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Hebrews

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Chapter 1

1 God, who at The first part of the general proposition of this epistle the son of God is indeed that prophet or teacher, who has actually now performed that which God after a sort and in shadows signified by his prophets, and has fully revealed his Father's will to the world. sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, The purpose of this epistle, is to show that Jesus Christ the Son of God both God and man is that true eternal and only Prophet, King and High Priest, that was shadowed by the figures of the old law, and is now indeed exhibited of whom the whole Church ought to be taught, governed and sanctified.

2 Hath in these So that the former declaration made by the prophets was not complete, and nothing must be added to this latter. last days spoken unto us by [his] That one Son is God and man. Son, The second part of the same statement: The same Son is appointed by the Father to be our king and Lord, by whom also he made all things: and in whom only he sets forth his glory, yea and himself also to be under obligation to us, who upholds and supports all things by his will and pleasure. whom he hath appointed Possessor and equal partner of all things with the Father. heir of all things, by whom also he made the That is, whatever has been at any time, is, or shall be. worlds;

3 Who being the He in whom the glory and majesty of the Father shines, who is otherwise infinite, and cannot be under obligation. brightness of [his] glory, and the express image of his His Father's person. person, and Sustains, defends and cherishes. upholding all things by the word of his power, The third part of the same proposition: The same Son executed the office of the High Priest in offering up himself, and is our only and most mighty Mediator in heaven. when he had by himself purged our sins, This shows that the savour of that his sacrifice is not only most acceptable to the Father, but also is everlasting, and furthermore how far this High Priest surpasses all the other high priests. sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

4 Before he comes to declare the office of Christ, he sets forth the excellency of his person. First of all he shows him to be man, and that in addition he is God also. Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent Dignity and honour. name than they.

5 He proves and confirms the dignity of Christ revealed in the flesh, by these six evident testimonies by which it appears that he far surpasses all angels, so much so that he is called both Son, and God in (Heb_1:5-8, Heb_1:10, Heb_1:13). For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, The Father begat the Son from everlasting, but that everlasting generation was revealed and represented to the world in his time, and therefore he added this word «Today» this day have I begotten thee? He proves and confirms the dignity of Christ revealed in the flesh, by these six evident testimonies by which it appears that he far surpasses all angels, so much so that he is called both Son, and God in (Heb_1:5-8, Heb_1:10, Heb_1:13). And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

6 He proves and confirms the dignity of Christ revealed in the flesh, by these six evident testimonies by which it appears that he far surpasses all angels, so much so that he is called both Son, and God in (Heb_1:5-8, Heb_1:10, Heb_1:13). And The Lord was not content to have spoken it once, but he repeats it in another place. again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.

7 He proves and confirms the dignity of Christ revealed in the flesh, by these six evident testimonies by which it appears that he far surpasses all angels, so much so that he is called both Son, and God in (Heb_1:5-8, Heb_1:10, Heb_1:13). And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels Cherub, (Psa_18:11). spirits, and his ministers a Seraph, (Isa_6:2). flame of fire.

8 But unto the Son [he saith], Thy The throne is proper for princes and not for servants. throne, O God, [is] for ever For everlasting, for this repeating of the word increases the significance of it beyond all measure. and ever: a The government of your kingdom is righteous. sceptre of righteousness [is] the sceptre of thy kingdom.

9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated This type of speech in which the Jews use contrasting phrases, has great force in it. iniquity; therefore God, [even] thy God, hath In that, that the word became flesh, by sending the Holy Spirit on him without measure. anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy For he is the head and we are his members. fellows.

10 He proves and confirms the dignity of Christ revealed in the flesh, by these six evident testimonies by which it appears that he far surpasses all angels, so much so that he is called both Son, and God in (Heb_1:5-8, Heb_1:10, Heb_1:13). And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast Made the earth firm and sure. laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:

11 They shall perish, but thou doest remaine: and they all shall waxe olde as doeth a garment.

12 And as a vesture shalt thou folde them vp, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy yeeres shall not faile.

13 He proves and confirms the dignity of Christ revealed in the flesh, by these six evident testimonies by which it appears that he far surpasses all angels, so much so that he is called both Son, and God in (Heb_1:5-8, Heb_1:10, Heb_1:13). But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?

14 Are they not all By that name by which we commonly call princes messengers, he here calls the spirits. ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

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