Qualifications of CHAP. III, bishops and deacons. som for all, to be testified p3 Not given to wine, no in due time,

striker, not greedy of filthy 7 Whereunto I am ordained lucre; but patient, not a a preacher, and an apostle, brawler, not covetous; (I speak the truth in Christ, d 4 One that ruleth well his and lie not;) a teacher of the own house, having his child, Gentiles in faith and verity. ren in subjection with all d8 I will therefore that men gravity; pray every where, lifting

ар 5 (For if a man know not holy hands, without wrath how to rule his own house, and doubting.

how shall he take care of the d 9 In like manner also, that church of God?) women adorn themselves in p6 Not a novice, lest being modest apparel, with shame- lifted up with pride he fail facedness and sobriety; not into the condemnation of with broidered hair, or gold, the devil. or pearls, or costly array; 7 Moreover he must have a

10. but (which becometh good report of them which women professing godliness) are without; lest he fall into with good works.

reproach and the snare of d 11 Let the woman learn in the devil. silence with all subjection. d 8 Likewise must the deap 12 But I suffer not a wo-cons be grave, not doubleman to teach, nor to usurp tongued, not given to much authority over the man, but wine, not greedy of filthy to be in silence.

lucre; 13 For Adam was first

9 Holding the mystery of formed, then Eve.

the faith in a pure con14 And Adam was not de-science. ceived, but the woman being 10 And let these also first be deceived was in the trans- proved; then let them use the gression

office of a deacon, being 8 15 Notwithstanding she found blameless. shall be saved in childbear-d11 Even so must their wives ing, if they continue in faith be grave, not slanderers, soand charity and holiness with ber, faithful in all things. sobriety.

d 12 Let the deacons be the CHAP. III.

husbands of one wife, ruling THIS JHIS is a true saying, If their children and their own

a man desire the office houses well. of a bishop, he desireth a 13 For they that have used good work.

the oflice of a deacon well c2 A bishop then must be purchase to themselves a blameless, the husband of good degree, and great boldone wife, vigilant, sober, of ness in the faith which is in good behaviour, given to hos. Christ Jesus. pitality, apt to teach;

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1 TIMOTHY. furnished Timothy. to thee, hoping to come unto old wives' fables, and exerthee shortly:

cise thyself rather unto gode 15 But if I tarry long, that liness. thou mayest know how thoub 8 For bodily exercise prooughtest to behave thyself in fiteth little: but godliness is the house of God, which is profitable unto all things, the church of the living God, having promise of the life the pillar and ground of the that now is, and of that which truth.

is to come. t*16 And without contro 9 This is a faithful saying, versy great is the mystery of and worthyof allacceptation. godliness: God was manifestt 10 For therefore we both in the flesh, justified in the labour and suffer reproach, Spirit, seen of angels, preach- because we trust in the living ed unto the Gentiles, believed God, who is the Saviour of on in the world, received up all men, specially of those into glory.

that believe. CHAP. IV.

11 These things command N COW the Spirit speaketh and teach.

expressly, that in the d 12 Let no man despise thy latter times some shall de- youth; but be thou an exampart from the faith, giving ple of the believers, in word, heed to seducing spirits, and in conversation, in charity, doctrines of devils; in spirit, in faith, in purity; c 2 Speaking lies in hypocri- d 13 Till I come, give attendsy; having their conscience dance to reading, to exhorseared with a hot iron; tation, to doctrine.

3 Forbidding to marry, and 14 Neglect not the gift that commanding to abstain from is in thee, which was given meats, which God hath cre- thee by prophecy, with the ated to be received with laying on of the hands of thanksgiving of them which the presbytery. believe and know the truth. d 15 Meditate upon these

4 For every creature of God things; give thyself wholly to is good, and nothing to be re-them; that thy profiting may fused, if it be received with appear to all. thanksgiving:

d 16 Take heed unto thyself, 5 For it is sanctified by the and unto the doctrine; conword of God and prayer. tinue in them: for in doing d 6 If thou put the brethren this thou shalt both save thyin remembrance of these self, and them that hear thee. things, thou shalt be a good d CHAP. V. minister of Jesus Christ : REBut entreat him as a

, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine father; and the younger men whereunto thou hastattained. as brethren. 7 But refuse profane and 2 The elder women as mo

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to be observed. thers; the younger as sisters, from house to honse; and not with all purity.

only idle, but tattlers also 3 Honour widows that are and busybodies, speaking widows indeed.

things which they ought not. d 4 But if any widow have d 14 I will therefore that the children or nephews, let them younger women inarry, bear learn first to shew piety at children, guide the house, home, and to requite their give none occasion to the adparents: for that is good and versary to speak reproachacceptable before God.

fully. c5 Now she that is a widow 15' For some are already indeed, and desolate, trusteth turned aside after Satan. in God, and continueth in d 16 If any man or woman supplications and prayers that believeth have widows, night and day.

let them relieve them, and 6 But she that liveth in let not thechurch becharged; pleasure is dead while she that it may relieve them that liveth.

are widows indeed. 7 And these things give in a 17 Let the elders that rule charge, that they may be well be counted worthy of blameless.

double honour, especially 8 But if any provide not for they who labour in the word his own, and specially for and doctrine. those of his own house, he 18 For the scripture saith, hath denied the faith, and is Thou shalt not muzzle the worse than an infidel. ox that treadeth out the corn.

9 Let not a widow be taken And, The labourer is worthy into the number under three- of his reward. score years old, having been 19 Against an elder receive the wife of one man, not an accusation, but before c 10 Well reported of for two or three witnesses. good woris; if she have a 20 Them that sin rebuke brought up children, if she before all, that others also have lodged strangers, if she may fear, have washed the saints' feet, t 2i I charge ee before if she have relieved the af- God, and the Lord Jesus flicted, if she have diligently Christ, and the elect angels, followed every good work. that thou observe these things

11 But the younger widows without preferring one be. refuse: for when they have fore another, doing rothing begun to wax wanton against by partiality. Christ, they will marry; d 22 Lay hands suddenly on

12 Having damnation, be- no man, neither be partaker cause they have cast off of other men's sins: keep their first faith.

thyself pure. p 13 And withal they learn 23 Drink no longer water, to be idle, wandering about but use a little wine for thy


The evil of

covetousness, stomach's sake and thine, d 8 And having food and raioften infirmities.

ment let us be therewith t 24 Some men's sins are content. open beforehand, going be- w9 But they that will be rich fore to judgment; and some fall into temptation and a men they follow after. snare, and into many foolish

25 Likewise also the good and hurtful lusts, which works of some are manifest drown men in destruction beforehand; and they that and perdition. are otherwise cannot be hid. 10 For the love of money d CHAP. VI.

the root of all evil: which L , ,

are under the yoke count they have erred from the their own masters worthy of faith, and pierced themall honour, that the name of selves through with many God and his doctrine be not sorrows. blasphemed.

d 11 But thou, O man of God, 2 And they that have be- flee these things; and follow lieving masters, let them not after righteousness, godlidespise them, because they ness, faith, love, patience, are brethren; but rather do meekness. them service, because they d 12 Fight the good fight of are faithful and beloved, par- faith, lay hold on eternal life, takers of the benefit. These whereunto thou art also callthings teach and exhort. ed, and hast professed a good

3 If any man teach other profession before many witwise, and consent not to nesses. wholesome words, even the 13 I give thee charge in the words of our Lord Jesus sight of God, who quickenChrist, and to the doctrine eth all things, and before which is according to god- Christ Jesus, who before liness;

Pontius Pilate witnessed a P4 He is proud, knowing no- good confession; thing, but doting about ques. 14 That thou keep this tions and strifes of words, commandment without spot, whereof cometh envy, strife, unrebukable, until the aprailings, evil surmisings, pearing of our Lord Jesus p 5 Perverse disputings of Christ: men of corrupt minds, and t*15 Which in his times he destitute of the truth, sup- shall shew, who is the blessed posing that gain is godliness: and only Potentate, the King from such withdraw thyself. of kings, and Lord of lords; 66 But godliness with con 16 Who only hath immortentment is great gain. tality, dwelling in the light

7 For we brought nothing which no man can approach into this world, and it is cer- unto; whom no man hath tainwecan carrynothing out. Iseen, nor can see: to whom

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