Page images

Trial of spirits.

[blocks in formation]

not, then have we confidence toward in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.


22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

14 And we have seen, and do testify, that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.

15 Whosoever shall confess that Je23 And this is his commandment, sus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in That we should believe on the name him, and he in God.

of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one 16 And we have known and believed another, as he gave us commandment. the love that God hath to us. God is 24 And he that keepeth his com-love; and be that dwelleth in love, mandments, dwelleth in him, and he dwelleth in God, and God in bim. in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.



17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

18 There is no fear in love; but perfeet love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 19 We love him, because he first loved us.

ELOVED, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God; Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is of God: 20 If a man say, I love God, and 3 And every spirit that confesseth not hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, that loveth not his brother whom he is not of God. And this is that spirit hath seen, how can be love God whom of antichrist, whereof ye have heard he hath not seen?

that it should come; and even now 21 And this commandment have we already is it in the world. from him, That he who loveth God, love his brother also.

4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.


HOSOEVER believeth that Je

They are of the world; therefore W sus is the Christ, is burn of God;

speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.

6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God, heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. 7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

8 He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is love.

9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfect

ed in us.

and every one that loveth him that begat, loveth him also that is begotten of him.

2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments; and his commandments are not grievous. 4 For whatsoever is born of God, overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

6 This is be that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by wa ter only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.

7 For there are three that bear re cord in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three

are one.

13 Hereby know we that we dwell, 8 And there are three that bear wit

Christian certainties. II. JOHN. Value of Christian truth. ness in earth, the spirit, and the water, whatsoever we ask, we know that we and the blood: and these three agree have the petitions that we desired of in one. him.

9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.

10 He that believeth on the Son of God, hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God, hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. 11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life; and this life is in his Son.

12 He that hath the Son, hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God, hath not life.

16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shal ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.

17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death. 18 We know that whosoever is born of God, sinneth not: but he that is begotten of God, keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. 19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true; and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may be lieve on the name of the Son of God. 14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us." 21 Little children, keep yourselves 15 And if we know that he hear us, from idols. Amen.

T The Second Epistle of JOHN.

8 Look to yourselves, that we lose

HE elder unto the elect lady and into the world, who confess not that The children, whom I love in the Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This truth and not 1 only, but also all is a deceiver and an antichrist. they that have known the truth; 2 For the truth's sake, which dwell- not those things which we have eth in us, and shall be with us forever: wrought, but that we receive a full 3 Grace be with you, mercy, and reward. peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

4 1 rejoiced greatly, that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

9 Whosoever transgresseth, and ahideth not in the doctrine of Christ, bath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive nim 5 And now I beseech thee, lady, not not into your house, neither bid him as though I wrote a new command-God speed:

ment unto thee, but that which we 11 For he that biddeth him God had from the beginning, that we love speed, is partaker of his evil deeds. one another.

12 Having many things to write unto you, I would not torite with paper and ink; but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.

6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it. 13 The children of thy elect sister 7 For many deceivers are entered' greet thee. Amen.

T The Third Epistle of JOHN.

HE elder unto the well-beloved trephes, who loveth to have the pre The

2 Beloved, I wish above all things not. that thou mayest prosper and be in 10 Wherefore, if I come, I will rehealth, even as thy soul prospereth. member his deeds which he doeth, 3 For 1 rejoiced greatly, when the prating against us with malicious brethren came and testified of the words: and not content therewith, truth that is in thee, even as thou neither doth he himself receive the walkest in the truth. brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church.

4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

5 Beloved, thou doest faithfully what Boever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers;

6 Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church; whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well:

11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God; but he that doeth evil hath not seen God. 12 Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yea, and we also bear record: and ye know that our record is true.

7 Because that for his name's sake 13 1 had many things to write, but I they went forth, taking nothing of the will not with pen and ink write unto Gentiles. thee:

8 We therefore ought to receive 14 But I trust I shall shortly see thee, such, that we might be fellow-helpers and we shall speak face to face. Peace to the truth. be to thee. Our friends salute thee.

I wrote unto the church; but Dio-Greet the friends by name.

T The general Epistle of JUDE.

[UDE, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified 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 faith which was once delivered unto the


lasting chains, under darkness, unto
the judgment of the great day.
7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and
the cities about then: m like manner,
giving themselves over to fornication,
and going after strange flesh, are set,
forth for an example, suffering the
vengeance of eternal fire.
8 Likewise also these filthy dream-
ers defile the flesh, despise dominion,
and speak evil of diguities.

9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the al, (he dis4 For there are certain men crept in puted about the body of Moses,) durst unawares, who were before of old or not bring against him a railing accudained to this condemnation, ungodly sation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. men, turning the grace of our God into 10 But these speak evil of those lasciviousness, and denying the only things which they know not; but Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. what they know naturally, as brute 5 I will therefore put you in remem-beasts, in those things they corrupt brance, though ye once knew this, themselves.

how that the Lord, having saved the 11 Woe unto them! for they have people out of the land of Egypt, at gone in the way of Cain, and ran terwards destroyed them that believ-greedily after the error of Balaam for ed not. reward, and perished in the gainsay

6 And the angels which kept noting of Core. their first estate, but left their own 12 These are spots in your feasts of habitation, he hath reserved in ever charity, when they feast with you,

[graphic][merged small][merged small][merged small]
« PreviousContinue »