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Christ's perfect sacrifice

CHAP. X.

for the remission of sins. the true; but into heaven itself, | into the world, he saith, Sacrinow to appear in the presence fice and offering thou wouldest of God for us: not, but a body hast thou prepared me:'

6 In burnt-offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure:

7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me) to do thy will, O God.

25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;

26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once, in the end of the world, hath he appeared, to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.

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Exhortation to a stedfast

16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;

HEBREWS,

17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. 18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.

19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,

20 By a new and living way which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

21 And having an high priest over the house of God;

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faith and perseverance,

27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgement, and fiery indignation which shall devour the adversaries.

28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:

29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?

30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.

31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more as ye see the day approaching.

26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

32 But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;

33 Partly, whilst ye were made a gazing stock, both by reproaches and afflictions: and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.

34 For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.

35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.

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The nature of faith, and

CHAP. XI,

its acceptableness with God, 36 For ye have need of pa- | impossible to please him: for tience; that, after ye have done he that cometh to God must the will of God, ye might re- believe that he is, and that ceive the promise. he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.

38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he

CHAP. XI.

Of faith, and its fruits.

NOW faith is the substance went out, not knowing whither

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of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.

9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:

3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he, being dead, yet speaketh.

5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

6 But without faith it is

39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition, but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

10`For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God,

11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised,

12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.

13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off,

in the illustrious examples 23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment.

24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;

25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of 16 But now they desire a God, than to enjoy the pleabetter country, that is, an hea-sures of sin for a season; venly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for he hath prepared for them a city.

17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac; 27 By faith he forsook Egypt, and he that had received the not fearing the wrath of the promises, offered up his only-king: for he endured, as seeing begotten son, him who is invisible.

18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:

The fruits of faith

and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

14 For they that say such things, declare plainly that they seek a country.

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15 And truly if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned:

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26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.

28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the first-born should touch them.

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of the patriarchs and prophets.

CHAP. XII.

Of constancy in the faith. of David also, and Samuel, and | nesses, let us lay aside every of the prophets; weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.

35 Women received their dead 3 For consider him that enraised to life again: and others dured such contradiction of sinwere tortured, not acceptingners against himself, lest ye be deliverance; that they might wearied and faint in your minds. obtain a better resurrection: 4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. 5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation, which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:

36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea moreover, of bonds and imprisonment:

6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth

7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goat-skins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;

38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:

40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who, for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

CHAP. XII.

Exhortation to faith and patience. HEREFORE seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of wit

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9 Furthermore, we have had fathers of our flesh, which corrected us; and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

10 For they verily for a few

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