God in tyme past dyuersly & many wayes, spake vnto ye fathers by prophetes,
2 but in these last dayes he hath spoken vnto vs by his sonne, whom he
hath made heyre of all thinges, by whom also he made the worlde.
3 Which (sonne) beynge the brightnes of his glory, & the very ymage of
his substaunce, bearinge vp all thinges with the worde of his power, hath in his
owne personne pourged oure synnes, and is set on the righte hande of the
maiestie on hye:
4 beynge eue as moch more excellet the ye angels, as he hath optayned a
more excellet name then they.
5 For vnto which of the angels sayde he at eny tyme: Thou art my sonne,
this daye haue I begotten the? And agayne: I will be his father, & he shalbe
6 And agayne, wha he bryngeth in the fyrst begotte sonne in to the worlde,
he sayeth: And all the angels of God shal worshippe him.
7 And of the angels he sayeth: He maketh his angels spretes, & his
mynisters flames of fyre.
8 But vnto ye sonne he sayeth: God, yi seate endureth for euer & euer:
the cepter of yi kyngdome is a right cepter.
9 Thou hast loued righteousnes, & hated iniquyte: wherfore God (which
is thy God) hath anoynted the with the oyle of gladnesse aboue yi felowes.
10 And thou LORDE in ye begynnynge hast layed the foundacion of the earth,
and ye heaues are the workes of thy handes,
11 they shal perishe, but thou shalt endure: they all shal waxe olde as
doth a garmet,
12 and as a vesture shalt thou chaunge them, and they shalbe chaunged. But
thou art ye same, and thy yeares shal not fayle.
13 Vnto which of the angels sayde he at eny tyme: Syt thou on my righte
hade, tyll I make thyne enemies thy fote stole?
14 Are they not all mynistrynge spretes, sent to mynister for their sakes,
which shalbe heyres of saluacion?
1 Wherfore we ought to geue the more hede vnto the thinges which we haue
herde, lest we perisshe.
2 For yf the worde which was spoke by angels, was stedfast, and euery
trasgression and dishobedience receaued a iust recompence of rewarde,
3 how shal we escape, yf we despyse so greate a saluacion: which after
that it beganne to be preached by the LORDE himselfe, was confirmed vpon vs, by
them that herde it,
4 God bearynge witnesse therto, with tokens, wonders and dyuerse powers,
and giftes of the holy goost acordinge to his awne wyll.
5 For vnto the angels hath he not subdued the worlde to come, wherof we speake.
6 But one in a certayne place witnesseth & sayeth: What is man, that
thou art myndefull of him? or the sonne of man, that thou vysitest him?
7 After thou haddest for a litle season made him lower the ye angels, thou
crownedst him with honoure and glory, and hast set him aboue the workes of thy
8 Thou hast put all thinges in subieccion vnder his fete. In that he
subdued all thinges vnto him, he lefte nothinge that is not put vnder him.
9 Neuertheles now se we not all thinges yet subdued vnto him. But him,
which for a litle season was made lesse then the angels, we se that it is Iesus:
which is crowned with honoure and glory for the sufferynge of death, that he by
the grace of God, shulde taist of death for all men.
10 For it became him, for whom are all thinges, and by who are all thinges
(after yt he had broughte many children vnto glory) that he shulde make the
LORDE of their saluacion perfecte thorow sufferynge,
11 for so moch as they all come of one, both he that sanctifieth; &
they which are sanctified. For the which causes sake, he is not ashamed to call
12 sayenge: I will declare thy name vnto my brethren, and in the myddes of
the cogregacion wil I prayse the.
13 And agayne: I wyl put my trust in him. And agayne: beholde, here am I
and my children, which God hath geuen me.
14 For as moch then as the children haue flesh and bloude. he also
himselfe likewyse toke parte with them, yt he thorow death, mighte take awaye ye
power of him, which had lordshippe ouer death, that is to saye, ye deuell:
15 & that he mighte delyuer the which thorow feare of death were all
their life tyme in dauger of bodage.
16 For he in no place taketh on him the angels, but ye sede of Abraham
tabeth he on him.
17 Wherfore in all thinges it became him to be made like vnto his
brethren, that he mighte be mercyfull and a faithfull hye prest in thinges
concernynge God, to make agrement for the synnes of ye people.
18 For in that he himselfe suffred and was tempted, he is able to sucker
them that are tempted.
1 Wherfore holy brethren, ye that are partakers of the heauely callynge,
consyder the Embasseatour and hye prest of or profession, Christ Iesus,
2 which is faithfull to him that ordeyned him, euen as was Moses in all
3 But this man is worthy of greater honoure then moses, in as moch as he
which prepareth the house, hath greater honoure in it, then the house it selfe.
4 For euery house is prepared of some ma: but he that ordeyned all thinges,
5 And Moses verely was faithfull in all his house as a mynister, to beare
witnes of those thinges which were to be spoken afterwarde:
6 But Christ as a sonne hath rule ouer his house, whose house are we, yf
we holde fast the confidence and reioysinge of that hope vnto the ende.
7 Wherfore, as ye holy goost sayeth: Todaye yf ye shal heare his voyce,
8 harden not youre hertes, as in the prouokynke in the daye of temptacion
in the wyldernes,
9 where youre fathers tempted me, proued me, and sawe my workes fortye
10 Wherfore I was greued wt that generacion, and sayde: They erre euer in
their hertes. But they knewe not my wayes,
11 so that I sware in my wrath, that they shulde not enter in to my rest.
12 Take hede brethren, that there be not in eny of you an euell hert of
vnbeleue, to departe from the lyuynge God:
13 but exhorte youre selues daylie, whyle it is called to daye, lest eny
of you waxe harde harted thorow ye disceatfulnes of synne.
14 For we are become partakers of Christ, yf we kepe sure vnto ye ende the
begynnynge of the substace,
15 solonge as it is sayde: Todaye, yf ye shal heare his voyce, harde not
youre hertes, as in the prouocacio.
16 For some whan they herde, prouoked. Howbeit not all they yt came out of
Egipte by Moses.
17 But with whom was he displeased fortye yeares longe? Was he not
displeased with them yt synned, whose carcases were ouerthrowne in ye
18 To whom sware he, yt they shulde not enter in to his rest, but vnto the
yt beleued not?
19 And we se yt they coulde not enter in because of vnbeleue.
1 Let vs feare therfore, lest eny of vs forsakynge the promes of entrynge
in to his rest, shulde seme to come behinde:
2 for it is declared vnto vs as well as vnto the. But the worde of
preachinge helped not the, wha they that herde it, beleued it not.
3 (For we which haue beleued, enter in to his rest) acordynge as he sayde:
Euen as I haue sworne in my wrath, They shal not enter in to my rest. And that
(spake he) verely loge after that the workes fro the begynnynge of the worlde
4 For he spake in a certayne place of the seueth daye, on this wyse: And
God rested on the seuenth daye from all his workes.
5 And in this place agayne: They shal not come in to my rest.
6 Seynge it foloweth the, that some must enter there in to: and they, to
whom it was first preached, entred not therin for vnbeleues sake,
7 therfore appoynteth he a daye agayne after so longe tyme, and sayeth:
Todaye (as it is rehearsed by Dauid) Todaye yf ye shal heare his voyce, then
harden not youre hertes.
8 For yf Iosua had geuen them rest, the wolde he not afterwarde haue
spoken, of another daye.
9 Therfore remayneth there yet a rest vnto the people of God.
10 For he that is entred in to his rest, ceasseth from his workes, as God
doth from his
11 Let vs make haist therfore to enter in to that rest, lest eny man fall
after the same ensample of vnbeleue.
12 For ye worde of God is quycke, and mightie in operacion, and sharper
the eny two edged swerde, and entreth thorow, euen to the deuydinge of the soule
& the sprete, and of ye ioyntes & the mary, and is a iudger of the
thoughtes & intetes of the hert,
13 nether is there eny creature invisible in ye sighte of him. But all
thinges are naked & bare vnto ye eyes of hi of who we speake.
14 Seynge then that we haue a greate hye prest, eue Iesus ye sonne of God,
which is entred in to heauen, let vs holde oure profession.
15 For we haue not an hye prest which ca not haue copassion on or
infirmities, but was in all poyntes tepted, like as we are, but without synne.
16 Let vs therfore go boldely vnto the seate of grace that we maye receaue
mercy, and fynde grace to helpe in the tyme of nede.
1 For euery hye prest that is taken fro amoge men, is ordeyned for men in
thinges pertayninge to God, to offer giftes and sacrifices for synne:
2 which can haue copassion on the ignoraunt, and on them that are out of
the waye, for so moch as he himselfe also is compased aboute with infirmyte.
3 Therfore is he bounde to offer for synnes, as well for him selfe as for
4 And noma taketh ye honoure vnto himselfe, but he that is called of God,
as was Aaron.
5 Euen so Christ glorified not himselfe to be made hye prest, but he yt
sayde vnto him: Thou art my sonne, this daye haue I begotten the.
6 As he sayeth also in another place: Thou art a prest for euer after ye
order of Melchisedech.
7 And in ye dayes of his fleshe, he offred vp prayers & supplicacions,
wt stroge cryenge & teares vnto him yt was able to saue him fro death: &
was herde also, because he had God in honoure.
8 And though he was Gods sonne, yet lerned he obedience, by those thinges
which he suffred.
9 And he beynge made perfecte, became the cause of euerlastinge saluacio,
vnto all the yt obeye him,
10 and is called of God an hye prest after the order of Melchisedech.
11 Wherof we haue many thinges to saye, which are harde to be vttered,
because ye are dull of hearynge.
12 For where as concernynge the tyme ye ought to be teachers, yet haue ye
nede agayne, yt we teach you the first preceptes of the worde of God: and are
become soch as haue nede of mylke, and not stronge meate.
13 For euery one that is fed yet with mylte, is vnexperte in the worde of
righteousnes, for he is but a babe.
14 But stronge meate belongeth vnto them yt are perfecte, which thorow
custome haue their wyttes exercysed to iudge both good and euell.
1 Wherfore let vs leaue the doctryne pertaynynge to the begynnynge of a
Christen life, and let vs go vnto perfeccion: and now nomore laye ye foundacion
of repetaunce from deed workes, and of faith towarde God,
2 of baptyme, of doctryne, of layenge on of hades, of resurreccion of the
deed, & of eternall iudgment.
3 And so wil we do yf God permytte.
4 For it is not possible, that they which were once lighted, and haue
taisted of the heauely gyfte, and are become partakers of the holy goost,
5 & haue taisted of ye good worde of God, and of the power of the
worlde to come,
6 yf they fall awaye (and concernynge them selues crucifye the sonne of
God afresshe, and make a mocke off him) that they shulde be renued agayne vnto
7 For the earth, that drynketh in the rayne, which commeth oft vpon it,
and bringeth forth herbes mete for them that dresse it, receaueth blessynge of
8 But yt grounde which beareth thornes and thistles, is nothinge worth,
and nye vnto cursynge: whose ende is to be brent.
9 Neuertheles (ye dearly beloued) we trust to se better of you, and yt
saluacio is nyer, though we thus speake.
10 For God is not vnrighteous, that he shulde forget youre worke and
laboure of loue, which ye shewed in his name, whan ye mynistred vnto the sayntes,
and yet mynister.
11 Yee and we desyre, that euery one of you shewe the same diligence, to
the stablyshinge of hope euen vnto the ende,
12 that ye faynte not, but folowe them which thorow faith and paciece
inheret the promyses.
13 For whan God made promes to Abraham, because he had none greater to
sweare by, he sware by himselfe,
14 and sayde: Surely I wil blesse the and multiplye ye in dede.
15 And so he abode pacietly, and optayned the promes.
16 As for men, they sweare by him that is greater then them selues: and
the ooth is the ende of all stryfe to confirme the thinge amoge them.
17 But God, wyllinge very abundauntly to shewe vnto the heyres of promes
the stablenes of his councell, added an ooth
18 yt by two immutable thinges (in the which it is vnpossible yt God
shulde lye) we mighte haue a stronge consolacion: euen we, which are fled to
holde fast the hope that is set before vs,
19 which (hope) we haue as a sure and stedfast anker of oure soule. Which
(hope) also entreth in, in to those thinges that are within ye vayle,
20 whither the foreruner is for vs entred in, eue Iesus, which is made an
hye prest for euer after ye order of Melchisedech.
1 This Melchisedech kynge of Salem (which beynge prest of the most hye
God, met Abraham as he returned agayne from the slaughter of the kynges, &
2 vnto whom Abraham also gaue tithes of all the goodes) first is by
interpretacion kynge of righteousnes: after that is he kynge of Salem also (that
is to saye, kynge of peace)
3 without father, without mother, without kynne, and hath nether
begynnynge of dayes, ner ende of life: but is likened vnto the sonne of God, and
contynueth a prest for euer.
4 But cosider how greate a man this was, to whom the Patriarke Abraham
gaue tithes of the spoyles.
5 And verely the children of Leui, whan they receaue the presthode, haue a
commaundement acordynge to the lawe, to take the tithes of the people, that is
to saye, of their brethre, though they also came out of the loynes of Abraham.
6 But he whose kynred is not counted amoge them, receaued tithes of
Abraham, and blessed him that had the promes.
7 Now is it so without all naysayenge, that the lesse receaueth blessynge
of ye better.
8 And here men that dye, receaue tithes. But there he receaueth tithes, of
whom it is witnessed that he lyueth.
9 And to saye the trueth, Leui himselfe also which receaueth tithes, payed
tithes in Abraham:
10 for he was yet in the loynes of his father Abraham, whan Melchisedech
11 Yf now therfore perfeccion came by the presthode of the Leuites (for
vnder the same (presthode) the people receaued the lawe) what neded it then
furthurmore, that another prest shulde ryse after the order of Melchisedech, and
not after the order of Aaron?
12 For yf the presthode be traslated, the of necessite must the lawe be
13 For he of whom these thinges are spoken, is of another trybe, of the
which neuer man serued at the altare.
14 For it is euidet, that oure LORDE spronge of the trybe of Iuda, to the
which trybe Moses spake nothinge cocernynge presthode,
15 And it is yet a more euident thinge, yf after the symilitude of
Mechisedech there aryse another prest,
16 which is not made after ye lawe of the carnall commaundement, but after
the power of the endlesse life
17 (For he testifieth: Thou art a prest for euer after the order of Melchisedech)
18 then the commaundement that wente before, is disanulled, because of his
weaknesse, and vnprofitablenes.
:19 For the lawe made nothinge perfecte, but was an introduccion of a
better hope, by ye which hope we drawe nye vnto God.
20 And for this cause is it a better hope, yt it was not promysed without
21 Those prestes were made without an ooth, but this prest with an ooth,
by him that sayde vnto him: The LORDE sware, and wyl not repente: Thou art a
prest for euer after the order of Melchisedech.
22 Thus is Iesus become a stablissher of so moch a better Testamete.
23 And amonge them many were made prestes, because they were not suffred
to endure by the reason of death.
24 But this man, because that he endureth euer, hath an euerlastinge presthode.
25 Wherfore he is able also euer to saue them, that come vnto God by him:
& lyueth euer, to make intercession for vs.
26 For it became vs to haue soch an hye prest as is holy, innocent,
vndefyled, separate from synners, and made hyer then heauen:
27 which nedeth not daylie (as yonder hye prestes) to offre vp sacrifice
first for his awne synnes, and then for the peoples synnes. For that dyd he once
for all, whan he offered vp him selfe.
28 For the lawe maketh men prestes which haue infirmitie: but the worde of
the ooth, that came sence the lawe, maketh the sonne prest, which is perfecte
1 Of the thinges which we haue spoken, this is the pyth: We haue soch an
hye prest, that is set on ye righte hande of the seate of maiestie in heaue:
2 and is a mynister of holy thinges, and of the true Tabernacle, which God
pitched, & not man.
3 For euery hye prest is ordened to offre giftes and sacrifices: Wherfore
it is of necessite, yt this man haue somwhat also to offer.
4 For he were not a prest, yf he were vpon earth, where are prestes yt
acordynge to the lawe
5 offer giftes (which prestes serue vnto the ensample and shadowe of
heauely thinges, euen as the answere of God was geuen vnto Moses, whan he was
aboute to fynish the Tabernacle: Take hede (sayde he) that thou make all thinges
acordinge to the patrone shewed the in the mount.)
6 But now hath he optayned a more excellent office, in as moch as he is
the mediatour of a better Testament, which was made for better promyses.
7 For yf that first (Testament) had bene fautles, then shulde no place
haue bene soughte for the secode.
8 For in rebukynge the he sayeth: Beholde, the dayes wyll come (sayeth the
LORDE) that I wyl fynish vpo the house of Israel, and vpon the house off Iuda,
9 a new Testament: not as the Testament which I made with their fathers,
in that daye whan I toke them by the handes, to lede them out of the londe of
Egipte: for they contynued not in my Testament, and I regarded them not, sayeth
10 For this is the Testament, that I wil make wt the house of Israell
after those dayes, sayeth the LORDE. I wyl geue my lawes in their mynde, and in
their hertes wyl I wryte them: And I wil be their God, and they shal be my
11 and they shal not teach euery ma his neghboure, and euery man his
brother, sayenge: knowe ye LORDE, for they shal knowe me from the leest to the
most of them:
12 for I wil be mercifull ouer their vnrighteousnesses: And on their
synnes & on their iniquyties wyl I not thynke enymore.
13 In that he sayeth: A new, he weereth out ye olde. Now yt which is worne
out and waxed olde, is ready to vanish awaye.
1 That first Tabernacle verely had ordinaunces, and seruynges off God and
2 For there was made a foretabernacle, wherin was ye candilsticke, and the
table, and the shewe bred: and this is called ye Holy.
3 But behynde the seconde vayle was the Tabernacle which is called Holiest
4 which had the golden censor, and the Arke of the Testament ouerlayed
rounde aboute with golde, wherin was the golden pot with Manna, and Aarons rodd
that florished, and the tables of the Testament:
5 Aboue therin were the Cherubins off glory ouershadowynge the Mercyseate:
Of which thinges it is not now to speake perticularly.
6 When these thinges were thus ordeyned, the prestes wente allwayes in to
the first Tabernacle, and excuted ye seruyce of God.
7 But in to the seconde wente the hye prest alone once in the yeare, not
without bloude, which he offred for himselfe and for the ignoraunce of the
8 Wherwith the holy goost this signifyeth, that the waye of holynes was
not yet opened, whyle as yet the first Tabernacle was stondynge.
9 Which was a symilitude for the tyme then present, in the which were
offred giftes and sacrifices, and coulde not make perfecte (as partaynynge to
the conscience) him, that dyd the Gods seruyce
10 onely with meates and drynkes, and dyuerse wasshinges, and iustifienges
of the flesh, which were ordeyned vnto the tyme of reformacion.
11 But Christ beynge an hye prest of good thinges to come, came by a
greater and a more perfecte Tabernacle, not made with handes, that is to saye,
not of this maner buyldynge:
12 nether by the bloude of goates or calues: but by his owne bloude entred
he once for all in to the holy place, and hath founde eternall redempcion.
13 For yff the bloude off oxen and off goates, and the asshes off the cowe
whan it is sprenkled, haloweth the vncleane as touchynge the purificacion of the
14 How moch more shal the bloude of Christ (which thorow the eternall
sprete offred him selfe without spot vnto God) pourge oure conscience from deed
workes, for to serue the lyuynge God?
15 And for this cause is he ye mediatour of the new Testament, that thorow
death which chaunsed for the redempcion of those trasgressions (that were vnder
the first Testament) they which were called mighte receaue the promes of
16 For where soeuer is a Testament, there must also be the death of him
that maketh the testament.
17 For a Testamet taketh auctorite whan men are deed: for it is no value,
as longe as he that made it is alyue.
18 For the which cause that first Testamet also was not ordeyned without bloude.
19 For whan all the commaundementes (acordinge to the lawe) were red of
Moses vnto all the people, he toke ye bloude of calues and of goates, with water
and purple woll and ysope, and sprenkled the boke and all the people,
20 sayenge: This is the bloude of the Testament, which God hath appoynted
21 And the Tabernakle and all the vessels of the Gods seruyce sprenkled he
with bloude likewyse.
22 And allmost all thinges are pourged with bloude after the lawe: and
without sheddynge of bloude is no remyssion.
23 It is necessary then, that the symilitude of heauenly thinges be
purified with soche: but ye heauenly thinges themselues are purified with better
sacrifices, then are those.
24 For Christ is not entred into the holy places yt are made with handes
(which are but symilitudes of true thinges) but in to the very heauen, for to
apeare now before the face of God for vs:
25 Not to offer himselfe offt as the hye prest entreth in to the holy
place euery yeare with straunge bloude:
26 for the must he often haue suffred sence the worlde beganne. But now in
the ende of the worlde hath he appeared once, to put synne to flight, by the
offerynge vp of himselfe.
27 And as it is appoynted vnto me yt they shal once dye, and then cometh
the iudgmet: Eue
28 so Christ was once offred, to take awaye the synnes of many. And vnto
them that loke for him, shal he appeare agayne without synne vnto saluacion.
1 For the lawe which hath but the shadowe off good thinges to come, and
not the thinges in their awne fashion, can neuer by the sacrifices which they
offer yeare by yeare continually, make the commers there vnto perfecte:
2 Els shulde they haue ceassed to haue bene offred, because that the
offerers once pourged, shulde haue had nomore conscience of synnes.
3 Neuertheles in those sacrifices there is made but a remembraunce of
synnes euery yeare.
4 For it is vnpossible yt the bloude of oxen and of goates shulde take
5 Wherfore whan he commeth in to the worlde, he sayeth: Sacrifice &
offerynge thou woldest not haue, but a body hast thou ordeyned me.
6 Burntofferynges and synneofferynges hast thou not alowed.
7 Then sayde I: Lo, I come. I the begynnynge of the boke it is wrytten of
me, that I shulde do yi wyll O God.
8 Aboue wha he had sayde: Sacrifice and offerynge, and burntsacrifices
& synofferynges thou woldest not haue, nether hast alowed (which yet are
offered after ye lawe).
9 The sayde he: Lo, I come to do wil thy O God: there taketh he awaye the
first, to stablysshe the latter:
10 In the which wyll we are sanctified by the offerynge vp of the body of
Iesus Christ once for all.
11 And euery prest is ready daylie mynistringe, and oftymes offereth one
maner of offerynges, which can neuer take awaye synnes.
12 But this man whan he had offred for synnes, one sacrifice which is of
value for euer, sat him downe on the righte hande of God,
13 and from hence forth tarieth, tyll his foes be made his fote stole.
14 For with one offerynge hath he made perfecte for euer, the that are
15 And the holy goost also beareth vs recorde of this, euen whan he sayde
16 This is the Testament, that I wyl make vnto them after those dayes,
sayeth ye LORDE: I wyl geue my lawes in their hertes, and in their myndes wyl I
17 and their synnes and iniquities wil I remebre nomore.
18 And where remyssion of these thinges is, there is nomore offerynge for synne.
19 Seynge now brethre, that we haue a fre sure intraunce in to that Holy
20 by the bloude of Iesu (which he hath prepared vnto vs for a new and
lyuynge waye, thorow the vayle, that is to saye, by his flesh)
21 and seynge also that we haue an hye prest ouer the house of God,
22 let vs drawe nye with a true hert in a full faith, sprenkled in oure
hertes from an euell conscience, and washed in oure bodies with pure water:
23 and let vs kepe the profession of oure hope without wauerynge (for he
is faithfull that hath promysed)
24 and let vs considre one another to ye prouokinge of loue and of good workes:
25 and let vs not forsake the fellishippe that we haue amoge oure selues,
as the maner of some is: but let vs exhorte one another, and that so moch the
more, because ye se that the daye draweth nye.
26 For yf we synne wylfully after that we haue receaued the knowlege of
the trueth, there remayneth vnto vs nomore sacrifice for synnes,
27 but a fearfull lokynge for iudgment, and violente fyre, which shal
deuoure ye aduersaries.
28 He yt despyseth Moses lawe, dyeth without mercy vnder two or thre
29 Of how moch sorer punyshment (suppose ye) shal he be counted worthy,
which treadeth vnder fote the sonne of God, and couteth the bloude of ye
Testamet (wherby he is sanctified) an unwholy thinge, & doth dishonoure to
the sprete of grace?
30 For we knowe him that hath sayde: Vengeaunce is myne, I wil recompence,
sayeth the LORDE. And agayne: The LORDE shal iudge his people.
31 It is a fearfull thinge to fall in to the handes of the lyuynge God.
32 But call ye to remebrauce ye dayes yt are past, i ye which after ye
had receaued lighte, ye endured a greate fighte off aduersities:
33 partly whyle all me wodred & gased at you for the shame and
tribulacion that was done vnto you: and partly whyle ye became copanyons of them
which so passed their tyme.
34 For ye haue suffred with my bodes, and toke a worth ye spoylinge of
youre goodes, and that with gladnes, knowynge in youre selues, how that ye haue
in heauen a better & an enduringe substaunce.
35 Cast not awaye therfore yor confidence, which hath so greate a rewarde.
36 For ye haue nede of pacience, that after ye haue done the wil of God,
ye mighte receaue the promes.
37 For yet ouer a litle whyle, and then he that shal come, wyl come, and
wyl not tary.
38 But the iust shal lyue by his faith: And yf he withdrawe himselfe
awaye, my soule shal haue no pleasure in him.
39 As for vs, we are not of those which withdrawe them selues to
damnacion: but of them that beleue to the wynnynge of the soule.
1 Faith is a sure confidence of thinges which are hoped for, and a
certaynte of thinges which are not sene.
2 By it ye Elders were well reported of.
3 Thorow faith we vnderstonde, that the worlde and all the thinges which
are sene, were made of naughte by the worde of God.
4 By faith offered Abell vnto God a more plenteous sacrifice: by the
which he optayned wytnesse, that he was righteous: God testifyenge of his giftes,
by the which also he beynge deed, yet speaketh.
5 By faith was Enoch take awaye, that he shulde not se death: and was not
founde, because God had taken him awaye. For afore he was taken awaye, he had
recorde that he pleased God.
6 But without faith it is vnpossible to please God. For he that commeth
vnto God, must beleue that God is, & yt he is a rewarder of them that seke
7 By faith Noe honoured God, after yt he was warned of thinges which were
not sene, & prepared the Arke, to ye sauinge of his housholde: thorow the
which Arke he condemned the worlde, and became heyre of the righteousnes, which
commeth by faith.
8 By faith Abraham (wha he was called) obeyed, to go out in to the place,
which he shulde afterwarde receaue to inheritaunce: and he wente out, not
knowynge whither he shulde go.
9 By faith was he a straunger in the lode of promes as in a straunge
countre, & dwelt in tabernacles: and so dyd Isaac & Iacob, heyres with
him of the same promes:
10 for he loked for a cite which hath a foundacion, whose buylder and
maker is God.
11 By faith Sara also receaued strength to be with childe, and was
delyuered of a childe whan she was past age, because she iudged him to be
faithfull which had promysed.
12 And therfore spronge there of one (yee euen off one which was as good
as deed concernynge the body) so many in multitude as the starres off the skye,
and as the sonde off the See shore, which is innumerable.
13 All these dyed acordinge to faith, and receaued not the promyses, but
sawe the afarre off, and beleued them, and saluted them: and cofessed, that they
were straungers & pilgrems vpo earth.
14 For they that saye soch thinges, declare, that they seke a naturall countre.
15 And doutles yf they had bene myndefull off that countre from whence
they came out, they had leysure to haue returned agayne.
16 But now they desyre a better, that is to saye, a heauely. Wherfore God
is not ashamed of the, eue to be called their God: for he hath prepared a cite
17 By faith Abraha offered vp Isaac, wha he was tempted, and gaue ouer
his onely begotten sonne, in whom he had receaued the promyses,
18 of whom it was sayde: In Isaac shal thy sede be called:
19 For he considered, yt God was able to rayse vp agayne from the deed.
Therfore receaued he him for an ensample.
20 By faith Isaac blessed Iacob and Esau, concernynge thinges to come.
21 By faith Iacob, whan he was a dyenge, blessed both the sonnes off
Ioseph, & bowed himselfe towarde the toppe of his cepter.
22 By faith Ioseph whan he dyed, remembred ye departynge of the childre
, & gaue comaundemet concernynge his bones.
23 By faith Moses wha he was borne, was hyd thre monethes of his Elders,
because they sawe that he was a proper childe, nether feared they the kynges
24 By faith Moses whan he was greate, refused to be called the sonne of
25 and chose rather to suffre aduersite with the people of God, then to
enioye ye pleasures of synne for a season:
26 and estemed the rebuke of Christ greater riches, then the treasure of
Egipte: for he had respecte vnto the rewarde.
27 By faith he forsoke Egipte, and feared not the fearcenes of the kynge:
for he endured, eue as though he had sene him which is inuisible.
28 By faith he helde Easter, and the effusion of bloude, lest he which
slewe the firstborne, shulde touche them.
29 By faith they passed thorow the reed See as by drye londe: which wha
the Egipcians assayed to do, they were drowned.
30 By faith the walles of Iericho fell, wha they were compased aboute
31 By faith the harlot Raab perished not with the vnbeleuers, wha she had
receaued the spyes to lodginge peaceably.
32 And what shal I more saye? ye tyme wolde be to shorte for me to tell
of Gedeon, of Barac, and of Samson, & of Iepthae, and of Dauid, and Samuel,
and of the prophetes,
33 which thorow faith subdued kyngdomes, wroughte righteousnes, optayned
ye promyses, stopped ye mouthes of lyos
34 quenched the violece of fyre, escaped ye edge of the swerde, of weake
were made stronge, became valeaunt in batayll, turned to flighte the armyes of
35 the wemen receaued their deed agayne from resurreccion. But other were
racked, and accepted no delyueraunce, that they mighte optayne the resurreccion
that better is.
36 Other taisted of mockinges and scourginges, of bondes also and presonment:
37 were stoned, were hewen a sunder, were tempted, were slayne with the
swerde, wente aboute in shepe skynnes and goates skynnes, in nede, in
tribulacion, in vexacion,
38 which (men) the worlde was not worthy of: they wandred aboute in
wyldernesses, vpon mountaynes, in dennes and caues of the earth.
39 And these all thorow faith optayned good reporte, and receaued not ye promes:
40 because God had prouyded a better thinge for vs, that they without vs
shulde not be made perfecte.
1 Wherfore seynge we haue so greate a multitude of witnesses aboute vs
let vs also laye awaye all yt presseth downe, and the synne that hangeth on, and
let vs runne with pacience vnto the batayl that is set before vs,
2 lokynge vnto Iesus ye auctor and fynissher of faith: which whan the
ioye was layed before him, abode the crosse, and despysed the shame, and is set
downe on ye righte hade of ye trone of God.
3 Cosidre him therfore that endured soch speakinge agaynst hi of synners,
lest ye be weery and faynte in youre myndes:
4 for ye haue not yet resisted vnto bloude, stryuynge agaynst synne,
5 and haue forgotten the consolacion, which speaketh vnto you as vnto
children: My sonne, despyse not the chastenynge off the LORDE, nether faynte
whan thou art rebuked of him:
6 for who the LORDE loueth, him he chasteneth, yee and he scourgeth euery
sonne that he receaueth.
7 Yf ye endure chastenynge, God offereth himselfe vnto you as vnto sonnes.
What sonne is that, whom the father chasteneth not?
8 Yf ye be not vnder correccion (wherof all are partakers) then are ye
bastardes and not sonnes.
9 Morouer seyenge we haue had fathers off oure flesh which corrected vs,
& we gaue them reuerence, shulde we not then moch rather be in subieccion
vnto ye father of spirituall giftes, yt we mighte lyue?
10 And they verely for a few dayes nurtred vs after their awne pleasure:
but he lerneth vs vnto yt which is profitable, that we mighte receaue of his
11 No maner chastisynge for the present tyme semeth to be ioyous, but
greuous: neuertheles afterwarde it bringeth the quyete frute of righteousnes,
vnto them which are exercysed therby.
12 Life vp therfore the handes which were let downe, and the weake knees,
13 and se that ye haue straight steppes vnto youre fete, lest eny
haltinge turne you out of the waye, yee let it rather be healed.
14 Folowe after peace with all men, and holynes, without the which no man
shal se the LORDE,
15 ad loke well, that no ma be destitute of the grace of God, lest there
sprynge vp eny bytter rote, and cause disquyetnes, and therby many be defyled:
16 that there be no whoremonger, or vncleane person, as Esau, which for
one meate sake solde his byrth righte.
17 For ye knowe, how that afterwarde whan he wolde haue inhereted the
blessynge, he was put by: for he foude no place of repetaunce, though he desyred
(ye blessynge) with teares.
18 For ye are not come to ye mout that can be touched and burneth with
fyre, nether yet to myst and darcknes, and tempest of wedder,
19 nether to the sounde of the trompe, and ye voyce of wordes: which they
that herde, wysshed awaye, that the worde shulde not be spoken to them,
20 for they were not able to abyde that which was spoken. And yf a beest
had touched the mountayne, it must haue bene stoed, or thrust thorow with a
21 And so terrible was the sighte which appeared, that Moses sayde: I
feare and quake.
22 But ye are come to the mount Sion, and to the cite of the lyuynge God,
to the celestiall Ierusalem, and to the multitude of many thousande angels,
23 and vnto the congregacion of the first borne, which are wrytten in
heauen, and to God the iudge of all, and to the spretes of iust and perfecte
24 and to Iesus the mediatoure of the new Testament, and to the
sprenklynge off bloude, that speaketh better then the bloude of Abel.
25 Se that ye despyse not him that speaketh vnto you: for yf they escaped
not which refused him that spake on earth, moch more shal we not escape, yf we
turne awaye from him that speaketh from heaue:
26 whose voyce shoke the earth at that tyme. But now promyseth he, &
sayeth: Yet once more wyl I shake, not the earth onely, but also heauen.
27 No doute that same that he sayeth yet once more, signifieth the
remouynge awaye of those thinges which are shaken, as off thinges which are
made: that ye thinges which are not shake, maye remayne.
28 Wherfore, seynge we receaue the vnmoueable kyngdome, we haue grace,
wherby we maye serue God, & please him, with reuerence and godly feare.
29 For oure God is a consumynge fyre.
1 Let brotherly loue cotynue.
2 Be not forgetfull to lodge straungers: for therby haue dyuerse receaued
angels in to their houses vnawares.
3 Remembre them that are in bondes, eue as though ye were bounde with
them: and be myndefull off them which are in aduersite, as ye which are also in
4 Let wedlocke be had in pryce in all poyntes, & let ye chamber be
vndefyled. For whorekepers and aduouterers God wil iudge.
5 Let youre conuersacion be without couetousnes, and be content with that
ye haue allready, for he hath sayde: I wyl not fayle the nether forsake the,
6 so that we maye boldely saye: The LORDE is my helper, and I wyl not
feare what man maye do vnto me.
7 Remembre them which haue the ouersighte of you, which haue declared
vnto you the worde of God. The ende of whose couersacion se that ye loke vpon,
and folowe their faith.
8 Iesus Christ yesterdaye and Todaye, & the same cotinueth for euer.
9 Be not caried aboute wt dyuerse and straunge lernynges: for it is a
good thinge that the herte be stablysshed with grace, and not with meates, which
haue not profited them, that haue had their pastyme in them.
10 We haue an altare, wherof they haue no power to eate, which serue in
11 For the bodies of those beestes whose bloude is broughte in to the
holy place by ye hye prest to pourge synne, are brent without the tetes.
12 Therfore Iesus also, to sanctifye ye people by his awne bloude,
suffred without ye gate.
13 Let vs go forth therfore out of the tentes, and suffre rebuke with
14 for here haue we no contynuynge cite, but we seke one to come.
15 Let vs therfore by him offre allwayes vnto God the sacrifice of prayse:
that is to saye, the frute of those lippes which confesse his name.
16 To do good and to destribute forget not, for wt soch sacrifices God is
17 Obey them that haue the ouersighte off you, and submytte youre selues
vnto them: for they watch for youre soules, euen as they that must geue accoptes
therfore, that they maye do it with ioye, and not with grefe: for that is an
vnprofitable thinge for you.
18 Praye for vs. We haue confidence, because we haue a good coscience in
all thinges, and desyre to lyue honestly.
19 But I desyre you ye more abundauntly, that ye so do, yt I maye be
restored vnto you the more quyckly.
20 The God of peace (that broughte agayue fro the deed oure LORDE Iesus
the greate shepherde of the shepe thorow the bloude of the euerlastinge
21 make you perfecte in all good workes, to do his wyll, workynge in you
that which is pleasaunt in his sighte thorow Iesus Christ, to whom be prayse for
euer and euer Amen.
22 I beseke you brethren, suffre the worde of exhortacion, for I haue
wrytten vnto you in few wordes.
23 Knowe or brother Timotheus, whom we haue sent from vs, with whom (yf
he come shortly) I wil se you.
24 Salute the that haue the ouersighte of you and all ye sayntes. The
brethren of Italy
25 Grace be with you all, Amen.