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declare we unto you, that ye also he is in the light, and hateth his may have fellowship with us: and brother, is in darkness even until truly our fellowship is with the now. He that loveth his brother Father, and with his Son Jesus abideth in the light, and there is Christ. And these things write none occasion of stumbling in him. we unto you, that your joy may But he that hateth his brother is be full. This then is the message in darkness, and walketh in darkwhich we have heard of him, and ness, and knoweth not whither he declare unto you, that God is light, goeth, because that darkness hath and in him is no darkness at all. blinded his eyes. I write unto If we say that we have fellowship you, little children, because your with him, and walk in darkness, I sins are forgiven you for his name's we lie, and do not the truth: but sake. I write unto you, fathers, if we walk in the light, as he is in because ye have known him that the light, we have fellowship one is from the beginning. I write with another, and the blood of unto you, young men, because ye Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us have overcome the wicked one. I from all sin. If we say that we write unto you, little children, have no sin, we deceive ourselves, 1 because ye have known the Faand the truth is not in us. If we ther. I have written unto you, confess our sins, he is faithful and fathers, because ye have known just to forgive us our sins, and to him that is from the beginning. cleanse us from all unrighteous I have written unto you, young ness. If we say that we have not men, because ye are strong, and sinned, we make him a liar, and the word of God abideth in you, his word is not in us.
and ye have overcome the wicked
one. Love not the world, neither CHAP. II.
the things that are in the world.
If any man love the world, the April 26, August 25, Dec. 22.
love of the Father is not in him. M Y little children, these things
For all that is in the world, the W write I unto you, that ye sin lust of the flesh, and the lust of not. And if any man sin, we have the eyes, and the pride of life, is an advocate with the Father, Je not of the Father, but is of the sus Christ the righteous: and he world. And the world passeth is the propitiation for our sins: | away, and the lust thereof: but
I not for our's only. but also for he that doeth the will of God the sins of the whole world. And abideth for ever. Little children, hereby we do know that we know it is the last time: and as ye have him, if we keep his command heard that antichrist shall come, ments. He that saith, I know even now are there many antihim, and keepeth not his com christs; whereby we know that it mandments, is a liar, and the is the last time. They went out truth is not in him. But whoso from us, but they were not of us; keepeth his word, in him verily is for if they had been of us, they the love of God perfected: hereby would no doubt have continued know we that we are in him. He with us: but they went out, that that saith he abideth in him ought they might be made manifest that himself also so to walk, even as they were not all of us. But ye he walked. Brethren, I write no have an unction from the Holy new commandment unto you, but One, and ye know all things. I an old commandment which ye have not written unto you because had from the beginning. The old ye know not the truth, but because commandment is the word which ye know it, and that no lie is of ye have heard from the beginning. the truth. Who is a liar but he Again, a new commandment I that denieth that Jesus is the write unto you, which thing is Christ? He is antichrist, that true in him and in you: because denieth the Father and the Son. the darkness is past, and the true Whosoever denieth the Son, the light now shineth. He that saith same hath not the Father: but]
nd, in him. hereby
with might be mall of us: he Holy
he that acknowledgeth the Son hath he might destroy the works of the the Father also. "Let that there- devil. Whosoever is born of God fore abide in you, which ye have | doth not commit sin; for his seed heard from the beginning. If that remaineth in him: and he cannot which ye have heard from the be sin, because he is born of God. ginning shall remain in you, ye In this the children of God are also shall continue in the Son, manifest, and the children of the and in the Father. And this is devil: whosoever doeth not righthe promise that he hath pro teousness is not of God, neither mised us, even eternal life. These he that loveth not his brother, things have I written unto you For this is the message that ye concerning them that seduce you. heard from the beginning, that But the anointing which ye have we should love one another. Not received of him abideth in you, as Cain, who was of that wicked and ye need not that any man one, and slew his brother. And teach you: but as the same an- | wherefore slew he him? Because ointing teacheth you of all things, his own works were evil, and his and is truth, and is no lie, and brother's righteous. Marvel not, even as it hath taught you, ye my brethren, if the world haté shall abide in him. And now, you. We know that we have little children, abide in him; that, passed from death unto life, bewhen he shall appear, we may cause we love the brethren. He have confidence, and not be a that loveth not his brother abidshamed before him at his coming. eth in death. Whosoever hateth If ye know that he is righteous, his brother is a murderer: and ye ye know that every one that doeth | know that no murderer hath eterrighteousness is born of him. nal life abiding in him. Hereby
perceive we the love of God, beCHAP. III.
cause he laid down his life for us:
and we ought to lay down our April 27, August 26, Dec. 23.
lives for the brethren. But whoso PEHOLD, what manner of love | hath this world's good, and seeth
the Father hath bestowed up his brother have need, and shuton us, that we should be called teth up his bowels of compassion the sons of God: therefore the from him, how dwelleth the love world knoweth us not, because it of God in him? My little chilknew him not. Beloved, now are dren, let us not love in word, neiwe the sons of God, and it doth ther in tongue; but in deed and not yet appear what we shall be: | in truth. And hereby we know but we know that, when he shall that we are of the truth, and shall appear, we shall be like him ; for assure our hearts before him. For we shall see him as he is. And if our heart condemn us, God is every man that hath this hope in greater than our heart, and knowhim purifieth himself, even as he | eth all things. Beloved, if our is pure. Whosoever committeth heart condemn us not, then have sin transgresseth also the law: for we confidence toward God. And sin is the transgression of the law. whatsoever we ask, we receive of And ye know that he was mani him, because we keep his comfested to take away our sins; and mandments, and do those things in him is no sin. Whosoever that are pleasing in his sight. abideth in him sinneth not: who And this is his commandment, soever sinneth hath not seen him, That we should believe on the neither known him. Little chil name of his Son Jesus Christ, dren, let no man deceive you: he and love one another, as he gave that doeth righteousness is righ- us commandment. And he that teous, even as he is righteous. He keepeth his commandments dwellthat committeth sin is of the de- eth in him, and he in him. And vil; for the devil sinneth from the hereby we know that he abideth beginning. For this purpose the in us, by the Spirit which he hath Son of God was manifested, that I given us.
believed the love that God hath
to us. God is love; and he that April 28, August 27, Dec. 24. dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, Tuesday in Whitsun-week, Even
and God in him. Herein is our ing, to ver. 14.
love made perfect, that we may
have boldness in the day of judgRELOVED, believe not every ment: because as he is, so are we
D spirit, but try the spirits whe in this world. There is no fear ther they are of God: because in love; but perfect love casteth many false prophets are gone out out fear: because fear hath torinto the world. Hereby know ye ment. He that feareth is not the Spirit of God: Every spirit made perfect in love. We love that confesseth that Jesus Christ him, because he first loved us. is come in the flesh is of God: If a man say, I love God, and and every spirit that confesseth hateth his brother, he is a liar: not that Jesus Christ is come in for he that loveth not his brother the flesh is not of God: and this whom he hath seen, how can he is that spirit of antichrist, where- love God whom he hath not seen? of ye have heard that it should And this commandment have we come; and even now already is from him, That he who loveth it in the world. Ye are of God, God love his brother also. little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that
CHAP. V. is in you, than he that is in the April 29, August 28, Dec. 28. world. They are of the world:
Trinity Sunday, Evening. therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We W HOSOEVER believeth that are of God: he that knoweth God V Jesus is the Christ is born lieareth us; he that is not of God of God: and every one that loveth heareth not us. Hereby know we him that begat loveth him also the spirit of truth, and the spirit that is begotten of him. By this of error. Beloved, let us love one | we know that we love the chilanother: for love is of God; and dren of God, when we love God, every one that loveth is born of and keep his commandments. For God, and knoweth God. He that this is the love of God, that we loveth not knoweth not God; for keep his commandments: and his God is love. In this was mani- commandments are not grievous. fested the love of God toward us, For whatsoever is born of God because that God sent his only overcometh the world : and this begotten Son into the world, that is the victory that overcometh the we might live through him. Here- world, even our faith. Who is he in is love, not that we loved God, that overcometh the world, but but that he loved us, and sent he that believeth that Jesus is his Son to be the propitiation for the Son of God? This is he that our sins. Beloved, if God so loved came by water and blood, even us, we ought also to love one Jesus Christ; not by water only, another. No man hath seen God but by water and blood. And it at any time. If we love one ano is the Spirit that beareth witness, ther, God dwelleth in us, and his because the Spirit is truth. For love is perfected in us. Hereby | there are three that bear record know we that we dwell in him, in heaven, the Father, the Word, and he in us, because he hath and the Holy Ghost: and these given us of his Spirit.
three are one. And there are Ver. 14. And we have seen and three that bear witness in earth, do testify that the Father sent the spirit, and the water, and the the Son to be the Saviour of the blood: and these three agree in world. Whosoever shall confess one. If we receive the witness of that Jesus is the son of God, men, the witness of God is greater: God dwelleth in him, and he in for this is the witness of God God. And we have known and I which he hath testified of his Son. He that believeth on the Son of any man see his brother sin a sin God hath the witness in himself: which is not unto death, he shall he that believeth not God hath ask, and he shall give him life made him a liar; because he be for them that sin not unto death. lieveth not the record that God There is a sin unto death: I do gave of his Son. And this is the not say that he shall pray for it. record, that God hath given to All unrighteousness is sin: and us eternal life, and this life is in there is a sin not unto death. We his Son. He that hath the Son know that whosoever is born of hath life; and he that hath not God sinneth not; but he that is the Son of God hath not life. begotten of God keepeth himThese things have I written unto self, and that wicked one touchyou that believe on the name of eth him not. And we know that the Son of God; that ye may we are of God, and the whole know that ye have eternal life, world lieth in wickedness. And and that ye may believe on the we know that the Son of God is name of the Son of God. And come, and hath given us an unthis is the confidence that we derstanding, that we may know have in him, that, if we ask any | him that is true, and we are in thing according to his will, he him that is true, even in his Son heareth us: and if we know that! Jesus Christ. This is the true he hear us, whatsoever we ask, God, and eternal life. Little chilwe know that we have the peti- dren, keep yourselves from idols. tions that we desired of him. If | Amen,
THE SECOND EPISTLE OF
from the beginning, ye should April 30, August 29, 2 & 3 John.
walk in it. For many deceivers December 29.
are entered into the world, who
confess not that Jesus Christ is THE elder unto the elect lady come in the flesh. This is a de
1 and her children, whom I ceiver and an antichrist. Look to love in the truth; and not I only, yourselves, that we lose not those but also all they that have known things which we have wrought, the truth; for the truth's sake, but that we receive a full reward. which dwelleth in us, and shall Whosoever transgresseth, and abe with us for ever. Grace be bideth not in the doctrine of with you, mercy, and peace, from Christ, hath not God. He that God the Father, and from the abideth in the doctrine of Christ, Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the he hath both the Father and the Father, in truth and love. I re- | Son. If there come any unto you, joiced greatly that I found of thy and bring not this doctrine, rechildren walking in truth, as we ceive him not into your house, have received a commandment neither bid him God speed: for from the Father. And now I be he that biddeth him God speed seech thee, lady, not as though is partaker of his evil deeds. HayI wrote a new commandment ing many things to write unto unto thee, but that which we had you, I would not write with paper from the beginning, that we love and ink: but I trust to come one another. And this is love, unto you, and speak face to face, that we walk after his command that our joy may be full. The ments. This is the command- children of thy elect sister greet ment, That, as ye have heard thee. Amen.
THE THIRD EPISTLE OF
truth. I wrote unto the church : December 30.
but Diotrephes, who loveth to
have the preeminence among THE elder unto the wellbe them, receiveth us not. Where
I loved Gaius, whom I love in fore, if I come, I will remember the truth. Beloved, I wish above his deeds which he doeth, prating all things that thou mayest pros against us with malicious words: per and be in health, even as thy and not content therewith, nei. soul prospereth. For I rejoiced ther doth he himself receive the greatly, when the brethren came brethren, and forbiddeth them and testified of the truth that is that would, and casteth them out in thee, even as thou walkest in of the church. Beloved, follow the truth. I have no greater joy not that which is evil, but that than to hear that my children which is good. He that doeth walk in truth. Beloved, thou good is of God: but he that doest faithfully whatsoever thou doeth evil hath not seen God. doest to the brethren, and to Demetrius hath good report of strangers; which have borne wit- all men, and of the truth itself: ness of thy charity before the yea, and we also bear record; and church: whom if thou bring for- ye know that our record is true. ward on their journey after a I had many things to write, but godly sort, thou shalt do well: I will not with ink and pen write because that for his name's sake unto thee: but I trust I shall they went forth, taking nothing shortly see thee, and we shall of the Gentiles. We therefore speak face to face. Peace be to ought to receive such, that we thee. Our friends salute thee. might be fellowhelpers to the Greet the friends by name.
TIIE GENERAL EPISTLE OF
May 1, August 30, Dec. 31. was needful for me to write unto
you, and exhort you that ye should St. Michael, Even. ver. 6 to ver. 16. earnestly contend for the faith
which was once delivered unto Restoration of the Royal Family.
the saints. For there are certain TUDE, the servant of Jesus men crept in unawares, who were J Christ, and brother of James, before of old ordained to this conto them that are sanctified by demnation, ungodly men, turning God the Father, and preserved the grace of our God into lasciviin Jesus Christ, and called : Mer ousness, and denying the only cy unto you, and peace, and love, Lord God, and our Lord Jesus be multiplied. Beloved, when I Christ. I will therefore put you gave all diligence to write unto in remembrance, though ye once you of the common salvation, it | knew this, how that the Lord,