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IV. of the joints and marrow, and is a m discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13. Neither is there "aay creature that is not manifest in his fight : but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. 14. Seeing then that we have a great high priest, P that is passed into the head vens, Jesus the son of God, o let us hold fast our profeflion.

we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without fin. 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.

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С . mfi Cor. 14. 24, 25. If all Pro Night shineth as the Day: the phesie, and there come in one that Darkness and the Light are both alike believeth not, or one unlearned, he to thee. Prov. 5. 21. The Ways of is convinced of all, he is judged of all. Mon are before the Eyes of the Lord, And thus are the Secrets of his s and he pondereth all his goings. Heart made manifeft ; and fo falling Prov. 15. 3. The Eyes of the Lord down on his Face, he will wor. are in every place, be holding the fhip God, and report that God is Evil and the Good. Jer. 15. 17. in you of a Truth.

Mine Eyes are upon all their ways: 13. Chron. 16. 9. The Eyes so they are not hid from my Face, of the Lord «un to and fro through neither is their Iniquity bid from our the whole Earth, to fhew him mine Eyes. Jer. 32. 19. –Thine felf strong in the behalf of them, Eyes are open, upon all the ways of whole Heart is perfect towards the Sons of Men, to give every one him.- Job 26. 6. Hell is naked jg according to his Ways, and accordbeforc him, and Destruction hath no ing ro the Fruit of his doings. Covering. Job 28. 24. He looketh


3. to the Ends of the Earth, and feeth: p + Heb. 7. 26. Such an high under the whole Heaven. Job 31.

Priest became us. - made bigber 4. Doth not he see my Ways, and than the Heavens. + Heb. 9. 12, 24. count all my Steps?: Job 34. -By his own Blood he entred in 21. His Eyes are upon the Ways of once into the holy place. Chrift is Man, and he feezh all his goings. not entred into the holy Places + Píal. 33. 13, 14. The Lord looketli made with Hands, - bur into Hes. from Heaven: he bcboldeth all the ven it self, now to appear in the Sons of Men. From the Place of 25 Presence of God for us. his Habitation he looket h upon all 9 t Heb. 10. 23. Let us hold faf the inhabitants of the Earth. + Pfal. the profession of our Faith without 99. 8. Thou haft lit our Iniquities wavering. — before thee, our fecret Sins in the 30 15. "See on Heb 3. I. Light of thy Countenance. Pfal. | Luk. 22. 28. Ye are they 139. 1, 11, 12, O. O Lord, thou which have continued with me in haft scarched me and known me. If

my Temptations. I tay, curely the Darkness shall co. " See on 2 Cor. 5.21. ver me; even the Night Thall be 35 16. á Eph.2. 18. † Eph. 3. 13light about me. Yea, the Darkness – Heb. 10. 19, 21, 22.

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OR every high priest taken from among men, is a or-

dained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for fis: 2.Who can have d* compassion on [Or, reasonably bear with] the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way ; for that ? 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 8 taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, h as was Aaroni.

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1. See on Heb. 3. 1.

for his Houshold, and for all the + Heb. 2. 17.

See on Heb. Congregation of Israel. t Heb. 7. 3. 1.

27. Who needeth not daily as those Heb. 8.3, 4. Every high high Priests, to offer up Sacrifice, Priest is ordained to offer Gifts and s first for bis own sins, and then for Sacrifices : wherefore it is of necef. the Peoples. Heb. 9.7. Which fity that this Man have somewhat (Blood]" he offered for himself, also to offer. For if he were on and for the Errors of the People. Earth he should not be a Priest, 4. ? t 2 Chron. 26. 18. - It apseeing that there are Priests that 10 percaineth not unto thee, Uzziah, offer Gifts according to the Law. to burn Incense unto the Lord, but

Heb. 9.9.-In which were of to the Priests the Sons of Aaron, fered both Gifts and Sacrifices. that are confecrated to burn In

Heb. 11. 4. By Faith Abel offered cenfe: go out of the Sanctuary, unto God a more excellent Sacri- 15 for thou haft trespassed, neither fice than Cain, - God testifying shall it be for thine Honour from of his Gifts.

the Lord God. .: Joh. 3. 27. John 2. d | Heb. 2. 18. + Heb. 4. 15. answered and said, A Man can reSee on Heb. 3. 1.

ceive nothing, except it be given + Heb. 7. 28.

Heb. him from Heaven. 3. I.

h of Exod. 28. 1. Take thou un• 3. f Lev. 4. 3. If the Priest that to thee Aaron thy Brother, and his is anointed, do fin according to the Sons with him, from among the Şin of the People ; then let them Children of Israel, that he may bring for his fin that he hath fin 25 minister unto me in the Priests ned, a young Bullock without ble. Office. Numb. 3. 10. Thou shalt mich unto the Lord for a Sin-of, appoint Aaron and his sons, and fering. + Lev. 9.7. Mofes faid un they shall wait on their Priests to Aaron; Go unto the Altar, and Office : and the Stranger that comoffer thy Sin-offering, and make At- 30 ethnigh shall be put to Death. tonement for thy self, and for the Numb. 16.40. To be a Memorial People. - t Lev. 16. 6, 16, 17. unto the Children of Israel, that And Aaron shall offer his Bullock no Stranger which is not of the feed of the Sin-offering, which is for of Aaron, come near to offer Incense himself, and make an Atonement before the Lord; that he be noc for himself, and for his House. And as Korah, and as his Company : as he Thail make an Atonement for the Lord laid to him by the fland the holy Place, for himself, and



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5. So allo Chrift i glorified not himself, to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, " Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee. 6. As he faith alio ill another place, ' Thou art a prieft for ever after the order of Melchizedec. 7. Who in the days of his flesh, when he had mm offered up prayers and supplications



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of Moses. + Chron. 23. 13. blessed him: To whom Abraham Aaron was feparated, that he ihould gave a tenth Part of all: first beSanetihe the moft holy things, he and ing by Interpretation King of his Sons for ever, to burn Incense Righteousness, and after that also before the Lord, to minister untos King of Salem, which is King of him, and to bless in his Name for Peace; without Father, without

Mother, without Descent, having 5. i 4 Jch. 8. 54. If I honour neither beginning of Days, nor my self, my honour is nothing : it end of Life; but made like unto is my Father that honoureth me, 1o the Son of God, abidech a Priest of whom ye fay, that he is your continually. + Heb.7. 15,16,17. God.

Afrer the fimilitude of Melcbize+ Pfal. 2.7. † Heb. 1.5. See deck, there arifeth another Priest, on Acts 13. 33.

who is made, not after the Law of 6. Gen. 14. 18, 19, 20. Melchio 15 a carnal Commandment, but after 2.deck King of Salem brought the Power of an endless Life. For forth Bread and Wine, and he was he testifieth, Thou art a Priest for the Priest of the most high God. ever after the Order of MelchiAud he blefled him, and said, zedeck. Blessed be Abram of the most high 20° g. + Mat. 26.39, 42, 44. He God, poslessor of Heaven and went a little further, and fell on Earth: And blefled be the moft his Face and prayed, saying, OM high God, which hath delivered Far her, if it be possible, let this Cup thine Enemies into thy Hand. pass from me: nevertheless not as i And he gave him Tythes of all. 25 will, but as thou wilt. _He went # Pfal. 110. 4. The Lord hash away again the fecond Time, and Tworn, and will not repent, Thou prayed, laying, O my Father, if this art a Priest for ever after the Order Cup may nor pass away' from me, of Melchiz dock. Zech. 6. 13.

except I drink it, thy Will be Ile (the Man whose Name is the 30 done. And he left them and went Branch) Thall fit and rule upon his away again, and prayed the third Throne, and he shall be a Priest up Time, saying the same Words. on his Throne, and the Counsel of Mat. 27.46, 50. Jefus cried with peace shall be between them both. a loud Voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lamaHeb. 3. 1. Consider the Apostle 3 $ tabachthani! that is to say, My and high Priest of our Profeflion, God, my God, Why haft thou forsaker Christ Jesus. Heb.6.20. - Jelus, me? Jesus, when he had cried made an bigh Priest for ever after again with a loud Voice, yielded the Order of Melchizedeck. Heb. 7. up the Ghost. Joh. 17.1. – Je: }, 2, 3 This Melchizedeck King of 40 fus lift up his Eyes to Heaven, and Salcen, Pritft of the most high God, Taid, Father, the Hour is come; who met Abraham returning from glorifie thy Son, that thy Son alio the Slaughicer of the Kings, and may glorifie thee.

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with " strong crying and tears, unto him that was • able to save him from death, and was heard p * in that he feared [Or, for his piery]: 8. Though he were a 9 Son, yet learned he ' obedience, by the things which he suffered : 9. And being made s perfect, he became the aųthor of eternal falvation unito all them that u obey him; 10. Called of God an high priest - after the order of Melchizedec. 11. Of whom we have many things to fay, and hard to be uttered ; seeing ye are • dull of hearX 3 :

ing. n † Pfal. 22. 1. My God, my said that I would keep by Words. I God, why baft thou forsaken me? will never forget thy Precepts : for Why art thou so far from helping with them thou haft quickned me. me, and from the Words of my

I have sworn, and I will perform roaring?

sit, that I will keep thy righteous Mat. 26.53. Thinkeit thou Judgments. Isa. 1. 16, 17, 19. that I cannot now pray to my Fa Cease to do evil, learn to do well. ther, and he shall prefently give me If ye be willing and obedient, ye more than twelve Legions of Angels? fhall eat the good of the Land. + Mar. 14. 36. Abba, Father, all so Ifa. 55. 3. Incline your Ear and things are possible unto chce, take

me; hear, and your away this Cup from me.

Soul Mall live, and I will make an p't Mat. 26. 37. (Jesus] -be. everlasting Covenant with you, egan to be sorrowful, and very heavy. ven the fure Mercies of David. Mar. 14:33. (Jesus) began to be 15 Zech. 6. 15.

Zech. 6. 15. - This shall come to fore amazed, and very heavy. † Luk. pass, if ye will diligently obey the 22.43. There appeared an Angel Voice of the Lord your God. Mat. unco him, ftrengthning him. I Joh. 19. 17. -Ifthou wilt enter into 12. 27. Now is my soul troubled; Life, keep the Conemandments. 1 Cor. and what shall I say?

207 19. Circumcision is nothing, 8. 9 Heb. 1.5,3. Unto which and uncircumcision is nothing, of the Angels said he at any time, but the keeping the Commandments of Thou art my son. Unto the son God. See the Word Obedience in he faith, Thy Throne, O God, is the Index for ever and ever.

10. See on Ver 6. Chrift as a Son over his own

Ifa. 28. 10. - They would House.

not hear. + Mat.13. 15. This Peo. Phil. 2. 8. -He humbled ples Heart is waxed grois, and himself, and became Obedient unto their Ears are dull of hearing, and Death,' even the Death of the zother 3 1. 1, Brethren, could not

their Eyes have they closed ! Cross. 9 See on Heb. 2.10.

speak unto you as unto Spiritual, u Pfal. 119. 30, 32, 47, 57, 93,.

but as unto carnal, even as unto 106. I have chosen the Way of Babes in Chrift. 2 Pet. 3. 16.Truth: thy Judgments have I In which are some things hard to laid before me.

I will run the 35 be understood, which they that Way of thy Commandments, when are unlearned and unstable wrest, thou shalt enlarge my Heart. I as they do also the other Scri will delight my self in thy Command prures, unto

their own Dee ments which I have loved. Thou 40 Itruction. art my Portion, O Lord, I have

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ing. 12. For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first Principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of " milk, and not of strong

13. For every one that useth' milk, is * unskilful [Gr. hath no experience] in the word of righteousness: for he is a " babe. 14. But strong meat belongeth to thm that are * of full age [Or, perfect], even thole who by reason * of use [Or, an habit, or, perfection], have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

C HA P. VI. THEREFORE leaving the : principles of the

di Erine [Or, the word of the beginning] of Christ, let us go on un o perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith towards God, 2. Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of d laying on of hands, and of refurre&tion of the dead, and of eternal judgmen: 3. And this will we do, - if God permit

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2.° : A&ts 19. 4, 5. John veri13.

Cor. 14. 20. See on Jy baptized with the Baptism of Eph. 4. 14:

Repentance, saying unto the People, 14. e: Ifa. 7. 15. Butter and That they should believe on him Honey shall be eat, that he may sthat should come after him, that know to refuse the Evil, and chuse is on Christ Jesus. When they the Good.

heard this, they were baptized in CHA P. IV.

the Name of the Lord Jesus. I. a :: Heb. 5. 12. When for d See the Nore on Acts 6. 6. the Time ye ought to be Teachers, 10 3. See on Acts 18,21. ye have need that one teach you 4. ft Mat. 12.31. | Heb. 10. again which be the first Principles 26. + 2 Pet. 2. 20. to Joh. . of the Cracles of God.-- Phil. 3. 16. See on Luk. 11. 26. 13, 14. See on Heb. 13.21.

&: Heb. 10. 32. Call to remem B of Heb. 9. 14. How much brancé the former Days, in which more shall the Blood of Christ,- 'S after ye were illuminated, ye endu. purge your Conscience from dead

red a great fight of Ami&tions. Wciks, to serve the living God ?

(1) Many Christians having teen much perplex'd and troubled about the Sense of this Place, I cffer the following Observations to be confidered by them.

First, The falling away spoken of here, is manifestly the Six of Apofak, the renouncing the Christian Religion, and going to any other Profes

. fion of Religion, whether Jewish, or Heathen. Not only the Expression, Falling away, imports this, but there Words, Ver. 6. Secing they trucife ::


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