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5 e Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers 5 night and day.

6 But she that " liveth in pleasure 8 is dead while she liveth.

7 k And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless.

8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, 10 he hath

friendless. Ma. Cr. left quite alone. Ham. 8 liveth in licentiousness. Ham. delicately. A. V. 9 warn them of. To. 10 kindred. A. V.

thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou hast : and there will I nourish thee. See on Mat. xv. 4.

d 1 Tim. ii. 3 : For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour.

e 1 Cor. vii. 32: He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord.

* LUKE, ii. 37 : And she [Anna] was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. See on Luke, xviii. 1.

8 Acts, xxvi. 7: Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come.

" SOB, xxi. 13 : They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave. Amos, vi. 4: That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall. LUKE, xvi. 19, 25: There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple, and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day. Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things. James, v. 5: Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.

See on John, v. 25.

* 1 Tim. iv. 11. do. i. 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. do. vi. 17.

"Isa. lviii. 7: Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house ? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh ? GAL. vi. 10: As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the houshold of faith.

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um denied the faith, " and is worse than an infidel.

9 Let not a widow be taken into the number 1 under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man,

10 P Well reported of for good works ; if she have brought up children, if she have 9 lodged strangers, 13 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 : 14 for when they have begun to wax wanton against 15 Christ, they will marry ;16

12 Having i7 damnation, le because they have cast off 19 their first faith.20

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11 chosen. A. V. 12 husband. Rh. Wh. Ham. 13 received the strangers. 14 avoid. Rh.

grow weary of. Ham.

16 want to marry. We. 17 Exposing themselves to. Dod. 18 condemnation. Dod. We. 19 made void. Wi. broken. Co. Ma. Gen. 20 promise. Wh.

m 2 Tım. iii. 5: Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof. Tit. i. 16 : They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him. 2 Pet. ii, 1 : Who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them. JUDE, 4: Denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

n Mat. xviii. 17 : If he neglect to hear the Church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a Publican.

• LUKE, ii. 36 : [Anna] had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity. I Tim. iii.2: A Bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife.

P Acts, ix. 39 : All the widows stood by him weeping, and showing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them. 9 See on Rom. xii. 13.

Luke, vii. 38, 44: And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet : but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head. John, xiii. 5, 14: After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with a towel wherewith he was girded. If I then, your Lord and Master,

13 · And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers 21 also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.22

14 + I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, 'give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.23

15 For some are already turned aside after Satan.

16 If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve 24 them, and let not the Church be charged ; that it may relieve "them that are widows indeed.

21 triflers. Dod. Olde. We. ?? which are not comely, Co. Ma. Cr. Bi, Gen, not fit. Pu. 23 Gr. for their railing. A. V. 24 minister to. Wi. Ma. Cr. Gen. Rh. make provision for. Co. assist. Pu. have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. See on Rom. xii, 13.

6 2 Thes. iii. 11: For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.

+ I Cor. vii. 9 : If they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.

u 1 Tim. vi. 1. Neh. v. 9: Ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies ? Mat. v. 16: Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Phi. ii. 15: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world. Tıt. ii. 8: That he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you. 1 Pet. ii. 12, 15: Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men.

do. ii. 16: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of eyildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.

Ver. 3,5.

17 wLet the elders that * rule well be counted worthy of 25 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 a labourer is worthy of his reward.

19 Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before 26 b two or three witnesses.

20 Them that sin rebuke before all,27 that d 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, 2% doing nothing by partiality.

22 5 Lay hands - suddenly on no man, neither 35 rewarded with. Ham. 26 under. A. V. upon the testimony of. Whit. 27 openly. Ma. Cr. Gen. 28 without prejudice. A. V.

w See on Phi. ii. 29.
* Rom. xii. 8: He that ruleth with diligence.

y Acts, xxviii. 10: Who also honoured us with many honours ; and when we departed, they laded us with such things as were necessary.

2 See on 1 Cor. ix. 9, 10. a See on MAT. X. 10.

• Deut. xix. 15: At the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.

• Lev. xix. 17: Thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.

GAL. ii. 11, 14: But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed. When I saw that they walked not uprightly-I said unto Peter before them all. Tit. i. 13: This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith.

d Deut. xiii. Îl: All Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such wickedness as this is among you. e 1 Tim. vi. 13. See on Rom. i.9.

Deut. i. 17 : Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's.

& See 1 Tim. iv. 14.

h 1 Tim. iii. 10: Let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a Deacon, being found blameless.

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be i partaker of other men's sins : keep thyself pure.

23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine k for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.

24 Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment ;29 and some men they follow after. 30

25 Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand ; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.

CHAP. VI. 1 Of the duty of servants : 3 not to have fellowship with newfangled

teachers : 6 godliness is great gain, 10 and love of money the root of all evil: 11 what T'imothy is to flee, and what to follow, 17 and whereof to admonish the rich : 20 to keep the purity of true doctrine, and to avoid profane janglings.

* servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blaspherned.

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.

29 so that they may be judged aforehand. Co. 30 shall be manifest hereafter. Co. I believing. A. V.

12 John, 11: He that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

k Pro. xxxi. 6 : Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Ps. civ. 15 : Wine that maketh glad the heart of man. GAL. v. 19 : The works of the flesh are manifest.

CHAP. VI. a See on Eph. vi. 5. o See on Rom. ji. 24.

· Col. iv. 1: Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal ; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.

d 1 Tim. iv. 11 : These things command and teach.

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