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ness is not of God, neither he | 20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.

that loveth not his brother.
11 For this is, the message
that ye heard from the begin-
ning, that we should love one

12 Not as Cain, who was of
that wicked one, and slew
his brother. And wherefore
slew he him? Because his
own works were evil, and
his brother's righteous.
13 Marvel not, my brethren,
if the world hate you.

21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.

22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us com

14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his broth-mandment. er abideth in death.

24 And he that keepeth his

15 Whosoever hateth his commandments dwelleth in brother is a murderer: and 'ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.


16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid 1 He warneth them not to believe all

down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

17 But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

teachers, who boast of the Spirit, but to try them by the rules of the catholic faith: 7 and by many reasons exhorteth to brotherly love.


ELOVED, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 19 And hereby we know that 3 And every spirit that conwe are of the truth, and shall fesseth not that Jesus Christ assure our hearts before him. I is come in the flesh is not of

God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

4 Ye are of God, little children, and have Overcome them because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

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.

other, 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 in him.

17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness 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, 10 Herein is love, not that and hateth his brother, he is we loved God, but that he lov-a liar: for he that loveth not ed us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one an

his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? 21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.


bear witness in earth, the 1 He that loveth God loveth his chil-spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree

dren, and keepeth his command-
ments: 3 which to the faithful are
ight, and not grievous. 9 Jesus is in one.
the Son of God, able to save us, 14
and to hear our prayers, which we
make for ourselves, and for others.

9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is

WHOSOEVER believeth greater: for this is the wit

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?

6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water 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

ness 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 Son.

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 eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we 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

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death, he shall ask, and he 19 And we know that we shall give him life for them are of God, and the whole that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.

17 All unrighteousness is sin and there is a sin not

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 18 We know that whosoever Jesus Christ. This is the is born of God sinneth not; true God, and eternal life. but he that is begotten of God 21 Little keepeth himself, and that yourselves wicked one toucheth him not. Amen.

unto death.


children, keep from idols.



from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

1 He exhorteth a certain honourable | ment, That, as ye have heard matron, with her children, to persevere in Christian love and belief, 8 lest they lose the reward of their former profession: 10 and to have nothing to do with those seducers that bring not the true doctrine of

Christ Jesus.


HE elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;

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 we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. 2 For the truth's sake, 9 Whosoever transgresseth, which dwelleth in us, and and abideth not in the docshall be with us for ever. trine of Christ, hath not God. 3 Grace be with you, mercy, He that abideth in the docand peace, from God the Fatrine of Christ, he hath both ther, and from the Lord Je- the Father and the Son. sus 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.

5 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.

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, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.

6 And this is love, that we walk after his command- 13 The children of thy elect ments. This is the command- I sister greet thee. Amen.

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