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3 5 Forbidding to marry, "and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

4 For 'every creature of God is good, and you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Rom. xvi. 18: For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. 2 Pet. ii. 3: And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

Eph. iv. 19: Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness.

81 Cor. vii. 28, 36, 38: But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned ; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you. But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of her age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry. So then he that giveth her in marriage doeth well; but he that giveth her not in marriage doeth better. Col. ii. 20, 23 : Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances ? Heb. xiii. 4: Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled : but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

h Rom. xiv. 3, 17: Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth : for God hath received him. For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. 1 Cor. viii. 8: But meat commendeth us not to God : for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.

Gen. i. 29 : And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed-to you it shall be for meat. do. ix. 3: Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you ; even ? the green herb have I given you all things. Eccles. v. 18: Behold that which I have seen : it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he hath taken under the sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him : for it is his portion.

* Rom. xiv. 6: He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for h giveth God thanks. 1 Cor. x. 30: Why am I evil spoken for [eating) that for which I give thanks ?

"See on MAT. xy. 11.

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 bretbren "in remembrance 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.2

7 But "refuse 3 profane and old wives' fables, and Pexercise thyself rather unto godliness.

8 For 9 bodily exercise profiteth little :4 but * godliness is profitable unto all things, having

2 which thou hast continually followed. Cr. Bi. Gen. 3 a void. Rh. * for a little time. A. V.

m See on Rom. xv. 15.

Jer. xv. 16: Thy words were found, and I did eat them ; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, Ở LORD God of hosts. 2 Tim. iii. 14, 15: Continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; and that from a child thou hast known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation. 1 Pet. ii. 2: As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.

• See on 1 Tim. i. 4. Heb. v. 14: Strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

9 1 Cor. viii. 8: But meat commendeth us not to God : for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse. Col. ii. 23 : Which things have indeed a show of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.

"See on MARK, X. 30.

* Ps. xxxvii. 4: Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. do. Ixxxiv. 1]: For the Lord God is a sun and shield : the LORD will give grace and glory : no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. do.cxii. 2,3 : His seed shall be mighty upon earth : the generation of the upright shall be blessed. Wealth and riches shall be in his house : and his righteousness en

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promise of the life that now is, and 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, w who is the Saviour of all men, especially of those that believe.

11 These things command and teach.

sure. Co. Ma. 6 of all parties worthy to be received. Co. Ma. dureth for ever. do. cxlv. 19: He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them. MAT. xix. 29 : And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. Rom. viii. 28: And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. See on MARK, X. 30.

See on 1 Tim. i. 15. u 1 Cor. iv. 11, 12 : Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; and labour, working with our own hands : being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it.

v1 Tim. vi. 17: Charge them that are rich in this world that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy.

w Ps. xxxvi. 6 : 0 LORD, thou preservest man and beast. do. cvii. 2, 6, 10, &c: Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy. Then they cried unto the Lord' in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses. Such as sit in darkness and the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron, &c. Acts, xiv. 17 : He left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness. do. xvii. 25: [God, that made the world] giveth to all life, and breath, and all things.

* 1 Tim. vi. 2: And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren ; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.

12 Let no man despise thy youth ; 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 a Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee bby prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.10

15 Meditate upon these things ; give thyself wholly to them ; that thy profiting may appear

16 «Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue 12 in them: for in doing this thou shalt both o save thyself, and 'them that hear thee.

to all. 11

7 to them that believe, Co. 8 behaviour. We. 9 love. Co. Ma., 10 the elders. Co. Pu. 11 in all things. A. V. 1? be earnest. Rh,

y See on 1 Cor. xvi. 11.

2 2 Cor. vi. 4, 6: In all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, by pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, &c. 1 Tim. v. 22 : Keep thyself pure. Tit. ii. 7: In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works : in doctrine showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity: 1 Pet.v.3: Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

a See on Eph. iv. 30. b See on 1 Tim. i. 18.

c 1 Tim. v. 22. Acts, vi. 6 : Whom they set before the apostles : and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them. do. viii. 17: Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost. do. xiii. 3: And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away. do. xix. 6: And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. 2 Tim. i. 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.

Acts, xx. 28 : Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the Church of God.

• Ezek, xxxiii. 9 : Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked

CHAP. V. 1 Rules to be observed in reproving : 3 of widows : 17 of elders : 23 a precept for Timothy's health : 24 some men's sins go before unto judgment, and some men's do follow after.

REBUKE not an elder, but intreat 3 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 b that are widows indeed.

4 But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to show piety at home, and to o requite their parents : "for that is good and acceptable before God.

"Rebuke not rigorously. Cr. ? aged man. Dod. 3 beseech. Wi. Rh. exhort. Co. Ma. Cr. Gen. Rh. Ham. * in all chastity. Rh. Pu. s grandchildren. Rh. Wh. We kindness. A.V.

of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his

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he shall die in his iniquity, but thou hast delivered thy soul. Dan. xii. 3 : They that turn many to righteousness [shall shine] as the stars for ever and ever. * See on Rom. xi. 14.

CHAP. V. a Lev. xix. 32: Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man. Acts, xi. 30 : And sent it [relief unto the brethren] to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul. do. xiv. 23 : When they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed. Tit. i. 5 : For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee. 2 Tim. ii. 2: The things which thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others. Phile.9: For love's sake I rather beseech thee, being such an one as Paul the aged. 1 Pet. v. 1: The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder. 2 John, 1: The elder unto the elect lady. 1 Tim. v. 17.

b Ver. 5, 16.

Gen. xlv. 9-11: Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not: and thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy children's children, and

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