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light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son 'cleanseth us from all sin. · 8 $ If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

9 If we “confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar,3 and his word is not in us.

CHAP. II. 1 He comforteth them against the sins of infirmity : 3 rightly to know God is to keep his commandments, 9 to love our brethren, 15 and not to love the world : 18 we must beware of seducers : 20 from whose deceits the godly are safe, preserved by perseverance in faith, and holiness of life.

MY little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an

a advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous :

2 And he is the propitiation for our sins : and not for our's only, but also for the sins of the whole world,

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41 JOHN, ii. 2. See on Acts, xx. 28. 1 Cor. vi. 11 : Such were some of

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ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

& Joe, xv. 14: What is man, that he should be clean ? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous ? do. xxv. 4: How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman? See on JAMES, iii. 2.

+ 1 John, ii. 4.

u JOB, xxxiii. 27, 28: He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sínned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not; he will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light. See on 1 Cor. xi. 31.

Ps. li. 2 : Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. See on ver. 7.

CHAP. II. a. See on Rom. viii. 34. b. 1 John, i. 7. See on Rom. iii. 25. • John, i. 29 : The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto

3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we d keep his commandments.

4 e He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

5 But whoso 6 keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected : * hereby know we that we are in him.

6 He that saith he abideth in him 'ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

7 Brethren, "I write no new commandment unto you,

but an old? commandment which ye had from the beginning.

ne beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the besánaing.

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him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world. do. iv. 42: We have hear: and know that this is indeed the Christ, the IT så de world. do. xi. 51, 52: And this spake he sot si bene? being High Priest that year, he prophesied that Jason 1 die for that nation; and not for that intens saly, but it is he should gather together in me the children of Geneva scattered abroad. 1 Joax, iv. 14: We bare scan, . * tify, that the Father sent the Son to be the Sion serji

See on Johx, xiv. 15. e 1 John, i. 6. do. iv. 20: If a man say, I 1.9 Gut, mu hateth his brother, he is a liar.

fl John, i. 8.
5 See on John, xiv. 15.

h 1 JOHN, iv. 12: If we love one rastla, Give us, and his love is perfected in us.

il John, iv. 13: Hereby kes* we tant ist 1. 11, and he in us, because he bath given the board

JOHN, xv. 4,5: Abide in me, aediate ai cannot bear fruit of itself, szee it and I 15 7 16 15 159, can ye, except ye abide in te I a. *** 7 14, "* ***** branches : He that abideth in us

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"sty Wang See on MAT. xi. 29. m See on 1 Jons, i. 5. See on JOHN, xin. 34.

you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the ° darkness is past, and the P true light now shineth.

9. He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.

10 He that 'loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling 3 in him.

11 But he that i hateth his brother is in . darkness, and "walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.

12 I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you 'for his name's sake.

13 I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men,

because

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have overcome

3 Gr. scandal. A. V.

• Rom. xiii. 12: Let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Eph. v. 8: For ye were sometimes darkness, but

now are ye light in the Lord : walk as children of light. 1 Thes, v. 5, 8: Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Let us, who are of the day, be sober.

P See on John, viii. 12.

9 1 Cor. xiii. 2: Though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge ; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. 2 Pet. i. 9: He that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off. 1 John, iii. 14, 15. .

See on John, xiii. 34. $ 2 Pet. i. 10: If ye do these things, ye shall never fall.

+ Lev. xix. 17: Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.

u John, xii. 35: Walk while ye have light, lest darkness come upon you : for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.

1 John, i. 7. Ps. xxv. 11 : For thy name's sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great. See on Acts, xii. 38.

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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 beginning. Í have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.5

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 blust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

17 And the d world passeth away, and the lust

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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.

y 1 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 friendship 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.

• 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.

• 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 Santichrist 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 kif 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 " ye have an unction "from the Holy One, and

ye know all things.
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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.

51 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. iii. 1; This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

i 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. 2] : 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.

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