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8 For if these things be in things always in rememyou, and abound, they make brance. you that

ye shall neither be 16 For we have not folbarren nor unfruitful in the low ed cunningly devised saknowledge of our Lord Je- bles, when we made known sus Christ.

unto you the power and 9 But he that lacketh these coming of our Lord Jelus things is blind, and cannot Christ, but were eye-witnessee afar off, and hath forgot-les of his majesty. ten that he was purged from 17 For he received from his old sins.

God the Father honour and 10 Wherefore the rather, glory, when there came such brethren, give diligence to a voice to him from the exmake your calling and elec- cellent glory, This is my betion sure: for, if ye do these loved Son, in whom I am things, ye

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well pleased. 11 For so an entrance 18 And this voice, which shall be ministered unto you came from heaven, we heard, abundantly, into the everlast. when we were with him in ing kingdom of our Lord the holy mount. and Saviour Jesus Christ. 19 We have also a more

12 Wherefore I will not sure word of prophecy; be negligent to put you al- whereunto ye do well that ways in remembrance of ye take heed, as unto a light these things, though ye know that shineth in a dark place, them, and be established in the until the day dawn, and present truth.

the day-star arise in

your 13 Yea, I think it meet, hearts : as long as I am in this taber 20 Knowing this first, nacle, to stir you up, by put- that no prophecy of the scripting you in remembrance; ture is of any private inter

14 Knowing that shortly pretation. I must put off this my taber 21 For the prophecy came nacle, even our Lord not in old time by the will of Jesus Christ hath fhewed man; but holy men of God

spake as they were moved by 15 Moreover I will en- the Holy Ghost. deavour, that ye may be able after my deceale to have these

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prophets also among the fation of the wicked: people, even as there shall be 8 (For that righteous false teachers among you, man, dwelling among them, who privily shall bring in in seeing, and hearing, vexed damnable heresies, even de- | his righteous foul from day nying the Lord that bought to day with their unlawful them, and bring upon them- deeds ;) felves swift destruction.

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The Lord knoweth how 2 And many shall follow to deliver the godly out of their pernicious ways; by temptations, and to reserve reason of whom the way of the unjust unto the day truth shall be evil spoken of. of judgement to be pu

3 And through covetouf- nished: ness shall they with feigned 10 But chiefly them that words make merchandize of walk after the flesh, in the you; whose judgement now lust of uncleanness, and defof a long time lingereth not, pise government. Presumpand their damnation slumber- tuous are they; self - willed, eth not.

they are not afraid to speak 4 For if God spared not evil of dignities. the angels that sinned, but 11 Whereas angels, which cast them down to hell, and are greater in power and delivered them into chains of might, bring not railing acdarkness, to be reserved unto cusation against them before judgement;

the Lord. 5 And spared not the old 12 But these as natural world, but saved Noah, the brute beasts, made to be taeighth person, a preacher of ken and destroyed, speak righteousness, bringing in the evil of the things that they food upon the world of the understand not, and shall utungodly;

terly perish in their own cor6. And turning the cities ruption ; of Sodom and Gomorrha 13 And shall receive the into ashes, condemned them reward of unrighteousness, as with an overthrow, making they that count it pleasure to them an ensample unto those riot in the day-time. Spots that after ihould live un- they are, and blemishes, sport

ing themselves with their own escaped the pollutions of the deceivings, while they feast world, through the knowwith you ;

ledge of the Lord and Savi14 Having eyes full of our Jesus Christ, they are aadultery, and that cannot gain entangled therein, and cease from fin; beguiling overcome, the latter end is unstable souls, an heart they worse with them than the have, exercised with cove- beginning. tous practices ; cursed chil 21 For it had been better dren :

for them not to have known 15 Which have forsaken the way of righteousness, the right way, and are gone than after they have known aftray, following the way of it, to turn from the holy Balaam the son of Bosor, who commandment delivered unloved the wages of unrighte- to them. ousness;

22 But it is happened unto 16 But was rebuked for them, according to the true his iniquity. The dumb ass proverb, The dog is turned speaking with man's voice, to his own vomit again; and forbad the madness of the the fow that was washed prophet.

to her wallowing in the 17 These are wells with- mire. out water, clouds that are

CHAP. III. carried with a tempeft; to - whom the mist of darkness is referved for ever.

write 18 For when they speak unto you; in both which I ftir great swelling words of vanity, up your pure minds by way they allure through the lusts of remembrance: of the Aesh, through much 2 That ye may be mindwantonness, those that were ful of the words which were clean escaped from them who spoken before by the holy live in error.

prophets, and of the com19 While they promise mandment of us the apofthem liberty, they themselves tles of the Lord and Saviare the servants of corrup- our : tion: for of whom a man is 3 Knowing this first, that overcome, of the same is he there shall come in the last brought in bondage. days fcoffers, walking after 20 For if after they have their own lufts,

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- 4 And saying, Where is works that are therein shall the promise of his coming ? be burned up. for since the fathers fell asleep, II Seeing then that all all 'things continue as they these things shall be dissolved, were from the beginning of what manner of persons ought the creation.

ye to be in all holy conversa5 For this they willingly tion and godliness, are ignorant of, that by the 12 Looking for and haftword of God the heavens ing unto the coming of the were of old, and the earth day of God, wherein the standing out of the water, heavens being on fire shall be and in the water :

dissolved, and the elements 6 Whereby the world that shall melt with fervent heat? then was, being overflowed 13 Nevertheless we, acwith water, perished : cording to his promise, look

7 But the heavens and for new heavens and a new the earth, which are now, by earth, wherein dwelleth righthe same word are kept in teousness. ftore reserved unto fire against 14 Wherefore, beloved, the day of judgement, and seeing that ye look for such perdition of ungodly men. things, be diligent that ye

8 But, beloved, be not may be found of him in peace, ignorant of this one thing, without spot, and blameless. that

one day is with the Lord 15 And account that the as a thousand years, and a long-suffering of our Lord is thousand years as one day. salvation ; even as our belo

9 The Lord is not llack ved brother. Paul also, acconcerning his promise, as cording to the wisdom given some men count slackness ; unto him, hath written unto but is long-suffering to us- you: ward, not willing that any 16 As also in all his epifshould perish, but that all tles speaking in them of these should come to repentance. things; in which are some

10 But the day of the things hard to be understood; Lord will come as a thief in which they that are unlearnthe night; in the which the ed and unstable wrest, as they heavens Mall pass away with do also the other fcriptures, a great noise, and the ele- unto their own destruction. ments fhall melt with fervent 17 Ye therefore, beloved, heat, the earth also and the seeing ye know these things

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before, beware left ye also, , and in the knowledge of our being led away with the er- Lord and Saviour Jesus ror of the wicked, fall from Christ. To him be glory your own stedfaftness.

both now and for ever. 18 But grow in grace, Amen.

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was walk in darkness, we lie, and which we have heard, which 7 But if we walk in the we have seen with our eyes, light, as he is in the light, we which we have looked upon, have fellowship one with aand our hands have handled nother, and the blood of Jeof the word of life;

sus Christ his fon cleanseth 2 (For the life was mani- us from all fin. fefted, and we have seen it,

8 If we say that we have and bear witness, and shew no fin, we deceive ourselves, unto you that eternal life, and the truth is not in which was with the Father, us. and was manifested unto

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he is faithful and just to for3 That which we have give us our sins, and to cleanse feen and heard declare we us from all unrighteoulunto you, that ye also may ness. have fellow hip with us : and

10 If we say that we have truly our fellowship is with not finned, we make him a the Father, and with his Son liar, and his word is not in Jesus Christ. 4 And these things write

CHAP. III. we unto you, that our joy full

Ehold, what manner of 5 {age which we have heard of stowed upon us, that we him, and declare unto you, should be called the sons of that God is light and in him God: therefore the world is no darkness at all. knoweth us not, because it

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