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JOHN.

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The elder unto Gaius the beloved, whom I love in truth. 2)

Beloved, I pray that in all things thou mayest prosper (3 and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. "For I

"rejoiced greatly, when brethren came and bare witness 4) unto thy truth, even as thou walkest in truth. "Greater

2 joy have I none than 'this, to hear of my children walk

ing in the truth. 5

Beloved, thou doest a faithful work in whatsoever thou doest toward them that are brethren and strangers withal ; 6) 'who bare witness to thy love before the church : whom

thou wilt do well to set forward on their journey worthily (7 of God: "because that for the sake of the Name they 8 went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles. "We there

fore ought to welcome such, that we may be fellow-workers with the truth.

I wrote somewhat unto the church : but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, re10) ceiveth us not. "Therefore, if I come, I will bring to re

membrance his works which he doeth, prating against us with wicked words: and not content therewith, neither

doth he himself receive the brethren, and them that would (11 he forbiddeth, and casteth them out of the church. "Be

loved, imitate not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: he that doeth 1 Or, rejoice greatly, when brethren come and bear witness ? Some ancient authorities

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3 Or, these things, that I may hear

read grace.

A. V.-1 wellbeloved..(the) ; 2 wish above : 3 (the).. testified of the..that is in thee.. (the): 4 no.. that..walk ; 5 faithfully..to the.. I to 1 ; 6 Which have borne..of..charity ..if thou bring..after a godly sort..

.. shalt ; 7 (his] name's; 8 | receive | .. might..fellowhelpers to ; 10 Wherefore.. remember..deeds.. malicious; 11 follow.. [but).

(12 evil hath not seen God. "Demetrius hath the witness of

all men, and of the truth itself: yea, we also bear witness;

and thou knowest that our witness is true. 13) I had many things to write unto thee, but I am unwill14 ing to write them to thee with ink and

"but I hope shortly to see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be unto thee. The friends salute thee. Salute the friends by name.

pen:

A. V.-12 good report..(and)..record.. I ye knowl..record ; 13 will not..unto; 14 trust I sha!)..to..Our.. Greet.

THE GENERAL EPISTLE OF

JUDE.

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(1) Judas, a 'servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James,

2 to thein that are called, beloved in God the Father, and 2 kept for Jesus Christ : "Mercy unto you and peace and

love be multiplied. (3) Beloved, while I was giving all diligence to write unto

you of our common salvation, I was constrained to write

unto you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith (4) which was once for all delivered unto the saints. "For

there are certain men crept in privily, even they who were of old set forth unto this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying 'our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Now I desire to put you in remembrance, though ye know all things once for all, how that “the Lord, having

saved a people out of the land of Egypt, 5 afterward (6 destroyed them that believed not. "And angels which

kept not their own principality, but left their proper habi

tation, he hath kept in everlasting bonds under darkness 7 unto the judgement of the great day. "Even as Sodom

and Gomorrah, and the cities about them, having in like manner with these given themselves over to fornication, and

gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, (8) suffering the punishment of eternal fire. "Yet in like 9 set at nought dominion, and rail at 'dignities. "But Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against

manner these also in their dreamings defile the flesh, and
1 Gr. bondservant. ? Or, to them that are beloved in God the Father, and kept for
Jesus Christ, being called * Or, the only Master, and our Lord Jesus Christ
* Many very ancient authorities read Jesus. 5 Gr. the second time.
as an example of eternal fire, suffering punishment

6 Or,

A. V.- 1 Jude, the.. | sanctified | by.. preserved in..(and) ; 3 when .. gave..(the).. it..needful for me. .(and) exhort..that ye should ; 4 unawares..(before)..ordained to .. | the .. Lord (God); 5 will therefore .. knew | this ... the ; 6 (the).. first estate. , own.. reserved..chains; 7 Gomorrha..giving..going..for.. vengeance ; 8 Likewise.. (filthy) dreamers.

him a railing judgement, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. 10 "But these rail at whatsoever things they know not: and

what they understand naturally, like the creatures with11 out reason, in these things are they ? destroyed. "Woe

unto them! for they went in the way of Cain, and 3 ran

riotously in the error of Balaam for hire, and perished in (12) the gainsaying of Korah. "These are they who are ‘hid

den rocks in your love-feasts when they feast with you, shepherds that without fear feed themselves; clouds

without water, carried along by winds; autumn trees with13) out fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; 'wild waves

of the sea, foaming out their own 5shame; wandering

stars, for whom the blackness of darkness hath been re14) served for ever. "And to these also Enoch, the seventh

from Adam, prophesied, saying, Behold, the Lord came (15 with oten thousands of his holy ones, "to execute judge

ment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their works of ungodliness which they have ungodly wrought,

and of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have (16 spoken against him. "These are murmurers, complainers,

walking after their lusts (and their mouth speaketh great swelling words), shewing respect of persons for the sake of advantage.

But ye, beloved, remember ye the words which have been spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus (18) Christ; "how that they said to you, In the last time there

shall be mockers, walking after "their own ungodly lusts. 1 Gr. glories. ? Or, corrupted 3 Or, cast themselves away through

+ Or, spots 6 Gr. his holy myriad's. ? Gr. their own lusts of ungodlinesses.

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5 Gr. shames.

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A. V.-despise. speak evil of ; 9 Yet..accusation : 10 speak evil of those..which.. but..know .as brute beasts..those..corrupt themselves ; 11 have gone..greedily after .. reward. .Core ; 12 | spots ...feasts of charity..feeding..(they are). .| about of ... whose fruit withereth ; 13 Raging.. to..is ; 14 of..cometh.. thousand..saints; 15 | convince | ..that are. . [among them)..ungodly deeds..committed.. their..speeches ; 16 (own).. having (men's).. in admiration because ; 17 were..of ; 18 told..should..(who should) walk.

(19 "These are they who make separations, 'sensual, having 20 not the Spirit. "But ye, beloved, building up yourselves

on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 'keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the 22 mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And 23) on some have mercy, 3 who are in doubt; "and some save, snatching them out of the fire; and on some have

mercy with fear; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

Now unto him that is able to guard you from stumbling, and to set you before the presence of his glory without (25 blemish in exceeding joy, "to the only God our Saviour,

through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and power, before all time, and now, and “for evermore. Amen.

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? Or, natural Or, animal

somewhat uncertain.

? The Greek text in this passage (And ... fire) is 3 Or, while they dispute with you +Gr, unto all the ages.

A. V.–19 be.. separate [themselves] ; 20 Ghost ; 22 of../compassion, making a difference | ; 23 others.. pulling ; 24 keep..falling.. present..faultless.. with ; 25 [wise) .. [and]..both..ever.

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