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gotten Son into the world, 'that we might live through him.
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the * propitiation for our sins.
11 Beloved, "if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
12 No man hath 'seen God at any time. . If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and w his love is perfected in us.
13 Hereby know. we that we * dwell’ in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
14 And we have seen and do testify that the
7 abide. Rh.
"John, vi. 51: I am the living bread which came down from heaven : if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever : and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. I John, v. 11.
John, xv. 16: Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you. Rom. v. 8, 10: God commendeth his love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
When we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son. Tit. iii. 4: But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared.
t See on Rom. jii. 25.
u Mat. xviii. 33 : Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? JOHN, xv. 13 : Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. See on do. xiii. 3, 4. v Ver. 26. See on John, i. 18.
w Ver. 18. 1 Cor. xiii. 13 : And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three ; but the greatest of these is charity. 1 John, ii. 5 : Whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected.
* John, xiv. 20 : At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. , 1 John, iii. 24. See on Rom. viii. 9.
y 1 John, i. 2: For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us. See on 2 Pet. i. 16.
Father sent the Son to be the * Saviour of the world.
15 Whosoever shall confess a that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth 8 in him, and he in God.
16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. b God is love ; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
17 Herein is our love' made perfect, that we may have a boldness in the day of judgment : e because as he is, so are we in this world.
18 There is no 'fear in love ; but perfect love casteth out fear : because fear hath torment. He that feareth 5 is not made perfeet in love.
19 We love him," because he 12 first loved us.
20 " If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar : for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God i whom he hath not seen ?
8 abideth. Rh. Ham. 9 Gr. love with us. A. V.
10 is that love perfect in us. To. is love inade perfect with us. Pu. il God. Wi. Rh. Wh. 12 God. Rh. Wh.
2 John, iii. 17: For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. See on I John, ii. 2.
a l John, v. 9. Rom. x. 9 : That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him froin the dead, thou shalt be saved. See on Mat. xvi. 16.
o See on ver. 8.
d 1 John, iii. 19. James, ii. 13 : For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath showed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment. See on 1 John, iii. 21.
e 1 JOHN, iij. 3.
12 Tim. i. 7 : God hath not given us the spirit of fear ; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
8 Ver. 12.
h 1 John, ii. 4: He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar. 1 John, iii. 17. i Ver, 12.
21 And this commandment have we from him, 13 That he who loveth God love his brother also.
CHAP. V. 1 He that loveth God loveth his children, and keepeth his command. ments : 3 which to the faithful are light, and not grievous : 9 Jesus is the Son of God, able to save us, 14 and to hear our prayers, which we make for ourselves, and for others.
WHOSOEVER a believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
2 By e this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments : and his commandments are not grievous.
4 For whatsoever is h born of God overcometh
13 from God. Rh. Wh.
1 heavy. Wi. Rh. Ham. Pu.
k MAT. xxii. 37 : Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 1 John, iii. 23. See on John, xiii. 34
CHAP. V. a See on John, ji. 16.
b 1 John, ii. 22, 23 : Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father. ' 1 John, iv, 2, 15. See on MAT. xvi. 16.
• See on John, iii. 3,5. d John, xv. 23 : He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
See on John, xiv, 15. f See on John, xiv. 13. . & Mic. vi. 8: He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? See on MAT. xi. 30.
b John, xvi. 33 : These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation : but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. 1 John, iii. 9: Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin. John, iv. 4. See on John, iii. 3, 5. '
the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
5 Who is he that overcoineth the world, but he that believeth that k Jesus is the Son of God?
6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; 'not by water only, but by water and blood. And mit is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the ” Word, and the Holy Ghost: and 'these three are one.
2 testimony. Rh. Pu.
i See on Rom. viii. 37. :
1 John, xix. 34: One of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came thereout blood and water.
m See on John, xiv. 17, 26.
* Mat. xxviii. 19 : Baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Join, v. 37: "The Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me.
do. viii. 18: I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me. do. xv. 26: When the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto
from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testiły of me. 1 Cor. xii. 4-6: Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. 1 Tim. iii. 16: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit-received up into glory.
• John, v. 32, 36: There is another that beareth witness of me. For the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. do. viii. 17, 18, 51 : It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true. I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.---It is my Father that honoureth me ; of whom ye say, that he is your God. do. x. 24, 25, 37, 38 : If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly. Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye
believed not : the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me. If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works : that ye may know, and be
8 And there are three that 3 bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood : and these three agree in one.
9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater : for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.
10 He that believeth on the Son of God whath
3 In Co. Be. and Dod. the 7th verse is between crotchets ; in Ma. and Cr. in smaller type; in Wh. and Ne. omitted ; and Bishop Prettiman expresses bis conviction that it is spurious. Elem. of Theol. vol. ii. p. 90, note. The 7th and 8th verses are transposed in We. lieve, that the Father is in me, and I in him. See on Mat, iii. 7.
p John, i. 1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Rev. xix. 13: His name was called the Word of God. 9 See on Mat. iji. 16. John, x. 30: I and my Father are one.
John, xv. 26: But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me. Acts, ii. 2–4: And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. 2 Cor. i. 22 : Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
"1 Pet. ii. 21: The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
u Heb. xiii. 12: Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.
MAT. ii. 16, 17: And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water : and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God, descending like a dove, and lighting upon him : and lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. do. xvii. 5 : While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them : and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. John, viii. 17, 18.
w See on Rom. viii. 15, 16.