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Of brotherly love.

ought to lay down our lives for

17 But whoso hath this world's

6 Whosoever abideth in him, the brethren. sinneth not: whosoever sinneth, hath not seen him, neither known good, and seeth his brother have him. need, and shutteth up his bowels

7 Little children, let no man of compassion from him, how deceive you; he that doeth righ-dwelleth the love of God in him? teousness is righteous, even as 18 My little children, let us he is righteous: not love in word, neither in

8 He that committeth sin is tongue; but in deed, and in of the devil; for the devil sinneth truth.

from the beginning. For this 19 And hereby we know that purpose the Son of God was we are of the truth, and shall manifested, that he might des-assure our hearts before him. troy the works of the devil.

20 For if our heart condemn

9 Whosoever is born of God, us, God is greater than our heart, doth not commit sin; for his and knoweth all things. seed remaineth in him: and he 21 Beloved, if our heart concannot sin, because he is born of demn us not; then have we conGod. fidence toward God.

10 In this, the children of God 22 And whatsoever we ask, are manifest, and the children of we receive of him, because we the devil: whosoever doeth not keep his commandments, and do righteousness is not of God, those things that are pleasing in neither he that loveth not his his sight.


23 And this is his command

11 For this is the message that ment, That we should believe on ye heard from the beginning, the name of his Son Jesus Christ, that we should love one another. and love one another, as he gave

12 Not as Cain, who was of us commandment.

that wicked one, and slew his 24 And he that keepeth his brother. And wherefore slew commandments dwelleth in him, he him? Because his own works and he in him and hereby we were evil, and his brother's righ-know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given


13 Marvel not, my brethren, if us. the world hate you.


14 We know that we have pas- Exhortation to brotherly love. sed from death, unto life, because DELOVED, believe not every we love the brethren. He that spirit, but try the spirits, loveth not his brother abideth in whether they are of God; bedeath. cause many false prophets are

15 Whosoever hateth his bro-gone out into the world. ther is a murderer: and ye know 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit that no murderer hath eternal of God; Every spirit that conlife abiding in him. fesseth that Jesus Christ is come

16 Hereby perceive we the in the flesh, is of God: love of God, because he laid 3 And every spirit that confesdown his life for us and weseth not that Jesus Christ is come

The obligation of mutual love. Chap. v. Christ hears our prayers. in the flesh, is not of God: and God dwelleth in him, and he in this is that spirit of antichrist, God.

to us.

whereof ye have heard that it 16 And we have known and should come, and even now al-believed the love that God hath ready is it in the world. God is love; and he that 4 Ye are of God, little children, dwelleth in love, dwelleth in and have overcome them; be-God, and God in him. cause greater is he that is in you, 17 Herein is our love made than he that is in the world. perfect, that we may have bold5 They are of the world; there-ness in the day of judgment; before speak they of the world, and cause as he is, so are we in this the world heareth them. world.

6 We are of God: he that 18 There is no fear in love; knoweth God, heareth us; he but perfect love casteth out fear: that is not of God, heareth not because fear hath torment. He us. Hereby know we the Spirit that feareth, is not made perfect of truth, and the spirit of error. in love.

7 Beloved, let us love one ano- 19 We love him, because he ther for love is of God; and first loved us. every one that loveth, is born of God, and knoweth God.

20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a

8 He that loveth not, knoweth liar; for he that loveth not his not God: for God is love. brother whom he hath seen, how

9 In this was manifested the can he love God whom he hath love of God toward us, because, not seen? that God sent his only begotten 21 And this commandment Son into the world, that we might have we from him, That he who live through him. loveth God, love his brother also. CHAP. V.

10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, He that loveth God loveth his and sent his Son to be the propi

children. HOSOEVER


Beloved, if God so loved W that Jesus is the Christ, is

us, we ought also to love one born of God: and every one that another. loveth him that begat, loveth him 12 No man hath seen God at also that is begotten of him. any time. If we love one another, 2 By this we know that we God dwelleth in us, and his love love the children of God, when is perfected in us. we love God, and keep his com

13 Hereby know we that wemandments. dwell in him, and he in us, be- 3 For this is the love of God, cause he hath given us of his that we keep his commandments: Spirit. and his commandments are not 14 And we have seen, and dogrievous. testify, that the Father sent the 4 For whatsoever is born of Son to be the Saviour of the God overcometh the world, and world. this is the victory that overcom15 Whosoever shall confess eth the world, even our faith. that Jesus is the Son of God, 5 Who is he that overcometh

He that loveth God

II. John.

loveth his children. the world, but he that believeth and that ye may believe on the that Jesus is the Son of God? name of the Son of God.

6 This is he that came by 14 And this is the confidence water and blood, even Jesus that we have in him, that if we Christ; not by water only, but ask any thing according to his by water and blood: and it is the will, he heareth us: Spirit that beareth witness, be- 15 And if we know that he cause the Spirit is truth. hear us, whatsoever we ask, 7 For there are three that bear we know that we have the petirecord in heaven, the Father, the tions that we desired of him. Word, and the Holy Ghost: and 16 If any man see his brother these three are one. sin a sin which is not unto death,

8 And there are three that bear he shall ask, and he shall give witness in earth, the spirit, and him life for them that sin not the water, and the blood: and unto death. There is a sin unto these three agree in one. death: I do not say that he shall

9 If we receive the witness of pray for it. men, the witness of God is 17 All unrighteousness is sin: greater for this is the witness of and there is a sin not unto death. God, which he hath testified of 18 We know that whosoever his Son. is born of God, sinneth not: but 10 He that believeth on the he.that is begotten of God, keepSon of God, hath the witness in eth himself, and that wicked one himself: he that believeth not toucheth him not.

God, hath made him a liar; be- 19 And we know that we are cause he believeth not the record of God, and the whole world lieth that God gave of his Son.

11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life; and this life is in his Son.

in wickedness.

20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may 12 He that hath the Son hath know him that is true; and we life; and he that hath not the Son are in him that is true, even in of God hath not life. his Son Jesus Christ. This is

13 These things have I written the true God, and eternal life. unto you that believe on the name 21 Little children, keep yourof the Son of God; that ye may selves from idols. Amen. know that ye have eternal life,]


An exhortation to christian love. Jand peace, from God the Father, THE elder unto the elect ladyland from the Lord Jesus Christ, and her children, whom the Son of the Father, in truth love in the truth; and not I only, and love. but also all they that have known 4I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, 2 For the truth's sake, which as we have received a commanddwelleth in us, and shall be with ment from the Father. us for ever. 5 And now I beseech thee, 3 Grace be with you, mercy, lady, not as though I wrote a

the truth;

The piety of Gaius commended. III. John. Demetrius' character. new commandment unto thee, and abideth not in the doctrine but that which we had from the of Christ, hath not God: he that beginning, That we love one an-abideth in the doctrine of Christ, other. The hath both the Father and the

6 And this is love, that we walk Son. after his commandments. This 10 If there come any unto you, is the commandment, That as ye and bring not this doctrine, rehave heard from the beginning,ceive him not into your house, ye should walk in it. neither bid him God speed:

7 For many deceivers are en- 11 For he that biddeth him tered into the world, who confess God speed, is partaker of his evil not that Jesus Christ is come in deeds. the flesh. This is a deceiver, and 12 Having many things to write an antichrist. unto you, I would not write with 8 Look to yourselves, that we paper and ink: but I trust to lose not those things which we come unto you, and speak face have wrought, but that we receive to face, that our joy may be full. a full reward. 13 The children of thy elect 9 Whosoever transgresseth, sister greet thee. Amen.


THE THIRD EPISTLE OF JOHN. The piety of Gaius commended. Diotrephes, who loveth to have HE elder unto the well-be-the pre-eminence among them, loved Gaius, whom I love receiveth us not. in the truth. 10 Wherefore if I come, I will 2 Beloved, I wish above all remember his deeds which he things that thou mayest prosper doeth, prating against us with and be in health, even as thy soul malicious words, and not content prospereth. therewith; neither doth he him

3 For I rejoiced greatly when self receive the brethren, and forthe brethren came, and testified biddeth them that would, and of the truth that is in thee, even casteth them out of the church. as thou walkest in the truth. 11 Beloved, follow not that 4 I have no greater joy than to which is evil, but that which is hear that my children walk ingood. He that doeth good is of truth. God; but he that doeth evil, hath

5 Beloved, thou doest faithfully not seen God. whatsoever thou doest to the bre- 12 Demetrius hath good report thren, and to strangers; of all men, and of the truth itself; 6 Which have borne witness yea, and we also bear record; of thy charity before the church; and ye know that our record is whom if thou bring forward on true. their journey after a godly sort, 13 I had many things to write, thou shalt do well: but I will not with ink and pen

7 Because that for his name's write unto thee: sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles.

14 But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face 8 We, therefore, ought to re-to face. Peace be to thee. Our ceive such, that we might be fel-friends salute thee. Greet the low-helpers to the truth. friends by name.

9 I wrote unto the church: but!




Of constancy in the faith. 19 Yet Michael the archangel, UDE, the servant of Jesus when contending with the devil, Christ, and brother of James, (he disputed about the body of to them that are sanctified by Moses,) durst not bring against God the Father, and preserved him a railing accusation, but said, in Jesus Christ, and called; The Lord rebuke thee.

2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.

10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but 3 Beloved, when I gave all di- what they know naturally, as brute ligence to write unto you of the beasts, in those things they corcommon salvation, it was needful rupt themselves.

for me to write unto you, and 11 Woe unto them! for they exhort you, that ye should ear-have gone in the way of Cain, and nestly contend for the faith which ran greedily after the error of Bawas once delivered unto the aam for reward, and perished in saints. the gainsaying of Core.

4 For there are certain men 12 These are spots in your crept in unawares, who were be-feasts of charity, when they feast fore of old ordained to this con-with you, feeding themselves demnation, ungodly men, turn-without fear: clouds they are ing the grace of our God into without water, carried about of lasciviousness, and denying the winds; trees whose fruit witheronly Lord God, and our Lord eth, without fruit, twice dead, Jesus Christ. plucked up by the roots;

5 I will therefore put you in 13 Raging waves of the sea, remembrance, though ye once foaming out their own shame; knew this, how that the Lord, wandering stars, to whom is rehaving saved the people out of served the blackness of darkness the land of Egypt, afterwards for ever.

destroyed them that believed not. 14 And Enochalso, the seventh

6 And the angels which kept from Adam, prophesied of these, not their first estate, but left their saying, Behold, the Lord cometh own habitation, he hath reserved with ten thousands of his saints, in everlasting chains under dark- 15 To execute judgment upon ness, unto the judgment of the all, and to convince all that are great day. Jungodly among them, of all their

7 Even as Sodom and Gomor-Jungodly deeds which they have rha, and the cities about them, ungodly committed, and of all in like manner giving themselves their hard speeches, which ungodover to fornication, and goingly sinners have spoken against after strange flesh, are set forth him. for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own 8 Likewise also these filthy lusts; and their mouth speaketh dreamers defile the flesh, despise great swelling words, having dominion, and speak evil of dig- men's persons in admiration, because of advantage.


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