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TITUS.

Paul's charity. known the holy Scriptures, which are 11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark able to make thee wise unto salvation and bring him with thee: for he is prothrough faith which is in Christ Jesus. fitable to me for the ministry.

16 All Scripture is given by inspiration 12 And Tychicus have I sent 10 of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for Ephesus. roproof, for correction, for instruction in 13 The cloak that I lest at Troas with righteousness,

Carpus, when ihou comest, bring wità 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thee, and the books, but especially the throughly furnished unto all good works. parchments. CHAP. IV.

14 Alexander the Coppersmith did me He exhorteth him to do his duty. much evil, the Lord reward him accord. I

CHARGE thee therefore before God, ing to his works.

and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall 15 Of whom be thou ware also, for ho judge the quick and the dead at his ap- hath greatly withstood our words. pearing, and his kingdom :

16 At my first answer no inan stood 2 Preach the word, be instant in sea. with me, but all men forsook me: I son, out of season, reprove, rebuke, ex- pray God that it may not be laid to their hort with all long suffering and doctrine. charge.

3 For the time will come when they 17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood will not endure sound doctrine, but after with me, and strengthened me, that by their own lusts shall they heap to them. me the preaching might be fully known, selves teachers, having itching ears : and that all the Gentiles might bear: 4 And they shall turn away their ears and I was delivered out of the mouth of from the truth, and shall be turned unto the lion. fables.

18 And the Lord shall deliver me from 5 But watch thou in all things, endure every evil work, and will preserve me afflictions, do the work of an Evangelist, unto his heavenly kingdom; to whom make full proof of thy ministry. be glory for ever, and ever. Amen.

6 For I am now ready to be offered, 19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the and the time of my departure is at hand. household of Onesiphorus.

7 I have fought a good fight, I have 20 Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trofinished my course, I have kept the faith. phimus have I left at Miletuin sick.

8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a 21 Do thy diligence to come before crown of righteousness, which the Lord winter. Eubulus greetesh thee, and Pu. the righteous judge shall give me at that dens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all day: and not to me only, but unto all the brethren. them also that love his appearing. 22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy

9 Do thy diligence to come shortly un- spirit. Grace be with you. Amen. to me :

I The second Epistle unto Timothy, or. 10 For Demas hath forsaken me, hav. dained the first Bishop of the Church ing loved this present world, and is de. of the Ephesians, was written from parted unto Thessalonica : Crescens to Rome, when Paul was brought before Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.

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PAUL

The Epistle of PAUL to TITUS.
CHAP. I.

committed unto me according to the How ministers ought to be qualified. commandment of God our Saviour:

a servant of God, and an 4 To Titus mine own son after the Apostle of Jesus Christ, according to common faith, Grace, mercy, and peace the faith of God's elect, and the ac. from God the Father, and the Lord Je. knowledging of the truth which is after sus Christ our Saviour. godliness,

5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, 2 In hope of eternal life, which God that thou shouldest get in order the that cannot lie, promised before the things that are wanting, and ordain Elworld began :

ders in every city, as I had appointed 3 But hath in due times manifested thee; his word through preaching, which is! 6 If any be blameless, the husband of

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CHAP. II, III.

Duty of servants. one wife, having faithful children, not 8 Sound speech that cannot be con. accused of riot, or unruly.

demned, that he that is of the contrary 7 For a Bishop must be blameless, as part, may be ashamed, having no evil the steward of God: not self willed, not thing to say of you. soon angry, not given to wine, no stri. 9 Exhort servants to be obedient unto ker, not given to filthy lucre,

their own masters, and to please them 8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of well in all things, not answering again : good men, sober, just, holy, temperate, 10 Not purloining, but she wing all 9 Holding fast the faithful word, as he good fidelity, that they may adorn the hath been taught, that he may be able doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. by sound doctrine, both to exhort and 11 For the grace of God that bringeih to convince the gainsayers.

salvation, hath appeared to all men, 10 For there are many unruly and vain 12 Teaching us that denying ungodlitalkers and deceivers, specially they of ness and worldly lusts we should live the circumcision :

soberly, rigliteously and godly in this 11 Whose mouths must be stopped, present world, who subvert whole houses, teaching 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and things which they ought not, for filthy the glorious appearing of the great God, lucre's sake.

and our Saviour Jesus Christ, 12 One of themselves, even a prophet 14 Who gave himself for us, that he of their own, said : The Cretians are might redeem us from all iniquity, and alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. purify unto himself a peculiar people,

13 This witness is true : wherefore re. zealous of good works. buke them sharply that they may be 15 These things speak and exhort, sound in the faith ;

and rebuke with all authority. Let no 14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, man despise thee. and commandments of men that turn

CHAP. III. from the truth.

The things he should teach. 15 Unto the pure all things are pure,

them in mind to be subject to but unto them that are defiled, and un. principalities and powers, to obey believing, is nothing pure : but even magistrates, to be ready to every good their mind and conscience is defiled. work,

16 They profess that they know God; 2 To speak evil of no man, to be no but in works they deny him, being brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekabominable, and disobedient, and unto ness unto all men. every good work reprobate.

3 For we ourselves also were some. CHAP. II.

times foolish, disobedient, deceived, serv. Directions for his doctrine and life. ing divers lusts and pleasures, living in BU UT speak thou the things which malice and envy, hateful, and hating become sound doctrine :

one another. 2 That the aged men be sober, grave,

4 But after that the kindness and love temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in of God our Saviour toward man ap. patience. •

peared, 3 The aged wornen likewise that they 5 Not by works of righteousness which be in behaviour as becometh holiness, we have done, but according to his not false accusers, not given to much mercy he saved us, by the washing of wine, teachers of good things,

regeneration, and renewing of the holy 4 That they may teach the young wo- Ghost, men to be sober, to love their husbands, 6 Which he shed on us abundantly, to love their children,

through Jesus Christ our Saviour : 5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at 7 That being justified by his grace, home, good, obedient to their own hus. we should be made heirs according to hands, that the word of God be not the hope of eternal life. blasphemed.

8 This is a faithiul saying, and these 6 Young men likewise exhort, to be things I will that thou affirm constantly, sober minded.

that they which have believed in God, 7 In all things shewing thyself a pat- might be careful to maintain good works: tern of good works : in doctrine shewing these things are good and profitable un. uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

to men.

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Paul's request
PHILEMON.

for Onetimu 9 But avoid foolish questions, and ge. 13 Bring Zenas the lawyer, and Apol nealogies, and contentions, and strivings los, on their journey diligendy, that no about the law; for they are unprofitable thing be wanting unto them. and vain.

14 And let ours also learn to maintain 10 A man that is a heretic, after the good works for necessary uses, that they first and second admonition, reject: be not unfruitful.

11 Knowing that he that is such, is 15 All that are with me salute thee. subverted, and sinneth, being condemn-Greet them that love us in the faith. ed of himself.

Grace be with you all. Amen. 12 When I shall send Artemas unto 1 It was written to Titus ordained the thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come first Bishop of the Church of the unto me to Nicopolis : for I have deter Cretians, from Nicopolis of Mace. mined there to winter.

donia.

PAUL

1 The Epistle of PAUL to PHILEMON. He desireth him to forgive Onesimus. ( ministered unto me in the bonds of the

a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Gospel. Timothy our brother unto Philemon 14 But without thy mind would I do our dearly beloved, and fellow labourer, nothing, that thy benefit should not be

2 And to our beloved Apphia, and as it were of necessity, but willingly. Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the 15 For perhaps he therefore departed Church in thy house :

for a season, that thou shouldest receive 3 Grace to you, and peace from God him for ever : our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 16 Not now as a servant, but above a

4 I thank my God, making mention of servant, a brother beloved, specially to thee always in my prayers,

me, but how much more unto thee, both 5 Hearing of thy love, and faith, which in the flesh, and in the Lord ? thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and 17 If thou count me therefore a parttoward all Saints :

ner, receive him as myself. 6 That the communication of thy faith 18 If he hath wronged thee, or oweth may become effectual by the acknow thee aught, put that on mine account. ledging of every good thing, which is in 19 I Paul have written it with mine you in Christ Jesus.

own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do 7 For we have great joy and consola- not say to thee how thou owest unto tion in thy love, because the bowels of me, even thine own self besides : the saints are refreshed by thee, brother. 20 Yea, brother, let

me have joy of thee in 8 Wherefore, though I might be much the Lord : refresh my bowels in the Lord

. bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which 21 Having confidence in thy obedience, is convenient;

I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou 9 Yet for love's sake I rather beseech wilt also do more than I say. thee, being such a one as Paul the aged, 22 But withal prepare me also a lodeand now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ. ing: for I trust that through your pray

10 I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, ers I shall be given unto you. whom I have begotten in my bonds, 23 There salute thee Epaphras, may

11 Which in time past was to thee fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus: unprofitable: but now profitable to thee 24 Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Loand to me:

cas, my fellow labourers. 12 Whom I have sent again: thou there. 25 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ fore receive him, that is mine own bowels. be with your spirit. Amen.

13 Whom I would have retained with | Written from Rome to Philemon, me, that in thy stead he might have by Onesimus a servant.

1 The Epistle of PAUL the Apostle to the HEBREWS.
CHAP. I.

past unto the Fathers by the ProChrist is preferred above the Angels. phets, GOD who at sundry times, and 2 Hath in these last days spoken uno in divers manners

, spake in time us by his Son, whom ho hath appointed 212

Christ above the Angels. CHAP. Il.

Christ made like to us heir of all things, by whom also he made so great salvation, which at the first bethe worlds,

gan to be spoken by the Lord, and was 3 Who being the brightness of his glo. confirmed unto us by them that heard ry, and the express image of his person, him, and upholding all things by the word of 4 God also bearing them witness, both his power, when he had by himself with signs and wonders, and with divers purged our sins, sat down on the right miracles, and gifts of the holy Ghost, hand of the Majesty on high,

according to his own will ?
4 Being made so much better than the 5 For unto the Angels hath he not put
Angels, as he hath by inheritance ob- in subjection the world to come, whereof
tained a more excellent name than they. we speak.

5 For unto which of the Angels said 6 But one in a certain place testified,
he at any time, Thou art my Son, this saying : What is man, that thou art
day bave I begotten thee ? And again, mindful of him : or the son of man that
I will be to him a Father, and he shall thou visitest him?
be to me a Son.

7 Thou madest him a little lower than
6 And again, when he bringeth in the the Angels, thou crownedst him with
first begotten into the world, he saith, glory and honour, and didst set him over
And let all the Angels of God worship the works of thy hands.
him.

8 Thou hast put all things in subjection 7 And of the Angels he saith : Who under his feet. For in that he put all in maketh his angels spirits, and his mi. subjection under him, he left nothing nisters a flame of fire.

that is not put under him. But now we 8 But unto the Son, he saith, Thy see not yet all things put under him. throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a 9 But we see Jesus, who was made a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre little lower than the Angels, for the suf. of thy kingdom.

fering of death, crowned with glory and 9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and honour, that he by the grace of God hated iniquity, therefore God, even thy should taste death for every man. God hath anointed thee with the oil of 10 For it became him, for whom are gladness above thy fellows.

all things, and by whom are all things, 10 And, thou Lord in the beginning in bringing many sons unto glory, to hast laid the foundation of the earth: make the Captain of their salvation per. and the heavens are the works of thine fect through sufferings. hands.

11 For both he that sanctifieth, and 11 They shall perish, but thou remain. they who are sanctified, are all of one: est : and they all shall wax old as doth for which cause he is not ashamed to a garment.

call them brethren, 12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold 12 Saying, I will declare thy name them up, and they shall be changed, unto my brethren, in the midst of the but thou art the same, and thy years Church will I sing praise unto thee. shall not fail ?

13 And again, I will put my trust in 13 But to which of the Angels said he him : and again, Behold, I, and the chil. at any time, Sit on my right hand, until dren which God hath given me. I make thine enemies thy footstool ? 14 Forasmuch then as the children are

14 Are they not all ministering spirits, partakers of flesh and blood, he also sent forth to minister for them, who shall himself likewise took part of the same, be heirs of salvation ?

that through death he might destroy him CHAP. II.

that had the power of death, that is, the We ought to be obedient to Christ. devil:

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more earnest heed to the things of death were all their life time subject which we have heard, lest at any time to bondage. we should let them slip.

16 For verily he took not on him the 2 For is the word spoken by Angels nature of Angels: but he took on him was steadfast, and every transgression the seed of Abraham. and disobedience received a just recom 17 Wherefore in all things it behooved pense of reward :

him to be made like unto his brethren, 3 How shall we escape, if we neglect that he might be a merciful and faithful

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Unbelievers.
HEBREWS.

God's teord high Priest, in things pertaining to God, forty years ? was it not with them that to make reconciliation for the sins of the had sinned, whose carcasses fell in the people.

wilderness? 18 For in that he himself hath suffered, 18 And to whom sware he that they being tempted, he is able to succour should not enter into his rest, but to them them that are tempted.

that believed not? CHAP. III.

19 So we see that they could not enter Christ is more worthy than Moses. in, because of unbelief. HEREFORE holy brethren, par.

CHAP. IV.
The rest of Christians.

ET us our profession, Christ Jesus,

2 Who was faithful to him that ap. rest, any of you should seem to come pointed him, as also Moses was faithful short of it. in all his house.

2 For unto us was the Gospel preach. 3 For this man was counted worthy of ed, as well as unto them: but the word more glory than Moses, inasmuch as preached did not profit them, not being he who hath builded the house, hath mixed with faith in them that heard it. more honour than the house.

3 For we which have believed do enter 4 For every house is builded by some into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in man, but he that built all things is God. my wrath, if they shall enter into my

5 And Moses verily was faithful in all rest, although the works were finished his house as a servant, for a testimony from the foundation of the world.. of those things which were to be spoken 4 For he spake in a certain place of after.

the seventh day on this wise: And God 6 But Christ as a Son over his own did rest the seventh day from all his house, whose house are we, if we hold works. fast the confidence, and the rejoicing of 5 And in this place again : If they the hope firm unto the end.

shall enter into my rest. 7 Wherefore as the holy Ghost saith, 6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that To day if ye will hear his voice, some must enter therein, and they to

8 Harden not your hearts, as in the whom it was first preached, entered not provocation, in the day of temptation in in because of unbelief : the wilderness :

7 Again, he limiteth a certain day, say. 9 When your fathers tempted me, ing in David, To day, after so long a proved me, and saw my works forty time; as it is said, To day if ye will years.

hear his voice, harden not your hearts. 10 Wherefore I was grieved with that 8 For if Joshua had given them rest

, generation, and said, They do alway then would he not afterward have err in their heart, and they have not spoken of another day. known my ways.

9 There remaineth' therefore a rest to 11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall the people of God. not enter into my rest.

10 For he that is entered into his rest, 12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be he also hath ceased from his own works, in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, as God did from his. in departing from the living God. 11 Let us labour therefore to enter into 13 But exhort one another daily, while that rest, lest any man fall after the it is called To day, lest any of you be same example of unbelief. hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. 12 For the word of God is quick and

14 For we are made partakers of powerful, and sharper than any two Christ

, if we hold the beginning of our edged sword, piercing even to the divid, confidence steadfast unto the end. ing asunder of soul and spirit

, and of 15 Whilst

it is said, To day if ye will the joints and marrow, and is a discern. hear his voice, harden not your hearts, er of the thoughts and intents of the as in the provocation.

heart. 16 For some when they had heard, did 13 Neither is there any creature that provoke : howbeit not all that came out is not manifest in his sight: but all of Egypt by Moses.

things are naked, and opened onto the 17 But with whom was he grieved | eyes of him with whom we have to do.

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