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of God is come, and hath given || in his Son Jesus Christ. This us an understanding, that we || is the true God, and eternal life. may know him that is true ; and || 21 Little children keep yourwe are in him that is true, even I selves from idols. Amen.

CHAP. I. I beginning, ye should walk in it.

li 7 For many deceivers are en. AN ELECT LADY EXHORTED. ll tered into the world, who con

THE elder unto the elect | fess not that Jesus Christ is lady and her children, whom I come in the fesh. This is a love in the truth; and not I deceiver, and an antichrist. only, but also all they that have 8 Look to yourselves, that we known the truth.

lose not those things which we 2 For the truth's sake, which have wrought, but that we redwelleth in us, and shall be with ceive a full reward. us for ever.

li 9 Whosoever transgresseth, 3 Grace be with you, mercy, and abideth not in the doctrine and peace, from God the Father, || of Christ, hath not God: he that and from the Lord Jesus Christ, abideth in the doctrine of Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth he hath both the Father and the and love. .

Son. 4 I rejoiced greatly, that I 10 If there come any unto you, found of thy children walking and bring not this doctrine, re. in truth, as we have received a | ceive him not into your house, commandment from the Father. neither bid him God speed :

5 And now I beseech thee, 11 For he that biddeth him lady, not as though I wrote a God speed, is partaker of his new commandment unto thee, evil deeds. but that which we had from the 12 Having many things to write beginning, that we love one unto you, I would not write with another.

paper and ink : But I trust to 6 And this is love, that we come unto you, and speak face walk after his commandments. to face, that our joy may be full. This is the commandment, | '13 The children of thy elect That as ye have heard from the || sister greet thee. Amen.



Il 9 I wrote unto the church :

but Diotrephes, who loveth to GAIUS' PIETY COMMENDED.

have the pre-eminence among THE elder unto the well-be- || them, receiveth us not. loved Gaius, whom I love in the 10 Wherefore, if I come, I truth.

|| will remember his deeds which 2 Beloved, I wish above all || he doeth, prating against us things that thou mayest prosper with malicious words, and not and be in health, even as thy | content therewith ; neither doth soul prospereth.

he himself receive the bre3 For I rejoiced greatly when thren, and forbiddeth them that the brethren came, and testified || would, and casteth them out of of the truth that is in thee, even || the church. as thou walkest in the truth. | 11 Beloved, follow not that

4 I have no greater joy than to which is evil, but that which is hear that my children walk in good. He that doeth good, is truth.

of God; but he that doeth evil, 5 Beloved, thou doest faithful hath not seen God. ly whatsoever thou doest to the 12 Demetrius hath good rebrethren, and to strangers; port of all men, and of the truth

6 Which have borne witness itself; yea, and we also bear reof thy charity before the church: cord, and ye know that our rewhom if thou bring forward on cord is true. their journey after a godly sort, 13 I had many things to write, thou shalt do well :

but I will not with ink and pen 7 Because that for his name's write unto thee: sake they went forth, taking no- || 14. But I trust I shall shortly thing of the Gentiles.

see thee, and we shall speak face 8 We, therefore, ought to re- to face. Peace be to thee. Our ceive such, that we might be friends salute thee. Greet the fellow-helpers to the truth. . || friends by name.



under darkness, unto the judg.

ment of the great day. OF CONSTANCY IN THE FAITH.

7 Even as Sodom and GoJUDE, the servant of Jesus morrha, and the cities about Christ, and brother of James, to them, in like manner giving them that are sanctified by God themselves over to fornication, the Father, and preserved in and going after strange flesh, are Jesus Christ, and called ; set forth for an example, suffer. 2 Mercy unto you, and peace, ing the vengeance of eternal fire. and love, be multiplied.

8 Likewise also these filthy 3 Beloved, when I gave all di- || dreamers defile the flesh, despise ligence to write unto you of dominion, and speak evil of the common salvation, it was dignities. needful for me to write unto 9 Yet Michael the archangel, you, and exhort you, that ye when contending with the devil, should earnestly contend for || (he disputed about the body of the faith which was once deli- | Moses,) clurst not bring against vered unto the saints.

him a railing accusation, but 4 For there are certain men said, The Lord rebuke thee. crept in unawares, who were 10 But these speak evil of before of old ordained to this those things which they know condemnation, ungodly men, not: but what they know natuturning the grace of our God rally, as brute beasts, in those into lasciviousness, and denying things they corrupt themselves. the only Lord God, and our 11 Woe unto them! for they Lord Jesus Christ.

| have gone in the way of Cain, 5 I will therefore put you in and ran greedily after the error remembrance, though ye once of Balaam for reward, and peknew this, how that the Lord, Irished in the gainsaying of Core. having saved the people out of il 12 These are spots in your the land of Egypt, afterwards | feasts of charity, when they destroyed them that believed feast with you, fecding themnot.

selves without fear: clouds they 6 And the angels which kept | are without water, carried about not their first estate, but left of winds; trees whose fruit their own habitation, he hath | withereth, without fruit, twice reserved in everlasting chains | dead, plucked up by the roots ;

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13 Raging waves of the sea, there should be mockers in the foaming out their own shame; last time, who should walk after wandering stars, to whom is re- their own ungodly lusts. served the blackness of dark- 19 These be they who separate ness for ever.

themselves, sensual, having not 14 And Enoch also, the seventh the Spirit. from Adam, prophesied of these, || 20 But ye, beloved, building saying, Behold, the Lord com- up yourselves on your most holy eth with ten thousand of his faith, praying in the Holy saints,

Ghost, 15 To execute judgment upon 21 Keep yourselves in the love all, and to convince all that are of God, looking for the mercy ungodly among them, of all of our Lord Jesus Christ unto their ungodly deeds which they il eternal life. have ungodly committed, and 22 And of some have compas. of all their hard speeches, which sion, making a difference: ungodly sinners have spoken || 23 And others save with fear, against him.

pulling them out of the fire; 16 These are murmurers, com- ||hating even the garment spotted plainers, walking after their own by the flesh. lusts; and their mouth speaketh | 24 Now unto him that is able great swelling words, having to keep you from falling, and to men's persons in admiration, present you faultless before the because of advantage.

presence of his glory, with ex17 But, beloved, remember yeceeding joy, the words which were spoken 25 To the only wise God our before of the apostles of our | Saviour, be glory and majesty, Lord Jesus Christ;

dominion and power, both now 18 How that they told you ll and ever. Amen.




|| and priests unto God and his

Father; to him be glory and OF THE COMINC OF.

dominion for ever and ever. CHRIST.

Amen. THE Revelation of Jesus! 7 Behold, he cometh with Christ, which God gave unto clouds: and every eye shall see him, to shew unto his servants | him, and they also which pierced things which must shortly come him: and all kindreds of the to pass ; and he sent and sig. I earth shall wail because of him. nified it by his angel unto his Even so. Amen. servant John:

| 8 I am Alpha and Omega, the 2 Who bare record of the || beginning and the ending, saith Word of God, and of the tes- the Lord, which is, and which timony of Jesus Christ, and of was, and which is to come, the all things that he saw.

Almighty. 3 Blessed is he that readeth, || 9 I John, who also am your and they that hear the words of brother, and companion in tri. this prophecy, and keep those bulation, and in the kingdom things which are written there- and patience of Jesus Christ, in; for the time is at hand. was in the isle that is called

4 JOHN, to the seven Patmos, for the word of God, churches, which are in Asia : and for the testimony of Jesus Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which 10 I was in the Spirit on the was, and which is to come: and Lord's day, and heard behind from the seven spirits which me a great voice, as of a trumare before his throne;

pet, 5 And from Jesus Christ, who | 11 Saying, I am Alpha and is the faithful witness, and the Omega, the first and the last; first-begotten of the dead, and I and, What thou seest, write in the prince of the kings of the a book, and send it unto the earth: Unto him that loved us, seven churches which are in and washed us from our sins in Asia ; unto Ephesus, and unto his own blood,

Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, 6 And hath made us kings and unto Thyatira, and unto VOL. IV.


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