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love of God. from the beginning. If that| 4Whosoever committeth sin which ye have heard from the transgresseth also the law: beginning shall remain in for sin is the transgression you, ye also shall continue in of the law. The Son, and in the Father. t 5 And ye know that he was 6 25 And this is the promise manifested to take away our that he hath promised us, sins; and in him is no sin. even eternal life.

6 Whosoever abideth in him 26 These things have I sinneth not: whosoever sinwritten unto you concerning neth hath not seen him, neithem that seduce you.

ther known him. 27 But the anointing which c 7 Little children, let no man ye have received of him abid. deceive you: he that doeth eth in you, and ye need not righteousness is righteous, that any man teach you: but even as he is righteous. as the same anointing teach- 8 He that committeth sin is eth you of all things, and is of the devil; for the devil sintruth, and is no lie, and even neth from the beginning. For as it'hath taught you, ye this purpose the Son of God shall abide in him.

was manifested, that he might d 28 And now, little children, destroy the works of the devil. abide in him; that, when he 9 Whosoever is born of God shall appear, we may have doth not commit sin; for his confidence, and not be asham- seed remaineth in him: and ed before him at his coming. he cannot sin, because he is t 29 If ye know that he is born of God. righteous, ye know that every c 10 In this the children of one that doeth righteousness God are manifest, and the is born of him.

children of the devil: whot CHAP. III. soever doeth not righteous

; he love the Father hath be- that loveth not his brother. stowed upon us, that we ? 11 For this is the message should be called the sons of that ye heard from the beGod: therefore the world ginning, that we should love knoweth us not, because it one another. knew him not.

12 Not as Cain, who was of 6 2 Beloved, now are we the that wicked one, and slew his sons of God, and it doth not brother. And wherefore slew yet appear what we shall be: he him? Because his own but we know that, when he works were evil, and his broshall appear, we shall be like ther's righteous. him; for we shall see him as 13 Marvel not, my brethren, he is.

if the world hate you. d3 And every man that hath c 14 We know that we have this hope in him purifieth passed from death unto life, himself, even as he is pure. because we love the brethren.

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the spirits.
He that loveth not his bro- abideth in us, by the Spirit
ther abideth in death. which he hath given us.

15 Whosoever hateth his w CHAP. IV.
brother is a murderer: and ye BELOVED,. believe not
know that no murderer hath D every spirit, but try the
eternal life abiding in him. spirits whether they are of
t 16 Hereby perceive we the God: because many false pro-
love of God, because he laid phets are gone out into the
down his life for us: and we world.
ought to lay down our lives 2 Hereby know ye the Spi-
for the brethren.

rit of God: Every spirit that
c 17 But whoso hath this confesseth that Jesus Christ is
world's good, and seeth his come in the flesh is of God:
brother have need, and shut- 3 And every spirit that con-
teth up his bowels of com- fesseth not that Jesus Christ
passion from him, how dwell is come in the flesh is not of
eth the love of God in him? God: and this is that spirit
d 18 My little children, let us of antichrist,whereof ye have
not love in word, neither in heard that it should come;
tongue; but in deed and in and even now already is it

in the world.
19 And hereby we know c 4 Ye are of God, little child-
that we are of the truth, and ren,and have overcome them:
shall assure our hearts be- because greater is he that is
fore him.

in you, than he that is in the
20 For if our heart con- world.
demn us, God is greater than 5 They are of the world:
our heart, and knoweth all therefore speak they of the

world, and the world heareth
21 Beloved, if our heart con- them.
demn us not, then have we'c 6 We are of God: he that
confidence toward God. knoweth God heareth us; he

22 And whatsoever we ask, that is not of God heareth
we receive of him, because not us. Hereby know we the
we keep his commandments, spirit of truth, and the spirit
and do those things that are of error.
pleasing in his sight. c7 Beloved, let us love one
å 23 And this is his com- another: for love is of God;
mandment, That we should and every one that loveth is
believe on the name of his born of God, and knoweth
Son Jesus Christ, and love God.
one another, as he gave us t 8 He that loveth not know-

eth not God; for God is love.
24 And he that keepeth his t 9 In this was manifested
commandments dwelleth in the love of God toward us,
him, and he in him. And because that God sent his - 20W
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love of God is. world, that we might live seen, how can he love God through him.

whom he hath not seen? t 10 Herein is love, not that d 21 And this commandment we loved God, but that he have we from him, That he loved us, and sent his Son to be who loveth God love his brothe propitiation for our sins. ther also. d11 Beloved, if God so loved t CHAP. V. us, we ought also to love one another.

that Jesus is the Christ t 12 No man hath seen God is born of God: and every at any time. If we love one one that loveth him that begat another, God dwelleth in us, loveth him also that is begotand his love is perfected in us. ten of him. t 13 Hereby know we that c 2 By this we know that we we dwell in him, and he in love the children of God, us, because he hath given us when we love God, and keep of his Spirit.

his commandments. 14 And we have seen and e 3 For this is the love of God, do testify that the Father sent that we keep his commandthe Son to be the Saviour of ments: and his commandthe world.

ments are not grievous. t 15 Whosoever shall confess C 4 For whatsoever is born that Jesus is the Son of God, of God overcometh the world: God dwelleth in him, and and this is the victory that he in God.

overcometh the world, even t 16 And we have known and our faith. believed the love that God 5 Who is he that overcomhath to us.

God is love; and eth the world, but he that he that dwelleth in love believeth that Jesus is the dwelleth in God, and God Son of God? in him.

t 6 This is he that came by 17 Herein is our love made water and blood, even Jesus perfect, that we may have Christ; not by water only, boldness in the day of judg- but by water and blood. And ment: because as he is, so it is the Spirit that beareth are we in this world.

witness, because the Spirit is 18 There is no fear in love; truth. but perfect love casteth out t 7 For there are three that fear: because fear hath tor- bear record in heaven, the ment. He that feareth is not Father, the Word, and the made perfect in love. Holy Ghost: and these three

19 We love him, because are one. he first loved us.

8 And there are three that c 20 If a man say, I love God, bear witness in earth, the and hateth his brother, he is spirit, and the water, and the a liar: for he that loveth not blood: and these three agree Hi brother whom he hath in one.


Gaius commended


for his piety. from the beginning, that we trine of Christ, hath not God. love one another.

He that abideth in the doc. 6 And this is love, that we trine of Christ, he hath both walk after his command the Father and the Son. ments. This is the command: p 10 If there come any unto ment, That, as ye have heard you, and bring not this docfrom the beginning,ye should trine, receive him not into walk in it.

your house, neither bid him 7 For many deceivers are God speed: entered into the world, who 11 For he that biddeth him confess not that Jesus Christ Goil speed is partaker of his is come in the flesh. This evil deeds. is a deceiver and an anti- 12 Having many things to christ.

write unto you, I would not d 8 Look to yourselves, that write with paper and ink: we lose not those things but I trust to come unto you, which we have wrought, but and speak face to face, that that we receive a full reward. our joy may be full.

9 Whosoever transgresseth, 13 The children of thy and abideth not in the doc-'elect sister greet thee. Amen.

The Third Epistle of JOHN.

7 Because that for his Teleder unto the weil

beloved Gaius, whom I name's sake they went forth, love in the truth.

taking nothing of the Genb 2 Beloved, I wish above tiles. all things that thou mayest 8 We therefore ought to reprosper and be in health, ceive such, that we might be even as thy soul prospereth fellow-helpers to the truth.

3 For I rejoiced greatly, 9 I wrote unto the church: when the brethren came and but Diotrephes, who loveth to testified of the truth that is have the preeminence among in thee, even as thou walkest them, receiveth us not. in the truth.

p 10 Wherefore, if I come, d 41 have no greater joy I will remember his deeds than to hear that my child- which he doeth, prating ren walk in truth.

against us with malicious 5 Beloved, thou doest faith-words: and not content therefully whatsoever thou doest to with, neither doth he himself the brethren,and to strangers; receive the brethren, and for

6 Which have borne wit- biddeth them that would, ness of thy charity before the and casteth them out of the church: whom if thou bring church. forward on their journey after 111 Beloved, follow not that a godly sort, thou shalt do which is evil, but that which Hell:

lis good. He that doeth good

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