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Christ far

Hebrews.

above the angels. consolation in thy love, because the flesh, and in the Lord ? the bowels of the saints are re- 17 If thou count me, therefore, freshed by thee, brother. a partner, receive him as myself.

or

8 Wherefore, though I might 18 If he hath wronged thee, be much bold in Christ, to enjoinoweth thee aught, put that on thee that which is convenient, mine account;

9 Yet, for love's sake, I rather 19 I Paul have written it with beseech thee, being such an one mine own hand, I will repay it ; as Paul the aged, and now also a albeit I do not say to thee, how prisoner of Jesus Christ. thou owest unto me even thine

10 I beseech thee for my son ownself besides.

Onesimus, whom I have begot- 20 Yea, brother, let me have ten in my bonds: joy of thee in the Lord: refresh 11 Which in time past was to my bowels in the Lord. thee unprofitable, but now pro- 21 Having confidence in thy fitable to thee and to me; jobedience, I wrote unto thee, 12 Whom I have sent again : knowing that thou wilt also do thou therefore receive him that more than I say.

is mine own bowels;

22 But withal prepare me also 13 Whom I would have re-a lodging: for I trust that through tained with me, that in thy stead your prayers, I shall be given unhe might have ministered unto to you.

me in the bonds of the gospel :

23 There salute thee Epaph14 But without thy mind would ras, my fellow-prisoner in Christ I do nothing; that thy benefit Jesus;

should not be as it were of ne- 24 Marcus, Aristarchus, Decesity, but willingly. mas, Lucas, my fellow-labour

15 For perhaps he therefore ers. departed for a season, that thou 25 The grace of our Lord shouldest receive him for ever; Jesus Christ be with your spirit. 16 Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me; but how much more unto thee, both in

Amen.

Written from Rome to Philemon, by Onesimus, a ser

vant.

THE EPISTLE OF PAUL, THE APOSTLE, TO
THE HEBREWS.

CHAP. I. of his glory, and the express imChrist far above the angels. age of his person, and upholding OD, who at sundry times, all things by the word of his powand in divers manners, er, when he had by himself purgspake in time past unto the fa-ed our sins, sat down on the right thers, by the prophets, hand of the majesty on high;

2 Hath in these last days spo- 4 Being made so much better ken unto us by his Son, whom than the angels, as he hath by inhe hath appointed heir of all heritance obtained a more excelthings, by whom also he madellent name than they. the worlds; 5 For unto which of the angels 3 Who being the brightness said he at any time, Thou art my

Obedience due

Chap. ii. to Christ. Son, this day have I begotten thee? 3 How shall we escape, if we And again, I will be to him a Fa-neglect so great salvation; which ther, and he shall be to me a Son? at the first began to be spoken by

6 And again, when he bringeth the Lord, and was confirmed in the first-begotten into the unto us by them that heard him : world, he saith, And let all the 4 God also bearing them witangels of God worship him. ness, both with signs and won

7 And of the angels he saith, ders, and with divers miracles, Who maketh his angels spirits, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, acand his ministers a flame of fire. cording to his own will?

8 But unto the Son he saith, 5 For unto the angels hath he Thy throne, O God, is for ever not put in subjection the world and ever; a sceptre of righteous-to come, whereof we speak. ness is the sceptre of thy kingdom: 6 But one in a certain place

9 Thou hast loved righteous-testified, saying, What is man, ness, and hated iniquity; there-that thou art mindful of him? fore God, even thy God, hath or the son of man, that thou visitanointed thee with the oil of glad-jest him?

ness above thy fellows.

7 Thou madest him a little

10 And, Thou, Lord, in the lower than the angels; thou beginning haft laid the founda-crownedst him with glory and tion of the earth; and the heavens honour, and didst set him over are the works of thine hands : the works of thy hands:

11 They shall perish, but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old, as doth a garment;

8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under 12 And as a vefture shalt thou him, he left nothing that is not fold them up, and they fhall be put under him. But now we changed: but thou art the same, see not yet all things put under and thy years shall not fail.

him:

13 But to which of the angels 9 But we see Jesus, who was said he at any time, Sit on my made a little lower than the angels, right hand, until I make thine for the suffering of death, crownenemies thy footstool? ed with glory and honour; that 14 Are they not all ministering he, by the grace of God, should spirits, sent forth to minister for taste death for every man. them who shall be heirs of salvation?

CHAP. II.

10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many Obedience due to Christ. sons unto glory, to make the capHEREFORE we ought to tain of their salvation perfect give the more earnest heed through sufferings.

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to the things which we have heard, 11 For both he that sanctifieth, lest at any time we should let and they who are sanctified, are them slip. all of one: for which cause he is 2 For if the word spoken by not ashamed to call them breangels was stedfast, and every thren; transgression and disobedience 12 Saying, I will declare thy received a juft recompence of name unto my brethren; in the reward;

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Christ better

Hebrews.

than Moses. midst of the church will I sing 5 And Moses verily was faithpraise unto thee. ful in all his house as a servant,

13. And again, I will put my for a testimony of those things trust in him. And again, Be-which were to be spoken after: hold, I, and the children which 6 But Christ as a son over his God hath given me. own house; whose house are we,

14 Forasmuch then as the if we hold fast the confidence, children are partakers of flesh and the rejoicing of the hope, and blood, he also himself like-firm unto the end.

wise took part of the same; that 7 Wherefore, (as the Holy through death he might destroy Ghost saith, To-day if ye will him that had the power of death, hear his voice,

that is, the devil;

8 Harden not your hearts, as 15 And deliver them, who, in the provocation, in the day of through fear of death, were all temptation in the wilderness : their life-time subject to bondage. 9 When your fathers tempted 16 For verily he took not on me, proved me, and saw my him the nature of angels; but he works forty years. took on him the seed of Abraham.] 10 Wherefore I was grieved 17 Wherefore in all things it with that generation, and said, behoved him to be made like They do always err in their heart; unto his brethren; that he might and they have not known my be a merciful and faithful high ways. priest, in things pertaining to 11 So I sware in my wrath, God, to make reconciliation for They shall not enter into my the sins of the people. rest :)

18 For in that he himself hath 12 Take heed, brethren, lest suffered, being tempted, he is there be in any of you an evil able to succour them that are heart of unbelief, in departing tempted. from the living God.

CHAP. III. 13 But exhort one another If we believe not, we must be daily, while it is called To-day; lest any of you be hardened

punished.

WHEREFORE, holy bre-through the deceitfulness of sin.

thren, partakers of the 14 For we are made partakers heavenly calling, consider the of Christ, if we hold the beginApostle and High Priest of our ning of our confidence steadfast profession, Jesus Christ; unto the end,

2 Who was faithful to him that 15 While it is said, To-day if appointed him, as also Moses ye will hear his voice, harden not was faithful in all his house. your hearts, as in the provoca3 For this man was counted tion.

worthy of more glory than Moses, 16 For some, when they had inasmuch as he who hath build-heard, did provoke: howbeit, ed the house, hath more honour not all that came out of Egypt by than the house. Moses.

17 But with whom was he

4 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built grieved forty years? was it not! with them that had sinned, whose

all things, is God.

Of the word of God. carcases fell in the wilderness? 11 Let us labour, therefore, to 18 And to whom sware he, enter into that rest, lest any man that they should not enter into fall after the same example of his rest, but to them that believ- unbelief.

Chap. iv. v. Of Christ's priesthood.

ed not?

12 For the word of God is 19 So we see that they could quick, and powerful, and sharper not enter in, because of unbelief. than any two-edged sword, piercCHAP. IV. ing even to the dividing asunder The power of the word of God. of soul and spirit, and of the joints LET us therefore fear, lest a and marrow, and is a discerner

promise being left us of en- of the thoughts and intents of tering into his rest, any of you the heart.

should seem to come short of it. 13 Neither is there any creature

2 For unto us was the gospel that is not manifest in his sight: preached, as well as unto them: but all things are naked, and but the word preached did not opened unto the eyes of him with profit them, not being mixed whom we have to do.

with faith in them that heard it. 14 Seeing then that we have a

3 For we, which have believed, great High Priest, that is passed do enter into rest: as he said, into the heavens, Jesus the Son As I have sworn in my wrath, if of God, let us hold fast our prothey shall enter into my rest: fession.

although the works were finished 15 For we have not an high from the foundation of the world. priest which cannot be touched 4 For he spake in a certain with the feeling of our infirmities: place of the seventh day on this but was in all points tempted like wise, And God did rest the as we are, yet without sin. seventh day from all his works. 16 Let us, therefore, come 5 And in this place again, If boldly unto the throne of grace, they shall enter into my rest. that we may obtain mercy, and 6 Seeing, therefore, it remain-find grace to help in time of need. eth that some must enter therein, CHAP. V. and they to whom it was first Of Christ's priesthood. preached, entered not in, because Fumong men, is ordainOR every high priest taken

of unbelief:

7 (Again, he limiteth a certained for men in things pertaining day, saying in David, To-day, to God, that he may offer both after so long a time; as it is said, gifts and sacrifices for sins: To-day, if ye will hear his voice, 2 Who can have compassion harden not your hearts. on the ignorant, and on them that

8 For if Jesus had given them are out of the way; for that he rest, then would he not afterward himself also is compassed with have spoken of another day. infirmity.

9 There remaineth, therefore, 3. And by reason hereof he a rest to the people of God. ought, as for the people, so also 10 For he that is entered into for himself, to offer for sins. his rest, he also hath ceased from 4 And no man taketh this hohis own works, as God did from nour unto himself, but he that his.) is called of God, as was Aaron :

The danger of apostacy. Hebrews. Of stedfastness in truth.

5 So also Christ glorified not works, and of faith towards God, himself, to be made an high 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, priest; but he that said unto him, and of laying on of hands, and of Thou art my Son, to-day have Iresurrection of the dead, and of 'begotten thee. eternal judgment.

6 As he saith also in another 3 And this will we do, if God place, Thou art a priest for ever, permit.

after the order of Melchisedec: 4 For it is impossible for those

7 Who, in the days of his flesh, who were once enlightened, and when he had offered up prayers have tasted of the heavenly gift, and supplications, with strong and were made partakers of the crying and tears, unto him that Holy Ghost.

was able to save him from death, 5 And have tasted the good and was heard, in that he feared; word of God, and the powers of 8 Though he were a Son, yet the world to come, learned he obedience by the things 6 If they shall fall away, to rewhich he suffered; new them again unto repentance;

9 And, being made perfect, he seeing they crucify to themselves became the Author of eternal the Son of God afresh, and put salvation, unto all them that obey him to an open shame.

him; 7 For the earth, which drinketh 10 Called of God an high priest, in the rain that cometh oft upon after the order of Melchisedec: it, and bringeth forth herbs meet 11 Of whom we have many for them by whom it is dressed, things to say, and hard to be ut-receiveth blessing from God: tered; seeing ye are dull of hear- & But that which beareth thorns ing. and briers is rejected, and is nigh 12 For, when for the time yeunto cursing; whose end is to be ought to be teachers, ye have burned.

need that one teach you again, 9 But, beloved, we are perwhich be the first principles of suaded better things of you, and the oracles of God; and are be-things that accompany salvation, come such as have need of milk, though we thus speak.

and not of ftrong meat.

10 For God is not unrighteous

13 For every one that useth to forget your work and labour milk, is unskilful in the word of of love, which ye have shewed righteousness; for he is a babe. toward his name, in that ye have

14 But strong meat belongeth ministered to the saints, and do to them that are of full age, evenminister.

those who by reason of use, have 11 And we desire that every their senses exercised to discern one of you do shew the same diboth good and evil. ligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end;

CHAP. VI.

The danger of apostacy. 12 That ye be not slothful, but HEREFORE, leaving the followers of them, who through principles of the doctrine faith and patience inherit the pro

of Christ, let us go on unto per-mises.

fection; not laying again the foun- 13 For when God made prodation of repentance from deadmise to Abraham, because he

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