As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father [doth] his children,
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
it might take down
Therefore let us not sleep, as [do] others; but let us watch and be sober.
we may be watchful
That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
it has commenced
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
being lifted above
Yet count [him] not as an enemy, but admonish [him] as a brother.
Rebuke not an elder, but intreat [him] as a father; [and] the younger men as brethren;
The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.
I thank God, whom I serve from [my] forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;
Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, [even] unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.
And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all [men,] as theirs also was.
For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:
you might deploy
For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;
Yet for love's sake I rather beseech [thee,] being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.
But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.
Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord?
If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself.
They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
they will be terminated
they will be made old
Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses [was faithful] in all his house.
And Moses verily [was] faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;
of going to be said
But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
we might lay hold of
Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)
they will enter
While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.
For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
they will enter
of the things becoming
Which [hope] we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;
And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.
he has been tithed
By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as [in] a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, [so many] as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.
they were born
of having been made dead
By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry [land:] which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
they stepped through
they were drunk up
And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
you have utterly forgotten
you be broken to pieces
If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
he is presented
Lest there [be] any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
he accordingly gave
And this [word,] Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
of having been made
Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; [and] them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
having been jointly imprisoned
of being ill-treated
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that [is] unprofitable for you.
you be under impression
going to duly give
But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.
it will pass by
If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
you take on face value
So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.
Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.
As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
For all flesh [is] as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
you are built
joyfully accepted with foresight
Dearly beloved, I beseech [you] as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by [your] good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
they might "glorify"
Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
to having authority
Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
dispensing of justice
As free, and not using [your] liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
Even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.
Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with [them] according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.
Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
they may disparage
As every man hath received the gift, [even so] minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
If any man speak, [let him speak] as the oracles of God; if any man minister, [let him do it] as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
he generously supplies
he may be "glorified"
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
to submission to fire
to the thing be(com)ing
of it coming together
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 suffer] as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls [to him] in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
they are offered
Neither as being lords over [God's] heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
you be watchful
By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand.
According as his divine power 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:
of limitless potential
of having been freely given
We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
they will smuggle in
But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day [is] with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
it escape notice
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
he endures patiently
to be exterminated
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
they will pass by
they will be disintegrated
As also in all [his] epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as [they do] also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
we may walk around
But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, 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.
But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
His head and [his] hairs [were] white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes [were] as a flame of fire;
And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
having been affected by fire
And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance [was] as the sun shineth in his strength.
And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet [are] like fine brass;
But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.
And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.
Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
you might be watchful
To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
After this I looked, and, behold, a door [was] opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard [was] as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
having been opened
And before the throne [there was] a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, [were] four beasts full of eyes before and behind.
And the first beast [was] like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast [was] like a flying eagle.
And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they [were,] should be fulfilled.
they might complete
to be condemned to death
And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;