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ing of the New Testament. CHAP. XIII.

Sundry precepts. of the grace of God; lest any root of bit-suffer adversity, as being yourselves also terness springing up, trouble you, and in the body. thereby many be defiled;

14 Marriage is honourable in all, and the 16 Lest there be any fornicator, or pro- bed undefiled: but whoiemongers and

fane person, as Esau, who for one morsel adulterers God will judge. We of meat sold his birthright.

| 5 Let your conversation be without cov17 For ye know how that afterward, letousness; and be content with such when he would have inherited the bles- things as ye have: for he hath said, I will sing, he was rejected : for he found no never leave thee, nor forsake thee. place of repentance, though he sought it 6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord carefully with tears.

Jis my helper, and I will not fear what 18 For ye are not come unto the mount man shall do unto me. that might be touched, and that burner 7 Remember them which have the rule with fire, nor unto blackness, and dark- over you, who have spoken unto you the Dess, and tempest,

word of God: whose faith follow, con19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the sidering the end of their conversation : voice of words; which voice they that 8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and heard, entreated that the word should to-day, and for ever. not be spoken to them any more: | 9 Be not carried about with divers and * 20 (For they could not endure that strange doctrines: for it is a good thing which was commanded, And if so much that the heart be established with grace; as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be not with meats, which have not profited stoned, or thrust through with a dart: them that have been occupied therein.

21 And so terrible was the sight, that 10 We have an altar, whereof they have Moses said, [exceedingly fear and quake:) no right to eat which serve the tabernacle. 22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and 11 For the bodies of those beasts, whose into the city of the living God, the heav- blood is brought into the sanctuary by the enly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable high priest for sin, are burned without the company of angels,

camp. 23 To the general assembly and church 12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might of the first-born, which are written in sanctify the people with his own blood. heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and suffered without the gate. :o the spirits of just men made perfect, 13 Let us go forth therefore unto him

24 And to Jesus the Mediator of the without the camp, bearing his reproach. new covenant, and to the blood of sprink- 14 For here have we no continuing city, king, that speaketh better things than that but we seek one to come. of Abel.

15 By him therefore let us offer the 25 See that ye refuse not him that sacrifice of praise to God continually, that speaketh. For if they escaped not who is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to refused him that spake on earth, much his pame. more shall not we escape, if we turn 16 But to do good, and to communicate, away from him that speaketh from forget 'not: for with such sacrifices God heaven:

is well pleased.. 26 Whose voice then shook the earth : 17 Obey them that have the rule over but now he hath promised, saying, Yet you, and submit yourselves: for they once more I shake not the earth only, watch for your souls, as they that must but also heaven.

give account, that they may do it with 27 And this word, Yet once more, sig- joy, and not with grief: for that is un. nifieth the removing of those things that profitable for you. are shaken, as of things that are made, 18 Pray for us: for we trust we have a that those things which cannot be shaken good conscience, in all things willing to may remain.

live honestly. 28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom 19 But I beseech you the rather to dothis, which cannot be moved, let us have that I may be restored to you the sooner. grace, whereby we may serve God ac- 20 Now the God of peace, that brought ceptably, with reverence and godly fear; again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that 29 For our God is a consuming fire. great Shepherd of the sheep, through the CHAP. XIII.

blood of the everlasting covenant, Godly admonitions.

21 Make you perfect in every good work, ET brotherly love continue.

to do his will, working in you that which U 2 Be not forgetful to entertain stran-is well-pleasing in his sight, through Jesus gers: for thereby some have entertained Christ; to whom be glory for ever and angels unawares.

ever. Amen. 3 Remember them that are in bonds, as 22 And I beseech you, brethren, suffer bound with them; and them which the word of exhortation : for I have

Epistle of JAMES

Wisdom to HAP. 1.

For if any be as your own selves.

That ye may be perfave her perfect work. 5

Of temptation.

JAMES. Doers of the word blessed written a letter unto you in few words. over you, and all the saints. They of

23 know ve, that our brother Timothy Italy salute you.
is set at liberty ; with whom, if he come 25 Grace be with you all. Amen.
shortly, I will see you.

11 Written to the Hebrews from Italy, 24 salute all thein that have the rule by Timothy.

The General Epistle of JAMES,

20 For the wrath of man worketh not Wisdom to be sought of God. the righteousness of God. JAMES, a servant of God and of the 21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness, and J Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes superfluity of naughtiness, and receive which are scattered abroad, greeting with meekness the ingrafted word, which

2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye is able to save your souls. tall into divers temptations ;

| 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not 3 knowing this, that the trying of your hearers only, deceiving your own selves. faith worketh patience.

4 Butlet patience have her perfect work, and not a doer, he is like unto a man be that ye may be perfect and entire, want- bolding his natural face in a glass : ing nothing.

| 24 For he behoideth himself, and goeth 5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him his way, and straightway forgetteth what ask of God, that giveth to all men liberal- manner of inan he was. ly, and upbraideth not; and it shall be 25 But whoso looketh' into the perfect given him.

law of liberty, and continueth therein, he 6 But let him ask in fajth, nothing wa- being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of vering. For he that wavereth, is like a the work, this man shall be blessed in his wive of the sea driven with the wind and deed. tossed.

| 26 If any man among yon seem to be 7 For let not that man think that he religions, and bridleth not his tongue, but shall receive any thing of the Lord. deceiveth his own heart, this man's reli

8 A double-minded man is unstable in gion is vain. all his ways.

127 Ture religion and undefiled before 9 Let the brother of low degree rejoice God and the Father is this, To visit the fain that he is exalted :

therless and widows in their affliction, and 10 But the rich, in that he is made low: to keep himself unspotted from the world because as the flower of the grass he shall

CHAP. II pass away.

Of faith and rourks. 11 For the sun is no sooner risen with a M Y brethren, have not the faith of ou burning heat, but it withereth the grass, Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glo and the flower thereof falletli, and the ry, with respect of persons. grace of thie fashion of it perisheth: so also 2 For if there come unto your assenibiy, shall the rich man fade away in his ways. a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel,

12 Blessed is the man that endureth and there come in also a poor man in vile temptation for when he is tried, he shall raiment; receive the crown of life, which the Lord 3 And ye have respect to him that wear. hath promised to them that love him. eth the gay clothing, and say unto him,

13 Let no man say when he is tempted, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to I am tempted of God: for God cannot be the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here tempted with evil, neither tempteth he under my footstool : any man:

I 4 Are ve not then partial in yourselves, 14 But every inan is tempted, when he and are become judges of evil thoughts? is drawnia wav of his own lust,andenticed. I 5 Hearken, my heloved brethren, Hath

15 Then, when lust Bith conceived, it not God chosen the poor of this world rich eringeth furth sin; and sin, when it is in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which finished, bringeth forth death.

The liath promised to them that love him? 16 Do not err, my beloved prethren. 6 But ye have despised the poor. Do 17 Every giwid gift and every perfect not rich men oppress you, and draw you gint is from above, and cometh down from before the juegment-seats? the Father of liglots, with whom is no va- 7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy riableness, neither shadow of turning. name by the which ve are called

18 Of luis (W]I will begat he us with the! 8 If ye fulfil the royal law according word of truth, that we should be a kind to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy ot' first-fruits of uis creatures.

neighbour as thyself, ye do well: 19 Wherefore, wy heloved brethren, let! 9 But if ye have respect to persons, yo parruan be swift to hear, slow to speak, commit si, and are convinced of the clowrath :

I law as transgressors.

though a man say he font, my brethren, and it is set on fire of

Of faith without works. CHAP. III, IV. Of governing the tongue

10 For whosoever shall keep the whole 4 Behold also the ships, which, though law, and yet offend in one point, he is they be so great, and are driven of fierce guilty of all.

winds, yet are they turned about with 11 For he that said, Do not commit a very small helm, whickersoever the adultery ; said also, Do not kill, Now, governor listeth. if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou 5 Even so the tongue is a little member, kill, thou art become a transgressor of and boasteth great things. Behold, how the law.

great a matter a little fire kindleth 12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of shall be judged by the law of liberty. iniquity : so is the tongue among our

13 For he shall have judgment without meinhers, that it defileth the whole body, mercy that hath shewed no mercy; and and setteth on fire the course of nature; mercy rejoic. th against judgment. and it is set on fire of hell.

14 What doth it profit, my brethren, 7 For every kind of heasts, and of birds, though a man say he hath faith, and have and of serpents, and of things in the sea, not works? can faith save him ? lis tamed, and hath been , tamed, of

15 If a brother or sister be naked, and mankind: destitute of daily food,

1 8 But the tongue can no man tame; it 16 And one of you say unto them, is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled ; 9 Therewith bless we God, even the notwithstanding ye give them not those Father; and therewith curse we men, things which are needful to the body; which aremade after the similitude of God what doth it profit?

10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth 17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, blessing and cursing. My brt thren, these is dead, being alone.

things ought not so to be. 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast 11 Doth a fountain send forth at the faith, and I have works: shew me thy same place sweet water and bitter? faith without thy works, and I will shew 12 Can the fig-tree, my brethren, bear thee my faith by my works.

Jolive-berries? either a vine, figs ? so . 19 Thor: believest that there is one God;!can no fountain both yield 'salt water thou doest well: the devils also believe, and fresh. and tremble.

| 13 Who is a wise man and endued with 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, knowledge among you ? let him snew that faith without works is dead? Tout of a good conversation his works with

21 Was not Abraham our father justified meekness of wisdom. by works, when he had offered Isaac his 14 But if ye have bitter envying and son upon the altar?

strife in your hearts, glory not, and lio 22 Seest thou how faith wrought with not against the truth. his works, and by works was faith madel 15 This wisdom descendeth not from perfect ?

Jabove, but is earthly, sensuri, devilish. 23 And the scripture was fulfilled, 16 For where envying and strife is, which saith, Abraham believed God, there is confusion and every evil work. and it was imputed unto him for 17 But the wisdom that is from above righteousness: and he was called the is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and Friend of God.

Jeasy to be entreated, full of mercy and 24 Ye see then how that by works as good fruits, without partiality, and withman is justified, and not by faith only. out hypocrisy.

25 Likewisu also was not Rahab the 18 And the fruit of righteousness is harlot justified by works, when she had sown in peace of them that make peace. receivel the messengers, and had sent them out another way?

Worldly desires reproved. 26 For as the body withou: the spirit is ROM whence come wars and Pantdead, so faith without works is dead also. T ings among you? come they not CHAP. III.

hence, even of your lusts that war in Of prudence in reproving M Y brethren, be not many inasters, 2 Ye lust and have not : ye ki!!, and

I knowing thai we shall receive the desire to have, and cannot outain: ye greater condemnation.

tight and war, yet ye have not, because 2 For in many things we offend all. ye ask not. If any man offend not in word, the same 3 Ye ask, and receiv; not, because ye is a perfect man, and able also to bridle ask, that ye may consume it upon the whole body.

your lusts. 3 Behold, we put bits in the horses' 4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know mouths, that they may obey us; and we ye not that the friendship of the world is wrn about their whole body,

leninity witla Gou? whosoever therefore

man is jusvists also was not

a she had sown in peace CHAP IV.

Your member's your lusts

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Against detraction.

I. PETER. Of patience in affliction will be a friend of the world is the enemy ed into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth, of God..

| 5 Ye have lived in pleasure in the earth, 5 Do ye think that the scripture saith and been wanton ; ye have nourished in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. Justeth to envy?

16 Ye have condemned and killed the 6 But le giveth more grace. Wherefore just and he doth not resist you. he saith, God resisteth the proud, but 7 Be patient therefore, brethreu,unto the giveth grace unto the humble.

coming of the Lord. Behold, the husband7 submit yourselves therefore to God. man waiteth for the precious fruit of the Resist the devil, and he will tree from earth, and hath long pritience for it, until you.

he receive the early and latter rain 8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw 8 Be ye also patient; establish your nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye hearts: for the coming of the Lord sinners, and purify your hearts, ye draweth nigh. double-tuind d.

| 9 Grudge not one against another, 9 Be aftliced, and mourn, and weep: brethren, lest ye he condemned: behold, et your la'ighter be turned to mourning, the Judge standeth before the door. and your joy to beaviness.

| 10 Take, my brethren, the prophets, 10 Hunable yourselves in the sight of who have spoken in the name of the the Lord, and he shall lift you up. Lord, for an example of suffering afflic

Il Speak not evil one of another, breth- tion, and of patience. Ten. He that speaketh evil of his brother, 11 Behold, we count them happy which and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of endure. Ye lave heard of the patience the law, and judgeth the law: but if of Job, and have seen the end of the thou judge the law, thou art not a doer Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of the law, but a judge.

of tender mercy. 12 There is one law giver, who is able 12 But above all things, my brethren,In save, and to destroy: who art thou swear not, neither by heaven, neither by that judgest another

the earth, neither by any other oath: 13 Go to pow, ye tltat say, To-day' or but let your yea, he yea; and your nay, to-inorrow we will go into such a city, nay ; lest ye fall into condemnation. and continue there a year, and buy, and 13 Is any ainong you afflicted ? let him sell, and get gain :

pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. 14 Wherers ye know not what shall be 14 Is any sick antong you! let him call on the morrow. For what is your life for the elders of the church; and let them It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a pray over him, anointing him with oil little time, and then vanisheth away. in the name of the Lord :

15 For that we ought to say, If the Lord 15 And the prayer of faith shall save will, we shall live, and do this, or that. the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up;

16 But now ye rejoice in your boast- and if he have-committed sins, they ings : all such rejoicing is evil.

shall be forgiven liim. 17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do 16 Confess your faults one to another, good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. and pray one for anottier, that ye may CHAP. V.

be healed. The effectual fervent prayer Of wicked rich men, &c.

of a righteous man availeth much. No to now, ye rich men, weep and 17 Elias was a man subject to like pas

howl for your miseries that shad sions as we are, and he prayed tarnently conie upon you.

that it miglit not rain : and it rainei no 2 Your riches are corrupted, and your on the earth by the space of three years garments are motlı-eaten.

and six nionths. 3 Your gold and silver is cankered;1 18 And he prayed again, and the heaven and the rust of them shall be a witness gave rain, and the earth brought forth against you, and shall eat your flesh as it her fruit. were fire. Ye have heaped treasure 19 Rrethren, if any of you do err from together for the last days.

the truti, and one convert him ; 4 Benold, the bire of the labourers wlio 20 let him know, that he which conhave paped down your fields, which is of verteth the sinner from the error of his you kept back by fraud, crietn; and the way shall save a soul from death, and cries of themi which have reaped are enter- shall hide a bultitude of sins.

9 The First Epistle general of PETER. CHAP. I.

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God's manifold grace.

CHAP. II. Exhortation to mutual love of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprink- 19 But with the precious blood of Christ. ling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace as of a lamb without blemish and withunto you, and peace, be multiplied. Jout spot :

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our 20 Who verily was fore-ordained beLord Jesus Christ, which, according to fore the foundation of the world, but was his abundant mercy, hath begotten us manifest in these last times for you, again unto a lively hope by the resurrec- 21 Who by him do believe in God, that tion of Jesus Christ from tl.e dead, raised him up from the dead, and gave

4 To an inlieritance incorruptible, and him glory; that your faith and hope undefiled, and that fadeth not away, might be in God. reserved in heaven for you,

22 Seeing ye have purified your souls *5 Who are kept by the power of God in obeying the truth through the Spirit through faith unto salvation, ready to be unto unfeigned love of the brethren, sec revealed in the last time

that ye love one another with a pure 6 Wherein yė greatly rejoice, though|heart fervently : now for a season (if need be) ye are in 23 Being born again, not of corruptible heaviness through manifold templations : seed, but of incorruptible, by the word

7 That the trial of your faith, being of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. much more precious than of gold that per-| 24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the isheth, though it be tried with fire, might glory of man as the flower of grass. The be found unto praise, and honour, and grass withereth, and the flower thereof glory, at the appearing of Jesus Christ: falleth away:

8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in 25 But the word of the Lord endureth whorn, though now ye see him not, yet for ever. And this is the word which believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeak-by the guepel is preached unto you. able, and full of glory : 9 Receiving the end of your faith, even

Christ the corner-stone. the salvation of your souls.

THEREFORE, laying aside all ma10 Of which salvation the prophets lice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, have inquired and searched diligently, and envies, and all evil-speakings, who prophesied of the grace that should 2 As new-born babes, desire the sincere come unto you:

milk of the word, that ye may grow 11 Searching what, or what manner of thereby : time the Spirit of Christ which was 3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord in them did signify, when it testified is gracious : beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and 4 To whom coming as unto a living the glory that should follow.

stone, disallowed indeed of men, but 12 Unto whoin it was revealed, that chosen of God, and precious, not unto theinselves, but unto us they 5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up did minister the things which are now a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to reported unto you by them that have offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to preached the gospel unto you, with the God by Jesus Christ. Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; 1 6 Wherefore also it is contained in the which things the angels desire to look into. scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief

13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your corner-stone, elect, precious: and he that mind, be sober, and hope to the end for believeth on him shall not be conthe grace that is to be brought unto you founded. at the revelation of Jesus Christ : 17 Unto you therefore which believe, he

14 As obedient children, not fashioning is precious : but unto them which be disyoursehes according to the former lusts obedient, the stone which the builders in your ignorance:

disallowed, the same is made the head 15 But as he which hath called you is of the corner, holy, so be ye holy in all manner of con- 8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock versation;

of offence, even to them which stumble 16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; at the word, being disobedient: whereunfor I am holy.

to also they were appointed. 17 And if ye call on the Father, who 9 But ye are a chosen generation, a without respect of persons judgeth accord-roval priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar ing to every man's work, pass the time people; that ye should shew forth the of your snjourning here in fear:

praises of him who hath called you out of 18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye darkness into his marvelous light: were not redeemed with corruptible 10 Which in time past were not a penthings, as silver and gold, from your vain ple, but are now the people of God: cor:versation received by tradition from which nad not obtained mercy, but now

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