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whereby we know that it is the last time. 19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us. 20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. 21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth. 22 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 he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.] 24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye 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 teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. 23 And now, little children. abide in him ; that when he
fidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. 29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him. CHAP. III.
1 He declareth the singular love of God toward usin making us his sons; 3 we therefore ought obediently to keep his commandments, &c.
Boolo what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God! therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be; but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. A Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law; for sin is the transgression of the law. 5 Andd” know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. 6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not : whosoever sinneth #. not seen him, neither known III]. 7 Little children, let no man deceive you : , he that doeth righteousness, is righteous even as he is righteous. 8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 9 Whosoever is born of God
shall appear, we may have con- doth not commit sin ; for lis 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 er. 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 CHAP. IV. passed o o lo, life, i. . . .o.o.o.o.o. cause we love the brethren. He ers who boast of the Spirit, but to try that loveth not his brother, abid- #. o, *:::::::. ..., . eth in death. erly love. 15 Whosoever hateth his ELOVED, believe not evbrother, is a murderer: and ye 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: so And hereby we know that because greater is he that is in we are of the truth, and shallyou, 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 of the world, and the world heareth them. 6 We are of God. He that knoweth God, heareth us; he that is not of God, heareth not us. Hereby know we 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 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. 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. Tl Beloved, if God so lovd us, we ought also to love one another. 12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, 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. 16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love, dwelleth in God, and God |im.
17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have bold
iness 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, is not made perfect in love. 19 We love him, because he first loved us. 20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar. For he that loveth not his brother,whom he hath seen, how can he love God, whom he hath not seen 1 21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God, love his brother also.
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 b abstaining from sin, and by a right knowledge of 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. 5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth
that Jesus is the Son of God? F 2
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 that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. 7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and 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 this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. 10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God, hath made him a liar, because he believeth not the record that God gave of his
On. 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 etermal life, and that ye may believe
ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. 16 If any man see his brother 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 Alsunrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death. 18 We know that whosoever is born of God, sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God, keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. 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. 21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.
TI The Second Epistle of JOHN.
1 He testifieth his re matron and her children; 5 He exhorteth them to persevere in Christian love and belief, that they lose not their full reward; 10 and to have nothing to do with seducers.
and her children, whom I
for a certain piouslove in the truth; and not I on
ly, but also all they that have known the truth ; 2 For the truth's sake which
dwelleth in us, and shall be with HE elder unto the elect lady,
us for ever. 3 Grace be with von, mercy, and peace from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. 4 I rejoiced greatly, that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father. 5And now Ibeseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning,that welove one another. 6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walkin it. 7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver, and an antichrist. 8 Look to yourselves, that
1 He commendeth Gaius for his piety, 5 and hospitality to true preachers: 9 he censureth Diotrophes, and threateneth him for his ambitious opposition, 11 whose evil example is not to be followed. WHE elder unto the well-beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth. 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. 5 Beloved thou doest faith
we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. 9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God.He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. 10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed : 11 For he that biddeth him |God speed, is partaker of his evil deeds. 12 Having many things to write unto you, Iwould not write with paper and ink; but f trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full. 13 The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen.
fully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers; 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: 7 Because that for his name's sake, they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles. 8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellow-helpers to the truth. 9 I wrote unto the church : but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the pre-eminence among them, receiveth us not. 10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us