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The general Epistle of JAMES.

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CHAPTER I.

A. D. 60. 22 But be ye doers of the word, and JAMES, a servants of God and of the

not hearers only, deceiving your own Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelvec tribes a Mat. 7. 21. selves. which are scatteredd abroad, greeting.

6 Jude 1. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word,

c Ac. 26. 7. 2 My brethren, count it all joye when

and not a doer, he is like unto a man be

d Ac. 8. 1. ye fall into divers temptations;

holding his natural face in a glass :

e Mat. 5. 12. 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your

1 Pe. 4. 13..

24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth faith worketh patience.

his 16.

way, and straightway forgetteth what 4 But let patienceg have her perfect Ro. 5. 3. manner of man he was. work, that ye may be perfect and entire, Lu. 8. 15. 25 But whoso looketh” into the perfect wanting nothing.

21. 19. law of liberty,i and continueth therein, 5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him h 2 Co.3.18. he being not a forgetful hearer, but a ask of God, thatk giveth to all men libe- ; Ps. 119. 45. doer of the work, this man? shall be rally, and upbraideth not; andm it shall *Pr. 2.3.6. blessed in his B deed.

i Lu.6.47,&c. be given him.

m Je. 29.12.

26 If any man among you seem to be 6 Buta let him ask in faith, nothing

religious, and bridleth not his tongue, wavering. For he that wavereth, is like Bor, doing. but deceiveth his own heart, this man's a wave of the sea, driven with the wind

n Mar. 11. 24. religion is vain.

o Ps. 34. 13. and tossed.

p Is. 1.16, 17.

27 Pure religion and undefiled before 7 For let not that man think that he

58.6, 7.

God and the Father, is this, To visit the shall receive any thing of the Lord.

q Ro. 12. 2. fatherless and widows in their affliction, 8 A double minded man is unstable in

yor, glory. and to keep himself unspotted 9 from the all his ways.

r Is. 40. 6.

world. 9 Let the brother of low degree Y re

CHAPTER II. joice in that he is exalted :

• Pr. 23:21. My brethren, have not the faith of our 10 But the rich, in that he is made low: 8 synagogue. Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, because as the flower of the grass" he sor, weil; with respects of persons. shall pass away.

or, seemly. 2 For if there come unto your 8 assem11 For the sun is no sooner risen with a t2 Ti. 4. 8. bly a man with a gold ring, in goodly burning heat, but it withereth the grass, Re. 2. 10. apparel, and there come in also a poor and the flower thereof falleth, and the

u Is. 64. 4. man in vile raiment; grace of the fashion of it perisheth: 80

v1 Co. 1. 26..

3 And ye have respect to him that also shall the rich man fade away in his 28. weareth the gay clothing, and say unto

w Re. 2.9. ways.

him, Sit thou here $ in a good place; and 12 Blessed is the man that endureth or, that. say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit temptation: for when he is tried, he shall or, evils. here under my footstool: receive the crownt of life, which the * Mat. 5. 3. 4 Are ye not then partial in yourselves, Lord hath promised to them that love Lu. 12. 32. and are become judges of evil thoughts ?

22. 29. him.

yHo. 13. 9.

5 Hearken, my beloved brethren," Hath 13 Let no man say when he is tempted, Job 15. 35. not God chosen the poor of this world I am tempted of God: for God cannot a Ps. 111.9.

rich w in faith, and heirs of n the kingbe tempted with Bevil, neither tempteth Ro. 6. 21.. dom* which he hath promised to them he any man:

23. that love him ? 14 But every man is tempted, when he cLe. 19. 18. 6 But ye have despised the poor. Do is drawn away of his owný lust, and en- d John 3. 27. not rich men oppress you, and draw you

1 Co. 4.7. ticed.

before the judgment seats ? 154. Then when lust hath conceived, 31 Sa. 15. 29.

e verse 1.

7 Do not they blaspheme thata worthy it bringeth forth sin: and siņ, when it is Mal. 3. 6.

name by the which ye are called ? finished, bringeth forth death.

g John 1. 13.

8 If ye fulfil the royal law, according 16 Do not err, my beloved brethren. h De. 27. 26. to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy 17 Everyd good gift and every perfect Je.2.3. neighbour as thyself, ye do well: gift is from above, and cometh down from Ep. 1. 12.

9 But if ye have respecte, to persons, the Father of lights, with whom is no

Re. 14. 4. ye commit sin, and are convinced of the variableness, neither shadow of turning. or, that law law as transgressors. 18 Ofo his own will begat he us with

which said. 10 For whosoever shall keep the whole the word of truth, that we should be a k Ex. 20. 13, law and yet offend in one point, heh is kind of firstfruitsi of his creatures.

14. guilty of all.

1 Ec. 5. 2. 19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren,

11 For a he that said,k Do not commit

m Pr. 16. 32. let every man be swift to hear, slowl to

adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if speak, slowm to wrath :

n Col. 3. 5..8. thou commit no adultery, yet if thou 20 For the wrath of man worketh not 1 Pe.2.1, 2. kill, thou art become a transgressor of the righteousness of God.

ochap. 1. 25. | the law. 21 Wherefore lay apart". all filthiness Pr. 21. 13. 12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that and superfluity, of naughtiness, and re- Mat.6. 15. shall be judged by the lawo of liberty. ceive with meekness the engrafted word,

7.1, 2. 13 For her shall have judgment with which is able to save your souls.

out mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and

sures.

Faith must be evinced by works. JAMES, III.

Government of the heart. mercy B rejoicetha against judgment.

A. D. 60. olive berries ? either a vine, figs ? so can 14 What.b doth it profit, my brethren,

no fountain both yield salt water and fresh. though a man say he hath faith, and Bor, glorieth. 13 Whoc is a wise man and endued have not works ? can faith save him ?

a Ps. 85. 10. with knowledge among you ? let him 15 If a brother or sister be naked, and Mat. 7. 26. shew out of a good conversation d his destitute of daily food,

c Ps. 107. 43. works with meekness of wisdom. 16 And one of you say unto them, De-a Phi. 1. 27. 14 But if ye have bitter envying and

el Co. 3.3. part in peace, be ye warmed and filled;

strife in your hearts, glory not; and lie

11John 3.18. notwithstanding ye give them not those

not against the truth. things which are needful to the body ; } by itself.

yor, natural.

15 Thise wisdom descendeth not from what, doth it profit ?

Š tumult, or,

above, but is earthly, y sensual, devilish. 17 Even so faith, if it hath not works,

unquietness.

16 For where envying and strife is, is dead, being alone.

g1 Co.2.6, 7.

there is Śconfusion and every evil work. 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast k Phi. 4. 8. 17 But the wisdomg that is from above faith, and I have works: shew me thy i He. 12. 14. is first pure," then peaceable, i gentle,k faithn without thy works, and I will & Ga. 5. 22. and easy to be entreated, full of mercy shew thee my faith by my works.

n some copies and good fruits, . without partiality, 19 Thou believest that there is one read, by.

and without hypocrisy. God; thou doest well : the devils m also Ichap. 3.13.

18 And the fruitn of righteousness is believe, and tremble.

oor, wrang

sown in peace of them that make peace, 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man,

CHAPTER IV. that faith without works is dead ?

m Mar. 1. 24. FROM whence come wars and « fight21 Was not Abraham our father justi- 5.7; ings among you ? come they not hence,

n He. 12. 11. fied by works, when he had offered

even of your lusts that war p in your Isaac his son upon the altar ?

kor,
brawl-

members ? 22 - Seest thou how faith wrought

ings.
o Gé.22.9, 12.

2 Ye lust, and have not: ye v kill, with his works, and by works was faith Xor, plea

and sire have, and cannot obtain : made perfect ?

ye fight and war, yet ye have not, be23 And the scripture was fulfilled which P1 Pe. 2.11. cause ye ask not. saith, Abraham believed God, and it

Mor, Thou 3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye was imputed unto him for righteousness : seest. ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon and he was called the Friend of God. 9 He. 11. 17. your ^ lusts. 24 Ye see then how that by worksť a

vor, envy.

4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know man is justified, and not by faith only.

r Ge. 15. 6.

ye not that the friendship’ of the world 25 Likewise also was not Rahabu the $2 Ch.20.7. is enmity with God? whosoever there. harlot: justified by works, when she Is. 41.8.

fore will be a friend of the world, is the had received the messengers, and had t Re. 20. 12.

enemy of God. sent them out another way?

u 1 John 2.15. 5 Do ye think that the scripture saith 26 For as the body without the spirit is v Jos.2.1, &c. in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us dead, so faith without works is dead also.

He. 11. 31. lusteth to enyy ?

w Mat. 21. 31. CHAPTER III.

6 But he giveth more grace. WhereMy brethren, be not manyy masters, or, breath. fore he saith, God resisteth the proud, knowing that we shall receive the greater por, envi

ously. o condemnation.

but giveth grace unto the humble.

7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. 2 Fora in many things we offend all. * Ec. 4. 4.

Resistb the devil, and he will flee from

y Mat. 23. If any man offend not in word, the

14.

you. same is a perfect man, and able also to

1 Pe. 5. 3.

8 Drawd nigh to God, and he will bridle the whole body.

z Pr. 29. 23.

draw nigh to you. Cleansee your hands, 3 Behold, we put bitss in the horses'

oor, judg

ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye mouths, that they may obey us; and we ment.

double minded. turn about their whole body.

al Ki. 8. 46.

9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: 4 Behold also the ships, which though Pr. 20. 9. let your laughter be turned to mourning, they be so great, and are driven of fierce 1 John 1. 8. and your joy to heaviness. winds, yet are they turned about with a 61 Pe. 5. 9. 10 Humble, yourselves in the sight of very small helm, whithersoever the go

c Pr. 13.3. the Lord, and he shall lift you up. vernor listeth.

42 Ch. 15. 2.

11 Speakk not evil one of another, bren 5 Even so the tonguei is a little mem

e Is. 1. 16.

thren. He that speaketh evil of his bro

SPs. 32. 9. ber, and boastethk great things. Behold, 9 Mat. 23. 12. ther, and judgeth® his brother, speaketh how great ta matter a little fire kindleth!

h Ep. 4. 31.

evil of the law, and judgeth the law: 6 And the tongue is a fire,' a world

1 Pe. 2.1.

but if thou judge the law, thou art not of iniquity : so is the tongue among our i Pr. 12. 18. a doer of the law, but a judge. members, that it defilethm the whole k Ps. 12. 3. 12 There is one lawgiver, who" is body, and setteth on fire the course of

Tor,

wood. able to save and to destroy: who art nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

i Pr. 16. 27.

thou that judgest another? 7 For every x kind of beasts, and of m Mat. 15.11.. 13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or birds, and of serpents, and of things in 20. to morrow we will go into such a city, the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed - Mat. 10.28. and continue there a year, and buy and of y mankind :

$ wheel. sell, and get gain : 8 But the tongue can no man tame; it x nature. 14 Whereas, ye know not what shall be is an unruly evil, full of deadly' poison. nature of on the morrow. For what is your life? 9 Therewith bless we God, even the Fa

B It is even a vapour,p that appeareth for ther; and therewith curse we men, which Ps. 140.3. a little time, and then vanisheth away. are made after the similitude of God.

Ro. 3. 13.

15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord 10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth B For it is. will, we shall live, and do this, or that. blessing and cursing. My brethren, these p Job 7.7. 16 But now ye rejoice in your boastthings ought not so to be.

9 Lu. 12. 47. ings: all such rejoicing is evil. Il Doth a fountain send forth at theyor, hole. 17 Therefore, to him that knoweth same y place sweet water and bitter ?

rMat. 7. 16. to do good, and doeth it not, to him it 12 Can the fig tree," my brethren, bear

is sin,

man.

! Warnings and exhortations.

JAMES, V.

Efficacy of prayer. A.D. 60. 11 Behold, we count them happy CHAPTER V.

which endure. Ye haye heard of the

paGo to now, ye richo men, weep and a Ps. 94. 12. tience c of Job, and have seen the end de of howl for your miseries that shall come

Mat. 5. 10. the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful,

6 Pr. 11. 28. and of tender mercy. upon you.

Lu. 6. 24. 2 Your richese are corrupted, and your

12 But above all things, my brethren,

c Job1.21,&c. garments are moth eaten.s

dJob 42.10,&c

swearg not, neither by heaven, neither 3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and Je. 17. 11. by the earth, neither by any other oath : the rust of them shall be a witness against Job 13. 28. but let your yea be yea, and your nay, you, and shall eat your flesh as it were 9 Mat.5.34,&c nay; lest ye fall into condemnation. fire. Ye have heaped treasureh together 1 Ro. 2. 5. 13 Is any among you afflicted ? let for the last days.

i 2 Ch.33. 12. him pray. Is any merry? let him sing 4 Behold, the hirek of the labourers

Jon.2.2,&c. psalms.? who have reaped down your fields, which Je, 22. 13. 14 Is any sick m among you ? let him

Mal. 3. 5. is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and

1 Ep. 5. 19.

call for the elders of the church; and let the cries of them which have reaped are m Mar. 16. i8. them pray over him, anointing him with entered n into the ears the Lord of n Ex. 22. 27. oil in the name of the Lord : sabaoth.

o Lu.16.19,25

15 And the prayer of faith shall save 5 Ye have lived in pleasure' on the r Is. 33. 24. the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; earth, and been wanton ; ye have nourished 9 Ac. 19. 18. and if hep have committed sins, they your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. * Mat. 5. 39. shall be forgiven him.

6 Ye have condemned and killed the Bor, Be long 16 Confess your faults ? one to another, just; and he doth not resist" you.

patient; and pray one for another, that ye may be ñ B Be patient therefore, brethren, unto

or, Suffer

healed. The effectual fervent prayer of

with long the coming of the Lord. Behold, the

patience.

a righteous man availeth much.8 husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience *1 Ki. 17. 1. nestly that it might not rain ; and it rained

17 Elias was a man subject to like pas. & Ps. 145. 19. sions as we are, and he

prayed year for it, until he receive the early” and

yin prayer. latter rain.

u De. 11. 14.

not on the earth by the space of three 8 Be ye also patient; stablish your

v Re. 22. 20.

years and six months. hearts: for the comingó of the Lord

18 And he prayed again,w and the hea

8 or, groan; draweth nigh.

or, grieve.

yen gave rain, and the earth brought forth 9 8 Grudge not one against another,

w1 Ki.18.42,45

her fruit. brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, * Re. 3. 20 19 Brethren, if any of you do err from the judge standeth- before the door. y Mat. 18. 15. the truth, and one converty him,

10 Take, my brethren, the prophets, He.11.35..38 20 Let him know, that he which conwho have spoken in the name of the Lord, a Pr. 10. 12. verteth the sinner from the error of his

1 Pe. 4. 8. for an example of suffering affliction,

way shall save a soul from death, and and of patience.

shall hidea a multitude of sins. 167

The First Epistle general of PETER.

an

CHAPTER I.

A.D. 60. cording to every man's work, pass the PETER, an apostle of Jesus Christ,

time of your sojourning here in fear :a to the strangers scattered b throughout a Phi. 2. 12. 18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Ac. 8. 4. not redeemed with corruptible things, Bithynia,

c Ep. 1. 4.

as silver and gold, from your vain con? Electe according to the foreknow- a Ro. 8. 29.

versation received by tradition from your

e2 Th. 2. 13. ledged of God the Father, through sanc

fathers;

sRo. 16. 26. tification of the Spirit, untos obedience g He. 12. 24.

19 But with the precious blood of and sprinklings of the blood of Jesus K Jno.1.29, 36 Christ, as of a lamba without blemish Christ; Grace unto you, and peace, be Re. 7. 14.

and without spot: multiplied.

i Jude 2. 20 Who verily was foreordained before? 3 Blessed k be the God and Father of 2 Co. 1. 3. the foundation of the world, but was our Lord Jesus Christ, which according Re. 13. 8. manifest in these last times for you ; to his B abundant m mercy hath begotten B much. 21 Who by him do believe in God, that us again » unto a lively hope by the m Ep. 2. 4. raised him up from the dead, and gave resurrection of Jesus Christ from the n John 3.3,5. him glory; that your faith and hope dead,

o Mat. 28. 18. might be in God.

Phi. 2. 9. 4 To inheritance! incorruptible,

22 Seeing ye have purified your souls and undefiled, and that fadeth' not away,

p1 Co.15.20. in obeying the truth through the Spirit

He reserved in heaven for Y you,

r chap. 5. 4.

unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see 5 Who are kept by the power of God Jno.17.17,19 that ye love one another with a pure heart through faith w unto salvation, ready to t Col. 1.5. fervently: be revealed in the last time.

yor, us. 23 Being born again, not of corrupti6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though w 1Jn0.3.14,18 Words of God, which liveth and abideth

ble seed, but of incorruptible, by the now for a season, if need y be, ye are v Jude 1, 24. in heaviness through manifold tempta- w Ep. 2. 8.

for ever. tions :

* John 1. 13.

24 8 Fora all flesh is as grass, and all 7 That the trial of your faith, being y He.12.7..11. the glory of man as the flower of grass. much more precious than of gold that Ja. 1. 18. The grass withereth, and the flower thereperisheth, though it be tried with fire, or, For that. of falleth away : might be found unto praise and a honour a Is. 40. 6..8. 25 But the word of the Lord endureth and glory at the appearing of Jesus 0 Ja. 1.3, 12. for ever. And this is the word which Christ :

c1 Co. 3. 13. by the gospel is preached unto you. 8 Whom having noto seen, ye love; in a Ro. 2. 7, 10.

CHAPTER II.

e Re. 1. 7. whom, though now ye see him not, yet

WHEREFORE laying asideh all malice, believing, ye rejoice with joyi unspeak- John 1,1,14. and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies,

2 . 1. 19. able and full of glory:

and all evil speakings,

gl John 4.20. 9 Receiving the end of your faith, even h Ep.4.22,31.

2 As newborn babes, & desire the sin. the salvation of your souls.

i John 16.22. cere milk? of the word, that ye may 10 Of which salvation the prophets x Mat. 18. 3. grow thereby : have inquired and searched m diligently, ?1 Co. 3. 2. 3 If so be ye have tasted" that the who prophesied of the grace that shoulă m Da. 9. 3. Lord is gracious. come unto you:

n Ps. 34. 8.

4 To whom coming, as unto a living 11 Searching what, or what manner of Ps.118. 22. stone, disallowed indeed of men, but time the Spirit of Christ which was in

P 2 Pe. 1. 21. chosen of God, and precious, them did signify, when it testified before. Sor, be ye. 5 Ye also, as lively stones, Ś are built hand the sufferings of Christ, and the

. He. 3. 6. up a spiritual house, 9 an holy priestglory that should follow.

r Is. 61. 6.

hood," to offer up spiritual. sacrifices,

Re. 1. 6. 12 Unto whom it was revealed, that

8 Mal. 1. 11.

acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. nott unto themselves, but unto us they He.11.39,40 6. Wherefore also it is contained in the did minister the things, which are now

u Is. 28. 16. scripture,« Behold, I lay in Sion a chief reported unto you by them that have v Ac. 2. 4. corner stone, elect, precious : and he that preached the gospel unto you with the 2 Co. 1. 22. believeth on him shall not be Holy Ghosto sent down from heaven; w Ep. 3. 10. founded. which things the angels w desire to look nor, an 7 Unto you therefore which believe he into.

honour. is n precious : but unto them which be 13 Wherefore gird* up the loins of « Lu. 12. 35. disobedient, the stone y which the builders your mind, be sober,' and hope to the y Mat. 21. 42. disallowed, the same is made the head of enda for the grace that is to be brought 2 Lu. 21. 34. the corner, unto you at the revelation of Jesus o perfectly. 8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock Christ;

a He. 10. 35. of offence, even to them which stumble at 14 As obedient children, not fashion- 0 Ro. 12. 2. the word, being disobedient: whereuntoc ing yourselves according to the former c Jude 4. also they were appointed. lusts in your ignorance :

kor, pur- 9 But ye are a chosen generation, a 15 But as he which hath called you is · chased

royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peholy, so be ye holy in all manner of a De. 4. 20. culiard people; that ye should shew conversation ;

dor, virtues. forth the praises of him who hath called 16 Because it is written,e Be ye holy; eLe. 11. 44. you out of darkness into his marvellous for I am holy.

s Ac. 26. 18. light: 17 And if ye call on the Father, who 9 Ro. 9. 25. 10 Whicho in time past were not a without respect of persons judgeth ac

people, but are now the people of God;

conrence.

Christian duties.

1 PETER, IV. Righteous sufferers to rejoice. which had not obtained mercy, but now A.D. 60. y Likewise, ye husbands, a dwell with have obtained mercy.

them according to knowledge, giving ho11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as

a Col. 3. 19. nour unto the wife, as unto the weaker strangers 6 and pilgrims, abstain from Ps. 119. 19. vessel, and as being heirs together of the fleshly lusts, which ward against the soul;

c Ga.5.16..21.

that your prayers be not d Ro. 8. 13.

grace of life; 12 Having your conversation honest

hindered.

Ja. 4. 1. among the Gentiles : that, B whereas they

Finally, be ye all of one mind,e having speak against you as evildoers, they may

Bor, wherein.

compassion one of another; y loves as by your good works, which they shall be- eRo. 12. 16. brethren, be pitiful, be courteous : hold, glorify God in the day of visitation. yor, loving 9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing 13 Submit yourselves i to every ordi

to the.

for railing; but contrariwise blessing; nance of man for the Lord's sake: whe- 11 John 3.18. knowing, that ye are thereunto called, ther it be to the king, as supreme;

9 Mat. 5. 16. that ye should inherit a blessing. 14 Or unto governors, as unto them - Mat. 5. 44.

10 For hek that will love life, and see that are sent by him for the punishment Mat. 22.21. good days, let him refrain his tongue from of evildoers, and for the praise of them Ro. 13.1.7: evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: that do well.

k Ps. 34. 12,

11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; 15 For so is the will of God, that? with

&c. let him seek peace, and ensue it. well doing ye may put to silence the ig. Tit. 2. 8. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the norance of foolish men:

m Ga. 5. 1, 13. righteous, and his ears are open unto their 16 As free,m and not 8 using your liberty Shaving. prayers : but the face of the Lord is for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the $ upon. Ś against them that do evil. servants of God.

13 And whop is he that will harm you,

nor, esteem. 17 » Honour all men. Love the bro- Ro. 12. 10. if ye be followers of that which is good ? therhood. Fear! God. Honour the king."

Phi. 2. 3.

14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness' 18 Servants, be subject to your masters o John 13. 35. sake, happy are ye: and bet not afraid of with all fear; not only to the good and P Pr. 16.7. their terror, neither be troubled; gentle, but also to the froward.

Ro. 8. 28.

15 But sanctify the Lord God in your 19 For this is thankworthy, if a man 9 Ps. 111. 10. hearts; and be ready u always to give an for conscience toward God endure grief, Pr. 24. 21. answer to every man that asketh you a suffering wrongfully.

8 Ep. 6.5, &c. reason of the hope that is in you with 20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be 18. 8. 12, 13. meekness and fear: buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it

16 Having a good conscience; that, patiently? but if, when ye do well, and 8 or, thank, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evil

Lu. 6. 32. Buffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is

doers, they may be ashamed that falsely o acceptable with God.

« Ps. 119. 46. accuse your good conversation in Christ. 21 For even hereunto ro were ye called : Kor, reve. 17 For it is better, if the will of God be because Christ also suffered for us,

so, that ye suffer for well doing than for leaving us an example, that ye should • Mat. 5. 10.. evil doing. follow* his steps:

12.

18 For Christy also hath once suffered 22 Whos did no sin, neither was guile 10 Mat. 16.24. for sins, the just a for the unjust, that he found in his mouth:

1 Th.3.3, 4. might bring us to God, being put to death 23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled some read, in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit : not again; when he suffered, he threat for you. 19 By which also he went and preached ened not; but committed M himself to him * 1 John 3.16. unto the spirits in prison ;c

Re. 12. 11. that judgeth d righteously:

20 Which sometime were disobedient, 24 Who his own self bare our sins in chap;2.21. when once the longsuffering of God his own body Yon the tree, that we, being a 200.6.21. waited in the days of Noah, while the dead to sins, should live I 'unto righteous. Ro. 4. 25. ark was a preparing, wherein few, that ness : by whosek stripes ye were healed.

is, eight souls, were saved by water. 25 For ye were as sheep going, astray;

21 The liké figure whereunto, even bapbut are now returned unto the Shepherd • Is. 42. 7. tism, doth also now save us, (not the and Bishop of your souls.

d Lu. 23. 46. putting away of the filth of the flesh, but

e Is.53.4, &c. the answer of a good conscience m toward CHAPTER III.

I Ge. VI.

God) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ : LIKEWISE, ye wives," be in subjec

g Ro. 6. 11.

22" Who is gone into heaven, and is on tion to your own husbands; that, if any k 13.53.5, 6. the right hand of God; angels, and auobey not the word, they also may with-li Ps. 119. 176. thorities and powers being made subject out the word be won by the conversation & Eze. 34. 23. unto him. of the wives;

Jno.10.11..16 2 While they behold your chaste con- ? Ep. 5. 26.

CHAPTER IV. versation coupled with fear.

m Ac. 8. 37. FORASMUCH then as Christ hath suf3 Whose adorning,r, let it not be that

Ro. 10. 10. fered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and

» Ep. 5. 22.
Tit. 2. 4, 5.

likewise with the same mind : 9 for her of wearing of gold, or of putting on of

Ep. 1. 21.

that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased apparel;

pili.2.9, 10. from sin; 4 But let it be the hidden man of the Phi. 2.6. 2 That he no longer should live the heart, in that which is not corruptible, Ro. 6. 2,7. rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of even the ornament of a meek" and quiet :2 Co. 5.15. men, but to the will of God. spirit, which is in the sight of God of Ps. 45. 13. 3 For the time past of our life may

Ro. 2. 29. great price.

suffice us to have wrought the will of the 5 For after this manner, in the old time,

Gentiles, when we walked in lascivious

149. 4. the holy women also, who trusted in God,

Mat. 5. 5.

ness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, adorned themselves, being in subjection 1 00.8. ii. banquetings, and abominable idolatries; unto their own husbands :

Tit. 3. 3.

4 Wherein they think it strange that yo 6 Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, call-Ge. 18. 12. run not with them to the same excess of ing him lord :whose daughters ye are, ir children. riot, speaking evil* of you : as long as ye do well, and are not afraid * Ac. 13. 45. 5 Who shall give account to him that is with any amazement.

ready to judge the quick and the dead.

Mor, his

cause.

vor, to,

wPs. 25. 9.

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