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CHA P. ID. scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief cor. He teacheth the duty of quices and hai ner-itone, elect, precious: and he that be to each other, 8 exhorting all men te staly lieveth on him thall not be confounded. and love, 14 and 10 for persecuti
7 Urto you therefore, which believe he is 19 ht declarrth also the benefits of Christ * precious: but unto them which be disobe. ward ike old vorld. lowed, the same is made the heart the L'wwife, Leuires de in fühjection to yout corner,
word, they also may without the word te 8 And a tone of Atumbling, and a rock of won by the conversation of the wira; offence, even to them which stumble at the 2 While they Echold your chaite conver word, being disobedient; whereunto also sation coupled with fear: they were appointed.
3 Whofc adorning, let it not be that out. But ye ere a chofen generation, a royal ward ad pring of plaiting the hair, arid of priefthood, an holy nation, a peculiar peor wearing of gold, or of putting on or appared; plc; that ye should thew forth the praises of 4 But let it be the hidden mas of the beat, him who hath called you out of darkness in in that which is not corruptible, eto de to his marvellous light:
Hament of a meek and quiet fpirit, which is 10 Which in time paft were not a people, in the fight of God of great price. but are now the people of God: which had $ For after this manner in the old time the not obtained mercy, but now have obtained holy women also, whetrafted in God, adere mercy,
ed themselves, being in subjection unto the 11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you, as fran- own husbands; gers and pilgrims, abstain from fleihly lufts, 6 Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, callies which war againt the soul ;
him ford: whose daughters ve are as long 12 Having your conversation honest among as ye do well, and are not afraid with a the Gentiles; that, whereas they fpeak again it amazement. you as evil-doers, they may by your good 7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with a works, which they thall behold, glorify God according to knowledge, giving henow un in the day of vifitation.
to the wife, as unto the weaker yeffel, od 13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance as being heirs together of the grace of of man for the Lords fake; whether it be that your prayers be not hindered. to the king, as supreme;
8 Finally, be ze all of one mind, baring 14. Or unto governors, as unto them that compaffion one of another; love ashrethre are sent by him for the punishment of evil- de pitiful, be courteous; doers, and for the praife of them that do 9 Not rendering evil for evi, or railing fer well,
railing: but contrariwise bleffing; knowing 1. For so is the will of God, that with that ye are thereunto called, that we thoold well-doing ye may put to filence the igno- inherit a blefling rance of foólith men:
10 For he that will love life, and ee good 16 As free, and not using your liberty for days, let him refrain his tongue fran evi, a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants, and his lips that they speak no guile: of God.
II Let him eschew evi, and do gead; let 17 Honour ail men. Love the brother. him feck peace, and enfae it. hood. Fear God. Honour the king,
12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the 18 Servants, be subject to your matters righteous, and his ears are open unte che with all feir; not only to the good and prayers : hut the face of the Lord is a gentle, but also to the froward.
them that do evil. 19 For this is thank-warthy, if a man for 13 And who is he that will harm you, i conscience toward God endure grieffuffer. ye he followers of that which is good! ing wrongfully,
14 But and if ye suffer for righteacht 20 For what glory u it, if when ye be fake, happy are sé; and be net radd buffered for your faults ye hall take it pa. their terror, neither be troubledi tiently? but if when ye do well, and suffer 15 But fanaify the Lord God in your for i, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable hearts: and be ready always to SITE with God.
swer to every man that atketh you are 21 For even hereunto were ye called: be of the hope that is in you wiús meet caufe Christ also suffered for us, leaving and sear; D's an example, that e should follow his 16 Having a good confcience, that whert steps:
as they speak evil of you, as of reli-deck 22 who did no fin, neither was guile they say be ashamed that falfely accuit ya found in its month:
good conversation in Chrift. 13 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not 17 For it is better, if the will of God ugain; when h fuffered, he threatened not; so, that ye sußer for well-aping the Est but committed himself to bim that judgeth evil doing. righteoully
18 For Christ also hath ance fuffoca 24. Who his own self bare our fins in his fins, the jut for the unjunt, that he own body on the tree, that we, being dead bring us to God,) being put to do i to him, thould live unto riglicouincis; by fleth, but quickened by the Spirit: whore stripes ye were healed.
19 y which also he went and pecan as For ye were as theep going af ray; but unto the spirits in prison; tre now returned unto the shepherd and Biittop of your souls.
10 Which sometime were chotetta wbca once the lang fulluring of God and
in the days of Nonh, while the ark was a er, or as a thief, or as an evil-doer, or as a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls, busy-body in other mens matters. wcre faved hy water,
16 Yet if any man jufer as a Chriftian, let 21 The like figure u hereunto, even bap- him not be aihamed, but let bim glorify tiim, doth also now fave us, (not the put. God on this behalf. ting away
of the filth of the fesh, but the 17 For the time is come that judgeent aniwer of a good conscience toward God,) mult begin at the house of God: and ii * by the resurrection of Jesus Chrift: firit begin at us, what thall the end be of
22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the them that obey not the gospel of God? right hand of God; angels, and authorities, 18 And if the righteous fcarcely be faved, and powers, being made subject unto him. where thall the angodly and the finner apCHAP. IV.
pear? i Herxhorteth them to cease from fin by the er. 19 Wherefore let them that suffer accordample of Christ, and the confideration of the ge. ing to the will of God commit the keeping neral end, that now ipprvacheth, 12 and com- of their fouls to him in well-doing, as unto fortelh them againsl perfecution.
a faithful Creator.
CHA P. v. Forsfimusk then as Christ hath fuffered for
us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise I He exhorleth the elders to feed their fock; with the same mind: for he that hath suf- s the younger to obey, 8 and all to be fober, fered in the Aeth hath ceased from fin; watchful, and constant in the faith; 9 te
2. That he no longer thould live the rest refift the cruel adversary the devil.
"He elders which are among you I exo The
hort, who am also an elder, and a wit3 For the time part of our life may suffice nels of the sufferings of Chrift, and also a tus, to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, partaker of the glory that shall' be revealed: when we walked in lasciviousness, luits, ex- 2 Feed the flock of God which is among cess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and you, taking the overtight thereof, not by con abominable idolatries:
Itraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, 4 Wherein they think it ftrange that ye but of a ready mind; run not with them to the same excess of 3 Neither as being lords over Gods heri. riot, Speaking, evil of you ;
tage, but being ensamples to the flock. 5 Who shall give account to him that is 4 And when the chief Shepherd shall apo ready to judge the quick and the dead. pear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that
6 For, for this caufe was the gospel preached fadeth' not away. also to them that are dead, that they might s Likewise ye younger, submit yourselves be judged according to men in the fiéth, but unto the elder; yea, all of you be subje& one live according to God in the spirit. to anot er, and be clothed with humility:
7 But the end of all things is at hand: be for God refifteth the proud, and giveth grace Fe therefore, sober, and watch unto prayer. to the humble.
8 And, above all things, have fervent cha. 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the rity among yourselves : for charity thall co- mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you ver the multitude of fins.
in due time; 2 Vie hospitality one to another without 7 Catting all your care upon him; for he grudging.
careth for you. 10 As every man hath received the gift, 8 Be sober, he vigilant; because your ad kven so minifter the same one to another, as versary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh good itewards of the manifold grace of God. about, seeking whom he may devour:
11 If any man (peak, let him speak as the 9 Whom rchit ftedfaft in the faith, knoworacles of God; if any man minister, let him ing that the same afflictions are accomplished do it as of the ability which God giveth; that in your brethren that are in the world. God in all things may be glorined through 10 But the God of all grace, who hath called Illus Chrift: to whom be praife and domi- us unto his eternal glory by Chritt Jefus, afnion for ever and ever.
ter that ye have suffered a while, maşe you 12 Beloved, think it not itrange concerning perfect, itablith, strengthen, settle you : the fiery trial which is to try you, as though 11 To him be glory and dominion for e. fome ftrange thing happened unto you:
ver and ever. Amen. 13 But rejoicc, in as much as ye are par:
12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto takers of Cliriits fufferings; that, when his you, as I suppose) I have written briefly, glory thall be revealed, ye may be glad allo exhorting, and teftifying that this is the with exceeding joy.
true grace of God wlaerein ye fland. 14 If ye be reproached for the name of 13. The church that is at Babylon, elecca Chrin, happy are'ye; for the Spirit of glory together with you, saluteth you ; and so dolk and of God refteth upon you: on their part Marcus my son. he is evil Spoken of, but on your part he is floritied.
14 Grect ye one another with a kiss of
charity: Peace be with you all that are in 15 But let none of you suffer as a murder. Christ Jesus. Amen.
The Second Epistle General of PETER.
19 We have also a more fure word of or Confirming them in the hope of the increase of phecy; whereunto ye do well that ye lake Gods grace, ş he exhorieth them, by faith heed, as unto a ligbt that thineth in a dark and good woorts, to make their calling fure, place, until the day dawn, and the day-har 12 whereof he is careful to remember them, arise in your hearts. knowing that his death is at hand; 10 and 20 Knowing this firit, that no prophecy of tvarneth them to be constant in the faith of the scripture is of any private interpretation Chrif, who is the true son of God.
21 For the prophecy came not in old time IMON PETER, a servant and an by the will of man; but holy mea of God arottle of Jesus Clirit, to them that spakc as they were moved by the Holy Ghof. have obtained like prccieus faith with
C H 4 P. 11, us, through the righteousness of God, I He fortelleth tens of false trackers, there in our Saviour Jesus Chrift:
ing the impiety and punishment bother tim 2 Grace and peace be multiplicd unto you and their followers; 7 from which the rough the knowledge of God, and of Jesus y fhall be delivered, a Lot cut of fater; ir Lord,
1o and more fully defcribeth the mana 3 According as his divine power hath gi. of those prefane and blafphemous feducti. h unto us all things that perinin bedeli B'the people, even as there than be like m that hath called us to glory and virtue: teachers among you, who privily than sering 4 Whereby are given anto ús exceeding in damnable herelies, even denying the Lord Cat and precious promises; that by there that bought them, and bring upon the : might be partakers of the divine nature, selves swift deftruction. iving escaped the corruption that is in the 2 And many thall follow their pernicion orld through lutt.
ways, by reafon of whom the way of truth ş And betides this, giving all dHigence, thall be evil spoken of. Id to your faith, virtue; and to vitue, 3 And through covetousness that they with nowledge;
feigned words make merchaadise of you: And to knowiedge, temperance; and to whose judgment now of a long time linger mperance, patience; and to patience, god. eth not, and their damnation unbereth rot.
4 For if God fpared not the angels that 7 And to godlinefs, brotherly kindness; finned, but caft them down to hell, and delt id to brotherly kindness; charity. vered them into chains of darkness, to bert 8 For if these things be in you, and a served unto judgment; >und, they make you that ye shall neither 5 And fpared not the old world, but izved barren por unfruitfu in thč knowledge Noah, the ciglich perfor, a preacher of tiek our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these things is blind, world of the ungodly;
teousness, bringing in the Beod upon the d cannot fee afar off, and hath forgotten 6 and turning the cities of Sodom sa ut he was purged from his old fins. Gomorrah into alhes, condensed them with 10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give an overthrow, making ferm an example zor ligence to make your calling and election to those that after should live ungodly re; for if ye do these things ye thall never 7 And delivered juft Lot, Vesed with ths
filthy conversation of the wicked: 11 For so an entrance thall be ministered un 8 (For that righteous man ductlink RE
you alrındantly into the everlasting king. them, in seeing and hearing, rexed far in of our Lord and Saviour Jefus Chrift. righteous foul from day to day with Patr 12 Wherefore I will not be negligent to unlawful deeds :) it you always in remembrance of these
9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the ings, though ye know them, and be esta- godly out of temptations, and to referre Hitze in the present truth.
the unjutt unto the day of judgment to be 13 Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am punihed; this tabernacie, to stir you up, by putting 10 But chiefly them that walk after tbt u in remenibrance;
feth in the luit of uncleanner, and denne 14 Knowing that thortly I muft put off government: prefumptuuns set tieg, for is my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of brift bath thewed me.
dignities : 15 Morcover, I will endeavour that ye u Whereas angels, which are great ay be able after my decease, to have these power and might, bring not ralling acarir. ings always in remeinbrance.
tion againt them before
the Lord. 16 For we have not followed cunningly 12 But there, as natural brute beasts, made viled fables, when we made known unto to be taken and deltroyed, fpeak ev af >u the power and coming of our Lord Jesus things that they understand not, and Ad heilt, but were eye-witnefles of his majetty. utterly perith in their own corruption 17 For he received from God the Father 13 And Mall receive the reward el untries nonr and glory, when
there came fuch a teousness, as they that count it plealune to ice to him from the excellent glory. This is riot in the day-time: spota that or ant y beloved Son, in whom I am well pleafed. milhes, sporting themielves with their 18 And this voice which came from hea. deceivings while they reait with yokt n we heard, when we were with him in e holy mount.
14 Having eyes full of adaltery, and that cannot cease from fin, buguns wat
Couls: an heart they have exercised with of old, and the earth ftanding out of the covetous practices; curfed children : water, and in the water:
15 Which have forsaken the right way, 6 Whereby the world that then was, bcand are gone attray, Collowing the way of ing overflowed with water, perished: Balaam, the fun of Bofor, who loved the wa 7 But the heavens and the earth which ges of unrighteousness;
are now, by the same word arc kept in store, 16 But was rebuked for his iniquity : the reserved unto tire againit the day of judg. dumb ass, speaking with mans voice, før. ment, and perdition of ungodly men. bade the madness of the prophet.
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one 17 'These are wells without water, clouds thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thouthat are carried with a tempett; to whom sand ears, and a thousand years as one day. the mitt of darkness is rcferved for ever. , The Lord is not fack concerning his
18 For when they speak great swelling promise, as some men count lackness; but acords of vanity, they allure through the is long-lutfering to us-ward, not willing that lufts of the feth, through much wantonnefs, any should perüh, but that all thould come those that were clean cfcaped from them to repentance. who live in error.
10 But the day of the Lord will come as 19 While they promise them liberty, they a thief in the night; in the which the heathemselves are the servants of corruption : vens thall pass away with a great noile, and for of whom a man is overcome, of the the elements thall'inelt with fervent heat, fame is he brought in bondage.
the earth also, and the works that are there. 20 For if after they have escaped the pol. in, thall be burnt up. lutions of world, through the knowledge 11 Seeing then that all these things thall be of the Land Saviour Jesus Christ, they diffolved, what manner of persons ought ye are again entangled therein, and overcoine; to be in all holy conversation and gadlinels. the latter eid is worse with them than the 12 Looking for and hatting unto the combeginning
ing of the day of God, wherein the heavens, 11 For it had been better for them not to being on fire, thall be diffolved, and the ele have known the way of righteousness, than, ments thall melt with fervent heat? after they have known it, to turn from the 13 Nevertheless we, according to his proHoly commandment delivered unto them. mise, look for new heavens, and a new
22 But it is happened unto them accord- earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. ing to the true proverb, The dog is turned 14 Wherefore, beloved, sceing that ye to his own voinit again; and, The low that look for such things, be dirigent that ye was washed to her wallowing in the mire. may be found of him in peace; without CHA P. III.
spot, and blamelers : The certainty of Christ's coming to judgment. 15 And account that the long-suffering of 11 An exhortation to godliness.
our Lord is salvation ; even as our beloved T His second epiftle, beloved, I now write brother Paul also, according to the wisdom
unto you; in both which I ftir up your given unto him, hath written unto you; pure
minds by way of remembrance: 16 As also in all his epittles, speaking in 2 That ye may be mindful of the words them of these things : in which are some which were spoken before by the holy pro- things hard to be underilood, which they phets, and of the commandment of us the that are unlearned and anttable reft, as ottles of the Lord and Saviour :
they do also the other fcriptures, unto their 3 Knowing this first, that there thall come own destruction. a the latt days fcoffers, walking after their 17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know wa lutts,
thefe things before, beware left ye also, be4 And saying, Where is the promise of ing led away with the error of the wicked, is coming! for fince the fathers fell aleep, fall from your own ttedfaltness : il things continue as they were from the 18 But grow in grace, and in the know. seginning of the creation.
ledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Chrift. Ś For this they willingly are ignorant of, Toohim be glory, both now and for ever. hat by the word of God the heavens were Amen,
I The First Epistle general of JOHN.
fellowship with us : and truly our fellowship He defcribeth the person of Chrifl, in whom is with the Father, and with his Son Jefus we have carnal life, by a communion with Chrift, God, s to which we mufla tjoin holiness. 4 And thére things write we unto you, THAT which was froni the begin. that your joy may be full.
ning, which we have heard, which S This then is the metlage which we have we liave seen with our eyes, which heard of him, and declarc unto you, that God
we have looked upon, and our hands is light, and in him is no darkness at all. lave bandled, of the Word of life;
6 If we say that we have fellowship with 1 (For the Life was manifetted, and we him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do are seen it, and bear witness, and thew not the truth :
to you that eternal Life which was with 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the Father, and was manifcited unto as ;) the light, we have fellowship one with ano.
3. That which we have seen and heard ther; and the blood of Jesus Chrif bis Son Ecclare wc unto you, that ye also may have cleanseth us from all tin,
beginning. I have written unto you, young
8 If we fay that we have no fin, we de 18 Little children, it is the left time: and cerve ourselves, and the truth is not in us. as ye have heard that antiduris thall come,
9 If we confess our firs, he is faithful and even now are there masy antichritts; WLIC jult to forgive us our fins, and to cleanfc us by we know that it is the lait time. from all unrighteousness.
19 They went out from us, but they were 10 If we fãy that we have not finned we not of us; for if they had been of tes, they make lúm a liar, and his word is not in us. would no doubt have continued with us; but CHAP. II.
they went ont, that they might be made 2 Comfort against
fins of infirmity. 3 To know manifest that they were not all of us. God is so keep his commandments. 18 To be 20 But ye Irave' an undion from the Holy ware of Jeducers; 20 from whose deceits the One, and ye kriow all things. godly are safely preferved by faith and huli. 21 I have not written unto you because ye nejs of life.
know not the truth, but because ye koch Munitten, dense the feathing inspirate it, and is
unto youthat ye not. And if any 22 Who is a liar, but he that donicth that man fin, we have an Advocate with the Fa. Jesus is the ChristHe is antichret that de ther, Jefus Chritt the righteous :
nieth the Father and the Son. 2 And
he is the propitiation for our fins; 23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the imme and not for ours only, but also for the fins of hath not the Father: [but ke list aches the whole world.
tedgeth the sen, hath the Father wife.] 3 And hereby we do know that we know 24 Let that, therefore, abide in you which Him, if we keep his commandinents. ye have heard from the beginning. If that
4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth which ye have heard from the beginning not his commandments, is a liar, and the hall remain in you, ye allo shall continue truth is not in him.
in the Son, and in the Father. 5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him ve 25 And this is the promise that be back rity is the love of God perfected: hereby promised us, eten eternal life. Anow we that we are in him.
26 These things have I written unto you 6 He that faith he abideth in him, ought concerning them that feduce you. Itinfelf also fo to walk, even as he walked. 27 But the anointing, which ye have te
7 Brethren, I write no new commandment ceived of him, abideth in you; and ye need unto you, but an old commandment, which not that any man teach you: but ute ye had from the beginning: the old com- fame anointing teacheth you of all things mandment is the word which ye have heard and is truth, and is no lie, and even a k ftom the beginning.
hath taught you, ye fall abide in hier. 8 Again, a new commandment I write un 28 And now, little children, abide in him; to you, which thing is true in him, and in that, when he shall appear, we may have com you; because the darkness is patt, and the hidence, and not be ahamed before his at Mie light now thineth.
his coming. 9 He that faith he is in the light, and hateth 29 If ye know that he is righteous luis brother, is in darknets even until now. know that every one that doeth Digitec
10 He that loveth his brother abideth in ness is born of him. the light, and there is none occasion of ftum
СНАР. , bling in him.
1 He dedareth the fingelar leur ef Galicia 11 But he that hateth his brother is in dark us, in making a bit Jers; 3 both nets, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth ought obediently to Eneo hu masih not whither he goeth, becaute that darkness 11. also brotherly to lez'e e ancies hath blinded his eyes. uze 1 write unto you, little children, be- B Ebalo bichat
maimer of love the Father cause your fins are forgiven you for his be called the fons of God therefore the iaines fake.
world knoweth us got, because it breakin 13 I write unto you, fathers, because ye not, have known him that is from the beginning. · Beloved, now are we the fons and I write unto you, young ment, because ye and it doth not yet appear what we that *lave overcome the wicked one. I write but we know that, when he tha apre, wanto you, little children, because ye luve we thall be like him; for we that it hem KLOwl the Father.
as he is. 34 I have written unto yon, fathers, be 3 And every man that had this begin caufe ye have known him that is from the him puritieth himself, even as le is pure
4 Whosocver committeth lin transgre nien, because ye are Itrong, and the alto the law: for fin is the trangola of God abideth in you, and ye have over the law. come the wicked one.
5 And ye know that he was stilte 15 Love not the world, neither the things to take away our fins; and in his that are in the world.
any man love the fin. world, the love of the Father is not in him. 6 Whofoever abideth in him findet
16 For all that is in the world," he lutt of whosoever finneth hath not seen bano, BC the flesh, and the luit of the eyes, and the ther known him. pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of 7 Little children, let mlo man dersee yn the world.
le that doeth righteou acla is righteous, eris 17 And the world pafseth away, and the as he is righteous. luft thereof : but he that docth tc will us 8 He that committetl fin is of the del God ab deth for ever.
for the devil finncth from the Depair