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3 Let no man deceive you by any means : course, and be glorified, even as it is with for that day shall not come, except there you; come a falling away first, and that inan of sin 2 And that we may be delivered from un. be revealed, the son of perdition;

reasonable and wicked men: for all men 4 Who opposeth and exalteth hiinself above bave not faith. all that is called God, or that is worshipped;1,3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall estab. 80 that he, as God, sitteth in the temple of lish you, and keep you from evil. God, shewing himself that he is God. 4 Ånd we have confidence in the Lord

5 Remember ye not, that when I was yet touching you, that ye both do and will do with you, I told you these things?

the things which we command you. 6 And now ye know what withholdeth that 5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the he might be revealed in his time.

love of God, and into the patient waiting for 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already Christ. work: only he who now leiteth will wt, until 6 Now we command you, brethren, in the he be taken out of the way.

name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye with. 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, draw yourselves from every brother that whom the Lord shall consume with the spi- walketh disorderly, and not after the tradirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the tion which he received of us. brightness of his coming :

7 For yourselves know how ye ought to fol9 Eren him, whose coming is after the low us : for we behaved not ourselves disorworking of Satan, with all power, and signs, derly among, you; ad lying wonders,

8 Neither did we eat any man's bread for 10 And with all deceivableness of unright. nought; but wrought with labour and travail eousness in them that perishı; because they night and day, that we might not be chargea. received not the love of the truth, that they ble to any of you: might be saved.

9 Not because we have not power, but to 11 And for this cause God shall send them make ourselves an ensample unto you to fol strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: low lis.

12 That they all mighi be damned who be- 10 For even when we were with you, this Jieved not the truth, but had pleasure in un- we commanded you, that if any would not righteousness.

work, neither should he eat. 13 But we are bound to give thanks always 11 For we hear that there are some which to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, walk among you disorderly, working not at because God hath from the beginning chosen all, but are busybodies. you to salvation, through sanctification of the 12 Now them that are such we command Spirit, and belief of the truth :

and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that 14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, with quietness they work, and eat their own to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord bread. Jesus Christ.

13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold doing. the traditions which ye have been taught, 14 And if any man obey not our word by whether by word, or our epistle.

this epistle, note that man, and have no com16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and pany with him, that he may be ashamed. God, even onr Father, which hath loved us, 15 Yet count him not as an enemy, but adand hath given us everlasting consolation monish him as a brother. and good hope through grace,

16 Now the Lord of peace himself give you 17 Comfort your hearts, and establish you peace always by all means. The Lard be in every good word and work.

with you all. CHAP. III.

17 The salutation of Paul with mine own 1 He craveth their prayers for himself, 3testifi- i I write.

hand, which is the token in every epistle: so eth what confidence he hath in them, 5 maketh request to God in their behalf, 6 giveth them

18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be divers precepts, especially to shủn idleness, with you all. Amen. and ill company, 16 and last of all concludeth 1 ľhe second epistle to the Thessaloni. with prayer and salutation.

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The First Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to TIMOTHY.

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peace, from God our Fa. 1 Timothy is put in mind of the charge which ther and Jesus Christ our Lord.

was given unto him by Paul at his going to 3 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephe. Macedonia. 5 of the right use and end of the sus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou law. 11 of St. Paul's calling to be an apostle, mightest charge some that they 20 and of Hymeneus and Alexander.


other doctrine, PAU, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the 4 Neither give heed to fables and endless

cominandınent of God our Saviour, curd genealogies, which minister questions, rather Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope; than godly edifying which is in faith; so do. 2 Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith;! 5 Now the end of the commandment is cha


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Of bishops and deacons rity out of a pure heart, and of a good con. 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and science, 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 16 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be standing neither what they say, nor whereof testified in due time. they afirm.

7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher and 8 But we know that the law is good, if a an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and man use it lawfully;

lie not,) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and 9 Knowing this, that the law is not made verity. for a righteous man, but for the lawless and 8 I will therefore that men pray every where, disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and for unholy and profane, for murderers of fa- doubting. thers, and murderers of mothers, for man- 9 In like manner also, that women adorn slayers,

themselves in modest apparel, with shame. 10 For whoremongers, for them that defile facedness and sobriety; not with broidered themselves with mankind, for men-stealers, 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. bleseed God which was committed to my 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor

to usurp authority over the man, but to be 12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who in silence. hath enabled me, for that he counted me 13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. faithful, putting me into the ministry;

14 And Adam was not deceived, but the 13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a woman being deceived was in the transgrespersecutor, and injurious: but I obtained sion.. mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbe- 15 Notwithstanding, she shall be saved in hier:

child-bearing, if they continue in faith, and 14 And the grace of our Lord was exceed- charity, and holiness, with subriety. ing abundant with faith and love which is in

CHAP. III. Christ Jesus. 15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of

1 How bishops, and deacons, and their wives, all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into

should be qualified: 14 and to what end Saint

Paul wrote to Timothy of these things. 15 Of the world to save sinners; of whom I am the church, and the blessed truth therein taught chief.

and professed. 16 Howbeit, for this cause I obtained merthat in me first Jesus Christ might sher: This is a true saying, If a man desire thie

office of a bishop, hie desireth a good forth all long-suffering, for a pattern to them work. which should hereafter believe on him to 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the hus. life everlasting.

band of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good 17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; invisible, the only wise God, be honour and 3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy glory for ever and ever. Amen.

of filthy lucre; but patient; not a brawler, '18 This charge I commit unto thee, son not covetous; Timothy, according to the prophecies which 4 One that ruleth well his own house, har. went before on thee, that thou by them ing his children in subjection with all gravity; mightest war a good warfare;

5 (For if a man know not how to rule his 19 Holding faith and a good conscience; own house, how shall he take care of the which some having put away, concerning church of God ?) faith have made shipwreck:

6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up witla 20 Of whom is Hymeneus and Alexander; pride he fall into the condemnation of the whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they devil. may learn not to blaspheme.

7 Moreover, he must have a good report of CHAP. II.

them which are without; lest he fall into re1 That it is meet to pray and give thanks for all proach and the snare of the devil. men, and the reason why. 9 How women should

8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not be attired. 12 They are not permitted to teach. double-tongued, not given to much wine, uot 15 They shall be saved, notwithstanding the greedy of filthy lucre; testimonies of God's wrath, in childbirth, if | 9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure they continue in faith.

conscience. thereforethat, first of all, 10 And let these also first proved; giving of thanks be made for all men: found blameless. 2 For kings, and for all that are in authori- 11 Even so must their wives be grave, not

that we may lead a quiet and peaceable slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. life in all godliness and honesty,

12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one 3 For this is good and acceptable in the wise, ruling their children and their own sight of God our Saviour;

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CHAP. V. deacon well, purchase to themselves a good 1 Rules to be observed in reproving. 3 Of wi degree, and great boldness in the faith which dows. 17 Of elders. 23 A precept for Timois in Christ Jesus.

thy's health. 24 Some men's sins go before un1 These things write I unto thee, hoping to

to judgment, and some men's do follow after. come unto thee shortly :


EBUKE not an elder, but entreat him 15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest as a father; and the younger men as know how thou oughtest to behave thyself brethren ; in the house of God, which is the church of The elder women as mothers; the younger the living God, the pillar and ground of the assisters, with all purity. truth.)

3 Honour widows that are widows indeed. 16 And without controversy, great is the 4 But if any widow have children or ne. mystery of godliness: God was manifest in phews, let them learn first to shew piety at the fiesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of an. Vhome, and to requite their parents: for ihat gels, preached unto the Genuiles, believed oy is good and acceptable before God. in the world, received up into glory.

5 Now she that is a widow indeed, and de CHAP. IV.

solate, trusteth in God, and continueth in He foretelleth in the latter times a departure supplications and prayers night and day. from the faith. 6 And he furnisheth Timothy

6 But she that liveth in pleasure, is dead with divers precepts.

while she liveth. VOW the Spirit speaketh expressly, that 7 And these things give in charge, that they from the faith, giving heed to seducing spi- 8 But if any provide not for his own, and rits, and doctrines of devils;

especially for those of his own house, he hath 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. conscience seared with a liot iron;

9 Let not a widow be taken into the nun3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding ber under threescore years old, haviug been to abstain froin meats, which God hath cre- the wife of one man, ated to be received with thanksgiving of 10 Well reported of for good works; if she thein which believe and know the truth. have brought up children, if she have lodged 4 For every creature of God is good, and strangers, if she have washed the saiots' feet

, nothing to be refused, if it be received with if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have thanksgiving:

diligently followed every good work. 5 For it is sanctified by the word of God, 11 But the younger widows refuse: for when and prayer.

they have begun to wax wanton against 6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance Christ, they will marry; of these things, thou shalt be a good minister 12 Having, damnation, because they have of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of cast off their first faith. faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou 13 And withal they learn to be idle, wan. biast attained.

dering about from house to house; and not ? But refuse profane and old wives' fa- only idle, but tattlers also, and basybodies, bles, and exercise thyself rather unto godli- speaking things which they ought not.

14 I will therefore that the younger women 8 For bodily exercise profiteth little but marry, bear children, guide the house, give godliness is profitable unto all things, having none occasion to the adversary to speak repromise of the life that now is, and of that proachfully. which is to come.

15 For some are already turned aside after 9 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all Satan. acceptation.

16 If any man or woman that believetha. 10 For therefore we both labour and suffer have widows, let them relieve them, and let reproach, because we trust in the living God not the church be charged; that it may rewho is the Saviour of all men, especially of lieve them that are widows indeed. those that believe.

17 Let the elders that rule well, be counted 11 These things command and teach. worthy of double honour, especially they 12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be who labour in the word and doctrine. Chou an example of the believers, in word, 18 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. in purity.

And, The labourer is worthy of his reward 13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, 19 Against an elder receive not an accusa. to exhortation, to doctrine.

tion, but before two or three witnesses. 14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which 20' Them that sin rebuke before all, that was given thee by prophecy, with the laying others also may fear. on of the hands of the presbytery.

21 I charge thee before God, and the Lord U 15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou wholly to them; that thy profiting may ap- observe these things without preferring, one

before another, doing nothing by partiality. 16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the 22 Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither doctrine; continue in them: for in doing be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself this thou shalt both save thyself, and them pure. that hear thee.

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CHAP. VI. What Timothy is to fiee, free wine for thy stomach's sake, and thine often 10 For the love of money is the root of all infirmities.

evil: which while some coveted after, they 24 Some men's sins are open beforehand, have erred from the faith, and pierced themgoing before to judgment, and some men selves through with many sorrows. they follow after.

11 But thou, O man of God, flee these 25 Likewise also the good works of some things; and follow after righteousness, godare manifest beforehand; and they that are liness, faith, love, patience, meekness. otherwise cannot be hid.

12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on CHAP. VI.

eternal life, avhereunto thou art also called, } The ciuty of servants. 3.No fellowship with

and hast professed a good profession before nerfangled teachers. 6 Godliness great gain,

many witnesses. 10 and love of money the root of all evil. 11

13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, What Timothy to flee, and what to folior, 37 who quickeneth all things, and before Christ whereof to admonish the rich. 20 To keep puri- Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed ty of doctrine, and avoid profane janglings. a good confession; L

ET as many servants as are under the 14 That thou keep this commandment with

yoke count their own masters worthy out spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of all honour, that the name of God and his of our Lord Jesus Christ: doctrine be not blasphemed.

15 Which in bis times he shall sheit, who 2 And they that have believing masters, let is the blessed and only Potentate, the King them not despise them, because they are bre- of kings, and Lord of lords; thren; but rather do them service, because 16 Who only hath inmortality, dwelling in they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the light which no mau can approach unto : the benefit. These things teach and exhort. whom no man hath seen, nor can see; to

3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent whom be honour and power everlasting. not to wholesome words, even the words of Amen. our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the docuine 17 Charge them that are rich in this world, which is accordio to godliness,

that they be not high-minded, nor trust in 4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting uncertain riches, but in the living God, who about questions and strises of words, where- giveth us richly all things to enjoy; of cometh envy, suife, railings, evil surnii- 18 That they do good, that they be rich in sings,

good works, ready to distribute, willing to 5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt communicate ;. minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing 19 Laying up in store for themselves a good that gain is godliness: from such withdraw foundation against the time to come, that they thyself.

may lay hold on eternal life. 6 But godliness with contentment is great 20 0 Timothy, keep that which is commitgain.

ted to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain 7 For we brought nothing into this world, babblings, and oppositions of science falsely and it is certain we can carry nothing out. so called;

8 And having food and raiment, let us be 21 Which some prosessing, have erred contherewith content.

cerning the faithi. Grace be with thee. 9 But they that will be rich, fall into tempt. Amen. ation, and a snare, and into many foolish and I The first to Timothy was written from hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruc- Laodicea, which is the chiefest city of tjon and perdition.

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1 The Second Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to TIMOTHY.

i Paul's love to Timothy, and the unfeigned faith

nice; and I am persuaded that in thee also. of himself, his mother, and grandmother, 6 He that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in

6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance, is echorted to stir up the gift of God in him, 8 to be stedfast under persecution, 13 and to

thee by the putiing on of my hands. persist in the doctrine which he had learned. 15

7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, Phygellus and Hermogenes noted, and Onesi- but of power, and of love, and or a sound phorus commended.

mind. Paul an apostle of Jesus Christ by the 8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the teg.

will of God, according to the promise timony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: of life which is in Christ Jesus,

but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the 2 To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: gospel according to the power of God; Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Fa- 9 Who hath saved us, and called us with a ther and Christ Jesus our Lord.

holy calling, not according to our works, but 3 [ thank God, whom I serve from my fore- according to his own purpose and grace, fathers with pure conscience, that without which was given us in Christ Jesus before the ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my world began; Alam prayers night and day;

10 But is now made manifest by the appeara 4 Greatly desiring to see thee, being minding of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath ful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy; abolished death, and hath brought life and

5 When I call to remembrance the unfeign-immortality to light through the gospel :
ed faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in 11 Whereunto I ain appointed a preacher,
thy grandinother Lois, and thy mother Eu- and an apostle, and a teacher of the Geutiles.

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JI. TIMOTHY. Foundation of the Lord store. 12 For the which cause I also suffer these 16 But shun profane and vain babblings: 1214 things: nevertheless I am not ashamed for for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

17 And their word will eat as doth a canker i Sto suaded that he is able to keep that which 4 of whom is Hymeneus and Philetus;

have committed unto him against that day 18 Who concerning the truth have erred,

13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which saying that the resurrection is past already; thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which and overthrow the faith of some. is in Christ Jesus.

19 Nevertheless the foundation of God stand14 That good thing which was committed eth sure, having this seal, The Lord know. unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which eth them that are his. And, Let every one dwelleth in us.

that nameth the name of Christ depart from 15 This thou knowest, that all they which iniquity. are in Asia be turned away from me; of 20 But in a great house there are not only whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes. vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood 16 The Lord give mercy unto the house of and of earth; and some to honour, and some Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and to dishonour. was not ashamed of my chain :

21 If a man therefore purge himself from 17 But, when he was in Rome, he sought these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sancme out very diligently, and found me. tified, and meet for the master's use, and pre18 The Lord grant unto him that he may pared unto every good work. find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in 22 Flee also youthful lusts : but follow righthow many things he ministered unto me at eousness, faith, charity, peace, with them ihat Ephesus, thou knowest very well.

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pose themselves; if God peradventure will HOU therefore, my son, be strong in the give them repentance to the acknowledging

of the truth; 2 And the things that thou hast heard of me 26 And that they may recover themselves xmong many witnesses, the same commit out of the snare of the devil, who are taken thou to faithful men, who shall be able to captive by him at his will. Seach otbers also.

CHAP. III. Thou therefore endure hardness, as a 1 of the times to come, 6 the enemies of the truth, good soldier of Jesus Christ. 5

10 propoundeth his own example, 16 and com 4 No man that warreth entangleth himself menuleth the holy scriptures. with the affairs of this life; thatbe may please TH

THIS know also, that in the last days pe

rilous times shall come. 5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet 2 For men shall be lovers of their own is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphe. 6 The husbandman that laboureth must be mers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unfirst partaker of the fruits.

holy, 7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give 3 Without natural affection, truce-breakers, thee understanding in all things.

false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers 8 Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of those that are good, of David, was raised from the dead, accord- 4 Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of ing to my gospel :

pleasures more than lovers of God; 9°Wherein suffer trouble, as an evil-doer, 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying even unto bonds; but the word of God is not the power thereof: from such turn away. bound.

6 For of this sort are they which creep into 10 Therefore I endurę all things for the houses, and lead captive silly women laden elect's sake, that they may also obtain the with sins, led away with divers lusts; salvation which is in Christ Jesus with ęter- 7 Ever learning and never able to come to nal glory.

the knowledge of the truth. 11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead-8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood with him, we shall also live with him: Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of

12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. if we deny him, he also will deny us: 9 But they shall proceed no further: for

13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as he rannot deny himself.

theirs also was. 140f these things put them in remembrance, 10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, charging them before the Lord that they manner of life, purpose, faith, long-suffering, strive not about words to no profit, but to the charity, patience, subverting of the hearers.

11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came un. 15 Study to shew thyself approved unto to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; God, a workman that needeth not to be asha- what persecutions I endured: but out of med, rightly dividing the word of truth. them all the Lord delivered me.

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