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account to him that is ready to 6 For, for this cause was the gospel judge the living and the dead. 6 preached also to the dead: that they For unto this end was the gospel might be judged indeed according to men, preached even to the dead, that they in the Aesh; but may live according to might be judged indeed according God, in the Spirit. to men in the flesh, but live accord- 7 But the end of all is at hand. Be ing to God in the spirit.

prudent therefore, and watch in prayers. 7 But the end of all things is at 8 But before all things have a constant hand: be ye therefore of sound mutual charity among yourselves: for mind, and be sober unto prayer: charity covereth a multitude of sins. 8 above all things being fervent in 9 Using hospitality one towards anyour love among yourselves; for other, without murmuring, love covereth a multitude of sins: 10 As every man hath received grace, 9 using hospitality one to another ministering the same one to another: as without murmuring: 10 according as good stewards of the manifold grace of each hath received a gift, minister- God. ing it among yourselves, as good 11 If any man speak, let him speak, as stewards of the manifold grace of the words of God. If any man minister, God; 11 if any man speaketh, speak- let him do it, as of the power, which God ing as it were oracles of God; if administereth: that in all things God any man ministereth, ministering as may be honoured through Jesus Christ : of the strength which God suppli- to whom is glory and empire for ever eth: that in all things God may and ever. Amen. be glorified through Jesus Christ, 12 Dearly beloved, think not strange the whose is the glory and the do- burning heat which is to try you, as if minion for ever and ever. Amen. some new thing happened to you;

12 Beloved, think it not strange 13 But if you partake of the sufferings concerning the fiery trial among of Christ, rejoice that when his glory you, which cometh upon you to

shall be revealed, you may also be glad prove you, as though a strange with exceeding joy. thing happened unto you: 13 but 14 If you be reproached for the name insomuch as ye are partakers of of Christ, you shall be blessed: for that Christ's sufferings, rejoice; that at which is of the honour, glory, and power the revelation of his glory also ye of God, and that which is his Spirit, restmay rejoice with exceeding joy. eth upon you. 14 If ye are reproached for the name 15 But let none of you suffer as a murof Christ, blessed are ye; because derer, or a thief, or a railer, or a coveter the Spirit of glory and the Spirit of of other men's things. God resteth upon you. 15 For let 16 But if as a Christian, let him not be none of you suffer as a murderer, or ashamed, but let him glorify God in that a thief, or an evil-doer, or as a name. meddler in other men's matters: 16 17 For the time is, that judgment should but if a man suffer as a Christian, begin at the house of God. And if first let him not be ashamed; but let him at us, what shall be the end of them that glorify God in this name.

believe not the gospel of God? the time is come for judgment to 18 And if the just man shall scarcely begin at the house of God: and if be saved, where shall the ungodly and it begin first at us, what shall be the sinner appear? the end of them that obey not the 19 Wherefore let them also that suffer gospel of God ? 18 And if the right- according to the will of God, commend eous is scarcely saved, where shall their souls in good deeds to the faithful the ungodly and sinner appear? 19 Creator. Wherefore let them also that suffer according to the will of God commit their souls in well-doing unto a faithful Creator.

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exhort, who am also an elder, and a sufferings of Christ, who am also witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker of the glory that shall also a partaker of the glory that shall be be revealed: 2 Tend the flock of revealed :

God which is among you, exercising 2 Feed the flock of God which is the oversight, not of constraint, but among you, taking the oversight thereof, willingly, according unto God; nor not by constraint, but willingly; not for yet for filthy lucre, but of a ready filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

mind; 3 neither as lording it over 3 Neither as being lords over God's the charge allotted to you, but makheritage, but being ensamples to the flock. ing yourselves ensamples to the

4 And when the chief Shepherd shall flock. 4 And when the chief Shepappear, ye shall receive a crown of glory herd shall be manifested, ye shall that fadeth not away.

receive the crown of glory that 5 Likewise, ye younger, submit your

fadeth not away.

5 Likewise, ye selves unto the elder. Yea, all of you

younger, be subject unto the elder. be subject one to another, and be clothed Yea, all of you gird yourselves with humility: for God resisteth the with humility, to serve one another: proud, and giveth grace to the humble. for God resisteth the proud, but

6 Humble yourselves therefore under giveth grace to the humble. 6 Humthe mighty hand of God, that he may ble yourselves therefore under the exalt you in due time:

mighty hand of God, that he may 7 Casting all your care upon him; for exalt you in due time; 7 casting all he careth for you.

your anxiety upon him, because he 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your

careth for you.

8 Be sober, be adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, watchful: your adversary the devil, walketh about, seeking whom he may a roaring lion, walketh about, devour:

seeking whom he may devour: 9 9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith,

whom withstand stedfast in your knowing that the same afflictions are ac

faith, knowing that the same sufcomplished in your brethren that are in ferings are accomplished in your the world.

brethren who are in the world. 10 10 But the God of all grace, who hath And the God of all grace, who called us unto his eternal glory by Christ called you unto his eternal glory Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, in Christ, after that ye have sufmake you perfect, stablish, strengthen, set- fered a little while, shall himself

perfect, stablish, strengthen you. 1 To him be glory and dominion for

To him be the dominion for ever ever and ever. Amen.

and ever. Amen. 12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto 12 By Silvanus, faithful you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, brother, as I account him, I have exhorting, and testifying that this is the written unto you briefly, exhorting, true grace of God wherein ye stand. and testifying that this is the true

13 The church that is at Babylon, elected grace of God: stand ye fast therein. together with you, saluteth you; and so 13 She that is in Babylon, elect todoth Marcus my son.

gether with you, saluteth you; and 14 Greet ye one another with a kiss of so doth Mark my son. charity. Peace be with you all that are one another with a kiss of love. in Christ Jesus. Amen.

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5 Likewise, ye younger, be subject unto the elder. Yea, all of you gird yourselves with humility, to serve one another: for God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble.' 6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time; 7 casting all your anxiety upon him, because he careth for you. 8 Be sober, be watchful:

: your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, see whom he may devour: 9 whom withstand stedfast in your faith, knowing that the same sufferings are accomplished in your brethren who are in the world. 10 And the God of all grace, who called you unto his eternal glory in Christ, after that ye have suffered a little while, shall himself perfect, establish, strengthen you.

II To him be the dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

12 By Silvanus, faithful brother, as I account him, I have written unto you briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God: stand ye fast therein. 13 She that is in Babylon, elect together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Mark my son.

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, I myself also an ancient, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ : as also a partaker of that glory which is to be revealed in time to come:

2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking care of it, not by constraint, but willingly, according to God: not for filthy lucre's sake, but voluntarily:

3 Neither as lording it over the clergy, but being made a pattern of the flock from the heart.

4 And when the prince of pastors shall appear, you shall receive a never fading crown of glory.

5 In like manner, ye young men, be subject to the ancients. And do you all insinuate humility one to another, for God resisteth the proud, but to the humble he giveth grace.

6 Be you humbled therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in the time of visitation:

7 Casting all your care upon him, for he hath care of you.

8 Be sober and watch: because your adversary the devil, as a roarin lion, goeth about seeking whom he may devour.

9 Whom resist ye, strong in faith : knowing that the same affliction befalls your brethren who are in the world.

10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a little, will himself perfect you, and confirm you, and establish you.

II To him be glory and empire for ever and ever. Amen.

12 By Sylvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I think, I have written briefly : beseeching and testifying that this is the true grace of God, wherein you stand.

13 The church that is in Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you: and so doth my son Mark.

14 Salute one another with a holy kiss. Grace be to all you, who are in Christ Jesus. Amen.

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them that have obtained a like of Jesus Christ, to them that have precious faith with us in the rightobtained like precious faith with eousness of our God and Saviour through the righteousness of God and our Jesus Christ: 2 Grace to you and Saviour Jesus Christ :

peace be multiplied in the knowl2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto edge of God and of Jesus our Lord; you through the knowledge of God, and of 3 seeing that his divine power hath Jesus our Lord,

granted unto us all things that per3 According as his divine power hath tain unto life and godliness, through given unto us all things that pertain unto the knowledge of him that called us life and godliness, through the knowledge by his own glory and virtue; 4 of him that hath called us to glory and whereby he hath granted unto us virtue:

his precious and exceeding great 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding promises; that through these ye may great and precious promises: that by these become partakers of the divine naye might be partakers of the divine nature, ture, having escaped from the corhaving escaped the corruption that is in ruption that is in the world by lust. the world through lust.

5 Yea, and for this very cause add5 And beside this, giving all diligence, ing on your part all diligence, in add to your faith virtue; and to virtue your faith supply virtue; and in knowledge;

your virtue knowledge; 6 and in 6 And to knowledge temperance; and to your knowledge temperance; and temperance patience; and to patience god- in your temperance patience; and liness;

in your patience godliness; 7 and 7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; in your godliness love of the brethand to brotherly kindness charity.

ren; and in your love of the breth8 For if these things be in you, and ren love. 8 For if these things are abound, they make you that ye shall yours and abound, they make you neither be barren nor unfruitful in the to be not idle nor unfruitful unto knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. the knowledge of our Lord Jesus

9 But he that lacketh these things is Christ. 9 For he that lacketh these blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath things is blind, seeing only what forgotten that he was purged from his old is near, having forgotten the cleanssins.

ing from his old sins.

10 Where10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give fore, brethren, give the more dilidiligence to make your calling and election gence to make your calling and elecsure: for if ye do these things, ye shall tion sure: for if ye do these things, never fall :

ye shall never stumble: 11 for thus II For so an entrance shall be min- shall be richly supplied unto you the istered unto you abundantly into the ever- entrance into the eternal kingdom lasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Jesus Christ.

Christ. 12 Wherefore I will not be negligent to 12 Wherefore I shall be ready alput you always in remembrance of these

ways to put you in remembrance things, though ye know them, and be es- of these things, though ye know tablished in the present truth.

them, and are established in the 13 Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am truth which is with you. 13 And in this tabernacle, to stir you up by put- I think it right, as long as I am ting you in remembrance;

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apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained a like precious faith with us in the righteousness of our God and the Saviour Jesus Christ: 2 Grace to you and peace be multiplied in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; 3 seeing that his divine power hath granted unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that called us by his own glory and virtue; 4 whereby he hath granted unto us his precious and exceeding great promises; that through these ye may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world by lust. 5 Yea, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply virtue; and in your virtue knowledge; 6 nd in your knowledge self-control; and in your self-control patience; and in your patience godliness; 7 and in your godliness brotherly kindness; and in your brotherly kindness love. 8 For if these things are yours and abound, they make you to be not idle nor unfruitful unto the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For he that lacketh these things is blind, seeing only what is near, having forgotten the cleansing from his old sins. 10 Wherefore, brethren, give the more diligence to. make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never stumble : 11 for thus shall be richly supplied unto you the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

12 Wherefore I shall be ready always to put you in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and are established in the truth which is with you. 13 And I think it right, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance; 14 know

tained equal faith with us in the justice of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ.

2 Grace to you and peace be accomplished in the knowledge of God and of Christ Jesus our Lord:

3 As all things of his divine power which appertain to life and godliness, are given us, through the knowledge of him who hath called us by his own proper glory and virtue.

4 By whom he hath given us most great and precious promises: that by these you may be made partakers of the divine nature: flying the corruption of that concupiscence which is in the world.

5 And you, employing all care, minister in your faith, virtue; and in virtue, knowledge ;

6 And in knowledge, abstinence; and in abstinence, patience; and in patience, godliness;

7 And in godliness, love of brotherhood; and in love of brotherhood, charity.

8 For if these things be with you and abound, they will make you to be neither empty nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

9 For he that hath not these things with him, is blind, and groping, having forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

10 Wherefore, brethren, labour the more, that by good works you may make sure your calling and election. For doing these things, you shall not sin at any time.

II For so an entrance shall be ministered to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

12 For which cause I will begin to put you always in remembrance of these things: though indeed you know them, and are confirmed in the present truth.

13 But I think it meet as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance.

14 Being assured that the laying away of this my tabernacle is at hand, accord

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