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He commendeth Gaius for his piety, I ceive such, that we might be 5 and hospitality 7 to true preach: fellow helpers to the truth. ers: 9 complaining of the unkind dealing of ambitious Diotrephes
9 I wrote unto the church: on the contrary side, 11 whose evil but Diotrephes, who loveth and giveth special testimony to the to have the preeminence good report of Demetrius.
among them, receiveth us THE elder unto the well not.
10 Wherefore, if I come, I love in the truth.
will remember his deeds 2 Beloved, I wish above all which he doeth, prating things that thou mayest pros- against us with malicious per and be in health, even words : and not content as thy soul prospereth. therewith, neither doth he
3 For I rejoiced greatly, himself receive the brethren, when the brethren came and and forbiddeth them that testified of the truth that is would, and casteth them out in thee, even as thou walk- of the church. est in the truth.
11 Beloved, follow not that 4 I have no greater joy than which is evil, but that which to hear that my children walk is good. He that doeth good in truth.
is of God: but he that doeth 5 Beloved, thou doest faith- evil hath not seen God. fully whatsoever thou doest 12 Demetrius hath good reto the brethren, and to stran- port of all men, and of the gers;
truth itself: yea, and we also 6 Which have borne witness bear record; and ye know of thy charity before the that our record is true. church : whom if thou bring 13 I had many things to forward on their journey write, but I will not with ink after a godly sort, thou shalt and pen write unto thee: do well:
14 But I trust I shall shortly 7 Because that for his name's see thee, and we shall speak sake they went forth, taking face to face. Peace be to thee. nothing of the Gentiles. Our friends salute thee. 8 We therefore ought to re- / Greet the friends by name.
He exhorteth them to be constant in | Lord, having saved the peothe profession of the faith. 4 False ple out of the land of Egypt, for whose damnable
doctrine and afterward destroyed them manners horrible punishment is that believed not. prepared : 20 whereas the godly, by the assistance of the Holy Spirit, and 6 And the angels which prayers to God, may persevere, and kept not their first estate, but and recover others out of the snares left their own habitation, he of those deceivers.
hath reserved in everlasting UDE, the servant of Jesus chains under darkness unto
Christ, and brother of the judgment of the great James, to them that are sanc- day. tified by God the Father, and Even as Sodom and Go. preserved in Jesus Christ, morrah, and the cities about and called :
them in like manner, giving 2 Mercy unto you, and themselves over to fornicapeace, and love, be multi- tion, and going after strange plied.
flesh, are set forth for an ex3 Beloved, when I gave all ample, suffering the vengediligence to write unto you ance of eternal fire. of the common salvation, it Likewise also these filthy was needful for me to write dreamers defile the flesh, deunto you, and exhort you spise dominion, and speak that ye should earnestly evil of dignities. contend for the faith which 9 Yet Michael the archangel, was once delivered unto the when contending with the saints.
devil he disputed about the 4 For there are certain men body of Moses, durst not crept in unawares, who were bring against him a railing before of old ordained to this accusation, but said, The condemnation, ungodly men, Lord rebuke thee. turning the grace of our 10 But these speak evil of God into lasciviousness, and those things which they denying the only Lord God, know not : but what they and our Lord Jesus Christ. know naturally, as brute
5 I will therefore put you beasts, in those things they in remembrance, though ye corrupt themselves. knew this, how that the 11 Woe unto them ! for they
have gone in the way of sons in admiration because Cain, and ran greedily after of advantage. the error of Balaam for re 17 But, beloved, remember ward, and perished in the ye the words which were gainsaying of Core.
spoken before of the apostles 12 These are spots in your of our Lord Jesus Christ ; feasts of charity, when they 18 How that they told you feast with you, feeding them- there should be mockers in selves without fear: clouds the last time, who should they are without water, car- walk after their own ungodried about of winds ; trees ly lusts. whose fruit withereth, with 19 These be they who sepaout fruit, twice dead, plucked rate themselves, sensual, havup by the roots ;
ing not the Spirit. 13 Raging waves of the sea, 20 But ye, beloved, buildfoaming out their own ing up yourselves on your shame ; wandering stars, to most holy faith, praying in whom is reserved the black the Holy Ghost, ness of darkness for ever. 21 Keep yourselves in the
14 And Enoch also, the sev- love of God, looking for the enth from Adam, prophesied mercy of our Lord Jesus of these, saying, Behold, the Christ unto eternal life. Lord cometh with ten thou 22 And of some have comsand of his saints,
passion, making a difference: 15 To execute judgment 23 And others save with upon all, and to convince all fear, pulling them out of the that are ungodly among fire; hating even the garment them of all their ungodly spotted by the flesh. deeds which they have un 24 Now unto him that is able godly committed, and of all to keep you from falling, and their hard speeches which un- to present you faultless begodly sinners have spoken fore the presence of his glory against him.
with exceeding joy, 16 These are 'murmurers, 25 To the only wise God complainers, walking after our Saviour, be glory and their own lusts; and their majesty, dominion and powmouth speaketh great swell- er, both now and ever. ing words, having men's per-| Amen.
OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE.
us from our sins in his own 4 John writeth his revelation to the blood, seven churches in Asia, signified by 6 And hath made
us kings The coming of Christ. 14 His glo- and priests unto God and rious power and majesty.
his Father ; to him be glory THE THE Revelation of Jesus and dominion for ever and
Christ, which God gave ever. Amen. unto him, to shew unto his 7 Behold, he cometh with servants things which must clouds; and every eye shall shortly come to pass ; and he see him, and they also which sent and signified it by his pierced him: and all kinangel unto his servant John : dreds of the earth shall wail
2 Who bare record of the because of him. Even so, word of God, and of the Amen. testimony of Jesus Christ, 8 I am Alpha and Omega, and of all things that he the beginning and the end
ing, saith the
Lord, which is, 3 Blessed is he that readeth, and which was, and which is and they that hear the words to come, the Almighty. of this prophecy, and keep. 9 I John, who also am your those things which are writ- brother, and companion in ten therein: for the time is at tribulation, and in the kinghand.
dom and patience of Jesus COHN to the seven Christ, was in the isle that is
churches which are called Patmos, for the word in Asia : Grace be unto you, of God, and for the testimoand peace, from him which ny of Jesus Christ. is, and which was, and which 10 I was in the Spirit on the is to come; and from the Lord's day, and heard beseven Spirits which are behind me a great voice, as of fore his throne;
a trumpet, 5 And from Jesus Christ, 11 Saying, I am Alpha and who is the faithful witness, Omega, the first and the and the firstbegotten of the last : and, What thou seest, dead, and the prince of the write in a book, and send it kings of the earth. Unto him unto the seven churches that loved us, and washed l.which are in Asia; unto Eph
and his eyes UNHA
esus, and unto Smyrna, and which are, and the things unto Pergamos, and unto which shall be hereafter ; Thyatira, and into Sardis, 20 The mystery of the seven and unto Philadelphia, and stars which thou sawest in unto Laodicea.
my right hand, and the sev.12 And I turned to see the en golden candlesticks. The voice that spake with me. seven stars are the angels of And being turned, I saw sev- the seven churches : and the en golden candlesticks ; seven candlesticks which
13 And in the midst of the thou sawest are the seven seven candlesticks one like churches. unto the Son of man, cloth
CHAPTER II. ed with a garment down to
What is commanded to be written to the foot, and girt about the the angels, that is, the ministers of paps with a golden girdle.
the churches of 1 Ephesus, 8 Smyrna,
12 Pergamos, 18 Thyatira: and what 14 His head and his hairs
is commended, or found wanting in were white like wool, as
them. white as snow;
(NTO the angel_of the were as a flame of fire;
church of Ephesus 15 And his feet like unto write; These things saith he fine brass, as if they burned that holdeth the seven stars in a furnace ; and his voice in his right hand, who walkas the sound of many waters. eth in the midst of the seven
16 And he had in his right golden candlesticks; hand seven stars : and out 2 I know thy ks, and of his mouth went a sharp thy labour, and thy patience, twoedged sword : and his and how thou canst not bear countenance was as the sun them which are evil: and shineth in his strength.
thou hast tried them which 17 And when I saw him, I say they are apostles, and are fell at his feet as dead. And not, and hast found them he laid his right hand upon liars : me, saying unto me, Fear 3 And hast borne, and hast not; I am the first and the patience, and for my name's last :
sake hast laboured, and hast 18 I am he that livetli, and not fainted. was dead ; and, behold, I am 4 Nevertheless I have somealive for evermore, Amen ; what against thee, because and have the keys of hell and thou hast left thy first love. of death.
5 Remember therefore from 19 Write the things which whence thou art fallen, and thou hast seen, and the things repent, and do the first