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2 Gr. the
7 Wherefore (as the Holy Spirit saith,
A. D. 64. 9 There remaineth therefore a e rest • Today if ye will hear his voice,
to the people of God. 8 Harden not your hearts, as in the
10 For he that hath entered into his provocation, in the day of temptation in
rest, he also hath ceased from his own the wilderness :
works, as God did from his.)
6 Ps. 95. 7. 9 When your fathers 2 tempted me, c. 4. 7.
11 Let us labor therefore to enter into proved me, and saw my works forty 2 tried.
that rest, lest any man fall after the same years.
3 Gr. If they example of 7 unbelief. 10 Wherefore I was grieved with that shall enter.
12 For the word of God is living, and generation, and said, They do always err Num. 14. powerful, and sharper than any two-edg. in their heart; and they have not known 29, &c. ed sword, piercing even to the dividing my ways.
1 or, have
asunder of soul and spirit, and of the 11 So I swore in my wrath, 3 They the good joints and marrow, and is a discerner of shall not enter into my rest.)
tidings the thoughts and intents of the heart.
been pub12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be lished.
13 Neither is there any creature that in any of you an evil heart of unbelief,
is not manifest in his sight: but all things in departing from the living God.
are naked and opened to the eyes of him 13 But exhort one another daily, while hearing.
word of with whom we have to do. it is called To-day; lest any of you be 3 or, because
14 Seeing then that we have a great hardened through the deceitfulness of they were,
High Priest, that hath passed into the sin.
nol united heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us 14 For we are made partakers of by faith to hold fast our profession.
Ps. 95. 11. Christ, if we hold the beginning of our
15 For we have not a high priest who
6 Gen. 2. 2. confidence steadfast to the end;
cannot be touched with the feeling of 15 While it is said, To-day if ye will 4 or, the our infirmities; but who was in all points hear his voice, harden not your hearts, was first
tempted as we are, yel without sin. as in the provocation.
16 Let us therefore come boldly to the
preached. 16 For some, when they had heard, 15 That is,
throne of grace, that we may obtain did provoke: yet, not all that came out Joshua. mercy, and find grace to help in time of of Egypt by Moses.
need. 17 But with whom was he grieved
CHAP. V. forty years? was it not with them that
1 The authority and honor of our Satier had sinned, c whose carcasses fell in the
priesthood. 11 Negligence in the knowledge wilderness?
of it is reproved. 18 And to whom did he swear that
TOR every high priest taken from they should not enter into his rest, but to
among men, is ordained for men in them that believed not?
6 or, sab. things pertaining to God, that he may 19 So we see that they could not enter batism. offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins: in because of unbelief.
2 Who i can have compassion on the CHAP. IV.
ignorant, and on them that are out of the 1 The rest of Christians is obtained by faith.
way; for that be bimself also is com12 The power of God's word. 14 By our High Priest Jesus the Son of God, subject to 7 or, diso.
passed with infirmity. infirmities, but not to sin, 16 we must and
3 And by reason of this be ought, as
bedience. may go boldly to the throne of grace.
for the people, so also for himself, to of
fer for sins. being left us of entering into his
4 a And no man taketh this honor to rest, any of you should seem to come
himself, but he that is called by God, as short of it.
1 or, can
was Aaron: 2 For to us i was the gospel preached, reasonbly 5 So also Christ glorified not himself as well as to them: but 2 the word which bear with. to be made a high priest; but he that they heard did not profit them, 3 not being
said to him, 6 Thou art my Son, to-day mixed with faith in them that heard it.
have I begotten thee. 3 For we who have believed do enter 2 Chr. 26. 6 As he saith also in another place, s
18. into rest, as he said, « As I have sworn
Thou art a priest for ever after the order in my wrath, if they shall enter into my
of Melchisedec. rest: although the works were finished
7 Who in the days of his flesh, when from the the foundation of the world.
he had offered up prayers and supplica4 For he spoke in a certain place of
tions with strong crying and tears to him the seventh day on this wise, 6 And God 6 Ps. 2. 7. that was able to save him from death, rested the seventh day from all his works. c. 1. 5. and was heard, 2 in that he feared; 5 And in this place again, if they shall
8 Though he was a Son, yet he learnenter into my rest.
ed obedience by the things which he suf6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter into it, and they to whom 4 it was first preached entered not
Ps: 110. 4. the author of eternal salvation to all
9 And being made perfect, be became
c. 7. 17. because of unbelief:
them that obey him; 7 (Again, he limiteth a certain day,
10 Called by God a high priest after saying in David, To-day, after so long a
the order of Melchisedec. time; as it is said, To-day, if ye will
2 or, for his
11 Of whom we have many things to hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are 8 For if 5 Jesus had given them rest,
dull of hearing. then he would not afterward have spoken
12 For when for the time ye ought to of another day.
be teachers, ye have need of one to teach
I or, the
A. D. 64. you again which are the first principles
18 That by two immutable things, in of the oracles of God; and are become
which it was impossible for God to lie, such as have need of d milk, and not of
we might have a strong consolation, who strong food.
have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the
d1 Cor. 3. 2 13 For every one that useth milk, 3 is
hope set before us: unskillful in the word of righteousness : 3Gr. hath no of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and
19 Which hope we have as an anchor for he is a babe.
experience. 14 But strong food belongeth to them
which entereth into that within the vail; that are 4 of full age, even those who by 1 or, perfect.
20 Whither the forerunner hath for reason 5 of use have their senses exer
nis entered, even Jesus, made a high priest cised to discern both good and evil.
for ever alter the order of Melchizedec.
5 or, of an CHAP. VI.
CHAP. VII. 1 Fle erhorleih, not to fall back from the faith, perfection. 1 Christ Jesus is a priest after the order of 11 but to be steadfast, 12 diligent and pa.
Melchizedec, 11 and so far more excellent tient to wait upon God, 13 because God is
than the priests of Aaron's order, moel sure in his promise.
word of the TOR this a Melchizedec, king of Sa
lem, priest of the most high God, ples of the doctrine of Christ, let us
who met Abraham returning from the go on to perfection; not laying again the
slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
c. 10. 26. foundation of repentance from dead
2 To whom also Abraham gave a works, and of faith towards God,
tenth part of all; first being by interpre2 of the doctrine of baptisms, and of 2 or, for.
tation King of righteousness, and after laying on of hands, and of the resurrec
that also King of Salem, which is, King
6 Gen. 22.16. tion of the dead, and of eternal judy- 17. ment.
3 Without father, without mother, 1 3 And this will we do, if God permit. : Gr. inter. without descent, having neither begin
4 For « it is impossible for those who posed him. ning of days, nor end of life; but made have been once enlightened, and have self, by an like to the Son of God; abideth a priest
. tasted the heavenly gift, and have been
continually. made partakers of the Holy Spirit.
4 Now consider how great this man 5 And have tasted the good word of
was, to whom even the patriarch AbraGod, and the powers of the world to
ham gave the tenth of the spoils. come,
5 And verily o they that are of the 6 If they shall fall away, to renew
sons of Levi, who receive the office of them again to repentance; seeing they
the priesthood, have a commandment to crucify to themselves the Son of God
lake tithes from the people according to afresh, and put him to an open shame.
the law, that is, from their brethren, 7 For the earth which drinketh in the
though they come from the loins of Abrarain that cometh often upon it, and bring
ham: eth forth herbs fit for them 2 by whom it
6 But he whose 2 descent is not counted is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:
from them received tithes from Abra
a Gen. 14. 8 But that which beareth thorns and 18, &c. ham, and blessed him that had the prombriers is rejected, and is nigh to cursing; whose end is to be burned.
7 And without all contradiction the 9 But, beloved, we are persuaded bet
less is blessed by the better. ter things of you, and things that accom
8 And here men that die receive tithes; pany salvation, though we thus speak.
but there he receiveth them, of whom it 10 For God is not unrighteous to for
is testified that he liveth. get your work and labor of love, which 1 Gr. without 9 And as I may say, Levi also, who ye have shown towards his name, in that pedigree. receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraye have ministered to the saints, and do
10 For he was yet in the loins of his 11 And we desire every one of you to
father, when Melchizedec met him. show the same diligence to the full as
11 If therefore perfection were by the surance of hope to the end:
Levitical priesthood (for under it the 12 That ye be not slothful, but follow
people received the law) what further ers of them who through faith and pa
need was there that another priest should tience inherit the promises.
rise after the order of Melchizedec, and 13 For when God made promise to
• Num. 18.
not be called after the order of Aaron ?
21. Abraham, because he could swear by no
12 For the priesthood being changed, greater, i he swore by himself,
there is made of necessity a change also 14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless
of the law. thee, and multiplying I will multiply
13 For he of whom these things are thee.
spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of 15 And so, after he had patiently en
which no man gave attendance at the dured, he obtained the promise.
2 or, pedi. altar. 16 For men verily swear by the great- gree.
14 For it is evident that our Lord er: and an oath for confirmation is to
sprang from Judah; of which tribe Mothem an end of all contradiction.
ses spoke nothing concerning priesthood. 17 Wherein God, willing more abund
15. And it is yet far more evident: for antly to show to the heirs of promise the
that after the similitude of Melcbizedec immutability of his counsel, 3 confirmed
there ariseth another priest, it by an oath:
16 Who is made, not after the law of
8 Gr. per
A. D. 64. a carnal commandment, but after the
the mediator of a better 3 covenant, which power of an endless life. 17 For he testifieth, « Thou art a priest - Ps. 110. 4. faultless
, then would no place bave bech was established upon better promises.
7 For if that first covenant had been for ever after the order of Melchizedec.
18 For there is verily a disannulling 3 or, but it sought for the second. of the preceding commandment on ac
8 For finding fault with them, he saith, i count of its weakness and unprofitable- bringing Behold, the days come, saith the Lord
when I will make a new covenant with 19 For the law made nothing perfect, 4 or, without the house of Israel and with the house of 3 but the introduction of a better hope swearing, Judah: did; by which we draw nigh to God.
of an oath.
9 Not according to the covenant that I 20 And inasmuch as not without an
made with their fathers, in the day when oath he was made priest : d Ps. 110. 4. I took them by the hand to lead them out
1 21 (For those priests were made 4
of the land of Egypt; because they conwithout an vath; but this with an oath,
5 or, a me.
tinued not in my covenant, and I regardby him that said to him, d The Lord
ed them not, saith the Lord. swore, and will not repent, Thou art a
10 For this is the covenant that I will
6 or, which priest' for ever after the order of Mel- passeth not make with the house of Israel after thase ! chizedec:)
from one to days, saith the Lord; I will put my 22 By so much was Jesus made a 5
laws into their mind, and write them sin surety of a better testament.
7 or, for their hearts: and I will be to them a God, 23 And they truly were many priests, ever. and they shall be to me a people: because they were not suffered to con
11 And they shall not reach every man tinue by reason of death:
Lev. 9. 7. & his neighbor, and every man his brother, 24 But this man, because he contin- 16.6. saying, Know the Lord: for all shall ueth ever, hath an 6 unchangeable priest
know me, from the least to the greatest. hood.
12 For I will be merciful to their un25 Wherefore he is able also to save fected. righteousness, and their sins and their inthem 7 to the uttermost that come to God
iquities will I remember no more. by him, seeing he ever liveth to make 1 or, of holy
13 In that he saith, A new covenant, intercession for them.
he hath made the first old. Now that 26 For such a high priest became us, 2 or, they are
which decayeth and groweth old is reawho is holy, harmless, undefiled, separ- priests.
dy to vanish away. ate from sinners, and made higher than
CHAP. IX. the heavens;
a Ex. 25. 40. 27 Who needeth not daily, as e those Acts 7. 44.
1 The description of the rites and bloody sacri
fices of the law, 11 far inferior to the dignity, high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for
and perfection of the blood and sacrifice of his own sins, and then for the people's : for this he did once, when he offered up ment. himself.
also i ordinances of divine service, 28 For the law maketh men high
and a worldly sanctuary:
b Jer. 31. 31, priests who have infirmity ; but the word 32, 33, 34.
2 For there was a tabernacle made; of the oath, which was after the law,
a the first, in which was the candlestick, maketh the Son, who is 8 consecrated for
and the table, and the show-bread; which
4 Gr. give. evermore.
is called 2 the sanctuary. CHAP. VIII.
And after the second vail, the taber
5 or, upon. 1 By the eternal priesthood of Christ, the Le
nacle which is called the Holiest of all; vitical priesthood of Aaron is abolished; 7
4 Which had the golden censer, and and the temporal covenant with the fathers, 11 or, ceremo. the ark of the covenant overlaid around by the eternal covenant of the gospel.
with gold, in which was the golden pot
that had manna, and Aaron's rod that spoken this is the sum: We have a Ex. 40. budded, and a the tables of the covenant; such a high priest, who is set on the right
5 And over it the cherubim of glory hand of the throne of the Majesty in the
shadowing the mercy-seat ; of which we heavens;
2 or, holy. 2 A minister 1 of the sanctuary, and of
cannot now speak particularly.
6 Now when these things were thus the true tabernacle, which the Lord o Ex. 16. 34. ordained, the priests weni always into pitched, and not man. 3 For every high priest is ordained to c Num. 17.10. service of God:
the first tabernacle, accomplishing the offer gists and sacrifices: wherefore it is
7 But into the second went the high of necessity that this man should have
priest alone sonce every year, not with: somewh also to offer. 4 For if he were on earth, he would 1 Kings 8.9 and for the errors of the people :
d Deut. 10. 5. out blood, which he offered for himself, not be a priest, seeing 2 there are priests 2Chr. 5. 10. 8 The Holy Spirit this signifying, that that offer gifts according to the law:
the way into the holiest of all was not yet 5 Who serve to the example and shad
made manifest, while the first tabernacle ow of heavenly things, as Moses was ad- Ex. 25. 22. was yet standing: monished by God when he was about to make the tabernacle: a for, See (saith he)
9 Which was a figure for the time that thou make all things according to Ex. 30. 10. gifts and sacrifices, that could not make
then present, in which were offered both the pattern shown to thee in the mount.
Lev. 16. 2.
him that did the service perfect, as per6 But now hath he obtained a more ex
taining to the conscience; cellent ministry, by how much also he is
10 Which stood only in meats and
A. D. 64. drinks, and divers washings, and carnal
for him he will appear the second time 3 ordinances, imposed on them until the
without sin to salvation. time of reformation.
CHAP. X. 11 But Christ being come a high priest of good things to come, by a greater and 3 or, rites, or, sacrifice of Christ's body once offered, 14 for
1 The reakness of the law-sacrifices. 10 The more perfect tabernacle, not made with ceremonies.
ever hath taken atoay sins. 19 An exhorta. hands, that is to say, not of this build
tion to hold fast the faith, with patience and ing;
thanksgiving. 12 Neither by the blood of goats and Lev. 16. 14. TOR the law having a shadow of good calves, but by his own blood; he entered in once into the holy place, having ob
age of the things, can never with those tained eternal redemption for us.
h Num. 19.
sacrifices which they offered year by 13 For if & the blood of bulls and of 17, &c. year continually make the comers to them goats, and k the ashes of a heifer sprink
perfect. ling the unclean, sanctify to the purify
2 For then would they not have ceasing of the flesh:
4 or, fault. Jed to be offered ? because that the wor14 How much more shall the blood of
shipers once cleansed, would have had Christ, who through the eternal Spirit
no more conscience of sins. offered himself without 4 spot to God, 5 or, be 3 But in those sacrifices there is a recleanse your conscience from dead works brought in. membrance again made of sins every to serve the living God?
year. 15 And for this cause he is the media
4 For it is not possible that the blood tor of the new testament, that by means for, purified. of bulls and of goats should take away of death, for the redemption of the trans
sins. gressions that were under the first testa
5 Wherefore, when he cometh into ment, they who are called may receive 1 or, purple. the world, he saith, a Sacrifice and offerthe promise of eternal inheritance.
ing thou wouldsi not, but a body 1 hast 16 For where a testament is, there
thou prepared me : must also of necessity 5 be the death of Ex. 24. 8. 6 In burnt-offerings and sacrifices for the testator.
sin thou hast had no pleasure. 17 For a testament is of force after
7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volmen are dead : otherwise it is of no
ume of the book it is written concerning
k 1 John 2. 1. strength at all while the testator liveth.
me,) to do thy will, O God. 18 Hence even the first testament was
8 Above, when he said, Sacrifice and not e dedicated without blood.
offering and burnt-offerings and offering 19 For when Moses had spoken every
for sin thou wouldst not, neither hadst precept to all the people according to the
pleasure in them; which are offered by law, he took the blood of calves and of
the law; goats, with water, and 7 scarlet wool, and
9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy hyssop, and sprinkled both the book and ' 1 Pet. 3. 18.
will, O God. He taketh away the first, and all the people,
that he may establish the second. 20 Saying, i This is the blood of the
10 By which will we are sanctified testament which God hath enjoined to « Ps.40.6;&c. through the offering of the body of Jesus you.
Christ once for all. 21 Moreover, he sprinkled likewise
11 And every priest standeth daily with blood both the tabernacle, and all 1 or, thou ministering and offering often the same the vessels of the ministry.
hast filled sacrifices, which can never take away 22 And almost all things are by the
sins: law cleansed with blood; and without
12 But this man, after he had offered shedding of blood is no remission.
one sacrifice for sins, for ever sat down 23 It was therefore necessary that the 1 Cor. 15.25. on the right hand of God; patterns of things in the heavens should c. 1. 13. 13 From henceforth waiting till his be purified with these; but the heavenly
enemies are made his footstool. things themselves with better sacrifices
14 For by one offering he hath perthan these.
2 According fected for ever them that are sanctified. 24 For Christ hath not entered into to what was 15 Of this the Holy Spirit also is a the holy places made with hands, which before said. witness to us: for 2 after that he had said are the figures of the true; but into hea- c. 8. 10.
before, ven itself, now k to appear in the pres
16 This is the covenant that I will ence of God for us:
make with them after those days, saith 25 Nor yet that he should offer him." Jer. 31. 33. the Lord, I will
c put my laws into their self often, as the high priest entereth into
hearts, and in their minds will I write the holy place every year with blood of others;
3 or, liberty. 17 And their sins and iniquities will I 26 For then must he often have suffer
remember no more. ed since the foundation of the world: but
18 Now where remission of these is, now once in the end of the world hath
there is no more offering for sin. he appeared to put away sin by the sacri
19 Having therefore, brethren, 3 boldfice of himself.
ness to enter into the holiest by the blood 27 And as it is appointed to men once made. of Jesus, to die, but after this the judgment:
20 By a new and living way, which 28 Soi Christ was once offered to bear
he hath 4 consecrated for us, through the the sins of many; and to them that look!
Ivail, that is to say, his flesh;
b Ps. 110. 1.
4 or, new
21 And having a high priest over the
A. D. 64.
2 For by it the elders obtained a good house of God;
report. 22 Let us draw near with a true heart
3 Through faith we understand that in full assurance of faith, having our
- the worlds were framed by the word of hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, d c. 6. 4. God, so that things which are seen were and our bodies washed with pure water.
not made of things which 2 appeared. 23 Let us hold fast the profession of
4 By faith ó Abel offered to God s our faith without wavering; for he is
e Deut. 19.15.
more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by faithful that promised:
Matt. 18. 16.
John 8. 17. which he obtained testimony that he 24 And let us consider one another to 2 Cor. 13. 4. righteous, God testifying of his gifts : excite to love and to good works:
and by it he being dead 3 yet speaketh. 25 Not forsaking the assembling of|
f Deut. 32.35.
5 By faith - Enoch was translated, ourselves, as the manner of some is; but Rom. 12. 19. that he should not see death; and was exhorting one another : and so much the
not found, because God had translated more, as ye see the day approaching.
him: for before his translation he had
Deut. 32.36. 26 For d if we sin willfully after we
Ps. 50. 4.
this testimony, that he pleased God. have received the knowledge of the
6 But without faith it is impossible to truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice
please him: for he that cometh to God for sins,
5 or, suffer. must believe that he is, and that he is a
ed with me. 27 But a certain fearful apprehension
rewarder of them that diligently seek of judgment and fiery indignation, which
him. shall devour the adversaries.
h. Hab. 2. 3.4.
7 By faith & Noah, being warped by 28 • He that despised Moses' law, died
God of things not seen as yet, 4 mored without mercy under two or three wit- i Rom. 1. 17. with fear, prepared an ark to the saving nésses :
Gal. 3. 11. of his house ; by which he condemned 29 Of how much more severe punish
the world, and became heir of the rightment, suppose ye, shall he be thought or, he. eousness which is by faith. worthy, who hath trodden under foot ihe
8 By faith • Abrabam, when he was Son of God, and hath counted the blood
called to remove into a place which he of the covenant, by which he was sanc- 1 or ground, should afterwards receive for an inherittified, an unholy thing, and hath done or, confi
ance, obeyed; and he went out not knowdespite to the Spirit of grace ?
ing whither he was going. 30 For we know him that Kath said,
9 By faith he sojourned in the land of Vengeance belongeth to me, I will re
promise, as in a foreign country, dwellcompense, saith the Lord. And again,
ing in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, & The Lord will judge his people.
the heirs with him of the same prom31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the a Gen. 1. 1. hands of the living God.
10 For he looked for a city which hath 32 But call to remembrance the for- (20r, appear. foundations, whose builder and maker is mer days, in which, after ye were illu
God. minated, ye endured a great fight of af- 6 Gen. 4. 4.
11 Through faith also s Sarah herself flictions;
received strength to conceive seed, and 33 Partly, while ye were made a gaz- 3 or, is yet
was delivered of a child when she was ing-stock both by reproaches and afflic
past age, because she judged him faithful tions; and partly, while ye became com
who had promised.
Gen, 5. 24. panions of them that were so used.
12 Therefore there sprang even from 34 For ye 5 had compassion of me in a Gen. 6. 13. one, and him as good as dead, so many as my bonds, and took joyfully the seizing
the stars of the sky in multitude, and as of your goods, knowing in yourselves 4 or, being the sand which is by the sea-shore innuthat ye have in heaven a better and an
merable. enduring substance.
13 These all died 5 in faith, not having 35 Cast not away therefore your con ° Gen. 12. 4. received the promises, but having seen fidence, which hath great recompense of them afar off, and were persuaded of reward.
Gen. 17.19. them, and embraced them, and 6 confess36 For ye have need of patience, that,
& 21. 2
ed that they were strangers and pilgrims after ye have done the will of God, ye
on the earth. may receive the promise.
5 Gr. accord
14 For they that say such things de37 For h yet a little while, and he that ing to
clare plainly that they seek a country. is coming will come, and will not tarry.
15 And truly, if they had been mind38 Now i the just shall live by faith:
ful of that country from whence they but if 6 any man shall draw back, my s Gen. 23. 4. came, they might have bad opportabity soul shall have no pleasure in him. 39 But we are not of them who draw Ps. 39. 12.
16 But now they desire a better connback to perdition; but of them that be- & 119. 19.
try, that is, a heavenly: wherefore God lieve to the saving of the soul.
is not ashamed to be called their God; CHAP. XI.
h Gen. 22. 9.
for he hath prepared for them a city.
17 By faith a Abraham, when be was 1 What faith is. 6 Without faith we cannot
tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had please God. 7 The worthy fruits of it in the 6 or, to, received the promises offered up his fathers of old time.
18 . of whom it was said, i That in hoped for, the evidence of things not Rorn. 9. 7. Isaac shall thy seed be called :
19 Accounting that God was able to
& 47. 9.