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Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.

15 Whosoever shall confess a that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth 8 in him, and he in God.

16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. b God is love ; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

17 Herein is our love made perfect,o that we may have boldness in the day of judgment : e because as he is, so are we in this world.

18 There is no 'fear in love ; but perfect love -casteth out fear : because fear hath torment. He that feareth 5 is not made perfeet in love.

19 We love him," because he 12 first loved us.

20 - If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar : for he that loveth not his. brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God i whom he hath not seen?

8 abideth. Rh. Ham. 9 Gr. love with us. A. V.

10 is that love perfect in us. To. is love made perfect with us. Pu. 11 God. Wi. Rh. Wh. 19 God, Rh. Wh.

2 John, iii. 17 : For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world ; but that the world through him might be saved. See on 1 John, ij. 2.

a 1 John, v. 9. Rom. x. 9: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him froin the dead, thou shalt be saved. See on Mat. xvi. 16.

o See on ver. 8.
c Ver. 12. 1 John, iii. 24.

a 1 John, iii. 19. James, ii. 13: For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath showed no mercy ; and

mercy rejoiceth against judgment. See on 1 John, ii. 21.

el John, iii. 3.

12 Tim. i. 7 : God hath not given us the spirit of fear ; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

8 Ver. 12.

h 1 John, 1. 4: He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar. 1 John, iji. 17. i Ver, 12.




· 21 And this commandment have we from him, 13 That he who loveth God love his brother also.

CHAP. V. 1 He that loveth God loveth his children, and keepeth his command. ments : 3 which to the faithful are light, and not grievous : 9 Jesus is the Son of God, able to save us, 14 and to hear our prayers, which we make for ourselves, and for others.

WHOSOEVER a 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.

2 By e this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

3 For this is the love of God, that we 'keep his commandments : and his commandments are not grievous.

4 For whatsoever is b born of God overcometh

13 from God. Rh. Wh.

"heavy. Wi. Rh. Ham. Pu.

K MAT. xxii. 37: Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 1 John, iii. 23. See on John, xiii. 34

CHAP. V. a See on John, iii. 16.

b1 John, ii. 22, 23 : Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father. 1 John, iv, 2, 15. See on Mat. xvi, 16.

See on JOHN, iii. 3,5. d John, xv. 23: He that hateth me hateth


Father also. See on John, xiv, 15. f See on John, xiv. 13.

& Mic. vi. 8: He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? See on MAT. xi. 30.

b John, xvi. 33 : These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation : but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. 1 John, iï. 9 : Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin. John, iv. 4. See on John, iii. 3, 5.

the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

5 Who is he that i overcoineth the world, but he that believeth that k Jesus is the Son of God?

6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; 'not by water only, but by water and blood. And mit is the Spirit that beareth witness,” because the Spirit is truth.

7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the ° Father, the ” Word, and the Holy Ghost : and 'these three are one.

2 testimony. Rh. Pu.

i See on Rom. viii. 37. :
k 1 John, iv. 15. See on MAT. xvi. 16.

1 John, xix. 34: One of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came thereout blood and water.

m See on John, xiv. 17, 26.

* Mat. xxviii. 19 : Baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Jơin, v. 37 : "The Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. do. viii. 18: I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me. do. xv. 26: When the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the · Father, he shall testify of me. 1 Cor. xii. 4-6: Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. 1 Tim. iii. 16: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit-received up into glory.

• John, v. 32, 36: There is another that beareth witness of me.-For the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. do. viii, 17, 18,54: It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true. I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.--It is my Father that honoureth me ; of whom ye say, that he is your God. do. x. 24, 25, 37, 38: If thou be the Christ, tell us plainlý. Jesus answered them, I told

ye believed not : the works that I do in my Fa- . ther's name, they bear witness of me. If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works : that ye may know, and be

you, and

8 And there are three that 3 bear witness in earth, 'the spirit, and the water, and the blood : and these three agree in one.

9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater : for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.

10 He that believeth on the Son of God whath

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3 In Co. Be. and Dod. the 7th verse is between crotchets; in Ma. and Cr. in smaller type; in Wh. and Ne. omitted ; and Bishop Prettiman expresses bis conviction that it is spurious. Elem. nf Theol. vol. ii. p. 90, note. The 7th and 8th verses are trausposed in We. lieve, that the Father is in me, and I in him. See on Mat. ili. 7.

P John, i. I : In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Rev. xix. 13: His name was called the Word of God. 9 See on Mat. iii. 16.

John, x. 30: I and my Father are one. & John, xv. 26: But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me. Acts, ii. 2–4: And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. 2 Cor. i. 22: Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

11 Pet. iii. 21 : The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

u Heb. xiii. 12: Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.

MAT. iii. 16, 17: And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water : and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him : and lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased, do. xvii. 5: While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them : and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear


him. John, viii. 17, 18. w See on Rom. viii. 15, 16.

the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.

11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

12 y He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. 13 - These things have I written unto you

that believe on the name of the Son of God; a that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing 6 according to his will, he heareth us :

15 ° And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, dhe shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death.

* testimony. Rh. Pu. 5 concerning him. A. V. Whatsoever we shall ask. Rh. the requests which we ask from him. Pu.

* John, iii. 33 : He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. do, v. 38: Ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not,

y See on Acts, iii. 15.

2 John, xx. 31: These are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

• John, i. 1, 2: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning b See on Mat, vii. 7, 8.

See on Mat. vii. 7, 8; and on John, ix. 31. 1 Job, xlii. 8: Go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you : for him will I accept. James, v. 14, 15: Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the Church, and let them pray over him. And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him,


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