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Of stedfastness

Chap. i.

in the truth admired in all them that believe taken out of the way; (because our testimony among 8 And then shall that Wicked you was believed) in that day. be revealed, whom the Lord shall

11 Wherefore also, we pray consume with the spirit of his always for you, that our God mouth, and shall destroy with the would count you worthy of this brightness of his coming; calling, and fulfil all the good 9 Even him, whose coming is pleasure of his goodness, and the after the workings of Satan with work of faith with power; all power, and signs, and lying

12 That the name of our Lord wonders, Jesus Christ may be glorified in 10 And with all deceiveableyou, and ye in him, acccording ness of unrighteousness in them to the grace of our God, and of that perish; becausethey received the Lord Jesus Christ.

not the love of the truth, that they CHAP. II.

might be saved. Of stedfastness in the truth. 11 And for this cause God. FOW we beseech you, bre-shall send them strong delusion,

thren, by the coming of our that they should believe a lie; Lord Jesus Christ, and by our 12 That they all might be gathering together unto him, damned who believed not the

2 That ye be not soon shaken truth, but had pleasure in unin mind, or be troubled, neither righteousness. by spirit, nor by word, nor by 13 But we are bound to givc letter as from us, as that the day thanks alway to God for you, of Christ is at hand.

brethren, beloved of the Lord, 3 Let no man deceive you by because God hath from the beginany means: for that day shall not ning chosen you to salvation come except there come a falling through sanctification of the Spiaway first, and that man of sin rit, and belief of the truth : be revealed, the son of perdition; 14 Whereunto he called you

4 Who opposeth and exalteth by our gospel to the obtaining of himself above all that is called the glory of our Lord Jesús God, or that is worshipped ; so Christ. that he as God, sitteth in the 15 Therefore, brethren, stand temple of God, shewing himself fast, and hold the traditions which that he is God.

ye have been taught whether by 5 Remember ye not, that when word or our epistle. I was yet with you, I told you 16 Now, our Lord Jesus Christ these things ?

himself, and God, even our Fa6 And now ye know what with-ther, which hath loved us, and holdeth, that he might be reveal- hath given us everlasting consolaed in his time.

tion and good hope through grace, 7 For the mystery of iniquity 17 Comfort your hearts, and doth already work : only he who stablish you in every good word] now letteth will let, until he be and work.

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He solicits their prayers. 1. Timothy. Against idleness. CHAP. III.

ensample unto you to follow us. He solicits their prayers.

10 For even when we were FINALLY, brethren, pray with you, this we commanded

for us, that the word of the you, that if any would not work, Lord may have free course, and neither should he eat. be glorified, even as it is with you. 11 For we hear that there are

2 And that we may be deliver- some which walk among you ed from unreasonable and wicked disorderly, working not at all, men: for all men have not faith. but are busy-bodies.

3 But the Lord is faithful, who 12 Now them that are sach, shall stablish you, and keep you we command and exhort by our from evil.

Lord Jesus Christ, that with 4 And we have confidence in quietness they work, and eat the Lord touching you, that ye their own bread. both do and will do the things 13 But ye, brethren, be not which we command you. weary in well-doing.

5 And the Lord direct your 14 And if any man obey not hearts into the love of God, and our word by this epistle, note into the patient waiting for Christ. that man, and have no company

6 Now we command you, bre- with him, that he may be asham thren, in the name of our Lord ed. Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw 15 Yet count bim not as an yourselves from every brother enemy, but admonish him as a that walketh disorderly, and not brother. after the tradition which he re- 16 Now, the Lord of peace ceived of us,

himself give you peace always by 7 For yourselves know how ye all means. The Lord be with you ought to follow us: for we beha- all, ved not ourselves disorderly a- 17 The salutation of Paul with mong you;

mine own hand, which is the to8 Neither did we eat any man's ken in every epistle: so I write. bread för nought; but wrought 18 The grace of our Lord Jesus with labour and travail night and Christ be with you all. Amen. day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:

1 The second epistle to the 9 Not because we have not Thessalonians' was written power, but to make ourselves an from Athens,



AUL, an apostle of Jesus
Christ by the commandment

Timothy pur in mind of his charge./PAIL

so do.

Timothy put in mind Chap. ii.

of his charge. of God our Saviour, and Lord! 12 And I thank Christ Jesus Jesus Christ, which is our hope, our Lord, who hath enabled me,

2 Unto Timothy, my own son for that he counted me faithful, in the faith: Grace, mercy, and putting me into the ministry; peace, from God our Father, and 13 Who was before a blasphe. Jesus Christ our Lord.

mer, and a persecutor, and injuri. 3 As I besought thee to abide ous: but I obtained 'mercy, bestill at Ephesus when I went into cause I did it ignorantly in unbe. Macedonia, that thou mightest lief. charge some that they teach no 14 And the grace of our Lord other doctrine;

was exceeding abundant with 4 Neither give heed to fables, faith and love which is in Christ and endless genealogies, which Jesus. minister questions rather than 15 This is a faithful saying, and godly edifying which is in faith : worthy of all acceptation, that

Christ Jesus came into the world 5 Now the end of the command- to save sinners; of whom I am ment is charity out of a pure heart, chief. and of a good conscience, and of 16 Howbeit, for this cause I faith unfeigned ;

obtained mercy, that in me first 6 From which some having Jesus Christ might shew forth all swerved, have turned aside unto long-suffering, for a pattern to vain jangling;

them which should hereafter be, 7 Desiring to be teachers of lieve on him to life everlasting. the law; understanding neither 17 Now, unto the King eterwhat they say, nor whereof they nal, immortal, invisible, the only affirm.

wise God, be honour and glory 8 But we know that the law is for ever and ever. Amen. good, if a man use it lawfully; 18 This charge I commit unto

9 Knowing this, that the law thee, son Timothy, according is not made for a righteous man, to the prophecies which went bebut for the lawless and disobedi-fore on thee, that thou by them ent, for the ungodly and for sin-mightest war a good warfare; ners, for unholy and profane, for 19 Holding faith and a good murderers of fathers and murder-conscience; which some having ers of mothers, for manslayers, put away, concerning faith have

10 For whoremongers, for them made shipwreck: that defile themselves with man- 20 Of whom is Hymeneus and kind, for men-stealers, for liars, Alexander; whom I have deli. for perjured persons, and if there vered unto Satan, that they may be any

other thing that is contrary learn not to blaspheme. to sound doctrine;

CHAP. II. 11 According to the glorious Prayers to be made for all men.

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Prayers for all men. 1. Timothy. Qualifications of bishops. intercessions, andgiving of thanks, continue in faith and charity, and be made for all men;

holiness with sobriety. 2 For kings, and for all that are

CHAP. III. in authority; that we may lead a How bishops &c. should be qualified. quiet and peaceable life in all HIS is a true saying, If a godliness and honesty:

man desire the office of a bi. 3 For this is good and accepta-shop, he desireth a good work. ble in the sight of God our Savi-. 2 A bishop then must be blameour,

less, the husband of one wife, vi4 Who will have all men to be gilant, sober, of good behaviour, saved, and to come unto the given to hospitality, apt to teach; knowledge of the truth.

3 Not given to wine, no striker, 5 For there is one God and one not greedy of filthy lucre; but mediator between God and men, patient, not a brawler, not covethe man Christ Jesus;

tous; 6 Who gave himself a ransom

4 One that ruleth well his own for all, to be testified in due time. house, having his children in sub

7 Whereunto I am ordained ajection with all gravity ; preacher, and an apostle, (I speak 5 (For if a man know not how the truth in Christ, and lie not.) to rule his own house, how shall a teacher of the Gentiles in faith he take care of the church of and verity.

God ?) 8 I will, therefore, that men 6 Not a novice, lest, being pray every where, lifting up holy lifted up with pride, he fall into hands, without wrath and doubt-the condemnation of the devil. ing.

7 Moreover, he must have a 9 In like manner also, that wo-good report of them which are men adorn themselves in modest without; lest he fall into reproach, apparel, with shamefacedness and and the snare of the devil. sobriety; not with broidered hair, 8 Likewise must the deacons be or gold, or pearls, or costly array; grave, nột double-tongued, not

io But which becometh wo-given to much wine, not greedy men professing godliness) with of filthy lucre; good works.

9 Holding the mystery of the 11 Let the woman learn in si-faith in a pure conscience. lence with all subjection.

10 And let these also first be 12 But I suffer not a woman to proved; then let them use the of teach, nor to usurp authority o-fice of a deacon, being found. ver the man, but to be in silence. blameless.

13 For Adam was first formed, 11 Even so must their wives be. then Eve.

grave, not slanderers; sober, 14 And Adam was not decei-faithful in all things. ved; but the woman, being de- 12 Let the deacons be the husceived, was in the transgression. bands of one wife, ruling their

15 Notwithstanding she shall children and their own houses be saved in childbearing, if they well.

Apostacy foretold. Chap. iv. v.

Of reproving. 13 For they that have used the Jesus Christ, nourished up in the office of a deacon well, purchase words of faith and of good docto themselves a good degree, and trine, whereunto thou hast attaingreat boldness in the faith which ed. is in Christ Jesus.

7 But refuse profane and old 14 These things write I unto wives' fables, and exercise thy. thee, hoping to come unto thee self rather unto Godliness. shortly :

8 For bodily exercise profiteth 15 But if I tarry long, that thou little: but godliness is profitable mayest know how thou oughtest unto all things, having promise to behave thyself in the house of of the life that now is, and of that God, which is the church of the which is to come. living God, the pillar and ground 9 This is a faithful saying, and of the truth.

worthy of all acceptation. 16 And, without controversy, 10 For therefore we both labour great is the mystery of godliness: and suffer reproach, because we God was manifest in the flesh, trust in the living God, who is justified in the Spirit, seen of an- the Saviour of all men, specially sels, preached unto the Gentiles, of those that believe. believed on in the world, recei 11 These things command ved up into glory.

and teach. CHAP. IV.

12 Let no man despise thy Apostacy foretold. youth; but be thou an example OW the Spirit speaketh ex-of the believers, in word, in con

pressly, that in the latter versation, in charity, in spirit, in times some shall depart from the faith, in purity. faith, giving heed to seducing spi- 13 Till I come, give attendance rits, and doctrines of devils; to reading, to exhortation, to doc

2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy ; trine. having their conscience seared 14 Neglect not the gift that is with a hot iron;

in thee, which was given thee by 3 Forbidding to marry, and prophecy, with the laying on of commanding to abstain from the hands of the presbytery. meats, which God hath created 15 Meditate upon these things; to be received with thanksgiving give thyself wholly to them; that of them which believe and know thy profiting may appear to all. the truth.

16 Take heed unto thyself, and 4 For every creature of God is unto the doctrine; continue in good, and nothing to be refused, them: for in doing this thou if it be received with thanksgi- shalt both save thyself and them ving:

that hear thee. 5 For it is sanctified by the

CHAP. V. word of God and prayer.

Of widows and elders.

EBUKE not an elder, but remembrance of these things, entreat him as a father, and thou shalt be a good minister of the younger men as brethren;

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