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Paul's charge

to Timothy. fieth him of the nearness of his , for he is profitable to me for the ly unto him, and to bring Marcus ministry: with him, and certain other things

12 And Tychicus have I sent which he wrote for, 14 warneth him to Ephesus. to beware of Alexander the smith,

13 The cloak that I left at Tro16 informeth

him what had befallen him at his first answering, 19 and as with Carpus, when thou comsoon after he concludeth.

est, bring with thee, and the I CHARGE thce therefore be- books

, bit especially the parchfore God, and the Lord Jesus ments. Christ, who shall judge the quick 14 Alexander the coppersmith and the dead at his appearing did me much evil: the Lord reand his kingdom ;

ward him according to his works : 2 Preach the word ; be instant 15 Of whom be thou ware also; in season, out of season ; reprove, for he hath greatly withstood our rebuke, exhort with all long-suf- words. fering and doctrine.

16 At my first answer no man 3 For the time will come, when stood with me, but all men forthey will not endure sound doc- sook me: I pray God that it may trine ; but after their own lusts not be laid to their charge. shall they heap to themselves 17 Notwithstanding, the Lord teachers, having itching ears ; stood with me, and strengthened

4 And they shall turn away me; that by me the preaching their ears from the truth, and might be fully known, and that shall be turned unto fables. all the Gentiles might hear : and

5 But watch thou in all things, I was delivered out of the mouth endure afflictions, do the work of of the lion. an evangelist, make full proof of 13 And the Lord shall deliver thy ministry.

me from every evil work, and 6 For I am now ready to be will preserve me unto his heavenoffered, and the time of my de- ly kingdom; to whom be glory parture is at hand.

for ever and ever. Amen. 7 I have fought a good fight, I 19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, have finished my course, I have and the household of Onesikept the faith :

phorus. 8 Henceforth there is laid up 20 Erastus abode at Corinth : for me a crown of righteousness, but Trophimus have I left at Miwhich the Lord, the righteous letum sick. Judge, shall give me at that day: 21 Do thy diligence to come and not to me only, but unto all before winter. Eubulus greeteth them also that love his appear- thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and ing.

Claudia, and all the brethren. 9 Do thy diligence to come 22 The Lord Jesus Christ be shortly unto me :

with thy spirit. Grace be with 10 For Demas hath forsaken you. Amen. me, having loved this present The second epistle unto T'imworld, and is departed unto Thes otheus, ordained the first bishsalonica; Crescens to Galatia,


of the church of the EpheTitus unto Dalmatia.

sians, was written from Rome, 11 Only Luke is with me. Take when Paul was brought be. Mark, and bring him with thee : fore Nero the second time.

| The Epistle of PAUL to TITUS.

especially they of the circumcis| For what end Titus was left in

ion: Crete. 6 How they that are to be 11 Whose mouths must be stopchosen ministers ought to be quali

: ped, who subvert whole houses, fied. 11 The mouths of crilieach. ers to be stopped : 12 and what teaching things which they ought manner of men they be.

not, for filthy lucre's sake. PAUL, a servant of God, and 12 One of themselves, even a

an apostle of Jesus Christ, prophet of their own, said, The according to the faith of God's Cretians are always liars, evil elect, and the acknowledging of beasts, slow bellies. the truth which is after godli 13 This witness is true : whereness;

fore rebuke them sharply, that 2 In hope of eternal life, which they may be sound in the faith; God, that cannot lie, promised 14 Not giving heed to Jewish before the world began;

fables, and commandments of 3 But hath in due times mani men that turn from the truth. fested his word through preach 15 Unto the pure all things are ing, which is committed unto me, pure : but unto them that are deaccording to the commandment filed and unbelieving is nothing of God our Saviour;

pure; but even their mind and 4 To Titus, mine own son after conscience is defiled. the common faith : Grace, mer 16 They profess that they know cy, and peace, from God the Fa God; but in works they deny ther, and the Lord Jesus Christ him, being abominable, and disour Saviour.

obedient, and unto every good 5 For this cause left I thee in work reprobate. Crete, that thou shouldest set in

CHAP. II. order the things that are wanting, 1 Directions given unto Titus both and ordain elders in every city,

for his doctrine and life. 9 Of the

duty of servants, and in general of as I had appointed thee :

all Christians. 6 If any be blameless, the hus, BUT speak thou the things band of one wife, having faithful which become sound docchildren, not accused of riot, or trine : unruly.

2 That the aged men be sober, 7 For a bishop must be blame- grave, temperate, sound in faith, less, as the steward of God: not in charity, in patience ; self-willed, not soon angry, not 3 The aged woman likewise, given to wine, no striker, not giv- that they be in behaviour as been to filthy lucre ;

cometh holiness; not false accu8 But a lover of hospitality, a sers, not given to much wine, lover of good men, sober, just,

teachers of good things ; holy, temperate ;

4 That they may teach the 9 Holding fast the faithful word | young women to be sober, to love as he hath been taught, that he their husbands, to love their chilmay be able by sound doctrine dren, both to exhort and to convince 5 To be discreet, chaste, keepthe gainsayers.

ers at home, good, obedient to 10 For there are many unruly their own husbands, that the and vain talkers and deceivers, 1 word of God be not blasphemed.

of you.

Duty of servants.

What to teach. 6 Young men likewise exhort, be no brawlers, but gentle, shewto be sober-minded.

ing all meekness unto ali men. 7 In all things shewing thyself 3 For we ourselves also were a pattern of good works : in sometimes foolish, disobedient, doctrine shewing uncorruptness, deceived, serving divers lusts and gravity, sincerity,

pleasures, living in malice and 8 Sound speech that cannot be envy, hateful, and hating one condemned ; that he that is of another. the contrary part may be asha 4 But after that the kindness med, having no evil thing to say and love of God our Saviour to

ward man appeared, 9 Exhort servants to be obedi 5 Not by works of righteousent unto their own masters, and ness which we have done, but acto please them well in all things ; cording to his mercy he saved us, not answering again;

by the washing of regeneration, 10 Not purloining, but shewing and renewing of the Holy Ghost ; all good fidelity ; that they may

6 Which he shed on us abunadorn the doctrine of God our dantly, through Jesus Christ our Saviour in all things.

Saviour; 11 For the grace of God that 7 That being justified by his bringeth salvation hath appeared grace, we should be made heirs to all men,

according to the hope of eternal 12 Teaching us, that denying life. ungodliness, and worldly lusts, we 8 This is a faithful saying, and should live soberly, righteously, these things I will that thou afand godly, in this present world; firm constantly, that they which

13 Looking for that blessed have believed in God might be hope, and the glorious appearing careful to maintain good works. of the great God and our Sa These things are good and profviour Jesus Christ;

itable unto men. 14 Who gave himself for us, 9 But avoid foolish questions, that he might redeem us from all and genealogies, and iniquity, and purify unto himself tions, and strivings about the a peculiar people, zealous of good law; for they are unprofitable works.

and vain. 15 These things speak, and ex 10 A man that is an heretic, afhort, and rebuke with all author ter the first and second admoniity. Let no man despise thee. tion, reject; CHAP. II.

11 Knowing that he that is 1 Titus is yet further directed by such, is subverted, and sinneth, he should teach, and not leach. 10 being condemned of himself. He is willed also to reject obstinate 12 When I shall send Artemas heretics : 12 which done, he appoint unto thee, or Tychicus, be dilieth him both time and place, where. in he should come unto him, and so

gent to come unto me to Nicopconcludeth.

olis: for I have determined there PUT them in mind to be sub to winter.

ject to principalities and pow 13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and ers, to obey magistrates, to be Apollos on their journey diligentready to every good work, ly, that nothing be wanting unto 2 To speak evil of no man, to them.



for Oncsimus. 14 And let ours also learn to in the faith. Grace be with

you maintain good works for neces all. Amen. sary uses, that they be not un It was written to Titus, orfruitful.

dained the first bishop of the 15 All that are with me salute church of the Cretians, from thee. Greet them that love us Nicopolis of Macedonia.

| The Epistle of PAUL to PHILEMON. 4 He rejoiceth to hear of the faith and 12 Whom I have sent again : love of Philemon, 9 whom he desi

thou therefore receive him, that reth to forgive his servant Onesi. mus, and lovingly to receive him is, mine own bowels : again.

13 Whom I would have retainPAUL a prisoner of Jesus ed with me, that in thy stead he

Christ, and Timothy our might have ministered unto me brother, unto Philemon our dear-, in the bonds of the gospel : ly beloved, and fellow-labourer, 14 But without thy mind would 2 And to our beloved Apphia, I do nothing; that thy benefit and Archippus our fellow-soldier, should not be as it were of necesand to the church in thy house : sity, but willingly.

3 Grace to you, and peace, 15 For perhaps he therefore defrom God our Father and the parted for a season, that thou Lord Jesus Christ.

shouldest receive him for ever; 4 I thank my God, making men

16 Not now as a servant, but tion of thee always in my prayers,

above a servant, a brother be5 Hearing of thy love and faith, loved, especially to me, but how which thou hast toward the Lord much more unto thee, both in Jesus, and toward all saints ; the flesh, and in the Lord ?

6 That the communication of 17 If thou count me therefore thy faith may become effectual a partner, receive him as myself. by the acknowledging, of every

18 If he hath wronged thee, good thing which is in you in or oweth thee aught, put that on Christ Jesus.

mine account ; 7 For we have great joy and 19 I Paul have written it with consolation in thy love, because mine own hand, I will repay il: the bowels of the saints are re albeit I do not say to thee how freshed by thee, brother.

thou owest unto me even thine 8 Wherefore, though I might own self besides. be much bold in Christ to enjoin 20 Yea, brother, let me have thee that which is convenient, joy of thee in the Lord : refresh

9 Yet for love's sake I rather my bowels in the Lord. beseech thee, being such an one 21 Having confidence in thy as Paul the aged, and now also obedience I wrote unto thee, a prisoner of Jesus Christ. knowing that thou wilt also do 10 I beseech thee for my son

more than I say. Onesimus, whom I have begot

22 But withal prepare me also ten in my bonds :

a lodging: for I trust that through 11 Which in time past was to your prayers I shall be given unthee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me :

23 There salute thee Epaphras,

to you:

Christ far


above the angels. my fellow-prisoner in Christ Je sus Christ be with your spirit. sus;

Amen. 24 Marcus, Aristarchus, De Written from Rome to Phil. mas, Lucas, my fellow-labourers. emon, by Onesimus a ser25 The grace of our Lord Je vant.

I The Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the


ness is the sceptre of thy king1 Christ in these last times coming

dom; to us from the Father, 4 is prefer. red úbove the angels, both in per

9 Thou hast loved righteousson and office.

ness, and hated iniquity; thereGOD, who at sundry times and fore God, even thy God, hath

in divers manners spake in anointed thee with the oil of times past unto the fathers by the gladness above thy fellows. prophets,

10 And, Thou, Lord, in the be2 Hath in these last days spo- ginning hast laid the foundation ken unto us by his Son, whom he of the earth; and the heavens hath appointed heir of all things, are the works of thine hands. by whom also he made the worlds; 11 They shall perish ; but thou 3 Who being the brightness of remainest : and they all shall wax his glory, and the express image old as doth a garment; of his person, and upholding all 12 And as a vesture shalt thou things by the word of his power, fold them up, and they shall be when he had by himself purged changed: but thou art the same, our sins, sat down on the right and thy years shall not fail. hand of the Majesty on high ; 13 But to which of the angels

4 Being made so much better said he at any time, Sit on my than the angels, as he hath by in- right hand, until I make thine heritance obtained a more excel enemies thy footstool ? lent name than they.

14 Are they not all ministering 5 For unto which of the angels spirits, sent forth to minister for said he at any time, Thou art my them who shall be heirs of salvaSon, this day have I begottention ? thee? And again, I will be to

CHAP. II. him a Father, and he shall be to i We ought to be obedient to Christ me a Son?

Jesus, 5 and that because he vouch

safed to take our nature upon hining 6 And again, when he bringeth 14 as it was necessary. in the first-begotten into the THEREFORE we ought to world, he saith, And let all the

give the more earnest heed to angels of God worship him. the things which we have heard,

7 And of the angels he saith, lest at any time we should let Who maketh his angels spirits, them slip. and his ministers a flame of 2 For if the word spoken by fire.

angels was steadfast, and every 8 But unto the Son, he saith, transgression and disobedience Thy throne, O God, is for ever received a just recompense of re. and ever : a sceptre of righteous. I ward;

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