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4 And will indeed turn away the books, especially the parchtheir hearing from the truth, ments. but will be turned unto fables. 14 Alexander the copper
5 But be thou vigilant, labour smith hath done me much in all things, do the work of an evil : the Lord will reward him evangelist, fulfil thy ministry. according to his works: Be sober.
15 Whom do thou also avoid, 6 For I am even now ready for he hath greatly withstood to be sacrificed : and the time our words. of my dissolution is at hand. 16 At my first answer no man
7 I have fought a good fight, stood with me, but all forsook I have finished my course,
me : may it not be laid to their have kept the faith.
charge. 8 As to the rest, there is laid 17 But the Lord stood by me, up for me a crown of justice, and strengthened me, that by which the Lord the just judge me the preaching may be acwill render to me in that day: complished, and that all the and not only to me, but to them gentiles may hear: and I was also that love his coming. delivered out of the mouth of Make haste to come to me the lion. quickly.
18 The Lord hath delivered 9 For Demas hath left me, me from every evil work; and loving this world, and is gone will preserve me unto his heato Thessalonica:
venly. kingdoin, to whom be 10 Crescens into Galatia, Ti- glory for ever and ever. Amen. tus into Dalmatia,
19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, 11 a Only Luke is with me. and the household of OnesiTake Mark, and bring him with phorus. thee: for he is profitable to me 20 Erastus remained at Cofor the ministry.
rinth. And Trophimus I left 12 But hicus I have sent sick at Miletus. to Ephesus.
21 Make haste to come before 13 The cloak that I left at winter. Eubulus and Pudens Troas with Carpus, when thou and Linus and Claudia, and al comest, bring with thee, and the brethren salute thee.
22 The Lord JESUS Christ be a Col. 4. 14.
with thy spirit. Grace be with
b Supra, 1. 16.
EPISTLE OF ST. PAUL TO TITUS.
37. PAUL having preached the faith in the island of Crete, he ordained his do,
Loved disciple and companion Titus bishop, and left him there to finish the work which he had begun. Afterwards the Apostle, on a journey to Nicopolis a city of Macedonia, wrote this Epistle to Titus; in which he directs him to ordain bishops and priests for the different cities, snewing him the principal qualities necessary for a bishop, also gives him particular advice for his own conduct to his flock, exhorting him to hold to strictness of discipline, but sec soned with lenity. 'It wou written about thirty-three years after our Lord's Ascension.
PA and an apostle of Jesus
6 • If any be without crime, What kind of men he is to ordain the husband of one wife, have
priests. Some men are to be sharplying faithful children, not acrebuked.
cused of riot or unruly. servant God, 7 For a bishop must be with
out crime, as the steward of Christ, according to the faith God: not proud, not subject to of the elect of God and the anger, not given to wine, no acknowledging of the truth, striker, nor greedy of filthy which is according to godli- lucre : ness.
8 But given to hospitality, 2 Unto the hope of life ever- gentle, sober, just, holy, conti. lasting, which God, who lieth nent: not, hath promised before the 9 Embracing that faithful times of the world :
word which is according to 3 But hath in due times doctrine, that he may be able manifested his word in preach- to exhort in sound doctrine, ing, which is committed to me and to convince the gainaccording to the commandment sayers. of God our Saviour:
10 For there are many dis4 To Titus my beloved son, obedient, vain-talkers, and seaccording to the common faith, ducers, especially they of the grace, and peace from God the circumcision. Father, and from Christ JESUS 11 Who must be reproved : our Saviour.
who subvert whole houses, 5 For this cause I left thee in teaching the things which they Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are
al Tim. 3. 2. wanting, and shouldest ordain priests in every city, as I also
CHAP. I. Ver. 6. Of one wift. 3 aypointed thap
I the note upon 1 Tim. iii. 2.
ought not, for filthy lucre's | bands, that the word of God be sake.
not blasphemed. 12 One of them said, a pro- 6 Young men in like manner phet of their own, The Cretians exhort that they be sober. are always liars, evil beasts, 7 In all things shew thysell slothful bellies.
an example of good works, in 13 This testimony is true. doctrine, in integrity, in graWherefore rebuke them sharp- vity, ly, that they may be sound in 8 The sound word that cannot the faith.
be blamed: that he, who is on 14 Not giving heed to Jewish the contrary part, may be afraid, fables and commandments of having no evil to say of us. men, who turn themselves away 96 Exhort servants to be from the truth.
obedient to their masters, in all 15 . All things are clean to things pleasing, notgainsaying: the clean : but to them that are 10 Not defrauding, but in all defiled, and to unbelievers, no things shewing good fidelity, thing is clean: but both their that they may adorn the docmind and their conscience are trine of God our Saviour in all defiled.
things. 16 They profess that they 11 For the grace of God our know God: but in their works Saviour hath appeared to all they deny him; being abomina- men. ble, and incredulous, and to 12. Instructing us that, denyevery good work reprobate. ing ungodliness and worldly
we should live soberly, CHAP. II.
and justly, and godly in this
world, Bon he is to instruct both old and
13 Looking for the blessed young:
The duty of servants. The hope and coming of the glory christian's rule of life.
of the great God and our Savi. BUTh speake thou the things our Jesus Christ. that become
14 Who gave himself for us trine:
that he might redeem us from 2 That the aged men be so- all iniquity, and might cleanse ber, chaste, prudent, sound in to himself a people acceptable, faith, in love, in patience.
a pursuer of good works.
Other instructions and directions for life children,
them to be subgentle, obedient to their hus.
ject to princes and powers,
a Rom. 19. 20.
• Ephes. 6. 5. Col. 8. 22. 1 Pet 18. Infra, & 4.
to obey at a word, to be ready 9 But avoid foolish questo every good work,
tions, and genealogies, and con 2 To speak evil of no man, tentions, and strivings about not to be litigious, but gentle : the law. For they are unproshewing all mildness towards fitable and vain. all men.
10 A man that is a heretic, 3 For we ourselves also were after the first and second admosome time unwise, incredulous, nition avoid : erring, slaves to divers desires 11 Knowing that he, that is and pleasures, living in malice such a one, is subverted, and and envy, hateful, hating one sinneth, being condemned by another.
his own judgment. 4 But when the goodness and 12 When I shall send to thee kindness of God our Saviour Artemas or Tychicus, make appeared,
haste to come unto me to Nico5 « Not by the works of jus- volis. For there I have detertice, which we have done, but mined to winter. according to his mercy he saved 13 Send forward Zenas the us, by the laver of regenera- | lawyer and Apollo with care, tion, and renovation of the tbat nothing be wanting to Holy Ghost,
them. 6 Whom he hath poured forth 14 And let our men also learn upon us abundantly through to excel in good works for neJESUS Christ our Saviour:
cessary uses : that they be not 7 That, being justified by unfruitful. his grace, we may be heirs, 15 All that are with me, according to hope of life ever- salute thee; salute them that lasting.
love us in the faith. The grace 8 It is a faithful saying: and of God be with you all. Amen. these things I will have thee
61 Tim. 1. 4. and 4. 7. 2 Tim. 2. 23. affirm constantly: that they, who believe in God, may be CHAP. III. Ver. 11. By his own careful to excel in good works. judgment. Other offenders are judged, These things are good and pro
and cast out of the church, by the
sentence of the pastors of the same fitable unto men.
church, Heretics, more unhappy, run out of the church of their own accord :
and, by so doing, give judgment and .2 Tim. 1.9
sentence against their own sculs.
PHILEMON, a noble citizen of Colossa, had a servant named ONESIMUS, Roho
robbed him, and fled to Rome, where he met St. PAUL, who was then a prisoner Where the first time. The Apostle took compassion on him, and received him with tenderness and converted him to the faith; for he was a Gentile before. Sr. Paul sends him back to his master with this Epistle in his favour; and though he beseeches PAILEMON to pardon him, yet the Apostle writes with becoming dignity and authority. It contains divers profitable instructions, and pointi out the charity and humanity that masters should have for their ser. vants.
8 Wherefore though I have
much confidence in Christ Ae commends the faith and charity of Philemon: and sends back to him JESUS, to command thee that his fugitive servant, whom he con- which is to the purpose : verted in prison.
9 For charity sake I rather a prisoner of Christ beseech, whereas thou art such JESUS, and Timothy a bro- an one, as Paul an old man, ther: to Philemon our beloved and now a prisoner also of and fellow-labourer.
JESU8 Christ: 2 And to Appia our dearest 10 I beseech thee for my sor sister, and to Archippus our whom I have begotten in my fellow-soldier, and to the church bands, Onesimus, which is in thy house.
11 Who hath been heretofore 3 Grace to you and peace unprofitable to thee, but now is from God our Father, and from profitable both to me and thee, the Lord JESUS Christ.
12 Whom I have sent back 4 I give thanks to my God, to thee. And do thou receive always making a remembrance him as my own bowels; of thee in my prayers.
13 Whom I would have re5 Hearing of thy charity and tained with me, that in thy faith which thou hast in the stead he might have ministered Lord JESUS, and towards all to me in the bands of the gog. the saints.
pel: 6 That the communication of 14 But without thy counsel I thy faith may be made evident would do nothing: that thy good in the acknowledgment of deed might not be as it were of every good work, that is in necessity but voluntary. you in Christ JEBUS.
15 For perhaps he therefore 7 For I have had great joy departed for a season from thee, and consolation in thy charity, that thou mightest receive him because the bowels of the saints again for ever; have been refreshed by thee, 16 Not now as a servant, but brother.
instead of & servant, a most