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hath consecrated for us, through the veil, 39. But we are not of them who draw that is to say, his flesh;
back unto perdition, but of them that be21. And having a high priest over the lieve to the saving of the soul. house of God;
CHAP, XI. 22. Let us draw near with a true heart, || 1 The nature of faith. 6 Without faith we cannot please in full assurance of faith, having our hearts
God: the fruits of fauh.
| 1. TOW faith is the substance of things bodies washed with pure water.
hoped , 23. Let us hold fast the profession of our not seen. faith without wavering ;(for he is faithful 2. For by it the elders obtained a good that promised;)
report. 24. Let us consider one another, to pro- 3. Through faith we understand that the voke unto love and to good works: worlds were framed by the word of God,
25. Not forsaking the assembling of our so that things which are seen were not selves together, as the manner of some is; || made of things which do appear. but exhorting one another: and so much 4. By faith Abel offered unto God a more the more, as ye see the day approaching. excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he
26. For if we sin wilfully after that we obtained witness that he was righteous, have received the knowledge of the truth, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he, bethere remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, ing dead, yet speaketh.
27, But a certain fearful looking for of 5. By faith Enoch was translated, that judgment,and fiery indignation, which shall be should not see death; and was not found, i devour the adversaries.
because God had translated him : for before 28. He that despised Moses' law, died his translation he had this testimony, that without mercy,undertwoor three witnesses: he pleased God.
29. Of how much sorer punishment, sup- 6. But without faith it is impossible to pose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who please him: for he that cometh to God, hath trodden under foot the Son of God, must believe that he is, and that he is a reand hath counted the blood of the cove- warder of them that diligently seek him. nant, wherewith he was sanctified, an un- 7. By faith Noah, being warned of God of holy thing, and hath done despite unto the things not seen as yet, moved with fear, preSpirit of grace?
paredanark to the saving of his house; by the 30. For we know him that hath said, which he condemned the world, and became Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will re- heir of the righteousness which is by faith. compense, saith the Lord. And again, The 8. By faith Abraham, when he was called Lord shall judge his people.
to go out into a place which he should alter 31. It is a fearful thing to fall into the receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he hands of the living God.
went out, not knowing whither he went. 32. But call to remembrance the former 9. By faith he sojourned in the land of days, in which, aster ye were illuminated, promise, as in a strange country, dwelling ye endured a great fight of afflictions; in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the
33. Partly, whilst ye were made a gaz- heirs with him of the same promise: ing-stock, both by reproaches and afflic- 10. For he looked for a citywhich hath fountions: and partly, whilst ye became com-dations, whose builder and maker is God. panions of them that were so used.
11. Through faith also Sara herself re34. For ye had compassion of me in my ceived strength to conceive seed, and was bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your delivered of a child when she was past goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have age, because she judged him faithful who in heaven a betterandan enduring substance. had promised.
35. Cast not away therefore your confi- 12. Therefore sprang there even of one, dence, which hath great recompense of re- and him as good as dead, so many as the ward.
stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand 36. For ye have need of patience, that, which is by the sea shore, innumerable. after ye have done the will of God, ye 13. These all died in faith, not having remight receive the promise.
ceived the promises, but having seen them 37. For yet a little while, and he that afar off, and were persuaded of them, and shall come will come, and will not tarry. embraced them, and confessed that they
38. Now the just shall live by faith: but were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. of any man draw back, my soul shall have 14. For they that say such things, deno pleasure in him.
clare plainly that they seek a country.
they saw he was a proper child ; and they - Wcompassed about with so great a
15. And truly, if they had been mindful 34. Quenched the violence of fire, escapof that country from whence they came out, ed the edge of the sword, out of weakness they might have had opportunity to have were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, returned :
turned to flight the armies of the aliens. 16. But now they desire a better country, 35. Women received their dead raised that is, a heavenly: wherefore God is not to life again: and others were tortured, not ashamed to be called their God; for he hath accepting deliverance; that they might obprepared for them a city.
tain a better resurrection: 17. By faith Abraham, when he was tried, 36. And others had trial of cruel mockoffered up Isaac; and he that had received ings and scourgings, yea, moreover, of bonds the promises,offered up his only-begotten son, and imprisonment:
18. Of whom it was said, That in Isaac 37. They were stoned, they were sawn shall thy seed be called :
asunder, were tempted, were slain with the 19. Accounting that God was able to sword : they wandered about in sheep-skins raise him up, even from the dead; from and goat-skins; being destitute, afflicted, torwhence also he received him in a figure. mented;
20. By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and 38. (Of whom the world was not worthy:) Esau concerning things to come.
they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, 21. By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, and in dens and caves of the earth. blessed both the sons of Joseph; and wor- 39. And these all, having obtained a good shipped, leaning upon the top of his staff. report throughfaith,received not the promise:
22. By faith Joseph, when he died, made 40. God having provided some better mention of the departing of the children of thing for us, that they without us should Israel; and gave commandment concern- not be made perfect. ing his bones.
CHAP. XII. 23. By faith Moses, when he was born, 1 An exhortation to patience and constancy; 14 to follow was hid three months of his parents, because peace and holiness. 25 The danger of refusing the word.
1 were not afraid of the king's commandment.
24. By faith Moses, when he was come cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every to years, refused to be called the son of weight, and the sin which doth so easily bePharaoh's daughter;
set us, and let us run with patience the racel 25. Choosing rather to suffer affliction that is set before us, with the people of God, than to enjoy the 2. Looking unto Jesus, the author and pleasures of sin for a season ;
finisher of our faith ; who, for the joy that 26. Esteeming the reproach of Christ was set before him, endured the cross, degreater riches than the treasures of Egypt: spising the shame, and is set down at the for he had respect unto the recompense of right hand of the throne of God. the reward.
3. For consider him that endured such 27. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fear-contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ing the wrath of the king: for he endured, ye be wearied and faint in your minds. as seeing him who is invisible.
4. Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, || 28. Through faith he kept the passover, striving against sin. and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that de- 5. And ye have forgotten the exhortastroyed the first-born should touch them. tion, which speaketh unto you as unto child
29. By faith they passed through the Red ren, My son, despise not thou the chastensea as by dry land: which the Egyptians ing of the Lord, nor faint when thou art reassaying to do, were drowned.
buked of him : 30. By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, 6. For whom the Lord loveth he chastafter they were compassed about seven days. eneth, and scourgeth every son whom he
31. By faith the harlot Rahab perished receiveth. not with them that believed not, when she 7. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth had received the spies with peace. with you as with sons; for what son is he
32. And what shall I more say?, for the whom the father chasteneth not? time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of 8. But if ye be without chastisement, Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthah ; of whereof all are partakers, then are ye basDavid also, and Samuel, and of the prophets; tards, and not sons.
33. Who through faith subdued king- 9. Furthermore,we have had fathers of our doms, wrought righteousness, obtained pro- Aesh, which corrected us, and we gave them mises, stopped the mouths of lions, reverence: shall we not much rather be in
subjection unto the Fatherof spirits, and live? 1. 26. Whose voice then shook the earth:
10. For they verily for a few days chast but now he hath promised, saying, Yet ened us after their own pleasure, but he once more I shake not the earth only, but for our profit, that we might be partakers of also beaven. his holiness.
27. And this word, Yet once more, signi11. Now no chastening for the present fieth the removing of those things that are seemeth to be joyous, but grievous : never- shaken as of things that are made, that those theless, afterward it yieldeth the peaceable things which cannot be shaken may remain. fruit of righteousness unto them which are 28. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom exercised thereby.
which cannot be moved, let us have grace, 12. Wherefore lift up the hands which whereby we may serve God acceptably hang down, and the feeble knees;
with reverence and godly fear: 13. And make straight paths for your 29. For our God is a consuming fire. feet, lest that which is lame be turned out
CHAP. XIII. of the way ; but let it rather be healed.
1 Exhortations to charity, 2 to hospitality, 3 pity to the 14. Follow peace with all men, and holi- afflicted, 4 chastily, 5 contentment, 7 to regard God's ness, without which no man shall see the preachers, 9 to avoid strange doctrines, fc. Lord :
15. Looking diligently, lest any man faill "LET brotherly love continue. of the grace of God; lest any root of bit strangers : for thereby some have entertainlerness springing up trouble you, and there- ed angels unawares. by many be dehled;
3. Remember them that are in bonds, as 16. Lest there be any fornicator, or pro- bound with them; and them which suffer adfane person, as Esau, who for one morselversity, as being yourselves also in the body. of meat sold his birthright.
4. Marriage is honourable in all, and 17. For ye know how that afterward, the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and when he would have inherited the blessing, adulterers God will judge. he was rejected : for he found no place of 5. Let your conversation be without corepentance, though he sought it carefully vetousness; and be content with such things with tears.
as ye have: for he hath said, I will never 18. For ye are not come unto the mount leave thee, nor forsake thee. that might be touched, and that burned 6. So that we may boldly say, The Lord with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness.is my helper, and I will not fear what man and tempest,
shall do unto me. 19. And the sound of a trumpet, and the 7. Remember thein which have the rule voice of words ; which voice they that heard, over you, who have spoken unto you the entreated that the word should not be spok- word of God: whose faith follow, consideren to them any more:
ing the end of their conversation : 20. (For they could not endure that 8. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and which was commanded, And if so much to-day, and for ever. as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be 9. Be not carried about with divers and stoned, or thrust through with a dart: strange doctrines. For it is a good thing
21. And so terrible was the sight, that that the heart be established with grace; Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:) | not with meats, which have not profited
22. But ye are come unto mount Sion, | them that have been occupied therein. and unto the city of the living God, the hea- 10. We have an altar, whereof they have venly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable no right to eat which serve the tabernacle. company of angels,
11. For the bodies of those beasts, whose 23. To the general assembly and church | blood is brought into the sanctuary by the of the first-born, which are written in hea. | high priest for sin, are burned without the ven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the camp. spirits of just men made perfect,
12. Wherefore Jesus also, that he might 24. And to Jesus the mediator of the new sanctify the people with his own blood, sufcovenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, fered without the gate. that speaketh better things than that of Abel. 13. Let us go forth therefore unto him 25. See that ye refuse not him that speak- without the
speak- witho'it the camp, bearing his reproach: eth. For if they escaped not who refused 14. For here have we no continuing city him that spake on earth, much more shall but we seek one to come. not we escape, if we turn away from him 15. By him therefore let us offer the sacrithat speaketh from heaven:
fice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to his name. 21. Make you perfect in every good work
16. But to do good and to communicate, to do his will, working in you that which is forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well-pleasing in his sight, through Jesus well pleased.
Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. 17. Obey them that have the rule over you, Amen. and submit yourselves : for they watch for 22. And I beseech you, brethren, suffer your souls, as they that must give account, the word of exhortation ; for I have written that they may do it with joy, and not with a letter unto you in few words. grief: for that is unprofitable for you. 23. Know ye, that our brother Timothy
18. Pray for us : for we trust we have a is set at liberty; with whom, if he come good conscience, in all things willing to shortly, I will see you. live honestly.
24. Salute all them that have the rule 19. But I beseech you the rather to do over you, and all the saints. They of Italy this, that I may be restored to you the sooner. salute you.
20. Now the God of peace, that brought 25. Grace be with you all. Amen. again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the 1 Written to the Hebrews from Italy, by blood of the everlasting covenant,
1 The general Epistle of JAMES. CHAP. I.
ed with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 1 The apostle's address : he exhorteth to patience in afflic- 14. But every man is tempted, when he tion, 6 to pray in faith. 14 Our lusls templ us to sin. is drawn away of his own lust
, and enticed. . 1. TAMES, a servant of God and of the 15. Then when lust hath conceived, it
Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is fitribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. nished, bringeth forth death.
2. My brethren, count it all joy when ye 16. Do not err, my beloved brethren. fall into divers temptations ;
17. Every good gift, and every perfect 3. Knowing this, that the trying of your gift, is from above, and cometh down from faith worketh patience.
the Father of lights, with whom is no varia4. But let patience have her perfect work, || bleness, neither shadow of turning. that
ye may be perfect and entire, wanting 18. Of his own will begat he us with the nothing.
word of truth, that we should be a kind of 5. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask first-fruits of his creatures. of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and 19. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. every man be swift to hear, slow to speak,
6. But let him ask in faith, nothing way.slow to wrath : ering. For he that wavereth,is like a wave 20. For the wrath of man worketh not of the sea driven with the wind and tossed the righteousness of God.
7. For let not that man think that he 21. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness, shall receive any thing of the Lord. and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive
8. A double-minded man is unstable in with meekness the engrafted word, which all his ways.
is able to save your souls. 9. Let the brother of low degree rejoice 22. But
be ye doers of the word, and not in that he is exalted :
hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 10. But the rich, in that he is made low : 23. For if any be a hearer of the word because as the flower of the grass he shall | and not a doer, he is like unto a man bepass away.
holding his natural face in a glass : 11. For the sun is no sooner risen with 24. For he beholdeth himself, and goeth a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, || his way, and straightway forgetteth what and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace manner of man he was. of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall 25. But whoso looketh into the perfect the rich man fade away in his ways. law of liberty, and continueth therein, be be
12. Blessed is the man that endureth ing not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the temptation: for when he is tried, he shall work, this man shall be hlessed in his deed. receive the crown of life, which the Lord 26. If any man among you seem to be rehath promised to them that love him. ligious,and bridleth not his tongue,butdeceiv
13. Let no man say when he is tempted, I eth his own heart, this man's religion is vain. am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempt-! 27. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father, is this, To visit the fa. || without thy works, and I will shew thee therless and widows in their affliction, and my faith by my works. to keep himself unspotted from the world. 19. Thou believest that there is one God; CHAP. II.
thou doest well : the devils also believe, and
tremble. 1 We must not regard the rich, and despise the
poor. 10 The guilt of any one breach of the law. 17 Faith with
20. But wilt thou know, ( vain man, oul works as dead.
that faith without works is dead ? 1.
have not the faith of 21. Was not Abraham our father justi
Mbretoren, besus Christ, the Lord ficà by Works, when he had offered Isaac
of glory, with respect of persons.
his son upon the altar ? 2. For if there come unto your assembly a 22. Seest thou how faith wrought with his man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and works, and by works was faith made perfect? there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; 23. And the scripture was fulfilled which
3. And ye have respect to him that wear- saith, Abraham believed God, and it was eth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit imputed unto him for righteousness: and thou here in a good place; and say to the he was called the Friend of God. poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under 24. Ye see then how that by works a
man is justified, and not by faith only. 4. Are ye not then partial in yourselves, 25. Likewise also was not Rahab the and are become judges of evil thoughts? harlot justified by works, when she had re
3. Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath ceived the messengers, and had sent them not God chosen the poor of this world, rich out another way? in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he 26. For as the body without the spirit is hath promised to them that love him? dead, so faith without works is dead also. 6. But ye have despised the poor.
CHAP. III. not rich men oppress you, and draw you | 1 We must not rushly or arrogantly reprove others. 2 The before the judgment-seats?
importance of governing the longue. 13 How tru sis7. Do not they blaspheme that worthy dom will manifest itself, in opposition to strife and try. name by the which ye are called ?
1. Y brethren, be not many masters, 8. If ye fulfil the royal law, according to knowing that we shall receive the the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour greater condemnation. as thyself, ye do well.
2. For in many things we offend all. If 9. But if ye have respect to persons, ye | any man offend not in word, the same is a commit sin, and are convinced of the law perfect man, und able also to bridle the as transgressors.
whole body. 10. For whosoever shall keep the whole 3. Behold, we put bits in the horses law, and yet offend in one point, he is mouths, that they may obey us; and we guilty of así.
turn about their whole body. 11. For he that said, Do not commit 4. Behold also the ships, which though adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if they be so great, and are driven of fierce thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, winds, yet are they turned about with a thou art become a transgressor of the law. very small helm, whithersoever the govern
12. So speak ye, and so do, as they that or listeth. shall be judged by the law of liberty. 5. Even so the tongue is a little member,
13. For he shall have judgment without and boasteth great things. Behold, how mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and great a matter a little fire kindleth! mercy rejoiceth against judgment.
6. And the tongue is a fire, a world of 14. What doth it profit, my brethren, | iniquity: so is the tongue among our memthough a man say he hath faith, and have bers, that it defileth the whole body, and not works? Can faith save him ?
setteth on fire the course of nature ; and it 15. If a brother or sister be naked, and is set on fire of hell. destitute of daily food,
7. For every kind of beasts, and of birds, 16. And one of you say unto them, Depart and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwith-tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: standing ye give them not those things which 8. But the tongue can no man tame; it are needful io the body; what doth it profit ? | is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
17. Even so faith, if it hath not works, is 9. Therewith bless we God, even the Fa. dead, being alone.
ther; and therewith curse we men, which 18. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast | are made after the similitude of God. faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith 10. Out of the same mouth proceedeth