1 Peter Chapter 1

New Testament / First Epistle of Peter / Chapter 1

1-2 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the pilgrims scattered throughout Asia, Bithynia, Cappadocia, Galatia, and Pontus, elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.

3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

6-9 Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, you are in heaviness by various temptations, that the testing of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tried with fire, might be found to praise and honor and glory at the appearance of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you do not see him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

10-12 Of which salvation the prophets had inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come to you, searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them did signify, when he testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that would follow. To whom it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to us they did minister the things, which are now reported to you by those who have preached the gospel to you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

13-16 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts in your ignorance; but as he who has called you is holy, you also be holy in all manner of conduct, because it is written, Be holy, for I am holy.

17-21 And if you call on the Father, who without respect of persons judges according to each man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear; knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who truly was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, who by him you believe in God, who raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory so that your faith and hope might be in God.

22-25 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit to genuine love of the brethren, see that you fervently love one another with a pure heart, being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and abides forever. For all flesh is as grass and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withers and the flower falls away, but the word of the Lord endures forever. And this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.

1 Peter Chapter 2

1 Peter Chapter 2

New Testament / First Epistle of Peter / Chapter 2

1-3 Therefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisy, and envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

4-6 To whom coming as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God as precious, you also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Therefore it is also contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, elect, precious, and he who believes on him will not be put to shame.

7-8 Therefore to you who believe he is precious: But to those who are disobedient, the stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone, and a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense, even to those who stumble at the word, being disobedient, which also they were appointed.

9-10 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people, that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light, who in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

11-12 Dearly beloved, I beg you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul, having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

13-17 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake, whether it be to the king as supreme, or to governors, as to those that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, yet not using your liberty as a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.

18-25 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh. For this is praiseworthy, if a man is conscience toward God endures grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it, when you are beaten for your faults, if you shall take it patiently? But if, when you do good and suffer for it, and you take it patently, this is acceptable with God. For even for this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps: Who committed no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth, who, when he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but committed himself to him who judges righteously; who himself bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live for righteousness: by whose stripes you were healed. For you were as sheep going astray; but have now returned to the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

1 Peter Chapter 3

1 Peter Chapter 3

New Testament / First Epistle of Peter / Chapter 3

1-6 Likewise, you wives, be in subjection to your own husbands, that if any do not obey the word, they also may without the word be won by the conduct of the wives, while they behold your chaste conduct coupled with fear. Whose adorning let it not be the outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing gold, or of putting on fine apparel. But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is incorruptible, even the beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in the sight of God is of great value. For after this manner in old times the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection to their own husbands, even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters you are, as long as you do well and are not afraid with any trepidation.

7 Likewise, your husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers are not hindered.

8-10 Finally, all be of one mind, having compassion for one another, love as brethren, be tenderhearted, be courteous, not rendering evil for evil, or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you are called, that you should inherit a blessing. For he who will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:

11 Let him turn from evil, and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.

12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayers, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.

13-17 And who is he that will harm you, if you are followers of that which is good? But if you suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are you: and be not afraid of their threats, neither be troubled. But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear; having a good conscience, that when those who speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed who falsely accuse your good conduct in Christ. For it is better, if the will of God be so, that you suffer for doing good than for doing evil.

18-22 For Christ also has suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but made alive by the Spirit, by which he also went and preached to the spirits in prison, who formerly were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. There is also a figure whereunto even baptism now saves 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, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to him.

1 Peter Chapter 4

1 Peter Chapter 4

New Testament / First Epistle of Peter / Chapter 4

1-6 Forasmuch then as Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God. For in times past our life was spent doing the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in excess of wine, lewdness, lusts, banquet parties, revelries, and abominable idolatries: Whereby they think it strange that you do not partake with them in debauchery, speaking evil of you. They shall give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. For this cause was the gospel preached to those who are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.

7-11 But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be sober, and watchful in your prayers. And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves, for charity shall cover a multitude of sins. Use hospitality one to another without grumbling. As every man has received the gift, even so, minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God; If any man ministers, let him do it with the ability which God gives, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

12-16 Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you: But rejoice, as you are partakers of Christ's sufferings, that when his glory shall be revealed, you may also rejoice with exceeding joy. If you are reproached for the name of Christ, happy are you, for the spirit of glory and of God rests upon you; on their part he is spoken evil of, but on your part he is glorified. But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. Yet if any man suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this manner.

17-19 For the time has come that judgment must begin at the house of God; and if it first begins with us, what shall the end be of those who do not obey the gospel of God? And if the righteous are scarcely saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? Therefore, let those who suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls as to him who is a good and faithful Creator.

1 Peter Chapter 5

1 Peter Chapter 5

New Testament / First Epistle of Peter / Chapter 5

1-4 The elders which are among you I exhort, I who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd shall appear, you will receive a crown of glory that does not fade away.

5 Likewise, you younger men, submit yourselves to the elders. Yea, all of you be subject to one another and be clothed with humility: for God resist the proud, and gives grace to the humble.

6-7 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time, casting all your cares upon him, for he cares for you.

8-11 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, walks about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour, whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are experienced by your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother to you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein you stand.

13-14 The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, greets you; and so does Mark my son. Greet each other with a kiss of love. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.

2 Peter Chapter 1

2 Peter Chapter 1

New Testament / Second Epistle of Peter / Chapter 1

1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:

2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, according as his divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who has called us to glory and virtue, whereby are given to us exceeding great and precious promises, that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

5-9 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, and to virtue knowledge, and to knowledge temperance, and to temperance patience, and to patience godliness, and to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things are in you and abound, they shall make you neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he who lacks these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and has forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

10-11 Therefore, brethren, be diligent in making your calling and election sure, for if you do these things, you will never fall; for so an entrance shall be abundantly supplied to you into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

12-15 Therefore, I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though you know them, and are established in the present truth. Yea, I think it is right, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance, knowing that shortly I must put off my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ has shown me. Moreover I will endeavor that you may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.

16-18 For we had not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received from God the Father honor and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with him on the holy mountain.

19-21 We also have a more sure word of prophecy, which you do well to take heed, as to a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns, and the day-star arises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For prophecy never came in old time by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

2 Peter Chapter 2

2 Peter Chapter 2

New Testament / Second Epistle of Peter / Chapter 2

1-3 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who shall secretly bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their destructive ways because of whom the way of truth shall be spoken of as evil. And through covetousness, they shall exploit you with insincere words, who for a long time their judgment did not linger, and their damnation did not slumber.

4-11 For if God did not spare the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; and did not spare the old world, but saved Noah, the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned those in demolishing them, making them an example to those who afterward should live ungodly; and delivered righteous Lot, tormented by the filthy conversation of the wicked (for that righteous man dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul day by day in seeing and hearing their lawless deeds). The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and reserve the unjust for the day of judgment to be punished, chiefly those who walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. They are presumptuous, self-willed, and are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries. Whereas angels, who are greater in power and might, do not bring a railing accusation against them before the Lord.

12-16 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they do not understand, and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; and shall receive the wages of unrighteousness, as those who count it pleasure to riot in the daytime. They are spots and blemishes, condemning themselves with their own deceptions while they feast with you, having eyes full of adultery, and who cannot cease from sin, charming unstable souls. They have a heart trained in covetous practices; are cursed children. They have forsaken the right way, and have gone astray, following the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; but was rebuked for his iniquity: a dumb donkey speaking with man's voice forbid the madness of the prophet.

17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest, for whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.

18-22 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, those who have escaped from those who live in error. While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption, for by whom a man is overcome, by him he is brought into bondage. For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning. For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them. But it has happened to them according to the true proverb, The dog has turned again to his own vomit, and the sow that was washed, to her wallowing in the mire.

2 Peter Chapter 3

2 Peter Chapter 3

New Testament / Second Epistle of Peter / Chapter 3

1-7 Beloved, this second epistle I write to you in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance, that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days' scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of his coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation. For this they willingly forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water, whereby the world that then was perished, being flooded with water. But the heavens and the earth, which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

8-9 But, beloved, do not be ignorant of this one thing, that one day with the Lord is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

10-13 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat; the earth and also the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in all holy conversation and godliness, looking for and hasting the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless, according to his promise, we look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness.

14-16 Therefore, beloved, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that you may be found by him in peace, without spot, and blameless. And consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation, even as our beloved brother Paul according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which they who are unlearned and unstable twist to their own destruction as they also do the other scriptures.

17-18 You, therefore, beloved, seeing you know these things beforehand, beware lest you also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness. But grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.

1 John Chapter 1

1 John Chapter 1

New Testament / First Epistle of John / Chapter 1

1-4 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show to you that eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us;) That which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things we write to you, that your joy may be full.

5-7 This then is the message we have heard of him, and declare to you, that God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin.

8-10 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

1 John Chapter 2

1 John Chapter 2

New Testament / First Epistle of John / Chapter 2

1-2 My little children, these things I write to you, that you sin not. And if any man sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And he is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

3-6 And hereby we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He who says, I know him, and does not keep his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whosoever keeps his word, truly the love of God is perfected in him: hereby we know that we are in him. He who says he abides in him ought himself also to walk just as he walked.

7-8 Brethren, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard from the beginning. Again, a new commandment I write to you, which is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light is now shining.

9-14 He who says he is in the light and hates his brother, is in darkness even until now. He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no occasion of stumbling in him. But he who hates his brother is in darkness, and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes. I write to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake. I write to you, fathers, because you have known him that is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the wicked one. I write to you, little children, because you have known the Father. I have written to you, fathers, because you have known him that is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the wicked one.

15-17 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life are not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passes away, and the lust thereof, but he who does the will of God abides forever.

18-19 Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist shall come, even now there are many antichrists, whereby we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us; but they went out, that they might be made manifest that none of them were of us.

20-21 But you have an unction from the Holy One, and you know all things. I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth.

22-23 Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is an antichrist, who denies the Father and the Son. Whosoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; but he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.

24-25 Let that therefore abide in you, which you have heard from the beginning. If that which you have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, you also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father. And this is the promise that he has promised us, even eternal life.

26-27 These things I have written to you concerning those who seduce you. But the anointing which you have received of him abides in you, and you do not need any man to teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it has taught you, you shall abide in him.

28-29 And now, little children, abide in him, that when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of him.

1 John Chapter 3

1 John Chapter 3

New Testament / First Epistle of John / Chapter 3

1-3 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world does not know us because it did not know him. Beloved, now we are the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when he shall appear, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. And every man that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure.

4-6 Whosoever commits sin also transgresses the law, for sin is the transgression of the law. And you know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. Whosoever abides in him does not sin. Whosoever sins has not seen him, neither known him.

7-9 Little children, let no man deceive you: he who does righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He who commits sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose, the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin; for his seed remains in him, and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

10-12 In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest. Whosoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, neither does he who does not love his brother. For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. Not as Cain, who was of the wicked one, and slew his brother. And why did he kill him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

13-15 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hates you. We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death. Whosoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

16-17 Hereby, we perceive the love of God because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whosoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart of compassion from him, how does the love of God dwell in him?

18-23 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in the tongue, but in deed and in truth. And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. For if our hearts condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, then we have confidence toward God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things pleasing in his sight. And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

24 And he that keeps his commandments dwells in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit which he has given us.

1 John Chapter 4

1 John Chapter 4

New Testament / First Epistle of John / Chapter 4

1-3 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. Hereby you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God: and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, which you have heard that would come, and even now it is already in the world.

4-6 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he who is in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world: therefore they speak of the world, and the world hears them. We are of God: he who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. Hereby we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

7-11 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God, and everyone who loves is born of God, and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, because God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

12-16 No man has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwells in us, and his love is perfected in us. Hereby we know that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he has given us his Spirit. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwells in him, and he in God. And we have known and believed the love that God has toward us. God is love, and he who dwells in love dwells in God, and God in him.

17-19 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love cast out fear: because fear has torment. He who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love him, because he first loved us.

20-21 If a man says, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? And this commandment we have from him, That he who loves God should love his brother also.

1 John Chapter 5

1 John Chapter 5

New Testament / First Epistle of John / Chapter 5

1-5 Whosoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and everyone that loves him that begot also loves him who is begotten of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

6-8 This is he who came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is truth. There are three that bear witness in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost, and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness on earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree as one.

9-13 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he has testified of his Son. He that believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself: he who does not believe God has made him a liar; because he does not believe the witness that God gave of his Son. And this is the witness, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life, and he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you that believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may believe in the name of the Son of God.

14-15 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us: and if we know that he hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired from him.

16-17 If any man sees his brother sin a sin that does not lead to death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for those that sin that does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death: I do not say that he should pray about that. All unrighteousness is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death.

18 We know that whosoever is born of God does not sin, but he who is begotten of God keeps himself, and the wicked one touches him not.

19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness.

20 And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us an understanding, that we may know him who is true, and we are in him who is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

2 John Chapter 1

Second Epistle of John

New Testament / Second Epistle of John

1-2 The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth, and not only I, but also all they who have known the truth, for the truth's sake, which dwells in us, and shall be with us forever.

3 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

4-6 I rejoiced greatly that I found your children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father. And now I plead with you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment to you, but that which we have had from the beginning, that we love one another. And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.

7-8 For many deceivers have entered into the world, who do not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we have worked for, but that we receive a full reward.

9-11 Whosoever transgresses, and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ, does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. If there come any to you, and do not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house, neither bid him Godspeed: For he who bids him Godspeed is a partaker of his evil deeds.

12 Having many things to write to you, I did not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come to you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.

13 The children of your elect sister greet you. Amen.

3 John Chapter 1

Third Epistle of John

New Testament / Third Epistle of John

1 The elder to the well-beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

2-4 Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers. For I rejoiced greatly when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, even as you walk in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

5-8 Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do for the brethren and for strangers, who have borne witness of your charity before the church. If you send them forward on their journey in a godly manner, you will do well: because they went forth for his name's sake, taking nothing from the Gentiles. We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellow workers for the truth.

9-10 I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, does not receive us. Therefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds, prating against us with malicious words: and not content with that, neither does he himself receive the brethren, and he forbids them who would like to, and cast them out of the church.

11-12 Beloved, do not follow those who are evil, but those who are good. He that does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God. Demetrius has a good report from all men, and from the truth itself: yea, and we also bear witness, and you know that our witness is true.

13-14 I had many things to write to you, but I do not want to write with pen and ink: but I trust I shall see you shortly, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to you. Our friends salute you. Greet the friends by name.

Jude Chapter 1

Epistle of Jude

New Testament / Epistle of Jude

1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to those who are sanctified and called by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ:

2 Mercy and peace and love be multiplied to you.

3-4 Beloved, while I gave all diligence to write to you about our common salvation, it was needful for me to write to you, and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once and for all delivered to the saints. For there are certain men who crept in unnoticed, who were marked long ago for condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only true Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

5-7 Therefore, I will put you in remembrance, though you once knew this, how that the Lord, having delivered the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not keep their estate, but left their own habitation, he has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in like manner, gave themselves over to fornication, and went after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

8-11 Likewise these filthy dreamers also defile the flesh, despise authority, and speak evil of dignitaries. Yet even Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil when he disputed about the body of Moses, did not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke you. But these speak evil of those things which they do not know, and what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in these things they corrupt themselves. Woe to them. For they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.

12-13 These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you, stuffing themselves without fear: they are clouds without water, carried about by the winds; trees with withered fruit, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.

14-15 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these men, saying, Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all who are ungodly among them all with their ungodly deeds which they have committed, and of all the harsh words which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

16-19 These are murmurers and complainers walking after their own lusts; their mouths speaking great swelling words, flattering people with admiration to take advantage. But, beloved, you remember the words that were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there would be mockers in the last time, who would walk after their own ungodly lusts. These are carnal people who seperate themselves, not having the Spirit.

20-21 But you, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ for eternal life.

22-25 And on some have compassion, making a difference: and others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. Now to him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen.

Revelation Chapter 1