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having his children in subjection with all gravity;

Rules for reproving.

8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, 5 (For if a man know not how to rule having promise of the life that now is, and his own house, how shall he take care of of that which is to come. the church of God?)

9 This is a faithful saying, and worthy

6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with of all acceptation. pride he fall into the condemnation of the 10 For therefore we both labour and devil. suffer reproach, because we trust in the 7 Moreover, he must have a good re-living God who is the Saviour of all men, port of them which are without; lest he especially of those that believe. fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. 11 These things command and teach. 8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.

10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.

12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with 11 Even so must their wives be grave, the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. 15 Meditate upon these things; give 12 Let the deacons be the husbands of thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting one wife, ruling their children and their may appear to all. own houses well.

16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto 13 For they that have used the office of the doctrine; continue in them for in a deacon well, purchase to themselves a doing this thou shalt both save thyself, good degree, and great boldness in the and them that hear thee. faith which is in Christ Jesus.


EBUKE not an elder, but entreat him

14 These things write I unto thee, Rasather, and the younger men as

hoping to come unto thee shortly:

15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest brethren; know how thou oughtest to behave thyself 2 The elder women as mothers; the in the house of God, which is the church younger as sisters, with all purity. of the living God, the pillar and ground 3 Honour widows that are widows inof the truth. deed.

16 And without controversy, great is 4 But if any widow have children or the mystery of godliness: God was mani- nephews, let them learn first to shew piety fest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, at home, and to requite their parents: for seen of angels, preached unto the Gen- that is good and acceptable before God. tiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.


5 Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day. 6 But she that liveth in pleasure, is dead while she liveth.

7 And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless.

TOW the Spirit speaketh expressly.
that in the latter times some shall
depart from the faith, giving heed to
seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy, having 8 But if any provide not for his own,
their conscience seared with a hot iron; and especially for those of his own house,
3 Forbidding to marry, and command- he hath denied the faith, and is worse than
ing to abstain from meats, which God hath an infidel.

created to be received with thanksgiving 9 Let not a widow be taken into the
of them which believe and know the truth. number under threescore years old, having
4 For every creature of God is good, been the wife of one man,
and nothing to be refused, if it be received

with thanksgiving:

10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have 5 For it is sanctified by the word of lodged strangers, if she have washed the God, and prayer. saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflict6 If thou put the brethren in remem-ed, if she have diligently followed every brance of these things, thou shalt be a good good work. minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in 11 But the younger widows refuse : for the words of faith and of good doctrine, when they have begun to wax wanton whereunto thou hast attained.

7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

against Christ, they will marry;

12 Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.

13 And withal they learn to be idle,

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Duties of servants.



The gain of godliness. wandering about from house to house; and minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing not only idle, but tattlers also, and busybo- that gain is godliness: from such withdraw dies, speaking things which they ought not. 14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

15 For some are already turned aside after Satan.

16 If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.

17 Let the elders that rule well, be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.

7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out 8 And having food and raiment, let us be therewith content.

9 But they that will be rich, fall into temptation, and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced 18 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not themselves through with many sorrows. muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. 11 But thou, O man of God, flee these And, The labourer is worthy of his reward. things; and follow after righteousness, god19 Against an elder receive not an ac-liness, faith, love, patience, meekness. cusation, but before two or three witnesses. 12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold 20 Them that sin rebuke before all, on eternal life, whereunto thou art also that others also may fear. called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

21 I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality. 22 Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.

23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake, and thine often infirmities.

24 Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment: and some men they follow after.

25 Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.


ET as many servants as are under the

131 give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;

14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto: whom no man hath seen, nor can see; to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in

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of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.

giveth us richly all things to enjoy ;

18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, be- 19 Laying up in store for themselves a cause they are faithful and beloved, par- good foundation against the time to come, takers of the benefit. These things teach that they may lay hold on eternal life. and exhort. 200 Timothy, keep that which is com

3 If any man teach otherwise, and con-mitted to thy trust, avoiding profane and sent not to wholesome words, even the vain babblings, and oppositions of science words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the falsely so called; doctrine which is according to godliness, 21 Which some professing, have erred 4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. doting about questions and strifes of words, Amen. whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt

The first to Timothy was written from
Laodicea, which is the chiefest city of
Phrygia Pacatiana.

1 The Second Epistle of PAUL,the Apostle, to TIMOTHY.


promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, PAUL an apostle of Jesus Christ by 2 To Timothy, my dearly beloved the will of God, according to the son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God

Paul gives divers exhortations.


An exhortation to constancy.

3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a

the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.]
3 I thank God, whom I serve from my good soldier of Jesus Christ.
forefathers with pure conscience, that
without ceasing I have remembrance of self with the affairs of this life; that he may
please him who hath chosen him to be a
thee in my prayers night and day;

4 No man that warreth entangleth him

4 Greatly desiring to see thee, being soldier. mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled. with joy ;

5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive

5 When I call to remembrance the un- lawfully. feigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mo- be first partaker of the fruits. ther Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

6 The husbandman that laboureth must

6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance, that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.

8 Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead, according to my gospel:

9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evildoer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

10 Therefore I endure all things for the 8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his pri-elect's sake, that they may also obtain the soner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions salvation which is in Christ Jesus with of the gospel according to the power of God; eternal glory. 9 Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began ;

11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: 12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: 13 If we believe not, yet he abideth

10 But is now made manifest by the ap-faithful: he cannot deny himself. pearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who

14 Of these things put them in rememhath abolished death, and hath brought life brance, charging them before the Lord that and immortality to light through the gospel: they strive not about words to no profit, 11 Whereunto I am appointed a preach-but to the subverting of the hearers. er, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.

12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. 13 Hold fast the form of sound words, in faith and which thou hast heard of me, love which is in Christ Jesus. 14 That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.

15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

16 But shun profane and vain babblings: forthey will increase unto more ungodliness. 17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymeneus and Philetus;

18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.

19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every 15 This thou knowest, that all they which one that nameth the name of Christ depart are in Asia be turned away from me; of from iniquity. whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.

16 The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain :

17 But, when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found me.

18 The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.


HOU therefore, my son, be strong in Tthe grace that is in Christ Jesus.

2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.

21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.

22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pureheart.

23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. 24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient;

25 In meekness instructing those that


Enemies of the truth described. II. TIMOTHY.

Paul exhorts Timothy.

oppose themselves; if God peradventure hort with all long-suffering and doctrine. will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will. CHẤP. III.

3 For the time will come, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto

THIS know also, that in the last days fables.

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3 Without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. 7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a 4 Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers crown of righteousness, which the Lord, of pleasures more than lovers of God; the righteous Judge, shall give me at that 5 Having a form of godliness, but deny- day and not to me only, but unto all ing the power thereof: from such turn away. them also that love his appearing.

6 For of this sort are they which creep 9 Do thy diligence to come shortly unto into houses, and lead captive silly women me:

laden with sins, led away with divers lusts; 10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having 7 Ever learning and never able to come loved this present world, and is departed to the knowledge of the truth. unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.

& Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith."

9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

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, 10 But thou hast fully known my doc- and the books, but especially the parchtrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long-ments. suffering, charity, patience,

11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.

12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

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: Ipray God that it may not be laid to their charge.

17 Notwithstanding, the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the 14 But continue thou in the things preaching might be fully known, and that which thou hast learned and hast been as- all the Gentiles might hear: and I was sured of, knowing of whom thou hast delivered out of the mouth of the lion. learned them; 18 And the Lord shall deliver me from

15 And that from a child thou hast every evil work, and will preserve me unto known the holy scriptures, which are able his heavenly kingdom; to whom be glory to make thee wise unto salvation through for ever and ever. Amen. faith which is in Christ Jesus.

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. CHAP. IV.

CHARGE thee therefore before God,

udge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;

2 Preach the word; be instant in sea-l son, out of season; reprove, rebuke, ex-[

19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.

20 Erastus abode at Corinth: but Tro-, phimus have I left at Miletum sick.

21 Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.

22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you. Amen. T 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.


false accusers, not given to much wine,

PAUL, a servant of God, and an apos- teachers of good things;

tle of Jesus Christ, according to the 4 That they may teach the young wofaith of God's elect, and the acknowledg-men to be sober, to love their husbands, to ing of the truth which is after godliness;

2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

3 But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me, according to the commandment of God our Saviour;

4 To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.

5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:

6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children, not accused of riot, or unruly.

7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God: not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;

8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;

9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

love their children,

5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober-minded.

7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

8 Sound speech that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

9 Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;

10 Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.

11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

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 10 For there are many unruly and vain might redeem us from all iniquity, and putalkers and deceivers, especially they of rify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous the circumcision: of good works.

11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who 15 These things speak, and exhort, and subvert whole houses, teaching things rebuke with all authority. Let no man which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. despise thee. 12 One of themselves, even a prophet


of their own, said, The Cretians are al- PUT them in mind to be subject to ways liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. principalities and powers, to obey ma13 This witness is true: wherefore re-gistrates, to be ready to every good work, buke them sharply, that they may be 2 To speak evil of no man, to be no sound in the faith; brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men that turn from the truth.

15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

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, 16 They profess that they know God; 5 Not by works of righteousness which but in works they deny him, being abomi- we have done, but according to his mercy nable, and disobedient, and unto every he saved us, by the washing of regeneragood work reprobate. tion, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 6 Which he shed on us abundantly,


BUT speak thou the things which be-through Jesus Christ our Saviour;

come sound doctrine:

7 That being justified by his grace, we 2 That the aged men be sober, grave,tem- should be made heirs according to the perate,sound in faith, in charity, in patience; hope of eternal life.

3 The aged women likewise, that they 8 This is a faithful saying, and these be in behaviour as becometh holiness; not things I will that thou affirm constantly, that

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