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CHAP. II.

certain false teachers. from heaven we heard, when 5 And spared not the old we were with him in the holy world, but saved Noah the mount.

eighth person, a preacher of 19 We have also à more sure righteousness, bringing in the word of prophecy; whereunto flood upon the world of the ye do well that ye take heed, ungodly; as unto a light that shineth in 6 And turning the cities of a dark place, until the day Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes, dawn, and the day-star arise condemned them with an overin your hearts:

throw, making them an ensample 20 Knowing this first, that unto those that after should live no prophecy of the Scripture is ungodly; of any private interpretation. 7 And delivered just Lot,

21 For the prophecy came vexed with the filthy convernot in old time by the will of sation of the wicked: man: but holy men of God 8 (For that righteous man spake as they were moved by dwelling among them, in seeing the Holy Ghost.

and hearing, vexed his righteous CHAP. U..

soul from day to day with their False teachers foretold. . unlawful deeds :) DUT there were false pro- 9 The Lord knoweth how to

D phets also among the peo- deliver the godly out of temptaple, even as there shall be false tions, and to reserve the unjust teachers among you, who privily unto the day of judgement to shall bring in damnable heresies, be punished: even denying the Lord that 10 But chiefly them that bought them, and bring upon walk after the flesh in the lust of themselves swift destruction. uncleanness, and despise govern

2 And many shall follow their ment: presumptuous are they, pernicious ways; by reason of self-willed; they are not afraid whom the way of truth shall be to speak evil of dignities. evil spoken of.

11 Whereas angels, which are 3 And through covetousness greater in power and might, shall they with feigned words bring not railing accusation make merchandise of you: whose against them before the Lord. judgement now of a long time 12 But these, as natural brute lingereth not, and their damna- beasts, made to be taken and tion slumbereth not.

destroyed, speak: evil of the 4 For if God spared not the things that they understand not; angels that sinned, but cast and shall utterly perish in their them down to hell, and delivered own corruption; 7, them into chains of darkness, to 13 And shall receive the rebe reserved unto judgement; I ward of unrighteousness, as they Danger of relapsing into sin. 2 PETER, Of Christ's second coming, that count it pleasure to riot in 21 For it had been better for the day-time. Spots they are them not to have known the and blemishes, sporting them- way of righteousness, than, after selves with their own deceivings, they have known it, to turn while they feast with you; from the holy commandment

14 Having eyes full of adul- delivered unto them. tery, and that cannot cease from 22 But it is happened unto sin; beguiling unstable souls: them according to the true proan heart they have exercised verb, The dog is turned to his with covetous practices; cursed own vomit again; and, The sow children:

that was washed, to her wallow15 Which have forsaken the ing in the mire. right way, and are gone astray,

CHAP. III. following the way of Balaam the Certainty of the last day. son of Bosor, who loved the THIS second epistle, beloved, wages of unrighteousness; 1 I now write unto you; in

16 But was rebuked for his both which I stir up your pure iniquity: the dumb ass, speaking minds by way of remembrance: with man's voice, forbad the 2 That ye may be mindful of madness of the prophet. the words which were spoken

17 These are wells without before by the holy prophets, and water, clouds that are carried with of the commandment of us the a tempest; to whom the mist apostles of the Lord and Saviour: of darkness is reserved for ever. 3 Knowing this first, that there

18 For when they speak great shall come in the last days scofswelling words of vanity, they fers, walking after their own lusts, allure through the lusts of the 4 And saying, Where is the flesh, through much wantonness, promise of his coming? for since those that were clean escaped the fathers fell asleep, all things from them who live in error. continue as they were from the

19 While they promise them beginning of the creation. liberty, they themselves are the 5 For this they willingly are şervants of corruption: for of ignorant of, that by the word of whom a man is overcome, of the God the heavens were of old, same is he brought in bondage, and the earth standing out of .

* 20 For if after they have the water and in the water: escaped the pollutions of the 6 Whereby the world that world, through the knowledge then was, being overflowed with of the Lord and Saviour Jesus water, perished: Christ, they are again entangled 7 But the heavens and the therein and overcome, the latter earth which are now, by the end is worse with them than same word are kept in store, the beginning.

reserved unto fire against the day

Certainty of the judgement... CHAP. UT. . Exhortation to holiness, of judgement and perdition of 13 Nevertheless we, according ungodly men.

| to his promise, look for new hea8 But, beloved, be not igno- vens and a new earth, wherein rant of this one thing, that one dwelleth righteousness. day is with the Lord as a thou- 14 Wherefore, beloved, seesand years, and a thousand years ing that ye look for such things, as one day.

be diligent that ye may be found 9 The Lord is not slack con- of him in peace, without spot, cerning his promise, as some and blameless : . men count slackness; but is long-1 15 And account that the suffering to us-ward, not willing long-suffering of our Lord is that any should perish, but that salvation; even as our beloved all should come to repentance. brother Paul also, according to

10 But the day of the Lord the wisdom given unto him, will come as a thief in the night; hath written unto you; in the which the heavens shall 16 As also in all his epistles, pass away with a great noise, speaking in them of these things; and the elements shall melt with in which are some things hard to . fervent heat; the earth also, and be understood, which they that the works that are therein, shall are unlearned and unstable wrest, be burnt up.

: as they do also the other scrip11 Seeing then that all these tures, unto their own destruction. things shall be dissolved, what 17 Ye therefore, beloved, seemanner of persons ought ye to ing ye know these things before, be in all holy conversation and beware lest ye also, being led · godliness;

away with the error of the wicked, 12 Looking for and hasting fall from your own stedfastness. unto the coming of the day of 18 But grow in grace, and in God, wherein the heavens, being the knowledge of our Lord and on fire, shall be dissolved, and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him the elements shall melt with be glory, both now and for ever. fervent heat?

Amen.

The First Epistle general of John.
CHAP. I.

| upon, and our hands have hand.. Person of Christ described. led, of the Word of life; THAT which was from the 2 (For the Life was manifesta

1 beginning, which we have ed, and we have seen it, and heard, which we have seen with bear witness, and shew unto our eyes, which we have looked l you that eternal Life, which was

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Comfort against sins of infirmity. 1 John, Of keeping God's commandments. with the Father, and was mani 2 And he is the propitiation fested unto us;)

| for our sins: and not for ours 3 That which we have seen only, but also for the sins of the and heard declare we unto you, whole world. that ye also may have fellowship 3 And hereby we do know with us: and truly our fellowship that we know him, if we keep is with the Father, and with his his commandments. . Son Jesus Christ.

4 He that saith, I know him, 4 And these things write we and keepeth not his commandunto you, that your joy may ments, is a liar, and the truth is be full.

not in him. 5 This then is the message 5 But whoso keepeth his which we have heard of him, word, in him verily is the love and declare unto you, that God of God perfected: hereby know is light, and in him is no dark- we that we are in him. ness at all.

6 He that saith he abideth 6 If we say that we have fel- in him, ought himself also so to lowship with him, and walk in walk, even as he walked. darkness, we lie, and do not the 7 Brethren, I write no new truth:

commandment unto you, but an 7 But if we walk in the light, old commandment, which ye as he is in the light, we have had from the beginning. The fellowship one with another, and old commandment is the word the blood of Jesus Christ his which ye have heard from the Son cleanseth us from all sin. I beginning...

8 If we say that we have no 8 Again, a new commandsin, we deceive ourselves, and ment I write unto you; which the truth is not in us. . thing is true in him and in you:

9 If we confess our sins, he is because the darkness is past, and faithful and just to forgive us the true light now shineth. our sins, and to cleanse us from 9 He that saith he is in the all unrighteousness.

| light, and hateth his brother, is. 10 If we say that we have not in darkness even until now. sinned, we make him a liar, and 10 He that loveth his brother his word is not in us.

abideth in the light, and there CHAP. II.

is none occasion of stumbling in - Christ our advocate.

him. M Y little children, these 11 But he that hateth his bro

I things write I unto you, ther, is in darkness, and walketh that ye sin not. And if any in darkness, and knoweth not man sin, we have an advocate whither he goeth, because that with the Father, Jesus Christ darkness hath blinded his eyes. the righteous :

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The Apostle cautioneth

CHAP. II. against antichristian errors. children, because your sins are us: but they went out, that they forgiven you for his name's might be made manifest that sake.

they were not all of us. 13 I write unto you, fathers, 20 But ye have an unction because ye have known him that from the Holy One, and ye is from the beginning. I write know all things. unto you, young men, because 1 21 I have not written unto ye have overcome the wicked you because ye know not the one, I write unto you, little truth, but because ye know it, children, because ye have known and that no lie is of the truth. “ the Father.

22 Who is a liar, but he that - 14 I have written unto you, denieth that Jesus is the Christ? fathers, because ye have known He is antichrist, that denieth him that is from the beginning the Father and the Son. I have written unto you, young

| 23 Whosoever denieth the men, because ye are strong, and Son, the same hath not the the word of God abideth in Father: [but he that acknowyou, and ye have overcome the ledgeth the Son, hath the Father wicked one.

I also. 15. Love not the world, nei 24 Let that therefore abide in ther the things that are in the you which ye have heard from world. If any man love the the beginning. If that which world, the love of the Father is ye have heard from the beginnot in him.

ning shall remain in you; ye 16 For all that is in the also shall continue in the Son, world, the lust of the flesh, and and in the Father. the lust of the eyes, and the | 25 And this is the promise pride of life, is not of the Fa-that he hath promised us, even ther, but is of the world. eternal life.

17 And the world passeth 26 These things have I writaway, and the lust thereof: but ten unto you concerning them he that doeth the will of God that seduce you. abideth for ever.

27 But the anointing which 18 & Little children, it is the ye have received of him abideth last time: and as ye have heard in you: and ye need not that that antichrist shall come, even any man teach you: but as the now are there many antichrists; same anointing teachelh you of whereby we know that it is the all things, and is truth, and is last time.

no lie, and even as it hatlı 19 They went out from us, taught you, ye shall abide in but they were pot of us; for if him. they had been of us, they would 28 And now, little children, no doubt have continued with I abide in him; that, when he

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