he himself cancel'd our sins by the crucifixion of his body, that we being set free from sin, might live in the service of virtue. it is by his bruises that you were healed:
in like manner consider your selves as dead to sin; but alive to God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
whereby was fulfilled what Esaias the prophet said, "Himself took our infirmities, and bare, our diseases."
but now we are delivered by the death of the law, which held us in bondage: that we might serve according to the living spirit, and not in the dead letter of the law.
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us. (for it is written, " cursed is every one, that hangeth upon a tree.")
If then you are dead with Christ, in respect of those shadows of the Jewish state; why do ye, as if you were still in that state, submit to those ordinances?
for you are dead to them, and Christ has secured your life with God.
for I declare to you, that except your righteousness shall exceed that of the Scribes and Pharisees, ye shall not enter into the heavenly kingdom.
Then he released to them Barabbas: but he order'd Jesus to be scourged, and delivered up to be crucified.
Pilate therefore willing to humour the people, released to them Barabbas, and having caused Jesus to be scourg'd, he deliver'd him to be crucified.
that we should be delivered from the power of our enemies, and serve him with security,
"the spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he hath sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
The next day John saw Jesus coming to him, and said, "behold the lamb of God, who taketh away the sin of the world."
we are witnesses of all his transactions, both in Judea, and at Jerusalem. however, they put him to death, even that of the cross.
after they had accomplished all that was written concerning him, he was taken down from the cross, and laid in a sepulchre:
for by its being dead, we are set free from sin.
neither yield your members as instruments to iniquity: but yield yourselves unto God, as being alive after having been dead; and your members as instruments of righteousness.
by no means. know ye not, that to whom ye subject your selves vassals at command, his vassals you are whom you thus obey; the vassals either of sin to destruction, or of obedience to justification?
but now being set free from sin, and actually in the service of God, the present advantage you reap is holiness, and the future everlasting life.
wherefore come out from among them, be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
and indeed we wanted an high priest of such a character, one that is holy, innocent, undefiled, one that is separated from sinful men, and exalted above the heavens; one who was under no necessity,
clear the way for your feet, lest that which is lame should be quite out of joint, instead of being redress'd."
confess then to one another the offences you have committed, and pray for one another, that you may be healed; the fervent prayer of a virtuous man has great influence.
Since then Christ has with respect to his mortal nature died for us, arm yourselves with this reflection, that he, who is dead with respect to sensuality, has renounced sin;
since you know that God is the source of virtue, you know that every one who has virtue, derives it from him.
in the midst of the area, surrounded by the river, was the tree of life, which had twelve fruit-seasons, yielding its fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.