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without work. t 10 For whosoever shall 21 Was not Abraham our keep the whole law, and yet father justified by works, offend in one point, he is when he had offered Isaac guilty of all.
his son upon the altar? 11 For he that said, Do not t 22 Seest thou how faith commit adultery, said also, wrought with his works, and Do not kill. Now if thou by works was faith made percommit no adultery, yet if fect? thou kill, thou art become a 23 And the scripture was transgressor of the law,
fulfilled which saith, Abra12 So speak ye, and so do, ham believed God, and it was as they that shall be judged imputed unto him for rightby the law of liberty. eousness; and he was called t'13 For he shall have judg- the Friend of God. ment without mercy, that 24 Ye see then how that by hath shewed no mercy; and works a man is justified, and mercy rejoiceth against judg- not by faith only. ment.
25 Likewise also was not 14 What doth it profit, my Rahab the harlot justified brethren, though a man say by works, when she had rehe hath faith, and have not ceived the messengers, and works? can faith save him? had sent them out another
15 If a brother or sister be way? naked, and destitute of daily t 26 For as the body without food,
the spirit is dead, so faith 16 And one of you say unto without works is dead also. them, Depart in peace, be ye p CHAP. III. warmed and filled; notwith
Y brethren, be not many standing ye give them not masters, knowing that those things which are need- we shall receive the greater ful to the body; what doth it condemnation, profit?
2 For in many things we i 17 Even so faith, if it hath offend all. If any man ofnot works, is dead, being fend not in word, the same alone.
is a perfect man, and able 18 Yea, a man may say, also to bridle the whole body. Thou hast faith, and I have i 3 Behold, we put bits in the works:shewmethy faith with- horses' mouths, that they may out thy works,and I will shew obey us; and we turn about thee my faith by my works. their whole body. t 19 Thou believest that there i 4 Behold also the ships, is one God; thou doest well: which though they be so great, the devils also believe, and andare driven of fierce winds, tremble,
yet are they turned about 20 But wilt thou know, with a very small helm, vain man, that faith without whithersoever the governor works is dead?
the tongue. 5 Even so the tongue is a
15 This wisdom descendeth little member, and boasteth not from above, but is earthgreat things. Behold, how ly, sensual, devilish. great a matter a little fire 16 For where envying and kindleth!
strife is, there is confusion t 6 And the tongue is a fire, and every evil work. a world of iniquity: so is the d 17 But the wisdom that is tongue among our members, from above is first pure, then that it defileth the whole peaceable, gentle, and easy body, and setteth on fire the to be entreated, full of mercy course of nature; and it is and good fruits, without parset on fire of hell.
tiality, and without hypo7 For every kind of beasts, crisy. and of birds, and of serpents,
18 And the fruit of rightand of things in the sea, is eousness is sown in peace of tamed, and hath been tamed them that make peace. of mankind:
t CHAP. IV. f 8 But the tongue can no FROM whence come wars
F man tame; it is an unruly and fightings among evil, full of deadly poison. you? come they not hence,
9 Therewith bless we God, even of your lusts that war even the Father; and there in your members? with curse we men, which 2 Ye lust, and have not: ye are made after the similitude kill, and desire to have, and of God.
cannot obtain: ye fight and p 10 Out of the same mouth war, yet ye have not, beproceedeth blessing and cursa cause ye ask not. ing. My brethren, these 3 Ye ask, and receive not, things ought not so to be. because ye ask amiss, that
11 Doth a fountain send ye may consume it upon forth at the same place sweet your lusts. water and bitter?
p 4 Ye adulterers and adul· 12 Can the fig tree, my teresses, know ye not that brethren, bear olive berries? the friendship of the world is either a vine, figs? so can no enmity with God? whosoever fountain both yield salt wa- therefore will be a friend of ter and fresh.
the world is the enemy ofGod. 13 Who is a wise man 5 Do ye think that the scripand endued with knowledge ture saith in vain, The spirit among you? let him shew out that dwelleth in' us lusteth of a good conversation his to envy? works with meekness of 6 Bat he giveth more grace. wisdom.
Wherefore he saith, God rep 14 But if ye have bitter sisteth the proud, but giveth envying and strife in your grace unto the humble. hearts, glory not, and lie not å 7 Submit yourselves thereagainst the truth.
fore to God, Resist the devil,
Divers admonitions. CHAP. V. Of wicked rich men. and he will flee from you.
CHAP. V. , Go
10 to now, ye rich men, he will draw nigh to you. weep and howl for your Cleanse your hands, ye sin- miseries that shall come upon ners; and purify your hearts, you. ye double-minded.
2 Your riches are corrupt9 Be afflicted, and mourn, ed, and your garments are and weep: let your laughter motheaten. be turned to mourning, and 3 Your gold and silver is your joy to heaviness.
cankered; and the rust of d 10 Humble yourselves in them shall be a
witness the sight of the Lord, and against you, and shall eat he shall lift you up:
your flesh as it were fire. Ye pil Speak not evil one of have heaped treasure toanother, brethren. He that gether for the last days. speaketh evil of his brother, p 4 Behold, the hire of the and judgeth his brother, labourers who have reaped speaketh evil of the law, and down your fields, which is of judgeth the law: but if thou you kept back by fraud, judge the law, thou art not crieth: and the cries of them a doer of the law, but a which have reaped are enterjudge.
ed into the ears of the Lord 12 There is one lawgiver, of sabaoth. who is able to save and to c 5 Ye have lived in pleasure destroy: who art thou that on the earth, and been wanjudgest another?
ton; ye have nourished your c 13 Go to now, ye that say, hearts, as in a day of To day or to morrow we will slaughter. go into such a city, and con 6 Ye have condemned and tinue there a year, and buy killed the just; and he doth and sell, and get gain: not resist
you. i 14 Whereas ye know not a 7 Be patient, therefore, brewhat shall be on the morrow. thren, unto the coming of the For what is your life? It is Lord. Behold, the husbandeven a vapour, that appear- man waiteth for the precious eth for a little time, and fruit of the earth, and hath then vanisheth away.
long patience for it, until he d 15 For that ye ought to receive the early and latter say, If the Lord will, we rain. shall live, and do this, or a 8 Be ye also patient; stathat.
blish your hearts: for the 16 But now ye rejoice in coming of the Lord draweth your boastings: all such re-nigh. joicing is evil.
p9 Grudge not one against 17 Therefore to him that another, brethren, lest ye be knoweth to do good, and condemned: behold, the judge doeth it not, to him it is sin, standeth before the door.
in affliction. c 10 Take, my brethren, the shall save the sick, and the prophets, who have spoken Lord shall raise him up; and in the name of the Lord, for if he have committed sins, an example of suffering af- they shall be forgiven him. fliction,
and of patience. d 16 Confess your faults one 11 Behold, we count them to another, and pray one for happy which endure. Ye another, that ye may be healhave heard of the patience of ed. The effectual fervent Job, and have seen the end of prayer of a righteous man the Lord; that the Lord is availeth much. very pitiful, and of tender f 17 Elias was a man subject mercy.
to like passions as we are, b 12 But above all things, my and he prayed earnestly that brethren, swear not, neither it might not rain: and it rainby heaven, neither by the ed not on the earth by the earth, neither by any other space of three years and six oath: but let your yea be months. yea; and your nay, nay; lest 18 And he prayed again, ye fall into condemnation. and the heaven gave rain, d 13 Is any among you af- and the earth brought forth flicted? let him pray. Is any her fruit. merry? let him sing psalms. d 19 Brethren, if any of you d 14 Is any sick among you? do err from the truth, and let him call for the elders of one convert him; the church; and let them 20 Let him know, that he pray over him, anointing which converteth the sinner him with oil in the name from the error of his way shall of the Lord:
save a soul from death, and 15 And the prayer of faith shall hide a multitude of sins,
The First Epistle General of PETER.
Father of our Lord Jesus
sus Christ, to the stran- his abundant mercy hath begers scattered throughout gotten us again unto a lively Pontus, Galatia, Cappado- hope by the resurrection of cia, Asia, and Bithynia, Jesus Christ from the dead, **2 Elect according to the t 4 To an inheritance incorforeknowledge of God the ruptible, and undefiled, and Father, through sanctifica- that fadeth not away, reservtion of the Spirit, unto obe- ed in heaven for you, dience and sprinkling of the t 5 Who are kept by the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace power of God through faith unto you, and peace, be mul- unto salvation reaúy to be retiplied.
vealed in the last time. t 3 Blessed be the God and 6 Wherein we greatly re