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wherein I suffer trouble, as an truth; and that they may recover evil doer, even unto bonds; but themselves out of the snare of the the word of God is not bound.devil, who are taken captive by Therefore I endure all things for him at his will. the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is
CHAP. III. in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. March 25, July 24, Nov. 20. It is a faithful saying: For if we THIS know also, that in the be dead with him, we shall also 1 last days perilous times shall live with him: if we suffer, we come. For men shall be lovers of shall also reign with him: if we their own selves, covetous, boastdeny him, he also will deny us: ers, proud, blasphemers, disobeif we believe not, yet he abideth dient to parents, unthankful, unfaithful: he cannot deny himself. holy, without natural affection, Of these things put them in re trucebreakers, false accusers, inmembrance, charging them before continent, fierce, despisers of those the Lord that they strive not that are good, traitors, heady, about words to no profit, but to highminded, lovers of pleasures the subverting of the hearers. more than lovers of God; having Study to shew thyself approved | a form of godliness, but denying unto God, a workman that need the power thereof: from such turn eth not to be ashamed, rightly away. For of this sort are they dividing the word of truth. But which creep into houses, and lead shun profane and vain babblings: captive silly women laden with for they will increase unto more sins, led away with divers lusts, ungodliness. And their word will ever learning, and never able to eat as doth a canker: of whom come to the knowledge of the is Hymenæus and Philetus; who truth. Now as Jannes and Jamconcerning the truth have erred, bres withstood Moses, so do these saying that the resurrection is also resist the truth: men of corpast already; and overthrow the rupt minds, reprobate concerning faith of some. Nevertheless the the faith. But they shall proceed foundation of God standeth sure, no further: for their folly shall be having this seal, The Lord know manifest unto all men, as their's eth them that are his. And, Let also was. But thou hast fully every one that nameth the name known my doctrine, manner of of Christ depart from iniquity. life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, But in a great house there are not charity, patience, persecutions, afonly vessels of gold and of silver, flictions, which came unto me at but also of wood and of earth; Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; and some to honour, and some | what persecutions I endured: but to dishonour. If a man therefore I out of them all the Lord delivered purge himself from these, he shall me. Yea, and all that will live be a vessel unto honour, sanc godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer tified, and meet for the master's persecution. But evil men and use, and prepared unto every good seducers shall wax worse and work. Flee also youthful lusts : worse, deceiving, and being debut follow righteousness, faith, || ceived. But continue thou in the charity, peace, with them that things which thou hast learned call on the Lord out of a pure and hast been assured of, knowheart. But foolish and unlearned ing of whom thou hast learned questions avoid, knowing that them; and that from a child thou they do gender strifes. And the hast known the holy scriptures, servant of the Lord must not which are able to make thee wise strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, in is in Christ Jesus. All scripture meekness instructing those that is given by inspiration of God, oppose themselves; if God per and is profitable for doctrine, for adventure will give them repent- reproof, for correction, for inance to the acknowledging of the struction in righteousness: that
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the man of God may be perfect, 1 thee: for he is profitable to me throughly furnished unto all good for the ministry. And Tychicus works.
have I sent to Ephesus. The CHAP. IV.
cloke that I left at Troas with
Carpus, when thou comest, bring March 26, July 25, Nov. 21.
with thee, and the books, but espeT CHARGE thee therefore be cially the parchments. Alexander I fore God, and the Lord Jesus the coppersmith did me much Christ, who shall judge the quick evil: the Lord reward him acand the dead at his appearing and cording to his works: of whom his kingdom; preach the word; be thou ware also ; for he hath be instant in season, out of sea greatly withstood our words. At son; reprove, rebuke, exhort with my first answer no man stood all longsuffering and doctrine. with me, but all men forsook me: For the time will come when they I pray God that it may not be will not endure sound doctrine; laid to their charge. Notwithbut after their own lusts shall standing the Lord stood with me, they heap to themselves teachers, and strengthened me; that by having itching ears; and they me the preaching might be fully shall turn away their ears from known, and that all the Gentiles the truth, and shall be turned might hear: and I was delivered unto fables. But watch thou in out of the mouth of the lion. And all things, endure afflictions, do the Lord shall deliver me from the work of an evangelist, make every evil work, and will preserve full proof of thy ministry. For I me unto his heavenly kingdom: am now ready to be offered, and to whom be glory for ever and the time of my departure is at ever. Amen. Salute Prisca and hand. I have fought a good fight, Aquila, and the household of 0I have finished my course, I have nesiphorus. Erastus abode at Cokept the faith: henceforth there rinth: but Trophimus have I left is laid up for me a crown of righ at Miletum sick. Do thy diligence teousness, which the Lord, the to come before winter. Eubulus righteous judge, shall give me at greeteth thee, and Pudens, and that day and not to me only, Linus, and Claudia, and all the but unto all them also that love brethren. The Lord Jesus Christ his appearing. Do thy diligence be with thy spirit. Grace be with to come shortly unto me: for you. Amen. Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is
The second epistle unto Timotheus, departed unto Thessalonica; Cres ordained the first bishop of the
church of the Ephesians, was writ. cens to Galatia, Titus unto Dal
ten from Rome, when Paul was matia. Only Luke is with me.
brought before Nero the second Take Mark, and bring him with
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fables, and commandments of CHAP. I.
men, 'that turn from the truth. March 27, July 26, Nov. 22. Unto the pure all things are pure:
but unto them that are defiled DAUL, & servant of God, and and unbelieving is nothing pure;
I an apostle of Jesus Christ, but even their mind and conaccording to the faith of God's science is defiled. They profess elect, and the acknowledging of that they know God; but in the truth which is after godli works they deny him, being aboness; in hope of eternal life, minable, and disobedient, and which God, that cannot lie, pro unto every good work reprobate. mised before the world began; but hath in due times manifested
CHAP. II. his word through preaching, which
March 23, July 27, Nov. 23. is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our UT speak thou the things Saviour; to Titus, mine own son D which become sound docafter the common faith : Grace, trine: that the aged men be somercy, and peace, from God the ber, grave, temperate, sound in Father and the Lord Jesus Christ faith, in charity, in patience. The our Saviour. For this cause left aged women likewise, that they be I thee in Crete, that thou should in behaviour as becometh holiest set in order the things thatness, not false accusers, not given are wanting, and ordain elders in to much wine, teachers of good every city, as I had appointed things; that they may teach the thee: if any be blameless, the young women to be sober, to love husband of one wife, having faith their husbands, to love their ful children_not accused of riot children, to be discreet, chaste, or unruly. For a bishop must be keepers at home, good, obedient blameless, as the steward of God; to their own husbands, that the not selfwilled, not soon angry, word of God be not blasphemed not given to wine, no striker, not Young men likewise exhort to given to filthy lucre; but a lover be sober minded. In all things of hospitality, a lover of good shewing thyself a pattern of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate; works : in doctrine shewing ancorholding fast the faithful word as ruptness, gravity, sincerity, sound he hath been taught, that he may speech, that cannot be condemnbe able by sound doctrine both ed; that he that is of the contrary to exhort and to convince the part may be ashamed, having no gainsayers. For there are many evil thing to say of you. Exhort unruly and vain talkers and de servants to be obedient unto their ceivers, specially they of the cir own masters, and to please them cumcision: whose mouths must well in all things ; not answering be stopped, who subvert whole again; not purloining, but shewhouses, teaching things which they ing all good fidelity; that they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. may adorn the doctrine of God One of themselves, even a pro our Saviour in all things. For the phet of their own, said, The Cre grace of God that bringeth saltians are alway liars, evil beasts, vation hath appeared to all men, slow bellies. This witness is true. teaching us that, denying ungodWherefore rebuke them sharply, liness and worldly lusts, we should that they may be sound in the live soberly, righteously, and godfaith ; not giving heed to Jewish ly, in this present world; looking
justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. 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.
for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
CHAP. III. PUT them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, to speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men. For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. Christmas-day, Evening, ver. 4 to
ver. 9. Ver. 4. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, 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; which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; that being
Ver. 9. But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject; knowing that be that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself, 'When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter. Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them. And let our's also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful. 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 Mace. donia,
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I of thee always in my prayers, arch 29, July 28, Nov. 24. hearing of thy love and faith,
which thou hast toward the Lord PAUL, a prisoner of Jesus Jesus, and toward all saints; that I Christ, and Timothy our bro the communication of thy faith ther, unto Philemon our dearly may become effectual by the acbeloved, and fellowlabourer, and knowledging of every good thing to our beloved Apphia, and Ar which is in you in Christ Jesus. chippus our fellowsoldier, and to For we have great joy and conthe church in thy house : Grace solation in thy love, because the to you, and peace, from God our bowels of the saints are refreshFather and the Lord Jesus Christ. led by thee, brother. Wherefore, I thank my God, making mention I though I might be much bold in
Christ to enjoin thee that which Lord? If thou count me there is convenient, yet for love's sake fore a partner, receive him as myI rather beseech thee, being such self. If he hath wronged thee, or an one as Paul the aged, and now oweth thee ought, put that on also a prisoner of Jesus Christ. | mine account; I Paul have writI beseech thee for my son Onesi- ten it with mine own hand, I will mus, whom I have begotten in repay it: albeit I do not say to my bonds : which in time past thee how thou owest unto me was to thee unprofitable, but now even thine own self besides. Yea, profitable to thee and to me: brother, let me have joy of thee whom I have sent again: thou in the Lord: refresh my bowels therefore receive him, that is, | in the Lord. Having confidence mine own bowels : whom I would in thy obedience I wrote unto have retained with me, that in thee, knowing that thou wilt also thy stead he might have minis- do more than I say. But withal tered unto me in the bonds of prepare me also a lodging: for I the gospel : but without thy mind trust that through your prayers I would I do nothing ; that thy shall be given unto you. There benefit should not be as it were salute thee Epaphras, my fellowof necessity, but willingly. For prisoner in Christ Jesus ; Marcus, perhaps he therefore departed for Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my à season, that thou shouldest re- fellowlabourers. The grace of our ceive him for ever; not now as Lord Jesus Christ be with your a servant, but above a servant, spirit. Amen. a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto Written from Rome to Philemon, by thee, both in the flesh, and in the Onesimus a servant.
THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE
time, Thou art my Son, this day
have I begotten thee? And again, March 30, July 29, Nov. 25. I will be to him a Father, and he
shall be to me a Son? And again, COD, who at sundry times and when he bringeth in the firstU in divers manners spake in begotten into the world, he saith, time past unto the fathers by the And let all the angels of God prophets, hath in these last days worship him. And of the angels spoken unto us by his Son, whom he saith, Who maketh his angels he hath appointed heir of all spirits, and his ministers & flame things, by whom also he made of fire. But unto the Son he saith, the worlds; who being the bright Thy throne, O God, is for ever ness of his glory, and the express | and ever: a sceptre of righteousimage of his person, and uphold ness is the sceptre of thy kinging all things by the word of his dom. Thou hast loved righteouspower, when he had by himself ness, and hated iniquity; there purged our sins, sat down on fore God, even thy God, hath the right hand of the Majesty on anointed thee with the oil of high ; being made so much better gladness above thy fellows. And, than the angels, as he hath by Thou, Lord, in the beginning inheritance obtained a more ex. hast laid the foundation of the cellent name than they. For unto earth; and the heavens are the which of the angels said he at any works of thine hands: they shall