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God's singular love to us.
I. JOHN, 2.
An exhortation to shall remain in you, ye also shall continue unto life, because we love the brethren. He in the Son, and in the Father.
that loveth not his brother abideth in death. 25 And this is the promise that he hath 15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murpromised us, even eternal life.
derer: and ye know that no murderer hath 26 These things have I written unto you eternal life abiding in him. concerning them that seduce you.
16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, 27 But the anointing which ye have re- because he laid down his life for us: and we ceived of him abideth in you, and ye need ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. not that any man teach you: but as the 17 But whoso hath this world's good, and same anointing teacheth you of all things, seeth his brother have need, and shutteth and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it up his bowels of compassion from him, how hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. dwelleth the love of God in him?
28 And now, little children, abide in him; 18 My little children, let us not love in that, when he shall appear, we may have word, neither in tongue; but in deed and confidence, and not be ashamed before him in truth. at his coming.
19 And hereby we know that we are of the 29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. that every one that doeth righteousness is 20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greatborn of him.
er than our heart, and knoweth all things. CHAPTER 3.
21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, 1 He declareth the singular love of God towards
then have we confidence toward God. us, in making us his sons : 3 who therefore 22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, ought obediently to keep his commandments, because we keep his commandments, and do il as also brotherly to love one another.
those things that are pleasing in his sight. EHOLD, what manner of love the Fa- 23 And this is his commandment, That
we should believe on the name of his Son should be called the sons of God: there- Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he fore the world knoweth us not, because it gave us commandment. knew him not.
24 And he that keepeth his command2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, ments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And and it doth not yet appear what we shall hereby we know that he abideth in us, by be: but we know that, when he shall ap- the Spirit which he hath given us. pear, we shall be like him ; for we shall see
CHAPTER 4. him as he is.
1 He warneth them not to believe all teachers, 3 And every man that hath this hope in
who boast of the Spirit, but to try them by the him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
rules of the catholick faith : 7 and by many 4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth reasons exhorteth to brotherly love.
, the law.
5 And ye know that he was manifested to because many false prophets are gone out take away our sins; and in him is no sin. into the world.
6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, nei- spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is ther known him.
come in the flesh is of God: 7 Little children, let no man deceive you: 3 And every spirit that confesseth not that he that doeth righteousness is righteous, Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of even as he is righteous.
God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, 8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; whereof ye have heard that it should come; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. and even now already is it in the world. For this purpose the Son of God was mani- 4 Ye are of God, little 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 com- 5 They are of the world: therefore speak mit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and they of the world, and the world heareth he cannot sin, because he is born of God. them.
10 In this the children of God are mani. 6 We are of God: he that knoweth God fest, and the children of the devil: whoso- heareth us; he that is not of God heareth ever doeth not righteousness is not of God, not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, neither he that loveth not his brother.
and the spirit of error. 11 For this is the message that ye heard 7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love from the beginning, that we should love is of God; and every one that loveth is born one another.
of God, and knoweth God. 12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked 8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; one, and slew his brother. And wherefore for God is love. slew he him? Because his own works were 9 In this was manifested the love of God cvil, and his brother's righteous.
toward us, because that God sent his only 13 Marvel not, my brothren, if the world begotten Son into the world, that we might
live through him. 14 We know that we have passed from death 10 Herein is love, not that we loved God,
the law: for sin is the transgression of Berg the spirits whether they are of God:
The witnesses of our faith. but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be 6 This is he that came by water and blood, the propitiation for our sins.
even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought | by water and blood. And it is the Spirit also to love one another.
that beareth witness, because the Spirit is 12 No man hath seen God at any time. truth. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, 7 For there are three that bear record in and his love is perfected in us.
heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy 13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, Ghost: and these three are one. and he in us, because he hath given us of 8 And there are three that bear witness his Spirit.
in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the 14 And we have seen and do testify that blood : and these three agree in one. the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour 9 If we receive the witness of men, the witof the world.
ness of God is greater : for this is the witness 15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is of God which he hath testified of his Son. the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and 10 He that believeth on the Son of God he in God.
hath the witness in himself: he that believ16 And we have known and believed the eth not God hath made him a liar; because love that God hath to us. God is love; and he believeth not the record that God gave he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, of his Son. and God in him.
11 And this is the record, that God hath 17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we given to us eternal life, and this life is in may have boldness in the day of judgment: bis Son. because as he is, so are we in this world. 12 He that hath the Son hath life; and
18 There is no fear in love ; but perfect love he that hath not the Son of God hath not casteth out fcar: because fear hath torment. life. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 13 These things have I written unto you
19 We love him, because he first loved us. that believe on the name of the Son of God; 20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth that ye may know that ye have eternal life, his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth and that ye may believe on the name of the not his brother whom he hath seen, how can Son of God. he love God whom he hath not seen?
14 And this is the confidence that we have 21 And this commandment have we from in him, that, if we ask any thing according him, That he who loveth God love his bro- to his will, he heareth us: ther also.
15 And if we know that he hear us, whatCHAPTER 5.
soever we ask, we know that we have the 1 He that loveth God loveth his children, and petitions that we desired of him.
keepeth his commandments: 3 which to the 16 If any man see his brother sin a sin faithful are light, and not gricvous. 9 Jesus which is not unto death, he shall ask, and is the Son of God, able to save us, 14 and to he shall give him life for them that sin not hear our prayers, which we make for our- unto death. There is a sin unto death: I selves, and for others.
do not say that he shall pray for it. THOSOEVER believeth that Jesus is 17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there
is a sin not unto death. one that loveth him that begat loveth him 18 We know that whosoever is born of also that is begotten of him.
God sinneth not; but he that is begotten 2 By this we know that we love the chil- of God keepeth himself, and that wicked dren of God, when we love God, and keep one toucheth him not. his commandments.
19 And we know that we are of God, and 3 For this is the love of God, that we the whole world lieth in wickedness. keep his commandments: and his com- 20 And we know that the Son of God is mandments are not grievous.
come, and hath given us an understanding, 4 For whatsoever is born of God overcom- that we may know him that is true, and we eth the world : and this is the victory that are in him that is true, even in his Son overcometh the world, even our faith.
Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and 5 Who is he that overcometh the world, eternal life. but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son 21 Little children, keep yourselves from of God?
THE SECOND EPISTLE OF !
JOHN then one more than oncertain nonourable matron, Thchildder, unto the elect lady, and her love and belief, 8 lest they lose the reward and not I only, but also all they that have of their former profession: 10 and to have known the truth; nothing to do with those seducers that bring 2 For the truth's sake, which dwelleth in not the true doctrine of Christ Jenis,
us, and shall be with us for ever.
Gaius is commended for
II. & III. JOHN.
his piety and hospitality. 3 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, 8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not from God the Father, and from the Lord those things which we have wrought, but Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth that we receive a full reward. and love.
9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth 4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy chil- not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not dren walking in truth, as we have received a God. He that abideth in the doctrine of commandment from the Father.
Christ, he hath both the Father and the 5 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as Son. though I wrote a new commandment unto 10 If there come any unto you, and bring thee, but that which we had from the be- not this doctrine, receive him not into your ginning, that we love one another.
house, neither bid him God speed : 6 And this is love, that we walk after his 11 For he that biddeth him God speed is commandments. This is the commandment, partaker of his evil deeds. That, as ye have heard from the beginning, 12 Having many things to write unto you, ye should walk in i
I would not rite with paper and ink: but 7 For many deceivers are entered into the I trust to come unto you, and speak face to world, who confess not that Jesus Christ face, that our joy may be full. is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and 13 The children of thy elect sister greet an antichrist.
THE THIRD EPISTLE OF
JOHN. He commendeth Gaius for his piety, 5 and 8 We therefore ought to receive such, that
hospitality 7 to true preachers: 9 complain- we might be fellowhelpers to the truth. ing of the unkind dealing of ambitious Dio- 9 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, trephes on the contrary side, 11 whose evil
who loveth to have the preenlinence among example is not to be followed : 12 and giveth
them, receiveth us not. special testimony to the good report of Deinetrius.
10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember
his deeds which he doeth, prating against HE elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, us with malicious words: and not content
therewith, neither doth he himself receive the 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, thou mayest prosper and be in health, even and casteth them out of the church. as thy soul prospereth.
11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, 3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren but that which is good. He that doeth good came and testified of the truth that is in is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.
seen God. 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that 12 Demetrius hath good report of all men, my children walk in truth. ,
and of the truth itself: yea, and we also 6 Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever bear record; and ye know that our record thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers ; is true.
6 Which have borne witness of thy charity 13 I had many things to write, but I will before the church: whom if thou bring for- not with ink and pen write unto thee: ward on their journey after a godly sort, thou 14 But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and shalt do well:
we shall ak face to face. Peace be to 7. Because that for his name's sake they thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles. friends by name.
THE GENERAL EPISTLE OF
JUDE. He echorteth them to be constant in the pro
tified by God the Father, and preserved in fession of the faith. 4 False teachers are
Jesus Christ, and called : crept in to seduce them: for whose damnable 2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, doctrine and manners horrible punishment be multiplied. is prepared : 20 whereas the godly, by the 3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to assistance of the Holy Spirit, and prayers to write unto you of the common salvation, it God, may persevere, and grow in grace, and
was needful for me to write unto you, and keep themselves, and recover others out of the snares of those deceivers.
exhort you that ye should earnestly contend
for the faith which was once delivered unto UDE, the servant of Jesus Christ, and the saints. brother of James, to them that are sanc- 4 For there are certain men crept in un
John's salutation to the
seven churches of Asia. awares, who were before of old ordained to their own shame; wandering stars, to whom this condemnation, ungodly men, turning is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever, the grace of our God into lasciviousness, 14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, and denying the only Lord God, and our prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord Lord Jesus Christ.
cometh with ten thousands of his saints, 5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, 15 To execute judgment upon all, and to though ye once knew this, how that the convince all that are ungodly among them Lord, having saved the people out of the of all their ungodly deeds which they have land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them ungodly committed, and of all their hard that believed not.
speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken 6 And the angels which kept not their first against him. estate, but left their own habitation, he hath 16 These are murmurers, complainers, reserved in everlasting chains under dark- walking after their own lusts; and their ness unto the judgment of the great day. mouth speaketh great swelling words, hav
7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the ing men's persons in admiration because of cities about them in like manner, giving advantage. themselves over to fornication, and going af- 17 But, beloved, remember ye the words ter strange flesh, are set forth for an exam- which were spoken before of the apostles ple, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. of our Lord Jesus Christ; 8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defle 18 How that they told you there should the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil be mockers in the last time, who should of dignities.
walk after their own ungodly lusts. 9 Yet Michael the archangel, when con- 19 These be they who separate themselves, tending with the devil he disputed about sensual, having not the Spirit. the body of Moses, durst not bring against 20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy rebuke thee.
Ghost, 10 But these speak evil of those things 21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, which they know not; but what they know looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus naturally, as brute beasts, in those things Christ unto eternal life. they corrupt themselves.
22 And of some have compassion, making 11 Woe unto them ! for they have gone in a difference: the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the 23 And others save with fear, pulling them error of Balaam for reward, and perished in out of the fire; hating even the garment the gainsaying of Core.
spotted by the flesh. 12 These are spots in your feasts of cha- 24 Now unto him that is able to keep you rity, when they feast with you, feeding them- from falling, and to present you faultiess selves without fear: clouds they are without before the presence of his glory with exceedwater, carried about of winds; trees whose ing joy, fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be plucked up by the roots ;
glory and majesty, dominion and power, 13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out both now and ever. Amen.
ST. JOHN THE DIVINE.
OHN to the seven churches which 4 John Writeth his revelation to the seven
are in Asia : Grace be unto you, and churches of Asio, signified by the seven golden peace, from him which is, and which was, candlesticks. 7 The coming of Christ. 14 His and which is to come; and from the seven glorious power and majesty.
Spirits which are before his throne; THE Revelation of Jesus Christ, which 5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faith
ful witness, and the first begotten of the servants things which must shortly come to dead, and the prince of the kings of the pass; and he sent and signified it by his earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed angel unto his servant John:
us from our sins in his own blood, 2 Who bare record of the word of God, and 6 And hath made us kings and priests unto of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all God and his Father; to him be glory and things that he saw.
dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that 7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every hear the words of this prophecy, and keep eye shall see him, and they also which pierced those things which are written therein : for him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail the time is at hand.
because of him. Even so, Amen.
cost of the paradise
faithful unto death, and I will see
What John was
commanded to write 8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, not fainted. and which was, and which is to come, the 4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against Almighty.
comes to thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 9 I John, who also am your brother, and 5 Remember therefore from whence thou companion in tribulation, and in the king- art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; dom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in or else I will come unto thee quickly, and the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of will remove thy candlestick out of his place, God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. except thou repent.
10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, 6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the and heard behind me a great voice, as of a deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate. trumpet,
7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what 11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him first and the last: and, What thou seest, that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree write in a book, and send it unto the seven of life, which is in the midst of churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, of God. and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and 8 And unto the angel of the church in unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and 'unto Smyrna write; These things saith the first Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
and the last, which was dead, and is alive; 12 And I turned to see the voice that 9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and spake with me. And being turned, I saw poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the seven golden candlesticks;
blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, 13 And in the midst of the seven candle- and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. sticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed 10 Fear none of those things which thou with a garment down to the foot, and girt shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some about the paps with a golden girdle of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and
14 His head and his hairs were white like ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were
give thee a as a flame of fire ;
crown of life. 15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if 11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that the sound of many waters.
overcometh shall not be hurt of the second 16 And he had in his right hand seven death. stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp 12 And to the angel of the church in Pertwoedged sword : and his countenance was gamos write; These things saith he which as the sun shineth in his strength.
hath the sharp sword with two edges ; 17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet 13 I know thy works, and where thou as dead. And he laid his right hand upon dwellest, even where Satan's seat is : and me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the thou holdest fast my name, and hast not first and the last :
denied my faith, even in those days wherein 18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen'; and slain
among you, where Satan dwelleth. have the keys of hell and of death,
14 But I have a few things against thee, 19 Write the things which thou hast seen, because thou hast there them that hold the and the things which are, and the things doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to which shall be hereafter;
cast a stumblingblock before the children, 20 The mystery of the seven stars which of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, thou sawest in my right hand, and the and to commit fornication. seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars 15 So hast thou also them that hold the docare the angels of the seven churches: and trine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate. the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are 16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee the seven churches,
quickly, and will fight against them with the CHAPTER 2.
sword of my mouth. What is commanded to be written to the an
17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what gels, that is, the ministers of the churches of the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him i Ephesus, 8 Smyrna, 12 Pergamos, 18 Thy- that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidatira: and what is commended, or found den manna, and will give him a white stone, wanting in them.
and in the stone a new name written, which NTO the angel of the church of Ephesus no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
18 And unto the angel of the church in eth the seven stars in his right hand, who Thyatira write; These things saith the Son walketh in the midst of the seven golden of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame candlesticks; TPB
of fire, and his feet are like fine brass ; 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and 19 I know thy works, and charity, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear service, and faith, and thy patience, and them which are evil: and thou hast tried thy works; and the last to be more than them which say they are apostles, and are
the first. not, and hast found them liars:
20 Notwithstanding I have a few things 3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and against thee, because thou sufferest that