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AN

EXPOSITION

OF THE

EPISTLE TO

TO THE HEBREWS;

WITH

Preliminary Erercitations.

BY JOHN OWEN, D. D.

THE SECOND EDITION.

VOL. III.

SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES............John v. 39.

EDINBURGH:

PRINTED BY J. RITCHIE,
FOR J. OGLE ; M. OGLE, GLASGOW; R. OGLE, AND T. HAMILTON,
LONDON; AND T. JOHNSTONE, DUBLIN.

1813.

ADVERTISEMENT. In the Title-page of the original Edition, the Author states, {hat in the following Exposition. The original Text is opened • and cleared-ancient and modern Translations are compared and examined-the design of the Apostle, with his reasonings, arguments and testimonies, are unfolded- the faith, customs, sacri. fices, and other usages of tbe Judaical Church, are opened and * declared the true sense of the Text is vindicated from the

wrestings of it by Socinians and others--and lastly, Practical * Observations are deduced and improved.'

CONTENTS

PRACTICAL OBSERVATIONS,

Drawn from the Exposition of the Texts, which are handled and

improved in this Volume.

CHAPTER I.

Doctrine
VERSES 1, 2,

Page

1. The revelation of the will of God, as to all things which con-

cern his worship, and our faith and obedience, is peculiarly, and

in a way of eminence, from the Father,

Pag. 44

2. The authority of God speaking in and by the penmen of the

Scriptures, is the sole bottom and foundation of our assenting to

them, and to what is contained in them, with faith divine and

supernatural,

48

3. God's gradual revelation of himself, and of his mind and will

unto the church, was a fruit of infinite wisdom and care towards

49

4. We may see hence the absolute perfection of the revelation of

the will of God by Christ and his apostles, as to every end and

purpose whatever, for which God ever did, or ever will in this

world reveal himself, or his mind and will,

50

5. That the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the great prophet of his

church under the New Testament, the only revealer of the will

of the Father, as the Son and Wisdom of God, made the worids,

and all things contained in them,

VERSE 3.

1. Our Lord Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, hath the weight of

the whole creation upon his hand, and disposeth of it by his

power and wisdom,

116

2. Such is the nature and condition of the universe, that it could

not subsist a moment, nor could any thing in it act regularly

unto its appointed end, without the continual support, guidance,

influence, and disposal of the Son of God,

ib.

3. So great was the work of freeing us from sin, that it could no

other ways be effected but by the sacrifice of the Son of God

himself,

123

4. That there is nothing more vain, foolish and fruitless, than the

opposition which Satan and his agents yet make unto the Lord

Christ, and his kingdom,

132

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