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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 crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous Judge shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing
The Epistle of PAUL to TITUS.
CHAP. II. 1 Directions given to Titus, both for his doctrine and life.
9 Of the duty of servants. SPEAK thou the things which become sound doctrine:
2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things ;
4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to. love their husbands, to 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 Erhort 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 lusks
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 might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
15 These things speak and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
CHAP. III. 1 Titus directed what to teach, 10 to reject obstinate here
. ticks. 12 The conclusion. PUT them in 'mind to be subject to principalities and
- powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentl, shewing all mee'kness unto all men.
3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, und hating one another.
4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared.
5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his inercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
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. These things are good and profitable unto men.
9 But avoid foolish questions and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofits able and vain.
10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second ad. monition, reject;
11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.
12 When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis : for I have determined there to winter.
13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.
14 And let our's also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not infruitful.
15 All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen. It was written to Titus ordained the first bishop of the
church of the Cretians, froin Nicopolis of Macedonia.
· The Epistle of PAUL the Apostle to the
CHAP. I. i Christ in these last times coming to us from the Father, 4 is
preferred before angels both in person and office. GOD, who at sundry times, and in divers manners, spake
in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds ;
3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the majesty on high;
4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
6 And again, when he bringeth in the first-begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship biin,
7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity ; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
10 And, Thou, Lord, in the begivning hast laid the foundation of the earth ; and the heavens are the works of thine hands.
11 They shall perish; but thou remainest: and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
19 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand until 1 make thine enemies thy footstool ?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
CHAP. II. i We ought to be obedient unto Christ Jesus, 5 because he
vouchsafed to take our nature upon him, 14 as it was necessary. THEREFORE we ought to give the more earnest heed
to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;
3 How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord; and was contirmed unto us by them that heard him;
4 God also bearing them witness both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
5 For unto the angels hath lie not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. LI
6 But 6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art inindful of him? or the son of wan, that thou visitest him?
7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels ; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set over hiin the works of thy hands :
8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. for in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing thut is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him..
9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour ; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
10 For it became him for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
11 For both he that sanctitieth, and they who are sanctified are all of one : for wliich cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
IS And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I, and the children which God hath given me.
14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might distroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
1) Aind deliver tliem who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondaze.
16 For verily be took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him ihe seed of Abraham.
17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unio his brethren; that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertuining to God, to make reconciliation for the si..s of the people.
18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succuur them that are tempted.