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Evil characters described. II. TIMOTHY, 3. Paul's charge to Timothy.

26 And that they may recover themselves CHARGE thee therefore before God, and captive by him at his will.

the quick and the dead at his appearing CHAPTER 3.

and his kingdom; 1 He advertiseth him of the times to come, 6

2 Preach the word; be instant in season, describeth the enemies of the truth, 10 pro- out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with poundeth unto him his own example, 16 and all longsuffering and doctrine. commendeth the holy scriptures.

3 For the time will come when they will THIS know also, that in the last days not endure sound doctrine; but after their

own lusts shall they heap to themselves 2 For men shall be lovers of their own teachers, having itching ears; selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphem- 4 And they shall turn away their ears from ers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, un- the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. holy,

5 But watch thou in all things, endure 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers make full proof of thy ministry. Tire!! of those that are good,

6 For I am now ready to be offered, and 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of the time of my departure is at hand. pleasures

more than lovers of God; 7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying my course, I have kept the faith: the power thereof: from such turn away: 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a

6 For of this sort are they which creep into crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the houses, and lead captive silly women laden righteous judge, shall give me at that day: with sins, led away with divers lusts,

and not to me only, but unto all them also 7 Ever learning, and never able to come that love his appearing. to the knowledge of the truth.

9 Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me: 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood 10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having Moses, so do these also resist the truth : loved this present world, and is departed men of corrupt minds, reprobate concern- unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Tiing the faith.

tus unto Dalmatia. 9 But they shall proceed no further: for 11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, their folly shall be manifest unto all men, and bring him with thee: for he is profitas their's also was.

able to me for the ministry. 10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, 12 And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus. '15 manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, 13 The cloke that I left at Troas with Carcharity, patience,

pus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and 11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came the books, but especially the parchments. unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; 14 Alexander the coppersmith did me what persecutions I endured: but out of much evil: the Lord reward him according them all the Lord delivered me."

to his works : 12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ 15 Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath Jesus shall suffer persecution.

greatly withstood our words. 13 But evil men and seducers shall wax 16 At my first answer no man stood with worse and worse, deceiving, and being de- me, but all men forsook me: I pray God ceived.

that it may not be laid to their charge. 14 But continue thou in the things which 17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with thou hast learned and hast been assured me, and strengthened me; that by me the of, knowing of whom thou hast learned preaching might be fully known, and that them;

all the Gentiles might hear: and I was 15 And that from a child thou hast known delivered out of the mouth of the lion. the holy scriptures, which are able to make 18 And the Lord shall deliver me from thee wise unto salvation through faith which every evil work, and will preserve me unto is in Christ Jesus.

his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory 16 All scripture is given by inspiration for ever and ever. Amen. of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for 19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the housereproof, for correction, for instruction in hold of Onesiphorus. righteousness :

20 Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophi17 That the man of God may be perfect, mus have I left at Miletum sick. throughly furnished unto all good works. 21 Do thy diligence to come before winter.

Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and CHAPTER 4.

Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren. 1 He exhorteth him to do his duty with all care 22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit.

and diligence, 6 certifieth him of the nearness Grace be with you.' Amen. of his death, 9 willeth him to come speedily unto him, and to bring Marcus with him, 1 The second epistle unto Timotheus, or. and certain other things which he wrote for, 14 warneth him to beware of Alexander the

dained the first bishop of the church of smith, 16 informeth him that had befallen

"the Ephesians, was written from Rome, him at his first answering, 19 and soon after

when Paul was brought before Nero the he concludeth.

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PAUL

THE EPISTLE OF PAUL TO

TITUS.
CHAPTER 1.

Buscuna doctrine

UT speak thou the things which become 1 For what end Titus was left in Crete. 6 How they that are to be chosen minister's ought to

2 That the aged men be sober, grave, be qualified. 11 The mouths of evil teachers temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in to be stopped: 12 and what manner of men patience. they be.

3 The aged women likewise, that they be a servant of God, and an apostle in behaviour as becometh holiness, not falso of Jesus Christ, according to the faith accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the of good things; truth is after godliness;

4 That they may teach the young women 2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that to be sober, to love their husbands, to love cannot lie, promised before the world began; their children,

3 But hath in due times manifested his word 5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, through preaching, which is committed unto good, obedient to their own husbands, that me according to the commandment of God the word of God be not blasphemed. our Saviour;

6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober 4 To Titus, mine own son after the common minded. faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God 7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our of good works : in doctrine shewing uncorSaviour.

ruptness, gravity, sincerity, 5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that 8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemnthou shouldest set in order the things that ed; that he that is of the contrary part are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, may be ashamed, having no evil thing to as I had appointed thee:

say of you. 6 If any be blameless, the husband of one 9 Exhort servants to be obedient unto their wife, having faithful children not accused own masters, and to please them well in all of riot or unruly.

things; not answering again; 7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the 10 Not purloining, but shewing all good steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine angry, not given to wine, no striker, not of God our Saviour in all things. given to filthy lucre;

11 For the grace of God that bringeth sal8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good vation hath appeared to all men, men, sober, just, holy, temperate ;

12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness 9 Holding fast the faithful word as he and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, hath been taught, that he may be able by righteously, and godly, in this present world; sound doctrine both to exhort and to con- 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the vince the gainsayers.

glorious appearing of the great God and our 10 For there are many unruly and vain Saviour Jesus Christ; talkers and deceivers, specially they of the 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might circumcision :

redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto 11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who himself a peculiar people, zealous of good subvert whole houses, teaching things which works. they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

15 These things speak, and exhort, and 12 One of themselves, even a prophet of rebuke with all authority. Let no man detheir own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, spise thee. evil beasts, slow bellies.

CHAPTER 3. 13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke

1 Titus is yet further directed by Paul, both conthem sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;

cerning the things he should teach, and not

teach. 10 He is willed also to reject obstinate 14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and hereticks: 12 which done, he appointeth him commandments of men, that turn from the both time and place, wherein he should come truth.

unto him, and so concludeth. 116. mhten the pure callethings are pureyhout Pulpthemes ina naindo to be subject tombriga unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and trates, to be ready to every good work, conscience is defiled.

2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawl16 They profess that they know God; but ers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto in works they deny him, being abominable,

all men. and disobedient, and unto every good work 3 For we ourselves also were sometimes reprobate,

foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers CHAPTER 2.

lusts and pleasures, living in malice and 1 Directions given unto Titus both for his doc

envy, hateful, and hating one another. trine and life. 9 of the duty of servants, and

4 But after that the kindness and love of in general of all Christians.

God our Saviour toward man appeared,

Paul intercedeth with

PHILEMON.

Phileinon for Onesimus. 5 Not by works of righteousness which we 11 Knowing that he that is such is subhave done, but according to his mercy he verted, and sinneth, being condemned of saved us, by the washing of regeneration, himself. and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

12 When I shall send Artemas unto thee, 6 Which he shed on us abundantly through or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me Jesus Christ our Saviour;

to Nicopolis: for I have determined there 7 That being justified by his grace, we to winter. should be made heirs according to the hope 13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos of eternal life.

on their journey diligently, that nothing be 8 This is a faithful saying, and these things wanting unto them. I will that thou affirm constantly, that they 14 And let our's also learn to maintain which have believed in God might be care- good works for necessary uses, that they be sul to maintain good works. These things not unfruitful. are good and profitable unto men.

15 All that are with me salute thee. Greet 9 But avoid foolish questions, and genea- them that love us in the faith. Grace be logies, and contentions, and strivings about with you all. Amen. the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

1 It was written to Titus, ordained the 10 A man that is an heretick after the first first bishop of the church of the Creand second admonition reject;

tians, from Nicopolis of Macedonia.

THE EPISTLE OF PAUL TO

for ever;

PHILEMON. 4 He rejoiceth to hear of the faith and love of that in thy stead he might have ministered

Philemon, 9 whom he desireth to forgive his unto me in the bonds of the gospel: servant Oncsimus, and lovingly to receive him 14 But without thy mind would I do noagain.

thing; that thy benefit should not be as it a

were of necessity, but willingly. mothy our brother, unto Philemon our 15 For perhaps he therefore departed for clearly beloved, and fellowlabourer,

a season, that thou shouldest receive him 2 And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in 16 Not now as a servant, but above a serthy house:

vant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but 3 Grace to you, and peace, from God our how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

and in the Lord ? 4 I thank my God, making mention of thee 17 If thou count me therefore a partner, always in my prayers,

receive him as myself., 5 Hearing of thy love and faith, which 18 If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and to- ought, put that on mine account; ward all saints;

19 I Paul have written it with mine own 6 That the communication of thy faith hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to may become effectual by the acknowledg- thee how thou owest unto me even thine ing of every good thing which is in you in own self besides. Christ Jesus.

20 Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in 7 For we have great joy and consolation the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord. in thy love, because the bowels of the saints 21 Having confidence in thy obedience I are refreshed by thee, brother.

wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt 8 Wherefore, though I might be much bold also do more than I say. in Christ to enjoin thee that which is con- 22 But withal prepare me also a lodging: venient,

for I trust that through your prayers I shall 9 Yet for love's sake I rather beseech thee, be given unto you. being such an one as Paul the aged, and 23 There salute thee Epaphras, my fellownow also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.

prisoner in Christ Jesus; 10 I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, 24 Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my whom I have begotten in my bonds :

fellowlabourers. 11 Which in time past was to thee unprofit- 25 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be able, but now profitable to thee and to me: with your spirit. Amen.

12 Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels :

1 Written from Rome to Philemon, by 13 Whom I would have retained with me, s! Onesimus a servant.

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THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE

HEBREWS.

CHAPTER 1.

be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed 1 Christ in these last times coming to us from unto us by them that heard him;

the Father, 4 is preferred above the angels, 4 God also bearing them witness, both with both in person and office.

signs and wonders, and with divers mira

cles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according I manners spake in time past unto the to his own will? fathers by the prophets,

5 For unto the angels hath he not put in 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by subjection the world to come, whereof we his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all speak. things, by whom also he made the worlds ; 6 But one in a certain place testised, saying,

3 Who being the brightness of his glory, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the express image of his person, and or the son of man, that thou visitest him ? upholding all things by the word of his 7 Thou madest him a little lower than the power, when he had by himself purged our angels; thou crownedst him with glory and sins, sat down on the right hand of the honour, and didst set him over the works Majesty on high;

of thy hands : 4 Being made so much better than the 8 Thou hast put all things in subjection angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained under his feet. For in that he put all in a more excellent name than they.

subjection under him, he left nothing that 5 For unto which of the angels said he at is not put under him. But now we see not any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I yet all things put under him. begotten thee? And again, I will be to him 9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? lower than the angels for the suffering of

6 And again, when he bringeth in the first- death, crowned with glory and honour; that begotten into the world, he saith, And let he by the grace of God should taste death all the angels of God worship him,

for every man. 7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh 10 For it became him, for whom are all his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame things, and by whom are all things, in of fire.

bringing many sons unto glory, to make the 8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O captain of their salvation perfect through God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of right- sufferings. eousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. 11 For both he that sanctifieth and they

9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated who are sanctified are all of one: for which iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath cause he is not ashamed to call them breanointed thee with the oil of gladness above thren, thy fellows.

12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto 10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast my brethren, in the midst of the church laid the foundation of the earth; and the will I sing praise unto thee. heavens are the works of thine hands :

13 And again, I will put my trust in him. 11 They shall perish; but thou remain- And again, Behold I and the children which est; and they all shall was old as doth a God hath given me. garment;

14 Forasmuch then as the children are 12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them partakers of flesh and blood, he also himup, and they shall be changed: but thou art self likewise took part of the same; that the same, and thy years shall not fail.

through death he might destroy him that 13 But to which of the angels said he at had the power of death, that is, the devil; any time, Sit on my right hand, until I 15 And deliver them who through fear make thine enemies thy footstool?

of death were all their lifetime subject to 14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent bondage. forth to minister for them who shall be heirs 16 For verily he took not on him the of salvation ?

nature of angels; but he took on him the CHAPTER 2.

seed of Abraham. 1 We ought to be obedient to Christ Jesus, 5 17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him

and that because he vouchsafed to take our to be made like unto his brethren, that he nature upon him, 14 as it was necessary. might be a merciful and faithful high priest

in things pertaining to God, to make reconearnest heed to the things which we ciliation for the sins of the people. have heard, lest at any time we should let 18 For in that he himself hath suffered them slip.

being tempted, he is able to succour them 2 For if the word spoken by angels was that are tempted. stedfast, and every transgression and dis

CHAPTER 3. obedience received a just recompence of

1 Christ is more worthy than Moses, 7 therereward;

fore if we believe not in him, we shall be 3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so

more worthy punishment than hardhcarted great salvation; which at the first began to Israel.

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The danger of unbelief.

HEBREWS, 3.

The power of God's word. WHEREFORE.holychrethren, partakers into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in Apostle and High Priest of our profession, although the works were finished from the Christ Jesus;

foundation of the world. 2 Who was faithful to him that appointed 4 For he spake in a certain place of the him, as also Moses was faithful in all his seventh day on this wise, And God did rest house.

the seventh day from all his works. 3 For this man was counted worthy of 5 And in this place again, If they shall more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he enter into my rest. who hath builded the house hath more ho- 6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some nour than the house.

must enter therein, and they to whom it 4 For every house is builded by some man; was first preached entered not in because but he that built all things is God.

of unbelief : 5 And Moses verily was faithful in all his 7 Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying house, as a servant, for a testimony of those in David, To day, after so long a time; as things which were to be spoken after;

it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, 6 But Christ as a son over his own house; harden not

your hearts. whose house are we, if we hold fast the 8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then confidence and the rejoicing of the hope would he not afterward have spoken of anfirm unto the end.

other day. 7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To 9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the day if ye will hear his voice,

people of God. 8 Harden not your hearts, as in the pro- 10 For he that is entered into his rest, he vocation, in the day of temptation in the also hath ceased from his own works, as God wilderness :

did from his. 9 When your fathers tempted me, proved 11 Let us labour therefore to enter into me, and saw my works forty years.

that rest, lest any man fall after the same 16 Wherefore I was grieved with that gene- example of unbelief. ration, and said, They do alway err in their 12 For the word of God is quick, and powheart; and they have not known my ways. erful, and sharper than any twoedged sword,

11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not piercing even to the dividing asunder of enter into my rest.)

soul and spirit, and of the joints and mar. 12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in row, and is a discerner of the thoughts and any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in de- intents of the heart. parting from the living God.

13 Neither is there any creature that is 13 But exhort one another daily, while it not manifest in his sight: but all things is called To day; lest any of you be hard- are naked and opened unto the eyes of him ened through the deceitfulness of sin.

with whom we have to do. 14 For we are made partakers of Christ, 14 Seeing then that we have a great high if we hold the beginning of our confidence priest, that is passed into the heavens, Je. stedfast unto the end;

sus the Son of God, let us hold fast our 15 While it is said, To day if ye will hear profession. his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the 15 For we have not an high priest which provocation.

cannot be touched with the feeling of our 16 For some, when they had heard, did infirmities; but was in all points tempted provoke: howbeit not all that came out of like as we are, yet without sin. Egypt by Moses.

16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the 17 But with whom was he grieved forty throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, years? was it not with them that had sin- and find grace to help in time of need. ned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?

CHAPTER 5. 18 And to whom sware he that they should

1 The authority and honour of our Saviour's not enter into his rest, but to them that

priesthood. 11 Negligence in the knowledge believed not?

thereof is reproved.

OR because of unbelief.

men is ordained for men in things perCHAPTER 4.

taining to God, that he may offer both gifts 1 The rest of Christians is attained by faith.

and sacrifices for sins: 12 The power of God's word. 14 By our high

2 Who can have compassion on the ignopriest Jesus the Son of God, subject to infir- rant, and on them that are out of the way; mities, but not sin, 16 we must and may go for that he himself also is compassed with boldly to the throne of grace.

infirmity. ET us therefore fear, lest, a promise be- 3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for

the people, so also for himself, to offer for of you should seem to come short of it.

2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as 4 And no man taketh this honour unto well as unto them: but the word preached himself, but he that is called of God, as did not profit them, not being mixed with was Aaron. faith in them that heard it.

5 So also Christ glorified not himself to 3 For we which have believed do enter be made an high priest; but he that said

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