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He commendeth Demetrius, 3 JOHN. and concludeth with salutation. good. He that doeth good is 13 I had many things to write, of God: but he that doeth evil but I will not with ink and
pen hath not seen God.
write unto thee: 12 Demetrius hath good re- 14 But I trust I shall shortly port of all men, and of the truth see thee, and we shall speak face itself: yea, and we also bare to face. Peace be to thee. Our record; and ye know that our friends salute thee. Greet the record is true.
friends by name.
The general Epistle of JUDE.
Of constancy in the faith.
destroyed them that believed
Christ, and brother of James, 6 And the angels which kept to them that are sanctified by not their first estate, but left God the Father, and preserved their own habitation, he hath in Jesus Christ, and called: reserved in everlasting chains,
2 Mercy unto you, and peace, under darkness, unto the judgeand love, be multiplied. ment of the great day.
3 Beloved, when I gave all 7 Even as Sodom and Godiligence to write unto you of morrha, and the cities about the common salvation, it was them, in like manner giving needful for me to write unto themselves over to fornication, you, and exhort you that ye and going after strange flesh, should earnestly contend for the are set forth for an example, faith which was once delivered suffering the vengeance of eterunto the saints.
nal fire. 4 For there are certain men 8 Likewise also these filthy crept in unawares, who were dreamers defile the flesh, despise before of old ordained to this dominion, and speak evil of digcondemnation; ungodly men, nities. turning the grace of our God 9 Yet Michael the archangel, into lasciviousness, and denying when contending with the devil the only Lord God, and our he disputed about the body of Lord Jesus Christ.
Moses, durst not bring against 5 I will therefore put you in him a railing accusation, but remembrance, though ye once said, The Lord rebuke thee. knew this, how that the Lord, 10 But these speak evil of having saved the people out of those things which they know the land of Egypt, afterward not: but what they know natu
False teachers described.
Of constancy in the faith. rally, as brute beasts, in those speaketh great swelling words, things they corrupt themselves. having men’s persons in admira
11 Woe unto them! for tion because of advantage. they have gone in the way of 17 But, beloved, remember Cain, and ran greedily after the ye the words which were spoken error of Balaam for reward, and before of the apostles of our perished in the gainsaying of Lord Jesus Christ; Core.
18 How that they told you 12 These are spots in your there should be mockers in the feasts of charity, when they feast last time, who should walk after with you, feeding themselves their own ungodly lusts. without fear: clouds they are
19 These be they who sepawithout water, carried about of rate themselves, sensual, having winds; trees whose fruit wither- not the Spirit. eth, without fruit, twice dead, 20 But ye, beloved, building plucked up by the roots; up yourselves on your most
13 Raging waves of the sea, holy faith, praying in the Holy foaming out their own shame; Ghost, wandering stars, to whom is re- 21 Keep yourselves in the served the blackness of darkness love of God, looking for the
mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ 14 And Enoch also, the unto eternal life. seventh from Adam, prophesied 22 And of some have comof these, saying, Behold, the passion, making a difference: Lord cometh with ten thousand 23 And others save with fear, of his saints,
pulling them out of the fire; 15 To execute judgement hating even the garment spotted upon all; and to convince all by the flesh. that are ungodly among them 24 Now unto him that is able of all their ungodly deeds which to keep you from falling, and to they have ungodly committed, present you faultless before the and of all their hard speeches presence of his glory with exwhich ungodly sinners have ceeding joy, spoken against him.
25 To the only wise God our 16 These are murmurers, Saviour, be glory and majesty, complainers, walking after their dominion and power, both now own lusts; and their mouth and ever. Amen.
The REVELATION of St. JOHN the Divine.
earth shall wail because of him. Of the coming of Christ. Even so, Amen. HE Revelation of Jesus 8 I am Alpha and Omega,
Christ, which God gave the beginning and the ending, unto him, to shew unto his ser- saith the Lord, which is, and vants things which must shortly which was, “and which is to come to pass; and he sent and come, the Almighty. signified it by his angel unto 9 I John, who also am your his servant John:
brother, and companion in tribu2 Who bare record of the lation, and in the kingdom and word of God, and of the testi- patience of Jesus Christ, was in mony of Jesus Christ, and of all the isle that is called Patmos, things that he saw.
for the word of God, and for 3 Blessed is he that readeth, the testimony of Jesus Christ. and they that hear the words of 10 I was in the Spirit on the this prophecy, and keep those Lord's day, and heard behind me things which are written therein: a great voice, as of a trumpet, for the time is at hand.
11 Saying, I am Alpha and OHN to the seven Omega, the first and the last:
Asia: Grace be unto you, and a book, and send it unto the peace, from him which is, and seven churches which are in which was, and which is to Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto come; and from the seven spirits Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, which are before his throne; and unto Tlfyatira, and unto
5 And from Jesus Christ, who Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, is the faithful witness, and the and unto Laodicea. first-begotten of the dead, and 12 And I turned to see the the Prince of the kings of the voice that spake with me. And earth. Unto him that loved us, being turned, I saw seven golden and washed us from our sins in candlesticks; his own blood,
13 And in the midst of the 6 And hath made us kings seven candlesticks one like unto and priests unto God and his the Son of man, clothed with Father; to him be glory and a garment down to the foot, dominion for ever and ever. and girt about the paps with Amen.
a golden girdle. 7 Behold, he cometh with 14 His head and his hairs clouds; and every eye shall see were white like wool, as white him, and they also which pierc-as snow; and his eyes were as ed him: and all kindreds of the a flame of fire;
What John was commanded REVELATION,
to write to the churches 15 And his feet like unto how thou canst not bear them fine brass, as if they burned in which are evil: and thou hast a furnace; and his voice as the tried them which say they are sound of many waters.
apostles, and are not, and hast 16 And he had in his right found them liars: hand seven stars; and out of his 3 And hast borne, and hast mouth went a sharp two-edged patience, and for my name's sword: and his countenance sake hast laboured, and hast not was as the sun shineth in his fainted. strength.
4 Nevertheless I have some17 And when I saw him, I fell what against thee, because thou at his feet as dead. And he hast left thy first love. laid his right hand upon me,
5 Remember therefore from saying unto me, Fear not; I am whence thou art fallen; and the first and the last:
repent, and do the first works; 18 I am he that liveth, and or else I will come unto thee was dead; and, behold, I am quickly, and will remove thy alive for evermore, Amen; and candlestick out of his place, exhave the keys of hell and of cept thou repent. death.
6 But this thou hast, that 19 Write the things which thou hatest the deeds of the thou hast seen, and the things Nicolaitanes, which I also hate. which are, and the things which 7 He that hath an ear, let shall be hereafter;
him hear what the Spirit saith 20 The mystery of the seven unto the churches; To him stars which thou sawest in my that overcometh will I give to right hand, and the seven golden eat of the tree of life, which is candlesticks. The seven stars in the midst of the paradise of are the angels of the seven God. churches: and the seven candle 8 And unto the angel of the sticks which thou sawest, are church in Smyrna write, These the seven churches.
things saith the first and the CHAP, II.
last, which was dead, and is To the churches of Ephesus, &c. alive; NTO angel of the 9 I know thy works, and tri
church of Ephesus write; bulation, and poverty, (but thou These things saith he that hold- art rich,) and I know the blaseth the seven stars in his right phemy of them which say they hand, who walketh in the midst are Jews, and are not, but are of the seven golden candle- the synagogue of Satan. sticks;
10 Fear none of those things 2 I know thy works, and thy which thou shalt suffer: behold, labour, and thy patience, and the devil shall cast some of you
aj Epliesus, Smyrna,
Pergamos, and Thyatira. into prison, that ye may be tried: him a white stone, and in the and ye shall have tribulation stone a new name written, which ten days: be thou faithful unto no man knoweth saving he that death, and I will give thee a receiveth it. crown of life.
18 And unto the angel of the 11 He that hath an ear, let church in Thyatira write; These him hear what the Spirit saith things saith the Son of God, unto the churches; He that who hath his eyes like unto a overcometh shall not be hurt of flame of fire, and his feet are the second death.
like fine brass; 12 And to the angel of the 19 I know thy works, and church in Pergamos write; These charity, and service, and faith, things saith he which hath the and thy patience, and thy works; sharp sword with two edges; and the last to be more than the
13 I know thy works and first. where thou dwellest, even where 20 Notwithstanding, I have Satan's seat is: and thou hold a few things against thee, beest fast my name, and hast cause thou sufferest that woman not denied my faith, even in Jezebel, which calleth herself a those days wherein Antipas was prophetess, to teach and to semy faithful martyr, who was duce my servants to commit slain among you, where Satan fornication, and to eat things dwelleth.
sacrificed unto idols. 14 But I have a few things
21 And I
her space to against thee, because thou hast repent of her fornication; and there them that hold the doc- she repented not. trine of Balaam, who taught 22 Behold, I will cast her Balac to cast a stumbling-block into a bed, and them that combefore the children of Israel, to mit adultery with her, into great eat things sacrificed unto idols, tribulation, except they repent and to commit fornication. of their deeds.
15 So hast thou also them 23 And I will kill her children that hold the doctrine of the with death; and all the churches Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate. shall know that I am he which
16 Repent; or else I will come searcheth the reins and hearts; unto thee quickly, and will fight and I will give unto every one of against them with the sword of you according to your works.
24 But unto you I say, and 17 He that hath an ear, let unto the rest in Thyatira, as many him hear what the Spirit saith as have not this doctrine, and unto the churches; To him that which have not known the depths overcometh will I give to eat of of Satan, as they speak; I will the hidden manna, and will give put upon you none other burden.