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To draw near to God. Hebrews. What faith is. me, I will recompense, saith the of things which do appear. Lord. And again, The Lord fhall 4 By faith Abel offered unto judge his people. God a more excellent sacrifice
31 It is a fearful thing to fall than Cain, by which he obtained into the hands of the living God. witness, that he was righteous, 32 But call to remembrance God testifying of his gifts; and the former days, in which, after by it he, being dead, yet speakye were illuminated, ye endured eth. a great fight of afflictions;
5 By faith Enoch was trans33 Partly, whilst ye were made lated, that he should not see agazing-stock, both by reproach-death; and was not found, bees and afflictions; and partly, cause God had translated him : whilst ye became companions of for before his translation he had them that were so used. this testimony, that he pleased
34 For ye had compassion of God. me in my bonds, and took joyful- 6 But without faith it is imly the spoiling of your goods, possible to please him: for he knowing in yourselves that ye that cometh to God, must believe have in heaven a better and an en-that he is, and that he is a reduring substance. warder of them that diligently
35 Cast not away, therefore, seek him. your confidence, which hath great 7 By faith, Noah, being warnrecompence of reward. ed of God of things not seen as
36 For ye have need of pa- yet, moved with fear, prepared tience; that, after ye have done an ark to the saving of his house; the will of God, ye might receive by the which he condemned the the promise. world, and became heir of the 37 For yet a little while, and righteousness which is by faith. he that shall come, will come, 8 By faith Abraham, when he
and will not tarry.
was called to go out into a place 38 Now, the just shall live by which he should after receive for faith: but if any man draw back, an inheritance, obeyed; and he my soul shall have no pleasure in went out, not knowing whither him. he went. 39 But we are not of them who 9 By faith he sojourned in the draw back unto perdition; but land of promise, as in a strange of the mthat believe, to the saving country, dwelling in tabernacles of the soul. with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: 10 For he looked for a city
Of faith and its fruits.
OW faith is the substance which hath foundations, whose of things hoped for, the evi-builder and maker is God.
dence of things not seen.
11 Through faith also Sara 2 For by it the elders obtained herself received strength to cona good report. ceive seed, and was delivered of 3 Through faith we understand a child when she was past age, that the worlds were framed by because she judged him faithful, the word of God; so that things who had promised.
which are seen, were not made 12 Therefore sprang there even
Chap. xi. effects of faith. of one, and him as good as dead, of his parents, because they saw so many as the stars of the sky in he was a proper child; and they multitude, and as the sand which were not afraid of the king's comis by the sea-shore innumerable.jmandment,
13 These all died in faith, not 24 By faith Moses, when he having received the promises, was come to years, refused to but having seen them afar off, be called the son of Pharaoh's and were persuaded of them, and daughter;
embraced them, and confessed 25 Choosing rather to suffer that they were strangers and pil-afflictions with the people of God, grims on the earth. than to enjoy the pleasures of sin, 14 For they that say such for a season; things, declare plainly that they 26 Esteeming the reproach of seek a country. Christ, greater riches than the 15 And truly, if they had been treasures of Egypt: for he had mindful of that country, from respect unto the recompence of whence they came out, they might the reward. have had opportunity to have re- 27 By faith he forsook Egypt, turned: not fearing the wrath of the king: 16 But now they desire a bet- for he endured, as seeing him ter country, that is, an heavenly; who is invisible. wherefore God is not ashamed to 28 Through faith he kept the be called their God: for he hath passover, and the sprinkling of prepared for them a city. blood, lest he that destroyed the
17 By faith Abraham, when first-born, should touch them. he was tried, offered up Isaac: 29 By faith they passed through and he that had received the pro- the Red Sea, as by dry land; mises, offered up his only begot- which the Egyptians assaying to do, were drowned.
18 Of whom it was said, That 30 By faith the walls of Jericho in Isaac shall thy seed be called: fell down, after they were com19 Accounting that God was passed about seven days. able to raise him up, even from 31 By faith the harlot Rahab the dead; from whence also he perished not with them that bereceived him in a figure. lieved not, when she had receiv20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacobed the spies with peace. and Esau concerning things to 32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell 21 By faith Jacob, when he was of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of a dying, blessed both the sons of Samson, and of Jephthae; of DaJoseph; and worshipped, leaning vid also, and Samuel, and of the upon the top of his staff. prophets :
22 By faith Joseph, when he 33 Who through faith subdued died, made mention of the de-kingdoms, wrought righteoufparting of the children of Israel; nefs, obtained promises, stopped and gave commandment concern- the mouths of lions,
ing his bones.
34 Quenched the violence of 23 By faith Moses, when he fire, escaped the edge of the was born, was hid three months sword, out of weakness were
An exhortation to made strong, waxed valiant infwearied and faint in your minds. fight, turned to flight the armies 4 Ye have not yet resisted unto of the aliens. blood, striving against sin. 35 Women received their dead 5 And ye have forgotten the raised to life again: and others exhortation, which speaketh unto were tortured, not accepting de-you, as unto children, My son, liverance; that they might obtain despise not thou the chaftening a better resurrection : of the Lord, nor faint when thou
Hebrews. to faith and patience.
36 And others had trial of art rebuked of him;
cruel mockings, and scourgings, 6 For whom the Lord loveth yea, moreover, of bonds and im-he chasteneth, and scourgeth prisonment : every son whom he receiveth.
37 They were stoned, they 7 If ye endure chastening, God were sawn asunder, were tempt-dealeth with you as with sons ; ed, were slain with the sword: for what son is he whom the they wandered about in sheep-father chasteneth not? skins, and goat-skins, being des- 8 But if ye be without chastisetitute, afflicted, tormented; ment, whereof all are partakers, 38 (Of whom the world was then are ye bastards, and not sons. not worthy;) they wandered in 9 Furthermore, we have had deserts, and in mountains, and in fathers of our flesh, which cordens, and caves of the earth. rected us, and we gave them reve39 And these all, having ob-rence: shall we not much rather tained a good report through be in subjection unto the Father faith, received not the promise of spirits, and live?
40 God having provided some 10 For they, verily, for a few better thing for us, that they with-days chastened us after their own out us should not be made per-pleasure; but he for our profit, fect. that we might be partakers of his holiness.
Exhortation to constancy.
11 Now, no chastening, for the
WHEREFORE, seeing we present, seemeth to be joyous,
also are compassed about but grievous: nevertheless, afterwith so great a cloud of witnes-ward it yieldeth the peaceable ses, let us lay aside every weight, fruit of righteousness unto them and the sin which doth so easily which are exercised thereby : beset us, and let us run with 12 Wherefore, lift up the hands patience the race that is set be-which hang down, and the feeble fore us, knees;
2 Looking unto Jesus the au- 13 And make straight paths thor and finisher of our faith; for your feet, lest that which is who, for the joy that was set be- lame, be turned out of the way; fore him, endured the cross, de- but let it rather be healed. spising the shame, and is set 14 Follow peace with all men, down at the right hand of the and holiness, without which no throne of God. man shall see the Lord: 3 For consider him that en- 15 Looking diligently, lest any dured such contradiction of sin-man fail of the grace of God; lest ners against himself, lest ye be any root of bitterness springing
Of brotherly love. up, trouble you, and many be defiled:
Chap. xii, xiii. Admonitions to charity. thereby not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from
16 Lest there be any fornicator, heaven;
or profane person, as Esau, who 26 Whose voice then shook for one morsel of meat sold his the earth: but now he hath probirthright. mised, saying, Yet once more, I 17 For ye know how that after-shake not the earth only, but also ward, when he would have in-heaven.
herited the blessing, he was re- 27 And this word, Yet once jected: for he found no place of more, signifieth the removing of repentance, though he sought it those things that are shaken, as carefully with tears. of things that are made, that those 18 For ye are not come unto things which cannot be shaken the mount that might be touch-may remain.
ed, and that burned with fire, 28 Wherefore, we receiving a nor unto blackness, and darkness, kingdom which cannot be movand tempest, ed, let us have grace, whereby 19 And the sound of a trum-we may serve God acceptably, pet, and the voice of words; with reverence and godly fear: which voice they that heard, en- 29 For our God is a consumtreated, that the word should noting fire.
be spoken to them any more:
20. (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the
CHAP. XIII. Divers godly admonitions. brotherly love continue.
2 Be not forgetful to enter
mountain, it shall be stoned, ortain strangers; for thereby some thrust through with a dart; have entertained angels unawares. 21 And so terrible was the 3 Remember them that are in sight, that Moses said, I exceed-bonds, as bound with them; and ingly fear and quake :) them which suffer adversity, as
22 But ye are come unto mount being yourselves also in the body. Sion, and unto the city of the 4 Marriage is honourable in living God, the heavenly Jerusa-jall, and the bed undefiled: but lem, and to an innumerable com-whoremongers and adulterers pany of angels, God will judge.
23 To the general assembly 5 Let your conversation be and church of the first-born, without covetousness; and be which are written in heaven, and content with such things as ye to God the Judge of all, and to have: for he hath said, I will the spirits of just men made per-never leave thee, nor forsake thee. fect, 6 So that we may boldly say, 24 And to Jesus the Mediator The Lord is my helper, and of the new covenant, and to the will not fear what man fhall do blood of sprinkling, that speaketh unto me.
better things than that of Abel. 7 Remember them which have
25 See that ye refuse not him the rule over you, who have spothat speaketh: for if they escap-ken unto you the word of God: ed not who refused him that whose faith follow, considering spake on earth, much more shall the end of their conversation;
Ask wisdom of God.
James. Of hearing the word.
8 Jesus Christ the same yes-selves: for they watch for your terday, and to-day, and for ever.souls, as they that must give ac9 Be not carried about with count, that they may do it with divers and strange doctrines: for joy, and not with grief; for that it is a good thing that the heart is unprofitable for you.
be established with grace; not 18 Pray for us: for we trust with meats, which have not pro-we have a good conscience, in all fited them that have been occu-things willing to live honestly. pied therein. 19 But I beseech you the rather 10 We have an altar, whereof to do this, that I may be restored they have no right to eat which to you the sooner.
serve the tabernacle.
20 Now, the God of peace, 11 For the bodies of those that brought again from the dead beasts, whose blood is brought our Lord Jesus, that great Shepinto the sanctuary by the highherd of the sheep, through the priest for sin, are burnt without blood of the everlasting covenant, the camp. 21 Make you perfect in every
12 Wherefore Jesus also, that good work to do his will, workhe might sanctify the people withing in you that which is wellhis own blood, suffered without pleasing in his sight, through Jethe gate. sus Christ: to whom be glory for 13 Let us go forth, therefore, ever and ever. Amen. unto him without the camp, bear
ing his reproach.
22 And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhor14 For here have we no con-tation; for I have written a letter tinuing city, but we seek one to unto you in few words. 23 Know ye, that our brother 15 By him, therefore, let us Timothy is set at liberty; with offer the sacrifice of praife to God whom, if he come shortly, I will continually, that is, the fruit of see you. our lips, giving thanks to his 24 Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the 16 But to do good, and to com-saints. They of Italy salute you. municate, forget not: for with 25 Grace be with you all. such sacrifices God is well pleas-Amen.
17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit your
Written to the Hebrews, from Italy, by Timothy.
T THE GENERAL EPISTLE OF JAMES.
3 Knowing this, that the trying We must rejoice under the cross. of your faith worketh patience.
JAMES, a servant of God, and 4 But let patience have her per
of the Lord Jesus Christ, to fect work, that ye may be perfect the twelve tribes which are scat-and entire, wanting nothing. tered abroad, greeting. 5 If any of you lack wisdom, 2 My brethren, count it all joy let him afk of God, that giveth when ye fall into divers tempta-to all men liberally, and upbraidtions; lethnot; and it shall be given him.