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1 John 1:

1 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. 2 For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us. 3 That which we have seen and heard, we declare unto you, that you also may have fellowship with us. And truly our fellowship is with the Father; our Adonai, Yeshua the Messiah! 4 And these things we write unto you, that your joy may be full. 5 This then is the message, which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you; that Elohim is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship, one with another, and the blood of Messiah Yeshua, Adonai, cleans us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.
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1 John 2:

1 My teknion, these things write I unto you so that you sin not. And if anyone sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Messiah Yeshua the Righteous: 2 He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. 3 And hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. (Matt 22:37-40) 4 He that says, I know Him, but does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But who so keeps His word, in him verily is the Love of Elohim perfected; hereby we know that we are in Him! 6 He that says He abides in him ought himself also to walk, even as He walked. 7 Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment, which you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word, which you have heard from the beginning. 8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in Him and in you; because the darkness is past, and the true light now shines. 9 He that says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness even until now. 10 He that Loves his brother abides in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. 11 But he that hates his brother is in darkness, and walks in darkness, and knows not where he goes, because that darkness has blinded his eyes. 12 I write unto you, teknion, because your sins are forgiven you for His name's sake. 13 I write unto you, fathers, because you have known Him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because you have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, teknion, because you have known the Father. 14 I have written unto you, fathers, because you have known Him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of Elohim abides in you, and you have overcome the wicked one. 15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world: If anyone loves the world, the Love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world; the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passes away, and the lust thereof; but he that does the will of Elohim abides forever. 18 My teknion, it is the last time, and as you have heard that The Anti-Messiah shall come, even now there are many anti-Messiah's, where by we know that it is the last time. 19 They went out from us, but 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 they were not all of us. 20 But you have unction from the Holy One, and you know all things! 21 I have not written unto you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth. 22 Who is a liar but he that denies that Yeshua is the Messiah? He is anti-Messiah, whoever denies the Father and the Son. 23 Whoever denies the Son, the same has not the Father, but he that acknowledges the Son has the Father also. 24 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. 25 And this is the promise that He has promised us, even eternal life. 26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. 27 But the anointing which you have received of Him abides in you, and you need not that anyone 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 And now teknion, abide in Him, so that when He shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. 29 If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone that does righteousness is born of Him.
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1 John 3:

1 Behold, what manner of Love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of Elohim, therefore the world knows us not, because it knew Him not. 2 Beloved, now we are the sons of Elohim, 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. 3 And every man that has this hope in Him purifies himself, even as He is pure. 4 Whoever commits sin transgresses also the Torah, for sin is the transgression of the Torah. 5 And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins; and in Him is no sin. 6 Whoever abides in Him sin's not; whoever sin's has not seen Him, neither known Him. 7 My teknion, let no man deceive you; he that does righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous: 8 He that commits sin is of the devil, for the devil sins from the beginning! For this purpose the Son of Elohim was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. 9 Whoever is born of Elohim does not commit sin; for His seed remains in him, and he cannot sin because he is born of Elohim. 10 In this the children of Elohim are manifest, and the children of the devil; whoever does not righteousness is not of Elohim, neither he that Loves not his brother. 11 For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should Love one another. 12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And why did he slew him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous. 13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hates you. 14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we Love the brethren. He that Loves not his brother abides in death. 15 Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 16 Hereby we perceive the Love of Elohim, because He laid down His life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 17 But who so has this world's goods, and sees his brother having need, and shuts up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwells the Love of Elohim in him? 18 My teknion, let us not Love in word, neither in words; but in deed and in truth. 19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him. 20 For if our heart condemns us, Elohim is greater than our heart, and knows all things. 21 Beloved, if our heart condemns us not, then we have confidence toward Elohim. 22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of Him, because we keep His commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. 23 And this is His commandment: That we should believe on the name of Adonai, Messiah Yeshua, 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. (John 6:53-58; 14:15-18; Gal 5:13-14; Rom 8:9-11)
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1 John 4:

1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of Elohim. Because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2 Hereby you know the Spirit of Elohim: Every spirit that confesses that Messiah Yeshua is come in the flesh is of Elohim, 3 and every spirit that confesses not that Messiah Yeshua is come in the flesh, is not of Elohim, and this is that spirit of anti-Messiah, whereof you have heard that it should come; and even now is already in the world. 4 You are of Elohim, my teknion, and have overcome them, because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. 5 They are of the world, therefore they speak of the world, and the world hears them. 6 We are of Elohim; he that knows Elohim hears us; he that is not of Elohim does not hear us. Hereby we know the Spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. 7 Beloved let us Love one another; for Love is of Elohim, and everyone that Loves is born of Elohim, and knows Elohim. 8 He that Loves not, knows not Elohim, for Elohim is Love! 9 In this, was manifested the Love of Elohim toward us; because that Elohim sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 10 Herein is Love; not that we Loved Elohim, but that He Loved us and sent Adonai to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if Elohim so Loved us, we ought also to Love one another. 12 No man has seen Elohim at any time. If we Love one another, Elohim dwells in us and His Love is perfected in us! 13 Hereby know we that we dwell in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. 14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 Whoever shall confess that Yeshua is the Son of Elohim, Elohim dwells in him, and he in Elohim. 16 And we have known and believed the Love that Elohim has to us. Elohim is Love; and he that dwells in Love dwells in Elohim, and Elohim in him. 17 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. (1Co 6:2-3) 18 There is no fear in Love, but perfect Love cast's out fear, because fear has torment. He that fears is not made perfect in Love. 19 We Love Him, because He first Loved us. 20 If a man say: 'I Love Elohim,' but hates his brother, he is a liar, for he that Loves not his brother whom he has seen, how can he Love Elohim whom he has not seen? 21 And this commandment we have from Him; that he who Loves Elohim, Loves one another also!
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1 John 5:

1 Whoever believes that Yeshua is the Messiah, is born of Elohim, and everyone that Loves Him that begot, Loves those also that are begotten of Him. 2 By this we know that we Love the children of Elohim, when we Love Elohim, and keep His commandments. 3 For this is the Love of Elohim, that we keep His commandments, and His commandments are not grievous. (Matt 11:28-30; 22:37-40) 4 For whatsoever is born of Elohim overcomes the world, and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith. 5 Who is he that overcomes the world, but he that believes that Yeshua is the Son of Elohim? 6 This is He that came by water and blood, even Messiah Yeshua: Not by water only, but by water and blood! And it is the Spirit that bears witness, because the Spirit is truth. 7 For there are three that bear record {in Heaven; the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one. 8 And there are three that bear witness on earth *}: the Spirit and the water and the blood; these three agree. 9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of Elohim is greater, for this is the witness of Elohim, which He has testified of Adonai. 10 He that believes on the Son of Elohim has the witness in himself; he that believes not Elohim has made Him a liar, because he believes not the record that Elohim gave of Adonai. 11 And this is the record; that Elohim has given to us eternal life, and this life is in Adonai. 12 He that has the Son has life, and he that has not the Son of Elohim, has not life. 13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of Elohim; that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may believe on the name of the Son of Elohim. 14 And this is the confidence that we have in Him; that, if we ask any thing according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him. 16 If anyone sees his brother sin a sin, which is not unto death, he shall ask, and He shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death; I do not say that he shall pray for it. 17 All unrighteousness is sin, and there is a sin, not unto death. 18 We know that whoever is born of Elohim sin's not; but he that is begotten of Elohim keeps himself, and that wicked one touch's him not. 19 And we know that we are of Elohim, and the whole world lies in wickedness. 20 And we know that the Son of Elohim has come, and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him that is true, and we are in Him that is true, even in Adonai, Yeshua our Messiah. This is the true Elohim, and eternal life. 21 My teknion, keep yourselves from idols. Amen!
[A sermon written by Saint John the Apostle, son of Zebedee, who also wrote the Gospel of John and Revelations.]
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2 John

1 The elder, unto the Elect lady and her children, whom I Love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth: 2 For the truth's sake, which dwells in us, and shall be with us forever! 3 Grace be with you all; mercy, and peace, from Elohim the Father, and from The Lord, Messiah Yeshua, the Son of the Father, in truth and Love. 4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of your children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father. 5 And now I beseech you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto you, but that, which we had from the beginning, that we Love one another! 6 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 For many deceivers have entered into the world, who confess not that Messiah Yeshua came in the flesh. They are a deceiver and an anti-Messiah. 8 Look to yourselves; that we lose not those things that we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. 9 Whoever transgresses, and abides not in the doctrine of Messiah, has not Elohim; he that abides in the doctrine of Messiah, he has both the Father and the Son! 10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him godspeed, * 11 for he that bids him godspeed is partaker of his evil deeds. 12 Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink, but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full. 13 The children of your Elect sister greet you. Amen!

3 John

1 The elder unto the well beloved Gaius, whom I Love in the truth. 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers. 3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, even as you walk in the truth. 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. 5 Beloved, you do faithfully whatsoever you do to the brethren, and to strangers, 6 which have borne witness of your charity before the Koinonia; whom, if you bring forward on their journey after a Godly sort, you shall do well. 7 Because that for His name's sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles. 8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellow helpers to the truth. 9 I wrote unto the Koinonia, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, receives us not. 10 Therefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he does, prating against us with malicious words, and not content therewith, neither does he himself receive the brethren, and forbids them that would, and casts them out of the Koinonia. 11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that does good is of Elohim, but he that does evil has not seen Elohim. 12 Demetrius has good report of all men, and of the truth itself; yea, and we also bear record, and you know that our record is true. 13 I had many things to write, but I will not write with ink and pen unto you: 14 But I trust I shall shortly see you, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to you. Our friends salute you. Greet the friends by name.
[The second and third letters were written by Saint John the Apostle (the son of Zebedee) to an unnamed 'Elect lady' and to Gaius.]
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1 Jude, the servant of Messiah Yeshua, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by Elohim the Father, and preserved in Messiah Yeshua, and called: 2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and Love be multiplied. 3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith, which was once delivered unto the Saints. 4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation; Godless men, turning the grace of Adonai our Elohim, into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord, our Lord Yeshua the Messiah. 5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though you once knew this, how that The Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. 6 And the angels, which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the Judgment of the great day. 7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. 8 Likewise also, these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. 9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, does not bring against him a railing accusation, but said: The Lord rebuke you! 10 But these speak evil of those things that they know not, but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. 11 Woe unto them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. 12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withers, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; 13 raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, for who is reserved the blackness of darkness forever. 14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying: Behold, The Lord comes with ten thousand Saints, 15 to execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are Godless among them of all their Godless deeds which they have committed, and of all their hard speeches which Godless sinners have spoken against Him. 16 These murmur, they are complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaks great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage. 17 But, beloved, you remember the words, which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord, Messiah Yeshua, 18 how that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own Godless lusts. 19 These are they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. 20 But you, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit. 21 Keep yourselves in the Love of Elohim, looking for the mercy of our Lord, Messiah Yeshua unto eternal life. 22 And of some have compassion, making a difference; 23 and others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. 24 Now, unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy; 25 to the only wise Elohim our Savior, be the glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen!
[Written by Saint Jude the Apostle, unto any/all fellowships.]
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