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knowledge of the Lord and Saviour their latter state is become unto them Jesus Christ, they are again entan- worse than the former. gled therein and overcome, the last 21 For it had been better for them not state is become worse with them to have known the way of justice, than than the first. 21 For it were better after they have known it, to turn back for them not to have known the from that holy commandment which was way of righteousness, than, after delivered to them. knowing it, to turn back from the

22 For, that of the true proverb has holy commandment delivered unto happened to them: The dog is returned them. 22 It has happened unto to his vomit: and, The Sow that was them according to the true proverb, washed, to her wallowing in the mire. The dog turning to his own vomit again, and the sow that had washed to wallowing in the mire.

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EHOLD this second epistle I write to ond epistle that I write unto you, my dearly beloved, in which I you; and in both of the

stir up by way of admonition your sincere your sincere mind by putting you in mind : remembrance; 2 that ye should re- 2 That you may be mindful of those member the words which

words which I told you before from the spoken before by the holy prophets, holy prophets, and of your apostles, of and the commandment of the Lord the precepts of the Lord and Saviour. and Saviour through your apostles: 3 Knowing this first, that in the last 3 knowing this first, that in the days there shall come deceitful scoffers, last days mockers shall come with walking after their own lusts, mockery, walking after their own 4 Saying: Where is his promise or his lusts, 4 and saying, Where is the coming ? for since the time that the fapromise of his coming ? for, from thers slept, all things continue as they the day that the fathers fell asleep, were from the beginning of the creaall things continue as they were tion. from the beginning of the creation. 5 For this they are wilfully ignorant of, 5 For this they wilfully forget, that that the heavens were before, and the there were heavens from of old, earth out of water, and through water, and an earth compacted out of consisting by the word of God, water and amidst water, by the 6 Whereby the world that then was, beword of God; 6 by which means the ing overflowed with water, perished. world that then was, being over- 7 But the heavens and the earth which flowed with water, perished : 7 but are now, by the same word are kept in the heavens that now are, and the store, reserved unto fire against the day earth, by the same word have been of judgment and perdition of the ungodly stored up for fire, being reserve

men. against the day of judgment and de- 8 But of this one thing be not ignorant, struction of ungodly men.

my beloved, that one day with the Lord 8 But forget not this one thing, is as a thousand years, and a thousand beloved, that one day is with the years as one day. Lord as a thousand years, and a 9 The Lord delayeth not his promise, as thousand years as one day. 9 The some imagine, but dealeth patiently for Lord is not slack concerning his your sake, not willing that any should promise, as some count slackness; perish, but that all should return to but is longsuffering to you-ward, penance. not wishing that any should perish, 10 But the day of the Lord shall come but that all should come to repent- as a thief, in which the heavens shall pass ance. 10 But the day of the Lord away with great violence, and the elewill come as a thief; in the which ments shall be melted with heat, and the the heavens shall pass away with earth and the works which are in it, shall a great noise, and the elements shall

be burnt up. be dissolved with fervent heat, and 11 Seeing then that all these things are the earth and the works that are to be dissolved, what manner of people ought ye to be in all holy conversation and therein shall be burned up. II Seegodliness,

ing that these things are thus all 12 Looking for and hasting unto the to be dissolved, what manner of coming of the day of God, wherein the persons ought ye to be in all holy heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, living and godliness, 12 looking for and the elements shall melt with fervent and earnestly desiring the coming heat?

of the day of God, by reason of 13 Nevertheless we, according to his which the heavens being on fire shall promise, look for new heavens and a new be dissolved, and the elements shall earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. melt with fervent heat ? 13 But,

14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye according to his promise, we look look for such things, be diligent that ye for new heavens and a new earth, may be found of him in peace, without wherein dwelieth righteousness. spot, and blameless.

14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing 15 And account that the longsuffering that ye look for these things, give of our Lord is salvation; even as our be- diligence that ye may be found in loved brother Paul also according to the peace, without spot and blameless wisdom given unto him hath written unto in his sight. 15 And account that you;

the longsuffering of our Lord is 16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in salvation;

our beloved them of these things; in which are some brother Paul also, according to the things hard to be understood, which they wisdom given to him, wrote unto that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as you; 16 as also in all his epistles, they do also the other scriptures, unto speaking in them of these things; their own destruction.

wherein are some things hard to 17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know be understood, which the ignorant these things before, beware lest ye also, and unstedfast wrest, as they do also being led away with the error of the the other scriptures, unto their own wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. destruction. 17 Ye therefore, be

18 But grow in grace, and in the knowl- loved, knowing these things beforeedge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus hand, beware lest, being carried Christ. To him be glory both now and away with the error of the wicked, for ever. Amen.

ye fall from your own stedfastness. 18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and for ever. Amen.

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ought you to be in holy conversation and ing that these things are thus all godliness? to be dissolved, what manner of 12 Looking for and hasting unto the persons ought ye to be in all holy coming of the day of the Lord, by which living and godliness, 12 looking for the heavens being on fire shall be disand earnestly desiring the coming solved, and the elements shall melt with of the day of God, by reason of the burning heat? which the heavens being on fire 13 But we look for new heavens and a shall be dissolved, and the elements new earth according to his promises, in shall melt with fervent heat? 13 which justice dwelleth. But, according to his promise, we 14 Wherefore, dearly beloved, waiting look for new heavens and a new for these things, be diligent that you may earth, wherein dwelleth righteous- be found before him unspotted and blame

less in peace, 14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that 15 And account the longsuffering of our ye look for these things, give dili- Lord, salvation; as also our most dear gence that ye may be found in peace, brother Paul, according to the wisdom without spot and blameless in his given him, hath written to you: sight. 15 And account that the long- 16 As also in all his epistles, speaking suffering of our Lord is salvation ; in them of these things; in which are cereven as our beloved brother Paul tain things hard to be understood, which also, according to the wisdom given the unlearned and unstable wrest, as they to him, wrote unto you; 16 as also

do also the other scriptures, to their own in all his epistles, speaking in them

destruction. of these things; wherein are some

17 You therefore, brethren, knowing things hard to be understood, which these things before, take heed, lest bethe ignorant and unstedfast wrest, ing led aside by the error of the unwise, as they do also the other scriptures, you fall from your own steadfastness. unto their own destruction. 17 Ye 18 But grow in grace, and in the knowltherefore, beloved, knowing these edge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus things beforehand, beware lest, be- Christ. To him be glory both now and ing carried away with the error of unto the day of eternity. Amen. the wicked, ye fall from your own stedfastness. 18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and for ever. Amen.

THE FIRST EPISTLE GENERAL OF

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, we beheld, our hands handled, concerning the Word of life 2 (and the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare unto you the life, the eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us); 3 that which we have seen and heard declare we unto you also, that ye also may have fel

which we have , have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the word of life:

2 For the life was manifested; and we have seen and do bear witness, and declare unto you the life eternal, which was with the Father, and hath appeared to us:

3 That which we have seen and have declare we unto you, that ye also may ship with us: yea, and our fellowhave fellowship with us: and truly our ship is with the Father, and with fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ : 4 and these his Son Jesus Christ.

things we write, that our joy may 4 And these things write we unto you, be fulfilled. that your joy may be full.

5 And this is the message which 5 This then is the message which we we have heard from him, and anhave heard of him, and declare unto you, nounce unto you, that God is light, that God is light, and in him is no dark- and in him is no darkness at all. ness at all.

6 If we say that we have fellow6 If we say that we have fellowship ship with him, and walk in the darkwith him, and walk in darkness, we lie, ness, we lie, and do not the truth : and do not the truth:

7 but if we walk in the light, as 7 But if we walk in the light, as he he is in the light, we have fellowship is in the light, we have fellowship one one with another, and the blood of with another, and the blood of Jesus Jesus his Son cleanseth us from all Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. sin. 8 If we say that we have no

8 If we say that we have no sin, we sin, we deceive ourselves, and the deceive ourselves, and the truth is not truth is not in us. 9 If we confess in us.

our sins, he is faithful and righteous 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful to forgive us our sins, and to and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not

10 If we say that we have not sinned, sinned, we make him a liar, and his we make him a liar, and his word is not word is not in us.

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write I unto you, that ye may if any man sin, we have an advocate with not sin. And if any man sin, we the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: have an Advocate with the Father,

2 And he is the propitiation for our Jesus Christ the righteous: 2 and sins: and not for our's only, but also he is the propitiation for our sins; for the sins of the whole world.

and not for ours only, but also for 3 And hereby we do know that we the whole world. 3 And hereby know him, if we keep his commandments. know we that we know him, if we

4 He that saith, I know him, and keep- keep his commandments. 4 He that eth not his commandments, is a liar, and

saith, I know him, and keepeth not the truth is not in him.

his commandments, is a liar, and 5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him the truth is not in him: 5 but whoso verily is the love of God perfected: here- keepeth his word, in him verily hath by know we that we are in him.

the love of God been perfected. 6 He that saith he abideth in him ought Hereby know we that we are in himself also so to walk, even as he walked. him: 6 he that saith he abideth in

7 Brethren, I write no new command- him ought himself also to walk even ment unto you, but an old commandment as he walked. which ye had from the beginning. The 7 Beloved, no new commandment old commandment is the word which ye write I unto you, but an old comhave heard from the beginning.

mandment which ye had from the 8 Again, a new commandment I write beginning: the old commandment is unto you, which thing is true in him and the word which ye heard. 8 Again, in you: because the darkness is past, and a new commandment write I unto the true light now shineth.

you, which thing is true in him and 9 He that saith he is in the light, and in you; because the darkness is hateth his brother, is in darkness even passing away, and the true light aluntil now.

ready shineth. 9 He that saith he 10 He that loveth his brother abideth is in the light, and hateth his lowship with us: yea, and our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ : 4 and these things we write, that our joy may be made full.

5 And this is the message which we have heard from him and announce unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7 but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

heard, we declare unto you, that you also may have fellowship with us, and our fellowship may be with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

4 And these things we write to you, that you may rejoice, and your joy may be full.

5 And this is the declaration which we have heard from him, and declare unto you: That God is light, and in him there is no darkness.

6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth.

7 But if we walk in the light, as he also is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all iniquity.

10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

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to , But not sin. And if any man sin, we if any man sin, we have an advocate with have an Advocate with the Father, the Father, Jesus Christ the just : Jesus Christ the righteous: 2 and 2 And he is the propitiation for our he is the propitiation for our sins; sins: and not for ours only, but also for and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world. the whole world. 3 And hereby we 3 And by this we know that we have know that we know him, if we keep known him, if we keep his commandhis commandments. 4 He that saith, ments. I know him, and keepeth not his 4 He who saith that he knoweth him, commandments, is a liar, and the and keepeth not his commandments, is truth is not in him; 5 but whoso a liar, and the truth is not in him. keepeth his word, in him verily hath 5 But he that keepeth his word, in him the love of God been perfected. in very deed the charity of God is perHereby we know that we are in fected; and by this we know that we are him: 6 he that saith he abideth in in him. him ought himself also to walk even 6 He that saith he abideth in him, as he walked.

ought himself also to walk, even as he 7 Beloved, no new commandment walked. write I unto you, but an old com- 7 Dearly beloved, I write not a new mandment which ye had from the commandment to you, but an old combeginning: the old commandment is mandment which you had from the bethe word which ye heard. 8 Again, ginning. The old commandment is the a new commandment write I unto word which you have heard. you, which thing is true in him 8 Again a new commandment I write and in you; because the darkness unto you, which thing is true both in him is passing away, and the true light and in you; because the darkness is passed, already shineth. 9 He that saith and the true light now shineth. he is in the light and hateth his 9 He that saith he is in the light, and

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