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Erhortation to constancy in faith.
Punishment of false teachers.
12 Demetrius hath good report of all] will not with ink and pen write unto thee:
men, and of the truth itself: yea, and we
14 But I trust I shall shortly see thee,
also bear record; and ye know that our and we shall speak face to face. Peace be
record is true.
to thee. Our friends salute thee.
13 I had many things to write, but Il the friends by name.
T The General Epistle of JUDE.
J brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ,and called: 2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied. 3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. 4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, "...} men, turning the grace of our God into lascivi. ousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. 5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that ...]" not. 6 And the angels which keptnot their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. 7 Even as . and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, givin themselves overtofornication, and going aster strange flesh, are set forth for an examle, suffering the vengeance of eternal te. 8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. 9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil, he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. 10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. 11 Wo unto them for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. 12 These are spots in your feasts of
UDE, the servant of Jesus Christ, and
charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit twice dead, plucked up by the roots; 13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever. 14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousand of his saints, 15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly amo them of all their ungodly . whic they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have of. against him. 16. These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage. 17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; 18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. 19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. 20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, 21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal §. 22 And of some have compassion, making a difference: 23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment o: by the flesh. 24. Now unto him that is able to keep ou from falling, and to present you faultess before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and najesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall waii because of him. Even so, Amen.
8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
9 lo, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
10 I w - in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
4. 11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the o first and the last: .. What thou seest, o write in a book, and send it unto the seven orf churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, of: and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and o unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto
* Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. 12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; 13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. 14 His . and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; ... 15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. 16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. 17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
John is commanded to write.
and behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. 19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall fe hereafter; 20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches. CHAP. II. NTO the angel of the church of Ephesus write: These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil; and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not; and hast found them liars: 3 And hast borne, and hast patience and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. 4 Nevertheless, I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. 6. But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate. 7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. 8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna, write: These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; 9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and overty, (but thou art rich) and I know the o of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. 10 Fear none of those things which thon shalt suffer. Behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten davs. Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. 11. He that hath an ear, let him hearwhat the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh, shall not be hurt of the second death. 12 And to the angel of the church in Per gamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; 13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was
** 18 I am he that liveth, and was dead;
slain among you, ** Satan dwellethJohn writes to the
14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumbling-block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. 15 Sohast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes,which thing I hate. 16 Repent ; or else I will come unto thee | and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. 17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches: To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth, saving he that receiveth it. 18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like one brass; 191 know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first: 20 Notwithstanding, I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. 21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication, and she repented not. 22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. 23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. 24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, As many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden: 25 But that which ye have already, hold fast till I come. 26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I ive power over the nations: 27 (And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers:) even as I received of my Father. 28 And I will give him the morning-star. 29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. HAP. III. A\!” unto the o of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.
The vision of God's throne.
18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried
CHAP. V. A}} I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the back side, sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof.” 3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. 4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open, and to read the book, neither to look thereon. 5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to
six wings about him; and they were full of ven, and on the earth, and under the earth,
eyes, within ; and they rest not day and
and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb, for ever and ever.
open the book, and to loose the seven seals
14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And:
was red : and power was given to him that earth, that the windshould notblow onk
and that they should kill one another: and
2 And I saw another age ascenit from the east, having the still helirii;
and he that sat on him had a pair of ba-
6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the servants of our God in their forehead.
four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a
seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast thousand. Of the tribe of ho .
say, Come and see.
Death, and hell followed with him. An |thousand. Of the tribe
sealed twelve thousand.
part of the earth, to kill with sword, and Manasses were sealed "el" :
with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. |
9 And when he had opened the fifth were sealed too. seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them of Issachar were sealed."
every one of them ; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little
tongues, stood be
season, until their fellow-servants also and and palms in their han jvoice.*
Fall on us, and hide us from the face of of God, andone; a