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The second epistle unto Timotheus, ordained the first Bishop of the church of the Ephesians, was written from Rome, when Paul was brought before Nero 10 the second time.

1° Gr. Cesar Nero, or, the emperor Nero. A. V.





5 Having a forin of godliness, but " denying the power thereof : °from such turn away.

6 For Pof this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly & women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

8 Now' as "Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth : smen of corrupt minds, * reprobate 10 concerning the faith.

9 But they shall proceed " no further : for 6 shine. Co. similitude. Ma. Cr. show. Gen. appearance Rh.

7 insi. nuate themselves into houses. Dod.

simple. Gen. 9 But. Ham.' 10 of no judgment. A. V.

prevail. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. Gen. prosper. Rh. unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.

n See on 1 Tim. v. 8.

• 2 Thes. iii. 6: Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly. 1 TIM. vi. 5: Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness : from such withdraw thyself. 2 Tim. ii. 16, 23.

P 2 John, 10: If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed. See on Mat. xxiii. 14.

91 'sim. ii. 4: Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

*Exod. vii. 11: Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers : now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.

* I Tim. vi. 5 : Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth.

* Rom. i. 28 : And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind. 2 Cor. xiii, 5: Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith

2; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates ? Tit. i. 16: They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unta every good work reprobate.



their folly shall be manifest unto all men, their's also was.

10 But thou hast fully known 12 my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith,13 longsuffering, charity, patience,

11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me Wat Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra ; what persecutions I endured: but sout of them all the Lord delivered me.

12 Yea, and all that will live godly 14 in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

13 But evil men and seducers 15 shall - wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being a deceived.

14 But "continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them ;

12 thou hast been a diligent follower of. A. V. " faithfully. Wi. 15 impostors. Dod. Whit. We. Pu. .

13 fidelity. Dod.

u Exod. vii. 12: For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents : but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods. do. viii. 18: And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not : so there were lice upon man, and


beast. do. ix. 11: And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the Egyptians.

Phi. ï. 22: But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the Gospel. 1 Tim. iv. 6 : Nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.

w See on Acts, xiii. 45.
* See 2 Tim. iv. 7. See on Acts, vii. 10.

John, xvii. 14 : The world hath hated them, because they are not of the world. 1 Cor. xv. 19: If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. See on Acts, xiv. 22.

22 Pet. ii. 20: The latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

* 2 Thes. ii. 11 : For this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. 1 Tim. iv. 1: Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils. 2 Tim. ii. 16.

6 2 Tim. ii. 2. See on 1 Tim. i. 10.


15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

16 e All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and 16 is profitable for doctrine, 17 for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness :

17 That the 5 man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished 18 i unto all good works.

CHAP. IV. 1 He exhorteth him to do his duty with all care and diligence, 6 cer

tifieth him of the nearness of his death, 9 willeth him to come speedily unto him, and to bring Mark with him, and certain other things which he wrote for, 14 warneth him to beware of Alexander the smith, 16 informeth him what had befallen hin at his first answer. ing, 19 and soon after he concludeth.

I Charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall bjudge the quick

16 All Scripture is inspired by God. Ham. Wh. divinely inspired. Dod.:7 for teaching. Pu. 18 perfected. A. V.

• 2 CHR. xxxiv. 3 : While he [Josiah] was yet young, he began to seek after the God of David his father. Pro.

xxii. 6: Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Eccles. xii. 1: Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth.

d See on LUKE, xvi. 29, and on Rom. iv. 23.

• 1 Pet. i. 11 : Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them (the prophets] did signify. 2 Pet. i. 20, 21: No prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man : but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

See on Rom. iv. 23.
8 See on 1 Tim. vi. 11.

b Ps. cxix. 98—100: Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies : for they are ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers : for thy testimonies are my, meditation. I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts, i 2 Tim. ii. 21. See on Eph. ii. 10.

. See on Rom. i. 9.
6 See on Acts, x. 42.



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2 < Preach the word; be d instant in season, e out of season; reprove, 'rebuke, & exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

3 For the h time will come when they will not i endure k sound doctrine ; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears ;

4 And they shall " turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto " fables.

5 But o watch thou in all things, Pendure afflictions, do the work of an 'evangelist, make * full proof of 1 thy ministry.

1 fulfil. Rom. xv. 19; Col. i. 25; iv. 17. A. V. See on 1 Tim. iii. 2.

Luke, xiv. 23 : Compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

e Acts. xx. 7: Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.

fi Tim. v. 20 : Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear. Tır. i.-13: This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith. do. ii. 15 : These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

s 1 Tim. iv. 13: Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

h 2 Tim. iii. 1.

1 Kings, xxii. 8: There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. Isa. xxx. 10 : Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits. k See on 1 Tim. i. 10.

Mic. ii. 11 : If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I will prophesy unto thee of wine and of strong drink; he shall even be the prophet of this people. 2 Tim. iii. 6.

m Jer. xliv. 16: As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the LORD, we will not hearken unto thee.

n See on 1 Tim. i. 4. • See on Mat. xxiv. 42, 43. p See on 2 Tim. ii. 3. 9 See on Acts, xxi. 8. "1 Tim. iv. 12, 15: Let no man despise thy youtb ; but be

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