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17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no
18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
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The Apostle having ended his doctrinal Arguments, exhorts the Hebrews, as they have now full access to Heaven itself through the Blood of Christ, a great High Priest offering up his own Sacrifice in Heaven, the true House of God, to approach the Throne of God with a sincere Heart, and Faith in the Blood of Christ, spiritually cleansed (Num. xix. 2-10. Lev xvi. 4. Numb. viii. 7.) to be stedfast in the Confession of their Hope of eternal Life, for God is faithful, who has promised it through Christ; assisting each other under Trials, and exciting to Love and good Works—not absenting themselves from the Worship of God, as some of the Christian Jews did, on account of Persecution, or Prejudice against the Gentile Converts; but exhorting and comforting one another the more, as they see the Judgments of God approach on the Jewish Nation.
19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
20 By a new and living way which he hath consecrated for us, through the vail, that is to say, his flesh;
21 And having an high priest over the house of God; 22 Let us draw near with a true heart, in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised ;)
24 And let us consider one another, to provoke unto love and to good works:
25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more as ye see the day approaching.
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The Apostle, from the Fear that neglect of Christian Com-
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That the Punishment of Apostates is certain, is evident
26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins.
27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment, and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of Grace?
30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
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As a further Inducement to them to continue in the Faith,
32 But call to remembrance the former days, in which,
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33 Partly, whilst ye were made a gazing stock, both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.
34 For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring sub
35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
36 For ye have need of patience; that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition, but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
As a further Inducement to the Hebrews to persevere in the
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the
WHO WERE JUSTIFIED BY FAITH-CHAP. XV.
2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
8 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God; so that things which are seen, were not made of things which do appear.
4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he, being dead, yet speaketh.
5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
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8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out
9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
10 For he looked for a city which had foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.
13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
14 For they that say such things, declare plainly that they seek a country.
15 And truly if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned:
16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for he hath prepared for them a city.
17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac; and he that had received the promises, offered up his only-begotten son,
18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:
19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
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The appointed Heirs of the Abrahamic Covenant expressed