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Sacrifices of the law.


Weakness of law-sacrifices. calves, but by his own blood, he entered of the things, can never with those sacri in once into the holy place, having ob-fices which they offered year by year contained eternal redemption for us. tinually, make the comers thereunto per

13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, fect. and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling the 2 For then would they not have ceased unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the to be offered? because that the worshippers flesh: once purged should have had no more

14 How much more shall the blood of conscience of sins. Christ, who through the eternal Spirit 3 But in those sacrifices there is a reoffered himself without spot to God, purge membrance again made of sins every year. your conscience from dead works to serve 4 For it is not possible that the blood of the living God? bulls and of goats should take away sins. 5 Wherefore, when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:

15 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.

16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. 17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.

18 Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.

6 In burnt-offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.

7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me) to do thy will, O God.

8 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; 19 For when Moses had spoken every 9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy precept to all the people according to the will, O God. He taketh away the first, law, he took the blood of calves and of that he may establish the second. goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book and all the people,

20 Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you. 21 Moreover, he sprinkled likewise with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.

22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:

12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins, for ever sat down on the right hand of God;

13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.

23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should for ever them that are sanctified. be purified with these; but the heavenly

14 For by one offering he hath perfected

15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a things themselves with better sacrifices witness to us: for after that he had said than these.

24 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 forus: 25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;


16 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;

17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.

18 Now, where remission of these is, 26 For then must he often have suffered there is no more offering for sin. since the foundation of the world: but now 19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness once in the end of the world hath he ap- to enter into the holiest by the blood of peared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Jesus,

himself. 20 By a new and living way, which he 27 And as it is appointed unto men once hath consecrated for us, through the vail, to die, but after this the judgment: that is to say, his flesh;

28 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.

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21 And having a high priest over the house of God;

22 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.

23 Let us hold fast the profession of our

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What faith is.

faith without wavering; for he is faithful not made of things which do appear. that promised: 4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more 24 And let us consider one another, to excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he provoke unto love, and to good works: obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another; and so much 5 By faith Enoch was translated, that the more, as ye see the day approaching. he should not see death; and was not 26 For if we sin wilfully after that we found, because God had translated him: have received the knowledge of the truth, for before his translation he had this testithere remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, mony, that he pleased God.

27 But a certain fearful looking for of 6 But without faith it is impossible to judgment and fiery indignation, which please him: for he that cometh to God shall devour the adversaries. must believe that he is, and that he is a re28 He that despised Moses' law, died warder of them that diligently seek him. without mercy under two or three wit- 7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,


29 Of how much sorer punishment, sup- prepared an ark to the saving of his house; pose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who by the which he condemned the world, hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and became heir of the righteousness which and hath counted the blood of the covenant, is by faith.

wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy 8 By faith Abraham, when he was called thing, and hath done despite unto the Spi-to go out into a place which he should after rit of grace?

30 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.

31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out not knowing whither he went.

9 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:

10 For he looked for a city which hath 32 But call to remembrance the former foundations, whose builder and maker is days, in which, after ye were illuminated, God.

ye endured a great fight of afflictions; 11 Through faith also Sarah herself re33 Partly, while ye were made a gaz-ceived strength to conceive seed, and was ing-stock both by reproaches and afflic-delivered of a child when she was past tions; and partly, while ye became com-age, because she judged him faithful who panions of them that were so used. had promised.

34 For ye had compassion of me in my 12 Therefore sprang there even of one, bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of and him as good as dead, so many as the your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand have in heaven a better and an enduring which is by the sea-shore innumerable. substance. 13 These all died in faith, not having 35 Cast not away therefore your con- received the promises, but having seen fidence, which hath great recompense of them afar off, and were persuaded of them, reward. and embraced them, and confessed that 36 For ye have need of patience, that, they were strangers and pilgrims on the after ye have done the will of God, ye earth. might receive the promise.

37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. 38 Now the just shall live by faith but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.



TOW faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not


14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.

15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.

16 But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only

2 For by it the elders obtained a good begotten son, report.

18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac

3 Through faith we understand that shall thy seed be called: the worlds were framed by the word of

19 Accounting that God was able to

God, so that things which are seen were raise him up, even from the dead; from

The fruits of faith.


An exhortation to constancy.

whence also he received him in a figure. they wandered in deserts, and in moun20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and tains, and in dens and caves of the earth. Esau concerning things to come. 39 And these all, having obtained a 21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, good report through faith, received not blessed both the sons of Joseph; and wor- the promise:

shipped, leaning upon the top of his staff. 40 God having provided some better 22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made thing for us, that they without us should mention of the departing of the children of not be made perfect. Israel; and gave commandment concern

ing his bones.


23 By faith Moses, when he was born, WHEREFORE, seeing we also are compassed about with so great a was hid three months of his parents, be- cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every cause they saw he was a proper child; and weight, and the sin which doth so easily they were not afraid of the king's com- beset us, and let us run with patience the mandment. race that is set before us,

24 By faith Moses, when he was come 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and to years, refused to be called the son of finisher of our faith; who, for the joy that Pharaoh's daughter; was set before him, endured the cross, 25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction despising the shame, and is set down at with the people of God, than to enjoy the the right hand of the throne of God. pleasures of sin for a season; 3 For consider him that endured such 26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ contradiction of sinners against himself, greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. for he had respect unto the recompense of 4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, the reward. striving against sin.

27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

5 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

28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest be that of him: destroyed the first-born should touch them. 6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasten29 By faith they passed through the eth, and scourgeth every son whom he reRed sea as by dry land: which the Egyp-ceiveth.

tians assaying to do were drowned.

7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth 30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell with you as with sons: for what son is he down, after they were compassed about whom the father chasteneth not? seven days.

31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.

8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

9 Furthermore, we have had fathers of 32 And what shall I say more? for the our flesh which corrected us, and we gave time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and them reverence: shall we not much rather of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jeph-be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, thae, of David also, and Samuel, and of and live!

the prophets:

10 For they verily for a few days chas33 Who through faith subdued king-tened us after their own pleasure; but he doms, wrought righteousness, obtained for our profit, that we might be partakers promises, stopped the mouths of lions, of his holiness.

34 Quenched the violence of fire, escap- 11 Now no chastening for the present ed the edge of the sword, out of weakness seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: neverwere made strong, waxed valiant in fight, theless, afterward it yieldeth the peaceaturned to flight the armies of the aliens. ble fruit of righteousness unto them which 35 Women received their dead raised are exercised thereby.

to life again: and others were tortured, 12 Wherefore lift up the hands which not accepting deliverance; that they might hang down, and the feeble knees; obtain a better resurrection: 13 And make straight paths for your 36 And others had trial of cruel mock-feet, lest that which is lame be turned out ings and scourgings, yea, moreover of of the way; but let it rather be healed. bonds and imprisonment: 14 Follow peace with all men, and holi37 They were stoned, they were sawn ness, without which no man shall see the asunder, were tempted, were slain with Lord:

the sword: they wandered about in sheep-15 Looking diligently, lest any man skins, and goat-skins; being destitute, af- fail of the grace of God; lest any root of flicted, tormented; bitterness springing up, trouble you, and 39 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) thereby many be defiled;

The new testament commended. HEBREWS.

Diverse admonitions.

16 Lest there be any fornicator, or pro- 6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord fane person, as Esau, who for one morsel is my helper, and I will not fear what man of meat sold his birthright. shall do unto me.

17 For ye know how that afterward, when 7 Remember them which have the rule he would have inherited the blessing, he was over you, who have spoken unto you the rejected: for he found no place of repent- word of God: whose faith follow, considance,though he sought it carefully with tears. ering the end of their conversation: 18 For ye are not come unto the mount 8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and that might be touched, and that burned to-day, and for ever. with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,

19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard, entreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:

9 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. 10 We have an altar, whereof they have 20 (For they could not endure that which no right to eat which serve the tabernacle. was commanded, And if so much as a beast 11 For the bodies of those beasts, whose touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or blood is brought into the sanctuary by the thrust through with a dart: high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.

21 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:) 22 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,

23 To the general assembly and church of the first-born, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.

13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. 14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

15 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.

24 And to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant,and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. 16 But to do good, and to communicate, 25 See that ye refuse not him that speak- forget not: for with such sacrifices God is eth. For if they escaped not who refused well pleased. him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:

26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.

17 Obey them that have the rule overyou, 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.

18 Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to 27 And this word, Yet once more, signi-live honestly. fieth the removing of those things that are 19 But I beseech you the rather to do this, shaken, as of things that are made, that those that I may be restored to you the sooner. things which cannot be shaken may remain. 20 Now the God of peace, that brought 28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom again from the dead our Lord Jesus that which cannot be moved, let us have grace, great Shepherd of the sheep, through the whereby we may serve God acceptably, blood of the everlasting covenant, with reverence and godly fear; 29 For our God is a consuming fire. CHAP. XIII.


ET brotherly love continue.

2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

21 Make you perfect in every good work, to do his will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

22 And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words.

3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer ad- 23 Know ye, that our brother Timothy versity, as being yourselves also in the body. is set at liberty; with whom, if he come 4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the shortly, I will see you.

bed undefiled: but whoremongers and 24 Salute all them that have the rule adulterers God will judge. over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.

5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nar forsake thee.

25 Grace be with you all. Amen. Written to the Hebrews from Italy, by Timothy.

¶ The General Epistle of JAMES.

CHAP. I. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, AMES, a servant of God and of the Lord and not a doer, he is like unto a man

JAMES, servant of the tweive tribes beholding his natural face in a glass:

which are scattered abroad, greeting.

2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;

3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what

manner of man he was.

25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being 4 But let patience have her perfect not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, that ye may be perfect and entire, work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. wanting nothing. 26 If any man among you seem to be re

5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask ligious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deof God, that giveth to all men liberally, and ceiveth his own heart, this man's religion upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. is vain.

6 Bui let him ask in faith, nothing wa- 27 Pure religion and undefiled before God vering. For he that wavereth is like a wave and the Father is this, To visit the fatherof the sea driven with the wind and tossed. less and widows in their affliction, and to 7 For let not that man think that he keep himself unspotted from the world. shall receive any thing of the Lord.

8 A double-minded man is unstable in

all his ways.

9 Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:

10 But the rich, in that he is made low because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.

11 For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.

12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

13 Let no man say when he is tempted, am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any


14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 15 Then, when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin; and sin, when it is) finished, bringeth forth death.

16 Do not err, my beloved brethren. 17 Every goodgift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first-fruits of his creatures.

19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.



brethren, have not the faith of our

Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.

2 For if there come unto your assembly, a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;

3 And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:

4 Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?

5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment-seats?

7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?

8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neigh[bour as thyself, ye do well:

9 But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.

10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

11 For he that said, Do not commit adultery; said also, Do not kill. Now, if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.

12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. 21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness, and 13 For he shall have judgment without superfluity of naughtiness, and receive mercy that hath shewed no mercy; and with meekness the ingrafted word, which mercy rejoiceth against judgment.

is able to save your souls.

14 What doth it profit, my brethren, 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not though a man say he hath faith, and have hearers only, deceiving your own selves.not works? can faith save him?

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