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The sacrifices of the law HEBREWS. inferior to that of Christ. of a better covenant, which was established up. | the first testament, they which are called might on better promises.
receive the promise of eternal inheritance." 7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, 16 For where a testa ment is, there must also then should no place have been sought for the of necessity be the death of the testator. second.
17 For a testament is of force after men are 8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Be. dead : otherwise it is of no strength at all while hold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will the testator liveth. make a new covenant with the house of Israel 18 Whereupon neither the first testament was and with the house of Judah:
dedicated without blood. 9 Not according to the covenant that I made 19 For when Moses had spoken every precept with their fathers, in the day when I took them to all the people according to the law, he took by the hand to lead them out of the land of the blood of calves and of goats, with water, Egypt; because they continued not in my cove and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled nant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. both the book and all the people,
10 For this is the covenant that I will make 20 Saying, This is the blood of the testament with the house of Israel, after those days, saith | which God hath enjoined unto you. the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, 21 Moreover, he sprinkled with blood both and write them in their hearts: and I will be the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the minis. to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
22 And almost all things are by the law purged 11 And they shall not teach every man his with blood ; and without shedding of blood is neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, no remission. Know the Lord : for all shall know me, from the 23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns least to the greatest.
of things in the heavens should be purified with 12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteous. these ; but the heavenly things themselves with ness, and their sins and their iniquities will I re. better sacrifices than these. member no more.
24 For Christ is not entered into the holy 13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath places made with hands, which are the figures made the first old. Now that which decayeth of the true; but into heaven itself, now to ap. and waxeth old, is ready to vanish away.
pear in the presence of God for us : CHAPTER IX.
25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often,
as the bigh priest entereth into the holy place 1 The description of the rites and bloody sacri.
every year with blood of others; fices of the law, 11 far inferior to the dignity 26 For then must he often have suffered since and perfection of the blood and sacrifice of the foundation of the world: but now once in Christ.
the end of the world hath he appeared to put THEN verily the first covenant had also ordi. away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
nances of divine service, and a worldly sanc 27 And as it is appointed unto men once to tuary:
die, but after this the judgment: 2 for there was a tabernacle made ; the first 28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and of many; and unto them that look for him shall the shew.bread; which is called the sanctuary. he appear the second time without sin unto sal.
3 And after the second vail, the tabernacle vation. which is called the Holiest of all;
CHAPTER X. 4 Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold,
11 The weakness of the law sacrifices. 10 The wherein was the golden pot that had manna,
sacrifice of Christ's body once offered, 14 for and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of ever hath taken away sins. 19 An erhorta. the covenant ;
tion to hold fast the faith, with patience and 5 And over it the cherubims of glory shudow. thanksgiving. ing the mercy-seat; of which we cannot now FOR the law having a shadow of good things speak particularly.
I to come, and not the very image of the 6 Now when these things were thus ordained, things, can never with those sacrifices which the priests went always into the first tabernacle, they offered year by year continually, make the accomplishing the service of God:.
comers thereunto perfect. 7 But into the second went the high priest 2 For then would they not have ceased to be alone once every year, not without blood, which offered ? because that the worshippers once he offered for himself, and for the errors of the purged should have had no more conscience of people :
sins. 8 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way 3 But in those sacrifices there is a rememinto the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, | brance again made of sins every year. while as the first tabernacle was yet standing : 4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls
9 Which was a figure for the time then pres. and of goats should take away sins. ent, in which were offered both gifts and sacri. 5 Wherefore, when he cometh into the world, fices, that could not make him that did the he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and 6'In burnt-offerings and sacrifices for sin thou divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed hast had no pleasure. on them until the time of reformation.
7 Then said I, LO, I come (in the volume of 11 But Christ being come an high priest of the book it is written of me) to do thy will, O good things to come, by a greater and more per. God. fect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to 8 Above, when he said, Sacrifice and offering say, not of this building;
and burnt-offerings and offering for sin thou 12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein ; but by bis own blood, he entered in once into the which are offered by the law; holy place, having obtained eternal redemption 9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O for us.
God. He taketh away the first, that he may es. 13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and tablish the second. the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, 10 By the which will we are sanctified through sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once 14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, for all. wno through the eternal Spirit offered himself 11 And every priest standeth daily ministering without spot to God, purge your conscience from and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, dead works to serve the living God?
which can never take away sins: 15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the 12 But this man, after he had offered one sacri. new testament, that by means of death, for the fice for sins, for ever sat down on the right hand redemption of the transgressions that were under of God;
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That faith is.
The fruits of faith. 13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies ( 3 Through faith we understand that the be made his footstool.
worlds were framed by the word of God, so 14 For by one offering he hath perfected for that things which are seen were not made of ever them that are sanctified.
things which do appear. 15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness 4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more ex. to us : for after that he had said before,.
cellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he ob. 16 This is the covenant that I will make with tained witness that he was righteous, God testi. them after those days, saith the Lord; I will put fying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet my laws into their hearts, and in their minds speaketh. will I write them;
5 By faith Enoch was translated, that he 17 And their sins and iniquities will I remem. should not see death ; and was not found, be. ber no more.
cause God had translated him: for before his 18 Now where remission of these is, there is translation he had this testimony, that he pleased no more offering for sin,
God. 19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to en 6 But without faith it is impossible to please ter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
him : for he that cometh to God must believe 20 By a new and living way, which he hath that he is, and that he is a rewurder of thein that consecrated for us, through the vail, that is to diligently seek him. say, his flesh;
7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of 21 And having an high priest over the house things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepar. of God;
ed an ark to the saving of his house ; by the 22 Let us draw near with a true heart, in full which he condemned the world, and became assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled heir of the righteousness which is by faith. from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed 9 By faith Abraham, when he was called to with pure water.
go out into a place which he should after receive 23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out without wavering ; for he is faithful that prom. not knowing whither he went. ised :
9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, 24 And let us consider one another, to provoke as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles unto love, and to good works:
with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves same promise : together, as the manner of some is; but exhort. 10 For he looked for a city which hath founda. ing one another; and so much the more, as ye tions, whose builder and maker is God. see the day approaching.
11 Through faith also Sarah herself received 26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of received the knowledge of the truth, there re a child when she was past age, because she maineth no more sucrifice for sins,
judged him faithful who had promised. 27 But a certain feurful looking for of judg. 12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and ment and fiery indignation, which shall devour him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the the adversaries.
sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by 28 He that despised Moses' law, died without the sea-shore innumerable. mercy under two or three witnesses :
13 These all died in faith, not having received 29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose the promises, but having seen them afar off, and ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trod. were persuaded of them, and embraced them, den under foot the Son of God, and hath count. and confessed that they were strangers and pil. ed the blood of the covenant, wherewith he grims on the earth. was sanctified, an upholy thing, and hath done 14 For they that say such things declare plain. despite unto the Spirit of grace?
Jy that they seek a country. 30 For we know him that hath said, Ven. 15 And truly, if they had been mindful of geance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, that country from whence they came out, they saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shali might have had opportunity to have returned. judge his people.
16 But now they desire a better country, that 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashumed of the living God.
to be called their God : for he hath prepared for 32 But call to remembrance the former days, them a city. in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured 17 By tuith Abraham, when he was tried, of. a great fight of atiiictions ;
fered up Isaac: and he that had received the 33 Partly, while ye were made a gazing-stock promises offered up his only begotten son, both by reproaches and afflictions and partly, 18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall while ye became companions of them that were thy seed be called : so used.
19 Accounting that God was able to raise 34 For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, him up, even from the dead; from whence also and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, be received him in a figure. knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a 20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau con. better and an enduring substance.
cerning things to come. 35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, 21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blesswhich hath great recompense of reward.
ed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, 36 For ye have need of patience, that, after leaning upon the top of his staff.. ye have done the will of God, ye might receive 22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made menthe promise.
tion of the departing of the children of Israel ; 37 For yet a little while, and he that shall and gave commandment concerning his bones.. come will come, and will not tarry.
23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid 38 Now the just shall live by faith : but if any three months of his parents, because they saw he man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure was a proper child; and they were not afraid of in him.
the king's commandment. 39 But we are not of them who draw back 24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, unto perdition ; but of them that believe to the refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daugh: saving of the soul.
ter; CHAPTER XI.
25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the
people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of 1 What faith is. 6 Without faith we cannot
sin for a season ; please God. 7 The worthy fruits thereof in 26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater
riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had NOW faith is the substance of things hoped respect unto the recompense of the reward. for, the evidence of things not seen :
27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the 2 For by it the elders obtained a good rewrath of the king : for he endured, as seeing port.
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Echortation to faith, &c. HEBREWS. Divers godly admonitions.
28 Through faith he kept the passover, and 1 13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed that which is lame be turned out of the way ; the first-born should touch them.
but let it rather be healed. 29 By faith they passed through the Red sea 14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, as by dry land : which the Egyptians assaying without which no man shall see the Lord : to do were drowned.
15 Looking diligently, lest any man fail of the 30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, af. grace of God ; lest any root of bitterness springter they were compassed about seven days.
ing up, trouble you, and thereby many be de. 31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not filed ; with them that believed not, when she had re. 16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane per. ceived the spies with peace,
son, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold 32 And what shall I more say? for the time his birthright. would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, 17 For ye know how that afterward, when he and of Samson, and of Jephthae, of David also, would have inherited the blessing, he was re. and Samuel, and of the prophets :
jected: for he found no place of repentance, 33 Who through fuith subdued kingdoms, though he sought it carefully with tears. wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stop 18 For ye are not come unto the mount that ped the mouths of lions,
might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor 34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the unto bluckness, and darkness, and tempest, edge of the sword, out of weakness were made 19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice strong, waxed valinnt in fight, turned to flight of words ; which voice they that heard, entreat. the armies of the aliens,
ed that the word should not be spoken to them 35 Women received their dead raised to life! any more: again: and others were tortured, not accepting 20 (For they could not endure that which was deliverance; that they might obtain u better commanded, And if so much as a beast touch resurrection :
the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust 36 And others had trial of cruel mockings through with a dart : and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and im. 21 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses prisonment:
said, I exceedingly fear and quake:) 37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, 22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unwere tempted, were slain with the sword: they to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jeru. wandered about in sheep-skins, and goat-skins; salem, and to an innumerable company of being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
angels, 38"(of whom the world was not worthy :) 23 To the general assembly and church of the they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, first-born, which are written in heaven, and to and in dens and caves of the earth.
God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just 39 And these all, having obtained a good re. men made perfect, port through faith, received not the promise : 24 And to Jesus the Mediator of the new cov.
40 God having provided some better thing for enant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speak. ins, that they without us should not be made per. eth better things than that of Abel, fect.
25 See that ye refuse not him that spen keth. CHAPTER XII.
For if they escaped not who refused him that
spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, 1 An exhortation to constant faith, patience,
if we turn away from him that speaketh from and godliness. 22 A commendation of the new
hea ven : testament above the old.
26 Whose voice then shook the earth : but WHEREFORE, seeing we also are compass. now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I
Ved about with so great a cloud of witnesses, shake not the earth only, but also heaven, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which 27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the doth so easily beset us, and let us run with pa removing of those things that are shaken, as of tience the race that is set before us,
things that are made, that those things which 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher cannot be shaken may remain. of our faith; who, for the joy that was set be. 28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which fore him, endured the cross, despising the shame, cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby and is set down at the right hand of the throne we may serve God acceptably, with reverence of God.
and godly fear: 3 For consider him that endured such contra 29 For our God is a consuming fire. diction of sinners against himself, lest ye be
CHAPTER XII. wearied and faint in your minds.
4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving 1 Divers admonitions, as to charity, 4 to honest against sin.
life, 5 to avoid covetousness, 7 to regard 5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which God's preachers, 9 to take heed of strange docspeaketh unto you as unto children, My son, de.
trines, 10 to confess Christ, 16 to give alms, spise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor
17 to obey governors, 18 to pray for the apos. faint when thou art rebuked of him :
tle. 20 The conclusion. 6 For whom the Lord loveth be chasteneth, Í ET brotherly love continue. and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers : for 7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with thereby some have entertained angels una wares, you as with sons: for what son is he whom the 3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound father chasteneth not?
with them; and them which suffer adversity, as 8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof being yourselves also in the body. all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not 4 Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed unsons.
defiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God 9 Furthermore, we have had fathers of our will judge. flesh which corrected us, and we gave them rey. | 5 Let vour conversation be without covetous. erence: shall we not much rather be in subjec. ness; and be content with such things as ye tion unto the Father of spirits, and live?
have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, 10 For they verily for a few days chastened us nor forsake thee. after their own pleasure ; but he for our profit, 6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my that we might be partakers of his holiness. helper, and I will not fear what man shall do
11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth unto me. to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless, after. 7 Remember them which have the role over ward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righte. | you, who have spoken unto you the word of ousness unto them which are exercised there. God: whose faith follow, considering the end of
their conversation : 12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang 1 8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to-day, down, and the feeble knees ;
I and for ever.
gusness Unt deth the peace; neverthe
We are to ask patience of God. CHAPTER II. We are to hearken to the word.
9 Be not carried about with divers and strange may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that doctrines : for it is a good thing that the heart is unprofitable for you. be established with grace; not with meats, 18 Pray for us : for we trust we have a good which have not profited them that have been oc. conscience, in all things willing to live honestly. cupied therein.
19 But I beseech you the rather to do this, 10 We have an altar, whereof they have no l that I may be restored to you the sooner, right to eat wbich serve the tabernacle.
20 Now the God of peace, that brought again 11 For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shep. is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest herd of the sheep, through the blood of the ever. for sin, are burned without the camp.
lasting covenant, 12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanc. 21 Make you perfect in every good work, to tify the people with his own blood, suffered do his will, working in you that which is well. without the gate.
pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to 13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. the camp, bearing his reproach.
22 And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the 14 For here have we no continuing city, but word of exhortation: for I have written a letter we seek one to come.
unto you in few words. 15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of 23 know ye, that our brother Timothy is set praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of at liberty ; with whom, if he come shortly, 1 our lips, giving thanks to his name.
will see you.. 16 But to do good, and to communicate, for. 24 Salute all them that have the rule over get not: for with such sacrifices God is well you, and all the saints, They of Italy salute pleased..
you. 17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and 25 Grace be with you all. Amen. submit yourselves : for they watch for your 1 Written to the Hebrews from Italy, by Tim. souls, as they that must give account, that they | othy.
THE GENERAL EPISTLE OF
14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn
away of his own lust, and enticed. 1 We are to rejoice under the cross, 5 to ask pa.
15 Then, when lust hath conceived, it bring. tience of God, 13 and in our trials not to im.
eth forth sin ; and sin, when it is finished, bring. pute our weakness, or sins, unto him, 19 but
eth forth death. rather to hearken to the word, to meditate in
16 Do not err, my beloved brethren. it, and to do thereafter. 26 Otherwise men
17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is may seem, but never be truly religious.
from above, and cometh down from the Father TAMES, a servant of God and of the Lord Je. of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither
sus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are shadow of turning. scattered abroad, greeting.
18 Of his own will begat he us with the word 2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall of truth, that we should be a kind of first-fruits into divers temptations ;.
of his creatures, 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith 19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every worketh patience.
man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that wrath : ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.. 20 For the wrath of man worketh not the
5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of righteousness of God. God, that giveth to all men liberally, and up. 21 Wherefore lay a part all filthiness, and su. braideth not; and it shall be given him.
perfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meek. 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. ness the ingrafted word, which is able to save For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea your souls. driven with the wind and tossed.
22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hear. ? For let pot that man think that he shall re ers only, deceiving your own selves. ceive any thing of the Lord.
23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not 8 A double.minded man is unstable in all his | a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natu. ways.
ral face in a glass : 9 Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his he is exalted :
way, and straightway forgetteth what manner 10 But the rich, in that he is made low: be. of man he was. cause as the flower of the grass he shall pass 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of away.
liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a 11 For the sun is no sooner risen with a burn forgeiful hearer, but a doer of the work, this ing heat, but it withereth the grass, and the man shall be blessed in his deed. flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fash. 26 If any man among you seem to be religious, ion of it perisheth : so also shall the rich man and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his fade away in his ways.
own heart, this man's religion is vain. 12 Blessed is the man that endureth tempta. 27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and tion: for when he is tried, he shall receive the the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to widows in their affliction, and to keep himseif them that love him.
unspotted from the world. 13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God : for God cannot be tempted
CHAPTER II. with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 1 1 It is not agreeable to Christian profession to
d from thefliction, sit the falle God and
Of governing the tongue.
Faith without works is dead. JAMES. regard the rich, and to despişe the poor, 1 much good, and great harm. 13 They who brethren : 13 rather we are to be loving, and be truly wise be mild, and peaceable, without merciful : 14 and not to boast of faith where envying, and strife, no deeds are, 17 which is but a dead faith, 19 MY brethren, be not many masters, knowing the faith of devils, 21 and not of Abraham, that we shall receive the greater condemna. 25 and Rahab.
tion. M Y brethren, have not the faith of our Lord 2 For in many things we offend all. If any
M Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with re. man offend not in word, the same is a perfect spect of persons.
man, and able also to bridle the whole body. 2 For if there come unto your assembly, a 3 Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and that they inay obey us; and we turn about their there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; whole body.
3 And ye have respect to him that weareth the 4 Behold also the ships, which, though they gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou are they turned about with a very small helm, there, or sit here under my footstool:
whithersoever the governor listeth. 4 Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and 5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
boasteth great things. Behold, how great a 5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not matter a little fire kindleth! God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of inand heirs of the kingdom which he hath prom. iquity : so is the tongue among our members, ised to them that love him?
that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on 6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich fire the course of nature ; and it is set on fire of men oppress you, and draw you before the judg. hell. ment-seats?
7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and 7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, the which ye are called ?
and hath been tamed, of mankind : 8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the 8 But the tongne can no man tame; it is an scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thy. unruly evil, full of deadly poison. self, ye do well:
9 There with bless we God, even the Father ; 9 But if ye have respect to persons, ye com and therewith curse we men, which are made mit sin, and are convinced of the law as trans after the similitude of God. gressors,
10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing 10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law,
and cursing. My brethren, these things ought and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of not so to be. all.
11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same 11 For he that said, Do not commit adultery ; place sweet water and bitter? said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no 12. Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear oliveadultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a berries ? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain trunsgressor of the law.
both yield salt water and fresh. 12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall 13 Who is a wise man and endued with be judged by the law of liberty.
knowledge among you? let him shew out of a 13 For he shall have judgment without mercy good conversation his works with meekness of that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth wisdom. against judgment.
14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in 14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a l your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the man sny he hath faith, and have not works? truth. can taith save him?
15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, 15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute but is earthly, sensual, devilish. of daily food,
16 For where envying and strife is, there is 16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in confusion and every evil work, peace, be ve warmed and filled; notwithstanding 17 But the wisdom that is from above is first ye give them not those things which are needful pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be en. to the body; what doth it profit?
treated, full of mercy and good fruits, without 17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, partiality, and without hypocrisy. being alone.
18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, 1 peace of them that make peace. and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my
CHAPTER IV. works. 19 Thou believest that there is one God;
| 1 We are to strive against covetousness, 4 in.
temperance, 5 pride, 11 detraction, and rash thou doest well: the devils also believe, and
judgment of others : 13 and not to be confi. tremble. 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith
dent in the good success of worldly business,
but mindful ever of the uncertainty of this without works is dead?
life, to commit ourselves and all our affairs 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by
to God's providence. works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
FROM whence come wars and fightings among 22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his you? come they not hence, even of your lusts works, and by works was fajth mude perfect? that war in your members?
23 And the scripture was fulflled, which saith, 2 Ye lust and have not : ye kill, and desire to Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet him for righteousness: and he was called the ye have not, because ye ask not. Friend of God.
3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask 24 Ye see then how that by works a man is amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lasts. justified, and not by faith only.
4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not 25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot that the friendship of the world is enmity with justified by works, when she had received the | God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of messengers, and had sent them out another the world is the enemy of God. way?
5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, 26 For as the body without the spirit is dead,
The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? so faith without works is dead ulso.
6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he CHAPTER III.
saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace
unto the humble, 1 We are not rashly or arrogantly to reprove 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God, Resist others : 5 but rather to bridle the tongue, a | the devil, and he will flee from you. little member, but a powerful instrument of | 8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to