Sivut kuvina
[blocks in formation]


2 Gr. in.

3 Some


ties omit

the over-

4 Some
ties omit

unto God.

5 Or, Like

wise... elder; yea, all of you

one to another. Gird


with humility

7 Gr. being

Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial among you, which cometh upon you to prove you, as though a strange thing happened unto 13 you but insomuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings, rejoice; that at the revelation of his glory also ye may rejoice 14 with exceeding joy. If ye are reproached 2 for the name of Christ, blessed are ye; because the Spirit of glory and the Spirit of God resteth upon 15 you. For let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evil-doer, or as a meddler 16 in other men's matters: but if a man suffer as a Christian, 6 Or, the let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God in this 17 name. For the time is come for judgement to begin at the house of God: and if it begin first at us, what shall be the end of them that obey not the 18 gospel of God? And if the righteous is scarcely saved, where shall the ungodly and 19 sinner appear? Wherefore let them also that suffer according to the will of God commit their souls in well-doing unto a faithful Creator. 5 The elders therefore among you I exhort, who am a fellowelder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, who am also a partaker of the glory 2 that shall be revealed: Tend the flock of God which is a-1



8 Gr. brotherhood.

90r, restore

10 Many

ties add

11 Gr. the.

12 That is,

or, The

mong you, 3 exercising the oversight, not of constraint, but willingly, according unto God; nor yet for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; neither 3 as lording it over the charge allotted to you, but making yourselves ensamples to the flock. And when the chief 4 Shepherd shall be manifested, ye shall receive the crown of glory that fadeth not away. 5 Likewise, ye younger, be sub- 5 ject unto the elder. Yea, all of you gird yourselves with humility, to serve one another: for God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves there- 6 fore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time; casting all 7 your anxiety upon him, because he careth for you. Be 8 sober, be watchful: your adVersary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom 9 withstand stedfast in 6 your faith, knowing that the same sufferings are 7accomplished in your 8 brethren who are in the world. And the God of 10 all grace, who called you unto his eternal glory in Christ, after that ye have suffered a little while, shall himself 9 perfect, stablish, strengthen 10 you. To him be the dominion for 11

ever and ever. Amen.

By Silvanus, 11 our faithful 12 brother, as I account him, I have written unto you briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God: stand ye fast therein. 12 She 13 that is in Babylon, elect together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Mark my son. Salute one 14 another with a kiss of love.

Peace be unto you all that I are in Christ.



ties read

2 Gr. bondservant.

3 Gr. an

4 Or,
our God
and the

5 Some

ties read

glory and

virtue. 6 Or, a

7 Or, self

1 1 SIMON Peter, a 2 servant 1 Many and apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained 3 a like precious faith with us in the righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ: 2 Grace to you and peace be multiplied in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; 3 seeing that his divine power hath granted unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that called us 5 by his 4 own glory and virtue; whereby he hath granted unto us his precious and exceeding great promises; that through these ye may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world by 5 lust. Yea, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply virtue; and in your virtue 6 knowledge; and in your knowledge 7 temperance; and in your temperance patience; and in your patience godli7 ness; and in your godliness love of the brethren; and in your love of the brethren love. 8 For if these things are yours and abound, they make you to be not idle nor unfruitful unto the knowledge of our 9 Lord Jesus Christ. For he that lacketh these things is blind, 8 seeing only what is near, having forgotten the cleansing from his old sins. 10 Wherefore, brethren, give the more diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall 11 never stumble: for thus shall

8 Or,
his eyes
9 Or, de-
10 Gr.
11 Gr.


12 Gr. was
by the
13 Gr..
14 Gr.
15 Or,
16 Gr. was

be richly supplied unto you the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Wherefore I shall be ready 12 always to put you in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and are established in the truth which is with you. And I think it right, 13 as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance; knowing that the putting off 14 of my tabernacle cometh swiftly, even as our Lord Jesus Christ signified unto me. Yea, 15 I will give diligence that at every time ye may be able after my decease to call these things to remembrance. For 16 we did not follow cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and 10 coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For 17 he 11 received from God the Father honour and glory, when there 12 came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: and 18 this voice we ourselves heard 13 come out of heaven, when we were with him in the holy mount. And we have the 19 word of prophecy made more sure; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a lamp shining in a 14 dark place, until the day dawn, and the day-star arise in your hearts: knowing this first, that no pro- 20 phecy of scripture is of 15 private interpretation. For no 21 prophecy ever 16 came by the


will of man: but men spake
from God, being moved by the 10r, Holy
1 Holy Ghost.

sects of

3 Or,

cast them



5 Some
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6 Gr. a

7 Gr. tor-

s Gr.


9 Gr.

ble not to rail at 8 dignities: whereas angels, though greater 11 in might and power, bring not a railing judgement against them before the Lord. But 12 these, as creatures without reason, born 9 mere animals 10 to be taken and destroyed, railinto dun-ing in matters whereof they are ignorant, shall in their 11 destroying surely be destroyed, suffering wrong as the hire 13 of wrong-doing; men that count it pleasure to revel in the day-time, spots and blemishes, revelling in their 12 lovefeasts while they feast with you; having eyes full of 13 adul- 14 tery, and that cannot cease from sin; enticing unstedfast souls; having a heart exercised in covetousness; children of cursing; forsaking the right 15 way, they went astray, having followed the way of Balaam the son of 14 Beor, who loved the hire of wrong-doing; but 16 he was rebuked for his own transgression: a dumb spake with man's voice and stayed the madness of the prophet. These are springs 17 without water, and mists driv en by a storm; for whom the blackness of darkness hath been reserved. For, uttering 18 great swelling words of vanity, they entice in the lusts of the flesh, by lasciviousness, those who are just escaping from them that live in error; pro- 19 mising them liberty, while they themselves are bondservants of corruption; for of 15 whom a man is overcome, of the same is he also brought into bondage. For if, after they 20 of the world through the knowhave escaped the defilements ledge of 16 the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein and overcome, the last state is become worse with them than

10 Or.

to take

But there arose false pro-2 Or, phets also among the people, as among you also there shall be false teachers, who shall privily bring in 2 destructive heresies, denying even the Master that bought them, bringing upon themselves swift de-4 2 struction. And many shall follow their lascivious doings; by reason of whom the way of the truth shall be evil spoken 3 of. And in covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose sentence now from of old lingereth not, and their destruc4 tion slumbereth not. For if God spared not angels when they sinned, but cast them down to 4 hell, and committed them to 5pits of darkness, to be reserved unto judgement; 5 and spared not the ancient world, but preserved Noah with seven others, a preacher of righteousness, when he brought a flood upon the world of the 6 ungodly and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, having made them an example unto those that should live 7 ungodly; and delivered righteous Lot, sore distressed by the lascivious life of the wick-13 8 ed (for that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, 7 vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their lawless deeds): 9 the Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment unto 10 the day of judgement; but chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of defilement, and despise dominion. Daring, selfwilled, they trem

and to
11 Or, cor-
12 Many
ties read


an adul-

14 Many

15 Or, what

ties read

16 Many


ties read


1 Gr. in

the last of
the days.

21 the first. For it were better
for them not to have known
the way of righteousness, than,
after knowing it, to turn back
from the holy commandment
22 delivered unto them. It has
happened unto them accord-
ing to the true proverb, The
dog turning to his own vomit
again, and the sow that had
washed to wallowing in the 2 Gr.



4 Or,
with fire


This is now, beloved, the second epistle that I write unto you; and in both of them I stir up your sincere mind by 3 Or, putting you in remembrance; through 2 that ye should remember the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and the commandment of the Lord and Saviour through your apo3 stles: knowing this first, that 1 in the last days mockers shall come with mockery, walking 4 after their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of his 2 coming? for, from the day that the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of 5 the creation. For this they wilfully forget, that there were heavens from of old, and an earth compacted out of water and amidst water, by the word 6 of God; by which means the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perish7 ed: but the heavens that now are, and the earth, by the same word have been 4 stored up for 7 Or, fire, being reserved against the day of judgement and destruction of ungodly men.


But forget not this one thing, beloved, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one 9 day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some count slackness; but is longsuffering to you-ward, not



read dis-

wishing that any should perish,
but that all should come to
repentance. But the day of 10
the Lord will come as a thief;
in the which the heavens shall
pass away with a great noise,
and the 5 elements shall be dis-
solved with fervent heat, and
the earth and the works that
are therein shall be burned
up. Seeing that these things 11
are thus all to be dissolved,
what manner of persons ought
ye to be in all holy living and
godliness, looking for and 12
7 earnestly desiring the 2 com-
ing of the day of God, by rea-
I son of which the heavens be-
ing on fire shall be dissolved,
and the 5 elements shall melt
with fervent heat? But, ac- 13
cording to his- promise, we
look for new heavens and a
new earth, wherein dwelleth

Wherefore, beloved, seeing 14
that ye look for these things,
give diligence that ye may be
found in peace, without spot
and blameless in his sight.
And account that the longsuf- 15
fering of our Lord is salva-
tion; even as our beloved bro-
6The most ther Paul also, according to
the wisdom given to him, wrote
unto you; as also in all his 16
epistles, speaking in them of
these things; wherein are some
things hard to be understood,
which the ignorant and un-
stedfast wrest, as they do also
the other scriptures, unto their
own destruction. Ye there- 17
fore, beloved, knowing these
things beforehand, beware lest,
being carried away with the
error of the wicked, ye fall
from your own stedfastness.
But grow in the grace and 18
knowledge of our Lord and
Saviour Jesus Christ. To him
be the glory both now and for
ever. Amen.


8 Gr.

unto the
day of



1 THAT which was from the beginning, that which we have heard, that which we have seen with our eyes, that which we beheld, and our hands handled, concerning the 1 Word of 2 life (and the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare unto

man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: and he 2 is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the whole world. And hereby know we that we 3 know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I 4

you the life, the eternal life, 1 Or, word know him, and keepeth not

which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us); 3 that which we have seen and heard declare we unto you also, that ye also may have fellowship with us: yea, and our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus 4 Christ and these things we write, that 2 our joy may be fulfilled.

5 And this is the message which we have heard from him, and announce unto you, that God is light, and in him 6 is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in the darkness, we lie, and do not 7 the truth: but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanseth us from 8 all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, 9 and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us 10 from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 2 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye may not sin, And if any

2 Many ancient authori


his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him: but whoso keepeth his word, 5 in him verily hath the love of God been perfected. Hereby know we that we are in him: he that saith he abideth in 6 him ought himself also to walk even as he walked.

Beloved, no new command- 7 ment write I unto you, but an old commandment which ye ties read had from the beginning: the old commandment is the word which ye heard. Again, a new 8 commandment write I unto you, which thing is true in him and in you; because the darkness is passing away, and the true light already shineth. He that saith he is in the 9 light, and hateth his brother, is in the darkness even until now. He that loveth his bro- 10 ther abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. But he 11 that hateth his brother is in the darkness, and walketh in the darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because the darkness hath blinded his eyes.

3 Or, Comforter


Helper Gr. Paraclete.

I write unto you, my little 12 children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake. I write unto you, fa- 13

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