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little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world. "They

are of the world : therefore speak they as of the world, 6) and the world heareth them. We are of God: he that

knoweth God heareth us; he who is not of God heareth us not. By this we know the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

Beloved, let us love one another : for love is of God; and every one that loveth is begotten of God, and know8 eth God. "He that loveth not knoweth not God; for (9) God is love. "Herein was the love of God manifested

'in us, that God hath sent his only begotten Son into the 10 world, that we might live through him. "Herein is love,

not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his 11) Son to be the propitiation for our sins. "Beloved, if God 12 so loved us, we also ought to love one another. "No man

hath beheld God at any time: if we love one another, 13 God abideth in us, and his love is perfected in us : "hereby

know we that we abide in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. "And we have beheld and bear witness that the Father hath sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. "Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God abideth in him, and he in

"And we know and have believed the love which God hath 1 in us. God is love; and he that abideth in love abideth in God, and God abideth in him. Herein is love made perfect with us, that we may have boldness

in the day of judgement; because as he is, even so are we 18 in this world. "There is no fear in love : but perfect love

casteth out fear, because fear hath punishment; and he (19 that feareth is not made perfect in love. 'We love, be(20 cause he first loved us. "If a man say, I love God, and

hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his

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brother whom he hath seen, 'cannot love God whom he hath not seen.

"And this commandment have we from him, that he who loveth God love his brother also.

Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is begotten of God: and whosoever loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. "Hereby we know that

we love the children of God, when we love God, and do 3 his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we

keep his commandments: and his commandments are not 4 grievous. "For whatsoever is begotten of God overcom

eth the world : and this is the victory that hath overcome 5 the world, even our faith. "And who is he that overcom

eth the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son +6 of God ? "This is he that came by water and blood, even

Jesus Christ; not ? with the water only, but ’ with the *+(7 water and with the blood. "And it is the Spirit that *(8 beareth witness, because the Spirit is the truth. "For

there are three who bear witness, the Spirit, and the wa9) ter, and the blood: and the three agree in one.

receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater:

for the witness of God is this, that he hath borne witness 10 concerning his Son. "He that believeth on the Son of

God hath the witness in him : he that believeth not God

hath made him a liar; because he hath not believed in 11) the witness that God hath borne concerning his Son. "And

the witness is this, that God gave unto us eternal life, and (12 this life is in his Son. "He that hath the Son hath the

life; he that hath not the Son of God hath not the life. (13 These things have I written unto you, that ye may know that

ye have eternal life, even unto you that believe on the 14 name of the Son of God. "And this is the boldness which

Many ancient authorities read how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

"If we

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we have toward him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: "and if we know that he heareth

us whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions (16) which we have asked of him. "If any man see his brother

sinning a sin not unto death, he shall ask, and God will give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is

2a sin unto death : not concerning this do I say that he 17 should make request. "All unrighteousness is sin : and there is a sin not unto death.

We know that whosoever is begotten of God sinneth not; but he that was begotten of God keepeth 3 him, and (19 the evil one toucheth him not. "We know that we are (20 of God, and the whole world lieth in the evil one. "And

we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we know him that is true, and we

are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. (21 This is the true God, and eternal life. "My little children, guard yourselves from idols. Or, he shall ask and shall give him life, even to them &c.

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THE SECOND EPISTLE OF

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(1 The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom

I love in truth; and not I only, but also all they that

know the truth; "for the truth's sake which abideth in us, (3) and it shall be with us for ever: "Grace, mercy, peace

shall be with us, from God the Father, and from Jesus

Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. (4 I rejoice greatly that I have found certain of thy child

ren walking in truth, even as we received commandment 5)

from the Father. "And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote to thee a new commandment, but that

which we had from the beginning, that we love one an(6) other. "And this is love, that we should walk after his

commandments. This is the commandment, even as ye 7 heard from the beginning, that ye should walk in it. "For

many deceivers are gone forth into the world, even they

that confess not that Jesus Christ cometh in the flesh. 8 This is the deceiver and the antichrist. "Look to your

selves, that ye 'lose not the things which ?we have (9 wrought, but that ye receive a full reward. Whosoever

goeth onward and abideth not in the teaching of Christ,

hath not God : he that abideth in the teaching, the same (10

hath both the Father and the Son. "If any one cometh

unto you, and bringeth not this teaching, receive him not 11 into your house, and give him no greeting : "for he that

giveth him greeting partaketh in his evil works.

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Having many things to write unto you, I would not write them with paper and ink : but I hope to come unto you, and to speak face to face, that your joy may be fulfilled. The children of thine elect sister salute thee.

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