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Divers precepts I. THESSALONIANS, 1. and salutations. that God would open unto us a dom of God, which have been a door of utterance, to speak the comfort unto me. mystery of Christ, for which I 12 Ép'-š-phrăs, who is one of am also in bonds :

you, a servant of Christ, salut4 That I may make it mani- eth you, always labouring ferfest, as I ought to speak. vently for you in prayers, that 5 'Walk in wisdom toward ye may stand perfect and comthem that are without, redeem- plete in all the will of God. ing the time.

13 For I bear him record, that 6 Let your speech be alway he hath a great zeal for you, with grace, seas ned with salt, and them that are in Lā-od-1that ye may know how ye ought çē’-ă, and them in Hī-ěr-ā'-poto answer every man.

lis. 7 All my state shall Tých'-1-cús 14 Lûke, the beloved phydeclare unto you, who is a be- sician, and Dē'-măs, greet loved brother, and a faithful you. minister and fellowservant in 15 Salute the brethren which the Lord :

are in Lā-od-1-cē'-ă, and Ným'8 Whom I have sent unto you phăs, and the church which is for the same purpose, that he in his house. might know your estate, and 16 And when this epistle is comfort your hearts ;

read among you, cause that it 9 With Ö-něs'-1-mús, a faithful be read also in the church of and beloved brother, who is one the Lā-od-1-cē'-áns; and that of you. They shall make known ye likewise read the epistle from unto you all things which are Lā-od-1-cē'-ă. done here.

17 And say to Är-chụp'-půs, 10 Ar-is-tär-chús my fellow- Take heed to the ministry prisoner saluteth you, and Mär' which thou hast received in the củs, sister's son to Bár’-nă-băs, Lord, that thou fulfil it. (touching whom


received 18 The salutation by the hand commandments : if he come of me Paul. Remember my unto you, receive him ;) bonds. Grace be with you. A'

11 And Jē'-šūs, which is called měn. Jūs'-tús, who are of the cir

Written from Rome to the Co-los' cumcision. These only are my siăns by Tých'-1-củs and 7-něs'-1fellowworkers unto the king- mūs.


Grace be unto you, and peace, CHAPTER 1.

from God our Father, and the PAUL, and Sil-vā'-nts

, and Lord Je-stus Christ. Ti--ě-unto the 2 We give thanks to God alchurch of the Thèss-š-lo'-ni-ăns ways for you all, making menwhich is in God the Father and tion of you in our prayers ; in the Lord Jē'-šūs Christ : 3 Remembering without ceasyour sake.

Manner of I. THESSALONIANS, 2. Paul's preaching. ing your work of faith, and 3 For our exhortation was not labour of love, and patience of of deceit, nor of uncleanness, hope in our Lord Jē'-šūs Chrīst, nor in guile : in the sight of God and our 4 But as we were allowed of Father;

God to be put in trust with 4 Knowing, brethren beloved, the gospel, even so we speak; your election of God.

not as pleasing men, but God, 5 For our gospel came not which trieth our hearts. unto you in word only, but also 5 For neither at any time in power, and in the Holy used we flattering words, as ye Ghost, and in much assurance ; know, nor a cloke of covetousas ye know what manner of ness; God is witness : men we were among you for 6 Nor of men sought we

glory, neither of you, nor yet 6 And ye became followers of of others, when we might have us, and of the Lord, having been burdensome, as the aporeceived the word in much stles of Chrīst. affliction, with joy of the Holy 7 But we were gentle among Ghost:

you, even as a nurse cherisheth 7 So that ye were ensamples her children : to all that believe in Măç-7- 8 So being affectionately dedõ-ni-b and Z-chao-.

sirous of you, we were willing 8 For from you sounded out to have imparted unto you, not the word of the Lord not only the gospel of God only, but also in Măc-ē-do'-ny-ă and Ă-chair-ă, our own souls, because ye were but also in every place your dear unto us. faith to God-ward is spread 9 For ye remember, brethren, abroad; so that we need not our labour and travail : for to speak any thing.

labouring night and day, be9 For they themselves shew cause we would not be chargeof us what manner of entering able unto any of you, we preachin we had unto you, and how ed unto you the gospel of ye turned to God from idols to God. serve the living and true God; 10 Ye are witnesses, and God

10 And to wait for his Son also, how holily and justly and from heaven, whom he raised unblameably we behaved ourfrom the dead, even Jē'-šūs, selves among you that believe: which delivered us from the 11 As ye know how we exwrath to come.

horted and comforted and charg

ed every one of you, as a father CHAPTER 2.

doth his children. OR yourselves, brethren, 12 That ye would walk worthy

know our entrance in untó of God, who hath called you you, that it was not in vain : unto his kingdom and glory.

2 But even after that we 13 For this cause also thank had suffered before, and were we God without ceasing, beshamefully entreated, as ye cause, when ye received the know, at Phi-lip'-pī, we were word of God which ye heard bold in our God to speak unto of us, ye received it not as the you the gospel of God with word of men, but as it is in much contention.

truth, the word of God, which


His great love for I. THESSALONIANS, 3. the Thessalonians. effectually worketh also in you yourselves know that we are that believe.

appointed thereunto. 14 For ye, brethren, became 4 For verily, when we were followers of the churches of with you, we told you before God which in Jû-dæ'-ă are in that we should suffer tribulaChrist Jē'-šūs: for ye also have tion; even as it came to pass, suffered like things of your own and ye know. countrymen, even as they have 5 For this cause, when I could of the Jews:

no longer forbear, I sent to 15 Who both killed the Lord know your faith, lest by some Jē'-šūs, and their own prophets, means the tempter have temptand have persecuted us; and ed you, and our labour be in they please not God, and are vain. contrary to all men :

6 But now when T1-moth-ě-ús 16 Forbidding us to speak to came from you unto us, and the Ġěn'-tiles that they might brought us good tidings of your be saved, to fill up their sins faith and charity, and that ye alway: for the wrath is come have good remembrance of us upon them to the uttermost. always, desiring greatly to see

17 But we, brethren, being us, as we also to see you : taken from you for a short 7 Therefore, brethren, we were time in presence, not in heart, comforted over you in all our endeavoured the more abun- affliction and distress by your dantly to see your face with faith : great desire.

8 For now we live, if ye stand 18 Wherefore we would have fast in the Lord. come unto you, even I Paul, 9 For what thanks can we once and again; but Sā’-tăn render to God again for you, hindered us.

for all the joy wherewith we 19 For what is our hope, or joy for your sakes before our joy, or crown of rejoicing ? God; Are not even ye in the presence 10 Night and day praying exof our Lord Jē'-šūs Chrīst at ceedingly that we might see his coming ?

your face, and might perfect 20 For ye are our glory and that which is lacking in your joy.


11 Now God himself and our CHAPTER 3.

Father, and our Lord Jē'-šūs

Chrīst, direct our way unto WHORE when we you.

12 And the Lord make you we thought it good to be left to increase and abound in love at Ăth'-ěns alone;

one toward another, and toward 2 And sent Tī-moth'-ě-ús, our all men, even as we do toward brother, and minister of God, you : and our fellowlabourer in the 13 To the end he may stablish gospel of Chrīst, to establish your hearts unblameable in you, and to comfort you con- holiness before God, even our cerning your faith :

Father, at the coming of our 3 That no

man should be Lord Jē'-sús Chrīst with all his moved by these afflictions : for saints.


Of Christ's I. THESSALONIANS, 4, 5. second coming.

toward them that are without, CHAPTER 4.

and that ye may have lack of NURTHERMORE then we nothing.

13 But I would not have you exhort you by the Lord Jē'-šūs, to be ignorant, brethren, conthat as ye have received of us cerning them which are asleep, how ye ought to walk and to that ye sorrow not, even as please God, so ye would abound others which have no hope. more and more.

14 For if we believe that Jē'2 For ye know what com- sós died and rose again, even mandments we gave you by so them also which sleep in the Lord Jē'-sós.

Jē'-sús will God bring with 3 For this is the will of God, him. even your sanctification, that 15 For this we say unto you ye should abstain from forni- by the word of the Lord, that cation :

we which are alive and remain 4 That every one of you should unto the coming of the Lord know how to possess his vessel shall not prevent them which in sanctification and honour; are asleep.

5 Not in the lust of concu- 16 For the Lord himself shall piscence, even as the Gěn'-tīles descend from heaven with a which know not God :

shout, with the voice of the 6 That no man go beyond archangel, and with the trump and defraud his brother in any of God: and the dead in Christ matter : because that the Lord shall rise first: is the avenger of all such, as 17 Then we which are alive we also have forewarned you and remain shall be caught and testified.

up together with them in the 7 For God hath not called clouds, to meet the Lord in the us unto uncleanness, but unto air: and so shall we ever be holiness.

with the Lord. 8 He.therefore that despiseth, 18 Wherefore comfort one andespiseth not man, but God, other with these words. who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.

CHAPTER 5. But brotherly

seasons, brethren, unto you: for ye yourselves no need that I write unto you. are taught of God to love one 2 For yourselves know per: another.

fectly that the day of the Lord 10 And indeed ye do it toward so cometh as a thief in the all the brethren which are in night. all Măç-ē-do'-ny-ă : but we be- 3 For when they shall say, seech you, brethren, that ye Peace and safety; then sudden increase more and more ;

destruction cometh upon them, 11 And that ye study to be as travail upon a woman with quiet, and to do your own busi- child; and they shall not esness, and to work with your cape. own hands, as we commanded 4 But ye, brethren, are not in you;

darkness, that that day should 12 That ye may walk honestly overtake you as a thief.

love yo need not that it hite Bergofis the times and the


shortations, II. THESSALONIANS, 1. precepts, &c. 5 Ye are all the children of support the weak, be patient ght, and the children of the toward all men. wy: we are not of the night, 15 See that none render evil or of darkness.

for evil unto any man; but ever • Therefore let us not sleep, follow that which is good, both s do others; but let us watch among yourselves, and to all nd be sober. 7 For they that sleep sleep 16 Rejoice evermore. 1 the night; and they that 17 Pray without ceasing. e drunken are drunken in 18 In every thing give thanks: he night.

for this is the will of God in 8 But let us, who are of the Chrīst Jē'-sús concerning you. Hay, be sober, putting on the 19 Quench not the Spirit. breastplate of faith and love; 20 Despise not prophesyings. and for an helmet, the hope of 21 Prove all things ; hold fast salvation.

that which is good. 9 For God hath not appointed

22 Abstain from all appearus to wrath, but to obtain ance of evil. salvation by our Lord Jē'-sús 23 And the very God of peace Chrīst,

sanctify you wholly; and I pray 10 Who died for us, that, God your whole spirit and soul whether we wake or sleep, we and body be preserved blameshould live together with him. less unto the coming of our

11 Wherefore comfort your Lord Jē'-sús Chrīst. selves together, and edify one 24 Faithful is he that calleth another, even as also ye do. you, who also will do it.

12 And we beseech you, bre- 25 Brethren, pray for us. thren, to know them which la- 26 Greet all the brethren with bour among you, and are over an holy kiss. you in the Lord, and admonish 27 I charge you by the Lord you;

that this epistle be read unto 13 And to esteem them very all the holy brethren. highly in love for their work's 28 The grace of our Lord sake. And be at peace among Jē'-šūs Chrīst be with you. yourselves.

A'-měn. 14 Now we exhort you, bre thren, warn them that are un- 1 The first epistle unto the Thess-=-lo'ruly, comfort the feebleminded,

nì-ěns was written from Åth' -ěns.




2 Grace unto you,


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Tī-moth'-ě - ús, unto the 3 We are bound to thank God church of the Thèss-ă-lo'-nr-åns always for you, brethren, as it in God our Father and the is meet, because that your faith Lord Jē'-sús Chrīst:

groweth exceedingly, and the

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