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Why Christ came.
Of Bishops. 7 Desiring to be teachers of the Law, | 2 For Kings, and for all that are in understanding neither what they say, authority, that we may lead a quiet and nor whereof they affirm.
peaceable life in all godliness and ho. 8 But we know that the Law is good, nesty; if a man use it lawfully,
3 For this is good and acceptable in 9 Knowing this, that the Law is not the sight of God our Saviour, made for a righteous man, but for the 4 Who will have all men to be saved, lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and to come unto the knowledge of the and for sinners, for unholy and profane, truth. for murderers of fathers and murderers 5 For there is one God, and one Me. of mothers, for manslayers,
diator between God and men, the man 10 For whoremongers, for them that Christ Jesus, defile themselves with mankind, for 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, men-stealers, for liars, for perjured per- to be testified in due time. sons, and if there be any other thing 7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, that is contrary to sound doctrine, and an Apostle, (I speak the truth in
11 According to the glorious Gospel Christ, and lie not) a teacher of the Genof the blessed God, which was commit- tiles in faith and verity. ted to my trust.
8 I will therefore that men pray every 12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, where, lifting up holy hands without who hath enabled me, for that he count- wrath and doubting. ed me faithful, putting me into the mi. 9 In like manner also, that women nistry,
adorn themselves in modest apparel, 13 Who was before a blasphemer, and with shamefacedness and sobriety, not a persecutor, and injurious. But I ob- with broidered hair, or gold, or pearls, tained mercy, because I did it ignorant or costly array, ly, in unbelief.
10 But (which becometh women pro14 And the grace of our Lord was ex- fessing godliness) with good works. ceeding abundant, with faith, and love, 11 Let the woman learn in silence with which is in Christ Jesus.
all subjection : 15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came nor to usurp authority over the man, but into the world to save sinners, of whom to be in silence. I am chief.
13 For Adam was first formed, then 16 Howbeit, for this cause I obtained Eve : mercy, that in me firs Jesus Christ 14 And Adam was not dec
ed, but might shew forth all long suffering, for the woman being deceived was in the a pattern to them which should hereaf- transgression : ter believe on him to life everlasting. 15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved
17 Now unto the king eternal, immor. in child-bearing, if they continue in faith tal, invisible, the only wise God, be ho. and charity, and holiness, with sobriety. nour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
CHAP. III. 18 This charge I commit unto thee, How Bishops should be qualified.
sire the office Bishop, he them mightest war a good warfare, sireth a good work.
19 Holding faith, and a good con. 2 A Bishop then must be blameless, science, which some having put away, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, concerning faith, have made shipwreck. of good behaviour, given to hospitality,
20 Of whom is Hymeneus and Alex. apt to teach ; ander, whom I have delivered unto 3 Not given to wine, no striker, not Satan, that they may learn not to blas- greedy of filthy lucre, but patient, not a pheme.
brawler, not covetous ; CHAP. II.
4 One that ruleth well his own house, It is meet to pray for all men. having his cluildren in subjection with I
EXHORT therefore, that first of all, all gravity;
supplications, prayers, intercessions, 5 (For if a man know not how to rule and giving of thanks be made for all his own house, how shall he take care of
son Timothy, according to the prophecies This isha true saying Iframan de.
the Church of God ?)
Of widores 6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up | up in the words of faith, and of good with pride, he fall into the condemnation doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained. of the devil.
7 But refuse profane and old wives' 7 Moreover, he must have a good re. fables, and exercise thyself rather unto port of them which are without, lest he godliness. fall into reproach, and the snare of the 8 For bodily exercise profiteth little, devil.
but godliness is profitable unto all things, 8 Likewise must the Deacons be grave, having promise of the life that now is, not double tongued, not given to much and of that which is to come. wine, not greedy of filthy lucre, 9 This is a faithful saying, and worthy
9 Holding the mystery of the faith in of all acceptation : a pure conscience.
10 For therefore we both labour, and 10 And let these also first be proved; suffer reproach, because we trust in the then let them use the office of a Deacon, living God, who is the Saviour of all being found blameless.
men, specially of those that believe. 11 Even so must their wives be grave; 11 These things command and teach. not slanderers, sober, faithful in all 12 Let no man despise thy youth, but things.
be thou an example of the believers, in 12 Let the Deacons be the husbands word, in conversation, in charity, in spi. of one wile, ruling their children, and rit, in faith, in purity. their own houses well.
13 Till I come, give attendance to 13 For they that have used the office reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. of a Deacon well, purchase to themselves 14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, a good degree, and great boldness in the which was given thee by prophecy, with faith, which is in Christ Jesus.
the laying on of the hands of the pres 14 These things write I unto thee, bytery. hoping to come unto thee shortly. 15 Meditate upon these things, give
15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest thyself wholly to them, that thy profil know how thou oughtest to behave thy. ing may appear to all. self in the house of God, which is the 16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto Church of the living God, the pillar and the doctrine : continue in them: for in ground of the truth.
doing this, thou shalt both save thyself, 16 And without controversy, great is and them that hear thee. the inystery of godliness: God was ma.
CHAP. V. nifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, Rules to be observed in reproring. seen of Angels, preached unto the Gen- EBUKE not an Elder, but entreat tiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
men as brethren: CHAP. IV.
2 The elder women as mothers, the Departure from the faith. younger as sisters with all purity. TOW the Spirit speaketh expressly, 3 Honour widows that are widows in.
that in the latter times some shall deed. depart from the faith, giving heed to se. 4 But if any widow have children or ducing spirits, and doctrines of devils : nephews, let them learn first to shew
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy, having piety at home, and to requite their patheir conscience seared with a hot iron, rents : for that is good and acceptable 3 Forbidding to marry, and command before God. ing to abstain from meats, which God 5 Now she that is a widow indeed, and hath created to be received with thanks. desolate, trusteth in God, and continu. giving of them which believe, and know eth in supplications and prayers night the truth.
and day. 4 For every creature of God is good, 6 But she that liveth in pleasure is and nothing to be refused, if it be re. dead while she liveth. ceived with thanksgiving :
7 And these things give in charge, that 5 For it is sanctified by the word of they may be blameless. God, and prayer.
8 But if any provide not for his own, 6 If thou put the brethren in remem. and specially for those of his own house, brance of these things, thou shalt be a he hath denied the faith, and is worte good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished than an infidel.
Resim as an father, and the younger
Godliness, gain. 9 Let not a widow be taken into the
CHAP. VI. number, under threescore years old, Of the duty of servants. having been the wife of one man,
ET as many servants as are under 10 Well reported of for good works, if she have brought up children, if she have worthy of all honour, that the name of lodged strangers, if she have washed the God, and his doctrine be not blas. saints' feet, if she have relieved the af. phemed. flicted, if she have diligently followed 2 And they that have believing mas. every good work.
ters, let them not despise them because 11 But the younger widows refuse : they are brethren: but rather do them for when they have begun to wax wan. service, because they are faithful and ton against Christ, they will marry, beloved, partakers of the benefit. These
12 Having damnation, because they things teach and exhort. bave cast off their first faith.
3 If any man teach otherwise, and 13 And withal they learn to be idle, consent not to wholesome words, even wandering about from house to house; the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and and not only idle, but tattlers also, and to the doctrine which is according to busybodies, speaking things which they godliness : ought not.
4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but 14 I will therefore that the younger doting about questions, and strifes of women marry, bear children, guide the words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railhouse, give none occasion to the adver- ings, evil surmisings, sary to speak reproachfully,
5 Perverse disputings of men of cor. 15 for some are already turned aside rupt minds, and destitute of the truth, after Satan.
supposing that gain is godliness: from
17 Let the Elders that rule well, be world, and it is certain we can carry
be therewith content. 18 For the Scripture saith, Thou shalt 9 But they that will be rich, fall into not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the temptation and a snare, and into many corn: and, The labourer is worthy of foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown his reward.
men in destruction and perdition. 19 Against an Elder receive not an 10 For the love of money is the root accusation, but before two or three wit of all evil, which while some coveted af.
ter, they have erred from the faith, and 20 Them that sin rebuke before all, pierced themselves through with many that others also may fear.
21 I charge thee before God, and the 11 But thou, O man of God, flee these Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect Angels, things; and follow after righteousness, that thou observe these things without godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. preferring one before another, doing no. 12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay thing by partiality.
hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art 22 Lay hands suddenly on no man, also called, and hast professed a good neither be partaker of other men's sins. profession before many witnesses. Keep thyself pure.
13 I give thee charge in the sight of 23 Drink no longer water, but use a God, who quickeneth all things, and be. little wine for thy stomach's sake, and fore Christ Jesus, who before Pontius thine often infirmities.
Pilate witnessed a good confession, 24 Some men's sins are open before 14 That thou keep this commandment hand, going before to judgment: and without spot, unrebukable, until the apsome men they follow after.
pearing of our Lord Jesus Christ. 25 Likewise also the good works of 15 Which in his times he shall shew, some are manifest before hand, and they who is the blessed, and only Potentate, taat are otherwise, cannot be hid. the King of kings, and Lord of lords :
Strong in grace 16 Who only hath immortality, dwell., 19 Laying up in store for themselves a ing in the light, which no man can ap. good foundation against the time to come, proach unto, whom no man hath seen, that they may lay hold on eternal life. nor can see : to whom be honour and 20 O Timothy, keep that which is com. power everlasting. Amen.
mitted to thy trust, avoiding profane and 17 Charge them that are rich in this vain babblings, and oppositions of sci world, that they be not high minded, ence, falsely so called : nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the 21 Which some professing, have erred living God, who giveth us richly all concerning the faith. Grace be with things to enjoy,
thee. Amen. 18 That they do good, that they be The first to Timothy was written rich in good works, ready to distribute, from Laodicea, which is the chief willing to communicate,
est city of Phrygia Pacatiana.
I The Second Epistle of PAUL the Apostle to TIMOTHY.
er, and an Apostle, and a teacher of the Paul's love to T'imothy. Gentiles. Pahe
an Apostle of Jesus Christ by 12 For the which cause I also suffer the will of God, according to the these things ; nevertheless, I am not promise of life, which is in Christ Jesus, ashamed: for I know whom I have be
2 To Timothy my dearly beloved son: lieved, and I am persuaded that he is grace, mercy, and peace from God the able to keep that which I have commitFather, and Christ Jesus our Lord. ted unto him against that day.
3 I thank God, whom I serve from my 13 Hold fast the form of sound words, forefathers with pure conscience, that wliich thou hast heard of me, in faith without ceasing I have remembrance of and love, which is in Christ Jesus. thee in my prayers night and day, 14 That good thing which was com
4 Greatly desiring to see thee, being mitted unto thee, keep, by the holy Ghost mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled which dwelleth in us. with joy,
15 This thou knowest, that all they 5 When I call to remembrance the which are in Asia be turned away from unfeigned faith that is in thee, which me, of whom are Phygellus and Her. dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and mogenes. thy mother Eunice : and I am persuaded 16 The Lord give mercy unto the house that in thee also.
of Onesiphorus, for he oft refreshed me, 6 Wherefore I put thee in remem- and was not ashamed of my chain. brance, that thou stir up the gift of God 17 But when he was in Rome, he which is in thee, by the putting on of sought me out very diligently, and found my hands.
7 For God hath not given us the spirit 18 The Lord grant unto him, that he of fear, but of power, of love, and of a may find mercy of the Lord in that day. sound mind.
Andin how many things he ministered un. 8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the to me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well. testimony of our Lord, nor of me his
CHAP. II. prisoner, but be thou partaker of the af. He is echorted again to constancy. fictions of the Gospel according to the Timothe therefore, my soch bite Foreng
of , 9 Who hath saved us, and called us 2 And the things that thou hast heard with a holy calling, not according to of me among many witnesses, the same our works, but according to his own commit thou to faithful men, who shall purpose and grace, which was given us be able to teach others also. in Christ Jesus, before the world began, 3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as
10 But is now made manifest by the a good soldier of Jesus Christ. appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, 4 No man that. warreth, entangleth who hatn abolished death, and hath himself with the affairs of this life, that brought life and immortality to light, he may please him who hath chosen through the Gospel :
him to be a soldier. 11 Whereunto I am appointed a proach. 5 And if a man also strive for mas.
Of sundry vessels.
Perilous times teries, yet is he not crowned except he 23 But foolish and unlearned ques. strive lawfully.
tions avoid, knowing that they do gen. 6 The husbandman that laboureth, must der strifes. be first partaker of the fruits.
24 And the servant of the Lord must 7 Consider what I say, and the Lord not strive : but be gentle unto all men, give thee understanding in all things. apt to teach, patient, 8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the 25 In meekness instructing those that geed of David, was raised from the dead, oppose themselves, if God peradventure according to my Gospel :
will give them repentance to the ac9 Wherein I suffer trouble as an evil knowledging of the truth. doer, even unto bonds : but the word of 26 And that they may recover them. God is not bound.
selves out of the snare of the devil, who 10 Therefore I endure all things for are taken captive by him at his will. the elect's sake, that they may also ob.
CHAP. III. tain the salvation which is in Christ Je. He describeth the enemies of the truth sus, with eternal glory.
THIS know also, that in the last days 11 It is a faithful saying: for if we be perilous times shall come. dead with him, we shall also live with 2 For men shall be lovers of their own him.
selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blas. 12 If we suffer, we shall also reign phemers, disobedient to parents, unwith him : if we deny him, he also will thankful, unholy, deny us.
3 Without natural affection, truce break13 If we believe not, yet he abideih ers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, faithful, he cannot deny himself. despisers of those that are good,
14 Of these things put them in remen. 4 Traitors, heady, high minded, lovers brance, charging them before the Lord, of pleasures more than lovers of God, that they strive not about words to no 5 Having a form of godliness, but de. profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. nying the power thereof: from such turn
15 Study to shew thyself approved unto away. God, a workman that needeth not to be 6 for of this sort are they which creep ashamed, rightly dividing the word of into houses, and lead captive silly wotruth.
men laden with sins, led away with di. 16 But shun profane and vain bab. vers lusts, blings, for they will increase unto more 7 Ever learning, and never able to come ungodliness.
to the knowledge of the truth. 17 And their word will eat as doth a 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres with. canker: of whom is Hymeneus and Phi- stood Moses, so do these also resist the letus.
truth : men of corrupt minds, reprobate 18 Who concerning the truth have concerning the faith. *erred, saying that the resurrection is past 9 But they shall proceed no further : already, and overthrow the faith of some. for their folly shall be manifest unto all
19 Nevertheless the foundation of God men, as theirs also was. standeth sure, having this seal, the Lord 10 But thou hast fully known my docknoweth them that are his. And let trine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long every one that nameth the name of suffering, charity, patience, Christ, depart from iniquity.
11 Persecutions, afflictions which came 20 But in a great house, there are not unto me al Antioch, at Iconium, at Lys. only vessels of gold, and of silver, but tra, what persecutions I endured: but also of wood, and of earth: and some to out of them all the Lord delivered me. honour, and some to dishonour.
12 Yea, and all that will live godly in 21 If a man therefore purge himself Christ Jesus, shall suffer persecution. from these, he shall be a vessel unto 13 But evil men and seducers shall honour, sanctified, and meet for the wax worse and worse, deceiving, and Master's use, and prepared unto every being deceived. good work.
14 But continue thou in the things 22 Flee also youthful lusts : but follow which thou hast learned, and hast been righteousness, faith, charity, peace with assured of, knowing of whom thou hast them that call on the Lord out of a pure learned them. heart.
15 And that from a child thou hast