the law : for sin is the transgression of the law.!

5 And ye know that he was k manifested to I take away our sins; and in him is no sin.

6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: n whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.

7 Little children, let no man •deceive you : he that P doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.

8 He that 'committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might ' destroy the works of the devil.

9 Whosoever is born of God s doth not commit sin ; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

I the violation of the law. Dod.

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See on John, i, 14.

Isa. liii. 5, 11: But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities : the chastisenient of our peace was upon hini ; and with his stripes we are healed. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied : by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Heb. ix. 26: For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world : but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. See on John, i. 29; and on 2 Cor. v. 21.

mHeb. iv. 15: For we have not an High Priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. do. ix. 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. See on 2 Cor. v. 21.

n 1 John, ii. 4. do. iv. 8. 3 John, 11 : He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God. °1 John, ü. 26. P See on 1 Thes. iv. 7. 9 See on Mat. xiii. 38. r See on JOHN, xii. 31. 31 John, v. 18: We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not

See on Heb. iv. 12.

. 10 In this 2 the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil : ” whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

11 For this is the message 3 that ye heard w from the beginning, that we should love one another.

12 Not as y Cain, who was of that wicked one, 4 and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world * hate you.

14 . We know that we have passed 5 from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.

2 by this. Ham. commandment. A. V. 4 of the wicked. Co. Ma. Bi. Gen. 5 are translated. Wi. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. Gen. Rh.

u 1 John, ii. 29.
v1 John, iv. 8. See on Joan, xiii. 34.
w 1 John, ii. 7. See on do. i. 5.

* Ver. 23. 2 John, 5: And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another. See on John, xiii. 34.

y Gen. iv. 4, 8: And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock, and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering. It came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him. Heb. xi. 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. JUDE, 11: Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward.

2 Pro. xxix. 27 : An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked. See the words on ver. 1. John, xvii. 14: I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 2 Tim. iii. 12: Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution,

a 1 John, ii. 9-ll. See on John, xiii. 34.

15 Whosoever bhateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid 6 down his life for us : and we ought to e lay down our lives for the brethren.

17 But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him ?

18 My little children, 5 let us not love in word, neither in tongue ; but in deed and in truth.

19 And hereby we know h that we are of the truth, and shall assure 8 our hearts before him.

20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.

6 Hereby we know love, because Christ laid. Ne. This heart. Co. 8 Gr. persu ade. A. V.

6 Mat. v. 21, 22: Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill.-But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. 1 John, iv. 20.

c See on 1 Cor. vi. 9. d1 John,iv. 11. Eph. v. 25: Christ also loved the Church, and gave himself for it. See on JOHN, xv. 13.

e See on 2 Tim. iv. 6.
f 1 John, iv. 20. See on LUKE, iii. 11.

8 Ezek. xxxiii. 31: With their mouth they show much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness. Rom. xii. 9: Let love be without dissimulation. Eph. iv. 15: Speaking the truth [or, being sincere) in love. James, ii. 15, 16 : If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food-notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body ; what doth it profit? 1 Pet. i. 22: Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren.

h John, xviii. 37: Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. ] John, i. 8: If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

il Cor. iv. 4: I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.


21 Beloved, k if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.

22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandinents, and mdo those things that are pleasing in his sight.

23 And this is his commandment, That we should " believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and ° love one another, as he gave us commandment.

24 And he that p keepeth his commandments 9 dwelleth in him, and he in him. And "hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

& Job, xi. 15:[If thou put iniquity far away], then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; yea, thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear. do. xxii. 26: [If thou return to God), then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy

face unto God. do. xxvii. 6: My righteousness I hold fast, his and will not let it go : my heart shall not reproach me so long

as I live. Ps. ci. 2 : I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. LUKE, xxi. 36: Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. Heb. x. 22: Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. 1 John, ii. 28 ; do. iv. 17.

See on Mat. vii. 7,8; and on John, ix. 31.

m John, viii. 29: He that sent me is with me : the Father OP DE hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that

Rot please him. do. ix. 31: Now we know that God heareth not · Spell sinners : but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth 6:11 his will, him he heareth. nothi See Deut. xviii. 15-19. John, xiv. 1: Let not your needs heart be troubled : ye believe in Gol, believe also in me. See erebi on John, ii. 16; and on do. xvii. 3. babes • Ver. 11. See on John, xiii. 34.

P 1 John, iv. 12. See on John, xiv. 15. struth 9 John, xvii. 21, &c: That they all may be one; as thou, ve B Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in

us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me, &c. westo "1 John, iv. 13. See on Rom. viii. 9; 14.

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CHAP. IV. I He warneth them not to believe all teachers, who boast of the Spirit,

but to try them by the rules of the Catholic faith : 7 and by many reasons exhorteth to brotherly love.

BELOVED, a believe not every spirit, but b try the spirits whether they are of God:2 because many false prophets are gone out into the


2 Hereby know ye 3 the Spirit of God: "Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ 4 is come in the flesh is of God:

3 And e every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh 5 is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof 6 ye have heard that it should come ; and even now already is it in the world.

4 & Ye are of God, little children, and have

'prove. Rh. Pu. 2 of God or not. Ma. Cr. Bi. S is known. Rh. 4 Jesus Christ who. Ham. Whit. 5 that confesseth not Jesus Christ, who is come in the flesh. Dod. We. © which. Pu.

CHAP. IV. a See on Mat. xxiv. 4.

0 1 Cor. xii. 8, 10: To one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom.-To another discerning of spirits. do xiv. 29: Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. See on i Cor. ii. 15.

c1 John, ii. 18: Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists ; whereby we know that it is the last time. See on 2 Pet. ii. 1.

d 1 Cor. xii. 3: No man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. 1 John, v. 1.

e See on 1 John, ii. 22.

*2 Thes, ii. 7: The mystery of iniquity doth already work. 1 John, ii. 18, 22: Even now are there many antichrists. He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son

81 John, ii: 13 : I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father. do. iii. 1,9 : Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God.-Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him : and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. do. v. 4: For whatsoever is born of

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