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Christs sacrifice superior Chap. ix. to those of the law. Saith the Lord, when I will make 4 Which had the golden cena new covenant with the house ser, and the ark of the covenant of Israel, and with the house of overlaid round about with gold, Judah:
wherein was the golden pot that 9 Not according to the cove-had manna, and Aaron's rod that nant that I made with their fa-budded, and the tables of the cothers, in the day when I took/venant; them by the hand to lead them 5 And over it the cherubims out of the landof Egypt; because of glory shadowing the mercythey continued not in my cove-seat; of which we cannot now nant, and I regarded them not, speak particularly. saith the Lord.
6 Now, when these things were 10 For this is the covenant that thus ordained, the priests went I will make with the house of Is- always into the first tabernacle, rael, After those days, saith the accomplishing the service of God: Lord, I will put my laws into 7 But into the second went the their mind, and write them in high priest alone once every year, their hearts: and I will be to not without blood, which he of them a God, and they shall be to fered for himself, and for the me a people :
errors of the people : 11 And they shall not teach 8 The Holy Ghost this signievery man his neighbour, and fying, that the way into the holi. every man his brother, saying, est of all, was not yet made maKnow the Lord: for all shali nifest, whileas the first tabernacle know me, from the least to the was yet standing : greatest.
9 Which was a figure for the 12 For I will be merciful to time then present, in which were their unrighteousness, and their offered both gifts, and sacrifices, sins and their iniquities will Ithat could not make him that did remember no more.
the service perfect, as pertaining 13 In that he saith, A new co-to the conscience : venant, he hath made the first old. 10 Which stood only in meats Now, that which decayeth andand drinks, and divers washings, waxeth old, is ready to vanish and carnal ordinances, imposed away.
on them until the time of reforCHAP. IX.
mation. Blood of Christ above all sacrifice. 11 But Christ being come an
HEN verily the first cove-high priest of good things to
nant had also ordinances of come, by a greater and more perdivine service, and a wordlyfect tabernacle, not made with sanctuary.
hands, that is to say, not of this 2 For there was a tabernacle building. made; the first wherein was the 12 Neither by the blood of candlestick, and the table, and goats and calves, but by his own the shew-bread; which is called blood, he entered in once into the The sanctuary.
holy place, having obtained eter3 And after the second vail, nal redemption for us. the tabernacle, which is called 13 For if the blood of bulls, The Holiest of all;
land of goats, and the ashes of an The sacrifice of the law Hebrews. inferior to that of Christ's body. heifer, sprinkling the unclean, themselves with better sacrifices sanctifieth to the purifyng of the than these. flesh;
24 For Christ is not entered 14 How much more shall the into the holy places made with blood of Christ, who through the hands, which are the figures of eternal Spirit, offered himself the true ; but into heaven itself, without spot to God, purge your now to appear in the presence of conscience from dead works to God for us : serve the living God?
25 Nor yet that he should offer 15 And for this cause, he is himself often, as the high priest the Mediator of the new testa-lentereth into the holy place every ment, that by means of death, for year with blood of others; the redemption of the transgres- 26 (For then must hé often sions that were under the first have suffered since the foundatestament, they which are called, tion of the world;) but now once, might receive the promise of in the end of the world, hath he eternal inheritance.
appeared to put away sin, by the 16 For where a new testament sacrifice of himself. is, there must also of necessity 27 And as it is appointed unto bé the death of the testator. men once to die, but after this
17 For a testament is of force the judgment; after men are dead : otherwise it 28 So Christ was once offered is of no strength at all while the to bear the sins of many; and tęstator liveth.
land unto them that look for him 18 Whereupon, neither the shall he appear the second time, first testament was dedicated without sin, unto salvation. without blood.
CHAP. X. 19 For when Moses had spoken Christ's perfect sacrifice. every precepth to all the people. For the law having a shadow
of good things to come, and blood of calves, and of goats, not the very image of the things, with water, and scarlet wool, and oan never with those sacrifices, hyssop, and sprinkled both the which they offered year by year book and all the people, continually, make the comers
20 Saying, This is the blood of thereunto perfect : the testament which God hath 2 For then would they not enjoined unto you.
have ceased to be offered ? be21 Moreover, he sprinkled cause that the worshippers, once likewise with blood both the purged, should have had no more tabernacle, and all the vessels of conscience of sins. the ministry.
3 But in those sacrifices there 22 And almost all things are is a remembrance again made of by the law purged with blood ;sins every year. and without shedding of blood 4 For it is not possible that the is no remission.
blood of bulls andof goats should 23 It was therefore necessary take away sins. that the patterns of things in the 5 Wherefore, when he cometh heavens should be purified with into the world, he saith, Sacrifice these ; but the heavenly things and offering thou wouldīt not,
Christ's perfect sacrifice. Chap. x. An exhortation to faith. but a body hast thou prepared 19 Having therefore, brethren,
boldness to enter into the holiest 6 In burnt-offerings and sacri- by the blood of Jesus, fices for sin, thou hast had no 20 By a new and living way, pleasure :
which he hath consecrated for 7 Then said I, Lo, I come, (in us, through the vail, that is to the volume of the book it is writ-say, his flesh; ten of me) to do thy will, O God. 21 And having an high priest
8 Above, when he said, Sacri-over the house of God, fice, and offering, and burnt-of- 22 Let us draw near with a ferings, and offering for sin, thou true heart, in full assurance of wouldest not, neither hadst plea- faith, having our hearts sprinkled sure therein ; (which are offered from an evil conscience, and our by the law ;)
bodies washed with pure water. 9 Then said he, Lo, I come to 23 Let us hold fast the profesdo thy will, O God. He taketh sion of our faith without waveraway the first, that he may esta-ing; for he is faithful that problish the second.
mised; 10 By the which will we are 24 And let us consider one sanctified, through the offering another, to provoke unto love, of the body of Jesus Christ once and to good works :
25 Not forsaking the assem11 And every priest standeth bling of ourselves together, as daily ministering, and offering the manner of some is; but exoftentimes the same sacrifices, horting one another : and so much which can never take away sins: the more, as ye see the day ap
12 But this man, after he had proaching. offered one sacrifice for sins, for 26 For if we sin wilfully after ever sat down on the right hand that we have received the knowof God;
ledge of the truth, there remain13 From henceforth expectingseth no more sacrifice for sins, till his enemies be made his foot - 27 But a certain fearful lookstool.
ing for of judgment, and fiery in14 For by one offering he hath dignation, which shall devour perfected for ever them that are the adversaries. sanctified;
28 He that despised Moses' 15 Whereof the Holy Ghostlaw, died without mercy, under also is a witness to us : for after two or three witnesses : that he had said before,
29 Of how much sorer punish16 This is the covenant that Iment, suppose ye, shall he be will make with them, After those thought worthy, who hath troddays, saith the Lord, I will put den under foot the son of God, my laws into their hearts, and in and hath counted the blood of their minds will I write them; the covenant, wherewith he was
17 And their sins and iniqui- sanctified, an unholy thing, and ties will I remember no more. hath done despite unto the Spirit
18. Now, where remission of of grace ? these is, there is no more offering 30 For we know him that hath for sin.
said, Vengeance belongeth unto
To draw near to God. Hebrews.
What faith is. me, I will recompense, saith the of things which do appear. Lord. And again, The Lord shall 4 By faith Abel offered unto judge his people.
God a more excellent sacrifice. 31 It is a fearful thing to fall than Cain, by which he obtained into the hands of the living God. witness, that he was righteous,
32 But call to remembrance God testifying of his gifts; and the former days, in which, after by it he, being dead, yet speakye were illuminated, ye endured eth. a great fight of afflictions ; 5 By faith Enoch was trans
33 Partly, whilst ye were made lated, that he should not see agazing-stock, both by reproach-death; and was not found, bees and afflictions; and partly, cause God had translated him : whilst ye became companions of for before his translation he had them that were so used. this testimony, that he pleased
34 For ye had compassion of God. me in my bonds, and took joyful- 6 But without faith it is imly the spoiling of your goods, possible to please him: for he knowing in yourselves that ye that cometh to God, must believe have in heaven a better and an en- that he is, and that he is a reduring substance.
warder of them that diligently 35 Cast not away, therefore, seek him. your confidence, which hath great 7 By faith, Noah, being warnrecompence of reward.
ed of God of things not seen as 36 For ye have need of pa- yet, moved with fear, prepared tience; that, after ye have done an ark to the saving of his house; the will of God, ye might receive by the which he condemned the the promise.
world, and became heir of the 37 For yet a little while, and righteousness which is by faith. he that shall come, will come, 8 By faith Abraham, when he and will not tarry.
was called to go out into a place 38 Now, the just shall live by which he should after receive for faith: but if any man draw back, an inheritance, obeyed; and he my soul shall have no pleasure in went out, not knowing whither him.
lhe went. 39 But we are not of them who 9 By faith he sojourned in the draw back unto perdition; but land of promise, as in a strange of the mthat believe, to the saving country, dwelling in tabernacles of the soul.
with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs CHAP. XI.
with him of the same promise : Of faith and its fruits. 10 For he looked for a city OW faith is the substance which hath foundations, whose
of things hoped for, the evi- builder and maker is God. dence of things not seen.
11 Through faith also Sara 2 For by it the elders obtained herself received strength to cona good report.
ceive seed, and was delivered of 3 Through faith we understand a child when she was past age, that the worlds were framed by because she judged him faithful, the word of God; so that things who had promised. which are seen, were not made 12 Therefore sprang thereeven
effects of faith. of
one, and him as good as dead, of his parents, because they saw so many as the stars of the sky in he was a proper child; and they multitude, and as the sand which were not afraid of the king's comis by the sea-shore innumerable. mandment,
13 These all died in faith, not 24 By faith Moses, when he having received the promises, was come to years, refused to but having seen them afar off, be called the son of Pharaoh's and were persuaded of them, and daughter; embraced them, and confessed 25 Choosing rather to suffer that they were strangers and pil- afflictions with the people of God, grims on the earth.
than to enjoy the pleasures of sin, 14 For they that say such for a season; things, declare plainly that they 26 Esteeming the reproach of seek a country.
Christ, greater riches than the 15 And truly, if they had been treasures of Egypt: for he had mindful of that country, from respect unto the recompence of whence they cameout, they might the reward. have had opportunity to have re- 27 By faith he forsook Egypt, turned :
not fearing the wrath of the king: 16 But now they desire a bet- for he endured, as seeing him ter country, that is, an heavenly ; who is invisible. wherefore God is not ashamed to 28 Through faith he kept the be called their God: for he hath passover, and the sprinkling of prepared for them a city. blood, lest he that destroyed the
17 By faith Abraham, when first-born, should touch them. he was tried, offered up Isaac : 29 By faiththey passed through and he that had received the pro- the Red Sea, as by dry land; mises, offered up his only begot- which the Egyptians assaying to
do, were drowned. 18 Of whom it was said, That 30 By faith the walls of Jericho in Isaac shall thy seed be called: fell down, after they were com
19 Accounting that God was passed about seven days. able to raise him up, even from 31 By faith the harlot Rahab the dead; from whence also he perished not with them that bereceived him in a figure. lieved not, when she had receiv.
20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacobsed the spies with peace. and Esau concerning things to
32 And what shall I more say?
for the time would fail me to tell 21 By faith Jacob, when he was of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of a dying, blessed both the sons of Samson, and of Jephthae; of DaJoseph; and worshipped, leaning vid also, and Samuel, and of the upon the top of his staff. prophets :
22 By faith Joseph, when he 33 Who through faith subdued died, made mention of the de- kingdoms, wrought righteousparting of the children of Israel ; nefs, obtained promises, stopped and gave commandment concern- the mouths of lions, ing his bones.
34 Quenched the violence of 23 By faith Moses, when he fire, escaped the edge of the was born, was hid three months sword, out of weakness were