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5 By 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.
6 But 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.
7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of iw yet spoken of. A.V. that God is. Co. Ma Cr. Bi. that he
Ince ('The like testimony of God's acceptance we read of, JUDO18, vi, 21; 1 KING®, xviii. 38; 1 Chr. xxi. 26; 2 CAR. vii. 1.)
lun. iv. 10: The voice of thy brother's blbod crieth unto me from the ground. MAT. xxiii. 35 : From the blood of righteous Abol unto the blood of Zacharias. HEB. xii. 24: To the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. 1 Join, iii. 12: Wherefore slew he him? Beenuse his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
# N. v. 24 : Enoch walked with God : and he was not; for (ted took him. Wist. iv. 10: He pleased God, and was beloved of' him : so that living amongst sinners he was translated. Bonus. xliv. 16: Enoch pleased the LORD, and was translated, being an example of repentance to all generatiousde, xlix. 14: Upon the earth was no man created like Koch: for he was taken from the earth.
Det'ri ir 19: If from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. Zac. vii, 21: The inhabitants of one or shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray betiup the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts: I will go white l a vai 3: He is able also to save them to the utterWe that cate untu Ciod by himn. do r. 22, 35: Let us draw Wat with our heart in full assurance of faith. Cast not ir their ro'r etdience
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things not seen as yet, moved with fear,6 k 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.
8 By faith m 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.
9 By 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 :
10 For he looked for pa city which hath foundations, I whose builder and maker is God.
o reverence. Bi. Gen. being wary. A. V. ?family. Pu. ing to all that God commanded him, so did he. Ecclus. xliv. 17 : Noah was found perfect and righteous in time of wrath-therefore was he left as a remnant unto the earth, when the flood came. 2 Pet. ii. 5: [God] 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.
* 1 Pet. iii. 20: When once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing.
"See on Rom. i. 17. . m See on Acts, vii. 2–4. nGen. xii. 8: And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD), and called upon the name of the LORD. do. xiii. 3, 18: And he went on his journeys from the south even to Beth-el, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beth-el and Hai. Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD. do. xviii. 1, 9: And the Lord appeared unto him in the plains of Marre : and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day. And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.
°Heb. vi. 17: Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath.
p Heb. xii. 22. See on Gal. iv. 26.
11 Through 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 ha romised.
12 Therefore 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.
13 These all died in faith,9 w 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.
8 for conception of offspring. Pu.
Gr. According to faith. A.V.
r Gen. xvii. 19: And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed. do. xviji. 11, 14 : Now Abraham and Sarah were old, and well stricken in age ; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. Is any thing too hard for the LORD ? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son. do. xxi. 2: Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age.
s Luke, i. 36: Behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age. · * Rom. iv. 21: And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. HEB. X. 23.
u Rom. iv. 19: And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womb.
Gen. xxii. 17: In blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore. Deut. x. 22: Thy fathers went down into Eygpt with threescore and ten persons; and now the LORD thy God hath made thee as the stars of heaven for multitude. Rom. iv. 18: Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
v. Ver. 39.
* Ver. 27. John, viii. 56: Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day : and he saw it, and was glad.
y See on 2 Cor. v. 6.
14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly : wherefore God is not ashamed a to be called their God : for b he hath prepared for them a city.
17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, d offered up Isaac : and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
18 Of 10 whom it was said, That e in Isaac shall thy seed be called :
19 Accounting " that God was fable to raise
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2 Ver. 10. Heb. xiii. 14: Here we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come.
a See on Mat. xxii. 32.
b Phi. iii. 20: Our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. Heb. xiii. 14: The words under ver. 14.
Gen. xxii. 1, 2, 9, 12: It came to pass after these things that God did tempt Abraham.-And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah ; and offer him there for a burnt offering. And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him : for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
A JAMES, ii. 21: Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar ? e See on Rom. ix. 7.
Rom. iv. 17, 19, 21 : God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not, as though they were. And being not weak in faith, be considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the
him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure. 12
20 By faith 5 Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, h blessed both 13 the sons of Joseph ; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.
22 By faith k Joseph, when he died, made mention of 14 the departing of the children of Israel ; and gave commandment concerning his bones.
deadness of Sarah's womb; being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
8 Gen. xxvii. 27, 39: He smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, (Jacob,] and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field, which the Lord hath blessed. Behold, [Esau,] thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above.
h Gen. xlviii. 5, 16, 20: And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine ; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine. The Angel which redeemed me from evil, bless the lads, and let my name be called on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth. And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh : and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.
Gen. xlvii. 31 : 'And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head. 1 Kings, i. 47: The king's servants came to bless our lord king David, saying, God make the name of Soloinon better than thy name, and make his throne greater than thy throne. And the king bowed himself upon the bed.
* Gen. I. 24, 25: Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry my bones from hence. Exod. xii. 19: And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him : for he had straitly sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones away hence with you.