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THE elder unto Gaius the beloved, whom I love in truth.

Beloved, I pray that in all things thou mayest prosper (3 and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. "For I 1rejoiced greatly, when brethren came and bare witness 4) unto thy truth, even as thou walkest in truth. "Greater 2 joy have I none than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.


Beloved, thou doest a faithful work in whatsoever thou doest toward them that are brethren and strangers withal; 6) "who bare witness to thy love before the church: whom thou wilt do well to set forward on their journey worthily (7 of God: "because that for the sake of the Name they 8 went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles. "We therefore ought to welcome such, that we may be fellow-workers with the truth.


I wrote somewhat unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, re10) ceiveth us not. "Therefore, if I come, I will bring to remembrance his works which he doeth, prating against us with wicked words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and them that would he forbiddeth, and casteth them out of the church. "Beloved, imitate not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: he that doeth


1 Or, rejoice greatly, when brethren come and bear witness
3 Or, these things, that I hear

read grace.


2 Some ancient authorities

A. V.-1 wellbeloved.. (the); 2 wish above: 3 (the).. testified of the.. that is in thee.. (the); 4 no..that..walk; 5 faithfully.. to the.. | to |; 6 Which have ..if thou bring..after a godly sort.. shalt ; 7 [his] name's; 8 | receive |.. might..fellowhelpers to; 10 Wherefore.. remember.. deeds.. malicious; II follow.. [but].

(12 evil hath not seen God.


"Demetrius hath the witness of

all men, and of the truth itself: yea, we also bear witness; and thou knowest that our witness is true.

I had many things to write unto thee, but I am unwill14 ing to write them to thee with ink and pen: "but I hope

shortly to see thee, and we shall speak face to face. The friends salute thee. Salute the

Peace be unto thee.

friends by name.

A. V.-12 good report. .(and)..record.. ye know..record; 13 will not..unto; 14 trust I Greet.



JUDAS, a 'servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, 2 to them that are called, beloved in God the Father, and 2 kept for Jesus Christ: "Mercy unto you and peace and love be multiplied.


Beloved, while I was giving all diligence to write unto you of our common salvation, I was constrained to write unto you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith (4) which was once for all delivered unto the saints. "For there are certain men crept in privily, even they who were of old set forth unto this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.



Now I desire to put you in remembrance, though ye know all things once for all, how that the Lord, having saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward (6 destroyed them that believed not. "And angels which kept not their own principality, but left their proper habitation, he hath kept in everlasting bonds under darkness 7 unto the judgement of the great day. "Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them, having in like manner with these given themselves over to fornication, and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, (8) suffering the punishment of eternal fire. "Yet in like manner these also in their dreamings defile the flesh, and

1 Gr. bondservant.


2 Or, to them that are beloved in God the Father, and kept for

Jesus Christ, being called

3 Or, the only Master, and our Lord Jesus Christ 5 Gr. the second time.

4 Many very ancient authorities read Jesus.
as an example of eternal fire, suffering punishment

6 Or,

A. V.-1 Jude, the.. | sanctified | by..preserved in..(and); 3 when.. gave..(the).. it..needful for me..(and) exhort.. that ye should; unawares..(before). . ordained to ..the.. Lord [God]; 5 will therefore.. knew | this |.. the; 6 (the).. first estate.. own..reserved.. chains; 7 Gomorrha.. giving..going..for.. vengeance; 8 Likewise.. (filthy) dreamers.



9 set at nought dominion, and rail at 'dignities. Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing judgement, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. 10 "But these rail at whatsoever things they know not and what they understand naturally, like the creatures withII out reason, in these things are they destroyed. "Woe unto them! for they went in the way of Cain, and 3 ran riotously in the error of Balaam for hire, and perished in (12) the gainsaying of Korah. "These are they who are hidden rocks in your love-feasts when they feast with you, shepherds that without fear feed themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn trees with13) out fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; "wild waves



of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the blackness of darkness hath been re14) served for ever. "And to these also Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, Behold, the Lord came (15 with ten thousands of his holy ones, "to execute judgement upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their works of ungodliness which they have ungodly wrought, and of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have (16 spoken against him. "These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their lusts (and their mouth speaketh great swelling words), shewing respect of persons for the sake of advantage.

17 But ye, beloved, remember ye the words which have

been spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus (18) Christ; "how that they said to you, In the last time there shall be mockers, walking after their own ungodly lusts. 1 Gr. glories. 2 Or, corrupted 3 Or, cast themselves away through

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+ Or, spots 7 Gr. their own lusts of ungodlinesses.

A. V.-despise speak evil of; 9 Yet.. accusation: 10 speak evil of those.. which.. but..know .as brute beasts.. those..corrupt themselves; II have gone..greedily after ..reward..Core; 12 || spots . . feasts of charity. .feeding. .(they are). . about of |..whose fruit withereth; 13; 14 of..cometh.. thousand.. saints; 15 | convince | ..that are. ..[among them].. ungodly deeds..committed.. their..speeches; 16 (own).. having (men's).. in admiration because; 17 were..of; 18 told.. should..(who should) walk.

"These are they who make separations, 1sensual, having (19 20 not the Spirit. "But ye, beloved, building up yourselves

on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 "keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the 22 mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 12 And 23) on some have mercy, who are in doubt; "and some save, snatching them out of the fire; and on some have mercy with fear; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.


Now unto him that is able to guard you from stumbling, and to set you before the presence of his glory without (25 blemish in exceeding joy, "to the only God our Saviour, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and power, before all time, and now, and for evermore. Amen.

1 Or, natural Or, animal
somewhat uncertain.

. fire) is

2 The Greek text in this passage (And. 3 Or, while they dispute with you 4 Gr. unto all the ages.

A. V.-19 be.. separate [themselves]; 20 Ghost; 22 of.. compassion, making a difference; 23 others. . pulling; 24 keep..falling.. present.. faultless.. with; 25 [wise] ..[and]..both..ever.

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