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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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eralted nature subjection the world to come whereof wel 3 For this man was counted worthy of speak.

more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he 6 But one in a certain place testified, who hath builded the house, hath more saying, What is man, that thou art mind honour than the house. fui of him? or the son of man, that thou 4 For every house is builded by sojne visitest him?

man; but he that built all things is God. 7 Thou madest him a little lower than 5 And Moses verily was faithful in al the angels; thou crownedst him with his house, as a servant, for a testimony glory and honour, and didst set him over of those things which were to be spoken the works of thy lands;

after : 8. Thou hast put all things in subjection 6 But Christ as a Son over his own under his feet. For in that he put all in house : whose house are we, if we hold subiection under hiin, he left nothing fast the confidence, and the rejoicing af that is not put under him. But now we the hope firm unto the end. vee not yet all things put under him: 7 Wherefore, is the Holy Ghost saith, 9 But we see Jesus, who was made a To-day if ye will hear his voice,

the angels for the suffer-1 8 Harden not your hearts, as in the ing of death, crowned with glory and provocation, in the day of temptation in honour; that he by the grace of God the wilderness : should taste death for every man.

9 When your fathers tempted me, 10 For it became him, for whom are all proved me, and saw my works forty things, and by whom are all things, in years. bringing many sons unto glory, to make 10 Wherefore I was grieved with that the Captain of their salvation perfect generation, and said, They do always err through sufferings.

Jin their heart; and they have not known 11 For both he that sanctifieth, and my ways. they who are sanctified, are all of one: 1 So I sware in my wrath, They shall for which cause he is not ashamed to not enter into my rest. call themi brethren,

- 12 Take heed, brethren, lest there he 12 Saying, I will declare thy name un-in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in to my brethren, in the midst of the departing from the living God. church will I sing praise unto thee. 13 But exhort one another daily, while

13 And again, I will put my trust in it is called To-day ; lest any of you be him. And again, Behold, I, and the hardened through the deceitfulness of children which God hath given me. sin.

14 Forasinuch then as the children are 14 For we are made partakers of Christ, partakers of flesh and blood, he also him- if we hold the beginning of our confi. . sell likewise took part of the same; that dence steadfast unto the end; through death he might destroy him that 15 While it is said, To-day if ye will had the power of death, that is, the hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as devil;

in the provocation. 15 And deliver them, who, through fear 16 For some, when they had heard of death, were all their life-time subject did provoke : how beit, not all that came to bondage.

out of Egypt by Moses, 16 For verily he took not on him the 17 But with whom was he grieved nature of angels; but he took on him the forty years? was it not with them that seed of Abrahalı).

had sinned, whose carcasses fell in the 17 Wherefore in all things it behoved wilderness? him to be made like unto his brethren; 18 And to whom sware he that they that he might be a merciful and faithfulishould not enter into his rest, but to them Iligi Priest in things pertaining to God, that believed not? to inake reconciliation for the sins of the 19 So we see that they could not enter people.

in because of unbelief. 18 For in that he himself bath suffered,

CHAP. IV. being teinpted, he is able to succour them

Rest attained by faith that are tempted.

IT ET us therefore fear, lest a promiso CHAP. III.

U being left us of entering into his rest, Christ is more worthy than Moses. Jany of you should seem to come short W HEREFORE, holy brethren, parta- of it.

VY kers of the heavenly calling, con-| 2 For unto us was the gospel preacheu. sider the Apostle and High Priest of our as well as unto them: but the word profession, Christ Jesus;

preached did not profit them, not being 2 Who was faithful to him that appoint-mixed with faith in them that heard it. ed him, as also Moses was faithful in all 3 For we which have believed do enter his house,

into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in


The priesthood of Christ

God sure in his promise, my wrath, if they shall enter into inyl 5 So also Christ glorified not himself to rest : although the works were finished he made a high priest; but lie that said from the foundation of the world. unto hiin, Thou art my Son, to-day have

4 For he spake in a certain place of the I begotten thee. seventh day on this wise, And God did 6 As he saith also in another place, rest the seventh day from all inis works. Thou art a priest for ever after the order * 5 And in this place again, if they shall of Melchisedec. enter in my rest.

17 Who in the days of his flesh, when 6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that he had offered up prayers and supplicasome must enter therein, and they to tions with strong crying and tears unto

whom it was first preached entered not him that was able to save him from * in because of unbelief:

death, and was heard in that he feared j 7 (Again, he limiteth a certain day, say- 8 Though he were a Son, yet learned * ing in David, To-day, after so long a he obedience by the things which he

time; as it is said, To-day, if ye will suffered ; lini hear his voice, harden riot your hearts. 9 And being made perfect, he became

8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then the author of eternal salvation unto all 3 would he not afterward have spoken of them that obey him ; et another day.

| 10 Called of God a high priest after the 9 There remaineth therefore a rest to order of Melchisedec. the people of God.

| 11 Of whom we have many things to 10 For he that is entered into his rest, say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye he also hath ceased from his own works, are dull of hearing. as God did from his.)

| 12 For when for the time ye ought to 11 Let ils labour therefore to enter into be teachers, ye have need that one teach that rest, lest any man fall after the same you again which be the first principles of example of unbelief.

the oracles of God; and are become such 12 For the word of God is quick, and as have need of milk, and not of strong powerful, and sharper than any two-meat. edged sword, piercing even to the di- 13 För every one that useth milk, is unviding asunder of soul and spirit, and of kilful in the word of righteousness : for the joints and marruw, and is a discerner he is a babe. of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 14 But strong meat belongeth to them

13 Neither is there any creature that is that are of full age, even those who by not manifest in his sight: but all things reason of use have their senses exercised are naked and opened unto the eyes of to discern both good and evil. him with whom we have to do.

| CAP. VI. ". 14 Seeing then hat we have a great

T'he danger of a postacy. High Priest, that is passed into the THEREFORE leaving the 'rinciples ... heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us 1 of the doctrine of Christ, let us go hold fast our profession.

unto perfection; not laying again the 15 For we have not a high priest which foundation of repentance from dead cannot be touched with the feeling of our works, and of faith towaru God, infinnities : but was in all points tempted 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of like as we are, yet without sin.

laying on of hands, and of resurrection of 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the the dead, and of eterual judgment. throne of grace, that we may obtain 3 And this will we do, ir God permit. mercy, and ind grace to help in tine 4 For it is impossible for those who were of need.

fonce entightened, and have tasted of the CHAP. V.

heavenly gift, and were made partaken of Christ's priesthood... of the Holy Ghost, OR every high priest taken from 5 And nave tasted the good word ot I among men, is o dained for men in God, and the powers of the world to come, * things pertaining to God, that he may! 6 If they shall fall away, lo renew them

offer both gifts and sacrifices für sins: again unto repentance ; seeing they cru. 1 2 Who can have conipassion on the cify to themselves the Son of God afresh, ignorant, and on them that are out of the and put kuin to an open shane. way; for that he himself also is coinpass-1 i For the carti which drinketh in the ed with intirmity.

in Train that cometh oll upon it, and bringeth 3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for forth herbs meet for thein by whom it is the people, so plsu for himself, to offer dressed, receiveth blessing fruin God: for sins.

18 But that which beareth thorns and 4 And no man taketh this honour into briers is rejected, and is nigh unlocursing, himself, but de tint is called of God, as whose end is to be burned. was Aaron:

But, beloved, we are persuaded better

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