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Sacrifices of the law HEBREWS. inferior to Christ's. blood; and without shedding once purged should have had of blood is no remission. no more conscience of sins. f 23 It was therefore neces 3 But in those sacrifices sary that the patterns of there is a remembrance again things in the heavens should made of sins every year. be purified with these; but 4 For it is not possible that the heavenly things them- the blood of bulls and of selves with better sacrifices goats should take away sins. than these.

a 5 Wherefore when he cont 24 For Christ is not entered eth into the world, he saith, into the holy places made Sacrifice and offering thou with hands, which are the fi- wouldest not, but a body hast gures of the true; but into thou prepared me: heaven itself, now to appear 6 liburnt offerings and in the presence of God for us: sacrifices for sin thou hast

25 Nor yet that he should had no pleasure. offer himself often, as the 7 Then said I, Lo, I come high priest entereth into the (in the volume of the book holy place every year with it is written of me,) to do blood of others;

thy will, o God. t 26 For then must he often 8 Above when he said, Sahave suffered since the foun-crifice and offering and burnt dation of the world: but now offerings and offering for sin once in the end of the world thou wouldest not, neither hath he appeared to put away hadst pleasure therein; which sin by the sacrifice of himsell. are offered by the law; t 27 And as it is appointed 9 Then said he, Lo, I come unto men once to die, but to do thy will, o God. He after this the judgment: taketh away the first, that he 1 28 So Christ was once of- may establish the second. fered to bear the sins of t 10 By the which will we are many; and unto them that sanctified through the offerlook for him shall he appear ing of the body of Jesus the second time without sin Christ once for all. unto salvation.

11 And every priest standCHAP. X.

eth daily ministering and of FO VOR the law having a sha- fering oftentimes the same

dow of good things to sacrifices, which can never come, and not the very image take away sins: of the things, can never with $ 12 But this man, after he those sacrifices which they had offered one sacrifice for offered year by year con- sins, for ever sat down on tinually make the comers the right hand of God; thereunto perfect.

13 From henceforth expect2 For then would they not ing till his enemies be made have ceased to be offered? his footstool. because that the worshippers lt 14 For by one offering be

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An exhortation to CHAP. X. hold fast the faith. hath perfected for ever them w26 For if we sin wilfully afthat are sanctified.

ter that we have received the t 15 Whereof the Holy Ghost knowledge of the truth, there also is a witness to us: for af- remaineth no more sacrifice ter that he had said before, for sins, t 16 This is the covenant 27 Bút a certain fearful that I will make with them looking for of judgment and after those days, saith the fiery indignation, which shall Lord, I will put my laws into devour the adversaries. their hearts, and in their 28 He that despised Moses' minds will I write them; law died without mercy un

17 And their sins and ini- der two or three witnesses: quities will I remember no w29 of how much sorer pu

nishment, suppose ye, shall 18 Now where remission of he be thought worthy, who these is, there is no more bath trodden under foot the offering for sin.

Son of God, and hath counted 19 Having therefore, bre- the blood of the covenant, thren, boldness to enter into wherewith he was sanctified, the holiest by the blood of an unholy thing, and hath Jesus,

done despite unto the Spirit 20 By a new and living way, of grace? which he hath consecrated t 30 For we know him that for us through the veil, that hath said, Vengeance belongis to say, his flesh;

eth unto me, I will recom21 And having an high pense, saith the Lord. And priest over the house of God; again, The Lord shall judge d 22 Let us draw near with a his people. true heart in full assurance 31 It is a fearful thing to of faith, having our hearts fall into the hands of the sprinkled from an evil con- living God. science, and our bodies wash-t 32 But call to remembrance ed with pure water. the former days, in which, d 23 Let us hold fast the pro- after ye were illuminated, ye fession of our faith without endured a great fight of wavering; (for he is faithful afflictions; that promised;)

33 Partly, whilst ye were d 24 And let us consider one made a gazúngstock both by another to provoke unto love reproaches and afflictions; and to good works: and partly, whilst ye became d 25 Not forsaking the as- companions of them that sembling of ourselves to-were so used. gether, as the manner of 6 34 For ye had compassion some is; but exhorting one of me in my bonds, and took another: and so much the joyfully the spoiling of your more, as ye see the day ap- goods, knowing in yourselves proaching.

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he that cometh to God must d 35 Cast not away therefore believe that he is, and that your confidence, which hath he is a rewarder of them great recompense of reward. that diligently seek him.

36 For ye have need of pa- c 7 By faith Noah, being tience, that, after ye have warned of God of things not done the will of God, ye seen as yet, moved with fear, might receive the promise. prepared an ark to the save r 37 For yet a little while, ing of his house; by the which and he that shall come will he condemned the world, and come, and will not tarry. became heir of the righteousd 38 Now the just shall live ness which is by faith. by faith: but if any man draw c 8 By faith Abraham, when back, my soul shall have no he was called to go out into pleasure in him.

a place which he should after c 39 But we are not of them receive for an inheritance, who draw back unto perdi- obeyed; and he went out, not tion; but of them that believe knowing whither he went. to the saving of the soul. 9 By faith le sojourned in t CHAP. XI.

the land of promise, as in a of things hoped , the evidence of things not seen. Jacob, the heirs with him of

2 For by it the elders ob- the same promise: tained a good report.

10 For he looked for a t 3 Through faith we under-city which hath foundations, stand that the worlds were whose builder and maker is framed by the word of God, God. so that things which are seen 11 Through faith also Sara were not made of things herself' received strength to which do appear.

conceive seed, and was de. C 4 By faith Abel offered un- livered of a child when she to God a more excellent sa- was past age, because she crifice than Cain, by which judged him faithful who had he obtained witness that he promised. was righteous, God testifying 12 Therefore sprang there of his gifts: and by it he be- even of one, and him as good ing dead yet speaketh. as dead, so many as the stars c5 By faith Enoch was trans- of the sky in multitude, and lated that he should not see as the sand which is by the death; and was not found, sea shore innumerable. because God had translated < 13 These all died in faith, him: for before his transla- not having received the protion he had this testimony, mises, but having seen them that he pleased God. afar off, and were persuaded * But without faith it is of them, and embraced them,

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