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The Supremacy of the Son

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« Hebrews 1 »
King James Bible
The Supremacy of the Son
(Colossians 1:15-23)
1God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the
prophets, 2Hath 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; 3Who 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; 4Being made so much
better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
5For 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?
6And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of
God worship him.
7And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
8But unto the Son [he saith], Thy throne, O God, [is] for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness
[is] the sceptre of thy kingdom.
9Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, [even] thy God, hath anointed
thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
10And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the
works of thine hands:
11They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
12And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and
thy years shall not fail.
13But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies
thy footstool?
14Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
« Hebrews 2 »
King James Bible
Pay Attention to Salvation
1Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any
time we should let [them] slip. 2For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every
transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; 3How 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]; 4God also bearing [them] witness, both with signs and wonders,
and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
Jesus Made Like His Brothers
5For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.
6But 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?
7Thou 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:
8Thou 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.
9But 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 every man.
10For 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 sufferings. 11For both he that
sanctifieth and they who are sanctified [are] all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call
them brethren,
12Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise
unto thee.
13And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given
14Forasmuch 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; 15And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
16For verily he took not on [him the nature of] angels; but he took on [him] the seed of Abraham.
17Wherefore 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. 18For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that
are tempted.
« Hebrews 3 »
King James Bible
Jesus Our Apostle and High Priest
1Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest
of our profession, Christ Jesus; 2Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses [was
faithful] in all his house. 3For this [man] was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch
as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house. 4For every house is builded
by some [man]; but he that built all things [is] God. 5And Moses verily [was] faithful in all his
house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after; 6But 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.
Do Not Harden Your Hearts
7Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,
8Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
9When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.
10Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in [their] heart; and
they have not known my ways.
11So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)
The Dangers of Unbelief
12Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the
living God. 13But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened
through the deceitfulness of sin. 14For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of
our confidence stedfast unto the end;
15While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.
16For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.
17But with whom was he grieved forty years? [was it] not with them that had sinned, whose
carcases fell in the wilderness? 18And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest,
but to them that believed not? 19So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
« Hebrews 4 »
King James Bible
A Sabbath-Rest for God's People
(Genesis 2:1-3; Exodus 16:22-36)
1Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left [us] of entering into his rest, any of you should
seem to come short of it. 2For 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].
3For 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 the world.
4For he spake in a certain place of the seventh [day] on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day
from all his works. 5And in this [place] again, If they shall enter into my rest. 6Seeing therefore it
remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in
because of unbelief:
7Again, 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.
8For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. 9There
remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. 10For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath
ceased from his own works, as God [did] from his. 11Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest,
lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
God's Word is Living and Active
12For 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. 13Neither 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.
Jesus the Great High Priest
14Seeing 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. 15For 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.
16Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace
to help in time of need.
« Hebrews 5 »
King James Bible
The Perfect High Priest
(Psalm 110:1-7)
1For 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: 2Who can have compassion on the ignorant,
and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity. 3And by
reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins. 4And no man taketh
this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as [was] Aaron.
5So 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.
6As he saith also in another [place], Thou [art] a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
7Who 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 feared;
8Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; 9And being
made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; 10Called of
God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.
Warning against Drifting Away
11Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.
12For 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. 13For every one that useth milk [is] unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is
a babe. 14But 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 6 »
King James Bible
A Call to Maturity
1Therefore 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, 2Of the doctrine of
baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
3And this will we do, if God permit. 4For [it is] impossible for those who were once enlightened,
and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 5And have
tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, 6If 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. 7For 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: 8But that
which beareth thorns and briers [is] rejected, and [is] nigh unto cursing; whose end [is] to be
9But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though
we thus speak. 10For 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. 11And we
desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the
end: 12That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the
God's Promise is Certain
13For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by
himself, 14Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. 15And so,
after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. 16For men verily swear by the greater:
and an oath for confirmation [is] to them an end of all strife. 17Wherein God, willing more
abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed [it] by an
oath: 18That 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: 19Which
[hope] we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that
within the veil; 20Whither the forerunner is for us entered, [even] Jesus, made an high priest for
ever after the order of Melchisedec.
« Hebrews 7 »
King James Bible
Melchizedek and Abraham
(Genesis 14:17-24)
1For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from
the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; 2To 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; 3Without 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.
4Now consider how great this man [was], unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of
the spoils. 5And 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 Abraham: 6But he whose descent is not counted from them
received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises. 7And without all contradiction
the less is blessed of the better. 8And here men that die receive tithes; but there he [receiveth
them], of whom it is witnessed that he liveth. 9And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth
tithes, payed tithes in Abraham. 10For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met
Jesus a Priest Like Melchizedek
11If 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? 12For the priesthood being changed, there is made of
necessity a change also of the law. 13For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to
another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar. 14For [it is] evident that our Lord
sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood. 15And it is yet far
more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest, 16Who is
made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.
17For he testifieth, Thou [art] a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
18For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and
unprofitableness thereof. 19For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope
[did]; by the which we draw nigh unto God. 20And inasmuch as not without an oath [he was made
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:)
22By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.
23And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of
death: 24But this [man], because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.
25Wherefore 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.
26For such an high priest became us, [who is] holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and
made higher than the heavens; 27Who 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. 28For 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 8 »
King James Bible
Christ's Eternal Priesthood
1Now 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 heavens; 2A minister of the sanctuary,
and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man. 3For every high priest is ordained
to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore [it is] of necessity that this man have somewhat also to
offer. 4For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer
gifts according to the law: 5Who 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 mount. 6But 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.
The New Covenant
7For if that first [covenant] had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the
8For 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:
9Not 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.
10For 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 people:
11And 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.
12For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember
no more.
13In 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 9 »
King James Bible
The Earthly Tabernacle
(Exodus 25:1-9; Exodus 40:1-33)
1Then verily the first [covenant] had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.
2For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein [was] the candlestick, and the table, and the
shewbread; which is called the sanctuary. 3And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called
the Holiest of all; 4Which 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; 5And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we
cannot now speak particularly.
6Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle,
accomplishing the service [of God]. 7But 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: 8The 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: 9Which [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 conscience; 10[Which stood] only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal
ordinances, imposed [on them] until the time of reformation.
Redemption through His Blood
11But 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; 12Neither 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]. 13For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer
sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: 14How 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 God?
15And 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 inheritance. 16For where a testament [is], there must also of
necessity be the death of the testator. 17For a testament [is] of force after men are dead:
otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth. 18Whereupon neither the first
[testament] was dedicated without blood. 19For 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, 20Saying, This [is] the blood of the
testament which God hath enjoined unto you. 21Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the
tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. 22And almost all things are by the law purged with
blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
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 these. 24For 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: 25Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as
the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; 26For then must he
often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath
he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27And as it is appointed unto men once to
die, but after this the judgment: 28So 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 10 »
King James Bible
Christ's Sacrifice Once for All
(Psalm 147:1-20; Romans 3:1-8)
1For 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. 2For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once
purged should have had no more conscience of sins. 3But in those [sacrifices there is] a
remembrance again [made] of sins every year. 4For [it is] not possible that the blood of bulls and
of goats should take away sins.
5Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but
a body hast thou prepared me:
6In burnt offerings and [sacrifices] for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
7Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
8Above 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 law; 9Then said he, Lo, I come to
do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. 10By the which will
we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once [for all].
11And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can
never take away sins: 12But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down
on the right hand of God; 13From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
14For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. 15[Whereof] the Holy
Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
16This [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;
17And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
18Now where remission of these [is, there is] no more offering for sin.
A Call to Persevere
(Jude 1:17-23)
19Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20By a new
and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; 21And
[having] an high priest over the house of God; 22Let 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. 23Let us hold fast the profession of [our] faith without wavering; (for he [is]
faithful that promised;) 24And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
25Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some [is]; but exhorting
[one another]: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
26For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no
more sacrifice for sins, 27But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which
shall devour the adversaries. 28He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three
witnesses: 29Of 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? 30For we know him
that hath said, Vengeance [belongeth] unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The
Lord shall judge his people. 31[It is] a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
32But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great
fight of afflictions; 33Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions;
and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used. 34For 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. 35Cast not away therefore your confidence, which
hath great recompence of reward. 36For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will
of God, ye might receive the promise.
37For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
38Now the just shall live by faith: but if [any man] draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in
39But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of
the soul.
« Hebrews 11 »
King James Bible
Faith is Being Sure
1Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2For by it the
elders obtained a good report.
3Through 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.
The Faith of Abel, Enoch, Noah
4By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness
that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh. 5By faith
Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had
translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. 6But 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 him. 7By 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.
The Faith of Abraham
(Genesis 15:1-7; Romans 4:1-12; Galatians 3:1-9; James 2:14-26)
8By 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. 9By 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: 10For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder
and maker [is] God. 11Through 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.
12Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, [so many] as the stars of the sky
in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.
13These 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. 14For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. 15And truly,
if they had been mindful of that [country] from whence they came out, they might have had
opportunity to have returned. 16But 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.
17By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises
offered up his only begotten [son], 18Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:
19Accounting that God [was] able to raise [him] up, even from the dead; from whence also he
received him in a figure.
The Faith of Isaac, Jacob, Joseph
20By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come. 21By faith Jacob, when he was
a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, [leaning] upon the top of his staff. 22By
faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave
commandment concerning his bones.
The Faith of Moses
23By 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. 24By faith Moses, when
he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; 25Choosing rather to
suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
26Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect
unto the recompence of the reward. 27By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king:
for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. 28Through faith he kept the passover, and the
sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them. 29By faith they passed
through the Red sea as by dry [land]: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
30By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.
The Faith of Many
(Joshua 2:1-14)
31By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the
spies with peace.
32And 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: 33Who through
faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
34Quenched 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. 35Women received their
dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might
obtain a better resurrection: 36And others had trial of [cruel] mockings and scourgings, yea,
moreover of bonds and imprisonment: 37They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were
tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being
destitute, afflicted, tormented; 38(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts,
and [in] mountains, and [in] dens and caves of the earth.
39And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: 40God
having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
« Hebrews 12 »
King James Bible
Run with Perseverance
(2 Timothy 2:1-13)
1Wherefore 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 before us, 2Looking 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.
3For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and
faint in your minds.
God Disciplines His Sons
4Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
5And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise
not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
6For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
7If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father
chasteneth not? 8But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye
bastards, and not sons. 9Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected [us], and
we gave [them] reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits,
and live? 10For 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. 11Now 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.
12Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; 13And make straight paths
for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
A Call to Holiness
(1 Peter 1:13-21)
14Follow peace with all [men], and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: 15Looking
diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble
[you], and thereby many be defiled; 16Lest there [be] any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau,
who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. 17For 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.
Our Kingdom Cannot Be Shaken
(Exodus 20:18-21; Deuteronomy 5:22-33)
18For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto
blackness, and darkness, and tempest, 19And 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:
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: 21And so terrible was the sight, [that]
Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:) 22But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city
of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, 23To 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, 24And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant,
and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than [that of] Abel.
25See 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:
26Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake
not the earth only, but also heaven. 27And 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. 28Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace,
whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: 29For our God [is] a
consuming fire.
« Hebrews 13 »
King James Bible
Love for Brothers
1Let brotherly love continue. 2Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have
entertained angels unawares. 3Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; [and]
them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. 4Marriage [is] honourable in all,
and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
Jesus Christ is the Same
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 thee.
6So that we may boldly say, The Lord [is] my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
7Remember 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. 8Jesus Christ the same yesterday,
and to day, and for ever. 9Be 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. 10We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the
tabernacle. 11For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high
priest for sin, are burned without the camp. 12Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the
people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. 13Let us go forth therefore unto him without
the camp, bearing his reproach. 14For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.
Sacrifices and Prayer
15By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of [our]
lips giving thanks to his name. 16But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such
sacrifices God is well pleased.
17Obey 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.
18Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly. 19But I
beseech [you] the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.
Benediction and Final Greetings
20Now 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, 21Make 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 ever. Amen.
22And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you
in few words. 23Know ye that [our] brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come
shortly, I will see you. 24Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of
Italy salute you.
25Grace [be] with you all. Amen.