ii. 10.

'Heb. xi. 40: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect. u Ps. cxix. 30,32, 47, 57,93, 106: I have chosen the way

of truth : thy judgments have I laid before me. I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart. I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved. Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words. I will never forget thy precepts : for with them thou hast quickened me. I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments. Isa. i. 16, 17, 19: Cease to do evil; learn to do well.-If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land. do. lv.3: Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. Zec: vi, 15 : This shall come to pass, if ye will diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God. Mat. xix. 17 : it thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. 1. Cor. vü. 19: Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.

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