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bad tntHBlated him: for before his translation be hud this testimony, that he pleased God.

6 But 'without faith it is impossible to please lain: for he that eometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewardcr of them that diligently seek him.

7 By faith s Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, I moved with fear, "prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of 1 the righteousness which is by faith.

8 By faith k Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

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:

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

11 Through faith also P Sarah herself received strength to conceive seed, and 9 was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him r faithful who had promised.

12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and "him as good as dead, 1 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 t in faith,"not having received the promises, but * having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and r confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

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

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

16 But now they desire a better countri/, that is, a heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed »to be called their God: for bhe bath prepared for them a city.

17 By faith c Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the prom

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ises <i offered up his only begot-1 ten son,

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

19 Accounting that God 'was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.

20 By faith s Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.

21 By faith Jacob, when he was | a dying, "blessed both the sons of Joseph; and 'worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff, j

22 By faith k Joseph, when he died, 1 made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning; his bones.

23 By faith1 Moses, when he was born, was hid three mouths 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 God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;

20 Esteeming Pthe reproach I of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto i the recompense of the reward.

27 By faith 'he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as ■ seeing him who is invisible.

28 Through faith 'he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.

29 By faith « they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.

30 By faith 1 the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.

31 By faith Jthe harlot Eahab perished not with them 1 that believed not, when zshe had received the spies with peace.

32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of "Gideon, and of "Barak, and of c Samson, and of d Jephthah; of "David also, and 'Samuel, and of the prophets:

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33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, 6 obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

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

35 n Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:

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

37 fl They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: r they wandered about aiu sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;

38 Of whom the world was not worthy: they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and 1 in dens and caves of the earth.

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

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

CHAPTER XII.

I An exhortation my constant faith ,patience, and godliness. 22 A commendation of the new testament above the old.

WHEREFORE, seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, Met us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset Ms, and Met us run 5 with patience the race that is set before us,

2 Looking unto Jesus the 1 author and finisher of our faith; dwho for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and cis set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

3 'For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, 'lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

4 hYc have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.

5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speakcth unto you as unto children, 'My son,

despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:

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

7 1 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.

9 Furthermore, we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected its, 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 days chastened us (after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, °that Im might be partakers of his holiness.

11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless, afterward it'yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

12 Wherefore ?lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;

13 r And make 1 straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; stout let it rather be healed.

14 'Follow peace with all men, and holiness, » without which no man shall see the Lord:

15 1 Looking diligently y lest any man I fail of the grace of God; zlest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

16 aLest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, •> who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.

17 For ye know how that afterward, cwhen he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: d for he found no I place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.

18 For ye are not come unto ethe mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,

19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard entreated

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Danger of refusing the word.

A. D. 64,

HEBREWS.

Divers exhortations.

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that the word should not spoken to them any more:

20 (For they could not endure that which was commanded, 'And if Bo much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:

21 hAnd so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)

22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, kand unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, I and to an innumerable company of angels

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To the general assembly 6 So that we may boldly say, «■

and church of "Mho firstborn, "which are 1 written in heaven, and to God "the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men p made perfect,

24 And to Jesus ithe mediator of the new 1 covenant, and to r the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things 'than that o/Abel.

25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh: for 'if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:

26 "Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, xYet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.

27 And this word, Yet once more, signiticth r the removing of those things that I are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.

28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, I let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

29 For 'our God is a consuming fire.

CHAPTER XIII.

I Tiirrrs admonitions, ax to charity, 4 to nonext }\f'e, & to avoid coretottuneM, 7 to re

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hThe Lord is my helper, and I' will not fear what man shall do unto me.

7 I Remember them which I have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: kwhose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.

8 Jesus Christ 'the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

9 mBe not carried about with divers and strange doctrines: for j it is a good thing that the heart I be established with grace; nnot with meats, which have not prolited them that have been occupied therein.

10 0 We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.

11 For Pthe bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.

12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, I suffered without the gate.

13 Let us go forth therefore upto him without the camp, bearing r his reproach.

14 'For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

15 i By him therefore let us offer "the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, "the fruit of our lips, tgiving thanks to his name.

10 y But to do good and to communicate forget not: for 1 with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

17 aObey them that I have the | rule over you, and submit your

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selves: for bthey watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

18 c Pray for us: for we trust we have (l a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.

19 But I beseech you ethe rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.

20 Nowf the God of peace, e that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, hthat great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting I covenant,

21 kMake you perfect in every

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JAMES and salutation.

good work to do his will, 11 work-j A-D-Ming in you that which is well |Or,«!»fcvpleasing in his sight, through :'nui. 2.13. Jesus Christ; mto whom be glory j "OM. 1.5. for ever and ever. Amen. I {Jivi-V*

22 And I beseech you, brethren,I suffer the word of exhortation: for nI have written a letter unto you in few words.

23 Know ye that "our brother 1 >i Thess.it. Timothy Pis set at liberty; with j PiTira.6.12. whom, if he come shortly, I will see you.

24 Salute all them "that have \ 1 w.x n. the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.

25 'Grace with you all. Amen. |rTit3.i5.

TT Written to the Hebrews from Italy by
Timothy.

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THE GENERAL EPISTLE OF

JAMES.

CHAPTER I.

1 We are to rrjtwee under the cross, 5 to ask patience of (lot/, 13 and m aw trials not to impute onr weak-nets, or sins, unto him, 19 but rather to hearken to the word, to meditate in it, and to do thereafter, ai Otherwise men may seem, but never be truly religious.

•TAMES, >>a servant of God fj and of the Lord Jesus Christ, c to the twelve tribes J which are scattered abroad, greeting.

2 My brethren,e count it all joy 'when ye fall into divers temptations;

3 s Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

5 hIf any of you lack wisdom, 'let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraids- eth not; and kit shall be given him.

6 1 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering: for he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.

8 m A doubleminded man is unstable in all his ways.

9 Let the brother of low degree I rejoice in that he is exalted:

10 But the rich, in that he is made low: because »as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.

11 For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.

12 0 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive Pthe crown of life, 9 which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with I evil, neither tempteth he any man:

14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

15 Then rwhen lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin; and sin, when it is finished, s bringeth forth death.

10 Do not err, my beloved brethren.

17 'Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of

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Doers of the word are blessed.

JAMES

We must not despise the poor.

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lights, "with whom Ib no varia-
bleness, neither shadow of turn-
ing.

18 x Of his own will begat he us
with the word of truth, y that we
should be a kind of2 hrstfruits of
his creatures.

19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, a let every man be swift to hear, bslow to speak, cslow to wrath:

20 For the wrath of man workethnot the righteousness of God.

21 Wherefore d lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, 0 which is able to save your souls.

22 Butf be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

23 For «if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:

24 For he beholdeth himself, and gocth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

25 But h whoso lookcth into the perfect 1 law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not

forgetful hearer, but
the work, k this man shall be
blessed in his S deed.

26 If any man among you seem
to be religious, and 1 bridleth not
his tongue, but deceiveth his
own heart, this man's religion is
vain.

27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, mTo visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, aa?id to keep himself unspotted from the world.

CHAPTER II.

1 It is not agreeable to Christian profession
to regard the rich, and to despise the poor
brethren: 13 rather we are to be tor-ing,
and merciful: 14 and not to boast of faith
where no deeds are, 17 which is but a dead
faith, V.ithe. faith uf devils, '21 not of Abra-
ham, 25 and Jiahab.

MY brethren, have not the
faith of our Lord Jesus
Christ, 11 the Lord of glory, with
b respect of persons.

2 For if there come unto your
t assembly a man with a gold
ring, in goodly apparel, and
there come in also a poor man
in vile raiment;

3 And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing,

and say unto him, Sit thou here
I in a good place; and say to the
poor, Stand thou there, or sit
here under my footstool:

4 Are ye not then partial in
yourselves, and are become judg-
es of evil thoughts?

5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, c Hath not God chosen the poor of this world & rich in faith, and heirs of i the kingdom e which he hath promised to them that love him?

6 But f ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, eand draw you before the judgment seats?

7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?

8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the Scripture, hThou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:

9 But 'if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors. #

10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, k he is guilty of all.

11 For I he that said, 'Do not doer of I commit adultery, said also, Do

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not kill. Now if thou commit
no adultery, yet if thou kill,
thou art become a transgressor
of the law.

12 So speak ye, and so do, as
they that shall be judged by
m the law of liberty.

13 For 11 he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and °mercy l rejoiceth against judgment.

14 pWhat doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?

15 ilf a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,

1G And rone of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?

17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being t alone.

18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith I without thy works, sand I will shew thee my faith by my works.

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