Sivut kuvina

come to the knowledge of the 8 truth.

teachers after their own lusts;

And like as Jannes 1 Gr. what and will turn away their ears 4


20r, Every

scripture is inspir ed of God, fitable

and pro

3 Or, discipline

Or, I testify, in the sight... dead, both of his appearing &c.

and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also withstand the truth; men corrupted in mind, reprobate concerning the faith. 9 But they shall proceed no further for their folly shall be evident unto all men, as theirs 10 also came to be. But thou didst follow my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, longsuf11 fering, love, patience, persecutions, sufferings; what things befell me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: and out of them all the Lord delivered 12 me. Yea, and all that would live godly in Christ Jesus shall 13 suffer persecution. But evil men and impostors shall wax worse and worse, deceiving 14 and being deceived. But abide thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of 1 whom 15 thou hast learned them; and that from a babe thou hast known the sacred writings which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 2 Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which 17 is in righteousness: that the man of God may be com- 9 Or, age plete, furnished completely unto every good work.

5 Or, bring

to the

6 Gr. healthful.

7 Or, teaching

Gr. poured out as a drink


from the truth, and turn aside unto fables. But be thou sober 5 in all things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil thy ministry. For I am 6 already being offered, and the time of my departure is come. I have fought the good 7 fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up 8 for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give to me at that day: and not only to me, but also to all them that have loved his appearing.

Do thy diligence to come 9 shortly unto me: for Demas 10 forsook me, having loved this present 9 world, and went to Thessalonica; Crescens to 10 Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Take 11 Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is useful to me for ministering. But Tychicus 12 I sent to Ephesus. The cloke 13 that I left at Troas with Carpus, bring when thou comest, and the books, especially the parchments. Alexander the 14 coppersmith 11 did me much evil: the Lord will render to him according to his works: of whom be thou ware also; 15 for he greatly withstood our words. At my first defence 16

4 41 charge thee in the sight 10 Or, Gaul no one took my part, but all

11 Gr.


12 Or. gave

me power

of God, and of Christ Jesus, who shall judge the quick and the dead, and by his appearing 2 and his kingdom; preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; 5 reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all long3 suffering and teaching. the time will come when they 13 Or, will not endure the 6 sound procla7 doctrine; but, having itching ears, will heap to themselves



forsook me: may it not be laid to their account. But 17 the Lord stood by me, and 12 strengthened me; that might be fully proclaimed, through me the 13 message

and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. The Lord will de- 18 liver me from every evil work, and will save me unto his hea

venly kingdom: to whom be the glory for ever and ever. Amen. 19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the house of Onesiphorus. 20 Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus I left at Miletus


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PAUL, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's 1 Gr. bondelect, and the knowledge of the truth which is according 2 to godliness, in hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot 2 Or, its lie, promised before times eter3 nal; but in 2 his own seasons manifested his word in the 3 message, wherewith I was intrusted according to the commandment of God our Sa4 viour; to Titus, my true child after a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Saviour.


3 Or,



4 Or, overseer

5 Or,

not quarrelsome

over wine

6 Gr. healthful.

For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that were wanting, and appoint elders in every city, as I gave thee 6 charge; if any man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having children that believe, who are not accused of riot 7 or unruly. For the 4 bishop must be blameless, as God's steward; not selfwilled, not soon angry, 5no brawler, no striker, not greedy of filthy 8 lucre; but given to hospi- bellies. tality, a lover of good, soberminded, just, holy, temperate 9 holding to the faithful word 9 Gr. which is according to the teaching, that he may be able both to exhort in the sound

7 Or, teaching

8 Gr.


7 doctrine, and to convict the gainsayers.

For there are many unruly 10 men, vain talkers and decelycrs, specially they of the circumcision, whose inouths must 11 be stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. One of 12 themselves, a prophet of their own, said, Cretans are alway liars, evil beasts, idle 8gluttons. This testimony is true. For 13 which cause reprove them sharply, that they may be 9 sound in the faith, not giv- 14 ing heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men who turn away from the truth. To 15 the pure all things are pure: but to them that are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but both their mind and their conscience are defiled. They profess that they 16 know God; but by their works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

But speak thou the things 2 which befit the sound 7 doctrine that aged men be tem- 2 perate, grave, soberminded, sound in faith, in love, in patience that aged women 3 likewise be reverent in demeanour, not slanderers nor

enslaved to much wine, teach


2 Or, hath

to all men,


3 Or, age

4 Or, of
the great

shewing all meekness toward aforetime foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another. But when the kind. 4 ness of God our Saviour, and his love toward man, appeared, not by works done in right- 5 eousness, which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy he saved us, through the washing of regeneration 7 and renewing of the Holy Ghost, which he poured out 6 upon us richly, through Jesus 5 Gr. Christ our Saviour; that, be- 7 commanding justified by his grace, we might be made 9 heirs according to the hope of eternal life. Faithful is the saying, and 8 concerning these things I will that thou affirm confidently, to the end that they which have believed God may be careful to 10 maintain good works.

4 ers of that which is good; that Gr. bond- all men. For we also were 3 they may train the young women to love their husbands, 5 to love their children, to be soberminded, chaste, workers at home, kind, being in subjection to their own husbands, that the word of God be not 6 blasphemed: the younger men likewise exhort to be sober7 minded: in all things shewing thyself an ensample of good works; in thy doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, 8 sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing 9 to say of us. Exhort servants to be in subjection to their own masters, and to be well-6 Or, laver pleasing to them in all things; 10 not gainsaying; not purloin- 7 Or, and ing, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Sa

God and our Saviour




9Or, heirs,

to hope,

of eternal


profitable unto men: but shun 9
foolish questionings, and gene-
alogies, and strifes, and fight-
ings about the law; for they
are unprofitable and vain. A 10
man that is 11 heretical after a
first and second admonition
12 refuse; knowing that such a 11
one is perverted, and sinneth,
being self-condemned.

11 viour in all things. For the 8 Or, Holy These things are good and grace of God 2 hath appeared, bringing salvation to all men, 12 instructing us, to the intent that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly and righteously and godly in this present 3 world; 13 looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Saviour 14 Jesus Christ; who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a people factious for his own possession, zealous of good works.



These things speak and exhort and reprove with all 5authority. Let no man despise thee.

10 Or,


11 Or,

12 Or,

13 Or. profess Put them in mind to be in honest ocsubjection to rulers, to autho-cupations rities, to be obedient, to be ready unto every good work, 14 Or, 2 to speak evil of no man, not to be contentious, to be gentle,


When I shall send Artemas 12 unto thee, or Tychicus, give diligence to come unto me to Nicopolis: for there I have determined to winter. Set for- 13 ward Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them. And let our 14 people also learn to 13 maintain good works for necessary 14 uses, that they be not unfruitful.

All that are with me salute 15 thee. Salute them that love us in faith.

Grace be with you all.




the sister.

thy love
and faith

1 PAUL, a prisoner of Christ
Jesus, and Timothy 1our bro-1 Gr. the
ther, to Philemon our beloved
2 and fellow-worker, and to Ap-
phia 2our sister, and to Archip-2
pus our fellow-soldier, and to
3 the church in thy house: Grace
to you and peace from God | 3 Or,
our Father and the Lord Jesus
4 I thank my God always,
making mention of thee in my
5 prayers, hearing of 3 thy love,
and of the faith which thou
hast toward the Lord Jesus,
6 and toward all the saints; that
the fellowship of thy faith may
become effectual, in the know-
ledge of every good thing
which is in you, unto Christ.
7 For I had much joy and com-
fort in thy love, because the
hearts of the saints have been
refreshed through thee, bro-


Wherefore, though I have

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ties read

might minister unto me in the bonds of the gospel: but with- 14 out thy mind I would do nothing; that thy goodness should not be as of necessity, but of free will. For perhaps 15 he was therefore parted from thee for a season, that thou shouldest have him for ever; no longer as a 7 servant, but 16 more than a 7 servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much rather to thee, both in the flesh and in the Lord. If then thou countest 17 me a partner, receive him as 5 Or, an myself. But if he hath wrong- 18 ambassa-ed thee at all, or oweth thee dor, and aught, put that to mine acnow &c. count; I Paul write it with 19 mine own hand, I will repay it that I say not unto thee how that thou owest to me even thine own self besides. Yea, brother, let me have 8joy 20 of thee in the Lord: refresh


6 The



all boldness in Christ to en- 7 Gr. bond- my heart in Christ. Having 21 join thee that which is befit


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ties read

9 ting, yet for love's sake I rather beseech, being such a one 8 Or, help as Paul 5 the aged, and now a prisoner also of Christ Jesus: 10 I beseech thee for my child, whom I have begotten in my 11 bonds, Onesimus, who was aforetime unprofitable to thee, but now is profitable to thee 12 and to me: whom I have sent back to thee in his own person, that is, my very heart: 13 whom I would fain have kept with me, that in thy behalf he

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ties omit

confidence in thine obedience
I write unto thee, knowing
that thou wilt do even beyond
what I say. But withal pre- 22
pare me also a lodging: for I
hope that through your prayers
I shall be granted unto you.

Epaphras, my fellow-prisoner 23 in Christ Jesus, saluteth thee; and so do Mark, Aristarchus, 24 Demas, Luke, my fellow-work


The grace of 9 our Lord Je- 25 sus Christ be with your spirit. 10 Amen.


1 Gr. a Son.

3 Or, the imPress of his substance

1 GOD, having of old time spoken unto the fathers in the prophets by divers portions and in divers manners, 2 hath at the end of these days 2 Gr. ages. spoken unto us in his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he 3 made the 2 worlds; who being the effulgence of his glory, and 3 the very image of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had made purification of sins, sat down on the right hand of the Ma4 jesty on high; having become by so much better than the angels, as he hath inherited a more excellent name than 5 they. For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, This day have I begotten thee?

and again,

4 Or. And again, when he bringeth


5 Or, shall have brought


6 Gr. the inhabited earth.

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I will be to him a Father, And he shall be to me a Son? 64 And when he again 5 bringeth in the firstborn into the world he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. 8 The two 7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels

7 winds,

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read his.

9 Gr. dis


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and so

out this

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Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth,

And the heavens are the works of thy hands:


They shall perish; but thou 11 continuest:

And they all shall wax old

as doth a garment;

And as a mantle shalt thou 12
roll them up,

As a garment, and they
shall be changed:

But thou art the same,
And thy years shall not fail.
But of which of the angels 13
hath he said at any time,

Sit thou on my right hand,
Till I make thine enemies

the footstool of thy feet? Are they not all ministering 14 spirits, sent forth to do service for the sake of them that shall inherit salvation?

Therefore we ought to give 2 the more earnest heed to the things that were heard, lest haply we drift away from them. For if the word spoken 2 through angels proved stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward; how shall we escape, if we 3 neglect so great salvation? which having at the first been spoken through the Lord, was confirmed unto us by them that heard; God also bearing 4 witness with them, both by signs and wonders, and by manifold powers, and by 9 gifts of the 10 Holy Ghost, according to his own will,

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