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An exhortation II. THESSALONIANS, 2. to stedfastness

. charity of every one of you all. 2 That ye be not soon shaken toward each other aboundeth; in mind, or be troubled, neither

4 So that we ourselves glory by spirit, nor by word, nor by in you in the churches of God letter as from us, as that the for your patience and faith in day of Christ is at hand. all your persecutions and tribu- 3 Let no man deceive you by lations that ye endure:

any means : for that day shall 5 Which is a manifest token not come, except there come a of the righteous judgment of falling away first, and that man God, that ye may be counted of sin be revealed, the son of worthy of the kingdom of God, perdition ; for which ye also suffer: 4 Who opposeth and exalteth

6 Seeing it is a righteous himself above all that is called thing with God to recompense God, or that is worshipped; so tribulation to them that trouble that he as God sitteth in the you;

temple of God, shewing him7 And to you who are troubled self that he is God. rest with us, when the Lord 5 Remember ye not, that, Jē'-šūs shall be revealed from when I was yet with you,

I heaven with his mighty angels, told you these things?

8 In flaming fire taking ven- 6 And now ye know what geance on them that know not withholdeth that he might be God, and that obey not the gos- revealed in his time. pel of our Lord Jē'-sús Christ: 7 For the mystery of iniquity

9 Who shall be punished with doth already work: only he who everlasting destruction from now letteth will let, until he the presence of the Lord, and be taken out of the way. from the glory of his power;. 8 And then shall that Wicked

10 When he shall come to be be revealed, whom the Lord glorified in his saints, and to be shall consume with the spirit admired in all them that believe of his mouth, and shall" de(because our testimony among stroy with the brightness of you was believed) in that day. his coming :

11 Wherefore also we pray 9 Even him, whose coming is always for you, that our God after the working of Sā'-tăn would count you worthy of this with all power and signs and calling, and fulfil all the good lying wonders, pleasure of his goodness, and 10 And with all deceivablethe work of faith with power: ness of unrighteousness in them

12 That the name of our Lord that perish; because they reJē'-sús Chrīst may be glorified ceived not the love of the truth, in you, and ye in him, according that they might be saved. to the grace of our God and the 11 And for this cause God Lord Jē'-sús Christ,

shall send them strong delu

sion, that they should believe CHAPTER 2.

a lie: we beseech bre- 12 That they all might be our Lord Jē -sús Chrīst, and truth, but had pleasure in unby our gathering together unto righteousness.

13 But we are bound to give

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The idle II. THESSALONIANS, 3. censured. thanks alway to God for you, not after the tradition which brethren beloved of the Lord, he received of us. because God hath from the be- 7 For yourselves know how ginning chosen you to salva- ye ought to follow us : for we tion through sanctification of behaved not ourselves disorthe Spirit and belief of the derly among you ; truth :

8 Neither did we eat any man's 14 Whereunto he called you bread for nought; but wrought by our gospel, to the obtaining with labour and travail night of the glory of our Lord Jē'-šūs and day, that we might not be Chrīst.

chargeable to any of you : 15 Therefore, brethren, stand 9 Not because we have not fast, and hold the traditions power, but to make ourselves which ye have been taught, an ensample unto you to follow whether by word, or our epistle. us.

16 Now our Lord Jē'-sús Chrīst 10 For even when we were himself, and God, even our with you, this we commanded Father, which hath loved us, you, that if any would not work, and hath given us everlasting neither should he eat. consolation and good hope 11 For we hear that there are through grace,

some which walk among you 17 Comfort your hearts, and disorderly, working not at all, stablish you in every good word but are busybodies. and work.

12 Now them that are such

we command and exhort by CHAPTER 3.

our Lord Jē'-šūs Christ, that INALLY, brethren, pray with quietness they work, and Lord may have free course, and 13 But ye, brethren, be not be glorified, even as it is with weary in well doing. you :

14 And if any man obey not 2 And that we may be de- our word by this epistle, note livered from unreasonable and that man, and have no comwicked men: for all men have pany with him, that he may be not faith.

ashamed. 3 But the Lord is faithful, 15 Yet count him not as an who shall stablish you, and enemy, but admonish him as keep you from evil.

a brother. 4 And we have confidence in 16 Now the Lord of peace the Lord touching you, that ye himself give you peace always both do and will do the things by all means. The Lord be with which we command you.

5 And the Lord direct your 17 The salutation of Paul hearts into the love of God, with mine own hand, which is and into the patient waiting the token in every epistle : so for Christ.

I write. 6 Now we command you, bre- 18 The grace of our Lord thren, in the name of our Lord Jē'-sús Chrīst be with you all. Jēšūs Chrīst, that ye withdraw A'-měn. yourselves from every brother ( The second epistle to the Thèss-=-lo'that walketh disorderly, and ni-áns was written from Ăth'-ěns.

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10 For whoremongers, for CHAPTER 1.

them that defile themselves an apostle of Jē'-sús with mankind, for menstealers, Chrīst by the command- for liars, for perjured persons, ment of God our Saviour, and and if there be any other thing Lord Jē'-sús Chrīst, which is that is contrary to sound docour hope;

2 Unto Tim'->-thỹ, my own 11 According to the glorious son in the faith: Grace, mercy, gospel of the blessed God, and peace, from God our Fa- which was committed to my ther and Jē'-sús Christ our trust. Lord.

12 And I thank Christ Jē. 3 As I besought thee to abide šŭs our Lord, who hath enstill at Eph'-ě-sús, when I abled me, for that he counted went into Mác-ē-do’-ny-ă, that me faithful, putting me into thou mightest charge some that the ministry; they teach no other doctrine, 13 Who was before a blas

4 Neither give heed to fables phemer, and persecutor, and endless genealogies, which and injurious: but I obtained minister questions, rather than mercy, because I did it ignogodly edifying which is in rantly in unbelief. faith: so do.

14 And the grace of our 5 Now the end of the com- Lord was exceeding abundant mandment is charity out of a with faith and love which is pure heart, and of a good con- in Christ Jē'-šūs. science, and of faith unfeigned: 15 This is a faithful saying,

6 From which some having and worthy of all acceptation, swerved have turned aside un- that Chrīst Jē'-sús came into to vain jangling

the world to save sinners; of 7 Desiring to be teachers of whom I am chief. the law; understanding nei

16 Howbeit for this cause I ther what they say, nor whereof obtained mercy, that in me first they affirm.

Jē -sús Chrīst might shew forth 8 But we know that the law all longsuffering, for a pattern is good, if a man use it law- to them which should hereafter fully;

believe on him to life ever9 Knowing this, that the law lasting. is not made for a righteous 17 Now unto the King eterman, but for the lawless and nal, immortal, invisible, the disobedient, for the ungodly only wise God, be honour and and for sinners, for unholy and glory for ever and ever. A'profane, for murderers of fa- měn. thers and murderers of mo- 18 This charge I commit unthers, for manslayers,

to thee, Son Tim’-8-thy, ac


lead a quiet and peaceable life Timan desire the office of a

The qualifications I. TIMOTHY, 2, 3. of a bishop. cording to the prophecies which with broided hair, or gold, or went before on thee, that thou pearls, or costly array ; by them mightest war a good 10 But (which becometh wo warfare;

men professing godliness) with 19 Holding faith, and a good good works. conscience; which some having 11 Let the woman learn in put away concerning faith have silence with all subjection. made shipwreck:

12 But I suffer not a woman 20 Of whom is Hỳ-me-nē'-us to teach, nor to usurp authoand Al-ěx-än'-děr; whom Irity over the man, but to be have delivered unto Sā’-tăn, in silence, that they may learn not to 13 For Adam was first formblaspheme.

ed, then Ēve.

14 And Ad'-am was not deCHAPTER 2.

ceived, but the woman being

deceived was in the transgresEXHORT therefore, that, sion.

first of all, supplications, 15 Notwithstanding she shall prayers, intercessions, and giv: be saved in childbearing, if they ing of thanks, be made for all continue in faith and charity men;

and holiness with sobriety. 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may


THIS is a true in all godliness and honesty. 3 For this is good and accept- bishop, he desireth a good able in the sight of God our work. Saviour;

2 A bishop then must be 4 Who will have all men to blameless, the husband of one e saved, and to come unto wife, vigilant, sober, of good he knowledge of the truth. behaviour, given to hospitality, 5 For there is one God, and apt to teach ; ne

mediator between God 3 Not given to wine, no nd men, the man Christ Jē'- striker, not greedy of filthy

lucre ; but patient, not a brawl6 Who gave himself a ransom er, not covetous ; or all, to be testified in due 4 One that ruleth well his own

house, having his children in 7 Whereunto I am ordained subjection with all gravity; preacher, and an apostle, 5 (For if a man know not speak the truth in Chrīst, how to rule his own house, how id lie not; (a teacher of the shall he take care of the church ěn'-tīles in faith and verity. of God ?) B I will therefore that men 6 Not a novice, lest being ay every where, lifting up lifted up with pride he fall into ly hands, without wrath and the condemnation of the devil. ubting.

7 Moreover he must have a - In like manner also, that good report of them which omen adorn themselves in are without; lest he fall into odest apparel, with shame- reproach and the snare of the cedness and sobriety; not devil.

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Of deacons, Sc. I. TIMOTHY, 4. A great apostasy

8 Likewise must the deacons 3 Forbidding to marry, and be grave, not doubletongued, commanding to abstain from not given to much wine, not meats, which God hath created greedy of filthy lucre ;

to be received with thanks9 Holding the mystery of the giving of them which believe faith in a pure conscience. and know the truth. ) 10 And let these also first be 4 For every creature of God proved ; then let them use the is good, and nothing to be office of a deacon, being found refused, if it be received with blameless.

thanksgiving : 11 Even so must their wives 5 For it is sanctified by the be grave, not slanderers, sober, word of God and prayer. faithful in all things.

6 If thou put the brethren in 12 Let the deacons be the remembrance of these things, husbands of one wife, ruling thou shalt be a good minister their children and their own of Jē -sús Chrīst, nourished houses well.

up in the words of faith and 13 For they that have used of good doctrine, whereunto the office of a deacon well pur- thou hast attained. chase to themselves a good 7 But refuse profane and old degree, and great boldness in wives' fables, and exercise the faith which is in Chrīst thyself rather unto godliness. Jē'-sús.

8 For bodily exercise pro14 These things write I unto fiteth little: but godliness is thee, hoping to come unto thee profitable unto all things, havshortly:

ing promise of the life that now 15 But if I tarry long, that is, and of that which is to come. thou mayest know how thou 9 This is a faithful saying and oughtest to behave thyself in worthy of all acceptation. the house of God, which is the 10 For therefore we both church of the living God, the labour and suffer reproach, bepillar and ground of the truth. cause we trust in the living

16 And without controversy God, who is the Saviour of great is the mystery of godli- all men, specially of those that ness: God was manifest in believe. the flesh, justified in the Spi- 11 These things command and rit, seen of angels, preached teach. unto the Ġěn-tiles, believed on 12 Let no man despise thy in the world, received up into youth ; but be thou an examglory.

ple of the believers, in word,

in conversation, in charity, in CHAPTER 4.

spirit, in faith, in purity. COW the Spirit speaketh 13 Till I come, give attend

expressly, that in the ance to reading, to exhortation, latter times some shall depart to doctrine. from the faith, giving heed to 14 Neglect not the gift that seducing spirits, and doctrines is in thee, which was given thee of devils;

by prophecy, with the laying 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy ;on of the hands of the preshaving their conscience seared bytery. with a hot iron;

15 Meditate




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