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miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, ac- || 1. VHEREFORE, holy brethren, parcording to his own will ?
takers of the heavenly calling, con5. For unto the angels hath he not put insider the Apostle and High Priest of our suojection the world to come, whereof we profession, Christ Jesus ; speak.
2. Who was faithful to him that appointed 6. But one in a certain place testified, i him,as also Moses was faithfulin allhis house. saying, What is man, that thou art mind- 3. For this man was counted worthy of ful of hiin? or the son of man, that thou vi- more glory than Moses, inasmnch as he sitest him?
who hath builded the house, hath more ho7. Thou madest him a little lower than nour than the house. the angels; thou crownedst him with glory 4. For every house is builded by some and honour, and didst set him over the man; but he that built all things is God. works of thy hands:
5. And Moses verily was faithful in all his 8. Thou hast put all things in subjection house, as a servant, for a testimony of those under his feet. For in that he put all in things which were to be spoken aster; subjection under him, he left nothing that 6. But Christ as a Son over his own is not put under him. But now we see not house; whose house are we, if we hold yet all things put under him.
fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the 9. But we see Jesus, who was made a hope firm unto the end. little lower than the angels, for the suffering 7. Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, of death, crowned with glory and honour; To-day,if ye will hear his voice, that he by the grace of God should taste 8. Marden not your hearts, as in the prodeath for every man.
vocation, in the day of temptation in the 10. For it became hirn, for whom are all wilderness; things, and by whom are all things, in bring- 9. When your fathers tempted me, proving many sons unto glory, to make the Cap- ed me, and saw my works, forty years. tain of their salvation perfect through suf- 10. Wherefore I was grieved with that ferings.
generation, and said, They do always err 11. For both he that sanctifieth and they in their hearts; and they have not known who are sanctified are all of one: for which
my ways. cause he is not ashamed to call them bre- 11. Šo I sware in my wrath, They shall thren;
not enter into my rest.) 12. Saying, I will declare thy name unto 12. Take heed, brethren, lest there be in my brethren, in the midst of the church will any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in deI sing praise unto thee.
parting from the living God. 13. And again, I will put my trust in 13. But exhort one another daily, while him. And again, Behold I and the chil- it is called To-day ; lest any of you be harddren which God hath given me.
ened through the deceitfulness of sin. 14. Forasmuch then as the children are
14. For we are made partakers of Christ, partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself if we hold the beginning of our confidence likewise took part of the same ; that through steadfast unto the end ; death he might destroy him that had the 15. While it is said, To-day, if ye will power of death, that is, the devil;
hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in 15. And deliver them who through fear the provocation. of death were all their life-time subject to 16. For some, when they had heard, did bondage.
provoke: howbeit not all that came out of 16. For verily he took not on him the na- Egypt by Moses. ture of angels; but he took on hin the seed 17. But with whom was he grieved forty of Abraham.
years? Was it not with them that had sin17. Wherefore in all things it behoved ned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness? him to be made like unto his brethren, that 18. And to whom sware he that they he might be a merciful and faithful high should not enter into his rest, but to them priest in things pertaining to God, to make that believed not ? reconciliation for the sins of the people: 19. So we see that they could not enter
18. For in that he himself hath suffered, in because of unbelief. being tempted, he is able to succour them
CHAP. IV. that are tempted.
I The Christian's rest 10 be allained by faith. 12 The CHAP. III.
power of God's word, sc. 1 Christ is shewed to be more worthy than Moses: 7 there
1. ET us therefore fear, lest, a promise fore we must be careful not to follow the erample of the obstinate and unbelieving Israelites, fc.
any of you should seem to come short of it. | offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:
2. For unto us was the gospel preached, 2. Who can have compassion on the ig. as well as unto them: but the word preach-norant, and on them that are out of the ed did not profit them, not being mixed with way; for that he himself also is compassed faith in them that heard it.
with infirmity. 3. For we which have believed do enter. 3. And by reason hereof he ought, as for into rest; as he said, As I have sworn in the people, so also for himself,to offer for sins my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest : 4. And no man taketh this honour unto although the works were finished from the himself, but he that is called of God, as was foundation of the world.
Aaron. 4. For he spake in a certain place of the 5. So also Christ glorified not himself to seventh day on this wise, And God did rest | be made a high priest ; but he that said unto the seventh day from all his works. him, Thou art my Son, to-day have I be
5. And in this place again, If they shall | gotten thee. enter into my rest.
6. As he saith also in another place, 6. Seeing therefore it remaineth that Thon art a priest for ever after the order some must enter therein, and they toof Melchisedec. whom it was first preached entered not 7. Who in the days of his flesh, when he in because of unbelief:
had offered up prayers and supplications 7. Again, he limiteth a certain day, say-with strong crying and tears, unto him that ing in David, To-day, after so long a time; I was able to save him from death, and was (as it is said ) To-day, if ye will hear his heard, in that he feared ; voice, harden not your hearts.
8. Though he were a Son, yet learned he 8. For if Jesus had given them rest, then obedience by the things which he suffered; would he not afterward have spoken of an- 9. And being made perfect, he became other day.
the author of eternal salvation unto al 9. There remaineth therefore a rest to them that obey him ; the people of God.
10. Called of God a high priest, after 10. For he that is entered into his rest, I the order of Melchisedec. he also hath ceased from his own works, 11. Of whom we have many things to as God did from his.
say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are 11. Let us labour therefore to enter into dull of hearing. that rest, lest any man fall after the same 12. For when for the time ye ought to be example of unbelief.
teachers, ye have need that one teach you 12. For the word of God is quick, and again which be the first principles of the powerful, and sharper than any two-edged oracles of God; and are become such as sword, piercing even to the dividing asun have need of milk, and not of strong meat. der of soul and spirit, and of the joints and 13. For every one that useth milk is unmarrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts skilful in the word of righteousness : for he and intents of the heart.
is a babe. 13. Neither is there any creature that is 14. But strong meat belongeth to them not manifest in his sight: but all things are that are of full age, even those who, by reanaked and opened unto the eyes of him son of use, have their senses exercised to with whom we have to do.
discern both good and evil. 14. Seeing then that we have a great High Priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus 1 The higher doctrines of Christianity proposed to be treat
CHAP. VI. the Son of God,let us hold fast our profession.
ed of._10 Of charitable deeds, foc. 15. For we have not a high priest which 1. THEREFORE,leaving the principles
T cannot be touched with the feeling of our
of the doctrine of Christ, let us go infirmities; but was in all points tempted on unto perfection; not laying again the like as we are, yet without sin.
foundation of repentance from dead works, 16. Let us therefore come boldly unto the and of faith toward God, throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, 2. Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of and find grace to help in time of need. laying on of hands, and of resurrection of CHAP. V.
the dead, and of eternal judgment.
3. And this will we do, if God permit. Of the high priests taken from among men; wherewith Christ's priesthood is compared, and its privileges set forth. 4. For it is impossible for those who 1. FOR every high priest taken from were once enlightened, and have tasted of
among men is ordained for men the heavenly gift, and were made partakers 'in things pertaining to God, that he mayll of the Holy Ghost,
5. And have tasted the good word of 3. Without father, without mother, withGod, and the powers of the world to come, out descent, having neither beginning of
6. If they shall fall away, to renew them days, nor end of life; but,made like unto the again unto repentance; seeing they crucify Son of God; abideth a priest continually. to themselves the Son of God afresh, and 4. Now consider how great this man put him to an open shame.
was, unto whom even the patriarch Abra7. For the earth which drinketh in the ham gave the tenth of the spoils. rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth 5. And verily they that are of the sons forth herbs meet for them by whom it is of Levi, who receive the office of the priestdressed, receiveth blessing from God: hood, have a commandment to take tithes
8. But that which beareth thorns and of the people according to the law, that is, briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; of their brethren, though they come out of whose end is to be burned.
the loins of Abraham : 9. But, beloved, we are persuaded bet- 6. But he whose descent is not counted ter things of you, and things that accompa- from them, received tithes of Abraham, and ny salvation, though we thus speak. blessed him that had the promises.
10. For God is not unrighteous to forget 7. And without all contradiction the less your work and labour of love, which ye have is blessed of the better. shewed toward his name, in that ye have 8. And here men that die receive tithes; ministered to the saints, and do minister. but there he receiveth them, of whom it is
11. And we desire, that every one of you witnessed that he liveth. do shew the same diligence to the full assu- 9. And as I may so say, Levi also, who rance of hope unto the end :
receiveth tithes, paid tithes in Abraham. 12. That ye be not slothful, but follow- 10. For he was yet in the loins of his faers of them who through faith and patience ther, when Melchisedec met him. inherit the promises.
11. If therefore perfection were by the 13. For when God made promise to Levitical priesthood, (for under it the peoAbraham, because he could swear by no ple received the law,) what further need greater, he sware by himself,
was there that another priest should rise 14. Saying, Surely blessing I will bless after the order of Melchisedec, and not be thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. called after the order of Aaron?
15. And so, after he had patiently en- 12. Forthepriesthood being changed there dured, he obtained the promise.
is made of necessity a change also of the law. 16. For men verily swear by the great- 13. For he of whom these things are er: and an oath for confirmation is to them spoken,pertaineth to another tribe, of which an end of all strife.
no man gave attendance at the altar. 17. Wherein God,willing more abundantly 14. For it is evident that our Lord sprang to shew unto the heirs of promise the immuta- out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake bility of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: nothing concerning priesthood.
18. That bytwoimmutable things,in which 15. And it is yet far more evident: for it was impossible for God to lie, we might that after the similitude of Melchisedec have a strong consolation, who have fled for there ariseth another priest, refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: 16. Who is made, not after the law of a
19. Which hope we have as an anchor of carnal commandment, but after the power the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which of an endless life. entereth into that within the vail ;
17. For he testifieth, Thou art a priest 20. Whither the forerunner is for us en- for ever after the order of Melchisedec. tered, even Jesus, made a high priest for 18. For there is verily a disannulling of ever after the order of Melchisedec. the commandment going before, for the CHAP. VII.
weakness and unprofitableness thereof. 1 Chrisl, a priest after the order of Melchisedec, 11 is proved
19. For the law made nothing perfect 10 be far more excellent than the priests of Aaron's order. but the bringing in of a better hope did; by 1. NOR this Melchisedec, king of Salem, the which we draw nigh unto God.
priest of the most high God, who 20. And inasmuch as not without an met Abraham returning from the slaughter oath he was made priest ; of the kings, and blessed him;
21. (For those priests were made with2. To whom also Abraham gave a tenth || out an oath; but this with an oath, by him part of all: first being, by interpretation, that said unto him, The Lord sware, and King of righteousness, and after that also, will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever King of Salem, which is, King of peace; after the order of Melchisedec :)
22. By so much was Jesus made a sure not in my covenant, and I regarded them ty of a better testament.
not, saith the Lord. 23. And they truly were many priests, 10. For this is the covenant that I will because they were not suffered to continue make with the house of Israel after those by reason of death :
days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws 24. But this man, because he continueth into their mind, and write them in their ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. hearts; and I will be to them a God, and
25. Wherefore he is able also to save they shall be to me a people : them to the uttermost, that come unto God . And they shall not teach every man by him, seeing he ever liveth to make inter- his neighbour, and every man his brother, cession for them.
saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know 26. For such a high priest became us, who me, from the least to the greatest. is holy, harmless, udefiled, separate from 12. For I will be merciful to their unsinners, and made higher than the heavens ; righteousness, and their sins and their ini.
27. Who needeth not daily, as those high quities will I remember no more priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own 13. In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath sins, and then for the people's: for this he made the first old. Now that which decaydid once, when he offered up himself. eth and waxeth old, is ready to vanish away. 28. For the law maketh men high priests
CHAP. IX. which have infirmity; but the word of the 1 By the imperfection of the legal sacrifices, 14 he sherethe oath, which was since the law, maketh the
the efficacy of the blood of Christ. 16 The necessity of Son, who is consecrated for evermore. Christ's death. CHAP. VIII.
1. WHEN verily the first covenant had 1 The excellency of Christ's ministry, 6 being the mediator
also ordinances of divine service, of a better covenant.
and a worldly sanctuary. 1. TOW of the things whichwe have spok- 2. For there was a tabernacle made, the high priest, who is set on the right hand of table, and the shew-bread; which is called the throne of the Majesty in the heavens ; || the Sanctuary:
2. A minister of the sanctuary, and of 3. And after the second veil, the taberthe true tabernacle, which the Lord pitch-nacle, which is called the Holiest of all; ed, and not man.
4. Which had the golden censer, and the 3. For every high priest is ordained to ark of the covenant overlaid round about offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of with gold, wherein was the golden pot that necessity that this man have somewhat also had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, to offer.
and the tables of the covenant ; 4. For if he were on earth, he should not 5. And over it the cherubims of glory be a priest, seeing that there are priests that shadowing the mercy-seat: of which we offer gifts according to the law;
cannot now speak particularly. 5. Who serve unto the example and sha- 6. Now when these things were thus ordow of heavenly things, as Moses was ad- dained, the priests went always into the first monished of God, when he was about to tabernacle,accomplishing the service of God: make the tabernacle: for, See, (saith he) 7. But into the second went the high that thou make all things according to the priest alone once every year, not without pattern shewed to thee in the mount. blood, which he offered for himself, and for
6. But now hath he obtained a more ex- | the errors of the people: cellent ministry, by how much also he is 8. The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the mediator of a better covenant, which the way into the holiest of all was not yet was established upon better promises. made manifest, while as the first tabernacle
7. For if that first covenant had been was yet standing: faultless, then should no place have been 9. Which was a figure for the time then sought for the second.
present, in which were offered both gifts 8. For finding fault with them, he saith, and sacrifices, that could not make him Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when that did the service perfect, as pertaining I will make a new covenant with the house to the conscience; of Israel and with the house of Judah.
10. Which stood only in meats and drinks, 9. Not according to the covenant that I and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, made with their fathers, in the day when I imposed on them until the time of reformation. took them by the hand to lead them out of 11. But Christ being come a high priest the land of Egypt; because they continued || of good things to come, by a greater and
more perfect tabernacle, not made with y for him shall he appear the second time, hands, that is to say, not of this building; without sin, unto salvation. 12. Neither by the blood of goats and
CHAP. X. calves, but by his own blood, he entered 1 The law-sacrifices ineffectual to take away sins. 10 By the in once into the holy place, having obtain- offering of Christ's body once we obtain perfect remission, &C. ed eternal redemption for us.
1. 13. For if the blood of bulls and of goats,
FOR the law, having a shadow of F
good things to come, and not the very and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling the un- image of the things, can never with those saclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh; crifices which they offered year by year con
14. How much more shall the blood of tinually make the comers thereunto perfect. Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offer- 2. For then would they not have ceased ed himself without spot to God, purge your to be offered ? because that the worhsipconscience from dead works to serve the pers once purged should have had no more living God ?
conscience of sins. 15. And for this cause he is the media- 3. But in those sacrifices there is a retor of the new testament, that by means membrance again made of sins every year. of death, for the redemption of the trans- 4. For it is not possible that the blood gressions that were under the first testament, of bulls and of goats should take away sins. they which are called might receive the pro
5. Wherefore when he cometh into the mise of eternal inheritance.
world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou 16. For where a testament is, there must wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepar also of necessity be the death of the testator.ed me:
17. For a testament is of force after men 6. In burnt-offerings and sacrifices for are dead : otherwise it is of no strength at sin thou hast had no pleasure: all while the testator liveth.
7. Then said I, Lo, I come in the vo18. Whereupon neither the first testa- || lume of the book it is written of me) to do ment was dedicated without blood.
thy will, O God. 19. For when Moses had spoken every 8. Above, when he said, Sacrifice, aud precept to all the people according to the offering, and burnt-offerings, and offering for law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, sin, thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleawith water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, sure therein ; which are offered by the law; and sprinkled both the book, and all the 9. Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy people,
will, O God. He taketh away the first, 20. Saying, This is the blood of the tes that he may establish the second. tament which God hath enjoined unto you. 10. By the which will we are sanctified
21. Moreover he sprinkled likewise with through the offering of the body of Jesus blood both the tabernacle, and all the ves-Christ once for all. sels of the ministry.
11. And every priest standeth daily minis22. And almost all things are by the tering and offering oftentimes the same salaw purged with blood; and without shed-crifices, which can never take away sins : ding of blood is no remission.
12. But this man, after he had offered 23. It was therefore necessary that the one sacrifice for sins, for ever sat down on patterns of things in the heavens should be the right hand of God; purified with these; but the heavenly things 13. From henceforth expecting till his themselves with better sacrifices than these. enemies be made his footstool. .
24. For Christ is not entered into the 14. For by one offering he hath perfected holy places made with hands, which are the for ever them that are sanctified. figures of the true; but into heaven itself, 15. Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witnow to appear in the presence of God for us : ness to us : for after that he had said before,
25. Nor yet that he should offer himself 16. This is the covenant that I will make often, as the high priest entereth into the with them after those days, saith the Lord; holy place every year with blood of others; || I will put my laws into their hearts, and
26. For then must be often have suffered in their minds will I write them; since the foundation of the world: but now 17. And their sins and iniquities will ] once in the end of the world, hath he appear- remember no more. ed to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 18. Now where remission of these is,
27. And as it is appointed unto men once there is no more offering for sin. to die, but after this the judgment;
19. Having therefore, brethren, boldness to 28. So Christ was once offered to bear | enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, the sins of many; and unto them that look 20. By a new and living way, which he