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The singular love of God. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make 23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath him a liar, and his word is not in us.

not the Father: [but he that acknowledgeth the

Son hath the Father also.]

24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye 1 He comforteth them against the sins of infir.

have heard from the beginning. If that which

ye have heard from the beginning shall remain mity. 3 Rightly to know God is to keep his commandments, 9 to love our brethren, 16 and

in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in not to love the world. 18 We must beware of

the Father.

25 And this is the promise that he hath promseducers : 20 from whose deceits the godly are

ised us, even eternal life. safe, preserved by perseverance in faith, and holiness of life.

26 These things have I written unto you con.

cerning them that seduce you. M Y little children, these things write I unto 27 But the anointing which ye have received

VI you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus man teach you; but as the same anointing teach. Christ the righteous :

eth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, 2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in not for ours only, but also for the sins of the him. whole world.

28 And now, little children, abide in him; that 3 And hereby we do know that we know him, when he shall appear, we may have confi. if we keep his commandments,

dence, and not be ashamed before him at bis 4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not coming. his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not 29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know in him.

that every one that doeth righteousness is born 5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily of him. is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

CHAPTER III. 6 He that saith he abideth in him, ought him. 11 He declareth the

1 He declareth the singular love of God toself also so to walk, even as he walked.

wards us, in making us his sons : 3 who 7 Brethren, I write no new commandment

therefore ought obediently to keep his comunto you, but an old commandment which ye

mandments, 11 as also brotherly to love one had from the beginning: The old commandment

another. is the word which ye have heard from the begin. ning:

REHOLD what manner of love the Father hath 8 Again, a new commandment I write unto D bestowed upon us, that we should be called you, which thing is true in him and in you: be. the sons of God! therefore the world knoweth us cause the darkness is past, and the true light now | not, because it knew him not. shineth.

2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it 9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we his brother, is in darkness even until now.

know that, when he shall appear, we shall be 10 He that loveth his brother a bideth in the like him ; for we shall see him as he is. light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in 3 And every man that hath this hope in him

purifieth himself, even as he is pure. 11 But he that hateth his brother is in dark. 4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth ness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not also the law; for sin is the transgression of the whither he goeth, because that darkness hath law. blinded his eyes.

5 And ye know that he was manifested to take 12 I write unto you, little children, because away our sins; and in him is no sin. your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake. 6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: who.

13 I write unto you, fathers, because ye have soever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known known him that is from the beginning. I write him. unto you, young men, because ye have overcome

7 Little children, let no man deceive you : he the wicked one. I write unto you, little chil that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he dren, because ye have known the Father, 14 I have written unto you, fathers, because

8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for ye have known him that is from the begin. the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this ning. I have written unto you, young men, purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he because ye are strong, and the word of God might destroy the works of the devil. abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wick. 9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit ed one.

sin : for his seed remaineth in him ; and he can. 15 Love not the world, neither the things that not sin, because he is born of God. are in the world. If any man love the world, 10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the love of the Father is not in him.

the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of righteousness is not of God, neither he that lov. the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the eth not his brother. pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the 11 For this is the message that ye heard from world.

the beginning, that we should love one an. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust other. thereof: but he that doeth 'the will of God 12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, abideth for ever.

and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he 18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye him? Because his own works were evil, and have heard that antichrist shall come, even now his brother's righteous. are there many antichrists; whereby we know 13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate that it is the last time,

you. 19 They went out from us, but they were not 14 We know that we have passed from denth of us; for if they had been of us, they would no unto life, because we love the brethren. He that doubt have continued with us : but they went loveth not his brother, abideth in death. out, that they might be made manifest that they 15 Whosoever hateth his brother, is a mur. were not all of us.

derer: and ye know that no murderer hath eter20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One. nal life abiding in him. and ye know all things,

16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, be. 21 I have not written unto you because yecause he laid down his life for us; and we ought know not the truth, but because ye know it, and to lay down our lives for the brethren. that no lie is of the truth.

17 But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth 22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus | his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love Father and the Son.

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CHAPTER V. The witnesses of our faith. 18 My little children, let us not love in word, L. 20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth. brother, he is a liar. For he that loveth not his

19 And hereby we know that we are of the brother, whom he hath seen, how can he love truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. God, whom he hath not seen?

20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater 21 And this commandment have we from than our heart, and knoweth all things.

him, That he who loveth God, love his brother 21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then also. have we contidence toward God. 22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him,

CHAPTER V. because we keep his commandments, and do

1 He that loveth God loveth his children, and those things that are pleasing in his sight.

keepeth his commandments : 3 which to the 23 And this is his commandment; That we

faithful are light, and not grievous. 9 Jesus should believe on the name of his Son Jesus

is the son of God, able to save us, 14 and to Christ, and love one another, as he gave us com.

hear our prayers, which we make for our. mandment. 24 And he that keepeth his commandments,

selves, and for others. dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we WHOSOEVER believeth that Jesus is the know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which Christ, is born of God: and every one that he hath given us.

loveth him that begat, loveth him also that is

begotten of him. CHAPTER IV.

2 By this we know that we love the children 1 He warneth them not to believe all teachers,

of God, when we love God, and keep his comwho boast of the Spirit, but to try them by the

mandments. rules of the catholic faith : 7 and by many

3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his reasons echorteth to brotherly love.

commandments; and his commandments are

not grievous. PELOVED, believe not every spirit, but try the 4 For whatsoever is born of God, overcometh D spirits whether they are of God: because the world : and this is the victory that overcom. many false prophets are gone out into the eth the world, even our faith.. world.

5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every he thut believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in 6 This is he that came by water and blood, the flesh, is of God:

even Jesus Christ ; not by water only, but by 3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Je. water and blood. And it is the Spirit that bear. sus Christ is come in the flesh, is not of God. eth witness, because the Spirit is truth. And this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye 7 For there are three that bear record in heav. have heard that it should come; and even now en, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost : already is it in the world.

and these three are one. 4 Ye are of God, little children, and have 8 And there are three that bear witness in overcome them: because greater is he that is in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood : you, than he that is in the world.

and these three agree in one. 5 They are of the world: therefore speak they 9 If we receive the witness of men, the wit. of the world, and the world heareth them.

ness of God is greater: for this is the witness of 6 We are of God. He that knoweth God, God which he hath testified of his Son. heareth us ; he that is not of God, heareth not 10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the witness in himself; he that believeth not the spirit of error.

God, hath made him a liar, because he be. 7 Heloved, let us love one another: for love is lieveth not the record that God gave of his of God; and every one that loveth is born of Son. God, and knoweth God.

11 And this is the record, that God hath given 8 He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for to us eternal lite: and this life is in his Son. God is love.

12 He that hath the Son, hath life; and he 9 In this was manifested the love of God to that hath not the Son of God, hath not life. ward us, because that God sent his only begotten 13 These things have I written unto you that Son into the world, that we might live through believe on the name of the Son of God ; that bim.

ye may know that ye have eternal life, and 10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that ye may believe on the name of the Son of that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the pro. God. pitiation for our sins.

14 And this is the confidence that we have in 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also him, that if we ask any thing according to his to love one another.

will, he heareth us: 12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we 15 And if we know that he hear us, whatso. love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his ever we ask, we know that we have the peti.

tions that we desired of him. 13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him. 16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is and he in us, because he hath given us of his not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give Spirit,

him life for them that sin not unto death. There 14 And we have seen and do testify, that the is a sin unto denth: I do not say that he shall Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the pray for it. world.

17 All uprighteousness is sin: and there is a 15 Whosoever shall confess thnt Jesus is the sin not unto death, Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in 18 We know that whosoever is born of God, God.

sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God, 16 And we have known and believed the love keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth that God hath to us. God is love: and he that him not. dwelleth in love, dwelleth in God, and God in 19 And we know that we are of God, and the him.

whole world lieth in wickedness. 17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we 20 And we know that the Son of God is come, may have boldness in the day of judgment: be. and hath given us an understanding, that we cause ns he is, so are we in this world.

may know him that is true; and we are in him 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. is the true God, and eternal life. He thit feareth, is not made perfect in love.

21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. 19 We love him, because he first loved us. Amen.

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1 He erhorteth a certain honourable matron, I as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should with her children, to persevere in Christian walk in it. love and belief, 8 lest they lose the reward of | 7 For many deceivers are entered into the their former profession : 10 and to have noth | world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come ing to do with those seducers that bring not in the flesh. This is a deceiver, and an antithe true doctrine of Christ Jesus.

christ. THE elder unto the elect lady, and her chil. 8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those 1 dren, whom I love in the truth ; and not I things which we have wrought, but that we re. only, but also all they that have known the ceive a full reward. truth ;

9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not 2 For the truth's sake which dwelleth in us, in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He and shall be with us for ever.

that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath 3 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace from both the Father and the Son, God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, 10 If there come any unto you, and bring not the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

this doctrine, receive him not into your house, 4 I rejoiced greatly, thut I found of thy chil. neither bid him God speed : dren walking in truth, as we have received a 11 For he that biddeth him God speed, is par. commandment from the Father.

taker of his evil deeds. 5 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though 12 Having many things to write unto you, I I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but would not write with paper and ink: but I trust that which we had from the beginning, that we to come unto you, and speak face to face, that ove one another.

our joy may be full, 6 And this is love, that we walk after his com. | 13 The children of thy elect sister greet thee. mandments. This is the commandment, That, | Amen.

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He commendeth Gaius for his piety, 5 and hos. 18 We therefore ought to receive such, that we

pitality 7 to true preachers : 9 complaining might be fellow-helpers to the truth. of the unkind dealing of ambitious Diotrephes 9 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, on the contrary side, 11 whose evil example is who loveth to have the pre-eminence among not to be followed : 12 and giveth special testi. them, receiveth us not. mony to the good report of Demetrius.

10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his THE elder unto the well-beloved Gaius, whom deeds which he doeth, prating against us with 1 I love in the truth.

malicious words: and not content therewith, .2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou neither doth he himself receive the brethren, mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth soul prospereth.

them out of the church. 3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren 11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but came and testified of the truth that is in thee, that which is good. He that doeth good is of even as thou walkest in the truth.

God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my God. children walk in truth.

12 Demetrius hath good report of all men, and 5 Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever of the truth itself: yea, and we also bear record : thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers ; and ye know that our record is true.

6 Which have borne witness of thy charity 13 I had many things to write, but I will not before the church : whom if thou bring forward | with ink and pen write unto thee : on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do 14 But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and well:

we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. 7 Because that for his name's sake they went Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles.


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He exhorteth them to be constant in the profes. 11 Wo unto them! for they have gone in the sion of the faith, 4 False teachers are crept way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of in to seduce them: for whose damnable doc Balaam for reward, and perished in the gain. trine and manners horrible punishment is saying of Core. prepared : 20 whereas the godly, by the as. 12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, sistance of the Holy Spirit, and prayers to when they feast with you, feeding themselves God, may persevere, and grow in grace, and without fear: clouds they are without water, keep themselves, and recover others out of the carried about of winds: trees whose fruit with. snares of those deceivers.

ereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by TUDE, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother the roots ;

of James, to them that are sanctified by God 13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and own shame; wandering stars, to whom is re. called :

served the blackness of darkness for ever. 2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be 14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, multiplied,

prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord 3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write cometh with ten thousand of his saints, unto you of the common salvation, it was need 15 To execute judgment upon all, and to con. ful for me to write unto you, and exhort you vince all that are ungodly among them of all that ye should earnestly contend for the faith their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly which was once delivered unto the saints,

committed, and of all their hard speeches which 4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, ungodly sinners have spoken against him. who were before of old ordained to this condem 16 These are murmurers, complainers, walk. nation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our ing after their own lusts; and their mouth speak. God into lasciviousness, and denying the only eth great swelling words, having men's persons Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

in admiration because of advantage. 5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, 17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord having sa ved the people out of the land of Jesus Christ ; Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed 18 How that they told you there should be not.

mockers in the last time, who should walk after 6 And the angels which kept not their first their own ungodly lusts, estate, but left their own habitation, he hath 19 These be they who separate themselves, reserved in everlasting chains under darkness sensual, baving not the Spirit. unto the judgment of the great day..

20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on 7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, cities about them in like manner, giving them. 21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking selves over to fornication, and going after strange | for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eterflesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the nal life. vengeance of eternal fire.

22 And of some have compassion, making a 8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the difference: flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of digni. 23 And others save with fear, pulling them out ties.

of the fire ; hating even the garment spotted by 9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contend. the flesh, ing with the devil, he disputed about the body 24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing falling, and to present you faultless before the accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

10 But these speak evil of those things which 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory they know not: but what they know naturally, and majesty, dominion and power, both now as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt and ever. Amen. themselves.

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sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant

John :. 4 John writeth his revelation to the seven

2 Who bare record of the word of God, and churches of Asia, signified by the seven gold

of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all en candlesticks. 7 The coming of Christ. 14

things that he saw, His glorious power and majesty.

3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that THE Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those

gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which are written therein: for the time is things which must shortly come to pass ; and he i at hand.

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to be written to the TOHN to the seven churches which are in 14 Nevertheless, I have somewhat against thee,

Asia : Grace be unto you, and peace, from because thou hast left thy first love. him which is, and which was, and which is to 5 Remember therefore from whence thou art come ; and from the seven Spirits which are be. fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or fore his throne;

else I will come unto thee quickly, and will re5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful move thy candlestick out of his place, except Witness, and the First-begotten of the dead, thou repent. and the Prince of the kings of the earth. Unto 6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds him that loved us, and washed us from our sins of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate. in his own blood,

7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the 6 And hath made us kings and priests unto Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that God and his Father; to him be glory and do. overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, minion for ever and ever. Amen.

which is in the midst of the paradise of God. 7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every 8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyreye shall see him, and they also which pierced na, write; These things saith the first and the him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail be last, which was dead, and is alive; cause of him. Even so, Amen.

9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and 8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. 9 I John, who also am your brother, and com 10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt panion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and suffer. Behold, the devil shall cast some of you patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is into prison, that ye may be tried ; and ye shall called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the have tribulation ten days. Be thou faithful testimony of Jesus Christ.

unto death, and I will give thee a crown of 10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and life. heard behind me a great voice, as of a trum. 11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what pet,

the Spirit saith unto the churches ; He that 11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first overcometh, shall not be hurt of the second and the last; and, What thou seest, write in a death. book, and send it unto the seven churches which 12 And to the angel of the church in Pergaare in Asia ; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, mos write; These things saith he which hath and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and the sharp sword with two edges; unto Sardis, and unto Philudelphia, and unto | 13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, Laodicea.

even where Satan's seat is : and thou holdest 12 And I turned to see the voice that spake fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden even in those days wherein Antipas was my candlesticks;

faithful martyr, who was slain among you, 13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks where Satan dwelleth. one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a 14 But I have a few things against thee, be. garment down to the foot, and girt about the cause thou hast there them that hold the docpaps with a golden girdle.

trine of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a 14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, stumbling-block before the children of Israel, to as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit of fire;

fornication. 15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they 15 So hast thou also them that hold the docburned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound trine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate. of many waters.

16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee 16 And he had in his right hand seven stars : quickly, and will fight against them with the and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword of my mouth. sword : and his countenance was as the sun 17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the shineth in his strength.

Spirit saith unto the churches: To him that 17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden dead. And he laid his right band upon me, say. manna, and will give him a white stone, and in ing unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the the stone a new name written, which no man last:

knoweth, saving he that receiveth it. 18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and be. 18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyrhold, I am alive for evermore, Amen ; and have tira write; These things saith the Son of God, the keys of hell and of death,

who hath his eyes like into a flame of fire, and 19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and his feet are like fine brass ; the things which are, and the things which shall 19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, be hereafter ;

and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and 20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou | the last to be more than the first: sa west in my right hand, and the seven golden 20 Notwithstanding, I have a few things candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of against thee, because thou sufferest that wo. the seven churches : and the seven candlesticks man Jezebel, which ca lleth herselt a prophetwhich thou sawest are the seven churches.

ess, to teach and to seduce my servants to com. CHAPTER II.

mit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed

unto idols. What is commanded to be written to the angels,

21 And I gave her space to repent of her forthat is, the ministers of the churches of 1

nication, and she repented not. Ephesus, 8 Smyrna, 12 Pergamos, 18 Thya 22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and tira : and what is commended, or found

them that commit adultery with her into great wanting in them.

tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. UNTO the angel of the church of Ephesus 23 And I will kill her children with death :

write: These things saith he that holdeth and all the churches shall know that I am he the seven stars in his right hand, who walk. which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will eth in the midst of the seven golden candle. give unto every one of you according to your sticks;

works. 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy 24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in patience, and how thou canst not bear them Thyatira. As many as have not this doctrine. which are evil : and thou hast tried them which and which have not known the depths of Satan, say they are apostles, and are not; and hast as they speak; I will put upon you none other found them liars :

burden: 3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for 25 But that which ye have already, hold fast my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not till I come. fainted.

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