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Puul commendeth the Thessalonians : CHAPTER 1....11.... III. How the gospel was preached to them.

and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house. Žministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that

16 And when this epistle is read among you, thcu fulfil it. cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodi- 18 P The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Receans; and that ye likewise read the epistle from member my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen...

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and prayer, 5 and approveth their exemplary reception of pel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye i Acts 18, the gospel.

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3 James zi. unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the unto you the gospel of God. 2 Thes 2,13. Lord Jesus Christ.

10 Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and The 38 2. We give thanks to God always for you all, justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among k Rom.9,94 Cor: 1,6d making mention of you in our prayers;

3 you that believe: 3° Remembering without ceasing your work of 11 * As ye know how we exhorted and comforted 1 Cor. 1,5 Gal. 3, 2, 5. faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our and charged every one of you, as a father doth his on 1,6. 15.05.16 . Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of Godandour Father; children,

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5 e For our gospel came not unto you in word hath called you unto his kingdom and glory. Cor. 116. only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and 13" For this cause also thank we God without 14. Philip.3, 17. in much assurance; as .ye know what manner of ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God i Peter', men we were among you


which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word 15.x5, 6' And ye became followers of us, and of the of men, but, as it is in truth, the word of God, which 4. Heb.10, 54. Lord, having received the word in much affliction, effectually worketh also in you that believe. chap. 4, 10. with joy of the Holy Ghost ;

14" For ye, brethren, became followers of the 2 Pet. 3, 2 7 So that ye were ensamples to all that believe churches of God which in Judea are in Christ Jesus: 3, 13. in Macedonia and Achaia.

for ye also have suffered like things of your own feb. 10,34 86 For from you sounded ont the word of the Lord countrymen, even as they have of the Jews;

not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every 15 Who both killed the Lord Jesus and their 23, 54, 57. 25,04 5,9 place your faith to God-waru is spread abroad ; so own prophets, and have persecuted us ; and they 413, ** Philip.3,20. that we need not to speak any thing.

please vot God, and are contrary to all men; 9 For they themselves shew of us what manner 16 ? Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles, that 23, 4 3, Thess. 1, of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned they might be saved, to fill up their sins always; for $ 11, 19, Pet!2 to God from idols, to serve the living and true God; įthe wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.

10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom 17 But we, brethren, being taken from you for a Luci, Dets, he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered { short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the Philip. 7:so. us from the wrath to come.

more abundantly to see your face with great desire. 14.12.3 CHAPTER II.

18 4 Wherefore we would liave come unto you, 22, 21, 22. 1 In what manner the gospel was preached unto them, and even I Paul, once and again ; but Satan hindered us.

how they received it; 17 he sheweth his desire of coming 19'For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of & 15,3 to them, &c.

rejoicing ? Are not even ye in the presence of our 12 21.0.16

. TVOR yourselves, brethren, know our entrance Lord Jesus Christ at his coming ?
in unto you, that it was not in vain :

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CHAPTER UIT. 12:1,11

, were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, 1 Why Paul sent Timothy to them ; 6 his good report a conwe were bold in our God to speak unto you the gos

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THEREFORE, when we could no longer for3° For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of bear, we thought it good to be left at Athens 4 2,17.*** uncleanness, nor in guile:

alone; 4 Butas we were allowed of God to be put in trust 2 *And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister for

with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing of God, and our fellow-labourer in the gospel of lo Phili, & men, but God, which trieth our hearts.

Christ, to estabiish you, and to comfort you concern- Philip.219 5 For neitberat any time used we flattering words, ing your faith ; 1.2 12 8 asyeknow,noracloak ofcovetousness;Godiswitness: 3 • That no maa should be moved by these afflic- $ 13,5

175. & 6 'Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, {tions: for yourselves know that we are appointed as 1.9,"i? nor yet of others, when we might have been burden-thereunto. some, as the apostles of Christ.

4 For verily, when we were with you, we told 6 7. But we were gentle among you, even as a' you before that we should suffer tribulation ; even Tim. 2, 24 nurse cherisheth her children.

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Christ's second coming described. 5° For this cause, when I could no longer forbcar, 16'For the Lord himself shalldescend from heaven I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with tempter have tempted you, and our labour be in vain. the trumpof God: and the dead inChrist shall rise first:

6 But now, when 'Timotheus came from you unto 17 Then we which are alive and remain, shall be Cor. 15,5

us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and caught up together with them in the clouds,to meet the Acis 18.5 charity, and that ye have good remembrance of us Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 4,2

always,desiring greatly to see us, as we also to sec you; 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these Acts 1,

7 + Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over words. vou, in all our affliction and distress, by your faith :

CHAPTER V. 8 For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord. 1 He sheweth that Christ's second coming will be sudden, and 9, st. 9 For what thanks can we render to God again exhorteth to watch ; 14 he giveth divers precepts, &c. ,

UT of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye Make som sakes before our God;

I . :10' Night and day praying exceedingly that we 2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of Isa. 13, & 11. & 15, 23. might see your face, and might perfect that which is the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. Echap. 4 lacking in your faith?

3° For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then whics. Se 11 Now God himself and our Father, and our sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a time Zech.14,5. Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you.

a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound 4 "But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that lau. 24, 2 Thess. 2, in love one toward another, and toward all men, even day should overtake you as a thief. as we do toward you :

5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children Rom.18.4. 13 "To the end he may establish your hearts of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. I l'ets, chap

. 2, 12. umblamcable in holiness before God, even our Father, 6 'Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but isa. 59,17

31. at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his let us watch and be sober. kom. 6, 19, saints.

7. For they that sleep, sleep in the night; and 2,2 CHAPTER IV.

they that be drunken, are drunken in the night. Gal., 2. i He exhorteth to go on in godliness, 7 to holiness, 9 to love,

8 "But let us who are of the day, be sober, putting Jurie 4 11 to quietness....15 The saints' resurrection, and Christ's on the breastplate of faith and love; and for a helmet, Cor.5, 15 second coming.

the hope of salvation. F

URTHERMORE then we beseech you, breth- 9' For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but lohi

ren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus. that to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and 10 * Who died for us, that, whether we wake or Philip 2,2 to please God, so ye would abound more and more. sleep, we should live together with him.

2 For ye know what commandments we gave you 11' Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and 2015 by the Lord Jesus.

edily one another, even as also ye do. 3 " For this is the will of God, even your sancti- 12. "And we beseech you, brethren, to know them ? elev. 9,13. fication, that ye should abstain from fornication : which labour among you, and are over you in the

4° That every one of you should know how to Lord, and admonish you ; 1 Pet. 1,15. possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; 13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their relation

5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves. Hot 7. John 17, 19. Gentiles which know not God:

14 · Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them Gal. 6, 1o. 6 • That no man go beyond and defraud his brother that are unruly, comfort the feeble-minded, support mat.5.12 Cor. 2, 10. in any matter; because that the Lord is the avenger of the weak, be patient toward all men.

all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified. 15 See that none render evil for evil unto any

7' For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, man; but ever follow that which is good, both a but unto holiness.

among yourselves, and to all men. 8% He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, 16 P Rejoice evermore. 4.13, 31. & but God, who hath also given unto us his Holy Spirit. 17 9 Pray without ceasing,

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. 5i2 that I write unto you; for ye yourselves are taught will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. & 5; 8,13; of God to love one another.

19 Quench noi the Spirit. 10 And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren 20 Despise not prophesyings. 2009, 11, which are in all Macedonia : but we beseech you, 21 "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. brethren, that ye increase more and more:

22 * Abstain from all appearance of evil. 11 k And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your 23° Andthevery God of peace sanctify you wholly: eh. 4, 22. own business, and to work with your own hands, as {and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body 2 Thess. 3, we commanded you ;

be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord 12'That ye may walk honestly toward them that Jesus Christ. are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing. 24 ? Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will Pipe

13 m But I would not have you to be ignorant, do it. Ent . 4, 5. brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye 25 : Brethren, pray for us.

sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 26 Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.

14 " For if we believe that Jesus died and rose 27 “I charge you by the Lord, that this epistle be Cor. again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will read unto all the holy brethren. 6.3 God bring with him.

28 "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with a kom som 15°For this we say unto you by the word ofthe Lord, a you. Amen.

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, exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all delusion, that they should believe a lie: Col. 1.3. toward each other aboundeth :

12 " That they all miglit be damned who believed 2Chr. 12, 4.So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches not the truth, but had pleasure in uprighteousness. J'rov

. 1, 12 of God, for your patience and faith in alt your per- 13' But we are bound to give thanks always to Mat. 21,'5, 14. & 9, 2. secutions and tribulations that ye endure ;

God for you, burethren beloved of the Lord, because 2:56. 5° Which is a manisest token of the righteous judg- God hath from the beginningchosed you to salvation duke 2. *

ment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the 1 Tin ni e Philip. I, kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer :

truth; 6 Secingit isa righteous thing with God to recom- 14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the chap., 2. pense tribulation to them that trouble you ;

obtaining of the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ. 7 % And to you who are troubled, rest with us; 15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the 2.

when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven traditions which ye have been taught, whether by chap 3, 4: 11. & 25, 34. with his miglity angels,

word, or our epistle. 8 "In fausing fire, taking vengeance on them that 16"Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God. I 1'41. 1,3, 1 Thess. 4, know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given 2 Tim. 2, Lord Jesus Christ :

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. 9. Who shall be punished with everlasting destruc- grace, 6. & 5, 10 tion from the presence of the Lord, and from the 17' Comfort your hearts, and establish you in Thesis

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every good word and work. 10 * When he shall come to be glorified in his

CHAPTER III. saints, and to be admired in all them that believe 1 He craveth their prayers; 3 he testifieth his confidence in A3 3.5 Eph. 2, 12 (because our testimony among you was believed) in them, praying God to direct them; 6 he giveth them divers & 17, 5, 3. Thes: 4,5 that day.

precepts, &c. 11' Wherefore also we pray always for you, that a TVINALLY, brethren, pray for us, that the word 4 la, si

, Rom. 2. our Gol would count you worthy of this calling, and of the Lord may have free course, and be glo-ithes: Jude 9, 10. fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the į rified, even as it is with you: work of faith with power;

2 "And that we may be delivered from unreasona- 1 Cor. 1, 9. 12 That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ mayble and wicked men for all men have not faith. klev. 1;. be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the 3 But the Lord is faithíul, who shall establish 3,4 5,24 ! 1 Thess. 1, grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. you, and keep you from evil. CHAPTER II.

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of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw your-11.15 2 " That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be selves from every brother that walketh disorderly, these Ep.1.5, 4. troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter, and not after the tradition which he received of us. cl.ap. 2, 13. chap. 3, 14. as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 7% For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: us, 10

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CHAPTER II. Acts -20Christ our Lord.

1 lle exhorteth to pray and give thanks for all men, 4 for God 2.3. 3'As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, wilieth the salvation of all men; 7 his commission to the John 3 16. ch. 1,1,1. when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightesi Gentiles....9 How women ought to be attired, &c. 262) charge some that they teach no other doctrine, EXHORT therefore, that, first of all, supplica

I 4 ^ Neither give heed to fables and endless gene- tions, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, & 10, 12. dealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly be made for all men: to editying, which is in faith; so do.

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out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of godliness and honesty. Gal. 5, 11. faith unseigned :

3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of luhet, . 6 'From which some having swerved, have turned God our Saviour; & 3, 15. 4 aside unto vain jangling;

4. Who will have all men to be saved, and to 6. & 3, * 7. Desiring to be teachers of the law; understand-come unto the knowledge of the truth. Tit. 1, 10, 11. ing neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between 10..

8. But we know that the law is good, if a man God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Gal. 3; 1** use it lawfully;

6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testi- Rev.3, 3. 9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a fied in due time.

righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, 7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an 2231 Titusa, s. for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and pro- apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not,) a dir, 12.Cor 4,6. fane, for murderers of fathers, and murderers of teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity. chapter2mothers, for manslayers,

88 I will therefore that men pray every where, % 21:20 10 For whoremongers, for them that defilethem- } lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. pl.), , necesita seives with mankind, for men-stealers, for liars, for 9 In like manner also, that women adorn them- 11. k 42&3perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that selves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and it! 2 Cor. 3, 6. is contrary to sound doctrine ;

sobriety ; not with broidered hair, or gold, or pearls, P., I. 11 'According to the glorious gospel of the blessed or costly array; Luik.23,31 . God, which was committed to my trust.

10 But (which becometh women professing god- 6,123 12. "And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who liness) with good works. 1,6,1., hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, 11 'Let the woman learn in silence with all sub- James 1,5 * 20. putting me into the ministry;

jection. 13 *Who was before a blasphemer, and a perse-12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor tousurris Philip 3, 6. cutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because authority over the man, but to be in silence. bris 2. 17. I did it ignorantly in unbelief:

13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. 14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding 14 'And Adam was not deceived; but the woinan Eph. 6, 24 abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. being deceived, was in the transgression.

15 "This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all 15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in child-1

acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world bearing, if they continue in faith, and charity, and it prehr. 25, to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

holiness, with sobriety. 16 How beit for this cause I obtained mercy, that

CHAPTER III. 10, in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all long-1 How bishops and deacons, and their wives, should be quali- 3 SA o suffering, for a pattern to them which should here- fied ; 14 and to what end St. Paul wrote to Timothy of these after believe on him to life everlasting.

things....16 The important truths of the Christian revelation. Acts 21 2 ble, the only wise , be honour ever Wie Sow unite the King eternal, immortalin cisi THIS saftrue saying: Iffa mano desire the office

of a bishop, he desireth a good work Et and ever.. Amen. *:;!;!;

2 "A bishop then must be blameless, the husband Blush 18 . This charge Icommit unto thee, son Timoshy, of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given ar cording to the prophecies which went before on?.to hospitality, apt to teach;

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Divers precepts to Timothy.

Of widous anil clders. 3. Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his 13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to Ot, sian children in subjection with all gravity ;

exhortation, to doctrine. 5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own 14 " Neglect not the gift that is in thee,which was 303 house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) { given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the

6 Not a || novice, lest being lifted up with pride, he hands of the presbytery. frek. 94,21. fall into the condemnation of the devil.

15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly ch.1, 18. « 7 4 Moreover he must have a good report of them to them: that thy profiting may appear to all. E siat.25,... which are without; lest he fall into reproach, and the

16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; n Fizok. ys. Y. * Wat. 3, 16 share of the devil.

continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both 8.Likewise must the deacons begrave, not double-save thyself, and them that hear thee. good wz tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy

CHAPTER V. $ 3, 22 & lucre

i Rules to be observed in reproving....3 Of widows and elders. 9' Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure con

23 A precept for Timothy's health. science. Hon. 1, 4. & 10 And let these also first be proved; then let S REBUKE not an elder, but entreat him as a a Lev. 19,

father; and the younger men as brethren ; En. 3,5,6, them use the office of a deacon, being found blame

2 The elder women as mothers; the younger as 12 Cor. 6, less.

sisters, with all purity.
11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slander- 3 Honour widows that are widows indeed.
a 2 ers, sober, faithiul in all things.

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12 Let the deacons be che husbands of one wife, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to
ruling their children and their own houses well. requite their parents : for that is good and accepta- Nac* 7 19

136 For they that have used the office of a deacon ble before God. AC25, 2017. well, purchase to themselves a good degree, and great

5 e Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, elukesi pes. 23. boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus. trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and to

14 These things write I unto thee, hoping to come prayers night and day, P11,2,1,15. unto thee shortly :

6 But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she 15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know liveth.

how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of 7 ' And these things give in charge, that they may sch.., 3. & 01. 15. 16. God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar be blameless. 2 Tim. 3, s. and ground of the truth.

8% Butisany provide not for his own,and especially 16* And, without controversy, great is the mys-{ for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, L. 1 d'or.10,20: tery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, jus- and is worse than an infideí. chilena, sá titied in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the 9 Let not a widow be taken into the number under Tilux 1, 16. AcoGentiles, believed on in the world, received up into threescore years old, having been the wife of one man, glory.

10 We'l reported of for good works ; if she have a (ion ?s. CHAPTER IV.

brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if Luke 7, 38. * 310, , 1 He foretelleth and describeth a great apostacy....6 Directions she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved to Timothy.

the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every dets 16, 18

, TOW the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the good work.

latter times some shall depart from the faith, 11 But the younger widows refuse: for when they 3.6 giving heed to seducing spirits,and doctrines of devils; } have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will

2 - Speaking lies in hypucrisy; having their con- marry; ***.28,8, science seared with a hot iron :

12 Having damnation, because they have cast off 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to ab-{ their first faith. * 11.25., stain from meats, which God hath created to be 13 ' And withal they learn to be idle, wandering 1 Cor. . 607 received with thanksgiving of them which believe and about from house to house ; and not only idle, but tires 2, e. & !i3, 165. know the truth.

tattlers also, and busybodies, speaking things which 4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing they ought not. 2, 4, 33.& 9, to be refused, if it be received with

thanksgiving : 14 "I will therefore that the younger women mar- & Kings 5 Forit is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. { ry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion frov. 3,9. 6Jf thou put the brethren in remembrance of to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus 15 For some are already turned aside after Satan. Zem 12 s. 3,102 Christ, nourished up in the words of faith, and of 16 'If any man or woman that believeth have kom. 12 & Sat. 6, 18, good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained. {widow's, let them relieve them, and let not the church Cor.9,11

7' But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and be charged ; that it may relieve them that are widow's al6. 6. exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

indeed. 8% For bodily exercise profiteth little; but godliness

17. Let the elders that rule well be counted workers, 5.2.188 is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life thy of double honour, especially they who labour in 17 To: 2,11. that now is, and of that which is to come.

the word and doctrine. 9 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all 18 " For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle Lev. 19, 13 14,17 . acceptation.

the ox that treadeth out the corn: and, The labourer Luke's 10 For therefore we both labour and suffer re- is worthy of his reward. sk.16 proach, because we trust in the living God, who is the 19° Against an elder receive not an accusation, is! 5.6. Saviour of all men, especially of those that believe. but before two or three witnesses. 11 These things command and teach.

20 P Them that sin rebuke before all, that nthers 12 12 Let no man despise thy youth ; but be thou an also may fear.

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