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Exhortations to steadfast faith. HEBREWS.

is acceptableness to God 30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeancel. 14 For they that say such things declare plainly belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the that they seek a country. Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his 15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that people.

country from whence they came out, they might 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of bave

had opportunity to have returned. the living God.

16 But now they desire a better country, that 32 But call to remembrance the former days, is, a heavenly: wherefore

God is not ashamed in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured to be called their God : for he hath prepared for a great fight of afflictions ;

them a city. 33 Partly, while ye were made a gazing-stock 17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, offered up Isaac: and lie that had received the while ye becaine companions of them that were promises offered up his only-begotten son, 80 used.

18 Or whoin it was said, "That in Isaac sliall 34 For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, thy seed be called : and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, 19 Accounting that God was able to raise him knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a up, even from the dead; from whence also lie better and an enduring substance.

received him in a figure. 35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, 20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau conwhich hath great recompense of reward. cerning things to come.

36 l'or ye have need of patience, that, after yel 21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, bless have done the will of God, ye might receive the cd both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, promise.

| leaning upon the top of his staff. 37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come 22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made menwill come, and will not carry.

tion of the depariing of the children of Israel; 38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any and gave comidandment concerning his bones. man draw back, my soul shall liave no pleasure 23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid in him.

threc months of his parents, because they saw 39 But we are not of them who draw back unto he was

a proper child; and they were not afraid perdition ; but of them that believe to the saving of the king's commandment. of the soul.

24 By faith Moses, wlien he was come to years, CHAP. XI.

refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughof faith, and its fruits. Na, Crie e vi dereceubotance of things hoped 15. Choosing rather to suffer a filiation with sbe 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report. sin for a season ; 3 Through faith we understand that the worlds 26 Esteeniing the reproach of Christ greater were frained by the word of God, su that things riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had which are scen were not made of things which respect unto the recompense of the reward. do appear.

27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the 4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excel-wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing Icnt sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained him who is invisible. witness that he was rightcous, God testifying or 28 Through raith he kept the passover, and the bis gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh. sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the

5 By faith Enoch was translated, that he should first-born should touch theni. got sec death; and was not found, because God 29 By faith they passed through the Rod sea had translated him: for before his translation as by dry land : which the Egyptians assaying he had this testimony, that lie pleased God. to do were drowned.

6 Bel without faith it is impossible to please 30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after kim: for he that cometh to God must believe they were compassed about seven days. that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them 31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with that diligently seek him.

them that believed not, when she had received 7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things the spies with peace. not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an 32 And wliat shall I say more? for the time ark to the saving of his house; by the which he would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, condemned the world, and became heir of the and of Sanison, and of Jephthae, of David also, righteousness which is by faith.

and Samuel, and of the prophets : 8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go 33 Whu through faith subdurd kingdoms, out into a place which he should after receive wrought righteousness, obtained pronuises, stap for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out ped the mouths of lions, not knowing whither he went.

34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the 9 By faith hc sojourned in the land of promise, edyc of the sword, out of weakness were made as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with himn of the the armies of the aliens. same promise:

35 Women received their dead raised to life 10 For he looked for a city which hath founda- again: and others were tortured, not accepting tions, whose builder and maker is God. deliverance; that they night obtain a better 11 Through faith also Sarah herself received resurrection : strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of 36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and a child when she was past age, because she scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and iniprijudged hijn faithful who had proinised.

12 Thee fore sprang there even of one, and 37 They were stoned, they were sawn asun him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the der, wert teinpted, were slain with the sword: sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by they wandered about in sheep-skins, and goatthe sea-shore innumerable.

skins; being destitute, aftlicted, torniented; 13 These all died in faith, not having received) 38 (of whom the world was not worthy:) they the promises, but having seen them afar off, wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in and were persuaded of them, and embraced dens and caves of the earth. them, and confessed that they were strangers 39 And these all, having obtained a good re and pilgrims on the earth.

port through faith, received not the promise :

sonment :

An exhortation to conslancy. CHAP. XI, X. The new covenant commended 40 God having provided some better thing for us, nant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speak. that they without us should not be made perfect. eth better things than that of Abel. CHAP. XII.

25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For Exhortation to faith and patience. if they escaped not who refused him that spake THEREFORE, seeing we also are compass-on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we

, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which 26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now doth so easily beset us, and let us run with pa- he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake ticnce the race that is set before us,

not the earth only, but also heaven. 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher 27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth of our faith; who, for the joy that was set be the removing of those things that are shaken, fore him, endured the cross, despising the shame, as of things that are made, that those things and is set down at the right hand of the throne which cannot be shaken may remain. of God.

28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which 3 For consider him that endured such contra- cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby diction of sinners against himself, lest ye be we may serve God acceptably, with reverence wearied and faint in your minds.

and godly fear; 4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving 29 For our God is a consuming fire. against sin.

CHAP. XIII. 3 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which

Godly admonitions. speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor

LET brotherly love continue.

2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers faint when thou art rebuked of him:

for thereby some have entertained angels una6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, wares. and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. 3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound

7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with with them; and them which suffer 'adversity, you as with sons: for what son is he whom the as being yourselves also in the body. father chasteneth not ?

4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed 8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. God will judge.

9 Furthermore, we have had fathers of our flesh 5 Let your conversation be without covelouswhich corrected us, and we gave them reve- ness; and be content with such things as ye rence: shall we not much rather be in subjec-have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, tion unto the Father of spirits, and live ? nor forsake thee. 10 For they verily for a few days chastened 6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my us after their own pleasure; but he for our pro-helper, and I will not fear what man shall do fit, that we might be partakers of his holiness unto me.

11 Now no chastening for the presont seemeth 7 Remember them which have the rule over to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless, after- you, who have spoken unto you the word of ward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of right- God: whose faith follow, considering the end eousness unto them which are exercised thereby. Jof their conversation :

12 Wherefore lin up the hands which hang 8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to-day, down, and the feeble knees;

and for ever. 13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest 9 Be not carried about with divers and strange that which

is lame be turned out of the way: doctrines: for it is a good thing that the beart but let it rather be healed.

be established with grace; not with meats, 14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, which have not profited then that have been without which no man shall see the Lord : occupied therein. 15 Looking diligently, lest any man fail of the 10 We have an altar, whereof they have no grace of God; lest any root of bitterness

spring right to eat which serve the tabernacle. ing up, trouble

you, and thereby many be defiled; 11. For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood 16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest person, as Esau, who for one morsel of mcat for sin, are burned without the camp. sold his birthright.

12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he inight sang17 For ye know how that afterward, when he tify the people with his own blood, suffered would have inherited the blessing, he was re- without the gate. jected: for he found no place of repentance, 13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without though he sought it carefully with tears. the camp, hearing his reproach. 18 For ye are not come unto the mount that| 14 For here have we no continuing city, but might be touched, and that burned with fire, we seek one to come. nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, 15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of 19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of of words; which voice they that heard, entreal- our lips, giving thanks to his name. ed that the word should not be spoken to them 16 But to do good, and to communicate, forget any more:

not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. 20 (For they could not endure that which was 17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and commanded, And if so much as a beast touch submit yourselves : for they watch for your the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust souls, as they that must give account, that they through with a dart:

may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that 21 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses is unprofitable for you. said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)

18 Pray for us : for we trust we have a good 22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto conscience, in all things willing to live honestly. the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusa- 19 But I beseech you the rather to do this, that lem, and to an innumerable company of angels, I may be restored to you the sooner. 23 To the general assembly and church of the 20 Now the God of peace, that brought again first-born, which are written sy heaven, and to from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great ShepGod the Judge of all, and to che spirits or just herd of the sheep, through the blood of the men made perfect,

everlasting covenant, 24 And to Jesus the Mediator of the new cove-l 21 Make you perfect in every good work, to de 29 2 E

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Of faith without works his will, working in you that which is well-jai liberty; with wliom, if he come shortly, I pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to will see you. whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 24 Salute all them that have the rule over you,

99 And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.
of exhortation : for I have written a letter unto 25 Grace be with you all. Amen.
you in few words.

Written to the Hebrews from Italy, by 23 know ye, that our brother Timothy is set! Timothy.

1 The General Epistle of JAMES. CHAP. I.

26 If any man among you seem to be religious, Wisdom to be sought of God. and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his

' . Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are 27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and scattered abroad, greeting.

the Father is this, To visit the faiherless and 2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall widows in their afliction, and to keep himself Into divers temptations ;

unspotted from the world. 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith

CHAP. II. worketh patience

of faith and works. 4 Butler patience have her perfect work that ye Mbrethren; have not the faith of our Lord sírany of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, spect of persons. that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth 2 For if there come unto your assembly, a man not; and it shall be given him.

with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. come in also a poor man in vile raiment; For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sca 3 And ye have respect to him that weareth driven with the wind and tossed.

the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou 7 For let not that man think that he shall re- here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand ceive any thing of the Lord.

thou there, or sit here under my footstool: 8 A double-minded man is unstable in all his 4 Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and ways.

are become judges of evil thoughts? 9 Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that 5 ilcarken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God he is exalted :

chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and 10 But the rich, in that he is made low: be- heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised cause as the flower of the grass he shall pass away. to them that love him?

11 For the sun is no sooner risen with a burn- 6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich Ing heat, but it withereth the grass, and the men oppress you, and draw you before the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the judgment-seats? fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich.7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by man fade away in his ways.

thie which ye are called ? 12 Blessed is the man that endureth templa- 8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the tion: for when he is tried, he shall receive the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thycrown of life, which the Lord hath promised to sell, ye do well: them that love him.

9 But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit 13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors. tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted 10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, with evil, neither tempteth he any man: and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

14 Bat every man is tempted, when he is drawn 11 For he that said, 'Do not commit adultery; away of his own lust, and enticed.

said also, Do not kill. Now, if thou sommit no 15 Then, when lust hath conceived, it bringeth adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a forth sin; and sin, when it is finished, bringeth transgressor of the law. forth death.

12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be 16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.

judged by the law of liberty. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is 13 For he shall have judgment without mercy from above, and cometh down from the Father that lrath shewed no mercy; and mercy reof lights, with whom is no variableness, neither joiceth against judgment. shadow of turning.

14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a 18 or his own will begat he us with the word of man say he hath faith, and have not works? truth, that we should be a kind of first-fruits of can faith save him? his creatures.

15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute 19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every of daily food, man be swifto hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 16 And one of you say unto them, Depart is 20 For the wrath of man worketh not the right- peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstandeousness of God.

ing ye give them not those things which are 21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness, and super- needful to the body; what doth it profil ? fluity of naughtiness, and receive with meek- 17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, ness the ingrafted word, which is able to save being alone. your souls.

18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hear- have works: shew me thy faith without thy ers only, deceiving your own selves.

works,and I will shew thee my faith by my works. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not 19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his na-doest well: the devils also believe, and trenible. tural face in a glass :

20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith 24 For he beboldeth himself, and goeth his way, without works is dead ? and straightway forgetteth what manner of man 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by he was.

works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of the altar? liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a 22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his forgeiful hearer, but a doer of the work, this works, and by works was faith made perfect ? man shall be blessed in his deed.

23 And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith,

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CHAP. III, IV, V.

of patience in a.flictions: Abraham believed God, and it was imputed! The spirit that dwelleth in us Justeth to envy ? unto him for righteousness : and he was called 6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, the Friend of God.

God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto 24 Ye see then how that by works a man is the humble. justified, and not by faith only.

7 Submit yourselves therefore to God Resist 25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot jus- the devil, and he will flee from you. tified by works, when she had received the mes 8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to sengers, and had sent them out another way? you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners, and purify

26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, your hearts, ye double-minded. go faith without works is dead also.

9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your CHAP. III.

laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to Of prudence in reproving.

heaviness. that we shall receive the greater condem- and he shall list you up. nation.

11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren He 2 For in many things we offend all. If any that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth man offend not in word, the same is a perfect his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth man, and able also to bridle the whole body. the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not 3 Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, a doer of the law, but a judge. that they may obey us; and we turn about 12 'There is one lawgiver, who is able to save, and their whole body.

to destroy: who art thou that judgest another? 4 Behold also the ships, which, thongh they be 13 Go to now, ye that say, To-day or to-morrow so great, and are driven or' fierce winds, yet are we will go into such a city, and continue there they turned about with a very small helm, whi- a year, and buy, and sell, and get gain: thersoever the governor listeth.

14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the 5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and morrow. For what is your life? It is even a boasteth great things. Behold, how great a mat- vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then ter a little fire kindleth!

vanisheth away. 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity : | 15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, so is the tongue among our members, that it de- we shall live, and do this, or that. filcth the whole body, and setteth on fire the 16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings : all course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. such rejoicing is evil.

7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of 17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, serpents, and of things in the sce, is tamed, and and doeth it not, to himn it is sia. hath been tamed, of mankind :

CHAP. V. 8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an

Of wicked rich men, &c. unruly evil, full of deadly poison. 9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father: Gydor now, ye rich men, weep and

howl for

your miserics that shall come upon you. and therewith curse we mcn, which are made 2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments after the similitude of God.

are moth-eaten. 10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing) 3 Your gold and silver is cankered ; and the and cursing. My brethren, these things ought rust of them shall be a witness against you, and not so to be.

shall eat your fleslı as it were fire. Ye have 11 Doch a fountain send forth at the same place heaped treasure together for the last days. sweet water and bitter ?

4 Behold, the hire of the iabourers who have 12 Can the fig-tree, my brethren, bear olive-reaped down your fields, which is of you kept berries? either a vine, figs ? so can no fountain back by fraud, crieth ; and the cries of them both yield salt water and fresh.

which have reaped are entered into the ears of 13 Who is wise man and endued with know- the Lord of Sabaoth. ledge among you? let him shew out of a good con- 5 Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and versation his works with meekness of wisdom. been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts,

14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in as in a day of slaughter. your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the 6 Ye have condemned and killed the just; and truth.

he doth not resist you. 15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, 7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming but is earthly, sensual, devilish.

of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth 16 For where envying and strife is, there is for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long confusion and every evil work.

patience for it, until he receive the early and 17 But the wisdom that is from above is first latter rain. pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be en- 8 Be ye also patient; establish your hearts: for treated, full of mercy and good fruits, without the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. partiality, and without hypocrisy.

9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest 18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in ye be condemned: behold, the Judge standeth poace of them that make peace.

before the door. CHAP. IV.

10 Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have Worldly desires reproved.

spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example

, you? come they not hence, even of your lusts 11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. that war in your meinbers ?

Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have 2 Ye lust and have not: ye kill, and desire to seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very have, and cannot obtain : ye fight and war, yet pitiful, and of tender mercy. ye have not, because ye ask not.

12 But above all things, my brethren, swear 3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. neither by any other oath: but let your yea, be 4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not yea : and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into conthat the friendship of the world is enmity with demnation. God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of 13 Is any among you afflicted ? let him pray. the world is the enemy of God.

Is any merry ? Ict him sing psalnis. 5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, 14 Is any sick among you i let him call for the

Confession of faulis.

1. PETER.

Eficacy of prayer eiders of the church; and let them pray over him, we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: not rain : and it rained not on the earth by the 15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, space of three years and six months. and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have 18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit 16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray 19 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, one for another, that ye may be healed. The and one convert him ; etfectual servent prayer of a righteous man avail- 20 Let him know, that he which converteth the eth much.

sinuer froin the error of his way shall save a soul 17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

The First Epistle general of PETER.
CHAP. I.

20 Who verily was fore-ordained before the of God's manifold spiritual grace. foundation of the world, but was manifest in PSTER: rescapes de oferesus Christ, so the chese Just times for you,

strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Ga-,21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised latia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, him

пр. from the dead, and gave him glory; that 2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God your faith and hope night be in God. the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, .22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obey, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood oring the truth through thc Spirit anto unfeigned Jesus Christ : Grace unto you, and peace, be love of the brethren, see thai ye love one another multiplied.

with a pure heart fervently : 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord 23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but Jesus Christ, which, according to his abundant of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liv. mercy, hath begotten us again unto a lively hope eth and abideth for ever. by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 2 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of 4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and unde man as the flower of grass. The grass witherfiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in hea-eth, and the flower thereof falleth away: ven for you,

25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. 5 Who are kept by the power of God through And this is the word which by the gospel is faith unto salvation, ready to be revealed in the preached unto you. last time.

CHAP. II. 6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a

Christ the corner-stone. Seasomol teedelbare we are in heaviness through WHEREFORE, Taying aside all malice, and

7 That the trial of your faith, being much more all evil-spcakings, precious than of gold that perisheth, though it 2 As new-born babes, desire the sincere milk be tried with fire, might be found unto praise, of the word, that ye may grow thereby : und honour, and glory, at the appearing of Jesus 3 Isso be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious: Christ :

4 To whom coming as unto a living stone, dis8 Whoin having not seen, ye love; in whom, allowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye re-precious, joice with joy unspeakable, and full of glory: 5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spirit

O Receiving the end of your faith, even tho sal- ual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritua! vation of your souls.

sacrifices, acceptable

to God by Jesus Christ. 10 of whitch salvation the prophets have ingui-1.6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, red and searched diligently, who prophesied or Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner-stone, elect, the grace that should come unto you:

precious: and he that believeth on him shall not 11 Searching what, or what manucr of time the be confounded. Spirit of

rist which was in them did signify, ? Unto you therefore which believe, he is prewhen it testified beforehand the sufferings of cious: but unto them which be disobedient, the Christ, and the glory that should follow. stone which the builders disallowed, the same 12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto is made the head of the corner, themselves, but unto us they did minister the 8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of of things which are now reported unto you by them fence, even to them which stumble at the word, that have preached the gospel unto you, with the being disobedient: whereuato also they were Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which appointed. things the angels desire to look into.

9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priest13 Wherefore gird up the toins of your mind, hood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that should shew forth the praises of him who hath is to be brought unto you at the revelation of called you out of darkness into his marvellous Jesus Christ

light: 14 As obedient children, not fashioning your io Which in time past were not a people, but selves according to the former lusts in your igno- are now the people of God: which had not obrance :

Lained mercy, but now have olitained mercy. 15 But as he which hath called you is holy so 11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you, as strangers be ye holy in all manner of conversation ; and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which

16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am war against the soul; holy:

12 Having your conversation honest among the 17 And if ye call on the Father, who without re-Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you spect of persons judgech according to every man's as evil-doers, they may by your good works, work, pass the time of your sojourning here in which they shall behold, glorify God in the day fear :

or visitation. 18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not re- 13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man deemed with corrupuble things, as silver and for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, gold, from your vain conversation received by as supreine; tradition from your fathers;

14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are 19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as or sent by him for the punishment of evil-doers, and a lamb without blemisli and without spot; for the praise of them that do well

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