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tion, who have fled for refuge 10 For God is not un to lay hold upon the hope fet righteous, to forget your before us : work and labour of love, 19 Which bope we have which ye have shewed toward as an anchor of the foul, both his name, in that ye have sure and stedfast, and which ministered to the faints, and entereth into that within the do minister.

11 And we desire that 20 Whither the forerunevery one of you do shew the ner is for us entered, even fame diligence, to the full af- Jesus, made an high priest furance of hope unto the for ever, after the order of end :

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CH AP. XI.
ful, but followers of them,
who through faith and pa-

OW faith is the fub. tience inherit the promises.

stance of things hoped 13 For when God made for, the evidence of things promise to Abraham, because not seen. he could swear by no greater,

2 For by it the elders obhe fware by himself,

tained a good report. 14 Saying, Surely blessing 3 Through faith we unI will bless thee, and multi-derstand that the worlds were plying I will multiply thee. framed by the word of God,

15 And so, after he had fo that things which are seen patiently endured, he obtain- were not made of things ed the promise.

which do appear. 16 For men verily swear 4 By faith Abel offered by the greater : and an oath unto God a more excellent for confirmation is to them facrifice than Cain, by which an end of all ftrife.

he obtained witness that he 17 Wherein God, willing was righteous, God teitifying more abundantly to thew un- of his gifts : and by it he to the heirs of promise the being dead, yet speaketh. immutability of his counsel, 5 By faith Enoch was confirmed it by an oath : translated, that he should not

18 That by two immuta- fee death; and was ble things, in which it was found, because God had transimpossible for God to lie, we lated him: for before his

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translation he had this testi- promised. mony, that he pleased God. 12 Therefore sprang there

6 But without faith it is even of one, and him as good impossible to please him. For as dead, so many as the Itars he that cometh to God muft of the sky in multitude, and believe that he is, and that as the sand which is by the he is a rewarder of them that sea shore innumerable. diligently seek him.

13. These all died in faith, 7 By faith Noah, being not having received the prowarned of God of things mises, but having seen them not seen as yet, moved with afar off, and were persuaded fear, prepared an ark to the of them, and embraced them, saving of his house; by the and confessed that they were which he condemned the strangers and pilgrims on world, and became heir of the earth. the righteousness which is by 14 For they that say such faith.

things declare plainly that 8 By faith Abraham, when they seek a country. he was called to go out into 15 And truly, if they had a place which he should after been mindful of that country receive for an inheritance, from whence they came out, obeyed; and he went out, they might have had oppornot knowing whither he tunity to have returned. went.

16 But now they defire a 9 By faith he sojourned in better country, that is, an the land of promise as in a heavenly. Wherefore God Itrange country, dwelling in is not ashamed to be called tabernacles with Ifaac and their God, for he hath preJacob, the heirs with him of pared for them a city. the same promise :

17 By faith Abraham, 10 For he looked for a when he was tried, offered city which hath foundations, up Ifaac: and he that had whose builder and maker is received the promises offered God.

up his only-begotten son. 11 Through faith also Sara 18 Of whom it was said, herself received strength to That in Ifaac shall thy seed conceive feed, and was deli- be called : vered of a child when she 19 Accounting that God was past age, because she was able to raise him up even judged him faithful who had from the dead; from whence

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also he received him in a 28 'Through faith he kept figure.

the paffover and the sprinkling 20 By faith Isaac blessed of blood, left he that destroyJacob and Efau concerninged the first-born should touch things to come.

them. 21 By faith Jacob, when 29 By faith they passed he was a dying, blessed both through the Red-fea as by the sons of Joseph; and wor- dry land : which the Egyptishipped, leaning upon the top ans affaying to do of his staff.

drowned. 22 By faith Joseph, when 30 By faith the walls of he died, made mention of the Jericho fell down, after they departing of the children of were compassed about seven Israel ; and gave command days. ment concerning his bones. 31 By faith the harlot Ra

23 By faith Mofes, when hab perished not with them he was born, was hid three that believed not, when she months of his parents, be- had received the spies with cause they saw he was a pro- peace. per child: and they were not 32 And what shall I more afraid of the king's com- say? for the time would fail mandment.

me to tell of Gedeon, and of 24 By faith Moses, when Barak, and of Samson, and he was come to years, refused of Jephthae ; of David also, to be called the son of Pha-. and Samuel, and of the proraoh's daughter;

phets : 25

Choosing rather to suf 33 Who through faith fubfer affliction with the people dued kingdoms, wrought of God, than to enjoy the righteousness, obtained propleasures of fin for a season; mises, stopped the mouths of

26 Esteeming the reproach lions, of Christ greater riches than 34 Quenched the violence the treasures in Egypt: for of fire, escaped the edge of he had respect unto the re- the sword, out of weakness compence of the reward.

were made strong, waxed 27 By faith hè forsook valiant in fight, turned to Egypt, not fearing the wrath Aight the armies of the aliens. of the king : for he endured 35 Women received their as seeing him who is invi- dead raised to life again: and fible.

others were tortured, not ac8

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cepting deliverance, that they was set before him, endured might obtain a better resur- the cross, despising the shame, rection :

and is fet down at the right 36 And others had trial of hand of the throne of God. cruel mockings and scourg 3 For consider him that ings, yea, moreover of bonds endured such contradiction and imprisonment :

of finners against himself; 37 They were stoned, they left ye be wearied and faint were fawn afunder, were in your minds. tempted, were slain with the 4 Ye have not yet resisted sword: they wandered about unto blood, striving against in sheep-fkins and goat-skins; fin. being destitute, afflicted, tor 5 And ye have forgotten mented;

the exhortation, which speak38 (Of whom the world eth unto you as unto children, was not worthy) they wan- My son, despise not thou the dered in deserts, and in chastening of the Lord, nor mountains, and in dens and faint when thou art rebuked caves of the earth.

of him: 39 And these all having ob 6 For whom the Lord tained a good report, through loveth he chafteneth, and faith, received not the pro- fcourgeth every fon whom mise:

he receiveth. 40 God having provided 7 If ye endure chastening, : some better thing for us, that God dealeth with you as they without us should not with fons : for what son is be made perfect.

he whom the father chaften

eth not? CHAP. XII.

8 But if ye be without Herefore, seeing we chastisement, whereof all are

also are compassed partakers, then are ye bafabout with so great a cloud tards, and not fons. - of witnesses, let us lay aside 9 Furthermore we have every weight, and the fin had fathers of our Aeth, which which doth so easily beset us, corrected us, and we gave and let us run with patience them reverence : shall we not the race that is set before us, much rather be in subjection

2 Looking unto Jesus the unto the Father of spirits, author and finisher of our and live? faith; who, for the joy that 10 For they verily for a

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few days chastened us, after unto the mount that might their own pleasure; but he be touched, and that burned for our profit, that we might with fire, nor unto blackbe partakers of his holiness. ness, and darkness, and tem

11 Now no chastening for peft, the present seemeth to be 19 And the sound of a joyous, but grievous : ne- trumpet, and the voice of vertheless afterward it yield- words; which voice they that eth the peaceable fruit of heard, intreated that the word righteousness unto them should not be spoken to them which are exercised thereby. any more: 12 Wherefore lift

up

the 20 (For they could not hands which hang down, and endure that which was comthe feeble knees;

manded, And if so much as 13 And make straight a beast touch the mountain, paths for your feet, left that it shall be stoned, or thrust which is lame be turned out through with a dart: of the way, but let it rather 21 And so terrible was the be healed.

fight, that Moses said, I ex14 Follow peace with all ceedingly fear and quake :) men, and holiness, without 22 But ye are come unto which no man shall see the mount Sion, and unto the Lord :

city of the living God, the 15 Looking diligently, lest heavenly Jerusalem, and to any man fail of the

grace
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of God; left any root of bitter- angels, ness springing up trouble you, 23 To the general affemand thereby many be defiled; bly and church of the first

16 Left there be any for- born which are written in nicator, or profane person, as heaven, and to God the Judge E fau, who for one morsel of of all, and to the spirits of meat fold his birthright. juft men made perfect,

17 For ye know how that 24 And to Jefus the meafterward, when he would diator of the new covenant, have inherited the blessing, and to the blood of sprinkling, he was rejected: for he found that speaketh better things no place of repentance, though than that of Abel. he sought it carefully with 25 See that ye refuse not tears,

him that speaketh. For if 18 For ye are not come they escaped not, who refused

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