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from above, but is earthly, sen-1P 11 Speak not evil one of ano sual, devilish.
|tner, brethren. He that speaketh 16 For where envying and strife evil of his brother, and judgeth is, there is confusion and every his brother, speaketh evil of the evil work.
law, and judgeth the law: but if d 17 But the wisdom that is from thou judge the law, thou art not above is first pure, then peaceable, a doer of the law, but a judge. gentle, and easy to be entreated,' 12 There is one lawgiver, who full of mercy and good fruits, is able to save, and to destroy: without partiality, and without who art thou that judgest ano hypocrisy.
ther? 18 And the fruit of righteous-c 13 Go to now, ye that say, Toness is sown in peace of them that day or to-morrow we will go into make peace.
such a city, and contiuue there a CHAP. IV.
year, and buy, and sell, and get ROM whence come wars and gain: f fightings among you ? come i 14 Whereas ye know not what they not hence, even of your lusts shall be on the morrow. For what that war in your members ? is your life? It is even a vapour,
2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, that appeareth for a little time, and desire to have, and cannot and then vanisheth away. obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye d 15 For that ye ought to say, If have not, because ye ask not. the Lord will, we shall live, and
3 Ye ask, and receive not, be- do this, or that. cause ye ask amiss, that ye may 16 But now ye rejoice in your consume it upon your lusts. boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. p 4 Ye adulterers and adulteress- 17 Therefore to him that knowes, know ye not that the friend-eth to do good, and doeth it not, ship of the world is enmity with to him it is sin. God? whosoever therefore will be
CHAP. V. a friend of the world is the enemy w m o to now, ye rich men, weep of God.
UT and howl for your miseries 5 Do ye think that the scripture that shall come upon you. saith in vain, The spirit that 2 Your riches are corrupted, dwelleth in us lusteth to envy ? and your garments are moth
6 But he giveth more grace. eaten. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth 3 Your gold and silver is canthe proud, but giveth grace unto kered ; and the rust of them shall the humble.
be a witness against you, and shall d 7 Submit yourselves therefore eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye to God. Resist the devil, and he have heaped treasure together for will flee from you.
the last days.. d 8 Draw nigh to God, and help 4 Behold, the hire of the laI will draw nigh to you. Cleanse bourers who have reaped down
your hands, ye sinners, and purify your fields, which is of you kept your hearts, ye double-minded. back by fraud, crieth ; and the
9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and cries of them which have reaped weep: let your laughter be turn-are entered into the ears of the ed to mourning, and your joy to Lord of Sabaoth. heaviness.
c 5 Ye have lived in pleasure on d 10 Humble yourselves in the the earth, and been wanton ; ye sight of the Lord and he shall lift have nourished your hearts, as in you up.
Ja day of slaughter.
6 Ye have condemned and kill-1d 13 Is any among you afflicted ed the just ; and he doth not resist let him pray. Is any merry ? let you.
him sing psalms à 7 Be patient therefore, brethren, d 14 Is any sick among you ? let unto the coming of the Lord. Be- him call for the elders of the hold the husbandman waiteth for church ; and let them pray one the precious fruits of the earth, him, anointing him with oil in the and hath long patience for it, name of the Lord: until he receive the early and 15 And the prayer of faith shall latter rain.
save the sick, and the Lord sbal d 8 Be ye also patient ; establish raise him up; and if he have your hearts: for the coming of committed sins, they shall be for the Lord draweth nigh.
given him. p 9 Grudge not one against ano-d 16 Consess your faults one to ther, brethren, lest ye be con- another, and pray one for ano demned: behold, the Judge stand- ; ther, that ye may be healed. The eth before the door.
effectual fervent prayer of a rightc 10 Take, my brethren, the pro-eous man availeth much. phets, who have spoken in the f 17 Elias was a man subject to name of the Lord, for an example like passions as we are, and he of suffering affliction, and of pa-prayed earnestly that it might not tience.
rain: and it rained not on the 11 Behold, we count them hap-earth by the space of three years py which endure. Ye have heard and six months. of the patience of Job, and have 18 And he prayed again, and seen the end of the Lord ; that the the heaven gave rain, and the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender earth brought forth her fruit. mercy.
d 19 Brethren, if any of you do 6 12 But above all things, 'my|err from the truth, and one con brethren, swear not, neither by vert him; heaven, neither by the earth, nei- 20 Let him know, that he which ther by any other oath: but let converteth the sinner from the your yea, be yea; and your nay, error of his way shall save a soul nay ; lest ye fall into condemna- from death, and shall hide a mul. tion.
. titude of sins.
hath begotten us again unto a gDETER, an apostle of Jesus lively hope by the resurrection of
I Christ, to the strangers scat- Jesus Christ from the dead, tered throughout Pontus, Galatia, t 4 To an inheritance incorruptiCappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, ble, and undefiled, and that "fa** 2 Elect according to the fore- deth not away, reserved in heaven knowledge of God the Father, for you, through sanctification of the Spi- t 5 Who are kept by the power rit, unto obedience and sprinkling of God through faith unto salvaof the blood of Jesus Christ: tion, ready to be revealed in the Grace unto you, and peace, be last time. multiplied.
6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, t 3 Blessed be the God and Father though now for a season (if need of our Lord Jesus Christ, which, be) ye are in heaviness through according to his abundant mercy, manifold temptations:
7 That the trial of your faith, |t 18 Forasmuch as ye know that ring much more precious than of ye were not redeemed with corold that perisheth, though it be ruptible things, as silver and gold, ied with fire, might be found from your vain conversation rento praise and honour, and ceived by tradition from your lory, at the appearing of Jesus fathers; Shrist:
| 19 But with the precious blood 18 Whom having not seen, ye of Christ, as of a lamb without ove ; in whom, though now ye see blemish and without spot: tim not, yet believing, ye rejoice t 20 Who verily was fore-ordainwith joy unspeakable, and full of ed before the foundation of the glory:
world, but was manifest in these 59 Receiving the end of your last times for you, faith, even the salvation of your 21 Who by him do believe in souls.
| God, that raised him up from the 10 Of which salvation the pro-dead, and gave him glory ; that phets have inquired and searched your faith and hope might be in diligently, who prophesied of the God. grace that should come unto you: d 22 Seeing ye have purified your
11 Searching what, or what souls in obeying the truth through manner of time the Spirit of Christ the Spirit unto un feigned love of which was in them did signify, the brethren, see that ye love one when it testified beforehand the another with a pure heart fersufferings of Christ, and the glory vently: that should follow.
t 23 Being born again, not of cort 12 Unto whom it was revealed, ruptible seed, but of incorruptithat not unto themselves, but unto ble, by the word of God, which us they did minister the things liveth and abideth for ever. which are now reported unto you i 24 For all flesh is as grass, and by them that have preached the all the glory of man as the flower gospel unto you, with the Holy of grass. The grass withereth, Ghost sent down from heaven; and the flower thereof falleth which things the angels desire to away: look into.
125 But the word of the Lord d 13 Wherefore gird up the loins endureth for ever. And this is of your mind, be sober, and hope the word which by the gospel is to the end for the grace that is to preached unto you. be brought unto you at the reve
CHAP. II. lation of Jesus Christ:
P W HEREFORE, laying aside d 14 As obedient children, not all malice, and all guile, fashioning yourselves according and hypocrisies, and envies, and to the former lusts in your igno- all evil-speakings, rance:
d 2 As new-born babes, desire the d 15 But as he which hath called sincere milk of the word, that ye you is holy, so be ye holy in all may grow thereby: manner of conversation ;
e 3 If so be ye have tasted that 16 Because it is written, Be ye the Lord is gracious: holy; for I am holy.
4 To whom coming as unto a d 17 And if ye call on the Father, living stone, disallowed indeed of who without respect of persons men, but chosen of God, and judgeth according to every man's precious, work, pass the time of your so-li 5 Ye also, as lively stones, are journing here in fear:
I built up a spiritual house, a holy
priesthood, to offer up spiritual 16 As free, and not using your sacrifices, acceptable to God by liberty for a cloak of malicious Jesus Christ.
ness, but as the servants of God. a 6 Wherefore also it is contained a 17 Honour all men. Love the in the scripture, Behold, I lay in brotherhood. Fear God. Honout Sion a chief corner-stone, elect, the king. precious: and he that believeth d 18 Servants, be subject to your on him shall not be confounded. masters with all fear, not only ta e 7 Unto you therefore which be- the good and gentle, but also to lieve he is precious: but unto the froward them which be disobedient, the 19 For this is thank-worthy, i stone which the builders disallow- a man for conscience toward God ed, the same is made the head of endure grief, suffering wrongfully, the corner,
| 20 For what glory is it, if, when C 8 And a stone of stumbling, and ye be buffetted for your faults, Te a rock of offence, even to them shall take it patiently? but if, when which stumble at the word, being ye do well, and suffer for it, se disobedient: whereunto also they take it patiently, this is acceptable were appointed.
with God. d 9 But ye are a chosen genera- 21 For even hereunto were se tion. a royal priesthood, a holy called : because Christ also suffer nation, a peculiar people ; that ye ed for us, leaving us an example, should shew forth the praises of that ye should follow his steps: him who hath called you out of t 22 Who did no sin, neither was darkness into his marvellous light: guile found in his mouth: t 10 Which in time past were not d 23 Who, when he was revilal a people, but are now the people reviled not again; when he suffa of God: which had not obtained led, he threatened not ; but com mercy, but now have obtained mitted himself to him that judget: mercy.
righteously: d 11 Dearly beloved, I beseecht 24 Who his own self bare our you, as strangers and pilgrims, sins in his own body on the tree, abstain from fleshly lusts, which that we, being dead to sins, should war against the soul;
(live unto righteousness: by whose 12 Having your conversation stripes ye were healed. honest among the Gentiles: that,! 25 For ye were as sheep going whereas they speak against you astray; but are now retumed as evil-doers, they may by your unto the Shepherd and Bishop of good works, which they shall be your souls. hold, glorify God in the day of
CHAP. III. visitation.
IT IKEWISE, ye wives, be in d 13 Submit yourselves to every 1 subjection to your own hus ordinance of man for the Lord's bands; that, if any obey not the sake: whether it be to the king, word, they also may without the as supreme;
word be won by the conversatios 14 Or unto governors, as unto of the wives; them that are sent by him for the 2 While they behold your chaste puuishment of evil-doers, and for conversation coupled with fear. praise of them that do well.
3 Whose adorning let it not be 15 For so is the will of God, that outward adorning of plaiting that with well-doing ye may put the hair, and of wearing of gold, to silence the ignorance of foolish or of putting on of apparel ; men
C 4 But let it be the hidden man
of the heart, in that which is not hope that is in you, with meekcorruptible, even the ornament of a ness and fear. meek and quiet spirit, which is in d 16 Having a good conscience; the sight of God of great price. that, whereas they speak evil of
f 5 For after this manner in the you, as of evil-doers, they may be old time the holy women also, ashamed that falsely accuse your who trusted in God, adorned good conversation in Christ. themselves, being in subjection| 17 For it is better, if the will of unto their own husbands:
God be so, that ye suffer for well6 Even as Sara obeyed Abra- doing, than for evil-doing. ham, calling him Lord: whose t 18 For Christ also hath once daughters ye are, as long as ye do suffered for sins, the just for the well, and are not afraid with any unjust, that he might bring us to amazement.
God, being put to death in the d 7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: with them according to know. D 19 By which also he went and ledge, giving honour unto the preached unto the spirits in prison; wife, as unto the weaker vessel, 20 Which sometimes were disoand as being heirs together of the bedient, when once the long-sufgrace of life ; that your prayers be fering of God waited in the days not hindered.
of Noah, while the ark was a pred 8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, paring, wherein few, that is, eight having compassion one of another; souls, were saved by water. love as brethren, be pitiful, be 21 The like figure whereunto, courteous:
even baptism, doth also now save d 9 Not rendering evil for evil, or us, not the putting away of the railing for railing: but contrari- filth of the flesh, but the answer wise, blessing; knowing that ye of a good conscience toward are thereunto called, that ye God, by the resurrection of Jesus should inherit a blessin
Christ: d 10 For he that will love life, t 22 Who is gone into heaven, and see good days, let him refrain and is on the right hand of God; his tongue from evil, and his lips angels, and authorities, and powers that they speak no guile:
being made subject unto him. d 11 Let him eschew evil, and do
CHAP. IV. good: let him seek. peace, and t DORASMUCH then as Christ ensue it.
1 T hath suffered for us in the 12 For the eyes of the Lord are flesh, arm yourselves likewise with over the righteous, and his ears the same mind: for he that hath are open unto their prayers: but suffered in the flesh hath ceased the face of the Lord is against from sin ; them that do evil.
p 2 That he no longer should live 13 And who is he that will the rest of his time in the flesh to harm you, if ye be followers of the lusts of men, but to the will that which is good ?
of God. 14 But and if ye suffer for right- 3 For the time past of our lite eousness' sake, happy are ye ; and may suffice us to have wrougnt be not afraid of their terror, nei- the will of the Gentiles, when we ther be troubled ;
walked in lasciviousness, lusts, exd 15 But sanctify the Lord God in cess of wine, revellings, banquetyour hearts: and be ready always (ings, and abominable idolatries: to give an answer to every man 4 Wherein they think it strange that asketh you a reason of the 'that ye run not with them to the