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8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also thatlove his appearing. 9 Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me: 10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia. 11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry. 12 And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus. 13. The cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchmentS. 14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works: 15 Of whom be thou ware also ; for he hath greatly withstood our words. 16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me : I pray God

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12 Teaching us, that denying ungodliness, and worldly lusts, we should live soberly,

righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God, and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. 15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with alian. thority. Letnoman despise thee.

CHAP. III.

Titus is yet further directed by Paul, both concerning the things he should teach, and not teach, &c.

UT them in mind to be subject to principalities and wers, to obey magistrates, to e ready to every good work, 2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all Inell. 3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. 4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, 5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regenera

tion, and renewing of the Holy ost; 6 Which he shed on us abundantly, through Jesus Christ our Saviour; 7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs ording to the hope of eternal 1162. 8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men. 9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. 10 A man that is a heretic, after the first and second admonition, reject; 11 Knowing that he that is such, is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself. 12 When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter. 13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their joi: igently, that nothing be wanting unto them. 14 And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful. 15 All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love usin the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen. TI It was written to Titus, ordained the first bishop of the church of the Cretians, from Nicopolis of Macedonia.

1 The Epistle of PAUL to PHILEMON.

1 Paul's joy in hearing of the faith and love of Philemon.... 10 Onesimus entreated for.

PA|} a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellow-labourer, 2 And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellow-soldier, and to the church in thy house: 3 Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 4 I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers, 5 Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the flord Jesus; and toward all saints: 6 That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. 7 For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother. 8 Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient 9 Yet for love's sake I rather beseech thee, being such a one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ. 10 I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in W. bonds: 11 Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me: 12 Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels: 13 Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead, he might have ministered

o me in the bonds of the gospel: 14. But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly. 15 For lo he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever ; 16 Notnow as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, especially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord? 17 If thou count me, therefore a partner, receive him as mysels. 18 If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee aught, put that on mine account; 19 I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides. 20 Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord : refresh my bowels in the Lord. 21 Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say. 22 But withal o Ine also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto you. 23 There salute thee Epaphras, my fellow-prisoner in Christ Jesus; 24 Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellow-labourers. 25 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. TI Written from Rome to Phile

mon, by Onesimus a servant.

1 The Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the HEBREWS.

CHAP. I.

1 The essential dignity of the Son, by whom God hath revealed himself in these last days: 4 his pre-eminence above the angels in office.

G92 who at sundry times and in diversmanners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 #. in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding i things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high ; 4 # is made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. 5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee! And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son 7 6 And again, when he bringeth in the first-begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. 7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, #. his ministers a flame of re. 8 But unto the Son, he saith Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom; 9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; theresore God, even thy ğ. hath

anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. 10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thy hands. 11 They shall perish ; but thou remainest : and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; 12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they : shall be changed : but thou art § same, and thy years shall not all. 13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstools 14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall he heirs of salvation.

CHAP. II.

1 Our obligation to give earnest heed to the gospel....5 the dominion of the world not granted to angels, but to the Son, &c.

HEREFOREwe ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lestat any time we should let them slip. 2 For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward; 3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation ; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him ; 4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles

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