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CHAP. V. respecting widows and elders. in thee, which was given theel 9 Let not a widow be taken by prophecy, with the laying into the number under threeon of the hands of the presby- score years old, having been tery.

the wife of one man, 15 Meditate upon these things; 10 Well reported of for good give thyself wholly to them; that works; if she have brought up thy profiting may appear to all. children, if she have lodged

16 Take heed unto thyself, strangers, if she have washed and unto the doctrine; continue the saints' feet, if she have rein them: for in doing this thou lieved the afflicted, if she have shalt both save thyself, and them diligently followed every good that hear thee. .

work. CHAP. V.

11 But the younger widows Of widows and elders. refuse: for when they have DEBUKE not an elder, but begun to wax wanton against

1 entreat him as a father; and Christ, they will marry; the younger men as brethren; 12 Having damnation, be

2 The elder women as mo- cause they have cast off their thers; the younger as sisters, first faith. with all purity.

113 And withal they learn to 3 Honour widows that are be idle, wandering about from widows indeed. .

house to house; and not only 4 But if any widow have chil-idle, but tattlers also, and busydren or nephews, let them learn bodies, speaking things which first to shew piety at home, and they ought not. to requite their parents : for 14 I will therefore that the that is good and acceptable younger women marry, bear before God.

children, guide the house, give 5 Now she that is a widow none occasion to the adversary

plications and prayers night and turned aside after Satan. day.

16 If any man or woman that 6 But she that liveth in plea- believeth have widows, let them sure, is dead while she liveth. relieve them, and let not the

7 And these things give in church be charged ; that it may charge, that they may be blame-relieve them that are widows less.

indeed. 8 But if any provide not for 17 Let the elders that rule his own, and especially for those well, be counted worthy of of his own house, he hath de- double honour, especially they

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Instruction to Timothy. 1. TIMOTHY, Evil of covetousness.

18 For the scripture saith, despise them, because they are Thou shalt not muzzle the ox brethren ; but rather do them that treadeth out the corn. And, service, because they are faithThe labourer is worthy of his ful and beloved, partakers of reward.

the benefit. These things teach 19 Against an elder receive and exhort. not an accusation, but before 3 If any man teach otherwise, two or three witnesses

and consent not to wholesome 20 Them that sin rebuke words, even the words of our before all, that others also may Lord Jesus Christ, and to the fear.

doctrine which is according to 21 I charge thee before God, godliness, . . and the Lord Jesus Christ, and 4 He is proud, knowing nothe elect angels, that thou thing, but doting about questions observe these things without and strifes of words, whereof preferring one before another, cometh envy, strife, railings, doing nothing by partiality. evil surmisings,

22 Lay hands suddenly on 5 Perverse disputings of men no man, neither be partaker of of corrupt minds, and destitute other men's sins: keep thyself of the truth, supposing that gain pure.

is godliness : from such with23 Drink no longer water, draw thyself. but use a little wine for thy 6 But godliness with contentstomach's sake, and thine often ment is great gain. infirmities.

17 For we brought nothing 24 Some men's sins are open into this world, and it is certain beforehand, going before to we can carry nothing out. judgment : and some men they 8 And having food and raifollow after.

ment, let us be therewith con25 Likewise also the good tent. works of some are manifest be- 9 But they that will be rich, forehand ; and they that are fall into temptation, and a snare, otherwise cannot be hid. and into many foolish and hurtCHAP. VI.

|ful lusts, which drown men in The great gain of godliness. destruction and perdition. ET as many servants as 10 For the love of money is

| are under the yoke count the root of all evil: which while their own masters worthy of all some coveted after, they have honour, that the name of God erred from the faith, and pierced and his doctrine be not blas-themselves through with many phemed.

sorrows. 2 And they that have be- 11 But thou, O man of God, lieving masters, let them not flee these things ; and follow

Paul's charge to Timothy. CHAP. VI.

The rich admonished. after righteousness, godliness, 17 Charge them that are rich faith, love, patience, meekness. in this world, that they be not

12 Fight the good fight of high-minded, nor trust in unfaith, lay hold on eternal life, certain riches, but in the living whereunto thou art also called, God, who giveth us richly all and hast professed a good pro- things to enjoy; fession before many witnesses. | 18 That they do good, that

13 I give thee charge in the they be rich in good works, sight of God, who quickeneth ready to distribute, willing to all things, and before Christ communicate; Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate 19 Laying up in store for witnessed a good confession ; themselves a good foundation

14 That thou keep this com-against the time to come, that mandment without spot, unre- they may lay hold on eternal life. bukable, until the appearing of 20 0 Timothy, keep that our Lord Jesus Christ :

which is committed to thy trust, 15 Which in his times he avoiding profane and vain bab-. shall shew, who is the blessed blings, and oppositions of sciand only Potentate, the King of ence falsely so called ; kings, and Lord of lords; 21 Which some professing,

16 Who only hath immortali- have erred concerning the faith. ty, dwelling in the light which Grace be with thee. Amen. no man can approach unto : The first to Timothy was whom no man hath seen, nor written from Laodicea, can see; to whom be honour which is the chiefest city and power everlasting. Amen. of Phrygia Pacatiana.

1 The Second Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to TIMOTHY.

CHAP. I.

conscience, that without ceasing Paul's love to Timothy. I have remembrance of thee in DAUL, an apostle of Jesus my prayers night and day;

I Christ by the will of God, 4 Greatly desiring to see thee, according to the promise of life being mindful of thy tears, that which is in Christ Jesus, I may be filled with joy;

2 To Timothy, my dearly be- 5 When I call to remembrance loved son: Grace, mercy, and the unfeigned faith that is in peace, from God the Father and thee, which dwelt first in thy Christ Jesus our Lord.. grandmother Lois, and thy mo

3 I thank God, whom I serve ther Eunice; and I am persuaded from my forefathers with pure that in thee also.

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Paul giveth sundry

II. TIMOTHY, exhortations to Timothy 6 Wherefore I put thee in by the Holy Ghost which dwell remembrance, that thou stir up eth in us. the gift of God, which is in 15 This thou knowest, that thee by the putting on of my all they which are in Asia be hands.

turned away from me; of whom 7 For God hath not given us are Phygellus and Hermogenes. the spirit of fear; but of power, 16 The Lord give mercy unto and of love, and of a sound mind. the house of Onesiphorus; for

8 Be not thou therefore he oft refreshed me, and was ashamed of the testimony of not ashamed of my chain : our Lord, nor of me his prison. 17 But, when he was in Rome, er: but be thou partaker of the he sought me out very diligentafflictions of the gospel accord-ly, and found me. ing to the power of God;

18 The Lord grant unto him 9 Who hath saved us, and that he may find mercy of the called us with a holy calling, Lord in that day: and in how not according to our works, but many things he ministered unto according to his own purpose me at Ephesus, thou knowest and grace, which was given us very well. in Christ Jesus before the world

CHAP. II. began;

1 Timothy exhorted to constaney. 10 But is now made manifest THOU therefore, my son, be by the appearing of our Saviour 1 strong in the grace that is Jesus Christ, who hath abolish- in Christ Jesus. ed death, and hath brought life 2 And the things that thou and immortality to light through hast heard of me among many the gospel :

witnesses, the same commit thou 11 Whereunto I am appointed to faithful men, who shall be a preacher, and an apostle, and able to teach others also. a teacher of the Gentiles.

3 Thou therefore endure 12 For the which cause I also hardness, as a good soldier of suffer these things: nevertheless Jesus Christ. I am not ashamed: for I know 4 No man that warreth enwhom I have believed, and am tangleth himself with the affairs persuaded that he is able to of this life; that he may please keep that which I have commit- him who hath chosen him to be ted unto him against that day. a soldier.

13 Hold fast the form of 5 And if a man also strive for sound words, which thou hast masteries, yet is he not crowned, heard of me, in faith and love except he strive lawfully. which is in Christ Jesus.

6 The husbandman that la14 That good thing which boureth must be first partaker wa's committed unto thee keep of the fruits.

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Of suffering for Christ. CHAP. II. To flee youthful lusts.

7 Consider what I say; and 18 Who concerning the truth the Lord give thee understand- have erred, saying that the reing in all things.

surrection is past already; and 8 Remember that Jesus Christ, overthrow the faith of some. of the seed of David, was raised 19 Nevertheless the foundafrom the dead, according to my tion of God standeth sure, having

this seal, The Lord knoweth 9 Wherein I suffer trouble, them that are his. And, Let as an evil-doer, even unto bonds; every one that nameth the name but the word of God is not of Christ depart from iniquity. bound.

1 20 But in a great house there 10 Therefore I endure all are not only vessels of gold and things for the elect's sake, that of silver, but also of wood and they may also obtain the salva- of earth; and some to honour, tion which is in Christ Jesus and some to dishonour. with eternal glory.

1 21 If a man therefore purge 11 It is a faithful saying: For himself from these, he shall be if we be dead with him, we shall a vessel unto honour, sanctified, also live with him :

and meet for the master's use, 12 If we suffer, we shall also and prepared unto every good reign with him : if we deny him, work. he also will deny us :

| 22 Flee also youthful lusts : 13 If we believe not, yet he but follow righteousness, faith, abideth faithful: he cannot deny charity, peace, with them that himself.

call on the Lord out of a pure 14 Of these things put them heart. in remembrance, charging them 23 But foolish and unlearned before the Lord that they strive questions avoid, knowing that not about words to no profit, they do gender strifes. but to the subverting of the 24 And the servant of the hearers.

Lord must not strive; but be 15 Study to shew thyself ap- gentle unto all men, apt to teach, proved unto God, a workman patient; that needeth not to be ashamed,125 In meekness instructing rightly dividing the word of those that oppose themselves; truth.

Jif God peradventure will give 16 But shun profane and vain them repentance to the acknow

unto more ungodliness. 1 26 And that they may recover

17 And their word will eat as themselves out of the snare of doth a canker: of whom is Hy- the devil, who are taken captive meneus and Philetus;

by him at his will.

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