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death ; wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before
VER. 17. Godin the light of the living? lvi. 13. "Οθεν ώφειλε κατά πάντα τοϊς άδελWhat man is he that liveth, and shall | φούς ομοιωθήναι, ίνα ελεήμων γένηται και not see death ? shall be deliver his | πιστός, αρχιερεύς τα προς τον Θεόν, εις το soul from the hand of the grave? Selah. inaoneshai tàs auagrias to naoû. Ixxxix. 48. That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the him to be made like unto his brethren ;
Wherefore in all things ait behoved band of our enemies, might serve him that he mighe be ba merciful and fuithwithout fear, In holiness and righte: ful High Priest in things pertaining to ousness before him, an the days of our life, Luke i. 74, 75. Who deli God, cto make reconciliation for the sins vered us from so great a death, and of the people. doth deliver; in whom we trust that he a But made himself of no reputation, will yet deliver us, 2 Cor. i. 10. and took upon him the form of a ser
b Terrors shall make him afraid on vant, and was made in the likeness of every side, and shall drive him to his men: And being fouņd in fashion as feet, Job xviii. 11. His confidence a man, he humbled himself, and beshall be rooted out of the tabernacle, came obedient unto death, even the and it shall bring him to the king of death of the cross, Phil. ii. 7, 8. terrors, 14. For the morning is to b Who was faithful to him that apthem even as the shadow of death: if pointed him, as also Moses was faith. one know them, they are in the terrors ful in all his house, Heb. iii. 2. And of the shadow of death, xxiv. 17. My Moses verily was faithful in all his heart is sore pained within me, and house, as a servant, for a testimony the terrors of death are fallen upon of those things which were to be me, Psal. lv. 4. How are they bronight spoken after, 5. For we have not an into desolation, as in a moment; they High Priest which cannot be touchare utterly consumed with terrors, ed with the feeling of our infirmities, Ixxiii. 19. The sting of death is sin ; but was in all points tempted like as and the strength of sin is the law. But we are, yet without sin, iv, 15. For thanks be to God which giveth us the every High Priest taken from among victory through our Lord Jesus Christ, men, is ordained for men in things 1 Cor. xv. 56, 57.
pertaining to God, that he may offer • For ye have not received the spirit both and sacrifices for sins: Who of bondage again to fear; but ye have can have compassion on the ignorant, received the Spirit of adoption, where and on them that are out of the way; by we cry, Abba, Father, Rom. viii. for that he himself also is compas15. Because the creature itself also sed with infirmity, v. 1, 2. And righshall be delivered from the bondage teousness shall be the girdle of his of corruption into the glorious liberty loins, and faithfulness the girdle of of the children of God, 21. Tell me,
his reins, Isa. xi. 5. ye that desire to be under the law, c And no sin-offering, whereof
any do ye not hear the law? Gal. iv. 21. of the blood is brought into the taberFor God hath not given us the spirit nacle of the congregation to reconcile of fear, but of power, and of love, and wilhal in the holy place, shall be eaten; of a sound mind, 2 Tim. i. 7.
it shall be burnt in the fire, Lev. vi.
30. And he slew it; and Moses took VER. 16.
the blood, and put it upon the hors
of the altar round about with his finΟυ γαρ δήπου αγγέλων επιλαμβάνεται, , αλλά σπέρματος 'Αβραάμ έπιλαμβάνεται· 188 te blood at the bottom of the altar,
ger, and purified the altar, and pour. For verily, *he took not on him the and sanctified it, to make reconciliaDature of ungels ; but he took on him tion upon it, viii. 15. And the priests *the seed of Abraham.
killed them, and they made reconciGr. he taketh not hold of angels, but liation with their blood upon the altar,
to make an atonement for all Israel ; of the seed of Abraham he taketh hold.
for the king commanded that the burta See on Matt. i. ver. 1. clause 3. offering and the sin-offering should be VOL. III.
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made for all Israel, 2 Chron. xxix. 24. For in that he himself a hath suffered, And one lamb out of the flock, out of being tempted, bhe is able to succour two hundred, out of the fat pastures them that are tempted. of Israel, for a meat-offering, and for a burnt-offering, and for peace-offer
a For we have not an High Priest ings, to make reconciliation for them, which cannot be touched with the feelsaith the Lord God, Ezek. xlv. 15. ing of our infirmities; but was in all And it shall be the prince's part points tempted like as we ure, yet withto give burnt-offerings, and meat
out sin. Let us therefore come boldly offerings, and drink-offerings in the
unto the throne of grace, that we may feasts, and in the new moons, and obtain merey, and find grace to help in the sabbaths, in all solemnities of in time of need, Heb. iv. 15, 16. Who the house of Israel ; he shall prepare in the days of his flesh, when he had the sin offering, and the meat-offer- offered up prayers and supplications, ing, and the burnt-offering, and the
with strong crying and tears, unto him peace offerings, to make reconcilia
that was able to save him from death, tion for the house of Israel, 17. And
and was heard in that he feared ; so shalt thou do the seventh day of Though he were a son, yet learned he the month, for every one that erreth, obedience by the things which he sufand for him that is simple ; so shall
fered; And being made perfect, he beye reconcile the house, 20.' Seventy came the author of eternal salvation weeks are determined upon thy peo
unto all them that obey him, v. 7-9. ple and upon thy holy city, to finish the Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit transgression, and to make an end of into the wildemess, to be tempted of sins, and to make reconciliation for the devil, Matt. iv. 1. And he took iniquity, and to bring in everlasting with him Peter and the two sons of righteousness, and to seal up the vi- Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful sion and prophecy, and to anoint the and very heavy: Then saith be unto most holy, Dan. ix. 24. For if, when them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, we were enemies, we were reconciled even unto death : tarry 'ye here, and to God by the death of bis Son, much watch with me. And he went a little more being reconciled, we shall be farther, and fell on his face and praysaved by his life, Rom. v. 10. And ed, saying, O my Father, if it be posall things are of God, who hath recon- sible, let this cup pass from me; neciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, vertheless not as I will, but as thou and hath given to us the minstry of re- wilt, axvi. 37–59. When I was daily conciliation ; To wit, that God was in with you in the temple, ye stretched Christ, reconciling the world unto forth no hands against me, but this is himself, not imputing their trespasses your hour and the power of darkness, unto them; and hath committed unto
Luke xxii. 53. us the word of reconciliation. Now
b Wherefore he is able also to save then we are ambassadors for Christ, them to the uttermost that come unto as though God did beseech you by us, make intercession for them. For such
God by him, seeing he ever liveth to we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made an High Priest became us, whois holy, him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, harmless, undefiled, separate from that we might be made the righteous sinners, and made higher than the ness of God in him, 2 Cor. v. 18—21. heavens, Heb. vii. 25,26. My Father, And that he might reconcile both unto
gave them me, is greater than God in one body by the cross, having all; and no man is able to pluck them slain the enmity thereby, Eph. ii. 16.
out of my Father's hand, John x. 29. And you,
that were sometime alienat | Who shall change our vile body, that ed and enemies in your mind by wick- it may be fashioned like unto his gloed works, yet now hath he reconciled, rious body, according to the working Col. i. 21.
whereby he is able even to subdue ali
things unto himself, Phil. ii. 21. For VER. 18.
the which cause I also suffer these ’Ev gas TÉTOVS8 avtos mespacbels, things; nevertheless I am not ashamδύναται τις πειραζομένους βοηθήσαι. . ed, for I know whom I have believed,
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and am persuaded, that he is able to | iii. 12. I charge you by the Lord that keep that which I have committed this epistle be read unto all the holy unto him against that day, 2 Tim. i. brethren, 1 Thess. v. 27. Who hath 12. Now unto him that is able to saved us, and called us with an holy keep you from falling, and to present calling, not according to our works, you faultless before the presence of his but according to his own purpose and glory with exceeding joy, Jude 24, grace, which was given us in Christ
cl'here hath no temptation taken Jesus before the world began, 2 Tim. you, but such as is common to man; i.9. But ye are a chosen generation, but God is faithful, who will not suffer a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a you to be tempted above that ye are peculiar people ; that ye should shew able; but will with the temptation forth the praises of him who hath also make a way to escape, that ye called you out of darkness into his may be able to bear it, i Cor. x. 13. marvellous light, 1 Pet. ii. 9. For And lest I should be exalted above after this manner in the old time the measure through the abundance of the holy women also, who trusted in God, revelations, there was given to me a adorned themselves, being in subjecthorn in the flesh, the messenger of tion unto their own husbands, iii. 3. Satan to buffet me, lest I should be According as his divine power hath exalted above measure. For this given unto us all things that pertain thing I besought the Lord thrice, that unto life and godliness, through the it might depart from me. And he said knowledge of him that hath called us unto me, My grace is sufficient for to glory and virtue: Whereby are thee ; for my strength is made perfect given unto us exceeding great and in weakness. Most gladly therefore precious promises : that by these ye will I rather glory in my infirmities, might be partakers of the divine nathat the power of Christ may rest ture, having escaped the corruption upon me. Therefore I take pleasure that is in the world through lust. And in infirmities, in reproaches, in neces beside this, giving all diligence, add sities, in persecutions, in distresses, to your faith virtue; and to virtue for Christ's sake : for when I am weak, knowledge; and to knowledge temthen am I strong, 2 Cor. xii. 7--10. perance; and to temperance paThe Lord knoweth how to deliver the tience; and to patience godliness ; godly out of temptation, and to re- and to godliness brotherly-kindness serve the unjust unto the day of judg- and to brotherly-kindness charity. ment to be punished, 2 Pet. ii. 9. For if these things be in you, and Because thou hast kept the word of abound, they make you that ye shall my patience, I also will keep thee from neither be barren nor unfruitful in the the hour of temptation, which shall knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. come upon all the world, to try them But he that lacketh these things is that dwell upon the earth, Rev. iii. 10. blind, and cannot see afar off, and
hath forgotten that he was purged CHAP. III.-VER. 1.
from his old sins. Wherefore the raBev, ådenpol aytol, xańcews émouga- ther, brethren, give diligence to make νέου μέτοχοι, κατανοήσατε τον απόστολος Γ your calling and election sure: for if και αρχιερέα της ομολογίας ημών Χριστόν ye do these things, ye shall never fall, 'Incour
2 Pet. i. 3—10. Rejoice over her Wherefore, a holy, brethren, . par. prophets ; for God hath avenged you
thou heaven, and ye boly apostles and takers of c the heavenly calling, dconsider e the Apostle and High Priest of
on her, Rev. xviii. 20. ouir profession, Christ Jesus;
b For we are made partakers of
Christ, if we hold the beginning of a In the body of his flesh through our confidence stedfast unto the death, to present you holy and un- end, ver. 14. And if some of the blameable and unreproveable in his branches be broken off, and thou, sight, Col. i. 22. Put on therefore as being a wild olive tree, wert graffed the elect of God, holy and beloved, in among them, and with them parbowels of mercies, kindness, humble- takest of the root and fatness of the ness of mind, meekness, longsuffering, l olive tree, Rom. xi. 17. It hath
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pleased them verily; and their debt- | thee stuff for removing, and remove ors they are. For if the Gentiles by day in their sight; and thou shalt have been made partakers of their remove from thy place to another spiritual things, their duty is also to place in their sight : it may be they minister unto them in carnal things, will consider, though they be a rexv.27. And this I do for the Gos- bellious house, Ezek. xii. 3. Because pel's sake, that I might be partaker he considereth, and turneth away thereof with you, 1 Cor. ix. 23. For from all his transgressions that he we being many are one bread, and one hath committed, he shall surely live, body : for we are all partakers of that he shall not die, xviii. 29. Now one bread, x. 17. And our hope of therefore thus saith the LORD of you is stedfast, knowing that as ye hosts; Consider your ways, Hag. i. 5. are partakers of the sufferings, so shall And now, I pray you consider from ye be also of the consolation, 2 Cor. this day and upward, from before a 1.7. That the Gentiles should be stone was laid upon a stone in the fellow-heirs, and of the same body, temple of the LORD, ii. 15. Then and partakers of his promise in Christ saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy by the Gospel, Eph. iii. 6. Giving finger, and behold my hands; and thanks unto the Father, which hath reach hither thy hand, and thrust it made us meet to be partakers of the into 'my side; and be not faithless, inheritance of the saints in light, but believing, John xx. 27. Consider Col. i. 12. And they that have be- what I say; and the Lord give thee - lieving masters, let them not despise understanding in all things, 2 Tim. them, because they are brethren ; but ii. 7. rather do them service, because they
e Then said Jesus to them again, are faithful and beloved, partakers of Peace be unto you; as my Father hath the benefit. These things teach and sent me, even 80 send I you, John exhort, 1 Tim. vi. 2. The elders | xx. 21. which are among you I exhort, who "Wherefore in all things it behoved am also an elder, and a witness of him to be made like unto his brethren, the sufferings of Christ, and also a that he might be a merciful and faithpartaker of the glory that shall be re- ful High Priest in things pertaining vealed, 1 Pet. v. 1. Whereby are to God, to make reconciliation for given unto us exceeding great and the sins of the people, Heb. ii. 17. precious promises : That by these ye Seeing then that we have a great might be partakers of the divine na. High Priest, that is passed into the ture, baving escaped the corruption heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us that is in the world through lust, hold fast our profession. For we have 2 Pet. i. 4. That which ye have not an High Priest which cannot be seen and heard declare we unto you, touched with the feeling of our infirthat ye also may bave fellowship with mities; but was in all points tempted us; and truly our fellowship is with like as we are, yet without sin, iv. the Father, and with bis Son Jesus 14, 15. For every High Priest taken Christ, 1 John i. 3.
from among men is ordained for men c See on Rom. i. ver. 6. clause 2. in things pertaining to God, that he
"The ox knoweth his owner, and may offer both gifts and sacrifices for the ass his master's crib: but Israel sins : Who can have compassion on doth not know, my people doth not the ignorant, and on them that are consider, Isa. i. S. And the harp, out of the way; for that he himself and the viol, the tabor, and pipe, and also is compassed with infirmity. And wine are in their feasts : but they re- by reason hereof he ought, as for the . gard not the work of the Lord, nei- people, so also for himself, to offer for ther consider the operation of his sins. And no man taketh this honour hands, v. 12. That they may see, unto himself, but he that is called of and know, and consider, and under. God, as was Aaron. So also Christ stand together, that the hand of the glorified not himself to be made an Lord hath done this, and the Holy High Priest; but he that said unto One of Israel hath created it, xli. 20. him, Thou art my Son, to-day have Therefore, thou son of man, prepare | I begotten thee. As he saith also
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in another pluce, Thou art a Priest | Father's will which hath sent me, that for ever after the order of Melchise- of all which he hath given me I should dec. Who in the days of his flesh, lose nothing, but should raise it up when he had offered up prayers and again at the last day. And this is supplications with strong crying and the will of him that sent me, that tears unto him that was able to save every one which seeth the Son, and him from death, and was heard in believeth on him, may have everlastthat he feared ; Though he were a ing life: and I will raise him up at Son, yet learned he obedience by the the last day, John vi. 38–40. He things which he suffered; and being that speaketh of himself seeketh his made perfect, he became the author own glory: but he that seeketh his of eternal salvation unto all them that glory that sent him, the same is true, obey him; Called of God an High and no unrighteousness is in him, Priest after the order of Melchisedec, vii. 18. And he that sent me is with vi 1-10. Whither the forerunner is me; the Father hath not left me for us entered, even Jesus, made an alone; for ( do always those things High Priest for ever after the order that please him, viii. 29. If ye keep of Melchisedec, vi. 20. For such an my commandments, ye shall abide in High Priest became us, who is holy, my love; even as I have kept my harmless, undefiled, separate from Father's commandments, and abide sinners, and made higher than the in his love, xv. 10. I have glorified heavens, vii. 26. Now of the things thee on the earth ; I have finished the which we have spoken this is the sum: work which thou gavest me to do, We have such an High Priest, who xvii. 4. And Samuel said unto the is set on the right hand of the throne people, It is the LORD that advanced of the Majesty in the heavens; A Moses and Aaron, and that brought minister of the sanctuary, and of the your fathers up out of the land of true tabernacle, which the Lord pitch- Egypt, 1 Sam. xii. 6. ed, and not man. For every High 6 And Moses verily was faithful in Priest is ordained to offer gifts and all his house, as a servant, for a testisacrifices : wherefore it is of necessity mony of those things which were to that this man have somewhat also to be spoken after, ver. 5. My seroffer, viii. 143. But Christ being vant Moses is not so, who is faithful come an High Priest of good things in all mine house, Numb. xii. 7. Beto come, by a greater and more per- hold, I have taught you statutes and fect tabernacle, not made with hands, judgments, even as the Lord my God that is to say, not of this building, ix. commanded me,
should do so 11. And having an High Priest over in the land whither ye go to possess the house of God, 1. 21. The LORD it, Deut. iv. 5. And I thank Christ hath sworn, and will not repent, Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, Thou art a priest for ever after the for that he counted me faithful, putorder of Melchisedec, Psal. cx. 4. ting me into the ministry, 1 Tim. i. 12.
c But Christ as a Son over his own VER. 2. listův orta to pothcarti avròv, dos hold fast the confidence, and the re
house ; whose house are we, if we και Μωσής εν όλω τώ οίκου αυτού. .
joicing of the hope firm unto the Who was a faithful to him that *
ap: end, ver. 6. "In whom ye also are pointed him, bas also Moses was faithful builded together for an habitation of in call his house.
God, through the Spirit, Eph. ii. 22. . Gr. made.
But if I tarry long, that thou mayest : Wherefore in all things it behoved know how thou oughtest to behave him to be made like unto his brethren, thyself in the house of God, which is that he might be a merciful and faith- the Church of the living God, the ful High Priest in things pertaining pillar and ground of the truth, i Tim. to God, to make reconciliation for iii. 15. the sins of the people, Heb. ii. 17.
VER. 3. For I came down from heaven, not πλείονος γαρ δόξης ούτος παρά Μωσής to do mine own will, but the will of ήξίωται, καθ' όσον πλείονα τιμήν έχει του bim that sent ine. And this is the I οίκου ο κατασκευάσας αυτόν