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20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph: and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.
22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel ; and gave commandment concerning his bones.
23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment.
24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter ;
25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king : for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprink
SUMMARY OF THE HISTORY OF THOSE
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29 By faith they passed through the Red Sea, as by dry land : which the Egyptians assaying to do, were drowned.
80 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.
31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them
§ 33. HEB. xi. 32, to the end, and chap. xii. 2.
Faith by many illustrious Examples from the Adamic
32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail * Judges vi.
me to tell of Gedeon", and of Barak +, and of Samson f,
and of Jephthae ş, of David || also, and Samuel I, and of Judges iv. the prophets ; Judges 38 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought xiv. 6–19.
righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of Judges xi. lions, 21-33. | 1 Sam.
34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of
the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed va$ 1 Sam.vii. liant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
35 Women received their dead raised to life again :
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36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourg62.
ings, yea moreover, of bonds and imprisonment:
37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword : they wandered about in sheep-skins and goat-skins ; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
38 (Of whom the world was not worthy :) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise :
40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
i Wherefore seeing we are also compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our
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to Faith and Patience, the Apostle calls upon them to
-These chastened them during the few Days
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4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation, which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him :
6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons ; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
9 Furthermore, we have had fathers of our flesh, which corrected us ; and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure ; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous : nevertheless, afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby
12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees:
13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that
0 35. HEB. xii. 14-17.
sible, with all Men, and Christian Holiness of Heart and
Julian Pe 14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without Italy. riod, 4775. which no man shall see the Lord : Vulgar Æra, 62.
15 Looking diligently, lest any man fail of the grace of God ; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as, Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birth-right.
17 For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.
Heb. xii. 18-24.
spiritual Children of Abraham, to those of his natural
of his consuming Anger against Sinners, and the
i. 4.), which shall prepare them for worshipping in the Sion of the Christian Church (Isaiah lx.), which is the City of the living God, of a heavenly, not of a worldly Nature, including the whole family of Heaven and Earth, from the Beginning to the End of Time.
18 For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,
19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words ; which voice they that heard, intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:
20 (For they could not endure that which was commanded. And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart.
21 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake :)
22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels",
10 Doddridge supposes that St. Paul here refers to the manj. festation which God made of himself upon Mount Sion, as being milder than that upon Mount Sinai.
« Sion,” he proceeds, was the city of God. In the temple, which stood there, cherubim were the ornaments of the walls, both in the holy,