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12 Saying, "I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the Church will I sing praise unto thee.
13 And again, I will put a my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.
14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same ; e that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil ;
15 And deliver them who through 'fear of z Ps. xxii. 22, 25: I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee. My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation : I will pay my vows before them that fear him.
å Ps. xviii. 2 : The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer-in whom I will trust. Isa. xii. 2: Behold, God is my salvation ; I will trust, and not be afraid : for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength.
b Isa. viii. 18: Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs.
c John, x. 29 : My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of
Father's hand. do. xvii. 6, 9, 11, 12 : I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world : thine they were, and thou gavest them me ; and they have kept thy word. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me ; for they are thine. And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name : those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition ; that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
a Rom. viii, 3 : For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh. See on John, i. 14.
· Col. ii. 15 : And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it. See on 1 Cor. xv. 26.
f2 Tim. i. 7: For God hath not given us the spirit of fear ; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
See on Luke, i. 74.
death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels ; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
17 Wherefore in all things it behoved to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a'b merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
18 i For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
CHAP. II. 1 Christ is more worthy than Moses : 7 therefore if we believe not in him, we shall be more worthy punishment than hardhearted Israel.
WHEREFORE, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and
9 Gr. he taketh not hold of anyels, but of the seed of Abraham he taketh hold. A. V. 10 became. Co. Bi.
& See on John, i. 14. h See on Heb. iii. 1.
i Heb.iv. 15, 16: For 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. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. do. v. 2: Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity. do. vii. 25: Wherefore 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.
CHAP. III. * Eph. iv. 1: I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called. Phi. iii. 14: I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 2 Pet.i. 10 : Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure : for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall. See on Rom. i. 7.
• John, i. 11 : He came unto his own, and his own received him not. Rom. xv. 8: Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers.
High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus ;
2 Who was faithful to him that appointed i him, as also a Moses was faithful in all his house.
Gr. made. I SAM. xii. 6. A. V.
Eph. V. 2: Walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
Heb.ii. 17, 18: In all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted. do. iv. 14, 15 : Seeing 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. For 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. do. v. 1, 2,5: For 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 : who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with intirmity. So 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. do. vi. 20 : Jesus, made an High Priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. do. vii. 26, 28 : Such an High Priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens. For 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. do. viii. 1,3,4: We have such an High Priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens. Every High Priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices : wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer. For if he were on earth, he should not be a Priest, seeing that there are Priests that offer gifts according to the law. do. ix. 11, 14: Christ being come an High Priest of good things to come--Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God. do. X. 21 : Having an High Priest over the house of God.
4 Ver. 5. Numb. xii. 7 : My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. Jos.i. 2: Moses
my servant is dead. 1 Sam. xii. 6: It is the LORD that advanced Moses and Aaron.
el Tim, iii. 15 : That thou mayest know how thou oughtest
3 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.
4 For every house is builded by some man ; but she that built all things is God.
5 5 And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as 'a servant, k for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after ;
6 But Christ as la son over his own house; to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the Church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
f Zec. vi. 12: Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the Lord. Mat. xvi. 18: Upon this rock I will build my Church.
8 2 Cor. v. 17: If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature. Eph. ii. 10 : We are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works. do. iii. 9: God, who created all things by Jesus Christ. Heb. i. 2: Hath 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.
h Ver. 2.
· Exod. xiv. 31: And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians : and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses. Deut. iii. 24: O Lord God, thou hast begun to show thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand : for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might ? Jos. viii. 31: As Moses the servant of the LORD commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, an altar of whole stones, over which no man hath lift up any iron : and they offered thereon burnt offerings unto the Lord, and sacrificed peace offerings. See on ver. 2.
k Deut. xviii. 15, 18, 19: The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me ; unto him ye shall hearken. I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.
Ps. ii. 7, 12: I will declare the decree : the LORD hath
m whose house are we, "if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, p To day if ye will hear his voice,
8 9 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of 'temptation in the wilderness:
9 When 2 your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.
10 Wherefore I was grieved 3 with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart ; and they have not known my ways.
11 So 4 I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)
12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any
2 Where. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. Rh. Ham. 3 displeased. Pu. fore. Ham. 5 Gr. If they shall enter. A. V.
said unto me, Thou art my Son ; this day have I begotten thee. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him. Heb. i. 2: The words under ver. 4.
m See on Rom. viii. 9.
n Ver. 14. Rom. v. 2 ; By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Col. i. 23 : If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, anıl be not moved away from the hope of the Gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven ; whereof i Paul am made a minister. HEB. X. 35: Cast not
your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. See on MAT. xxiv. 13.
2 Sam. xxiii. 2: The Spirit of the LORD spake by me [David), and his word was in my tongue. MAT. xxii. 43 : How then doth David in spirit call him Lord ? Acts, i. 16 : This Scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake.
Ver. 15. Ps. xcv. 7: To day if ye will hear his voice. HEB. iv. 7.
9 See on Acts, vii. 51. r See on 1 Cor. x. 9. Heb. ii. 1.