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Directions to Timothy. Chap. ii, iii. Hymeneus and Philetus. faithful men, who shall be able babblings; for they will increase to teach others also. unto more ungodliness:
3 Thou, therefore, endure 17 And their word will eat as hardness, as a good soldier of doth a canker; of whom is HyJesus Christ. meneus and Philetus;
4 No man that warreth, en- 18 Who concerning the truth, tangleth himself with the affairs have erred, saying, that the resurof this life; that he may please rection is past already; and overhim who hath chosen him to be throw the faith of some.
19 Nevertheless, the founda5 And if a man also strive for tion of God standeth sure, havmasteries, yet is he not crowned, ing this seal, The Lord knoweth except he strive lawfully. them that are his. And, Let
6 The husbandman that la-every one that nameth the name boureth, must be first partaker of Christ, depart from iniquity. of the fruits. 20 But in a great house there 7 Consider what I say; and are not only vessels of gold, and the Lord give thee understand-of silver, but also of wood, and of ing in all things. earth and some to honour, and
8 Remember that Jesus Christ, scme to dishonour. of the seed of David, was raised 21 If a man, therefore, purge from the dead, according to my himself from these, he shall be a gospel : vessel of honour, sanctified, and
9 Wherein I suffer trouble as meet for the master's use, and an evil-doer, even unto bonds: prepared unto every good work. but the word of God is not bound. 22 Flee also youthful lusts;
10 Therefore I endure all but follow righteousness, faith, things for the elect's sakes, that charity, peace, with them that they may also obtain the salva-call on the Lord out of a pure tion which is in Christ Jesus with heart.
23 But foolish and unlearned 11 It is a faithful saying: For questions avoid, knowing that if we be dead with him, we shall they do gender strifes. also live with him
24 And the servant of the Lord 12 If we suffer, we shall also must not strive; but be gentle reign with him: if we deny him, unto all men, apt to teach, patient, he also will deny us : 25 In meekness instructing 13 If we believe not, yet he those that oppose themselves; if abideth faithful: he cannot deny God peradventure will give them himself. repentance to the acknowledging
14 Of these things put them in of the truth; remembrance, charging them be- 26 And that they may recover fore the Lord, that they strive themselves out of the snare of the not about words to no profit, but devil, who are taken captive by to the subverting of the hearers. him at his will.
15 Study to shew thyself apCHAP. III. proved unto God, a workman Enemies of the truth described. that needeth not to be ashamed,THIS know also, that in the rightly dividing the word of truth. last days, perilous times
16 But shun profane and vain shall come:
Charge to Timothy.
II. Timothy. Paul exhorteth Timothy. 2 For men shall be lovers offing of whom thou hast learned their own selves, covetous, boas-them; ters, proud, blasphemers, diso- 15 And that from a child thou bedient to parents, unthankful, hast known the holy scriptures, unholy, which are able to make thee wise 3 Without natural affection, unto salvation, through faith, truce-breakers, false accusers, which is in Christ Jesus. incontinent, fierce, despisers of 16 All scripture is given by inthose that are good, spiration of God, and is profitable 4 Traitors, heady, high-mind-for doctrine, for reproof, for cored, lovers of pleasures more rection, for instruction in righthan lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, 17 That the man of God may but denying the power thereof: be perfect, thoroughly furnished from such turn away. Junto all good works.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, away with divers lusts;
7 Ever learning, and never able Christ, who shall judge the quick to come to the knowledge of the and the dead at his appearing, truth. and his kingdom.
8 Now, as Jannes and Jambres 2 Preach the word; be instant withstood Moses, so do these in season, out of season: reprove, also resist the truth; men of cor-rebuke, exhort, with all long-sufrupt minds, reprobate concern-fering, and doctrine.
ing the faith.
3 For the time will come, when
9 But they shall proceed no they will not endure sound docfurther for their foily shall be trine; but after their own lusts manifest unto all men, as theirs shall they heap to themselves also was. teachers, having itching ears; 10 But thou hast fully known 4 And they shall turn away my doctrine, manner of life, pur-their ears from the truth, and pose, faith, long-suffering, cha-shall be turned unto fables. 5 But watch thou in all things; 11 Persecutions, afflictions, endure afflictions, do the work which came unto me at Antioch, of an evangelist, make full proof at Iconium, at Lystra; what per- of thy ministry.
secutions I endured: but out of 6 For I am now ready to be ofthem all, the Lord delivered me. fered, and the time of my depar12 Yea, and all that will liveture is at hand.
godly in Christ Jesus, shall suf- 7 I have fought a good fight, I fer persecution. have finished my course, I have
13 But evil men, and seducers, kept the faith. shall wax worse and worse, de- 8 Henceforth there is laid up ceiving, and being deceived. for me a crown of righteousness,
14 But continue thou in the which the Lord, the righteous things which thou hast learned, Judge, shall give me at that day: and hast been assured of, know-and not to me only, but unto all
How a minister ought
to be qualified. them also that love his appearing. me; that by me the preaching 9 Do thy diligence to come might be fully known, and that shortly unto me: all the Gentiles might hear: and 10 For Demas hath forsaken I was delivered out of the mouth me, having loved this present of the lion.
world, and has departed unto 18 And the Lord shall deliver Thessalonica, Crescens to Gala-me from every evil work, and tia, Titus unto Dalmatia. will preserve me unto his heaven
11 Only Luke is with me.ly kingdom: to whom be glory Take Mark and bring him with for ever and ever. Amen. thee: for he is profitable to me 19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, for the ministry. and the household of Onesi
12 And Tychicus have I sent phorus.
20 Erastus abode at Corinth : 13 The cloak that I left at but Trophimus have I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou Miletum, sick.
comest, bring with thee, and the 21 Do thy diligence to come books, but especially the parch-before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus,
14 Alexander the coppersmith and Claudia, and all the brethren. did me much evil; the Lord re- 22 The Lord Jesus Christ be ward him according to his works: with thy spirit. Grace be with 15 Of whom be thou ware also; you. Amen. 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 that it may not be laid to their charge.
17 Notwithstanding, the Lord stood with me, and strengthened
¶ The second epistle unto Timotheus, ordained the first bishop of the church of the Ephesians, was written from Rome, when Paul was brought before Nero the second time.
¶ THE EPISTLE OF PAUL TO TITUS.
4 To Titus, mine own son after How a minister should be qualified. the common faith; Grace, mercy, AUL, a servant of God, and and peace, from God the Father, an apostle of Jesus Christ, and the Lord Jesus Christ, our according to the faith of God's Saviour.
elect, and the acknowledging 5 For this cause left I thee in of the truth, which is after god-Crete, that thou shouldest set in liness: order the things that are wanting, 2 In hope of eternal life, which and ordain elders in every city, God, that cannot lie, promised as I had appointed thee. before the work began; 6 If any be blameless, the hus3 But hath in due times mani-band of one wife, having faithful fested his word through preach-children, not accused of riot, or ing, which is committed unto unruly:
me, according to the command- 7 For a bishop must be blamement of God our Saviour; less, as the steward of God; not
Of the duty
of servants. self-willed, not soon angry, not cusers, not given to much wine, given to wine, no striker, not teachers of good things; given to filthy lucre; 4 That they may teach the 8 But a lover of hospitality, a young women to be sober, to love lover of good men, sober, just, their husbands, to love their chilholy, temperate; dren,
9 Holding fast the faithful word, 5 To be discreet, chaste, keepas he hath been taught, that heers at home, good, obedient to may be able, by sound doctrine, their own husbands, that the word both to exhort and to convince of God be not blasphemed.
6 Young men likewise exhort
10 For there are many unruly to be sober-minded. and vain talkers, and deceivers, 7 In all things shewing thyself specially they of the circumcision: a pattern of good works; in doc
11 Whose mouths must be stop-trine shewing uncorruptness, graped; who subvert whole houses, vity, sincerity,
teaching things which they ought 8 Sound speech that cannot be not, for filthy lucre's sake. condemned; that he that is of 12 One of themselves, even a the contrary part may be ashamed, prophet of their own, said, The having no evil thing to say of you. Cretians are always liars, evil 9 Exhort servants to be obebeasts, slow bellies. dient unto their own masters,
13 This witness is true: where-and to please them well in all fore rebuke them sharply, that things; not answering again: they may be sound in the faith; 10 Not purloining, but shew
14 Not giving heed to Jewish ing all good fidelity; that they fables, and commandments of may adorn the doctrine of God men that turn from the truth. our Saviour in all things.
15 Unto the pure all things are 11 For the grace of God, that pure; but unto them that are de-bringeth salvation, hath appearfiled and unbelieving, is nothing ed to all men,
pure; but even their mind and 12 Teaching us, that, denying conscience is defiled. ungodliness and wordly lusts, we
16 They profess that they fhould live soberly, righteously, know God; but in works they and godly in this present world; deny him; being abominable and 13 Looking for that blessed disobedient, and unto every good hope, and the glorious appearing work reprobate. of the great God, and our SaviJour Jesus Christ:
Concerning life and doctrine.
14 Who gave himself for us, UT speak thou the things that he might redeem us from all which become sound doc-iniquity, and purify unto himself trine : a peculiar people, zealous of good
2 That the aged men be sober, works. grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all au
3 The aged women likewise, thority. Let no man despise thee. that they be in behaviour as be
cometh holiness; not false ac
Titus directed what to teach.
Titus directed what to teach. Chap. iii, i.
Of faith and love. UT them in mind to be sub-[These things are good and profitject to principalities and able unto men.
powers, to obey magistrates, to 9 But avoid foolish questions, be ready to every good work, and genealogies, and contentions, 2 To speak evil of no man, to and strivings about the law; for be no brawlers, but gentle, shew-they are unprofitable and vain. ing all meekness unto all men. 10 A man that is an heretick, 3 For we ourselves also were after the first and second admosometimes foolish, disobedient, nition, reject; deceived, serving divers lusts and 11 Knowing that he that is pleasures, living in malice and such, is subverted, and sinneth, envy, hateful, and hating one an-being condemned of himself. 12 When I shall send Artemas 4 But after that the kindness unto thee, or Tychicus, be diliand love of God our Saviour to-gent to come unto me to Nicoward man appeared, polis: for I have determined there
5 Not by works of righteous-to winter. ness, which we have done, but 13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and according to his mercy he saved Apollos on their journey diligentus, by the washing of regenera-ly, that nothing be wanting unto tion, and renewing of the Holy them.
14 And let ours also learn to 6 Which he shed on us abun-maintain good works for necesdantly, through Jesus Christ our sary uses, that they be not unSaviour;
7 That being justified by his 15 All that are with me salute grace, we should be made heirs thee. Greet them that love us in according to the hope of eternal the faith. Grace be with you all. life. Amen.
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.
¶ It was written to Titus, ordained the first bishop of the church of the Cretians, from Nicopolis of Macedonia.
¶ THE EPISTLE OF PAUL, THE APOSTLE, TO
4 I thank my God, making Of Philemon's faith and love. mention of thee always in my Pchrist, and Time of resuspray fearing of thy love and faith, AUL, prisoner
ther, unto Philemon our dearly which thou hast toward the Lord beloved and fellow-labourer, Jesus, and toward all saints;
2 And to our beloved Apphia, 6 That the communication of and Archippus our fellow-soldier, thy faith may become effectual, and to the church in thy house: by the acknowledging of every 3 Grace to you, and peace, good thing, which is in you in from God our Father, and the Christ Jesus. Lord Jesus Christ.
7 For we have great joy and