who gave himself for the redemption of all mankind: this is what was to be promulg'd in due time:
as the son of man came not to be ministred unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for all.
whose advent HE will in his own time display, WHO is perfectly happy, who alone is omnipotent, the king of kings, and the lord of all that bear rule;
God sent forth his own son born of a woman, and subject to the law, to redeem those,
for the son of man himself is not come to receive the services of men, but to do them service, and to lay down his life a ransom for many.
I am the living bread, that is come down from heaven: whosoever shall eat of this bread, shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give, is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
(as the father and I are known to one another:) and I lay down my life for them.
for at the appointed time Christ died for us, when we were in a helpless, sinful state.
and by the writings of the prophets (according to the commandment of the eternal God) made known to all the Gentiles, to induce them to obey the faith:
to this I am urg'd by the love I bear to Christ, persuaded as I am, that if one died for all, then were all in a dying state: and that he died for all,
for he hath made him who knew no sin to be a sin-offering for us, that we might be justified by God thro' him.
who has by his blood obtained for us the redemption, even the forgiveness of our sins, according to the riches of his grace,
for he has discover'd to us the secret of his will, that out of his meer good pleasure, he had purposed in himself,
that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of glory, may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation, whereby ye may know him:
which preceeding was not discover'd to men, as now it is to his holy apostles and prophets by the spirit; to wit,
for Christ loved us, and for us gave himself an offering and a sacrifice acceptable to God.
and come to be glorified by his saints, and to be the object of admiration to all who believed, that the testimony we gave you, would be justified in that day.
be not therefore asham'd of the testimony of the Lord, nor of me who am a prisoner upon his account. but share with me in the afflictions, which attend the gospel, supported as you are by the power of God,
who gave himself for us, to redeem us from all iniquity, and qualify us to be his peculiar people, passionately affected to virtue.
nor with the blood of goats and calves, but with his own blood he enter'd once for all into the holy of holys, after having obtained for us an eternal redemption.
considering, that it was not by such perishable things as silver or gold, that you were releas'd from those vain rites and customs impos'd upon you by your fathers,
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:
for Jesus Christ himself has already suffer'd for our sins, the innocent for the guilty, to bring us to God: who, tho' he died with respect to his body, was rais'd to life by that spirit,
My dear children, these things I write unto you, that ye may avoid sin. but if any man has failed, we have an advocate with the father, Jesus Christ the just.
and what heightens his love, was this, that it was not we who first loved God, but it was he that first loved us, and sent his son to expiate our sins.
Now what is testified, is this, that God has given to us eternal life: and this life is by his son.
and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the first-born of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth: unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins by his own blood,
and they sung a new song, saying, "thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood, out of every tribe, and language, and people, and nation;