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the house of God; 22 let us draw our hope without wavering (for he is near with a true heart in fulness faithful that hath promised),

faith, having our hearts 24 And let us consider one another, sprinkled from evil

to provoke unto charity and to good science: and having body works : washed with pure water, 23 let us 25 Not forsaking our assembly, as some hold fast the confession of our

are accustomed; but comforting one anhope that it waver not; for he other, and so much the more as you see is 'faithful that promised: 24 and

the day approaching. let us consider one another to

26 For if we sin wilfully after having provoke unto love and good works;

the knowledge of the truth, there is now 25 not forsaking our own assem

left no sacrifice for sins, bling together, as the custom of some is, but exhorting one another;

27 But a certain dreadful expectation and so much the more, as ye see

of judgment, and the rage of a fire which the day drawing nigh.

shall consume the adversaries. 26 For if we sin wilfully after

28 A man making void the law of Mothat we have received the knowl

ses, dieth without any mercy under two edge of the truth, there remaineth

or three witnesses: no more a sacrifice for sins, 27 but 29 How much more, do you think he a certain fearful expectation of deserveth worse punishments, who hath judgment, and fierceness of trodden under foot the Son of God, and fire which shall devour the adver- hath esteemed the blood of the testasaries. 28 A man that hath set ment unclean, by which he was sanctiat nought Moses' law dieth with- fied, and hath offered an affront to the out compassion on the word of two Spirit of grace? or three witnesses: 29 of how

30 For we know him that hath said: much sorer punishment, think ye,

Vengeance belongeth to me, and I will reshall he be judged worthy, who pay. And again: The Lord shall judge hath trodden under foot the Son of

his people. God, and hath counted the blood

31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the of the covenant wherewith he was

hands of the living God. sanctified an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit

32 But call to mind the former days, of grace? 30 For we know him

wherein, being illuminated, you endured that said, Vengeance belongeth

a great fight of afflictions. unto me, I will recompense. And

33 And on the one hand indeed, by reagain, The Lord shall judge his proaches and tribulations, were made a people. 31 It is a fearful thing gazingstock; and on the other, became to fall into the hands of the living companions of them that were used in God.

such sort. 32 But call to remembrance the 34 For you both had compassion on former days, in which, after ye them that were in bands, and took with were enlightened, ye 'endured a joy the being stripped of your own goods, great conflict of sufferings; 33 knowing that you have a better and a partly, being made a gazingstock lasting substance. both by reproaches and afflictions; 35 Do not therefore lose your confiand partly, becoming partakers dence, which hath a great reward. with them that were so used. 34

36 For patience is necessary for you; For ye both had compassion on

that, doing the will of God, you may rethem that were in bonds, and took

ceive the promise. joyfully the spoiling of your possessions, knowing that ye have

37 For yet a little and a very little for yourselves a better possession

while, and he that is to come, will come, and an abiding one. 35 Cast not

and will not delay. away therefore your boldness, 38 But my just man liveth by faith; which hath great recompense of

but if he withdraw himself, he shall not reward. 36 For ye have need of please my soul. patience, that, having done the 39 But we are not the children of withback unto perdition; but of them that be- 38 But my righteous one shall live lieve to the saving of the soul.

by faith: And if he shrink back, my soul

hath no pleasure in him. 39 But we are not of them that shrink back unto perdition; but of them that have faith unto the saving of the soul.

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proving of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good therein the elders had witness borne report.

to them. 3 By faith we understand 3 Through faith we understand that that the worlds have been framed the worlds were framed by the word of by the word of God, so that what God, so that things which are seen were is seen hath not been made out of not made of things which do appear. things which do appear. 4 By faith

4 By faith Abel offered unto God a Abel offered unto God a more exmore excellent sacrifice than Cain, by cellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was which he had witness borne to him righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and that he was righteous, God bearing by it he being dead yet speaketh.

witness in respect of his gifts: and 5 By faith Enoch was translated that through it he being dead yet speakhe should not see death; and was not eth. 5 By faith Enoch was transfound, because God had translated him: lated that he should not see death; for before his translation he had this and he was not found, because God testimony, that he pleased God.

translated him: for before his trans6 But without faith it is impossible to lation he hath had witness borne to please him: for he that cometh to God' him that he had been well-pleasing must believe that he is, and that he is a unto God: 6 and without faith it is rewarder of them that diligently seek him. impossible to be well-pleasing unto

7 By faith Noah, being warned of God him: for he that cometh to God of things not seen as yet, moved with must believe that he is, and that fear, prepared an ark to the saving of

he is a rewarder of them that seek his house; by the which he condemned

after him. 7 By faith Noah, being the world, and became heir of the right

warned of God concerning things eousness which is by faith.

not seen as yet, moved with godly 8 By faith Abraham, when he was called

fear, prepared an ark to the saving to go out into a place which he should

of his house; through which he after receive for an inheritance, obeyed;

condemned the world, and became and he went out, not knowing whither he

heir of the righteousness which is

according to faith. 8 By faith went.

Abraham, when he 9 By faith he sojourned in the land of

called,

obeyed to go out unto a place which promise, as in a strange country, dwelling he was to receive for an inheritin tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the

ance; and he went out, not knowheirs with him of the same promise: ing whither he went. 9 By faith

10 For he looked for a city which hath he became a sojourner in the land foundations, whose builder and maker is of promise, as in a land not his own, God.

dwelling in tents, with Isaac and 11 Through faith also Sara herself re- Jacob, the heirs with him of the ceived strength to conceive seed, and was same promise: 10 for he looked for delivered of a child when she was past the city which hath the foundations,

was

drawing unto perdition, but of faith to the saving of the soul.

will of God, ye may receive the promise. 37 For yet a very little while, He that cometh shall come, and

shall not tarry. 38 But my righteous one shall live

by faith: And if he shrink back, my soul

hath no pleasure in him. 39 But we are not of them that shrink back unto perdition; but of them that have faith unto the saving of the soul.

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things hoped for, a conviction of things not seen.

2 For therein the elders had witness borne to them. 3 By faith we understand that the worlds have been framed by the word of God, so that what is seen hath not been made out of things which appear. 4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he had witness borne to him that he was righteous, God bearing witness in respect of his gifts: and through it he being dead yet speaketh. faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and he was not found, because God translated him: for he hath had witness borne to him that before his translation he had been well-pleasing unto God: 6 and without faith it is impossible to be well-pleasing unto him; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that seek after him. 7 By faith Noah, being warned of God concerning things not seen as yet, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; through which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith. 8 By faith Abraham, when he called, obeyed to go out unto a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. 9 By faith he became a sojourner in the land of promise, as in a land not his own, dwelling in tents, with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: 10

things that appear not.

2 For by this the ancients obtained a testimony.

3 By faith we understand that the world was framed by the word of God; that from invisible things visible things might be made.

4 By faith Abel offered to God a sacrifice exceeding that of Cain, by which he obtained a testimony that he was just, God giving testimony to his gifts; and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

5 By faith Henoch was translated, that he should not see death; and he was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had testimony that he pleased God.

6 But without faith it is impossible to please God. For he that cometh to God, must believe that he is, and is a rewarder to them that seek him.

7 By faith Noe, having received an answer concerning those things which as yet were not seen, moved with fear, framed the ark for the saving of his house, by the which he condemned the world; and was instituted heir of the justice which is by faith.

8 By faith he that is called Abraham, obeyed to go out into a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

9 By faith he abode in the land, dwelling in cottages, with Isaac and Jacob, the co-heirs of the same promise.

10 For he looked for a city that hath foundations; whose builder and maker is God.

II By faith also Sara herself, being barren, received strength to conceive seed, even past the time of age; because she believed that he was faithful who had promised,

was

age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.

12 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.

13 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.

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, an 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 begotten son,

18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called :

19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.

20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.

21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.

22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.

23 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.

24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;

25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;

26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the

in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.

27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fear

whose builder and maker is God. II By faith even Sarah herself received power to conceive seed when she was past age, since she counted him faithful who had promised: 12 wherefore also there sprang of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of heaven in multitude, and as the sand, which is by the sea shore, innumerable.

13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 14 For they that say such things make it manifest that they are seeking after a country of their own.

15 And if indeed they had been mindful of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

17 By faith Abraham, being tried, offered up Isaac: yea, he that had gladly received the promises was offering up his only begotten son; 18 even he to whom it was said, In Isaac shall thy seed be called : 19 accounting that God is able to raise up, even from the dead; from whence he did also in a parable receive him back. 20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even concerning things to come. 21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff. 22 By faith Joseph, when his end was nigh, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones. 23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months by his parents, because they saw he was a goodly child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment. 24 By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the

of Pharaoh's daughter; 25 choosing rather to be evil entreated with the people of God, than to enjoy, the pleasures of sin for a sea

treasures

son

for he looked for the city which hath the foundations, whose builder and maker is God. II By faith even Sarah herself received power to conceive seed when she was past age, since she counted him faithful who had promised: 12 wherefore also there sprang of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of heaven in multitude, and as the sand, which is by the sea-shore, innumerable.

13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 14 For they that say such things make it manifest that they are seeking after a country of their own. 15 And if indeed they had been mindful of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God; for he hath prepared for them a city.

17 By faith Abraham, being tried, offered up Isaac: yea, he that had gladly received the promises was offering up his only begotten son; 18 even he to whom it was said, In Isaac shall thy seed be called : 19 accounting that God is able to raise up, even from the dead; from whence he did also in a figure receive him back. 20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even concerning things to

By faith Jac when he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff. 22 By faith Joseph, when his end was nigh, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones. 23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months by his parents, because they saw he was a goodly child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment. 24 By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; 25 choosing rather to share ill treatment with

12 For which cause there sprung even from one (and him as good as dead) as the stars of heaven in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.

13 All these died according to faith, not having received the promises, but beholding them afar off, and saluting them, and confessing that they are pilgrims and strangers on the earth.

14. For they that say these things, do signify that they seek a country.

15 And truly if they had been mindful of that from whence they came out, they had doubtless time to return.

16 But now they desire a better, that is to say, a heavenly country. Therefore 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 Isaac: and he that had received the promises, offered up his only begotten son;

18 (To whom it was said: In Isaac shall thy seed be called.)

19 Accounting that God is able to raise up even from the dead. Whereupon also he received him for a parable.

20 By faith also of things to come, Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau.

21 By faith Jacob dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and adored the top of his rod.

22 By faith Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the going out of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bonęs.

23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months by his parents; because they saw he was a comely babe, and they feared not the king's edict.

24 By faith Moses, when he was grown up, denied himself to be the son of Pharao's daughter;

25 Rather choosing to be afflicted with the people of God, than to have the pleasure of sin for a time,

26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasure of the Egyptians. For he looked unto the reward.

27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the fierceness of the king: for he endured as seeing him that is invisible.

28 By faith he celebrated the pasch, and the shedding of the blood; that he, who destroyed the firstborn, might not touch them.

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