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14 Ilow much more shall the blood of world, be saith, Saerlice and offering thou Christ, who through the eterual Spirit oser-! woulde sit not, but a body hast thou prepared ed himself without spot to God, purge your me: conscience from dead works to serve the line 6 In burut-offerings and sacrifices for sin iuy God?

thou hast liad na pleasure : 15 And for this canse he is the mediator 7 Then said I, Lo, I come in the volume of the new testament, that by means of of the book it is written of me) to do thy death, for the redemption of the transgres- wil, O God. sion that rere under the first testament, they 8 Above, when he said, Sacritice, and which are called might receive the promise offering, and burnt-offerings, and offering of eterval inheritance.

for sin, thou wouldest noi, neither hadst 16 For where a testament is, there must pleasure therein ; (which are offered by the aisn of necessity be the death of the testator. law;).

17 For a testament is of force after men 9 Then said be, Lo, I come to do thy will, are dead: otherwise it is of 10 strength a O God. He taketh away the first, tha: ne all while the testator liveth..

inay establish the second. 18 Whereupon neither the first testament 10 By the which will we are sanctified, was dedicated without blood.

through the offering of the body of Jesus 19 For when Moses had spokea every Chrisi once for all. precept to all the people according to the 11 And every prtest standeth daily minis law, he look the blood of calves and of goals, tering, and offering aftenuines the same sa with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and crifices, which can never take away sins. sprinkled both the book, and all the people, 12 But this man, after he had offered one,

20 Saying. This is the blood of the ins. sacrifice for sins, for ever Jan down on the tament which God hath enjoined unto you. right hand of God;

21 Moreover, he sprinkled likewise with 13 From henceforth expecting till his enc hlood both the tabernacle, and all the ves- mies be made his footstool. seis of the ministry.

14 For hy one offering he hath perfected 22 And almost all inings are by the law for ever then that are sanctified ; pasirged with blood; and without shedding 15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a vit of blood is no remission.

ness to us : for after that he had said before, 23 Il ras therefore necessary that the 16 This is the covenant that I will make patterns of things in the heavens should be with them; After those days, saith the Lord, purified with these ; but the heavenly things I will put my laws into their hearts, and in themselves with better sacrifices than these. their minds will I write them;

24 For Christ is not entered into the holy 17 And their sins and iniquities will I re places made with hands, arhich are the inember no more Ggures of the true; but into heaven itsell, 18 Now, where remission of these is, there 120w to appear in the presence of God for us : is no more offering for sin.

2. Nor yet that he should ofer hinsell 19 Having therefore, brethren, boldnes ofien, as the high priest entereth into the to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, holy place every year with blood of others; 20 By a new and living way, which be

30 (For the inuist he often bave suffered hath consecrated for us through the rail, zince the foundation of the world! :) but now that is to say, his flesh; once in the end of the world hath he ap 21 And huring an high priest over the Parel, to put away sin by the sacrifice of house of God; himsell

22 Let us draw near with a true heart, 27 And as it is appointed unto men once in full assurance of faith, having our bearts to die, but after this the judgment; sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our

S So Christ was once otiered to bear the bodies washed with pure water. Sins of many: and unto them that look for 23 Let us hold fast the profession of an him shall be appear the second time, with faith without wavering ; (for he is faithful out sin, un to salvation.

that promised ;) CHAP. X.

24' And let us consider one another, to FOR the law having a shadow of good provoke unto love, and to good works:

things to come, and not the very image 25 Not forsaking the assembling of our of the things, can never with those sacrifices, selves together, as the manner of some is; which they ottered year by year continually, but exhorting one another : and so much the make the coiners thereunto perfect : more, as ye see the day approaching.

2 For they would they not have ceased 26 For if we sin willully after that we to be offered ? because that the worshippers have received the knowledge of the truth, once purged should have had no more con- there remaineth no more sacrifice for sias, science of sins.

27 But a certain fearful looking for o! 3 But in those sacrifices there is a remem- judgment and fiery indignation, which shall hrance again made otsins every year. devour the adversaries.

4 For it is not possible that the dood of 28 He that despised Moses' law died with bulls and of goats should take away sins. Sut inercy under two or three witnesses; % Wherefore, when

pose ye, shall be be thought worthy who hati? 9 By faith he sojourned in the land of pro irodden under fooi the Son of God, and hatin mise, as in a strange country, dwelling in counted the blood of the covenant, where tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and with hiin of the same promise: baih done despite unto the Spirit of Grace 10 For he looked for a city which hath

30 For we koow him that hath said, Pen- foundations, whose builder and maker is geance belon geth unto me, I will recompense, God. saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall, 11 Through faith also Sarah herself rejudge his people.

ceived strength to conceive seed, and was 31 It is a tearful thing to fall into the hands delivered of a child when she was past age, of the living God.

because she judged him laiuful who had 3. Bu call to remembrance the former promised. days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye 12 Therefore sprang there even of one, endured a great fight of afflictions ; and hini as good as dead, so many as the stars

33 Partly, wivilst ye were made a gazing- of the sky in multitude, and as the sand stock both by reproaches and afflictions; and which is by the sea-shore innumerable. partly, wbilst ye became coinpanions of them 13 These all died in faith, not having rethat were so used.

ceived the promises, but having seen them 34 For ye had compassion of me in my afar off, and were persuadeo of them, and bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your Amloraced them, and confessed that they goods, knowing in yourselves thai ye have she strangers and pilgrims on the earth. in heaven a better and an enduring substance. 7.14 For they that say such things declare

35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, Aainly that they seek a country, which hath great recompence of reward. 15 And truly, if they had been mindful of

56 For ye have need of patience, that, af- that coutry, from whence they came out, they ter ye have done the will or God, ye might might have had opportunity to have relurred: receive the promise.

16 But now they desire a better country, 37 For yet a little while, and he that shall that is, an beavenly: wherefore God is not come will come, and will not tarry. ashamed to be called their God, for he hath

38 Now, the just shall live by faith: bul prepared for them a city. if any man draw back, my soul shall have to 17 by faith Abraham, when lie was tried, pleasure in him.



Isaac: and he that had received 39 But we are not of them who draw back the promises offered up his only begotten sm, unto perdition; but of them that believe to 18 Of whom it was said, "That in Isaac the saving of the soul.

shall thy seed be called : CHAP. XI.

19 Accounting that God was able to raise NOW faith is the substance of things ho- him up, even from the dead; from whence

ped for, ihe evidence of things not seen. also he received him in a figure. 2 For by ii the elders obtained a good re 20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau port.

concerning things to come. 3 Through faith we understand that the A1 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, worlds were framed by the word of Goul; so blessed both the sous of Joseph; and wor: that things which are seen were not made of shipped, leuning upon the top of his staff. things which do appear.

22 By faith Joseph, when lie died, made 4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more mention of the departing of the children of excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he Isracl; ani gave commandment concerning obtained witness that he was righteous, God bis bones: testifying of his gifts; and by it be, being!. 23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was dead, yet speaketh.

hid ihrer months of his parents, because they 5 By faib Enoch was translated that he saw he was a proper child; and they were should not see death; and was not found, not afraid of the king's commandment. because God had translated him: for before 24 By faith Moses, when he was come 10 bis translation he had this testimony, that he years, refused to be called the son of Phapleased God.

raoh's daughter; 6 But without faith it is impossible to! 25 Choosing rather to suffer affiction with please him: for he that cometh to God must the people of God, than to enjoy the plea. believe that he is, and thet he is a rewarder su es of sin for a season ; of them that diligently seek him.

26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ 7 By; faith Noe being warned of God of greater riches than the treasures in Egypt chings slo: scen as yet, moved with fear, pret for he had respect unto the recompence of the pared an ark to the saving of his house,

byeward. ile which be condemned the world, and be 27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing came heir ofth, righteousness which is by the wrath of the king : for ne endured, as faith.

seeing him who is invisible. 8 By faith Abraham, when he was called 29 Through faith he kept the passover, to go out into a place which he should after and the sprinkling of blond, lest le that die receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he stroyed the first-born should touch them. went oui, hot knowing whither he went. 29 By faith they passed through the Red

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sea as hy dry lund; which the Egyptians as & But if ye be without chastisement, raying to do were drowned.

whereof all are partakers, then are ye bas30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, tards, and pot sons. after they were compassed about seven days. 9 Furthermore, we have had fathers of

31 By faith the harlot Rahah perished not our flesh: which corrected us, and we gave with them that believed noi, when she had them reverence: shall we not much rather received the spies with peace.

be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, 32 And what shall I more say? for the and live? uime would tail me to tell of Gedeon, and of 10 For they verily for a few days chastenBarak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae ; ed us after their own pleasure, but he fox of David also, and Samuel, and of the pro- our profit, that we might be partakers of his phets :

holiness. 33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, 11 Now, no chastening for the present wrought righteousness, obtained promises, seemeth to be joyous, but grievous : neverstopped the mouths of lions,

theless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable 34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped fruit of righteousness unto them which are the edge of the sword, out of weakness were exercised ihereby. made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned. 12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang lo flight the arinies of the aliens.

down, and the feeble knees; :35 Women received their dead raised 10 13 And make straight paths for your feet, life again: and others were tortured, hot lest that which is lame he turned out of the accepting deliverance; that they might ob- ww; but let it rather he healed. tain a better resurrection :

14 Follow peace with all men, and holi 36 And others had trial of cruel mockings fss, without which no man shall see it and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and lord: imprisonment:

15 Looking diligently, lest any man fail of 37 They were stoned, they were sawn the grace of God; lest any root of bitterasunder, were tempted, were slain with the ness springing up trouble you, and thereby swerd : they wandered about in sheep-skins many be defled: and goal-skins; being destitute, afilicted, 6 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane tormented;

rson, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat 38 (Or whom the world was not worthy :) his birthright. they wandered in deserts, and in mountains Vi For ve know how that afterward, wher and in dens and caves of the earth. he would have inherited the blessing, he was

32 And these all, having obtained a good rejected: for he found no place of repxentreport through faith, received not the pro- ance, though he sought it carefully with tears. mise;

18 For ye arr not coine unto the mount 40 God having provided some better thing that might be touched, and that burned with for us, that they without us should not be fire, nor unto blackness, end darkness, and made perfect.

tempest, CHAP. XII.

13 And the sound of a trumpet, and the HEREFORE, sceing we also are voice of words; which rvice they that heard

compassed about with so great a entreated that the word should not be spocloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every ken to them any more : weight, and the sin which doth so easily besei 20 (For they could not endure that which ws, and let us run with patience the race was commandied, And it so much as a beast thai is set before us,

touch the mountain; it shall be stoned, or » Looking into Jesus, the author and thrust through with a dart : finisher of our faith ; who, for the joy that 21 And so terrille was the sight, that Mo was set before him, endured the cross, de-'ses said, I exceedingly fear aniquake:) spising the shame, and is se! down at the 22 Bui ye are come unto mount Sion, and right hand of the throne of God.

unto the city of the living God, the heaven. 3 For consider him that endured such con- ly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable comtradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye pany of angels, be wearied and laint in your minds.

23 To the general assembly and church of 4 Ye have not yet résisted unto blood, the first-born, which are written in heaven, striving agains' sin.

and to God the Judge of all, and to the spi5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation rits of just men made perfeci, which speaketh unto you as unto children, V+ Áud to Jesus thic me fare He liew My son, despise not thou the chastening of everant, and to the blood of spriikling, the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebukediat speaketh better things than that of Abel of him :

25 See that ye refuse not him that speak6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasten- eth: for if they escaped not who refusell him eth, and scourgeth every son whom he re- that spake on earth, much more shuli not we ceiveth.

escape, if we turn away from him that speck 7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth eth from heaven; Eith you as with sons; for what son is he 26 Whose voice then shook the eartb i'm the father chasteneth

more I shake not the earth only; but also | high priest for sin, are burned without the hearen.

camp: 27 And this word, Yet once morc, signi 12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might fieth the removing of those things that are sanctify the people with his own blood, suf. shaken, as of things that are made, that fered without the gate. those things which cannot be shaken may 13 Let us go forth therefore unto hin remain.

without the camp, hearing his reproach. 28 Wherefore, we receiving a kingdom 14 For here have we no continuing city, which cannot be moved, let us have grace, but we seek one to come. whereby we may serve God acceptably with 15 By him therefore let us offer the sacri. reverence and gorily fear:

fice of praise to God continually, that is the 29 For our God is a consuming fire. fruit of our lips, giving thanks to his name. CHAP. XIII.

16 But to do good and to communicate ET brotherly love continue.

forget not; for with such sacrifices God is 2 Be not forgetful to entertain stran- well pleased. geis: for thereby some have entertained an 17 Obey them that have the rule over you, guls unawares.

and sulmit yourselves : for they watch for 3 Remember them that are in bonds, as your souls, as they that innst give account ; sound with them; and them which suffer, ihat they may do it with joy, and not with 3 adversity, as being yourselves also in the grief: for that is unprofitable for you. body.

18 Pray for us : for we trust we have a 4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the gue conscience, in all things willing to live bed undetiled: but whoremongers and adul- bonestly. terers God will judge.

19 But I heseech on the rather to do this, 5 Let your conversation be without rover-ihai I may be restored to you the sooner. ousness; and he content with such things as 20 Now' the Ciod of peace, that brough ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave again from the dead our Lord Jesus, ihat ihee, por forsake thee.

great Shepherd of the sheep, through the 6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is blood of the everlasting covenant, my helper, and I will not fear what man 21 Make you perfect in every good work shall lo mito me.

to do bis will, working in you ihal which is 7 Remember them which have the rule well-pleasing in his sighi, through Jesus in wer you, who have spoken unto you the Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever.

word of God; whose faith follow', consider- Amen. king the end of their conversation ;

22 And I beseech you, brethren, suffer 8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to- the word of exhortation ; for I have written day, and for ever.

a letter unto you in few words. 9 Be not carried about with divers and 23 know je that our brother Timothy is strange doctrines: for it is a good thing that sei at liberty; with whom, if he come shortine heart be established with grace; nolly, I will sce you. with meats, which have not profited them 24 Salute all them that have the rule that have been occupied therein.

over you, and all the saints. They of Italy 10 We have an altar, whereof they have salute you. no right to eat which serve the labernacle. 25 Grace le with you all. Amen.

11 For the bodies of those beasts, whose Written to the Hebrervs from Ilaly by blood is brought into the sanctuary by the Timothy.

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The general Epistle of JAMES.

8 A double-minded man is unstable in all AMES, a servant of God and or the Lord lis ways.

9 Let the brother of low degree rejoice are scattered abroad, greeting

in that he is exalted; 2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye 10 But the rich, in that he is made low : fall into divers :emptations ;

because as the flower of the grass he sha 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your pass away faith worketh patience.

Il For the sun is no sooner risen with a 4 But let patience have her perfect work, burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of nothing.

the fashion of it perisheth : so also shall the 5. If any of you lack wisclom, let him ask frich man fade away in his ways. of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and 12 Blesscit is the man thai endureti temp apbraidrih not; and it shall be given him. Station : for when he is tried, he shall receive

6 But let him ask in faith, nothing waver. the crown of life, which the Lord hath pro ing: for he that wavereth is like a wave of one to them that love him. the sea driven with the wind and tossed. 13 Letnoinansay, when he is tempted, I am

7 For let not thai man think that be shall tempted of God: for God cannot be tempe receive any thing of the Loril.

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14 But every man is tempted, when he is 9 But if ve bave respect to persons, Fe drawn away of bis own lust, and enticed. commit si, and are convinced of the law

15 Then, when lust bath conceived, it as transgressors. bringeth forth sin, and sin when it is finish 10 For whosoever shall keep the whole ed, brigeth forth death.

law, and yet offend in one point, be is guii16 Do not err, iny beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect 11 For he that said, Do not commit adalgilt is from above, and cometh down from tery, said also. Do not kill. Now, if the the Father of lights, with whom is no vari-commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou ableness, neither shadow of turning. art become a transgressor of the law.

18 01 his own will begal be us with the 12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that word of truth, that we should be a kind of shall be judged by the law of liberty. first-fruits of his creatures,

13 For he shall have judgment withou 19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let mercy that hath sheved no mercy; and every man be swillio hear, slow to speak, mercy rejoiceth against judgment. slow to wrath:

14° What doch it profil, my brethren, 20 For the wrath of man worketh not the though a man say he hath faith, and have righteousness of God.

not works? can faith save him Wherefore, lay apart all filthiness, 15 If a brother or sister be naked, and and sapertiuity of vaughtiness, and receive destitute of daily food, with incekness the ingralied word, which is 16 And one of you say unto them, Depart able to save your souls.

in peace, be ye warmed and filled ; notwith9. But be ye doers of the word, and not standing ye give them not those things which hearers only, deceiving your own selves. are needlul io the body, what doth it profit?

23 Fou if any be a hearer of the word, 17 Even so faith, it it bath not works, is and not a doer,' he is like umo a man be- dead, being alone. holding his natural lace in a glass :

18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast saith, 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth and I have works : shew me thy faith withhis way, and straightway forgetteth what out thy works, and I will shew thee my manner of man he was.

laith by my works. 25 Bui whoso looketh into the perfect law 19 I hou believest that there is one God; of liberty, and continueth therein, he being thou doest well : the devils also believe, and not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the tremble. work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that

26 li' any man among you seem to be re-faith without works is dead? ligious, and bridleth not bistongue, bui decei 21 Was not Abraham our father justified veth his own heart. this man's religion is vain. hy works, when he had offered Isaac his sun

27 Pure religion, and underiled, before upon the altar? God and the Father, is this, to visit the * 22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his fatherless and widows in their affliction, and works, and by works was faith made perfect? o keep himself unspotted from the world. 23 And the scripture was fulfilleil which CHAP. II.

sailh, Abraham believed God, and it was Y brethren, have not the faith of our imputed unto him for righteousness: and be with respect of persons.

24 Vesce then how that by works a man 2 For if there come unto your assembly a is justificil, and not by faith only. man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, 15 Likewise also was not Rabab the har. and there come in alsu a poor man in vile lot justifieci, by works, when she bad reraiment ;

ceived the messengers, and had sent them out 3 And ye have respect to him that wear- another way? eth the gay clothing, and say unto him, sit 20 For as the body without the spirit is thou here in a good place ; and say to the dead, so faithi without works is dead also. poor, Siand thou there, or sit here under my

CHAP. II. fcotstool:

ing that we shall receive the greater and are become judges of evil thoughts? condemnation.

6 Hearken, my beloved bretren, Hath 2 For in many things we offend alı. U pot God chosen the poor of this world rich any man offend not in word the same is a in laith, and heirs of the kingdom which he perfect man and able also to bridle the whole hath promised to them that love lim?

body. 6 But ye have despised the poorDo 3 Behold, we put bits in the horses' not rich men oppress you, and draw you be- mouths, that they may obey us; and we fore the judgment-scais ?

uurn about their whole body. 7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy 4. Bebold also the ships, which though bame by the which ye are called ? they be su grent, and are driven of fiere

8 11 ve fulfil the royal law according to winds, yui are they turned abou: with a ve the serijiture, Thou shall love thy neighl' ur ry small helm, whithersoever the governo as thyself ye do wel! :


4 Are ye not then partial in yourselves, Myburcubren, be not many masters, know.

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