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Divers admonitions, fr. grace of God; lest ary root of biiterness springingļ undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; will judge.

16. Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, 5Let your conversation be without covetousness; as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold bis birthright. and be content with such things as ye have: for he is.

17' For ye know how that afterward, when he hath said, I will never leave thee nor forsake thee. Forb.1, 3. Fris.1,5. would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: 6 'So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my Psal. 57, 28 5:46.29,54. for he found no place of repentance, though he soughthelper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. 19, 10. it carefully with tears.

Ť Remember them which have the rule over you, Philip. 4,1! 18 : For ye are not come unto the mount that who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose i ps. 2,1 might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor faith follow,considering the end of their conversation : 47.8, 6 unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,

8 - Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to-day, 2 Thes. 5, 19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of and for ever. ****.13,13. words; which voice they that heard, cntreated that 9 i Be not carried about with divers and strange h Cor.3.11

the word should not he spoken to them any more : doctrines : for it is a good thing that the heart be Gal. 1, ??

20 " (For they could not endure that which was established with grace; not with meats, which have kett, 21,30. commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the not profited them that have been occupied therein. 21.12.16. mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with 10 kWe have an altar, whereof they have no right Join 6, 27, a dart.

to eat which serve the tabernacle, 21 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, 11 'For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is Gal. 5, 2. Puitp.4.3 . Texceedingly fear and quake:)

brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, The .22. 22. * But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto are burned without the camp. 23.11, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, 12"Wherefore Jesus also that he might sanctify the S. 1 Tim. 2. 5. and to an innumerable company of angels,

people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. Ex. 34 23. To the general assembly and church of the 13 "Let us go forth therefore unto him, without 26,30 29 lo first-born, which are written in heaven, and to God the camp, bearing bis reproach: 12.13,17 the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made 14 °For here have we no continuing city, but we me.John 19, perfect,

seek one to come. 272 And to Jesus the mediator of the new cove- 15 PBy him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of i pa. 1,14 1922. nant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our pbi. 3,20. L. 23, 35 better things than that of Abel.

lips, giving thanks to his name. 25 Sea that ye refuse not him that speaketh. 16. But to do good, and to communicate, forget Chor 20,31 Sa. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

on earth, much more shall not we escape if we turn 17. Obey them that have the rule over you, and 19.& 69,50 e #x.19.18 . away from him that speaketh from heaven: submit yourselves : for they watch for your souls, as ilosca 14,3

26 Whose voice then shook the earth : but now they that must give account; that they may do it with She hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you. I lovag, isa.163. the earth only, but also heaven.

16 Pray for us : for we trust we have a good Philip 4 18. 27 ° And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the conscience, in all things willing to live honestly. removing of those things that are shaken,

as of things 19 · But I beseech you the rather to do this, that 1 2 3 that are made, that those things which cannot be may be restored to you the sooner. shaken may remain.

20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from $916. 28 4 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which can-{the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the Thes.5.13

not be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may { sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Acis 28,1. 5.-1.18.1

. serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: 21 * Make you perfect in every good work to do 2015.30 29 For our God is a consuming fire.

his will, working in you that which is well-pleasing to CHAPTER XIII.

in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory 1 Exhortations to charity, 2 to hospitality, 3 pity to the for ever and ever.

afflicted, 4 chastity, 5 contentment, 7 to regard God's preach- 22 And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word John 10,11, ers, 9 to avoid strange doctrines, &c.

of exhortation : for I have written a letto unto you Acts2,24,32

in few words. 'LET brotherly love continue.

2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers : for 23 y Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at $10,40,413 thereby some have entertained angels unawares. liberty, with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you. Ron . 3. Remember them that are in bonds, as bound

24 Salute all them that have the rule over you, and Com 8,4 stors, with them; and them which suffer adversity, as be- all the saints. They of Italy salute you. 1.1.5,19, ing yourselves also in the body.

25 Grace be with you all. Amen,
4 ^ Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed 1 Written to the Hebrews from Italy by Timothy.

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9. Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that 5 'Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God 3.Sam. 2. 13.10.8.5 . he is exalted;

chosen the poor of this world, rich in faith, and heirs Prox. 8.7 10 But the rich in that he is made low: because of the kingdom which he hath promised to them & 105, 13. as the flower of the grass he shall pass away. that love hiin?

11 For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning 6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men 1 Cor. 1, 2. Pet. 1, 24. heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof; oppress you,and draw you before the judgment-seats? trim 27 falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: 7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name hy the 29 so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways. which ye are called ?

12 % Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: 8? If ye fulfil the royal law, according to the scrippor 3, 25. for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, ture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do 1 Cor. 11, To which the Lord haih promised to them that love him. well:

13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am į 9. But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit flev. 19.18 , 44, tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors. evil, neither tempteth he any man :

{ 10 "For whosoever sball keep the whole law, and Rom. 13, 8, 14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn yet offend in one poinı, he is guilty of all. Job 15, 35, away of his own lust, and enticed.

Il For he that said, Do not commit adultery, 1 Thes: 4, 9. 15 ' Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no L.*. 19,15.

g forth sin; and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a trans- & 16, 19. death.

gressor of the law. 16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.

12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be Mat

. 5, 19, 17 k Every good gift, and every perfect gift, is from judged by the law of liberty. Mal. s.6.above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, 13' For he shall have judgment without mercy, i Ex. 20

, 13, Room with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of that hath shewed no mercy, and mercy rejoiceth Jer . 2, 3. turning.

against judgment. 18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of 14. " What doh it profit, my brethren, though a rien.42.21. Tin , 1.1.5. truth, that we should be a kind of first-fruits of his man say he hath faith, and have not works? Can fol, 22. 6. fieb. 12, 23. creatures.

faith save him? 19 m Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every 15 " If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute 40, 13.6 Prov: 10,18. man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath : { of daily food, 20 " For the wrath of man worketh not the right

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22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers being alone. Eccl.7,18 only, deceiving your own selves.

18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I Goal.co, 16. 23 : For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, Tim 6,& doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

19 • Thou believest that there is one God; thou o Deut. 6. 4 24 For he beholdeth himselfand goeth his way, and doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 2. straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 20 But wilt thou know, 0 vain man, that faith .

25. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of without works is dead? eien:29,25. liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forget- 21 "Was not Abraham our father justified by works, Jude 6. Mat.7 ful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? blessed in his deed.

22 9 Seest thou how faith wrought with his

q Heh. 11, 26 • If any man among you seem to be religious, works, and by works was faith made perfect? 9 Luke 17 and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own 23' And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, Gen. 19 ht. 3, 19: heart, this man's religion is vain.

Abraham believed Gnd, and it was imputed unto him Isa. 11,8 27'' Pure religion, and undefiled before God and for righteousness and he wascalled the Friendof God. Liet, 7, 13. the Father, is this, To visit the fatherless and widows 24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justi- s Josh. 2, 1. chap 2, 12. in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted fied, and not by faith only. from the world.

25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justi- Mat. 1, 1. CHAPTER U.

fied by works, when she had received the messengers, Luke 31. 1 We must not regard the rich, and despise the poor....10 The and had sent them out another way?

guilt of any one breach of the law....17 Faith without works 26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so 2 Cor. 1, 2 is dead.

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The uncertainty o,' life. offend not in word, the same as a perfect man, and Cleanse your hands, ye sinners : and purify your cir. to.able also to bridle the whole body.

hearts, ye double-minded. 3° Behold, we put bits in the lorses' mouths, that 9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep : let your they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to chap. 51.

4 "Behold also the ships, which though they be so heaviness. Prov . 12,18. great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they 10 * Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, Prov. 20:28 turned about with a very small belm, whithersoever and he shall lift you up.

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11 'Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He 18, 12

& 5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his 10, 12, boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the Lakes Mark 7, 15, a little fire kindleth !

law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer i Cor.1,'s. 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so of the law, but a judge. is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the 12 m There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save kom. 14.4

whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another? 27. & 9, &. and it is set on fire of hell.

13 Go to now, ye that say, To-day or to-morrow 1. 7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of} we will go into such a city, and continue there a Psal. 50, 16. serpents, and things in the sea, is tamed, and hath year, and buy and sell, and get gain : b. Prov.192 been tamed of mankind :

14° Whereas ye know not what shall be on the & 27, 1 8' But the tongue can no man tame; it is an morrow: for what is your life? It is even a vapour, 1 Cor. 1, 31. unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth 1 Pet. 1, 24 98 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; away. 23. & 13, 13. and therewith curse we men, which are made after 15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we ? Acts 18 chap. 1, 21. the similitude of God.

shall live, and do this, or that. 10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and 16 9 But now.ye rejoice in your boastings: all & 16, 7. cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. such rejoicing is evil.

11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same t place 17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, q1 Cor. 5,6. m Mat . 5,7, sweet water and bitter?

and doeth it not, to him it is sin. 12 Can the fig-tree, my brethren, bear olive-ber

CHAPTER V.. kom. 12, 9. ries? either a vinė, figs? so can no fountain both 1 Wicked rich men warned of God's judgments....7 Of patience. Bom, 20, Gal. 5, 22 yield salt water and fresh.

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miseries that shall come upon you. 35. € 3,' versation his works with meekness of wisdom. 2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments 1 Tim. 6, 9

14 ' But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your are moth-eaten. hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. 3. Your gold and silver is cankered ; and the rust Bias e, 19,

15 k This wisdom descendeih not from above, but of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat Ileb . 12, 1. is earthly, sensual, devilish.

your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure P21, 2 . 16'For where envying and strife ås, there is con- together for the last days. tial. 5, 17, fusion and every evil work.

4 Behold, the hire of the labourers which have Rom. 2 6. 17 " But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back Lev. 19, 5. 1,5. & then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have foute 214.5 i John 3,15. of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of . ¢ Job 27, 9. without hypocrisy.

Sabaoth. 18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in 5 ° Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and Prov. 1, 28. peace of them that make peace.

been wanton ; ye have nourished your hearts, as in Luke 18, 18, CHAPTER IV.

a day of slaughter. Ezek. 3,18. 1 Our evil lusts cause contention : 7 how we may overcome

6 Ye have condemned and killed the just: and (chap. 1,2 them, and gain God's favour.

he doth not resist you. 'FI

ROM whence come wars and fightings among 7% Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming

you ? come they not hence, even of your lusts of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for Holen, that war in your members ?

the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience 26 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to {for it, until he receive the early and latter rain: 017.147. have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye 8 Be ye also patient; establish your hearts : for Philip

Gaby have not, because ye ask not.

the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. 3° Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, 91 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lesti Pet

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ye be condemned: behold, the Judge standeth be4. Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not fore the door. PC1346. that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? 10 * Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have

354. whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world, is spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of mat. 23, 12. the enemy of God.

suffering affliction, and of patience. 5. Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, 11 'Behold, we count them happy which endure. Pet. , 5. The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy ? Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen Peso: 13.4

6 'But he giveth more grace: wherefore he saith, the end of the Lord ; that the Lord is very pitiful, 1 Pet. 5, 9. God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the and of tender mercy, h 2 Chr. 15, humble.

12 "Butabove all things, my brethren, swear not, Feut, ... 7% Submit vourselves therefore to God. Resist neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by i pet 1, 2. the devil, and he will flee from you.

any other oath : but let your yea be yea, and your 2.Cor.1,1, 8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. { nay, nay ; lest ye fall into condemnation.

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we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not 14 °Is any sick among you ? let him call for the rain ; and it rained not on the earth by the space , 1 Kings Acts 21. 5. elders of the church; and let them pray over him, of three years and six months. , anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord : 18 . And he prayed again, and the heaven gave Acts 14, 15.

15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. Johu 5, 19. and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have 19 · Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, MAL. 18,15. 1 Cor.11,30. committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

and one convert him, 164Confess your faults one to another, and pray one 20 "Let him know, that he which convertcth the 1 Cor. 9,2 Num. 21, 2. for another, that ye may be healed. The effectualsinner from the error of his way shall save a soul i l'et: 4,6 1Sam.10.19

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respect of persons judgeth according to every man's Aces 20; 28. A.D. 16. 1 The apostle's address : 3 he blesseth "God for their hope of work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: Embla

a blessed immortality : 10 he sheweth that their salvation 18's Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not re- tleh. 4. 15. in Christ had been foretold by the prophets of old, &c. deemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, 12, 11. DETER, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the from your vain conversation received by tradition 11.02.23.

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the precious blood of Christ, as of a 3 1.4 13,4. 2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God lamb without blemish and without spot :

the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto 20 " Who verily was fore-ordained before the Ep. 9. 8, 29. & 11, 2. obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus foundation of the world, but was manifest in these C: 1, 24. Eph. 1.2. 4. Christ: Grace unto you and peace be multiplied.

last times for you; 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord 21 * Who by him do believe in God, that raised 0,54.4318 Pet. 1, 2. Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant merey him up from the dead, and gave him glory, that your 14./17. 24 & Jotn 3, 3, hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the faith and hope might be in God. 1 Cor.15.20. resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

22 y Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying 110,4 4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, the truth throug!ı the Spirit unto unfeigned love of 39. & 17, 1 Titus 3, 5, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure 5,246, 4.&

5 € Whoare kept by the power of God through faithheart fervently: unto salvation, ready to be revealed in the last time:

23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but $13,15,73 6'Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a { of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth Gal. 1,1 28. 17, 11. season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through mani- and abideth for ever. Hleb. 1,4 fold temptations ;

24 a For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of Eph. 4, 9. 7% That the trial of your faith, being much more { man as the flower of grass.

ass. The grass withereth, John 1,15 17. precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be and the flower thereof falleth away; Heb. 10, 37. tried with fire, might be found unto praise,and honour, 25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. Jaines 1,7. 30. San. 2 and glory, at the appearing of Jesus Christ : And this is the word which by the gospel is preached a P. 102,12

8 Whom having not scen, ye love; in whom, unto you. though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice

CHAPTER II. Mat. 13 2. with joy unspeakable and full of glory :

1 He inciteth them against uncharitableness; 4 he sheweth & 4,14, 9 'Receiving the end of your faith, even the salva- their privileges through Christ the chief corner-stone : a Mat. 12,5 tion of your souls.

11 he beseecheth them to abstain from fleshly lusts, &c.

HEREFORE, laying aside all malice, and all &.3. Jolin 1,29

. and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all Gal. 5, 21. kGen.49,10. that should come unto you:

evil speakings, 11 'Searching what, or what manner of time the 2 As new-born babes, desire the sincere milk of Col.3,5.8.10 Make . Spirit of Christ which was in themdid signify, when the word, that ye may grow thereby: 2 Pet. 1, 19. it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and 3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious: Dan. 2, 31, 1-a. 53, 3." the glory that should follow.

4° To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disal- Mut. 21, 42 12 m Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto lowed indeed of men,but chosen of God, and precious, Luke 20, 19

. 3:20. themselves, but unto us, they did minister the things 5 "Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual & 66, 24. Luke 12:35: which are now reported unto you by them that liave house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacri- Marca, 1:2

preached the gospel unto you, with the Holy Ghost fices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. 0 Acts 17 99. sent down from heaven; which things the angels 6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, & €, 19. Rom. 12, 2 desire to look into..

Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner-stone, elect, Eph. 2, 21, 13 " Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be confounded: brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 7 'Unto you therefore which believe, he is pre- elsu. 28, 16.

14°Asobedient children, not fashioning yourselvescious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone kohe 44.& 19,2, according to the former lusts in your ignorance : which the builders disallowed, the same is made the sa: 8, 14.

15 P But as he which hath called you is holy, so head of the corner, 2Chr. 19, 7. be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

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16 Because it is written, Be ve holy; for I am holy. { even to them which stumble at the word, being dis-tor. 1, 20
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The duty of wives and husbands. 9. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priest- 6 Even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him hood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, Dario

should shew forth the praises of him who hath called and are not afraid with any amazement. 21. de 19," you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with themaccord- & 20,2. 10 Which in time past were not a people, but are ing to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as Mulcs22 15.215, 12. now the people of God: which had not obtained unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. 12, 11* Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers 8'Finally, be ye allotone mind, having compassion 1.3.18 tillonl, 10. and piigrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war oneofanother; love as brethren, be pitiful,becourteous: 10.0.313,5 Hom. 9, 25. against the soul ;

9. Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for rail- 2 Cor. 13.10. 12 Having your conversation honest among the ing; but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are the Gentiles: that whereas they speak against you as į thereunto called, that ye should inberit a blessing.

evil doers, they may by your good works, which they 10 " For he that will love life, and see good days, Thess, . os shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that lies, 19. **

13 "Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man they speak ro guile: Lilies, win for the Lord's sake; whether it be to the king, as 11 'Let him eschew evil, and do good ; let him Lev

. 18, Rom. 12, 17. Supreme;

seek peace, and ensue it. 14 "Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent 12* For the eyes of the Lord are over the right- 22 23. 4, 15,4 5,6. by him for the punishment of evil doers, and for the cous, and his ears are open unto their prayers : but like you In "Int. 22, praise of them that do well.

the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. 15°For so is the willof God, that with well-doing 15 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be fol- 1Cor 4,12 ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men; lowers of that which is good ?

16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak 14. But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, James 1,26 of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. happy are ye : and be not afraid of their terror, kevin,

17 4 Ilonour all men. Love the brotherhood. neither be troubled ; Fear God. Honour the king.

15 " But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts; kom 13 1a 18' Servants, be subject to your masters with all and be ready always to give an answer to every man Heb 13 14 y Prov. 24, fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you & John 8:51 the froward.

with meekness and fear: 19*For this is thank-worthy, if a man for conscience 16 °Having a good conscience ; that, whereas Por do? Col. 2, 25 ° toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. they speak evil of you, as of evil doers, they may be m Isa 8, 12

20 · For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation Luke 6, 32. for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, { in Christ. 2, 13,1when yedo well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, 17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye James, ha this is acceptable with God.

suffer for weil-doing than for evil-doing. 21 " For even hereunto were ye called: because

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18 P For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the pain John 13, 15. Christ also suffered for iis, leaving us an example, just for the injust, that he might bring us to God, being that ye should follow his steps:

put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: 303 22 - Who did no sin, neither was guile found in 19 9 By which also he went and preached unto the chap. 2 12 Luke 28, 14. his mouth :

spirits in prison ; 23 y Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; 20 'Which sometime were disobedient, when cor. 13, 4 when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed once the long-suffering of God waited in the days of Elel

. , .. himself to him that judgeth righteously;

Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, qui 24 ? Iho his own self bare our sins in his own body that is eight souls, were saved by water. Mat. 8, 17. on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live 21 The like figure whereunto, even baptism, doth Acis mo, si

unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of

25 * For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now the flesh, but the answer of a good couscience toward cek. 34,6, returned unto the Shepherdand Bishop of your souls. God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ : CHAPTER UI.

22" Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right John 10:45

: 1 He teacheth the duty of wives and husbands, 8 exhorting all hand of God; angels, and authorities, and powers,

men to unity and love, 14 and to suffer boldly for righteous-being made subject unto him.
ness' sake.

CHAPTER IV.
own husbands; that if any obey not the word, Christ....7 By the approaching end of all things he exhorteth
, 13. they also may without the word be won by the con- them to sobriety, charity, &c.
Eh. 5,22 versation of the wives ;

F VORASMUCH then as Christ hath suffered for 2 While they behold your chaste conversation us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with coupled with fear.

the same mind: for he tliat hath suffered in the flesh, 36 Whose adorning, let it not be that outward hath ceased from sin ; Temel adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, 2 "That he no longer should live the rest of his time it, or of putting on of apparel;

in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. tick. 46
4° But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in 3. For the time past of our life may suffice us to Rom, 1, 24
that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we
meek and quiet spirit, which'is in the sight of God walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revel-
of great price.

lings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:
5 For after this manner, in the old time, the holy 4 Werein they think it strange that ye run not 13.
women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of
being in subjection into their own husbands :

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