2 Peter

Chapter 1 - 3

1:1Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: 1:2Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 1:3According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 1:4Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 1:5And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 1:6And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 1:7And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 1:8For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1:9But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. 1:10Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: 1:11For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

1:12Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth. 1:13Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance; 1:14Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me. 1:15Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.1:16For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 1:17For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 1:18And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. 1:19We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 1:20Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 1:21For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

2:1But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2:2And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 2:3And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. 2:4For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 2:5And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; 2:6And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; 2:7And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: 2:8(For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;) 2:9The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: 2:10But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. 2:11Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. 2:12But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; 2:13And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the daytime. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; 2:14Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: 2:15Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; 2:16But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet. 2:17These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. 2:18For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. 2:19While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. 2:20For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 2:21For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. 2:22But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

3:1This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: 3:2That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: 3:3Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 3:4And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 3:5For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 3:6Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 3:7But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. 3:8But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 3:9The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 3:10But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 3:11Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 3:12Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 3:13Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 3:14Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. 3:15And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; 3:16As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. 3:17Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these thingsbefore, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. 3:18But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

1 Peter

Chapter 1 - 5

1:1Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 1:2Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

1:3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 1:4To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 1:5Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 1:6Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: 1:7That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: 1:8Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: 1:9Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. 1:10Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: 1:11Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. 1:12Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into. 1:13Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 1:14As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: 1:15But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 1:16Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. 1:17And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourninghere in fear: 1:18Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 1:19But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 1:20Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, 1:21Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God. 1:22Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:1:23Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. 1:24For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: 1:25But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

2:1Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, 2:2As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 2:3If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. 2:4To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, 2:5Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. 2:6Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. 2:7Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, 2:8And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. 2:9But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 2:10Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

2:11Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; 2:12Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

2:13Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; 2:14Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. 2:15For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: 2:16As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. 2:17Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king. 2:18Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward. 2:19For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. 2:20For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 2:21For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 2:22Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 2:23Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: 2:24Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. 2:25For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

3:1Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; 3:2While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. 3:3Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; 3:4But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. 3:5For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: 3:6Even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement. 3:7Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. 3:8Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: 3:9Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. 3:10For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: 3:11Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. 3:12For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

3:13And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? 3:14But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; 3:15But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: 3:16Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.3:17For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. 3:18For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: 3:19By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; 3:20Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. 3:21The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: 3:22Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.

4:1Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 4:2That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. 4:3For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: 4:4Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you: 4:5Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead. 4:6For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.

4:7But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. 4:8And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. 4:9Use hospitality one to another without grudging. 4:10As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 4:11If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

4:12Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: 4:13But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 4:14If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. 4:15But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. 4:16Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.4:17For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? 4:18And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? 4:19Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

5:1The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: 5:2Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; 5:3Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. 5:4And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. 5:5Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

5:6Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 5:7Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 5:8Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 5:9Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. 5:10But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.5:11To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

5:12By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand. 5:13The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son. 5:14Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.

James

Chapter 1 - 5

1:1James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.

1:2My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 1:3Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 1:4But let patience have herperfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. 1:5If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 1:6But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. 1:7For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. 1:8A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. 1:9Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted: 1:10But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away. 1:11For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways. 1:12Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. 1:13Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 1:14But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 1:15Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. 1:16Do not err, my beloved brethren.1:17Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. 1:18Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

1:19Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 1:20For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. 1:21Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. 1:22But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 1:23For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 1:24For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 1:25But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. 1:26If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain. 1:27Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

2:1My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.2:2For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; 2:3And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool: 2:4Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts? 2:5Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? 2:6But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats? 2:7Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called? 2:8If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well: 2:9But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors. 2:10For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. 2:11For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law. 2:12So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. 2:13For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment. 2:14What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? 2:15If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 2:16And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? 2:17Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 2:18Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. 2:19Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 2:20But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? 2:21Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? 2:22Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? 2:23And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.2:24Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. 2:25Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? 2:26For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

3:1My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. 3:2For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. 3:3Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. 3:4Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. 3:5Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! 3:6And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. 3:7For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: 3:8But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. 3:9Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. 3:10Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. 3:11Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? 3:12Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so canno fountain both yield salt water and fresh. 3:13Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. 3:14But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. 3:15This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. 3:16For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. 3:17But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.3:18And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

4:1From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? 4:2Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. 4:3Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. 4:4Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. 4:5Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? 4:6But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. 4:7Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 4:8Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 4:9Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.4:10Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. 4:11Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. 4:12There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?

4:13Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: 4:14Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. 4:15For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. 4:16But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. 4:17Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

5:1Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. 5:2Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. 5:3Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.5:4Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. 5:5Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. 5:6Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.

5:7Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. 5:8Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. 5:9Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door. 5:10Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience. 5:11Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy. 5:12But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation. 5:13Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. 5:14Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 5:15And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 5:16Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.5:17Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. 5:18And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. 5:19Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; 5:20Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

Hebrews

Chapter 1 -13

1:1God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 1:2Hath 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; 1:3Who 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; 1:4Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. 1:5For 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? 1:6And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. 1:7And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. 1:8But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. 1:9Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. 1:10And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: 1:11They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; 1:12And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail. 1:13But to which of the angels said he at any times, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? 1:14Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

2:1Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. 2:2For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; 2:3How 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; 2:4God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?

2:5For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. 2:6But 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? 2:7Thou 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: 2:8Thou 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. 2:9But 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. 2:10For 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. 2:11For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, 2:12Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.2:13And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. 2:14Forasmuch 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; 2:15And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 2:16For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. 2:17Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto hisbrethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. 2:18For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

3:1Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; 3:2Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house. 3:3For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house. 3:4For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God. 3:5And Moses verily wasfaithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after; 3:6But 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. 3:7Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, 3:8Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: 3:9When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years. 3:10Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways. 3:11So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.) 3:12Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. 3:13But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. 3:14For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;3:15While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. 3:16For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. 3:17But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness? 3:18And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? 3:19So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

4:1Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. 4:2For 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. 4:3For 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. 4:4For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. 4:5And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. 4:6Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief: 4:7Again, 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. 4:8For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. 4:9There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. 4:10For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.4:11Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. 4:12For 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. 4:13Neither 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. 4:14Seeing 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. 4:15For 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. 4:16Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

5:1For 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: 5:2Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity. 5:3And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins. 5:4And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron. 5:5So 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. 5:6As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. 5:7Who 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; 5:8Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; 5:9And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; 5:10Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.

5:11Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. 5:12For 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. 5:13For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 5:14But 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.

6:1Therefore 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, 6:2Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. 6:3And this will we do, if God permit. 6:4For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 6:5And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, 6:6If 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. 6:7For 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: 6:8But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and isnigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned. 6:9But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak. 6:10For 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. 6:11And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:6:12That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. 6:13For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself, 6:14Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. 6:15And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. 6:16For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife. 6:17Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: 6:18That by two immutable things, in which it wasimpossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: 6:19Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; 6:20Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

7:1For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; 7:2To 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;7:3Without 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. 7:4Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils. 7:5And 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: 7:6But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises. 7:7And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better. 7:8And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth. 7:9And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham. 7:10For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him. 7:11If 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? 7:12For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. 7:13For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar. 7:14For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood. 7:15And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,7:16Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life. 7:17For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. 7:18For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof. 7:19For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God. 7:20And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest: 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:) 7:22By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament. 7:23And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death: 7:24But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. 7:25Wherefore 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. 7:26For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; 7:27Who 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. 7:28For 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.

8:1Now 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; 8:2A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man. 8:3For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer. 8:4For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law: 8:5Who 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. 8:6But 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. 8:7For if that firstcovenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. 8:8For 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: 8:9Not 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. 8:10For 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: 8:11And 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. 8:12For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. 8:13In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.

9:1Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary. 9:2For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein wasthe candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary. 9:3And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all; 9:4Which 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; 9:5And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly. 9:6Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God. 9:7But 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: 9:8The 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: 9:9Which 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; 9:10Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation. 9:11But 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; 9:12Neither 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. 9:13For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: 9:14How 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? 9:15And 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. 9:16For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. 9:17For a testamentis of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth. 9:18Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood. 9:19For 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, 9:20Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you. 9:21Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. 9:22And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. 9:23It 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. 9:24For 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: 9:25Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; 9:26For 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. 9:27And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: 9:28So 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.

10:1For 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. 10:2For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. 10:3But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year. 10:4For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. 10:5Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: 10:6In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. 10:7Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. 10:8Above 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;10:9Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. 10:10By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 10:11And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: 10:12But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; 10:13From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. 10:14For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. 10:15Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, 10:16This 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; 10:17And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. 10:18Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.

10:19Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 10:20By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;10:21And having an high priest over the house of God; 10:22Let 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. 10:23Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) 10:24And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 10:25Not 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. 10:26For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, 10:27But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.10:28He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: 10:29Of 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? 10:30For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. 10:31It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. 10:32But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions; 10:33Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used. 10:34For 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. 10:35Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. 10:36For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. 10:37For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. 10:38Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. 10:39But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

11:1Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 11:2For by it the elders obtained a good report. 11:3Through 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. 11:4By 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. 11:5By 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. 11:6But 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. 11:7By 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. 11:8By 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. 11:9By 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: 11:10For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. 11:11Through 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. 11:12Therefore 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. 11:13These 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. 11:14For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. 11:15And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. 11:16But 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. 11:17By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, 11:18Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: 11:19Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure. 11:20By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come. 11:21By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff. 11:22By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones. 11:23By 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. 11:24By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; 11:25Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; 11:26Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward. 11:27By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. 11:28Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them. 11:29By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned. 11:30By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days. 11:31By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace. 11:32And 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: 11:33Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 11:34Quenched 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. 11:35Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: 11:36And others had trial of cruelmockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: 11:37They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; 11:38(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. 11:39And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: 11:40God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

12:1Wherefore 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, 12:2Looking 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. 12:3For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. 12:4Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. 12:5And 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: 12:6For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. 12:7If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? 12:8But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. 12:9Furthermore 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? 12:10For 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. 12:11Now 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. 12:12Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; 12:13And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed. 12:14Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: 12:15Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; 12:16Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. 12:17For 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. 12:18For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, 12:19And 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: 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: 12:21And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:) 12:22But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, 12:23To 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,12:24And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. 12:25See 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 thatspeaketh from heaven: 12:26Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. 12:27And 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.12:28Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: 12:29For our God is a consuming fire.

13:1Let brotherly love continue. 13:2Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. 13:3Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. 13:4Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. 13:5Let 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. 13:6So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

13:7Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of theirconversation. 13:8Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. 13:9Be 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. 13:10We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle. 13:11For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp. 13:12Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.13:13Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. 13:14For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. 13:15By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. 13:16But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. 13:17Obey 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.

13:18Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly. 13:19But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner. 13:20Now 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, 13:21Make 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. 13:22And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words. 13:23Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you.

13:24Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.

13:25Grace be with you all. Amen.

Philemon

Chapter 1

1:1Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer, 1:2And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house: 1:3Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1:4I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers, 1:5Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints; 1:6That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. 1:7For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother. 1:8Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient, 1:9Yet for love's sake I rather beseech thee, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ. 1:10I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds: 1:11Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me:1:12Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels: 1:13Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel: 1:14But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly. 1:15For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever; 1:16Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord? 1:17If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself. 1:18If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account;1:19I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides. 1:20Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord.

1:21Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say. 1:22But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto you.

1:23There salute thee Epaphras, my fellowprisoner in Christ Jesus; 1:24Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabourers.

1:25The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.