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For a this man was counted worthy of Sion a chief comer-stone, elect, premore glory than Moses, inasmuch as he cious : and he that believeth on him b who hath builded the house, hath more shall not be confounded. Unto you honour than the house.

therefore which believe he is precious : a But Christ as a Son over his own but unto them which be disobedient, house ; whose house are we, if we the stone which the builders disalhold fast the confidence, and the re- lowed, the same is made the head of joicing of the hope, firm unto the end, the corner, 1 Pet. ii. 5—7. ver. 6. Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he

VER. 4. bath appointed heir of all things, by

Πάς γαρ οίκος κατασκευάζεται υπό τιwhom also he made the worlds. . Who

νος, ο δε τα πάντα κατασκεύασας, Θεός. being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and For every house is builded by some upholding all things by the word of man, a but he that built all things is God. his power, when he had by himself

a See on John i. ver. 3. clause 1. purged our sins, sat down on the right band of the Majesty on high ; Being made so much better than the angels,

VER. 5. as he hath inheritance obtained a Και Μωσης μεν πιστός εν όλω τώ οίκω more excellent name than they, Heb. | αυτού, ως θεράπων, εις μαρτύριον τών λαi. 2–4. But we see Jesus, who was anoncopérer made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned all his house, bas a servant, for å testi

And Moses verily was a faithful in with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death mony of those things which were to be

spoken after ; for every man, ii. 9. And he is the head of the body, the Church : who a Who was faithful to him that apis the beginning, the first-born from pointed him, as also Moses was faiththe dead ; that in all things he might ful in all his house, ver. 2. My serhave the pre-eminence, Col. i. 18. vant Moses is not so, who is faithful

b The hands of Zerubbabel have laid in all mine house, Numb. xii. 7. the foundation of this bouse; his b And Israel saw that great work hands shall also finish it; and thou which the LORD did upon the Egypshalt know that the LORD of hosts tians : and the people feared the LORD, hath sent me unto you, Zech. iv. 9. and believed the LORD, and his serAnd speak unto him, saying, Thus vant Moses, Exod. xiv. 31. So Moses speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, the servant of the Lord died there, in Behold, the man whose name is the the land of Moab, according to the BRANCH; and he shall grow up out word of the Lord, Deut. xxxiv. 5. of his place, and he shall build the Moses my servant is dead; now theretemple of the LORD: Even he shall fore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, build the temple of the LORD; and he and all this people, unto the land shall bear the glory, and shall șit and which I do give to them, even to the rule upon his throne : and the counsel children of Israel, Josh. i. 2. Only of peace shall be between them both, be thou strong, and very courageous, vi. 12, 13. And I say also unto thee, that thou mayest observe to do accordThat thou art Peter, and upon this ing to all the law, which Moses my rock I will build my Church ; and the servant commanded thee : tum not gates of hell shall not prevail against from it to the right hand or to the left, it, Matt. xvi. 18. For we are labourers that thou mayest prosper whithersotogether with God : Ye are God's ever thou goest, 7. Until the LORD husbandry, ye are God's building, have given your brethren rest, as he 1 Cor. iii. 9. Ye also as lively stones, hath given you, and they also have are built up a spiritual house, an holy possessed the land which the LORD priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacri- your God giveth them : then ye shall fices, acceptable to God by Jesus return unto the land of your possesChrist. Wherefore also it is contained sion, and enjoy it, which Moses the in the Scripture, Behold, I lay in Lord's servant gave you on this side

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A. D. 64. Jordan toward the sunrising, 15. As all that I shall command him, 18' Moses the servant of the LORD com. And beginning at Moses and all the manded the children of Israel, as it is prophets, he expounded unto them in written in the book of the law of all the Scriptures the things concernMoses, An altar of whole stones, over ing bimself, Luke xxiv. 27. And he which no man hath lift up any iron : said unto them, These are the words and they offered thereon burnt-offer which I spake unto you, while I was ings unto the LORD, and sacrificed yet with you, that all things must be peace-offerings, viii. 31. And madest fulfilled which were written in the known unto them thy holy sabbath, law of Moses and in the prophets, and and commandest them precepts, sta in the Psalms concerning me, 44. tutes, and laws, by the hand of Moses Search the Scriptures; for in them ye thy servant, Neh. ix. 14. He sent think ye have eternal life; and they Moses his servant; and Aaron whom are they which testify of me, John v. he had chosen, Psal. cv. 26.

39. For had ye believed Moses, ye Who serve unto the example and would have believed me; for he wrote shadow of heavenly things, as Moses of me. But if ye believe not his writwas admonished of God when he was ings, how shall ye believe my words, about to make the tabernacle : for, 46, 47. For Moses truly said unto See, saith he, that thou make all things the Fathers, A propbet shall the Lord according to the pattern shewed to your God raise up unto you of your thee in the mount, Heb. viii. 5. The brethren, like unto me; him shall ye Holy Ghost this signifying, that the hear in all things whatsoever he shall way into the holiest of all was not say unto you. And it shall come to yet made manifest, while as the first pass that every soul which will not tabernacle was yet standing. Which hear thut prophet, shall be destroyed was a figure for the time then present, from among the people, Acts iii. 22, in which were offered both gifts and | 23. This is that Moses, which said sacrifices, that could not make him unto the children of Israel, A prophet that did the service perfect, as per- shall the Lord your God raise up unto taining to the conscience ;. Which stood you of your brethren, like unto me; only in meats and drinks, and divers him shall ye hear, vii. 37. Be it washings, and carnal ordinances, im- known therefore unto you, that the posed on them until the time of refor- | salvation of God is sent unto the Genmation. But Christ being come an tiles and that they will hear it, xxviii. High Priest of good things to come, 28. But now the righteousness of by a greater and more perfect taber- God without the law is manifested, nacle, not made with hands, that is to being witnessed by the Law and the say, not of this building; Neither by Prophets, Rom. iii. 21. Of which the blood of goats and calves, but salvation the prophets bave enquired by his own blood he entered in once and searched diligently, who propheinto the holy place, having obtained sied of the grace that should come unto eternal redemption for us. For if the you: Searching what, or what manblood of bulls and of goats, and the ner of time the Spirit of Christ, which asbes of an heifer sprinkling the un was in them did signify, when it tesclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of tified beforehand the sufferings of the flesh, ix. 8–13. For Christ is Christ, and the glory that should folnot entered into the holy places made low. Unto whom it was revealed, with hands, which are the figures of that not unto themselves, but unto the true ; but into heaven itself, now us they did minister the things which to appear

in the presence of God for are now reported unto you by them us, 24. The Lord God will raise up that have preached the Gospel unto unto thee a prophet from the midst of you with the Holy Ghost sent down thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; from heaven; which things the angels unto him ye shall hearken, Deut. xviii. desire to look into, 1 Pet. i. 10-12. 15. I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto

VER. 6. thee, and will put my words in his Χριστός δε, ως υιός έσι τον οίκον αιmouth; and he shall speak unto them του ου οίκός εσμεν ημείς, εάνσερ την παρ

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inciav xai tò xaúxqua tñs inuidos Méxpo | in you, which ye bave of God, and τέλους βεβαίαν κατάσχομεν. .

ye are not your own ? vi. 19. And But Christ aas a Son over his own what agreement bath the temple of house ; b whose house are we, e if we God with idols ? for ye are the temple hold fast the confidence, and the drejuice of the living God; as God hath said, ing of the hope firm unto the end. I will dwell in them, and walk in

à Math in these last days spoken them; and I will be their God, and unto us by his Son, whom he bath they shall be my people, 2 Cor. vi. 16. appointed heir of all things, by whom In whom all the building fitly framed also he made the worlds, Heb. i. 2. together groweth unto an holy temple Seeing then that we have a great in the Lord ; In whom ye also are High Priest, that is passed into the builded together for an habitation of heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us God through the Spirit, Eph. ii. 21, hold fast our profession, iv. 14. Yet 22. But if I tarry long, that thou bave I set my King upon my boly hill mayest know how thou oughtest to of Zion. I will declare the decree : bebave thyself in the house of God, The Lord bath said unto me, Thou which is the Church of the living God, art my Son; this day have I begotten the pillar and ground of the truth, thee, Psal. ii. 6, 7. For unto us a 1 Tim. iii. 15. Ye also as lively stones child is born, unto us a son is given : are built up a spiritual house, an holy and the government shall be upon his priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrisboulder : and his name shall be called fices, acceptable to God by Jesus Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty Christ, 1 Pet. ii. 5. God, The everlasting Father, The c For we are made partakers of Prince of Peace. Of the increase of Christ, if we hold the beginning of his government and peace there shall our confidence stedfast unto the end, be no end, upon the throne of David, ver. 14. Let us labour therefore and upon his kingdom, to order it, to enter into that rest, lest any man and to establish it with judgment and fall after the same example of unbewith justice, from henceforth and for lief, iv. 11. And we desire that every

The zeal of the Lord of hosts one of you do shew the same diligence will perform this, Isa. ix. 6,7. The to the full assurance of hope unto the Father loveth the Son, and hath given end, vi. 11. Let us hold fast the proall things into his hand. He that be- fession of our faith without waterlieveth on the Son hath everlasting ing ; (for he is faithful that promised) life; and he that believeth not the x. 23. Cast not away therefore your Son shall not see life ; but the wrath confidence, which Lath great recomof God abideth on him, John iii. 35, pence of reward, 35. And ye shall 86. And unto the angel of the church be hated of all men for my name's in Thyatira write; These things saith sake: but he that endureth to the end the Son of God, who bath his eyes shall be saved, Matt. 1. 22. But be like unto a flame of fire, and his feet that shall endure unto the end the are like fine brass, Rev. ii. 18.

same shall be saved, xxiv. 13. And b Who was faithful to him that ap- let us not be weary in well doing : pointed him, as also Moses was faith- for in dne season we shall reap, if we ful in all his house. For this man was faint not, Gal. vi. 9. If ye continue counted worthy of more glory than in the faith, grounded and settled ; Moses, inasmuch as he who buildeth and be not moved away from the hope the house, hath more honour than of the Gospel, which ye have heard, the house, ver. 1, 2. And I say and which was preached to every also unto thee, That thou art Peter, creature which is under hearen ; and upon this rock I will build my whereof I Paul am made a minister, church ; and the gates of hell shall Col. i. 23. But that which ye have not prevail against it, Matt. xvi. 18. already hold fast till I come, Rev. ii. Know ye not that ye are the temple 25. Behold, I come quickly: bold of God, and that the Spirit of God that fast which thou hast, that no man dwelleth in you? 1 Cor. iii. 16. What! take thy crown, iii. 11. See also on know ye not that your body is the John viii. ver, 31. temple of the Holy Ghost which is d See on Rom. v. ver. 2. clause 3.


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my rest, Psal. xcv. 7-11. Boast VER. 7.

not thyself of to-morrow; for thou Διά, καθώς λέγει το Πνεύμα το άγιον | knowest not what a day may bring Σήμερον εάν της φωνής αυτού ακούσητε, forth, Prov. xxvii. 1. Whatsoever thy

therefore (? as the Holy Ghost saith, band findeth to do, do it with thy b To-day if ye will c hear his voice,

might; for there is no work, nor device,

nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the a The Holy Ghost this signifying, grave whither thou goest, Eccl. ix. 10. that the way into the holiest of all was Seek ye the LORD while he may be not yet made manifest, while as the found, call ye upon him while he is first tabernacle was yet standing, near, Isa. lv. 6. We then as workers Heb. ix. 8. The Spirit of the LORD together with him, beseech you also -spake by me, and his word was in my that ye receive not the grace of God tongue, % Sam. xxü. 2. He saith in vain. (For he saith, I have heard unto them, How then doth David in thee in a time accepted, and in the spirit call him Lord, saying, Matt. xxii. day of salvation have I succoured 43. For David himself saith by the thee; behold, now is the accepted Holy Ghost, the Lord said to my Lord, time; behold, now is the day of salSit thou on my right hand, till I make | vation,) 2 Cor. vi. 1, 2. Go to now, thine enemies thy footstool, Mark xii. ye that say to-day or to-morrow we 36. Men and brethren, this Scripture will go into such a city and continue must needs have been fulfilled, which there a year, and buy and sell, and the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David get gain : Whereas ye know not what spake before concerning Judas, wbich shall be on the morrow. For what is was guide to them that took Jesus, your life? it is even a vapour, that Acts i. 16. And when they agreed appeareth for a little time, and then not among themselves, they departed, vanisheth away. For that ye ought after that Paul had spoken one word, to say, if the Lord will, we shall live, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias and do this, or that, iv. 13—15. the prophet unto our fathers, xxviii. e But my people would not hearken -25. For the phophecy came not in to my voice; and Israel would none old time by the will of man: but boly of me, Psal. lxxxi. 11. Oh that my men of God spake as they were moved people had hearkened unto me, and by the Holy Ghost, 2 Pet. i. 21. See Israel had walked in my ways, 13. also on Acts viji. ver. 29.

Incline your ear, and come unto me: b But exhort one another daily, hear; and your soul shall live ; and while it is called to-day : lest any of I will make an everlasting covenant you be hardened through the deceit- with you, even the sure mercies of fulness of sin, ver. 13. While it David, Isa. Iv. 3. While he yet spake, is said, To-day if ye will hear his behold, a bright cloud overshadowvoice harden not your hearts as in ed them : and behold a voice out the provocation, 15. (Again, he limi- of the cloud, which said, This is my teth a certain day, saying in David, beloved Son in whom I am well pleasTo-day after so long a time ; as it is ed; hear ye him, Matt. xvii. 5. said, To-day if ye will hear his voice, Verily, verily, I say unto you the barden not your hearts, iv. 7. For he hour is coming, and now is, when the is our God ; and we are the people of dead shall hear the voice of the Son his pasture, and the sheep of his of God; and they that hear shall hand, To-day if ye will hear his voice, live, John v. 25. To him the porter Harden not your heart, as in the pro- openeth ; and the sheep hear his voice: vocation, and as in the day of tempta, and he calleth his own sheep by name, tion in the wilderness : When your and leadeth them out, x. 3. And fathers tempted me, proved me, and other sheep I have, which are not of saw my work. Forty years long was this fold : them also I must bring, and I grieveď with this generation, and they shall hear my voice; and there said, It is a people that do err in their shall be one fold, and one shepherd, heart, and they have not known my 16. My sheep hear my voice, and I ways : Unto whom I sware in my know them, and they follow me, 27, wrath that they should not enter into Behold, I stand at the door, and

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A. D. 64. knock; if any man hear my voice, hearkened not unto me, nor inclined and open the door, I will come in to their ear, but hardened their neck : him, and will sup with him, and he they did worse than their fathers, with me, Rev. iii. 20.

Jer. vii. 26. But the house of Israel

will not hearken unto thee; for they VER. 8.

will not hearken unto me: for all the Μη σκληρύνητε τις καρδίας υμών, ως | house of Israel are impudent and εν τα παραπικρασμό, , Tà thy nprépar hard-hearted. Behold, I have made του πειρασμού εν τη ερήμω"

thy face strong against their faces, and a Harden not your hearts, b as in the thy forehead strong against their fore

heads. As an adamant harder than provocation, in the day of <temptation, Aint have I made thy forehead: fear in the wilderness :

them not, neither be dismayed at their a Take heed, brethren, lest there be looks, though they be a rebellious in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, house, Ezek. iü. 7-9. But when his in departing from the living God. heart was lifted up, and his mind But exhort one another daily while it hardened in pride, he was deposed is called to-day: lest any of you be from his kingly throne, and they took hardened through the deceitfulness of his glory from him, Dan. v. 20. But sin, ver. 12, 13. But when Pha they refused to hearken, and pulled raoh saw that there was respite he away the shoulder, and stopped their hardened his heart, and hearkened ears, that they should not hear. Yea, not unto them; as the LORD had said, they made their hearts as an adamant Exod. viii. 15. Wherefore then do ye stone, lest they should hear the law, bearden your hearts as the Egyptians and the words which the Lord of and Pharaoh hardened their hearts ? hosts bath sent in his spirit by the when he had wrought wonderfully former prophets: therefore came a among them, did they not let the peo- great wrath from the LORD of hosts, ple go, and they departed ? 1 Sam. vi. Žech. vii. 11, 12. For this people's 6. Notwithstanding they would not heart is waxed gross, and their ears hear, but hardened their necks, like are dull of hearing, and their eyes to the neck of their fathers, that did they have closed ; lest at any time not believe in the LORD their God, they should see with their eyes, and 2 Kings xvii. 14. Now be ye not hear with their ears, and should unstiff-necked as your fathers were, but derstand with their beart, and should yield yourselves unto the LORD, and be converted, and I should heal them, enter into his sanctuary, which he hath Matt. xiii. 15. But when divers were sanctified for ever: and serve the hardened, and believed not, but spake LORD your God, that the fierceness of evil of that way before the multitude, his wrath may tum away from you, he departed from them, and separated 2 Chron. XXX. 8. And he also re the disciples, disputing daily in the belled against king Nebuchadnezzar, school of one Tyrannus, Acts xix. 9. who had made him swear by God: But after thy hardness and impeni. but he stiffened his neck, and harden tent heart, treasurest up unto thyself ed his heart, from turning unto the wrath against the day of wrath and Lord God of Israel, xxxvi. 13. But revelation of the righteous judgment they and our fathers dealt proudly, of God; Who will render to every and hardened their necks, and hear- man according to his deeds, Rom. kened not to thy commandments, ii. 5, 6. Neh. ix. 16. He is wise in heart, and b And the Lord said unto Moses, mighty in strength : who hath hard. How long will this people provoke ened himself against him, and bath me? and how long will it be ere they prospered ? Job. ix. 4. Happy is the believe me, for all the signs which I man that feareth alway: but he that have shewed among them? Numb. xiv. hardened his heart shall fall into mis 11. Because all those men which chief, Prov. xxviii. 14. He that being have seen my glory, and my miracles, often reproved hardeneth his neck, which I did in Egypt and in the wildershall suddenly be destroyed, and that ness, hare tempted me now these ten without remedy, xxix, i. Yet they | times, and have not hearkened to my

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