56-1:2††††† In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
56-1:5††††† For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:
56-1:9††††† Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
56-1:13†††† This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
56-1:14†††† Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.
56-1:15†††† Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
56-1:16†††† They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
56-2:2††††† That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
56-2:3††††† The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
56-2:4††††† That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
56-2:5††††† To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
56-2:8††††† Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
56-2:10†††† Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
56-2:11†††† For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
56-2:12†††† Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
56-2:13†††† Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
56-2:14†††† Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
56-3:4††††† But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
56-3:7††††† That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
56-3:8††††† This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
56-3:10†††† A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;
56-3:11†††† Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.
56-3:13†††† Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.
56-3:14†††† And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
56-3:15†††† All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.
57-1:6††††† That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
57-1:8††††† Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient,
57-1:12†††† Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels:
57-1:13†††† Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel:
57-1:14†††† But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.
57-1:15†††† For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever;
57-1:18†††† If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account;
57-1:21†††† Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say.
57-1:22†††† But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto you.
58-2:3††††† How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
58-2:6††††† But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?
58-2:8††††† Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.
58-2:9††††† But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
58-2:11†††† For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
58-2:14†††† Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
58-2:17†††† Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
58-2:18†††† For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
58-3:2††††† Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.
58-3:4††††† For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.
58-3:10†††† Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
58-3:16†††† For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.
58-3:17†††† But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?
58-3:18†††† And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?
58-3:19†††† So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
58-4:2††††† For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
58-4:6††††† Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:
58-4:10†††† For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
58-4:11†††† Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
58-4:13†††† Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
58-4:14†††† Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
58-4:16†††† Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
58-5:1††††† For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:
58-5:2††††† Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.
58-5:4††††† And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.
58-5:5††††† So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.
58-5:7††††† Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
58-5:9††††† And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
58-5:12†††† For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
58-5:13†††† For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
58-5:14†††† But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
58-6:7††††† For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:
58-6:8††††† But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.
58-6:9††††† But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.
58-6:10†††† For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
58-6:11†††† And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:
58-6:12†††† That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
58-6:18†††† That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
58-6:19†††† Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;
58-7:2††††† To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;
58-7:5††††† And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:
58-7:6††††† But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.
58-7:8††††† And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.
58-7:11†††† If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?
58-7:14†††† For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.
58-7:15†††† And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,
58-7:21†††† (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)
58-7:25†††† Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
58-8:3††††† For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer.
58-8:4††††† For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:
58-8:5††††† Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.
58-8:7††††† For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.
58-8:9††††† Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
58-8:10†††† For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
58-8:13†††† In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.
58-9:4††††† Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaronís rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;
58-9:8††††† The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:
58-9:9††††† Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;
58-9:11†††† But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
58-9:15†††† And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
58-9:23†††† It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
58-9:25†††† Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
58-9:28†††† So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
58-10:2†††† For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.
58-10:4†††† For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
58-10:9†††† Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
58-10:14††† For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
58-10:15††† Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
58-10:16††† This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
58-10:20††† By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
58-10:23††† Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
58-10:26††† For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
58-10:28††† He that despised Mosesí law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
58-10:30††† For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
58-10:33††† Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.
58-10:34††† For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.
58-10:36††† For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
58-10:37††† For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
58-10:39††† But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
58-11:3†††† Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
58-11:4†††† By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
58-11:5†††† By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
58-11:6†††† But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
58-11:13††† These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
58-11:14††† For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
58-11:15††† And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
58-11:16††† But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
58-11:17††† By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son.
58-11:18††† Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:
58-11:19††† Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
58-11:28††† Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
58-11:31††† By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.
58-11:35††† Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
58-11:40††† God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
58-12:1†††† Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
58-12:2†††† Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
58-12:3†††† For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
58-12:10††† For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
58-12:13††† And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
58-12:17††† For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.
58-12:18††† For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,
58-12:19††† And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:
58-12:20††† (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:
58-12:21††† And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)
58-12:24††† And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
58-12:25††† See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
58-12:27††† And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
58-13:3†††† Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
58-13:6†††† So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
58-13:9†††† Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.
58-13:12††† Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.
58-13:15††† By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
58-13:17††† Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
58-13:19††† But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.
58-13:20††† Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
58-13:21††† Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
58-13:23††† Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you.
58-13:24††† Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.
59-1:3††††† Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
59-1:4††††† But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
59-1:5††††† 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 him.
59-1:6††††† But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
59-1:7††††† For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
59-1:9††††† Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:
59-1:10†††† But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.
59-1:12†††† 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.
59-1:18†††† Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
59-2:3††††† 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:
59-2:5††††† 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?
59-2:7††††† Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?
59-2:11†††† 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.
59-2:12†††† So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.
59-2:13†††† For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.
59-2:19†††† Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
59-2:20†††† But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
59-2:24†††† Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
59-3:1††††† My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
59-3:3††††† Behold, we put bits in the horsesí mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.
59-3:6††††† 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 hell.
59-3:17†††† 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.
59-3:18†††† And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
59-4:1††††† From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
59-4:3††††† Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
59-4:4††††† 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.
59-4:5††††† Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?
59-4:11†††† 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.
59-4:12†††† There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?
59-4:13†††† 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 get gain:
59-4:14†††† 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.
59-4:15†††† For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
59-4:17†††† Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
59-5:1††††† Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
59-5:11†††† 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.
59-5:16†††† 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.
59-5:17†††† 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.
59-5:20†††† 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.
60-1:4††††† To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
60-1:7††††† 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 Jesus Christ:
60-1:10†††† Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
60-1:11†††† 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.
60-1:12†††† 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.
60-1:13†††† 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;
60-1:18†††† 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;
60-1:21†††† 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 God.
60-1:22†††† 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:
60-2:2††††† As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
60-2:3††††† If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
60-2:6††††† 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.
60-2:9††††† 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 marvellous light:
60-2:12†††† 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 visitation.
60-2:14†††† Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
60-2:15†††† For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
60-2:21†††† For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
60-2:23†††† Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
60-2:24†††† 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.
60-3:1††††† 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;
60-3:3††††† Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
60-3:4††††† 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.
60-3:7††††† 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.
60-3:9††††† Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
60-3:10†††† 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:
60-3:12†††† 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.
60-3:13†††† And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?
60-3:15†††† 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:
60-3:16†††† 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.
60-3:17†††† For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.
60-3:18†††† 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:
60-3:20†††† 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 water.
60-4:1††††† 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;
60-4:2††††† 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.
60-4:4††††† Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:
60-4:5††††† Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.
60-4:6††††† 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.
60-4:11†††† 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. Amen.
60-4:13†††† But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christís sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
60-4:17†††† 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?
60-4:19†††† 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.
60-5:1††††† 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:
60-5:4††††† And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
60-5:6††††† Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
60-5:9††††† Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
60-5:10†††† 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.
60-5:12†††† 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.
60-5:13†††† The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son.
60-5:14†††† Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.
61-1:1††††† 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:
61-1:3††††† 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:
61-1:4††††† 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 through lust.
61-1:8††††† 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.
61-1:9††††† But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
61-1:14†††† Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me.
61-1:15†††† Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.
61-1:19†††† 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 hearts:
61-1:20†††† Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
61-2:1††††† 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.
61-2:4††††† 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;
61-2:6††††† 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;
61-2:8††††† (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
61-2:10†††† 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.
61-2:12†††† 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;
61-2:13†††† 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;
61-2:14†††† Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
61-2:17†††† These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
61-2:18†††† 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 in error.
61-2:22†††† 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.
61-3:2††††† 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:
61-3:3††††† Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
61-3:5††††† 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:
61-3:6††††† Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
61-3:8††††† 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 one day.
61-3:9††††† 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 repentance.
61-3:10†††† 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.
61-3:11†††† Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
61-3:14†††† Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
61-3:15†††† 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;
61-3:16†††† 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.
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