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e husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, fapt to teach ;

3 5 Not given to wine, "no striker, inot greedy of filthy lucre ;' but patient, 8 k

not a brawler, not covetous ;

4 One that ruleth 'well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, bow shall he take care of the Church of God?

6 Not a novice, 10 = lest being lifted up with pride "he fall into the condemnation of the devil.

3 diligent. Cr. serious. Pu. temperate. Ham. To. 5 discreet. Cr. modest. A. V. chaste. Rh. 6 Not one that silteth long over wine, or ready to strike. Dod. not ready to quarrel, and offer wrong, as one in wine. A, V. ? not attached to sordid gain. Dod. 8 gentle. Co. Ma. Cr. Gen. Ham. We. Pu. 9 not quarrelsome. Ham. Pu. not given to contention. Dod. one newly come to the faith. A. V.

1 Tim. v. 9: A widow-having been the wife of one man. f2 Tim. ii. 24: The servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient. Tit. i. 9: Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

8 Ver. 8. Lev. x. 9: Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die. Ezek. xliv. 21 : Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court. Tit. i, 7: Not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre.

h 2 Tim. ii. 24. The words under ver. 2.

il Pet. v. 2: Feed the flock of God which is among younot for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind. Ver. 8. k 2 Tim. ii. 24. The words under ver. 2.

Ps. ci. 2: I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. m Tit. i. 6 : Having faithful children, not accused of riot, or unruly.

n Pro. xvi. 18 : Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

• Isa. xiv. 12, 13: How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer !--For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation,

7. Moreover he must have a good report P of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the 'snare of the devil.11 8 Likewise must the Deacons 12 be

grave, not doubletongued, 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, 13 being found 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 they that have used the office of a Deacon 15 well purchase to themselves a good

1 evil speaker. Co. Ma. Cr. slanderer. Can. 12 ministers. Co. Cr. Bi. Pu. 13 minister. Wi. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. Gen. Rh. Pu. 4 having no crime. Wi. Rh. 15 have ministered. A. V.


P Acts, xxii. 12: Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good report of all the Jews which dwelt there.

See on MARK, iv. 11. * 1 Tim. vi. 9 : They that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare. 2 Tim. ii. 26 : That they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

s Acts, vi. 3: Look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

See on ver. 3. • 1 Tim. i. 19: Holding faith, and a good conscience.

Ver. 16. Eph. i. 9 : Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself.

See on 1 Tim. ii. 9. * Ver. 3. y Mat. xxv.21 : Well done, thou good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things : enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

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degree, and 'great boldness 16 in the faith 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 oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the Church of the living God, the pillar and ground 17 of the truth. 16 And without controversy 18

great is the mystery of godliness : God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, 'seen of angels, 16 liberty to speak. Bi. authority. Ham. 17 stay. A. V.

18 Without doubt. Cr. Bi. Manifestly. Rh. Confessedly. Ham. Whit. Pu.

2 2 Tim. ii. 1: Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

a Eph. ii. 21, 22: In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord : in whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. 2 Tim. ii. 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.

Þ 1 Cor. ii. 7: But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory.

See on John, i. 14.

MAT. iii. 16: And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water : and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him. John, i. 32, 33 : And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not : but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. do. xv. 26 : But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me. do. xvi. 8,9: And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they believe not on me. Rom. i. 4: Declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. I Pet. iii. 18 : Being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit. 1 John, v. 6, &c: This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus preached unto the Gentiles, s believed on in the world, received up into glory. Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.

e Mat. iv. 11: Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him. do. xxviii, 2: The angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. MARK, xvi. 5: Entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment. Luke, i. 13: And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God. do. xxiv. 4: Behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. John, xx. 12: [Mary] seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. Eph. iii. 10: To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the Church the manifold wisdom of God. 1 Pet. i. 12: Which things the angels desire to look into.

fActs, X. 34: Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons. do. xiii. 46, 48 : Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you : but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles. And when the Gentiles heard this they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord. Rom. x. 12, 18: For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek : for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. But I say, Have they not heard ? Yes, verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. Gal. ii. 8: For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles. Eph. iii. 5, 6, 8: Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; that the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the Gospel. Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ." Col. i. 27, 28 : God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles.-Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom ; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. 1 Tim. ii. 7.

& Col. i. 6, 23 : Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world ; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you,

CHAP. IV. I He foretelleth that in the latter times there shall be a departure from

the faith : 6 and to the end that Timothy might not fuil in doing his duty, he furnisheth him with divers precepts belonging thereto.

NOW the Spirit & speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and a doctrines of devils;

2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy ;l 'having their conscience seared with a hot iron ;




Through the hypocrisy of false teachers, &c. Pu. since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth. If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the Gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature under heaven. See on LUKE, xxiv. 51.

CHAP. IV. a JOHN, xvi. 13: Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth : for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. Jude, 4: For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. See on MAŤ. xxiv. 5-12.

See on MARK, i. 15. c 2 Tim. iii. 13 : But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 2 Pet. ii. 1: But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. Rev. xvi. 14 : They are the spirits of devils, working miracles.

d Dan. xi. 35, 37, 38: Some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end : because it is yet for a time appointed. Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers-nor regard any god : for he shall magnify himself above all. But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. See on 1 Cor. x. 20.

e Mat, vii. 15: Beware of false prophets, which come to

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