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Of steadfastness
CHAP. II.

in the truth. rest with us, when the Lord Je- | God, or that is worshipped ; so sus shall be revealed from heaven that he, as God, sitteth in the with his mighty angels,

temple of God, shewing himself 8 In flaming fire taking ven that he is God. geance on them that know not 5 Remember ye not, that when God, and that obey not the gos- I was yet with you, I told you pel of our Lord Jesus Christ :

these things? 9 Who shall be punished with 6 And now ye know what witheverlasting destruction from the holdeth that he might be revealed presence of the Lord, and from in his time. the glory of his power ;

For the mystery of iniquity 10 When he shall come to be doth already work : only he who glorified in his saints, and to be now letteth will let, until he be admired in all them that believe taken out of the way: (because our testimony among 8 And then shall that Wicked you was believed) in that day. be revealed, whom the Lord shall

11 Wherefore also we pray al consume with the spirit of his ways for you, that our God mouth, and shall destroy with the would count you worthy of this brightness of his coming : calling, and fulfil all the good 9 Even him, whose coming is pleasure of his goodness, and the after the working of Satan, with work of faith with power : all power, and signs, and lying

12 That the name of our Lord wonders, Jesus Christ may be glorified in 10 And with all deceivableness you, and ye in him, according to of unrighteousness in them that the grace of our God, and the perish; because they received Lord Jesus Christ.

not the love of the truth, that CHAP. II.

they might be saved. 1 He willeth them to continue stead. 11 And for this cause God shall fast in the truth received, 3 sheweth that there shall be a departure

from

sent them strong delusion, that the fuith, 9 and a discovery of anti

they should believe a lie : christ, before the day of the Lord 12 That they all might be come. 15 And thereupon repeateth

damned who believed not the his former exhortation, and pray. eth for them.

truth, but had pleasure in unwe beseech you, breth- righteousness. ren, by the coming of our 13 But we are bound to give Lord Jesus Christ, and by our thanks always to God for you, gathering together unto him, brethren beloved of the Lord, 2 That ye be not soon shaken because God hath from the bein mind, or be troubled, neither ginning chosen you to salvation, by spirit, nor by word, nor by through sanctification of the Spirletter as from us, as that the day it, and belief of the truth: of Christ is at hand.

14 Whereunto he called you by 3 Let no man deceive you by our gospel, to the obtaining of tho any means : for that day shall not glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. come, except there come a falling

15 Therefore, brethren, stand away first, and that man of sin fast, and hold the traditions which be revealed, the son of perdition; ye have been taught, whether by

4 Who opposeth and exalteth word, or our epistle. himself above all that is called 16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ

NOW

Paul exhorteth to II. THESSALONIANS.

shun ill company. himself, and God, even our Fa haved not ourselves disorderly ther, which hath loved us, and among you; hath given us everlasting conso 8 Neither did we eat any man's lation and good hope through bread for nought; but wrought grace,

with labour and travail night and 17 Comfort your hearts, and day, that we might not be chargestablish you in every good word able to any of you : and work.

9 Not because we have not

power, but to make ourselves an CHAP. III.

ensample unto you to follow us. I He crareth their prayers for him. 10 For even when we were self, 3 testifieth what confidence he

with you, this we commanded hath in them, 5 maketh request to God in their behalf, 6 giveth them

you, that if any would not work, divers precepts, especially to shun neither should he eat. idleness, and ill company, 16 and 11 For we hear that there are last of all concludeth with prayer and salutation.

some which walk among you disFINALLY, brethren, pray for orderly, working not at all, but us, that the word of the Lord are busybodies.

12 Now them that are such we may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you ;

command and exhort by our Lord 2 And that we may be deliver- Jesus Christ, that with quietness ed from unreasonable and wicked they work, and eat their own men: for all men have not faith. bread. 3 But the Lord is faithful, who

13 But ye, brethren, be not shall establish you, and keep you

weary in well-doing. from evil.

14 And if any man obey not 4 And we have confidence in our word by this epistle, note that the Lord touching you, that ye

man, and have no company with both do and will do the things

him, that he may be ashamed. which we command you.

15 Yet count him not as an 5 And the Lord "direct your enemy, but admonish him as a hearts into the love of God, and

brother. into the patient waiting for

16 Now the Lord of peace himChrist.

self give you peace always by all 6 Now we command you, breth

means. The Lord be with you all. ren, in the name of our Lord 17 The salutation of Paul with Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw

mine own hand, which is the toyourselves from every brother

ken in every epistle : so I write. that walketh disorderly, and not

18 The grace of our Lord Jeafter the tradition which he re

sus Christ be with you all. Amen. ceived of us.

The second epistle to the 7 For yourselves know how ye

Thessalonians, was written ought to follow us : for we be

from Athens.

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The First Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to

TIMOTHY.
CHAP. I.

that defile themselves with man. 1 Timothy is put in mind of the charge kind, for men-stealers, for liars,

which was given unto him by Paul for perjured persons, and if there at his going to Macedonia. 5 Of the right use and end of the law. 11

be any other thing that is contraOf Saint Paul's calling to be an ry to sound doctrine, apostle, 20 and of Hymeneus and 11 According to the glorious Alexander.

gospel of the blessed God which PAUL an apostle of Jesus was committed to my trust.

Christ by the commandment 12 And I thank Christ Jesus of God our Saviour, and Lord our Lord, who hath enabled me, Jesus Christ, which is our hope ; for that he counted me faithful,

2 Unto Timothy, my own son putting me into the ministry ; in the faith ; Grace, mercy, and "13 Who was before a blasphepeace, from God our Father and

mer, and a persecutor, and injuJesus Christ our Lord.

rious : but I obtained mercy, be3 As I besought thee to abide cause I did it ignorantly in unbestill at Ephesus, when I went

lief : into Macedonia, that thou might 14 And the grace of our Lord est charge some that they teach was exceeding abundant with no other doctrine,

faith and love which is in Christ 4 Neither give heed to fables Jesus. and endless genealogies, which 15 This is a faithful saying, and minister questions, rather than worthy of all acceptation, that godly edifying which is in faith ; Christ Jesus came into the world

to save sinners; of whom I am 5 Now the end of the com chief. mandment is charity out of a 16 Howbeit, for this cause I pure heart, and of a good con obtained mercy, that in me first science, and of faith unfeigned : Jesus Christ might shew forth all

6 From which some having long-suffering, for a pattern to swerved, have turned aside unto them which should hereafter bevain jangling ;

lieve on him to life everlasting. 7 Desiring to be teachers of the

17 Now unto the King eternal, law; understanding neither what immortal, invisible, the only wise they say, nor whereof they af God, be honour and glory for firm.

ever and ever. Amen. 8 But we know that the law is

18 This charge I commit unto good, if a man use it lawfully ; thee, son Timothy, according to 9 Knowing this, that the law is the prophecies which went before not made for a righteous man, on thee, that thou by them mightbut for the lawless and disobe

est war a good warfare ; dient, for the ungodly and for 19 Holding faith and a good sinners, for unholy and profane, i conscience ; which some having for inurderers of fathers, and mur put away, concerning faith have derers of mothers, for manslay- | made shipwreck :

20 Of whom is Hymeneus and 10 For whoremongers, for them | Alexander ; whom I have deliv

so do.

ers,

Qualifications
I. TIMOTHY.

of bishops. ered unto Satan, that they may 13 For Adam was first formed, learn not to blaspheme.

then Eve. CHAP. II.

14 And Adam was not deceiv. 1 That it is meet to pray and give cd, but the woman being deceiv

thanks for all men, and the reason ed was in the transgression. why. 9 How women should be at. 15 Notwithstanding, she shall tired. 12 They are not permitted to teach. 15 They shall be saved,

be saved in child-bearing, if they notwithstanding ihe

testimonies of continue in faith, and charity, God's wrath, in child-birth, if they and holiness, with sobriety. continue in faith.

CHAP. III. I EXHORT therefore, that, first 2 How bishops, and deacons, and their

of all, supplications, prayers, wives should be qualified, 14 and to intercessions, and giving of

what end Saint Paul wrote to Tim. thanks be made for all men :

othy of these things. 15 Of the

church, and the blessed truth therein 2 For kings, and for all that

taught and professed. are in authority; that we may THIS is a true saying, If a lead a quiet and peaceable life man desire the office of a in all godliness and honesty. bishop, he desireth a good work.

3 For this is good and accepta 2 A bishop then must be blameble in the sight of God our Sa- less, the husband of one wife, viour;

vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, 4 Who will have all men to be given to hospitality, apt to teach; saved, and to come unto the 3 Nor given to wine, no striker, knowledge of the truth.

not greedy of filthy lucre ; but 5 For there is one God, and one patient; not a brawler, not covmediator between God and men, etous; the man Christ Jesus ;

4 One that ruleth well his own 6 Who gave himself a ransom house, having his children in subfor all, to be testified in due time.jection with all gravity ;

7 Whereunto I am ordained a 5 (For if a man know not how preacher and an apostle, (I speak to rule his own house, how shall the truth in Christ, and lie not,) he take care of the church of a teacher of the Gentiles in faith God?) and verity.

6 Not a novice, lest being lifted 8 I will therefore that men pray up with pride he fall into the conevery where, lifting up holy hands, demnation of the devil. without wrath and doubting. 9 Moreover, he must have a

9 In like manner also, that wo good report of them which are men adorn themselves in modest without; lest he fall into reproach apparel, with shamefacedness and and the snare of the devil. sobriety; not with broidered hair, 8 Likewise must the deacons or gold, or pearls, or costly array, be grave, not double-tongued,

10 But (which becometh women not given to much wine, not greeprofessing godliness) with good dy of filthy lucre; works.

9 Holding the mystery of the 11 Let the woman learn in si faith in a pure conscience. lence with all subjection.

10 And let these also first be 12 But I suffer not a woman to proved; then let them use the teach, nor to usurp authori office of a deacon, being found the man, but to be in silence. blameless.

ove

Of deacons.

CHAP. IV. Apostacy foretold. 11 Even so must their wives if it be received with thanksgivbe grave, not slanderers, sober, ing: faithful in all things.

5 For it is sanctified by the 12 Let the deacons be the hus word of God, and prayer. bands of one wife, ruling their 6 If thou put the brethren in children and their own houses remembrance of these things, well.

thou shalt be a good minister of 13 For they that have used the Jesus Christ, nourished up in the office of a deacon well, purchase words of faith and of good docto themselves a good degree, and trine, whereunto thou hast atgreat holdness in the faith which tained. is in Christ Jesus.

7 But refuse profane and old 14 These things write I unto wives' fables, and exercise thythee, hoping to come unto thee self rather unto godliness. shortly :

8 For bodily exercise profiteth 15 But if I tarry long, that thou little: but godliness is profitable mayest know how thou oughtest unto all things, having promise to behave thyself in the house of of the life that now is, and of God, which is the church of the that which is to come. living God, the pillar and ground 9 This is a faithful saying, and of the truth.

worthy of all acceptation. 16 And without controversy, 10 For therefore we both lagreat is the mystery of godliness : bour and suffer reproach, because God was manifest in the flesh, we trust in the living God who is justified in the Spirit, seen of an the Saviour of all men, especialgels, preached unto the Gentiles, ly of those that believe. believed on in the world, received 11 These things command and up into glory.

teach. CHAP. IV.

12 Let no

man despise thy 1 He foretelleth that in the latter times youth; but be thou an example

there shall be a departure from the of the believers, in word, in confaith. 6 And to the end that Tim. othy might not fail in doing his du

versation, in charity, in spirit, in ty, he furnisheth him with divers faith, in purity. precepts belonging thereto.

13 Till I come, give attendNOW the Spirit speaketh ex ance to reading, to exhortation,

pressly, that in the latter to doctrine. times some shall depart from the 14 Neglect not the gift that is faith, giving heed to seducing in thee, which was given thee by spirits, and doctrines of devils ; prophecy, with the laying on of

2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy, the hands of the presbytery: having their conscience seared 15 Meditate upon these things; with a hot iron;

give thyself wholly to them; that 3 Forbidding to marry, and thy profiting may appear to all. commanding to abstain from 16 Take heed unto thyself, and meats, which God hath created unto the doctrine; continue in to be received with thanksgiving them: for in doing this thou shalt of them which believe and know both save thyself, and them that the truth.

hear thee. 4 For every creature of God is

CHAP. V. good, and nothing to be refused, | 1 Rules to be observed in reproving.

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