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Of false teachers, II. PETER, 2. their punishment, fc.

2 And many shall follow their beasts, made to be taken and pernicious ways; by reason of destroyed, speak evil of the whom the way of truth shall things that they understand be evil spoken of.

not; and shall utterly perish in 3 And through covetousness their own corruption ; shall they with feigned words 13 And shall receive the remake merchandise of you : ward of unrighteousness, as whose judgment now of a long they that count it pleasure to time lingereth not, and their riot in the day time. Spots damnation slumbereth not. they are and blemishes, sport

4 For if God spared not the ing themselves with their own angels that sinned, but cast deceivings while they feast with them down to hell, and delivered you; them into chains of darkness, 14 Having eyes full of adulto be reserved unto judgment; tery, and that cannot cease

5 And spared not the old from sin; beguiling unstable world, but saved No-åh the souls : an heart they have exeighth person, a preacher of ercised with covetous practices; righteousness, bringing in the cursed children: flood upon the world of the 15 Which have forsaken the ungodly ;

right way, and are gone astray, 6 And turning the cities of following the way of Bāʻlaam Sod'-om and Go-mor'-rhă into the son of Bő-sor, who loved the ashes condemned them with an wages of unrighteousness; overthrow, making them an 16 But was rebuked for his ensample unto those that after iniquity: the dumb ass speakshould live ungodly;

ing with man's voice forbad 7 And delivered just Lot, the madness of the prophet. vexed with the filthy conversa- 17 These are wells without tion of the wicked :

water, clouds that are carried 8 (For that righteous man with a tempest ; to whom the dwelling among them, in seeing mist of darkness is reserved and hearing, vexed his right for ever. eous soul from day to day with 18 For when they speak great their unlawful deeds ;)

swelling words of vanity, they 9 The Lord knoweth how to allure through the lusts of the deliver the godly out of tempta- flesh, through much wantonness, tions, and to reserve the unjust those that were clean escaped unto the day of judgment to be from them who live in error. punished :

19 While they promise them 10 But chiefly them that walk liberty, they themselves are the after the flesh in the lust of servants of corruption : for of uncleanness, and despise go- whom a man is overcome, of vernment. Presumptuous are the same is he brought in they, selfwilled, they are not bondage. afraid to speak evil of dignities. 20 For if after they have es

11 Whereas angels, which are caped the pollutions of the greater in power and might, world through the knowledge bring not railing accusation of the Lord and Saviour Jē-sos against them before the Lord. Christ, they are again entangled 12 But these, as natural brute therein,andovercome, the latter

Of Christ's

II. PETER, 3. second coming. end is worse with them than 8 But, beloved, be not ignorant the beginning

of this one thing, that one day 21 For it had been better for is with the Lord as a thouthem not to have known the sand years, and a thousand way of righteousness, than, years as one day. after they have known it, to 9 The Lord is not slack conturn from the holy command - cerning his promise, as some ment delivered unto them. men count slackness; but is 22 But it is happened unto longsuffering to us-ward, not them according to the true willing that any should perish, proverb, The dog is turned to but that all should come to his own vomit again ; and the repentance. Sow that was washed to her 10 But the day of the Lord wallowing in the mire.

will come

as a thief in the

night; in the which the heaCHAPTER 3.

vens shall pass away with a THIS second epistle, beloved, great noise, and the elements both which I stir up your pure the earth also and the worksthat minds by way of remembrance: are therein shall be burned up. 2 That ye may be mindful 11 Seeing then that all these of the words which were spoken things shall be dissolved, what before by the holy prophets, manner of persons ought ye and of the commandment of to be in all holy conversation us the apostles of the Lord and and godliness, Saviour:

12 Looking for and hasting 3 Knowing this first, that unto the coming of the day of there shall come in the last God, wherein the heavens bedays scoffers, walking after ing on fire shall be dissolved, their own lusts,

and the elements shall melt 4 And saying, Where is the with fervent heat? promise of his coming ? for 13 Nevertheless we, according since the fathers fell asleep, to his promise, look for new all things continue as they were heavens and a new earth, wherefrom the beginning of the crea- in dwelleth righteousness. tion.

14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing 5 For this they willingly are that ye look for such things, ignorant of, that by the word be diligent that ye may be of God the heavens were of found of him in peace, without old, and the earth standing spot, and blameless. out of the water and in the 15 And account that the longwater :

suffering of our Lord is sal6 Whereby the world that vation ; even as our beloved then was, being overflowed with brother Pául also according to water, perished :

the wisdom given unto him hath 7 But the heavens and the written unto you; earth, which are now, by the 16 As also in all his epistles, same word are kept in store, speaking in them of these reserved unto fire against the things; in which are day of judgment and perdition things hard to be understood, of ungodly men.

which they that are unlearned


Christ our advocate I. JOHN, 1, 2. with the Father. and unstable wrest, as they do wicked, fall from your own also the other scriptures, unto stedfastness. their own destruction.

18 But grow in grace, and in 17 Ye therefore, beloved, see- the knowledge of our Lord and ing ye know these things before, Saviour Jē'-sús Christ. To him beware lest ye also, being led be glory both now and for ever. away with the error of the lÄ -měn.

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heard, which we have seen the truth is not in us. with our eyes, which we have 9 If we confess our sins, he is looked upon, and our hands faithful and just to forgive us have handled, of the Word of our sins, and to cleanse us from

all unrighteousness. 2 (For the life was mani- 10 If we say that we have not fested, and we have seen it, sinned, we make him a liar, and and bear witness, and shew his word is not in us. unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father,

CHAPTER 2. and was manifested unto us ;) Y little children, these 3 That which we have seen things

write I unto you, and heard declare we unto you, that ye sin not. And if any that ye also may have fellow- man sin, we have an advocate ship with us: and truly our fel- with the Father, Jē'-sús Chrīst lowship is with the Father, and the righteous : with his Son Jē'-šūs Christ. 2 And he is the propitiation

4 And these things write we for our sins : and not for our's unto you, that your joy may be only, but also for the sins of the full.

whole world. 5 This then is the message 3 And hereby we do know which we have heard of him, that we know him, if we keep and declare unto you, that God his commandments. is light, and in him is no dark- 4 He that saith, I know him, ness at all.

and keepeth not his command6 If we say that we have ments, is a liar, and the truth fellowship with him, and walk is not in him. in darkness, we lie, and do not 5 But whoso keepeth his word, the truth :

in him verily is the love of God 7 But if we walk in the light, perfected: hereby know we that as he is in the light, we have we are in him. fellowship one with another, 6 He that saith he abideth in



A warning against I. JOHN, 2. false teachers. him ought himself also so to world, the love of the Father walk, even as he walked. is not in him.

7 Brethren, I write no new 16 For all that is in the commandment unto you, but world, the lust of the flesh, an old commandment which and the lust of the eyes, and ye had from the beginning. the pride of life, is not of the The old commandment is the Father, but is of the world. word which ye have heard from 17 And the world passeth the beginning.

away, and the lust thereof : but 8 Again, a new commandment he that doeth the will of God I write unto you, which thing abideth for ever. is true in him and in you : 18 Little children, it is the because the darkness is past, last time : and as ye have heard and the true light now shineth. that ăn'-ti-chríst" shall

come, 9 He that saith he is in the even now are there many ăn'light, and hateth his brother, ti-chrīsts; whereby we know is in darkness

until that it is the last time.

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

with us: but they went out, that 11 But he that hateth his they might be made manifest brother is in darkness, and that they were not all of us. walketh in darkness, and 20 But ye have an unction knoweth not whither he goeth, from the Holy One, and ye because that darkness hath know all things. blinded his eyes.

21 I have not written unto 12 I write unto you, little you because ye know not the children, because your sins are truth, but because ye know it, forgiven you for his name's and that no lie is of the truth. sake.

22 Who is a liar but he that 13 I write unto you, fathers, denieth that Jē'-sús is the because ye have known him Chrīst? He is ăn'-ti-chrīst, that that is from the beginning. I denieth the Father and the Son. write unto you, young men,

23 Whosoever denieth the because ye have overcome the Son, the same hath not the wicked one. I write unto you, Father: [but] he that acknowlittle children, because ye have ledgeth the Son hath the Father known the Father.

also. 14 I have written unto you, 24 Let that therefore abide fathers, because ye have known in you, which ye have heard him that is from the beginning. from the beginning. If that I have written unto you, young which ye have heard from the men, because ye are strong, beginning shall remain in you, and the word of God abideth ye also shall continue in the in you, and ye have overcome Son, and in the Father. the wicked one.

25 And this is the promise 15 Love not the world, nei- that he hath promised us, even ther the things that are in the eternal life. world. If any man love the 26 These things have I written

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God's singular I. JOHN, 3.

love to man. unto you concerning them that deceive you: he that doeth seduce you.

righteousness is righteous, even 27 But the anointing which as he is righteous.

VI ye have received of him abideth 8 He that committeth sin is in you, and ye need not that of the devil; for the devil gje any man teach you : but as the sinneth from the beginning: same anointing teacheth you For this purpose the Son of of all things, and is truth, and God was manifested, that he is no lie, and even as it hath might destroy the works of the bir taught you, ye shall abide in devil. him.

9 Whosoever is born of God 28 And now, little children, doth not commit sin; for his abide in him; that, when he seed remaineth in him : and he shall appear, we may have con cannot sin, because he is born fidence, and not be ashamed of God. before him at his coming. 10 In this the children of God

29 If ye know that he is are manifest, and the children from righteous, ye know that every of the devil: whosoever doeth one that doeth righteousness not righteousness is not of God, the is born of him.

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, stowed upon us, that we should one another. be called the sons of God : 12 Not as Cain, who was of therefore the world knoweth that wicked one, and slew his us not, because it knew him brother. And wherefore slew he not.

he him? Because his own kn 2 Beloved, now are we the works were evil, and his bro- be sons of God, and it doth not ther's righteous. yet appear what we shall be : 13 Marvel not, my brethren, but we know that, when he if the world hate you. shall appear, we shall be like 14 We know that we have DEL him; for we shall see him as passed from death unto life, he is,

because we love the brethren. 3 And every man that hath He that loveth not his brother this hope in him purifieth him- abideth in death. self, even as he is pure.

15 Whosoever hateth his bro4 Whosoever committeth sin ther is a murderer: and ye Ha transgresseth also the law : for know that no murderer hath sin is the transgression of the eternal life abiding in him. law.

16 Hereby perceive we the 5 And ye know that he was love of God, because he laid manifested to take away our down his life for us : and we sins; and in him is no sin. ought to lay down our lives for

6 Whosoever abideth in him the brethren. sinneth not: whosoever sin- 17 But whoso hath this world's neth hath not seen him, neither good, and seeth his brother in known him.

have need, and shutteth up his 7 Little children, let no man bowels of compassion from him,

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