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knew him not.

2 Beloved, now are we the fons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we fhall be: but we know that, when he fhall appear, we fhall be like him for we fhall fee him as he is.

3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

4 Whofoever committeth fin tranfgrefleth alfo the law for fin is the tranfgreffion of the law.

5 And ye know that he was manifefted to take away our fins and in him is no

fin.

cause he is born of God.

10 In this the children of God are manifeft, and the children of the devil: whofoever doeth not righteoufnefs is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

9 Whofoever is born of God doth not commit fin; for his feed remaineth in him and he cannot fin, be

II For this is the meffage that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and flew his brother. And wherefore flew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.

6. Whofoever abideth in him finneth not: whofoever finneth hath not feen him, neither known him.

14 We know that we have paffed from death unto life, because we love the bre thren. He that loveth not 7 Little children, let no his brother, abideth in death. man deceive you. He that 15 Whofoever hateth his doeth righteousness is righ-brother, is a murderer: and teous, even as he is righteous. ye know that no murderer 8 He that committeth fin hath eternal life abiding in is of the devil; for the devil him. finneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifefted, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us : and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

17 But whofo hath this world's good, and feeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compaffion from

from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and fhall affure our hearts before him.

20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.

24 And he that keepeth his commandments, dwelleth in him, and he in him. And 21 Beloved, if our heart hereby we know that he condemn us not, then have abideth in us, by the Spirit we confidence toward God. I which he hath given us.

The General Epiftle of JUDE,

UDE, the fervant of Jefus Chrift, and brother of James, to them that are fanctified by God the Father, and preferved in Jefus Chrift, and called :

22 And whatsoever we afk, we receive of him, becaufe we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleafing in his fight.

23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jefus Chrift, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

2 Mercy unto you, and peace and love be multiplied.

3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common falvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you, that ye fhould earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the faints.

4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, un

godly men, turning the grace of our God into lafcivioufnefs, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jefus Chrift.

5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord having faved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.

6 And the angels which kept not their firft eftate, but left their own habitation, he hath referved in everlasting chains under darkness, unto the judgement of the great day.

7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha,

morrha, and the cities about | fea, foaming out their own them in like manner, giving fhame; wandering ftars, to themfelves over to fornica- whom is reserved the blacktion, and going after strange ness of darkness for ever. fefb, are fet forth for an example, fuffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

14 And Enoch also, the feventh from Adam, prophefied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thoufand of his faints,

8 Likewife alfo thefe filthy dreamers defile the flefh, defpife dominion, and speak evil off dignities.

Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he difputed about the body of Mofes, durft not bring against him a railing accufation, but faid, The Lord rebuke thee.

15 To execute judgement upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them, of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard fpeeches, which ungodly finners have spoken against him.

16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lufts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's perfons in admiration becaufe of advantage.

10 But thefe fpeak evil of thofe things which they know not but what they know naturally, as brute beafts, in thofe things they corrupt themselves.

II Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainfaying of Core.

12 Thefe are spots in your feafts of charity, when they feaft with you, feeding themfelves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth; without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;

13 Raging waves of the

17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jefus Christ;

18 How that they told you there fhould be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly. lufts.

19 These be they who feparate themfelves, fenfual, having not the Spirit.

20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the

the Holy Ghost,

21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jefus Chrift unto eternal life.

22 And of fome have compaffion, making a difference: 23 And others fave with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

From the Revelation of St. JOHN the Divine.

feven Spirits which are be-
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CHAP. I.

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gave unto him to fhew unto his fervants things which muft fhortly come to pafs; and he fent and fignified it by his angel unto his fervant John:

2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the teftimony of Jefus Chrift, and of all things that he faw.

3 Bleffed is he that readeth and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep

7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye fhall those things which are writ-fee him; and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth fhall wail becaufe of him. Even fo,

ten therein: for the time is at hand.

Amen.

8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, faith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is K

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24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to prefent you faultlefs before the prefence of his glory with exceeding joy,

25 To the only wife God our Saviour, be glory and majefty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

OHN to the feven

Jchurches which are in

Afia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the

and the firft-begotten of the
dead, and the prince of the
kings of the earth. Unto
him that loved us, and
washed us from our fins in
his own blood,

6 And hath made us kings
and priests unto God and his
Father; to him be glory and
dominion for ever and ever.
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to come, the Almighty. 9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jefus Chrift, was in the ifle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the teftimony of Jefus Chrift.

10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day; and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,

in a furnace; and his voice as the found of many waters.

16 And he had in his right hand feven ftars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged fword: and his countenance was as the fun shineth in his ftrength.

II Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the laft: and, What thou feeft, write in a book, and fend it unto the seven churches which are in Afia; unto Ephefus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

12 And I turned to fee the voice that fpake with me. And being turned, I faw feven golden candlesticks;

13 And in the midst of the feven candlesticks, one like unto the Son of man clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as fnow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

15 And his feet like unto fine brafs, as if they burned

17 And when I faw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, faying unto me, Fear not, I am the first and the laft:

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CHAP. XVIII.

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ND after these things I faw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.

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