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the purifying of the flesh; 14. How much more shall the

blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit, "offered himself m without * fpot [Or, fault] to God," purge your conscience from · dead works P to serve the living God? 15. And for this cause 9 he is the Mediator of the new testament, that ' by means of death, for the redemption of the transgreffions that were under the first testament, hey which are called might receive the promise of eteral inheritance. 16. For where a testament is, there must ulfo of necessity * be [Or, be brought in] the death of the eftator. 17. For a s teftament is of force after men are lead : otherwise it is of no ftrength at all whilst the tebator liveth. 18. Whereupon, neither the first test amint was * dedicated [Or, purified] without blood. vhen Moses had spoken every precept to all the peoile according to the law, he took the blood of calves nd of goats, with water, and * scarlet [Or, purple] wool, nd hyffop, and sprinkled both the book and all the peole, 20. Saying,. This is the blood of the testament


which ithout Spot, and upon which yet without Strength, in due time ever came Yoke. For an unclean Chritt died for the Ungodly. tt erfon, they shall take of the Ashes Pet 3. 18. Christ also hath once sufthe burnt Heifer of Purification for fered for Sins. in, and running Water shall be 17. s + Gal. 3.19.-Though it it thereto in a Vessel, da

be but a Man's Covenant, yet if it 14. 1 Pet.i. 19. t 1 Joh. I be confirmed, no Man disannulleth, | Rev. I. 5.

See on Act or addech thereto. 2. 28.

18. u Exod. 24. 6, &c. And * See on. Rom. 1. 4.

10 Moses took half of the Blood, and put 1: Eph. 5. 2. See on Heb. it in Bafons; and half of the Blood

he sprinkled on the Altar, &c. m Lev. 22. 20. Whatsoever hath 19. a Exod. 24. 3. And Moses Blemish, that shall ye not offer.- came and told the People all che leut. 15. 21. If there be

Words of the Lord, and all the Judge

15 if therein, as if it be Lame, or ments: and all the People answer lind, or have any ill blemish, thou ed with one Voice, and said, AIL iale not Sacrifice it unto the Lord the Words which the Lord hath

said, will we do + Heb. 10. 22.

b of Exod. 24. 5,6. And he sent • Heb. 6.1. -Not laying a young Men of the Children of Irin the Foundation of Repentance rael, which offered Burnt-offerings, om dead Works, and of Faith to and sacrificed Peace-offerings of ards God.

Oxen unto che Lord. Ver. 6, und pt Luk. 1; 74. t 1 Pet: 4. 2.25 der Ver

. 18., Lev. 16. 14, 15, ee on Rom. 6. 13.

18. See on Ver. 13. 15. 9 + Heb.7. 22. Heb. 8.6. 20.C.7 Exod. 24. 8. See on te on 1 Tim. 2. $.

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which God hath enjoined unto you. 21. Moreover," he fprinkled likewise with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. -29. And almost all things are by the law purged with blood ; and without shedding of blood is no remissioni. 23. It was therefore i neceffary that

patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these ; but the heavenly things themfelves with better facrifices than these. 24:For Christ is not entred into the hou lý placés made with hands which are the figures of " the true; but into heaven it self, now i to appear in the presence of God for us: 25. Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entreth into the holy place, every year with blood of others: 26. (For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world) but now once in the m end of the world, hath he appeared to put away fia by the facrifice of himself. 27. And as it is appointed unto meil once n to die, but • after this the judgment : 28.-So Christ was once offered to bear the fins of many; and unto them that-look for him, shall he appear the fecond time, without fin, unto salvation.

С НА Р. 21 + Exod. 29. 12, 36. And fore-runner is for this entred, eren thou shalt take of the Blood of the Jefus. Bullock, and put it upon the Horns

zh + Heb. 8. 2. of rhe Altar with thy Finger, and i Heb. 7. 25. f 1 Joh. 2. 5. pour all the Blood beside the bot See on Rom. 8: 34. tom of the Altar. And thou shalt - 25 See on Ver.7. offer every Day a Bullock for á - 26. 1+Ver. 12: . t 1 Pet. 3. 18. Sin-offering, for Aronement: and See on Heb. 7. 27. thou shalt cleanse the Altar, when t 1 Cor. 10. 11. They are thou haft made Atonement for it,le written for our Admonition, upon and thoú fhaic anoint it to fancti. whom the Ends of the World are fie ir † Lév. 8.15.- Moses took come. + Eph. 1. 10. See on Mar. the Blood, and put it upon the Horns' I. 15. of the Altar round about with his 27.

a See on Rom. 5. 12. Finger, and purified the Altar; is

::02 Efdr. 14. 35. After Death and poured the Blood at the Bottom shall the Judgment come, when yo of the Altar, and fanctified it to shall live again: and then thall make Reconciliation upon it, the Names of the Righteous be † Lev. 16. 14, 16. See on Ver.: manifest, and the Works of the Un13

godly shall be declared. € 1 Lev. 17. 11. For the Life 28. P t Rom. 6. 10. t 1 Pet. 3 of the Flesh is in the Blood, and I

18. See on Heb. 7. 27. have given it to you upon the Al.

9 See on i Pet. 2. 24. tar, to make an Atonement for **: 1 Joh.3. $. Ye know that your Souls: for it is the Blood that) he was manifefted to take away on maketh an Atonement for the Soul. 25 Sins. † Mat. 26. 28. † Rom.s 23. f Heb 8. 5.

15. See on Mat. 20. 28. 24.

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and not the very image of the things can never with those facrifices which they offered year by year continually, make the comers thereunto perfect. :-2. For (1) then (2) would they not have ceased to be offered ? because that the worshippers once purged, should have had no more conScience of sins. 3. But in those farcifices there is a remembrance again made of fins every year. 4. Ford it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.

5. Wherefore when he cometh into the world, * he faith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body * haft thou prepared me [Or, thou hast fitted me] : 6. In burnt-offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure : 7. Then said Í, LO, I come in the volume of the book it is written of 'me)f' to do thy will, o God. 8. Above,when he said,Sacrifice,and offering and burnt-offerings, and offering for fin thou wouldst 110t, neither hadft pleasure therein (which are offered by the law) 9. Then said he, Lo, 'I come to do thy will, o God. He taketh away the firít

, that he may establish the second. 10.6% By the which will we arę fan&tified, through the offering of the body

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of + Heb. 8. 5. ; Heb. 9. offerings of Rams, and the Fat of 23. See on Col. 2. 17.

fed Beasts, and I delight not in the Blood of Bullocks, or of Lambs, or. of He-goats.

+ Jer. 6. 20. To See on Heb. 9,13.

s what purpose cometh there to me + Pfal. 40, 6, &c. Sacrifice Incense from Sheba ? Your and offering thou didit not desire, Burnt-offerings are not acceptable, mine Ears haft thou opened, c. nor your Sacrifices sweet unto me. Pfal. 50:8, &c. I will not reprove

Hof. 6. 6. I desired Mercy, and thee for thy Sacrifices, or thy 1o not Sacrifice ; and the Knowledge Burnt-offerings to have been conti of God more than Burnt-offerings. nually before me. Pfal. 51. 16. Amos s. 27. I hate, I despite Thou defireft not Sacrifice, else your Feast-days, and I will not would I give it: thou delightest Smell in your folemn Affemnot in Burnt-offering. + Ifa. 1. 15 blies. 11. To what purpose is the multitude 7. { See on Joh. 4. 34: and Joh. of your Sacrifices unto me? faith

6. 38. the Lord : I sin full of the Burnt 10. See on Joh. 17. 19.

(1) The Sense of this Place is, If the Law did by its Sacrifices make the Comers thereunto perfect for ever, then the said Sacrifices would have been but once offered, and not have been lo often repeated as

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of Jesus Christ " once for all. 11. And every priest standeth daily ministring and offering oftentimes the i fame facrifices, which can never take away: fins :

12. But this man after he had offered one facrifice for fins, for ever * sat down on the right hand of God; 13. From henceforth expe&ting till his enemies be made his footstool. 14. For by one offering he hath perfeited for ea ver them that are fanctified. 15. Whereof the holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, 16. m This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, faith the Lord; I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them: 17. (1) And their fins and iniquities will I remember no

18. Now, where remission of these is, there is no more offering for fin. :19. Having therefore, brethren, n* boldness [Or, liberty] to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20. By a new and living way which he hath * confecrated [Or, new made] for us P 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 atrue heart, in u full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled z from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

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Heb. 3. 1. Offering made by Fire which ye r See on Rom. 8.9. fhall offer unto the Lord ; two 5. 22. S Pfal. 51. 6. Behold, thou Lambs of the first Year without spot defireft Truth in the inward Parts.Day by day for a continual Burnt. † Eph. 3. 12. In whom we Offering

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(1.) The Apostle here, warns Chriftians against forsaking the Publick assemblies for the Torship of God; forasmuch as it would endanger their falling from their Chriftian Profesion. Hereby we not only neglect a Duty which natural Religion requires us to perform, but lose the Advantages of joining together in publick Worship, as hearing the Word of God, Prayer, Praife, and receiving the holy Sacrament, Gr. As this is a Duty not to be neglected, so we ought to take care to prepare our selves before iand for it, that our Services may be acceptable to God. Some at this ime negleěted this necessary Duty, for fear of being taken notice of, and coming into Trouble upon this account. If the Apostle did not allow :his as a good Reason for Absenting from publick Worship, What Censure would he pass upon that Multitude of Christians, who now abfent from rublick Worship, not for fear of Persecution, but meerly out of Sloth and Laziness, if not out of Contempt of God and his Service. If any omit mblick Worship from an Apprehension that they receive greater Illuminations and Improvements in Private, than they can in Publick ; they should consider, that private and publick Worship are Duties not opposed to each other, but such as every serious Christian ought to pra&tife in their Time and Place; and I would earnestly recommend it to them feriously and impartially to try and examine by what Spirit they are led, That the Intereit of that Spirit, who is opposed to the holy Spirit, would be highly promoted, were publick Worship to be laid aside, cannot reasonably be doubted. For were it nor for the frequent returns of publick Worship, the Wickedness of the World would be greater than it is And I am fully perswaded, that no one thing conduces more to Mens Apoftatizing from the Chrikian Religion, and fertling in down right Infidelity, than this bad Cuftom of forsaking the publick Assemblies of Christians for the Worship of God.

(2) It is plain from Verfes 23, and 29, that by finning wilfully, is meant, the Falling from the Profession of our Faith by Apostacy. And that luch, if they return and repent, may be pardoned, has been shewn in the Note on Heb. 6. 4. But becausé fone have thought that by finning wil. fully may be meant the being guilty of wilful sins after they have been Baptized, and made profession of Religion, and have thereby been almost driven to despair, imagining that they could not be admitted to Repentance, I will endeavour by some plain Passages of Scripture to give them Comfort, and to thew them their Mistake. Can any Words


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