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mise, that he should be the heir of shall he live: And whosoever liveth the world, was not to Abraham or to and believeth in me shall never die. his seed, through the law, but through | Believest thou this? John xi. 25, 26. the righteousness of faith, Rom. iv. 13. Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, Now to Abraham and his seed were the truth, and the life : no man comthe promises made. He saith not, eth unto the Father, but by me, xiv. 6. And to seeds, as of many; but as Yet a little while, and the world of one, And to thy seed, which is seeth me no more, but ye see me : Christ, Gal. iii. 16.
because I live, ye shall live also, 19.
I am he that liveth, and was dead; VER. 7.
and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Χωρίς δε πάσης αντιλογίας, το έλαττον | Amen; and have the keys of hell and υπό του κρείττονος ευλογείται. .
of death, Rev. i. 18. And a without all contradiction, b the
VER. 9. less is blessed of the better.
Και, ώς έπος ειπείν, δια 'Αβραάμ και a And without controversy, great is | Λευί ο δεκάτας λαμβάνων δεδεκατωται: the mystery of godliness ; God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the receiveth tithes, * payed tilhes in Abra
And as I may so say, Levi also, who Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto
ham. the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory, 1 Tim. iii. 16. a Now consider how great this man
b By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and was, unto whom even the patriarch Esau concerning things to come. By Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils, faith Jacob, when he was a dying, ver. 4. And blessed be the most blessed both the sons of Joseph ; and high God, which hath delivered thine worshipped, leaning upon the top of enemies into thy hand. And he gave his staff, Heb. xi. 20, 21.
him tithes of all, Gen. xiv. 20. Where
fore as by one man sin entered into VER. 8.
the world, and death by sin; and so Και δε μεν δεκάτας αποθνήσκοντες | death passed upon all men, for that å v Opastrot dau lávouri" šxeñ dè, uagtugsú- all have sinned, Rom. v. 12. μενος ότι ζή.
VER. 10. And here a men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it ότε συνήντησεν αυτώ ο Μελχισεδέκ.
"Ετι γαρ εν τη οσφύϊ του πατρός ήν, is witnessed that bhe liveth. a And they truly were many priests, father, when Melchisedec met him.
For he was yet a in the loins of his because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death, ver. 23. And a And verily, they that are of the as it appointed unto men once to die, sons of Levi, who receive the office of but after this the judgment, ix. 27. the priesthood, have a commandment
Without father, without mother, to take tithes of the people according without descent, having neither be to the law, that is, of their brethren, ginning of days nor end of life; but though they come out of the loins of made like unto the Son of God; Abraham, ver. 5. And God said unto abideth a Priest continually, ver. 3. bim, I am God Almighty; be fruitful, Who is made, not after the law of a and multiply; a nation and a comcarnal commandment, but after the pany of nations shall be of thee, and power of an endless life, 16. But | kings shall come out of thy loins, this man because he continueth ever, Gen. xxxv. 11. All the souls that hath an unchangeable priesthood. came with Jacob into Egypt, which Wherefore he is able also to save came out of his loins, besides Jacob's them to the uttermost that come unto sons' wives, all the souls were threeGod by him, seeing he ever liveth to score and six, xlvi. 26. make intercession for them, 24, 25. Jesus said unto her, I am the resur
VER. 11. rection, and the life : he that believ.
Ει μεν ούν τελείωσις διά της Λευϊτικής eth in me, ough he wer dead, yet! τερασύνης ήν· (ο λαός γάρ επ' αυτή νενο
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μοθέτητο.) τις έτι χρεία, κατά την τάξιν | sire again to be in bondage, 9. And Μελχισεδέκ έτερον ανίστασθαι ιερέα, και 1 ye are complete in hirn, which is the ου κατά την τάξιν 'Ααρών λέγεσθαι και
head of all principality and power. If therefore a perfection were by the In whom also ye are circumcised
the circumcision made without hands, Levitical priesthood, (for under it the in putting off the body of the sins of people received the law,) what b further the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: need was there that another Priest Buried with him in baptism, wherein should rise after the order of Melchise also ye are risen with him through the dec, and not be called after the order of faith of the operation of God, who Aaron ?
hath raised him from the dead. And a For there is verily a disannulling you, being dead in your sins and the of the commandment going before, uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he for the weakness and unprofitable- quickened together with him, having ness thereof. For the law made nothing forgiven you all trespasses; Blotperfect, but the bringing in of a bet- ting out the handwriting of ordinances ter hope did ; by the which we draw that was against us, which was connigh unto God, ver. 18, 19. For if trary to us, and took it out of the that first covenant had been faultless, way, nailing it to the cross; And harthen should no place have been sought ing spoiled principalities and powers, for the second, viii. 7. For this is he made a shew of them openly, trithe covenant that I will make with umphing over them in it. Let no the house of Israel after those days, man therefore judge you in meat, or saith the Lord; I will put my laws in drink, or in respect of an holy day, into their mind, and write them in or of the new moon, or of the sabbath their hearts: and I will be to them a days: Which are a shadow of things God, and they shall be to me a people. to come ; but the body is of Christ, And they shall not teach every man Col. ii. 10–17. his neighbour, and every man his b For such an High Priest became brother, saying, Know the Lord : for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, all shall know me, from the least to separate from sinners, and made the greatest. ' For I will be merciful higher than the heavens : Who needto their unrighteousness, and their eth not daily, as those High Priests, sins and their iniquities will I remem to offer up sacrifice, first for his own ber no more. In that he saith, A sins, and then for the people's : for new covenant, he hath made the first this he did once, when he offered up old. Now that which decayeth and himself. For the law maketh men waxeth old is ready to vanish away, High Priests which have infirmity; 10–13. For the law having a sha- but the word of the oath, which was dow of good things to come, and not since the law, maketh the Son, who is the very image of the things, can
consecrated for evermore, ver. 26– never with those sacrifices which they 28. offered year by year continually, make c See on chap v. ver. 6. the comers thereunto perfect. For
VER. 12. then would they not have ceased to be offered ? because that the wor
Μετατιθεμένης γαρ της ιερωσύνης, εξ shippers once purged should have | ανάγκης και νόμου μετάθεσις γίνεται. had no more conscience of sins. But For the priesthood being changed, in these sacrifices there is a remem- there is made of necessity a a change also brance again made of sins every year. of the law. For it is not possible that the blood of a For if that first covenant had been bulls and of goats should take away faultless, then should no place have sins, x. 1-4. Even so we, when we been sought for the second. For findwere children, were in bondage under ing fault with them, he saith, Bebold, the elements of the world, Gal. iv. 3. the days come, saith the Lord, when But now, after that ye have known I will make a new covenant with the God, or rather are known of God, house of Israel and with the house of how turn ye again to the weak and Judah : Not according to the corebeggarly elements, whereunto ye de- nant that I made with their fathers
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A.D. 64, in the day when I took them by the will make a new covenant with the hand to lead them out of the land of house of Israel, and with the house Egypt; because they continued not of Judah: Not according to the coin my covenant, and I regarded them venant that I made with their fathers not, saith the Lord. For this is the in the day that I took them by the covenant that I will make with the hand to bring them out of the land house of Israel after those days, saith of Egypt; which my covenant they the Lord; I will put my laws into brake, although I was an husband their mind, and write them in their unto them, saith the LORD: But this hearts: and I will be to them a God, shall be the covenant that I will make and they shall be to me a people : with the house of Israel; After those And they shall not teach every man days, saith the LORD, I will put my his neighbour, and every man his law in their inward parts, and write brother, saying, Know the Lord : for it in their hearts; and will be their all shall know me, from the least God, and they shall be my people. to the greatest. For I will be mer And they shall teach no more every ciful to their unrighteousness, and man his neighbour, and every man their sins and their iniquities will I his brother, saying, Know the LORD: remember no more. In that he saith, for they shall all know me, from the A new covenant, he hath made the first least of them unto the greatest of old. Now that which decayeth and them, saith the LORD: for I will waxeth old is ready to vanish away, forgive them their iniquity, and I will Heb. viii. 7–13. For the law having remember their sin no more, Jer. a shadow of good things to come, and xxxi. 31—34. Then thou shalt renot the very image of the things, can member thy ways, and be ashamed, never with those sacrifices which they when thou shalt receive thy sisters, offered year by year continually, make thine elder and thy younger : and I the comers thereunto perfect. For will give them unto thee for daughthen would they not have ceased to ters, but not by thy covenant, Ezra be offered ? because that the worship- xvi. 61. And set up false witnesses, pers once purged should have had no which said, This man ceaseth not to more conscience of sins. But in those speak blasphemous words against this sacrifices there is a remembrance again holy place, and the law: For we have made of sins every year. For it is not heard him say, that this Jesus of Napossible that the blood of bulls and zareth shall destroy this place, and of goats should take away sins. shall change the customs which Mo. Wherefore when he cometh into the ses delivered us, Acts vi. 13, 14. world, he saith, Sacrifice and offer
VER. 13. ing thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: In burnt-of
'Εφ' δν γαρ λέγεται ταύτα, φυλής ετέferings and sacrifices for sin thou hast ρας μετέσχηκεν, άφ' ής ουδείς προσέσχηκε had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, rõ Suelastngizi. I come (in the volume of the book it
For he of whom these things are spoken is written of me,) to do thy will, o pertaineth to another tribe, a of which no God. Above when he said, Sacri- man gave attendance at the altar. fice and offering and burnt-offerings, a To be a memorial unto the chiland offering for sin thou wouldest dren of Israel, that no stranger, which not, neither hadst pleasure therein; is not of the seed of Aaron, come near which are offered by the law; Then to offer incense before the Lord; that said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, o he be not as Korah, and as his comGod. He taketh away the first, that pany: as the LORD said to him by he may establish the second, x. 1-9. the hand of Moses, Numb. xvi. 40. And I will also take of them for priests And it shall come to pass, that the and for Levites, saith the LORD, man's rod whom I shall choose, shall Isa. lxvi. 21. But every one shall blossom; and I will make to cease die for his own iniquity : every man from me the murmurings of the chil. that eateth the sour grape, his teeth dren of Israel, whereby they murmur shall be set on edge. Behold, the against you, vii. 5. But when he was days come, saith the LORD, that I strong, his heart was lifted up to his de
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struction : for he transgressed against | And Amminadab begat Nahshon, and
Και περισσότερον έτι κατάδηλόν έστιν, , Πρόδηλον γαρ ότι εξ Ιούδα ανατέταλκεν | εί κατά την ομοιότητα Μελχισεδέκ άίσταο Κύριος ημών εις ην φυλήν ουδέν περί ιερω- ται ιερεύς έτερος, σύνης Μωσής ελάλησε.
And it is yet far more evident : for For it is evident that a our Lord that a after the similitude of Melchisedec sprang out of Juda ; of which tribe there ariseth another Priest, Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.
a See on chap. v. ver. 6. a See on Luke ii. ver. 11. clause 3.
VER. 16. b And the sons of Judah; Er, and “ος ου κατά νόμον εντολής σαρκικής, Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and véyoyev, år à xatá dúva pery lañs årataZarah; but Er and Onan died in the Kútov. land of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron and Hamul, Gen.
Who is made, not after a the law of a xlvi. 12. The sceptre shall not de- carnal commandment, b but after the part from Judah, nor a lawgiver from power of an endless life. between his feet, until Shiloh come; a Which was a figure for the time and unto him shall the gathering of then present, in which were offered the people be, xlix. 10. Now these both gifts and sacrifices, that could are the generations of Pharez: Pharez not make him that did the service perbegat Hezron, and Hezron begat fect, as pertaining to the conscience, Ram, and Ram begat Amminadab, / Heb. ix. 9. Which slood only in meats,
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VER. 18. carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation, 10. For dytoans die tū atrás åsbevis xai ive
'Αθίτησις μεν γαρ γίνεται πραγούσης the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image
φελές of the things, can never with these For there is verily sa disannulling sacrifices which they offered year by of the commandment going before for year continually make the comers the weakness and unprofitableness thereof. thereunto perfect, x. 1. Even so we,
* See on ver. 12. when we were children, were in bond b For the law made nothing perage under the elements of the world, fect, but the bringing in of a better Gal. iv. 3. But now, after that ye hope did; by the which we draw nigh have known God, or rather are known unto God, ver. 19. For if that first of God, how turn ye again to the covenant had been faultless, then weak and beggarly elements, where should no place have been sought for unto ye desire again to be in bond the second. For finding fault with age ? 9. Blotting out the hand writ. them, he saith, Behold, the days come, ing of ordinances that was against us, saith the Lord, when I will make a which was contrary to us, and took it new covenant with the honse of Israel out of the way, nailing it to the cross, and with the house of Judah, viii. Col. ii. 14. Wherefore if ye be dead 7,8. Which was a figure for the time with Christ from the rudiments of then present, in which were offered the world, why, as though living in both gifts and sacrifices, that could the world, are ye subject to ordi- not make him that did the service nances, 20.
perfect, as pertaining to the con. Without father, without mother, science; Which stood only in meats without descent, having neither be- and drinks, and divers washings, and ginning of days, nor end of life ; but carnal ordinances, imposed on them made like unto the Son of God; abid until the time of reformation, ix. 9, eth a priest continually, ver. 3. For 10. For the law having a shadow of he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever good things to come, and not the very after the order of Melchisedec, 17. image of the things, can never with (For those Priests were made without those sacrifices which they offered an oath ; but this with an oath by year by year continually make the him that said unto him, The Lord comers thereunto perfect. For then sware and will not repent, Thou art would they not have ceased to be ofa priest for ever after the order offered? because that the worshippers Melchisedec,) 21. But this nan, be- once purged should have had no more cause he continueth ever, hath an conscience of sins. But in those sacriunchangeable priesthood. Wherefore fices there is a remembrance again he is able to save them to the utter- made of sins every year. For it is not most that come unto God by him, possible that the blood of bulls and of seeing he ever liveth to make inter- goats should take away sins, x. 1-4. cession for them, 24, 25. For the law Be not carried about with divers and maketh men High Priests which have strange doctrines. For it is a good infirmity; but the word of the oath, thing that the heart be established which was since the law, maketh, the with grace; not with meats, which Son, who is consecrated for evermore, have not profited them that have been 28. I am he that liveth, and was occupied therein, viii. 9. And by dead; and, behold, I am alive for him all that believe are justified from evermore, Amen; and have the keys all things, from which ye could not of hell and of death, Rev. i. 18. be justified by the law of Moses, Acts VER. 17.
xiii. 39. Tell me, ye that desire to Μαρτυρεϊ γαρ: "Οτι συ ιερεύς εις τον be under the law, do ye not hear the
law? Gal. iv. 21. For bodily exerαιώνα κατά την τάξιν Μελχισεδέκ. .
cise profiteth little : but godliness is a For he testifieth, Thou art a Priest profitable unto all things, having pro for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
mise of the life that now is, and of * See on chap. v. ver. 6.
that which is to come, 1 Tim. iv. 8. VOL. III.