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blessing and cursing. My brethren, these | judge the law, thou art not a doer of the things ought not so to be.
law, but a judge. 11. Doth a fountain send forth at the 12. There is one Lawgiver, who is able same place sweet water and bitter ? to save and to destroy: who art thou that
12. Can the fig-tree, my brethren, bear || judgest another ? olive-berries? either a vine, figs? so can no 13. Go to now, ye that say, To-day or fountain both yield salt water and fresh. tomorrow we will go into such a city, and
13. Who is a wise man and endued with continue there a year, and buy and sell, knowledge among you? let him shew and get gain : out of a good conversation his works with | 14. Whereas ye know not what shall be meekness of wisdom.
on the morrow. For what is your life? It 14. But if ye bave bitter envying and is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little - strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not time, and then vanisheth away. against the truth.
15. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord! 15. This wisdom descendeth not from will, we shall live, and do this, or that. above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. 16. But now ye rejoice in your boast. I 16. For where envying and strife is, there ings : all such rejoicing is evil. is confusion and every evil work.
17. Therefore to him that knoweth to do " 17. But the wisdom that is from above is good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to
CHAP. V. be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, || 1 Wicked rich mien warned of God's judgments. 7 of pawithout partiality, and without hypocrisy.
l ience. 13 To pray in adversity. 18. And the fruit of righteousness is sown 1. No to now, ye rich men, weep and in peace of them that make peace.
U howl for your miseries that shall CHAP. IV.
come upon you.
1 Our evil lusts cause contention : 7 how we may overcome 2. Your riches are corrupted, and your them,and gain God's favour.
garments are moth-eaten. 1. LROM whence come wars and fight. 3. Your gold and silver is cankered;
T ings among you? come they not hence, and the rust of them shall be a witness even of your lusts that war in your members? | against you, and shall eat your flesh as it
2. Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and de-were fire. Ye have heaped treasure togesire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and ther for the last days. war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. 4. Behold, the hire of the labourers who
3. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask have reaped down your fields, which is of amiss,that ye may consumeit upon yourlusts. Il you kept back by fraud, crieth : and the
4. Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know | cries of them which have reaped are enterye not that the friendship of the world is ed into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. enmity with God? Whosoever therefore || 5. Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, will be a friend of the world, is the enemy and been wanton; ye have nourished your of God.
| hearts, as in a day of slaughter. 5. Do ye think that the scripture saith || 6. Ye have condemned and killed the in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lust- || just; and he doth not resist you. eth to envy ?
7. Be patient therefore, brethren, unto ; 6. But he giveth more grace. Where- || the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husfore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but bandman waiteth for the precious fruit of giveth grace unto the huinble.
the earth, and hath long patience for it, 7. Submit yourselves therefore to God. until he receive the early and latter rain. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8. Beyealso patient; establish yourherts:
8. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw || for the coming of the Lord draweth ngh. nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners ; || 9. Grudge not one against another, breand purify your hearts, ye double-minded. thren, lest ye be condemned: behol l, the
9. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: ll judge standeth before the door. let your laughter be turned to mourning, 10. Take, my brethren, the prochets and your joy to heaviness.
who have spoken in the name of the Lord 10. Humble yourselves in the sight of for an example of suffering affliction, and the Lord, and he shall lift you up. of patience.
11. Speak not evil one of another, bre- | 11. Behold, we count them happy which thren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, l endure. Ye bave heard of the patience of and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of | Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou ll the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy,
12. But above all things, my brethren, || and pray one for another, that ye may be swear not, neither by heaven, neither by healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a the earth, neither by any other oath: but | righteous man availeth much. let your yea be yea, and your nay, nay; lest | 17. Elias was a man subject to like pas. ye fall into condemnation.
sions as we are, and he prayed earnestly 13. Is any among you afflicted ? let him that it might not rain: and it rained not on pray. Is any merry ? let him sing psalms. | the earth by the space of three years and
14. Is any sick among you ? let him six months. call for the elders of the church; and let | 18. And he prayed again, and the beaven them pray over him, anointing him with oil gave rain,and the earth brought forth herfruit. in the name of the Lord:
19. Brethren, if any of you do err from 15. And the prayer of faith shall save the truth, and one couvert him ; the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up ; || 20. Let him know, that he which con.' and if he have committed sins, they shall verteth the sinner from the error of his be forgiven him.
way, shall save a soul from death, and 16. Confess your faults one to another, I shall hide a multitude of sins.
| The First Epistle general of PETER. CHAP. I.
| 11. Searching what, or what manner of 1 The apostle's address : 3 he blesseth God for their hope of ll time the Snirit Choi a blessed immortality : 10 he shereth that their salvation
1 time the Spirit of Christ which was in them in Christ had been foretold by the prophets of old, &c. did signify, when it testified beforehand the 1. DETER, an apostle of Jesus Christ, | sufferings of Christ, and the glory that
I to the strangers scattered through should follow. out Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and 12. Unto whom it was revealed, that Bithynia,
not unto themselves, but unto us, they did 2. Elect according to the foreknowledge | minister the things, which are now reported of God the Father, through sanctification l unto you by them that have preached the of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling | gospel unto you, with the Holy Ghost sent of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto || down from heaven; which things the angels you, and peace, be multiplied.
desire to look into. 3. Blessed be the God and Father of our | 13. Wherefore gird up the loins of your Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the abundant mercy hath begotten us again grace that is to be brought unto you at the unto a lively hope by the resurrection of revelation of Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ from the dead,
14. As obedient children, not fashioning 4. To an inheritance incorruptible, and yourselves according to the former lusts in undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserv: || your ignorance: ed in heaven for you,
15. But as he which hath called you is 5. Who are kept by the power of God holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conthrough faith unto salvation, ready to be versation; revealed in the last time.
|| 16. Because it is written, Be ye holy; 6. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though || for I am holy. now for a season, if need be, ye are in || 17. And if ye call on the Father, who heaviness through manifold temptations: ll without respect of persons judgeth accord
7. That the trial of your faith, being | ing to every man's work, pass the time of much more precious than of gold that ll your sojourning here in fear: perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might 18. Forasmuch as ye know that ye were be found into praise and honour and glory || not redeemed with corruptible things, as at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
silver and gold, from your vain conversation 8. Whom having not seen, ye love; in received by tradition from your fathers; whom, though now ye see him not, yet be | 19. But with the precious blood of Christ, lieving, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable | as of a lamb without blemish and without and full of glory:
spot: 9. Receiving the end of your faith, even 20. Who verily was fore-ordained before the salvation of your souls.
the foundation of the world, but was mani10.Ofwhich salvation the prophets have in- || fest in these last times for you, quired and searched diligently, who prophe-. 21. Who by him do believe in God, that sied of the grace that should come unto you: ll raised him up from the dead, and gave him
glory; that your faith and hope might be || by your good works, which they shall bein God.
hold, glonfy God in the day of visitation. 22. Seeing ye have purified your souls in 13. Submit yourselves to every ordinance obeying the truth through the Spirit untoof man for the Lord's sake: whether it be unféigned love of the brethren, see that ye | to the king, as supreme; love one another with a pure heart fervently:) 14. Or unto governors, as unto them that
23. Being born again, not of corruptible | are sent by him for the punishment of evil doseed, but of incorruptible, by the word of ers, and for the praise of them that do well. God, which liveth and abideth for ever. 15. For so is the will of God, that with · 24. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glo- well-doing ye may put to silence the ignoryofman as the flowerof grass. The grass wi- rance of foolish men: thereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: | 16. As free, and not using your liberty
25. But the word of the Lord endureth for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the serfor ever. And this is the word which by | vants of God. the gospel is preached unto you.
U 17. Honour all men. Love the brotherCHAP. II.
| hood. Fear God. Honour the king. I He inciteth them against uncharitableness : 4 he sheweth
18. Servants, be subject to your masters their privileges through Christ the chief corner stone : | with all fear; not only to the good and gen11 he beseecheth them to abstain from fleshly lusts, fre. tle, but also to the froward. W HEREFORE,laying aside all ma 19. For this is thank-worthy, if a man for
lice, and all guile, and hypocri- conscience toward God endure grief, sufsies, and envies, and all evil speaking. I fering wrongfully.
2. As new-born babes, desire the sincere 20. For what glory is it, if, when ye be bufmilk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: feted for your faults, yeshall takeitpatiently?
3. If so be ye have tasted that the Lord but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye is gracious.
take it patiently, this is acceptable with God, 4. To whom coming, as unto a living 21. For even hereunto were ye called : be. stone, disallowed indeed of men, but cho- cause Christ also suffered for us, leaving us sen of God, and precious,
an example, that ye should follow his steps: . 5. Ye also, as lively stones, are built up 22. Who did no sin, neither was guile a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer found in his mouth: up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God 23. Who, when he was reviled, reviled by Jesus Christ.
not again ; when he suffered, he threatened 6. Wherefore it is contained in the scrip-not; but committed himself to him that ture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner- judgeth righteously : stone, elect, precious : and he that believ- 24. Who his own self bare our sins in his eth on him shall not be confounded. own body on the tree, that we, being dead
7. Unto you therefore which believe, he is to sins, should live unto righteousness: by precious: but unto them which be disobedi- || whose stripes ye were healed. ent, the stone which the builders disallow- 25. For ye were as sheep going astray; ed, the same is made the head of the corner, but are now returned unto the Shepherd
8. And a stone of stumbling, and a rock and Bishop of your souls. of offence, even to them which stumble at · CHAP. III. the word, being disobedient: whereunto
mereunto || 1 He leachelh the duty of wives and husbands, 8 exhorting also they were appointed.
all men to unity and love, 14 and to suffer boldly for 9. But ye are a chosen generation, all righteousness' sake. royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar | 1. T IKEWISE, ye wives, be in subjection people; that ye should shew forth the U to your own husbands;that,ifany obey praises of him who hath called you out of || not the word, they also may without the word darkness into his marvellous light: be won by the conversation of the wives;
10. Which in time past were not a peo 2. While they behold your chaste conple, but are now the people of God: which | versation coupled with fear. had not obtained mercy, but now have ob 3. Whose adorning, let it not be that oultained mercy.
|| ward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of 11. Dearly beloved, I beseech you as wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly 4. But let it be the hidden man of the Justs, which war against the soul;
heart, in that which is not corruptible, even 12. Having your conversation honest the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, among the Gentiles: that, whereas they which is in the sight of God of great price, speak against you as evil doers, they may || 5. For after this manner, in the old time, daughters uam, call. / and powers
the holy women also, who trusted in God, ll 22. Who is gone into heaven, and is on the adorned themselves, being in subjection right hand of God; angels, and authorities, unto their own husbands :
il and powers being made subject unto him. 6. Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, call
CHAP. IV. ing him lord: whose daughters ye are, as I He echorteth them to cease from sin by the crample long as ye do well, and are not afraid with Christ. 7 By the approaching end of all things he ei. any amazement.
horteth them to sobriety, charily, fc. 7. Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with 1. LVORASMUCH then as Christ bath them according to knowledge, giving honour T suffered for us in the flesh, arm your. unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, selves likewise with the same mind: for he and as being heirs together of the grace of that hath suffered in the flesh, hath ceased life; that your prayers be not hindered. | from sin ;
8. Finally, be ye all of one mind, having 12. That he no longer should live the rest compassion one of another; love as bre- of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, thren, be pitisul, be courteous : '
but to the will of God. 9. Not rendering evil for evil, or rail. | 3. For the time past of our life may sufing for railing; but contrariwise blessing ; || fice us to have wrought the will of the Genknowing that ye are thereunto called, that tiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, ye should inherit a blessing.
| lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquet10. For he that will love life, and see ings, and abominable idolatries : good days, let him refrain his tongue from l 4. Wherein they think it strange that ye evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: run not with them to the same excess of
11. Let him eschew evil, and do good ;|| riot, speaking evil of you : let him seek peace, and ensue it.
5. Who shall give account to him that is 12. For the eyes of the Lord are over | ready to judge the quick and the dead. the righteous, and his ears are open unto 6. For, for this cause was the gospel their prayers : but the face of the Lord is preached also to them that are dead, that against them that do evil.
they might be judged according to men in 13. And who is he that will harm you, if || the flesh, but live according to God in the ye be followers of that which is good ? spirit.
14. But and if ye suffer for righteous 17. But the end of all things is at hand: be ness' sake, happy are ye : and be not afraid ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. of their terror, neither be troubled;
8. And above all things have fervent 15. But sanctify the Lord God in your charity among yourselves : for charity shall hearts: and be ready always to give an answer || cover the multitude of sins. to every man that asketh you a reason of the 9. Use hospitality one to another, withhope that is in you with meekness and fear:/out grudging.
16. Having a good conscience; that, 10. As every man hath received the gift, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evil even so minister the same one to another, as doers, they may be ashamed that falsely | good stewards of the manifold grace of God accuse your good conversation in Christ. | 11. If any man speak, let him speak as
17. For it is better, if the will of God be the oracles of God; if any man minister, let so, that ye suffer for well-doing, than for him do it as of the ability which God giveth: evil-doing.
that God in all things may be glorified 18. For Christ also hath once suffered through Jesus Christ; to whom be praise for sins, the just for the unjust, that he and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. might bring us to God, being put to death 12. Beloved, think it not strange con in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: cerning the fiery trial which is to try you,
19. By which also he went and preach- || as though some strange thing happened ed unto the spirits in prison;
unto you: 20. Which sometime were disobedient, 13. But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are parwhen once the long-suffering of God wait | takers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his ed in the days of Noah, while the ark was || glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight also with exceeding joy. souls, were saved by water.
14. If ye be reproached for the name of 21. The like figure whereunto, even bap-Christ,happy are ye;for the spirit of glory and tism, doth also now save us, (not the put- of God resteth upon you: on their part he is ting away of the filth of the flesh, but the evil spoken of, but on yourpart he is glorified. answer of a good conscience toward God,) 15. But let none of you suffer as a by the resurrection of Jesus Christ : Il murderer, or as a thief, or as an evil doer, or as a busy body in other men's matters. 1 5. Likewise, ye younger, submit your
16. Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, selves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify subject one to another, and be clothed God on this behalf.
with humility: for God resisteth the proud, • 17. For the time is come that judgment and giveth grace to the humble. must begin at the house of God: and if it 6. Humble yourselves therefore under first begin at us, what shall the end be of the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt them that obey not the gospel of God ? you in due time:
18. And if the righteous scarcely be | 7. Casting all your care upon him; for he saved, where shall the ungodly and the careth for you. sinner appear?
8. Be sober, be vigilant; because your 19. Wherefore, let them that suffer ac- || adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walkcording to the will of God, commit the eth about, seeking whom he may devour: keeping of their souls to him in well-doing, 9. Whom resist, steadfast in the faith, as unto a faithful Creator.
knowingthat the same afflictions are accomCHAP. V.
plished in yourbrethren that are in the world. 1 The elders exhorted to feed the flock of Christ; 5 the
10. But the God of all grace, who hạth callyounger to obey the elder; 8 and all to be sober, watch- led us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, ful, and steadfast in the faith, resisting the devil, fc. after that ye have suffered a while, make 1. THE elders which are among you I ex. ll you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you.
I hort, who am also an elder, and a wit- 11. To him be glory and dominion for ness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a ever and ever. Amen. partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: 1 12. By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto
2. Feed the flock of God which is among you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, you, taking the oversight thereof, not by exhorting, and testifying that this is the constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lu- true grace of God wherein ye stand. . cre, but of a ready mind;
13. The church that is at Babylon, elect3. Neither as being lords over God's he- ||ed together with you, saluteth you; and so ritage, but being ensamples to the flock. l doth Marcus my son.
4. And when the chief Shepherd shall || 14. Greet ye one another with a kiss of appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory | charity. Peace be with you all that are in that fadeth not away.
:ll Christ Jesus. Amen.
1 The Second Epistle general of PETER. CHAP. I.
H. 7. And to godliness brotherly kindness; Peter, saluting the Christians, admonisheth them of the and to brotherly kindness charity. gifts and promises of the gospel, foc.
8. For if these things be in you, and 1. SIMON Peter, a servant and an apos- | abound, they make you that ye shall neither
D tle of Jesus Christ, to them that have | be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of obtained like precious faith with us through || our Lord Jesus Christ. the righteousness of God and our Saviour || 9. But he that lacketh these things is Jesus Christ :
blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath for2. Grace and peace be multiplied unto gotten that he was purged from his old sins. you through the knowledge of God, and of 10. Wherefore the rather, brethren, give Jesus our Lord,
diligence to make your calling and election 3. According as his divine power hath | sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall negiven unto us all things that pertain unto | ver fall : life and godliness, through the knowledge of | 11. For so an entrance shall be minister him that hath called us to glory and virtue : ed unto you abundantly into the everlasting
4. Whereby are given unto us exceeding | kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus great and precious promises; that by these Christ. ye might be partakers of the divine nature, 12. Wherefore I will not be negligent to having escaped the corruption that is in the put you always in remembrance of these world through lust.
things, though ye know them, and be esta5. And besides this, giving all diligence, add || blished in the present truth. to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; I 13. Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am
6. And to knowledge temperance; and in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting to temperance patience; and to patience | you in remembrance; godliness;
14. Knowing that shortly I must put off