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Of obedience to masters.
CHAP. III, IV.
Of suffering persecution. 15 for so is the will of God, that with well-Jhappy are ye ; and be not afraid of their terror, doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of neither be troubled , foolish men :
15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts : 16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak and be ready always to give an answer to every of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. man that asketh you a reason of the hope that
17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. is in you, with meekness and fear. Fear God. Honour the king.
16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas 18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all they speak evil of you, as of evil-doers, they fear ; not only to the good and gentle, but also may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good to the froward.
conversation in Christ. 19 For this is thank-worthy, if a man for con- 17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, science toward God endure grief, suffering wrong- that ye suffer for well-doing, than for evil-doing. fully.
18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, 20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to for your faults, ye shall take it patiently ? but God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickif, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it ened by the Spirit : patiently, this is acceptable with God. 19 By which also he went and preached unto 21 For even hereunto were ye called : because the spirits in prison ; Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an exam- 20 Which sometime were disobedient, when ple, that ye should follow his steps:
once the long-suffering of God waited in the 22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, his mouth:
wherein few, that is, eight souls, were saved 23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not by water. again; when he suffered, he threatened not; 21 The like figure whereunto, even baptism, but coinmitted himself to him that judgeth right- doth also now save us, (not the putting away of eously :
the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good 24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, Jesus Christ : should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes 22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right ye were healed.
band of God; angels, and authorities, and 25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are powers being made subject unto him. now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of
CHAP. IV. your souls.
Of ceasing to sin.
for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise L
IKEWISE, ye wives, be in subjection 10 with the same mind : for lie that hath suffered
your own husbands; that, if any obey not in the ficsh hath ceased from sin ; the word, they also may without the word be 2 That he no longer should live the rest of his won by the conversation of the wives; uime in the flesh to the hists of men, but to the
2 While they behold your chaste conversation will of God. coupled with lear.
3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to 3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, of gold, or of putting on of apparel ; revellings, banquetings, and abominable idola
4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, 'n tries : that which is noi corruptible, even the ornament 4 Wherein they think it strange that ye run of a meek and quiet spirit, which' is in the sight not with them to the same excess of riot, speakof God of great price.
ing evil of you : 5 For after this manner in the old time the holy 5 Who shall give account to him that is ready women also, who trusted in God, adorned them- to judge the quick and the dead. selves, being in subjection unto their own hus- 6 For, for tiris cause was the gospel preached bands:
also to them that are dead, that they might be 6 Even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him judged according to men in the flesh, but live lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do according to God in the spirit. well, and are not afraid with any aniazement. 7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye
7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them ac- therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. cording to knowledge, giving honour unto the 8 And above all things have fervent charity wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being among yourselves: for charity shall cover the heirs together of the grace of life; that your multitude of sins. prayers be not hindered.
9 Use liospitality one to another without grudg8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having com- ing. passion one of another; love as brethren, be 10 As every man hath received the gift, even so pitiful, be courteous.
minister the same one to another, as good stew9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for rail- ards of the manifold grace of God. ing: but contrariwise, blessing; knowing that 11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oraye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a cles of God; if any inan minister, let him do it blessing.
as of the ability which God giveth': that God in 10 For he that will love life, and see good days, all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ; let himn refrain his longue from evil, and his lips to whom be praise and dominion for ever and that they speak no guile:
ever. Amen. 11 Let him eschew evil, and do good: Ict him 19 Beloved, think it not strange, concerning seek peace, and ensue it.
the fiery trial which is to try you, as though 12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the right- some strange thing happened unto you: eous, and his ears are open unto their prayers : 13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of but the face of the Lord is against them that do Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall evil. 13 And who is he that will harm you if ye be joy.
be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding followers of that which is good ?
14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, 14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye ; for the Spirit of glory and of God
Comfort against persecution.
Exhortation to fastki resteth apon you. On their part he is eviliye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. away.
15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or 5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves as a thief, or as an evil-poer, or as a busybody in unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to other men's matters.
another, and be clothed with humility: 1or God re16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let sisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on 6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty this behalf.
hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 17 For the time is come that judgment must 7 Casting all your care upon him ; for he careth begin at the house of God: and if it first begin for you. at us, what shall the end be of them that obey 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your advernot the gospel of God ?
sary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, 18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, seeking whom he may devour: where shall the ungodly and the sinner ap- 9 Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing pear?
that the same afflictions are accomplished in 19 Wherefore, let them that suffer according to your brethren that are in the world. the will of God, commit the keeping of their 10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us souls to him in well-doing, as unto a faithful unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that Creatnr.
ye have suffered a while, inake you perfect, es CHAP. V.
tablish, strengtien, settle you. The duty of elders, &c.
11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and THE.clders which are among you exhort, ever, Amen.
who am also an elder, and a witness of the 12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and glory that shall be revealed :
lestifying that this is the true grace of God 2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, wherein ye stand. taking the oversight thereof, nol by constraint, 13 The church that is at Babylon, elected toge. but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready ther with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marmind;
cus my son. 3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, 14 Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. bil being ensamiples to the flock.
Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. 4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, Amen.
11 The Second Epistle general of PETER. CHAP. I.
tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath Ezhortations to several duties. shewed me.
, I Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like able, after my decease, to have these things precious faith with us through the righteousness always in remembrance. of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:
16 For we have not followed cunningly devised 2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you fables, whon wo made known unto you the through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, Lord,
but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 3 According as his divinc power hath given unto 17 For he received from God the Father honour us all things that perlain unto life and godliness, and glory, when there came such a voice to him through the knowledge of him that hath called from the excellent glory, This is my beloved us to glory and virtue:
Son, in whom I am well pleased. 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great 18 And this voice which came from heaven and precious promises ; that by these ye might we heard, when we were with him in the holy be partakers of the divine nature, having es- mount. caped the corruption that is in the world through 19 We have also a more sure word of prophelust.
cy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as 5 And besides this, giving all diligence, add to unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until your faith, virtue; and to virtue, knowledge; the day dawn, and the day-star arise in your 6 And to knowledge, temperance; and to tem- hearts: perance, patience; and to patience, godliness ; 20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the
7 And io godliness, brotherly kindness; and to scripture is of any private interpretation. brotherly kindness, charity.
21 For the prophecy came not in old uime by 8 For if these things be in you, and abound, the will of man: bull holy men of God spake es they inake you that ye shall neither be barren they were moved by the tłoly Ghost. nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord
CHAP. II. Jesus Christ.
False teachers foretold. c. But be that Jackean these things is blinds and B'Toolere wera
saker shkelsa laosmens here cannot see , and hath forgotten was purged from his old sins.
among you, who privily shall bring in damnable 10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give dili- heresies, even denying the Lord that bought gence to make your calling and election sure: them, and bring upon themselves swift destrucfor if ye do these things, ye shall never fall : tion.
11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of by reason of whom the way of truth shall be our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
evil spoken of. 12 Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you 3 And through covelousness shall they with always in remembrance of these things, though feigned words make merchandise of you : whose ye know them, and be established in the present judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and truth.
their damnation slumbereth not. 13 Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this 4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in re- but cast them down to hell, and delivered their membrance;
into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto 14 Knowing that shortly I must put off this my judgment;
False teachers descrioed.
of Christ's coming to judgment. 5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah
CHAP. III. the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness,
Coming of the last day. bringing in the flood upon the world of the un
JIS second epistle, beloved, I now write godly;
unto you; in both which I stir up your pure 6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Go-minds by way of remembrance: norrah into ashes, condemned them with an 2 That ye may be mindful of the words which overthrow, making them an ensample unto those were spoken before by the holy prophets, and that after should live ungodly;
of the commandment of us the apostles of the 7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy Lord and Saviour : conversation of the wicked:
3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the 8 (For that righteous man dwelling among last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous 4 And saying, Where is the promise of his soul from day to day with their unlawful decds;) coming ? for since the fathers fell asleep, all
9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly things continue as they were from the beginning
10 But chiefly then that walk after the flesh by the word of God the heavens were of old,
Il Whercas angels, which are greater in power overflowed with water, perished :
now, by the same word are kept in store, re-
thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thou13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteous sand years, and a thousand years as one day. ncss, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the 9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, diy-time. Spots they are and blemishes, sport- as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering themselves with their own deceivings while ing to us-ward, not willing that any should they feast with you;
perish, but that all should come to repentance. 14 llaving eyes full of adultery, and that can- 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a not cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: a thief in the night; in the which the heavens heart they have exercised with covetous prac- shall pass away with a great noise, and the eletices; clused children:
mients shall melt with fervent heat, the earth 15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are also and the works that are therein shall be gone astray, following the way of Balaam the burned up. sun of Bosor, who loved the wages of unriglit- 11 Seeing then that all these things shall be eousness;
dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to 16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb be in all holy conversation and godliness, ass, speaking with man's voice, forbade the 12 Looking for and hasting unto the coining of uradness of the prophet.
the day of God, wherein the heavens being on 17 These are wells without water, clouds that fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall are carried with a tempest; 10 whom the mist melt with fervent heat? of darkness is reserved for ever.
13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, 18 For when they speak great swelling words look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the dwelleth righteousness. fiesli, through much wantouness, those that were 14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for clean escaped from them who live in error. such things, be diligent that ye may be found of
19 While they promise them liberty, they them- him in peace, without spot, and blameless. selves are the servants of corruption: for of 15 And account that the long-suffering of our whom a man is overcome, of the same is he Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother brought in bondage.
Paul also, according to the wisdom given unto 20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions him, hath written unto you ; of the world through the knowledge of the Lord 16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entan- of these things; in which are some things hard gled therein, and overcome, the latter end is to be understood, which they that are unlearned worse with them than the beginning.
and unstable wrest, as they do also the other 21 For it had been better for them not to have scriptures, unto their own destruction. known the way of righteousness, than, after 17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these they have known it, to turn from the holy com- things before, beware lest ye also, being led inandment delivered unto them.
away with the error of the wicked, fall from
glory both now and for ever. Amen.
3 That which we have seen and heard declare The word of life.
we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship we have heard, which we have seen with Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
with the our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our 4 And these things write we unto you, that hands have handled, of the Word of life; your joy may be fuil.
2 (For the life was manifested, and we have 5 This then is the message which we have
6 If we say that we have fellowship with him,
Of love to our brethren.
To beware of deceivery andwalk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:1 20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the and ye know all things. Hight, we have fellowship one with another, 21 I have not written unto you because ye knov and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth not the truth, but because ye know it, and tha us from all sin.
po lie is of the truth. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive 2 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesu: ourselves, and the truth is not in us. is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the 9 If we confess our sins, be is faithful and just Father and the Son. to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all 23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hatt unrighteousness.
not the Father: (but he that acknowledgcth th: 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Son halk the Father also. him a liar, and his word is not in us.
24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye CHAP. II.
have heard from the beginning. If that which Christ our advocate.
ye liave heard from the beginning shall remain Motle children, these things write Iruntolin yen, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus 25 And this is the promise that be hath proChrist the righteous :
mised us, even eternal life. 2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and 21. These things have I written unto you coulnot for ours only, but also for the sins of the cerning thein that seduce you. whole world
27 But the anointing which ye have received 3 And hereby we do know that we know him, or him abideth in you, and ye need not that any if we keep his commandments.
man teach you: but as the same anointing teach4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not eth you or all things, and is truth, and is no lie, his commandinents, is a liar, and the truth is and even as it hatli taught you, ye shall abide in not in him.
him. 5 But whoso keepeth his word, in lim verily 28 And now, little children, abide in him; that is the love of God perfected : hereby know we when he shall appear, we inay have confidence, that we are in him.
and not be ashamed before him at his coming. 6 He that saith he abideth in him, ought him- 29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know self also so to walk, even as he walked. that every one that doeth righteousness is born
7 Brethren, I write no new commandment un- of him. to you, but an old cominandment which ye had
CHAP. III. from the beginning: The old commandinent is the word which ye have heard
from the begin. Beath
bestowed upon us, that we should be
God's singular love to us. ning.
8 Again, a new commandment I write unto callod tho sons of God! therefore the world you, which thing is true in him and in you: be- knoweth us not, because it knew him not. cause the darkness is past, and the true light 2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it now shineth.
doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we 9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth know that, when he shall appear, we shall be his brother, is in darkness even until
now. like hila ; for we shall see him as he is. 10 lle that loveth his brother abideth in the 3 And every man that hath this hope in him light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in purifieth himself, even as he is pure. him.
4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also 11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, the law; for sin is the transgression of ihe law. and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not 5 And ye know that he was manifested to take whither he goeti, because that darkness hath away our sins; and in him is no sin. blinded his eyes.
6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: who12 I wriie unto you, little children, because your soever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known sins are forgiven you for his name's sake. him. 13 I write unto you, fathers, because ye have 7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he known him that is from the beginning. I write that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he unto you, young men, because ye have overcome is righteous. the wicked one. I write unto you, little chil- 8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for dren, because ye have known the Father. the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this
141 have written unto you, fathers, because ye purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he have known him that is from the beginning. I might destroy the works of the devil. have written unto you, young men, because ye 9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, sin; for his seed remaineth in him; and he canand ye have overcome the wicked one. not sin, because he is born of God.
15 Love not the world, neither the things thæt 10 In this the children of God are manifest, and are in the world. If any man love the world, the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not the love of the Father is not in him.
righteousness is not of God, neither he that 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the loveth not his brother. flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of 11 For this is the message that ye heard from Jife, is not of the Father, but is of the world. the beginning, that we shonld love one another.
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust! 12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, thereof: but he thai doeth the will of God abi- and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he deth for ever.
him ? Because his own works were evil, and his 18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye brother's righteous. have heard that antichrist shall come, even now 13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate are there many antichrists; whereby we know you. that it is the last time.
14 We know that we have passed from death 19 They went out from us, but they were not of unto life, because we love the brethren. He us; for if they had been of us, they would no that loveth not his brother, abideth in death. doubt have continued with us: bui they went 15 Whosoever hateth his brother, is a murderout, that they might be made manifest that they er: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal were not all of us.
| life abiding in him.
In what the love of God consists. CHAP. IV, V.
Christ able to save us, &c 16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because 18 There is no fear in love; bul perfect love Nie laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. downı our lives for the brethren.
He that feareth, is not made perfect in love. 17 But whoso liath this world's good, and seeth 19 We love him, because the first loved us. his brother have need, and shutteth up his 20 If a man say, I love God, and liateth his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth brother, he is a liar. For he that loveth not his the love of God in him ?
brother, whom he hath seen, how can he love 18 My little children, let us not love in word, God, whom he hath not scen?' neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth. 21 And this commandment have we froin lim,
19 And hereby we know that we are of the That he wiro loveth God, love bis brother truth, and shall assure our hearts before Jum. also. 20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater
CHAP. V. than our heart, and knoweth all things.
The three witnesses. u Beloved, if our care conden us not, then WHOSOEVER believeth that Jesus is to 22 And whatever we ask, we receive of him, loveth hin that begat, loveth him also that is because we keep his commandments, and do begorien of him. whose things that are pleasing in his siglit. 2 By this we know that we love the children
23 And this is his commandment; That we of God, when we love God, and keep his comshould believe on the naine of his Son Jesus mandments. Christ, and love one another, as he gave us com- 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his mandment.
commandments; and his commandments are 24 And he that keepeth his commandments, not grievous. dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby 4 For whatsoever is born of God, overcometh we know that he abidech in us, by the Spirit the world: and this is the victory that overwhich he hath given us.
cometh the world, coen our faith. CHAP. IV.
5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he Against believing all teachers. that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God ?
' by ; the spirits whether they are of God: because evon Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by many false prophets are gone out into the world. water and blood. And it is the Spirit ihat bear
2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every eth witness, because the Spirit is truth. spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come 7 For there are three thai bear record in hea. in the flesh, is of God:
ven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghosi: 3 And every spirit that confesseth noi that and these three are one. Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is not of God. 8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, And this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and have heard that it should comie; and even now these three agrec in one. already is it in the world.
9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness 4 Ye are of God, little children, and have over- of God is greater: for this is the witness of God come them: because greater is he that is in you, which he hath testified of his Son. than he that is iu the world.
10 Ile that believeth on the Son of God hath 5 They are of the world: therefore speak they the witness in himself: he that believeth nou of the world, and the world heareth them. God, hath made him a liar, because he believeth
6 We are of God. He that knoweth God, hear- not the record that Gud gave of his Son. eth us; he that is not of God, heareth not us. 11 And this is the record, that God hath given flereby know wc the spirit of truth, and the to us eternal life: and this life is in his Son. spirit of error.
12 le that hath the Son, hath life; and tie that 7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is hath not the Son of God, hath not life. of God; and cvery one that loveth is born up 13 These things have l written unto you that God, and knoweth God.
believe on the name of the Son of God; that 8 lle that loveth not, knoweth not God; for ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that God is love.
ye inay believe on the name of the Son of God. 9 In this was manifested the love of God to-14 And this is the confidence that we have in ward us, because that God sent his only-begot-hin, that if we ask any thing according to his ten Son into the world, that we might live will, he heareth us: through him.
15 And if we know that he hear is, whatso10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but ever we ask, we know that we have the petithat he loved us, and sent his Son to be the pro- lions that we desired of himn. pitiation for our sins.
16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give to love one another.
hiin life for them that sin not unto death. There 12 No man hath seep Cod at any time. If we is a sin unto death : I do not say that he shall love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his pray for it. love is perfected in us.
17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a 13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and sin not unto death. he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. 18 We know that whosoever is born of God, 14 And we have seen and do iestity, that the sinneth not ; but he that is begotten of God, Father sent the Son lo be the Saviour of the keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth world.
him not. 15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the 19 And we know that we are of God, and the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. whole world lieth in wickedness.
16 And we have known and believed the love 20 And we know that the Son of God is come, that God hath 10 us. God is love: and he that and hath given us an understanding, that we dwelleih in love, dwelleth in God, and God in may know him that is true; and we are in hima him.
that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This 17 llerein is our love made perfect, that we is the true God, and eternal life. may have boldness in the day of judgment: be- 21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols, cause as he is, so are we in this world.
Amen. 2 E *