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love one another. cause many false prophets are us, we ought also to love one gone out into the world.
another. 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit 12 No man hath seen God of God: Every spirit that con- at any time. If we love one fesseth that Jesus Christ is another, God dwelleth in us, come in the flesh is of God: and his love is perfected in
3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is 13 Hereby know we that we come in the flesh is not of God: dwell in him, and he in us, and this is that spirit of anti- because he hath given us of his christ, whereof ye have heard Spirit. that it should come; and even 14 And we have seen and do now already is it in the world. testify that the Father sent the
4 Ye are of God, little child. Son to be the Saviour of the ren, and have overcome them: world. because greater is he that is in 15 Whosoever shall confess you, than he that is in the that Jesus is the Son of God, world.
God dwelleth in him, and he 5 They are of the world: in God. therefore speak they of the 16 And we have known and world, and the world heareth believed the love that God them.
hath to us. God is love; and 6 We are of God: he that he that dwelleth in love dwell. knoweth God heareth us; he eth in God, and God in him. that is not of God heareth not 17 Herein is our love made us. Hereby know we the spi. perfect, that we may have rit of truth, and the spirit of boldness in the day of judg. error.
ment: because as he is, so 7 Beloved, let us love one
are we in this world. another: for love is of God; 18 There is no fear in love: and every one that loveth is but perfect love casteth out born of God, and knoweth God. fear: because fear hath tor
8 He that loveth not, know- ment. He that feareth is not eth not God; for God is love. made perfect in love.
9 In this was manifested the 19 We love him, because he love of God toward us, because first loved us. that God sent his only begotten
20 If a man say, I love God, Son into the world, that we and hateth his brother, he is inight live through him. a liar: for he that loveth not
10 Herein is love, not that his brother whom he hath we loved God, but that he
seen, how can he love God loved us, and sent his Son to whoin he hath not seen? be the propitiation for our sins.
21 And this commandment 11 Beloved, if God so loved I have we from him. That he
of our farth. who loveth God love his bro- | spirit, and the water, and the ther also.
blood: and these three agree
9 If we receive the witness of | He that loveth God loveth his children, and keepeth his commandments : 3 which to the
men, the witness of God is faithful are not grievous. 9 Jesus is the Son greater: for this is the witness prayers
, which we make for ourselves, and for of God which he hath testi. others.
fied of his Son.
that Jesus is the Christ Son of God hath the witness in is born of God: and every one himself: he that believeth not that loveth him that begat, God hath made him a liar; beloveth him also that is begot- cause he believeth not the re. ten of him.
cord that God gave of his Son. 2 By this we know that we 11 And this is the record, that love the children of God, when God hath given to us eternal we love God, and keep his com- life, and this life is in his Son. mandments.
12 He that hath the Son hath 3 For this is the love of life; and he that hath not the God, that we keep his com- Son of God hath not life. mandments: and his com- 13 These things have I writmandments are not grievous. ten unto you that believe on
4 For whatsoever is born of the name of the Son of God; God overcometh the world: that ye may know that ye and this is the victory that have eternal life, and that ye overcometh the world, even our may believe on the name of faith.
the Son of God. 5 Who is he that overcometh 14 And this is the confidence the world, but he that believ- that we have in him, that, if we eth that Jesus is the Son of ask any thing according to his God?
will, he heareth us: 6 This is he that came by 15 And if we know that he water and blood, even Jesus hear us, whatsoever we ask, Christ; not by water only, but we know that we have the by water and blood. And it is petitions that we desired of the Spirit that beareth witness, him. because the Spirit is truth. 16 If any man see his bro
7 For there are three that ther sin a sin which is not bear record in heaven, the unto death, he shall ask, and Father, the Word, and the he shall give him life for them Holy Ghost: and these three that sin not unto death. There are one.
is a sin unto death: I do not say 8 And there are three that that he shall pray for it. bear witness in earth, the 17 All unrighteousness is
Of Christian love
II. JOHN and belief of the truth sin: and there is a sin not unto 20 And we know that the death.
Son of God is come, and hath 18 We know that whosoever given us an understanding is born of God sinneth not; that we may know him that but he that is begotten of God is true; and we are in him keepeth himself, and that wick- that is true, even in his Son ed one toucheth him not. Jesus Christ. This is the true
19 And we know that we God, and eternal life. are of God, and the whole 21 Little children, keep your. world lieth in wickedness. selves from idols. Amen.
THE SECOND EPISTLE
1 He exhorteth a certain honourable matron, but that which we had from with her children, to persevere in Christian love and belief, 8 lest they lose the reward of the beginning, that we love their former profession: 10 and to have no
one another. thing to do with those seducers that bring not the true doctrine of Christ Jesus.
6 And this is love, that we THE elder unto the elect walk after his commandments.
lady and her children, This is the commandment, whom I love in the truth; That, as ye have heard from and not I only, but also all the beginning, ye should walk they that have known the in it. truth;
7 For many deceivers are 2 For the truth's sake, which entered into the world, who dwelleth in us, and shall be confess not that Jesus Christ with us for ever.
is come in the flesh. This is a 3 Grace be with you, mercy,
deceiver and an antichrist. and peace, from God the Fa- 8 Look to yourselves, that we ther and from the Lord Jesus lose not those things which we Christ, the Son of the Father, have wrought, but that we rein truth and love.
ceive a full reward. 4 I rejoiced greatly that I 9 Whosoever transgresseth, found of thy children walking
and abideth not in the doctrine in truth, as we have received of Christ, hath not God. He a commandment from the Fa- that abideth in the doctrine of ther.
Christ, he hath both the Fa5 And now I beseech thee, ther and the Son. lady, not as though I wrote a 10 If there come any unto new commandment unto thee, you, and bring not this doo
Gaius is commended
for his piety. trine, receive him not into your write unto you, I would not house, neither bid him God | write with paper and ink: but speed :
I trust to come unto you, and 11 For he that biddeth him speak face to face, that our God speed is partaker of his joy may be full. evil deeds.
13 The children of thy elect 12 Having many things to sister greet thee. Amen.
THE THIRD EPISTLE
1 He commendeth Gaius for his piety, 5 and sake they went forth, taking hospitality. 9 He complaineth of the unkind dealing of ambitious Diotrephes towards him, nothing of the Gentiles. 11 whose evil example is not to be followed: 8 We therefore ought to re12 and giveth special testimony to the good report of Demetrius,
ceive such, that we might be HE elder unto the well be- fellow helpers to the truth.
loved Gaius, whom I love 9 I wrote unto the church: in the truth.
but Diotrephes, who loveth to 2 Beloved, I wish above all have the preeminence among things that thou mayest pros-them, receiveth us not. per and be in health, even as 10 Wherefore, if I come, I thy soul prospereth.
will remember his deeds which 3 For I rejoiced greatly, when he doeth, prating against us the brethren came and testified with malicious words: and not of the truth that is in thee, content therewith, neither doth even as thou walkest in the he himself receive the bre. truth.
thren, and forbiddeth them 4 I have no greater joy than that would, and casteth them to hear that my children walk out of the church. . in truth.
11 Beloved, follow not that 5 Beloved, thou doest faith which is evil, but that which fully whatsoever thou doest to is good. He that doeth good the brethren, and to strangers; is of God: but he that doeth
6 Which have borne witness evil hath not seen God. of thy charity before thechurch: 12 Demetrius hath good rewhom if thou bring forward on port of all men, and of the truth their journey after a godly sort, itself: yea, and we also bear thou shalt do well:
record; and ye know that our 7 Because that for his name's | record is true.
described 13 I had many things to see thee, and we shall speak write, but I will not with ink face to face. Peace be to thee. and pen write unto thee: Our friends salute thee. Greet 14 But I trust I shall shortly the friends by name.
THE GENERAL EPISTLE
JUDE. 1 He exhorteth them to be constant in the pro having saved the people out of fession of the faith. 4 False teachers are crept in to seduce thein: for whose damnable doc- the land of Egypt, afterward trine and manners horrible punishment is destroyed them that believed prepared: 20 whereas the godly, by the assistance of the Holy Spirit, and by prayer to
not. God, may persevere, and grow in grace, and keep themselves, and recover others out of the
6 And the angels which kept snares of those deceivers.
not their first estate, but left UDE, the servant of Jesus their own habitation, he hath
Christ, and brother of James, reserved in everlasting chains to them that are sanctified by under darkness unto the judg. God the Father, and preserved ment of the great day. in Jesus Christ, and called : 7 Even as Sodom and Gomor.
2 Mercy unto you, and peace, rah and the cities about them, and love, be multiplied.
in like manner giving them. 3 Beloved, when I gave all selves over to fornication, and diligence to write unto you of going after strange flesh, are the common salvation, it was set forth for an example, sufferneedful for me to write unto ing the vengeance of eternal you, and exhort you that ye fire. should earnestly contend for 8 Likewise also these filthy the faith which was once de dreamers defile the flesh, delivered unto the saints. spise dominion, and speak evil
4. For there are certain men of dignities. crept in unawares, who were 9 Yet Michael the archangel, before of old ordained to this when contending with the decondemnation, ungodly men,
vil he disputed about the body turning the grace of our God of Moses, durst not bring against into lasciviousness, and deny. him a railing accusation, but ing the only Lord God, and our said, The Lord rebuke thee. Lord Jesus Christ.
10 But these speak evil of 5 I will therefore put you in those things which they know remembrance, though ye once
not: but what they know naknew this, how that the Lord, turally, as brute beasts, in