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by himself purged our sins, shall wax old as doth a garsat down on the right hand ment; of the Majesty on high;
12 And as a vesture shalt 4 Being made so much bet- thou fold them up, and they ter than the angels, as he hath shall be changed: but thou by inheritance obtained a art the same, and thy years more excellent name than shall not fail. they.
13 But to which of the an5 For unto which of the gels said he at any time, Sit on angels said he at any time, my right hand, until I make Thou art my Son, this day thine enemies thy footstool ? have I begotten thee? And 14 Are they not all ministeragain, I will be to him a ing spirits, sent forth to minFather, and he shall be to ister for them who shall be me a Son ?
heirs of salvation ? 6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into
CHAPTER II. the world, he saith, And let 1 we ought to be obedient to Christ
Jesus, 5 and that because he vouchall the angels of God wor sased to take our nature upon him, ship him
14 as it was necessary.
h And of the angels he saith, The give the more earnest
Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame heed to the things which we of fire.
have heard, lest at any time 8 But unto the Son he saith, we should let them slip. Thy throne, O God, is for 2 For if the word spoken by ever and ever: a sceptre of angels was steadfast, and righteousness is the sceptre every transgression and disoof thy kingdom.
bedience received a just rec9 Thou hast loved right- ompense of reward; eousness, and hated iniquity; 3 How shall we escape, if therefore God, even thy God, we neglect so great salvation; hath anointed thee with the which at the first began to be oil of gladness above thy fel- spoken by the Lord, and was lows.
confirmed unto us by them 10 And, Thou, Lord, in the that heard him; beginning hast laid the foun 4 God also bearing them witdation of the earth; and the ness, both with signs and heavens are the works of wonders, and with divers thine hands.
miracles, and gifts of the 11 They shall perish, but Holy Ghost, according to his thou remainest: and they all! own will ?
5 For unto the angels hath | thy name unto my brethren, he not put in subjection the in the midst of the church world to come, whereof we will I sing praise unto thee. speak.
13 And again, I will put my 6 But one in a certain place trust in him. And again, Betestified, saying, What is hold I and the children which man, that thou art mindful God hath given me. of him? or the son of man, 14 Forasmuch then as the that thou visitest him ? children are partakers of flesh 7 Thou madest him a little and blood, he also himself lower than the angels; thou likewise took part of the crownedst him with glory same; that through death he and honour, and didst set might destroy him that had him over the works of thy the power of death, that is, hands:
the devil; 8 Thou hast put all things 15 And deliver them, who in subjection under his feet. through fear of death were For in that he put all in sub- all their lifetime subject to jection under him, he left bondage. nothing that is not put under 16 For verily he took not on him. But now we see not him the nature of angels; but yet all things put under him. he took on him the seed of
9 But we see Jesus, who was Abraham. made a little lower than the 17 Wherefore in all things angels for the suffering of it behooved him to be made death, crowned with glory like unto his brethren, that and honour; that he by the he might be a merciful and grace of God should taste faithful high priest in things death for every man. pertaining to God, to make
10 For it became him, for reconciliation for the sins of whom are all things, and the people. by whom are all things, in 18 For in that he himself bringing many sons unto hath suffered being tempted, glory, to make the captain he is able to succour them of their salvation perfect that are tempted. through sufferings. 11 For both he that sancti
CHAPTER III. fieth and they who are sanc
1 Christ is more worthy than Moses, tified are all of one: for which
7 therefore if we believe not in him,
we shall be more worthy punishcause he is not ashamed to ment than hardhearted Israel. call them brethren, 12 Saying, I will declare brethren, partakers of
the heavenly calling, consid 11 So I sware in my wrath, er the Apostle and High They shall not enter into my Priest of our profession, rest. Christ Jesus;
12 Take heed, brethren, lest 2 Who was faithful to him there be in any of you an evil that appointed him, as also heart of unbelief, in departMoses was faithful in all his ing from the living God. house.
13 But exhort one another 3 For this man was counted daily, while it is called To worthy of more glory than day; lest any of you be hardMoses, inasmuch as he who ened through the deceitfulhath builded the house hath ness of sin. more honour than the house. 14 For we are made par
4 For every house is builded takers of Christ, if we hold by some man; but he that the beginning of our conbuilt all things is God. fidence steadfast unto the
5 And Moses verily was end ; faithful in all his house as a 15 While it is said, To day servant, for a testimony of if ye will hear his voice, those things which were to harden not your hearts, as be spoken after;
in the provocation. 6 But Christ as a son over 16 For some, when they had his own house; whose house heard, did provoke: howbeit are we, if we hold fast the not all that came out of confidence and the rejoicing Egypt by Moses. of the hope firm unto the 17 But with whom was he end.
grieved forty years? was it not Wherefore as the Holy with them that bad sinned, Ghost saith, To day if ye will whose carcasses fell in the hear his voice,
wilderness? 8 Harden not your hearts, as
18 And to whom sware he in the provocation, in the that they should not enter day of temptation in the wil- into his rest, but to them that derness:
believed not? 9 When your fathers tempt 19 So we see that they could ed me, proved me, and saw not enter in because of unbemy works forty years.
lief. 10 Wherefore I was grieved CHAPTER IV. with that generation, and 1 The rest of Christians is attained by
faith. 12 The power of God's word. said, They do always err in
14 By our high priest Jesus the Son their heart; and they have of God, subject to infirmities, but not
sin, 16 we must and may go boldly not known my ways.
to the throne of grace,
LET pro there for feare flesti
9 There remaineth thereà promise being left us fore a rest to the people of of entering into his rest, any God. of you should seem to come 10 For he that is entered short of it.
into his rest, he also hath 2 For unto us was the gos- ceased from his own works, pel preached, as well as unto as God did from his. them: but the word preached 11 Let us labour therefore to did not profit them, not be enter into that rest, lest any ing mixed with faith in them man fall after the same examthat heard it.
ple of unbelief. 3 For we which have believ 12 For the word of God is ed do enter into rest, as he quick, and powerful, and said, As I have sworn in my sharper than any twoedged wrath, if they shall enter into sword, piercing even to the my rest: although the works dividing asunder of soul and were finished from the foun- spirit, and of the joints and dation of the world.
marrow, and is a discerner 4 For he spake in a certain of the thoughts and intents of place of the seventh day on the heart. this wise, And God did rest 13 Neither is there any the seventh day from all his creature that is not manifest works.
in his sight: but all things are 5 And in this place again, naked and opened unto the If they shall enter into my eyes of him with whom we rest.
have to do. 6 Seeing therefore it re 14 Seeing then that we have maineth that
must a great high priest, that is enter therein, and they to passed into the heavens, Jewhom it was first preached sus the Son of God, let us entered not in because of un- hold fast our profession. belief:
15 For we have not a high 7 Again, he limiteth a cer- priest which cannot be touchtain day, saying in David, To ed with the feeling of our day, after so long a time; as infirmities; but was in all it is said, To day if ye will points tempted like as we hear his voice, harden notare, yet without sin. your hearts.
16 Let us therefore come 8 For if Jesus had given boldly unto the throne of them rest, then would he not grace, that we may obtain afterward have spoken of mercy, and find grace to help another day.
in time of need,
CHAPTER V. he became the author of eter1 The authority and honour of our nal salvation unto all them Saviour's priesthood. 11 Negligence in the knowledge thereof is reproved. that obey him; TOR every high priest tak 10 of God a high
ordained for men in things chisedec. pertaining to God, that he 11 Of whom we have many may offer both gifts and sac- things to say, and hard to be rifices for sins:
uttered, seeing ye are dull of 2 Who can have compassion hearing. on the ignorant, and on them 12 For when for the time ye that are out of the way; for ought to be teachers, ye have that he himself also is com- need that one teach you again passed with infirmity. which be the first principles 3 And by reason hereof he of the oracles of God; and ought, as for the people, so are become such as have need also for himself, to offer for of milk, and not of strong sins.
meat. 4 And no man taketh this 13 For every one that useth honour unto himself, but he milk is unskilful in the word that is called of God, as was of righteousness: for he is a Aaron.
babe. 5 So also Christ glorified 14 But strong meat belong. not himself to be made a eth to them that are of full high priest; but he that said age, even those who by reason unto him, Thou art my Son, of use have their senses exto day have I begotten thee. ercised to discern both good
6 As he saith also in another and evil. place, Thou art a priest for CHAPTER VI. ever after the order of Mel-1 He exhorteth not to fall back from chisedec.
the faith, 11 but to be steadfast, 12
diligent, and patient to wait upon 7 Who in the days of his God, 13 because God is most sure in flesh, when he had offered up his promise. prayers and supplications THEREFORE leaving the
principles of the doctrine unto him that was able to save of Christ, let us go on unto him from death, and was perfection; not laying again heard in that he feared; the foundation of repentance
8 Though he were a Son, yet from dead works, and of faith learned he obedience by the toward God, things which he suffered; 2 Of the doctrine of bap9 And being made perfect, tisms, and of laying on of