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He commendeth Gaius for his piety, | 5 and hospitality 7 to true preach ers: 9 complaining of the unkind dealing of ambitious Diotrephes

on the contrary side, 11 whose evil

example is not to be followed: 12 and giveth special testimony to the good report of Demetrius.


HE 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.

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11 Beloved, follow not that 4 I have no greater joy than which is evil, but that which to hear that my children walk is good. He that doeth good in truth. is of God: but he that doeth 5 Beloved, thou doest faith-evil hath not seen God. fully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to stran gers;

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 re

12 Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yea, and we also bear record; and ye know that our record is true.

13 I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee:

14 But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.


He exhorteth them to be constant in | Lord, having saved the peothe profession of the faith. 4 False ple out of the land of Egypt, teachers are crept in to seduce them: for whose damnable doctrine and afterward destroyed them manners horrible punishment is that believed not. prepared: 20 whereas the godly, by the assistance of the Holy Spirit, and prayers to God, may persevere, and grow in grace, and keep themselves, and recover others out of the snares

of those deceivers.


UDE, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:

6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving 2 Mercy unto you, and themselves over to fornicaDeace, and love, be multi-tion, and going after strange lied. flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you Chat ye should earnestly contend for the faith which vas once delivered unto the aints.

4 For there are certain men rept in unawares, who were efore of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of Our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, nd our Lord Jesus Christ. 5 I will therefore put you a remembrance, though ye nce knew this, how that the

8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.

9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.

10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. 11 Woe unto them! for they

have gone in the way of sons in admiration because Cain, and ran greedily after of advantage. the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.

19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.

17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles 12 These are spots in your of our Lord Jesus Christ; feasts of charity, when they 18 How that they told you feast with you, feeding them- there should be mockers in selves without fear: clouds the last time, who should they are without water, car-walk after their own ungodried about of winds; trees ly lusts. whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; 13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever. 21 Keep yourselves in the 14 And Enoch also, the sev-love of God, looking for the enth from Adam, prophesied mercy of our Lord Jesus of these, saying, Behold, the Christ unto eternal life. Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,

15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,

22 And of some have compassion, making a difference: 23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

16 These are murmurers, 25 To the only wise God complainers, walking after our Saviour, be glory and their own lusts; and their majesty, dominion and powmouth speaketh great swell-er, both now and ever. ing words, having men's per- Amen.




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us from our sins in his own blood,

6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is

of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,

11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Eph.

esus, and unto Smyrna, and which are, and the things

unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;

13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as

which shall be hereafter; 20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.


What is commanded to be written to the angels, that is, the ministers of the churches of 1 Ephesus, 8 Smyrna, 12 Pergamos, 18 Thyatira: and what is commended, or found wanting in them.

white as snow; and his eyes UNTO the angel of the

were as a of fire; 15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. 16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.

17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:

18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things


write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;

2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil and thou has tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:

3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.

4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first

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