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Weakness of law-sacrifices.`

Chap. x, xl.

Of holding fast the faith,

terns of things in the beavens should be purifi- |
ed with these; but the heavenly things then-is no more offering for sin.
selves with better sacrifices than these.

18 Now where remission of these is, there

24 For rist is not entered into the holy places ma with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for u.:

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

19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us through the vail, that is to say, his flesh;

21 And having an 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 wash

26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he ap-ed with pure water. peared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.

27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

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.


1 The weakness of the law-sacrifices. 10 The sacrifice of Christ's body once offered effectual. 19 An exhortation to faith and patience. NOR the law shadow of good

23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for he is faithful that promised:

24 And let us consider one another, to provoke unto love and to good works:

25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

27 But a certain fearful looking for of judg

Fto come, and not the very image of the ment and fiery indignation, which shall de vour

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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.

the adversaries.

28 He that despised Moses' law died with out mercy under two or three witnesses:

29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?

30 For we know him that bath 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.

32 But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;

33 Partly, while ye were made a gazing8 Above, when he said, Sacrifice and offer-stock, both by reproaches, and afflictions; and ing and burnt-offerings and offering for sin thou partly, while ye became companions of them wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; that were so used. which are offered by the law;

9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.

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;

34 For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.

35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward.

36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye 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 13 From henceforth expecting till his ene-any man draw back, my soul shall have no mies be made his footstool.

14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us for after that he had said before,

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 ac more.

pleasure in him.

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3 Through faitn we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

The fruits thereof.

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.

4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more ex- 24 By faith Moses, when he was come to cellent sacrifice than Cam, by which he ob-years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's tained witness that he wr righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was dot found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleas ed God.

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

7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house, by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritasee, 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 foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed. and was delivered of a child when she was past 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 innuinerable.

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


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 treasures of Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward.

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

28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the first born should touch them.

29 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land; which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.

30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days. 31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.

32 And what shall I say more? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae: of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:

33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions.

34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.

35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:

36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover, of bonds and imprisonment:

37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheep-skins and goat-skins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;

38 (Of whom the world was not worthy;) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and cares of the earth.

39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:

40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.


1 An exhortation to constant faith, patience, and godliness 22 A commendation of the ner testament above the old.


THEREFORE, seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of

20 By faith Isaa" blessed Jacob and Esau con-witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and cerning things to come. the sin which doth so easit, beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, bless ed 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.

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 hanet of the throne of God

Divers admonitions,

Chap. xili. 3 For consider him that enaured 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 chastenet, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. 7 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 1athers 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

and exhortations. 25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused bim that spake on earth, much more shall not we escupe, 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 shake not the earth only, but also heaven. 27 And this word, Yet once more signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken, may remain..

28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: 29 For our God is a consuming fire.


Divers admonitions, as to charity, 4 to chas tity, 5 to avoid covetousness, 7 to regard God's preachers, 9 to take heed of strange doctrines, 13 to confess Christ.

profit, that we might be partakers of his her LET brotherly love continue.


2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained an

11 Now no chastening for the present seem-gels unawares. eth 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 bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.

17 For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected; for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears

18 For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned 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:

20 (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:

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, God the Judge of all, and to the spirits. st men made perfect,

3 Remember them that are in bonds, ag bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. 4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefied: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

5 Let your conversation be without covet. ousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation:

8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

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 no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.

11 For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.

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.

16 But to do good, and to communicate, forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased

17.Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for And to Jesus the mediator of the new your souls as they that must give account, ant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that that they may do it with joy, and not with ketb better things than that of A grief: for that is unprofitable for y

God giveth wisdom.


Doers of the word.

18 Pray for us: for we trust we nave a good 22 Ana seseech you, brethren, suffer the conscience, in all things willing to live ho-word of exhortation: for I have written a nestly. letter unto you in few words.

19 But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.

20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,

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


23 Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty: with whom, if he come shortly, will see you.

24 Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you. 25 Grace be with you all. Amen.

Written to the Hebrews from Italy by Timothy.

¶ The general Epistle of JAMES.


20 For the wrath of man worketh not the

We must rejoice ander the cross, 5 ask wis-righteousness of God.
dom of God, 19 hear the word and do there-
after. 27 What true religion is.

21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with

JAMES a servant of God and of the Lord meekness the engrafted word, which is able to

Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes 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:

save your souls.

22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:

24 For he beholdeth himself and goeth his

4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting no-way, and straightway forgetteth what manner thing.

5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not and it shall be given him.

6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea. driven with the wind and tossed.

7 For let not that man think that he shall ceive any thing of the Lord.

8 A double-minded man is unstable in his ways.

of man he was.

25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiv. re-eth his own heart, this man's religion is vain. all

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


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.

27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

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

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

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

8 If ye fulfil the royal aw according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do weil:

9 But if ye have respect to persons, ya commitin, and are convinced of the law

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Offalth and works.

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of faith and works.

10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, 7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, 11 For he that said, Do not commit adulte-and hath been tamed of mankind: vy, 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.

8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.

10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth bless

13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercying and cursing. My brethren, these things rejoiceth against judgment.

14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? Can faith save him?

15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,

16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be you warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it proût?

17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith.. and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

20 But wilt thou know. O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his

ought not so to be.

11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and hitter?

12 Can the fig-tree, my brethren, bear oliveberries either a vine, figs? So can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wi wisdom.

14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.

15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.

16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. CHAP. IV.

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1 Against covetousness, 4 intemperance, 5 pride, 11 detraction, 13 and rash judgment. works, and by works was faith made perfect? ROM whence come wars and fightings 23 And the scripture was fulfilled which among you? Come they not hence, even of saith, Abraham believed God, and it was im-your lusts that war in your members? puted unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

24 Ye see then bow that hy works a man is ustified, and not by faith only.

25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?

2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity. 26 For as the body without the spirit is with God? Whosoever therefore will be a dead, so faith without works is dead also.


friend of the world is the enemy of God.
5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in
vain, The spirit that dwelleth in uo lusteth to

1 We are not rashly or arrogantly to reprove
others, 5 but rather to oridle the tongue. 13 envy!
They that be truly wise are mild and peace-
able, without envying and strife.

6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth

My brethren, be not many masters, know-grace unto the humble.
ing that we shall receive the greater con-

2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offenu not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

3 Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body..

4 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.

5 Even 30 the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!

6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity so is the tongue among our members, that defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature and it is set on fire. of hell.

7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double-minded.

9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.

10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

1 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judg eth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law; but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.

12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another'

13 Go to now, ye that say, To-day or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and



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