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An exhortation HEBREWS.
to constancy. righteousness, obtained pro- the race that is set before us, mises, stopped the mouths of 2 Looking unto Jesus the lions,
author and finisher of our 34 'Quenched the violence faith; who for the joy that of fire, escaped the edge of was set before him endured the sword, out of weakness the cross, despising the were made strong, waxed va- shame, and is set down at the liant in fight, turned to flight right hand of the throne of the armies of the aliens. God. | 35 Women received their e 3 For consider him that endead raised to life again; and dured such contradiction of others were tortured, not sinners against himself, lest accepting deliverance; that ye be wearied and faint in they might obtain a better your minds. resurrection:
4 Ye have not yet resisted 36 And others had trial of unto blood, striving against cruel mockings and scourg- sin. ings, yea, moreover, of bonds 5 And ye have forgotten the and imprisonment:
exhortation which speaketh f 37 They were stoned, they unto you as unto children, were sawn asunder, were My son, despise not thou the tempted, were slain with the chastening of the Lord, nor sword: they wandered about faint when thou art rebuked in sheepskins and goatskins; of him: being destitute, afflicted, tor- 6 6 For whom the Lord loveth mented;
he chasteneth, and scourgeth 38 (of whom the world was every son whom he receiveth. not worthy:) they wandered e 7 If ye endure chastening, in deserts, and in mountains, God dealeth with you as and in dens and caves of the with sons; for what son is he earth.
whom the father chasteneth 39 And these all, having ob- not? tained a good report through 8 But if ye be without chasfaith, received not the pro- tisement, whereof all are parmise:
takers, then are ye bastards, 6 40 God having provided and not sons. some better thing for us, that 9 Furthermore we have had they without us should not fathers of our flesh, which corbe made perfect.
rected us, and we gave them d CHAP. XII.
reverence: shall we not much W THEREFORE seeing rather be in subjection unto
we also are com passed the Father of spirits, and live? about with so great a cloud of b 10 For they verily for a few witnesses, let us lay aside days chastened us after their every weight, and the sin own pleasure; but he for our which doth so easily beset us, profit, that we might be parand let us run with patience takers of his holiness.
admonitions. acceptably with reverence of they have no right to eat and godly fear:
which serve the tabernacle, t 29 For our God is a con 11 For the bodies of those suming fire.
beasts, whose blood is brought d CHAP. XIII. into the sanctuary by the high L ET brotherly love con- priest for sin, are burned tinue.
without the camp. 2 Be not forgetful to enter-t 12 Wherefore Jesus also, tain strangers: for thereby that he might sanctify the some have entertained angels people with his own blood, unawares.
suffered without the gate. d3 Remember them that are d 13 Let us go forth therefore in bonds,as bound with them; unto him without the camp, and them which suffer adver- bearing his reproach. sity, as being yourselves also 14 For here have we no in the body.
continuing city, but we seek 4 Marriage is honourable one to come. in all, and the bed undefiled: 1 15 By him therefore let us but whoremongers and adul- offer the sacrifice of praise to terers God will judge. God continually, that is, the d 5 Let your conversation be fruit of our lips giving thanks without covetousness; and be to his name. content with such things as b 16 But to do good and to ye have: for he hath said, I communicate forget not: for will never leave thee, nor for- with such sacrifices God is sake thee,
well pleased. 6 So that we may boldly say, d 17 Obey them that have the The Lord is my helper, and rule over you, and submit I will not fear what man shall yourselves; for they watch for do unto me.
your souls, as they that must d7 Remember them which give account, that they may have the rule over you, who do it with joy, and not with have spoken unto you the grief: for that is unprofitable word of God: whose faith for you. follow, considering the end d 18 Pray for us: for we trust of their conversation: we have a good conscience,
*8 Jesus Christ the same yes- in all things willing to live terday, and to day, and for honestly.
19 But I beseech you the d 9 Be not carried about with rather to do this, that I may divers and strange doctrines. be restored to you the sooner. For it is a good thing that t 20 Now the God of peace, the heart be established with that brought again from the grace; not with meats, which dead our Lord Jesus, that have not profited them that great Shepherd of the sheep, have been occupied therein. through the blood of the ever10 We have an altar, where-l lasting covenant,
Wisdom to be
JAMES, I. sought from God. 6 21 Make you perfect in ther Timothy is set at liberty; every good work to do his with whom, if he come shortwill, working in you that ly, I will see you. which is well pleasing in his 24 Salute all them that sight, through Jesus Christ; have the rule over you, and to whom be glory for ever and all the saints. They of Italy ever. Amen.
22 And I beseech you, bre-6 25 Grace be with you all. thren, suffer the word of ex. Amen. hortation: for I have written 8 Written to the Hea letter unto you in few words. brews from Italy by
23 Know ye that our bro Timothy.
The General Epistle of JAMES.
gree rejoice in that he is exJAMES; a servant of God alted:
and of the Lord Jesus i 10 But the rich, in that he Christ, to the twelve tribes is made low: because as the which are scattered abroad, flower of the grass he shall greeting
pass away. d 2 My brethren, count it all 11 For the sun is no sooner joy when ye fall into divers risen with a burning heat, temptations;
but it withereth the grass, c3 Knowing this, that the and the flower thereof falltrying of your faith worketh eth, and the grace of the patience.
fashion of it perisheth: so also 4 But let patience have her shall the rich man fade away perfect work, that ye may be in his ways. perfect and entire, wanting 6 12 Blessed is the man that nothing.
endureth temptation for d 5 if any of you lack wis- when he is tried, he shall redom, let him ask of God, that ceive the crown of life, which giveth to all men liberally, the Lord hath promised to and upbraideth not; and it them that love him. shall be given him,
13 Let no man say when he 6 But let him ask in faith, is tempted, I am tempted of nothing wavering; For he God:forGod cannot be temptthat wavereth is like a wave ed with evil, neither temptof the sea driven with the eth he any man. wind and tossed.
p.14 But every man is tempt7 For let not that man think ed, when he is drawn away that he shall receive any of his own lust, and enticed. thing of the Lord.
t 15 Then when lust hath cont 8 A double minded man is ceived, it bringeth forth sin: unistable in all his ways. and sin, when it is finished, d 9 Let the brother of low de- bringeth forth death. ' '
The poor not
to be despised. 16 Do not err, my beloved | d 27 Pure religion and undebrethren.
filed before God and the Fat 17 Every good gift and ther is this, To visit the faevery perfect gift is from therless and widows in their above, and cometh down affliction, and to keep himfrom the Father of lights, self unspotted from the world. with whom is no variableness,
Y brethren, not neither shadow turning.
f he us with the word of truth, Jesus Christ, the Lord of glothat we should be a kind of ry, with respect of persons. first-fruits of his creatures.
2 For if there come unto d 19 Wherefore, my beloved your assembly a man with a brethren, let every man be gold ring, in goodly apparel, swift to hear, slow to speak, and there come in also a poor slow to wrath:
man in vile raiment; 20 For the wrath of man 3 And ye have respect to worketh not the righteous- him that weareth the gay ness of God.
clothing, and say unto him, d 21 Wherefore lay apart all Sit thou here in a good place; filthiness and superfluity of and say to the poor, Stand naughtiness,and receive with thou there, or sit here under meekness theengrafted word, my footstool: which is able to save your 4 Are ye not then partial souls.
in yourselves, and are bed 22 But be ye doers of the come judges of evil thoughts? word, and not hearers only, t 5 Hearken, my beloved bredeceiving your own selves. thren, Hath not God chosen
23 For if any be a hearer of the poor of this world rich the word, and not a doer, he in faith, and heirs of the kingis like unto a man beholding dom which he hath promised his natural face in a glass: to them that love him?
24 For he beholdeth him 6 But ye have despised the self, and goeth his way, and poor. Do not rich inen opstraightway forgetteth what press you, and draw you bemanner of man he was. ore the judgment seats? 6 25 But whoso looketh into 7 Do not they blaspheme the perfect law of liberty, that worthy name by the and continueth therein, he which ye are called? being not a forgetful hearer, C 8 If ye fulfil the royal law but å doer of the work, this according to the scripture, man shall be blest in his deed. Thou shalt love thy neigh
26 If any man among you bour as thyself, ye do well: seem to be religious, and 9 But if ye have respect to bridleth not his tongue, but persons, ye commit sin, and deceiveth his own heart, this are convinced of the law as man's religion is vain. transgressors.