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Antichrist described. I. JOHN. The Christian's hope

19 They went out from us, 2 Beloved, now are we the but they were not of us; for it sons of God, and it doth not yet they had been of us, they would appear what we shall be: but no doubt have continued with we know that, when he shall us: but they went out, that they appear, we shall be like him; might be made manifest that for we shall see him as he is. they were not all of us.

3 And every man that hath 20 But ye have an unction this hope in him puritieth himfrom the Holy One, and ye selt, even as he is pure. know all things.

4 Whosoever committeth sin 21 I have not written unto you transgresseth also the law: for sin because ye know not the truth, is the transgression of the law. but because ye know it, and 5 And ye know that he was that no lie is ottho truth. manitested to take away our

22 Who is a liar but he that sins; and in him is no sin,
denieth that Jesus is the Christ! 6 Whosoever abideth in him
He is antichrist, that denieth sinneth not: whosoever sinneth
the Father and the Son. hath not seen him, neither
23 Whosoeverdenieth the Son, known him.
the same hath not the Father: 7 Little children, let no man
but he that acknowledgeth the deceive you: he that doeth
Son hath the Father also. righteousness is righteous, even
24 Let that therefore abide in as he is righteous.
you, which ye have heard from 8 He that committeth sin is
the beginning. If that which of the devil; for the devil sin
ye have heard from the beginneth from the beginning. For
ning shall remain in you, ye this parpose the Son of God
also shall continue in the Son, was manifested, that he might
and in the Father.

destroy the works of the devil. 25 And this is the promise that 9 Whosoever is born of God he hath promised us, even eter- doth not commit sin; for his nal life.

seed remaineth in him: and he 26 These things have I wriiten cannot sin, because he is born unto you concerning them that of God. seduce you.

10 In this the children of God 27 But the anointing which ye are manifest, and the children have received of him abideth in of the devil: whosoever doeth you, and ye need not that any not righteousness is not of God, man teach you : but as the same neither he that loveth not his anointing teacheth you of all brother. things, and is truth, and is no 11 For this is the message that lie, and even as it hath taught ye heard from the beginning, you, ye shall abide in him. that we should love one another. 28 And now, little children, 12 Not as Cain, who was of abide in him; that, when he that wicked one, and slew his shall appear, we may have con brother. And wherefore slew fidence, and not be ashamed be- he him? Because his own fore wim at his coming.

works were evil, and his bro29 If ye know that he is right ther's righteous. eous, ye know that every one 13 Marvel not, my brethren, if that doeth righteousness is born the world hate you. of him.

14 We know that we have CHAPTER III.

passed from death unto life, The cluty of loving one another. because we love the brethren. EHOLD, what manner of He thatloveth not his brother

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stowed upon us, that we should 15 Whosoever hateth his brothbe called the sons of God: there. er is a murderer: and ye know fore the world knoweth us not, that no murderer hath eternal because it knew him not life abiding in him.

Duty of loving

I. JOHN.

one another. 16 Hereby perceive we the 5 They are of the world: there. love of God, because he laid fore speak they of the world, and down his life for us: and we the world heareth them. ought to lay down our lives for 6 We are of God: he that the brethren.

knoweth God heareth us; he 17 But whoso hath this world's that is not of God heareth not good, and seeth his brother have us. Hereby know we the spirit need, and shutteth up his bow of truth, and the spirit of error. els of compassion from him, how 7 Beloved, let us love one andwelleth the love of God in him? other: for love is of God; and 18 My little children, let us not every one that loveth is born of love in word, neither in tongue; God, and knoweth God. but in deed and in truth.

8 He that loveth not, knoweth 19 And hereby we know that not God; for God is love. we are of the truth, and shall 9 In this was manifested the assure our hearts betore him. love of God toward us, because

%0 For it our heart condemn that God sent his only begotten us, God is greater than our Son into the world, that we heart, and knoweth all things. might live through him. 21 Beloved, if our heart con 10 Herein is love, not that we demn us not, then have we con- loved God, but that he loved fidence toward God.

us, and sent his Son to be the 22 And whatsoever we ask, propitiation for our sins. we receive ot him, because we 11 Beloved, it God so loved us, keep his commandments, and we ought also to love one ando those things that are pleas- other. ing in his sight.

12 No inan hath seen God at 23 And this is his command any time. If we love one anment, That we should believe other, God dwelleth in us, and on the name of his Son Jesus his love is perfected in us. Christ, and love one another, 13 Hereby know we that we as he gave us commandment. dwell in him, and he in us, be

24 And he that keepeth his cause he hath given us of his commandments dwelleth in Spirit. him, and he in him. And here 14 And we have seen and do by we know that he abideth in testity that the Father sent the us, by the Spirit which he hath Son to be the Saviour of the given us.

world. CHAPTER IV.

lö Whosoever shall confesa The duty of loving one another. that Jesus is the Son ot God, God BELOVED; believe not

every dwelleth in him, and he in God whether they are of God be- believed the love that God hath cause many false prophets are to us. God is love, and he that gone out into the world.

dwelleth in love dwelleth in 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit God, and God in him. of God. Every spirit that con

17 Herein is our love made per fesseth that Jesus Christ is fect, that we may have boldness come in the flesh is of God: in the day of judgment: because 3 And every spirit that con- as he is, so are we in this world. fesseth not that Jesus Christ is 18 There is no fear in love come in the flesh is not of God but perfect love casteth out and this is that spirit of anti-fear; because fear hath torchrist, whereof ye have heard ment. He that feareth is not that it should come, and even made perfect in love. now already is it in the world. 19 We love him, because he

4 Ye are of God, little children, first loved us. and have overcome them: be 20 If a man bay, I love God cause greater is he that is in you, and hateth his brother, he is a than he that is in the world. liar: for he that loveth not his

The victory

II. JOHN.

over the world. brother whom he hath seen, hath made him a liar; because how can he love God whom he believeth not the record that he hath not seen?

God gave of his Son. 21 And this commandment have 11 And this is the record, that we froin him, That he who lov- God hath given to us. eternal eth Gud love his brother also. life, and this life is in his Son. CHAPTER V.

12 He that hath the Son hath The Chrisiiin's victory. life; and he that hath not the WHOSOEVER believeth that Son of God hath not life,

13 These things have I written of God: and every one that lov- unto you that believe on the eth him that begat, loveth him name of the Son of God; that also that is begotten of him. ye may know that ye have eter

2 By this we know that we nal life, and that ye may be love the children of God, when lieve on the name of the Son we love God, and keep luis of God. commandments.

14 And this is the confidence 3 For this is the love of God, that we have in him, that, if we that we keep his command ask any thing according to his ments: and his commandments will, he heareth us: are not grievous.

15 And it we know that he 4 For whatsoever is born of hear us, whatsoever we ask, we God overcometh the world : know that we have the petiand this is the victory that over- tions that we desired of him. cometh the world, even our faith. 16 If any man see his brother 5 Who is he that overcometh sin a sin rohich is not unto death, the world, but he that believeth he shall ask, and he shall give that Jesus is the Son of God? him lite for them that sin not

6 This is he that came by wa-unto death. There is a sin unto ter and blood, even Jesus Christ; death: I do not say that he shall not by water only, but by water pray for it. and blood. And it is the Spirit 17 All unrighteousness is 'sins that beareth witness, because and there is a sin not unto death. the Spirit is truth.

18 We know that whosoever 7 For there are three that bear is born of God sinneth not; but record in heaven, the Father, he that is begotten of God keep; the Word, and the Holy Ghost: eth hiinselt, and that wicked and these three are one.

one toucheth him not. 8 And there are three that bear 19 And we know that we are witness in earth, the spirit, and of God, and the whole world the water, and the blood : and lieth in wickedness. these three agree in one.

20 And we know that the Son 9 If we receive the witness of of God is come, and hath given men, the witness of God is us an understanding, that we greater: for this is the witness may know him that is true; and of God which he hath testitied we are in him that is true, even of his Son.

in his Son Jesus Christ. This is 10 He that believeth on the Son the true God, and eternal life. of God hath the witness in him 21 Little children, keep your self: he that believeth not God I selves from idols. Amen.

The Second Epistle of JOHN. An exhortation to faithfulness. 2 For the truth's sake, which The der untedilen left lady dwellet hoin us, and shall be love in the truth; and not I 3 Grace be with you, mercy, only, but also all they that have and peace, from God the Fat known the truth;

ther and from the Lord Jesus

Gaius commended. III. JOHN. Diotrephes rebuked. Christ, the Son of the Father, lose not those things which we in truth and love.

have wrought, but that we re4 1 rejoiced greatly that I ceive a full reward. found of thy children walking 9 Whosoever transsresseth. in truth, as we have received a and abideth not in the doctrine commandment from the Father. of Christ, hath not God. He 5 And now I beseech thee, that abideth in the doctrine of lady, not as though I wrote a Christ, he hath both the Father new commandment unto thee, and the Son. but that which we had from 10 If there come any unto you, the beginning, that we love and bring not this doctrine, reone another.

ceive him not into your house, 6 And this is love, that we neither bid him God speed: walk after his commandments. 11 For he that biddeth him This is

the commandment, God speed is partaker of his That, as ye have heard from evil deeds. the beginning, ye should walk 12 Having many things to write in it.

unto you, I would not write 7 For many deceivers are en- with paper and ink: but I trust tered into the world, who con to come unto you, and speak fess not that Jesus Christ is face to face, that our joy may como in the flesh. This is a be full. deceiver and an antichrist. 13 The children of thy elect 8 Look to yourselves, that we sister greet thee. Amen.

The Third Epistle of JOHN.
Gaius commended.

but Diotrephes, who loveth to THE elder unto

the well have the preeminence among beloved Gaius, whom I them, receiveth us not. love in the truth.

10 Wherefore, if I come, I 2 Beloved, I wish above all will remember his deeds which things that thou mayest pros- lie doeth, prating against us per and be in health, even as with malicious words: and not thy soul prospereth.

content therewith, neither doth 3 For I rejoiced greatly, when he himself receive the breth the brethren came and testified ren, and forbiddeth them that of the truth that is in thee, even would, and casteth them out as thou walkest in the truth. of the church. 4 I have no greater joy than 11 Beloved, follow not that to hear that my children walk which is evil, but that which is in truth.

good. He that doeth good is of 5 Beloved, thou doest faith- God: but he that doeth evil fully whatsoever thou doest to hath not seen God. the brethren, and to strangers ;

12 Demetrius hath good re6 Which have borne witness port of all men, and of the truth of thy charity before the church: itself: yea, and we also bear whom it thou bring forward on record and ye know that our their journey after a godly sort, record is true. thou shalt do well:

13 1 had many things to write, 7 Because that for his name's but I will not with ink and pen sake they went forth, taking write unto thee : nothing of the Gentiles.

14 But I trust I shall shortly 8 We therefore ought to re- see thee, and we shall speak ceive such, that we might be face to face. Peace be to thee. fellow helpers to the truth. Our friends salute thee. Greet 9 I wrote unto the church : the friends by name.

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The General Epistle of JUDE. The character of false teachers. not: but what they know nat JURE UDE, the servant of Jesus urally, as brute beasts. in chose

Christ, and brother of James, things they corrupt themselves. to them that are sanctified by 11 W Voe unto them! for they God the Father, and preserved have gone in the way of Cain, in Jesus Christ, and called : and ran greedily after the er

2 Mercy unto you, and peace, ror of Balaam for reward, and and love, be multiplied. perished in the gainsaying of

3 Beloved, when I gave all Korah. diligence to write unto you of 12 These are spots in your the common salvation, it was feasts of charity, when they needful for me to write unto feast with you, feeding themyou, and exhort you that ye selves without fear: clouds should earnestly contend for they are without water, carried the faith which was once de- about of winds; trees whose livered unto the saints.

fruit withereth, without fruit, 4 For there are certain men twice dead, plucked up by the crept in unawares, who were roots; before of old ordained to this 13 Raging waves of the sea, condemnation, ungodly men, foaming out their own shame turning the grace of our God wandering stars, to whom is into lasciviousness, and deny- reserved the blackness of darking the only Lord God, and our ness for ever. Lord Jesus Christ.

14 And Enoch also, the sev6 I will therefore put you in enth from Adam, prophesied remembrance, though ye once of these, saying, Behold, the knew this, how that the Lord, Lord cometh with ten thouhaving saved the people out of sand of his saints, the land of Egypt, afterward 15 To execute judgment upon destroyed them that believed all, and to convince all that are not.

ungodly among them of all their 6 And the angels which kept ungodly deeds which they have not their first estate, but lett ungodly committed, and of all their own habitation, he hath their hard speeches which unreserved in everlasting chains godlysinners have spoken against under darkness unto the judg- him. ment of the great day.

16 These are murmurers, com7 Even as Sodom and Gomor- plainers, walking after their rah and the cities about them, own lusts; and their mouth in like manner giving them: speaketh great swelling words, selves over to fornication, and having men's persons in adgoing after strange flesh, are miration because of advanset forth for an example, suffer: tage. ing the vengeance of eternal 17 But, beloved, remember yo fire.

the words which were spoken 8 Likewise also these filthy before of the apostles of our dreamers defile the flesh, de: Lord Jesus Christ; spise dominion, and speak evil 18 How that they, told you of dignities.

there should be mockers in the 9 Yet Michael the archangel, last time, who should walk

after when contending with the their own ungodly lusts. devil he disputed about the 19 These be they who separate body of Moses, durst not bring themselves, sensual, having not against him a railing accusa- the Spirit. tion, but said, The Lord re. 20 But ye, beloved, building up buke thee.

yourselves on your most holy 10 But these speak evil of faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, those things which they know 21 Keep yourselves in the love

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