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Christian duties engained. 1. PETER.

Relative duties 11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you, as heart, in that which is not corriptibile, strangers and pilgrims, abstain from even the ornament of a meek and quiet fleshly lusts, which war against the soul ; spirit, which is in the sight of God of

12 Having your conversation honest great price. among the Gentiles: that, whereas they 5 For after this manner in the old time speak against you as evil-doers, they the holy women also, who trusted in may by your good works, which they shall God, adorned themselves, being in sub. behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. Ijection unto their own husbands:

13 Submit yourselves to every ordi- 6 Even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, call nance of man for the Lord's sake :ing him lord: whose daughters ye are, as whether it be to the king, as supreme; long as ye do well, and are not afraid

14 Or unto governors, as unto them with any amazement. that are sent by him for the punishment 7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with o evil-doers, and for the praise of them them according to knowledge, giving that do well.

honour unto the wife, as unto the weak 15 For so is the will of God, that with er vessel, and as being heirs together of well-doing ye may put to silence the ig- the grace of life; that your prayers be not norance of foolish men:

hindered. 16 As free, and not using your liberty & Finally, be ye all of one mind, having for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the compassion one of another; love as servants of God.

17 Honour all men. Love the brother- 9 Not rendering evil for evii, or railing hood. Fear God. Honour the king. for railing: but contrariwise, blessing;

18 Servants, be subject to your masters knowing that ye are thereunto called, with all fear; not only to the good and that ye should inherit a blessing. gentle, but also to the froward

| 10 For he that will love life, and see 19 For this is thank-worthy, if a man good days, let him refrain his tongue from for conscience toward God endure grief, evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: suffering wrongfully.

7 11 Let him eschew evil, and do good: 20. For what glory is it, if, when ye be let him seek peace, and ensue it. buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it 12 For the eyes of the Lord are over patiently? but if, when ye do well, and the righteous, and his ears are open unto suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is their prayers: but the face of the Lord is acceptable with God.

against them that do evil. 21 For even hereunto were ye called : 13 And who is he that will harm you because Christ also suffered for us, leav- if ye be followers of that which is good? ing us an example, that ye should follow 14 But and if ye suffer for righteous. bis steps:

Iness' sake, happy are ye ; and be not 22 Who did no sin, neither was guile afraid of their terror, neither be troubled, found in his niouth :

| 15 But sanctify the Lord God in your 23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled hearts: and be ready always to give an not again : when he suffered, he threat- answer to every man that asketh you a ened not; but committed himself to him reason of the hope that is in you, with that judgeth righteously:

meekness and fear. 24 Who his own self bare our sins in 16 Having a good conscience ; that, his own body on the tree, that we, being whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildead to sins, should live unto righteous-doers, they may be ashamed that falsely ness: by whose stripes ye were healed. accuse your good conversation in Christ.

25 For ye were as sheep going astray ;) 17 For it is better, if the will of God be but are now returned unto the SI lepherd so, that ye suffer for well-doing, than for and Bishop of your souls.

ievi: doing. CHAP. III.

| 18 For Christ also hath once suffered for Duty of wives and husbands. sins, the just for the unjust, that he T IKEWIŠE, ye wives, be in subjec- might bring us to God, being put to death u tion to your own husbands; that, if in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit : any obey not the word, they also may 19 By which also he went and preached without the word be won by the conver- unto the spirits in prison ; sation of the wives;

| 20 Which sometime were disobedient, 2 While they behold your ch con-when once the long-suffering of God versation coupled with fear.

I waited in the days of Noah, while the 3 Whose adorning let it not be that out-ark was a preparing, wherein few, that ward adorning of plaiting the hair, and is, eight souls, were saved by water. of wearing of gold, or of putting on of 2 The like figure whereunto, eren bap aparel;

tism, doth also now save us, (not the put. But let it be the bidden man of the ting away of the filth of the filesh, but the

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Comfort in persecution. CHAP. IV, v. Humility commended answer of a good conscience toward | 16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ : let him not be ashamed; but let him glo

22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on rify God on this behalt. the right hand of God; angels, and au- 17 For the time is come that judgment thorities, and powers being made subject must begin at the house of God: and if it unto him.

first begin at us, what shall the end be of CHAP. IV.

them that obey not the gospel of God? Of ceasing from sin.

18 And if the righteous scarcely be RASMUCH then as Christ hath saved, where shall the ungodly and the T suffered for us in the flesh, arm sinner appear? yourselves likewise with the same inind : 19 Wherefore, let them that suffer acfor he that hath suffered in the flesh hath cording to the will of God, commit the ceased froin sin;

keeping of their souls to him in well-doing, 2 I hat he no longer should live the rest as unto a faithful Creator. f his tine in the flesh to the lusts of men,

CHAP. V. but to the will of God.

The duty of elders, &c. 3 For the tirne past of our lite may THE elders which are among you I exsuffice us to have wrought the will of the 1 hort, who am also an elder, and a Gentiles, when we walked in lascivious- witness of the sufferings of Christ, and ness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, also a partaker of the glory that shall be banquetings, and abominable idolatries: revealed :

4 Wherein they think it strange that ye 2 Feed the flock of God which is among run not with them to the same excess of you, taking the oversight thereof, not by riot, speaking evil of you:

constraint, but willingly; not for filthy 5 Who shall give account to him that is lucre, but of a ready inind; readv to judge the quick and the dead. | 3 Neither as being lords over God's her

6 For, for this cause was the gospel itage, but being ensamples to the flock. preached also to them that are dead, that 4 And when the chief Shepherd shall they inight be judged according to men in appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory the flesh, but live according to God in the that fadeth not away. spirit.

| 5 Likewise, ye younger, submit your7 But the end of all things is at hand: bei selves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. subject one to another, and be clothed

8 And above all things have fervent with humility: for God resisteth the charity among yourselves: for charity proud, and giveth grace to the humble. shall cover the multitude of sins. 16 Humble yourselves therefore under

9 Use hospitality one to another with the mighty band of God, that he may exout grudging.

alt you in due time: 10 As every man hath received the gift, 7 Casting all your care upon hinn; for even so minister the same one to another, he careth for you. as good stewards of the manifold grace ? Be sober, be vigilant ; because your of God.

adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, 11 If any man speak, let him speak as walketh about, seeking whom he may the oracles of God; if any man minister, devour: let hiin do it as of the ability which God 9 Whom resist steadfast in the faith, giveth: that God in all things may be knowing that the same afflictions are acglorified through Jesus Christ; to whom complished in your brethren that are in be praise and dominion for ever and ever. the world. Amen.

| 10 But the God of all grace, who hacha 12 Beloved, think it not strange, con-called us unto his eternal glory by Christ cerning the fiery trial which is to try you, Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, as though soine strange thing happened make you perfect, establish, strengthen, unto you:

settle you. 13 Rit rejoice, inasmuch as ye are par- 11 To him be glory and dominion for takers of Christ's sufferings; that, when ever and ever. Amen. his glory shall be revealed, ye may be 12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto glad also with exceeding joy.

you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, 14 If ye be reproached for the name of exhorting, and testifying that this is the Christ, happy are ye ; for the Spirit of true grace of God wherein ye stand. glory and of God resteth upon you. On! 13 The church that is at Babylon, electtheir part he is evil spoken of, but on youred together with you, saluteth you ; and part lie is glorified.

so doth Marcus my son. 15 Bui let none of you suffer as a mur-1 14 Greet ye one another with a kiss of derer, or as a thief, or as an evil doer, or charity. Peace be with you all that are As a husvhady in other inen's matters in Christ Jesus. Amen.

I The Second Epistle general of PETER.
CHAP. I.

This is my beloved Son, in whom I am
Exhortation to several duties. well pleased.
SIMON Peter, a servant and an apostle 18 And this voice which came from

of Jesus Christ, to then that have heaven we heard, when we were with obtained like precious faith with us him in the holy mount. through the righteousness of God and our 19 We have also a more sure word of Saviour Jesus Christ :

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I prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye 2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto lake heed, as unto a light that shineth in you through the knowledge of God, and a dark place, until the day dawn, and the of Jesus our Lord,

day-star arise in your hearts : 3 According as his divine power hath 20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy given unto us all things that pertain unto of the scripture is of any private interLife and godliness, through the knowledge pretation. of him that hath called us to glory and 21 For the prophecy came not in oid virtue:

time by the will of mun: but holy men 4 Whereby are given unto us exceed- of God spake as they were moved by the ing great and precious promises ; that by Holy Ghost. these ye might be partakers of the divine

CHAP. II. nature, having escaped the corruption

False teachers foretold. that is in the world through lust. RUT there were false prophets also

5 And besides this, giving all diligence, U among the people, even as there shall add to your faith, virtue ; and to virtue, be false teachers among you, who privily knowledge;

shall bring in damnable heresies, even 6 And to knowledge, temperance; and denying the Lord that bought them, and to temperance, patience; and to patience, bring upon themselves swift destruction. godliness;

2 And many shall follow their pernicious 7 And to godliness, brotherly kindness : ways ; by reason of whom the way of and to brotherly kindness, charity. truth shall be evil spoken of."

8 For if these things be in you, and 3 And through covetousness shall they abound, they make you that ye shall with feigned words make merchandise neither be birren nor unfruitful in the of you : whose judgment now of a long knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. time lingereth not, and their damnation

9 But he that lacketh these things is slanibereth not. blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath 4 For if God spared not the angels that forgotten that he was purged from his sinned, but cast them down to hell, and old sins.

delivered them into chains of darkness, to 10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, re be reserved unto judgment: . diligence to make your calling and elec- 5 And spared not the old world, but tion sure : for if ye do these things, ye saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher shall never fall :

of righteousness, bringing in the flood 11 For so an entrance shall be minister- upon the world of the ungodly ; ed unto you abundantly into the everlast- 6 And turning the cities of Sodom and ing kinguom of our Lord and Saviour Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them Jesus Christ.

with an overthrow, making them an en 12 Wherefore I will not be negligent to sample unto those that after should live put you always in remembrance of these ungodly; things, though ye know them, and be es- 7 And 'delivered just Lot, vexed with tablished in the present truth.

the filthy conversation of the wicked: 13 Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am 8 (For that righteous man dwelling in this tabernacle, to stir you up by put- among them, in seeing and hearing, vexting you in remembrance;

ed his righteous soul from day to day with 14 Knowing that shortly I must put their unlawful deeds ;) off this may tabernacle, even as our Lord 9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver Jesus Christ hath shewed me.

the godly out of temptations, and to re15 Moreover, I will endeavour that ye serve the unjust to the day of judge may be able, after my decease, to have ment to be punished: these things always in remembrance. | 10 But chiefly them that walk after the

16 For we have not followed cunningly flesh in the lust of uncleaness, and des devised fables, when we inade known pise government. Presumptuous are they, unto you the power and coming of our self-wired; they are not afraid to speak Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye-wit- evil or dignities. nesses of his inajesty.

11 Whereas angels, which are greater 17 For he received from God the Father in power and night, bring not railing ac honour and glory, when there came such cusation against them before the l.ord. & voice to him from the excellent glory,l 12 But these, as natural brute beasts

of Christ's coming

CHAP. III.

to jadgement, $c made to be taken and destroyed, speak his coming för since the fathers fell evil of the things that they understand asleep, all things continue as they were not; and shall utterly perish in their own from the beginning of the creation. corruption :

| 5 For this they willingly are ignorant 13 And shall receive the reward of of, that by the word of God the heavens unrighteousness, as they that count it were of old, and the earth standing out pleasure to riot in the day-time. Spots of the water and in the water: they are and blenjishes, sporting them- 6 Whereby the world that then was, selves with their own deceivings while being overflowed with water, perished: they feast with you;

1 7 But the heavens and the earth, which 14 Having eyes full of adultery, and are now, by the same word are kept in that cannot cease from sin ; beguiling store, reserved unto fire against the unstable souls: a heart they have exer- day of judgment and perdition of cised with covetous practices; cursed ungodly men. children:

8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this 15 Which have forsaken the right way, one thing, that one day is with the Lord and are gone astray, following the way as a thousand years, and a thousand years of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved as one day. the wages of unrighteousness;

9 The Lord is not slack concerning his 16 But was rebuked for his iniquity : the promise, as some men count slackness; • dumb ass, speaking with man's voice, but is long-suffering to us-ward, not wilforbade the madness of the prophet. Tling that any should perish, but that all

17 These are wells without water, should come to repentance. clouds that are carried with a tempest; 10 But the day of the Lord will come to whom the mist of darkness is reserved as a thief in the night ; in the which the for ever.

heavens shall pass away with a great 18 For when they speak great swelling noise, and the elements shall melt with words of vanity, they allure through the fervent heat, the earth also and the works lusts of the flesh, through much wanton- that are therein shall be burned up. ness, those that were clean escaped from 11 Seeing then that all these things thein who live in error.

shall he dissolved, what manner of per19 While they promise them liberty, sons ought ye to be in all holy conversathey theinselves are the servants of cor- tion and godliness, ruption : for of wlwm a man is overcome, 12 Looking for and hasting unto the of the same is he brought in bondage. coming of the day of God, wherein the

20 For if after they have escaped the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved pollutions of the world through the land the elements shall melt with fervert knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus beat? Christ, they are again entangled therein, 13 Nevertheless we, according to his and overcome, the latter end is worse promise, look for new heavens and a new with them than the beginning.

earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 21 For it had been better for them not 14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye to have known the way of righteousness, look for such things, le diligent that ye than, after they have known it, to turn may be found of him in peace, without from the holy cominandment delivered spot, and blameless. I

| 15 And account that the long-suffering 22 But it is happened unto them accord- of our Lord is salvation ; even as our ing to the true proverb, The dog is turned beloved brother Paul also, according to to his own vomit again ; and, The sow the wisdom given unto him, hath written that was washed, to her wallowing in 'unto you; the mire.

16 As also in all his epistles, speaking CHAP. III.

in them of these chings; in which are Coming of the last day.

some things hard to be understood, which THIS second epistle, beleved, I now they that are unlearned and unstable

I write unto you ; in both which I wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, stir up your pure minds by way of re-junto their own destruction. meinbrance:

17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know 2 That ye may be mindful of the words these things before, beware lest ye also which were spoken before by the holy being led away with the error of the prophets, and of the commandinent of us wicked, fa! from your own steadThe apostles of the Lord and Saviour : fastness.

3 Knowing this first, that there shall 18 But grow in grace, and in the knowcome in the last days scoffers, walking ledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus after their own lusts,

Christ. To him be glory both now and 4 And saving. Where is the promise af for ever. Amen.

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1 The First Epistle general of JOHN. CHAP. I.

(unto you, which thing is true in him and The word of life.

in you: because the darkness is past, THAT which was from the beginning, and the true light now shineth.

I which we have heard, which we 9 He that saith he is in the light, and have seen with our eyes, which we have hateth his brother, is in darkness even looked upon, and our hands have handled, until now. of the Word of life;

| 10 He that loveth his brother abideth in 2 (For the life was manifested, and we the light, and there is none occasion of have seen it, and bear witness, and shew stumbling in him. unto you that eternal life which was 11 But he that hateth his brother is in with the Father, and was manifested darkness, and walketh in darkness, and unto nis ;)

knoweth not whither he goeth, because 3 That which we have seen and heard that darkness hath blinded his eyes. declare we unto you, that ye also may 12 I write unto you, little children, have fellowship with us : and truly our because your sins are forgiven you for his fellowship is with the Father, and with snaple's sake. his Son Jesus Christ.

| 13 I write unto you, fathers, because ye 4 And these things write we unto you, have known him that is from the beginthat your joy may be full.

ning. I write unto you, young men, 5 This then is the message which we because ye have overcome the wicked have heard of him, and declare unto you, one. I write unto you, little children, that God is light, and in him is no dark because ye have known the Father. ness at all.

14 I have written unto you, fathers, 6 If we say that we have fellowship because ye have known him that is from with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, the beginning. I have written unto you, and do not the truth:

young men, because ye are strong, and 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the word of God abideth in you, and ye the light, we have fellowship one with have overcome the wicked one. another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his 15 Love not the world, neither the Son cleanseth us from all sin.

things that are in the world. If any man 8 If we say that we have no sin, we love the world, the love of the Father is deceive ourselves, and the truth is not not in him. in us,

16 For all that is in the world, the lust 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and and just to forgive us our sins, and to the pride of life, is not of the Father, but cleanse us from all uprighteousness. lis of the world.

10 If we say that we have not sinned, 17 And the world passeth away, and we make him a liar, and his word is the Just thereof: but he that doeth the not in us.

will of God abideth for ever. CHAP. II.

18 Little children, it is the last time: Christ our advocate.

and as ye have heard that antichrist M Y little children, these things write shall come, even now are there many 11 Iunto you, chat ye sin not. And if antichrists; whereby we know that it is any man sin, we have an advocate with the last time. the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous : 19 They went out from us, but they

2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: were not of us; for if they had been of and not for ours only, but also for the sins us, they would no doubt have continued of the whole world.

with us: but they went out, that they 3 And hereby we do know that we know might be made manifest that they were him, if we keep his commandments. not all of us.

4 He that saith, I know him, and 20. But ye have an unction from the keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, Holy One, and ye know all things. and the truth is not in him.

21 I have not written unto you because 5 But whoso keep eth his word, in him ye know not the truth, but because ye verily is the love of God perfected:know it, and that no lie is of the truth. hereby know we that we are in him.. | 22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that

6 He that saith he abideth in him, Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that ought himself also so to walk, even as denieth the Father and the Son. he walked.

| 23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the 7 Brethren; I write no new command- same hath not the Father: [but he that ment unto you, but an old commandment acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father which ye had from the beginning : The also.1 old commandment is the word which ye 24 Let that therefore abide in you, have heard from the beginning.

which ye have heard from the beginning 8 Again, a new comniandment I write / If that which ye have heard from the be

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