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CHAP. with him in the holy mountain., of trial and condemnnation of un- CHAP. d. And we find confirmed by this the godly men. 19 words of the prophets relating to Now let not this one thing, be-8
Christ; to which ye do well to at- loved! escape your notice; that one Delay of tend, as to a lamp burning in a dark day is with the Lord as a thousand uden at place, 'until the day shine through, years, and a thousand years as one the divine
and the morning-star be risen in day. The Lord is noť slow with patience 20 your hearts; considering this espe- his promise, as some men account
and for cially, that no prophecy is the ex-it slowness; but is patient for your
planation of a man's own mind; sakes, not willing that any should 9
old by the will of man, but holy come to repentance,
come as a thief in the night'; when Christ's. CHAP. I am now writing, beloved ! the the heavens will pass away with a coming!
certain; second of my epistles to you ; in loud noise, and the 5 elements will Caution both which I endeavour to stir up be destroyed, so as to lose their preagainst
your uncorrupted thoughts to re- sent téxturé, by fire, and the earth scoffers.
membrance, that ye should call to together with the works on it, will
by the holy prophets, and the com- these things are to be so destroyed, mandinent of our Lord and Saviour, what sort of persons ought ye to 12 3 delivered by the apostles ; attend-be? Ye ought, in a holy and pious
ing to this especially, that in the course of life, earnestly to expect the
ing after their own wills, and say- the heavens will be destroyed by fire,
s coming? for since the fathers fell with heat. But we, according to his 13
same as they were from the be- and a new earth, in which righte-
cite Cbrise vens formed by the appointment of by him in peace without spot, and dans to all God, and the earth which standeth unreproveable : and account the holiness of
out of the water and in the water, patience of our Lord to be salvation life. 6 had continued from old time; and to you, since it gives full time for See epistles Yet this world as it then was pe- I preparation, as our beloved brother sian.Colos.
to Ephe7 rished by a flood of waters. So the Paul also, according to the wisdom sians and present heavens and earth are trea-given him, wrote unto you. Galatians. sured, up by the same appointment, Do ye then, beloved ! who are 17 for fire, and reserved against a day thus forwarned, keep a guard upon
ir Until there is sufficient reason to be. The rudiments or constituent principles
6 Because though the coming of Christ
3 To reward the righteous, and punish only to God.
I i Promise of Christ of a happy and glo-
8 A new and improved state of this
CHAP. yourselves, that ye be not led away of our Lord and saviour Jesus CHAP.
U by the error of the wicked, and fall Christ. To him Exhorta.
be glory bọth tion and rom your own stedfastness. But now and for ever! Amen. conclusion. grow in the favour and knowledge
FIRST EPISTLE OF ST. JOHN.'
CHAP, THAT which was at first, which God and we have fellowship with CHAP.
1. 1 we heard, which we saw with each other, and the blood of Jesus II. Description our eyes, which we observed, and Christ cleanseth us from all sin. of Jesus Christ..
our hands handled, as concerning | If we say we have no sin, we de-8
the Revealer of the word of life ceive ourselves, and the truth is 2 (for this Revealer of the word of not in us; but if we confess our life was manifested, and we have sins, God is so faithful and just to seen him, and bear testimony, and his promise, as to forgive us our 9 declare unto you this Revealer of sins, and to cleanse us from all unthat eternal life which was conipa- righteousness. If we say we have 10 ratively concealed with the Fa- not sinned, we make him smis
ther, and was manifested unto us); taken, and his doctrine is not in 3 that which we saw and heard, we us. declare unto you, that ye also may My dear children ! I write these CHAP. have fellowship with us; for we things unto you, that ye may not II. have fellowship with the Father and sin; and if any one should sin, we Profession 4 with his son Jesus Christ. And have a righteous advocate with the of Christhese things we write unto you that Father, even Jesus Christ; and he
e less with your joy may be complete. is a propitiation, assuring us upon out obe
5 Now this is the declaration which the authority of God, that by true dience. What he we heard from him, and make repentance pardon may be ob- Mark, God.
of known unto you, that God is light, tained for our sins, and not for:15.
and in him is no darkness at all. our's only, but also for the sins xv. io. 6 If we say that we have fellowship of the whole world. And by this 3
with him, and walk in darkness, we know, that we have a know-
? This epistle, which was written from ther. Thirdly, how certain a fact it is, that
CHAP. commandments, he speaketh false-Ither is not in him; for every thing CHAP,
ly, and the truth is not in him ; that is in the world, the desire of
complete : by this we know that of the Father, but of the world.
to continue in him ought also to and the desire thereof; but he that
, new commandinent unto you, but and as ye heard that antichrist is Caution duty in all Christians, an old commandment, which ye coming, even now there are many against
y ducers or
and the true light now shineth. that all are not of us, whatever
light, and hateth his brother, is in unction, even a communication of
loveth his brother continueth in the holy, and know all things re
the light, and no cause of stum-lating to his gospel. I have not 21 11 bling will be unto him. But he who written unto you, because ye know
hateth his brother is in darkness, not the truth, but because ye do
the darkness hath blinded his eyes. Ily, but he who denieth that Jesus is
12 I write unto you, dear children! the Christ? this is the antichrist, . Reasons because your sins are forgiven on who denieth the Father and the to persons
ng account of your professing his son. of different name. I write unto you, fathers, Whosoever denieth the son, by 23 ages. because ye have known Christ denying Jesus to be the Christ, Denying 13 from the first. I write unto you, hath not the Father, but he who the truth
of the young men! because ye are strong, acknowledeth the son, hath the Christian and the word of God abideth in Father also. Let that doctrine, religion is you, and ye have overcome the therefore, which ye heard at first in effect wicked person.
remain in you. If what ye heard the very Worldly. Love not the world, nor the at first remain in you, then will ye city of condemg.
things in the world. If any one remain in the son and in the Fa. God. ed. love the world, the love of the Fa-Ither. Now this is the promise 25
1 Meaning the duty of love, which was mies of Christ and his religion, or anti-
6 Whoever denies Jesus to be the Mes.
him, in effect denies the Father, because he
CHAP, which he gave us, even everlast- sin is of the devil; for the devil CHAP. ing life.
sinneth from the first; and for 26 These things I write to you with this end did the son of God appear, Exhortation a view to those who would deceive that he might destroy the works of o steadi.
you. But the unction which ye the devil. No son of God com-9 rue faith. received from him remaineth in mitteth sin; for he keepeth to his
27 you, and ye have no need of an parentage, and cannot sin, because
instructor. As then this same unc- he is a son of God. By this are 10
taught you, remain therein. Even not of God; nor he who loveth
in, that when Christ shall appear, charge which ye heard from the
not be ashamed before him at his Not as Cain who was of an evil 12
he is righteous, be assured that ther. And why did he slay him?
every one who practiseth righteouis- because his own deeds were wicked, CHAP. ness is born of him. Behold! | and his brother's righteous ,
what great love the Father hath | Wonder not, my brethren! if 13 shown in our being called children the world hate you. We know that The love of
God will of God. The world, therefore, we have passed over from death
produce a knoweth us not, because it hath unto life, because we love the bre- love of our not known him.
thren ; he who loveth not his bro- fellow2 Beloved ! now are we the chil-ther is still in death. Whosoever creatures. The hopes dren of God, but it hath not yet hateth his brother is in disposition 15
ise been declared what we shall be: a murderer ; and ye know that no hould pre- we know, however, that when nurderer hath everlasting life, or erve them Christ shall appear we shall be any just hope of it, abiding in him, Tom siņlike him, and that we shall see him Hereby we know what love is, 16
3 as he is. And every one that hath since Christ laid down his life for
this hope in him purifieth himself us, and we ought also to lay down
committeth sin, breaketh thereby whosoever hath the good things of
law. Now we know that Christ was in want, but shutteth up his com,
continueth in him 'sinneth not: but in him?
word and tongue only, but in deed, 7 Dear children! let no one de- and in truth, and by this we know ground of Good prac- ceive you; he that practiseth righte- that we are of the truth, and shall confidence
kes ousness is righteous, even as Christ assure our hearts before him. For if good men.
is righteous ; he who committeth our hearts condemn us, God is great
of Chris ians
1 Wilfully, or through carelessness ; so and therefore might, in the true sense of the in verses 9, and 18.
word, be called i he devil. Referring to the murder of Abe! by 3 Satisfy ourselves that we shall receive Cain, as mentioned in verse 12. Cain was God's final approbation. a falșe accuser and slanderer of his brother,
for how can he speakech he hate
CHAP. er than our heart, and knoweth all much beloved son into the world, CHAP WV. things. Beloved ! if our heart con- that we might live through him. 21 demn us not, we have confidence in this consisted the love of God; 10
towards God; and whatsoever we that though we loved not God, he 22 ask, we receive from him, because loved us, and sent his son to be
we keep his commandments, and a propitiation for our sins. Be- 11
do what is pleasing in his sight. loved, if God so loved us, we ought
we believe in the name of his son. no one hath seen God at any time,
Jesus Christ, and love each other, yet if we love each other, God
soever keepeth his commandments plete in us. There is no servile 18
complete in love. Let us love him, 19 CHAP. Beloved, believe not every spirit, for he first loved us. If any one 20
1. but try the spirits of men whether say, I love God, though he hate Distinction they be of God; for many false his brother, he speaketh falsely ;
en teachers are gone out into the for how can he who loveth not his true and false teach- world. By this we know the 'spi- brother, whom he 'seeth, love God,
rit of God: every spirit which al- whom he doth not see. And this 21
loweth that Jesus Christ came inthe very commandment we have from
came in the flesh is not of God ; Whosoever believeth that Jesus CHAP. - and this is that spirit of antichrist, is the Christ, is born of God, and
V. of whose coming ye have heard; every one who loveth the Father, Believing and indeed he is already in the world. loveth his children also.. By this thi
mission of 4 Ye are of God, dear children, and we know that we love the children Jesus leads : have overcome them (antichrists); of God, when we love God, and to the love
for he who is in you is greater than keep his commandments ; for this of 5 he who is in the world. They are is the love of God, that wekeep his of the world, therefore they speak commandments, and his command
suitably to the world, and the world ments are not grievous. Every son 4 6 listeneth to them. We are of God; of God overcometh the world, and he who knoweth God listeneth to that by which we victoriously overus; he who is not of God listeneth come the world, is our faith. not to us: by this we know the spirit Who is he that overcometh the 5
of truth from the spirit of error. world, but he who believeth that
ity Beloved! let us love one another; Jesus is the son of God? Mutual for love is of God, and every one This is that Jesus who came, and 6
in who hath this love is born of God, is proved to be the Christ, by 'water Evidences sisted upon and knoweth God; for God is love and blood, and spirit, not by water of the
C vine mis9 Herein was the love of God shown only, but by water and blood and sion of
towards us in that God sent his spirit is the testimony given; for Jesus.
f God and
i The spirit or mind which he approves. 1 4 The miracles which took place at his
• Whom the bent of his social nature death.
3 By the voice uttered when he came out teachers of Christianity,