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and broils ? Is it not from the lusts, which war in 8y. it cometh your members ? (2) Ye covet, and possess not; 2 not into your and ye kill, and envy, and effect nothinga : and ye hand. fight and make attacks; and ye have not, because

ye ask not. (3) Ye ask, and receive not; because 3
ye ask wickedly, that ye may pamper your lusts.
(4) Ye adulterers, know ye not, that the love of the 4
world is hostility towards God ? He therefore who
chooseth to be a lover of this world, is the enemy
of God. (6) Or think ye, that the scripture hath 5

vainly said. The spirit dwelling in us lusteth with bor, superior. Jenvy? (6) But our Lord hath given us moreb 6

grace. Therefore he said: The Lord humbleth the
lofty, and giveth grace to the lowly. (7) Subject 7
yourselves therefore to God; and stand firm against
Satan, and he will flee from you. (8) Draw nigh 8
to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse
your hands, ye sinners: sanctify your hearts, ye
divided in mind. (9) Humble yourselves, and
mourn : let your laughter be turned into mourning,
and your joy into grief. (10) Humble yourselves 10
before the Lord, and he will exalt you.—(11) Speak 11
not against each other, my brethren; for he that
speaketh against his brother, or judgeth his brother,
speaketh against the law, and judgeth the law.
And if thou judgest the law, thou art not a doer
of the law, but its judge. (12) There is one Law. 12
giver and Judge, who can make alive, and [can]
destroy: but who art thou, that thou judgest thy
neighbor ?

But what shall we say of those, who say: To-day 13
or to-morrow we will go to such or such a city, and
will abide there a year; and we will traffic, and
get gain? (14) And they know not what will be 14
to-morrow: for what is our life, but an exhalation
that is seen a little while, and then vanisheth and is
gone? (15) Whereas they should say: If the 15
Lord please, and we live, we will do this or that.
|(16) They glory in their vaunting. All such 16
glorying is evil. (17) He that knoweth the good, 17
and doeth it not, to him is sin.—(V.) O ye rich V.
ones, wail and weep, on account of the miseries
that are coming upon you. (2) For your wealth is 2
spoiled and putrid; and your garments are moth-
eaten : (3) and your gold and your silver have con- 3
tracted rust; and the rust of them will be testimony

c Gr. save.

against you; and it will eat your flesh. Ye have

heaped up a fire to you against the latter days. 4 (4) Behold, the wages of the laborers who have

reaped your ground, which ye have wrongfully retained, crieth out; and the clamor of the reapers

hath entered the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. 5 (5) For ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and

revelled, and feasted your bodies as in a day of 6 slaughter. (6) Ye have condemned and slain the

just, and none resisted you. 7 But, my brethren, be ye patient until the advent

of the Lord; like the husbandman, who waiteth for the precious fruits of his ground, and is patient as

to them, until he receive the early and the latter 8 rain. (8) So also be ye patient, and fortify your

hearts; for the advent of our Lord draweth nigh. 9—(9) Be not querulousa one against another, my · Sy.

brethren, lest ye be judged: for lo, the judgment w22010 standeth before the door. (10) For patience in Gr.

your afflictions, my brethren, take to you the ex. min 5eváféré.

ample of the prophets, who spoke in the name of 11 the Lord. (11) For lo, we ascribe blessedness to

them who have borne suffering. Ye have heard of the patience of Job; and ye have seen the result which the Lord wrought for him: for the Lord is

merciful and compassionate. 12 But above all things, my brethren, swear ye not;

neither by heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath: but let your language be yes, yes, and

no, no; lest ye become obnoxious to judgment. 13 And if any of you shall be in affliction, let him

pray; or if he be joyous, let him sing psalms. 14 (14) And if one is sick, let 'him call for the eldersb » Sy. Ležen

of the church; and let them pray forc him, and anoint him with oil in the name of our Lord :

or, over him. 15 (15) and the prayer of faith will heal him who is

sick, and our Lord will raise him up; and if sins

have been committed by him, they will be forgiven 1.6 him. (16) And confess ye your faults one to another,

and pray ye one for another, that ye may be heal

ed; for great is the efficacy of the prayer which a 17 righteous man prayeth. (17) Elijah also was a

man of sensations like us, and he prayed that rain

might not descend upon the earth; and it descended 18 not, for three years and six months. (18) And

again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and


the earth gave forth its fruits.-(19) My brethren, 19
if one of you err from the way of truth, and any
one convert him from his error; (20) let him 20
know, that he who turneth the sinner from the
error of his way, will resuscitated his soul from
death, and will cover the multitude of his sins.

d Gr. save.

End of the Epistle of James, the Legate.

ܬܡܟ ܐܓܪܬܐ ܕܦܛܪܘܣ ܫܠܝܚܐ ܫܡܥܘܢ ܟܐܦܐ ܀

; )

Again :
The Epistle of Peter, the Legate ; Simon Cephas.


PETER, a legate of Jesus the Messiah,—to the I. elect and sojourners, who are dispersed in Pontus, and in Galatia, and in Cappadocia, and in Asia, and in Bithynia, -(2) to them who have been chosen, 2 by the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto the obedience and the sprinkling of the blood of Jesus the Messiah: -May grace and peace abound towards you.

. Blessed be God, the Father of our Lord Jesus the 3 a Sy. Messiah, who in his great mercy hath begottena us

Antol anew, by the resurrection of our Lord Jesus the

Messiah, to the hope of life, (4) and to an inherit- 4
ance incorruptible, undefiled, and unfading, which
is prepared for you in heaven; (5) while ye are 5

kept, by the power of God and by faith, for the Gr. salvation lifeb that is prepared and will be revealed in the

last times; (6) wherein ye will rejoice for ever, noto 6
withstanding ye at the present time are pressed a
little, by the various trials that pass over you;
(7) so that the proof of your faith may appear more 7
precious than refined gold that is tested by fire,
unto glory and honor and praise, at the manifesta-
tion of Jesus the Messiah: (8) whom having not 8
seen, ye love; and in the faith of whom ye rejoice,
with joy that is glorious and ineffable, (g) that ye 9

may receive the recompense of your faith, the • Gr. salvation. lifec of your souls; (10) that life (namely), about 10 which the prophets inquired, when they were

prophesying of the grace which was to be given 11 to you. (11) And they searched for the time,

which the Spirit of the Messiah dwelling in them did show and testify, when the sufferings of the

Messiah were to occur, and his subsequent glory. 12 (12) And it was revealed to them, [in regard to] all they were searching, that, d not for themselves a

or, because. were they inquiring, but for us they were prophesying of those things, which are now manifested to you by means of the things we have announced to you, by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven; which

things the angels also desire to look into. 13

Wherefore, gird up the loins of your minds, and be awake perfectly, and wait for the joy, which will

come to you at the revelation of our Lord Jesus the 14 Messiah, (14) as obedient children: and be ye not

conversant again with those former lusts, with 15 which ye lusted when without knowledge. (15) But

be ye holy in all your conduct, as he is holy who 16 hath called you. (16) Because it is written: Be 17 ye holy, even as I am holy. (17) And if so be ye

call on the Father, -with whom is no respect of persons, and who judgeth every one according to his

deeds,--pass the time of your sojournment with 18 fear; (18) since ye know, that neither with perish

able silver, nor with gold, ye were redeemed from

your vain doings, which ye had by tradition from 19 your fathers; (19) but with the precious blood of

that Lamb in which is no spot nor blemish, namely, 20 the Messiah: (20) who was predestined to this, be

fore the foundation of the world; and was mani

fested at the termination of the times, for your 21 sakes ; (21) who, by means of him, have believed

in God, who raised him from the dead and confer

red glory on him; that your faith and hope might 22 be in God, (22) while your minds became sancti

fied, by obedience to the truth ; and ye be full of

love, without respect of persons, so that ye love one 23 another out of a pure and perfect heart; (23) like

persons born again,e not of seed that perisheth, but • Sy.

of that which doth not perish, by the living word ej? 24 of God, who abideth for ever. (24) Because all

flesh is as grass, and all its beauty like the flower

of the field. The grass drieth up, and the flower 25 withereth away ; (25) but the word of our God



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abideth for ever: and this is the word that is an.
nounced to you.--(II.) Therefore, cease ye from all II.
malice, and all guile, and hypocrisy, and envy, and
backbiting. (2) And be like infant children; and 2
crave the word, as being the pure spiritual milk
by which ye are nourished up to life; (3) if ye 3
have tasted and seen that the Lord is good : (4) to 4
whom ye have come, because he is a living stone,
rejected indeed by men, but with God elect and pre-
cious. (5) And ye also, as living stones, are builded 5
and become spiritual temples, and holy priests

, for . the offering of spiritual sacrifices, a acceptable before Llnoj God, through Jesus the Messiah. (6) For it is said 6

in the scripture, Behold, in Zion I lay a chosen
and precious stone, for the head of the corner;
and whoever believeth in him, will not be ashamed.
(7) On you therefore who believe, is this honor
conferred: but to them who believe not, (8) he is a 8
stone of stumbling and a rock of offence. And

they stumble at it, because they believe not the Sam word: whereto they were appointed.b (9) But ye

are an elect race, officiating as priests of the king.
dom; a holy people, a redeemed congregation;
that ye should proclaim the praises of him who
called you out of darkness to his precious light:
(10) who formerly were not accounted a people, but 10
now are the people of God; and also, there were
[once] no mercies on you, but now mercies are
poured out upon you.

My beloved, I entreat you as strangers and pil- 11
grims, separate yourselves from all lusts of the
body; for they, war against the soul. (12) And 12
let your behavior be decorous before all men; so
that they who utter evil speeches against you, may
see your good actions, and may praise God in the
day of trial.-(13) And be ye subnuissive to all the 13
sons of men, for God's sake;—to kings, on account
of their authority; (14) and to judges, because they 14
are sent by him for the punishment of offenders,
and for the praise of them that do well. (15) For 15
so is the pleasure of God, that by your good deeds
ye may stop the mouth of the foolish, who know
not God: (16) as free men, yet not like men who 16
make their freedom a cloak for their wickedness,
but as the servants of God. (17) Honor all men; 17
love your brethren; fear God; and honor kings.

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