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doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

9 Even him, whose coming isly

after the working of Satan, with all power, and signs, and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish ; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie : 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 13 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beinning chosen you to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit, and belief of the truth. 14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. 3 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, 17. Comfort your hearts, and establish you word and work.

CHAP. III.

1 He craveth their prayers;3 he testifieth his confidence in them, prayin to direct them; 6 he giveth them divers precepts, &

C. INALLY, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with

Ou ; 2 And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith. 3 But the Lord is faithful who shall establish you, an keep you from evil. 4 And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you. 5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ. 6. Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. 7 For yourselves know how § ought to follow us: for we beaved not ourselves disorderly almOng you ; 8 . Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you : 9 Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow ll.S. 10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded

in every good you, that if any would not

work, neither should he eat.

11 Forwe hear that there are 15 Yet count him not as an some which walk among you enemy, but admonish him as a disorderly, working not at all, brother. but are busybodies. 16 Now the Lord of Peace 12 Now them that are such himself give you peace always we command and exhort by our|by all means. The Lord be with Lord Jesus Christ, that with you all. quietness they work, and eat 17 'Phe salutation of Paul their own bread. with mine own hand, which is 13 But ye, brethren, be not the token in every epistle: so I weary in well-doing. write. 14 And if any man obey not 18 The grace of our Lord Jeour word by this epistle, note|sus Christbe with you all. Amen. that man, and have no company|T| The second epistle to the with him, that he may be asha- Thessalonians, was written med. from Athens.

T The First Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to TIMOTHY.

CHAP. I. 6 From which some, having 3 Paul remindeth Timothy of his charge....5|swerved, have turned aside unto The end of the commandment is charity. vain jangling ; 7

...8 The scope of the law was to condemn wickedness, which is also the design of the esiring, to be teachers of gospel. the law; understanding neither PA 3 an apostle of Jesus what they say, nor whereof Christ by the command-they affirm. ment of God our Saviour, and 8 But we know that the Lord Jesus Christ, which is our law is good, if a man use it lawhope ; fully; 2. Unto Timothy, my own 9 Rnowin this, that the law son in the faith; Grace, mercy, is not made sor a righteousman, and peace, from God our Fath-but for the lawless and disobeer and Jesus Christ our Lord. dient, for the ungodly and for 3. As Ibesought thee to abide sinners, for unholy and profane still at Ephesus, when I went for murderers of fathers, an into Macedonia,that thou might-murderers of mothers, for manest charge some that they teach slayers, no other doctrine, | 10 For whoremongers, for Neither give heed to fables them that defile themselves with and endless genealogies, which mankind, for men-stealers, for minister questions, rather than liars, for perjured persons, and godly edifying which is in faith; if there be any other thing that so do. is contrary to sound doctrine, 5 Now the end of the com- 11 According to the glorious mandment is charity out of a gospel of the blessed God which pure heart, and of a good con- was committed to my trust, science, and of faith unfeign- 12 And I thank Christ Jesus ed : our Lord, who hath enabled me,

for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; 13 "Who was before a blashemer, and a persecutor, and injurious; but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief: 14 And the grace of our Lord, was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. - 15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. 16 Howbeit, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all long-suffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter o on him to life everlast}ng. 17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. 18 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them miño war a good warfare; 9 Holding faith and a good conscience; which some having put away, concerning faith have made shipwreck: . 20 Of whom is Hymeneus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme. CHAP. II.

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2. For kings, and for all that are in authority ; that we ma lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; **** * 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. o 7. Whereunto I am ordained a preacher and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not,) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity. o 8 I will therefore that men. o every where, lifting up ho§. ands, without wrath oubting. o 9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and .# ; not with broidered hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; o 10 But (which becomethwomen professing godliness) with good works. solo 11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, butto beinsilence. 13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. o 4 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. 15 Notwithstanding, she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith, and charity, and holiness, with sobriety. . .

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THIS is a true, saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; 3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient; not a brawler, not covetous; 4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in so with all gravity; 5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) 6. Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into | condemnation of the dev11. 7 Moreover, he must have a good report of them which are without ; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. 8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; 9 #. the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. 10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. 11 Even so must their wives he grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. 12 Let the deacons be the

husbands of one wife, ruling

their children and their own houses well. 13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well, purchase to themselves a good deree, and great boldness in the aith which is in Christ Jesus. 14 These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly : 15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou Qughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. 16 And without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

CHAP. IV.

1 Heforetelleth and describeth a great aposta. cy....6 Directions to Timothy.

OW the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times, some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seduc; ing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their conscience seared with a hot iron ; 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanks

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5 For it is sanctified by the remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained. 7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. 8 For bodily exercise profiteth little; but ..iii. is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. 9 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation. 10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God who is the Saviour of all men, especially of those that believe. 11 These things command and teach. 12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. 14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. 15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them ; that thy profiting may appear to all. 16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them : for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

word of God, and prayer. 6 If thou # the brethren in

CHAP. W.

1 Rules to be observed in reproving....3 of widows and elders....23 A precept for Timothy's health.

REoP not an elder, but entreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren; 2 The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity. 3 Honour widows that are widows indeed. 4. But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God 5 Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and

ay. 6 But she that liveth in pleasure, is dead while she liveth. 7 * And these things give in * that they may be blame€SS. 8 But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. , 9 Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man, 10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought u children, if she have lodge strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work. 11 But the younger widows

refuse: for when they have begun

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