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Molives to meekness

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and selflennial. 9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railyourselves likewise with the same ing for railing: but contrariwise, bles. inind: for he that hath suffered in the sing; knowing that ye are thereunto flesh liath ceased from sin; called, that ye should inherit a blessing. 2 That be no longer should live the

10 For lie that will love lise, and see rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts Food days, let hinn refrain his tongue of men, but to the will of God. from evil, and bis lips that they speak 3 For the time past of our life inay no guile:

suffice us to have wrought the will of II Let hiin eschew evil, and do good; the Gentiles, when we walked in laslet him seek peace, and ensue it. civiousness, lusts, excess of wine,

12 For the eyes of the Lord we over revellings, banquetings, and abominathe rigliteous, and his care are open ble idolatries: sinto ibeir prayers: but the face of tbe 4 Wherein they think it strange that Lord is against them that do evil. ye run not with them to the same ex

13 And who is he that will harm you, cess of riot, speaking evil or you; il ye be followers of that which is 6 Who shall give account to him good?

that is ready to judge the quick and 14 But and if ye suller for righteous. the dead, Des sake, happy are ye; and be 110t6 For, for this causc was the gospel afraid of their terror, neither be trou- preached also to then that are dead, bled;

that they night be judged according to 15 But sanctify the Lord God in your inen in the fleslı, but live according to hearts: and be ready always to give God in the Spirit. An answer to every man that asketh. 7 But the cud of all things is at band: you a rezon of the liope that is in be ye therefore sober, and watch unto you, with meekness and rear:

prayer. 16 Having a good consciencc; that, 8 And, above all things, have servent whereas they speak evil of you, as of charity among yourselves: for charily vil-doers, they may be ashamed that shall cover the inultitude of sins. Talsely accuse your good conversation 9 Use hospitality one to another .n Christ.

without grudging 17 For it is better, is the will of Gol 10 As every man bath received the peso, that ye suffer for well-doing, gilt, cuen so minisier the same one to Jian for evil-doing.

another, as good stewards of the man 18 For Christ also hatlı once suffered ifold grace of God. lur sins, the just lor the unjust, that he 11 ll any inan speak, let him speak miglit bring us to God, being put to as the oricles of God: il any man death in the desb, but quickened by minister, let him du il 13 of the ability the Spirit:

which God givelh; that God in all 19 By which also he went and things may be glorilied through Jesus preached unto the spirits in prison; Christ; to wliomi be praise and domiu

20 Which sonetime were disobedi-ion for ever and ever. Arpen. ent, when once the long-suffering of 12 Beloved, think it not strange conGod waited in the days of Noall, cerning tbe fiery trial which is lo try while the ark was a preparing, whicre- so', as llough some strange thing in few, that is, eight souls, were sared happened unto you: by water.

13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are 21 Tle like figure wliereunto even partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, baptisin doth also now save us, laot when his glory shall be revealed, ye the putting away of liie filth of the inay be glad also with excecling joy Hesli, but the answer of a good con- 14 Il ye be reproached for the 2012science toward God,) by the resurrec. of Christ, happy are yc; forihe Spir. tion of Jesus Christ:

it of glory and of God resteth upor 22 Who is gone into heaven, and is you: on their partici, evil spoken or, on the right hand of God; angels, and but on your part he is glorified. authorities, and powers, being made 15 But let none of you buller as a subject unto him.

murderer, or os it thiet, or as an evil. CHAP. IV.

doer, or as a bugy-body in olier men's ORASMUCH then as Christ bath matters. sullered for us in the flesh, am 16 Yat if any man suffcr as a Chris

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Christian diligence. tian, let liim not be ashamed; but let clothed with bumility; for God resisthim glorify God on this behall eth the proud, and giveti grace to tlie

17 For the time is come that judg- humble. ment must begin at the house of God: 6 Humble yourselves thereforc under and if ic first begin at us, what shall the migliy haud of God, that he may the end be of diem that obey not the exalt you ia due time; gospel of God?

7 Casting all your care upon liin, 18 And if the righteous scarcely be for he careth for

you. saved, where shall the ungodly and 8 Be sober, be vigilant; becausc your the sinner appear?

adversary tlie devil, as a roaring lion 19 Wherefore, let them that suffer walketh about, sceking whom lie may according to the will of God commit devour: the keeping of their souls to him in 9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, well-doing, as unto a faithful Creator, knowing that the same altiictions are CHAP. V.

accomplished in your brethren Ural Tekelders which are among you are in the world.

exhort, who ani also an elder, 10 But the God of all grace, wha and a witness of the sufferings of bath called us unto his lernal glory Christ, and also a partaker of the glory by Christ Jesus, alter that ye baie that shall be revealed :

suffered a while, make you perfect, 2 Feed the flock of God which is establish, strengthen, settle you : among you, taking the oversight there. 11 To him be glory and doininion for of, not by constraint, but willingly; ever and ever. Ainen. not for filthy lucre, but of a ready 12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother mind;

unto you, (as I suppose,) I have writ. 3 Neither as being lords orer God's ten briefly, exlorling, and testifying neritage, but being eusamples to the that this is the true grace of God flock :

wherein ye stand. 4 And when the clicr Shepherd shall 13 Tbe church that is at Babylon, appcar, ye shall receive a crown of elected togetlier with you, saluteti glory that fadeth not away.

you; and so doth Marcus my son. 5 Likewise, ye younger, submit your 11 Greet ve one another with a kiss selves unto the elder; yca, all of you or charity. Peace be will you all that be subject one to another, and bplare in Christ Jesus. Amen.

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CHAP. I.

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And , temperance; that bare obtained like precious faith patience, godlinese; with (1s, lhrough the righteousness of 7 And to gouliness, brotherly kind. God and our Saviour Jesus Cbrist: ness; and to brotherly kindness, char

2 Grace and peace be multiplied untolity. you through the knowledge of God, s For is these things be in you, anı! ind of Jesus our Lord,

abound, they make you that ye shall 3. According its his divine powerbau, neither be barren nor unfruitful in the given tuto us all things that perlain knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. unto lise and godliness, through the 9 But he that lacketh these things is knowledge of him that latı called us blind, and cannot see alur ols, and bath to glory and virtue:

forgotten that he was purged from his of Whereby are given unto us exceed-old sing. iny great and precious promises; that 10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, ny these ye inight be partakers of the give diligence to make you calling divine nature, liaving escaped the cor- and election sure; for il yc do thesu ruption that is in the world (brough things, ye shall never fall: luat.

11 For so ui entrance shall be minis ñ And besides this giving all di li-tered into you abundantly into the

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Apostate teacher. overlasting kingdom of our Lord and that sinned, but cast them down to Saviour Jesus Chrisi.

heil, and delivered them into chaing 12 Wherefore I will not be negligent of darkness, to be reserved unto judg. 10 put you always in remembrance of ment; ubcse things, though ye know Mem, 5 And spared not the old world, but and be established in the present truth. sared Noal, the eighth personi, il

13 Yea, I think it meet, as long as 1 preacher of righteousness, bringing am in this tabernacle, lo stir you up, in the flood upon the world of the by putting you in renembrance: ungodly ;

14 Knowing that sbortly I must put 6 And turning the cities of Sodoin of this my labernacle, even as our and Gomorrith into ashes, condemned Lord Jesus Christ hath showed inc. them with an overthrow, making

15 Moreover, I will endeavour that then an ensample unto those that al ye may be able after my develse to ter shoull live ungouly ; have these things always in reueu- 7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with biance.

the filthy conversation of the wicked. 16 For we have not followed cun- $ (For that righteous man dwelling ningly.devised fables, when we made among them, in seeing and learing, knowo unto you the power and com- rexed his righteous soul from day lo ing of our Lord Jesus Christ, but day with their unlawful deeds :) were eye-witnesses of his majesty. 9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver

17 For le received from God the Fathie goully out of temptations, and to ther honour and glory, when there reserve the unjust unto the day of came such a voice to him from the ex. judgment to be punislied ; dellent glory, This is my beloved Son, 10 But chielly them that walk aster in whom I ain well pleased.

the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, 18 And this voice which came from and despise government. Presuinptuleaven we heard, when we were with ous are they, self-willed, they are not nim in the holy mount.

afinid to speak evil of diynilies. 19 We have also a more sure word. 1) Whereas angela, which are greate of propliecy; whereunto ye do well in power and might, bring not ruling that ye take heed, as unto a liglit that accusation against them before the slinethi in a dark place, until the day Lord. dawn, and the day-siar arise in your 12 But these, as natural brute beasts, hearts;

made to be taken and destroyed, speak 20 Knowing this first, that no prophevil of the things that they understand ecy of the scripture is of any private vot, and shall utterly perish in their interpretation.

own corruption; 21 For the prophecy came vot in old 13 And shall receive the reward or lime by the will of man; but holy unrighteousness, as they that count it men of God spake as they were nored pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots by the lLoly Ghost.

they are and bleinishes, sporting them

selves with their own deceiving CHAP. II.

while they least with you : Bam

UT there were false prophets also 14 Having eyes full of acullery, and

among the people, even as there that cannoi cease fiov sin; beguiling bliall be false teachers among you, unstable souls: a heart they have exwho privily shall bring in damnable ercised with covetous practices, cursheresies, even denying the Lord that ed children : bought them, and bring upon thein- 15 Which lave forsaken the right selves gwilt destruction.

way, and are gone astray, following 2 And many shall follow their per the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, nicious ways; by reason of wliom the who loved the wages of unrighteous. way of truth shall be evil spoken ol.

3 And through coretousness shall 16 But as rebuked for his iniquity; they with leigned words make merihe dumb 299, speaking with man's chandise or you: whose judgment voice, forbade the madness of the how of a long time lingerezh not, and propbet. their damnation slumbereth not. 17 These are wells without water, 1 For if God spared vot llie angels clouds tliat are carried with a temjueat,

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CHAP. III. The day of judgment. to wliom die mist of darkness is re are kept in store, reserved unto Gre derved forever.

against the day or judgment and per18 For when they speak great swell- dition of ungodly pien. ing words of vanity, they allure 8 Bubbeloved, be not ignorant of through the lusts of the flesh, through this one thing, that one day is with much wanlonness, those that were the Lord as a thouéand years, and a clean escaped from thein who live in thousand yesus as one day.

9 Tbe Lord is not slack concerning 19 While they promise them liberty, bis promise, as some men couut slackthey themselves are the servants of ness; but is long-sustering to us. ward, corruption: sor of whom a man is not willing that any clould perish, but orercome, of the same is be brought that all sbould come to repentance. in boudage.

10 But the day of the Lord will come 20 Foril, aller they have escaped the as a tbief in the night; in the which pollutions of the world, through the the licavens shall pass away with a kuowledye of the Lord and Saviour great noise, and the elements shaji Jesus Christ, they are again entangled inclt with servent beat, the earth also, therein, and overcome, the latter end and the works that are thercin, sliali is worse with them than the begin be burned up. ning.

11 Seeing then that all these things 21 For it bad becn better for them shall be dissolved, what manner of not to live klow the way of right- jpersons ought ye to be in all Noly Cou eousness, than, aster they have known versation and godliness; il, lo turn from the holy command- 12 Looking for and lasting unto tie incnt delivered unto them.

coming of the day of God, wherein the 22 But it is happened unto them ac- learens being on fire shall be dissolr. cording to the true proverb, The dog ed, and the elements shall nielt with li turned to his own vomit again; and servent leat? the sow that was washed to her wal. 13 Nevertheless we, according to his owing in the mire.

promise, look for new hearens and a CHAP. III.

new carili, wlierein dwelleu rightTWI THIS second epistle,beloved, I now eousness. write unto you;

in botl, which I 14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that blir up your pure minds by way of ye look for such things, be diligent remembrance;

Wat ye may be found of him in peace, 2 Tliat ye may be mindful of the without sput, and blameless : words which were spoken before by 15 Aod account that tie loog suffer the holy propbels, and of the coin Jing of our Lord is salvation; even 33 mandment of us the apostles of the our beloved brother Paul also, accordLord and Saviour,

ing to the wisdon given unto him, 3 Knowing this first, that there shall ballı written unto you; come in the last days scoflors, walk-.16 As also in all his epistles, speaking ing alter their own lusts,

in urem of these things; in which are 4 And saying, Where is the promise some things bard to be understood, of his coming? for since ihe lacbers which they that are unlearned and fell asleep, all things continue as they unstable wrest, as they do also the were fi'oin the beginning of the crew other scriptures, unto their own.detion.

struction. 5 For this they willingly are ignorant 17 Ye therefore, beloved, scelog ye ol, that by the word of God the hea- know these things before, beware lest vens were of old, and the eartlı stand. ve Uso, being led away with thic error ing out of the water and in the water; of the wicked, Call from your UV

6 Whereby the world that then was, stedfaşiness: being overflowed with water, per 18 Bui grow in grace, and in the ialied:

knowledge of our Lord and Savious 7 But the heavens and the earth Jesus Christ. To liim be glory bou wluchi are now, by the same worluow and for ever, Amen.

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1 The First Epislle general of JOHN.
CHAP. I.

6 He that saith he abicieth in tim, HAT which was from the begin- ought himself algo 80 to walk, even

ning, which we hare heard, as be walked. which we have seen with our eyes, 7 Brethren, I write no new which we hare looked upon, and our mandinent unto you, but an old comhands have bundled, of the word of mandineut which ye had from the he.

grming. The old comandment is 2 (For the life was manifested, and the word which ye have beard froin We have seen it, and bear witness, and the beginning. show unto you tliat eternal life which 8 Again, a new commandinent i wis with the Father, and was mani-write unto you, which thing is true in fested unto us;)

him and in you; because the darkness 3 Tunt which we hare seen and is paat, and the true light now sbineth. lieard declare we unto you, that ye 9 He tbat saith le is in the light, and ulso may have fellowship with us; bateth big brother, is in darkness even and truly our fellowship is with the until now, tatlier, and with bis son Jesus Christ. 10 He that loveth his brother, abideth

And these things write we unto in the light, and there is none occayou, that your joy may be full. sion of stumbling in hin:

5 This then is the message which we 11 But he that hateth his brotber is have heard of lim, and declare unto in duurkness, and walketh in darknega, you, that God is light, and in him is and knoweth not whither he goeth, no darkness at all.

because that darkness baih blindes 6 If we say that we have fellowship his eyes. with him, and walk in darkness, we 12 I write unto you, little children lie, and do not the truth :

because yoursias are forgiven you lur 7 But if we walk in the light, as lie bis name's sake. is in the light, we have fellowship 13 1 write unto you, fathers, because one with another, and the blood of ye have known him that is from the Jesus Christ his son cleanseth us from beginning. I write unto you, young all sin.

inen, because ye have overcome the 8 If we say that we have no sin, we wicked one. I write unlo you, little deceive ourselves, and the truth is nol children, because ye have known tlie

Father, 9 If we confess our sina, be is faith- 14 I have written unto you, fathers, ful and just to forgive us oursins, and because ye bave known him that is io cleanse us from all umighteousness. from the beginning. I harc writics

10 If we say that we have not sinned, unto you, youg men, because ye arc We make liidi a liar, and his word is strong, and the word of God abideth not in us.

in you, and ye have overcome the CHAP. II.

wicked one. Y little children, these things 15 Love not the world, neither thc And if any man sin, we bave an ad-man love the world, the love or wie vocate with the Father, Jesus Christ Father is not in him. the righteous:

16 For all that is in the world, the 2 And he is the propitiation for our lust of the flesh, and the lust of the sins; and not for ours only, but also eyes, and the pride of life, in not or for the sins of the whole world. the Father, but is of the world.

3 And hereby we do kuow that we 17 And the world passclh away, and know him, if we keep kis coinmand. the lust thereof: but he that dueth the

will of God abideth for ever. # He that saith, I know him, and 18 Little children, it is the last time: keepetl not bis commandments, is a and as ye have heard that antichrist liar, and the truth is not in him. shall come, even now are there many

5 But whoso keepeth his word, in antichrists; whereby we know that nim verily in the love of God pcrfected: it is the last tiine. uereby know we that we are in lim. 19 Thiey went out from us, but they

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