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knew him not.
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him: for we shall see him as he is.
3 And every man that hath this hope in him purisieth himself, even as he is pure.
4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins: and in him is no sin.
6, Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
7 Little children, let no man deceive you. He that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the b, ginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his feed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, be
cause he is born of God.
I o In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
II For this is the message 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 slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother, abideth in death.
15 Whosoever hateth his brother, is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
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 whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion
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 shall assure our hearts before him.
20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.
21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we considence toward God.
22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
24 And he that keepeth his commandments, dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.
The General Epistle of J U D E,
JUDE, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctisied by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:
2 Mercy unto you, and peace and love be multiplied.
3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you, that ye should earnestly contend for the saith which was once delivered unto the saints.
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 lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.
6 And the angels which kept not their sirst estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness, unto the judgement of the great day.
7 Even as Sodom and Go
morrha, morrha, and the cities about them iin like manner, giving themselves over to fornication„:and going after strange fliæik, are set forth for an œsample, susfering the vengeance 'ctf eternal sire.
$ Likewise also these filthy dacsmers defile the flesh, deIgaise dominion, and speak evil cf 1.dignities,
q Yet Michael the archaaigd, when contending with the .devil he disputed about thr body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they eorrupt themselves.
11 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 gainsaying of Core.
12 These are spots in your seasts of charity, when they seast with you, seeding themselves without sear: 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
sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometli with ten thousand of his saints,
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 speeches, which ungodly. sinners have spoken against him.
16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.
17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which we re spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
19 These be they who separate themselves, scnsuaj> having not the Spirit.
20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy saith, praying in
the Holy Ghost,
21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal lise.
22 And of some have compassion, making a disference:
23 And others save with sear, pulling them out of the sire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
From the Revelation of
TH E Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John::
2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.
3 Blessed is he that readeth and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
4 TOHN to the seven J churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the
24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from salling, and to present you saultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
25 To the only wise Qod our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
St. JOHN the Divine.
! seven Spirits which are before his throne;
5 And from Jesus Christ,. who is the saithsul witness*. and the first-begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins 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. Amen.
7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him; and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is
K to to come, the Almighty.
9 I John, who also am vour brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day; and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send ii unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;
13 And in the midst of the seven 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 mere white like Wqoi, as white as snow; and his eyes tuere as a flame of fire;
15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned
in a surnace; and his voice as the found of many waters.
16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sunshineth in his strength.
17 And when I saw him, I sell at his seet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not, I am the first and the last:
18 I am he that liveth, and was dead: and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;
20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawell in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest, are the seven churches.
AND after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.