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21 Prove all things; hold | 25 Brethren, pray for us. fast that which is good. 26 Greet all the brethren

22 Abstain from all appear- with a holy kiss. ance of evil.

23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

27 I charge you by the Lord, that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.

28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

The first epistle unto the Thessalonians was written from Athens.




1 Saint Paul certifleth them of the good opinion which he had of their faith, love, and patience: 11 and therewithal useth divers reasons for the comforting of them in persecu tion, whereof the chiefest is taken from the righteous judgment of God.

PA AUL, and Silvanus, and

Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:

2 Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

God, for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:

5 Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer: 6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;

7 And to you who are trou3 We are bound to thank bled rest with us, when the God always for you, breth-Lord Jesus shall be revealed ren, as it is meet, because from heaven with his mighty that your faith groweth ex-angels,

ceedingly, and the charity of 8 In flaming fire taking every one of you all toward vengeance on them that know each other aboundeth; not God, and that obey not 4 So that we ourselves glory the gospel of our Lord Jesus in you in the churches of Christ:

9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.

11 Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith 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 the Lord Jesus Christ.


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 Wick1 He willeth them to continue steaded be revealed, whom the fast in the truth received, 3 sheweth Lord shall consume with the that there shall be a departure antichrist, before the day of the Lord come. 15 And thereupon repeateth his former exhortation, and prayeth for them.

from the faith, 9 and a discovery of

Now OW we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

2 That ye 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.

spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

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 delu

sion, that they should believe | course, and be glorified, even 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 chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.

16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,

17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

CHAPTER 3. 1 He craveth their prayers for himself, 3 testifleth what confidence he hath in them, 5 maketh request to God in their behalf, 6 giveth them divers precepts, especially to shun idleness, and ill company, 16 and last of all concludeth with prayer and saluta


FINALLY, brethren, pray

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 stablish 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 And 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 eat 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 power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to fol

low us.

for that the word of 10 For even when we were the Lord may have free with you, this we command.

ed you, that if any would pany with him, that he may not work, neither should he be ashamed. eat.

11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busy bodies. 12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.

14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no com

15 Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

16 Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.

17 The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write.

18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

The second epistle to the Thessaloni ans was written from Athens.



CHAPTER 1. 1 Timothy is put in mind of the charge his going to Macedonia. 5 Of the right use and end of the law. 11 of Saint Paul's calling to be an apostle,

which was given unto him by Paul at

20 and of Hymeneus and Alexander.

PChrist by the command

AUL, an apostle of Jesus

ment 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, bles and endless genealogies, 4 Neither give heed to farather than godly edifying which minister questions,

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 nei- | into the world to save sinther what they say, nor where- ners; of whom I am chief. of they affirm. 16 Howbeit for this cause I

8 But we know that the law obtained mercy, that in me is good, if a man use it law-first Jesus Christ might shew fully; forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.

9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly 17 Now unto the King eterand for sinners, for unholy nal, immortal, invisible, the and profane, for murderers only wise God, be honour of fathers and murderers of and glory for ever and ever. mothers, for manslayers, Amen.

10 For whoremongers, for 18 This charge I commit them that defile themselves unto thee, son Timothy, acwith mankind, for mensteal-cording to the prophecies ers, for liars, for perjured per- which went before on thee, sons, and if there be any other that thou by them mightest thing that is contrary to war a good warfare ; 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 blas-1 phemer, 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 of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came

19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away, concerning faith have made shipwreck: 20 Of whom is Hymenéus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.


That it is meet to pray and give thanks for all men, and the reason why. 9 How women should be attired. 12 They are not permitted to teach. 15 They shall be saved, notwithstanding the testimonies God's wrath, in childbirth, if they continue in faith.



EXHORT therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

2 For kings, and for all that

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