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Hebrews chapter 12

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Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
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Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
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For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
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Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
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And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
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For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
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If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
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But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
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Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
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For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
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Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
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Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;
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And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
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Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
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Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
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Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
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For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.
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For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,
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And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:
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For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:
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And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)
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But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
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To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
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And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
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See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
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Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
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And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
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Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
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For our God is a consuming fire.

Hebrews chapter 13

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Let brotherly love continue.
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Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
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Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
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Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
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Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
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So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
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Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
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Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
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Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.
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We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.
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For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.
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Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.
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Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.
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For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.
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By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
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But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
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Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
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Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.
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But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.
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Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
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Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
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And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words.
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Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you.
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Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.
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Grace be with you all. Amen.

Jude chapter 1

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Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:
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Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.
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Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
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For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
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I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.
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And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
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Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
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Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
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Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
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But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
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Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
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These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
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Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
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And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
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To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
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These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.
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But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
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How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
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These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
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But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
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Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
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And of some have compassion, making a difference:
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And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
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Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
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To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.