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same excess of riot, speaking evil but let him glorify God on this be of you :

half. t 5 Who shall give account to him 17 For the time is come that that is ready to judge the quick judgment must begin at the borse and the dead.

lof God: and if it first begin at Es, 6 For, for this cause was the what shall the end be of them that gospel preached also to them that obey not the gospel of God? are dead, that they might be judg. t 18 And if the righteous scarcely ed according to men in the flesh, be saved, where shall the ungodh but live according to God in the and the sinner appear? spirit.

d 19 Wherefore, let them thato ď 7 But the end of all things is at fer according to the will of God hand: be ye therefore sober, and commit the keeping of their soul watch unto prayer.

to him in well-doing, as unto a d 8 And above all things have fer-faithful Creator. vent charity among yourselves: 1

CHAP. V. for charity shall cover the multi-MRHE elders which are amor, tude of sins.

you I exhort, who am also d 9 Use hospitality one to another an elder, and a witness of the suf without grudging.

ferings of Christ, and also a pard 10 As every man hath received taker of the glory that shall be rethe gift, even so minister the same vealed: one to another, as good stewards d 2 Feed the flock of God which of the manifold grace of God. is among you, taking the over d 11 If any man speak, let him sight thereof, not by constraint, ba speak as the oracles of God; if any willingly; not for filthy lucre, to man minister, let him do it as of the of a ready mind; ability which God giveth : that d 3 Neither as being lords one God in all things may be glorified God's heritage, but being ensae through Jesus Christ ; to whom ples to the flock. be praise and dominion for ever16 4 And when the chief Shepherd and ever. Amen.

shall appear, ye shall receive a * 12 Beloved, think it not strange, crown of glory that fadeth so concerning the fiery trial which is away. to try you, as though some strange d 5 Likewise, ye younger, sub thing happened unto you:

yourselves unto the elder. Yes, b 13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye all of you be subject one to another, are partakers of Christ's suffer- and be clothed with humility: fer ings; that, when his glory shall be God resisteth the proud, and is revealed, ye may be glad also with eth grace to the humble. exceeding joy.

1d 6 Humble yourselves therefore 6 14 If ye be reproached for the under the mighty hand of Go. name of Christ, happy are ye; for that he may exalt you in due time the Spirit of glory and of God rest-It 7 Casting all your care eth upon you. On their part he is him ; for he careth for you. . evil spoken of, but on your part he d 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because is glorified.

your adversary the deyil, as : p 15 But let none of you suffer as roaring lion, walketh about, seci. a murderer, or as a thief, or as an ing whom he may devour: evil-doer, or as a busybody in other d 9 Whom resist steadfast in the men's matters.

faith, knowing that the same af16 Yet if any man suffer as a flictions are accomplished in yolu Christian, let him not be ashamed; I brethren that are in the world.


5 10 But the God of all grace,, written briefly, exhorting, and tesvho hath called us unto his eter-tifying that this is the true grace 2al glory by Jesus Christ, after that of God wherein ye stand. we have suffered a while, make 13 The church that is at Babyyou perfect, establish, strengthen, lon, elected together with you, settle you.

saluteth you; and so doth Marcus 11 To him be glory and do- my son. minion for ever and ever. Amen. 6 14 Greet ye one another with a ^ c 12 By Silvanus, a faithful bro- kiss of charity. Peace be with you ther unto you, as I suppose, I have all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.

1 The Second Epistle general of PETER. CHAP. I.

,d 10 Wherefore the rather, bre** QIMON Peter, a servant and thren, give diligence to make your

an apostle of Jesus Christ, calling and election sure: for if ye to them that have obtained like do these things, ye shall never precious faith with us through the fall: righteousness of God and our Sa-6 11 For so an entrance shall be viour Jesus Christ:

ministered unto you abundantly 2 Grace and peace be multiplied into the everlasting kingdom of unto you through the knowledge our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. of God, and of Jesus our Lord, d 12 Wherefore I will not be neg€ 3 According as his divine power ligent to put you always in rememhath given unto us all things that brance of these things, though ye

2 unto life and godliness, I know them, and be established in through the knowledge of him the present truth. that hath called us to glory and 13 Yea, I think it meet, as long virtue:

as I am in this tabernacle, to stir b 4 Whereby are given unto us you up by putting you in rememexceeding great and precious pro- brance ; mises; that by these ye might be r 14 Knowing that shortly I must partakers of the divine nature, put off this my tabernacle, even having escaped the corruption that as our Lord Jesus Christ hath is in the world through lust. shewed me. d 5 And besides this, giving all 15 Moreover, I will endeavour diligence, add to your faith, vir- that ye may be able, after my detue to virtue, knowledge; cease, to have these things always

6. And to knowledge, tempe- in remembrance. rance; and to temperance, pa- 16 For we have not followed tience; and to patience, godliness; cunningly devised fables, when we

7 And to godliness, brotherly made known unto you the power kindness; and to brotherly kind- and coming of our Lord Jesus ness, charity.

Christ, but were eye-witnesses of e 8 For if these things be in you, his majesty. and abound, they make you that t 17 For he received from God ye shall neither be barren nor un- the Father honour and glory, fruitful in the knowledge of our when there came such a voice to Lord Jesus Christ.

Jhim from the excellent glory, This 9 But he that lacketh these is my beloved Son, in whom I am things is blind, and cannot see afar well pleased. off, and hath forgotten that he was 18° And this voice which came purged from his old sins.

| from heaven we heard, when

we were with him in the holy) 8 (For that righteous man dwellmount.

ling among them, in seeing and d 19 We have also a more sure hearing, vexed his righteous soni word of prophecy; whereunto ye from day to day with their unlardo well that ye take heed, as unto ful deeds ;) a light that shineth in a dark t 9 The Lord knoweth how to ds. place, until the day dawn, and the liver the godly out of temptations, day-star arise in your hearts: and to reserve the unjust unto the

20 Knowing this first, that no day of judgment to be punished: prophecy of the scripture is of any p io But chiefly them that wall private interpretation

after the flesh in the lust of us 1 21 For the prophecy came not cleanness, and despise goverin old time by the will of man: ment. Presumptuous are they, but holy men of God spake as they self-willed ; they are not afraid to were moved by the Holy Ghost. speak evil of dignities, CHAP. II.'

11 Whereas angels, which are go PUT there were false pro- greater in power and might, bring

D phets also among the peo- not railing accusation against them ple, even as there shall be false before the Lord. teachers among you, who privily w 12 But these, as natural brute shall bring in damnable heresies, beasts, made to be taken and ds even denying the Lord that bought stroyed, speak evil of the things them, and bring upon themselves that they understand not; and swift destruction.

shall utterly perish in their own 2 And many shall follow their corruption : pernicious ways; by reason of 12 And shall receive the reward whom the way of truth shall be of unrighteousness, as they that evil spoken of.

count it pleasure to riot in the day. 3 And through covetousness time. Spots they are and blemishes shall they with feigned words sporting themselves with their own make merchandise of you: whose deceivings while they feast with judgment now of a long time ling- you ; gereth not, and their damnation p 14 Having eyes full of adultery, slumbereth not.

and that cannot cease from sin; t 4 For if God spared not the an- beguiling unstable souls: a heart gels that sinned, but cast them they have exercised with covetous down to hell, and delivered them practices ; cursed children: into chains of darkness, to be re-c 15 Which have forsaken the served unto judgment;

right way, and are gone astray, 5 And spared not the old world, following the way of Balaam the but saved Noah the eighth person, son of Bosor, who loved the wages a preacher of righteousness, bring- of unrighteousness; ing in the flood upon the world of f 16 But was rebuked for his ini. the ungodly ;

quity: the dumb ass, speaking with g 6 And turning the cities of So- man's voice, forbade the madness dom and Gomorrah into ashes, of the prophet. condemned them with an over-t 17 These are wells without wathrow, making them an ensample ter, clouds that are carried with unto those that after should live a tempest ; to whom the mist of ungodly;

darkness is reserved for ever. c7 And delivered just Lot, vexed 18 For when they speak great with the filthy conversation of the swelling words of vanity, they al. wicked:

lure through the lusts of the flesh,

rough much wantonness, those, t 7 But the heavens and the earth, lat were clean escaped from them which are now, by the same word ho live in error.

are kept in store, reserved unto 19 While they promise them fire against the day of judgment berty, they themselves are the land perdition of ungodly men.

on of ungodly men. ervants of corruption: for of t 8 But, beloved, be not ignorant vhom a man is overcome, of the of this one thing, that one day is ame is he brought in bondage. with the Lord as a thousand years, 0 20 For if after they have es- and a thousand years as one day. aped the pollutions of the world d 9 The Lord is not slack conhrough the knowledge of the cerning his promise, as some men Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, count slackness; but is long-sufthey are again entangled therein, fering to us-ward, not willing that and overcome, the latter end is any should perish, but that all worse with them than the begin should come to repentance. ning.

t 10 But the day of the Lord will D 21 For it had been better for come as a thief in the night; in them not to have known the way the which the heavens shall pass of righteousness, than, after they away with a great noise, and the have known it, to turn from the elements shall melt with fervent holy commandment delivered unto heat, the earth also and the works them.

that are therein shall be burned up. 22 But it is happened unto them d 11 Seeing then that all these according to the true proverb, The things shall be dissolved, what dog is turned to his own vomit manner of persons ought ye to be again; and, The sow that was wash-in all holy conversation and god. ed, to her wallowing in the mire. Jliness, CHAP. III.

t 12 Looking for and hasting unto TTVHIS second epistle, beloved, the coming of the day of God,

I I now write unto you ; in wherein the heavens being on fire both which I stir up your pure shall be dissolved, and the eleminds by way of remembrance: ments shall melt with fervent

2 That ye may be mindful of heat? the words which were spoken be- r 13 Nevertheless we, according fore by the holy prophets, and of to his promise, look for new hea the commandment of us the apos- vens and a new earth, wherein tles of the Lord and Saviour: dwelleth righteousness. g 3 Knowing this first, that thered 14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing shall come in the last days scof-that ye look for such things, be fers, walking after their own lusts, diligent that ye may be found of

4 And saying, Where is the him in peace, without spot, and promise of his coming ? for since blameless. the fathers fell asleep, all things 15 And account that the longcontinue as they were from the be- suffering of our Lord is salvation ; ginning of the creation.

even as our beloved brother Paul f5 For this they willingly are ig-also, according to the wisdona norant of, that by the word of given unto him, hath written unto God the heavens were of old, and you ; the earth standing out of the wa-1c 16 As also in all his epistles, ter and in the water:

speaking in them of these things; 6 Whereby the world that then in which are some things hard to was, being overflowed with wa- be understood, which they that ter, perished:

are unlearned and unstable wrest

as they do also the other scrip-, with the error of the wicked, fall tures, unto their own destruc- from your own steadfastness. tion.

12 18 But grow in grace, and in the d 17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing knowledge of our Lord and Sa. ye know these things before, be- viour Jesus Christ. To him be glory ware lest ye also, being led away both now and for ever. Amen

I The First Epistle general of JOHN.
CHAP. I. 12

CHAP. II. fMTHAT which was from the t TVTY little children, these

1 beginning, which we have I things write I unto you heard, which we have seen with that ye sin not. And if any man our eyes, which we have looked sin, we have an advocate with the upon, and our hands have han-Father, Jesus Christ the righteous died, of the word of life ; t 2 And he is the propitiation for

2 For the life was manifested, our sins: and not for ours only, and we have seen it, and bear wit- but also for the sins of the whole ness, and shew unto you that eter- world. nal life which was with the Father,le 3 And hereby we do know that and was manifested unto us;) we know him, if we keep his com: e 3 That which we have seen and mandments. heard declare we unto you, that 4 He that saith, I know hin, ye also may have fellowship with and keepeth not his commandus: and truly our fellowship is ments, is a liar, and the truth B with the Father, and with his Son not in him. Jesus Christ.

C 5 But whoso keepeth his word 4 And these things write we in him verily is the love of God unto you, that your joy may be perfected: hereby know we tha full.

we are in him. Ć 5 This then is the message which 6 He that saith he abideth in we have heard of him, and de- him, ought himself also so to wak, clare unto you, that God is light, even as he walked. and in him is no darkness at all. 7 Brethren, I write no new com

6 If we say that we have fel- mandment unto you, but an old lowship with him, and walk in commandment which ye had from darkness, we lie, and do not the the beginning: The old commandtruth:

ment is the word which ye have t 7 But if we walk in the light, as heard from the beginning. he is in the light, we have fellow-l 8 Again, a new commandinent! ship one with another, and the write unto you, which thing! blood of Jesus Christ his Son true in him and in you: because cleanseth us from all sin.

darkness is past, and the true 8 If we say that we have no light now shineth. ein, we deceive ourselves, and the lc 9 He that saith he is in the light, truth is not in us.

and hateth his brother, is in dark d 9 If we confess our sins, he is ness even until now. faithful and just to forgive us our 10 He that loveth his brother sins, and to cleanse us from all un- abideth in the light, and there is righteousness.

. none occasion of stumbling in him. 10 If we say that we have not 11 But he that hateth his brosinned, we make hiin a liar, and ther is in darkness, and walketh his word is not in us.

l in darkness, and knoweth not

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