The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews
OD, who at sundry times and in
divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the
1:2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his
Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he
made the worlds;
1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and
the express image of his person, and upholding all things by
the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins,
sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
1:4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he
hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than
1:5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time,
Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I
will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
1:6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten
into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship
1:7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels
spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
1:8 But unto the Son he saith Thy throne, O God,
is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness
is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
1:9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity;
therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the
oil of gladness above thy fellows.
1:10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the
foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine
1:11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all
shall wax old as doth a garment;
1:12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they
shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall
1:13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit
on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?
1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to
minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
[ Hebrews: Chapter
1: | Verses: 14 | Words: 338 ]
HEREFORE we ought to give the
more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at
any time we should let them slip.
2:2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and
every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence
2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great
salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord,
and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him
2:4 God also bearing them witness, both with
signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the
Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
2:5 For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection
the world to come, whereof we speak.
2:6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What
is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that
thou visitest him?
2:7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou
crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the
works of thy hands:
2:8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his
feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left
nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not
yet all things put under him.
2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than
the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and
honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for
2:10 For it became him, for whom are all things,
and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto
glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through
2:11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are
sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not
ashamed to call them brethren,
2:12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren,
in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
2:13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again,
Behold I and the children which God hath given me.
2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of
flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the
same; that through death he might destroy him that had the
power of death, that is, the devil;
2:15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all
their lifetime subject to bondage.
2:16 For verily he took not on him the nature of
angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
2:17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made
like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and
faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to
make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
2:18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted,
he is able to succour them that are tempted.
[ Hebrews: Chapter
2: | Verses: 18 | Words: 472 ]
HEREFORE, holy brethren,
partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and
High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;
3:2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also
Moses was faithful in all his house.
3:3 For this man was counted worthy of more glory
than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more
honour than the house.
3:4 For every house is builded by some man but he
that built all things is God.
3:5 And Moses verily was faithful in all his
house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were
to be spoken after;
3:6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house
are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the
hope firm unto the end.
3:7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye
will hear his voice,
3:8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in
the day of temptation in the wilderness:
3:9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my
works forty years.
3:10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and
said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have
not known my ways.
3:11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into
3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an
evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
3:13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To
day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of
3:14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the
beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
3:15 While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice,
harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.
3:16 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit
not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.
3:17 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was
it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in
3:18 And to whom sware he that they should not enter
into his rest, but to them that believed not?
3:19 So we see that they could not enter in because of
[ Hebrews: Chapter
3: | Verses: 19 | Words: 362 ]
ET us therefore fear, lest, a
promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of
you should seem to come short of it.
4:2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto
them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being
mixed with faith in them that heard it
4:3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he
said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my
rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of
4:4 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh
day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from
all his works.
4:5 And in this place again, If they shall enter
into my rest.
4:6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter
therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in
because of unbelief:
4:7 Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David,
To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will
hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
4:8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not
afterward have spoken of another day.
4:9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of
4:10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath
ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
4:11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest,
lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful,
and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the
dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and
marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents
of the heart.
4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest
in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto
the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
4:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that
is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold
fast our profession.
4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be
touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all
points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of
grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time
[ Hebrews: Chapter
4: | Verses: 16 | Words: 404 ]
OR every high priest taken from
among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to
God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:
5:2 Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them
that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed
5:3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so
also for himself, to offer for sins.
5:4 And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he
that is called of God, as was Aaron.
5:5 So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an
high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day
have I begotten thee.
5:6 As he saith also in another place Thou
art a priest for ever after the order of
5:7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up
prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him
that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he
5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by
the things which he suffered;
5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of
eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
5:10 Called of God an high priest after the order of
5:11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be
uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.
5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye
have need that one teach you again which be the first
principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have
need of milk, and not of strong meat.
5:13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful
in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full
age, even those who by reason of use have their senses
exercised to discern both good and evil.
[ Hebrews: Chapter
5: | Verses: 14 | Words: 321 ]
HEREFORE leaving the principles
of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not
laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and
of faith toward God,
6:2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of
hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal
6:3 And this will we do, if God permit.
6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once
enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were
made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
6:5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers
of the world to come,
6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto
repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God
afresh, and put him to an open shame.
6:7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh
oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it
is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:
6:8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is
rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is
to be burned.
6:9 But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you,
and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.
6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your
work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name,
in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
6:11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the
same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:
6:12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who
through faith and patience inherit the promises.
6:13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he
could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,
6:14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and
multiplying I will multiply thee.
6:15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained
6:16 For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath
for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.
6:17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto
the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed
it by an oath:
6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it
was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong
consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope
set before us:
6:19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul,
both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the
6:20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered,
even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order
[ Hebrews: Chapter
6: | Verses: 20 | Words: 425 ]
OR this Melchisedec, king of
Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning
from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
7:2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first
being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that
also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;
7:3 Without father, without mother, without descent,
having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made
like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.
7:4 Now consider how great this man was unto whom
even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.
7:5 And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who
receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to
take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of
their brethren, though they come out of the loins of
7:6 But he whose descent is not counted from them
received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the
7:7 And without all contradiction the less is blessed of
7:8 And here men that die receive tithes; but there he
receiveth them of whom it is witnessed that he
7:9 And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth
tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.
7:10 For he was yet in the loins of his father, when
Melchisedec met him.
7:11 If therefore perfection were by the Levitical
priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what
further need was there that another priest should rise
after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the
order of Aaron?
7:12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of
necessity a change also of the law.
7:13 For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth
to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the
7:14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out
of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning
7:15 And it is yet far more evident: for that after the
similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,
7:16 Who is made, not after the law of a carnal
commandment, but after the power of an endless life.
7:17 For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for
ever after the order of Melchisedec.
7:18 For there is verily a disannulling of the
commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness
7:19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing
in of a better hope did by the which we draw nigh unto
7:20 And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made
7:21 (For those priests were made without an oath; but
this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and
will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the
order of Melchisedec:)
7:22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better
7:23 And they truly were many priests, because they were
not suffered to continue by reason of death:
7:24 But this man because he continueth ever,
hath an unchangeable priesthood.
7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the
uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to
make intercession for them.
7:26 For such an high priest became us, who is
holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made
higher than the heavens;
7:27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to
offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the
people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.
7:28 For the law maketh men high priests which have
infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law,
maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.
[ Hebrews: Chapter
7: | Verses: 28 | Words: 607 ]
OW of the things which we have
spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who
is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the
8:2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true
tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.
8:3 For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and
sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man
have somewhat also to offer.
8:4 For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest,
seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the
8:5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly
things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to
make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make
all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the
8:6 But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry,
by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which
was established upon better promises.
8:7 For if that first covenant had been
faultless, then should no place have been sought for the
8:8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the
days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with
the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:
8:9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their
fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them
out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my
covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make
with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I
will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their
hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a
8:11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour,
and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall
know me, from the least to the greatest.
8:12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness,
and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no
8:13 In that he saith, A new covenant he hath
made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old
is ready to vanish away.
[ Hebrews: Chapter
8: | Verses: 13 | Words: 387 ]
HEN verily the first
covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a
9:2 For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein
was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread;
which is called the sanctuary.
9:3 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is
called the Holiest of all;
9:4 Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the
covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the
golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the
tables of the covenant;
9:5 And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the
mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.
9:6 Now when these things were thus ordained, the
priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing
the service of God
9:7 But into the second went the high priest
alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for
himself, and for the errors of the people:
9:8 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into
the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the
first tabernacle was yet standing:
9:9 Which was a figure for the time then present,
in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not
make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the
9:10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and
divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them
until the time of reformation.
9:11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things
to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made
with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by
his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having
obtained eternal redemption for us
9:13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the
ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the
purifying of the flesh:
9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who
through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God,
purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living
9:15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new
testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the
transgressions that were under the first testament, they
which are called might receive the promise of eternal
9:16 For where a testament is there must also of
necessity be the death of the testator.
9:17 For a testament is of force after men are
dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator
9:18 Whereupon neither the first testament was
dedicated without blood.
9:19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the
people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of
goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled
both the book, and all the people,
9:20 Saying, This is the blood of the testament
which God hath enjoined unto you.
9:21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the
tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.
9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with
blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
9:23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns
of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the
heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than
9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made
with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into
heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
9:25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the
high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood
9:26 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
9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but
after this the judgment:
9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of
many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the
second time without sin unto salvation.
[ Hebrews: Chapter
9: | Verses: 28 | Words: 678 ]
OR the law having a shadow of
good things to come, and not the very image of the
things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year
by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
10:2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered?
because that the worshippers once purged should have had no
more conscience of sins.
10:3 But in those sacrifices there is a
remembrance again made of sins every year.
10:4 For it is not possible that the blood of
bulls and of goats should take away sins.
10:5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith,
Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou
10:6 In burntofferings and sacrifices for sin
thou hast had no pleasure.
10:7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book
it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
10:8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and
burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not,
neither hadst pleasure therein which are offered by the
10:9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He
taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
10:10 By the which will we are sanctified through the
offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all
10:11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and
offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take
10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice
for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
10:13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made
10:14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever
them that are sanctified.
10:15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to
us: for after that he had said before,
10:16 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;
10:17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no
10:18 Now where remission of these is, there is
no more offering for sin.
10:19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into
the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
10:20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated
for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
10:21 And having an high priest over the house of
10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full
assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil
conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of our
faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that
10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto
love and to good works:
10:25 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
10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received
the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice
10:27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and
fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
10:28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy
under two or three witnesses:
10:29 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?
10:30 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.
10:31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the
hands of the living God.
10:32 But call to remembrance the former days, in which,
after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of
10:33 Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by
reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became
companions of them that were so used.
10:34 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.
10:35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which
hath great recompence of reward.
10:36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have
done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
10:37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come
will come, and will not tarry.
10:38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any
man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
10:39 But we are not of them who draw back unto
perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the
[ Hebrews: Chapter
10: | Verses: 39 | Words: 783 ]
OW faith is the substance of
things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
11:2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
11:3 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.
11:4 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
11:5 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
11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please
him for he that cometh to God must believe that he is,
and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek
11:7 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.
11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into
a place which he should after receive for an inheritance,
obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
11:9 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:
11:10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations,
whose builder and maker is God.
11:11 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.
11:12 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
11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the
promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of
them and embraced them and confessed that they
were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
11:14 For they that say such things declare plainly that
they seek a country.
11:15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that
country from whence they came out, they might have had
opportunity to have returned.
11:16 But now they desire a better country that
is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called
their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
11:17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up
Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his
only begotten son
11:18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed
11:19 Accounting that God was able to raise
him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received
him in a figure.
11:20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning
things to come.
11:21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both
the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top
of his staff.
11:22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the
departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment
concerning his bones.
11:23 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.
11:24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused
to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;
11:25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the
people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a
11:26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches
than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the
recompence of the reward.
11:27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath
of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is
11:28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the
sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn
should touch them.
11:29 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry
land which the Egyptians assaying to do were
11:30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after
they were compassed about seven days.
11:31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them
that believed not, when she had received the spies with
11:32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail
me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of
Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and
Samuel, and of the prophets:
11:33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought
righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of
11:34 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.
11:35 Women received their dead raised to life again:
and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they
might obtain a better resurrection:
11:36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and
scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
11:37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were
tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in
sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted,
11:38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered
in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and
caves of the earth.
11:39 And these all, having obtained a good report
through faith, received not the promise:
11:40 God having provided some better thing for us, that
they without us should not be made perfect.
[ Hebrews: Chapter
11: | Verses: 40 | Words: 922 ]
HEREFORE seeing we also are
compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay
aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset
us and let us run with patience the race that is set
12:2 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.
12:3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of
sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your
12:4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving
12:5 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
12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and
scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
12:7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as
with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth
12:8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are
partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
12:9 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,
12:10 For they verily for a few days chastened us
after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that
we might be partakers of his holiness.
12:11 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
12:12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and
the feeble knees;
12:13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that
which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be
12:14 Follow peace with all men and holiness,
without which no man shall see the Lord:
12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace
of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble
you and thereby many be defiled;
12:16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane
person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his
12:17 For ye know how that afterward, when he would have
inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place
of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.
12:18 For ye are not come unto the mount that might be
touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and
darkness, and tempest,
12:19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of
words; which voice they that heard intreated that the
word should not be spoken to them any more:
12:20 (For they could not endure that which was
commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it
shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:
12:21 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses
said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)
12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city
of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an
innumerable company of angels,
12:23 To the general assembly and church of the
firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of
all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and
to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than
that of Abel.
12:25 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:
12:26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath
promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but
12:27 And this word Yet once more, signifieth the
removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are
made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be
moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably
with reverence and godly fear:
12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.
[ Hebrews: Chapter
12: | Verses: 29 | Words: 696 ]
ET brotherly love continue.
13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for
thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
13:3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with
them; and them which suffer adversity, as being
yourselves also in the body.
13:4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed
undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
13:5 Let your conversation be without
covetousness; and be content with such things as ye
have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake
13:6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my
helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
13:7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who
have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow,
considering the end of their conversation.
13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and
13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange
doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be
established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited
them that have been occupied therein.
13:10 We have an altar, whereof they have no right to
eat which serve the tabernacle.
13:11 For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is
brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are
burned without the camp.
13:12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the
people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.
13:13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the
camp, bearing his reproach.
13:14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek
one to come.
13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of
praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our
lips giving thanks to his name.
13:16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for
with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit
yourselves: for they 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.
13:18 Pray for us: for we trust we have a good
conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.
13:19 But I beseech you the rather to do this,
that I may be restored to you the sooner.
13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the
dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through
the blood of the everlasting covenant,
13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his
will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight,
through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and
13:22 And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of
exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few
13:23 Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at
liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you.
13:24 Salute all them that have the rule over you, and
all the saints. They of Italy salute you.
13:25 Grace be with you all. Amen.