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An exhortation to
Hebrews. to faith and patience. made strong, waxed valiant in wearied 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 chaitening a better resurrection :
of the Lord, nor faint when thou 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 reve
39 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, feet.
that we might be partakers of his CHAP. XII.
holiness. Exhortation to constancy. 11 Now, no chastening, for the
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
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. Chap. xii, xiii. Admonitions to charity. up, trouble you, and thereby not we escape, if we turn away many be defiled:
from him that speaketh from 16 Lest there be any fornicator, heaven; or profane person, as Esau, whc 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 in 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 :
CHAP. XIII. 20 (For they could not endure Divers godly admonitions. if so much as a beast touch the L2 Be not forgetful to entermountain, it shall be stoned, or tain strangers; for thereby some thrust through with a dart; haveentertained 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 Butyeare come unto mount being yourselvesalso in the body. Sion, and unto the city of the 4 Marriage is honourable in living God, the heavenly Jerusa- all, 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 forsakethee. fect,
6 So that we may boldly say, 24 And to Jesus the Mediator The Lord is my helper, and I of the new covenant, and to the will not fear what man shall 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 ac
9 Be not carried about with count, that they may do it with divers and strange doctrines : forljoy, 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 ButIbeseech 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 high herd of the sheep, through the priest for sin, are burnt without blood of the everlasting covenant,
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 Je
sus Christ: to whom be glory for 13 Let us go forth, therefore, ever and ever. Amen. unto him without the camp, bear- 22 And I beseech you, breing his reproach.
thren, 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. come.
23 Know ye, that our brother 15 By him, therefore, let us Timothy is set at liberty; with offer the sacrifice of praise 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. ed.
17 Obey them that have the 9 Written to the Hebrews, rule over you, and submit your- 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.
, a servant and 4 But patience have her perof the Lord Jesus Christ, to feet 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 ask of God, that giveth when ye fall into divers tempta- io all men liberally, and upbraid.
lethnot; and it shall be given him.
The Apostle's prayer.
Chap. i, ii. What true religion is. 6 But let him ask in faith, no-should be a kind of first-fruits of thing wavering: for he that wa- his creatures. vereth is like a wave of the sea,l. 19 Wherefore, my belovedbredriven with the wind, and tossed.thren, let every man be swift to
7 For let not that man think hear, slow to speak, slow to that he shall receive any thing of wrath : the Lord.
20 For the wrath of man work. 8 A double-minded man is un-eth not the righteousness of God. stable in all his ways.
21 Wherefore lay apart all fil9 Let the brother of low de-thiness, and superfluity of naughgree rejoice in that he is exalted;tiness, and receive with meek
10 But the rich, in that he isness the engrafted word, which made low: because as the floweris able to save your souls: of the grass he shall pass away.
22 But be ye doers of the word, 11 For the sun is no soonerand not hearers only, deceiving risen with a burning heat, but it your ownselves. withereth the grass, and the flow- 23 For if any be a hearer of the er thereof falleth, and the grace word, and not a doer, he is like of the fashion of it perisheth : sojunto a man beholding his natualso shall the rich man fade away ral face in a glass : in his ways.
24 For he beholdeth himself, 12 Blessed is the man that en-and goeth his way, and straightdureth temptation ; for when he way forgetteth what manner of is tried, he shall receive the man he was. crown of life, which the Lord 25 But whoso looketh into the hath promised to them that love perfect law of liberty, and conhim.
tinueth therein, he being not a 13 Let no man say when he is forgetful hearer, but a doer of the tempted, I am tempted of God : work, this man shall be blessed for God cannot be tempted with in his deed. evil, neither tempteth he any| 26 If any man among you seem
to be religious, and bridleth not 14 But every man is tempted, his tongue, but deceiveth his own when he is drawn away of his heart, this man's religion is vain. own lust, and enticed.
27 Pure religion and undefi15 Then, when lust hath con-led before God and the Father, ceived, it bringeth forth sin; and is this, To visit the fatherless sin, when it is finished, bringeth and widows in their affliction, forth death.
and to keep himself unspotted 16 Do not err, my beloved bre- from the world. thren.
CHAP. II. 17 Every good gift, and every! We may not despise the poor. perfect gift , is from above, and Mine of our
Lord Jesus cometh down from the Father of lights; with whom is no variable Christ, the Lord of glory, with ness, neither shadow of turning.respect of persons.
18 Of his own will begat he us 2 For if there come unto your with the word of truth, that we assembly a man with a gold ring,
without works. in goodly apparel, and there come, 14 What doth it profit, my brein also a poor man, in vile rai-thren, though a man say he hath ment;
faith, and have not works? can 3 And ye have respect to him faith save him? that weareth the gay clothing, 15 If a brother or sister be and say unto him, Sit thou here naked, and destitute of daily food; in a good place; and say to the 16 And one of you say unto poor, Stand thou there, or sit/them, Depart in peace, be ye here under my footstool; warmed, and filled: notwith
4 Are ye not then partial in standing ye give them not those yourselves, and are become things which are needful to the judges of evil thought?
body; what doth it profit? 5 Hearken, my beloved bre- 17 Even so faith, if it hath not thren, Hath not God chosen the works, is dead, being alone. poor of this world, rich in faith, 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou and heirs of the kingdom which hast faith, and I have works : he hath promised to them that shew me thy faith without thy love him?
works, and I will shew thee my 6 But ye have despised the faith by my works. poor. Do not rich men oppress 19 Thou believest that there is you, and draw you before the one God; thou doest well; the judgment-seats?
devils also believe, and tremble. 7 Do not they blaspheme that 20 But wilt thou know, O vain worthy name, by the which ye man ! that faith without works is are called ?
dead? 8 If ye fulfil the royal law, ac- 21 Was not Abraham our cording to the scripture, Thou father justified by works, when shalt love thy neighbour as thy he had offered Isaach is son upon self, ye do well :
the altar? 9 But if ye have respect to per- 22 Seest thou how faith wrought sons, ye commit sin, and are con- with his works, and by works vinced of the law as transgres- was faith made perfect ? sors.
23 And the scripture was ful10 For whosoever shall kcep filled, which saith, Abraham be. the whole law, and yet offend in lieved God, and it was imputed one point, he is guilty of all. unto him for righteousness :
11 For he that said, Do not and he was called the friend of commit adultery, said 'also, Do God. not kill. Now, if thou commit 24 Ye see then how that by no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou works a man is justified, and not art become a transgressor of the by faith only. law.
25 Likewise also, was not Ra12 So speak ye, and so do, ashab the harlot justified by works, they that shall be judged by the when she had received the mes: law of liberty.
sengers, and had sent them out 13 For he shall have judgmentanother way? without mercy, that hath shewed 25 For as the body without the no mercy; and mercy rejoiccth spirit is dead, so faith without against judgment.
works is dead also.