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The idle censured. nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
word of the Lord may have free course, 3 Let no man deceive you by any means : and be glorified, even as it is with you: for that day shall not come, except there 2 And that we may be delivered from uncome a falling away first, and that man of reasonable and wicked men: for all men sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
have not faith. 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above 3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish all that is called God, or that is worshipped ; you, and keep you from evil. so that he as God sitteth in the temple of 4 And we have confidence in the Lord God, shewing himself that he is God.
touching you, that ye both do and will do 5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet the things which we command you. with you, I told you these things?
5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the 6 And now ye know what withholdeth that love of God, and into the patient waiting for he might be revealed in his time.
Christ. 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already 6 Now we command you, brethren, in the work: only he who now letteth will let, until name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye he be taken out of the way.
withdraw yourselves from every brother that 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, walketh disorderly, and not after the tradiwhom the Lord shall consume with the spi- tion which he received of us. rit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the 7 For yourselves know how ye ought to brightness of his coming :
follow us: for we behaved not ourselves 9 Even him, whose coming is after the disorderly among you; working of Satan with all power and signs 8 Neither did we eat any man's bread for and lying wonders,
nought; but wrought with labour and tra10 And with all deceivableness of unright. vail night and day, that we might not be eousness in them that perish ; because they chargeable to any of you : received not the love of the truth, that they 9 Not because we have not power, but to might be saved.
make ourselves an ensample unto you to 11 And for this cause God shall send them follow us. strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 10 For even when we were with you, this
12 That they all might be damned who we commanded you, that if any would not believed not the truth, but had pleasure in work, neither should he eat. unrighteousness.
11 For we hear that there are some which 13 But we are bound to give thanks alway walk among you disorderly, working not at to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, all, but are busybodies. because God hath from the beginning chosen 12 Now them that are such we command you to salvation through sanctification of the and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that Spirit and belief of the truth:
with quietness they work, and eat their own 14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, bread. to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord 13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well Jesus Christ.
doing. 15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold 14 And if any man obey not our word by the traditions which ye have been taught, this epistle, note that man, and have no whether by word, or our epistle.
company with him, that he may be ashamed. 16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and 15 Yet count him not as an enemy, but God, even our Father, which hath loved us, admonish him as a brother. and hath given us everlasting consolation 16 Now the Lord of peace himself give you and good hope through grace,
peace always by all means. The Lord be with 17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
17 The salutation of Paul with mine own
hand, which is the token in every epistle : so CHAPTER 3.
I write. 1 He craveth their prayers for himself, 3 testifleth what confidence he hath in them, 5
18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be maketh request to God in their behalf, 6 giveth
with you all. Amen. them divers precepts, especially to shun idleness, and ill company, 16 and last of all con- I The second epistle to the Thessalonians cludeth with prayer and salutation.
was written from Athens.
THE FIRST EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO
an apostle of Jesus Christ by the 1 Timothy is put in mind of the charge which commandment of God our Saviour, and was given unto him by Paul at his going to
Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope; Macedonia. 5 of the right use and end of 2 Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith : the law. 11 Of Saint Paul's calling to be an Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Fa. apostle, 20 and of Hymenaeus and Alexander. ther and Jesus Christ our Lord.
The right use of the law.
I. TIMOTHY, 1.
Of bishops and deacons. 3 As hie besought thee to abidential and Elba I Lucarion therefore, that, cirst cald mightest charge some that they teach no giving of thanks, be made for all men; other doctrine,
2 For kings, and for all that are in autho4 Neither give heed to fables and endless rity; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable genealogies, which minister questions, rather life in all godliness and honesty. than godly edifying which is in faith : so do. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the
5 Now the end of the commandment is sight of God our Saviour; charity out of a pure heart, and of a good 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and conscience, and of faith unfeigned :
to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 6 From which some having swerved have 5 For there is one God, and one mediator turned aside unto vain jangling;
between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; under- 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to standing neither what they say, nor whereof be testified in due time. they affirm.
7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, 8 But we know that the law is good, if a and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, man use it lawfully;
and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in 9 Knowing this, that the law is not made faith and verity. for a righteous man, but for the lawless and 8 I will therefore that men pray every disobedient, for the ungodly and for sin- where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath ners, for unholy and profane, for murderers and doubting. of fathers and murderers of mothers, for 9 In like manner also, that women adorn manslayers,
themselves in modest apparel, with shame10 For whoremongers, for them that defile facedness and sobriety; not with broided themselves with mankind, for menstealers, hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; for liars, for perjured persons, and if there 10 But (which becometh women professing be any other thing that is contrary to sound godliness) with good works. doctrine;
11 Let the woman learn in silence with all 11 According to the glorious gospel of the subjection. blessed God, which was coinmitted to my trust. 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor
12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who to usurp authority over the man, but to be hath enabled me, for that he counted me in silence. faithful, putting me into the ministry;
13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. 13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained woman being deceived was in the transinercy, because I did it ignorantly in un- gression. belief.
15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in 14 And the grace of our Lord was exceed childbearing, if they continue in faith and ing abundant with faith and love which is in charity and holiness with sobriety. Christ Jesus. wana
CHAPTER 3. 15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy
2 How bishops, and deacons, and their wives of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came
should be qualified, 14 and to what end Saint into the world to save sinners; of whom I Paul wrote to Timothy of these things. 15 am chief.
Of the church, and the blessed truth therein 16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, taught and professed.
the office of a bishop, he desireth a which should hereafter believe on him to life good work. everlasting.
2 A bishop then must be blameless, the 17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good Invisible, the only wise Ğod, be honour and behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; glory for ever and ever. Amen.
3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy 18 This charge I commit unto thee, son of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, Timothy, according to the prophecies which not covetous; went before on thee, that thou by them 4 One that ruleth well his own house, havmightest war a good warfare;
ing his children in subjection with all gravity; 19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; 5 (For if a man know not how to rule his which some having put away concerning own house, how shall he take care of the faith have made shipwreck :
church of God?) 20 Of whom is Hymenæus and Alexander; 6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they he fall into the condemnation of the devil. may learn not to blaspheme.
7 Moreover he must have a good report CHAPTER 2.
of them which are without; lest he fall into 1 That it is meet to pray and give thanks for
reproach and the snare of the devil. all men, and the reason why. 9 How women
8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not should be attired. 12 They are not permitted
doubletongued, not given to much wine, not to teach.
15 They shall be saved, notwith- greedy of Althy lucre; standing the testimonies of God's wrath, in 9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a childbirth, if they continue in faith.
! pure conscience,
forth all longsuffering, for a patterns to them THIS is a true saying, If a man desire R?
A great apostasy foretold. I. TIMOTHY, 5.
Of widows and elders. 10 And let these also first be proved; then 14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, let them use the office of a deacon, being which was given thee by prophecy, with the found blameless.
laying on of the hands of the presbytery. 11 Even so must their wives be grave, not 15 Meditate upon these things; give thyslanderers, sober, faithful in all things. self wholly to them; that thy profiting may 12 Let the deacons be the husbands of
appear to all. one wife, ruling their children and their 16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the own houses well.
doctrine; continue in them: for in doing 13 For they that have used the office of this thou shalt both save thyself, and them a deacon well purchase to themselves a that hear thee. good degree, and great boldness in the faith
CHAPTER 5. which is in Christ Jesus.
1 Rules to be observed in reproving. 3 Of 14 These things write I unto thee, hoping
widovos. 17 Of elders. 23 A precept for to come unto thee shortly:
Timothy's health. 24 Some men's sins go 15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest before unto judgment, and some men's do know how thou oughtest to behave thyself follow after. in the house of God, which is the church EBUKE not an elder, but intreat him of the living God, the pillar and ground of as a father; and the younger men as the truth.
brethren; 16 And without controversy great is the 2 The elder women as mothers; the
younger mystery of godliness: God was manifest in as sisters, with all purity. the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of 3 Honour widows that are widows indeed. angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed 4 But if any widow have children or ncon in the world, received up into glory. phews, let them learn first to shew piety at CHAPTER 4.
home, and to requite their parents: for that 1 He foretelleth that in the latter times there
is good and acceptable before God. shall be a departure from the faith. 6 And
5. Now she that is a widow indeed, and to the end that Timothy might not fail in desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in doing his duty, he furnisheth him with divers supplications and prayers night and day. precepts belonging thereto.
6 But she that liveth in pleasure is dead Niw the Spirit speakethrexpressly, that while she liveth.
7 And these things give in charge, that from the faith, giving heed to seducing spi- | they may be blameless. rits, and doctrines of devils;
8 But if any provide not for his own, and 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their specially for those of his own house, he hath conscience seared with a hot iron;
denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. 3 Forbidding to marry, and command- 9 Let not a widow be taken into the numing to abstain from meats, which God hath ber under threescore years old, having been created to be received with thanksgiving of the wife of one man, them which believe and know the truth. 10 Well reported of for good works ; if she
4 For every creature of God is good, and have brought up children, if she have lodged nothing to be refused, if it be received with strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, thanksgiving:
if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have 5 For it is sanctified by the word of God diligently followed every good work. and prayer.
11 But the younger widows refuse : for 6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance when they have begun to wax wanton aof these things, thou shalt be a good minister gainst Christ, they will marry; of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words 12 Having damnation, because they have of faith and of good doctrine, hereunto cast off their first faith. thou hast attained.
13 And withal they learn to be idle, wan7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, dering about from house to house; and not and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies,
8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but speaking things which they ought not. godliness is profitable unto all things, hav- 14 I will therefore that the younger women ing promise of the life that now is, and of marry, bear children, guide the house, give that which is to come.
none occasion to the adversary to speak 9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of reproachfully. all acceptation.
16 For some are already turned aside after 10 For therefore we both labour and suffer Satan. reproach, because we trust in the living God, 16 If any man or woman that believeth who is the Saviour of all men, specially of have widows, let them relieve them, and those that believe.
let not the church be charged; that it may 11 These things command and teach.
relieve them that are widows indeed. 12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be 17 Let the elders that rule well be counted thou an example of the believers, in word, worthy, of double honour, especially they in conversation, charity, in spirit, ho labour in the word and doctrine. faith, in purity.
18 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not 13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. to exhortation, to doctrine.
And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.
The duty of servants.
I. TIMOTHY, 5. The evil of covetousness. 19 Against an elder receive not an accusa- 8 And having food and raiment let us be tion, but before two or three witnesses. therewith content.
20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that 9 But they that will be rich fall into tempothers also may fear.
tation and a snare, and into many foolish 21 I charge thee before God, and the Lord and hurtful lusts, which drown men in deJesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou struction and perdition. observe these things without preferring one 10 For the love of money is the root of all before another, doing nothing by partiality. evil : which while some coveted after, they
22 Lay bands suddenly on no man, nei- have erred from the faith, and pierced themther be partaker of other men's.sins: keep selves through with many sorrows. thyself pure.
11 But thou, O man of God, flee these 23 Drink no longer water, but use a little things; and follow after righteousness, godwine for thy stomach's sake and thine often liness, faith, love, patience, meekness. infirmities.
12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on 24 Some men's sins are open beforehand, eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, going before to judgment; and some men and hast professed a good profession before they follow after.
many witnesses. 25 Likewise also the good works of some 13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, are manifest beforehand; and they that are who quickeneth all things, and before Christ otherwise cannot be hid.
Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed CHAPTER 6.
a good confession; 1 of the duty of servants. 3 Not to have fellow
14 That thou keep this commandment ship with newfangled teachers. 6 Godliness
without spot, unrebukeable, until the apis great gain, 10 and love of money the root of pearing of our Lord Jesus Christ : all
evil. " 11 What Timothy is to fly, and what 15 Which in his times he shall shew, who to follow, 17 and whereof to admonish the is the blessed and only Potentate, the King rich. 20 To keep the purity of true doctrine, of kings, and Lord of lords; and to avoid profane janglings.
16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling ET as many servants as are under the in the light which no man can approach
unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can of all honour, that the name of God and see: to whom be honour and power everhis doctrine be not blasphemed.
lasting. Amen. 2 And they that have believing masters, 17 Charge them that are rich in this world, let them not despise them, because they are that they be not highminded, nor trust in brethren; but rather do them service, because uncertain riches, but in the living God, who they are faithful and beloved, partakers of giveth us richly all things to enjoy ; the benefit. These things teach and exhort. 18 That they do good, that they be rich
3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent in good works, ready to distribute, willing not to wholesome words, even the words of to communicate; our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine 19 Laying up in store for themselves a which is according to godliness;
good foundation against the time to come, 4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting that they may lay hold on eternal life. about questions and strifes of words, whereof 20 O Timothy, keep that which is comcometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, mitted to thy trust, avoiding profane and
5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt vain babblings, and oppositions of science minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing falsely so called : that gain is godliness: from such withdraw 21 Which some professing have erred conthyself.
cerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen. 6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
The first to Timothy was written from 7 For we brought nothing into this world, Laodicea, which is the chiefest city of and it is certain we can carry nothing out. Phrygia Pacatiana.
THE SECOND EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO
TIMOTHY. CHAPTER 1. | Paul's love to Timothy, and the unfeigned
an apostle of Jesus Christ by the PAUL
will of God, according to the promise faith which was in T'imothy himself, his of life which is in Christ Jesus, mother, and grandmother. 8. He is exhorted 2 To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: to stir up the gift of God which was in him, 8 to be stedfast, and patient in persecution,
Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Fa13 and to persist in the form and truth of
ther and Christ Jesus our Lord. that doctrin which he had learned of him.
3 I thank God, whom I serve from my 15 Phygellus and Hermogenes, and such like,
forefathers with pure conscience, that withare noted, and Onesiphorus is highly com- out ceasing I have remembrance of thee in mended.
my prayers night and day; 6.825
Paul exhorteth Timothy to II. TIMOTHY, 2. constancy and perseverance.
4 Greatly desiring to see thce, being mindful 3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy; good soldier of Jesus Christ.
5 When I call to remembrance the un- 4 No man that warreth entangleth himfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt self with the affairs of this life; that ho first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mo- may please him who hath chosen him to ther Eunice; and I am persuaded that in be a soldier. thee also.
5 And if a man also strive for masteries, 6 Wherefore I put thice in remembrance yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawthat thou stir up the gift of God, which is fully. in thee by the putting on of my hands.
6 The husbandman that laboureth must 7 For God hath not given us the spirit of be first partaker of the fruits. fear; but of power, and of love, and of a 7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give sound mind.
thee understanding in all things. 8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the 8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the secd testimony of our Lord, nor of me his pri- of David was raised from the dead accord. soner: but be thou partaker of the afilic- ing to my gospel : tions of the gospel according to the power 9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, of God;
even unto bonds; but the word of God is 9 Whó hath saved us, and called us with not bound. an holy calling, not according to our works, 10 Therefore I endure all things for the but according to his own purpose and grace, elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the which was given us in Christ Jesus before salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eterthe world began,
nal glory. 10 But is now made manifest by the appear- 11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead ing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath with him, we shall also live with him : abolished death, and hath brought life and 12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with immortality to light through the gospel: him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:
11 Whereunto I am appointed a preach- 13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faith: er, and an apostle, and a teacher of the ful: he cannot deny himself. Gentiles.
11 Of these things put them in remen12 For the which cause I also suffor these brance, charging them before the Lord that things: nevertheless I am not ashamed : for they strive not about words to no profit, but I know whom I have believed, and am per- to the subverting of the hearers. suaded that he is able to keep that which I 15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, have committed unto him against that day. a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,
13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which rightly dividing the word of truth. thou hast heard of me, in faith and love 16 But shun profane and vain babblings: which is in Christ Jesus.
for they will increase unto more ungodliness. 14 That good thing which was committed 17 And their word will eat as doth a canunto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which ker: of whom is Hymenæus and Philetus; dwelleth in us.
18. Who concerning the truth have erred, 15 This thou knowest, that all they which saying that the resurrection is past already ; are in Asia be turned away from me; of
and overthrow the faith of some. whom are Phygelliis and Hermogenes.
19 Nevertheless the foundation of God 16 The Lord give mercy unto the house of standeth sure, having this scal, The Lord Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and
knoweth them that are his. And, Let every was not ashamed of my chain :
one that nameth the name of Christ depart 17 But, when he was in Rome, he sought from iniquity. me out very diligently, and found me.
20 But in a great house there are not only 18 The Lord grant unto him that he may vessels of gold and of silver, but also of find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in wood and of earth; and some to honour, how many things he ministered unto me at and some to dishonour. Ephesus, thou knowest very well.
21 If a man therefore purge himself from CHAPTER 2.
these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanc
tified, and meet for the master's use, and 1 He is 'exhorted again to constancy and per. severance, and to do the duty of a faithfui prepared unto every good work.
22 Flee also youthful lusts : but follow servant of the Lord in dividing the word aright, and staying profane ant vain bab
righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with blings. 17 Of Hymenæus and Philetus. 19
them that call on the Lord out of a puro The foundation of the Lord is sure. 22 He
heart. is taught whereof to beucare, and what to fol- 23 But foolish and unlearned questions low after, and in what sort the servant of the avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. Lord ought to behave himself.
24 And the servant of the Lord must not TH THOU therefore, my son, be strong in the strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to grace that is in Christ Jesus.
teach, paticnt, 2 And the things that thou hast heard of 25 In meekness instructing those that opme among many witnesses, the same com- pose themselves; if God peradventure will mit thou to faithful men, who shall be able give them repentance to the acknowledgipg to teach others also.
of the truth;