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The Levitical priesthood HEBREWS,

is abolished. sum: We have such a high | fathers, in the day when I took priest, who is set on the right them by the hand to lead them hand of the throne of the Ma- out of the land of Egypt; bejesty in the heavens;

cause they continued not in 2 A minister of the sanctu- my covenant, and I regarded ary, and of the true tabernacle, them not, saith the Lord. which the Lord pitched, and 10 For this is the covenant not man.

that I will make with the house 3 For every high priest is or- of Israel after those days, saith dained to offer gifts and sacri: the Lord; I will

the Lord; I will put my laws fices: wherefore it is of neces- into their mind, and write sity that this man have some- them in their hearts; and I what also to offer.

will be to them a God, and 4 For if he were on earth, he they shall be to me a people: should not be a priest, seeing 11 And they shall not teach that there are priests that of every man his neighbour, and fer gifts according to the law: every man his brother, saying,

5 Who serve unto the exam. Know the Lord : for all shall ple and shadow of heavenly know me, from the least to the things, as Moses was admo- greatest. nished of God when he was 12 For I will be merciful to about to make the tabernacle: their unrighteousness, and their for, See, saith he, that thousins and their iniquities will I make all things according to remember no more. the pattern shewed to thee in 13 In that he saith, A new the mount.

covenant, he hath made the 6 But now hath he obtained a first old. Now that which demore excellent ministry, by cayeth and waxeth old is ready how much also he is the me- to vanish away. diator of a better covenant, which was established upon

CHAPTER IX. better promises.

1 The description of the rites and bloody sa 7 For if that first covenant crifices of the law, 11 which are far infe had been faultless, then should

rior to the dignity and perfection of the

blood and sacrifice of Christ. no place have been sought for NHEN verily the first covethe second.

nant had also ordinances 8 For finding fault with them, of divine service, and a worldhe saith, Behold, the days ly sanctuary. come, saith the Lord, when I 2 For there was a tabernacle will make a new covenant made; the first, wherein was with the house of Israel and the candlestick, and the table, with the house of Judah:

and the shew bread; which is 9 Not according to the co- called the sanctuary. venant that I made with their

3 And after the second vail,

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The sacrifices of the law CHAPTER IX. inferior to that of Christ.
the tabernacle which is called perfect tabernacle, not made
the holiest of all;

with hands, that is to say, not
4 Which had the golden cen- of this building;
ser, and the ark of the cove- 12 Neither by the blood of
nant overlaid round about with goats and calves, but by his
gold, wherein was the golden own blood he entered in once
pot that had manna, and Aa- into the holy place, having
ron's rod that budded, and the obtained eternal redemption
tables of the covenant; for us.

5 And over it the cherubim 13 For if the blood of bulls
of glory shadowing the mercy and of goats, and the ashes
seat; of which we cannot now of a heifer sprinkling the un-
speak particularly.

clean, sanctifieth to the purify.
6 Now when these things ) ing of the flesh;
were thus ordained, the priests 14 How much more shall the
went always into the first ta- blood of Christ, who through
bernacle, accomplishing the the eternal Spirit offered him.
service of God.

self without spot to God,
7 But into the second went purge your conscience from
the high priest alone once eve- dead works to serve the living
ry year, not without blood, God?
which he offered for himself, 15 And for this cause he is
and for the errors of the peo- the mediator of the new tes-
ple:

tament, that by means of death,
8 The Holy Ghost this signi. for the redemption of the trans-
fying, that the way into the gressions that were under the
holiest of all was not yet made first testament, they which
manifest, while as the first ta- are called might receive the
bernacle was yet standing: promise of eternal inheritance.

9 Which was a figure for the 16 For where a testamentis,
time then present, in which there must also of necessity
were offered both gifts and be the death of the testator.
sacrifices, that could not make 17 For a testament is of force
him that did the service per- after men are dead: otherwise
fect, as pertaining to the con- it is of no strength at all while
science;

the testator liveth.
10 Which stood only in meats 18 Whereupon neither the
and drinks, and divers wash- first testament was dedicated
ings, and carnal ordinances, without blood.
imposed on them until the time 19 For when Moses had spok.
of reformation.

en every precept to all the peo.
11 But Christ being come a ple according to the law, he
high priest of good things to took the blood of calves and of
come, by a greater and more goats, with water, and scarlet

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Necessity of Christ's death. HEBREWS, Law sacrifices weak. wool, and hyssop, and sprin- cond time without sin unto kled both the book and all the salvation. . people,

CHAPTER X. 20 Saying, This is the blood

1 The weakness of the law sacrifices. 10 The of the testament which God

sacrifice of Christ's body, once offered, 14 for hath enjoined unto you.

ever hath taken away sins.

tion to hold fast the faith, with patience and 21 Moreover he sprinkled thanksgiving likewise with blood both the

law having a sha

vessels dow of good things to of the ministry.

come, and not the very image 22 And almost all things are of the things, can never with by the law purged with blood; those sacrifices, which they and without shedding of blood offered year by year continuis no remission.

ally, make the comers there23 It was therefore necessa- unto perfect. ry

that the patterns of things 2 For then would they not in the heavens should be puri. have ceased to be offered ? fied with these; but the hea- because that the worshippers venly things themselves with once purged should have had better sacrifices than these. no more conscience of sins.

24 For Christ is not entered 3 But in those sacrifices there into the holy places made is a remembrance again made with hands, which are the of sins every year. figures of the true ; but into 4 For it is not possible that heaven itself, now to appear the blood of bulls and of goats in the presence of God for us: should take away sins.

25 Nor yet that he should 5 Wherefore, when he cometh offer himself often, as the high into the world, he saith, Sacri. priest entereth into the holy fice and offering thou wouldest place every year with blood of not, but a body hast thou preothers;

pared me: 26 For then must he often 6 In burnt offerings and sacri. have suffered since the foun- fices for sin thou hast had no dation of the world : but now pleasure. once in the end of the world 7 Then said I, Lo, I come hath he appeared to put away in the volume of the book it sin by the sacrifice of himself. is written of me) to do thy will,

27 And as it is appointed O God. unto men once to die, but 8 Above when he said, Saafter this the judgment: crifice and offering and burnt

28 So Christ was once offer- offerings and offering for sin ed to bear the sins of many;

thou wouldest not, neither and unto thein that look for hadst pleasure therein; which him shall he appear the se- are offered by the law;

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Christ's perfect sacrifice.

CHAPTER X. Steadfastness urged. 9 Then said he, Lo, I come 21 And having a high priest to do thy will, O God. He over the house of God; taketh away the first, that he 22 Let us draw near with a may establish the second. true heart in full assurance of

10 By the which will we are faith, having our hearts sprinsanctified through the offering kled from an evil conscience, of the body of Jesus Christ and our bodies washed with once for all.

11 And every priest standeth 23 Let us hold fast the pro-
daily ministering and offering fession of our faith without
oftentimes the same sacrifices, wavering; for he is faithful
which can never take away that promised;
sins:

24 And let us consider one
12 But this man, after he had another to provoke unto love
offered one sacrifice for sins for and to good works:
ever, sat down on the right 25 Not forsaking the assem-
hand of God;

bling of ourselves together, as 13 From henceforth expect the manner of some is; but ing till his enemies be made exhorting one another: and so his footstool.

much the more, as ye see the 14 For by one offering he day approaching. hath perfected for ever them 26 For if we sin wilfully that are sanctified.

after that we have received 15 Whereof the Holy Ghost the knowledge of the truth, also is a witness to us: for

there remaineth no more saafter that he had said before, crifice for sins,

16 This is the covenant that 27 But a certain fearful look. I will make with them after ing for of judgment and fiery those days, saith the Lord; I indignation, which shall dewill put my laws into their vour the adversaries. hearts, and in their minds 28 He that despised Moses' will I write them;

law died without mercy under 17 And their sins and iniqui- two or three witnesses: ties will I remember no more.

29 Of how much sorer pu18 Now where remission of nishment, suppose ye, shall he these is, there is no more offer- be thought worthy, who hath ing for sin.

trodden under foot the Son of 19 Having therefore, breth God, and hath counted the ren, boldness to enter into the blood of the covenant, whereholiest by the blood of Jesus, with he was sanctified, an

20 By a new and living way, unholy thing, and hath done which he hath consecrated for despite unto the Spirit of us, through the vail, that is to grace? say, his flesh;

30 For we know him that

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Steadfastness urged. HEBREWS,

Nature of faith hath said, Vengeance belong

CHAPTER XI. eth unto me, I will recompense,

1 What faith is. 6 Without faith we cannot saith the Lord. And again,

please God.

7 The worthy fruits thereof

in the saints of old time. The Lord shall judge his peo- OW faith is the substance ple.

of things hoped for, the 31 It is a fearful thing to fall evidence of things not seen. into the hands of the living 2 For by it the elders obtainGod.

ed a good report. 32 But call to remembrance 3 Through faith we under. the former days, in which, stand that the worlds were after ye were illuminated, ye framed by the word of God, endured a great fight of afflic- so that things which are seen tions ;

were not made of things which 33 Partly, whilst ye were

do appear. made a gazingstock both by 4 By faith Abel offered unto reproaches and afflictions; and God a more excellent sacrifice partly, whilst ye became com- than Cain, by which he obtainpanions of them that were so ed witness that he was righteous, used.

God testifying of his gifts: and 34 For ye had compassion by it he being dead yet speaketh. of me in my bonds, and took 5 By faith Enoch was transjoyfully the spoiling of your lated that he should not see goods, knowing in yourselves death; and was not found, bethat ye have in heaven a cause God had translated him : better and an enduring sub- for before his translation he had stance.

this testimony, that he pleas35 Cast not away therefore ed God. your confidence, which hath 6 But without faith it is imgreat recompense of reward.

possible to please him: for he 36 For ye have need of pa- that cometh to God must betience, that, after ye have done lieve that he is, and that he the will of God, ye might re- is a rewarder of them that ceive the promise.

diligently seek him. 37 For yet a little while, 7 By faith Noah, being warnand he that shall come willed of God of things not seen as come, and will not tarry. yet, moved with fear, prepared

38 Now the just shall live by an ark to the saving of his faith: but if any man draw house; by the which he conback, my soul shall have no demned the world, and becamo pleasure in him.

heir of the righteousness which 39 But we are not of them is by faith. who draw back unto perdition; 8 By faith Abraham, when but of them that believe to the he was called to go out into a saving of the soul.

place which he should after

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