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16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.

17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

a little time, and then vanisheth away. 15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall both live, and do this or that. 16 But now ye glory in your vauntings : all such glorying is evil. 17 To him therefore that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

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2 Your 2 Your riches are corrupted, and your riches are corrupted, and your gargarments are motheaten.

ments are moth-eaten. 3 Your gold 3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and and your silver are rusted; and their the rust of them shall be a witness against rust shall be for a testimony against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were you, and shall eat your flesh as fire. Ye have heaped treasure together fire. Ye have laid up your treasure for the last days.

in the last days. 4 Behold, the hire 4 Behold, the hire of the labourers who of the labourers who mowed your have reaped down your fields, which is fields, which is of you kept back of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and by fraud, crieth out: and the cries the cries of them which have reaped are of them that reaped have entered entered into the ears of the Lord of into the ears of the Lord of Sabasabaoth.

oth. 5 Ye have lived delicately on 5 Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, the earth, and taken your pleasure; and been wanton; ye have nourished your ye have nourished your hearts in hearts, as in a day of slaughter.

a day of slaughter. 6 Ye have con6 Ye have condemned and killed the demned, ye have killed the rightjust; and he doth not resist you.

eous one; he doth not resist you. 7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto 7. Be patient therefore, brethren, the coming of the Lord. Behold, the hus- until the coming of the Lord. Bebandman waiteth for the precious fruit of hold, the husbandman waiteth for the earth, and hath long patience for it, the precious fruit of the earth, beuntil he receive the early and latter rain. ing patient over it, until it receive

8 Be ye also patient; stablish your the early and latter rain. 8 Be ye hearts: for the coming of the Lord draw- also patient; stablish your hearts: eth nigh.

for the coming of the Lord is at 9 Grudge not one against another, breth- had. 9 Murmur not, brethren, one ren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the against another, that ye be not judge standeth before the door.

judged: behold, the judge standeth 10 Take, my brethren, the prophets, who before the doors. 10 Take, brethhave spoken in the name of the Lord, for ren, for an example of suffering an example of suffering affliction, and of and of patience, the prophets who patience.

spake in the name of the Lord. 11 Behold, we count them happy which Behold, we call them blessed which endure. Ye have heard of the patience endured: ye have heard of the paof Job, and have seen the end of the tience of Job, and have seen the end Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of the Lord, how that the Lord is of tender mercy.

full of pity, and merciful. 12 But above all things, my brethren, 12 But above all things, my brethswear not, neither by heaven, neither by ren,

not, neither by the the earth, neither by any other oath: but heaven nor by the earth, nor by yet your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; any other oath: but let your yea lest ye fall into condemnation.

be yea, and your nay, nay; that ye 13 Is any among you afflicted ? let him fall not under judgement. pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. 13 Is any among you suffering? 14 Is any sick among you? let him call

let him pray.

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a little time, and then vanisheth away. 15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall both live, and do this or that. 16 But now ye glory in your vauntings: all such glorying is evil.

17 To him therefore that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

you should say: If the Lord will, and if we shall live, we will do this or that.

16 But now you rejoice in your arrogancies. All such rejoicing is wicked.

17 To him therefore who knoweth to do good, and doth it not, to him it is sin.

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come upon you. riches are corrupted, and your gar- 2 Your riches are corrupted: and your ments are moth-eaten. 3 Your gold garments are motheaten. and your silver are rusted; and 3 Your gold and silver is cankered: and their rust shall be for a testimony the rust of them shall be for a testimony against you, and shall eat your flesh against you, and shall eat your flesh like as fire. Ye have laid up your treas- fire. You have stored up to yourselves ure in the last days. 4 Behold, the wrath against the last days. hire of the laborers who mowed 4 Behold the hire of the labourers, who your fields, which is of you kept have reaped down your fields, which by back by fraud, crieth out: and the fraud has been kept back by you, crieth: cries of them that reaped have en- and the cry of them hath entered into tered into the ears of the Lord of the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. Sabaoth. 5 Ye have lived delicately 5 You have feasted upon earth: and on the earth, and taken your pleas- in riotousness you have nourished your ure; ye have nourished your hearts

hearts, in the day of slaughter. in a day of slaughter. 6 Ye have 6 You have condemned and put to death condemned, ye

have killed the the Just One, and he resisted you not. righteous one; he doth not resist 7 Be patient therefore, brethren, until you.

the coming of the Lord. Behold, the 7 Be patient therefore, brethren,

husbandman waiteth for the precious until the coming of the Lord. Be

fruit of the earth: patiently bearing till hold, the husbandman waiteth for he receive the early and latter rain. the precious fruit of the earth, be- 8 Be you therefore also patient, and ing patient over it, until it receive strengthen your hearts: for the coming the early and latter rain. 8 Be ye

of the Lord is at hand. also patient; establish your hearts:

9 Grudge not, brethren, one against anfor the coming of the Lord is at other, that you may not be judged. Behand. 9 Murmur not, brethren, one

hold the judge standeth before the door. against another, that ye be not

10 Take, my brethren, for an example judged: behold, the judge standeth

of suffering evil, of labour and patience, before the doors. 10 Take, breth- the prophets, who spoke in the name of ren, for an example of suffering

the Lord. and of patience, the prophets who

II Behold, we account them blessed spake in the name of the Lord. who have endured. You have heard of 11 Behold, we call them blessed that the patience of Job, and you have seen endured: ye have heard of the pa

the end of the Lord, that the Lord is tience of Job, and have seen the merciful and compassionate. end of the Lord, how that the Lord 12 But above all things, my brethren, is full of pity, and merciful.

swear not, neither by heaven, nor by the But above all things, my earth, nor by any other oath. But let brethren, swear not, neither by the your speech be, yea, yea: no, no: that heaven, nor by the earth, nor by you fall not under judgment. any other oath: but let your yea 13 Is any of you sad? Let him pray. be yea, and your nay, nay; that ye Is he cheerful in mind? Let him sing. fall not under judgment.

14 Is any man sick among you? Let 13 Is any among you suffering? him bring in the priests of the church,

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for the elders of the church; and let him sing praise. 14 Is any among them pray over him, anointing him with you sick ? let him call for the elders oil in the name of the Lord :

of the church; and let them pray 15 And the prayer of faith shall save over him, anointing him with oil the sick, and the Lord shall raise him in the name of the Lord: 15 and up; and if he have committed sins, they the prayer of faith shall save him shall be forgiven him.

that is sick, and the Lord shall raise 16 Confess your faults one to another, him up; and if he have committed and pray one for another, that ye may sins, it shall be forgiven him. be healed. The effectual fervent prayer

16 Confess therefore your sins one of a righteous man availeth much. to another, and pray one for an

17 Elias was a man subject to like pas- other, that ye may be healed. The sions as we are, and he prayed earnestly supplication of a righteous man that it might not rain: and it rained not availeth much in its working. 17 on the earth by the space of three years Elijah was a man of like passions and six months.

with us, and he prayed fervently 18 And he prayed again, and the heaven that it might not rain; and it rained gave rain, and the earth brought forth her not on the earth for three years and fruit.

six months. 18 And he prayed 19 Brethren, if any of you do err from again; and the heaven gave rain, the truth, and one convert him;

and the earth brought forth her 20 Let him know, that he which con- fruit. verteth the sinner from the error of his 19 My brethren, if any among you way shall save a soul from death, and do err from the truth, and one conshall hide a multitude of sins.

vert him; 20 let him know, that he which converteth a sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall cover a multitude of sins.

THE FIRST EPISTLE GENERAL OF

PETER

CHAPTER 1.

PETER, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to

, Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ : Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

5 Who are kept by the power of God

ETER, an apostle of Jesus

, sojourners of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ : Grace to you and peace be multiplied.

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy begat us again unto a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 unto an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who by the power of God are guarded through faith unto a salvation ready to be revealed in let him pray. Is any cheerful ? let and let them pray over him, anointing him sing praise. 14 Is any among him with oil in the name of the Lord. you sick? let him call for the elders 15 And the prayer of faith shall save of the church; and let them pray the sick man: and the Lord shall raise over him, anointing him with oil him up: and if he be in sins, they shall in the name of the Lord: 15 and be forgiven him. the prayer of faith shall save him 16 Confess therefore your sins one to that is sick, and the Lord shall another : and pray one for another, that raise him up; and if he have com- you may be saved. For the continual mitted sins, it shall be forgiven him. prayer of a just man availeth much. 16 Confess therefore your sins one 17 Elias was a man passible like unto to another, and pray one for an- us: and with prayer he prayed that it other, that ye may be healed. The might not rain upon the earth, and it supplication of a righteous man rained not for three years and six availeth much in its working. 17 months. Elijah was a man of like passions 18 And he prayed again: and the heaven with us, and he prayed fervently gave rain, and the earth brought forth that it might not rain; and it rained her fruit. not on the earth for three years and 19 My brethren, if any of you err from six months. 18 And he prayed the truth, and one convert him: again; and the heaven gave rain, and 20 He must know that he who causeth the earth brought forth her fruit. a sinner to be converted from the error

19 My brethren, if any among of his way, shall save his soul from death, you err from the truth, and one and shall cover a multitude of sins. convert him; 20 let him know, that he who converteth a sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall cover a multitude of sins.

THE FIRST EPISTLE GENERAL OF

PETER

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ETER, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, the strangers dispersed through Ponand Bithynia, 2 according to the tus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Biforeknowledge of God the Father, thynia, elect, in sanctification of the Spirit, unto 2. According to the foreknowledge of obedience and sprinkling of the God the Father, unto the sanctification blood of Jesus Christ : Grace to you of the Spirit, unto obedience and and peace be multiplied.

sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ : 3 Blessed be the God and Father Grace unto you and peace be multiof our Lord Jesus Christ, who ac- plied. cording to his great mercy begat us 3

Blessed be the God and Father of again unto a living hope by the our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to resurrection of Jesus Christ from his great mercy hath regenerated us unto the dead, 4 unto an inheritance in- a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus corruptible, and undefiled, and that Christ from the dead, fadeth not away, reserved in heaven 4 Unto an inheritance incorruptible, and for you, 5 who by the power of God undefiled, and that can not fade, reserved are guarded through faith unto a in heaven for you, salvation ready to be revealed in the 5 Who, by the power of God, are kept through faith unto salvation ready to be the last time. 6 Wherein ye greatly revealed in the last time.

rejoice, though now for a little 6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though while, if need be, ye have been put now for a season, if need be, ye are in to grief in manifold temptations, 7 heaviness through manifold temptations: that the proof of your faith, being

7 That the trial of your faith, being more precious than gold that permuch more precious than of gold that isheth though it is proved by fire, perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and might be found unto praise and honour glory and honour at the revelation and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ : of Jesus Christ: 8 whom not having

8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in seen ye love; on whom, though now whom, though now ye see him not, yet ye see him not, yet believing, ye believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable rejoice greatly with joy unspeakand full of glory:

able and full of glory: 9 receiving 9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the end of your faith, even the salthe salvation of your souls.

vation of your souls. 10 Concern10 Of which salvation the prophets have ing which salvation the prophets enquired and searched diligently, who sought and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come prophesied of the grace that should unto you:

come unto you: II searching what II Searching what, or what manner of time or what manner of time the time the Spirit of Christ which was in Spirit of Christ which was in them them did signify, when it testified before- did point unto, when it testified behand the sufferings of Christ, and the forehand the sufferings of Christ, glory that should follow.

and the glories that should follow 12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not them. 12 To whom it was revealed, unto themselves, but unto us they did that not unto themselves, but unto minister the things, which are now re- you, did they minister these things, ported unto you by them that have which now have been announced preached the gospel unto you with the unto you

through them that Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which preached the gospel unto you by the things the angels desire to look into. Holy Ghost sent forth from heaven;

13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your which things angels desire to look mind, be sober, and hope to the end for into. the grace that is to be brought unto you 13 Wherefore girding up the loins at the revelation of Jesus Christ ;

of your mind, be sober and set your 14 As obedient children, not fashioning hope perfectly on the grace that is yourselves according to the former lusts to be brought unto you at the revein your ignorance :

lation of Jesus Christ; 14 as chil15 But as he which hath called you is dren of obedience, not fashioning holy, so be ye holy in all manner of con- yourselves according to your former versation;

lusts in the time of your ignorance: 16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; 15 but like as he which called you for I am holy.

is holy, be ye yourselves also holy 17 And if ye call on the Father, who in all manner of living; 16 because without respect of persons judgeth accord- it is written, Ye shall be holy; for ing to every man's work, pass the time I am holy. 17 And if ye call on of your sojourning here in fear:

him as Father, who without respect 18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were of persons judgeth according to not redeemed with corruptible things, as each man's work, pass the time of silver and gold, from your vain conversa- your sojourning in fear: 18 knowtion received by tradition from your fa- ing that ye were redeemed, not with thers;

corruptible things, with silver or 19 But with the precious blood of gold, from your vain manner of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and life handed down from your fawithout spot :

thers; 19 but with precious blood, 20 Who verily was foreordained before as of a lamb without blemish and the foundation of the world, but was mani- without spot, even the blood of fest in these last times for you,

Christ: 20 who was foreknown in

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