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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,” for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness :
17 That the 5 man of God may be perfect, b thoroughly furnished 18 i
unto all good works.
CHAP. IV. I 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 him at his first answer. ing, 19 and soon after he concludeth.
I Charge thee therefore a before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall bjudge the quick
16 All Scripture is inspired by God. Ham. Wh. divinely inspired. Dod. 17 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.
. 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.
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.
and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom ;
2 < Preach the word; be instant in season, e out of season ; reprove, rebuke, 6 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 mturn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto " fables.
5 But watch thou in all things, Pendure afflictions, do the work of an 9 evangelist, make r 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. Tit. 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.
$ 1 Tim. iv. 13: Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
h 2 Tim. iii. 1. 11 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.
" See on 1 Tim. i. 4. • See on MAT. xxiv. 42, 43. p See on 2 Tim. ii. 3. . See on Acts, xxi. 8. r 1 Tim. iv. 12, 15: Let no man despise thy youth ; but be
6 For I am now ready to be * offered, and the time of my departure 3 is at hand.
7 I have u fought a good fight, I have 'finished my course, I have kept the faith :
8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a * crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me ' at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing
9 Do thy diligence to ? come shortly unto me :
10 For « Demas hath forsaken me, bhaving loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica ; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.
thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. See on Acts, xiv, 6.
s Rom. xvi. 4 : Who have for my life laid down their own necks. Phi. ii. 17 : Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
* Pai. i. 23: I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better.
2 Pet. i. 14: Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle. u See on 1 Cor. ix. 24, 25.
Acts, xx. 24 : But none of these things move me, neither count 1 my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the Gospel of the grace of God.
w Pro. xxiii. 23 : Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding Rev. iii. 10: Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell
the earth. * See on 1 Cor. ix. 25. y See on 2 Tim. i. 12. 22 Tim. i. 4: Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy.
a Col. iv. 14: Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you. Phile. 24 : Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabourers.
bi John, ii. 15: Love not the world, neither the things
11 Only Luke is with me. Take e Mark, and bring him with thee : for he is profitable 4 to me for the ministry.
12 And 5 Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus.
13 The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.
14 6 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil : the Lord " reward 6 him according to his works :
15 Of whom be thou ware also ; for he hath greatly withstood our words.?
16 At my first answer 8 no man stood with me, but i all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be k laid to their charge.
17 'Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me,
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that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
2 Tim. i. 15 : This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me.
d Col. iy. 14: Luke, the beloved physician. Phils. 24: The words under. ver. 10.
See on Acts, xv. 37. f See on Acts, xx. 4. & See on Acts, xix. 33.
h 2 SAM. iii. 39: The LORD shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness. Ps. xxviii. 4: Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours : give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert. Rev. xviii. 6: Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works.
i Mat. xxvi. 56 : Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled. 1 Tim. i. 15 : The words under ver. 11.
Acts, vii. 60 : And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge.
Mat. x. 19 When they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak : for it shall be given you in that
and strengthened me; m that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear : and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.
18 ° And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom : P to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
19 Salute 9 Prisca and Aquila, and the houshold of Onesiphorus.
20 Erastus abode at Corinth : but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick.
21 "Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.
22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.
| The second epistle unto Timotheus, ordained 9 fulfilled to the utmost. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. proved to the full. Br. carried on with confidence. Dod. assured. Pu. same hour what ye shall speak. Acts, xxiii. 11: And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome. do. xxvii. 23: For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve.
m See on Acts, ix. 15.
n Ps. xxii. 21 : Save me from the lion's mouth. 2 Pet. ii. 9: The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.
• Ps. cxxi. 7 : The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
p See on Rom. xvi. 27. . See on Acts, xviii. 2.
2 Tim. i. 16: The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain.
See on Acts, xix, 22.