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ing the wrath of the king : for he endured, son; 26 accounting the reproach of as seeing him who is invisible.

Christ greater riches than the treas28 Through faith he kept the passover, ures of Egypt: for he looked unto and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that the recompense of reward. 27 By destroyed the firstborn should touch them. faith he forsook Egypt, not fear

29 By faith they passed through the Red ing the wrath of the king: for he sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians endured, as seeing him who is inassaying to do were drowned.

visible. 28 By faith he kept the 30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell passover, and the sprinkling of the down, after they were compassed about blood, that the destroyer of the seven days.

firstborn should not touch them. 31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished 29 By faith they passed through not with them that believed not, when she the Red sea as by dry land: which had received the spies with peace.

the Egyptians assaying to do were 32 And what shall I more say? for the

swallowed up.

30 By faith the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and walls of Jericho fell down, after of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jeph- they had been compassed about for thae; of David also, and Samuel, and of seven days. 31 By faith Rahab the the prophets :

harlot perished not with them that 33 Who through faith subdued king- were disobedient, having received doms, wrought righteousness, obtained the spies with peace. 32 And what promises, stopped the mouths of lions, shall I more say? for the time will

34 Quenched the violence of fire, es- fail me if I tell of Gideon, Barak, caped the edge of the sword, out of weak- Samson, Jephthah; of David and ness were made strong, waxed valiant in Samuel and the prophets: 33 who fight, turned to fight the armies of the through faith subdued kingdoms, aliens.

wrought righteousness, obtained 35 Women received their dead raised promises, stopped the mouths of to life again: and others were tortured, lions, 34 quenched the power of fire, not accepting deliverance; that they might escaped the edge of the sword, from obtain a better resurrection :

weakness were made strong, waxed 36 And others had trial of cruel mock- mighty in war, turned to fight ings and scourgings, yea, moreover of armies of aliens. 35 Women rebonds and imprisonment:

ceived their dead by a resurrection : 37 They were stoned, they were sawn and others were tortured, not acasunder, were tempted, were slain with the cepting their deliverance; that they sword: they wandered about in sheep- might obtain a better resurrection : skins and goatskins; being destitute, af- 36 and others had trial of mockflicted, tormented;

ings and scourgings, yea, moreover 38 (Of whom the world was not wor

of bonds and imprisonment: 37 thy :) they wandered in deserts, and in they were stoned, they were sawn mountains, and in dens and caves of the asunder, they were tempted, they earth.

were slain with the sword: they 39 And these all, having obtained a

went about in sheepskins, in goatgood report through faith, received not skins; being destitute, afflicted, evil the promise:

entreated 38 (of whom the world 40 God having provided some better not worthy), wandering in thing for us, that they without us should

deserts and mountains and caves, not be made perfect.

and the holes of the earth. 39 And these all, having had witness borne to them through their faith, received not the promise, 40 God having provided some better thing concerning us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

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the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; 26 accounting the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt: for he looked unto the recompense of reward. 27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. 28 By faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of the blood, that the destroyer of the firstborn should not touch them. 29 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were swallowed up. 30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they had been compassed about for seven days. 31 By faith Rahab the harlot perished not with them that were disobedient, having received the spies with peace.

32 And what shall I more say? for the time will fail me if I tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah; of David. and Samuel and the prophets : 33 who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong, waxed mighty in war, turned to flight armies of aliens. 35 Wonen received their dead by a resurrection : and others were tortured, not accepting their deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection : 36 and others had trial of mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: 37 they were stoned, they

sawn asunder, they tempted, they were slain with the sword: they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, ill-treated 38 (of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves, and the holes of the earth. 39 And these all, haying had witness borne to them through their faith, received not the promise, 40 God having provided some better thing concerning us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

29 By faith they passed through the Red Sea, as by dry land: which the Egyptians attempting, were swallowed up.

30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, by the going round them seven days.

31 By faith Rahab the harlot perished not with the unbelievers, receiving the spies with peace.

32 And what shall I yet say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, Barac, Samson, Jephthe, David, Samuel, and the prophets :

33 Who by faith conquered kingdoms, wrought justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, recovered strength from weakness, became valiant in battle, put to fight the armies of foreigners :

35 Women received their dead raised to life again. But others were racked, not accepting deliverance, that they might find a better resurrection.

36 And others had trial of mockeries and stripes, moreover also of bands and prisons.

37 They were stoned, they were cut asunder, they were tempted, they were put to death by the sword, they wandered about in sheepskins, in goatskins, being in want, distressed, afflicted:

38 Of whom the world was not worthy; wandering in deserts, in mountains, and in dens, and in caves of the earth.

39 And all these being approved by the testimony of faith, received not the prom

40 God providing some better thing for us, that they should not be perfected without us.

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THEREFORE let also,

seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, 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, 2 looking unto Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising shame, and hath sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider him that hath endured such gainsaying of sinners against themselves, that ye wax not weary, fainting in your souls. 4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin: 5 and ye have forgotten the exhortation, which reasoneth with you as

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THEREFORE 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,

2 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.

3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.

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 of him:

6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

? If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

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 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?

10 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.

11 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.

12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;

13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.

14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of

sons.

My son, regard not lightly the

chastening of the Lord, Nor faint when thou art re

proved of him ; 6 For whom the Lord loveth he

chasteneth, And scourgeth every son whom

he receiveth. 7 It is for chastening that ye endure; God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father chasteneth not? 8 But if ye are without chastening, whereof all have been made partakers, then are ye bastards, and not 9 Furthermore, we had the fathers of our flesh to chasten us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? 10 For they verily for a few days chastened us as seemed good to them; but he for our profit, that we may be partakers of his holiness, II All chastening seemeth for the present to be not joyous, but grievous: yet afterward it yieldeth peaceable fruit unto them that have been exercised thereby, even the fruit of righteousness. Wherefore lift up the hands that hang down, and the palsied knees; 13 and make straight paths for your feet, that that which is lame be not turned out of the way, but rather be healed.

14 Follow after peace with all men, and the sanctification without

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12 THEREFORE let us also,

seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, 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, 2 looking unto Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising shame, and hath sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider him that hath endured such gainsaying of sinners against himself, that ye wax not weary, fainting in your souls. 4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin: 5 and ye have forgotten the exhortation which reasoneth with you as with sons,

My son, regard not lightly the

chastening of the Lord, Nor faint when thou art re

proved of him; 6 For whom the Lord loveth he

chasteneth, And scourgeth every son whom

he receiveth. 7 It is for chastening that ye endure; God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father chasteneth not? 8 But if ye are without chastening, whereof all have been made partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. 9 Furthermore, we had the fathers of our flesh to chasten us, and reverence: shall not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed good to them; but he for our profit, that we may be partakers of his holiness. 11 All chastening seemeth for the present to be not joyous but grievous; yet afterward it yieldeth peaceable fruit unto them that have been exercised thereby, the fruit of righteousness. Wherefore lift

ир the hands that hang down, and the palsied knees; 13 and make straight paths for your feet, that that which is lame be not turned out of the way, but rather be healed.

14. Follow after peace with all

great a cloud of witnesses over our head, laying aside every weight and sin which surrounds us, let us run by patience to the fight proposed to us :

2 Looking on Jesus, the author and finisher of faith, who having joy set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and now sitteth on the right hand of the throne of God.

3 For think diligently upon him that endured such opposition from sinners against himself; that you be not wearied, fainting in your minds.

4 For you have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin:

5 And you have forgotten the consolation, which speaketh to you, as unto children, saying: My son, neglect not the discipline of the Lord; neither be thou wearied whilst thou art rebuked by him.

6 For whom the Lord loveth, he chastiseth; and he scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

7 Persevere under discipline. God dealeth with you as with his son; for what son is there, whom the father doth not correct?

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

9 Moreover we have had fathers of our flesh, for instructors, and we reverenced them: shall we not much more obey the Father of spirits, and live?

10 And they indeed for a few days, according to their own pleasure, instructed us: but he, for our profit, that we might receive his sanctification.

11 Now all chastisement for the present indeed seemeth not to bring with it joy, but sorrow: but afterwards it will yield, to them that are exercised by it, the most peaceable fruit of justice.

12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees,

13 And make straight steps with your feet: that no one, halting, may go out of the way; but rather be healed.

14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness: without which no man shall see God,

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bitterness springing up trouble you, and which no man shall see the Lord : thereby many be defiled;

15 looking carefully lest there be 16 Lest there be any fornicator, or pro- any man that falleth short of the fane person, as Esau, who for one morsel grace of God; lest any root of bitof meat sold his birthright.

terness springing up trouble you, 17 For ye know how that afterward, and thereby the many be defiled; when he would have inherited the bless- 16 lest there be any_fornicator, or ing, he was rejected: for he found no profane person, as Esau, who for place of repentance, though he sought it mess of meat sold his own carefully with tears.

birthright. 17 For ye know that 18 For ye are not come unto the mount even when he afterward desired to that might be touched, and that burned inherit the blessing, he was rejected with fire, nor unto blackness, and dark- (for he found no place of reness, and tempest,

pentance), though he sought it dili19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the gently with tears. voice of words; which voice they that 18 For ye are not come unto a heard intreated that the word should not mount that might be touched, and be spoken to them any more:

that burned with fire, and unto 20 (For they could not endure that blackness, and darkness, and temwhich was commanded, And if so much pest, 19 and the sound of a trumpet, as a beast touch the mountain, it shall and the voice of words; which voice be stoned, or thrust through with a they that heard intreated that no dart :

word more should be spoken unto 21 And so terrible was the sight, that them: 20 for they could not endure Moses said, I exceedingly fear and that which was enjoined, If even quake:)

a beast touch the mountain, it shall 22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, be stoned; 21 and so fearful was and unto the city of the living God, the the appearance, that Moses said, I heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumera- exceedingly fear and quake: 22 but ble company of angels,

ye are come unto mount Zion, and 23 To the general assembly and church unto the city of the living God, of the firstborn, which are written in the heavenly Jerusalem, and to inheaven, and to God the Judge of all, and numerable hosts of angels, 23 to to the spirits of just men made per- the general assembly and church of fect,

the firstborn who are enrolled in 24 And to Jesus the mediator of the heaven, and to God the Judge of new covenant, and to the blood of sprink- all, and to the spirits of just men ling, that speaketh better things than that made perfect, 24 and to Jesus the of Abel.

mediator of a new covenant, and to 25 See that ye refuse not him that the blood of sprinkling that speakspeaketh. For if they escaped not who

eth better than that of Abel. 25 See refused him that spake on earth, much

that ye refuse not him that speakmore shall not we escape, if we turn

eth. For if they escaped not, when away from him that speaketh from

they refused him that warned them heaven:

on earth, much more shall not we 26 Whose voice then shook the earth:

escape, who turn away from him

that warneth but now he hath promised, saying, Yet

from heaven: 26

whose voice then shook the earth: once more I shake not the earth only, but

but now he hath promised, saying, also heaven. 27 And this word, Yet once more, sig

Yet once more will I make to trem

ble not the earth only, but also the nifieth the removing of those things that heaven. 27 And this word, Yet are shaken, as of things that are made,

once more, signifieth the removing that those things which cannot be shaken of those things that are shaken, as may remain.

of things that have been made, that 28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom those things which are not shaken which cannot be moved, let us have grace, may remain. 28 Wherefore, receivwhereby we may serve God acceptably ing a kingdom that cannot be with reverence and godly fear:

shaken, let us have grace, whereby

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