the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.

14 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the be I have written unto you, young men, because ye are w strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have y overcome the wicked one."

15 - 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 him.

16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the b lust of the eyes, and the pride of life,6 is not of the Father, but is of the world.

17 And the d world passeth away, and the lust

the wicked. Co. Ma. Bi. Gen. 5 the wicked. Co. Bi. Gen. 6 of goods. Ma.

w See on Eph. iii. 16.

* JOHN, v. 38: Ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not. do. viii. 31 : If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed. do. xv. 7: If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Col. iii. 16: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom.

yl Pet. v. 9: Whom resist stedfast in the faith. 1 John, iv. 4: Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them : because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. Rev. ii. 7, &c: He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God, &c.

2 Rom. xii. 2: Be not conformed to this world. JAMES, iv.4: The friendsbip of the world is enmity with God : whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

a See on MAT. vi. 24.

6 Ps. cxix. 37 : Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way. Eccles. v. 11, 12: When goods increase, they are increased that eat them : and what good is there to the owners thereof, saving the beholding of them with their eyes ?—The abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.

c Ps. lxxiii. 6: Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain ; violence covereth them as a garment.

" See on James, iv. 14.

thereof: but he that doeth? the will of God abideth for ever.

18 Little e children, it is the last time : and as ye have heard that s antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know h that it is the last time.

19 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.

20 But mye have an unction from the Holy Ope, and oye know all things.

? fulfilleth. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. Gen. e John, xxi. 5: Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat ?

See on MARK, i. 5.

See on MAT. xxiv. 5, 24 ; and on 2 Thes, ii. 3, h 1 Tim. iv. 1: Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils. 2 Tim. jj. 1: This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

See on 2 Pet. ii. 1. k See on John, vi. 37.

12 Tim. iii. 8,9: Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth : men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further : for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as their's also was. See on 1 Cor. xi. 19.

m Ver. 27. Ps. cxxxiii. 2: It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard : that went down to the skirts of his garments. 2 COR. i, 21 : Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God. Heb. i. 9: God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

MARK, i, 24: I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God. Acts, iii. 14: Ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you. Rev. iii, 7: These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David.

Ver. 27. John, X. 4, 5.: The sheep follow him : for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him : for they know not the voice of strangers. do.

21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, ånd that no lie is of the truth.

22 Who is a liar but he that p denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

23 Whosoever ' denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father : but he that 'acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which

xiv. 26 : The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. do. xvi. 13: When he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth. 1 Cor. ii. 15 : But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.

P 1 John, iv. 2, 3: Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 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. 2 JOHN, 7: Many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

9 LUKE, xii. 9: He that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. John, xv. 23 : He that hateth me hateth my Father also. 2 John, 9: Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

*John, viii. 19: Ye neither know me, nor my Father : if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also. do. xiv. 7, 9, 10: If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also : and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. He that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father ? Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? 1 John, iv. 15: Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.

* 2 John, 6: This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall * continue in the Son, and in the Father.

25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.

26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that 'seduce you.

27 But w 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.8

28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and a not be ashamed 10 before him at his coming.

29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know !! that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.

11 know

8 in it. A. V. be manifested. Br. 10 confounded. Wi. Rh. ye. A. V.

John, xiv. 23 : If a man love me, he will keep my words : and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. 1 John, i. 3.

ul John, i. 2. John, xvii. 3: This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. 1 John, v. 11, 20 : This is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.—This is the true God, and eternal life.

"1 John, iii. 7. 2 John, 7: Many deceivers are entered into the world.

w Ver. 20.
* See on John, vi. 45.

See on ver. 20.
21 John, jii. 2.
a See on 1 John, iii. 21.

• Acts, xxii. 14: The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth.

• 1 John, üi. 7, 10. See on 1 Thes, iv. 7.

se johnJOHN The of his mothes, in

· CHAP. III. 1 He declareth the singular love of God towards us, in making us his

sons : 3 who therefore ought obediently to keep his commandments, 11 as also brotherly to love one another.

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.

2 Beloved, now are we the d sons of God, and it doth not yet e appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be flike him ; for we shall & see him as he is.

3 And every man that hath this hope in him hpurifieth himself, even as he is pure.

4 Whosoever committeth i sin transgresseth also

CHAP. III. a Eph. ii. 4,5 : But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sing, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye 'are saved.)

Rev. xxi. 7: He that overcometh shall inherit all things ; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. See on Rom. viii. 15.

c John, xv. 18, 19: If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own : but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. do. xvi. 3 : These things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.. do. xvii. 25 : O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee : but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.

A1 John, v. 1: 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. See on Rom. viii. 15.

e See on Rom. viii. 18.
fSee on Rom. viii. 29; and on 2 Pet. i. 4.

8 JOB, xix. 26: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God. Ps. xvii. 15 : As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness : I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness. See on 1 Cor. xiii. 12. h 1 John, iv. 17. See on 1 Thes. iv. 3, 7, See on Rom. iv. 15.

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