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and the p holy Ghost: and 9 these three are one. 8. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood :, and these three agree in one. 9. If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater : for this is the witness of God, which he liath testified of his Son. 10. He that believe eth on the Son of God, 's hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God, u hath made him a liar, because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. 11. And this is the record, that God hath given to us 'eternal life: and a this life is in his Son. 12. He that hath the Son, hath life, and he that hath not the Son of God, hath not life. 13. · These things have 1 written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that yè have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of

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P Of the Witness of the holy ding in you: for whom he hath Spirit, See on Mat. 3. 16.

Sent, him ye believe not. 9 Joh. 10.30, I and my Father“, 11. a Joh. 1. 4. See on A&s are one.

. 3.15 o ' Joh. 8. 18. The Words .s 12. 0 1 Joh. 3. 36. † Joh.5. 24. onder ver. 7.

See on Acts 3.15. 10. s + Gal. 4.6. See on Rom. 13. Joh. 26. 31. These things 8.15, 16.

are written, that ye might believe „U of Joh. 3. 33. He that hath' re. that Jesus is the Chrift the Sexe ceived this Testimony, hath sec to To God, and that believing ye might his Seal that God is true. Joh. ' have Life through his Name. 5. 38. Ye have not his Word abi

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God. 14. And this is the confidence that we have * in Or, concerning] him, that if we d ask any thing accordng to his will, he heareth us. 15. And if we know hat he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we lave the Petitions that we defired of him. 16. If any nan see his brother fin a fin which is not unto death,

he shall ask, and he shall give him 'life for them that in not unto death. f There is a (1) fin unto death : I lo not say that he shall pray for it. 17. All unrigheoulness is fin: and there is a h fill not. unto death.

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14." + 1 Joh. 3. 22. See on Mat. † Heb.6.4. † Heb. 10. 26. See • 7, 8.

on Mat. 12. 31. 15. € Job 42. 8. --Go to my. Jer.7. 16. Pray not thou for ervant Job, and offer up for your this people, neither lift up cry nor elves a Burnt-offering, and my s Prayer for them, neither make Inervant Job shall pray for you, for terceffion to me; for I will not hear Im will I accept. Jam. 5. thee. ler. II, 14. Pray not thou for 4., 15. Is any Sick among you, this people, -for I will not hear et him call for the Elders of the them in the time that they cry hurch, and let them pray over 10 unto me for their trouble. ; Jer. im. And the Prayer of Faith 14. 11. Then said the Lord unto pall Save the Sick, and the Lord me, Pray not for this People for hall raise him up; and if he have their good. Jer. 15. I, 2. Then ommitted Sins, they shall be for said the Lord unto me, Though iven him. i .

15 Mofes and Samuel stood before me, yec *Numb. 15. 30. But the Soul 'my Mind could not be toward lat doth ought presumptuously, this People: cast them out of my whether he be born in the Land, Sight, and let them go forth.ra Stranger) the fame reproach. Such as are for death, to death; th the Lord, and that Soul shall 20 and such as are for the Sword, e cut off from among his people. 'to the Sword ; and such as are leut. 13.5. That Propher, or that for the Famine, to the Famine, reamer of Dreams hall be put to 17.hti Joh. 3.4. See on Rom. ath, because he hath spoken to 4. 15.

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(1) By the Sin unto Death, is meant probably, a total and malicious Apó. rcy from the Christian Faith to the Heathen Idolatry. "For Ver. 18. Thosoever is born of God finnet h not, that is, he does not commit thar Sin of postacy which the Apostle is here speaking of. This Senfe is likeise confirm'd, ver.21. Little Children, keep your felves from idols. We have o warrant to hope that Prayers will be available for such without leir Repentance. And though their Repentance may be difficult, yer if ey do repent and return, I do not fee any thing in the New Testaent which forbids their being received. See the Notes, on Heb. 6. 4. id on Heh. 10. 26. Their Case is but little different from that of Apoties, who live, and continue to live in known, open, and wilful Disobediice to rise Laws of Christ, and are deaf to all'che Calls and Exhortati. is to Repentance. Seche Note on 1 Cor. 5.5.

:18. We know that whosoever is i born of God finneth not, but he that is begotten of God, k keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. 19. And we know; that we are of God, and the whole world

lieth in wickedness. 20. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath m given us an understanding that we may n know him that is true: and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. • This is the true God, and P eternal life. 21. Little children, o keep your selves from idols. Amen.

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, but also all they that have known the truth; 2. or the truths fake which dwelleth in us, and shall be ith us for ever: 3. Grace * be [Gr. Mall be] with ou, mercy and peace from God the Father, and from ie Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth nd love. 4. I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy chil, ren e walking in truth, as we have received a comlandment from the Father. 5. And now, I beleech thee, dy, f not as though I wrote a new commandment un

thee, but that which we had from the beginning, hat we & love one another. 6. And this is h love, that e walk after his commandments. This is the commandent, that as ye have i heard from the beginning, ye jould walk in it. 7. For many ķ deceivers are entred ito the world, who ' confess not that Jesus Christ is ome in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrift.

Look to yourselves that we m lose not those things hich we have (1) wrought, but that we receive a full ward. 9. Whosoever transgresseth, and n abideth not | the do&trine of Christ, hath not God: he that abideth

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in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. 10. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your houle, neither bid him God speed. 11. For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. 12. p Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink but I trust to come unto you, and speak * face to face [Gre mouth to moutb], that * our [Or, your] joy may be full. 13. The children of thy elect fifter grade thee. Amen.

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After the Year of our Lord 90. THE « elder unto the well-beloved Gaius, o whom

I lově * in the truth [Or, tiuly]. 2. Beloved, *wish, [Or, pray] above all things that thou mayst pro fper, and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. For I rejoiced greatly when the brethren came and te ftified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walk est in the truth. 4. I have no greater d joy than to hea that my children walk in truth. 5. Beloved, the doft f. faithfully whatsoever thou doit to the brethre and to strangers. 6. Which have born witness of t. charity before the church: whom if thou bring forway on their journey * after a godly fort (Gr. worthy of God thou fhalt do well: 7. Because that for his names fa they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles. 8. W therefore ought to receive fuch, that we might be fel

10.04 1 Cor.16.2.2. If any Man 12. PT 3 Joh. ver. 13. Jove not the Lord Jesus Christ, let 9.+ Joh. 17. 13. ti Joh. 1 him be Anathema, Maranatha. f Gal. See on Joh. 15.11. 1.8. Though we or an Angel from

3 JOHN. Heaven preach any other, Gospel un- S 1. See on 1 Tim. §. I. to you, than that which we have bt 2 Joh. ver, . . preached unto you, let him be ac• 3. 2 Joh. ver. 4 cursed. Tit. 3. 10. A Man that 4. . See on 2 Cor 1. 14. is an Heretick, after the first and rę. <Philem, ver. 1o. See of cond Admonition, rejeit.' † Rom. 10 Cor. 4.15. 16. 17. f 1 Cor. 5. 11. 't Tim, $. Se on : Cor. 4. 2. 3.5. See on Mat, 18, 17.

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