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live the rest of his time in God; if any man minister, the flesh to the lusts of men, let him do it as of the ability but to the will of God. which God giveth ; that God
3 For the time past of our in all things may be glorified life may suffice us to have through Jesus Christ : to wrought the will of the Gen- whom be praise and domintiles, when we walked in las- ion for
and ever. civiousness, lusts, excess of Amen. wine, revellings, banquet 12 Beloved, think it not ings, and abominable idola strange concerning the fiery tries :
trial which is to try you, as 4 Wherein they think it though some strange thing strange that ye run not with happened unto you: them to the same excess of 13 But rejoice, inasmuch as riot, speaking evil of you : ye are partakers of Christ's
5 Who shalì give account to sufferings ; that, when his him that is ready to judge glory shall be revealed, ye the quick and the dead. may be glad also with ex
6 For, for this cause was the ceeding joy. gospel preached also to them 14 If ye be reproached for that are dead, that they the name of Christ, happy might be judged according are ye; for the Spirit of glory to men in the flesh, but live and of God resteth upon you: according to God in the on their part he is evil spokspirit.
en of, but on your part he is 7 But the end of all things glorified. is at hand : be ye therefore 15 But let none of you suffer sober, and watch unto as a murderer, or as a thief, prayer.
or as an evil doer, or as a 8 And above all things have busy body in other men's fervent charity among your matters. selves : for charity shall 16 Yet if any man suffer as cover the multitude of sins. a Christian, let him not be
9 Use hospitality one to an- ashamed ; but let him glorify other without grudging. God on this behalf.
10 As every man hath re 17 For the time is come that ceived the gift, even so minis- judgment must begin at the ter the same one to another, house of God: and if it first as good stewards of the man- begin at us, what shall the ifold grace of God.
end be of them that obey not 11 If any man speak, let the gospel of God? him speak as the oracles of 18 And if. the righteous
scarcely be saved, where shall 6 Humble yourselves therethe ungodly and the sinner fore under the mighty hand appear?
of God, that he may exalt 19 Wherefore, let them that you in due time: suffer according to the will 7 Casting all your of God commit the keeping upon him ; for he careth of their souls to him in well for you. doing, as unto a faithful Cre- 8 Be sober, be vigilant; beator.
cause your adversary the devCHAPTER V.
il, as a roaring lion, walketh 1 He exhorteth the elders to feed their about, seeking whom he may flocks, 5 the younger to obey, 8 and devour : all to be sober, watchful, and stant in the faith: 9 to resist the
9 Whom resist steadfast in cruel adversary the devil.
the faith, knowing that the THE elders which are same afflictions are accom
among you I exhort, plished in your brethren that who am also an elder, and are in the world. a witness of the sufferings of 10 But the God of all grace, Christ, and also a partaker who hath called us unto his of the glory that shall be re- eternal glory by Christ Jesus, vealed :
after that ye have suffered a 2 Feed the flock of God while, make you perfect, which is among you, taking stablish, strengthen, settle the oversight thercof, not by you. constraint, but willingly; not 11 To him be glory and for filthy lucre, but of a dominion for ever and ever. ready mind;
Amen. 3 Neither as being lords 12 By Silvanus, a faithful over God's heritage, but be- brother unto you, as I suping ensamples to the flock. pose, I have written briefly,
4 And when the chief Shep- exhorting, and testifying that herd shall appear, ye shall this is the true grace of God receive a crown of glory that wherein ye stand. fadeth not away.
13 The church that is at Bab5 Likewise, ye younger, ylon, elected together with submit yourselves unto the you, saluteth you; and 80 doth elder. Yea, all of you be sub- Marcus my son. ject one to another, and be 14 Greet ye one another with clothed with humility: for a kiss of charity. Peace be God resisteth the proud, and with you all that are in Christ giveth grace to the humble. Jesus. Amen.
THE SECOND EPISTLE GENERAL OF
6 And to knowledge, tem1 Confirming them in hope of the in-perance ; and to temperance,
eth them, by faith, and good works, patience; and to patience, ; to make their calling sure: 12 where- godliness ;
of he is careful to remember them, knowing that his death is at hand: 7 And to godliness, brother16 and warneth them to be constant ly kindness; and to brotherin the faith of Christ, who is the true Son of God, by the eye Iness the ly kindness, charity. aposlles behoiding his majesty, and 8 For if these things be in by the testimony of the Father, and the prophets.
you, and abound, they make IMON Peter, a servant you that ye shall neither be
Christ, to them that have ob- knowledge of our Lord Jesus tained' like precious faith Christ. with us through the right- 9 But he that lacketh these eousness of God and our things is blind, and cannot Saviour Jesus Christ : see afar off, and hath forgot
2 Grace and peace be mul- ten that he was purged from tiplied unto you through the his old sins. knowledge of God, and of 10 Wherefore the rather, Jesus our Lord,
brethren, give diligence to 3 According as his divine make your calling and elecpower hath given unto us all tion súre: for if ye do these things that pertain unto life things, ye shall never fall : and godliness, through the
11 For so an entrance shall knowledge of him that hath be ministered unto you abundcalled us to glory and virtue : antly into the everlasting
4 Whereby are given unto kingdom of our Lord and us exceeding great and pre- Saviour Jesus Christ. cious promises ; that by these 12 Wherefore I will not be ye might be partakers of the negligent to put you always divine nature, having escap- in remembrance of these ed the corruption that is in things, though the world through lust. them, and be established in
5 And besides this, giving the present truth. all diligence, add to your 13 Yea, I think it meet, faith virtue; and to virtue, as long as I am in this knowledge;
tabernacle, to stir you up
by putting you in remem- | spake as they were moved by brance;
the Holy Ghost. 14 Knowing that shortly I
CHAPTER II. must put off this my taberna- 1 He foretelleth them of false teachcle, even as our Lord Jesus ers, shewing the impiety and punish
ment both of them and their followChrist hath shewed me.
ers: 7 from which the godly shall be 15 Moreover I will endeav. delivered, as Lot was out of Sod
om: 10 and more fully describeth our that ye may be able after
the manners of those profane and my decease to have these blasphemous seducers, whereby
they may be the better known, and things always in remem avoided. brance.
UT there were false 16 For we have not follow prophets also among the ed cunningly devised fables, people, even as there shall be when we made known unto false teachers among you, you the power and coming who privily shall bring in of our Lord Jesus Christ, but damnable heresies, even dewere eyewitnesses of his maj- nying the Lord that bought esty.
them, and bring upon them17 For he received from God selves swift destruction. the Father honour and glory, 2 And many shall follow when there came such a voice their pernicious ways; by to him from the excellent glo- reason of whom the way of ry, This is my beloved Son, truth shall be evil spoken of. in whom I am well pleased. 3 And through covetousness
18 And this voice which shall they with feigned words came from heaven we heard, make merchandise of you : when we were with him in the whose judgment now of a holy mount.
long time lingereth not, and 19 We have also a more sure their damnation slumbereth word of prophecy; whereun- not. to ye do well that ye take 4 For if God spared not the heed, as unto a light that shin- angels that sinned, but cast eth in a dark place, until the them down to hell, and delivday dawn, and the daystar ered them into chains of arise in your hearts :
darkness, to be reserved unto 20 Knowing this first, that judgment; no prophecy of the Scripture 5 And spared not the old is of any private interpreta- world, but saved Noah the tion.
eighth person, a preacher of 21 For the prophecy came righteousness, bringing in not in old time by the will of the flood upon the world of man : but holy men of God | the ungodly ;
6 And turning the cities of riot in the daytime. Spots Sodom and Gomorrah into they are and blemishes, sportashes condemned them with ing themselves with their an overthrow, making them own deceivings while they an ensample unto those that feast with you; after should live ungodly; 14 Having eyes full of adul
7 And delivered just Lot, tery, and that cannot cease vexed with the filthy conver- from sin; beguiling unstable sation of the wicked:
souls : a heart they have ex8 (For that righteous man ercised with covetous pracdwelling among them, in see- tices ; cursed children : ing and hearing, vexed his 15 Which have forsaken the righteous soul from day to right way, and
are gone day with their unlawful astray, following the way of deeds:)
Balaam the son of Bosor, 9 The Lord knoweth how to who loved the wages of undeliver the godly out of righteousness ; temptation, and to reserve 16 But was rebuked for his the unjust unto the day of iniquity: the dumb ass speakjudgment to be punished : ing with man's voice forbade
10 But chiefly them that the madness of the prophet. walk after the flesh in 17 These are wells without the lust of uncleanness, and water, clouds that are cardespise government. Pre- ried with a tempest; to sumptuous are they, self-whom the mist of darkness willed, they are not afraid is reserved for ever. to speak evil of dignities. 18 For when they speak 11 Whereas angels, which great swelling words of vanare greater in power and ity, they allure through the might, bring not railing ac- lusts of the flesh, through cusation against them before much wantonness, those that the Lord.
were clean escaped from 12 But these, as natural them who live in error. brute beasts made to be tak 19 While they promise them en and destroyed, speak evil liberty, they themselves are of the things that they under the servants of corruption : stand not; and shall utterly for of whom a man is overperish in their own corrup- come, of the same is he tion;
brought in bondage. 13 And shall receive the re 20 For if after they have esward of unrighteousness, as caped the pollutions of the they that count it pleasure to world through the knowledge