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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

God's love to us.
CHAP. IN, IV.

Of brotherly love ginning shall remain in you, ye also shall were evil, and his brother's righteous continue in the Son, and in the Father. | 13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world

25 And this is the promise that he hath hate you. promised us, even eternal life

14 We know that we have passed from 26 These things have I written unto death unto life, because we love the you concerning them that seduce yox. brethren. He that loveth not his brother,

27 But the anointing which ye have abideth in death. received of him abideth in you, and ye 15 Whosoever hateth his brother, is a need not that any man teach you: but murderer: and ye know that no muras the samne anointing teacheth you of derer hath eternal life abiding in him all things, and is truth, and is no lie, l 16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall because he laid down his life for us : and abide in him.

we ought to lay down our lives for the 28 And now, little children, abide in brethren. him ; that when he shall appear, we may 17 But whoso hath this world's good, nave confidence, and not be ashamed and seeth his brother have need, and before usim at his corning.

shutteth up his bowels of compassion 29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye from him, how dwelleth the love of God know that every one that doeth righteous- in hiin? ness is born of him.

18 My little children, let 119 not love in CHAP. III.

word, neither in tongue, but in deed and
God's singular love to us. in truth.
REHOLD what manner of love the 19 And hereby we know that we are

D Father hath bestowed upon us, that of the truth, and shall assure our hearts
we should be called the sons of God! before him.
therefore the world knoweth us not, 20 For if our beart condemn us, God
because it knew him not.

is greater than our heart, and knoweth
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, all things.
and it doth not yet appear what we shall 21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not,
be: but we know that, when he shall then have we confidence toward God.
appear, we shall be like him ; fur we 22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive
shall see him as he is. .

of him, because we keep his command3 And every man that hath this hope in ments, and do those things that are him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. pleasing in his sight.

4 Whosoever committeth sin trans- 23 Aud this is his commandment; That gresseth also the law; for sin is the trans- we should believe on the name of his gression of the law.

Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, 5 And ye know that he was manifested as he gave us comminandment. to take away our sins; and in him is 24 And he that keepeth his commana. no sin.

Tinents, dwelleth in him, and he in him. 6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth And hereby we know that he abideth in not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen us, by the Spirit which he hath given us him, neither known him.

CHAP. IV. 7-Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is RELOVED, believe not every spirit, righteous, even as he is righteous. D but try the spirits, whether they are

8 He that committeth sin is of the devil : of God: because many false prophets for the devil sinneth from the beginning. Jare gone out into the world. For this purpose the Son of God was 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: manifested, that he might destroy the Every spirit that confesseth that Jes is works of the devil.

Christ is come in the flesh, is of God: 9 Whosoever is born of God doth not) 3 And every spirit that confesseth not commit sin ; for his seed remaineth in that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is him; and he cannot sin, because he is not of God. And this is that spirit of born of God.

antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it
10 in this the children of God are mani- should come; and even now already is
fest, and the children of the devil: who-it in the world.
soever doeth not righteousness is not of 4 res are of God, little children, and
God, neither he that loveth not his brother. have overcome them: because greater

11 For this is the message that ye heard is he that is in you, than he that is in the
from the beginning, that we should love world.
one another.

| 5 They are of the world: therefore
12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked speak they of the world, and the world
one, and slew his brother. And wherefore heareth them.
blew he him? Because his own works) 6 We are of God. lle that knoweth

sin is the trans Son Jesus Christ, inandmien

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and in histed as he esus Christ,

fauteous, even as he is righteousness is RELOVE believing all teachers.

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I. JOHN.

Witnesses of our faill God, heareth us; he that is not of God, cometh the world : and this is the victory heareth not us. Hereby know we the that overcometh the world, even our faith epirit of truth, and the spirit of error. 5 Who is he that overcometh the world,

7 Beloved, let us love one another: for but he that believeth that Jesus is the love is of God; and every one that loveth Son of God? is born of God, and knoweth God. 6 This is he that came by water and

8 He that loveth not, knoweth not God; blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water for God is love.

only, but by water and blood. And it is 9 In this was manifested the love of the Spirit that beareth witness, because God toward us, because that God sent the Spirit is truth. his only begotten Son into the world, that 7 For there are three that bear record we might live through him.

in heaven, the Father, the Word, and 10 Herein is love, not that we loved the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. God, but that he loved us, and sent his 8 And there are three that bear witness Son to be the propitiation for our sins. in earth, the spirit, and the water, and

11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we the blood : and these three agree in one. ought also to love one another.

19 If we receive the witness of men, the 12 No man hath seen God at any time. witness of God is greater: for this is the If we love one another, God dwelleth in witness of God which he hath testified us, and his love is perfected in us. of his Son.

13 Hereby know we that we dwell in 10 He that believeth on the Son of God him, and he in us, because he hath given hath the witness in himself: he that us of his Spirit.

believeth not God, hath made him a liar, 14 And we have seen and do testify, because he believeth not the record that that the Father sent the Son to be the God gave of his Son. Saviour of the world.

| 11 And this is the record, that God 15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus hath given to us eternal life: and this is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, life is in his Son. and he an God.

| 12 He that hath the Son, hath life; 16 And we have known and believed and he that hath not the Son of God, the love that God hath to us. God is hath not life. love: and he that dwelleth in love, 13 These things have I written unto dwelleth in God, and God in him. you that believe on the name of the Son

17 Herein is our love made perfect, that of God; that ye may know that ye have we may have boldness in the day of eternal life, and that ye may believe on judgment : because as he is, so are we the name of the Son of God. in this world.

14 And this is the confidence that we 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect have in him, that if we ask any thing aclove casteth out fear: because fear hath cording to his will, he heareth us : torment. He that feareth, is not made 15 And if we know that he hear us, perfect in love.

whatsoever we ask, we know that we * 19 We love him, because he first have the petitions that we desired of loved us.

Thim. 20 Ifa man say, I love God, and hateth 16 If any man see his brother sin a sin his brother, he is a liar. For he that which is not unto death, he shall ask loveth not his brother, whom he hath and he shall give hinn life for them that seen, how can he love God, whom he sin not unto death. There is a sin unto hath not seen? "

Ideath: I do not say that he shall pray 21. And this commandment have we for it. from him, That he who loveth God, love 17 All unrighteousness is sin : and there his brother also.

is a sin not unto death. CHAP. V.

18 We know that whosoever is born of The three witnesses.

God, sinneth not; but he that is begotten W HOSOEVER believeth that Jesus of God, keepeth himself, and that wicked

V is the Christ, is born of God: and one toucheth him not. every one that loveth him that be- 19 And we know that we are of God. gat, loveth him also that is begotten of and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

en 20 And we know that the Son of God 2 By this we know that we love the is come, and hath given us an under children of God, when we love God, and standing, that we may know him that is keep his commandinents.

true ; and we are in him that is true, even 3 For this is the love of God, that we in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the keep his commandments; and his com- true God, and eternal life. mindnrents are not grievous.

| 21 Little children, keep yourselves from 4 For whatsoever is born of God, over- idols. Amen.

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# The Second Epistle of JOHN. The elect lady, &c. exhorted - the world, who confess not that Jesus THE eider unto the elect lady, and Christ is come in the flesh. This is a de

1 her children, whom I love in the ceiver, and an antichrist. truth; and not I only, but also all they 8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not that have known the truth;

those things which we have wrought, 2 For the truth's sake which dwelleth in but that we receive a full reward. us, and shall be with us for ever.

19 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth 3 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not from God the Father, and froin the Lord God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in Christ, he hath both the Father and the truth and love.

Son. 4 I rejoiced greatly, that I found of thy 10 If there come any unto you, and Children walking in truth, as we have bring nd, this doctrine, receive him not received a commandment from the Fa-into your house, neither bid him God ther.

speed: 5 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as 11 For he that biddeth him God speed, though I wrote a new commandment un- is partaker of his evil deeds. to thee, but that which we had from the 12 Having many things to write unto beginning, that we love one another. you, I would not write with paper and

6. And this is love, that we walk after ink: but I trust to come unto you, and his cominandments. This is the com-speak face to face, that our joy may be mandment, That, as ye have heard from full. the beginning, ye should walk in it. 13 The children of thy elect sister greet 7 For many deceivers are entered into thee. Amen.

I The Third Epistle of JOHN. istul commended. 1 9 I wrote unto the church: but Diotre

9 I wrote THE elder unto the well-beloved phes, who loveth to have the pre-emi

1 Gaius, whom I love in the truth. nence ainong them, receiveth us not. · 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that 10 Wherefore, if I come, I will rememthou mayest prosper and be in health, ber his deeds which he doeth, prating even as thy soul prospereth.

against us with malicious words : and 3 For s rejoiced greatly, when the not content therewith, neither doth he brethren came and testified of the truth himself receive the brethren, and forthat is in thee, even as thou walkest in biddeth them that would, and casteth the truth.

them out of the church. 4 I have no greater joy than to hear 11 Beloved, follow not that which is that my children walk in truth.

evil, but that which is good. He that 5 Beloved, thou doest faithfully what-doeth good is of God: but he that doeth soever thou dnest to the brethren, and to evil hath not seen God. strangers ;

| 12 Demetrius hath good report of all 6 Which have borne witness of thy men, and of the truth itself: yea, and charity before the church : whom if thou we also bear record ; and ye know that bring forward on their journey after a our record is true. godly sort, thou shalt do well :

13 I had many things to write, but I 7 Because that for his name's sake they will not with ink and pen write urto thee: went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles. 14 But I trust I shall shortly see thee,

8 We therefore ought to receive such, and we shall speak face to face. Peace that we might be fellow-helpers to the be to thee. Our friends salute thee. truth.

Greet the friends by name.

TThe General Epistle of JUDE. Of constancy in the faith. contend for the faith which was once deTUDE, the servant of Jesus Christ, and livered unto the saints. J brother of James, to them that are 4 For there are certain men crept in unsanctified by God the Father, and pre- awares, who were before of old ordained served in Jesus Christ, and called : to this condemnation, ungodly men, turn

2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, ing the grace of our God into lasciviousbe multiplied.

ness, and denying the only Lord God, 3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to and our Lord Jesus Christ. write unto you of the common salvation, 5 I will therefore put you in remeinIt was needful for me to write unto you, brance, though ye once knew this, how und exhort you that ye should earnestly that the Lord, having saved the pec

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