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I only, but also all they that have known the truth

; 2 For the truth's sake, 2 which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.

3 - Grace be 3 with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, ein truth and love.

4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children 4 f walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

5 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we h love one another.

6 And this is i love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have k heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

3 Gr. shall be. A.V.

who know. Pu. 2 by reason of the truth. Pu. some of thy children. Pu.


own will begat he us with the word of truth. do. v. 19: Brethren, if



you do err from the truth, and one convert him. 1 Pet. i. 22 : Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit. 2 Per. ii. 12: I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and he established in the present truth. do. ii. 2: Many shall follow their pernicious ways, by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of, 1 John, iii. 18 : My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue ; but in deed and in truth. 3 John, i. 3, 8: The Gospel is called the truth in divers other places. See on GAL.ji. 5.

d See on Rom.i. 7.
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8 See on John, xiii. 34.
" See on Joạn, xiii. 34.
i See on John, xiv. 15.

k] John, ii. 24: Let that therefore abide in you, which we have heard from the beginning.


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33 Who through faith subdued wrought righteousness, 6 obtained stopped the mouths of lions,

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1 Sam. i. 20: After Hannah had concei son, and called his name Samuel, saying, asked him of the LORD. do. xii. 20: Sam people, Fear not.

fi Sam. xii. 3, &c: Behold, here I am : 1 before the Lord, and before his anointed : taken? or whose ass have I taken ? or whom whom have I oppressed ? or of whose hu any bribe to blind mine eyes therewith ? a.

you, &c.


82 Sam. vii. 11, &c : And as since th: 'manded judges to be over my people Isra thee to rest from all thine enemies. А thee that he will make thee an house.

JUDGES, xiv. 5, 6: Behold, a young him [Samson]. And the Spirit of the upon him, and he rent him as he wo 1 Sam. xvii. 36, 37: Thy servant slew ! bear. David said moreover, The LORD of the paw of the lion, and out of the

r deliver me out of the hand of this Pi My God hath sent his angel, and hath that they have not hurt me : forasmuch was found in me; and also before the no hurt.

i Dan. iii. 25 : Lo, I see four me midst of the fire, and they have no hi

k 1 Sam. xx. 1, &c: And David ile and came and said before Jonathan 1 Kings, xix. 3: [Elijah] arose, and to Beer-sheba. 2 KINGs, vi. 16 : [E for they that be with us are more t?

12 KINGs, xx. 7: Isaiah said, T. they took and laid it on the boil, a 10The LORD turned the captivi: for his friends : also the Lord ga" had before. Ps. vi. 8: The LORI weeping



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. ix. 24. xii. 12. : Who shall also confirm you unto the end, lameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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ing deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection :

36 And others had trial of cruel 4 mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of "bonds and imprisonment :

37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted,21 were slain with the sword : they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins ; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;

38 (Of whom the world was not worthy :) they uwandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

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stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned?

9 JUDGES, xvi. 25: They called for Samson out of the prison house; and he made them sport. 1 Kings, xxii. 24: Zedekiah-went near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of the LORD from me to speak unto thee? 2 Mac. vii. 7 : They brought the second, to make him a mocking stock.

rGen. xxxix. 20 : Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison. Ps. cv. 18 : Whose feet they hurt with fetters : he was laid in iron. JER, XX. 2: Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks. do. xxxvii. 15: The princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put him in prison.

$ 2 Chr. xxiv. 21 : And they conspired against him [Zechariah], and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the LORD. Acts, xiv. 19: And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and, having stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead. See on Mat. xxi. 35; and John, xix. 17.

+ See on Mat. iii. 4.

v 1 SAM. xxii. 1:[David] escaped to the cave Adullam. do. xxiv. 1 : David is in the wilderness of En-gedi. 1 KINGs, xvii. 3: Hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. do. xviii. 4: It was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water. do.

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39 And these all, "having obtained a good report through faith, w received not the promise :

40 God having provided 22 some better thing for us, ' that they without us should not be made perfect.

CHAP. XII. 1 An exhortation to constant faith, patience, and godliness : 22 a

commendation of the new testament above the old. WHEREFORE seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud' of witnesses, a let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience 2 the race that is set before us,

2 Looking unto Jesus the dauthor and finisher 22 having foreseen. A. V. I multitude. Co. Ma. Cr. Whit. verance. Ham. 3 beginner. A.V. * perfecter. Br. xix. 9: And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there ; and, behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah ? 2 Mac. v. 27 : Judas Maccabeus, with nine others, or thereabout, withdrew himself into the wilderness, and lived in the mountains after the manner of beasts, with his company, who fed on herbs continually. do. x. 6 : They wandered in the mountains and dens like beasts.

Ver. 2, 13.

HEB, X. 36. See on MAT. xiii. 17. * See on 1 Tim. ji. 5.

y Her. xii. 23. do. v. 9: And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him. Rev. vi. 11: White robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

CHAP. XII. a 2 Cor. vii. 1: Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. See on Rom. vi. 4.

b See on 1 Cor. ix. 24. • See on Rom. xii. 12.

1 Cor. i. 8: Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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