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By faith and good works

2 PETER, I.

to make our election sure. flictions are accomplished in your A. D. 60. ther unto you, as I suppose, I have brethren that are in the world.

written briefly, exhorting, and tes10 But the God of all grace, who o 2C0.4.16. tifying that this is the true grace hath called us unto his eternal p He. 13.21.

of God wherein ye v stand. glory by Christ Jesus, after that q2Th.3.3.

13 The church that is at Babylon,

rZec. 10.6,12. ye have suffered a while, o make

• Ps. 138.7,8.

elected together with you, saluteth you perfect, p stablish,strength- i ch.4.11. you, and so doth Marcus my son. en, r settle, s you.

u 2Co. 1.19. 14 Greet w ye one another with a 11 To him be glory t and domi- v 1C0.15.1. kiss of charity. Peace & be with nion for ever and ever. Amen. w Ro.16.16. you all that are in Christ Jesus. 12 By Silvanus, u a faithful bro- 3 Ep.6.23. Amen.

The Second Epistle general of PETER.

From the Creation, 4070.... Year of the Christian Æra, 66.... Year of Matthias, High

Priest, 3.... Year of Nero, fifth Emperor, 13.

CHAPTER I.

A. D. 66. do these things, ye shall never Peter, saluting the Christians, ad

fall: monisheth them of the gifts and 1 or,Symeon. 11 For so an entrance shall be promises of the gospel, etc.

a Ep.4.5. ministered unto you abundantly IMON I Peter, a servant and an 2. our God into the everlasting kingdom of our

and sa

Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. that have obtained like a precious viour.

12 Wherefore I will not be neglifaith with us through the righteous

b Da.4.1.

gent to put you always in rememness of 2 God and our Saviour Jesus

6.25. brance of these things, though ye Christ:

know them, and be established in 2 Grace and peace b be multiplied Ps.84.11. the present truth. unto you through the knowledge

ITI.4.8.

13 Yea, I think it meet, as long as of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

3 or, by. I am in this tabernacle, to stirt you 3 According as his divine power d 2Ti.1.9. up, hy putting you in remembrance; hath given unto us all c things that

e 2Co.7.1.

it Knowing that shortly I must pertain unto life and godliness,

put off this my tabernacle, even as through the knowledge of him that f He. 12.10.

our Lord Jesus Christ hath showed hath called us 3 to glory and vir- 8 ch.2.18,20.

me.u tue :d

h Phi.4,8.

15 Moreover, I will endeavour that 4 Wherehy are given unto us ex- i Phi.1.9. ye may be able after my decease to ceeding great and precious pro- R 1Co.9.25. have these things always in rememmises; e that by these ye might be

brance.

1 Ja. 1.4. partakers f of the divine nature,

16 For we have not followed cunhaving escaped g the corruption m 1T1.4.7.

ningly devised fables, v when we that is in the world throngh lust. n Jno.13.34, made known unto you the power

5 And besides this, giving all dili. 35. and coming of our Lord 'Jesus gence, add to your faith virtue; h o 1Co.13.1-3. Christ, but were eye-witnesses u and to virtue knowledge; i

4 idle.

of his majesty. 6 And to knowledge temperance; k

17 For he received from God the and to temperance patience ;l and P Jno. 15.2-6. Father honour and glory, when to patience godliness ;m

q 1Jno.2.9-11. there came such a voice to him 7 And to godliness brotherly kind-r ch.3.17. from the excellent glory, This is ness; n and to brotherly kindness

1Jno.3, 19.

my beloved Son, in whom I am well charity.o

Re.22.14.

pleased. 8 For if these things be in you,

18 And this voice which came from and abound, they make you that yet ch.3.1.

heaven we heard, when we were shall neither be 4 barren nor un-u Jno.21.18,

with him in the holy mount. fruitful p in the knowledge of our

19. 19 We have also a more sure word Lord Jesus Christ.

v 2Co.4.2. of prophecy; whereunto ye do well 9 But he that lacketh these things w Mat.17.1-5. that ye take heed, as unto a light: is blind, and cannot see afar off, Jno. 1.14. that "shineth in a dark place, until and hath forgotten that he was x Ps. 119. 105. the day dawn, and the day-star y purged from his old sins.

Pr.6.23. arise in your hearts: 10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, y Re.2.28. 20 Knowing this first, that no progive diligencer to make your call

22.16.

phecy of the scripture is of any priing and election sure: fors if ye

vate interpretation.

5

False teachers foretold.

PETER, II, III. Description of evil seducers. 21 For the prophecy came not A. D. 66. that they understand not; and 6 in z old time by the will of man:

shall utterly perish in their own but holy men of God spake as they ucere moved a by the Holy Ghost.

corruption : or, at any.

13 And shall receive the reward CHAPTER II.

z Lu.1.70. of unrighteousness, as they n that He foretelleth them of false teachers,

count it pleasure to riot in the dayshowing the impiety and punish- a 2Ti.3.16.

time. Spots they are and blemment of them and their followers, (CHAP. 2.) ishes, sporting themselves with etc.

their own deceivings while they BE UT there a were false prophets a De. 13.1,&c. feast with you;

also among the people, even Mat.24.5,24. 14 Having eyes full of 4 adultery, as there shall be false teachers Ac.20.29,

and that cannot cease from sin; among you, h who privily shall

30. beguiling unstable souls: an heart bring in damnable heresies, even

iTi.4.1.

they have exercised with covetous denying the Lord that bought them, 1 or, lascivi

practices; cursed children: and bring upon themselves swift

15 Which have forsaken the right

ous, as some destruction.

copies read. way, and are gone astray, following 2 And many shall follow their

the way of Balaam o the son of Bupernicious ways; by reason of Jude 4-7. sor, who loved the wages of unwhom the way of truth shall be

righteousness; evil spoken of

d Ge.7.1,&c. 16 But was rebuked for his iniqui3 And through covetousness shall e Ge. 19.24,25. ty: the dumb ass speaking with they with feigned words make mer

man's voice forbade the madness chandise of you: whose judgmentc f De.29 23.

of the prophet. Low of a long time lingereth not,

g Ge.19.16.

17 These are wells without water, and their damnation slumbereth

clouds p that are carried with a h Ps.34.15-18.

tempest; to whom the mist of dark4 For if God spared not the angels i Jude 14, 15. ness is reserved for ever. that sinned, but cast them down to k He, 13.4.

18 For when they speak a great hell, and delivered them into chains

swelling words of vanity, they alof darkness, to be reserved unto

2 or, domi

lure through the lusts of the tesh,

nion. judgment,

through much wantonness, those 5 And spared not the old world,

1 Jude 8, 10.

that were 5 clean escaped from but saved Noah d the eighth per- 3 some read, them who live in error. son, a preacher of righteousness, against 19 While they promise them liberbnnging in the flood upon the world themselves. ty, they themselves are the servants of the ungodly;

m Je. 12.3. of corruption : forr of whom a man 6 Aad turning the cities of e So

is overcome, of the same is he dom and Gomorrah into ashes, con

brought in bondage. demned them with an overthrow, n Phi.3.19. 20 For if after they have escaped making f them an ensample unto Jude 12,&c. the pollutions of the world through those that after should live ungod- an adul- the knowledge of the Lord and ly:

teress. Saviour Jesus Christ, they are 7 And delivered just Lot,g vexed

0 Nu.22.5,&c. agains entangled therein, and overwith the filthy conversation of the

come, the latter end is worse with wicked :

p Ep.4.14.

them than the beginning. 8 (For that righteous man dwell-q Ps.73.8. 21 For it had been bettert for ing among them, in seeing and 5 or, for a them not to have known the way u bearing, vexed his righteous soul little while, of righteousness, than, after they from day to day with their unlawful

have known it, to turn from the

read. holy commandment delivered unto 9 The Lord knoweth how to h der Jno.8.34. them. liver the godly out of temptations, Ro.6. 16. 22 But it is happened unto them and to reserve i the unjust unto

according to the true proverb, v

s Lu. 11.26. the day of judgment to be punish

He.6.4.&c.

The dog is turned to his own vomit ed:

10.26,27.

again; and the sow that was wash10 But chiefly them k that walk

ed to her wallowing in the inire. after the flesh in the lust of un

t Mat.11.23,
24

CHAPTER III. cleanness, and despise 2 govern

Lu. 12.47,48 1 The certainty of Christ's coming to mnent, Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak u Pr. 12.28. judgment. 11 An exhortation to evil of dignities.

godlincss.

v Pr.26.11. 11 Whereas angels, which are

THIS

now write unto you; in both not railing accusation 3 against a Jude 17,18. which I stir up your pure minds by them before the Lord.

biTi.4.1.

way of remembrance: 12 But these, as natural brute m

2T1.3.1.

2 That a ye may be mindful of the beasts, made to be taken and de

words which were spoken before b stroyed, speak evil of the things

Iby the holy prophets, and of the 2U 233

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as some

deeds ;)

Teater in power and might, bring (CHAP. 3.) THIS second epistle, beloved, I

John's testimony of Christ.

1 JOHN, I. Holiness the test of true faith. commandment of us the apostles A.D. 66. 11 Seeing then that all these things of the Lord and Saviour:

shall be dissolved, what manner of 3 knowing this first, that there c Is.5.19.

persons ought ve to be in all holy shall come in the last days scof- d Je. 17.15. conversation and godlinese, fers, c walking after their own lusts,

Eze. 12.22

12 Looking for a aud 2 hasting

27. 4 And saying, Whered is the pro

Mat.24.48.

unto the coming of the day of God mise of his coming for since thee Ge.1.6,9.

wherein the heavens, being on fire. fathers fell asleep, all things con- ' consisting. shall melt r with fervent heat ?

shall be dissolved, and the elements tinue as they were from the begin- f Ps.21.2. ning of the creation.

g Ge.7.11,&c.

13 Nevertheless we, according to 5 For this they willingly are igno- h Ps.50.3. his promise, look for news heavens rant of, that e by the word of God Zep.3.8. and a new earth, wherein dwelleta the heavens were of old, and the 2Th.1.8. righteousness. earth 1 standing out of the water f i Ps.90.4. 14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that and in the water:

k Hab.2.3. ye look for such things, be diligent? 6 Vhereby the world that then 2 Ps.46.15.

that ye may be found of him in

15.30. 18. was, being overflowed with waterg

m Eze 33.11. peace, without spot, and blame perished:

less.

n iTi.2.4. 7 But the heavens and the earth,

15 And account that the long-suf

o Mat.24.42, which are now, by the same word

43.

fering of our Lord is salvation: are kept in store, reserved unto Re.16.15. even as our beloved brother Pau. fire h against the day of judgment p PS.102.26. also according to the wisdom given and perdition of ungodly men. Is.51.6. unto him hath written unto you,

8 But, beloved, be not ignorant Re. 20.11. 16 As also in all his epistles, of this one thing, that one day is

speaking in them of these things; with the Lord as a thousand years, q Tit. 2.13. in which are some things haru t3 and a i thousand years as one day. 2 or, hasting be understood, which they that are

9 The Lord is not slack k con- the coming. unlearnell and unstable wrest, 25 cerning his promise, as some men * Is.34.4. they do also the other scriptures. count slackness; but is long-suffer- Mi. 1.4. unto their own destruction. ing/ to us-ward, not willing m that s Re.21,1,27. 17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing any should perish, but that all t 1Co.15.58.

ye know these things before, beware

1 Th.5.23. should n come to repentance.

lest ye also, being led away with 10 But the day of the Lord will u Ro.2.4.

v Ro.8.19.

the error of the wickeu, fall from come as a thief o in the night; in

1C0.15.24. your own steadfastness. the which the heavens p shall pass ITh.IV.V.

18 But grow w in grace, and is away with a great noise, and the 2Th. 1.5-10. the knowledge of our Lord and elements shall melt with fervent w Col.1.10. Saviour Jesus Christ. To hin: heat, the earth also, and the works 22T1,4.18. be glory both now and for ever that are therein shall be burned up.

Amen.

The First Epistle general of JOHN.

CHAPTER I.

A. D. 90. | 4 And these things write we ento 1 Hc dcclarcth what he had scen and

you, that f your joy may be full. known of the Word of life. 5 To a Jno.l.1.&c. 5 This then is the message whira have fellowship with God he en

0 2 Pe. 1.16.

we have heard of lum, and declare

c Lu.21.39. joineth holiness.

unto you, that God is light,g anu WAT which was from the a

d Juo, 17.3.

in him is no darkness at all. e Juo. 17.21.

6 If we say that we have fellow heard, wlich we have seen b with fun. 15.11. ship with him, and walk in dark our eyes, which we have looked g Inn, 1.4,9. ness, we lie, and do not the truth upon, and our hands have c han- JT1.6.16. 7 But if we vaikh in the light, dled. of the Word of life;

h JW.12.35. he is in the light, we hare ellow2 (For the life was manifested. i Ep.1.7. ship one with another, and the

He.9.14. and we have seen it, and bear wit

blood i of Jesus Christ his Son

1 Pe. 1.19. ness, and show unto you that eter

clearseth us from all sin.

Re. 1.5. nal life, which was with the Fa

8 li we say that we have no sin.

kiki.8.46. ther, and was manifested unto us;

Job 25.4.

we deceive ourselves, and the trul 3 That which we have seen and

Ec.7.20.

is not in us. heard declare we unto you, that Ja.3.2.

9 If we confess l our sins, he is ye also may have fellowship with Job 33.27,28. faithful and just to forgive us on us: and truly our fellowshipe is Ps.32.5. sins, and to cleanse m us from all with the Father, and with his Son m Ps.51.2. unrighteousness. Jesus Christ.

10 If we say that we have not

M

Or love to our brethren.

1 JOHN, II.

To beware of seducers. sinned, we make him a liar, and A. D. 90. 15 Love q not the world, neither his word is not in us.

the things that are in the world. CHAPTER II.

(CHAP. 2.)

Ifr any man love the world, the 1 Christ our advocate and propitia

love of the Father is not in him. tion. 3 To know God aright is to

a R9.8.31.

16 For all that is in the world, the

He.7.25. krep his commandments. 18 To

lust of the flesh,s and the lust of brware of seducers.

B Ro.3.25. thet eyes, and the pride of life, Y little chillren, these things

is not of the Father, but is of the write I unto you, that ye sin

c Lu.6.46.

world. not. And if any man sin, we have

Jno.14,15,23.

17 Andv the world passeth away, an advocate a with the Father, Je- d Jno.15.4,5. and the lust thereof: but he that sus Christ the righteous:

doeth the will of God abideth for 2 And he is the propitiation b for e Jno.13.15. ever. our sins: and not for our's only,

18 Little children, it is the last w but also for the sins of the whole s Ino.13.34.

time: and as ye have heard x that world.

g R..13.12.

antichrist shall come, even now 3 And hereby we do know that we

are there many antichrists; whereknow him, if we keepc his com- h 2Pe. 1.9. by we know that it is the last time. mandments.

1 scandal.

19 They went out from us; but 4 Ile that saiti, I know him, and

they were not of us; for y if they keepeth not his commandments, i Pr.4.15. had been of us, they would no is a liar, and the truth is not in Jno. 12.35. doubt have continued with us: but him.

they went out, that they might be 5 But whoso keepeth his word,

A Ps. 25.11. made manifest that they were in him verily is the love of God

L.21.47.

not all of us.

Ac. 10.13. perfected: hereby know we that

20 But ye have an unction a from we are in him.

I ch.1.1. the Holy One, and ye know ó all 6 He that saith he abideth d in

things. him ought himself also so to walk, e

m Jno.14.7,9. 21 I have not written unto you beeven as he walked.

n Ep.6.10.

cause ye know not the truth, but 7 Brethren, I write no new com

because ve know it, and that no mandinent unto you, but an old o Jno, 15.7. lie is of the truth. commandment which ye had from p Re.2.7,&c.

22 Who is a liar, but he thatc dethe beginning. The old command

nieth that Jesus is the Christ? He ment is the word which ye have

is antichrist, that denieth the Faheard from the beginning.

Ro.12.2. ther and the Son. 8 Again, a new f commandment I

23 Whosoeverd denieth the Son

Mat. 6.24. write unto you, which thing is true

Ga. 1.10.

the same hath not the Father : in him and in you, because the

Ja.4.4.

(but he that acknowledgeth the Son darkness g is past, and the true

hath the Father also. light now shineth.

$ 2Pe.2.10. 24 Lete that therefore abide in 9 He that saith he is in the light,

you, which ye have heard from the

t Ps.119.37. and hateth his brother, is in dark

beginning. If that which ye have ness h even until now.

14 Ps.73.6, heard from the beginning shall re10 Ile that loveth his brother abi

v Ps.39.6.

main in you, ye also shall continue deth in the light, and there is none

100.7.31.

m the Son, and in the father. 1 occasion of stumbling in him.

25 And this is the promise that he 11 But he that hateth his brother 20 He.1.2. hath promised us, even eternalf is in darkness, and walketh i in Mat.21.24. flife. darkness, and knoweth not whither ITI.4.1. 26 These things have I written unhe goeth, because that darkness

y 2 Ti.2.19. to you concerning them that sehath blinded his eyes.

duce you. 12 I write unto you, little child

z 2Ti.3.9.

27 But the anointing which ye ren, because your sins are for- a 2C0.1.21. have received of him abideth in given you for his name's i sake.

1 ICo.2.15.

you, and ye need not that any man 13 I write unto you, fathers, he

teach you: but as the same anoint

c ch.1.3. cause ye have known him that is

ing teachethy you of all things, from the beginning. I write unto d Jno.15.23. and is truth, and is no lie, and even you, young men because ye have e 2J no.6. as it hath taught you, ye shall overcome the wicked one. I write

ibile in olim.

f Jno.17.3. wto you, little children, because

28 And now, little children, abide se have known the Father.m g Jno.14.26. in him; that, when he shall ap

14 I have written unto you, fa- 2 or, it. pear, we may have confidence, and thers, because ye have known him

not be ashamed betore him at his

3 or, know that is from the beginning. I have

coming written unto you, young men, be

ye.

29 If ye know that he is righteous, Cause ye are strong, n and the word i Je. 13.23.

3 ye know that h every one that of God abidetho in you, and ye

Mat.7.16-18. doeth righteousness is born of have overcome p the wicked one.

him.

etc.

The love of God toward us. 1 JOIN, III, IV.

How to try the spirits. CHAPTER III.

A. D. 90. of God, because he laid down his 1 He declareth the singular love of

life for us: and we ought to lay God toward us in making us his (CHAP. 3.) | down our lives for the brethren. sons; 3 we therefore ought obe

a Ep.2.4,5.

17 But r whoso hath this world's diently to keep his commandments, Jno. 1.12.

good, and seeth his brother have Re.21.7.

need, and shutteth up his bowels EHOLD, what manner of love a

cJno. 17.25.

of compassion from him, how

dwelleth the love of God in him?

d R0.8.14, 18. on us, that we should be called the

18 My little children, let w us not sons bof God: therefore the world c e 1C0.15.19.

love in word, neither in tongue;

P!j.3.21. knoweth us not, because it knew

but in deed and in truth. him not.

2 Pe. 1.4.

19 And hereby 2 we know that we 2 Beloved, now are we the sons d f Job 19.26.

are of the truth, and shall 2 assure of God; and it doth not yet appear

Ps. 17.15.

our hearts before him.

Mat.5.8. what we shall be : but we know

20 For if our heart condemn us,

1 Co. 13.12. that, when he shall appear, we

God is greater than our heart, and shall be like him; e for we shall

He.9.26,25. knoweth all things: sees him as he is.

h 3Juo, 11.

21 Beloved, if our heart y condemn 3 And every man that hath this i Eze.18.5-9.

us not, then have we confidence: hope in hini puritieth himself, even | Ro,2. 13. toward Gud. as he is pure.

k Jco.8.41. 22 And whatsoever a we ask, we 4 Whosoever committeth sin 2 He.2.14. receive of him, because we keep transgresseth also the law: for sin m ch.5.18. his commandments, and do those is the transgression of the law.

n 1Pe.1.23.

things that are pleasing in his 5 And ye know gthat he was mani

sight.

1 or, comfested to take away our sins; and

23 And this bis his commandment,

mandment. in him is no sin.

That we should believe on the 6 Whosoever abideth in him

o Jno. 15.12.

name of his Son Jesus Christ, and simneth not: whosoever h sinneth P Ge.4.4.8. love one another, as he gave us hath not seen him, neither known 9 Jno.15.18, compiandinent. him.

19.

24 And he cthat keepeth his coin7 Little children, let no man de-r ch.2.9,11. mandments dwelleth in hum, and ceive you: he i that doeth right-s Mat.5.21, he in him. And hereby d we know eousness is righteous, even as he is

22. that he abideth in us, by the Sqr. righteous.

t Jno.15, 13. which he hath given us. 8 He k that committeth sin is of Re.5.8.

CHAPTER IV. the devil; for the devil sinneth

1 He warneth them not to believe in from the beginning. For this pur- u De. 15.7. teachers boast of the Spiri, pose the Son of God was manifest

v ch.4.20.

but to try them by the rules of the ed, thatl he might destroy the

catholic faith : 7 and by many

w Eze.33.31. works of the devil.

reasons erhorteth to brotherly love

Ro.12.9. 9 Whosoever m is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed n

1 Pe. 1.22. spirit, but tryb the spirits whe remaineth in him: and he can

ther thevare of God.' because

r Jno.13.35. not sin, because he is born of God.

many false prophets are gone ou: 10 In this the children of God are

2 or, persuade

into the world. manifest, and the children of the y Job.27.6.

2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of

Ps. 101.2. devil: whosoever doeth not right

God: Every d spirit that confesseth eousness, is not of God, neither he z He. 10.22.

that Jesus Christ is come in tue that loveth not his brother.

a Ps. 145.18, flesh, is of God : 11 For this is the 1 message that

19.

3 And every spirit that confesseth ye heard from the beginning, that o

Pr. 15.29. not that Jesus Christ is come in we should love one another.

Mar. 11.24.

flesh, is not of God: and ils : 12 Not as Cain.p who was of that De.18.15-19. that'spirit of antichrist, where wicked one, and slew his brother.

Jno. 14.1.

ye have heard that it should con And wherefore slew he him? Be-c Jno.14.23. and even now already is it in the cause his own works were evil, 15.10. world. and his brother's righteous.

d Ro.8.9, 14. 4 Ye are of God, little children, 13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the (CHAP. 4.) and have overcome e them: he world q hate you.

a Je.29.8.

cause greater is he that is in you, 11 We know that we have passed

Mat.21.4.

than he that is in the world. from death unto life, because we

5 They are of the world : f there

+ 1T5.5.21. love the brethren. ller that loveth

Re.2.2.

fore speak they of the world, an.! not his brother abideth in death.

the world heareth them.

c 2 Pr.2.8. 15 Whosoever s hateth his brother d 1C0.12.3.

6 We are of God: he that knowis a murderer: and ye know that e Ro.8.37. eth God heareth us; he that is not no murderer hath eternal life abi- j Jno.3.31.

of God heareth not us. lierebro ding in him.

g Is.8.20. know we the spirit of truth, and the 16 Hereby t perceive we the love

spirit of error.

Ja:2,15,16. o

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