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Paul's call to the ministry. I. TIMOTHY.
The attire of women Christ, that with quietness they work,| 16 Now the Lord of peace himself give and ent their own bread.
you peace always by all means. The 13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in Lord be with you all. well-doing."
17 The salutation of Paul with mine 14 And if any man obey not our word by own hand, which is the token in every this epistle, note that man, and have no epistle : so I write. company with him, that he may be 18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ ashamed.
be with you all. Amen. 15 Yet count him not as an enemy, but | The second epistle to the Thessalo admonish him as a brother
I nians, was written from Athens. The First Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to TIMOTHY. CHAP. I.
into the world to save sinners; of whom Timothy put in mind of his charge. I am chief. DAUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ by 16 How beit, for this cause I obtained 1 the cominandment of God our Sa- mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might viour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is shew forth all long-suffering, for a pattern our hope;
to them which should hereafter believe 2 Unto Timothy, my own son in the on him to life everlasting. faith ; Grace, mercy, and peace, from 17 Now unto the King eternal, imGod our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.mortal, invisible, the only wise God, be
3 As I besought thee to abide still at honour and glory for ever and ever. Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, Amen. that thou mightest charge some that they 18 This charge I commit unto thee, son teach no other doctrine,
Timothy, according to the prophecies 4 Neither give heed to fables and end- which went before on thee, that thou by less genealogies, which minister ques. them mightest war a good warfare ; tions, rather than godly edifying which/ 19 Holding faith and a good conscience ; is in faith ; so do.
which some having put away, concerning 5 Now the end of the commandment faith have made shipwreck: is charity out of a pure heart, and of a 20 Of whoin is Hymeneus and Alergood conscience, and of fait unfeigned : ander; whom I have delivered unto
6 From which some having swerved, Satan, that they may learn not to have turned aside unto vain jangling; blaspheme. 7 Desiring to be teachers of the law ;/
CHAP. II. understanding neither what they say, • Prayers to be made for all men. nor whereof they affirm.
TEXHORT therefore, that, first of all, 8 But we know that the law is good, if I supplications, prayers, intercessions, a man use it lawfully;
and giving of thanks be made for all men: 9 Knowing this, that the law is not 2 For kings, and for all that are in made for a righteous man, but for the authority; that we may lead a quiet and lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. and for sinners, for unholy and profane, 3 For this is good and acceptable in the for murderers of fathers, and murderers siglit of God our Saviour ; of mothers, for manslayers,
4 Who will have all men to be saved, 10 For whoremongers, for them that and to come unto the knowledge of the defile themselves with mankind, for truth. men-stealers, for liars, for perjured per- 5 For there is one God, and one mesons, and if there be any other thing that diator between God and men, the man is contrary to sound doctrine,
Christ Jesus; 11 According to the glorious gospel of 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all the blessed God which was committed to to be testified in due time. iny trust.
| 7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher 12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in who hath enabled me, for that he counted Christ, and lie not,) a teacher of the me faithful, putting me into the ministry ; Gentiles in faith and verity.
13 Who was before a blasphemer, and 8 I will therefore that men pray every a persecutor, and injurious: but I ob- where, lifting up holy hands, without tained mercy, because I did it ignorantly wrath and doubting. in unbelief:
| 9 In like manner also, that woiner 14 And the grace of our Lord was ex-adorn themselves in modest apparel. ceeding abundant with faith and love with shamefacedness and sobriety ; nox which is in Christ Jesus.
with broidered hair, or gold, or pearls, 15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy costly array, of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came 10 But (which becometh wonnen pro
Of bishops and deacons. CHAP. III, IV, V. Precepts to Timothy fessing godliness) with good works. the mystery of godliness: God was
11 Let the women learn in silence with manifest in the flesh, justiñed in the all subjection.
Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, Gentiles, believed on in the world, renor to usurp authority over the man, but|ceived up into glory. to be in silence.
| CHÁP. IV. 13 For Adam was first formed, then
Apostacy foretold. Eve.
OW the Spirit speaketh expressly, 14 And Adam was not deceived, but that in the latter times some shall the woman being deceived was in the depart from the faith, giving heed to setransgression.
ducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 15 Notwithstanding, she shall be saved 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy, having in child-bearing, if they continue in their conscience seared with a hot iron; faith, and charity, and holiness, with 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding sobriety.
to abstain froin meats, which God hath - CHAP. III.
created to be received with thanksgiving The qualifications of bishops. of them which believe and know the THIS is a true saying, If a man desire truth.
1 the office of a bishop, he desireth a 4 For every creature of God is good, good work.
and nothing to be refiised, if it be re2 A bishop then must be blameless, the ceived with thanksgiving:
of one wife, vigilant, sober, of 5 For it is sanctified by the word of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt God, and prayer. to teach ;
| 6 If thou put the brethren in remem3 Not given to wine, no striker, not brance of these things, thou shalt be a greedy of filthy lucre; but patient; not good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished a brawler, not covetous;
up in the words of faith and of good doc4 One that ruleth well his own house, trine, whereunto thou hast attained. having his children in subjection with all 7 But refuse profane and old wives' gravity;
fables, and exercise thyself rather unto 5 (For if a man know not how to rule godliness. his own house, how shall he take care 8 For bodily exercise profiteth little : of the church of God?)
but godliness is profitable unto all things, 6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up having promise of the life that now is, with pride he fall into the condemnation and of that which is to come. of the devil.
19 This is a faithful saying, and worthy 7 Moreover, he must have a good of all acceptation report of them which are without ; lest 10 For therefore we both labour and he fall into reproach and the snare of suffer reproach, because we trust in the the devil.
living God who is the Saviour of all men, 8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, especially of those that believe. not double-tongued, not given to much 11 These things command and teach.' wine, not greedy of filthy lucre ; . 12 Let no man despise thy youth ; but
9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a ba thou an example of the believers, in prire conscience.
word, in conversation, in charity, in 10 And let these also first be proved ; spirit, in faith, in purity. then let them use the office of a deacon, 13 Till I come, give attendance to being found blameless.
reading, to exliortation, to doctrine. 11 Even so must their wives be grave, i 14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. which was given thee ky prophecy, with
12 Let the deacons be the husbands of the laying on of the hands of the one wife, ruling their children and their presbytery. own houses well.
15 Meditate upon these things; give 13 For they that have used the office of thyself wholly to them, that thy profiting a deacon well, purchase to themselves a inay appear to all. good degree, and great boldness in the 16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto faith which is in Christ Jesus.
the doctrine; continue in them : for in 14 These t'aings write I into thee, doing this thou shalt both save thysel., hoping to come unto thee shortly: Tand them that hear thee. 15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest
• CHAP. V. know how thou oughtest to behave thy
Of widows and elders. self in the house of God, which is the REBUKE not an elder, but entreat church of the living God, the pillar and I him as a father; and the younger ground of the truth.
men as brethren; 16 And without controversy, great is 2 The elder women as mothers ; the
Of widoros aracters, with all widows preferng by partiality; denly on no wins:
Of widoros and elders. 1. TIMOTHY. The danger of richu younger as sisters, with all purity. (that thou observe these things without
3 Honour widows that are widows preferring one before another, doing indeed.
4 But if any widow have children or w Lay hands suddenly on no man nephews, let them learn first to shew neither be partaker of other men's sins: piety at home, and to requite their pa- keep thysell pure. rents: for that is good and acceptable 23 Drink no longer water, but use a before God.
little wine for thy stomach's sake, and 5 Now she that is a widow indeed, thine often infirunities. and desolate, trusteth in God, and con-24 Some men's sins are open beforetinueth in supplications and prayers hand, going before to judgment; and night and day.
some men they follow after. 6 But she that liveth in pleasure, is 25 Likewise also the good works of dead while she liveth.
some are manifest beforehand; and they. 7 And these things give in charge, that that are otherwise cannot be hid. they inay he blameless.
CHAP. VI. 8 But if any provide not for his own, The great gain of godlin ess. and especially for those of his own house,T ET as many servants as are under he hath denied the faith, and is worse 1] the yoke count their own masters than an infidel.
worthy of all honour, that the name 9 Let not a widow be taken into the of God and his doctrine be not blasnumber under threescore years old, hav-phomed. ing been the wife of one man,
| 2 And they that have believing niasters, 10 Well reported of for good works; if let them not despise them, because they she have brought up children, if she have are brethren ; but rather do them service, lodged strangers, if she have washed the because they are faithful and beloved, saints' feet, if she have relieved the partakers of the benefit. These things afflicted, if she have diligently followed teach and exhort. every good work.
| 3 If any inan teach otherwise, and 11 But the younger widows refuse : for consent not to wholesome words, even when they have begun to wax wanton the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and against Christ, they will marry ; to the doctrine which is according to
12 Having daination, because they godliness, have cast off their first faith.
14 He is proud, knowing nothing, but 13 And withal they learn to be idle, doting about questions and strifes of wandering about from house to house; words, whereof cometh envy, strife, and not only idle, but tattlers also, and railings, evil surmisings, busybodies, speaking things which they 5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt ought not.
minds, and destitute of the truth, suppo14 I will therefore that the younger sing that gain is godliness: from such women marry, bear children, guide the withdraw thyself. house, give none occasion to the adversary 6 But godliness with contentment is lo speak reproachfully.
great gain. 15 for some are already turned aside 7 "For we brought nothing into this after Satan.
world, and it is certain we can carry 16 If any man or woman that believeth nothing out. have widows, let them relieve them, 8 And having food and raiment, let us and let not the church be charged; be therewith content. that it may relieve then that are widows 9 But they that will be rich, fall into indeed.
temptation, and a snare, and into many 17 Let the elders that rule well, be foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown counted worthy of double honour, espe- men in destruction and perdition. cially they who labour in the word and 10 For the love of money is the root of doctrine.
all evil: which while some coveted after, 18 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt they have erred from the faith, and not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the pierced themselves through with many corn. And, The labourer is worthy of sorrows. his reward.
| 11 But thou, O man of God, flee these 19 Against an elder receive not an things; and follow after righteousness, accusation, but before two or three godliness, faith, love, patience, meckwitnesses.
ness. 20 Them that sin rebuke before all, 12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold that others also may fear.
on eternal life, whereunto thou art also 21 I charge thee before God, and the called, and last professed a good profesLord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, 'sion before many witnesses.
prorich falsely so called " Oppositions of science
in whom no man hath seen
CHAP. I, II.
divers exhortations 13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who giveth is richly all things to God, who quickeneth all things, and enjoy ; before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius 18 That they do good, that they be Pilate witnessed a good confession; rich in good works, ready to distribute,
14 That thou keep this commandment willing to communicate; without spot, unrebukable, until the ap- 19 Laying up in store for themselves a pearing of our Lord Jesus Christ : good foundation against the tiine to come,
15 Which in his times he shali shew, that they may lay hold on eternal life. who is the blessed and only Potentate, 20 O Timothy, keep that which is comthe King of kings, and Lord of lords; mitted to thy trust, avoiding profane and
16 Who only bath immortality, dwelling vain babblings, and oppositions of science in the light which no man can approach falsely so called; unto: whom no inan hath seen, nor can 21 Which sone professing, have erred see ; to whom be honour and power ever-concerning the faith. Grace be with thee lasting. Amen.
Amen. 17 Charge them that are rich in this 1 The first to Timothy was written world, that they he not high-minded, nor from Laodicea, which is the chiefest trust in uncertain riches, but in the living city of Phrygia Pacatiana.
The Second Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to TIMOTHY.
I these things: nevertheless I am not
ashained: for I know whom I have beDAUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ by lieved, and am persuaded that he is able I the will of God, according to the to keep that which I have committed promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, unto him against that day.
2 To Timothy, my deadly beloved son : 13 Hold fast the form of sound words, Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the which thou hast heard of me, in faith Father and Christ Jesuis our Lord. and love which is in Christ Jesus.
3 I thank God, whom I serve from my 14 That good thing which was comforefathers with pure conscience, that mitted unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost witho'it ceasing I have remembrance of which dwelleth in us. thee in my prayers night and day; | 15 This thou knowest, that all they
4 Greatly desiring to see thee, being which are in Asia be turned away froin mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled me; of whom are Phygellus and Her with joy ;
mogenes. 5 When I call to remembrance the un- 16 The Lord give mercy unto the house feigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy me, and was not ashamed of my chain : mother Eunice; and I am persuaded 17 But, when he was in Rome, he sought that in wee also.
me out very diligently, and found me. 6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance, 18 The Lord grant unto him that he that thou stir up the gift of God, which is may find mercy of the Lord in that day : in thee ly the putting on of my hands, and in how many things he ministered
7 For God hath not given us the spirit unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest of fear; but cf power, and of love, and of very well. a sound mind.
CHAP. II. 8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the Timothy exhorted to constancy. testimony of our Lord, nor of me his THOU therefore, my son, be strong in prisoner: but be thou partaker of the 1 the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
Hictions of the gospel according to the 2 And the things that thou hast heard power of God;
of me among many witnesses, the same 9 Who hath saved is, and called us conunit thou to faithfu' men, who shall with a holy calling, not according to our be able to teach others also. wirks, but according to his own purpose 3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a and grace, which was given us in Christ 'good soldier of Jesus Christ.
1 4 No man that warreth entangleth him 10 But is now made manifest by the self with the affairs of this life; that h appearing of our Savic'ir Jesus Christ, I may please him who hath chosen him to who hath abolished death, and hath be a soldier. brought life and immortality to light 5 And if a man also strive for masteries through the gospel:
lyct is he not crowned, except he strive ll Whereunto I am appointed a lawfully. preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher 6 The husbandman that laboureth of the Gentiles.
must be first partaker of the fruits. 19 For the which cause I also suffir 7 Consider iehat I am and the Lord
before the world begant
by the self with the im who hath chosen
Lihortation to constancy. II. TIMOTHY.
of false teachers give thee understanding in all things.!
- CHAP. III. 8 Remember that Jesus Christ, of the Enemies of the truth described. seed of David, was raised from the dead, THIS know also, that in the last days according to my gospel :
1 perilous times shall come. 9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil- 2 For men shall be lovers of their own doer, even unto bonds; but the word of selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blaspheGod is not bound.
mers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, 10 Therefore I endure all things for the unholy, elect's sake, that they may also obtain 3 Without natural affection, trucethe salvation which is in Christ Jesus breakers, false accusers, incontinent, with eternal glory.
fierce, despisers of those that are good, 11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be 4 Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers dead with him, we shall also live with of pleasures more than lovers of God; him :
1 5 Having a form of godliness, but deny. 12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with ing the power thereof: from such turn him : if we deny him, he also will deny us : away.
13 If we believe 'not, yet he abideth 6 For of this sort are they which creep faithful: he cannot deny himself. into houses, and lead captive silly women
14 Of these things put them in remem- laden with sins, led away with divers hrance, charging them before the Lord lusts; that they strive not about words to no 7 Ever learning and never able to come profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. to the knowledge of the truth.
15 Study to shew thyself approved unto 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres with God, a workman that needeth not to be stood Moses, so do these also resist the ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate truth.
concerning the faith 16 But shun profane and vain babblings: 9 But they shall proceed no further : for for they will increase unto more ungod- their folly shall be manifest unto all men liness.
as theirs also was. 17 And their word will eat as doth a 10 But thou hast fully known my doc canker: of whom is Hymeneug and trine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long Philetus;
suffering, charity, patience, 18 Whó concerning the truth have er- 11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came red, saying that the resurrection is past al- unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lysready; and overthrow the faith of some. tra; what persecutions I endured: but
19 Nevertheless the foundation of God out of them all the Lord delivered me. standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord! 12 Yea, and all that will live godly in knoweth them that are his. And, Let Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. every one that nameth the name of Christ 13 But evil men and seducers shall was depart from iniquity.
worse and worse, deceiving, and being 20 But in a great honse there are not deceived. only vessels of gold and of silver, but also 14 But continue thou in the things which of wood and of earth; and some to hon-thou hast learned and hast been assured of, our, and some to dishonour.
knowing of whom thou hast learned 21 If a man therefore purge himself them ; from these, he shall be a vessel unto hon- 15 And that from a child thou hast known our, sanctified, and meet for the master's the holy scriptures, which ae able to use, and prepared unto every good work. make thee wise unto salvation through
22 Flee also youthful lusts : hut follow faith which is in Christ Jesus. righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with 16 All scripture is given by inspiration them that call on the Lord out of a pure of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for heart.
reproof, for correction, for instruction in 23 But foolish and unlearned questions righteousness : avoid, knowing that they do gender 17 That the man of God may be perfect, strifes.
thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 24 And the servant of the Lord must
CHAP. IV. not strive; but be gentle unto all men, Paul's exhortation to Timothy. . apt to teach, patient;
'T CHARGE thee therefore before God, 25 In meekness instructing those that I and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall oppose themselves; if God peradventure judge the quick and the dead at his ap will give them repentance to the acknow-pearing and his kingdom; ledging of the truth;
1 2 Preach the word; be instant in sea26 And that they may recover them- son, out of season; reprove, rebuke, ex Belves out of the share of the devil, who hort with all long-suffering and doctrine. are taken captive by hiin at his will. 3 For the time will come, when they