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to wax wanton against Christ,
23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake, and thine often infirmities. 24 Some men's sins are open beforehand, #". before to judgment; and some men they follow after. 25 Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid. CHAP. VI. 1 The duty of servants....3 To avoid corrupt teachers....6 The gain of godliness. LE. as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. 2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort. 3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness, 4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, 5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: #. such withdraw thyself. 6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing and hast professed a good pro-lif
into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8 And having, food and raiment, let us be therewith content. 9 But they that will be rich, fall into temptation, and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with mo SOrroWS. 11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow af. terrighteousness,godliness,faith, love, patience, meekness. 12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called,
fession before many witness
eS. 13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; 14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: 15 Which in his times he
T The Second Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to TIMOTHY,
CHAP. I. 1 Paul's love to Timothy: 6 He exhorteth him to stir up the gift of God,8 and not to be ashamed of the gospel of Christ.
shallshew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; 16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto ; whom no man hath seen, nor can see; to whom behonour and power everlasting. Amen. 17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trustin uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to
18 That they do good, that they be rich in goodworks, ready to distribute, willing to commu= nicate :
19 faying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal
20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain bab= blings, and oppositions of science falsely so called;
21 Which some professing, have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen. TIThe first to Timothy was writ= ten from Laodicea, which is the chiefest city of Phrygia Pacatiana.
2 To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, a peace, from God the Father and
AUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ Jesus our Lord.
Christ by the will of God,
3 I thank God whom I serve
according to the promise of life|from my forefathers with pure
which is in Christ Jesus,
conscience, that without ceasing
I have remembrance of thee in: my prayers night and day: 4 Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that . I may be filled with joy; 5. When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also. 6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance, that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. 7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God : 9 W. hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christjesus before the world £an 3 10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel : 11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. 12 For the which cause I also suffer these things : nevertheless I am not ashamed : for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed
unto him against * day.
13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 14 That good thing which was committed unto thee kee by the Holy Ghost which dwesleth in us. 15 'l'his thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes. 16 The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashained of my chain : 17 But, when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found me. 18 The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.
1 Timothy exhorted to constancy and perse:*. 15 and to shew himself approvTHQu therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. 3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. 5 And if a man also strive sor masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.
6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits. 7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. 8Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David, was raised from the dead, according to my gospel: 9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil-doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. 10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sake, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 11. It is a faithful saying : For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him : 12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: ff we deny him, he also will deny us: 13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful : he cannot deny himself. 14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.
15 Study to shew thyself ap
proved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 16. But shun profane,and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. 17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymeneus and Philetus; 18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already ; and overthrow the faith of some.
19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, havling this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from inio. 20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour and some to dishonour. 21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use and prepared unto every goo work. 22 Flee also youthful lusts : but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. 24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient; 25 In meekness instructing o that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth ; 26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will. CHAP. III.
1 He foretelleth the wickedness in the last days, 6 describeth the enemies of the truth, 16 and commendeth the holy scriptures. THIS know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. , 2 For men shall be lovers of |their own selves, covetous,
boasters, proud, blasphemers,
and hast been assured of, know
disobedient to parents, unthank-ing of whom thou hast learned
ful, unholy, 3 Wout natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 T ded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts: 7. Ever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. 9 But they shall proceed no further : for their fi, shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was. 10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long-suffering, charity, patience, 11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned
15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through
raitors, heady, high-min-faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, ānā is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
CHARGE thee thereforebefore God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2 Preach the word ; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come, when they will not endure sound doctrine ; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching earS ; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. 5 But watch thouin all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. For , I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. 7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have
kept the faith :