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Concerning widous. I. TIMOTHY. Elders to be honoured.

3 Of widors. 17. Of elders., 23 A , idle, wandering about from house precept for Timothy's health. 24 Some men's sins go before unto

to house ; and not only idle, but judgment, and some men's do fol tattlers also, and busy bodies, Loid after.

speaking things which they ought REBUKE, not an elder, but not.

entreat him as a father; and 14 I will therefore that the the younger men as brethren;

younger 2 The elder women as moth- children, guide the house, give ers; the younger as sisters, with none occasion to the adversary all purity.

to speak reproachfully. 3 Honour widows that are wid 15 For some are already turned ows indeed.

aside after Satan. 4 But if any widow have chil 16 If any man or woman that dren or nephews, let them learn believeth have widows, let them first to show piety at home, and to relieve them, and let not the requite their parents : for that is church be charged ; that it may good and acceptable before God. relieve them that are widows in

5 Now she that is a widow deed. indeed, and desolate, trusteth in 17 Let the elders that rule well, God, and continueth in supplica be counted worthy of double hon. tions and prayers night and day. our, especially they who labour

6 But she that liveth in pleas in the word and doctrine. ure, is dead while she liveth. 18 For the scripture saith,

7 And these things give in Thou shalt not muzzle the ox charge, that they may be blame that treadeth out the corn. And, less.

The labourer is worthy of his re8 But if any provide not for his ward. own, and especially for those of 19 Against an elder receive not his own house, he hath denied an accusation, but before two or the faith, and is worse than an three witnesses. infidel.

20 Them that sin rebuke be9 Let not a widow be taken in fore all, that others also may to the number under threescore fear. years old, having been the wife 21 I charge thee before God, of one man,

and the Lord Jesus Christ, and 10 Well reported of for good the elect angels, that thou obworks; if she have brought up serve these things without prechildren, if she have lodged ferring one before another, doing strangers, if she have washed

nothing by partiality. the saints' feet, if she have re 22 Lay hands suddenly on no lieved the afflicted, if she have man, neither be partaker of other diligently followed every good men's sins : keep thyself pure. work.

23 Drink no longer water, but 11 But the younger widows re use a little wine for thy stomach's fuse : for when they have begun sake, and thine often infirmito wax wanton against Christ, ties. they will marry ;

24 Some men's sins are open 12 Having damnation, because beforehand, going before to judg. they have cast off their first faith. ment: and some men they follow 13 And withal they learn to be after.

Duty of servants.

CHAP. VI. Evil of covetousness. 25 Likewise also the good ; lusts, which drown men in deworks of some are manifest be struction and perdition. forehand; and they that are 10 For the love of money is the otherwise cannot be hid.

root of all evil : which while some CHAP, VỊ.

coveted after, they have erred 1 Of the duty of servants. 3 Not to from the faith, and pierced them

have fellowship with new-fangled selves through with many sorteachers. 6 Godliness is great gain,

rows. 10 and love of money the root of all evil. 11 What Timothy is to fly,

11 But thou, O man of God, and what to follow, 17 and whereof flee these things ; and follow afto admonish the rich. 20 To keep the purity of true doctrine, and to

ter righteousness, godliness, faith, avoid profane janglings.

love, patience, meekness. LET as many servants as are 12 Fight the good fight of faith,

under the yoke count their lay hold on eternal life, whereown masters worthy of all hon unto thou art also called, and our, that the name of God and hast professed a good profession his doctrine be not blasphemed. before many witnesses.

2 And they that have believing 13 I give thee charge in the masters, let them not despise sight of God, who quickeneth all them, because they are brethren ; | things, and before Christ Jesus, but rather do them service, be

who before Pontius Pilate witcause they are faithful and be nessed a good confession ; loved, partakers of the benefit. 14 That thou keep this comThese things teach and exhort. mandment without spot, unrebu

3 If any man teach otherwise, kable, until the appearing of our and consent not to wholesome Lord Jesus Christ : words, even the words of our 15 Which in his times he shall Lord Jesus Christ, and to the shew, who is the blessed and only doctrine which is according to Potentate, the King of kings, and godliness,

Lord of lords; 4 He is proud, knowing noth 16 Who only hath immortality, ing, but doting about questions dwelling in the light which no and strifes of words, whereof man can approach unto : whom cometh envy, strife, railings, evil no man hath seen, nor can see ; surmisings,

to whom be honour and power 5 Perverse disputings of men of everlasting. Amen. corrupt minds, and destitute of 17 Charge them that are rich the truth, supposing that gain is in this world, that they be not godliness : from such withdraw high-minded, nor trust in uncerthyself.

tain riches, but in the living God, 6 But godliness with content who giveth us richly all things to ment is great gain.

enjoy ; 7 For we brought nothing into 18 That they do good, that they this world, and it is certain we be rich in good works, ready to can carry nothing out.

distribute, willing to communi8 And having food and raiment, let us be therewith content. 19 Laying up in store for them

9 But they that will be rich, selves a good foundation against fall into temptation, and a snare,

the time to come, that they may and into many foolish and hurtful | lay hold on eternal life.


Paul's love

to Timothy. 20 O Timothy, keep that which, erred concerning the faith. Grace is committed to thy trust, avoid-be with thee. Amen. ing profane and vain babblings, I The first to Timothy was and oppositions of science falsely written from Laodicea, which so called ;

is the chiefest city of Phrygia 21 Which some professing, have Pacatiana.

1 The Second Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to


8 Be not thou therefore ashamed 1 Paul's love to Timothy, and the un. of the testimony of our Lord, nor feigned faith which was in Timothy himself, his mother, and grand

of me his prisoner : but be thou mother. He is exhorted to stir up partaker of the afflictions of the the gift of God which was in him, 8 gospel according to the power of to be steadfast, and patient in per God; secution, 13 and to persist in the form and truth of that doctrine

9 Who hath saved us, and calwhich he had learned of him. 15 led us with an holy calling, not Phygellus and Hermogenes, and such like, are noted, and Onesipho according to our works, but acrus is highly commended.

cording to his own purpose and PAUL an apostle of Jesus grace, which was given us in

Christ by the will of God, Christ Jesus before the world according to the promise of life began; which is in Christ Jesus,

10 But is now made manifest 2 To Timothy, my dearly be- by the appearing of our Saviour loved son ; Grace, mercy, and Jesus Christ, who hath abolished peace, from God the Father and death, and hath brought life and Christ Jesus our Lord.

immortality to light through the 3 I thank God, whom I serve gospel : from my forefathers with pure 11 Whereunto I am appointed conscience, that without ceasing a preacher, and an apostle, and I have remembrance of thee in a teacher of the Gentiles. my prayers night and day ;

12 For the which cause I also 4 Greatly desiring to see thee, suffer these things : nevertheless being mindful of thy tears, that I am not ashamed : for I know I may be filled with joy ;

whom I have believed, and am 5 When I call to remembrance persuaded that he is able to keep the unfeigned faith that is in thee, that which I have committed unto which dwelt first in thy grand- him against that day. mother Lois, and thy mother Eu 13 Hold fast the form of sound nice; and I am persuaded that words, which thou hast heard of in thee also.

me, in faith and love which is in 6 Wherefore I put thee in re Christ Jesus. membrance, that thou stir up the 14 That good thing which was gift of God, which is in thee by committed unto thee keep by the putting on of my hands. the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in

7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear ; but of power, 15 This thou knowest, that and of love, and of a sound mind. all they which are in Asia be


very well.


to constancy. turned away from me ; of whom 8 Remember that Jesus Christ, are Phygellus and Hermogenes. of the seed of David, was raised 16 The Lord give mercy unto

from the dead, according to my the house of Onesiphorus; for he gospel : oft refreshed me, and was not 9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as ashamed of my chain :

an evil doer, even unto bonds; 17 But, when he was in Rome, but the word of God is not bound. he sought me out very diligently, 10 Therefore I endure all things and found me.

for the elect's sake, that they may 18 The Lo grant unto him also obtain the salvation which is that he may find mercy of the in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. Lord in that day : and in how 11 It is a faithful saying : For many things he ministered unto if we be dead with him, we shall me at Ephesus, thou knowest also live with him :

12 If we suffer, we shall also CHAP. II.

reign with him : if we deny him, 1 He is exhorted again to constancy he also will deny us : and perseverance, and to do the duty of a fuithful servant of the

13 If we believe not, yet he Lord in dividing the word aright, abideth faithful : he cannot deny and staying profane and vuin himself. babblings. 17 Of Hymeneus and Philetus. 19 The foundation of the

14 Of these things put them in Lord is sure. 22 He is taught remembrance, charging them bewhereof to beware, and what to fore the Lord that they strive not follow after, and in what sort the servant of the Lord ought to behave

about words to no profit, but to himself.

the subverting of the hearers. THOU therefore, my son, be 15 Study to shew thyself ap

strong in the grace that is in proved unto God, a workman Christ Jesus.

that needeth not to be ashamed, 2 And the things that thou hast rightly dividing the word of truth. heard of me among many witnes 16 But shun profane and vain ses, the same commit thou to babblings : for they will increase faithful men, who shall be able to unto more ungodliness. teach others also.

17 And their word will eat as 3 Thou therefore endure hard-doth a canker : of whom is Hyness, as a good soldier of Jesus meneus and Philetus; Christ.

18 Who concerning the truth 4 No man that warreth entan have erred, saying that the resurgleth himself with the affairs of rection is past already; and overthis life; that he may please him throw the faith of some. who hath chosen him to be a 19 Nevertheless the foundation soldier.

of God standeth sure, having this 5 And if a man also strive for seal, The Lord knoweth them masteries, yet is he not crowned, that are his.

And, Let every except he strive lawfully.

one that nameth the name of 6 The husbandman that labour Christ depart from iniquity. eth must be first partaker of the 20 But in a great house there fruits.

are not only vessels of gold and 7 Consider what I say; and of silver, but also of wood and of the Lord give thee understanding earth; and some to honour, and in all things.

some to dishonour.


Enemies of

the truth 21 If a man therefore purge which creep into houses, and lead himself from these, he shall be a captive silly women, laden with vessel unto honour, sanctified, sins, led away with divers lusts; and meet for the master's use, 7 Ever learning and never able and prepared unto every good to come to the knowledge of the work.

truth. 22 Flee also youthful lusts : but 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres follow righteousness, faith, chari withstood Moses, so do these also ty, peace, with them that call on resist the truth : men of corrupt the Lord out of a pure heart. minds, reprobate concerning the

23 But foolish and unlearned faith. questions avoid, knowing that 9 But they shall proceed no furthey do gender strifes.

ther: for their folly shall be 24 And the servant of the Lord manifest unto all men, as theirs must not strive ; but be gentle also was. unto all men, apt to teach, pa 10 But thou hast fully known

my doctrine, manner of life, pur25 In meekness instructing pose, faith, long-suffering, charity, those that oppose themselves; if patience, God peradventure will give them 11 Persecutions, afflictions, repentance to the acknowledging which came unto me at Antioch, of the truth;

at Iconium, at Lystra; what per26 And that they may recover secutions I endured: but out of themselves out of the snare of them all the Lord delivered me. the devil, who are taken captive 12 Yea, and all that will live by him at his will.

godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer CHAP. III.

persecution. 1 He advertiseth him of the times to 13 But evil men and seducers

come, 6 describeth the enemies of shall wax worse and worse, dethe truth, 10 propoundeth unto him. ceiving, and being deceived. his own example, 16 and commendeth the holy scriptures.

14 But continue thou in the THIS know also, that in the things which thou hast learned last days perilous times shall and hast been assured of, knowing

of whom thou hast learned them; 2 For men shall be lovers of 15 And that from a child thou their own selves, covetous, boast- hast known the holy scriptures, ers, proud, blasphemers, disobe- which are able to make thee wise dient to parents, unthankful, un unto salvation through faith which holy,

is in Christ Jesus. 3 Without natural affection, 16 All scripture is given by in. truce-breakers, false accusers, inspiration of God, and is profitable continent, fierce, despisers of for doctrine, for reproof, for corthose that are good,

rection, for instruction in righte4 Traitors, heady, high-minded, ousness: lovers of pleasures more than lov 17 That the man of God may ers of God;

be perfect, thoroughly furnished 5 Having a form of godliness, unto all good works. but denying the power thereof : from such turn away.

CHAP. IV. 6 For of this sort are they

I He exhorteth him to do his duty with all care and diligence, 6 certi.


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