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Book 58: Hebrews

  • 58:001:001 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time
    past unto the fathers by the prophets,
  • 58:001:002 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he
    hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the
  • 58:001:003 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image
    of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his
    power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the
    right hand of the Majesty on high:
  • 58:001:004 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by
    inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
  • 58:001:005 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my
    Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to
    him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
  • 58:001:006 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the
    world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.
  • 58:001:007 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and
    his ministers a flame of fire.
  • 58:001:008 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and
    ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy
  • 58:001:009 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore
    God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness
    above thy fellows.
  • 58:001:010 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of
    the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
  • 58:001:011 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax
    old as doth a garment;
  • 58:001:012 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be
    changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
  • 58:001:013 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my
    right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?
  • 58:001:014 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister
    for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
  • 58:002:001 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things
    which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
  • 58:002:002 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every
    transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of
  • 58:002:003 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which
    at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed
    unto us by them that heard him;
  • 58:002:004 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders,
    and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost,
    according to his own will?
  • 58:002:005 For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to
    come, whereof we speak.
  • 58:002:006 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man,
    that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man that thou
    visitest him?
  • 58:002:007 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst
    him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of
    thy hands:
  • 58:002:008 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in
    that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that
    is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put
    under him.
  • 58:002:009 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels
    for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour;
    that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
  • 58:002:010 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are
    all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the
    captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
  • 58:002:011 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are
    all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them
  • 58:002:012 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst
    of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
  • 58:002:013 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and
    the children which God hath given me.
  • 58:002:014 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and
    blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that
    through death he might destroy him that had the power of
    death, that is, the devil;
  • 58:002:015 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their
    lifetime subject to bondage.
  • 58:002:016 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he
    took on him the seed of Abraham.
  • 58:002:017 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto
    his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high
    priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for
    the sins of the people.
  • 58:002:018 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able
    to succour them that are tempted.
  • 58:003:001 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling,
    consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ
  • 58:003:002 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was
    faithful in all his house.
  • 58:003:003 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses,
    inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour
    than the house.
  • 58:003:004 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all
    things is God.
  • 58:003:005 And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant,
    for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;
  • 58:003:006 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if
    we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm
    unto the end.
  • 58:003:007 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his
  • 58:003:008 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of
    temptation in the wilderness:
  • 58:003:009 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works
    forty years.
  • 58:003:010 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They
    do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
  • 58:003:011 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)
  • 58:003:012 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart
    of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
  • 58:003:013 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest
    any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
  • 58:003:014 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning
    of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
  • 58:003:015 While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not
    your hearts, as in the provocation.
  • 58:003:016 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all
    that came out of Egypt by Moses.
  • 58:003:017 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them
    that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?
  • 58:003:018 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest,
    but to them that believed not?
  • 58:003:019 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
  • 58:004:001 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of
    entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short
    of it.
  • 58:004:002 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but
    the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with
    faith in them that heard it.
  • 58:004:003 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As
    I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest:
    although the works were finished from the foundation of the
  • 58:004:004 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this
    wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
  • 58:004:005 And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
  • 58:004:006 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein,
    and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because
    of unbelief:
  • 58:004:007 Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day,
    after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear
    his voice, harden not your hearts.
  • 58:004:008 For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward
    have spoken of another day.
  • 58:004:009 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
  • 58:004:010 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from
    his own works, as God did from his.
  • 58:004:011 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man
    fall after the same example of unbelief.
  • 58:004:012 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than
    any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of
    soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a
    discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
  • 58:004:013 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his
    sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of
    him with whom we have to do.
  • 58:004:014 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed
    into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our
  • 58:004:015 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with
    the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted
    like as we are, yet without sin.
  • 58:004:016 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we
    may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
  • 58:005:001 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men
    in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and
    sacrifices for sins:
  • 58:005:002 Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are
    out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with
  • 58:005:003 And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for
    himself, to offer for sins.
  • 58:005:004 And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is
    called of God, as was Aaron.
  • 58:005:005 So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high
    priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day
    have I begotten thee.
  • 58:005:006 As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever
    after the order of Melchisedec.
  • 58:005:007 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers
    and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that
    was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he
  • 58:005:008 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things
    which he suffered;
  • 58:005:009 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal
    salvation unto all them that obey him;
  • 58:005:010 Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.
  • 58:005:011 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered,
    seeing ye are dull of hearing.
  • 58:005:012 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need
    that one teach you again which be the first principles of the
    oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and
    not of strong meat.
  • 58:005:013 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of
    righteousness: for he is a babe.
  • 58:005:014 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even
    those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to
    discern both good and evil.
  • 58:006:001 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ,
    let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation
    of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
  • 58:006:002 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of
    resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
  • 58:006:003 And this will we do, if God permit.
  • 58:006:004 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and
    have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of
    the Holy Ghost,
  • 58:006:005 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the
    world to come,
  • 58:006:006 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance;
    seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and
    put him to an open shame.
  • 58:006:007 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon
    it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is
    dressed, receiveth blessing from God:
  • 58:006:008 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is
    nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.
  • 58:006:009 But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and
    things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.
  • 58:006:010 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of
    love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have
    ministered to the saints, and do minister.
  • 58:006:011 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence
    to the full assurance of hope unto the end:
  • 58:006:012 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through
    faith and patience inherit the promises.
  • 58:006:013 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear
    by no greater, he sware by himself,
  • 58:006:014 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I
    will multiply thee.
  • 58:006:015 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the
  • 58:006:016 For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for
    confirmation is to them an end of all strife.
  • 58:006:017 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of
    promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an
  • 58:006:018 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for
    God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled
    for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
  • 58:006:019 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and
    stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;
  • 58:006:020 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an
    high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
  • 58:007:001 For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high
    God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the
    kings, and blessed him;
  • 58:007:002 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by
    interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King
    of Salem, which is, King of peace;
  • 58:007:003 Without father, without mother, without descent, having
    neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto
    the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.
  • 58:007:004 Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the
    patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.
  • 58:007:005 And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the
    office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of
    the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren,
    though they come out of the loins of Abraham:
  • 58:007:006 But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes
    of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.
  • 58:007:007 And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the
  • 58:007:008 And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth
    them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.
  • 58:007:009 And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed
    tithes in Abraham.
  • 58:007:010 For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec
    met him.
  • 58:007:011 If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for
    under it the people received the law,) what further need was
    there that another priest should rise after the order of
    Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?
  • 58:007:012 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a
    change also of the law.
  • 58:007:013 For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another
    tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.
  • 58:007:014 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which
    tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.
  • 58:007:015 And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude
    of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,
  • 58:007:016 Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but
    after the power of an endless life.
  • 58:007:017 For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order
    of Melchisedec.
  • 58:007:018 For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going
    before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.
  • 58:007:019 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a
    better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.
  • 58:007:020 And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest:
  • 58:007:021 (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an
    oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not
    repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of
  • 58:007:022 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.
  • 58:007:023 And they truly were many priests, because they were not
    suffered to continue by reason of death:
  • 58:007:024 But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable
  • 58:007:025 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that
    come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make
    intercession for them.
  • 58:007:026 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless,
    undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the
  • 58:007:027 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up
    sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s:
    for this he did once, when he offered up himself.
  • 58:007:028 For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but
    the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son,
    who is consecrated for evermore.
  • 58:008:001 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We
    have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the
    throne of the Majesty in the heavens;
  • 58:008:002 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which
    the Lord pitched, and not man.
  • 58:008:003 For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and
    sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have
    somewhat also to offer.
  • 58:008:004 For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing
    that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:
  • 58:008:005 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as
    Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the
    tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things
    according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.
  • 58:008:006 But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how
    much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was
    established upon better promises.
  • 58:008:007 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no
    place have been sought for the second.
  • 58:008:008 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come,
    saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house
    of Israel and with the house of Judah:
  • 58:008:009 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers
    in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of
    the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant,
    and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
  • 58:008:010 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of
    Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws
    into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be
    to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
  • 58:008:011 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every
    man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me,
    from the least to the greatest.
  • 58:008:012 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their
    sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
  • 58:008:013 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old.
    Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish
  • 58:009:001 Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine
    service, and a worldly sanctuary.
  • 58:009:002 For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the
    candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called
    the sanctuary.
  • 58:009:003 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the
    Holiest of all;
  • 58:009:004 Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant
    overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot
    that had manna, and Aaron’s rod that budded, and the tables of
    the covenant;
  • 58:009:005 And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of
    which we cannot now speak particularly.
  • 58:009:006 Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went
    always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of
  • 58:009:007 But into the second went the high priest alone once every
    year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for
    the errors of the people:
  • 58:009:008 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest
    of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first
    tabernacle was yet standing:
  • 58:009:009 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were
    offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him
    that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;
  • 58:009:010 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and
    carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of
  • 58:009:011 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come,
    by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands,
    that is to say, not of this building;
  • 58:009:012 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood
    he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained
    eternal redemption for us.
  • 58:009:013 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an
    heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of
    the flesh:
  • 58:009:014 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the
    eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your
    conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
  • 58:009:015 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament,
    that by means of death, for the redemption of the
    transgressions that were under the first testament, they which
    are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
  • 58:009:016 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the
    death of the testator.
  • 58:009:017 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it
    is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
  • 58:009:018 Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without
  • 58:009:019 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people
    according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of
    goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled
    both the book, and all the people,
  • 58:009:020 Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath
    enjoined unto you.
  • 58:009:021 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all
    the vessels of the ministry.
  • 58:009:022 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and
    without shedding of blood is no remission.
  • 58:009:023 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the
    heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things
    themselves with better sacrifices than these.
  • 58:009:024 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with
    hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven
    itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
  • 58:009:025 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest
    entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
  • 58:009:026 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of
    the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he
    appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
  • 58:009:027 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this
    the judgment:
  • 58:009:028 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto
    them that look for him shall he appear the second time without
    sin unto salvation.
  • 58:010:001 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not
    the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices
    which they offered year by year continually make the comers
    thereunto perfect.
  • 58:010:002 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because
    that the worshippers once purged should have had no more
    conscience of sins.
  • 58:010:003 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of
    sins every year.
  • 58:010:004 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats
    should take away sins.
  • 58:010:005 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice
    and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared
  • 58:010:006 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no
  • 58:010:007 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is
    written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
  • 58:010:008 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings
    and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure
    therein; which are offered by the law;
  • 58:010:009 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away
    the first, that he may establish the second.
  • 58:010:010 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of
    the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
  • 58:010:011 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering
    oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away
  • 58:010:012 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for
    ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
  • 58:010:013 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his
  • 58:010:014 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are
  • 58:010:015 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that
    he had said before,
  • 58:010:016 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those
    days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts,
    and in their minds will I write them;
  • 58:010:017 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
  • 58:010:018 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for
  • 58:010:019 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest
    by the blood of Jesus,
  • 58:010:020 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us,
    through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
  • 58:010:021 And having an high priest over the house of God;
  • 58:010:022 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith,
    having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our
    bodies washed with pure water.
  • 58:010:023 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering;
    (for he is faithful that promised;)
  • 58:010:024 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to
    good works:
  • 58:010:025 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the
    manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the
    more, as ye see the day approaching.
  • 58:010:026 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the
    knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for
  • 58:010:027 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery
    indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
  • 58:010:028 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or
    three witnesses:
  • 58:010:029 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought
    worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath
    counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was
    sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the
    Spirit of grace?
  • 58:010:030 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I
    will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall
    judge his people.
  • 58:010:031 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living
  • 58:010:032 But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye
    were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;
  • 58:010:033 Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches
    and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of
    them that were so used.
  • 58:010:034 For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the
    spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in
    heaven a better and an enduring substance.
  • 58:010:035 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great
    recompence of reward.
  • 58:010:036 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the
    will of God, ye might receive the promise.
  • 58:010:037 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and
    will not tarry.
  • 58:010:038 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my
    soul shall have no pleasure in him.
  • 58:010:039 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of
    them that believe to the saving of the soul.
  • 58:011:001 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence
    of things not seen.
  • 58:011:002 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
  • 58:011:003 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the
    word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of
    things which do appear.
  • 58:011:004 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than
    Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God
    testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
  • 58:011:005 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death;
    and was not found, because God had translated him: for before
    his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
  • 58:011:006 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that
    cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a
    rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
  • 58:011:007 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet,
    moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house;
    by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the
    righteousness which is by faith.
  • 58:011:008 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place
    which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and
    he went out, not knowing whither he went.
  • 58:011:009 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange
    country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the
    heirs with him of the same promise:
  • 58:011:010 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder
    and maker is God.
  • 58:011:011 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive
    seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age,
    because she judged him faithful who had promised.
  • 58:011:012 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead,
    so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand
    which is by the sea shore innumerable.
  • 58:011:013 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but
    having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and
    embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and
    pilgrims on the earth.
  • 58:011:014 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a
  • 58:011:015 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from
    whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have
  • 58:011:016 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly:
    wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he
    hath prepared for them a city.
  • 58:011:017 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he
    that had received the promises offered up his only begotten
  • 58:011:018 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:
  • 58:011:019 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the
    dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
  • 58:011:020 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to
  • 58:011:021 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of
    Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.
  • 58:011:022 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing
    of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his
  • 58:011:023 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his
    parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were
    not afraid of the king’s commandment.
  • 58:011:024 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be
    called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;
  • 58:011:025 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God,
    than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
  • 58:011:026 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the
    treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of
    the reward.
  • 58:011:027 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king:
    for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
  • 58:011:028 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of
    blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
  • 58:011:029 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which
    the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
  • 58:011:030 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were
    compassed about seven days.
  • 58:011:031 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed
    not, when she had received the spies with peace.
  • 58:011:032 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell
    of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of
    David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
  • 58:011:033 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness,
    obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions.
  • 58:011:034 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword,
    out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight,
    turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
  • 58:011:035 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others
    were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might
    obtain a better resurrection:
  • 58:011:036 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea,
    moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
  • 58:011:037 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were
    slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and
    goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
  • 58:011:038 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts,
    and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
  • 58:011:039 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith,
    received not the promise:
  • 58:011:040 God having provided some better thing for us, that they
    without us should not be made perfect.
  • 58:012:001 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a
    cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin
    which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience
    the race that is set before us,
  • 58:012:002 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who
    for the joy that was set before him endured the cross,
    despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the
    throne of God.
  • 58:012:003 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners
    against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
  • 58:012:004 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
  • 58:012:005 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you
    as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of
    the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
  • 58:012:006 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every
    son whom he receiveth.
  • 58:012:007 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons;
    for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
  • 58:012:008 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers,
    then are ye bastards, and not sons.
  • 58:012:009 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected
    us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in
    subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
  • 58:012:010 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own
    pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of
    his holiness.
  • 58:012:011 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but
    grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable
    fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
  • 58:012:012 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble
  • 58:012:013 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame
    be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
  • 58:012:014 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man
    shall see the Lord:
  • 58:012:015 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest
    any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby
    many be defiled;
  • 58:012:016 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who
    for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
  • 58:012:017 For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited
    the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of
    repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.
  • 58:012:018 For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and
    that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and
  • 58:012:019 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which
    voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be
    spoken to them any more:
  • 58:012:020 (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so
    much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or
    thrust through with a dart:
  • 58:012:021 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly
    fear and quake:)
  • 58:012:022 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the
    living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable
    company of angels,
  • 58:012:023 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are
    written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the
    spirits of just men made perfect,
  • 58:012:024 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the
    blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things that that of
  • 58:012:025 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped
    not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not
    we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
  • 58:012:026 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised,
    saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also
  • 58:012:027 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those
    things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those
    things which cannot be shaken may remain.
  • 58:012:028 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us
    have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence
    and godly fear:
  • 58:012:029 For our God is a consuming fire.
  • 58:013:001 Let brotherly love continue.
  • 58:013:002 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have
    entertained angels unawares.
  • 58:013:003 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them
    which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
  • 58:013:004 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but
    whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
  • 58:013:005 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content
    with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never
    leave thee, nor forsake thee.
  • 58:013:006 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will
    not fear what man shall do unto me.
  • 58:013:007 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken
    unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the
    end of their conversation.
  • 58:013:008 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
  • 58:013:009 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it
    is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not
    with meats, which have not profited them that have been
    occupied therein.
  • 58:013:010 We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which
    serve the tabernacle.
  • 58:013:011 For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into
    the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without
    the camp.
  • 58:013:012 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with
    his own blood, suffered without the gate.
  • 58:013:013 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing
    his reproach.
  • 58:013:014 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.
  • 58:013:015 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God
    continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to
    his name.
  • 58:013:016 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such
    sacrifices God is well pleased.
  • 58:013:017 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves:
    for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account,
    that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is
    unprofitable for you.
  • 58:013:018 Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all
    things willing to live honestly.
  • 58:013:019 But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be
    restored to you the sooner.
  • 58:013:020 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our
    Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the
    blood of the everlasting covenant,
  • 58:013:021 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in
    you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus
    Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
  • 58:013:022 And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation:
    for I have written a letter unto you in few words.
  • 58:013:023 Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom,
    if he come shortly, I will see you.
  • 58:013:024 Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the
    saints. They of Italy salute you.
  • 58:013:025 Grace be with you all. Amen.

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