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E.chortation to

I. JOHN, 4. love one another. how dwelleth the love of God 4 Ye are of God, little chilin him?

dren, and have overcome them: 18 My little children, let us because greater is he that is not love in word, neither in in you, than he that is in the tongue; but in deed and in world. truth.

5 They are of the world : 19 And hereby we know that therefore speak they of the we are of the truth, and shall world, and the world heareth assure our hearts before him. them.

20 For if our heart condemn 6 We are of God: he that us, God is greater than our knoweth God heareth us; he heart, and knoweth all things that is not of God heareth not 21 Beloved, if our heart con- us. Hereby know we the spirit demn us not, then have we of truth, and the spirit of error. confidence toward God.

7 Beloved, let us love one an22 And whatsoever we ask, other: for love is of God; and we receive of him, because we every one that loveth is born of keep his commandments, and God, and knoweth God. do those things that are pleas- 8 He that loveth not knoweth ing in his sight.

not God; for God is love. 23 And this is his command- 9 In this was manifested the ment, That we should believe love of God toward us, because on the name of his Son Jē'-sós that God sent his only begotten Chrīst, and love one another, Son into the world, that we as he gave us commandment. might live through him.

24 And he that keepeth his 10 Herein is love, not that we commandmentsdwelleth in him, loved God, but that he loved and he in him. And hereby us, and sent his Son to be the we know that he abideth in propitiation for our sins. us, by the Spirit which he hath 11 Beloved, if God so loved given us.

us, we ought also to love one

another. CHAPTER 4.

12 No man hath seen God

not at any time. If we love one every spirit, but try the another, God dwelleth in us, spirits whether they are of and his love is perfected in us. God: because many false pro- 13 Hereby, know we that we phets are gone out into the dwell in him, and he in us, world.

because he hath given us of 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit his Spirit. of God: Every spirit that con- 14 And we have seen and do fesseth that Jē'-šūs Christ is testify that the Father sent the come in the flesh is of God : Son to be the Saviour of the

3 And every spirit that con- world. fesseth not that Jē'-sús Christ 15 Whosoever shall confess is come in the flesh is not of that Jē'-šūs is the Son of God, God: and this is that spirit of God dwelleth in him, and he ăn’-t-chrīst, whereof ye have in God. heard that it should come; and 16 And we have known and even now already is it in the believed the love that God world.

hath to us. God is love; and he

BELOVED, believe

The witnesses
I. JOHN, 5.

of our faith

. that dwelleth in love dwelleth | Chrīst; not by water only, but in God, and God in him. by water and blood. And it is

17 Herein is our love made the Spirit that beareth witness, perfect, that we may have because the Spirit is truth. boldness in the day of judg- 7 For there are three that ment: because as he is, so are bear record in heaven, the we in this world.

Father, the Word, and the 18 There is no fear in love ; Holy Ghost; and these three but perfect love casteth out are one. fear : because fear hath tor- 8 And there are three that ment. He that feareth is not bear witness in earth, the Spirit, made perfect in love.

and the water, and the blood : 19 We love him, because he and these three agree in one. first loved us.

9 If we receive the witness of 20 If a man say, I love God, men, the witness of God is and hateth his brother, he is a greater: for this is the witness liar: for he that loveth not his of God which he hath testified brother whom he hath seen, of his Son. how can he love God whom he 10 He that believeth on the hath not seen ?

Son of God hath the witness in 21 And this commandment himself: he that believeth not have we from him, That he God hath made him a liar; who loveth God love his bro- because he believeth not the ther also.

record that God gave of his


11 And this is the record, that THOSOEVER believeth God hath given to us eternal

that is born of God: and every one 12 He that hath the Son hath that loveth him that begat life; and he that hath not the loveth him also that is begot- Son of God hath not life. ten of him.

13 These things have I written 2 By this we know that we unto you that believe on the love the children of God, when name of the Son of God ;, that we love God, and keep his ye may know that ye have commandments.

eternal life, and that ye may be3 For this is the love of God, lieve on the name

the Son of that we keep his command- God. ments: and his commandments 14 And this is the confidence are not grievous.

that we have in him, that, if 4 For whatsoever is born of we ask any thing according God overcometh the world : his will, he heareth us : and this is the victory that 15 And if we know that he overcometh the world, even our hear us, whatsoever we ask, we faith.

know that we have the petitions 5 Who is he that overcometh that we desired of him. the world, but he that believ- 16 If any man see his brother eth that Jē'-sús is the Son of sin a sin which is not unto God?

death, he shall ask, and he shall 6 This is he that came by give him life for them that sin water and blood, even Jē -súis not unto death. There is a sin


Eachortation to


Christian love. unto death : I do not say that of God, and the whole world he shall pray for it.

lieth in wickedness. 17 All unrighteousness is sin : 20 And we know that the Son and there is a sin not unto of God is come, and hath given death.

us an understanding, that we 18 We know that whosoever may know him that is true, and is born of God sinneth not; we are in him that is true, even but he that is begotten of in his Son Jē'-sús Christ. This God keepeth himself, and that is the true God, and eternal life. wicked one toucheth him not. 21 Little children, keep your19 And we know that we are selves from idols. A'-měn.




JHE elder unto the elect lady 7 For many deceivers are enlove in the truth ; and not I fess not that Jē'-sús Christ is only, but also all they that have come in the flesh. This is a known the truth;

deceiver and an an'-ti-chrīst. 2 For the truth's sake, which 8 Look to yourselves, that dwelleth in us, and shall be we lose not those things which with us for ever.

we have wrought, but that we 3 Grace be with you, mercy, receive a full reward. and peace, from God 'the Fa- 9 Whosoever transgresseth, ther, and from the Lord Jē'-sús and abideth not in the doctrine Chríst, the Son of the Father, of Chrīst, hath not God. He in truth and love.

that abideth in the doctrine of 4 I rejoiced greatly that I Chrīst, he hath both the Father found of thy children walking and the Son. in truth, as we have received 10 If there come any unto a commandment from the Fa- you, and bring not this doctrine, ther.

receive him not into your house, 5 And now I beseech thee, neither bid him God speed : lady, not as though I wrote a 11 For he that biddeth him new commandment unto thee, God speed is partaker of his but that which we had from the evil deeds. beginning, that we love one 12 Having many things to another.

write unto you, I would not 6. And this is love, that we write with paper and ink: but walk after his commandments. I trust to come unto you, and This is the commandment, speak face to face, that our That, as ye have heard from joy may be full. the beginning, ye should walk 13 The children of thy elect

sister greet thee. Ä'-měn.

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Jē VHE elder unto the well- | but Dī-ot'-rě-phēs, who loveth I

beloved Gáì'-ŭs, whom I to have the preeminence among love in the truth.

them, receiveth us not. 2 Beloved, I wish above all 10 Wherefore, if I come, Ini. ha things that thou mayest pros- will remember his deeds which with per and be in health, even as he doeth, prating against us ari de thy soul prospereth.

with malicious words : and not telne 3 For I rejoiced greatly, when content therewith, neither doth and the brethren came and testified he himself receive the bre- the of the truth that is in thee, thren, and forbiddeth them that low even as thou walkest in the would, and casteth them out of fired truth.

the church.

er da 4 I have no greater joy than 11 Beloved, follow not that a: of to hear that my children walk which is evil, but that which is Ever in truth.

good. He that doeth good is : thă 5 Beloved, thou doest faith- of God: but he that doeth evil 12 in fully whatsoever thou doest to hath not seen God. the brethren, and to strangers ; 12 Dē-mē'-try-ŭs hath good goin

6 Which have borne witness report of all men, and of the of thy charity before the church: truth itself: yea, and we also whom if thou bring forward bear record ; and ye know that on their journey after a godly our record is true. sort, thou shalt do well:

13 I had many things to write, imer 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 Ĝěn'-tīles.. 14 But I trust I shall shortly let

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. dis fellowhelpers to the truth. Our friends salute thee. Greet Jo 9 I wrote unto the church : the friends by name.

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ÛDE, the servant of Jē'- the common salvation, it was Jāmes, to them that are sancti- you, and exhort you that ye fied by God the Father, and should earnestly contend for preserved in Jē'-šūs Christ, the faith which was once de todo and called :

livered unto the saints. 2 Mercy unto you, and peace, 4 For there are certain men and love, be multiplied. crept in unawares, who were

3 Beloved, when I gave all before of old ordained to this diligence to write unto you of condemnation, ungodly men,

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The punishment of

JUDE. certain false teachers. turning the grace of our God | they are without water, carried into lasciviousness, and denying about of winds; trees whose the only Lord God, and our fruit withereth, without fruit, Lord Jē-sūs Christ.

twice dead, plucked up by the 5 I will therefore put you roots; in remembrance, though ye 13 Raging waves of the sea, once knew this, how that the foaming out their own shame; Lord, having saved the people wandering stars, to whom is out of the land of E'-ġġpt, after reserved the blackness of darkward destroyed them that be- ness for ever. lieved not.

14 And E'-noch also, the 6 And the angels which kept seventh from Ad’ăm, prophenot their first estate, but left sied of these, saying, Behold, their own habitation, he hath the Lord cometh with ten thoureserved in everlasting chains sands of his saints, under darkness unto the judg- 15 To execute judgment upon ment of the great day.

all, and to convince all that are 7 Even as Sod'-om and Go-ungodly among them of all their mòr'-rhă, and the cities about ungodly deeds which they have them in like manner, giving ungodly committed, and of all themselves over to fornication, their hard speeches which unand going after strange flesh, godly sinners have spoken aare set forth for an example, gainst him. suffering the vengeance of eter- 16 These are murmurers, comnal fire.

plainers, walking after their 8. Likewise also these filthy own lusts; and their mouth dreamers defile the flesh, de- speaketh great swelling words, spise dominion, and speak evil having men's persons in adof dignities.

miration because of advantage. 9 Yet Mī-chā-ěl the archangel, 17 But, beloved, remember ye when contending with the devil the words which were spoken he disputed about the body before of the apostles of our of Mo-sěš, durst not bring Lord Jē'-šūs Chrīst; against him a railing accusa- 18 How that they told you tion, but said, The Lord rebuke there should be mockers in the thee.

last time, who should walk after 10 But these speak evil of their own ungodly lusts. chose things which they know 19 These be they who separate not: but what they know natur- themselves, sensual, having not ully, as brute beasts, in those the Spirit. shings they corrupt themselves. 20 But ye, beloved, building

11 Woe unto them ! for they up yourselves on your most have gone in the way of Cain, holy faith, praying in the Holy ind ran greedily after the error Ghost, of Bā'-làam for reward, and 21 Keep yourselves in the love perished in the gainsaying of of God, looking for the mercy Côr'-ē.

of our Lord Jē'-šūs Chrīst unto 12 These are spots in your eternal life. feasts of charity, when they 22 And of some have compasfeast with you, feeding them- sion, making a difference : selves without fear : clouds 23 And others save with fear,

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