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Of widows and elders.
Duties of servants. 919 3 Honour widows that are widows in- 23 Drink no longer water, but use a deed.
little wine for thy stomach's sake, and 4 But if any widow have children or thine often infirmities. nephews, let them learn first to shew 24 Some men's sins are open beforepiety at home, and to requite their pa- hand, going before to judgment : and rents : for that is good and acceptable some men they follow after. before God.
25 Likewise also the good works of 5 Now she that is a widow indeed, and some are manifest beforehand; and they desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth that are otherwise cannot be hid. in supplications and prayers night and day.
CHAP. VI. 6 But she that liveth in pleasure, is dead | 1 Servant's duties. 3 To avoid new-fanwhile she liveth.
gled teachers. 6 The gain of godliness. 7 And these things give in charge, that
as they may be blameless.
yoke count their own masters wor8 But if any provide not for his own, thy of all honour, that the name of God and specially for those of his own house, and his doctrine be not blasphemed. he hath denied the faith, and is worse 2 And they that have believing masters, than an infidel.
let them not despise them, because they 9 Let not a widow be taken into the are brethren; but rather do them sernumber under threescore years old, hav- vice, because they are faithful and being been the wife of one man.
loved, partakers of the benefit. These 10 Well reported of for good works ; things teach and exhort. if she have brought up children, if she 3 If any man teach otherwise, and con-, have lodged strangers, if she have washed sent not to wholesome words, even the the saints feet, if she have relieved the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the afflicted, if she have diligently followed doctrine which is according to godliness, every good work.
4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but 11 But the younger widows refuse : | doting about questions and strifes of for when they have begun to wax wan- words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railton against Christ, they will marry ; ings,
evil surmisings, 12 Having damnation, because they 5 Perverse disputings of men of corhave cast off their first faith.
rupt minds, and destitute of the truth, 13 And withal they learn to be idle,supposing that gain is godliness : from wandering about from house to house, such withdraw thyself. and not only idle, but tattlers also, and 6 But godliness with contentment is busy-bodies, speaking things which they great gain. ought not.
7 For we brought nothing into this 14 I will therefore that the younger world, and it is certain we can carry women marry, bear children, guide the nothing out. house, give none occasion to the adver- 8 And having food and raiment, let us sary to speak reproachfully.
be therewith content. 15. For some are already turned aside 9 But they that will be rich, fall into after Satan.
temptation, and a snare, and into many 16 If any man or woman that believeth foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown have widows, let them relieve them, and men in destruction and perdition. let not the church be charged; that it 10 For the love of money is the root of may relieve them that are widows indeed. all evil : which while some coveted after,
17 Let the elders that rule well, be count- they have erred from the faith, and pierced worthy of double honour, especially led themselves through with many sorrows. they who labour in the word and doctrine. 11 But thou, O man of God, flee these
18 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt things; and follow after righteousness, not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. corn. And the labourer is worthy of his 12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay reward.
hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art 19 Against an elder receive not an accu- also called, and hast professed a good prosation, but before two or three witnesses.fession before many witnesses.
20 Them that sin rebuke before all, 13 I give thee charge in the sight of that others also may fear.
God, who quickeneth all things, and be21 I charge thee before God and the fore Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, | Pilate witnessed a good confession ; that thou observe these things without 14 That thou keep this commandment preferring one before another, doing without spot, unrebukeable, until the apnothing by partiality,
pearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: 22 Lay hands suddenly on no man, 15 Which in his times he shall shew, neither be partaker of other men's sins: who is the blessed and only Potentate, the keep thyself pure.
King of kings, and Lord of lords;
920 Paul's love to Timothy. II. TIMOTH T. of Phygellus and Hernogenes.
16 Who only hath immortality, dwell- *19 Laying up in store for themselves a ing in the light which nc 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. por can see: to whom be honour and 20 O' Timothy, keep that which is power everlasting. Amen.
committed to thy trust, avoiding profane 17 Charge them that are rich in this and vain babblings, and oppositions of world, that they be not high-minded, nor science falsely so called ; trust in uncertain riches, but in the liv- 21 Which some professing, have erted ing God, who giveth us richly all things concerning the faitli. Grace be with thee to enjoy ;
Amen. 18 That they do good, that they be rich The first to Timothy was written in good works, ready to distribute, will- from Laodicea, which is the chiefest ing to communicate;
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THE SECOND EPISTLE OF PAUL. THE APOSTLE
preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher I Paul's love to Timothy, and Timothy's of the Gentiles.
faith. 8 Paulgiveth diverse shortations. 12 For the which cause I also suffer 15 Of Phygellus and Hermogenes, these things: nevertheless 'I am not a
an apostle of Jesus Christ by shamed: for I know wliom I have bethe will of God, according to the lieved, and am persuaded that he is able promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, to keep that which I have committed un
2 To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: to him against that day. Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the 13 Hold fast the form of sound words, Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. which thou hast heard of mė, in faith and
3 I thank God, whom I serve from my love which is in Christ Jesus, forefathers with pure conscience, that 14 That good thing which was comwithout ceasing I have remembrance of mitted unto thce keep by the Holy Ghost thee in my prayers night and day;
which dwelleth in us. 4 Greatly desiring to see thee, being 15 This thori knówest, that all they mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled which are in Asia be turned away from me; with joy ;
of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes. 5 When I call to remembrance the un- 16 The Lord give mercy tinto the feigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed first in thy grandmother' Lois, and thy me, and was not ashamed of my chain : mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that 17 But, when he was in Rome, be sought in thee also.
me out very diligently, and found me. 6 Wherefore I put thee in remem- * 18 The Lord grant unto him that he brance, that thou stir up the gift of God, may find mercy of the Lord in that which is in thee by the putting on of my day: and in how many things he minishands.
tered unto me at Ephestis, thou knowest 1.7 For God hath not given us the spirit very well. of fear; but of power, and of love, and
CHAP. II. of a sound mind.
1 Timothy exhorted to constaricy and 8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of perseverance, 15 and to shet himself the testimony, of our Lord, nor of me his approved.
HOU therefore afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
2 And the things that thou hast heard 9 Who hath saved us, and called us of me among many witnesses, the same with an holy calling, not according to cogimit thou to faithful men, who shall cur works, but according to his own be able to teach others also. purpose and grace, which was given 3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as us in Christ Jesus before the world be- a good soldier of Jesus Christ. gan;
4 No man that warreth entangleth 10 But is now inade manifest by the himself with the affuirs of this life ; that appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, he may please him who hath chosen him who hath abolished death, and hath to be a soldier. brought lite and immortality to light 5 And if a man also strive for masterthrough the gospel :
ies, yet is he not crowned, except he 11 Whereunto I am appointed a strire lawfully.
Exhortation to constancy. CAAP. 111, iv. Enemies of the truth described. 922 6 The husbandman that laboureth must
CHAP. IIL be first partaker of the fruits.
1 Paul advertiseth him of the timesto come, 7 Consider what I say; and the Lord 6 describeth the enemies of the truth, 16 give thee urderstanding in all things. and commendeth the holy scriptures.'
8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the HIS know also, that in the last day's sced of David was raised from the dead perilous times shall come. according to my gospel :
2 For men shall be lovers of their own 9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil- selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blascloer, even unto bonds; but the word of phemers, disobedient to parents, unthankGod is not bound.
ful, unholy, 10 Therefore I endure all things for 3 Without natural affection, truce is the elect's sake, that they may also obtain breakers,false accusers, incontinent, fierce, 1 the salvation which is in Christ Jesus despisers of those that are good, along with eternal glory:
4 Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers 11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be of pleasures more than lovers of God; dead with him, we shall also live with him : 5 Having a form of godliness, but de
12 Jf we suffer, we shall also reign with | nying the power thereof : from such turn luim: if we deny him, he also will deny us: away.
13 If we believe not, yet he abideth 6 For of this sort are they which creep faithful : he cannot deny himself. into houses, and lead captive silly women
14 Of these things put them in remem- laden with sins, led away with divers lusts; brance, charging ihem before the Lord 7 Ever learning, and neve: able to that they strive not about words to no come to the knowledge of the truth. profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres with:
15 Study to shew thyself approved stood Moses, so do these also resist the unto God, a workman that needeth not truth : men of corrupt minds, reprobate me to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word concerning the faith. clip of truth.
9 But they shall proceed no further : 16 But shun profane and vain bab- | for their folly shall be manifest unto all my blings: for they will increase unto more men, as theirs also was. ungodliness.
10 But thou hast fully known my doc17 And their word will eat as doth a trine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longcanker :, of whom is Hymenius and Phi- suffering, charity, patience, letus ;
11 Persecutions, afflictions which came 18 Who concerning the truth have err- unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lysi need, saying that the resurrection is past al- tra ; what persecutions I endured : but ready, and overthrow the faith of some out of them all the Lord delivered me.
19 Nevertheless the foundation of God 12 Yea, and all that will live godly in standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. knoweth them that are his. And, Let ev- 13 But evil men and seducers shall wax éry one that nameth the name of Christ i worse and worse, deceiving, and being depart from iniquity.
deceived. 20 But in a great house there are not 14 But continue thou in the things only vessels of gold and of silver, but which thou hast learned and hast been also of wood and cf earth ; and some to assured of, knowing of whom thou hast honour, and some to dishonour.
learned them ; 21 If a man therefore purge himself 15 And that from a child thou hast from these, he shall be a vessel unto hon- known the holy scriptures, which are able our, sanctified, and meet for the master's to make thee wise unto salvation through use, and prepared unto every good work. faith which is in Christ Jesus.
22 lice also youthful lusts : but follow 16 All scripture is given by inspirarighteousness, faith, charity, peace, with tion of God, and is profitable for doctrine, them that call on the Lord out of a pure for reproof, for correction, for instruction heart.
in righ:cousness : 23 But foolish and unlearned questions 17 That the man of God may be per avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. fect, throughly furnished unto all good
24 And the servant of the Lord must works. not strive ; but be gentle unto all men,
CHAP. IV. apt to teach, patient,
1 Paul exhortech Timothy. 9 He svilleth 25 In meekness instructing those that him 10 come to him, and to bring Mark, oppose themselves; if God peradventure and things which he wrote for. will give them repentance to the acknowl
CHARGE chce therefore before God, edging of the truth;
and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall 26 And that they may recover them- | judge the quick and the dead at his apselves out of the snre of the devil, who ' pearing and his kingilom ; are taken captive by him at his will. 2 Picach the word ; be instant in sca922 Paul exhorteth Timothy. TITUS:
Salutations. son, out of season ; reprove, rebuke, ex- | thee, and the books, but especially the hort with all long-suffering and doctrine. parchments.
3 For the time will come, when they will 14 Alexander the copper-smith did me not endure sound doctrine ; but after much evil: the Lord reward him accord their own lusts shall they heap to them- ing to his works : selves teachers, having itching ears ; 15 Of whom be thou ware also ; for
4 And they shall turn away their ears he hath greatly withstood our words. from the truth, and shall be turned unto 16 At my first answer nomán stood with fables.
me, but alí men forsook me; I pray God 5 But watch thou in all things, endure that it may not be laid to their charge. afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, 17 Notwithstanding, the Lord stood with make full proof of thy ministry.
me, and strengthened me; that by me the 6. For I am now ready to be offered, preaching might be fully known, and that and the time of my departure is at hand. all the Gentiles might hear : and I was
7 I have fought a good fight, I have delivered out of the mouth of the lionfinished my course, I have kept the 18 And the Lord shall deliver me from faith :
every evil work, and will preserve me 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a unto his heavenly kingdom ; to whom be Crown of righteousness, which the Lord, glory for ever and ever. Amen. the righteous Judge, shall give me at that 19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the day : and not to me only, but unto all household of Onesiphorus. them also that love his appearing.
20 Erastus abode at Corinth: but Tro9 Do thy diligence to come shortly unto | phimus have I left at Miletum sick. me :
21 Do thy diligence to come before 10 For Demas hath forsaken me, hav- || winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Puing loved this present world, and is de- dens, and Linus, and Claudia, and al parted unto, Thessalonica ; Crescens to the brethren. Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia,
22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy 11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, spirit. Grace be with you. Amen. and bring him with thee : for he is prof- # The second epistle unto Timotheus, itable to me for the ministry.
ordained the first bishop of the church 1. And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus. the Ephesians, was written from
1. The cloak that I left at Troas with Rome, when Paul was brought before Carpus, when thou comest, bring with Nero the second time.
THE EPISTLE OF PAUL TO TITUS.
the steward of God; not self-willed, not 1 Why Titus wax left in Crete. 6 How soon angry, not given to wine, no striker,
ministers should be qualified. 10 Of not given to filthy lucre ;. evil doers.
8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of AUL, a servant of God, and an apos- ' good men, sober, just, holy, temperate ;
tle of Jesus Christ, according to the 9 Holding fast the faithful word as he faith of God's elect, and the acknowl- hath been taught, that he may be able eding of the truth which is after godli- by sound doctrine both to exhort and to ness ;
convince the gain-sayers. 2 In hope of eternal life, which God, 10 For there are many, unruly and rain that cannot lie, promised before the work. talkers and deceivers, specially they of began ;
the circumcision : 3 Bat hath in due times manifested his 11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who word through preaching, which is com- subvert whole houses, teaching things mitted unto me according to the com- which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. mandment of God our Saviour ;
12 One of themselves, even a prophet 4 To Titus, mine own son after the of their own, said, The Cretians are alcommon faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, ways liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. from God the Father, and tie Lord Je- 13 This witness is true: wherefore sus Christ our Saviour.
rebuke them sharply, that they may be 5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, sound in the faith ; . that thou shouldest set in order the things 1.1 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, that are wanting, and ordain elders in and commandments of inen that tum every city, as I had appointed thee : from the truth.
6 If any be blameless, the husband of 15 Unto the pure all things are pure : one wife, having faithful children, not ac- but unto them that are defiled and uncused of riot, or unruly.
believing is nothing pure ; but even their 7 For a bishop must be blameless, as mind and conscience is defiled.
Directions for life and doctrine. PHILEMON. Hereticks
935 16 They profess that they know God;
CHAP but in works they deny him, being abom- 1 Titus directed what 10 inable, and disobedient, and unto every obstinate hereticks. 12 good work reprobate.
cipalties and powers 1 Directions given to T'itus, both for his trates, to be ready to eve
doctrine and life. 9 Of* the duty of 2 To speak evil of no servants,
brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness
unto all men. But speak thou the things which be
3 For we ourselves also were sometimes 2 That the ageul men be sõber, grave, foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in lusts and pleasures, living in malice and patience ;
envy, hateful, and hating one another. 3 The aged women Bikewise, that they 4 But after that the kindness and love be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not of God our Saviour toward man appeared, false accusers, not given to much wine, 5 Not by works of righteousness which teachers of good things ;
we have done, but according to his mercy 4 That they may teach the young wom- he saved us, by the washing of regeneraen to be sober, to love their husbands, to tion, and renewing of the Holy Ghost'; love their children,
6 Which he shed on us abundantly, 5. To be discreet, chaste, keepers at through Jesus Christ our Saviour; home, good, obedient to theirown husbands, 7 That being justified by his grace, we that the word of God be not blasphemed. should be made heirs according to the
6 Young men likewise exhort to be hope of eternal life. sober-minded.
8 This is a faithful saying, and these things 7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern I will that thou affirm constantiy, that of good works : in doctrine shewing un- they which have believed in God might be corruptness, gravity, sincerity,
careful to maintain good works. These 8 Sound speech that cannot be con- things are good and profitable unto men. demned ; that he that is of the contrary 9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealpart may be ashamed, having no evil ogies, and contentions, and strivings about thing to say of you.
the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. 9 Exhort servants to be obedient un- 10 A man that is an heretick, after to their own masters, and to please them the first and second admonition, reject ;, well in all things ; not answering again ; 11 Knowing that he that is such, is
10 Not purloining, but shewing all good subverted, and sinneth, being condemned fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of himself. of God our Saviour in all things.
12 When I shall send Artemas unto 11 For the grace of God that bringeth thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come salvation hath appeared to all men, unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determin
12 Teaching us, that denying ungodliness, ed there to winter. and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, 13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apolrighteously and goally, in this present world; los on their journey diligently, that noth
13 Looking for that blessed hope, and ing be wanting to them. the glorious appearing of the great God, 14 And let ours also learn to maintain and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
good works for necessary uses, that they 14 Who gave himself for us, that he be not unfruitful. might redeem us from ali iniquity, and 15 An that are with me salute thee. purify unto himself a peculiar people, zeal- Greet them that love us in the faith. ous of good works.
Grace be witii you all. Amen. 15 These things speak, and exhort, and | It was written to Titus, ordained the rebuke with all authority. Let no man first bishop of the church of the Credespise thee.
tians, from Nicopolis of Macedonia.
THE EPISTLE OF PAUL TO PHILEMON. Paul desireth Philemon to forgive his ser- 3 Grace to you, and peace, from God tant, and lovingly to receive him again. our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and 4 I thank my God, making mention of Timothy our brother, unto Philemon thee always in my prayers, our dearly beloved, and fellow-labourer, 5 Flearing of thy love and faith, which
2 And to our beloved Apphia, and Ar thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and tochippus our fellow-soldier, and to the ward all saints ; church in thy house:
6 That the communication of thy faith