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Christ's coming to judgment. Chap. i. Exhortation to holiness. continue as they were from the 12 Looking for and hasting unbeginning of the creation. to the coming of the day of God,
5 For this they willingly are wherein the heavens being on ignorant of, that by the word of fire shall be dissolved, and the God the heavens were of old, and elements shall melt with fervent the earth standing out of the wa-heat; ter, and in the water:
13 Nevertheless we, according 6 Whereby the world that then to his promise, look for new was, being overflowed with wa-heavens, and a new earth, whereter, perished:
in dwelleth righteousness. 7 But the heavens and the earth. 14 Wherefore, beloved, seewhich are now, by the same ing that ye look for such things, word are kept in store, reservedbe diligent that ye may be found unto fire, against the day of judg- of him in peace, without spot, ment and perdition of ungodly and blameless : · men.
15 And account that the long8 But, beloved, be not igno-suffering of our Lord is salvation; rant of this one thing, that one even as our beloved brother Paul day is with the Lord as a thou-falso, according to the wisdom sand years, and a thousand years given unto him, hath written unas one day.
9 The Lord is not slack con- 16 As also in all his epistles, cerning his promise, as some men speaking in them of these things; count slackness; but is long-suf-in which are some things hard to fering to us-ward, not willingsbe understood, which they that that any should perish, but that are unlearnedandunstable, wrest, all should come to repentance. as they do also the other scrip.
10 But the day of the Lord tures, unto their own destrucwill come as a thief in the night; tion. in the which the heavens shall 17 Ye therefore, beloved, seepass away with a great noise, anding ye know these things before, the elements shall melt with fer-beware. lest ye also, being led vent heat, the earth also, and the away with the error of the wickworks that are therein, shall besed, fall from your own stedfast
ness : 11 Seeing then, that all these 18 But grow in grace, and in things shall be dissolved, what the knowledge of our Lord and manner of persons ought ye to be Saviour Jesus Christ. To him in all holy conversation and god-lbe glory, both now and for ever. liness,
lled, of the Word of life;
beginning, which we have witness, and shew unto you that heard, which we have seen with eternal Life which was with the our eyes, which we have looked Father, and was manifested unupon, and our hands have hand-to us;)
Person of Christ described. I. John. To beware of seducers.
3 That which we have seen and keepeth not his commandand heard, declare we unto you, ments, is a liar, and the truth is that ye also may have fellowship not in him. with us: and truly our fellow- 5 But whoso keepeth his word, ship is with the Father, and with in him verily is the love of God his Son Jesus Christ.
perfected : hereby know we that 4. And these things write we we are in him. unto you, that your joy may be 6 He that saith, he abideth in full.
him, ought himself also so to 5 This then is the message walk even as he walked. which we have heard of him, and 7 Brethren, I write no new declare unto you, that God is commandment unto you, but an light, and in him is no darkness old commandment which ye had at all.
from the beginning. The old 6 If we say that we have fel-commandment is the word which lowship with him, and walk in ye have heard from the begindarkness, we lie, and do not the ning. truth;
8 Again, a new commandment 7 But if we walk in the light, as I write unto you, which thing is. he is in the light, we have fellow-true in him, and in you; because ship one with another ; and the the darkness is past, and the true blood of Jesus Christ his Son light now shineth. cleanseth us from all sin. 9 He that saith, he is in the
8 If we say that we have no light, and hateth his brother, is sin, we deceive ourselves, and in darkness even until now. the truth is not in us.
10 He that loveth his brother 9 If we confess our sins, he is abideth in the light, and there is faithful and just to forgive us our none occasion of stumbling in sins, and to cleanse us from all him: unrighteousness.
11 But he that hateth his bro. 10 If we say that we have not ther is in darkness, and walketh sinned, we make him a liar, and in darkness, and knoweth not his word is not in us.
whither he goeth, because that CHAP. II.
darkness hath blinded his eyes. To beware of seducers. 12 I write unto you, little chil.
things. write I unto you, given you for his name's sake. that ye sin not. And if any man 13 | write unto you, fathers, sin, we have an Advocate with because ye have known him that the Father, Jesus Christ, the is from the beginning. I write righteous :
unto you, young men, because 2 And he is the propitiation ye have overcome the wicked forour sins; and not for ours only, one. I write unto you, little but also for the sins of the whole children, because ye have known world.
the Father. 3 And hereby we do know that 14 I have written unto you, we know him, if we keep his fathers, because ye have known commandments.
him that is from the beginning. 4 He that saith, I know him, I have written unto you, young
He sbeweth God's singular Chap. iii. love towards us. men, because ye are strong, and shall remain in you, ye also shall the word of God abideth in you, continue in the Son, and in the and ye have overcome the wick-Father. ed one.
25 And this is the promise that 15 Love not the world, neither he hath promised us, even eternal the things that are in the world. life. If any man love the world, the 26 These things have I writlove of the Father is not in hím. ten unto you concerning them
16 For all that is in the world, that seduce you. the lust of the flesh, and the lust 27 But the anointing, which ye of the eyes, and the pride of life, have received of him, abideth in is not of the Father, but is of the you ; and ye need not that any world.
man teach you : but as the same 17 And the world passeth away, sanointing teacheth you of all and the lust thereof: but he that things, and is truth, and is no lie, doeth the will of God, abicleth and even as it hath taught you, for ever.
ye shall abide in him. 18 Little children, it is the last 28 And now, little children, time; and as ye have heard that abide in him ; that, when he shall antichrist shall come, even now appear, we may have confidence, are there many antichrists; where and not be ashamed before him by we know that it is the last at his coining. time.
29 If ye know that he is righ19 They went out from us, teous, ye know that every one but they were not of us; for if that doeth righteousness is born they had been of us, they would of him. no doubt have continued with us;
CHAP. III. but they went out, that they might God's singular love to us. be made manifest that they were REHOLD, what manner of not all of us.
D love the Father hath bestow20 But ye have an unction from sed upon us, that we should be the Holy One, and ye know all called the sons of God! therefore things.
ihe world knoweth us not, be21 I have not written unto you, cause it knew him not. because ye know not the truth; 2 Beloved, now are we
the but because ye know it, and that of God; and it doth not yet apno lie is of the truth.
pear what we shall be: but we 22 Who is a liar, but he that know that, when he shall ap. denieth that Jesus is the Christ?pear, we shall be like him ; for He is antichrist that denieth the we shall see him as he is. Father and the Son.
3 And every man that hath 23Whosoeverdenieththe Son, this hope in him purifieth himself, the same hath not the Father: even as he is pure. [but he that acknowledgeth the 4 Whosoever committeth sin, Son, bath the Father also.] transgresseth also the law : for
24 Let that, therefore, abide in sin is the transgression of the you, which ye have heard from law. the beginning. If that which ye 5 And ye know that he was have heard from the beginning manifested to take away our sins;
Of trying the spirits. 1. John.
Of brotherly love. and in him is no sin.
sought to lay down our lives for 6 Whosoever abideth in him, the brethren. sinneth not: whosoever sinneth, 17 But whoso hath this world's 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 notkeep his commandments, and do righteousness is not of God, those things that are pleasing in neither he that loveth not his his sight. brother.
23 And this is his command11 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 teous.
the Spirit which he hath given 13 Marvel not, my brethren, if us. the world hate you.
CHAP. IV. 14 We know that we have pas- Exhortation to brotherly love. sed from death, unto life, because BELOVED, believenot
every 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 we seth not that Jesus Christ is come
The obligation of mutual love. Chap. v. Christ bears our prayers. in the flesh, is not of God : and God dwelleth in him, and he in this is that spirit of antichrist, God. 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. to us. God is love; and he that
4 Yeare 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 bold
5 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 20 If a man say, I love God, God, and knoweth 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. 10 Herein is love, not that we
CHAP. V. loved God, but that he loved us, He that loveth God loveth his and sent his Son to be the propi
children. tiation for our sins.
THOSOEVER believeth 11 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 com13 Hereby know we that we mandments. 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 keephiscommandments: 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 confessleth the world, even our faith. that Jesus is the Son of God, 5 Who is he that overcometh