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10 (10) And we have an altar, of which they who

minister in the tabernacle have no right to eat. 11 (11) For the flesh of those animals, whose blood

the high priest brought into the sanctuary for sins, 12 was burned without the camp. (12) For this rea

son, Jesus also, that he might sanctify his people 13 with his blood, suffered without the city. (13)

Therefore, let us also go forth to him, without the 14 camp, clothed with his reproach : (14) (for we have

here no abiding city; but we expect one that is 15 future:) (15) and through him, let us at all times

offer to God the sacrifices of praise, that is, the

fruits of lips which give thanks to his name. 16 (16) And forget not commiseration and communi

cation with the poor; for with such sacrifices ad Sy. 17 man pleaseth God. (17) Confide in your guides, a

and hearken to them; for they watch for your souls, as men who must give an account of you, that they may do this with joy and not with an

guish; for that would not be profitable to you. 18 -(18) Pray ye for us; for we trust we have a good

consciousness, that in all things we desire to con19 duct ourselves well. (19) Especially do I request

ezer you to do this, that I may return to you speedily. 20 May the God of peace,—who brought up from

the dead the great Shepherd of the fock, by the

blood of the everlasting covenant, namely Jesus 21 the Messiah, our Lord, (21) make you perfect in

every good work, that ye may do his pleasure; and himself operate in you that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus the Messiah; to whom

be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 22

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be tient under this word of exhortation ; for it is in 23 few words I have written to you.—(23) And know

ye, that our brother Timothy is set at liberty: and

if he come soon, I, with him, shall see you.24 (24) Salute all your guides,e and all the saints. Sy. 25 All they of Italy salute you.—(25) Grace be with ewigs

you all. Amen.

End of the Epistle to the Hebrews; which was written from
Italy of Rome; and was sent by the hands of Timothy.

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The Epistle of James the Legate.

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JAMES, a servant of God, and of our Lord Jesus I.

the Messiah ;-to the twelve tribes dispersed among . or, peace.

the Gentiles;--greeting.a
Let it be all joy to you, my brethren, when ye

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enter into many and various trials. (3) For ye 3
know, that the trial of [your) faith, maketh you
possess patience. (4) And let patience have its 4
perfect work, so that ye may be complete and per-
fect, and may lack nothing.--(5) And if any of you 5
lacketh wisdom, let him ask [it] of God, who giv.

eth to all freely, and reproacheth not; and it will aldeeg be given him. (6) But let him ask in faith, not 6

hesitating: he who hesitateth is like the waves of
the sea, which the wind agitateth. (7) And let not 7
that man expect to receive any thing of the Lord,
(8) who is hesitating in his mind, and unstable in 8
all his ways.—(9) And let the depressed brother 9
rejoice, in his elevation; (10) and the rich, in his 10
depression; because, like the flower of an herb, so
he passeth away. (11) For the sun riseth in its 11
heat, and drieth up the herb; and its flower fall-

eth, and the beauty of its appearance perisheth; Sy.

so also the rich man withereth in his ways.cVoresgoois,(12) Blessed is the man who endureth temptations; 12

so that when he is proved he may receive a crown in his doings of life, which God hath promised to them that love

him. (13) Let no one when he is tempted, say, I 13
am tempted of God : for God is not tempted with

evils,d nor doth he tempt any man. (14) But every 14 Heino man is tempted by his own lust; and he lusteth,

and is drawn away. (15) And this [his] lust con. 15
ceiveth, and bringeth forth sin; and sin, when ma-
ture, bringeth forth death.—(16) Do not err, my 16
beloved brethren. (17) Every good and perfect 17
gift cometh down from above, from the Father of

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lights, with whom is no mutation, not even the 18 shadow of change. (18) He saw fit, and begat us

by the word of truth; that we might be the first19 fruits of his creatures.—(19) And be ye, my be

loved brethren, every one of you, swift to hear, and 20 slow to speak; and slow to wrath : (20) for the

wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of 21 God. (21) Wherefore, remove far from you all

impurity, and the abundance of wickedness; and, with meekness, receive the word that is implanted in our nature, which is able to vivifye these your • Gr. save.

souls. 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers 23 only; and do not deceive yourselves. (23) For if

any man shall be a hearer of the word, and not a

doer of it, he will be like one who seeth his face in 24 a mirror: (24) for he seeth himself, and passeth on, 25 and forgetteth what a man he was. (25) But every

one that looketh upon the perfect law of liberty, and abideth in it, is not a hearer of something to

be forgotten, but a doer of the things; and he will 26 be blessed in his work. (26) And if any one

thinketh that he worshippeth God, and doth not

restrain his tongue, but his heart deceiveth him; 27 his worship is vain. (27) For the worshipf that is Sy.

pure and holy before God the Father, is this: toescol visit the fatherless and the widows in their affilic

tion, and that one keep himself unspotted from the II. world.—(II.) My brethren, hold ye not the faith

of the glorya of our Lord Jesus the Messiah, with. or, the glo2 a respect to persons. (2) For if there come into nous faith.

your assembly a man with rings of gold or splen

did garments, and there come in a poor man in 3 sordid garments; (3) and ye show respect to him

who is clothed in splendid garments, and say to
him, Seat thyself here, conspicuously; while to the

poor man, ye say, Stand thou there, or sit thou 4 here before my footstool; (4) are ye not divided

among yourselves, and become expositors of evil 5 thoughts ? (5) Hear, my beloved brethren; hath

not God chosen the poor of the world, but the rich

in faith, to be heirs in the kingdom which God 6 hath promised to them that love him? (6) But

ye have despised the poor man. Do not rich men

exalt themselves over you, and drag y ju before the 7 tribunals ? (7) Do they not revile that worthy

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name, which is invoked upon you? (8) And if in 8 this ye fulfill the law of God, as it is written, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself

, ye will do well : (9) but if ye have respect of persons, ye commit sin; 9 and ye are convicted by the law, as transgressors of

the law. (10) For he that shall keep the whole 10 b8y. Dw27 law, and yet fail in one (precept), is obnoxiousb to

the whole law. (11) For he who said, Thou shalt 11 not commit adultery, said also, Thou shalt not kill

. If then thou commit no adultery, but thou killest, thou hast become a transgressor of the law.

-(12) So speak ye, and so act, as persons that are 12 to be judged by the law of liberty. (13) For 13 judgment without mercy shall be on him, whó hath

practised no mercy : by mercy, ye will be raised above judgment.

What is the use, my brethren, if a man say, I 14 have faith ; and he hath no works ? can his faith vivifyc him? (15) Or if a brother or sister be na. 15 ked, and destitute of daily food, (16) and one of 16 you say to them, Go in peace, warm yourselves, and be full; and ye give them not the necessaries of the body, what is the use ? (17) So also faith 17 alone, without works, is dead. -(18) For a man 18 may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works ; show to me thy faith that is without works; and I will show to thee, my faith by my works. (19) 19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou dost well; the demons also believe, and tremble. (20) 20 Wouldst thou know, O frail man, that faith without works is dead ? (21) Abraham our father, was 21 not he justified by works, in offering his son Isaac upon the altar ? (22) Seest thou, that his faith 22 aíded his works; and that by the works his faith was rendered complete? (23) And the scripture 23 was fulfilled, which saith: Abraham believed in God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness,

and he was called the Friend of God. -(24) Thou 24 a Sy. 637250 seest, that by works a man is justifiedd, and not by

faith alone. (25) So also Rahab, the harlot, was 25
not she justified by works, when she entertained

the spies, and sent them forth by another way?
(26) As the body without the spirit, is dead ; so 26
faith without works, is dead also.

Let there not be many teachers among you, my III. brethren; but know ye, that we are obnoxious to - i. e. the teach2 a severer judgment. (2) For we all offend in many ers.

things. Whoever offendeth not in discourse, is a

perfect man, who can also keep his whole body in 3 subjection. (3) Behold, we put bridles into the

mouth of horses, that they may obey us; and we 4 turn about their whole body. (4) Huge ships also,

when strong winds drive them, are turned about by

a small timber, to what place the pleasure of the 5 pilot looketh. (5) So likewise the tongue is a

small member, and it exalteth itself. Also a little 6 fire inflameth large forests. (6) Now the tongue

is a fire, and the world of sin is like a forest. And this tongue, which is one among our members, marreth our whole body; and it inflameth the

series of our generations that roll on like a wheel; 7 and it is itself on fire. (7) For all naturesb of beasts - Sy. 10

and birds and reptiles, of the sea or land, are sub8 jugated by the naturec of man. (8) But the tongue. Sy. Les

hath no one been able to tame: it is an evil thing, 9 not coercible, and full of deadly poison. (9) For

with it, we bless the Lord and Father; and with it

we curse men, who were made in the image of God: 10 (10) and from the same mouth, proceed curses and

blessings. My brethren, these things ought not to 11 be so. (11) Can there flow from the same fountain, 12 sweet waters and bitter? (12) Or can the fig-tree,

my brethren, bear olives? or the vine, figs? So also 13 salt waters cannot be made sweet.—(13) Who is

wise and instructed among you? Let him show his

works in praiseworthy actions, with modest wisdom. 14 (14) But if bitter envy be in you, or contention in

your hearts, exalt not yourselves against the truth, 15 and lie not. (15) For this wisdom cometh not

down from above; but is earthly, and from the 16 devicesd of the soul, and from demons. (16) For 1 Sy been

where envy and contention ar , there also is confu17 sion, and every thing wrong. (17) But the wisdom

which is from above, is pure, and full of peace, and mild, and submissive, and full of compassion and of

good fruits, and without partiality, and without re18 spect of persons. (18) And the fruits of righteous

ness are sown in stillness, by them who make peace.

IV. Whence is it, that there are among you fightings

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