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CHAP. II.

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THOU

Timothy is exhorted to

II. TIMOTHY. constancy and perseverance. for he oft refreshed me, and of the seed of David, was raised was not ashamed of my chain : from the dead, according to my 17 But, when he was

he was in gospel : Rome, he sought me out very

9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as diligently, and found me. an evil-doer, even unto bonds;

18 The Lord grant unto him but the word of God is not that he may find mercy of the bound. Lord in that day: and in how 10 Therefore I endure all many things he ministered un- things for the elect's sake, that to me at Ephesus, thou know they may also obtain the salvaest very well.

tion which is in Christ Jesus

with eternal glory. | He is exhorted again to constancy and per- 11 It is a faithful saying : For severance, and to do the duty of a faithful servant of the Lord in dividing the word if we be dead with him, we shall aright, and staying profane and vain bab

also live with him : blings. 17 Of Hymeneus and Philetus. 19 The foundation of the Lord is sure. 12 If we suffer, we shall also He is taught whereof to beware, and what to follow after, and in what sort the ser

reign with him : if we deny him, vant of the Lord ought to behave himself. he also will deny us: HOU therefore, my son,

13 If we believe not, yet he be strong in the grace that abideth faithful: he cannot deis in Christ Jesus.

ny himself. 2 And the things that thou 14 Of these things put then hast heard of me among many in remembrance, charging them witnesses, the same commit before the Lord that they strive thou to faithful men, who shall not about words to no profit, be able to teach others also. but to the subverting of the

3 Thou therefore endure hard-hearers. ness, as a good soldier of Jesus 15 Study to show thyself apChrist.

proved unto God, a workman 4 No man that warreth en- | that needeth not to be ashatangleth himself with the af- med, rightly dividing the word of fairs of this life ; that he may truth. please him who hath chosen 16 But shun profane and vain him to be a soldier.

babblings: for they will increase 5 And if a man also strive for unto more ungodliness. masteries, yet is he not crown- 17 And their word will eat ed, except he strive lawfully. as doth a canker: of whom is

6 The husbandman that la- Hymeneus and Philetus; boureth must be first partaker 18 Who concerning the truth of the fruits.

have erred, saying that the res7 Consider what I say; and urrection is past already; and the Lord give thee understand- overthrow the faith of some. ing in all things.

19 Nevertheless the foundaRemember that Jesus Christ, I tion of God standeth sure, hav

CHAP. III.

un

Timothy is taught what to flee.

Enemies of the truth described. ing this seal, The Lord knoweth their own selves, covetous, them that are his. And, Let boasters, proud, blasphemers, every one that nameth the name disobedient to parents, of Christ depart from iniquity. thankful, unholy,

20 But in a great house there 3 Without natural affection, are not only vessels of gold and truce-breakers, false accusers, of silver, but also of wood and incontinent, fierce, despisers of of earth; and some to honour, those that are good, and some to dishonour.

4 Traitors, heady, high-mind21 If a man therefore purge ed, lovers of pleasures more himself from these, he shall be than lovers of God; a vessel unto honour, sanctified, 5 Having a form of godliness, and meet for the master's use, but denying the power thereand prepared unto every good of: from such turn away. work.

6 For of this sort are they 22 Flee also youthful lusts : which creep into houses, and but follow righteousness, faith, lead captive silly women laden charity, peace, with them that with sins, led away with divers call on the Lord out of a pure lusts ; heart.

7 Ever learning and never 23 But foolish and unlearned able to come to the knowledge questions avoid, knowing that of the truth. they do gender strifes.

8 Now as Jannes and Jambres 24 And the servant of the withstood Moses, so do these Lord must not strive; but be also resist the truth : men of gentle unto all men, apt to corrupt minds, reprobate conteach, patient;

cerning the faith. 25 In meekness instructing 9 But they shall proceed no those that oppose themselves; further: for their folly shall be if God peradventure will give manifest unto all men, as irs them repentance to the ac- also was. knowledging of the truth ; 10 But thou hast fully known

26 And that they may recov- my doctrine, manner of life, er themselves out of the snare purpose, faith, long-suffering, of the devil, who are taken charity, patience, captive by him at his will.

Persecutions, afflictions,

which came unto me at An1 }fe advertiseth him of the times to come, 6 tioch, at Iconium, at Lystra ;

describeth the enemies of the truth, 10 prom what persecutions I endured: poundeth unto him his own example, 16 and commendeth the holy scriptures.

but out of them all the Lord THIS THIS know also, that in the delivered me.

last days perilous times 12 Yea, and all that will live shall come.

godly in Christ Jesus shall suf 2 For men shall be lovers of ! fer persecution,

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CHAP. III.

Paul giveth Timothy
II. TIMOTHY.

a solemn charge, 13 But evil men and seducers their ears from the truth, and shall wax worse and worse, de- shall be turned unto fables. ceiving, and being deceived. 5 But watch thou in all things,

14 But continue thou in the endure afflictions, do the work things which thou hast learned of an evangelist, make full proof and hast been assured of, know- of thy ministry. ing of whom thou hast learned 6 For I am now ready to be them :

offered, and the time of my de15 And that from a child thou parture is at hand. hast known the holy scriptures, 7 I have fought a good fight, which are able to make thee I have finished my course, I wise unto salvation through have kept the faith : faith which is in Christ Jesus. 8 Henceforth there is laid up

16 All scripture is given by for me a crown of righteousinspiration of God, and is prof- ness, which the Lord, the righitable for doctrine, for reproof, teous Judge, shall give me at for correction, for instruction in that day: and not to me only, righteousness :

but unto all them also that love 17 That the man of God may his appearing. be perfect, thoroughly furnished 9 Do thy diligence to come unto all good works.

shortly unto me:

10 For Demas hath forsaken CHAP. IV.

me, having loved this present | He exhorteth him to do his duty with all care und diligence, 6 certifieth him of the world, and is departed unto nearness of his death, 9 willeth him to come Thessalonica ; Crescens to Gaspeedily unto him, and to bring Marcus with him, and certain other things which he wrote latia, Titus unto Dalmatia. for, 14 warneth him to beware of Alexander 11 Only Luke is with me. the smith, 16 informeth him what had befallen him at his first answering, 19 and soon after Take Mark, and bring him with

thee : for he is profitable to me I

CHARGE thee therefore for the ministry.

before God, and the Lord 12 And Tychicus have I sent Jesus Christ, who shall judge to Ephesus. the quick and the dead at his 13 The cloak that I left at appearing and his kingdom; Troas with Carpus, when thou

2 Preach the word; be in- comest, bring with thee, and the stant in season, out of season; books, but especially the parchreprove, rebuke, exhort with all ments. long-suffering and doctrine.

14 Alexander the coppersmith 3 For the time will come, when did me much evil: the Lord they will not endure sound doc- reward him according to his trine ; but after their own lusts works : shall they heap to themselves 15 Of whom be thou ware teachers, having itching ears; also; for he hath greatly with4 And they shall turn away I stood our words.

he concludeth.

concludeth with salutations,

CHAP. I.

and a benediction,

16 At my first answer no man 20 Erastus abode at Corinth: stood with me, but all men for- but Trophimus have I left at sook me: I pray God that it Miletum sick. may not be laid to their charge. 21 Do thy diligence to come

17 Notwithstanding, the Lord before winter. Eubulus greetstood with me, and strengthen- eth thee, and Pudens, and Li. ed me; that by me the preach- nus, and Claudia, and all the ing might be fully known, and brethren. that all the Gentiles might hear: 22 The Lord Jesus Christ be and I was delivered out of the with thy spirit. Grace be with mouth of the lion.

you.

Amen. 18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, The second epistle unto and will preserve me unto his Timotheus, ordained the heavenly kingdom; to whom be first bishop of the church glory for ever and ever. Amen. of the Ephesians, was writ

19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, ten from Rome, when Paul and the household of Onesipho- was brought before Nero

the second time

rus.

THE EPISTLE OF PAUL TO TITUS.

CHAP. I.

the Father, and the Lord Je1 For what end Titus was left in Crete. 6

sus Christ our Saviour. How they that are to be chosen ministers 5 For this cause left I thee ought to be qualified. 11 The mouths of evil teachers to be stopped: 12 and what manner

in Crete, that thou shouldest of men they be.

set in order the things that are PAUL, a servant of God, wanting, and ordain elders in

and an apostle of Jesus every city, as I had appointed Christ, according to the faith thee: of God's elect, and the acknowl. 6 If any be blameless, the edging of the truth which is husband of one wife, having after godliness;

faithful children, not accused of 2 In hope of eternal life, which riot, or unruly. God, that cannot lie, promised 7 For a bishop must be before the world began; blameless, as the steward of

3 But hath in due times man- God: not self-willed, not soon ifested his word through preach- angry, not given to wine, no ing, which is committed unto striker, not given to filthy lucre; me, according to the command- 8 But a lover of hospitality, ment of God our Saviour; a lover of good men, sober, just,

4 To Titus, mine own son af- holy, temperate; ter the common faith : Grace,

9 Holding fast the faithful mercy, and peace, from God l word as he hath been taught, Bad character of the Cretians. TITUS. The pure doctrine of the gospel. that he may be able by sound 3 The aged women likewise, doctrine both to exhort and to that they be in behaviour as beconvince the gainsayers.

cometh holiness; not false ac10 For there are many un- cusers, not given to much wine, ruly and vain talkers and de- teachers of good things; ceivers, especially they of the 4 That they may teach the circumcision:

young women to be sober, to 11 Whose mouths must be love their husbands, to love stopped, who subvert whole their children, houses, teaching things which 5 To le discreet, chaste, keepthey ought not, for filthy lucre's ers at home, good, obedient to sake.

their own husbands, that the 12 One of themselves, even a word of God be not blasphemed. prophet of their own, said, The

he 6 Young men likewise exhort Cretians are always liars, evil to be sober-minded. beasts, slow bellies.

7 In all things shewing thy13 This witness is true. self a pattern of good works : Wherefore rebuke them sharp- in doctrine shewing uncorrupt ly, that they may be sound in ness, gravity, sincerity, the faith;

8. Sound speech that cannot 14 Not giving heed to Jew- be condemned ; that he that is ish fables, and commandments of the contrary part may be of men that turn from the ashamed, having no evil thing to truth.

say of you. 15 Unto the pure all things 9 Exhort servants to be obeare pure : but unto them that dient unto their own masters, are defiled and unbelieving is and to please them well in all nothing pure; but even their things, not answering again; mind and conscience is defiled. 10 Not purloining, but shew

16 They profess that they ing all good fidelity; that they know God; but in works they may adorn the doctrine of God deny him, being abominable, our Saviour in all things. and disobedient, and unto every 11 For the grace of God that good work reprobate.

bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

12 Teaching us, that denying 1 Directions given unto Titus both for his doc

trine and life. 9 of the duty of servants, ungodliness, and worldly lusts, and in general of all Christians.

we should live soberly, righteBUT speak thou the things ously, and godly, in this pres

which become sound doc- ent world; trine :

13 Looking for that blessed 2 That the aged men be so hope, and the glorious appearber, grave, temperate, sound in ing of the great God and our faith, in charity, in patience; Saviour Jesus Christ;

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