Sunday, February 24, 2008



But avoid foolish questions and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. A man that is a heretick (divisive) after the first and second admonition reject: Knowing that he that is such is subverted (warped) and sinneth, being condemed of himself. And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they not be unfruitful.
Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things in honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, rather give place unto wrath, for it is written vengence is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Therefore if thine enemy be hungry, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord. According as His divine hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and Godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue: whereby are given unto us exceedingly great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And besides this, giving all dilligence, 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 brotherly kindness charity. For these be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Christ Jesus. Wherefore the rather, bretheren, give dilligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fail:
If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast though evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth. Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the ringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife. Every word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put thier trust in Him.


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