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The privileges of

the new coronant. days chastened us after their own that the word should not be pleasure; but he for our profit, spoken to them any more: that we might be partakers of 20 (For they could not endure his holiness.

that which was commanded, 11 Now no chastening for the And if so much as a beast present seemeth to be joyous, touch the mountain, it shall be but grievous: nevertheless, after- stoned, or thrust through with ward it yieldeth the peaceable a dart. fruit of righteousness unto them 21 And so terrible was the which are exercised thereby. sight, that Moses said, I exceed

12 Wherefore lift up the ingly fear and quake:) hands which hang down, and 22 But ye are come unto the feeble knees:

mount Sion, and unto the city 13 And make straight paths of the living God, the heavenly for your feet, lest that which is Jerusalem, and to an innumerlame be turned out of the way; able company of angels, but let it rather be healed. 23 To the general assembly

14 Follow peace with all men, and church of the first-born, and holiness, without whịch no which are written in heaven, man shall see the Lord: and to God the Judge of all,

15 Looking diligently, lest and to the spirits of just men any man fail of the grace of made perfect, God; lest any root of bitterness 24 And to Jesus the mediator springing up trouble you, and of the new covenant, and to the thereby many be defiled; blood of sprinkling, that speak

16 Lest there be any forni- eth better things than that of cator, or profane person, as Abel. Esau, who for one morsel of 25 See that ye refuse pol meat sold his birth-right. him that speaketh. For if they

17 For ye know how that escaped not who refused him afterward, when he would have that spake on earth, much more inherited the blessing, he was shall not we escape if we turn rejected: for he found no place away from him that speaketh of repentance, though he sought from heaven: it carefully with tears.

26 Whose voice then shook 18 For ye are not come the earth: but now he hath

prounto the mount that might be mised, saying, Yet once more touched, and that burned with I shake not the earth only, but fare, nor unto blackness, and also heaven. darkness, and tempest,

27 And this word, Yet once 19 And the sound of a trumpet, more, signifieth the removing of and the voice of words; which those things that are shaken, as voice they that heard, intreated l of things that are made, that

ing fire.


Sundry virtuous precepts, CHAP. XIII.

and godly admonitions. those things which cannot be 9 Be not carried about with shaken may remain.

divers and strange doctrines: 28 Wherefore we receiving for it is a good thing that the a kingdom which cannot be heart be established with grace; moved, let us have grace, where not with meats, which have not by we may serye God acceptably profited them that haye been with reverence and godly fear: occupied therein. 29 For our God is a consum- 10 We have an altar, whereof

they have no right to eat which CHAP. XIII.

serve the tabernacle. Divers godly admonitions.

11 For the bodies of those , LET ET brotherly love continue. beasts, whose blood is brought

2 Be not forgetful to into the sanctuary by the high entertain strangers: for thereby priest for sin, are burned without some have entertained angels the camp.

12 Wherefore Jesus also, that 3 Remember them that are he might sanctify the people in bonds, as bound with them; with his own blood, suffered and them which suffer adversity, without the gate. as being yourselves also in the 13 Let us go forth therefore body.

unto him without the camp, 4 Marriage is honourable in bearing his reproach: all, and the bed undefiled: but 14 For here have we no conwhoremongers and adulterers tinuing city, but we seek one to God will judge.

5 Let your conversation be 15 By him therefore let us without covetousness; and be offer the sacrifice of praise to content with such things as ye God continually, that is, the have: for he hath said, I will fruit of our lips, giving thanks never leave thee, nor forsake to his name. thee.

16 But to do good, and to 6 So that we may boldly say, communicate, forget not: for The Lord is my helper, and with such sacrifices God is well I will not fear what man shall pleased. do unto me.

17 Obey them that have the 7 Remember them which have rule over you, and submit the rule over you, who have yourselves: for they watch for spoken unto you the word of your souls, as they that must God: whose faith follow, con- give account: that they may sidering the end of their con- do it with joy, and not with versation:

grief: for that is unprofitable 8 Jesus Christ the same yes- for you. terday, and to-day, and for ever. 18 Pray for us: for we trust


The Apostle concludeth

HEBREWS, XIII. with prayer and salutation. we have a good conscience, in 22 And I beseech you, bre all things willing to live honestly. thren, suffer the word of exhor

19 But I beseech you the tation: for I have written a rather to do this, that I may be letter unto you in few words. restored to you the sooner. 23 Know ye that our brother

20 Now the God of peace, Timothy is set at liberty; with that brought again from the whom, if he come shortly, I will dead our Lord Jesus, that great see you. Shepherd of the sheep, through 24 Salate all them that have the blood of the everlasting co- the rule over you, and all the venant,

saints. They of Italy salute 21 Make you perfect in every you. good work to do his will, work- 25 Grace be with you all. ing in you that which is well-Amen. pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory q Written to the Hebrews from Italy for ever and ever. Amen.

by Timothy.

The General Epistle of JAMES.

6 But let him ask in faith, Wisdom to be sought of God. nothing wavering. For he that AMES, a servant of God wavereth, is like a wave of the

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to the twelve tribes which are tossed. scattered abroad, greeting, 7 For let not that man think

2 My brethren, count it all that he shall receive any thing joy when ye fall into divers of the Lord. temptations;

8 A double-minded man is 3 Knowing this, that the unstable in all his ways. trying of your faith worketh 9 Let the brother of low patience.

degree 'rejoice in that he is 4 But let patience have her exalted: perfect work, that ye may be 10 But the rich, in that he is perfect and entire, wanting no- made low: because as the flower thing.

of the

he shall

pass 5 If any of you lack wisdom, away. let him ask of God, that giveth 11 For the sun is no sooner to all men liberally, and up- risen with a burning heat, but braideth not; and it shall be it withereth the grass, and the given him.

flower thereof falleth, and the


We must resist temptation. JAMES, II. Doers of the word are blessed. grace of the fashion of it perish- meekness the engrafted word, eth: so also shall the rich man which is able to save your souls. fade away in his ways.

22 But be ye doers of the 12 Blessed is the man that word, and not hearers only, deendureth temptation: for when ceiving your own selves.

is tried, he shall receive the 23 For if any be a hearer of vn of life, which the Lord the word, and not a doer, he is promised to them that love like unto a man beholding his

natural face in a glass; 3 Let no man say when he is 24 For he beholdeth himself,

pted, I am tempted of God: and goeth his way, and straightfor God cannot be tempted with way forgetteth what manner of evil, neither tempteth he any man he was.

25 But whoso looketh into 14 But every man is tempted, the perfect law of liberty, and when he is drawn away of his continueth therein, he being not own lust, and enticed.

a forgetful hearer, but a doer 15 Then when lust hath con- of the work, this man shall be ceived, it bringeth forth sin: and blessed in his deed. sin, when it is finished, bringeth 26 If any man among you forth death.

seem to be religious, and bridleth 16 Do not err, my beloved not his tongue, but deceiveth his brethren.

own heart, this man's religion is 17 Every good gift, and every vain. perfect gift, is from above, and 27 Pure religion, and undecometh down from the Father filed before God and the Father, of lights, with whom is no is this, To visit the fatherless variableness, neither shadow of and widows in their affliction, turning.

and to keep himself unspotted 18. Of his own will begat he from the world. us with the word of truth, that

CHAP. II. we should be a kind of first

Of faith and works. fruits of his creatures.

Y brethren, have , my

faith of our Lord Jesus brethren, let every man be swift Christ, the Lord of glory, with to hear, slow to speak, slow to respect of persons. wrath:

2 For if there come unto 20 For the wrath of man your assembly a man with a worketh not the righteousness gold ring, in goodly apparel; of God.

and there come in also a poor 21 Wherefore lay apart all man in vile raiment; filthiness and superfluity of 3 And ye have respect to him naughtiness, and receive with that weareth the gay clothing,

The poor not to be despised. JAMES,

Of faith without works. and say

unto him, Sit thou here shewed no mercy, and mercy in a good place; and say to the rejoiceth against judgement. poor, Stand thou there, or sit

14 What doth it profit, my here under my footstool: brethren, though a man say he

4 Are ye not then partial hath faith, and have not works? in yourselves, and are become Can faith save him? judges of evil thoughts?

15 If a brother or sister be 5 Hearken, my beloved bre naked, and destitute of daily thren, Hath not God chosen the food, poor of this world, rich in faith, 16 And one of you say unto and heirs of the kingdom which them, Depart in peace,


you he hath promised to them that warmed and filled; notwithlove him?

standing ye give them not those 6 But ye have despised the things which are needful to the poor. Do not rich men oppress body; what doth it profit? you, and draw you before the 17 Even so faith, if it hath judgement-seats?

not works, is dead, being alone. ĭ Do not they blaspheme 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou that worthy name by the which hast faith, and I have works: ye are called?

shew me thy faith without thy 8 If ye fulfil the royal law, works, and I will shew thee my according to the scripture, Thou faith by my works. shalt love thy neighbour as thy- 19 Thou believest that there self, ye do well:

is one God; thou doest well: 9 But if ye have respect to the devils also believe, and persons, ye commit sin, and are tremble. convinced of the law as trans- 20 But wilt thou know, O vain gressors.

man, that faith without works is 10 For whosoever shall keep dead? the whole law, and yet offend 21 Was not Abraham our in one point, he is guilty of father justified by works, when all.

he had offered Isaac his son upon 11 For he that said, Do not the altar? commit adultery, said also, Do 22 Seest thou how faith not kill. Now if thou commit wrought with his works, and by no adultery, yet if thou kill, works was faith made perfect? thou art become a transgressor

23 And the Scripture was of the law.

fulfilled which saith, Abraham 12 So speak ye, and so do, believed God, and it was imas they that shall be judged by puted. unto him for righteousthe law of liberty.

ness: and he was called the 13 For he shall have judge - Friend of God. ment without mercy, that hath 24 Ye see then how that by

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