In the beginning God created the baryonic universe.

SECTION VII.

GREEK.

Αγαπητοι, μη παντι πνευματι πιστευετε, αλλα δοκιμαζετε τα πνευματα, ει εκ του Θεου εστιν· ὁτι πολλοι ψευδοπροφηται εξεληλυθασιν εις τον κοσμον. εν τουτω γινωσκετε το Πνευμα του Θεου· παν πνευμα ὁ ὁμολογει Ιησουν Χριστον εν σαρκι εληλυθοτα, εκ του Θεου εστι. και παν πνευμα ὁ μη ὁμολογειτον Ιησουν Χριστον εν σαρκι εληλυθοτα, εκ του Θεου ουκ εστι· και τουτο εστι το του αντιχριστου, ὁ ακηκοατε ὁτι ερχεται, και νυν εν τω κοσμω εστιν ηδη. Ὑμεις εκ του Θεου εστε, τεκνια, και νενικηκατε αυτους· ὁτι μειζων εστιν ὁ εν ὑμιν ἡ ὁ εν τω κοσμω. Αυτοι εκ του κοσμου εισι· δια τουτο εκ του κοσμου λαλουσι, και ὁ κοσμος αυτων ακουει. ἡμεις εκ του Θεου εσμεν· ὁ γινωσκων τον Θεον, ακουει ἡμων· ὁς ουκ εστιν εκ του Θεου, ουκ ακουει ἡμων. Εκ τουτου γινωσκομεν το πνευμα της αληθειας και το πνευμα της πλανης.

LATIN.

Carissimi, nolite omni spiritui credere, sed probate spiritus si ex Deo sint, quoniam multi pseudoprophetæ exierunt in mundum. In hoc cognoscitur spiritus Dei. Omnis spiritus qui confitetur Iesum Christum in carne venisse, ex Deo est: et omnis spiritus qui solvit Iesum Christum ex Deo non est; et his est Antichristus quod audistis quoniam venit et nunc iam in mundo est. Vos ex Deo estis, filioli, et vicistis eum, quoniam maior est qui in vobis est quam qui in mundo. Ipsi de mundo sunt: ideo de mundo locuntur, et mundus eos audit. Nos ex Deo sumus: qui novit Deum audit nos; qui non est ex Deo, non audit nos. In hoc cognoscimus spiritum veritatis et spiritum erroris.

AUTHORISED VERSION.

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know you the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: and every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, of what you have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world hears, them. We are of God: he that knows, God hears, us: he that is not of God hears, not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

REVISED VERSION.

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits whether they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know you the Spirit of God: every spirit which confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: and every spirit which confesses not Jesus is not of God: and this is the spirit of the antichrist, of what you have heard that it comes,; and now it is in the world already. You are of God, my little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world, therefore speak they as of the world, and the world hears, them. We are of God: he that knows, God hears, us: he who is not of God hears, us not. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

ANOTHER VERSION.

Beloved, believe not any spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know you the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses Jesus Christ come in the flesh is of God: and every spirit which confesses not Jesus is not of God: and this is that power of the antichrist of what you have heard that it comes,, and even now it is in the world already. You are of God, children, and have conquered them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world, therefore of the world is [Pg 205]their manner of speech, and the world hears, them. We are of God; he that knows, God hears, us, he who is not of God hears, not us. From this we know the spirit of The Truth, and the spirit of the error.

NOTES.

Ch. iv. 1, 7.

Ver. 1. Believe not any spirit] μη παντι πνευματι πιστευετε. The different constructions of πιστευειν in St. John must be carefully noted. (a) With dative as here --- "believe not such an one;" take him not upon trust, at his own word; credit him not with veracity. So in the Gospel, our Lord continually complains that the Jews did not even believe Him on His word --- strong and clear as that word was with all the freshness of Heaven, and all the transparency of truth. John v. 38, 46, viii. 45, 46, x. 37.

(b) πιστευειν εις = to make an act of faith in, to repose in as divine. John iii. 36, iv. 39, vi. 35, xi. 25; 1 John v. 10.

(c) With an accusative = to be persuaded of the thing --- to believe it with an implied conviction of permanence in the persuasion --- as in the beautiful verse (iv. 16) --- "we are fully persuaded of the love of God," we make it the creed of our heart. πεπιστευκαμεν την αγαπην.


From The Epistles Of St. John by WILLIAM ALEXANDER, D.D., D.C.L. Oxon., Hon. LL.D. Dublin, published by Hodder and Stoughton, 27, Paternoster Row, MDCCCXCVI Lightly updated to the language of the 21st century by D. N. Pham. (c) 2012.

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