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Godliness, gain.

II, TIMOTHY.

Holy calling. 2 And they that have believing mas- | hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art ters, let them not despise them because also called, and hast professed a good they are brethren: but rather do them profession before many witnesses. service, because they are faithful and 13 I give thee charge in the sight of beloved, partakers of the benefit: These God, who quickeneth all things, and things teach and exhort. before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good Confession, 14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed, and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords: 16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light, which no man can approach unto, whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness:

4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions, and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: From such withdraw thyself.

6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.

7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

9 But they that will be rich, fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

10 For the love of money is the root of all evil, which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with

many sorrows.

TI But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meek

ness.

12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay

17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy,

18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate,

19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science, falsely so called:

21 Which some professing, have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.

The first to Timothy was written from Laodicea, which is the chiefest city of Phrygia Pacatiana.

The Second Epistle of PAUL the Apostle to TIMOTHY.

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2 To Timothy my dearly beloved son: grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father, and Christ Jesus our Lord.

3 1 thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day, 4 Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy,

5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and

thy mother Eunice: and I am persuaded that in thee also.

6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance, that thou stir up the gift of God my hor God hath not given us the spirit which is in thee, by the putting on of hands. of fear, but of power, of love, and of a sound mind.

8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the Gospel according to the power of God,

9 Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to purpose and grace, which was given our works, but according to his own us in Christ Jesus, before the world began,

Strong in grace.

CHAP. II.

10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light, through the Gospel:

11 Whereunto Iam appointed a Preacher, and an Apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.

12 For the which cause I also suffer these things; nevertheless, I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love, which is in Christ Jesus. 14 That good thing which was committed unto thee, keep, by the holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.

Of sundry vessels. 10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sake, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.

11 It is a faithful saying: for if we he dead with him, we shall also live with him.

12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us.

13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful, he cannot deny himself.

14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord, that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.

15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

15 This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from 16 But shun profane and vain babme, of whom are Phygellus and Her-blings, for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

mogenes.

16 The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus, for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain.

17 But when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found me.

18 The Lord grant unto him, that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: And in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.

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2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

4 No man that warreth, entangleth himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned except he strive lawfully.

6 The husbandman that laboureth, must be first partaker of the fruits. 7 Consider what I say, and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. 8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David, was raised from the dead, according to my Gospel:

9 Wherein I suffer trouble as an evil doer, even unto bonds: but the word of God is not bound.

17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymeneus and Philetus.

18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already, and overthrow the faith of

some.

19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having the seal, the Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth the Name of Christ, depart from iniquity.

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 dis

21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the Master's use, and prepared unto every good work.

22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.

24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive: but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,

25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves, if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth.

26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his

will.

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He describeth the enemies of the truth. THIS know also, that in the last

T days perilous times shall come.

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3 Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God, 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

6 For of 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 with stood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long suffering, charity, patience,

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

12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus, shall suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

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

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

Itching ears.

judge the quick and the dead at his appearing, and his kingdom:

2 Preach the word, be instant in sea son, out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doc

trine.

3 For the time will come when they will not endure 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 watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an Evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. 6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. 7 I have 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 them also that love his appearing. 9 Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me:

10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica: Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.

11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry. 12 And Tychicus have I sent to Ephe

sus.

13 The cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, but especially the parchments.

14 Alexander the Coppersmith did me much evil, the Lord reward him according to his works.

15 Of whom be thou ware also, for he hath greatly withstood our words.

16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.

17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me, 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

17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good every evil work, and will preserve me

works.

CHAP. IV.

He exhorteth him to do his duty. CHARGE thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall

unto his heavenly kingdom; to whom Amen. be glory for ever, and ever.

19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.

20 Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick.

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How ministers ought to be qualified.

PAUL a servant of God, and an

Apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the Faith of God's Elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness,

2 In hope of eternal life, which God that cannot lie, promised before the world began:

but unto them that are defiled, and unbelieving, is nothing pure: but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

CHAP. II.

Directions for his doctrine and life.

3 But hath in due times manifested B

his word through preaching, which is
committed unto me according to the
commandment of God our Saviour:
4 To Titus mine own Son after the
common faith, Grace, mercy, and peace
from God the Father, and the Lord Je-
sus Christ our Saviour.

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.

6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children, not accused of riot, or unruly.

7 For a Bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God: not self willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre,

8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate, 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.

10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:

11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake..

12 One of themselves, even a Prophet of their own, said: The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.

13 This witness is true: wherefore rebuke them sharply that they may be sound in the faith;

14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men that turn from the truth.

15 Unto the pure all things are pure, R 2

UT speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:

2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.

3 The aged women likewise that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things,

4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

6 Young men likewise exhort, to be sober minded.

7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

8 Sound speech that cannot be condemned, that he that is of the contrary part, may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

9 Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things, not answering again:

10 Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity, that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. 11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation, hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts we should live soberly, righteously and godly in this present world,

13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God, and our Saviour Jesus Christ,

14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

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Titus directed by Paul.

PHILEMON. Paul's request for Onesimus.

15 These things speak and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

CHAP. III.

The things he should teach.

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UT them in mind to be subject to Principalities and Powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,

2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,

5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the holy Ghost,

6 Which he shed on us abundantly, through Jesus Christ our Saviour:

7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God, might be careful to maintain good works: these things are good and profitable

unto men.

9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

10 A man that is a heretic, after the first and second admonition, reject: 11 Knowing that he that is such, is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.

12 When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter.

13 Bring Zenas the Lawyer, and Apollos, on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.

14 And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.

15 All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.

It was written to Titus ordained the first Bishop of the Church of the Cretians, from Nicopolis of Macedonia

The Epistle of PAUL to PHILEMON.

He desireth him to forgive Onesimus.

PAUL

AUL a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellow labourer,

2 And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellow Soldier, and to the Church in thy house.

3 Grace to you, and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 4 I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers,

5 Hearing of thy love, and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all Saints:

6 That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing, which is in you in Christ Jesus.

7 For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the Saints are refreshed by thee, brother. 8 Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient;

9 Yet for love's sake I rather beseech thee, being such a one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ. 198

10 I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds,

11 Which in time past was to thee unprofitable: but now profitable to thee and to me:

12 Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is mine own bowels.

13 Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the Gospel.

14 But without thy mind would I do nothing, that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.

15 For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever:

16 Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord?

17 If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself.

18 If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee aught, put that on mine account.

19 I Paul have written it with mine

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