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that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us ;)

3 That which we have i seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us : and truly our fellowship is k with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.

5 This then is the m message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is " light, and in him is no darkness at all.

6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth :2 . 7 But if we Pwalk in the light, as he is in the

wander. Wi. 2 according to the truth. Pu. & John, xvij.3: And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. · 1 John, v. 20 : This is the true God, and eternal life.

See on John, i. 1, 2. i Acts, iv. 20: For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. See on Acts, xxii. 14.

k John, xvii. 11: And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. See on 1 Cor. i. 9.

See on John, xv. ll. m 1 John, ii. 7. do. iii. 11: This is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. 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.

1 Tim. vi. 16: Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto ; whom no man hath seen, nor can see : to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen. See on John, viii. 12.

• 2 Cor. vi. 14: What fellowship hath righteousness with unrigbteousness ? and what communion hath light with darkness? 1 John, ii. 4. ...

PJOHN, xii. 35: Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you : for hé that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.

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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, 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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91 John, ii. 2. See on Acts, xx. 28.

1 Cor. vi. 11: Such were some of you : but 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, xxxjii. 27, 28: He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, 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 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth e is not in him.

5 But whoso 5 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 k abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

7 Brethren, mI write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning

8 Again, a new commandment I write unto I are sure. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. Gen. are seasible. Pe stat vid Ca Ma. Cr.

him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, ubich takes a the sin of the world. do. iv.42: We have heart En omista, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Sion e world. do. si. 51, 52: And this spake he set of t ell : being High Priest that year, be prophesied that Jesus soros die for that nation; and not for that matigas only, but that 1.115 he should gather together in one the children of Go , a scattered abroad. 1 Joax, is. 14: We are see,

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See on Johx, xiv. 15. el John, i. 6. do. iv. 20: If a man ay, I love Gori, hateth his brother, he is a liar.

1 Joan, i. 8. & See on John, ziv. 15. h 1 John, iy. 12: If we love one woka,

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

9 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 vour 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 ye have overcome

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.
s 2 Pet. i. 10: If ye do these things, ye shall never fall.

t 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.

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

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. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are 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 blust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

17 And the dworld 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.

y 1 Pet. v. 9: Whom resist sted fast 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. . 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 eninity 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.

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