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CHAP. I, II.

should be qualifed will not endure sound doctrine ; but after 14 Alexander the coppersmith did me their own lusts shall they heap to them- much evil: the Lord reward him accordselves teachers, having itching ears; ing to his works:

4 And they shall turn away their ears 15 Of whom be thou ware also; for he
from the truth, and shall be turned unto hath greatiy withstond our words.
fables.

16 At my first answer no man stood 5 But watch thou in all things, endure with me, but all men forsook me: I pray afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, God that it may not be laid to their charge. make full proof of thy ministry.

17 Notwithstanding, the Lord stood 6 For I am now ready to be offered, and with me, and strengthened me ; that by he time of my departure is at hand me the preaching might be fully known,

7 I have fought a good fight, I have and that all the Gentiles might hear: and
finished my course, I have kept the faith : I was delivered out of the mouth of the

8 Henceforth there is laid up for me allion.
crown of righteousness, which the Lord,! 18 And the Lord shall deliver me from
the righteous Judge, shall give me at that every evil work, and will preserve mc
day: and not to me only, but unto all unto his heavenly kingdomn; to whom be
them also that love hir appearing. glory for ever and ever. Amen.

9 Do thy diligence to come shortly un- 19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the
to me:

household of Onesiphorus. 10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having| 20 Erastus abode at Corinth : but Troloved this present world, and is departed phimus have I left at Miletum sick. unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, 21 Do thy diligence to come before winter. Titus unto Dalmatia.

Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and 11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren. and bring him with thee: for he is profit-| 22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy able to ine for the ministry.

spirit. Grace be with you. Amen. 12 And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus. The second epistle unto Timotheus,

13 The cloak that I left at Troas with ordained the first bishop of the church
Carpus, wheir thou comest, bring with of the Ephesians, was written from
thee, and the books, but especially the Rome, when Paul was brought before
parchments.

Nero the second time.
T The Epistle of PAUL 10 TITUS.
CHAP. I.

Thath been taught, that he may be able by
How ministers should he qualified sound doctrine both to exhort and to con
PAUL, a servant of God, and an apos- vince the gainsayers.
1 tle of Jesus Christ, according to the 10 For there are many unruly and vain
faith of God's elect, and the acknowledg-talkers and deceivers, especially they of
ing of the truth which is after godliness ; the circumcision :

2 In hope of eternal life, which God, 11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who that cannot lie, promised before the world subvert whole houses, teaching things began;

which they ought not, for filthy lucre's 3 But hath in due times manifested his sake. word through preaching, which is com- 12 One of themselves, even a prophet mitted unto me, according to the com- of their own, said, The Cretians are almandment of God our Saviour;

ways liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. 4 To Titus, mine own son after the 13 This witness is true : wherefore recommon faith : Grace, mercy, and peace, buke them sharply, that they may be from God the Father, and the Lord Jesus sound in the faith; Christ our Saviour.

14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, 5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that and cornmandinents of men that turn thou shouldest set in order the things that from the truth. are wanting, and ordain elders in every 15 Unto the pure all things are pure : city, as I had appointed thee:

but unto them that are defiled and un6 If any be blameless, the husband of believing is nothing pure ; but even their one wife, having faithful children, not mind and conscience is defiled. accused of riot, or unruly.

| 16 They profess that they know God, 7 For a bishop must be blameless, as but in works they deny him, being the steward of God: not self-willed, not abominable, and disobedient, and unto soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, every good work reprobate. not given to filthy lucre ;

CHAP. II. 8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of Directions for life and doctrine. good men, sober, just, holy, temperate ;* | DUT speak thou the things which be 9 Holding fast the faithful word as hell come sound doctrine ;

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Exhortation to constancy. II. TIMOTHY.

Of false teachers give thee understanding in all things.

- CHAP. III. 18 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 :

TL 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 bel 4 Traitors, heady, high-minded, lover dead with him, we shall also live with of pleasures more than lovers of God; him :

| 5 Having a form of godliness, but deny. 12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with ing the power thereof: from such tum 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 diver brance, 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.

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 mer 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 house 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 know our, sanctified, and meet for the master's the holy scriptures, which a.e able to use, and prepared unto every good work. make thee wise unto salvation through

22 Flee also youthful lusts : but 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 is 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 ;

IT CHARGE thee therefore be fore God 25 In meekness instructing those that I and the Lord Jesus Christ, who sita oppose themselves; if God peradventure judge the quick and the dead at his al will give them repentance to the acknow-pearing and his kingdom ; ledging of the truth;

1 2 Preach the word; be instant in per 26 And that they may recover them-son, out of season; reprove, rebuke, es Belves out of the share of the devil, who hort with all long-suffering and doctrine

e taken captive by him at his will. 3 For the time will come, wher: Uret

Hor ministers

CHAP. I, II.

should be qualified will not endure sound doctrine ; but after| 14 Alexander the coppersmith did me their own lusts shall they heap to them- much evil: the Lord reward him accordselves teachers, having itching ears; ing to his works:

4 And they shall turn away their ears 15 Of whom be thou ware also ; for he from the truth, and shall be turned unto hath greatly withstond our words. fables.

16 At my first answer no man stood 5 but watch thou in all things, endure with me, but all men forsook me: I pray afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, God that it may not be laid to their charge. make full proof of thy ministry.

17 Notwithstanding, the Lord stood 6 For I am now ready to be offered, and with me, and strengthened me ; that by he time of my departure is at hand. me the preaching might be fully known,

7 I have fought a good fight, I have and that all the Gentiles might hear : and finished my course, I have kept the faith: I was delivered out of the mouth of the

8 Henceforth there is laid up for me allion. crown of righteousness, which the Lord, 18 And the Lord shall deliver me from the righteous Judge, shall give me at that every evil work, and will preserve me day: and not to me only, but unto all unto his heavenly kingdom; to whom be them also that love his appearing. glory for ever and ever. Amen.

9 Do thy diligence to come shortly un- 19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the to me:

household of Onesiphorus. 10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having 20 Erastus abode at Corinth : but Troloved this present world, and is departed phimus have I left at Miletum sick. unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, 21 Do thy diligence to come before winter. Titus unto Dalmatia.

Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and 11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren. and bring him with thee: for he is profit-22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy able to me for the ministry.

spirit. Grace be with you. Amen. 12 And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus. The second epistle unto Timotheus, 13 The cloak that I left at Trous with ordained the first bishop of the church Carpus, when thou comest, bring with of the Ephesians, was written from thee, and the books, but especially the Rome, when Paul was brought before parchments.

Nero the second time. | The Epistle of PAUL to TITUS. CHAP. I.

Thath been taught, that he may be able by How ministers should be qualified. sound doctrine both to exhort and to con DAUL, a servant of God, and an apos- vince the gainsayers. I tle of Jesus Christ, according to the 10 For there are many unruly and vain faith of God's elect, and the acknowledg- talkers and deceivers, especially they of ing of the truth which is after godliness ; the circumcision :

2 In hope of eternal life, which God, Il Whose mouths must be stopped, who that cannot lie, promised before the world/subvert whole houses, teaching things began;

which they ought not, for filthy lucre's 3 But hath in due times manifested his sake. word through preaching, which is com-| 12 One of themselves, even a prophet mitted unto me, according to the com- of their own, said, The Cretians are almandment of God our Saviour ;

ways liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. 4 To Titus, mine own son after the 13 This witness is true : wherefore recommon faith : Grace, mercy, and peace, buke them sharply, that they may be from God the Father, and the Lord Jesus sound in the faith; Christ our Saviour.

| 14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, 5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that and coinmandinents of men that turn thou shouldest set in order the things that from the truth. are wanting, and ordain elders in every 15 Unto the pure all things are pure : city, as I had appointed thee:

but unto them that are detiled and un6 If any be blameless, the husband of believing is nothing pure; but even their one wife, having faitliful children, not mind and conscience is defiled. * accused of riot, or unruly.

1 16 They profess that they know God, 7 For a bishop must be blameless, as but in works they deny him, being the steward of God: not self-willed, not abominable, and disobedient, and unto soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, every good work reprobate. not given to filthy lucre ;

CHAP. II. $ 8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of Directions for life and doctrine. good men, sober, just, holy, temperate ; BUT speak thou the things which be 9 Holding fast tire faithful word as hel come sound doctrine :

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PHILEMON. Hereticks to be rejected 2 That the aged men be sober, grave, brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meektemperate, sound in faith, in charity, in ness unto all men. patience;

| 3 For we ourselves also were sometimes 3 The aged women likewise, that they foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving be in behaviour as becometh holiness; divers lusts and pleasures, living in not false accusers, not given to much malice and envy, hateful, and hating wine, teachers of good things;

one another. 4 That they may teach the young wo-1 4 But after that the kindness and

| love of God our Saviour toward man to love their children,

5 To be discreet, chaste, keepens at 5 Not by works of righteousness which home, good, obedient to their own we have done, but according to his hushands, that the word of God be not mercy he saved us, by the washing of blasphemed.

regeneration, and renewing of the Holy 6 Young men likewise exhort to be Ghost; sober-minded.

| 6 Which he shed on us abundantly, 7 In all things shewing thyself a pat- through Jesus Christ our Saviour; tern of good works : in doctrine shewing 7 That being justified by his grace, we uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, should be made heirs according to the

8 Sound speech that cannot be con- hope of eternal life. demned ; that he that is of the contrary 8 This is a faithful saying, and these part may be ashamed, having no evil things I will that thou affirm constantly. thing to say of you.

that they which have believed in God 9 Échort servants to be obedient unto might be careful to maintain good works their own masters, and to please them These things are good and profitable well in all things; not answering again; unto men.

10 Not purloining, but shewing all 9 But avoid foolish questions, and gegood fidelity; that they may adorn the nealogies, and contentions, and strivings doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. about the law; for they are unprofitable

11 For the grace of God that bringeth and vain. salvation hath appeared to all men, 10 A man that is a heretic, after the

12 Teaching us, that denying ungodli- first and second admonition, reject; ness, and worldly lusts, we should live 11 Knowing that he that is such, is soberly, righteously, and godly, in this subverted, and sinneth, being condemned present world;

of himself. 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and 12 When I shall send Artemas unto the glorious appearing of the great God, thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

unto me to Nicopolis : for I have deter 14 Who gave hinself for us, that he mined there to winter. might redeem us from all iniquity, and 13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and A pollos purify unto himself a peculiar people, on their journey diligently, that nothing zealous of good works.

be wanting unto them. 15 These things speak, and exhort, and 14 And let ours also leam to maintain rebuke with al authority. Let no man good works for necessary uses, that they despise thee.

be not unfruitful. CHAP. IN.

| 15 All that are with me salute thee. What Titus is to teach. Greet them that love us in the faith. DUT them in mind to be subject to Grace be with you all. Amen.

T principalities and powers, to obey 1 It was written to Titus, ordained magistrates, to be ready to every good the first bishop of the church of work,

the Cretians, from Nicopolis of 2 To speak evil of no man, to be no Macedonia.

moltes The Epistle of PAUL to PHILEMON. Paul intercedeth for Onesimus. I 5 Hearing of thy love and faith), which DAUL, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and thou hast toward the Lord Jesus; and 1 Timothy our brother, unto Philemon toward all saints: our dearly beloved, and fellow-labourer, 6 That the communication of thy faith

2 And to our beloved Apphia, and inay become effectual by the acknow Archippus our fellow-soldier, and to the ledging of every good thing which is in church in thy house :

you in Christ Jesus. 3 Grace to you, and peace, from God 7 For we have great joy and consolation our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. in thy love, because the bowels of the

4 I thank my God, making mention saints are refreshed by thee, brother. of thee always in my prayers,

i 8 Wherefore, though I might be maru

Intercession for Onesimus. CHAP. I, II. Christ far above angels. bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which both in the flesh, and in the Lord. is convenient,

| 17 If thou count me therefore a partner 9 Yet for love's sake I rather beseech receive him as myself. thee, being such a one as Paul the aged, 18 If he hath wronged thee, or oweth and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ. thee aught, put that on mine account ;

10 I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, 19 I Paul have written it with mine whom I have begotten in my bonds: own hand, I will repay it : albeit I do

11 Which in time past was to thee not say to thee how thou owest unto me unprofitable, but now profitable to thee even thine own self besides. and to me:

| 20 Yea, brother, let me have jny of 12 Whom I have sent again: thou thee in the Lord : refresh my bowels in therefore receive him, that is, mine own the Lord. bowels :

| 21 Having confidence in thy obedience 13 Whom I would have retained with I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou me, that in thy stead he might have wilt also do more than I say. ministered unto me in the bonds of the 22 But withal prepare me also a lodging: gospel :

for I trust that through your prayers I 14 But without thy mind would I do shall be given unto you. nothing; that thy benefit should not be 23 There salute thee Epaphras, my as it were of necessity, but willingly. fellow-prisoner in Christ Jesus :

15 For perhaps he therefore departed 24 Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas for a season, that thou shouldest receive my fellow-labourers. him for ever;

| 25 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ 16 Not now as a servant, but above be with your spirit. Amen. a servant, a brother beloved, especially! | Written from Rome to Philemon to me, but how much more unto thee, by Onesimus a servant. T The Enistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the HEBREWS. CHAP. I.

1 10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning Christ far above angels.

hast laid the foundation of the earth; POD, who at sundry times and in and the heavens are the works of thy

U divers manners spake in time past hands. unto the fathers by the prophets,

11 They shall perish ; but thou re2 Hath in these last days spoken unto mainest : and they all sball wax old as us by his Son, whom he hath appointed doth a garment ; heir of all things, by whom also heir of all things, by whom also he made 12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them the worlds;

up, and they shall be changed: bu 3 Who being the brightness of his thou art the same, and thy years shall glory, and the express image of his per- not fail. son, and upholding all things by the word 13 But to which of the angels said he of his power, when he had by himself at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I purged our sins, sat down on the right make thine enemies thy footstool? hand of the Majesty on high ;

14 Are they not all ministering spirits, 4 Being made so much better than the sent forth to minister for them who shall angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained be heirs of salvation ? a more excellent name than they.

CHAP. II. 5 For unto which of the angels said lie

Obelience due to Christ. at any time, Thou art my Son, this day THEREFORE we ought to give the have I begotten thee? And again, I will 1 more earnest heed to the things be to him a Father, and he shall be to which we have heard, lest at any timo me a Son?

ve should let them slip. 6 And again, when he bringeth in the 2 For if the word spoken by angels first-begotten into the world, he saith, was steadfast, and every transgression And let all the angels of God worship him. and disobedience received a just recom

7 And of the angels he saith, Who pense of reward ; maketh his angels spirits, and his minis 3 How shall we escape, if we neglect ters a flame of fire.

so great salvation ; which at the first be8 But unto the Son, he saith, Thy gan to be spoken by the Lord, and was throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a confirmed unto us by them that heard sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of him ; shy kingdom;

| 4 God also bearing them witness, both 9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and with signs and wonders, and with divers hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, acGod, hath anointed thee with the oil ofcording to his own will ? gladness above thy fellows

| 5 For unto the angels hath he not put us

3. and the express. imas by the word 13 time, Sit on my rig motstool? glory and upholding all that had by himself at any thine enemies thy foot

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