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ny among you was believed) in that day. 11 Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you wor(hy of this calling, and fulfil all the good leasure of his goodness, and the work of }. with power: 12 That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God, and of the Lord Jesus Christ. AP. II. No. we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together unto him, 2 That }. be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he, as God,sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 5 Remember ye not, that when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then 'shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9 Even hin, whose coming is after the working of Satan, with all power, and signs, and lying wonders, o 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should be

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self, and God, even our Father, which hatb loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, 17 Comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work. CHAP. III. Fol. brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with

you; 2 And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith. 3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you,and keep you from evil. 4 And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you. 5 .# the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ. 6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. 7 For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you; 8 Neither did we cat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you: 9 Not because we have not to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us. 10 For , ven when we were with you this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. 11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. 12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quictness they work, and eat their own bread. 13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in

lieve a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 13 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning .."?. to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit, and belief of the truth: 14 Whereunto he called you by our ospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our ord Jesus Christ.

14 of if any man obey not our word
by this epistle, note that man, and have
in o oy with him, that he may be
15 Yet count him not as an enemy, but
admonish him as a brother. * *
16 Now the Lord of peace himself give
ou peace always by all means. The
ord be with you all.
17 The salutation of Paul with mine
own hand, which is the token in every
epistle; so I write.

15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and

hold the traditions which ye have been

taught, whether by word, or our epistle.

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18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. A men. * The second epistle to the Thessalonians, was written from Alliens. 17 3

wer, but CHAP. I. - t Polo an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope ; 2 Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith; Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. 3. As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine, 4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith; so do. 5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: 6 From which some having swerved, have turned aside unto vain jangling; 7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm. 8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully ; 9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers, and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers; for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine, 11, According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God which was committed to my trust. 12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; 13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief: 14. And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. * 15. This is a faithful saying, and worthy ...'. that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners : o I am chief. 2 sohon 16 Howbeit, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all long-suffering, for a pattern to them, which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. . 17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glo for ever and ever. Amen. r 18 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies

* The First Epistle of PAUL the Apost, to TIMOTHY

which went before on thee, that thou by
them mightest war a good warfare;
19 Holding faith and a good conscience;
which some having put away, concerning
faith have made shipwreck:
20 Of whom is Hymeneus and Alexan-
der; whom I have delivered unto Satan,
that they may learn not to blaspheme.

EXHORT therefore, that, first of all, supplications, rayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men: 2 For kings, and for all that are in au. thority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in ..f. and h 3 For this is good and acceptable in sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved ando come unto the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus: 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be oš in due time. 7. Whereunto I am ordained a preacher and an apostle,(I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity. 8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, wi wrath and doubting. 9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broidered hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly

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(which becometh women prosessin ... with good works. 11 § the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. 13 For Adam was first formed, then Ere. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. 15 Notwithstanding, she shall be saved in child-bearing, if they continue in faith, and charity, and holiness, with sobriety. - CHAP. iii This is a true. o: $ the office of a bisho good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, a good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach ; !-- * 3 Not given to wine, no striker, no reedy of filthy lucre; but patient; not a o: not covetous: 4 One that novel his own house, 17 o

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having his children in subjection with all o 5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) 6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with 3. he fall into the condemnation of the evil. 7 Moreover, he must have a good reort of them which are without; lest he all into reproach and the snare of the devil. 8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; 9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. 10 And let these also first be proved ; then let them use the office of a deacon, being sound blameless. 11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. 12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. 13 For thcy that have used the office of a deacon well, purchase to themselves a ood degree, and great boldness in the #. which is in Christ Jesus. 14 These things write . I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly : 15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou o to behave thyself , which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. " 16 And without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness: God was mani: fest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit,

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seen of angels, preached unto the Gen

tiles, believed on in the world, received up

into glory. glory CHAP. IV. No. the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to ... spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy, having

their conscience seared with a hot iron;

3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving oil. which believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of God is good,

and nothing to be refused, if it be received

with thanksgiving : 5. For it is sanctified by the word of

God, and prayer. 6 If thou put the brethren in remem

brance of these things, thou shalt be a good

minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine,

whereunto thou hast attained.

7 But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto

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8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things having promise of the life that now is, an of that which is to come. 9. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation. 10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God who is the Saviour of all men, especially of those that believe. 11 These things command and teach. 12 Let no man despise . but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. 14. Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee {{...} with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. 15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. 16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them : for in doing this thou, shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee. CHAP. V

Rules for reproving.

EBUKE not an elder, but entreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren ; 2 The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity; 3 Honour widows that are widows indeed. 4. But if asy widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at |. and to requite their parents: for. that is good and acceptable before"God. 5 Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day. 6 But she that liveth in pleasure, is dead while she liveth. 7 And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless. 8 But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he j denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. 9 Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been § wife of one man, 10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers; if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work. 11 But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry ; 12 Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.


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not only idle, but tattlers also, and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not. 14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully. 15 For some are already turned aside after Satan. 16 If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed. 17 Let the elders that rule well, be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine. 18 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And,The labourer is worthy of his reward. 19 Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses. 20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear. 21 I charge thee before God,and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality. 22 Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure. 23 Drink, no longer water, but use a stomach's sake, and thine often infirmities. 24 Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment: and some men they follow after. 25 Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid. CHAP. VI Lo. as many servants as are under the oke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. 2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren ; but rather do then service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort. * 3 If any man teach otherwis sent not to wholesome words, words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness, 4. He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strises of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, 5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt

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The gain of godliness.

thyself. 6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8 And having food and raiment, let us be therewith content. 9 But they that will be rich, fall into temptation, and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves o with many sorrows. 11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, god. liness, faith, love, patience, meekness. 12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay bgld on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. 13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; 14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the ap . pearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: 15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; 16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto: whom no man hath seen, nor can see; to whom he honour and power everlasting. Amen. 17 Charge them thatarerich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy ; 18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; 19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that or. lay hold on eternal life. 20 O Timothy, keep that which is com: mitted to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called; 21. Which some professing, have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee, Amen. T The first to Timothy was written from Laodicea, which is the chiefest city .

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* The Second Epistle of Paul, the Apostle to Timothy

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the Father, and Christ Jesus our Lord. 3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a 3 I thank God, whom I serve from my good soldier of Jesus Christ.

forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day; 4 Greatly desiring to see thee, bein ğ. of thy tears, that I may be fille with Joy; 5. When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also. 6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance, that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. 7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the powerof God; 9 Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and race, which was given us in Christ Jesus §. the world i. ; 10 But is now made manifest by the api. of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who ath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel: 11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. 12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for fü. whom I have believed, and am F. that he is able to keep that which have committed unto o that day. 13 Hold fast the form of sound jo, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 14 That good thing which was committed unto thue keep the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us. 15This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes. 16 The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain: 17 But, when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found me. 18.The Lord grant unto him that he may ; mercy of the Lord in that day: and in ow many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well. CHAP. II. Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able

4. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. 5 And if a man also strive for masteries, f is he not crowned, except he strive awfully. 6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits. 7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. 8 Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead, according to y gospel: 9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evildoer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. 10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sake, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be . dead with him, we shall also live with him: 12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will denyus. 13. If we believe, not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself. 14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. 15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase untomore ungodliness. 17And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymeneus and Philetus; 18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some. 19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. 20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. 21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work... " 22 Fsee also youthfus lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that callon the Lord out of a pureheart. 23. But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that o do #. strifes. 24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient;

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