Book 59 – James
59:001:001 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the
twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
59:001:002 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers
59:001:003 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
59:001:004 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect
and entire, wanting nothing.
59:001:005 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to
all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given
59:001:006 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that
wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and
59:001:007 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of
59:001:008 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
59:001:009 Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:
59:001:010 But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of
the grass he shall pass away.
59:001:011 For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it
withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the
grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich
man fade away in his ways.
59:001:012 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is
tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath
promised to them that love him.
59:001:013 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for
God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
59:001:014 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own
lust, and enticed.
59:001:015 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin,
when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
59:001:016 Do not err, my beloved brethren.
59:001:017 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and
cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no
variableness, neither shadow of turning.
59:001:018 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we
should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
59:001:019 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to
hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
59:001:020 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
59:001:021 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of
naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word,
which is able to save your souls.
59:001:022 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving
your own selves.
59:001:023 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like
unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
59:001:024 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway
forgetteth what manner of man he was.
59:001:025 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and
continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a
doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
59:001:026 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not
his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion
59:001:027 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this,
To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to
keep himself unspotted from the world.
59:002:001 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the
Lord of glory, with respect of persons.
59:002:002 For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring,
in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile
59:002:003 And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and
say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the
poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:
59:002:004 Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges
of evil thoughts?
59:002:005 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of
this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he
hath promised to them that love him?
59:002:006 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you,
and draw you before the judgment seats?
59:002:007 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are
59:002:008 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou
shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
59:002:009 But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are
convinced of the law as transgressors.
59:002:010 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one
point, he is guilty of all.
59:002:011 For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not
kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou
art become a transgressor of the law.
59:002:012 So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the
law of liberty.
59:002:013 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no
mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.
59:002:014 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath
faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
59:002:015 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
59:002:016 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed
and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things
which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
59:002:017 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
59:002:018 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me
thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by
59:002:019 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the
devils also believe, and tremble.
59:002:020 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is
59:002:021 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had
offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
59:002:022 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was
faith made perfect?
59:002:023 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed
God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was
called the Friend of God.
59:002:024 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by
59:002:025 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works,
when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out
59:002:026 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without
works is dead also.
59:003:001 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall
receive the greater condemnation.
59:003:002 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in
word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the
59:003:003 Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey
us; and we turn about their whole body.
59:003:004 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are
driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very
small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.
59:003:005 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great
things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
59:003:006 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the
tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and
setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of
59:003:007 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and
of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of
59:003:008 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of
59:003:009 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse
we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
59:003:010 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My
brethren, these things ought not so to be.
59:003:011 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and
59:003:012 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a
vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and
59:003:013 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him
shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of
59:003:014 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory
not, and lie not against the truth.
59:003:015 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly,
59:003:016 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every
59:003:017 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then
peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and
good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
59:003:018 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that
59:004:001 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not
hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
59:004:002 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot
obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
59:004:003 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may
consume it upon your lusts.
59:004:004 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the
friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever
therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
59:004:005 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that
dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?
59:004:006 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth
the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
59:004:007 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he
will flee from you.
59:004:008 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your
hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
59:004:009 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned
to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
59:004:010 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift
59:004:011 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil
of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the
law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art
not a doer of the law, but a judge.
59:004:012 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who
art thou that judgest another?
59:004:013 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into
such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and
59:004:014 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is
your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little
time, and then vanisheth away.
59:004:015 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and
do this, or that.
59:004:016 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is
59:004:017 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to
him it is sin.
59:005:001 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that
shall come upon you.
59:005:002 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.
59:005:003 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall
be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were
fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
59:005:004 Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your
fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the
cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of
the Lord of sabaoth.
59:005:005 Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye
have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.
59:005:006 Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist
59:005:007 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord.
Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the
earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the
early and latter rain.
59:005:008 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of
the Lord draweth nigh.
59:005:009 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be
condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.
59:005:010 Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name
of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of
59:005:011 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the
patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the
Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
59:005:012 But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by
heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but
let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into
59:005:013 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let
him sing psalms.
59:005:014 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the
church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in
the name of the Lord:
59:005:015 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord
shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall
be forgiven him.
59:005:016 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another,
that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a
righteous man availeth much.
59:005:017 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he
prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on
the earth by the space of three years and six months.
59:005:018 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth
brought forth her fruit.
59:005:019 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert
59:005:020 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the
error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide
a multitude of sins.
Book 60 – 1 Peter
60:001:001 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered
throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
60:001:002 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.
60:001:003 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,
60:001:004 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that
fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
60:001:005 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation
ready to be revealed in the last time.
60:001:006 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need
be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
60:001:007 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of
gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be
found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of
60:001:008 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him
not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full
60:001:009 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your
60:001:010 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched
diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto
60:001:011 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ
which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand
the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
60:001:012 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto
us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto
you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the
Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels
desire to look into.
60:001:013 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope
to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the
revelation of Jesus Christ;
60:001:014 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to
the former lusts in your ignorance:
60:001:015 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all
manner of conversation;
60:001:016 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
60:001:017 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons
judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your
sojourning here in fear:
60:001:018 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with
corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain
conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
60:001:019 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without
blemish and without spot:
60:001:020 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the
world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
60:001:021 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the
dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in
60:001:022 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth
through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see
that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
60:001:023 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of
incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth
60:001:024 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the
flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof
60:001:025 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the
word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
60:002:001 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and
hypocrisies, and envies, all evil speakings,
60:002:002 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye
may grow thereby:
60:002:003 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
60:002:004 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of
men, but chosen of God, and precious,
60:002:005 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an
holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable
to God by Jesus Christ.
60:002:006 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay
in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that
believeth on him shall not be confounded.
60:002:007 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them
which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed,
the same is made the head of the corner,
60:002:008 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them
which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also
they were appointed.
60:002:009 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy
nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the
praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his
60:002:010 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people
of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained
60:002:011 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims,
abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
60:002:012 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that,
whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your
good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of
60:002:013 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's
sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
60:002:014 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the
punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do
60:002:015 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to
silence the ignorance of foolish men:
60:002:016 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of
maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
60:002:017 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the
60:002:018 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only
to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.
60:002:019 For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God
endure grief, suffering wrongfully.
60:002:020 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults,
ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and
suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with
60:002:021 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered
for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his
60:002:022 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
60:002:023 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered,
he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth
60:002:024 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree,
that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness:
by whose stripes ye were healed.
60:002:025 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto
the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
60:003:001 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands;
that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word
be won by the conversation of the wives;
60:003:002 While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.
60:003:003 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting
the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
60:003:004 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is
not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit,
which is in the sight of God of great price.
60:003:005 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who
trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto
their own husbands:
60:003:006 Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters
ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any
60:003:007 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge,
giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as
being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers
be not hindered.
60:003:008 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of
another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:
60:003:009 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but
contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called,
that ye should inherit a blessing.
60:003:010 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain
his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
60:003:011 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and
60:003:012 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears
are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is
against them that do evil.
60:003:013 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that
which is good?
60:003:014 But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye:
and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;
60:003:015 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always
to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the
hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
60:003:016 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of
you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse
your good conversation in Christ.
60:003:017 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for
well doing, than for evil doing.
60:003:018 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the
unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in
the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
60:003:019 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;
60:003:020 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering
of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a
preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by
60:003:021 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us
(not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the
answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection
of Jesus Christ:
60:003:022 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God;
angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.
60:004:001 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh,
arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath
suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;
60:004:002 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the
flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
60:004:003 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought
the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness,
lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable
60:004:004 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the
same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:
60:004:005 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick
and the dead.
60:004:006 For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that
are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the
flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.
60:004:007 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober,
and watch unto prayer.
60:004:008 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves:
for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
60:004:009 Use hospitality one to another without grudging.
60:004:010 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same
one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
60:004:011 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any
man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God
giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus
Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever.
60:004:012 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which
is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
60:004:013 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's
sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be
glad also with exceeding joy.
60:004:014 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for
the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part
he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
60:004:015 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as
an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.
60:004:016 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed;
but let him glorify God on this behalf.
60:004:017 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of
God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of
them that obey not the gospel of God?
60:004:018 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the
ungodly and the sinner appear?
60:004:019 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God
commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as
unto a faithful Creator.
60:005:001 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder,
and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker
of the glory that shall be revealed:
60:005:002 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight
thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy
lucre, but of a ready mind;
60:005:003 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being
ensamples to the flock.
60:005:004 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a
crown of glory that fadeth not away.
60:005:005 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea,
all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with
humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the
60:005:006 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that
he may exalt you in due time:
60:005:007 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
60:005:008 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a
roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
60:005:009 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same
afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the
60:005:010 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal
glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while,
make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
60:005:011 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
60:005:012 By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have
written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the
true grace of God wherein ye stand.
60:005:013 The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you,
saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son.
60:005:014 Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you
all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.
Book 61 – 2 Peter
61:001:001 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them
that have obtained like precious faith with us through the
righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:
61:001:002 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge
of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
61:001:003 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things
that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of
him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
61:001:004 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious
promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine
nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world
61:001:005 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith
virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
61:001:006 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and
to patience godliness;
61:001:007 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness
61:001:008 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that
ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of
our Lord Jesus Christ.
61:001:009 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar
off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
61:001:010 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your
calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall
61:001:011 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly
into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus
61:001:012 Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in
remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be
established in the present truth.
61:001:013 Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to
stir you up by putting you in remembrance;
61:001:014 Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even
as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me.
61:001:015 Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease
to have these things always in remembrance.
61:001:016 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we
made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus
Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
61:001:017 For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when
there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This
is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
61:001:018 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were
with him in the holy mount.
61:001:019 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do
well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark
place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your
61:001:020 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of
any private interpretation.
61:001:021 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but
holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
61:002:001 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as
there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall
bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought
them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
61:002:002 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom
the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
61:002:003 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make
merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time
lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
61:002:004 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them
down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to
be reserved unto judgment;
61:002:005 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth
person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood
upon the world of the ungodly;
61:002:006 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes
condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto
those that after should live ungodly;
61:002:007 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of
61:002:008 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and
hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their
61:002:009 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations,
and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be
61:002:010 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of
uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they,
selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
61:002:011 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring
not railing accusation against them before the Lord.
61:002:012 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and
destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not;
and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
61:002:013 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that
count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and
blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while
they feast with you;
61:002:014 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin;
beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with
covetous practices; cursed children:
61:002:015 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray,
following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the
wages of unrighteousness;
61:002:016 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with
man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet.
61:002:017 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a
tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
61:002:018 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they
allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much
wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live
61:002:019 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the
servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the
same is he brought in bondage.
61:002:020 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world
through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end
is worse with them than the beginning.
61:002:021 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of
righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from
the holy commandment delivered unto them.
61:002:022 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb,
The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was
washed to her wallowing in the mire.
61:003:001 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both
which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:
61:003:002 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before
by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the
apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
61:003:003 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days
scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
61:003:004 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the
fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the
beginning of the creation.
61:003:005 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of
God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the
water and in the water:
61:003:006 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water,
61:003:007 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word
are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of
judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
61:003:008 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day
is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as
61:003:009 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men
count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing
that any should perish, but that all should come to
61:003:010 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in
the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and
the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and
the works that are therein shall be burned up.
61:003:011 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what
manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and
61:003:012 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God,
wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the
elements shall melt with fervent heat?
61:003:013 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new
heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
61:003:014 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be
diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot,
61:003:015 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation;
even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom
given unto him hath written unto you;
61:003:016 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things;
in which are some things hard to be understood, which they
that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the
other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
61:003:017 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before,
beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the
wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
61:003:018 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and
Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever.
Book 62 – 1 John
62:001:001 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which
we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our
hands have handled, of the Word of life;
62:001:002 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear
witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with
the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
62:001:003 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye
also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is
with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
62:001:004 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
62:001:005 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and
declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness
62:001:006 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in
darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
62:001:007 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have
fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his
Son cleanseth us from all sin.
62:001:008 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the
truth is not in us.
62:001:009 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us
our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
62:001:010 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his
word is not in us.
62:002:001 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin
not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father,
Jesus Christ the righteous:
62:002:002 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for our's
only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
62:002:003 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his
62:002:004 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments,
is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
62:002:005 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God
perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
62:002:006 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk,
even as he walked.
62:002:007 Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old
commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old
commandment is the word which ye have heard from the
62:002:008 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true
in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true
light now shineth.
62:002:009 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is
in darkness even until now.
62:002:010 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is
none occasion of stumbling in him.
62:002:011 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in
darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that
darkness hath blinded his eyes.
62:002:012 I write unto you, little children, because your sins are
forgiven you for his name's sake.
62:002:013 I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is
from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye
have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little
children, because ye have known the Father.
62:002:014 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him
that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young
men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in
you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.
62:002:015 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.
If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in
62:002:016 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the
lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father,
but is of the world.
62:002:017 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that
doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
62:002:018 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard
that antichrist shall come, even now are there many
antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
62:002:019 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they
had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us:
but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they
were not all of us.
62:002:020 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all
62:002:021 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but
because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
62:002:022 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He
is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
62:002:023 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he
that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
62:002:024 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the
beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning
shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in
62:002:025 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal
62:002:026 These things have I written unto you concerning them that
62:002:027 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in
you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same
anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no
lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
62:002:028 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall
appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him
at his coming.
62:002:029 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that
doeth righteousness is born of him.
62:003:001 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us,
that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world
knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
62:003:002 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet
appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall
appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
62:003:003 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself,
even as he is pure.
62:003:004 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin
is the transgression of the law.
62:003:005 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and
in him is no sin.
62:003:006 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath
not seen him, neither known him.
62:003:007 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth
righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
62:003:008 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth
from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was
manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
62:003:009 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed
remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of
62:003:010 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of
the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God,
neither he that loveth not his brother.
62:003:011 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that
we should love one another.
62:003:012 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother.
And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil,
and his brother's righteous.
62:003:013 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
62:003:014 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we
love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in
62:003:015 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that
no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
62:003:016 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his
life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the
62:003:017 But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have
need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how
dwelleth the love of God in him?
62:003:018 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in
tongue; but in deed and in truth.
62:003:019 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure
our hearts before him.
62:003:020 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart,
and knoweth all things.
62:003:021 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence
62:003:022 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his
commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his
62:003:023 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the
name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave
62:003:024 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he
in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the
Spirit which he hath given us.
62:004:001 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether
they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into
62:004:002 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth
that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
62:004:003 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come
in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of
antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and
even now already is it in the world.
62:004:004 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them:
because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the
62:004:005 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and
the world heareth them.
62:004:006 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not
of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and
the spirit of error.
62:004:007 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and
every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
62:004:008 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
62:004:009 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that
God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might
live through him.
62:004:010 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us,
and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
62:004:011 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one
62:004:012 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God
dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
62:004:013 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he
hath given us of his Spirit.
62:004:014 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son
to be the Saviour of the world.
62:004:015 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God
dwelleth in him, and he in God.
62:004:016 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us.
God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and
God in him.
62:004:017 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in
the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this
62:004:018 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear:
because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect
62:004:019 We love him, because he first loved us.
62:004:020 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a
liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen,
how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
62:004:021 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God
love his brother also.
62:005:001 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God:
and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that
is begotten of him.
62:005:002 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love
God, and keep his commandments.
62:005:003 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments:
and his commandments are not grievous.
62:005:004 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this
is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
62:005:005 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth
that Jesus is the Son of God?
62:005:006 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ;
not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the
Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
62:005:007 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father,
the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
62:005:008 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit,
and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
62:005:009 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is
greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath
testified of his Son.
62:005:010 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in
himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar;
because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
62:005:011 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal
life, and this life is in his Son.
62:005:012 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son
of God hath not life.
62:005:013 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name
of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life,
and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
62:005:014 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we
ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
62:005:015 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know
that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
62:005:016 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death,
he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not
unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he
shall pray for it.
62:005:017 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.
62:005:018 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that
is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one
toucheth him not.
62:005:019 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in
62:005:020 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an
understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are
in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the
true God, and eternal life.
62:005:021 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.