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things that they understand not, and shall things continue as 'hey were from the begin utterly perish in their own corruption ; ning of the creation.
13 And shall receive the reward of un 5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, righteousness, us they that count it pleasure that by the word of God ihe heavens were to riot in the day-time : spots they are and of old, and the earth standing out of the wableinishes, sporting themselves with their own ter and in the water: deceivings while they feast with you : 6 Whereby the world that then was, being
11 Having eyes full of adultery, and thatloverflowed with water, perished: camni non con sin; beguimg unstable 7 But the heavens and the earth which souis : an heart they have exercised with co- are now, by the same word are kept in store, vetous practices; cursed children; reserved unto fire against the day of judg.
15 Which have forsaken the right way, ment and perdition of ungodly men. and are gone astray, following the way of & But, beloved, be noi ignorant of this one Balaain the son of Bosor, who loved the thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thouwages of unrighteousness;
sand years, and a thousand years as one day. 16 But was rebuked for his iniquity; the 9 I'he Lord is not slaok coucerning his dumbass, speaking with man's voice, forbade promise, as some men count slackness; but the madness of the prophet.
is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that 17 These are wells without water, clouds any should perish, but that all should come that are carried with a tempest, to whom to repentance. the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. 10' But the day of the Lord will come as
18 For when they speak great swelling a thief in the night; in the which the hea. words of vanity, they allure through the lusts vens wall pass away with a great noise, and of the flesh, through nuuch wantonness, those ute elements shall melt with fervent beai, that were clean escaped from them who live the earth also, and the works that are there in error.
in, shall be turned up. 19 While they promise them liberty, they 11 Seeing then thui all these things shall be themselves are the servants of corruption : dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye for of whom a man is overcome, of the same to be in all holy conversation and godliness; is he brought in bondage.
12 Looking for and hasting unto the com20 For it afier they have escaped the pol-ing of the day of God, wherein the heavens lutions of the world, ihrough the knowledge being on fire shall be dissolved, and the ele. of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they ments shall melt with fervent heat? are again entangled therein, and overcome, L 18 Nevertheless we, according to his prothe lauer end is worse with them than the vist, look for new heavens and a newbarth, beginning:
Becherein dwelleth righteousness. 21 Foi it had been better for them not to 14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye bave known the way of righteousness, ihan, look for such things, be diligent that ye may after they have known it, to turn from the be found of him in peace, without spol, and boly coipinandment delivered unto them. blameless:
22 But it is happened unto them accord 15 And account that the long-suffering of ing to the true proverb, The dog is turved to our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved his own vomit again; and the sow that was brother Paul also, according to the wisdom washed to her wallowing in the mire. given unto him, hath written unto you; CHAP. III.
16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in T THIS second epistle, beloved, I now write them of these things in which are seme
unto you; in both which I stir up your things hard to be understood, which they pure minds by way of remembrance ; that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as
That ye may be mindful of the words they do also the other scriptures, unto their which were spoken before by the holy pro- own destruction. phels, and of the commandment of us the 17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye knox apostles of the Lord and Saviour ; these things before, beware lest ye also, be
3 Knowing this first, that there shall come ing led away with the error of the wicked, in the last days scoffers, walking after their fall from your own stedfastness. own lusts,
18 But grow in grace, and in the know * And saying, Where is the promise of his ledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. coming; for since the fathers fell asleep, all To him be glory both now and forever. Ameu.
1 The First Epistle general of JOHN. CHAP. I.
10 you that eternal life which was with the THAT which was from the beginning, Pacher, and was manifested unto us ;)
de seen with our eyes, which we have looked clare we unto you, that ye also may have fel upon, and our hands have handled, of the lowship with us; and truly our fellowship in Word of life;
with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ 2 (For the life was manifested, and we 4 And these things write we unto you, tha have seen it, and hear witness, and shew (11- your joy may be full,
Monoton, that ye sin not
5 This this the message which we have 15 Love not the world byther the things Seard of lim, and declare unto you, that thet are in the world. !rny man love the God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. world, the love of the Father is not in him.
6 Il we say that we have fellowship with 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of bim, an: walk in darkness, we lie, and clothe fleshi, and the lust of the eyes, and the Qut the truth:
pride or life, is not of the Father, but is of 7 But if we walk in the liglit, as he is in the world. he light, we have fellowship one with au 17 And the world passeth away, and the other, and the blood of Jesus Christ bis Son lust thereot: but he ihat doeth ihe will of cleanselh us from all sin.
God abideth for crer. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we de 18 Little children, it is the last time: erive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. and as ye have heard that antichrist shal!
9 If we conless our sins, he is faithful and come, even now are there many anuchrists; just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse as whereby we know that it is the last time. from all unrighteousness.
19 They went out from us, but they were Toll we say that we have not sinneil, we not of us for if they i:ad been otus, they make him a liar, and his word is not in us. would no doubt have continued with is: bi CHAP. II.
they went ou!, that they might be made maY lille children, these things wrile l'nifest that they were not all of us.
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20 But ye have an unction from the Holy man sini, we have ali advocate with the Fa- One, and ve kuow all things; ther, Jesus Christ the righteous :
21 I have not written unto yon because And he is the propisation for sin ye know not the truth, but because ye know Tuol for ours only, but uso for the in it, and ibat no lie is of the truth. the wbole world.
22 Who is a liar, but he that venicth thill 3 Ard hereby wc do know that we know Jesus is the Christ? lie is antichrist, that den:nim, if we keep his cominaudinents. cth the Father and the Son.
He thai saith, I know bim, and keepeth 23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same not his coinmandinents, is a liar, and the hath not the Father: (but he thul acknow truth is not in lim.
ledgerh the Som luath the Fother alan.) 5 But whoso keep th his word, in bim ve 24 Let that therefore abide in you whici Jy is the love of God perlected: herehy'ye have heard from the beginning. ls that hadow we that we are in him.
etich je have heard from the beginning 6 Be thai saith he ahideth in him, ought shall remain in you, ye also shall continue ip nimself also soto walk.even as he walket. the Son, and in the Father.
7 Brethrea, I wri:e no new command 25 And this is the promise that he hail. meo: wt you, but an old commandment proinised us, cren eternal life. wiichi ye bad from the beginning : the old' 26 These things have I written unto you conimamment is the word which ye lave concerning them that seduce you. hrard from the beginning.
27 But the anointing which
have re 8 Again a new commandment I write un-ceived of him abideth in you; and ye nee. to you, which thing is true in liim and in you ; not that any man teach you: but as the same necause the darkness is past, and the true anointing ieachein you of all things, and is light now shineill.
truth, and is co lie, and even as it hade alle that saith he is in the ligle, and ha- taught you ye shall abide in him. Icth his brother, is in darkness eren until now. 28 And now, little chiluren, abide in him;
10 He that lovet: bis brother, abidein in that, when he shall appear, we may have the light, and there is none occasion of stum- confidence, and not be ashamed before hina bling ia bum :
at his coming. Il But he that hateth his brother is in dark 29 If ye krow that he is righteous, ye ness, and walkeih in darkness, and knoweth know that every oce bat doeth righteous not whither he goeth, because that darkness ness is boru of him. hath blinded his eyes.
CHAP. II I b cause your sins are forgiven you for his Dther hath bestowed upon us, what we name s sake.
sh uld be called the sons of God? the. "fore 13 I write unto you, fathers, because ye the world knoweth us not, because it ko. tare lorowu bim that is from the beginning. him not. I write runto you, young men, because ye 2 Beloved, now are we the sons of Gou bave ayercome the wicked one. I write unto and it cloth not yet appear what we shall be you dittle children, because ye have known'but we know that, when ne snais appear ibe Father
We shall be like him; for we shall see him 14 I have written unto you, fathers, he- as he is. cause ve have known him that is from the 3 And every man that hath this hope ir beginning. I have written unto you, young bim purifieth himself, even as he is pure. men, because ye are strong, and the word 4 Whosoever committcth sin transgress. of God abideth in you, and ye have over. cib also the law for sin is the transgression come the wicked one.
of the law. 8
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in this was manifested the love of God 5 And ye know that we was manifes:ed, because many fulse prophets are gone out to take away oursins; and in him is no sin.'into the world.
6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: 2 Ilereby know ye the spirit of God. whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, nei. Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus ther known him.
Christ is come in the desh is of God: 7 Little children, let no man deceive you: 3 Andevery'spirit:liai confesselh noi that ne that doeth righteousness is righteous, Jesus Christ is come in ihe ile his noi of God even as he is righteous.
and this is ihal saril of antichrist, where 8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; of ye have heard that it should come; and for the devil sinneth from the beginning. even now already is it in the world. For this purpose the Son of God was mani. 4 Ye are of God, liitle children, and have fested that he might destroy the works of overcome them; because greater is he that the devil.
is in you, than he that is in the world, 9 Whosoever is born of God doth not 5 T'hey are of the world ; therefore speak commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him; thcyof the world, and the world heareth them. and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 6 We are of God: he that knoweih God
10 In this the children of God are mani-heareth us; he that is not of God heare:b sest, and the children of the devil: whoso not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth. ever doeth not righteousness is not of God, and the spirit of error. neither he that loveth not his brother. 7 Beloved, let us love one another: for
11 For this is the message that ye heard love is of God, and every one that loveth from the beginning, that we should love one is born of God, and knoweth God. another.
B Mechat loveth not, knoweth not God; 12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? because his own works were toward us, because that God sent his only evil, and his brother's righteous.
begotten Son in:o the world, that we might 13 Marvel not, my brethren, is the world live through him. hate you.
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God 14 'We know that we have passed from but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be death unto life, because we love the bresh- the propitiation for our sins. ren; he that loveth not his brother abideth 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought in death.
also to love one another. 15 W tsoever hateth his brother is a mur 12 No man hath seen God at any time. aerer: and ye know that no murderer hath If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, eternal life abiding in bim.
and his love is perfected in us. 16 Herehy perceive we the love of God, 13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, because he laid down his life for us : and we and he in us, because he haiti given us oi ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. his Spirit.
17 But whoso hath this world's good, and 14 And we have seen, and do testify, that beeth his brother lave need, and shutteth up the Father sent the Son lo be the Saviour of his bowels of compassion from him, how the world. dweHeth ibe love of God in him ;
15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is 18 My little children, let us not love in the Son of God, God dwelleth iu him, and word, neither in tongue; but in deed and he in God. in truth.
16 And we have known and believed the 19 And herehy we know that we are of the love that God hath to us. God is love; and Iruth, and shall assure our hearts before him. he that dwelieth in love, dwelleth in God
20 For if our heart conilemn us, God is and God in him. greater than our heart, and knoweth all 17 Herein is our love made perseet, that Things.
we may have boldness in the day of judg. 21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, ment: because as be is, so are we in this then have we confidence toward God. world.
22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect of him, because we keep his commandments, love casteth out fear: because fear hath tor. and do those things that are pleasing in his ment. He that feareth is not made perfect sight. in Jove.
. we should believe on the name of his Son V720 If a man say, I love God and bateth Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he his brother, he is a liar: for he th loveth gave us commandment.
not his brother whom he hathi seen, can 24 And he that keepeth his command-the love God whom he hath not seen? ments dwelleth in him, and he in him: and 21 And this commandment have we from hereby we know that he abideth in us, by him, That he who loveth God love bis brothe Spirit which he hath given us.
ther also. CHAP. IV.
BELOWED, believe it every spirit, but WHOSOEVER believeth that Jesus is
by one that loveth him that begat, loveth him given to us eternal life; and this life is m his also that is begollen of him.
Son. 2 By this we know that we love the chil 12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he dren of God, when we love God, and keep that hath not the Son of God hath not life. his commandments.
13 These things have I written unto you. 3 For this is the love of God, that we that believe on the name of the Son of God, keep his commandments; and his con- that ye may know that ye have eternal life, mandments are not grievous.
and that ye may believe on the rame of the * For wbatsoever is born of God over- Son of God. cometh the world : and this is the victory 14 And this is the confidence that we have that overcometh the world, even our faith. in him, that, if we ask any thing according
Who is he that overcometh the world, 10 bis will, he leareth us. but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son 15 And if we know that he hear us, what of God?
soever we ask, we know that we have the 6 This is he that came hy water and pelitious that we desired of him. blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, 16 If any inan see his brother sin a sin but by water and blood: and it is the Spirit which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he that beareth witness, because the Spirit is shall give him life for them that sin not unto truth.
death. There is a sin unto death: I do not 7 For there are three that bear record in say that he shall pray for it. heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy 17 Ali unrighteousness is sin : and there is Ghost: and these three are one.
a sin not unto death. 8 And there are three that bear witness 18 We kpow that whosoever is born of in earili, the spirit, and the water, and the Got sinueth not: but be that is begotten of blood: and these three agree in one. God keepeth himself, and that wicked one
9 If we receive the witness of men, the toucheth him not. wilness of God is greater: for this is the wit. 19 And we know that we are of God, and ness of God which he hath testified of his the whole world lieth in wickedness. Son.
20 And we know that the Son of God is 10 He that helieveth on the Son of God come, and hath given us an understanding, nach the witness in himself: he that believ- that we may know him that is true ; and we eth pot God hath made him a liar; hecause are in bin ihat is true, even in his Son Jesus ne believeth not the record that God gave of Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. his Son.
21 Little children, keep yourselves from 11 And this is the record, that God hath lidols. Amen.
I The Second Epistle of JOHN.
a children, whom I love in the truth : come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an and not only, but also all they that have antichrist. known the truch;
8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not 2 For the truth's sake, which dwelleth in those things which, we have wrought, but us, and shall be with us for ever:
that we receive a full reward. 3 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, 9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. Christ,the Son ofthe Father, in truth and love. le that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, be
4 I rejoiced greatly, that I found of thy hath both the Father and the Son. children walking in iruth, as we have re 10 If there come any unto you, and bring ceived a commandment from the Father. not this doctrine, receive him not into your
5 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as house, neither bid him God speed : though I wrote a new commandment unto 11 For he that biddeth him God speed is thee, but that which we had from the begin- partaker of his evil deeds. ning, that we love one another.
12 Having many things to write unto you, 6 And this is love, that we walk after his I would not write with paper and ink ; but commandments. This is the commandment, I trust to come unto you, and speak face to Ibat, as ye bave heard from the beginning, face, that our joy may be full. ye should walk in it.
13 The children of thy elect sister greet 7 For many deceivers are entered into the thee. Amen.
I The Third Epistle of JOHN. T THE elder into the well-teloved Gaius, ren came and testified of the truth that is in whom I love in the truth.
thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that 4 I have no greater joy than to hear tbal. thou mayest prosper and be in health, even my children walk in truth. as thy soul prospereth.
*5 Beloved thou doest faithfully whatsoever 3 For I rejoiced grenly, when the breth-thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers
6 Which have borne witness of thy charity the brethren, and forbiddeth them that before the church ; whom if thou bring for would, and casteth them out of the church. ward on their journey after a godly sort, 11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, thou shalt do well :
but that which is good. He that doeth good 7 Because that for his name's sake they is of God: but he that doeth evil hath bat went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles.
seen God. 8 We therefore oaght to receive such, that 12 Dernetrius hath good report of all mesi, we might be fellow-helpers to the truth. and of the truth itself yea, and we also lear
9 I wrote unto the church: but Diotre- record; anıl ye know that our record is irr. phes, who loveth to have the pre-eminence 13 I had many things to write, but I will among them, receiveth us not.
not with ink and pen write unto thee : 10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remem 14 But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and her his deeds which he doeth, prating against we shall speak face to face. Peace Lx 10 its with inalicious words: and not content thee. Our friends salute thee. Grect the therewith, neither doth he hinsell receive friends by name.
& The general Epistle of JUDE.
, brother of James, to them that are sanc-selves without fear : clouds they are wilhout tified by God the Father, and preserved in water, carried about of winds; trees whose Jesus Christ and called :
fruit withereth, without fruit, twice d'ad, 2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, plucked up by the roots; be multiplied.
13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out 3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence !o their own shanie; wandering stars, to ulim write unto you of the common salvation, it is reserved the blackness of darhiness tot was needful for me to write unto you, and ever. exhort you, that ye should earnestly contend 14 And Enoch also, the seventh from for the faith which was once delivered unto Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold! the saints.
the Lord cometh with len thousand of his 4 For there are certain men crept in una-saints, wares, who were before of old ordained to 15 To execute judgment upon all, and ta this condemnation, ungodly men, tirning convince all that are ungodly among then the grace of our God into lasciviousness, of all their ungodly deeds which they have and denying the only Lord God, and our ungodly committed, and of all their hard Lord Jesus Christ.
speeches whichi ungodly sinners have spokes 5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, against him. thongh ye once knew this, how that the '16 These are murmurers, consplainers, Lord, having saved the people out of the walking after their own lusts; and their land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them mouth speaketh great swelling words, hav, that believed not.
ing men's persons in admiration because of 6 And the angels whicb kept not their first advantage. estate, but left their own habitation, he hath 17 But, beloved, remember ye the words reserved in everlasting chains, under which were spoken before of the apostles of darkness, unto the judgment of the great our Lord Jesus Christ ;. day.
18 How that they told you there should * Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the be mockers in the last time, who should walk cities about them, in like manner, giving after their own ungodly lusts. themselves over to fornication, and going af 19 These be they who separate themselves, ter strange flesh, are set forth for an exam- sensual, baving not the Spirit. ple, suffering the vengence of eternal fire. 20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves
& Likewise also these filthy dreamers de- on your most holy saith, praying in the Holy file the flesh, despise dominion, and speak Ghost, evil of dignities.
21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, 9 Yet Michael the archangel, when con- looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus tending with the devil, (he disputed aoout Christ unto eternal life. the body of Moses,) durst not bring against 22 And of some have compassion, making niin a railing accusation, but said, The Lord a difference : rebuke thee.
23 And others save with fear, pulling the 10 But these speak evil of those things'out of the fire; hating even the garmeni which they know not : but what they know spotted by the fiesh. naturally, as brute beasts, in those things - 24 Now unto him that is able to keep you they corrupt themselves.
from falling, and to present you faultless he i Woe unto them! for they have gone fore the presence of his glory with exceeding
We way of Cain, and ran greedily after joy, The crror of Balaam for reward, and perish 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, e Ed in the gaiosaying of Core.
glory and majesty, dominion and power