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The efficacy of

CHAPTER 1. the prayer of faith. heard of the patience of Job, 16 Confess your faults one and have seen the end of the to another, and pray one for Lord; that the Lord is very pi. another, that ye may be healtiful, and of tender mercy.

ed. The effectual fervent pray12 But above all things, my er of a righteous man availeth .brethren, swear not, neither by much. heaven, neither by the earth, 17 Elias was a man subject neither by any other oath: but to like passions as we are, and let your yea be yea; and your he prayed earnestly that it nay, nay;

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ye fall into con might not rain : and it rained demnation.

not on the earth by the space 13 Is any among you afflict. of three years and six months. ed ? let him

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18 And he prayed again, and ry? let him sing psalms. the heaven gave rain, and the

14 Is any sick among you? earth brought forth her fruit. let him call for the elders of 19 Brethren, if any of you do the church ; and let them pray err from the truth, and one over him, anointing him with convert him; oil in the name of the Lord : 20 Let him know, that he

15 And the prayer of faith which converteth the sinner shall save the sick, and the from the error of his way Lord shall raise him up; and shall save a soul from death, if he have committed sins, and shall hide a multitude of they shall be forgiven him. sins.

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CHAPTER I.

ther, through sanctification of 1 Peter blesseth God for his manifold spiritual the Spirit, unto obedience and was prophesied of old ; 13 and exhorteth them sprinkling of the blood of Jesus accordingly to a godly conversation, foras, Christ: Grace unto you, and much as they are now born anew by the word of God.

peace, be multiplied. ETER, an apostle of Jesus 3 Blessed be the God and Fa

Christ, to the strangers ther of our Lord Jesus Christ, scattered throughout Pontus, which according to his abunGalatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and dant mercy hath begotten us Bithynia,

again unto a lively hope by 2 Elect according to the fore the resurrection of Jesus Christ know ledge of God the Fa- / from the dead,

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Of salvation by Christ. I. PETER, Exhortation to holiness.

4 To an inheritance incor- | that have preached the gospel ruptible, and undefiled, and unto you with the Holy Ghost that fadeth not away, reserv

sent down from heaven; which ed in heaven for you,

things the angels desire to look 5 Who are kept by the power into.

13 Wherefore gird up the loins vation ready to be revealed in of your mind, be sober, and the last time.

hope to the end for the grace 6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, that is to be brought unto you though now for a season, if need at the revelation of Jesus be, ye are in heaviness through Christ; manifold temptations :

14 As obedient children, not 7 That the trial of your faith, fashioning yourselves accord. being much more precious than ing to the former lusts in your of gold that perisheth, though ignorance: it be tried with fire, might be 15 But as he which hath call. found unto praise and honoured you is holy, so be ye holy and glory at the appearing of in all manner of conversation; Jesus Christ:

16 Because it is written, Be 8 Whom having not seen, ye ye holy; for I am holy. love; in whom, though now

17 And if ye call on the Faye see him not, yet believing, ther,who without respect of perye rejoice with joy unspeak- sons judgeth according to eveable and full of glory :

ry man's work, pass the time 9 Receiving the end of your of your sojourning here in fear: faith, even the salvation of 18 Forasmuch as ye know

that ye were not redeemed 10 Of which salvation the with corruptible things, as silprophets have inquired and ver and gold, from your vain searched diligently, who pro

conversation received by tradiphesied of the grace that should tion from your fathers; come unto you:

19 But with the precious 11 Searching what, or what blood of Christ, as of a lamb manner of time the Spirit of without blemish and without Christ which was in them spot: did signify, when it testified 20 Who verily was foreordainbeforehand the sufferings of ed before the foundation of the Christ, and the glory that world, but was manifest in should follow.

these last times for you, 12 Unto whom it was re- 21 Who by him do believe in vealed, that not unto them- God, that raised him up from selves, but unto us they did the dead, and gave him glory; minister the things, which are that your faith and hope inight now reported unto you by them be in God.

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CHAPTER II. 22 Seeing ye have purified spiritual sacrifices, acceptable your souls in obeying the truth to God by Jesus Christ. through the Spirit unto un- 6 Wherefore also it is confeigned love of the breth- tained in the Scripture, Be. ren, see that ye love one an- | hold, I lay in Zion a chief corother with a pure heart fer- ner stone, elect, preciousand vently :

he that believeth on him shall 23 Being born again, not of not be confounded.

7 ruptible, by the word of God, believe he is precious : but unwhich liveth and abideth for to them which be disobedient,

the stone which the builders 24 For all flesh is as grass, disallowed, the same is made and all the glory of man as

the head of the corner, the flower of grass. The grass 8 And a stone of stumbling, withereth, and the flower there and a rock of offence, even to of falleth away:

them which stumble at the 25 But the word of the Lord word, being disobedient:whereendureth for ever. And this unto also they were appointis the word which by the gos- ed. pel is preached unto you.

9 But ye are a chosen gene

ration, a royal priesthood, a CHAPTER II. 1 He dehorteth them from the breach of cha holy nation, a peculiar people; mister 4 showing that Christ is the foundation that ye should shew forth the them also to abstain from fleshly luste, ils to praises of him who hath callhe obedient to magistrates, 18 and teacheth ed you out of darkness into servarts to obey their masters, 20 patiently his marvellous light: suffering for well doing, after the example of Christ.

10 Which in time past were THEREFORE laying aside not a people, but are now the

all malice, and all guile, people of God: which had not and hypocrisies, and envies, obtained mercy, but now have and all evil speakings,

obtained mercy. 2 As newborn babes, desire 11 Dearly beloved, I beseech the sincere milk of the word, you as strangers and pilgrims, that ye may grow thereby : abstain from fleshly lusts, which

3 If so be ye have tasted that war against the soul; the Lord is gracious.

12 Having your conversation 4 To whom coming, as unto honest among the Gentiles : a living stone, disallowed in that, whereas they speak deed of men, but chosen of against you as evil doers, they God, and precious,

may by your good works, which 5 Ye also, ás lively stones, they shall behold, glorify God are built up a spiritual house, in the day of visitation. a holy priesthood, to offer up 13 Submit yourselves to eve

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Duties of servants, and

I. PETER, of wives and husbands. ry ordinance of man for the he suffered, he threatened not; Lord's sake: whether it be to but committed himself to him the king, as supreme;

that judgeth righteously: 14 Or unto governors, as unto

24 Who his own self bare them that are sent by him for our sins in his own body on the punishment of evil doers, the tree, that we, being dead and for the praise of them that to sins, should live unto rightdo well,

eousness: by whose stripes ye 15 For so is the will of God, were healed. that with well doing ye may 25 For ye were as sheep ga put to silence the ignorance of ing astray; but are now return. foolish men:

ed unto the Shepherd and Bi. 16 As free, and not using shop of your souls. your liberty for a cloak of ma

CHAPTER III. liciousness, but as the servants

1 He teacheth the duty of wives and husbands of God.

to each other, 8 exhorting all men to unity 17 Honour all men. Love the

and love, 14 and to be patient under perse,

cution. 19 He declareth also the benefits of brotherhood. Fear God. Ho- Christ toward the old world. nour the king

18 Servants, be subject to subjection to your own your masters with all fear; not husbands; that, if any obey only to the good and gentle, not the word, they also may but also to the froward.

without the word be won by 19 For this is thankworthy, the conversation of the wives; if a man for conscience toward 2 While they behold your God endure grief, suffering chaste conversation coupled wrongfully.

with fear. 20 For what glory is it, if, 3 Whose adorning, let it not when ye be buffeted for your be that outward adorning of faults, ye shall take it patient- plaiting the hair, and of wear. ly? but if, when ye do well, ing of gold, or of putting on of and suffer for it, ye take it apparel ; patiently, this is acceptable 4 But let it be the hidden man with God.

of the heart, in that which is 21 For even hereunto were not corruptible, even the ornaye called : because Christ also ment of a meek and quiet spi. suffered for us, leaving us an rit, which is in the sight of example, that ye should follow God of great price. his steps:

5 For after this manner in 22 Who did no sin, nei. | the old time the holy women ther was guile found in his also, who trusted in God, adornmouth:

ed themselves, being in sub23 Who, when he was revil. jection unto their own hused, reviled not again; when bands :

Echortations
CHAPTER III.

to unity and lore. 6 Even as Sarah obeyed Abra- 15 But sanctify the Lord God ham, calling him lord: whose in your hearts: and be ready daughters ye are, as long as always to give an answer to ye do well, and are not afraid every man that asketh you with any amazement.

a reason of the hope that is 7 Likewise, ye husbands, in you, with meekness and dwell with them according to fear : knowledge, giving honour un- 16 Having a good conscience; to the wife, as unto the weak- that, whereas they speak evil er vessel, and as being heirs of you, as of evil doers, they together of the grace of life; may be ashamed that falsely that your prayers be not hin- accuse your good conversation dered.

in Christ. 8 Finally, be

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17 For it is better, if the will mind, having compassion one of God be so, that ye suffer for of another; love as brethren, well doing, than for evil dobe pitiful, be courteous : ing

9 Not rendering evil for evil, 18 For Christ also hath once or railing for railing: but con- suffered for sins, the just for trariwise blessing; knowing the unjust, that he might that ye are thereunto called, bring us to God, being put to that ye should inherit a bless- death in the flesh, but quicking

ened by the Spirit: 10 For he that will love life, 19 By which also he went and see good days, let him re- and preached unto the spirits frain his tongue from evil, and in prison; his lips that they speak no 20 Which sometime were dis. guile:

obedient, when once the long11 Let him eschew evil, and suffering of God waited in the do good ; let him seěk peace, days of Noah, while the ark and ensue it.

was a preparing, wherein few, 12 For the eyes of the Lord that is, eight souls, were saved are over the righteous, and by water. his ears are open unto their 21 The Jike figure whereprayers : but the face of the unto even baptism doth also Lord is against them that do now save us, (not the putting evil.

away of the filth of the flesh, 13 And who is he that will but the answer of a good

if ye be followers conscience toward God,) by of that which is good?

the resurrection of Jesus 14 But and if ye suffer for Christ: righteousness' sake, happy are 22 Who is gone into heaven, ye: and be not afraid of their and is on the right hand of terror, neither be troubled; God; angels and authorities

harm you,

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