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Coming of Antichrist.

1. TIMOTHY.

* Taleness to be avoided when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from 14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the heaven with his mighty angels,

obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. ein flaming fire taking vengeance on them that 15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold know not God, and that obey not the gospel of the traditions which ye have been taught, wheour Lord Jesus Christ :

ther by word, or ourepistle. 9 Who shall be punished with everlasting de 16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and struction from the presence of the Lord, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and from the glory of his power;

hath given us everlasting consolation and good 10 When he shall come to be glorified in his hope through grace, saints

, and to be admired in all them that believe 17 Comfort your hearts, and establish you in (hecause our testimony among you was believ- every guod word and work. ed) in that day.

CHAP. III. ji Wherefore also we pray always for you, Paul gideth them divers precepts. that our God would count you worthy of this FINALLYbrethren, pray for us, that the gondness, and the work of faith with power : be glorified, even as it is with you; 12 That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ 2 And that we may be delivered from unreamay be glorified in you, and ye in him, accord- sonable and wicked men: for all men have not ing to the grace of our God, and of the Lord faith. Jesus Christ.

3 But thc Lord is faithful, who shall establish CHAP. II.

jyou, and keep you from evil. Of steadfastness in the truth. 4 And we have confidence in the Lord touching of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our which we conimand you. gathering together unto him,

5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ. troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by 6 Now we command you, brethren, in the letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withhand.

draw yourselves from every brother that walk. 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for eth disorderly, and not after the tradition which that day shall not come, except there come a fall- he received of us. ing away first, and that man of sin be revealed, 7 For yourselves know how ye ought to follow the son of perdition;

us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above among you; all that is called God, or that is worshipped ; 80 8 Neither did we eat any man's bread for that he, as God, sitteth in the temple of God, nought; but wrought with labour and travail shewing himself that he is God.

night and day, that we might not be chargeable 5 Remember ye not, that when I was yet with lo any of you: you, I told you these things ?

9 Not bccause we have not power, but to make 6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us. might be revealed in his time.

10 For even when we were with you, this we 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already commanded you, that If any would not work, work: only he who now leiteth will let, antil neither should he eat. he be taken out of the way.

11 For we hear that there are some which walk 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, among you disorderly, working not at all, but whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit are busybodies. of his mouth, and shall destroy with the bright- 12 Now them that are such we command and ness of his coming :

exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quiet9 Even him, whose coming is after the work-ness they work, and eat their own bread. Ing of Satan, with all power, and signs, and ly- 13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well-doing. ing wonders,

14 And if any man obey not our word by this 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteous- epistle, note that man, and have no company ness in them that perish; because they received with him, that he inay be ashamed. not the love of the truth, that they might be 15 Yet count him not as an enemy, but admosaved.

nish him as a brother. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong) 16 Now the Lord of peace himself give you delusion, that they should believe a lie: peace always by all means. The Lord be witb

12 That they all might be damned who believ-you all. ed not the truth, bui had pleasure in unright- 17 Thc salutation of Paul with mine own eousness.

hand, which is the token in every epistle : so I 13 But we are bound to give thanks always to write. God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, be- 18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with cause God hath from the beginning chosen you you all. Amen. to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit, 1 The second epistle to the Thessalonians, and belief of the truth :

was written from Athens.
I The First Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to TIMOTHY.
CHAP. I.

alogies, which minister questions, rather than Timothy put in mind of his charge. godly edifying which is in faith; so do.

an apostle of Jesus Christ by the com-°5 Now the end of the commandment is charity mandmeni of God our Saviour, and Lord out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

and of faith unfeigned : 2 Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith ; 6 From which some having swerved, have Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father turned aside unto vain jangling; and Jesus Christ our Lord.

7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; under3 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, standing neither what they say, nor whereof when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest they affirm. charge some that they teach no other doctrine, 4 Nexher give hecd to fables and endless gene-luse it lawfully;

8 But we know that the law is good, if a man

PAUL

of Paul's call to the ministry. CHAP II, III, IV.

The mystery of godliness 9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a

CHAP. III. righteous man, but for the lawless and disobe

The qualifications of bishops, &c. holy and profane, for murderers of fathers, and office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband 10 For whoremongers, for them that defile of one wise, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for gjven to hospitality, apt to teach ; liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any 3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy or other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine, filthy lucre; but patient; not a brawler, not

11 According to the glorious gospel of the covetous; blessed God which was committed to my trust. 4 One that ruleth well his own house, having

12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who his children in subjection with all gravity ; hath enabled me, for that he counted me faith-| 5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own ful, putting me into the ministry;

house, Inow shall he take care of the church of 13 İVho was before a blasphemer, and a perse-God ?) cutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, be-6 Not a novice, lest being lined up with pride cause I did it ignorantly in unbelief:

he fall into the condemnation of the devil. 14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding 7 Moreover, he must have a good report of abundant with faith and love which is in Christ them which are without; lest he fall into reJesiis.

proach and the snarc of the devil. 15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all & Likewise must the deacons be grave, not acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the double-tongued, not given to much wine, not world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. greedy of filthy lucre;

16 Blowbeit, for this cause I obtained mercy, 9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth conscience. all long-suffering, for a pattern to them which 10 And let these also first be proved ; then let shouldhereafter believeon him to life everlasting. them use the office of a deacon, being found

17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invi- blameless. sible, the only wise God, be honour and glory 11 Even so must their wives de grave, not slanfor ever and ever. Amen.

derers, sober, faithful in all things. 18 This charge I commit unto thec, son Timo- 12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, thy, according to the prophecics which went ruling their children and their own houses well. before on thee, that thou by them mightest war 13 For they that have used the office of a deacon a good warfare;

well, purchase to themselves a good degree, and 19 Holding faith and a good conscience; which great boldness in the faith which is in Christ some having put away, concerning faiih have Jesus. made shipwreck:

14 These things write I unto thee, hoping to 20 of whom is Hymeneus and Alcxander; come unto thee shortly : whoin I have delivered unto Satan, that they , 15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know may learn not to blasphemne.

how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house CHAP. II.

of God, which is the church of the living God, Prayers and thanks to be made for all men. the pillar and ground of the truth. I

EXHORT therefore, that, first of all, suppli- 16 And without controversy, great is the mys

cations, prayers, intercessions, and giving or tery of godliness: God was manifest in the thanks be made for all men :

flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority: preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in world, received up into glory. ail godliness and honesty.

CHAP. IV. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight

Apostacy foretold. of God our Saviour;

4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to the latter times some shall depart from the come unto the knowledge of the truth. faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, ar.d doc

5 For there is one God, and one mediator be- trines of devils ; tween God and men, the man Christ Jesus ; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their con6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be tes-science seared with a hot iron; titied in due time.

3 Forbidding to inarry, and commanding to ab7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher and an stain from meats, which God ha:h created to be apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie received with thanksgiving of them which benot,) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and lieve and know the truth. verity:

4 for every creature of God is good, and nothing 8 I will therefore that men pray every where, to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving lining up holy hands, without wrath and doubt 5 For it is sanctified by the word of God, and ing.

prayer. 9 In like manner also, that women adorn them-16 ir thou put the brethren in remembrance of selves in modest apparel, with shaincfacedness these things, thou shalt be a good minister of and sobriety; not with broidered hair, or gold, Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of or pearls, or costly array,

faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast ie But (which becometh women professing attained. godliness) with good works.

7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and 11 Let the woman learn in silence with all exercise thyself rather unto godliness. subjection.

8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godli12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to ness is profitable unto all things, having proniise of usurpauthority over the nian, but to be in silence. the life that now is, and of that which is to come. 13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. 9 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman acceptation. being deceived was in the transgression. 10 For therefore we both labour and suffer re

15 Notwithstanding, she shall be saved in child- proach, because we trust in the living God who bearing, if they continue in faith, and charity, is the Saviour of all men, especially of those and holiness, with sobriety.

Ithat believe.

Rules to be observed in reproving. I. TIMOTHY.

Of the duty of servants. 11 These things command and teach.

24 Soine men's sins are open before hand, going 12 Let no man despise thy youth ; but be thou before to judgment: and some men they follow an example of the believers, in word, in conver- after. sation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 25 Likewise also the good works of some are 13 Tiu i come, give attendance to reading, to manifest beforehand; and they that are otherexhortation, to doctrine.

wise cannot be hid. 14 Neglect not the gin that is in thee, which

CHAP. VI. was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on

The great gain of godliness. 15 Meditate upon these uliings give thyself whol-LET

as many servants as are under the yoke

coumt their own masters worthy of all holy to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. nour, that the name of God and his doctrine be 16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doc- not blasplicmed. trine; continue in them: for in doing this thou 2 And they that have believing masters, let shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee. them not despise them, because they are brethren; CHAP. V.

but rather do them service, because they are Of widows and elders.

faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. REBUKE and une ederbeurt entres hem rasna These things teach and export.

father; and the younger men as bretiiren; 3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not 2 The clder women as mothers; the younger to wholesome words, even the words of our as sisters, with all purity.

Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is 3 Honouir widows that are widows indeed. according to godliness, 4 But if any widow have children or nephews, 4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting let them learn first to shew piety at home, and about questions and strifes of words, whereof 10 requite their parents: for that is good and cometh envy, strite, railings, evil surmisings, acceptable before God.

5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, 5 Now slie that is a widow indeed, and deso- and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is late, trusteth in God, and continueth in suppli- godliness: from such withdraw thyself. cations and prayers night and day.

6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 6 But she that liveth in pleasure, is dead while 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and she liveth.

it is certain we can carry nothing out. 7 And these things give in charge, that they 8 And having food and raiinent, let us be theremay be blameless.

with content. e But if any provide not for his own, and espe- 9 But they that will be rich, fallinto temptation, cially for those of his own house, he hath denied and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful the faith, and is worse than an infidel. lusts, which drown men in destruction and per9 Let not a widow be taken into the number dition. under threescore years old, having been the 10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: wife of one man,

which while some coveted after, they have erred 10 Well reported of for good works ; if she from the faith, and pierced themselves through have brought up children, if she have lodged with many sorrows. strangers, if she have washed the saints' seet, ir 11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; she have relieved the afflicted, if she have dili- and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, gently followed every good work.

love, patience, mcekness. 11 But the younger widows refuse: for when 12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and they will marry ;

hast prosessed a good profession before many 12. Having damnation, because they have cast witnesses. off their first faith

13 ! give thee charge in the sight of God, who 13 And withal they learn to be idle, wandering quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, about from house io house; and not only idle, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good conbut tallers also, and busybodies, speaking things session; which they ought not.

14 That thou keep this commandment without 14 I will therefore that the younger women spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our marry, bear children, guide the house, give none Lord Jesus Christ : occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.. 15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the 15 for some are already turned aside after blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, Satan.

and Lord of lords; 16 If any man or woman that believeth lave 16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the widows, let them relieve them, and let not the light which no man can approach unto: whoin church be charged; that it may relieve them no man hath seen, nor can see; to whom bo that are widows indeed.

honour and power everlasting. Amen. 17 Let the elders that rule well, be counted 17 Charge then that are rich in this world, that worthy of double honour, especially they who they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain labour in the word and doctrine.

riches, but in the living God, who giveth us 18 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muz- richly all things to enjoy ; zle the ox that ireadeth out the corn. And, The 18 'That they do good, that they be rich in good labourer is worthy of his reward.

works, ready to distribute, willing to commu19 Against an elder receive not an accusation, nicate; but before two or three witnesses.

19 Laying up in store for themselves a good 20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others foundation against the time :o come, that they also may fear.

may lay hold on eternal life. 21 [ charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus 20 0 Timothy, keep that which is committed to Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe thy trust, avoiding profane ana vain babblings, these things without preferring one before ano- and oppositions of science falsely so called ; ther, doing nothing by partiality.

21 Which some professing, have erred concern. 22 Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither being the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen. partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure. i The first to Timothy was written from 23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stoinach's sake, and thine often infirmities.

Laodicea, which is the chiefest city of
Phrygia Pacatiana.

PAUL

I The Second Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to TIMOTHY.
CHAP. I.

8 Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of Paul's love to Timothy.

David, was raised from the dead, accordiug to an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will ny gospel : of God, according to the promise of life 9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil-doer, even which is in Christ Jesus,

unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. 2 To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, 10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's mercy, and peace, from God the Father and sake, that they may also obtain the salvation Christ Jesuis our Lord.

which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 31 thank God, whom I serve from my forefa- II It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead thers with pure conscience, that without ceas- with him, we shall also live with him : ing. I have reinembrance of thee in my prayers 12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: night and day

if we deny him, he also will deny us: 4 Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful 13 If we believe noi, yet he abideth faithful: he of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy ; cannot deny himselt. 5. When I call to remembrance the unfeigned 14 of these things put them in remembrance, faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy charging them before the Lord that they strive Grandmother Lois, arith thy mother Eunice ; and not about words to no profit, but to the subvert

6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance, that 15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee a worknjan that needeth not to be ashamed, by the putting on of iny hands.

rightly dividing the word of truth. 7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; 16 But slun profane and vain babblings: for but of power, and of love, and of a sound they will increase unto more ungodliness. wind.

17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: 8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testi- of whom is llymeneus and Philelus ; niony of our Lord, nor of mic his prisoner: but 18 Who concerning the truth have erred, say. be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel ing that the resurrection is past already; and according to the power of God;

overthrow the faith or sonie. 9 Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy 19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standcalling, not according to our works, but accord - eth sure, having this scal, The Lord knoweth ing to his own purpose and grace, which was them that are his. And, Let every one that given us in Christ Jesus before the world began; nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. 10 But is now made manifest by the appearing 20 But in a great house there are not only vesof our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished sels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and death, and hath brought life and immortality to or earth; and some to lionour, and some lo dis lighit through the gospel :

honour. in Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and 21 Ifa inan therefore purge himself from these, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. lie shall be a vessel unto

honour, sanctified, and 12 For the which cause I also suffer these meet for the master's use, and prepared unto things: nevertheless I am not ashamed : sor I every good work. know whom I have believed, and am persua- 22 Flee also youthfuil lusts: but follow rightded that he is able to keep that which I have cousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that committed unto him against that day.

call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which 23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which knowing that they do gendur strifes. is in Christ Jesus.

24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; 14 That good thing which was committed unto but be gentle unto all men, apl to teach, patient; thee keep by the HolyGhost which dwelleth in us. 25 In meekness instructing those that oppose

15 This thou knowest, that all they which themselves; if God peradventure will give them are in Asia be turned away from me; of whoin repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; are Phygellus and Hermogenes,

26 And that they may recover themselves out 16 The Lord give mercy unto the house of of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was by him at his will. not ashamed of my chain:

CIIAP. III. 17 But, when he was in Rome, he sought me Enemies of the truth described. out very diligently, and found me.

18 The Lord grant unto him that he may find To know also that in the last days peritmercy of the Lord in that day: and in how 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, many things he niinistered unto me at Ephesus, covetons, boasters, prouil, blasphemers, disobeibou knowest very well.

dient to parents, unthankful, unholy, CHAP. II.

3 Without natural affection, truce-breakers, Timothy exhorted to constancy. falsc accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of Tuou therefore, my son, be strong in the those that are good,

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4 Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of plea2 And the things that thou hast heard of mesures more than lovers of God; among many witnesses, the commit thou 5 llaving a form of godliness, but denying the to faithful men, who shall be able to teaci others power thereof: from such turn away. also.

6 Fur of this sort are they which creep into 3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good houses, and lead captive silly women laden with soldier of Jesus Christ.

sins, led away with divers lusts ; 4 No inan that warreth entangleth himself. 7 Ever learning and never able to come to the with the affairs of this life; that he may plcasc knowledge of the truth. him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses,

5 And if a inan also strive for masteries, yet is so dg these also resist the truth : men of corrupo be not crowned, except he strivc lawfully. minds, reprobate concerning the faith. 6 The husbandınan that laboureth must be 9 But they shall proceed no further : for their first partaker of the fruits.

folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theire 7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee also wus. understanding in ail things.

10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine,

Pars commended the holy scriptures. TITUS.

His charge to Timothy. manner of life, purpose, faith, long-suffering, righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous charity, patience,

Judge, shall give me at that day: and not to Il Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me only, but unlo all them also that love his me at Antioch, at Iconiun, at Lystra; what appearing. persecutions I endured: but out oitkom all the 9 No thy diligence to come shortly unto me: Lord delivered me.

10 For I)emas hath forsaken me, having loved 12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ this present world, and is departed unlo ThessaJesuis shall suffer persecution.

Ionica; Crescenstó Galatia, l'itus unto Dalmatia. 13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse. 11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. bring him with thee: for he is profitable to we

14 But continue thou in the things which thou for the ministry.
hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing 12 And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus.
of whom thou hast learned them;

13 The cloak that I left at Troas with Carpis, 15 And that from a child thou hast known the when thou comest, bring with thce, and the books, holy scriptures, which are able to make thee but especially the parchinents. wise unto salvation through faith which is in 14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: Christ Jesus.

the Lord reward him according to his works: 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, 15 Or whom be thou ware also; for he hath and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for greatly withstood our words. correction, for instruction in righteonsness : 16 At my first answer no man stood with me,

17 That the man of God may be perfect, tho- but all men forsook nie: I pray God that it may roughly furnished unto all good works. not be laid to their charge. CHAP. Iv.

17 Notwithstanding, the Lord stond with me, Paul's triumph in prospect of death. and strengthened me; that by me the preaching I

CHIARGE thee therefore before God, and the inight be fully known, and that all the Gentiles

Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick might hear : and I was delivered out of the and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; mouth of the lion.

Preach the word ; be instant in season, out 18 And thic Lord shall deliver me froin every of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenlong-suffering and doctrinc,

ly kingdoin ; lo whüm be glory for ever auderer. 3 For the time will coine, when they will not Ámen. endure sound doctrine; but after their own 19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the house. Justs shall they heap to theinselves teachers, hold of Oncsiphorus. kaving itching ears ;

20 Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus ! 4 And they shall turn away their ears froin the have I left at Miletuin sick. truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

! Do thy diligence to come before winter. 5 Buit watch thou in all things, endure affic-Enbulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Ljus, tions, do the work of an evangelist, make full and Claudia, and all the brethren. proof of thy ministry.

22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit 6 For I ain now ready to be offered, and the Grace be with you. Amen. time of my departure is at hand

11 The second epistle unto Timotheus, ordain7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my ed the first bishop of the church of the Epliecourse, I have kept the faith:

sians, was writion from Roine, when I'aul 8 Henceforth there is laid up for ine a crown orl was brought before Nero the second time.

1 The Epistle of PAUL 10 TITUS. CHAP. I.

11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subHoro ministers should be qualified. vert whole houses, teaching things which they Jesus Christ, according to the faith or God's 12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their elect, and the acknowledging of the truth wlich sown, said, The Cretians are always tars, evil is after godliness;

beasis, slow bellies. 9 lu hope of eternal life, which God, that can- 13 This witness is tre: wherefore rebuke them not lie, piromised before the world began; sharply, that they may be sound in the faith ; 3 But hath in due times manifested his word 14 Not giving lieed to Jewish fables, and comthrough preaching, which is committed unto me, mandments of men that turn from the truth. according to the commandinent of God our Sa-) 15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto viour :

them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing 4 To'rims, mine own son aser the common pure; but even their mind and conscience is faith:: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God thc dcfiled Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savimır. 16 They profess that they know God; but in 5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou works they deny him, being abominable, and disshouldest set in order the things that are wanit-obedient, and unto every good work reprobale. ing, and ordain elders in every city, as I had

CHAP. II. appointed thce:

Directions for life and doctrine.

Be leihen the things which become having faithful children, not accused of riot, or unruly.

2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, 7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the stew- sound in faith, in charity, in patience; ard of God: not self-willed, not soon angry, not 3 The aged woinen likewise, that they be in be given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; haviour as becoineth holiness ; not false accu8 Buta lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sers, not given to much wine, teachers of good sober, just, holy, teinperate;

things; 9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been 4 That they may teach the young women to be taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine sober, to love thcir husbands, to love their chil. both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers. dren, 10 For there are many unruly and rain talkers 5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, and deceivers, especially they of the circum- obedient to their own husbauds, that the word

of God be not blasphenied.

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