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7 For many "deceivers are entered into the world, who m confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
8 Look to yourselves, that we o lase not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive 6 a full reward.
9 Whosoever transgresseth, and P abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth 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 house, a neither bid him God speed :)
5 gained. A. V. some copies read, which ye have gained, but that ye receive, &c. A. V. ? wish him good success. Dod.
See on 2 Pet. ii. 1.
MARK, xiii. 9 : But take heed to yourselves : for they shall deliver you up to councils : and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.
• Gal. iii. 4: Have ye suffered so many things in vain ? if it be
yet in vain. Phi. ii. 16: Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing Heb. x. 32, 35 : Call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions. Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. Rev. ii. 11 : Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
r John, xv. 6: If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered ; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 1 John, i. 23 : Whosoever denicth the Son, the same hath not the Father : [but] he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
91 Cor. xvi. 22 : If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maran-atha. Gal. i. 8,9: Though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other Gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If
any man preach any other Gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. Tir. iii. 10: A man that is an heretick truly. A. V.
11 "For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
12 * Having many things to write unto you, Į would not write with paper and ink : but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, 10 t that our ! joy may be full.
13 The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen.12
10 Gr, mouth to mouth.
8 contributes to. Ham. parchment. Wi. A. V. 1 your. A. V. 12 So let it be, Pu.
after the first and second admonition reject. See on MAT. xviii. 17.
11 Tim. v. 22: Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins : keep thyself pure.
s 3 John, 13.
+ See on John, xv. 11. • u 1 Pet. v. 13: The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth
you; and so doth Marcus my son.
THE THIRD EPISTLE OF
This epistle is addressed to a person of the name of Gaius, or Caius, who must have been a respectable and wealthy member of some church in the neighbourhood of Ephesus, where the apostle resided, and of which Diotrephes was the bishop.
1 He commendeth Gaius for his piety, 5 and hospitality 7 to true
preachers : 9 complaining of the unkind dealing of ambitious Diotrephes on the contrary side, 11 whose evil example is not to be followed : 12 and giveth special testimony to the good report of Demetrius.
A. D. 90. THE elder unto the well beloved Gajus, whom I love in the truth.
a See on 1 Tim. v. 1. 2 John, 1.
2 Beloved, I wish 2 above all things 3 that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. 4 I have no greater "joy than to hear that •
my children walk in truth.
5 Beloved, thou doest * faithfully 4 whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers ;
6 Which have borne witness of thy charity: before the Church: whom if thou 5 bring forwardon their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well:
7 Because that for his name's sake they went forth, 5 taking nothing of the Gentiles.
8 We therefore i ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers 7 to the truth.
9 I wrote unto the Church : but Diotrephes,
e pray. A. V. 3i11 all things. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. in every respect. Dod. We.
a faithful thing. Ham. 5 love. Co. Ma. Cr. Gen. We. Gr. worthy of God. A. V. 7 fellowlabourers. Ham.
c2 JOHN, 4.
8 Acts, xv. 3: And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles : and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.
b 1 Cor. ix. 12, 15, 18: If others be partakers of this over you, are not we rather ? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the Gospel of Christ. But I have used none of these things : neither have I written these things, that it should be so done unto me : for it were better for me to die, than that make my glorying void. What is my reward then ? Verily
, that, when I preach the Gospel, I may make the Gospel
of Christ without charge, that I 'abuse not my power in the Gospel.
MAT. x. 40: He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
any man should
k who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember 8 his deeds which he doeth, 'prating against uso with malicious words : and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and "casteth them out of the Church.
11 Beloved, follow 10 not that which is evil, but that which is good. • He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.
12 Demetrius P hath good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yea, and we also bear re
8 declare: Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. Gen. advertise. Rh. call to remembrance. To. 'chiding against us. Wi jesting upon us, Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. 10 imitate. Rh. Ham. Pu.
k See Mat. xxiii. 4-8. 1 Tim. vi. 3–5: If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness ; he is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness : from such withdraw thyself.
Pro. X. 8, 10: The wise in heart will receive commandments : but a prating fool shall fall. He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow : but a prating fool shall fall.
m Isa. Ixvi. 5: Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word ; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name's sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified : but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.
n See on Rom. xii. 9.
• 1 Jonn, ii. 29 : If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him. do. iii. 6, 9 : Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
P 1 Tim. iii. 7: Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
cord; and ye know " that our record 12 is true.
13 I had 'many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee :
14 But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face.13 Peace be to thee. Our friends 14 salute thee. Greet the friends by name.
11 thou knowest. Wh. 14 brethren. Ham. Wh.
our report. Br.
13 Gr. mouth to mouth. A.V.
9 John, xxi. 24 : This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things : and we know that his testimony is true.
12 John, 12.
THE GENERAL EPISTLE OF
JUDE, or rather Judas, surnamed Lebbeus and Thaddeus, was the son of Alpheus or Cleophas, the brother of James the Less, the cousin-german of our Saviour, and one of the twelve apostles. His call to be a disciple of Jesus is not recorded ; and except in the catalogue of the apostles he is mentioned only once in the Gospels. After Christ's interesting discourse to his disciples not long before his crucifixion, “ Judas saith unto him (not Iscariot), Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself to us, and not to the world (John, xiv. 22) ?" From this question it is inferred, that at this time Judas had the common prejudice of the Jews concerning the kingdom of the Messiah. Jude is not mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles, nor does any ancient author record of him a single circumstance on which we can depend. He is generally reckoned among those apostles who did not suffer martyrdom.
The Epistle of St. Jude was considered as genuine by several of the ancient fathers; Clement of Alexandria, Tertullian, Origen, and Epiphanius. Jerome says, “ Jude, brother of James, left a short epistle, which is one of the seven called Catholic. But, because of a quotation from a book of Enoch which is apocryphal, it is rejected by many; however, at length it has obtained authority, and is reckoned among the sacred scriptures.” Upon this subject it has been remarked