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liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ ? He is antichrist,
that denieth tl)e i^dtljer axib tI}C Goit. Whosoever denieth the
Son, the same hath not tlie Father : [but he that acknowledgeth
the Son hath the Father also.] Let that therefore abide in you,
which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have
heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall con-
tinue in the Son, atib in the Father. And this is the promise
that |)c hath promised us, even eternal life.

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. Beloved, now are we
the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be : but
we know that, when |)e shall appear, we shall be like him ; for we
shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him,
purifieth himself, even as he is pure. Whosoever committeth sin
transgresseth also the law ; for sin is the transgression of the law.
And ye know that |)C was manifested to take away our sins ; and
in him is no sin.

Hereby perceive we the love of God, because Ije laid down his
life for us ; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

And we hare seen and do testily that the Father sent the Son
to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess tl)Clt 3c-
0tIS is tl)C Sott of (Qohf God dwelleth in him, and he in God.

There are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the
Word, and the Holy Ghost : and these three are one.

And we know that the Son of God is come, and hatl\ given
us an understanding, that we may know him that is true ; and we

are in l}im that is true, even in l)is Son lesus (Elirist, (|[i)is

is the true God, and eternal life. Little children, keep yourselves
firom idols. Amen.

There are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of
old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace
of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God,
axib our Lord Jesus Christ.



1 John, i. 1-4.



1 John,
ii. 21-:25.



1 John,
iii. 1-5.



1 John,
iii. 16.



1 John,
iv. 14, 15.



1 John, V. 7.



1 John,
V. 20, 21.



Jude 4.



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Revelation.

i. 7-20, and

ii. 1.



Rev. ii. e.



Revelation,
ii. ld-23.



Behold, he cometh with clouds, and every eye shall see him,
and they also which pierced him : and all kindreds of the earth
shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. I am Alpha and
Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is,
and Avhich was^and wliich is to come, the Almighty.

I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation,
and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that
is called Patmos, for the woi-d of God, and for the testimony of Jesus
Christ. I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me
a great voice, as of a trumjjet, saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the
first and the last : and. What thou seest, write in a book, and send it
unto the seven churches which are in Asia ; unto Ephesus, and unto
Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis,
and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. And I turned to see
the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven
golden candlesticks ; and in the midst of the seven candlesticks one
like unto the Son of man, clothed wath a garment down to the foot,
and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. His head and his
hairs were Avhite like wool, as white as snow ; and his eyes were as
a flame of fire ; and his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in
a furnace ; and his voice as the sound of many waters. And he had
in his right hand seven stars : and out of his mouth went a sharp
two-edged sword : and his countenance was as the sun shineth in
his strength.

And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid
his right hand upon me, sapng unto me. Fear not ; I am the first
and the last : I am he that liveth, and was dead ; and behold, I am
alive for evermore, Amen ; and have the keys of hell and of death.
Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are,
and the things which shall be hereafter ; the mystery of the seven
stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden
candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches :
and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven
churches.

Unto the angel of the church of Ejihesus write : These things

saith l)c tljtU l)oibctl) tl)c scticn stars in I)i5 rigl)! Ijanb, m\)o
loalkctl) in tl)c mibst of tl)c scucn golden canblcsticUs.

xVnd unto the angel of the church in Smyrna, write; These
things saith tlic first anb tl)c last, U)l]icl) toas bcab anb is
alloc.

And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write: These
things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame
of fire, and his feet are like fine brass ; I know thy works, and char-
ity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and
the last to be more tlian the first: notwithstanding, I have a few
things against thee, because thou suft'erest that Avoman Jezebel,
whicli calleth hoi-self a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my ser-



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vants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
And I gave her space to repent of her fornication, and she repented
not. Beliold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit
aduUery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their
deeds. And I will kill her children with death; a\\b nil tljC

cl)urcl]C0 s!)all knou) tl)nt 3 am lie roljicl) scnrcl)ctl) tl)C

reins ailb IjcartS : and I will give unto every one of you accord-
ing to your works.

He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white rai-
ment ; and M toillnot blot out l)is name out of tl)c book of
life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his
angels.

[And Moses returned unto tl)C Zovh-, and said. Oh, this peo-
ple have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.
Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin — ; and if not, blot me, I pray
thee, out of thy book which thou hast written. And tl)C Corb
said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will Jf
blot out of my book.

And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship liim, [the
beast] whose names are not written in tlje book of life of tl)e
£amb slain from tl)e fonnbatiou of tlie raorlb.

And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth,
neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie ; but they
which are written in tl)e jiamb's book of life.]

And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write ; These
things saith l)C tl)at is Ijolj}, l]e tljat is trne, he that hath the
key of David, he that openetli, and no man shutteth ; and shutteth,
and no man openeth.

And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about
the throne and the beasts and the elders : and the number of them
was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands ;
saying with a loud voice. Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to re-
ceive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and
glory and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and
on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and
all that are in them, heard I saying. Blessing, and honour, and
glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, anb
unto tl)e £amb, forever and ever. And the four beasts said.
Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped
him that liveth forever and ever.

And the seventh angel sounded ; and there were great voices
in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the
kingdoms of our £orb, anb of l)is (ill)rist ; and l)c shall reign
forever and ever. And the four and twenty elders, which sat before
God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worship})ed God, say-
ing, We give thee thanks, Lord God Almighty, which art, and



Rev. iii. 5.



Exodus,
xxxii. 31-33.



Rev. xiii. 8.



Rev. xxi. 27.



Rev. iii. 7.



Revelation,
V. 11-14.



Revelation,
xi. 15-17.



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Revelation,
xvii. li-14.



Revelation,
XX. 11, 1-J.



Matthew,
XXV. 31-3i



Revelation,
xxi.l0,a2,23,



Rev. xxii. 1.



Revelation,
xxii. 3, 4.



Rev. xxii. 1^.
Rev. xxii. 6.

Rev. xxii. IG.
Rev. xxii. 20.



wast, and art to come ; because tl)OU liast taken to thee thy great
power, and hast reigned.

And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which
have received no kingdom as yet ; but receive power as kings one
hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their
power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with
the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them : for he is Lord of
lords, and King of kings.

And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from
whose fece the earth and the heaven fled away ; and there was
found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great,
stand before ©ob ; and the books were opened.

[When tlie Son of man shall come in his glorv, and all the
holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his
glory : and before l)iin shall be gathered all nations : and he shall
separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep
from the goats.]

And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high
mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, de-
scending out of heaven from God, having the glory of God.

And I saw no temple therein : for the Lord God

Almighty anh \\]C C-iimb are the temple of it. And the city had
no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it : for the
glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as
crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God atlb of the Lamb.

And there shall be no more curse : but the throne of God a\\b
of the Lamb shall be in it ; and Ijio servants shall serve him :
and they shall see his face ; and his name shall be in their fore-
heads.

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first
and the last.

And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true.
And the £orb (Bob of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew
unto his servants the things whicli must shortly be done.

3 jjesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things
in the churches. I am the root and the oft'spring of David, and the
bright and morning-star.

He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly :
Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.



III.



Jitrinitij nf tljB I3nlt] ipiril



In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And
the earth was without form, and void ; and darkness was upon the
face of the deep : and tl)C Spirit of (5oii tnoocb Upoit tl)C facc

of tl)e toatcrs.

And Moses went out, and told the people the words of the
Lord, and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people,
and set them round about the tabernacle. And the Lord came
down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that
was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders : and it came to
pass, that when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and
did not cease.

But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name of
the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad ; and t\)C
Spirit rcstcb upon tljcm ; and they were of them that were writ-
ten, but went not out unto the tabernacle : and they prophesied in
the camp. And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said,
Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp. And Joshua the son
of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and
said. My lord Moses, forbid them. And Moses said unto him, En-
viest thou for my sake ? would God that all the Lord's people were
prophets, and that the Lord would put l)is Spirit UpOU t^ClU.

And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel abiding in



his tents according to their tribes, and tl)C Spirit of (J3ob CrtUtC
upon l]itn. And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the
son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said.

The anger of the Lord was hot against Israel, and he sold
them into the hand of Chushan-rishathaim, king of Mesopota-
mia: and the childi-en of Israel served Chushan-rishathaim eijjht
years. And when the children of Israel cried unto the Lord, the
Lord raised up a deliverer to the children of Israel, who delivered
them, even Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother. And

tl)c Spirit of tl)c l!orb came upon l)im, cub l)e fubgcb Israel,

anb U)Cnt out to VaXV : and the Lord delivered Chushan-rishathaim
king of Mesopotamia into his hand ; and his hand prevailed against
Chushan-rishathaim. And the land had rest forty years.

And the woman bare a son, and called his name Samson. And
the child grew, and the Lord blessed him. And the Spirit of the



Gen. i. 1, 2.



Numbers,
xi. 24-29.



Numbers,
xxiv. 2, 3.



Judges,
iii. 8-11.



Judges,
xiii. 24, 2.5.



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Judges,
xiv. 5, 6.



JudEtea,
xiv. I'J.



Judges,
XV. 9-15.



Judges,
xvL 13-30.



Lord began to move liiiu at times in the camp of Dan, between
Zorali and Eslitaol.

Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to
Timnath, and came to the vineyards of Timnath : and beliold, a young
Hon roared against him. And tl)C Gpivit of tl)C Corb tamc

migljtilji upon l)im, mib l)c rent Ijim os Ijc monlb \)iwc rent a

kib, and he had nothing in his hand: but he told not his father or
his mother what lie had done.

And tl)e Spirit of tl)c Corb came upon l)im, anb l)c rocnt
botDU to "^^slikelon, anb slew tl)irtji men of them, and took
their spoil, and gave change of garments unto them which ex-
pounded the riddle.

Then the Philistines went up and pitched in Judah, and
spread themselves in Lehi, And the men of Judah said, Why
are ye come up against us? And they answered, To bind Sam-
son are we come up, to do to him as he hath done to us. Then
three thousand men of Judah went to the top of tlie rock Etam,
and said to Samson, Knowest thou not that the Philistines are
rulers over us? what is this that thou hast done unto us? And
he said unto them. As they did unto me, so have I done unto them.
And they said unto him, We are come down to bind thee, that we
may deliver thee into the hand of the Philistines. And Samson said
unto them, Swear unto me, that ye will not fall upon me yourselves.
And they spake unto him, saying, No ; but we will bind thee fast,
and deliver thee into their hand : but surely we will not kill thee.
And they bound him with two new cords, and brought him up from
the rock.

And when he came unto Lehi, the Philistines shouted against
him: and tl]e Spirit of tl)c Cocb came migljtiln upon l)im, anb
tlje corbs ll)at mere upon l)is arms became as flax that was

burnt with fire, and his bands loosed from off his hands. And he
found a new jaw-bone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took
it, and sletD a tl)OUSanb men therewith.

And Delilah said unto Samson, Hitherto thou hast mocked
me, and told me lies ; tell me wherewith thou mightest be bound.
And he said unto her, If thou weavest the seven locks of my head
with the web. And she fastened it with a ]iin, and said mito him,
The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awaked out of his
sleep, and went away with the pin of the beam, and with the web.

And she said unto him, ITow canst thou say, I love thee, when
thino heart is not with me ? Thou hast mocked me these three
times, and hast not told me wherein thy great strength lieth. And
it came to pass Avhen she pressed him daily with her words, and
urged him, so that his soul was vexed unto death ; that he told her
all liis heart, and said unto her. There hath not come a razor upon
mine licad ; for I have been a Nazarite unto Ood from my mothei's
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I shall become weak, and be like any other man. And when De-
lilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called for
the lords of the Philistines, saying. Come up this once, for he hath
shewed me all his heart. Then the lords of the Philistines came up
unto her, and brought money in their hand. And she made him
sleep upon her knees ; and she called for a man, and she caused
him to shave off the seven locks of his head ; and she began to
afflict him, and his strength went from him. And she said, the
Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep,
and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself.

And he wist not that tl)c £or5 tDiis bcpartcb from l)im.

But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought
him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass ; and he
did grind in the prison-house. Howbeit the hair of his head began
to o-row aofain after he was shaven. Then the lords of the Philis-
tines gathered them together, for to offer a great sacrifice unto
Dagon their God, and to rejoice : for they said. Our god hath de-
livered Samson our enemy into our hand. And when the people
saw him, they praised their god : for they said. Our god hath de-
livered into our hands our enemy, and the destroyer of our country,
which slew many of us. And it came to pass, when their hearts
were merry, that they said. Call for Samson that he may make us
sport. xVnd they called for Samson out of the prison-house ; and
he made them sport : and they set him between the pillars. And
Samson said unto the lad that held him by the hand. Suffer me
that I may feel the pillars whereupon the house standeth, that I
may lean upon them. Now the house was full of men and women ;
and all the lords of the Philistines were there : and there were upon
the roof about three thousand men and women, that beheld while
Samson made sport. And Samson called unto the Lord, and said,
Lord God, remember me, I pray thee, and strcngtl)cn ttlC, S
prai} tl)Ci% onln tl)is once, (5ob, that I may be at once
avenge dof the Philistines fur my two eyes. And Samson took
hold of the two middle pillars upon which the house stood, and on
which it was borne up, of the one with his right hand, and of the
other Avith his left. And Samson said, Let me die with the Phil-
istines. And he bowed himself with all his might ; and the house
fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So
the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he
slew in his life.

Then Samuel took a Anal of oil, and poured it upon his head,
and kissed him, and said. Is it not because the Lord liath anointed
thee to be captain over his inheritance ? Wlien thou art departed
from me to-day, then thou shalt find two men by Rachel's sepulchre
in the border of Benjamin at Zelzah ; and they will say unto thee.
The asses which thou wen test to seek are found : and lo, thy father
hath left the care of the asses, and sorroweth for you, saying, What



1 Samuel,
X. 1-10.



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1 Saimiel,
xi. 1-7.



1 Suiniiel,
xvi. 1-H.



shall I do for my son ? Then shalt thou go on forward fi-om thence,
and thou shalt come to the plain of Tabor, and there shall meet
thee three men going up to God to Beth-el, one carrying three
kids, and another carrying three loaves of bread, and another car-
rying a bottle of wine : and they will salute thee, and give thee two
loaves of bread; which thou shalt receive of their hands. After
that thou shalt come to the hill of God, where is the garrison of the
Philistines : and it shall come to pass, when thou art come thither
to the city, that thou shalt meet a company of prophets coming down
from the high place with a psaltery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and
a harp before them; and they shall prophesy: and tl]C Gpil'lt of
l\)C Corb toill come Xipon tIjCC, and thou shalt prophesy with
them, and shalt be turned into another man. And let it be, when
these siofiis are come unto thee, that thou do as occasion serve thee:
for ©ob is tnitl) tl)CC. And thou shalt go down before me to
Gilgal ; and behold, I will come down unto thee, to offer burnt-
offerings, and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace-oflerings : seven days shalt
thou tarry, till I come to thee, and shew thee what thou shalt do.

And it was so, that when he had turned his back to go from
Samuel, God gave him another heart : and all those signs came to
pass that day. And when they came thither to the hill, behold, a
company of prophets met him ; and the Sj^irit of God came upon
him, and he prophesied among them.

Then Nahash the Ammonite came up, and encamped against
Jabesh-gilead : and all the men of Jabesh said unto Nahash, Make
a covenant with us, and we will serve tliee. And Nahash the Am-
monite answered them. On this condition will I make a covenant
witli you, that I may thrust out all your right eyes, and lay it for a
leproach upon all Israel. And the elders of Jabesh said unto him,
Give us seven days' respite, that we may send messengers unto all
the coasts of Israel : and then, if there be no man to save us, we will
come out to thee.

Then came the messengers to Gibeah of Saul, and told the
tidings in the ears of his poo})le : and all the people liftinl up their
voices, and wept. And behold, Saul came after the herd out of the
field ; and Saul said. What aileth the people that they weep ? And
thoy told him the tidings of the men of Jabesh. And tl)C Sjjilit
of (*3ob tome ttpon Sanl when he heard those tidings, and his
anger was kindled greatly. And he took a yoke of oxen, and
hewed them in pieces, and sent them throughout all the coasts of
Israel by the hands of messengers, saying, Whosoever cometh not
ffiilh after Saul and after Samuel, so shall it be done unto his oxen.
And the fear of the Lord fell on the people, and they came out
with one consent.

And the Lord said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn
for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel ? fill
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ite : for I have provided me a king among his sons. And Samuel
said, How can I go? if Saul hear it, he will kill me. And the
Lord said. Take an heifer with thee, and say, I am come to sacrifice
to the Lord. And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will shew thee
Avhat thou shalt do : and thou shalt anoint unto me him whom I
name unto thee. And Samuel did that which the Lord spake,
and came to Beth-lehem. And the elders of the town trembled at
his coming, and said, Comest thou peaceably ? And he said, Peace-
ably : I am come to sacrifice unto the Lord : sanctify yourselves,
and come with me to the sacrifice. And he sanctified Jesse and
his sons, and called them to the sacrifice.

And it came to pass when they were come, that he looked on
Eliab, and said, Surely the Lord's anointed is before him. But
the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the
height of his stature ; because I have refused him : for the LORD
seeth not as man seeth ; for man looketh on the outward appear-
ance, but the Lord looketh on the heart. Then Jesse called Abina-
dab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said. Neither hath
the Lord chosen this. Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by.
And he said. Neither hath the Lord chosen this. Again Jesse made
seven of his sons to pass before Samuel : and Samuel said unto
Jesse, The Lord hath not chosen these. And Samuel said unto
Jesse, Are here all thy children ? And he said, There remaineth
yet the youngest, and behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel
said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him : for we will not sit down
till he come hither. And he sent, and brought him in. Now he
was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to
look to. And the Lord said, Arise, anoint him : for this is he.
Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst

of his brethren : anb tl)c Spirit of tl)c Corb cixmc npon Dauib

from tijat buil fortoarb. So Samuel rose up, and went to
Ramah.

But tl)e Spirit of tlic €orb bcparteb from Snul, and an

evil spirit from the Lord troubled him.

And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from
God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house :
and David played with his hand, as at other times : and there was
a javelin in Saul's hand. And Saul cast the javelin ; for he said,
I will smite David even to the wall with it. And David avoided
out of his presence twice. And Saul was afraid of David, bccciUSC

tl)c Corb tons toitl) l)im, anb toas bcpartcb from Saul.

David, the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up



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