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ceived of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. And now, little

children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.

CHAPTER III.
December 10, Morning; June 28, Evening.
BE
EHOLD, what manner
of love the Father hath
bestowed upon us, that we
should be called the sons of
God: therefore the world
knoweth us not, because it
knew him not. Beloved, now
are we the sons of God, and
it doth not yet appear what
we shall be: but we know
that, when he shall appear,
we shall be like him; for we
shall see him as he is. And
every man that hath this hope
in him purifieth himself, even
as he is pure. Whosoever
committeth sin transgresseth
also the law for sin is the
transgression of the law. And
ye know that he was mani-
fested to take away our sins;
and in him is no sin. Who-
soever abideth in him sinneth
not: whosoever sinneth hath
not seen him, neither known
him. Little children, let no
man deceive you: he that
doeth righteousness is righte-
ous, even as he is righteous.
He that committeth sin is of
the devil; for the devil sin-
neth from the beginning. For

this purpose the Son of God
was manifested, that he might
destroy the works of the devil.
Whosoever is born of God
doth not commit sin; for his
seed remaineth in him and
he cannot sin, because he is
born of God. In this the chil-
dren of God are manifest,
and the children of the devil:
whosoever doeth not righte-
ousness is not of God, neither
he that loveth not his brother.
For this is the message that
ye heard from the beginning,
that we should love one ano-
ther. Not as Cain, who was of
that wicked one, and slew his
brother. And wherefore slew
he him? Because his own
works were evil, and his bro-
ther's righteous.
ther's righteous. Marvel not,
my brethren, if the world hate
you. We know that we have
passed from death unto life,
because we love the brethren.
He that loveth not his bro-
ther abideth in death. Who-
soever hateth his brother is a
murderer: and ye know that
no murderer hath eternal life
abiding in him.

December 11, Morning; June 30, Evening. Have by pod, use the EREBY perceive we the laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have

bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. And

need, and shutteth up his

hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

CHAPTER IV.

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whe

ther they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: and every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

December 12, Morning; July 1, Evening. BELOVED, let us love one

another for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another, No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and

he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made per. fect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love him, because he first loved

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December 13, Morning; July 2, Evening.

WHOSOEVER believetheth not the record that God

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. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood and these three agree in one. 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. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believ

gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: and if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it. All unrighteousness is sin and there is a sin not unto death. We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his

July 3, 4, Even. Son Jesus Christ. This is the Little children, keep yourtrue God, and eternal life. I selves from idols. Amen.

THE SECOND EPISTLE OF

JOHN.

December 14, Morning; July 3, Evening.

THE
the erent
whom I love in the truth;
and not I only, but also all
they that have known the
truth; for the truth's sake,
which dwelleth in us, and
shall be with us for ever.
Grace be with you, mercy,
and peace, from God the
Father, and from the Lord
Jesus Christ, the Son of the
Father, in truth and love.
I rejoiced greatly that I
found of thy children walk-
ing in truth, as we have re-
ceived a commandment from
the Father. And now 1
beseech thee, lady, not as
though I wrote a new com-
mandment unto thee, but
that which we had from the
beginning, that we love one
another. And this is love,
that we walk after his com-
mandments. This is the
commandment, That, as ye
have heard from the begin-
ning, ye should walk in it.

HE elder unto the elect

For many deceivers are en-
tered into the world, who
confess not that Jesus Christ
is come in the flesh. This is
a deceiver and an antichrist.
Look to yourselves, that we
lose not those things which
we have wrought, but that
we receive a full reward.
Whosoever transgresseth, and
abideth not in the doc-
trine of Christ, hath not God.
He that abideth in the doc-
trine of Christ, he hath both
the Father and the Son. If
there come any unto you,
and bring not this doctrine,
receive him not into your
house, neither bid him God
speed: for he that biddeth
him God speed is partaker of
his evil deeds.
his evil deeds. Having many
things to write unto you,
would not write with paper
and ink: but I trust to come
unto you, and speak face to
face, that our joy may be full.
The children of thy elect
sister greet thee. Amen.

THE THIRD EPISTLE OF

JOHN.

December 15, Morning; July 4, Evening.

THE elder unto the well-greatly, when the brethren

love in the truth. Beloved, Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. For I rejoiced

came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. Beloved, thou doest

thou

faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers; which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well: because that for his name's sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles. We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth. I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not. Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, nei

ther doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church. Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God. Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yea, and we also bear record; and ye know that our record is true. I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee: but I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.

THE GENERAL EPISTLE OF

JUDE.

December 16, Morning; July 5, Evening.

JUDE, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called: Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied. Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and de

nying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of

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