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5 Let your conversation a be without covetousness ; and be " content with such things as ye have : for he hath said, I will never leave thee,3 nor forsake thee.
6 So that we may boldly say, "The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
7. Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: m whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation :
a disposition, temper of mind, manners. Ham. 3 fail thee. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. Gen. 4 which presided over you. Dod. them which are the guides over you. A. V.
h See on Phi. iv. 11, 12.
i Gen. xxviii. 15: Behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee. Deut. xxxi. 6, 8: Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them : for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee; nor forsake thee. And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee : fear not, neither be dismayed. Jos, i. 5: As I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. 1 Chr. xxviii. 20 : David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it : fear not, nor be dismayed : for the Lord God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD. Ps. xxxvii. 25: I have been young, and now am old : yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. PRO. x. 3: The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish.
* Ps. ii. 1: Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? do. lvi. 4, 11, 12: In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me. In God have I put my trust; I will not be afraid what man can do unto me. Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee. do. cxviii. 6: The Lord is on my side; I will not fear : what can man do unto me?
Ver. 17. See on PHI. ii. 29. m HEB. vi. 12 : That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
8. "Jesus Christ othe same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. . Be not carried about with divers 5 and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; 9 not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.
10 'We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.
11 For the bodies of those beasts, whose
5 various. Ham.
n 1 Cor. iii. 11: Other foundation can no man lay than that is-laid, which is Jesus Christ. 2 Cor. xi. 4: If he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached-or another Gospel, which ye have not accepted. Gal.i.7: Which is not another ; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the Gospel of Christ.
Mal. iii. 6: I am the LORD, I change not. John, viii. 58 : Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. Heb. i. 12 : Thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail. JAMES, i. 17: With whoin is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Rev.i. 4, 8: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
p Eph. iv. 14: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive. Col. ii. 4: And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words. See on MAT. xxiv. 4.
9 Rom. xiv. 17: For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. Col. ii. 16 : Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink. 1 Tim. iv. 3 : Commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. ..
'1 Cor. ix. 18: What is my reward then ? Verily that, when I preach the Gospel, I may make the Gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the Gospel. do. x. 18 : Are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar ?
s Exod. xxix. 14: The flesh of the bullock, and his skin, &c.
blood is brought into the sanctuary by the High Priest for sin, are burned without the camp.
12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.
13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing " his reproach.
14 For here have we 'no continuing city, but we seek one to come.
15 w By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice * of praise to God continually, that is, the y fruit shalt thou burn with fire without the camp : it is a sin offering. Lev. iv. 11, 12,21 : And the skin of the bullock, and all bis flesh, with his head, and with his legs, and his inwards, &c. even the whole bullock shall be carry forth without the camp unto a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn him on the wood with fire. And he shall carry forth the bullock without the camp, and burn him as he burned the first bullock : it is a sin offering for the congregation. do. vi. 30 : No sin offering, whereof any of the blood is brought into the tabernacle of the congregation to reconcile withal in the holy place, shall be eaten : it shall be burnt in the fire. do. ix. 11 : And the flesh and the hide he burnt with fire without the camp. do. xvi. 27 : And the bullock for the sin offering, and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the holy place, shall one carry forth without the camp; and they shall burn in the fire their skins, and their flesh, &c. NUMB. xix. 3 : Ye shall give her [the red heifer] unto Eleazar the priest, that he may bring her forth without the camp, and one shall slay her before his face.
"See on John, xix. 17, 18.
u Acts, v. 41 : And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. See on Heb. xi. 26.
"Mic. ii, 10 : Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your rest : because it is polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction. Phi. iii. 20 : Our conversation [citizenship) is in heaven. Heb. xi. 10, 16: He looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. They desire a better country, that is, an heavenly-he hath prepared for them a citydo. xii. 22.
* See on Rom.i, 8.
of our lips giving thanks to 6 his name.
16 ? But to do good and to communicate ? forget not: for a with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
17 b Obey them that have the rule over 8 you,9 and submit yourselves : for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, 10 that they may do it with joy, and not with grief : for that is unprofitable li for you.
18 « Pray for us : for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.
19 But I beseech you fthe rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.
20 Now the God of peace, that h brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great
6Gr. confessing to. A. V. ? to distribute. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. Gen. We. 8 guide. See ver. 7. A.V. 9 them which preside over you. Dod. 19 give account concerning you. Wh. not expedient. Rh.
2 Rom. xii. 13: Distributing to the necessity of saints ; given to hospitality.
a See on Acts, xi. 29; and on Phi. iv. 18. | b Ver. 7. See on PHI. ii. 29.
Ezek. iii. 17: Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel : therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. (Repeated, chap. xxxiii. 7.) do. xxxiii. 2 : Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman. Acts, xx. 26, 28: Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the Church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
d1 Thes. v. 25: Brethren, pray for us. See on Rom. xv. 30. e See on Acts. xxiii. 1.
f Phile. 22: But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto you.
8 See on Rom. xv. 33.
Shepherd of the sheep, k through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 12"
21 Make you 'perfect in in every good work to
12 Testament. A. V.
k See on Heb. x. 29.
"Gen. vii. 1: And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark ; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. do. xvii. 1: I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect [or upright, or sin. cere]. 1 KINGS, ix. 4: And if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, and will keep my statutes and my judgments. 2 KINGS, XX. 3: I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore. Job, i. 1: There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. do. ii. 3 : The LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil ? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause. Ps. xxxvii. 37: Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace. Mat. v. 48: Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Luke, i. 6 : They were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. Acts, xxiii. 1: And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day, do. xxiv. 16: And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men. 1 Cor. ii. 6 : Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect. do. xiv. 20 : Brethren, be not children in understanding : howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men. 2 Cor. xi. 2: I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. do. xiii. 9, 11: This also we wish, even your perfection. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you. Eph. iv. 12, 13: For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ : till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ. do. v. 27 :