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God's love to us.
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
D Father hath bestowed upon us, that of the truth, and shall assure our hearts
is greater than our heart, and knoweth
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
11 For this is the message that ye heard is he that is in you, than he that is in the
| 5 They are of the world: therefore
sin is the trans Son Jesus Christ, inandmien
on the ment; Thar
and in histed as he esus Christ,
fauteous, even as he is righteousness is RELOVE believing all teachers.
OS false teachers.
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.
# 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
Of constancy in the faith. REVELATION. The vision of Christ. ple out of the land of Egypt, after-Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Be ward destroyed them that believed not. hoid, the Lord cometh with ten thousand
6 And the angels which kept not their of his saints, first estate, but left their own habitatiun, 15 To execute judgment upon all, and he hath reserved in everlasting chains un- to convince all that are ungodly among der darkness unto the judgment of the them of all their ungodly deeds which great day.
they have ungodly committed, and of all 7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and their hard speeches which ungodly sinthe cities about them in like manner, giv-ners have spoken against him. ing themselves over to fornication, and 16 These are murmurers, complainers going after strange flesh, are set forth for walking after their own lusts; and the an example, suffering the vengeance of mouth speaketh great swelling words eternal fire.
having men's persons in admiration be 8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers cause of advantage. " defile the flesh, despise dominion, and 17 But, beloved, remember ye the words speak evil of dignities.
which were spoken before of the apostles 9 Yet Michael the archangel, when con- of our Lord Jesus Christ; tendir:g with the devil, he disputed about 18 How that they told you there should the body of Moses, durst not bring against be mockers in the last tine, who should him a miling accusation, but said, The walk after their own ungodly lusts. Lord rebuke thee.
19 These be they who separate them10 But these speak evil of those things selves, sensual, having not the Spirit. which they know not : but what they 20 But ye, beloved, building up yourknow naturally, as brute beasts, in those selves on your most holy faith, praying things they corrupt themselves
in the Holy Ghost, 11 Wo unto thein ! for they have gone 21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, in the way of Cain, and ran greedily af- looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus ter the error of Balaam for reward, and Christ unto eternal life. perished in the gainsaying of Core. J 22 Aud of some have compassion, mak.
12 These are spots in your feasts of king a difference: charity, when they feast with you, feed- 23 And others save with fear, pulling ing themselves without fear : clouds they them out of the fire ; hating even the garare without water, carried about of winds; ment spotted by the flesh. trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit 24 Now unto him that is able to keep twice dead, plucked up by the roots; you from falling, and to present you
13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming faultless before the presence of his glory out their own shame; wandering stars, with exceeding joy, to whom is reserved' the blackness of 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, darkness for ever.
i be glory and majesty, dominion and pow 14 And Enoch also, the seventh fromer, both now and ever. Amen.
1 The REVELATION of St. JOHN the Divine.
of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and The vision of Christ.
washed us from our sins in his own blood M HE Revelation of Jesus Christ, which | 6 And hath made us kings and priests
1 God gave unto him, to chew unto his unto God and his Father; to him be glory servants things which must shortly come and dominion for ever and ever. Amen to pass; and he sent and signified it by 7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and his angel unto his servant John:
every eye shall see him, and they also 2 Who bare record of the word of God, which pierced bin : and all kindrede and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, of the earth shall wail because of him and of ail things that he saw.
Even so, Amen. 3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they 8 I am Alpha and Omegn, the beginthat hear the words of this prophecy, and ning and the ending, saith the Lord, keep those things which are written which is, and which was, and which is therein : for the time is at hand.
to come, the Almighty. 4 JOHN to the sevent churches which 9 John, who also am your brother
J are in Asla: Grace be unto you, and companion in tribulation, and in the and peace, from hin which is, and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ which was, and which is to come; and was in the isle that is called Patinos, for from the seven Spirits which are before the word of God, and for the testimony his throne ;
of Jesus Christ. 5 And from Jesus Christ, roho is the 10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, fnithful Witness, and the First-begotten and heard behind me a great voice, as of the dead, and the Prince of the kings la trumpet,
13 ce dead, pluc withereth,
The coming of Christ.
CHAP. II. . John commanded to write. U Saving. I am Alpha and Omega, the quickly, and will remove thy candlestick årst and the last : and, What thou seest, out of his place, except thou repent. write in a book, and send it unto the se- 6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest ven churches which are in Asia ; unto the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I Ephesus, and unto Smyrna,' and unto also hate. Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto 7 He that hath an ear, let him hear Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto what the Spirit saith unto the churches; Laodicea.
To him that overcometh will I give to 12 And I turned to see the voice that eat of the tree of life, which is in tho apake with me. And being turned, I midst of the paradise of God. saw seven golden candlesticks;
8 And unto the angel of the church in 13 And in the midst of the seven can- Smyrna, write ; These things saith the dlesticks one like unto the Son of man, first and the last, which was dead, and clothed with a garment down to the foot, is alive ; * and girt about the paps with a golden 9 I know thy works, and tribulation, girdle.
and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I 14 His head and his hairs were white know the blasphemy of them which say Like wool, as white as snow; and his they are Jews, and are not, but are the eyes were as a flame of fire ;
synagogue of Satan. 15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as 10 Fear none of those things which thou if they burned in a furnace; and his voice shalt suffer. Behold, the devil shall cast as the sound of many waters.
some of you into prison, that ye may be 16 And he had in his right hand seven tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten stars : and out of his mouth went a sharp days. Be thou faithful unto death, and I two-edged sword : and his courtenance will give thee a crown of life. was as the sun shineth in his strength. 11 He that hath an ear, let him hear
17 And when I saw him, I fell at his what the Spirit siith unto the churches; feet as dead. And he laid his right hand He that overcometh, shall not be hurt of upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the second death. the first and the last :
| 12 And to the angel of the church in 18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; Pergamos write; These things saith he and behold, I am alive for everinore, which hath the sharp sword with two Amen; and have the keys of hell and of jedges; death.
13 I know thy works, and where thou 19 Write the things which thou hast dwellest, even where Satan's seat is : and Heen, and the things which are, and the thou holdest fast my name, and hast not things which shall be hereafter;
Idenied my faith, even in those days 20 The mystery of the seven stars wherein Antipas was my faithfuil martyr, which thou sawest in my right hand, who was slain among you, where Satan and the seven golden candlesticks. The dwelleth. seven stars are the angels of the seven '14 But I have a few things against thee, churches : and the seven candlesticks because thinu hast there them that hold which thou sawest are the seven the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak churches.
to cast a stumbling-block before the chil. CHAP. II.
dren of Israel, to eat things sacrificed To the churches of Ephesus, &c. Junto idols, and to commit fornication. INTO the angel of the church of Ephe- 15 So hast thou also them that hold the U sus write: 'These things saith he that doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, I hate. who walketh in the midst of the seven 16 Rerent ; or else I will come unto golden candlesticks;
thee quickly, and will fight against them 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, with tho sword of my mouth. and thy patience, and how thou carst not 17 He that hath ar ear, let him hear bear them which are evil; and thou hast what the Spirit saith unto the churches : tried them which say they are apostles, I To him that overcometh will I give to and are not; and hast found them liars: eat of the hidden manna, and will give
3 And hast borne, and hast patience, hiin a white stone, and in the stone a and for my name's sake bast laboured, new name written, which no man know and hast not fainted.
sth, saving he that receiveth it. 4. Nevertheless, I have somewhat! 18 And unto the angel of the church in against thee, because thou hast left thy Thyatira write ; These things saith the first love
Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto 5 Remember therefore from whence a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine thou art fallen, and repent, and do the brass ; first works, or else I will come unto thes) 19 I know thy works, and charity.'