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Paul earnestly entreateth

the forgiveness of Onesimus. 11 Which in time past was or oweth thee ought, put that to thee unprofitable, but now on mine account ; profitable to thee and to me: 19 I Paul have written it with

12 Whom I have sent again: mine own hand, I will repay it: thou therefore receive him, that albeit I do not say to thee how is, mine own bowels;

thou owest unto me even thine 13 Whom I would have re- own self besides. tained with me, that in thy 20 Yea, brother, let me have stead he might have ministered joy of thee in the Lord: refresh unto me in the bonds of the my bowels in the Lord. gospel :

21 Having confidence in thy 14 But without thy mind obedience, I wrote unto thee, would I do nothing ; that thy knowing that thou wilt also do benefit should not be as it were

more than I

say. of necessity, but willingly. 22 But withal prepare me

15 For perhaps he therefore also a lodging: for I trust that departed for a season, that thou through your prayers I sha!l be shouldest receive him for ever; given unto you.

16 Not now as a servant, 23 There salute thee Epabut above a servant, a brother phras, my fellow-prisoner in beloved, specially to me, but Christ Jesus; how much more unto thee, 24 Marcus, Aristarchus, Deboth in the flesh and in the mas, Lucas, my fellow-labourers. Lord ?

25 The grace of our Lord 17. If thou count me there Jesus Christ be with your spirit. fore a partner, receive him as Amen. myself.

Written from Rome to Philemon, 18 If he hath wronged thee, by Onesimus, a servant.


Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the HEBREWS. CHAP. I.

3 Who being the brightness Christ far above angels. of his glory, and the express GOD, who at sundry times image of his person, and up

and in divers manners holding all things by the word spake in time past unto the of his power, when he had by fathers by the prophets, himself purged our sins, sat

2 Hath in these last days down on the right hand of the spoken unto us by his Son, Majesty on high; whom he hath appointed heir 4 Being made much of all things, by whom also he better than the angels, as he made the worlds ;

hath by inheritance obtained


a Son?


Christ far above all angels. HEBREWS,

The necessity of Christ's a ,

more excellent name than right hand, until I make thine they.

enemies thy footstool ? 5 For unto which of the 14 Are they not all miniangels said he at any time, stering spirits, sent forth to Thou -art my Son, this day minister for them who shall be have I begotten thee? And heirs of salvation : again, I will be to him a Fa

CHAP. II. ther, and he shall be to me Obedience due to Christ.

HEREFORE we ought to 6 And again, when he bring- give the more earnest heed eth in the first-begotten into to the things which we have the world, he saith, And let heard, lest at any time we should all the angels of God worship let them slip. him.

2 For if the word spoken by 7 And of the angels he saith, angels was stedfast, and every Who maketh his angels spirits, transgression and disobedience and his ministers a flame of fire. received a just recompence of

8 But unto the Son he saith, reward ; Thy throne, O God, is for ever 3 How shall we escape, if and ever: a sceptre of right- we neglect so great salvation; eousness is the sceptre of thy which at the first began to be kingdom:

spoken by the Lord, and was 9 Thou hast loved right-confirmed unto us by them that eousness, and hated iniquity; heard him ; therefore God, even thy God, 4 God also bearing them hath anointed thee with the oil witness, both with signs and of gladness above thy fellows. wonders, and with divers mi

10 And, Thou, Lord, in the racles, and gifts of the Holy beginning hast laid the founda- Ghost, according to his own tion of the earth; and the will ? heavens are the works of thine 5 For unto the angels hath he hands:

not put in subjection the world · 11 They shall perish, but to come, whereof we speak. thou remainest; and they all 6 But one in a certain place shall wax old as doth a gar- testified, saying, What is man, inent;

that thou art mindful of him? 12 And as a vesture shalt or the son of man, that thou thou fold them up, and they visitest him? shall be changed: but thou art 7 Thou madest him a little the same, and thy years shall | lower than the angels; thou not fail.

crownedst him with glory and 13 But to which of the angels honour, and didst set him over said he at any time, Sit on my I the works of thy hands :



assuming human nature.

Christ worthier than Moses. 8 Thou hast put all things in 16 For verily he took not on subjection under his feet. For him the nature of angels; but in that he put all in subjection he took on him the seed of under him, he left nothing that Abraham. is not put under him. But now 17 Wherefore in all things it we see not yet all things put behoved him to be made like under him.

unto his brethren, that he might 9 But we see Jesus, who was be a merciful and faithful high made a little lower than the priest in things pertaining to angels, for the suffering of God, to make reconciliation for death, crowned with glory and the sins of the people: honour; that he by the grace

18 For in that he himself of God should taste death for hath suffered, being tempted, every man.

he is able to succour them that 16 For it became him, for are tempted. whom are all things, and by

CHAP. III. whom are all things, in bring- Christ is more worthy than Moses. ing many sons unto glory, to HEREFORE, holy bremake the Captain of their salva- thren, partakers of the tion perfect through sufferings. heavenly calling, consider the

11 For both he that sancti- Apostle and High Priest of our fieth and they who are sanctified profession, Christ Jesus ; are all of one: for which cause 2 Who was faithful to him he is not ashamed to call them that appointed him, as also brethren;

Moses was faithful in all his 12 Saying, I will declare thy house. name unto my brethren; in the 3 For this man was counted midst of the church will I sing worthy of more glory than praise unto thee.

Moses, in as much as he who 13 And again, I will put my hath builded the house hath trust in him. And again, Be- more honour than the house. hold I and the children which 4 For every house is builded God hath given me.

by some man; but he that built 14 Forasmuch then as the all things is God. children are partakers of flesh 5 And Moses verily was faithand blood, he also himself like- ful in all his house, as a servant, wise took part of the same; that for a testimony of those things through death he might destroy which were to be spoken after; him that had the power of death, 6 But Christ as a Son over that is, the devil;

his own house; whose house 15 And deliver them who are we, if we hold fast the conthrough fear of death were all fidence and the rejoicing of the their life-timesubject to bondage. I hope firm unto the end.


me, proved me, and saw my L-a promise being left us

Danger of unbelief.

The Christian's rest. 7 Wherefore (as the Holy that they should not enter into Ghost saith, To-day, if ye will his rest, but to them that behear his voice,

lieved not? 8 Harden not your hearts, as 19 So we see that they could in the provocation, in the day not enter in because of unbelief. of temptation in the wilderness;

CHAP. IV. 9 When your fathers tempted

Rest attained by faith.

ET us therefore fear, lest works forty years.

10 Wherefore I was grieved of entering into his rest, any with that generation, and said, of you should seem to come They do alway err in their heart; short of it. and they have not known my

2 For unto us was the gospel ways,

preached, as well as unto them: ii So I sware in my wrath, but the word preached did not They shall not enter into my profit them, not being mixed rest.)

with faith in them that heard it. 12 Take heed, brethren, lest 3 For we which have believed there be in any of you an evil do enter into rest ; as he said, heart of unbelief, in departing As I have sworn in my wrath, from the living God.

If they shall enter into my 13 But exhort one another rest: although the works were daily, while it is called To-day; finished from the foundation of lest any of you be hardened the world. through the deceitfulness of sin. 4 For he spake in a certain

14 For we are made partakers place of the seventh day on this of Christ, if we hold the begin- wise, And God did rest the ning of our confidence stedfast seventh day from all his works. unto the end ;

5 And in this place again, If 15 Whilst it is said, To-day, they shall enter into my rest; if ye will hear his voice, harden 6 Seeing therefore it remainnot your hearts, as in the pro-eth that some must enter therein, vocation.

and they to whom it was first 16 For some, when they had preached entered not in because heard, did provoke: howbeit not of unbelief: all that came out of Egypt by 7 Again, he limiteth a certain Moses.

day, saying in David, To-day, 17 But with whom was he after so long a time; (as it is grieved forty years ? was it not said) To-day, if ye will hear his with them that had sinned, voice, harden not your hearts. whose carcases fell in the wilder- 8 For if Jesus had given them ness?

rest, then would he not afterward 18 And to whom sware he have spoken of another day,


Power of God's word.

The priesthood of Christ. 9 There remaineth therefore dained for men in things pera rest to the people of God. taining to God, that he may

10 For he that is entered into offer both gifts and sacrifices his rest, he also hath ceased from for sins: his own works, as God did from 2 Who can have compassion his.

on the ignorant, and on them 11 Let us labour therefore to that are out of the way; for enter into that rest, lest any that he himself also is comman fall after the same example passed with infirmity. of unbelief.

3 And by reason hereof he 12 Forthe word of God is quick, ought, as for the people, so also and powerful, and sharper than for himself, to offer for sins. any two-edged sword, piercing 4 And no man taketh this even to the dividing asunder of honour unto himself, but he soul and spirit, and of the joints that is called of God, as was and marrow, and is a discerner Aaron. of the thoughts and intents of 5 So also Christ glorified not the heart.

himself to be made an high 13 Neither is there any crea

any crea- priest; but he that said unto ture that is not manifest in his him, Thou art my Son, to-day sight: but all things are naked have I begotten thee. and opened unto the eyes of

6 As he saith also in another him with whom we have to do. place, Thou art a priest for ever,

14 Seeing then that we have after the order of Melchisedec. a great high priest, that is passed 7 Who in the days of his into the heavens, Jesus the Son flesh, when he had offered

up of God, let us hold fast our pro- prayers and supplications, with fession.

strong crying and tears, unto 15 For we have not an high him that was able to save him priest which cannot be touched from death, and was heard in with the feeling of our in- that he feared; firmities; but was in all points 8 Though he were a Son, tempted like as we are, yet yet learned he obedience by the without sin.

things which he suffered; 16 Let us therefore come 9 And being made perfect, boldly unto the throne of grace, he became the author of eternal that we may obtain mercy, and salvation unto all them that find grace to help in time of obey him; need.

io Called of God an high CHAP. V.

priest, after the order of Mel- . Of Christ's priesthood. chisedec. every high priest taken 11 Of whom we have

many from among men is or things to say, and hard to be

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