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whereby we know that it is the fidence, and not be ashamed belast time. fore him at his coming.

19 They went out from us, 29 If ye know that he is righbut they were not of us; for if teous, ye know that every one they had been of us, they would that doeth righteousness is born no doubt have continued with of him. us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.



He declareth the singular love of God toward us in making us his sons; 3 we therefore ought obediently to keep his commandments, &c.

EHOLD what manner of love the Father hath be

21 I have not written unto stowed upon us, that we should you because ye know not the be called the sons of God! theretruth, but because ye know it, fore the world knoweth us not, and that no lie is of the truth. because it knew him not. 22 Who is a liar but he that 2 Beloved, now are we the denieth that Jesus is the Christ? sons of God, and it doth not He is antichrist, that denieth the yet appear what we shall be; but Father and the Son. we know that, when he shall 23 Whosoever denieth the appear, we shall be like him; for Son, the same hath not the Fa- we shall see him as he is. ther: [but he that acknowledgeth 3 And every man that hath the Son hath the Father also.] this hope in him purifieth him24 Let that therefore abide in self, even as he is pure. you, which ye have heard from 4 Whosoever committeth sin the beginning. If that which transgresseth also the law; for ye have heard from the begin- sin is the transgression of the ning shall remain in you, ye also law.

shall continue in the Son, and in 5 And ye know that he was the Father. manifested to take away our 25 And this is the promise sins; and in him is no sin. that he hath promised us, even 6 Whosoever abideth in him eternal life.

sinneth not: whosoever sinneth 26 These things have I writ- hath not seen him,neither known ten unto you concerning them him. that seduce you.

7 Little children, let no man 27 But the anointing which deceive you: he that doeth ye have received of him abideth righteousness, is righteous even in you, and ye need not that any as he is righteous. man teach you: but as the same 8 He that committeth sin is anointing teacheth you of all of the devil; for the devil sinthings, and is truth, and is no neth from the beginning. For lie, and even as it hath taught this purpose the Son of God you, ye shall abide in him. was manifested, that he might

28 And now, little children, destroy the works of the devil. abide in him; that when he 9 Whosoever is born of God shall appear, we may have con- doth not commit sin; for lis

20 But ye have an unction

from the Holy One, and ye know B

all things.

seed remaineth in him; and he us,God is greater than our heart, cannot sin, because he is born and knoweth all things. of God. ! 21 Beloved, if our heart con10 In this the children of demn us not, then have we conGod are manifest, and the chil- fidence toward God. dren of the devil: whosoever 22 And whatsoever we ask, doeth not righteousness is not we receive of him, because we of God, neither he that loveth keep his commandments, and do not his brother. those things that are pleasing in


11 For this is the message that his sight. ye heard from the beginning, 23 And this is his commandthat we should love one anoth- ment; That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus 12 Not as Cain, who was of Christ, and love one another, as that wicked one, and slew his he gave us commandment. brother. And wherefore slew he 24 And he that keepeth his him? Because his own works commandments, dwelleth in were evil, and his brother's him, and he in him. And hereby righteous. we know that he abideth in us, 13 Marvel not, my brethren, by the Spirit which he hath if the world hate you. given us.

14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother, abideth in death.



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.

15 Whosoever hateth his BELOVED, believe not evbrother, is a murderer: and yel ery spirit, but try the spirits know that no murderer hath whether they are of God: beeternal life abiding in him. cause many false prophets are 16 Hereby perceive we the gone out into the world. love of God, because he laid 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit down his life for us and we of God: Every spirit that conought to lay down our lives for fesseth that Jesus Christ is come the brethren. in the flesh, is of God:

17 But whoso hath this 3 And every spirit that conworld's good, and seeth his fesseth not that Jesus Christ is brother have need, and shutteth come in the flesh, is not of God. up his bowels of compassion And this is that spirit of antifrom him, how dwelleth the christ, whereof ye have heard love of God in him? that it should come; and even

18 My little children, let us now already is it in the world. not love in word, neither in 4 Ye are of God, little chiltongue, but in deed and in truth. dren, and have overcome them: 19 And hereby we know that because greater is he that is in we are of the truth, and shall you, than he that is in the assure our hearts before him. world.

20 For if our heart condemn 5 They are of the world:

therefore speak they world, and the world them.

of the 17 Herein is our love made heareth perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: 6 We are of God. He that because as he is, so are we in knoweth God, heareth us; he this world. that is not of God, heareth not 18 There is no fear in love; us. Hereby know we the spirit but perfect love casteth out fear: of truth, and the spirit of error. because fear hath torment. He

7 Beloved, let us love one that feareth, is not made perfect another for love is of God; in love. and every one that loveth is 19 We love him, because he born of God, and knoweth first loved us.


20 If a man say, I love God, 8 He that loveth not, know- and hateth his brother, he is a eth not God; for God is love. liar. For he that loveth not his

9 In this was manifested the brother, whom he hath seen, how love of God toward us, because can he love God, whom he hath that God sent his only-begotten not seen! Son into the world, that we 21 And this commandment might live through him. have we from him, That he who loveth God, love his brother also. CHAP. V.

10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

11 Beloved, if God so lovd us, we ought also to love one another.

1 He that loveth God loveth his children, and keepeth his commandments....4 True faith will overcome the world....11 Believers have eternal life through Christ; 18 they are distinguished from the world by abstaining from sin, and by a right knowledge of God.

12 No man hath seen God at

any time. If we love one another, WH

God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his spirit.

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

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

HOSOEVER believeth that Jesus is the Christ, is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat, loveth him also that is begotten of him.

2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments; and his commandments are not grievous.

4 For whatsoever is born of God, overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that 5 Who is he that overcometh dwelleth in love, dwelleth in the world, but he that believeth God, and God in him. that Jesus is the Son of God?

6 This is he that came by wa- on the name of the Son of God. ter and blood, even Jesus Christ; 14 And this is the confidence not by water only, but by water that we have in him, that if we and blood. And it is the Spirit ask any thing according to his that beareth witness, because will, he heareth us: the Spirit is truth.

7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: that we desired of him.

15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions

and these three are one.

16 If any man see his broth

8 And there are three that er sin a sin which is not unto

death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.

17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.

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 this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.

10 He that believeth on the 18 We know that whosoever Son of God hath the witness in is born of God, sinneth not; but himself: he that believeth not he that is begotten of God, God, hath made him a liar, be- keepeth himself, and that wickcause he believeth not the re-ed one toucheth him not.

cord that God gave of his Son.

11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life: and this life is in his Son.

12 He that hath the Son, hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God, hath not life.

13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe

19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true; and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

THE elder unto the elect lady,
and her children, whom I

21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

I The Second Epistle of JOHN.

1 He testifieth his regard for a certain pious love in the truth; and not I onmatron and her children; 5 He exhorteth ly, but also all they that have them to persevere in Christian love and

belief, that they lose not their full re-known the truth;

ward; 10 and to have nothing to do with 2 For the truth's sake which seducers.

dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.

3 Grace be with you, mercy,

und peace from God the Father, we lose not those things which and from the Lord Jesus Christ, we have wrought, but that we the Son of the Father, in truth receive a full reward. and love.

9 Whosoever transgresseth,

4 I rejoiced greatly, that and abideth not in the doctrine found of thy children walking of Christ, hath not God.He that in truth, as we have received a abideth in the doctrine of commandment from the Father. Christ, he hath both the Father

5And now I beseech thee,lady, and the Son.

not as though I wrote a new 10 If there come any unto you, commandment unto thee, but and bring not this doctrine, rethat which we had from the be- ceive him not into your house, ginning,that we love one another. neither bid him God speed:

6 And this is love, that we 11 For he that biddeth him walk after his commandments. God speed, is partaker of his This is the commandment, evil deeds. That, as ye have heard from the 12 Having many things to beginning, ye should walk in it. write unto you, Iwould not write

7 For many deceivers are en- with paper and ink : but I trust tered into the world, who con- to come unto you, and speak fess not that Jesus Christ is come face to face, that our joy may in the flesh. This is a deceiver, be full.

and an antichrist.

13 The children of thy elect 8 Look to yourselves, that sister greet thee. Amen.

I The Third Epistle of JOHN.

1 He commendeth Gaius for his piety, 5 and fully whatsoever thou doest to

hospitality to true preachers: 9 he censur

eth Diotrophes, and threateneth him for his

the brethren, and to strangers;

ambitious opposition, 11 whose evil example is not to be followed.

6 Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well:

THE elder unto the well-beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.


2 Beloved, I wish above all 7 Because that for his name's things that thou mayest prosper sake, they went forth, taking and be in health, even as thy nothing of the Gentiles. soul prospereth.

8 We therefore ought to re3 For I rejoiced greatly, ceive such, that we might be felwhen the brethren came and low-helpers to the truth. testified of the truth that is in 9 I wrote unto the church: thee, even as thou walkest in but Diotrephes, who loveth to the truth. have the pre-eminence among them, receiveth us not.

10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which doeth, prating against us

4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

5 Beloved thou doest faith- he

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