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944 John's exhortation. II. & III. JOHN. 70 forsake seducere.

7 For there are three that bear record, have in him, that if we ask any thing acin heaven, the Father, the Word, and the cording to his will, he heareth us : Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 15 And if we know that he hear us,

8 And there are three that bear witness whatsoever we ask, we know that we in earth, the spirit, and the water, and have the petitions that we desired of him the blood : and these three agree in one. 16 If any man see his brother sin a sin

9 If we receive the witness of men, which is not unto death, he shall ask, and the witness of God is greater: for this is he shall give him life for them that sin the witness of God which he hath testified not unto death. There is a sin unto death: of his Son.

I do not say that he shall pray for it. 10 He that believeth on the Son of God 17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there hath the witness in himself: he that be- is a sin not unto death. lieveth not God, hath made him a liar, 18 We know that whosoever is born of because he believed not the record that God, sinneth not ; but he that is begotten God gave of his Son.

of God, keepeth himself, and that wick11 And this is the record, that God | ed one toucheth him not. hath given to us eternal life: and this life 19 And we know that we are of God, is in his Son.

and the whole world lieth in wickedness. 12 He that hath the Son, hath life; and he 20 And we know that the Son of God that hath not the Son of God, hath not life is come, and hath given us an understand

13 These things have I written unto | ing, that we may know him that is true, you that believe on the name of the Son and we are in him that is true, even in his of God; that ye may know that ye have | Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, eternal life, and that ye may believe on and eternal life. the name of the Son of God.

21 Little children, keep yourselves from 14 And this is the confidence that we idols. Amen.

THE SECOND EPISTLE OF JOHN. 1 John exhorteth a certain honourable y his commandments. This is the com

malron with her children to persevere mandment, that as ye have heard from in christian love and belief; & lest the beginning, ye should walk in it

. they lose the reward of their former 7 For many deceivers are entered into profession : 10 and to have nothing to the world, who confess not that Jesus do with those seducers that bring not Christ is come in the flesh. This is a dethe true doctrine.

ceiver, and an antichrist. Thielder

, whothe elece linde he trulha; those things which we have wrought, but and not I only, but also all they that have that we receive a full reward. known the truth;

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

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

to your house, neither bid him God speed: 4 I rejoiced greatly, that I found of thy 11 For he that biddeth him God speed, children walking in truth, as we have re- is partaker of his evil deeds. ceived a commandment from the Father. 12 Having many things to write unto

5 And now I beseech thce, lady, not as you, I would not write with paper and ink: though I wrote a new commandment unto but I trust to come unto you, and speak ther, but that which we had from the face to face, that cur joy may be full beginning, that we love one another. 13 The children of thy elect sister grect

6 And this is love, that we walk after ll thee. Amen.

THE THIRD EPISTLE OF JOHN. 1 John commendeth Gaius for his piety, 5 3 For I rejoiced greatly, when thebreth

and hospitality, 7 to true preachers; 9 ren came and testified of the truth that is complaining of the unkind dealing ofam- in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.

bitious Diotrophes on the contrary side. 4 I have no greater joy than to hear THE 'HE elder unto the well-beloved Gai

that my children walk in truth.

5 Beloved, thou doest faithfully what2 Belovedl, I wish above all things that soever thou doest to the brethren, and to thou mayest prosper and be in health, strangers; even as thy soul prospereth.

6 Which have borne witness of the

John complaineth of unkindness. JUDE. Punishment for false teachers. 945 charity before the church: whom if thou them that would, and casteth them out bring forward on their journey after a of the church. godly sort, thou shalt do well:

11 Beloved, follow not that which is 7 Because that for his name's sake evil, but that which is good. He that dothey went forth, taking nothing of the eth good is of God: but he that doeth evil Gentiles.

hath not seen God. 8 We therefore ought to receive such, 12 Demetrius hath good report of all that we might be fellow-helpers tothe truth. men, and of the truth itself: yea, and we

9 I wrote unto the church : but Di- also bear record; and ye know that our otrephes, who loveth to have the pre-em- record is true. inence among them, receiveth us not. 13 I had many things to write, but I

10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remem- will not with ink and pen write unto thee: ber his deeds which he doeth, prating a- 14 But I trust I shall shortly see thee, gainst us with malicious words : and not and we shall speak face to face. Peace content therewith, neither doth he him- | be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet self receive the brethren, and forbiddeth | the friends by name.

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THE GENERAL EPISTLE OF JUDE.
1 Jude erhorteth themto be constant in the || about the body of Moses, durst not bring

profession of the faith. 4. False teachers against him a railing accusation, but said,
are crepe in to seduce them ; for whose | The Lord rebuke thee.
evil doctrine and manners, horrible 10 But these speak evil of those things
punishment is prepared:20 sphereas the which they know not: but what they
Frodly by the assistance ofihe Holy Spir- | know naturally, as brute beasts, in those
it, and prayers to God, may persevere things they corrupt themselves.
and grow in grace, and recover others 11 Woe unto them ! for they have gone
out of the snares of those deceivers. in the way of Cain, and ran greedily af-

of , , and brother of James, to them that are perished in the gain-saying of Core. sanctified by God the Father, and pre- 12 These are spots in your feasts of served in Jesus Christ, and called: charity, when they feast with you, feeding

2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, themselves without fear : clouds they are be multiplied.

without water, carried about of winds; 3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to | trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, write unto you of the common salvation, twice dead, plucked up by the roots ; It was needful for me to write unto you, 13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming and exhort you that ye should earnestly out their own shame; wandering stars, contend for the faith which was once de- to whom is reserved the blackness of livered unto the saints.

darkness for ever. 4 For there are certain men crept in 14 And Enoch also, the seventh from unawares, who were before of old ordain- i Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Beed to this condemnation, ungodly men, hold, the Lord cometh with ten thouturning the grace of our God into lasciva sands of his saints, jousness, and denying the only Lord God, 15 To execute judgment upon all, and and our Lord Jesiis Christ.

to convince all that are ungodly among 5 I will therefore put you in remem- them of all their ungodly deeds which brance, though ye once knew this, how they have ungodly committed, and of all that the Lord, having saved the people their hard speeches which ungodly sinners out of the land of Egypt, afterward de- | have spoken against him. stroyed them that believed not.

16 These are murmurers, complainers, 6 And the angels which kept not their walking after their own lusts; and their first estate, but left their own habitation, mouth speaketh great swelling words, he hath reserved in everlasting chains having men's persons in admiration beunder darkness unto the judgment of the cause of advantage. great day.

17 But, beloved, remember ye the 7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and words which were spoken before of the the cities about them in like manner, giv- apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; ing themselves over to fornication, and go- 18 How that they told you there should ing after strange flesh, are set forth for be muckers in the last time, who should an example, suffering the vengeance of walk after their own ungodly lusts. eternal fire.

19 These be they who separate them8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers selves, sensual, having not the Spirit. defile the flesh, despise dominion, and 20 But ye, beloved, building up yourspeak evil of dignities.

selves on your most holy faith, praying 9 Yet Michael the archangel, when | in the Holy Ghost, contending with the devil he disputed 21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, 946 John's revelation

REVELATION. to the seven churches. looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus 24 Now unto him that is able to keep Christ unto eternal life.

you from falling, and to present you fauli22 And of some have compassion, mak- less before the presence of his glory with ing a difference:

exceeding joy, 23 And others save with fear, pulling 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, them out of the fire ; hating even the be glory and majesty, dominion and powgarment spotted by the flesh.

er,

both now and ever. Amen.

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THE REVELATION OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE. CHAP. I.

13 And in the midst of the seren 4 John writeth his revelation to the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man,

churches of Asia, signified by the seven clothed with a garment down to the foot, golden candlestická. 1 The coming of and girt about the paps with a golden Christ.

girdle. THE Revelation of Jesus Christ, which 14 His head were white his servants things which must shortly were as a flame of fire ; come to pass; and he sent and signified it 15 And his feet like unto fine brass, by his angel unto his servant John : as if they burned in a furnace ; and his

2 Who bare record of the word of God, | voice as the sound of many waters. and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and 16 And he had in his right hand seven of all things that he saw.

stars : and out of his mouth went a sharp 3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they two-edged sword : and his countenance that hear the words of this prophecy, was as the sun shineth in his strength. and keep those things which are written 17 And when I saw him, I fell at his therein : for the time is at hand.

feet as dead. And he laid his right hand 4 JOHN to the seven churches which upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I are in Asia : Grace be unto you, and peace, am the first and the last : from him which is, and which was, and 18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and which is to come, and from the seven behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen ; Spirits which are before his throne ; and have the keys of hell and of death.

5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the 19 Write the things which thou hast faithful witness, and the first-begotten of seen, and the things which are, and the the dead, and the prince of the kings of things which shall be hereafter ; the earth. Unto him that loved us, and 20 The mystery of the seven stars which washed us from our sins in his own blood, thou sawest in my right hand, and the sev

6 And hath made us kings and priests en golden candlesticks. The seven stars unto God and his Father; to him be glory are the angels of the seven churches : and and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. the seven candlesticks which thou sawest

7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and are the seven churches. every eye shall see him and they also which

CHAP. II. pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth || 1 What is commanded to be written to Shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. the angels, (that is, the ministers,) of

8 I am Alpha and Omega, the begin- the churches of 1 Ephesus, 8 Smyrna, ning and the ending, saith the Lord, 12 Pergamos, 18 Thyatira, &c.

NTO the .

phesus These things saith he 9 I John, who also am your brother, and that holdeth the seven stars in his right companion in tribulation, and in the king- hand, who walketh in the midst of the dom and patienceof Jesus Christ, was in the seven golden candlesticks ; isle that is called Patmos, for the word of 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. and thy patience, and how thou canst not

10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's | bear them which are evil; and thou hast day, and heard behind me a great voice, tried them which say they are apostles, as of a trumpet,

and are not ; and hast found them liars : 11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the 3 And hast borne, and hast patience, first and the last : aud, What thou seest, and for my name's sake hast laboured, write in a book, and send it unto the seven and hast not fainted. churches which are in Asia ; unto Ephe- 4 Nevertheless, I have somewhat against sus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, thee, because thou hast left thy first love. and unto Inyatira, and unto Sardis, and 5 Remember therefore from whence unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. thou art fallen, and repent, and do the

12 And I turned to see the voice that first works; or else I will come unto thee spake with me. And being turned, I saw quickly, and will remove thy candlestick seven golden candlesticks;

out of his place, except thou repent

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Of Ephesus, Smyrna,

CHAP. III. Pergamos, and Thyatira. 947 6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the 21 And I gave her space to repent of deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. her fornication, and she repented not.

7 He that hath an ear, let him hear 22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, what the Spirit saith unto the churches ; and them that commit adultery with her To him that overcometh will I give to into great tribulation, except they repent eat of the tree of life, which is in the of their deeds. midst of the paradise of God.

23 And I will kill her children with 8 And unto the angel of the church in death ; and all the churches shall know Smyrna, write; These things saith the first that I am he which searcheth the reins and the last, which was dead, and is alive; and hearts: and I will give unto every

9 I know thy works, and tribulation, one of you according to your works. and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I 24 But unto you I say, and unto the knotu the blasphemy of them which say rest in Thyatira, As many as have not this they are Jews, and are not, but are the doctrine, and which have not known the synagogue of Satan.

depths of Satan, as they speak ; I will 10 Fear none of those things which put upon you none other burden : thou shalt suffer. Behold, the devil shall 25 But that which ye have alrcady cast some of you into prison, that ye may

hold fast till I come. be tried; and ye shall have tribulation 26 And he that overcometh, and keepten days. Be thou faithful unto death, eth my works unto the end, to him will and I will give thee a

rown of life.

I give power over the nations: 11 He that hath an ear, let him hear 27 (And he shall rule them with a rod what the Spirit saith unto the churches ; of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall He that overcometh, shall not be hurt of they be broken to shivers :) even as I rethe second death.

ceived of my Father. 12 And to the angel of the church in Per- 28 And I will give him the morning-star. gamos write; These things saith he which 29 He that hath an ear, let him hear hath the sharp sword with two edges; what the Spirit saith unto the churches. 13 I know thy works, and where thou

CHAP. III. dwellest, even where Satan's seat is : and 1 The angel of the church of Sardis is rethou holdest fast my name, and hast not de- proved, 7 of Philadelphia auproved, nied my faith, even in those days wherein 14 of Laodicea rebuked. Nuipas angs you, fathefie martye wehe was A Sorunt or the angelegte the church he

14 But I have a few things against thee, that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the because thou hast there them that hold seven stars; I know thy works, that thou the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak hast a name, that thou livest, and art dead. to cast a stumbling-block before the chil- 2 Be watchful, and strengthen the dren of Israel, to eat things sacrificed un- things which remain, that are ready to to idols, and to commit fornication. die : for I have not found thy works per

15 So hast thou also them that hold the | fect before God. doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing 3 Remember therefore how thou hast reI hate.

ceived and heard,and hold fast and repent. 16 Repent; or else I will come unto If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will thee quickly, and will fight against them come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not with the sword of my mouth.

know what hour I will come upon thee. 17 He that hath an ear, let him hear 4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis what the Spirit saith unto the churches; which have not defiled their garments ; To him that overcometh will I give to and they shall walk with me in white : eat of the hidden manna, and will give for they are worthy. him a white stone, and in the stone a 5 He that overcometh, the same shall new name written, which no man know- be clothed in white raiment; and I will eth, saving he that receiveth it.

not blot out his name out of the book of 18 And unto the angel of the church in lite, but I will confess his name before Thyatira write; These things saith the Son my Father, and before his angels. of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame 6 He that hath an ear, let him hear of fire, and his feet are like fine brass ; what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

191know thy works,andcharity,and ser- 7 And to the angel of the church in vice, and faith, and thy patience, and thy Philadelphia write;

These things saith he works; and the lastto be more thar the first that is holy, he that is true, he that hath

20 Notwithstanding, I have a few things the key of David, he that openeth, and against thee, because thou sufferest that no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a man openeth : prophetess, to teach and to seduce my 8 I know thy works: bchold, I have servants to commit fornication, and to set before thee an open door, and no man eat things sacrificed unto idols.

can shut it ; for thou hast a little strengths

948 Laodicea rebuked. REVELATION. The four and twenty elders. and hast kept my word, and hast not de- || were of a trumpet talking with me; which nied my name.

said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee 9 Behold, I will make them of the syn- things which must be hereafter. agogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, 2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make and behold, a tlirone was set in heaven, them to come and worship before thy feet, and one sat on the throne. and to know that I have loved thee.

3 And he that sat was to look upon 10 Because thou hast kept the word of like a jasper and a sardine stone: and my patience, I also will keep thee from there was a rainbow round about the the hour of temptation, which shall come throne in sight like unto an emerald. upon all the world, to try them that 4 And round about the throne vere dwell upon the earth.

four and twenty seats; and upon the seats 11 Behold, I come quickly : hold that I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothfast which thou hast, that no man take ed in white raiment ; and they had on thy crown.

their heads crowns of gold. 12 Him that overcometh, will I make a . 5 And out of the throne proceeded pillar in the temple of my God, and he lightnings and thunderings and voices. shall go no more out; and I will write And there were seven lamps of fire bumupon him the name of my God, and the ing before the thivne, which are the ser. name of the city of my God, which is en Spirits of God. new Jerusalem, which cometh down out 6 And before the throne there was a of heaven from my God: and I will write sea of glass like unto crystal : And in the upon him my new name.

midst of the throne, and round about the 13 He that hath an ear, let him hear throne, were four beasts full of eyes bewhat the Spirit saith unto the churches. fore and behind.

14 And unto the angel of the church of 7 And the first beast was like a lion, the Laodiceans write; These things saith and the second beast like a calf, and the the Amen, the faithful and true witness, third beast had a face as a man, and the the beginning of the creation of God; fourth beast was like a fiying eagle.

15 I know thy works, that thou art 8 And the four beasts had each of them neither cold nor hot : I would thou wert six wings about him; and they were full of cold or hot.

eyes within : and they rest not day and 16 So then, because thou art lukewarm, night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee Almighty, which was and is, and is to come. out of my mouth :

9 And when those beasts give glory, and 17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and honour, and thanks to him that sat on the increased with goods, and have need of throne, who liveth for ever and ever, nothing; and knowest not that thou art 10 The four and twenty elders fall down wretched, and miserable, and poor, and before him that sat on the throne, and worblind, and naked :

ship him that liveth for ever

and ever, and 18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tri- cast their crownsbefore the throne, saying, ed in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; 11 Thou art worthy, O LORD, to reand white raiment, that thou mayest beceive glory, and honour, and power: for clothed, and that the shame of thy nak thou hast created all things, and for thy edness do not appear; and anoint thine pleasure they are and were created. eyes with eye-salve, that thou mayest sce.

CHAP, V. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chas- || 1 The book sealed with seven seals ; 9 ten: be zealous therefore, and repent. which only the Lamb is worthy to open. knock : If any

that sat on the throne a book writopen the door, I will come in to him, and ten within and on the backside, sealed will sup with him, and he with me. with seven seals.

21 To him that overcometh will I 2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming grant to sit with me in my throne, even with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open as I also overcame, and am set down with the book, and to loose the seals thereof? my Father in his throne.

3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, 22 He that hath an ear, let him hear neither under the earth, was able to open what the Spirit saith unto the churches. the book, neither to look thereon. CHAP. IV.

4 And I wept much, because no man 2 John seeth the throne of God in heav- was found worthy to open, and to read

en. 4 The four and twenty elders. 6 the book, neither to look thereon. The four beasts full of eyes before and 5 And one of the elders saith unto me, behind, oc.

Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe AFTER this I looked; and, behold, a

of Juda, the Root of David, hath predoor was opened in heaven: and | vailed to open the book, and to loose the the first voice which I heard, was as it

seven seals thereof.

20 Behe lahy Imaande at the door, and Anhat saw inche bright handle kol bin

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