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SIMON Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and

our Saviour Jesus Christ:

10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make

your calling and election sure:
shall never fall:
if ye do these things, ye

11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom

of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the 12 Wherefore I will not be knowledge of God,and of Jesus negligent to put you always in our Lord, remembrance of these things, 3 According as his divine though ye know them, and be power hath given unto us all established in the present things that pertain unto life truth. and godliness, through the 13 Yea, I think it meet, as knowledge of him that hath long as I am in this tabernacle, called us to glory and virtue : to stir you up by putting you 4 Whereby are given unto us in remembrance; exceeding great and precious promises that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

5 And besides this, giving all diligence, add to your faith vir tue; and to virtue knowledge; 6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godli


14 Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me. 15 Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.

cunningly devised fables, when 16 For we have not followed we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

7 And to godliness brotherly 17 For he received from God kindness; and to brotherly the Father honour and glory, kindness charity. when there came such a voice

8 For if these things be in to him from the excellent gloyou, and abound, they make ry, This is my beloved Son, in you that ye shall neither be whom I am well pleased. barren nor unfruitful in the 18 And this voice which came knowledge of our Lord Jesus from heaven we heard, when Christ. we were with him in the holy mount.

19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto

9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his ye do well that ye take heed, old sins. as unto a light that shineth in

False teachers



a dark place, until the day 8 (For that righteous man dawn, and the day star arise dwelling among them, in seein your hearts: ing and hearing, vexed his 20 Knowing this first, that no righteous soul from day to day prophecy of the scripture is of with their unlawful deeds ;) any private interpretation. 9 The Lord knoweth how to 21 For the prophecy came not deliver the godly out of temptain old time by the will of man: tions, and to reserve the unjust but holy men of God spake as unto the day of judgment to be they were moved by the Holy punished: Ghost.


10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not

BUT there were the pro-afraid to speak evil of digni

phets also among the ties.

ple, even as there shall be false

teachers among you, who pri-11 Whereas angels, which are vily shall bring in damnable greater in power and might, heresies, even denying the Lord bring not railing accusation that bought them, and bring against them before the Lord. upon themselves swift destruc- 12 But these, as natural brute tion.

beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;

2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 3 And through covetousness 13 And shall receive the reshall they with feigned words ward of unrighteousness, as make merchandise of you: they that count it pleasure to whose judgment now of a long riot in the day time. Spots time lingereth not, and their they are and blemishes, sportdamnation slumbereth not. ing themselves with their own 4 For if God spared not the deceivings while they feast angels that sinned, but cast with you;

them down to hell, and deli- 14 Having eyes full of adulered them into chains of dark- tery, and that cannot cease ness, to be reserved unto judg- from sin; beguiling unstable ment; souls: an heart they have

5 And spared not the old exercised with covetous pracworld, but saved Noah the tices; cursed children: eighth person, a preacher of 15 Which have forsaken the righteousness, bringing in the right way, and are gone astray, flood upon the world of the following the way of Balaam ungodly; the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;

6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;

16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet. 7 And delivered just Lot, 17 These are wells without vexed with the filthy conver-water, clouds that are carried sation of the wicked: with a temnest; to whom the

Of relapsing into sin. II. PETER, 3. Christ's second coming mist of darkness is reserved 4 And saying, Where is the for ever. promise of his coming? for 18 For when they speak great since the fathers fell asleep, all swelling words of vanity, they things continue as they were aliure through the lusts of the from the beginning of the creflesh, through much wanton-ation. ness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in



5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, 19 While they promise them and the earth standing out of liberty, they themselves are the water and in the water: the servants of corruption: for 6 Whereby the world that of whom a man is overcome, then was, being overflowed of the same is he brought in with water, perished: 7 But the heavens and the 20 For if after they have es-earth, which are now, by the caped the pollutions of the same word are kept in store, world through the knowledge reserved unto fire against the of the Lord and Saviour Jesus day of judgment and perdition Christ, they are again en- of ungodly men. tangled therein, and overcome, 8 But, beloved, be not ignothe latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.


rant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not but that all should come to willing that any should perish, 10 But the day of the Lord repentance. will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burn

THIS second epistle, beloved up.


ed, I now write unto you; 11 Seeing then that all these in both which I stir up your things shall be dissolved, what pure minds by way of remem- manner of persons ought ye to brance: be in all holy conversation and

2 That ye may be mindful of godliness, the words which were spoken 12 Looking for and hasting before by the holy prophets, unto the coming of the day of and of the commandment of God, wherein the heavens us the apostles of the Lord and being on fire shall be dissolved, Saviour: and the elements shall melt

3 Knowing this first, that with fervent heat? there shall come in the last 13 Nevertheless we, according days scoffers, walking after to his promise, look for new their own lusts, heavens and a new earth,


I. JOHN, 1.

Holiness the test of our faith. wherein dwelleth righteous- things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned 14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing and unstable wrest, as they do that ye look for such things, be also the other scriptures, unto diligent that ye may found their own destruction. of him in peace, without spot, 17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeand blameless. ing ye know these things be15 And account that the long-fore, beware lest ye also, being suffering of our Lord is salva-led away with the error of the tion; even as our beloved bro- wicked, fall from your own ther Paul also according to the stedfastness.

wisdom given unto him hath 18 But grow in grace, and in written unto you; the knowledge of our Lord and 16 As also in all his epistles, Saviour Jesus Christ. To him speaking in them of these be glory both now and for ever. things; in which are some Amen.




6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

TH HAT which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen 7 But if we walk in the light, with our eyes, which we have as he is in the light, we have looked upon, and our hands fellowship one with another, have handled, of the Word of and the blood of Jesus Christ life; his Son cleanseth us from all

2 (For the life was manifested, sin. and we have seen it, and bear 8 If we say that we have no witness, and shew unto you sin, we deceive ourselves, and that eternal life, which was the truth is not in us. with the Father, and was manifested unto us ;)

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellow 10 If we say that we have not ship with us: and truly our sinned, we make him a liar, fellowship is with the Father, and his word is not in us. and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.


5 This then is the message MY little children, these

things write I unto you, which we have heard of him, that ye sin not. And if any and declare unto you, that God man sin, we have an advocate is light, and in him is no dark-with the Father, Jesus Christ ness at all. the righteous:

How to overcome

I. JOHN, 2.

the world. 2 And he is the propitiation little children, because ye have for our sins: and not for our's known the Father.

only, but also for the sins of 14 I have written unto you, the whole world.. fathers, because ye have known 3 And hereby we do know him that is from the beginning. that we know him, if we keep I have written unto you, young his commandments. men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.

4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

7 Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but 17 And the world passeth an old commandment which away, and the lust thereof: ye had from the beginning. but he that doeth the will of The old commandment is the God abideth for ever. word which ye have heard 18 Little children, it is the from the beginning. 8 Again, a last time: and as ye have heard ment I write unto you, which that antichrist shall come, thing is true in him and in christs; whereby we know even now are there many antiyou: because the darkness is that it is the last time. past, and the true light now shineth.

new command

9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.

19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued 10 He that loveth his brother that they might be made mawith us: but they went out, abideth in the light, and there nifest that they were not all is none occasion of stumbling of us.

in him.

11 But he that hateth his bro-from the Holy One, and ye 20 But ye have an unction ther is in darkness, and walk- know all things.

eth in darkness, and knoweth 21 I have not written unto not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his you because ye know not the


12 I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.

truth, but because ye know it,

and that no lie is of the truth." 22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth 13 I write unto you, fathers, the Father and the Son. because ye have known him 23 Whosoever denieth the that is from the beginning. I Son, the same hath not the write unto you, young men, Father: [but] he that acknowbecause ye have overcome the ledgeth the Son hath the Father wicked one. I write unto you, also.

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