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Motives to Christian fortitude. 1 PETER, V. Duties of elders and their socks.

6 For, for this cause was the gospel A. D. 60. keeping of their souls to him in well preached also to them that are dead, that

doing, as unto a faithful Creator. they might be judged according to men a Mat. 24. 9.

CHAPTER V. in the flesh, but lives according to God o Re. 14.13: THE elders which are among you I in the spirit.

c Ja. 5.8, 9. exhort, who am also an elder, and a 7 But the end of all things is at hand: a Ro.8.17,18. witness of the sufferings of Christ, and be ye therefore sober, and watche unto

e Lu. 21. 36.

also a partaker of the gloryd that shall prayer.

John 21.15..

be revealed : 8. And above all things have fervent

2 Feeds the flock of God B which is

17. charity among yourselves : for, charity

Ac. 20. 28. among you, taking the oversight thereof, y shall cover the multitude of sins.

not by constraint, but willingly;* not for 9 Use hospitality" to another, Bor, as much

filthy lucre, i but of a ready mind; without grudging.

is. you

3 Neither as being lords over God's 10 As every man hath receivedm the 91 Co. 13. 7. heritage, but being ensamples? to the gift, even so minister the same one to an- | h1 Co. 9. 17. flock. other, as good stewards" of the manifold

4 And when the chief n Shepherd shall grace of God.

appear, ye shall receive a crown of 11 If any man speak, let him speak as 11 Ti. 3.3, 8. glory that fadeth not away. the oracles of God; if any man minister, * He.13.2,16.

5 Likewise, ye younger, submit your. let him do it as of the ability which God for, over- selves unto the elder : yea, alle of you be giveth: that God in all things may be ruling. subject one to another, and be clothed with glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom 11 ti. 4. 12. humility: for Gods resisteth the proud, be praise and dominion for ever and ever. m Ro. 12. 6..8. and giveth grace to the humble. Amen.

» He. 13. 20. 6 Humble” yourselves therefore under 12 Beloved, think it not strange con- Lu. 12. 42. the mighty hand of God, that he may cerning the fiery” trial which is to try P 2 Ti. 4. 8. exalt you in due time: you, as though some strange thing hap. 9 Ep. 5. 21. pened unto you:

7 Casting w all your care upon him, r1 Co.10.31. for he careth for you.

8 Ja. 4. 6. 13 But rejoice,* inasmuch as ye are

t Re. 1. 6.

8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your partakers of Christ's sufferings, that, Is. 57. 15. adversary the devil, asy a roaring lion, when: his glory shall be revealed, ye v1 Co. 3. 13. walketh aboutseeking whom he may may be glad also with exceeding joy. w Ps. 55. 22.

devour: 14 If ye be reproached for the name *Ja. 1.2. 9 Whom resist, a stedfast in the faith, of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of y Re. 12. 12. knowing that the same afflictions are glory and of God resteth upon you : on 2 2 Ti. 2. 12. accomplished in your brethren that are

a Ja. 4. 7. their part he is evil spoken of, but on

in the world.

6 Mat. 5. 11. your part he is glorified.

10 But the God of all grace, who hath 15 But let none of you suffer as a mur

62. Co4. 16. called us unto his eternal glory by Christ

d He. 13. 21. derer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or

e2 Th. 3. 3.

Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, as a busybody in other men's matters. f Zec. 10. 6, make you perfect, a stablish,e strengthen, 16 yet if anne ashamed, but let him Ps.138. 7, 8.

11 To him be gloryh and dominion for glorify God on this behalf.


ever and ever. Amen. 17 For the time is come that judgment i? Co. 1. 19. 12 By_Silvanus, a faithful brother unto must beginat the house of God: and

k Is. 10. 12.

you, as I suppose, I have written briefly,

Je. 49. 12. if it first begin at us, what shall the end

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exhorting, and testifying that this is the be of them that obey not the gospel of 11 Co. 15. 1. true grace of God wherein yel stand. God?

m Je. 25. 29.

13 The church that is at Babylon, 18 And ifm the righteous scarcely be Lu. 23. 31.

elected together with you, saluteth you; saved, where shall the ungodly and the n Ro. 16. 16. and so doth Marcus my son. sinner appear ?

o Ps. 37. 5. 14 Greet" ye one another with a kiss 19 Wherefore, let them that suffer ac- p Ep. 6. 23. of charity. Peace be with you all that cording to the will of God, commito the

are in Christ Jesus. Amen. 170


settle, you

The Second Epistle general of PETER.


your God



A.D. 66. 18 And this voice which came fromı SIMON B Peter, a servant and an apos

heaven we heard, when we were with tle of Jesus Christ, to them that have Bor, Symeon. him in the holy mount. obtained like a precious faith with

a Ep. 4. 5.

19 We have also a more sure word of through the_righteousness of y God and

prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye our Saviour Jesus Christ :

take heed, as unto a light that shineth

and Sa2 Grace and peacec be multiplied unto


in a dark place, until the day dawn, and you through the knowledge of God, and

the day stard arise in your hearts : of Jesus our Lord,

6 Ps.119. 105. 20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy 3 According as his divine power hath

Pr. 6. 23.

of the scripture is of any private intergiven unto us alle things that pertain Da. 4. 1. pretation. unto life and godliness, through the know

6. 25.

21 For the prophecy came not sint old

d Re. 2. 28. ledge of him that hath called us $ to glory

time by the will of man: but holy men and virtue:9

22. 16. e Ps. 84. 11.

of God spake as they were moved by the 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding

1 Ti. 4. 8.

Holy Ghost. great and precious promises ; that by

CHAPTER II. these ye might be partakers * of the divine Sor, at any. But there were false prophets also nature, having escaped m the corruption Lu. 1. 70.

among the people, even as there shall that is in the world through lust.

Šor, by. be false teachers among you," who pri5 And beside this, giving all diligence, % 2 Ti. 1. 9. vily shall bring in damnable heresies, add to your faith virtue;o and to virtue h 2 Ti. 3. 16. even denying the Lord that bought them, knowledge; P.

i 2 Co. 7.1.

and bring upon themselves swift de6 And to knowledge temperance ;9. and k He. 12. 10. struction. to temperance patience;' and to patience 1 De.13.1,&c. 2 And many shall follow their ņ pernigodliness ;:

mch. 2. 18, 20. cious ways; by reason of whom the way And 'to godliness brotherly kind- n Mat. 24. 5, of truth shall be evil spoken of. ness; :t and to brotherly kindness cha

3 And through covetousness shall they rity.«

Ac. 20.29,30 with feigned words make merchandise 8 For if these things be in you, and

1 Ti. 4. 1.

of you: whose judgmento now of a long abound, they make you that ye shalí nei

o Phi. 4. 8.

time lingereth not, and their damnation ther be barren nor unfruitful w in the P Phi. 1. 9. slumbereth not.

91 Co. 9. 25. knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

rJa, 1. 4.

4 For if God spared not the angels that 9 But he that lacketh these things is

sinned, but cast them down to hell, and blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath nor,


delivered them into chains of darkness, to forgotten that he was purged from his ous, as some be reserved unto judgment; old sins.

copies read.

5 And spared not the old world, but 10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give : 1 Ti. 4.7. saved Noahy the eighth person, a preacher diligence: to make your calling and Jno.13.34,35 of righteousness, bringing in the flood election sure: fora if ye do these things,

u 1 Co.13.1..3.

upon the world of the ungodly ;

v Jude 4..7. ye shall never fall :

6 And turning the cities of Sodom 11 For so an entrance shall be minis- idle. and Gomorrha into ashes, condemned tered unto you abundantly into the ever- w Jno.15.2..6. them with an overthrow, making them lasting kingdom of our Lord

and Saviour - 1Jno.2.9..11 an ensample unto those that after should Jesus Christ.

y Ge. 7. 1, &c. live ungodly; 12 Wherefore I will not be negligent to chap. 3. 17. ✓ And delivered just Lot, a vexed with put you always in remembrance of these al Jno. 3. 19. the filthy conversation of the wicked; things, though ye know them, and be

Re. 22. 14.

8 (For that righteous man. dwelling established in the present truth.

6 Ge. 19.24,25 among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed 13 Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am De. 29. 23. his righteous soul from day to day with in this tabernacle, to stire you up, by a Ge. 19, 16. their unlawful deeds ;)

e putting you in remembrance ;

9 The Lord knoweth how tof deliver 14 Knowing that shortly I must putJude 14, 16. the godly out of temptations, and to reoff this my tabernacle, even as our Lord John 21. 18, serve the unjust unto the day of judgJesus Christ hath shewed me.

19. ment to be punished: 15 Moreover, I will endeavour that ye i He. 13. 4. 10 But chiefly them i that walk after the may be able after my decease to have

flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and dethese things always in remembrance.


spise kgovernment: presumptuous are 16 For we have not followed cunningly

they, selfwilled ;. they are not afraid to devised fables, & when we made known - 2 Co. 4. 2. speak evil of dignities.?

1 Jude 8, 10. unto you the power and coming of our

m Mat.17.1..5

11 Whereas angels, which are greater Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnes- John 1. 14. in power and might, bring not railing acses m of his majesty.

cusation against them before the Lord. 17 For he received from God the Father 1 some read, 12 But these, as natural brute beasts, honour and glory, when there came şuch

against made to be taken and destroyed, speak

themselves. a voice to him from the excellent glory,

evil of the things that they understand This is my beloved Son, in whom I am

n Je. 12. 3. not; and shall utterly perish in their well pleased.

own corruption ;

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as some

Apostate teachers described.

2 PETER, III. Day of judgment described. 13 And shall receive the reward of A. D. 66. 5 For this they willingly are ignorant unrighteousness, as they that count it

of, that b by the word of God the heavens pleasure to riot in the daytime. Spots a Phi. 3. 19. were of old, and the earth B standing out they are and blemishes, sporting them- Jude 12, &c. of the waterc and in the water: selves with their own 'deceivings, while b Ge. 1. 6, 9.

6 Whereby the world that then was, they feast with you;

B consisting. being overflowed with water, d perished: 14 Having eyes full of Yadultery, and cPs. 24. 2. 7 But the heavens and the earth which that cannot cease from sin; beguiling un

are now, by the same word are kept in stable souls: an heart they have exercised teress. store, reserved unto fire e against the day with covetous practices; cursed children : d Ge.7.11,&c. of judgment and perdition of ungodly

15 Which have forsaken the right way, e Ps. 50. 3. and are gone astray, following the way Zep. 3. 8.

8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this of Balaams the son of Bosor, who loved 2 Th. 1.8.

one thing, that one day is with the Lord the wages of unrighteousness;

Nu.22.6,&c. as a thousand years, and as thousand 16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: Ps. 90. 4.

years as one day. the dumb ass, speaking with man's voice, Hab. 2.3. The Lord is not slacks concerning his forbad the madness of the prophet.

Ps. 86. 15. promise, as some men count slackness ; 17 These

. wells without water,

but is longsuffering to us-ward, not clouds. that are carried with a tempest; 1 Ep. 4. 14. willing? that any should perish, but that to whom the mist of darkness is reserved. Eze. 33. 11. all should m come to repentance.

ml . for ever.

10 But the day of the Lord will come

* 18 For when they speak" great swelling Mat. 24.42, as a thief in the night; in the which the words of vanity, they allure through the 43. heavens P shall pass away, with a great lusts of the flesh, through much wanton- Re. 16. 15. noise, and the elements shall melt with ness, those that were & clean escaped from Ps. 102. 26. fervent heat; the earth also, and the them who live in error.

Is. 51. 6. works that are therein, shall be burned 19 While they promise them liberty, Re. 20. 11. up. they themselves are the servants of cor- 8 or, for a

11 Seeing then that all these things shall ruption: for? of whom a man is over- little while, be dissolved, what manner of persons come, of the same is he brought in

ought ye to be in all holy conversation bondage.


and godliness; 20 For if after they have escaped the 2 John 8. 34. 12 Looking for" and Shasting unto the pollutions of the world, through the know- Ro. 6. 16. coming of the day of God, wherein the ledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus - Tit. 2. 13. heavens, being on fire, shall be dissolved, Christ, they are again t entangled therein Sor, hasting and the elements shall melt. with ferand overcome, the latter end is worse the coming. vent heat? with them than the beginning.

& Is. 34. 4. 13 Nevertheless we, according to his 21 For it had been better for them not Mi. 1. 4. promise, look for new heavens and a to have known the way of righteous- Lu. 11. 26. new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness, than, after they have known it, to He. 6. 4, &c.

ness. turn from the holy commandment deli

10. 26, 27.

14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye vered unto them.

u Re.21,1,27. look for such things, be diligent* that ye

v Mat. 11. 23, 22 But it is happened unto them ac

24. may be found of him in peace, without cording to the true proverb,y. The dog is

Lu.12.47,48 spot, and blameless. turned to his own vomit again; and the

w Pr. 12. 28.

15 And account that the longsuffering sow that was washed, to her wallowing - 1 Co.15.58. of our Lord is salvation ;: even as our in the mire.

i Th. 5. 23. beloved brother Paul also, according to CHAPTER III.

y Pr. 26. 11.

the wisdom given unto him, hath written THIS second epistle, beloved, I now z Ro. 2. 4.

unto you; write unto you; in both which I stir up a Ro. 8. 19. 16 As also in all his epistles, a speaking your pure minds by way of remem- 1 Co. 15. 24. in them of these things; in which are brance :

1 Th.IV.V. some things hard to be understood, which 2 Tható ye may be mindful of the words 2Th.1.5..10. they that are unlearned and unstable which were spoken before e by the holy Jude 17, 18. wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, prophets, and of the commandment of us

cl Ti. 4. 1.

unto their own destruction. the apostles of the Lord and Saviour :

2 Ti. 3.1.

17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye

d Is. 5. 19. 3 Knowing this first, that there shall

e 10.

know these things before, beware lest ye come in the last days scoffers, d walking Je. 17. 18. also, being led away with the error of the after their own lusts,

Eze. 12. 22.. wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. 4 And saying, Wheres is the promise

27. 18 But growė in grace, and in the of his coming? for since the fathers fell Mat. 24. 48. knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus asleep, all things continue as they were 12 Ti. 4. 18. Christ. To him o be glory, both now and from the beginning of the creation.

for ever. Amen. 172

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A.D. 90. 13 I write unto you, fathers, because yo THAT which was from the a beginning,

have known him that is from the begin. which we have heard, which we have a Jno.1.1,&c. ning. I write unto you, young, men, beseen with our eyes, which we have 6 chap. 1. 1. cause ye have overcome the wicked one. looked upon, and our hands haved hand- c2 Pē. 1. 16. I write unto you, little children, because

Lu. 24. 39. led, of the Word of life;

e Jno.14.7,9.

ye have known the Father. e 2 (For the life was manifested, and we

14 I have written unto you, fathers, be

fJno.17.3. have seen it, and bear witness, and shew un

9 Ep. 6. 10.

cause ye have known him that is from the to you that eternal life, which was with h John 15.7. beginning. I have written unto you, the Father, and was manifested unto us ;) i Re. 2.7, &c. young men, because ye are strong, 9 and

3 That which we have seen and heard k Ro. 12. 2. the word of God abideth” in you, and ye declare we unto you, that ye also may

1 John 17. 21. have overcome i the wicked one. have fellowship with us: and truly our

m Mat. 6. 24.

15 Lovek not the world, neither the

Ga. 1. 10. fellowship’ is with the Father, and with

things that are in the world. Ifm any

Ja. 4. 4. his Son Jesus Christ.

man love the world, the love of the Fa

n John 15.11. 4 And these things write we unto you,

ther is not in him.

02 Pe. 2. 10. thatn your joy may be full.

PPs. 119. 37. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust 5 This then is the message which we have ? Ps. 73. 6. of the flesh,, and the lust of the eyes, heard of him, and declare unto you, that God John 1.4,9. and the pride of life, is not of the Fais light," and in him is no darkness at all. 1 Ti. 6. 16. ther, but is of the world. 6 If we say that we have fellowship

8 Ps. 39. 6. 17 And the world passeth away, and with him, and walk in darkness, we lie,

1 Co. 7.31. the lust thereof: but he that doeth the and do not the truth:

t John 12.35. will of God abideth for ever.

u He. 1. 2. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is

w Mat. 24. 24.

13 Little children, it is the last* time: in the light, we have fellowship one with

1 Ti. 4. 1.

and as ye have heard w that antichrist another, and the blood- of Jesus Christ - Ep. 1.7. shall come, even now are there many his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

He. 9. 14. antichrists; whereby we know that it is 8 If we say that we have no sin, y we de- 1 Pe. 1. 19. the last time. ceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. Re. 1.5. 19 They went out from us, but they

9. If we confess: our sins, he is faithful v1 Ki. 8. 46. were not of us; fora if they had been of and just to forgive us our sins, and to

Job 25. 4.

us, they would no doubt have continued

Ec. 7. 20. cleanse 6 us from all unrighteousness.

with us: but they went out, that they

Ja. 3. 2. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we 2 Job 33. 27, might be made manifeste that they were make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

not all of us. CHAPTER II.

Ps. 32. 5.

20 But ye have an unctiond from the My little children, these things write I Pr. 28. 13. Holy One, and ye know e all things. unto you, that ye sin not. And if any a 2 Ti. 2. 19. 21 I have not written unto you because man sin, we have an advocates with the Ps. 51. 2. ye know not the truth, but because ye Father, Jesus Christ the righteous :

1 Co. 6. 11. know it, and that no lie is of the truth. 2 And he is the propitiations for our c2 Ti. 3. 9. 22 Who is a liar, but he thath denieth sins: and not for our's only, but also for 22 Co. 1. 21. that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist,

el Co. 2. 15. the sins of the whole world.

that denieth the Father and the Son.

Ro. 8. 34. 3 And hereby we do know that we know

23 Whosoever i denieth the Son, the

He. 7. 25. him, if we keep his commandments.

y Ro. 3, 25.

same hath not the Father: [but] he that 4 'He that saith, I know him, and a chap. 4.3. acknowledgeth the Son, hath the Father also. keepeth not his commandments, is a i John 15. 23.

24 Let? that therefore abide in you, liar, and the truth is not in him.

k Lu. 6. 46. which ye have heard from the beginning. 5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him John 14.15, If that which ye have heard from the beverily is the love of God perfected: here- 23. ginning shall remain in you, ye also shall by know we that we are in him.

12 John 6.

continue in the Son, and in the Father. 6 He that saith he abidethm in him, m John 15.4,5. 25 And this is the promise that he hath ought himself also so to walk,“ n John 13.15. promised us, even eternalo life. as he walked.

o John 17.3. 26 These things have I written unto you 7 Brethren, I write no new command-John 14.26. concerning them that seduce you. ment unto you, but an old command

John 13.34.

27 But the anointing which ye have ment, which ye had from the beginning.

received of him abideth in you, and ye The old commandment is the word which

• Ro. 13. 12. need not that any man teach you: but as ye have heard from the beginning.

the same anointing teacheth » you of all 8 Again, a new? commandment I write 82 Pe. 1. 9. things, and is truth, and is no lie, and unto you; which thing is true in him and

as it hath taught you, ye shall

y scandal. in you, because the darkness' is past, and

abide in Bhim. the true light now shineth.

8 or, know

ye. 28 And now, little children, abide in 9 He that saith he is in the light, and Je. 13. 23. him; that, when he shall appear, we may hateth his brother, is in darkness: even Mat. 7. 16.. have confidence, and not be ashamed beuntil now.


fore him at his coming.

u Pr. 4. 25. 10 He that loveth his brother abideth

John 12.35.

29 If ye know that he is righteous, in the light, and there is none Yoccasion Ep. 2. 4, 5.18 ye know that every one that doeth of stumbling in him.

w John 1. 12. righteousness is born of him. 11 But he that hateth his brother is in

CHAPTER III. darkness, and walketh" in darkness, and

John 17725. BEHOLD, what manner of love" the knoweth not whither he goeth, because y Ps. 25. 11.

Father hath bestowed upon us, that we that darkness bath blinded his eyes.

Lu. 24. 47. should be called the song of God : 12 I write unto you, little children, Ac. 10. 43. therefore the world • knoweth us not, because your sins are forgiven you for - Ro.8.14, 18. because it knew him not. his name's v sake.

2 Beloved, now are we the sons of


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Criterion of the new birth.

1 JOHN, 17.

Christian love enforced. God; and it doth not yet appear what we A. D. 90. but try“ the spirits whether they are of shall be: but we know that, when he shall

God: because many false prophets are appear, we shall be like him ;c for we shall al Th. 5. 21. gone out into the world. seed him as he is.

Re. 2. 2.

2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: 3 And every man that hath this hope in 62 Pe. 2. 18. Everye spirit that confesseth that Jesus him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

cl Co. 15. 49. Christ is come in the flesh, is of God: 4 Whosoever committeth sin trans

Phi. 3. 21.

3 And every spirit that confesseth not gresseth also the law: for sin is the a Job 19. 26. of God and this is that spirit of antichrist,

2 Pe. 1.4.

that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is not transgression of the law.

Ps. 17. 15. 5 And ye knows that he was manifested

Mat. 5. 8.

whereof ye have heard that it should come; to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. 1 Co. 13. 12. and even now already is it in the world.

6 Whosoever abideth in him sinnethel Co. 12.3. 4 Ye are of God, little children, and have not: whosoever I sinneth, hath not seen He.9.26,28. overcomed them: because greater is he him, neither known him.

93 John 11. that is in you, than he that is in the world. 7 Little children, let no man deceive h Ro. 8. 37. 5 They are of the world :k therefore you: he i that doeth righteousness is i Eze.18.5..9. speak they of the world, and the world

Ro. 2. 13. righteous, even as he is righteous.

heareth them.

k John 3. 31. 8 Hel' that committeth sin is of the

6 We are of God: he that knoweth devil; for the devil sinneth from the ? John 8. 44. God, heareth us; he that is not of God, beginning. For this purpose the Son of mHe. 2. 14. heareth not us. Hereby" know we the God was manifested, that m he might n Is. 8. 20. spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. destroy the works of the devil.

och.5.18. 7 Beloved, let us lover one another: 9 Whosoevero is born of God doth nọt och.3.11,23. for love is of God; and every one that commit sin; for his seed ? remaineth in 41 Pe. 1. 23. loveth, is born of God, and knoweth God. him: and he cannot sin, because he is

8 He that loveth not, knoweth not

1 verse 16. born of God.

2 Co. 13. 11. God; for God is love." 10 In this the children of God are mani. John 3. 16. 9 In this was manifested the love of fest, and the children of the devil: whoso

God toward us, because that God sent ever doeth not righteousness, is not of God,

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his only begotten Son into the world, neither he that loveth not his brother.

t John 6. 51.

that we might live through him. 11 For this is the B message that ye

u John 15.12.

10 Herein is love, not that we loved heard from the beginning, that we v Ge. 4.4..8. | God, but that he loved us, and sent his should love one another.

w chap. 2. 2. Son to be the propitiation w for our sins. 12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked – Mat. 18. 33. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we one, and slew his brother. And wherefore John 15. 12, ought also to love one another. slew he him? Because his own works

13. 12 Noy man hath seen God at any time. were evil, and his brother's righteous.

yl Ti. 6. 16.

If we love one another, God dwelleth in 13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the

z John 15.18,

us, and his love is perfected a in us. world - hate you.


13 Hereby know we that we dwell in

al Co. 13. 13. 14. We know that we have passed from chap. 3. 24: him, and he in us, because he hath given death unto life, because we love the bre- John 14.20. us of his Spirit. thren. Hec that loveth not his brother ch. 2.9,11. 14 And we have seen, and do testify, abideth in death.

d Mat. 5.21, that the Father sent the Son to be the 15 Whosoeverd hateth his brother is a

22. Saviour of the world. murderer: and ye know that no murderer e Ro. 10. 9. 15 Whosoevere shall confess that Jesus hath eternal life abiding in him.

1 John 15. 13. is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him,

Ro. 5. 8. 16 Herebyf perceive we the love of

and he in God.

g verse 8. God, because he laid down his life for us:

16 And we have known and believed

h De. 15. 7. and we ought to lay down our lives for

the love that God hath to us. God, is the brethren.

y love with us. love; and he that dwelleth in love 17 Buth whoso hath this world's good, ichap. 4. 20. dwelleth in God, and God in him. and seeth his brother have need, and shut- k Eze. 33.31. 17 Herein is your love made perfect, teth up his bowels of compassion from him,

Ro. 12. 9. that we may have boldness in the day how i dwelleth the love of God in him ? Ja. 2.15,16. of judgment: because as he is, so are

1 Pe. 1. 22. 18 My little children, let k us not love

1 John 13. 35.

we in this world. in word, neither in tongue; but in deed

18 There is no fear in love; but perand in truth.

8 persuade. fect love castethout fear; because fear 19 And hereby! we know that we are m John 15. 16. hath torment. He that feareth, is not of the truth, and shall : assure our hearts n Job 27. 6. made perfect in love. before him.

Ps. 101. 2.

19 We love him, because hem first 20 For if our heart condemn us, God • chap: 3. 17. loved us. is greater than our heart, and knoweth

PH. 10. 22.

20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth all things.

9 Ps. 145.18, his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth 21 Beloved, if our hearts condemn us

Pr. 15. 29.

not his brother whom he hath seen, how not, then have we confidence P toward God. Mar. 11.24.) can he love God whom he hath not seen?

22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive - John 13. 34. 21 And this commandment have we of him, because we keep his command- De. 18. 15.. from him, That he who loveth God ments, and do those things that are pleas

19. love his brother also. ing in his sight.

Jno. 14. 1.

CHAPTER V. 23. And this is his commandment, Ino: 1,12,13 WHOSOEVER* believeth that Jesus That we should believe on the name of uJno. 18:28. is the Christ, is born of God : and

very his Son Jesus Christ, and love one an. v Ro. 8.9, 14. one that loveth him that begat, loveth other, as he gave us commandment.

w John 14.15, him also that is begotten of him. 24 And heu that keepeth his command


2 By this we know that we love the ments dwelleth in him, and he in him.

* Je. 29. 8.

children of God, when we love God, and And hereby" we know that he abideth in Mat. 24. 4. keep his commandments. us, by the Spirit which he hath given us. y Ps. 119. 45. 3 For this is the love of God, that w we

BELOVED, believe* not every spirit,

Mat. 11. 30. keep his commandments: and his com.

mandments are not y grievous.

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