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confidence in prayer. 15 And if we know that he but he that is begotten of God, hear us, whatsoever we ask, we keepeth himself, and that wickknow that we have the petitions ed one toucheth him not. that we desired of him.

19 And we know that we are 16 If any man see his broth- of God, and the whole world er sin a sin which is not unto lieth in wickedness. death, he shall ask, and he shall 20 And we know that the Son give him life for them that sin of God is come, and hath given not unto death. There is a sin us an understanding, that we unto death: I do not say that may know him that is true; and he shall pray for it.

we are in him that is true, even 17 All unrighteousness is sin: in his Son Jesus Christ. This and there is a sin not unto is the true God, and eternal death.

life. 18 We know that whosoever

21 Little children, keep youris born of God, sinneth not;

selves from idols. Amen.


1 He exhorteth a certain honourable matron,

but that which we had from with her children, to persevere in Christian the beginning, that we love one love and belief, 8 lest they lose the reward of their former profession : 10 and to have

10 and to have another. nothing to do with those seducers that bring 6 And this is love, that we not the true doctrine of Christ Jesus.

walk after his commandments. THE (HE elder unto the elect | This is the commandment, That,

lady, and her children, as ye have heard from the bewhom I love in the truth; and ginning, ye should walk in it. not I only, but also all they 7 For many deceivers are enthat have known the truth; tered into the world, who con

2 For the truth's sake which fess not that Jesus Christ is dwelleth in us, and shall be come in the flesh. This is a dewith us for ever.

ceiver, and an antichrist. 3 Grace be with you, mercy, 8 Look to yourselves, that we and peace from God the Fa- lose not those things which we ther, and from the Lord Jesus have wrought, but that we reChrist, the Son of the Father,ceive a full reward. in truth and love.

9 Whosoever transgresseth, 4 I rejoiced greatly, that I and abideth not in the doctrine found of thy children walking of Christ, hath not God. . He in truth, as we have received a that abideth in the doctrine of commandment from the Father. Christ, he hath both the Father

5 And now I beseech thee, and the Son. lady, not as though I wrote a 10 If there come any unto new commandment unto thee, you, and bring not this doc

Demetrius commended

The hospitality of Gaius praised. III. JOHN. trine, receive him not into your write unto you, I would not house, neither bid him God write with paper and ink: but speed:

I trust to come unto you, and 11 For he that biddeth him speak face to face, that our joy God speed, is partaker of his may be full

. evil deeds.

13 The children of thy elect 12 Having many things to I sister greet thee. Amen



, I

He commendeth, Gaius for his piety, 6 and ceive such, that we might be

9 com- fellow-helpers to the truth. plaining of the unkind dealing of ambitious

9 I wrote unto the church : Diotrephes on the contrary side,' il whose evil example is not to be followed : 12 and but Diotrephes, who loveth to giveth special testimony to the good report have the pre-eminence among of Demetrius.

them, receiveth us not. THE elder unto the well

10 Wherefore, if I come, beloved Gaius, whom I will remember his deeds which love in the truth.

he doeth, prating against us 2 Beloved, I wish above all with malicious words and not hings that thou mayest pros- content therewith, neither doth per and be in health, even as he himself receive the brethren, thy soul prospereth.

and forbiddeth them that would, 3 For I rejoiced greatly, when and casteth them out of the the brethren came and testified church. of the truth that is in thee, even 11 Beloved, follow not that as thou walkest in the truth.

which is evil

, but that which is 4 I have no greater joy than good. He that doeth good is to hear that my children walk of God: but he that doeth evil in truth.

hath not seen God. 5 Beloved, thou doest faith- 12 Demetrius hath good refully whatsoever thou doest to port of all men, and of the the brethren, and to stran- truth itself: yea, and we also gers ;

bear record; and ye know that 6 Which have borne witness our record is true. of thy charity before the church: 13 I had many things to write, whom if thou bring forward on but I will not with ink and pen their journey after a godly sort, write unto thee: thou shalt do well :

14 But I trust I shall shortly 7 Because that for his name's see thee, and we shall speak sake they went forth, taking face to face. Peace be to thee. nothing of the Gentiles.

Our friends salute thee. Greet 8 We therefore ought to re- I the friends by name.

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7 Even as Sodom and GoHe exhorteth them to be constant in the prope morrah, and the cities about

crept in to seduce them : for whose clamnable them in like manner, giving is prepared : 20 whereas the godly, by the themselves over to fornication, assistance of the Holy Spirit, and prayers and going after strange flesh, to God, may persevere, and grow in grace, and keep themselves, and recover others out

are set forth for an example, of the snares of those deceivers.

suffering the vengeance of eterJUDE, the servant of Jesus nal fire.

8 Likewise also these filthy to them that are sanctified by dreamers defile the flesh, deGod the Father, and preserved spise dominion, and speak evil in Jesus Christ, and called : of dignities. 2 Mercy unto you,


9 Yet Michael the archangel, and love, be multiplied. when contending with the devil

3 Beloved, when I gave all he disputed about the body of diligence to write unto you of Moses, durst not bring against the common salvation, it was him a railing accusation, but needful for me to write unto said, The Lord rebuke thee. you, and exhort you that ye 10 But these speak evil of should earnestly contend for the those things which they know faith which was once delivered not: but what they know natunto the saints.

urally, as brute beasts, in those 4 For there are certain men things they corrupt themselves. crept in unawares, who were 11 Wo unto them ! for they before of old ordained to this have gone in the way of Cain, condemnation, ungodly men, and ran greedily after the error turning the grace of our God of Balaam for reward, and perinto lasciviousness, and deny- ished in the gainsaying of Core. ing the only Lord God, and our 12 These are spots in your Lord Jesus Christ.

feasts of charity, when they 5 I will therefore put you in feast with you, feeding themremembrance, though ye once selves without fear: clouds they knew this, how that the Lord, are without water, carried about having saved the people out of of winds; trees whose fruit withthe land of Egypt, afterward de- ereth, without fruit, twice dead, stroyed them that believed not. plucked up by the roots ;

6 And the angels which kept 13 Raging waves of the sea, not their first estate, but left foaming out their own shame; their own habitation, he hath wandering stars, to whom is reserved in everlasting chains reserved the blackness of darkunder darkness unto the judg- ness for ever. ment of the great day.

14 And Enoch also, the

False teachers described.

REVELATION. John's salutation to the churches.

seventh from Adam, prophesied 19 These be they who sepaof these, saying, Behold, the rate themselves, sensual, having Lord cometh with ten thousand not the Spirit. of his saints,

20 But ye, beloved, building 15 To execute judgment up up yourselves on your most hoon all, and to convince all that ly faith, praying in the Holy are ungodly among them of all Ghost, their ungodly deeds which they 21

21 Keep yourselves in the have ungodly committed, and love of God, looking for the of all their hard speeches which mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ ungodly sinners have spoken unto eternal life. against him.

22 And of some have compas16 These are murmurers, com- sion, making a difference: plainers, walking after their 23 And others save with fear, own lusts; and their mouth pulling them out of the fire ; speaketh great swelling words, hating even the garment spothaving men's persons in admi- ted by the flesh. ration because of advantage. | 24 Now unto him that is able

17 But, beloved, remember to keep you from falling, and ye the words which were spo- to present you faultless before ken before of the apostles of the presence of his glory with our Lord Jesus Christ;

exceeding joy, 18 How that they told you 25 To the only wise God our there should be mockers in the Saviour, be glory and majesty, last time, who should walk af- dominion and power, both now ter their own ungodly lusts.

and ever.







3 Blessed is he that readeth, 4 John Writeth his revelation to the and they that hear the words

churches of Asia, signified by the seven golden candlesticks. 7 The coming of Christ.

of this prophecy, and keep those 14 His glorious power and majesty. things which are written thereTHE Revelation of Jesus in: for the time is at hand.

OHN to

the unto him, to shew unto his ser

churches which are in vants things which must short-Asia : Grace be unto you, and ly come to pass; and he sent peace, from him which is, and and signified it by his angel un- which was, and which is to to his servant John:

come; and from the seven Spir2 Who bare record of the its which are before his throne ; word of God, and of the testi- 5 And from Jesus Christ, who mony of Jesus Christ, and of all is the faithful Witness, and the things that he saw.

First-begotten of the dead, and


The coming of Christ.

John's vision of the Son of man. the Prince of the kings of the being turned, I saw seven goldearth. Unto him that loved us, en candlesticks; and washed us from our sins in 13 And in the midst of the his own blood,

seven candlesticks one like unto 6 And hath made us kings the Son of man, clothed with a and priests unto God and his garment down to the foot, and Father; to him be glory and I girt about the paps with a gold dominion for ever and ever. en girdle. Amen.

14 His head and his hairs 7 Behold, he cometh with were white like wool, as white clouds; and every eye shall as snow; and his eyes were as see him, and they also which a flame of fire ;

15 And his feet like unto fine of the earth shall wail because brass, as if they burned in a of him. Even so, Amen. furnace; and his voice as the

8 I am Alpha and Omega, sound of many waters. the beginning and the ending, 16 And he had in his right saith the Lord, which is, and hand seven stars : and out of his which was, and which is to mouth went a sharp two-edged come, the Almighty.

sword: and his countenance 9 I John, who also am your was as the sun shineth in his brother, and companion in trib- strength. ulation, and in the kingdom 17 And when I saw him, I and patience of Jesus Christ, fell at his feet as dead. And was in the isle that is called he laid his right hand upon me, Patmos, for the word of God, saying unto me, Fear not; I and for the testimony of Jesus am the first and the last : Christ.

18 I am he that liveth, and 10 I was in the Spirit on the was dead; and behold, I am Lord's day, and heard behind alive for evermore, Amen; and me a great voice, as of a trum- have the keys of hell and of pet,

death. 11 Saying, I am Alpha and 19 Write the things which Omega, the first and the last : thou hast seen, and the things and, What thou seest, write in which are, and the things which a book, and send it unto the shall be hereafter ; seven churches which are in 20 The mystery of the seven Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto stars which thou sawest in my Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, right hand, and the seven goldand unto Thyatira, and unto en candlesticks.

The seven Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, stars are the angels of the seven and unto Laodicea.

churches : and the seven candle12 And I turned to see the sticks which thou sawest are the voice that spake with me. And | seven churches.

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