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with malicious words; and not port of all men, and of the truth content therewith, neither doth itself: yea, and we also bear rehe himself receive the brethren, cord; and ye know that our reand forbiddeth them that would, 'cord is true. and casteth them out of the church.
13 I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee:
11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is 14 But I trust I shall shortly good. He that doeth good is of see thee, and we shall speak God: but he that doeth evil face to face. Peace be to thee. hath not seen God. Our friends salute thee. Greet
12 Demetrius hath good re-the friends by name.
I The General Epistle of JUDE.
1 Jude exhorteth Christians to constancy in 6 And the angels which kept
the received faith; 4 he foretelleth the punishment of certain false teachers.
not their first estate, but left their 'own habitation, he hath reserved
JUDE, the servant of Jesus in everlasting chains under darkChrist, and brother of James, ness unto the judgment of the to them that are sanctified by great day.
God the Father, and preserved 7 Even as Sodom and Gomorin Jesus Christ, and called : rah, and the cities about them, 2 Mercy unto you, and peace, in like manner, giving themand love, be multiplied. selves over to fornication, and
3 Beloved, when I gave all going after strange flesh, are set diligence to write unto you of forth for an example, suffering the common salvation, it was the vengeance of eternal fire. needful for me to write unto 8 Likewise also these filthy you, and exhort you that ye dreamers defile the flesh, despise should earnestly contend for the dominion, and speak evil of digfaith which was once delivered nities.
unto the saints.
9 Yet Michael the archangel, 4 For there are certain men when contending with the devil, crept in unawares, who were be- he disputed about the body of fore of old ordained to this con- Moses, durst not bring against demnation, ungodly men, turn-him a railing accusation, but ing the grace of our God into said, The Lord rebuke thee. lasciviousness, and denying the 10 But these speak evil of only Lord God, and our Lord those things which they know Jesus Christ. not: but what they know nat
5 I will therefore put you in urally, as brute beasts, in those remembrance, though ye_once things they corrupt themselves. knew this, how that the Lord, 11 Wo unto them! for they having saved the people out of have gone in the way of Cain. the land of Egypt, afterward de- and ran greedily after the error stroyed them that believed not. of Balaam for reward, and per
ished in the gainsaying of Core. 17 But, beloved, remember 12 These are spots in your ye the words which were spoken feasts of charity, when they before of the apostles of our feast with you, feeding them- Lord Jesus Christ; selves without fear: clouds they 18 How that they told you are without water, carried about there should be mockers in the of winds; trees whose fruit with- last time, who should walk after ereth, without fruit, twice dead, their own ungodly lusts. plucked up by the roots;
19 These be they who sep13 Raging waves of the sea, arate themselves, sensual, havfoaming out their own shame; ing not the Spirit. wandering stars, to whom is re- 20 But ye, beloved, building served the blackness of darkness up yourselves on your most holy for ever. faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, 14 And Enoch also, the 21 Keep yourselves in the love seventh from Adam, prophesied of God, looking for the mercy of of these, saying, Behold, the our Lord Jesus Christ unto eterLord cometh with ten thousand nal life.
of his saints,
22 And of some have com15 To execute judgment up- passion, making a difference: on all; and to convince all that 23 And others save with fear, are ungodly among them of all pulling them out of the fire; hatheir ungodly deeds which they ting even the garment spotted by have ungodly committed, and of the flesh.
all their hard speeches which 24 Now unto him that is able. ungodly sinners have spoken to keep you from falling, and to against him. present you faultless before the 16 These are murmurers, presence of his glory with excomplainers, walking after their ceeding joy, own lusts; and their mouth 25 To the only wise God our speaketh great swelling words, Saviour, be glory and majesty, having men's persons in admira- dominion and power, both now tion because of advantage. and ever. Amen.
¶ The REVELATION of ST. JOHN the Divine.
2 Who bare record of the Word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of al things that he saw.
4 John's salutation to the seven churches.... 7 The coming of Christ; 14 his glorious power and majesty. HE Revelation of Jesus 3 Blessed is he that readeth, Christ, which God gave un- and they that hear the words of to him, to shew unto his ser- this prophecy, and keep those vants things which must shortly things which are written therecome to pass; and he sent and in: for the time is at hand. signified it by his angel unto his 4 JOHN to the seven church
es which are in Asia:
Grace be unto you, and peace, and unto Philadelphia, and unfrom him which is, and which to Laodicea.
was, and which is to come; and 12 And I turned to see the from the seven Spirits which voice that spake with me. And are before his throne; being turned, I saw seven golden
5 And from Jesus Christ, who candlesticks; is the faithful Witness, and the 13 And in the midst of the first-begotten of the dead, and, seven candlesticks one like unto the Prince of the kings of the the Son of man, clothed with earth. Unto him that loved us, a garment down to the foot, and and washed us from our sins girt about the paps with a golin his own blood, den girdle.
6 And hath made us kings 14 His head and his hairs were and priests unto God and his white like wool, as white as Father; to him be glory and do- snow; and his eyes were as a minion for ever and ever. flame of fire:
15 And his feet like unto 7 Behold, he cometh with fine brass, as if they burned in clouds; and every eye shall see a furnace; and his voice as the him, and they also which pierced sound of many waters. him and all kindreds of the 16 And he had in his right earth shall wail because of him. hand seven stars: and out of his Even so, Amen. mouth went a sharp two-edged 8 I am Alpha and Omega, sword: and his countenance was the beginning and the ending, as the sun shineth in his strength. saith the Lord, which is, and 17 And when I saw him, I fell which was, and which is to at his feet as dead. And he laid come, the Almighty. his right hand upon me, say9 Í John, who also am your ing unto me, Fear not; I am the brother, and companion in tribu- first and the last : lation, and in the kingdom and 18 I am he that liveth, and patience of Jesus Christ, was in was dead; and behold, I am alive the isle that is called Patmos, for for evermore, Amen; and have the word of God, and for the tes- the keys of hell and of timony of Jesus Christ. death.
10 I was in the Spirit on the 19 Write the things which Lord's day, and heard behind thou hast seen, and the things me a great voice, as of a trum- which are, and the things which pet, shall be hereafter;
11 Saying, I am Alpha and 20 The mystery of the seven Omega, the first and the last stars which thou sawest in my and, What thou seest, write in right hand,and the seven golden a book, and send it unto the sev- candlesticks. The seven stars en churches which are in Asia; are the angels of the seven unto Ephesus, and unto Smyr-churches: and the seven canna, and unto Pergamos, and un- dlesticks which thou sawest are to Thyatira, and unto Sardis, the seven churches.
phemy of them which say they 1 What John was commanded to write to are Jews, and are not, but are the angels of the churches of Ephesus, 8 the synagogue of Satan! Smyrna, 12 Pergamos, 18 and Thyatira. 10 Fear none of those things UNTO TNTO the angel of the church which thou shalt suffer. Behold, of Ephesus write: These the devil shall cast some of you things saith he that holdeth the into prison, that ye may be triseven stars in his right hand, ed; and ye shall have tribulation who walketh in the midst of the ten days. Be thou faithful unto seven_golden candlesticks; death, and I will give thee a
2 I know thy works, and crown of life.
thy labour, and thy patience, 11 He that hath an ear, let and how thou canst not bear him hear what the Spirit saith them which are evil; and thou unto the churches; He that overhast tried them which say they cometh, shall not be hurt of the are apostles, and are not; and second death. hast found them liars:
12 And to the angel of the 3 And hast borne, and hast church in Pergamos write; patience, and for my name's These things saith he which sake hast laboured, and hast not hath the sharp sword with two fainted. edges:
4 Nevertheless, I have some- 13 I know thy works, and what against thee, because thou where thou dwellest, even where hast left thy first love. Satan's seat is: and thou holdest 5 Remember therefore from fast my name, and hast not deniwhence thou art fallen, and re-ed my faith, even in those days pent, and do the first works; wherein Antipas was my faithful or else I will come unto thee martyr, who was slain among quickly, and will remove thy you, where Satan dwelleth. Candlestick out of his place, ex- 14 But I have a few things cept thou repent. against thee, because thou hast
6 But this thou hast, that there them that hold the docthou hatest the deeds of theNic-trine of Balaam, who taught olaitanes, which I also hate. Balak to cast a stumbling-block
7 He that hath an ear, let before the children of Israel, to him hear what the Spirit saith eat things sacrificed unto idols, unto the churches; To him that and to commit fornication. overcometh will I give to eat 15 So hast thou also them of the tree of life, which is in that hold the doctrine of the the midst of the paradise of God. Nicolaitanes, which thing I 8 And unto the angel of the hate. church in Smyrna, write; These 16 Repent; or else I will come things saith the first and the unto thee quickly, and will fight last, which was dead, and is against them with the sword of alive; my mouth.
9 I know thy works, and trib- 17 He that hath an ear, let ulation, and poverty, (but thou him hear what the Spirit saith art rich) and I know the blas- unto the churches: To him that
overcometh will I give to eat 25 But that which ye have of the hidden manna, and will already, hold fast till I come. give him a white stone, and in 26 And he that overcometh, the stone a new name written, and keepeth my works unto the which no man knoweth, saving end, to him will I give power he that receiveth it. over the nations:
18 And unto the angel of the 27 (And he shall rule them church in Thyatira write; These with a rod of iron; as the vessels things saith the Son of God, of a potter shall they be broken who hath his eyes like unto a to shivers :) even as I received flame of fire, and his feet are of my Father.
like fine brass;
28 And I will give him the 19 I know thy works, and morning-star. charity, and service, and faith, 29 He that hath an ear, let and thy patience, and thy works; him hear what the Spirit saith and the last to be more than the unto the churches. first :
1 What John was commanded to write to the angels of the churches of Sardis, 7 Philadelphia, 14 and Laodicea.
20 Notwithstanding, I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a
prophetess, to teach and to s AND unto_the_angel of the se- church in Sardis write; duce my servants to commit for- These things saith he that hath nication, and to eat things sac- the seven Spirits of God, and rificed unto idols. the seven stars; I know thy 21 And I gave her space to works, that thou hast a name repent of her fornication, and that thou livest, and art dead. she repented not. 2 Be watchful, and strength22 Behold, I will cast her in- en the things which remain, that to a bed, and them that commit are ready to die: for I have not adultery with her into great trib- found thy works perfect before ulation, except they repent of their deeds.
3 Remember therefore how 23 And I will kill her chil- thou hast received and heard, dren with death; and all the and hold fast, and repent. If churches shall know that I am therefore thou shalt not watch, he which searcheth the reins I will come on thee as a thief, and hearts and I will give un- and thou shalt not know what to every one of you according hour I will come upon thee. to your works. 4 Thou hast a few names 24 But unto you I say, and even in Sardis which have not unto the rest in Thyatira, As defiled their garments; and they many as have not this doctrine, shall walk with me in white: for and which have not known the they are worthy. depths of Satan, as they speak; 5 He that overcometh, the I will put upon you none other same shall be clothed in white burden: raiment; and I will not blot out