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23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy 12 Having damnation, be- stomach's sake, and thine often cause they have cast off their infirmities. first faith. 24 Some men's sins are open 13 And withal they learn to beforehand, going before to be idle, wandering about from judgment: and some men they house to house; and not only follow after. idle, but tattlers also, and busy 25 Likewise also the good bodies, speaking things which works of some are manifest bethey ought not. forehand; and they that are 14 I will therefore that the otherwise cannot be hid. younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give 1 The duty of servants....3 To avoid cornone occasion to the adversary rupt teachers....6 The gain of godliness. to speak reproachfully. LET as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all 16 If any man or woman honour, that the name of God that believeth have widows, let and his doctrine be not blasthem relieve them, and let not phemed.
to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry ;
15 For some are already turned aside after Satan.
the church be charged; that it 2 And they that have believmay relieve them that are wid- ing masters, let them not despise ows indeed. them, because they are breth17 Let the elders that rule ren; but rather do them service, well, be counted worthy of dou- because they are faithful and ble honour, especially they who beloved, partakers of the benelabour in the word and doctrine. fit. These things teach and
18 For the scripture saith, exhort.
Thou shalt not muzzle the ox 3 If any man teach otherwise, that treadeth out the corn. And, and consent not to wholesome The labourer is worthy of his words, even the words of our reward. Lord Jesus Christ, and to the 19 Against an elder receive doctrine which is according to not an accusation, but before godliness, two or three witnesses.
4 He is proud, knowing noth20 Them that sin rebuke be- ing, but doting about questions fore all, that others also may fear. and strifes of words, whereof 21 I charge thee before God, cometh envy, strife, railings, evil and the Lord Jesus Christ, and surmisings,
the elect angels, that thou ob- 5 Perverse disputings of men serve these things without pre-of corrupt minds, and destitute ferring one before another, do- of the truth, supposing that gain ing nothing by partiality. is godliness: from such with
22 Lay hands suddenly on draw thyself. no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
7 For we brought nothing
into this world, and it is certain shall shew, who is the blessed and we can carry nothing out. only Potentate, the King of 8 And having food and rai- kings, and Lord of lords; ment, let us be therewith con- 16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which 9 But they that will be rich, no man can approach unto; fall into temptation, and a snare, whom no man hath seen, nor and into many foolish and hurt-can see; to whom be honour and ful lusts, which drown men in power everlasting. Amen. destruction and perdition. 17 Charge them that are rich 10 For the love of money is in this world, that they be not the root of all evil: which while high-minded, nor trust in uncer some coveted after, they have tain riches, but in the living God, erred from the faith, and pierc- who giveth us richly all things to ed themselves through with enjoy That they do good, that
11 But thou, O man of God, they be rich in good works, ready flee these things; and follow af- to distribute, willing to commuter righteousness,godliness, faith, nicate; love, patience, meekness.
19 Laying up in store for
12 Fight the good fight of themselves a good foundation faith, lay hold on eternal life, against the time to come, that whereunto thou art also called, they may lay hold on eternal and hast professed a good pro-life.
fession before many witness- 20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust,
13 I give thee charge in the avoiding profane and vain babsight of God, who quickeneth blings, and oppositions of sciall things, and before Christ Je-ence falsely so called; sus, who before Pontius Pilate 21 Which some professing, witnessed a good confession; have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen. I The first to Timothy was written from Laodicea, which is the chiefest city of Phrygia Pacatiana.
14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ :
15 Which in his times he
I The Second Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to TIMOTHY.
1 Paul's love to Timothy: 6 He exhorteth him to stir up the gift of God, 8 and not to be ashamed of the gospel of Christ.
2 To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
PAUL, an apostle of Jesus
by of God, 3 I thank God whom I serve according to the promise of life from my forefathers with pure which is in Christ Jesus, conscience, that without ceasing
13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;
4 Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;
14 That good thing which 5 When I call to remem- was committed unto thee keep brance the unfeigned faith that by the Holy Ghost which dwelis in thee, which dwelt first in leth in us.
thy grandmother Lois, and thy 15 This thou knowest, that mother Eunice; and I am persua- all they which are in Asia be :ded that in thee also. turned away from me; of whom 6 Wherefore I put thee in are Phygellus and Hermogenes. remembrance, that thou stir up 16 The Lord give mercy unthe gift of God, which is in thee to the house of Onesiphorus ; for by the putting on of my hands. he oft refreshed me, and was
7 For God hath not given not ashained of my chain : us the spirit of fear; but of pow- 17 But, when he was in er, and of love, and of a sound Rome, he sought me out very mind. diligently, and found me.
8 Be not thou therefore 18 The Lord grant unto him ashamed of the testimony of our that he may find mercy of the Lord, nor of me his prisoner: Lord in that day: and in how but be thou partaker of the af- many things he ministered unto flictions of the gospel according me at Ephesus, thou knowest to the power of God: very well.
9 Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, 1 not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began;
10 But is now made mani- 2 And the things that thou fest by the appearing of our Sav- hast heard of me among many iour Jesus Christ, who hath abol- witnesses, the same commit thou ished death, and hath brought to faithful men, who shall be life and immortality to light able to teach others also. through the gospel : 3 Thou therefore endure 11 Whereunto I am appoin- hardness, as a good soldier of ted a preacher, and an apostle, Jesus Christ. and a teacher of the Gentiles. 4 No man that warreth en12 For the which cause I also tangleth himself with the affairs suffer these things: nevertheless of this life; that he may please I am not ashamed: for I know him who hath chosen him to whom I have believed, and am be a soldier.
Timothy exhorted to constancy and perse-
verance, 15 and to shew himself approv
THOU therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
persuaded that he is able to keep 5 And if a man also strive for that which I have committed masteries, yet is he not crowned, unto him against that day. except he strive lawfully.
6 The husbandman that la- 19 Nevertheless the foundaboureth must be first partaker of tion of God standeth sure, havthe fruits. ing this seal, The Lord know7 Consider what I say; and eth them that are his. And, the Lord give thee understand- let every one that nameth the ing in all things. name of Christ depart from iniquity.
8Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead, according to my gospel:
20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and 9 Wherein I suffer trouble, of earth; and some to honour as an evil-doer, even unto bonds; and some to dishonour. but the word of God is not] 21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a bound. 10 Therefore I endure all vessel unto honour, sanctified, things for the elect's sake, that and meet for the master's use, they may also obtain the salva- and prepared unto every good tion which is in Christ Jesus work. with eternal glory.
22 Flee also youthful lusts: 11 It is a faithful saying: but follow righteousness, faith, For if we be dead with him, charity, peace, with them that we shall also live with him: call on the Lord out of a pure 12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: If we deny him, he also will deny us:
23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.
24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be 14 Of these things put them gentle unto all men, apt to teach, in remembrance, charging them patient; before the Lord that they strive 25 In meekness instructing not about words to no profit, but those that oppose themselves; to the subverting of the hearers. if God peradventure will give 15 Study to shew thyself ap- them repentance to the acproved unto God, a workman knowledging of the truth; that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymeneus and Philetus;
18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
boasters, proud, blasphemers, and hast been assured of, knowdisobedient to parents, unthank- ing of whom thou hast learned ful, unholy, them;
3 Without natural affection, 15 And that from a child truce-breakers, false accusers, thou hast known the holy scripincontinent, fierce, despisers of tures, which are able to make those that are good, thee wise unto salvation through 4 Traitors, heady, high-min- faith which is in Christ Jesus. ded, lovers of pleasures more 16 All scripture is given by than lovers of God; inspiration of God, and is pro
5 Having a form of godli-fitable for doctrine, for reproof, ness, but denying the power for correction, for instruction in thereof: from such turn away. righteousness:
6 For of this sort are they 17 That the man of God which creep into houses, and may be perfect, thoroughly furlead captive silly women laden nished unto all good works. with sins, led away with divers Justs;
1 Paul's solemn charge to Timothy; 9 he willeth him to come to him, and to bring _Mark with him and certain other things.
CHARGE thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus
8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do Christ, who shall judge the these also resist the truth: men quick and the dead at his apof corrupt minds, reprobate pearing and his kingdom; concerning the faith. 2 Preach the word; be in9 But they shall proceed no stant in season, out of season; further for their folly shall be reprove, rebuke, exhort with all manifest unto all men, as theirs long-suffering and doctrine. also was. 3 For the time will come, 10 But thou hast fully known when they will not endure sound my doctrine, manner of life, pur- doctrine; but after their own pose, faith, long-suffering, char- lusts shall they heap to themity, patience, selves teachers, having itching
11 Persecutions, afflictions, ears; which came unto me at Anti- 4 And they shall turn away och, at Iconium, at Lystra; what their ears from the truth, and persecutions I endured: but shall be turned unto fables. out of them all the Lord delivered me.
5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work 12 Yea, and all that will of an evangelist, make full proof live godly in Christ Jesus shall of thy ministry. suffer persecution.
6 For I am now ready to 13 But evil men and seducers be offered, and the time of my shall wax worse and worse, de- departure is at hand. ceiving, and being deceived.
7 I have fought a good fight, 14 But continue thou in the I have finished my course, I bave things which thou hast learned kept the faith:
7 Ever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.