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He that loveth God

II. John. loveth his children. the world, but he that believeth and that ye may believe on the that Jesus is the Son of God? name of the Son of God.

6 This is he that came by 14 And this is the confidence water and blood, even Jesus that we have in him, that if we Christ; not by water only, but ask any thing according to his by water and blood: and it is the will, he,heareth us: Spirit that beareth witness, be- 15 And if we know that he cause the Spirit is truth. hear us, whatsoever we ask, 7 For there are three that bear we know that we have the petirecord in heaven, the Father, the tions that we desired of him. Word, and the Holy Ghost: and 16 If any man see his brother these three are one. sin a sin which is not unto death, 8 And there are three that bear he shall ask, and he shall give witness in earth, the spirit, and him life for them that sin not the water, and the blood: and unto death. There is a sin unto these three agree in one. death: I do not say that he shall

9 If we receive the witness of pray for it. men, the witness of God is 17 All unrighteousness is sin: greater: for this is the witness of and there is a sin not unto death. God, which he hath testified of 18 We know that whosoever his Son. is born of God, sinneth not: but 10 He that believeth on the he that is begotten of God, keepSon of God, hath the witness in eth himself, and that wicked one himself: he that believeth not toucheth him not. God, hath made him a liar; be- 19 And we know that we are cause he believeth not the record of God, and the whole world lieth that God gave of his Son. in wickedness.

11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life; and this life is in his Son.

20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may 12 He that hath the Son hath know him that is true; and we life; and he that hath not the Son are in him that is true, even in of God hath not life. his Son Jesus Christ. This is

13 These things have I written the true God, and eternal life. unto you that believe on the name 21 Little children, keep yourof the Son of God; that ye may selves from idols. Amen. know that ye have eternal life,


An exhortation to christian love. \and peace, from God the Father, THE elder unto the elect lady and from the Lord Jesus Christ, and her children, whom the Son of the Father, in truth love in the truth; and not I only, and love. but also all they that have known 4 I rejoiced greatly that I foundthe truth; of thy children walking in truth, 2 For the truth's sake, which as we have received a commanddwelleth in us, and shall be with ment from the Father. us for ever.

5 And now I beseech thee, 3 Grace be with you, mercy, lady, not as though I wrote a

The piety of Gaius commended. III. John. Demetrius' character. new commandment unto thee, and abideth not in the doctrine but that which we had from the of Christ, hath not God: he that beginning, That we love one an-Jabideth in the doctrine of Christ, other. he hath both the Father and the

6 And this is love, that we walk Son. after his commandments. This 10 If there come any unto you, is the commandment, That as ye and bring not this doctrine, rehave heard from the beginning,ceive him not into your house, ye should walk in it. neither bid him God speed:

7 For many deceivers are en- 11 For he that biddeth him tered into the world, who confess God speed, is partaker of his evil not that Jesus Christ is come in deeds.

the flesh. This is a deceiver, and 12 Having many things to write an antichrist. unto you, I would not write with

8 Look to yourselves, that we paper and ink: but I trust to lose not those things which we come unto you, and speak face have wrought, but that we receive to face, that our joy may be full. a full reward. 13 The children of thy elect 9 Whosoever transgresseth, sister greet thee. Amen. THE THIRD EPISTLE OF JOHN.


The piety of Gaius commended. Diotrephes, who loveth to have HE elder unto the well-be-the pre-eminence among them, loved Gaius, whom I love receiveth us not. in the truth. 10 Wherefore if I come, I will 2 Beloved, I wish above all remember his deeds which he things that thou mayest prosperdoeth, prating against us with and be in health, even as thy soul malicious words, and not content prospereth. therewith; neither doth he him

3 For I rejoiced greatly when self receive the brethren, and forthe brethren came, and testified biddeth them that would, and of the truth that is in thee, even casteth them out of the church. as thou walkest in the truth. 11 Beloved, follow not that 4 I have no greater joy than to which is evil, but that which is hear that my children walk in good. He that doeth good is of truth. God; but he that doeth evil, hath 5 Beloved, thou doest faithfully not seen God. whatsoever thou doest to the bre- 12 Demetrius hath good report thren, and to strangers; of all men, and of the truth itself;

6 Which have borne witness yea, and we also bear record; of thy charity before the church; and ye know that our record is whom if thou bring forward on true.

their journey after a godly sort, 13 I had many things to write, thou shalt do well: but I will not with ink and pen

7 Because that for his name's write unto thee: sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles.

14 But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face 8 We, therefore, ought to re-to face. Peace be to thee. Our ceive such, that we might be fel-friends salute thee. Greet the low-helpers to the truth. friends by name. Tt

9 I wrote unto the church: but!


9 Yet Michael the archangel,

Of constancy in the faith. JUDE, the servant of Jesus when contending with the devil Christ, and brother of James, (he disputed about the body of to them that are sanctified by Moses,) durst not bring against God the Father, and preserved him a railing accusation, but said, in Jesus Christ, and called; The Lord rebuke thee.

10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but 3 Beloved, when I gave all di-what they know naturally, as brute ligence to write unto you of the beasts, in those things they corcommon salvation, it was needfulrupt themselves.

for me to write unto you, and 11 Woe unto them! for they exhort you, that ye should ear-have gone in the way of Cain, and nestly contend for the faith which ran greedily after the error of Bawas once delivered unto the aam for reward, and perished in saints. the gainsaying of Core.

4 For there are certain men 12 These are spots in your crept in unawares, who were be-feasts of charity, when they feast fore of old ordained to this con-with you, feeding themselves demnation, ungodly men, turn-without fear: clouds they are ing the grace of our God into without water, carried about of lasciviousness, and denying the winds; trees whose fruit witheronly Lord God, and our Lord eth, without fruit, twice dead, Jesus Christ. plucked up by the roots;

5 I will therefore put you in 13 Raging waves of the sea, remembrance, though ye_once foaming out their own shame; knew this, how that the Lord, wandering stars, to whom is rehaving saved the people out of served the blackness of darkness the land of Egypt, afterwards for ever. destroyed them that believed not. 14 And Enochalso, the seventh

6 And the angels which kept from Adam, prophesied of these, not their first estate, but left their saying, Behold, the Lord cometh own habitation, he hath reserved with ten thousands of his saints, in everlasting chains under dark- 15 To execute judgment upon ness, unto the judgment of the all, and to convince all that are great day. ungodly among them, of all their

7 Even as Sodom and Gomor-Jungodly deeds which they have rha, and the cities about them, ungodly committed, and of all in like manner giving themselves their hard speeches, which ungodover to fornication, and goingly sinners have spoken against after strange flesh, are set forth him.

for an example, suffering the 16 These are murmurers, comvengeance of eternal fire. plainers, walking after their own 8 Likewise also these filthy lusts; and their mouth speaketh dreamers defile the flesh, despise great swelling words, having dominion, and speak evil of dig-men's persons in admiration, benities. cause of advantage.

2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.

John writeth his revelation Revelation.

to the seven churches.

17 But, beloved, remember yejnal life. the words which were spoken 22 And of some have compasbefore of the apostles of our sion, making a difference : Lord Jesus Christ; 23 And others save with fear, 18 How that they told you pulling them out of the fire; that there should be mockers in hating even the garment spotted the last time, who should walk by the flesh.

after their own ungodly lusts. 24 Now unto him that is able 19 These be they who sepa-to keep you from falling, and to rate themselves, sensual, having present you faultless before the not the Spirit. presence of his glory, with ex

20 But ye, beloved, building ceeding joy,

up yourselves on your most holy 25 To the only wise God our faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Saviour, be glory and majesty, 21 Keep yourselves in the love dominion and power, both now of God, looking for the mercy of and ever. Amen. our Lord Jesus Christ unto eter



earth: Unto him that loved us, The power and majesty of Christ. and washed us from our sins in HE Revelation of Jesus his own blood, TH

Christ, which God gave 6 And hath made us kings and unto him, to shew unto his ser-priests unto God and his Father: vants things which must shortly to him be glory and dominion come to pass; and he sent and for ever and ever. Amen. signified it by his angel unto his 7 Behold, he cometh with servant John: clouds; and every eye shall see

2 Who bare record of the word him, and they also which pierced of God, and of the testimony of him: and all kindreds of the Jesus Christ, and of all things earth shall wail because of him. that he saw. Even so, Amen.

3 Blessed is he that readeth, 8 I am Alpha and Omega, the and they that hear the words of beginning and the ending, saith this prophecy, and keep those the Lord, which is, and which things which are written therein; was, and which is to come, the for the time is at hand. Almighty.


JOHN, to the seven churches 9 I John, who also am your

JOHN which are in Asia: Grace brother, and companion in tribu

be unto you, and peace, from him lation, and in the kingdom and which is, and which was, and patience of Jesus Christ,_ was in which is to come: and from the the isle that is called Patmos, seven spirits which are before his for the word of God, and for the throne; testimony of Jesus Christ.

5 And from Jesus Christ, who 10 I was in the Spirit on the is the faithful witness, and the Lord's day, and heard behind me first begotten of the dead, and a great voice, as of a trumpet, the prince of the kings of the 11 Saying, I am Alpha and


To the churches of Smyrna, Pergamos. Omega, the first and the last are the angels of the seven and, What thou seest, write in a churches; and the seven candlebook, and send it unto the seven sticks, which thou sawest, are churches which are in Asia; un-the seven churches. to Ephesus, and unto Smyrna,


and unto Pergamos, and unto What is to be written to the angels. NTO angel of the church

Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and UN Ephesus write; These

and unto Philadelphia, and unto of Laodicea.

things saith he that holdeth the 12 And I turned to see the seven stars in his right hand, who voice that spake with me. And, walketh in the midst of the seven being turned, I saw seven golden golden candlesticks;


2 I know thy works, and thy 13 And in the midst of the labour, and thy patience, and seven candlesticks, one like unto how thou canst not bear them the Son of man, clothed with a which are evil; and thou hast garment down to the foot, and tried them which say they are girt about the paps with a golden apostles, and are not, and hast girdle. found them liars:

14 His head and his hairs were 3 And hast borne, and hast pawhite like wool, as white as snow; tience, and for my name's sake and his eyes were as a flame of hast laboured, and hast not fainted. fire; 4 Nevertheless I have some15 And his feet like unto fine what against thee, because thou brass, as if they burned in a fur- hast left thy first love. nace; and his voice as the sound 5 Remember, therefore, from of many waters. whence thou art fallen, and re

16And he had in his right hand pent, and do the first works: or seven stars; and out of his mouth else I will come unto thee quickwent a sharp two-edged sword;ly, and will remove thy candleand his countenance was as the stick out of his place, except thou sun shineth in his strength. [repent.

17 And when I saw him, I fell 6 But this thou hast, that thou at his feet as dead: and he laid hatest the deeds of the Nicolaihis right hand upon me, saying tanes, which I also hate. unto me, Fear not: I am the first 7 He that hath an ear, let him and the last : hear what the Spirit saith unto

18 I am he that liveth, and was the churches; To him that overdead; and, behold, I am alive for cometh will I give to eat of the evermore, Amen; and have the tree of life, which is in the midst keys of hell, and of death. of the paradise of God.

19 Write the things which 8 And unto the angel of the thou hast seen, and the things church in Smyrna write; These which are, and the things which things saith the first and the last, shall be hereafter; which was dead, and is alive;

20 The mystery of the seven 9 I know thy works, and tristars, which thou sawest in my bulation, and poverty, (but thou right hand, and the seven golden art rich,) and I know the blascandlesticks. The seven stars phemy of them which say they

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