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ness is not of God, neither he 20 For if our heart conthat loveth not his brother. demn us, God is greater than
11 For this is the message our heart, and knoweth all that ye heard from the begin- things. ning, that we should love 21 Beloved, if our heart conone another.
demn us not, then have we 12 Not as Cain, who was of confidence toward God. that wicked one, and slew 22 And whatsoever we ask, his brother. And wherefore we receive of him, because slew he him? Because his we keep his commandments, own works were evil, and and do those things that are his brother's righteous. pleasing in his sight.
13 Marvel not, my brethren, 23 And this is his commandif the world hate you. ment, That we should believe
14 We know that we have on the name of his Son Jepassed from death unto life, sus Christ, and love one anbecause we love the brethren. other, as he gave us comHe that loveth not his broth- mandment. er abideth in death.
24 And he that keepeth his 15 Whosoever hateth his commandments dwelleth in brother is a murderer : and him, and he in him. And ye know that no murderer hereby we know that he abidhath eternal life abiding in eth in us, by the Spirit which him.
he hath given us. 16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid 1 He warneth them not to believe all
CHAPTER IV. down his life for us : and we teachers, who boast of the Spirit, but ought to lay down our lives to try them by the rules of the catho
lic faith : 7 and by many reasons for the brethren.
exhorteth to brotherly love.
ELOVED, believe not world's good, and seeth his every spirit, but try the brother have need, and shut- spirits whether they are of teth up his bowels of compas- God: because many false sion from him, how dwelleth prophets are gone out into the love of God in him ? the world.
18 My little children, let us 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit not love in word, neither in of God: Every spirit that contongue ; but in deed and in fesseth that Jesus Christ is truth.
come in the flesh is of God: 19 And hereby we know that 3 And every spirit that conwe are of the truth, and shall fesseth not that Jesus Christ assure our hearts before him. I is come in the flesh is not of
God: and this is that spirit of other, God dwelleth in us, antichrist, whereof ye have and his love is perfected in us. heard that it should come ; 13 Hereby know we that we and even now already is it dwell in him, and he in us, in the world.
because he hath given us of 4 Ye are of God, little chil- his Spirit. dren, and have overcome 14 And we have seen and do them: because greater is he testify that the Father sent that is in you, than he that the Son to be the Saviour of is in the world.
the world. 5 They are of the world: 15 Whosoever shall confess therefore speak they of the that Jesus is the Son of God, world, and the world hear- God dwelleth in him, and he eth them.
in God. 6 We are of God : he that 16 And we have known and knoweth God heareth us; he believed the love that God that is not of God heareth hath to us. God is love; and not us. Hereby know we he that dwelleth in love the spirit of truth, and the dwelleth in God, and God in spirit of error.
him. 7 Beloved, let us love one 17 Herein is our love made another: for love is of God; perfect, that we may have and every one that loveth is boldness in the day of judgborn of God, and knoweth ment: because as he is, so are God.
we in this world. 8 He that loveth not, know 18 There is no fear in love ; eth not God; for God is love. but perfect love casteth out
9 In this was manifested the fear : because fear hath torlove of God toward us, be- ment. He that feareth is not cause that God sent his only made perfect in love. begotten Son into the world, 19 We love him, because he that we might live through first loved us. him.
20 If a man say, I love God, 10 Herein is love, not that and hateth his brother, he is we loved God, but that he lov- a liar: for he that loveth not ed us, and sent his Son to be his brother whom he hath the propitiation for our sins. seen, how can he love God
11 Beloved, if God so loved whom he hath not seen ? us, we ought also to love one 21 And this commandment another.
have we from him, That he 12 No man hath seen God at who loveth God love his any time. If we love one an- | brother also.
bear witness in earth, the 1 He that loveth God loveth his chil- spirit, and the water, and the ments: 3 which to the faithful are blood : and these three agree light, and not grievous. 9 Jesus is in one. the Son of God, able to save us, 14 and to hear our prayers, which we
9 If we receive the witness make for ourselves, and for others.
of men, the witness of God THOSOEVER believeth is greater : for this is the
is born of God : and every hath testified of his Son. one that loveth him that be. 10 He that believeth on the gat loveth him also that is Son of God hath the witness begotten of him.
in himself : he that believeth 2 By this we know that we not God hath made him a love the children of God, liar; because he believeth when we love God, and keep not the record that God gave his commandments.
of his Son. 3 For this is the love of 11 And this is the record, God, that we keep his com- that God hath given to us mandments: and his com- eternal life, and this life is in mandments are not grievous. his Son. 4 For whatsoever is born of 12 He that hath the Son hath God overcometh the world : life; and he that hath not the and this is the victory that Son of God hath not life. overcometh the world, even 13 These things have I our faith.
written unto you that believe 5 Who is he that overcom on the name of the Son of eth the world, but he that God; that ye may know believeth that Jesus is the that ye have eternal life, and Son of God ?
that ye may believe on the 6 This is he that came by name of the Son of God. water and blood, even Jesus 14 And this is the confi. Christ ; not by water only, dence that we have in him, but by water and blood. And that, if we ask any thing acit is the Spirit that beareth cording to his will, he hearwitness, because the Spirit is eth us : truth.
15 And if we know that he 7 For there are three that hear us, whatsoever we ask, bear record in heaven, the we know that we have the Father, the Word, and the petitions that we desired of Holy Ghost: and these three him. are one.
16 If any man see his broth8 And there are three that er sin a sin which is not unto
death, he shall ask, and he 19 And we know that we shall give him life for them are of God, and the whole that sin not unto death. world lieth in wickedness. There is a sin unto death : I 20 And we know that the do not say that he shall pray Son of God is come, and hath for it.
given us an understanding, 17 All unrighteousness is that we may know him that sin ; and there is a sin not is true ; and we are in him unto death.
that is true, even in his Son 18 We know that whosoever Jesus Christ. This is the is born of God sinneth not; true God, and eternal life. but he that is begotten of God 21 Little children, keep keepeth himself, and that yourselves from idols. wicked one toucheth him not. Amen.
1 He exhorteth a certain honourablement, That, as ye have matron, with her children, to per heard from the beginning, 8 lest they lose the reward of their ye should walk in it. former profession: 10 and to have 7 For many deceivers are nothing to do with those seducers that bring not the true doctrine of entered into the world, who Christ Jesus.
confess not that Jesus Christ THE elder unto the elect is come in the flesh. This is
lady and her children, a deceiver and an antichrist. whom † love in the truth; | 8 Look to yourselves, that and not I only, but also all we lose not those things they that have known the which we have wrought, but truth;
that we receive a full reward. 2 For the truth's sake, 9 Whosoever transgresseth, which dwelleth in us, and and abideth not in the docshall be with us for ever. trine of Christ, hath not God.
3 Grace be with you, mercy, He that abideth in the docand peace, from God the Fa- trine of Christ, he hath both ther, and from the Lord Je- the Father and the Son. sus Christ, the Son of the 10 If there come any unto Father, in truth and love.
you, and bring not this doc4 I rejoiced greatly that I trine, receive him not into found of thy children walk- your house, neither bid him ing in truth, as we have God speed: received commandment 11 For he that biddeth him from the Father.
God speed is partaker of his 5 And now I beseech thee, evil deeds. lady, not as though I wrote a 12 Having many things to
commandment unto write unto you, I would not thee, but that which we had write with paper and ink: but from the beginning, that we I trust to come unto you, and love one another.
speak face to face, that our 6 And this is love, that we joy may be full. walk after his command 13 The children of thy elect ments. This is the command-I sister greet thee. Amen.