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bloody sacrifices

Chap. ix.

of the law. censer, and the ark of the cor with hands, that is to say, not enant overlaid round about of this building;a with gold wherein was the 12 Neither

by the blood of golden pot that had manna, goats and calves, but by his and Aaron's rod that budded, own blood, he entered in once, and the tables of the cove into the holy place, having obnant ;

tained eternal redemption for 5 And over it the cherubims us. of glory shadowing the mercy 13 For if the blood of bulls, seat; of which we cannot now and of goats, and the ashes of speak particularly,

an heifer, sprinkling the un6 Now, when these things clean, sanctifieth to the puriwere thus ordained, the priest fying of the flesh; went always into the first tab. 14 How much more shall ernacle, accomplishing the ser- the blood of Christ, who vice of God:

through the eternal Spirit of9 But into the second went fered himself without spot to the high priest'alone once eve- God, purge your conscience ry year, not without blood, from dead works, to serve the which he offered for himself, living God? and for the errors of the peo

15 And for this cause he is ple:

the mediator of the new testa8 The Holy Ghost this sig- ment, that by means of death, nifying, that the way into the for the redemption of the holiest of all was not yet made transgressions that were under manifest, while as the first tab- the first testament, they which ernacle was yet standing : are called might receive the

9 Which was a figure for the promise of eternal inheritance. time then present, in which 16 For where a testament were offered both gifts and sa- is, there must also of necessity crifices, that could not make be the death of the testator. him that did the service per

17 For a testament is of fect, as pertaining to the con- force after men are dead; othscience;

erwise it is of no strength at 10 Which stood only in all while the testator liveth. meats and drinks, and divers 18 Whereupon, neither the washings, and carnal ordinan- first testament was dedicated ces, imposed on them until the without blood. time of reformation.

19 For when Moses had 11 But Christ being come, spoken every precept to all an high priest of good things the people, according to the to come, by a greater and more a Not of this building, not of this perfect tabernacle, not made lower world, or this creation.

Sacrifices of the law Hebrews. inferior to Christ. law, he took the blood of 28 So Christ was once ofcalves and of goats, with wa- fered to bear the sins of many; ter, and scarlet wool, and hys- and unto them that look for sop, and sprinkled both the him shall he appear the secbuok and all the people, ond time, without sin, unto

20 Saying, This is the blood salvation. of the testament which God Hath enjoined unto you.

CHAP. X. 21 Moreover, he sprinkled 1 The weakness of the law-saclikewise with blood both the rifices. 10 The sacrifice tabernacle, and all the vessels of Christ's body once offered of the ministry.

effectually. 19 An exhorta22 And almost all things tion to faith and patience. are by the law purged with FOR the law, having a blood; and without shedding shadow of good things to come, of blood is no remission. and not the very image of the

23 It was, therefore, neces. things, can never with those sary that the patterns of things sacrifices, which they offered in the heavens should be pu- year by year continually, rified with these ; but the hea- make the comers thereunto venly things themselves with perfect. better sacrifices than these. 2 For then would they not

24 For Christ is not enter have ceased to be offered ? beed into the holy places made cause that the worshippers with hands, which are the fig- once purged should have had ures of the true; but into hea. no more conscience of sins. ven itself, now to appear

in 3. But in those sacrifices the presence of God for us : there is a remembrance again

25 Nor yet that he should made of sins every year. ofter himself often, as the 4 For it is not possible, that high priest entereth into the the blood of bulls and of goats holy place every year with should take away sins. blood of others;

5 Wherefore, when he com26 For then must he often eth into the world, he saith,a have suffered since the foun- Sacrifice and offering thou dation of the world ; but now wouldest not, but a body hast once in the end of the world,b thou prepared me: hath he appeared to put away 6 In burnt-offerings and sacsin by the sacrifice of himself. rifices for sin thou hast had no

27° And as it is appointed pleasure. unto men once to die, but after ✓ Then said I, LO, I come this the judgment;

(in the volume of the book it 6 In the end of the world, at the conclusion of the Mosaic dispensation. a Hc saith, Ps. xl. 6.

The weakness of Chap. x.

the law sacrifices. is written of me,b) to do thy 17 And their sins and iniwill, O God.

quities will I remember no 8 Above, when he said, more. Sacrifice, and offering, and 18 Now, where remission burnt-offerings, and offering of these is, there is no more for sin, thou wouldest not, nei- offering for sin. ther hadst pleasure therein ; 19 Having, therefore, breth(which are offered by the law;) ren, boldness to enter into the

9. Then said he, Lo, I come holiest by the blood of Jesus, to do thy will, O God. He ta 20 Bya new and living way, keth away the first, that he which he hath consecrated for may establish t) • second. us through the vail, that is to io By the which will, we

say, his flesh; are sanctified, through the of 21 And having an high fering of the body of Jesus priest over the house of God Christ once for all.

22 Let us draw near with 11 And every priest stand a true heart, in full assurance eth daily ministering, and of- of faith, having our hearts fering oftentimes the same sac- sprinkled from an evil conrifices, which can never take science, and our bodies washaway sins :

ed with pure water. 12 But this man, after he 23 Let us hold fast the prohad offered one sacrifice for fession of our faith without sins, for ever sat down on the wavering: (for he is faithful right hand of God;

that promised ;) 13 From henceforth expect 24 And let us consider one ing,c till his enemies be made another, to provoke unto love, his footstool.d

and in good works. 14 For by one offering he 25 Not forsaking the assemhath perfected for ever them bling of ourselves together, as that are sanctified ;

the manner of some is; but 15 Whereof the Holy Ghost exhorting one another, and so also is a witness to us; foraf. much the more, as ye see the ter that he had said before, day approaching.e

16 This is the covenant that 26 For if we sin wilfully I will make with them; after after that we have received those days, saith the Lord, I the knowledge of the truth, will put my laws into their there remaineth no more sachearts, and in their miuds will rifice for sins, I write them;

27 But a certain fearful b It is written of me, Gen. iii. 15. The day approaching, the day of c Expecting, waiting.

the destruction of the Jewish state, d Be made bis footstool, be utterly and of calamity to the unbelieving destroyed.


An exhortation to Hebrews. faith and patience. looking for of judgment and 35 Cast not away, there. fiery indignation, which shall fore, your confidence, which devour the adversaries. hath great recompense of re

28 He that despised Moses' ward. law died without mercy under 36 For ye have need of patwo or three witnesses; tience; that, after ye have done

29 Of how much sorer pun- the will of God, ye might reishment, suppose ye, shall he ceive the promise. be thought worthy, who hath 37 For yet a little while, trodden under foot the Son of and he that shall come will God, and hath counted the come, and will not tarry. blood of the covenant, where 38 Now, the just shall live with he was sanctified, an un- by faith ; but if any man draw Holy thing, and hath done des. back, my soul shall have no pite unto the Spirit of grace? pleasure in him.

30 For we know hiin that 39 But we are not of them hath said, Vengeance belong- who draw back unto perdition; eth unto me, I will recompense, but of them that believe to the saith the Lord. And again, saving of the soul. The Lord shall judge his peo

CHAP. XI. ple.

1 What faith is. 6. Without 31 It is a fearful thing to faith we cannot please God: fall into the hands of the liv 7 The fruits thereof.

NOW, faith is the substance 32 But call to remembrance of things hoped for, the evithe former days, in which, dence of things not seen. after ye were illuminated, 2 For by it the elders obendured a great fight of afflic. tained a good report. tions;f

3 Through faith we under33 Partiy, whilst ye were stand that the worlds were made a gazing-stock, both by framed by the word of God; reproaches and afflictious; and so that things which are seen, partly, whilst ye became com were not made of things which panions of them that were so do

appear. She used.

4 By faith Abel offered unto 3+ For ye had compassion God a more excellent sacrifice of me in

bonds, and took than Cain, by which he obtainjoyfully the spoiling of your ed witness, that he was rightsoods, knowing in yourselves eous, God testifying of his that ye have in heaven a bet: gifts'; and hy it he, being dead, ter and an enduring substance. yet speaketh. of A great fight of afflictions, a great

5 By faith Enoch was transcombat of aflictions, or a grievous lated, that he should not see persecution.

death; and was not found, be

ing God.


Without faith we

Chap. xi. cannot please God. cause God had translated him; the sand which is by the seafor before his translation he shore, innumerable. had this testimony, that he 13 These all died in faith, pleased God.

not having received the prom6 But without faith it is ises, but having seen them impossible to please him ; for afar off, and were persuaded he that cometh to God must of them, and embraced thein, believe that he is, and that he and confessed that they were is a rewarder of them that dil- strangers and pilgrims on the igently seek him.

earth. m By faith Noah, being 14 For they that say such warned of God of things not things, declare plainly, that seen as yet, moved with fear, they seek a country. prepared an ark to the saving 13 And truly, if they had of his house ; by the which he been mindful of that country condemned the world, and be- from whence they came out, came heir of the righteousness they might have had opporwhich is by faith.

tunity to have returned : 8 By faith Abraham, when 16 But now, they desire a he was called to go out into a better country, that is, an place, which he should after heavenly; wherefore God is receive for an inheritance, not ashamed to lie called their obeyed; and he went out, not God; for he bath prepared knowing whither he went. for thein a city.

9 By faith he sojourned in 17 By faith Abraham, when the land of promise, as in a he was tried, offered up

Isaac; strange country, dwelling in and he that had received the tabernacles with Isaac and promises offered up his only Jacob, the heirs with him of begotten son ; the same promise :

18 Of whom it was said, 10 For he looked for a city That in Isaac shall thy seed which hath foundations, whose be called : builder and maker is God. 19 Accounting that God

11 Through faith also Sara was able to raise him up, even herself received strength to from the dead; from whence conceive seed, and was deliver. also he received him in a figa ed of a child when she was past age, because she judged 20 By faith Isaac blessed him faithful who had prom- Jacob and Esau concerning ised.

things to come. 12 Therefore sprang there 21 By faith Jacob, when he even of one, and him as good was a dying blessed both the as dead, so many as the stars sons of Joseph; and worshipof the sky in multitude, and as ped, leaning upon the top of


his staff.

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