Merciful & Faithful

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For not unto messengers hath he subjected the coming habitable earth of which we are speaking;  But one somewhere hath borne witness, saying, What is man, that thou shouldst make mention of him? Or the son of man, that thou shouldst put him in charge? Thou hast made him less, some little, than messengers, With glory and honour hast thou crowned him, And hast set him over the works of thy hands; All things hast thou subjected beneath his feet. For in subjecting to him the all things, nothing left he to him unsubjected; But now, not yet, do we see to him the all things subjected; But Jesus made some little less than messengers we do behold: by reason of the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour, to the end that, by favour of God, in behalf of every one, he might taste of death. For it was becoming in him, For the sake of whom are the all things, and by means of whom are the all things, when many sons unto glory he would lead, The Princely Leader of their salvation through sufferings to make perfect.

For both he that maketh holy, and they who are being made holy are all of One; For which cause, he is not ashamed to be calling them, brethren, saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of an assembly will I sing praise unto thee; and again, I will be confident upon him; and again, Lo! I and the children which unto me God, hath given. Seeing, therefore, the children have received a fellowship of blood and flesh, he also, in like manner, took partnership in the same, in order that, through death, he might paralyse him that held the dominion of death, that is, the Adversary, And might release these—as many as, by fear of death, were all their lifetime liable, to bondage. For not surely of messengers is he laying hold, but of Abraham’s seed he is laying hold.

Whence he was obliged in every way unto the brethren to be made like, that he might become a merciful and faithful high-priest in the things pertaining unto God, for the making of propitiation for the sins of the people. For in that, he suffered when tested, he is able unto them who are being tested to give succour.

Whence, holy brethren, partners in a heavenly calling, attentively consider the Apostle and High—priest of our confession, Jesus As one faithful to him who made him: as Moses also in all his house. For of more glory than Moses hath this one been counted worthy, by as much as more honour than the house hath he that prepared it; For every house is prepared by someone, but he that hath prepared all things is God. Even Moses, indeed, was faithful in all his house, as an attendant, for a witness of the things which were to be spoken; But Christ as a Son over his house, whose house are we, if the freedom of speech and boast of the hope throughout firm we hold fast.

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