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would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
9 There remaineth therefore a h rest? to the people of God.
10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.)
11 Let us i labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall k after the same example of unbelief.8
12 For the word of God is 'quick, and power7 keeping of a sabbath. A. V. 8 disobedience. A. V. ° lively. Gen. Rh.
n See on 2 Thes. i. 7; and on Rom. viii. 18.
i 2 Pet. i. 10: Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure : for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall. See on Mat. vii. 13. * Heb. iii. 12, 18, 19.
Ps. cxix. 25, 50 : Quicken thou me according to thy word. Thy word hath quickened me. 2 Cor. x. 4, 5: The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds ; casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
m Ps. xix. 7, &c: The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart : the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever : the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous, altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold : sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned : and in keeping of them there is great reward, Isa. xlix. 2 : And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me. JER. xxiii, 29: Is not my word like as a fire ? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces ? Acts, ii. 37: When they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do ? Rom, i. 16: I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ : for it is the power of God unto salvation. JAMES, i, 18: Of his own will begat he us with the word
ful, 10 and sharper than any otwoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing ásunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a p discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 Neither is there 9 any creature that is not
10 active. Ham. efficacious. Dod. effectual. Pu. of truth. 1 Pet. i. 23 : Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. 1 John, iii. 9 : Whosoever is' born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him.
Pro. v. 4: Her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as' a twoedged sword.
• See on Eph. vi. 17. pl' Cor. xiv. 24, 25: If all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all: and thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report thảt God is in you of a truth.
1 2 CHR. xvi. 9 : The eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward hiin. Job, xxvi. 6: Hello is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering. do. xxviii. 24: He looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven. do. xxxi. 4: Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps ? do. xxxiv. 21 : His eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth'all his goings. Ps. xxxiii. 13, 14: The Lord looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men. From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth. do. xc. 8: Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret' sins in the light of thy countenance. do. cxxxix. 1, 11, 12, &c: O' LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover' me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the liglit are both alike to thee! PRO. v. 21 : The ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and' he pondereth all his goings. do. xv. 3, 11: The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. Hell and destruction are before the Lord': how much more then the hearts of the children of men ? JER. xvi. 17 : Mine eyes are upon all their ways : they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes. do. xxxii. 19: Thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men': to
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manifest in his sight : but all things are naked and opened ' unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. 12
14 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest,s that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
15 For w we have not an High Priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of 13 our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, 14 w yet without sin.
16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
CHAP. V. 1 The authority and honour of our Saviour's priesthood: 11 negli.
gence in the knowledge thereof is reproved. FOR every High Priest taken from among men is a ordained for men "in things pertaining
11 disclosed. Pu. 12 him to whom we must give an account. Whit. 18 cannot sympathize with. We, cannot be affected with. Pu. 14 in like manner. Pu. appointed. Pu. give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
See on Heb. iii. l..
Heb. vii. 26 : Such an High Priest became us—made higher than the heavens. do. ix. 12, 24 : By his own blood he entered in once into the holy place.-Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands—but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.
*HEB. X. 23 : Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering.
u Isa. liii. 3: He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. See on Heb. iii. l.
LUKE, xxii. 28: Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations.
w See on 2 Cor. v. 21. * See on Rom. v. 2.
CHAP. V. . See on Heb. iii. 1. See on Heb, iii. 1.
to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins : .
2 Who can have a compassion on ? the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way ;3 for that e he himself also is compassed with infirmity.
3 And by reason hereof he ought, fas for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.
4 And no man staketh this honour unto him
S them that err from the
2 Who can reasonably bear with. A. V. way. Whit.
Heb. viii. 3, 4: Every High Priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices : wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer. For if he were on earth, he should not be a Priest, seeing that there are Priests that offer gifts according to the law. do. ix. 9: In which were offered both gifts and sacrifices. do. x. 11: And every Priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. do. xi. 4: By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than CainGod testifying of his gifts.
d Heb. iv. 15. See on do. iji. 1. e See on Heb. iii. 1.
fLev. iv. 3 : If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people; then let him bring for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto the LORD for a sin offering. do. ix. 7: Moses said unto Aaron, Go unto the altar, and offer thy sin offering, and make an atonement for thyself, and for the people. do. xvi. 6, 11, 15–17: And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make an atonement for himself, and for his house. And Aaron shall bring the bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and shall make an atonement for himself, and for his house, and shall kill the bullock of the sin offering which is for himself. Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the vail, and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat: and he shall make an atonement for the holy place--for himself, and for his houshold, and for all the congregation of Israel. HEB. vii. 27 : Who needeth not daily, as those High Priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s. do. ix. 7: Which [blood] he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people. :82 Chr. xxvi. 18 : It appertaineth ot unto thee, Uzziah, to
self, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.
5 So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an High Priest ; but he that said unto hiin, * Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.
6 As he saith also in another place, Thou art
burn incense unto the Lord, but to the priests the sons of Aaron, that are consecrated to burn incense : go out of the sanctuary; for thou hast trespassed ; neither shall it be for thine honour from the Lord God. John, iii. 27 : John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.
" Exod, xxviii. 1: Take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office. Numb. iii. 10: Thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall wait on their priest's office : and the stranger that cometh pigh shall be put to death. do. xvi. 5, 40 : And he spake unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, Even to morrow the LORD will show who are his, and who is holy; and will cause him to come near unto him : even him whom he hath chosen will he cause to come near unto him. To be a memorial unto the children of Israel, that no stranger, which is not of the seed of Aaron, come near to offer incense before the LORD; that he be not as Korah, and as his company: as the LORD said to him by the hand of Moses. I Ĉhr. xxiii. 13: Aaron was separated, that he should sanctify the most holy things, he and his sons for ever, to burn incense before the Lord, to minister unto him, and to bless in his name for ever.
"John, viii. 54 : If I honour myself, my honour is nothing : it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God.
* See on Acrs, xiii. 33.
'Gen. xiv. 18–20: Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine : and he was the priest of the most high God. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most bigh God, possessor of heaven and earth : and blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy haud. And he gave him tithes of all. Ps. cx. 4: The LORD. hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek. Zec. vi. 13: He [the man whose name is the Branch] shall sit and rule upon his throne ; and he shall be a priest upon his throne : and the counsel of peace shall be between them both. Heb.iii. 1 : Consider the Apostle aud Pligh Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus. do. vi. 20 :