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Daniel chapter 3

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Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was three score cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.
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Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.
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Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, were gathered together to the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
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Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages,
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That at what time you hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of music, you fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king has set up:
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And whoever falls not down and worships shall the same hour be cast into the middle of a burning fiery furnace.
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Therefore at that time, when all the people heard the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and all kinds of music, all the people, the nations, and the languages, fell down and worshipped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.
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Why at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews.
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They spoke and said to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live for ever.
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You, O king, have made a decree, that every man that shall hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of music, shall fall down and worship the golden image:
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And whoever falls not down and worships, that he should be cast into the middle of a burning fiery furnace.
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There are certain Jews whom you have set over the affairs of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; these men, O king, have not regarded you: they serve not your gods, nor worship the golden image which you have set up.
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Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Then they brought these men before the king.
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Nebuchadnezzar spoke and said to them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, do not you serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up?
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Now if you be ready that at what time you hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of music, you fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if you worship not, you shall be cast the same hour into the middle of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?
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Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer you in this matter.
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If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king.
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But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods, nor worship the golden image which you have set up.
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Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he spoke, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.
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And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace.
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Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the middle of the burning fiery furnace.
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Therefore because the king' commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flames of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
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And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the middle of the burning fiery furnace.
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Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste, and spoke, and said to his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the middle of the fire? They answered and said to the king, True, O king.
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He answered and said, See, I see four men loose, walking in the middle of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
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Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spoke, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, you servants of the most high God, come forth, and come here. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the middle of the fire.
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And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king' counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, on whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them.
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Then Nebuchadnezzar spoke, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who has sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king' word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.
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Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.
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Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, in the province of Babylon.

Hebrews chapter 4

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Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
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For to us was the gospel preached, as well as to them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
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For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
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For he spoke in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
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And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
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Seeing therefore it remains that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:
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Again, he limits a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if you will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
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For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
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There remains therefore a rest to the people of God.
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For he that is entered into his rest, he also has ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
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Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
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For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
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Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened to the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
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Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
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For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
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Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews chapter 5

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For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:
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Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.
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And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.
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And no man takes this honor to himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.
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So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said to him, You are my Son, to day have I begotten you.
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As he said also in another place, You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
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Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears to him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
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Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
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And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation to all them that obey him;
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Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.
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Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing you are dull of hearing.
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For when for the time you ought to be teachers, you have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
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For every one that uses milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
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But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Hebrews chapter 6

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Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on to perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
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Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
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And this will we do, if God permit.
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For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
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And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
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If they shall fall away, to renew them again to repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
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For the earth which drinks in the rain that comes oft on it, and brings forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receives blessing from God:
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But that which bears thorns and briers is rejected, and is near to cursing; whose end is to be burned.
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But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.
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For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which you have showed toward his name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
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And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope to the end:
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That you be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
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For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he swore by himself,
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Saying, Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.
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And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
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For men truly swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.
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Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show to the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:
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That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before us:
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Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters into that within the veil;
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Where the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.