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II. PETER.

put off this my tabernacle, even as
X our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed

me.

15 Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.

16 For we have not followed Y cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and Matt.17.1,2. coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but 2 were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

Mark 9. 2. John 1. 14.

1 John 1.1.& 4. 14.

& 17. 5.

Mark 1.11.& 9.7.

17 For he received from God the a Matt. 3. 17. Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, a This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in b the holy mount.

Luke 3, 22.&

9. 35.

b See Ex. 3. 5.

Josh. 5. 15. Matt. 17. 6. o Pa. 119. 105. John 5. 35.

d See 2 Cor.4.

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19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and d the daystar arise in your hearts:

21 For fthe prophecy came not
old time by the will of man: 5 but
holy men of God spake as they were
moved by the Holy Ghost.

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wicked principles, described.

A. D. 66.

6 And P turning the cities of Sodom
and Gomorrah into ashes condemn-
ed them with an overthrow, making Gen. 19. 21.
them an ensample unto those that
after should live ungodly;

r

Deut. 29. 23.
Jude 7.

Num. 26.10.

7 And delivered just Lot, vexed Gen. 19. 16.
with the filthy conversation of the
wicked:

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8 (For that righteous man dwelling
among them, in seeing and hearing, P. 119. 139,
vexed his righteous soul from day to
day with their unlawful deeds:)
9 t The Lord knoweth how to de-
liver the godly out of temptation,
and to reserve the unjust unto the
day of judgment to be punished:
10 But chiefly " them that walk after u Judo 4,7,8,
the flesh in the lust of uncleanness,
and despise government.
x Pre-Or,
sumptuous are they, selfwilled, they dominion.
are not afraid to speak evil of digni-Jude 8.
ties.

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12 But these, as natural brute 20 Knowing this first, that no beasts made to be taken and de- Jer. 12. 3. prophecy of the Scripture is of any stroyed, speak evil of the things that private interpretation. they understand not; and shall utinterly perish in their own corruption; 13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure bto riot in the daytime. Spots they are and blemishes, sportceivings while d they feast with you; ing themselves with their own de14 Having eyes full of fadultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: a heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:

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b there shall be false teachers among 1 Cor. 11. 19. you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord d that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

Jude 19.

c Judo 4.

d 1 Cor. 6. 20. Gal. 3. 13. Eph. 1. 7. Heb. 10. 29. 1 Pet. 1. 18. Rév, 5.9.

e Phil. 3. 19. | Or, lasciv.

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2 And many shall follow their | pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken

of.

3 And fthrough covetousness shall they with feigned words make ious ways, as merchandise of you: h whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

some copies read. fRom. 18. 18.

2 Cor. 12. 17, 18.

1 Tim. 6. 5. Tit. 1. 11.

ch. 1. 16.

h Deut. 32 35.
Jude 4, 15.
i Job 4. 18.
Jude 6.

k John 8. 44.
1 John 3. 8.

1 Luke 8. 31.

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Rev. 20. 2, 3.
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17 These are wells without water, gJude 12, 13.
clouds that are carried with a tem-
pest; to whom the mist of darkness
is reserved for ever.

18 For when they speak great h Jude 16.
swelling words of vanity, they allure
through the lusts of the flesh, through
much wantonness, those that i were
clean escaped from them who live
in error.

19 While they promise them kliberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.

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20 Form if after they have escaped mif the pollutions of the world through Matt.12.15. the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

Luke 11. 26. Heb. 6 4, &c. & 10. 26, 27, n ch. 1. 4. ver. 18.

och, 1, 2.

Of Christ's second coming.

A. D. 66.

48.

P Luke 12. 47,
John 9. 41. &

15. 22.

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21 For Pit had been better for this one thing, that one day is with
them not to have known the way the Lord as a thousand years, and la
of righteousness, than, after they thousand years as one day.
have known it, to turn from the in
9 The Lord is not slack concern-
holy commandment delivered unto ing his promise, as some men count
them.
slackness; but "is longsuffering to
us-ward, "not willing that
should perish, but Pthat all should
come to repentance.

22 But it is happened unto them acq Prov. 26. 11. cording to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and, The sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

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10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

:

A. D. 66.

1Ps. 90. 4.
m Hab. 2. 3.
Heb. 10, 37.

n Is. 30. 18.
1 Pet. 3. 20.
ver. 15.

o Ez. 18.23,32.
& 33. 11.

p Rom. 2. 4.
1 Tim. 2. 4.
q Matt. 24.43.
Luke 12. 39.
1Thess. 5. 2.
Rev. 3. 3. &
16. 15.
rPs. 102. 26.
Is. 51. 6.
Matt. 24. 35.
Mark 13. 31.
Rom. 8. 12.
Heb. 1. 11.
Rev. 20. 11.
& 21. 1.

81 Pet. 1. 15.

12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall t1 Cor. 1. 7. " be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for Y new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

Tit. 2. 13. || Or, hasting the coming. u Ps. 50. 3. Is. 34. 4.

x Mic. 1. 4. ver. 10.

y Is. 65. 17, &

66. 22.

· Rev. 21.1,27.

14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that
ye look for such things, be dili-
gent 2 that ye may be found of him
in peace, without spot, and blame-1 Cor. 1. 8. &
less.

15.58.
Phil. 1. 10.
1Thess. 3.13.
& 5, 23.

a Rom. 2. 4.
1 Pot. 3. 20,
ver, 9.

15 And account that a the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; 16 As also in all his epistles, bspeak-Rom. 8. 19. ing in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other Scriptures, unto their own destruction.

C

1 Cor. 15. 24. 1 Thess. 4.15.

c Mark 13.23. ch. 1. 12.

17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, d beware lest ye also, being led away with the dEph. 4. 14. error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.

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ch. 1. 10, 11. & 2. 18.

e Eph. 4. 15. 1 Pet. 2. 2.

18 But grow in grace, and in the
knowledge of our Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ. f To him be glory both f2 Tim. 4. 18.
now and for ever. Amen.

Rev, 1.6.

After

A. D. 90.

a John 1. 1. ch. 2. 13.

b John 1. 14. 2 Pet. 1: 16. ch. 4. 14.

c Luke 24, 39. John 20, 27.

d John 1.4 & 11. 25. & 14.

6.

• Rom. 16. 26.

1 Tim. 3. 16. ch. 3. 5.

f John 21. 24. Acts 2. 32. g ch, 5 20,

h John 1. 1, 2 i Acts 4. 20.

k John 17, 21. 1 Cor. 1. 9. ch. 2. 24.

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HAT which was from the be

an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

After A. D. 90.

2 Cor. 5, 18. ch. 1.7. & 4. 10.

2 And bhe is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but bRom. 3. 25. also for the sins of the whole world. 3. And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his command-c John 1.29, & ments.

4 d He that saith, I know him, and

4. 42. & 11. 51, 52. ch. 4. 14.

Trinning, which we have heard, keepeth not his commandments, is deh. 1. 6. & 4.

which we have seen with our eyes, b which we have looked upon, and Cour hands have handled, of the Word of life;

2 (For d the life was manifested, and we have seen it, fand bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, hwhich was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)

3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly kour fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

4 And these things write we unto 1 John 15. 11. you, I that your joy may be full.

& 16. 24.

2 John 12. m ch. 3. 11. n John 1. 9. &

8, 12, & 9, 5. &-12, 35, 36.

o 2 Cor. 6, 14 ch. 2. 4.

1 Cor. 6, 11. Eph. 1. 7. Heb. 9. 14.

1 Pet. 1. 19.
ch. 2. 2.
Rev. 1. 5.

1 Kin. 8. 46. 2 Chr. 6. 36. Job 9.2.& 15. 14. & 25. 4. Prov. 20.9. Ecc. 7. 20. James 3. 2. r ch. 2. 4. я Ps. 32. 5. Prov. 28. 13. + Ps. 51. 2. ver. 7.

a Rom. 8. 34.

1 Tim. 2. 5. Heb. 7, 25. & 9. 24.

1

5 m'This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that " God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

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6 "If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

8 9 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

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9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unright

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13 I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto xch. 1. 1. you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.

14 I have written unto you, fathers, from the beginning. I have written because ye have known him that is unto you, young men, because ye y Eph. 6. 10. are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.

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15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. any man love the world, the love of 16 For all that is in the world, the

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not. And if any man sin, a we have

a Matt. 6. 24. Gal. 1. 10. James 4. 4.

Warning against false teachers.

After

A. D. 90.

b Ecc. 5. 11.

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lust of the flesh, band the lust of the 1 what we shall be: but we know that,
eyes, and the pride of life, is not of when he shall appear, "we shall be
the Father, but is of the world. like him; for fwe shall see him as
he is.

17 And the world passeth away, c1 Cor. 7. 31. and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for

James 1. 10.
& 4. 14.
1 Pet. 1, 24.

d John 21. 5.
• Heb. 1. 2.

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18 d Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that f2 Thess. 23, fantichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

&c.

2 Pet. 2. 1. ch. 4. 3.

g Matt. 24. 5, 21.

2 John 7.

h1 Tim. 4 1. 2 Tim. 3. 1.

19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for k if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went i Deut. 13.13. out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us. 20 But mye ye have an unction " from k Matt. 21.21. the Holy One, and "ye know all things.

Pa. 11. 9.
Acts 20, 30,

John 6.37. & 10. 28, 29.

2 Tim. 2. 19.

11 Cor. 11. 19.

21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but m2 Cor. 1. 21. because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.

Heb. 1.9.

ver. 27.

n Mark 1. 24. Acts 3, 11.

5. & 14.26.&
16. 13.
ver, 27.

22 P Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: [but] The that acknowledgeth the Son hath 4 John 15. 23. the Father also.

pch. 4. 3.

2 John 7.

2 John 9.

r John 14.7,9,

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x ch. 3. 7. 2 John 7. y ver. 20.

* Jer. 31.33,34.
Heb.8. 10.11.

a John 14. 28.
& 16. 13.
ver. 20.

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bch. 3. 2. c ch. 4. 17.

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24 Let that therefore abide in you,
which have heard from the be-

ye

ginning. If that which ye have
heard from the beginning shall re-
main in you, tye also shall continue
in the Son, and in the Father.

25 "And this is the promise that he
hath promised us, even eternal life.
26 These things have I written unto
you concerning them that seduce

you.

27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and "ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing a teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in ! him.

28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, b when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. 29 d If ye know that he is righteous, Or, know yeye know that every one that doeth ch. 3. 7, 10. righteousness is born of him. CHAPTER III.

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ch. 4. 20.

Gal. 5. 21.

f John 3.16.&
15. 13.
Rom. 5. 8.
Eph. 5. 2, 25.
ch. 4. 9, 11.
g Deut. 15. 7.
Luke 3. 11.

17 But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, h how dwelleth heh. 4. 20. the love of God in him?

18 My little children, ilet us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

19 And hereby we know k that we

i Ez. 33. 31.

k

Rom. 12.9.
Eph. 4. 15.
James 2. 15,

16.

1 Pet. 1. 22.

are of the truth, and shall assure John 18.37.

our hearts before him.

† Gr. persuade.

201 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and 11 Cor. 4. 4. knoweth all things.

21 m Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, "then have we confidence toward God.

m Job 22. 26. n Heb. 10, 22. ch. 2. 28. & 4. 17.

How to try the spirits.

After A. D. 90.

o Pa. 34. 15. & 145, 18, 19. Prov. 15. 29. Jer. 29. 12. Matt. 7. 8. & 21. 22.

Mark 11. 21. John 14. 13. & 15. 7. & 16. 23, 24. James 5. 16. ch. 5. 14.

p John 8. 29. & 9. 31.

q John 6. 29. & 17. 3.

I. JOHN.

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24 And the that keepeth his commandments "dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

r Matt. 22, 39.
4.8. ver. 11.
ch. 4. 12. u John 17, 21, &c. x Rom, 8. 9.

John 13. 34. & 15. 12, Eph. 5.2. 1 Thess. 4. 9. 1 Pet.
ch. 4. 21. 8 ch. 2. 8, 10. t John 14. 23, & 15, 10.
eh, 4, 13.

& Jer, '29. 8. Matt. 24. 4.

b1 Cor. 14. 29,

1Thess, 5,21, Rev. 2. 2.

o Matt. 21. 5, 24.

Acts 20. 30.

1 Tim. 4 1.
2 Pet. 2. 1.

ch. 2, 18.

2 John 7. d1 Cor. 12. 3. ch. 5. 1.

e ch. 2. 22.

2 John 7.

f2 Thess. 2. 7. ch, 2, 18, 22 g ch, 5. 4.

h John 12 31.

11.

CHAPTER IV.

1 He warneth them not to believe all teachers, who boast of the Spirit, but to try them by the rules of the catholic faith: 7 and by many reasons exhorteth to brotherly love.

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Exhortation to brotherly love.

in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.

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14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.

15

Arter A. D. 90.

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Whosoever shall confess that Rom. 10. 9. Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.

ch. 5. 1, 5.

16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. d God is love; and he that dwell-dver. 8. eth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

17 Herein is four love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth his not made perfect in love. 19 We love him, because he first loved us.

• ch. 3. 24.
ver. 12.
+ Gr. love
with us.

fJames 2. 13.

ch. 2. 28. & 3. 19, 21.

gch, 3. 3,

liver. 12,

20 i If a man say, I love God, and ich, 2. 4. & 3.

BELOVED, & believe not every hateth his brother, he is a liar: for

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spirit, but b try the spirits wheth- he that loveth not his brother whom er they are of God: because many he hath seen, how can he love God k ver. 12, false prophets are gone out into thek whom he hath not seen? 21 And this cominandment have

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2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of we from him, That he who loveth
God: Every spirit that confesseth | God love his brother also.
that Jesus Christ is come in the
flesh is of God:

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3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and feven now already is it in the world.

45 Ye are of God, little children,

& 14.30.& 16. and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than hhe that is in the world.

1 Cor. 2. 12.

Eph. 2. 2. &
6. 12.

i John 3. 31.
k John 15. 19.
& 17. 14.

1 John 8. 47.
& 10. 27.

1 Cor. 14. 37.
2 Cor. 10. 7.
m Is. 8. 20.
John 14. 17.
n ch. 3. 10,11,
23.

och. 2. 4. & 3.
6.

p ver. 16.

q John 3. 16.
Rom. 5, 8. &
8.32.
ch. 3. 16.
rch. 5. 11.

John 15. 16.
Rom. 5 8.10.
Tit. 3. 4.

t ch. 2. 2.
u Matt. 18.33.
John 15. 12,
13.

ch. 3. 16.

x John 1, 18.
1 Tim. 6. 16.
ver. 20.

y ch. 2. 5,

ver. 18.

5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and kthe world heareth them.

6 We are of God: The that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we m the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

7" Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

8 He that loveth not, "knoweth not God; for P God is love.

9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the World, "that we might live through him.

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1 Matt. 22. 37, 39.

John 13. 34.

& 15. 12.

ch. 3. 23.

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6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. kAnd it is the Spirit that beareth k John 14.17. witness, because the Spirit is truth.

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& 15. 26. & 16. 13.

1 Tim. 3. 16.

7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the John 1. 1. Word, and the Holy Ghost: mand these three are one.

8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

9 If we receive "the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: "for

Rev. 19. 13. m John 10,30,

n John 8. 17, 18..

o Matt. 3. 16, 17, & 17. 5.

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