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Enemies of the truth. II. TIMOTHY, The scriptures commended. CHAP. III.

at Iconium, at Lystra; what Enemics of the truth described. persecutions I endured: but THIS know also, that in the out of them all the Lord deli

l last days perilous times vered me. shall come.

12 Yea, and all that will live 2 For men shall be lovers of godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer their own selves, covetous, persecution. boasters, proud, blasphemers, 13 But evil men and seducers disobedient to parents, unthank- shall wax worse and worse, deful, unholy,

ceiving, and being deceived. 3 Without natural affection, 14 But continue thou in the truce-breakers, false accusers, things which thou hast learned incontinent, fierce, despisers of and hast been assured of, knowthose that are good,

ling of whom thou hast learned 4 Traitors, heady, high-them ; minded, lovers of pleasures 15 And that from a child thou more than lovers of God; hast known the holy scriptures,

5 Having a form of godliness, which are able to make thee but denying the power thereof: wise unto salvation through faith from such turn away.

which is in Christ Jesus. 6 For of this sort are they 16 All scripture is given by which creep into houses, and inspiration of God, and is prolead captive silly women laden fitable for doctrine, for reproof, with sins, led away with divers for correction, for instruction in lusts;

righteousness : 7 Ever learning and never 17 That the man of God may able to come to the knowledge be perfect, thoroughly furnished of the truth.

Junto all good works. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres

CHAP. IV. withstood Moses, so do these Paul's solemn charge to Timothy. also resist the truth : men of T CHARGE thee therefore becorrupt minds, reprobate con- 1 fore God, and the Lord Jesus cerning the faith.

Christ, who shall judge the 9 But they shall proceed no quick and the dead at his apfurther: for their folly shall be pearing and his kingdom; manifest unto all men, as theirs 2 Preach the word; be inalso was.

stant in season, out of season; 10 But thou hast fully known reprove, rebuke, exhort with my doctrine, manner of life, all long-suffering and doctrine. purpose, faith, long-suffering, 3 For the time will come, charity, patience,

when they will not endure 11 Persecutions, afflictions, sound doctrine; but after their which came unto me at Antioch, own lusts shall they heap to

stood Mennes and James Le perfect,

The apostle's triumph in CHAP. IV. his prospect of future glory. themselves teachers, having reward him according to his itching ears;

works: 4 And they shall turn away 15 Of whom be thou ware their ears from the truth, and also; for he hath greatly withshall be turned unto fables. stood our words.

5 But watch thou in all 16 At my first answer no man things, endure afflictions, do stood with me, but all men forthe work of an evangelist, make sook me: I pray God that it may full proof of thy ministry. not be laid to their charge.

6 For I am now ready to be 17 Notwithstanding, the Lord offered, and the time of my de- stood with me, and strengthened parture is at hand.

me; that by me the preaching I have fought a good fight, might be fully known, and that I have finished my course, I all the Gentiles might hear: and have kept the faith:

I was delivered out of the mouth 8 Henceforth there is laid up of the lion. . for me a crown of righteousness, 18 And the Lord shall deliver which the Lord, the righteous me from every evil work, and Judge, shall give me at that will preserve me unto his headay: and not to me only, but venly kingdom ; to whom be unto all them also that love his glory for ever and ever. Amen. appearing

19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, 9. Do thy diligence to come and the household of Onesishortly unto me: me.

phorus. 10 For Demas hath forsaken 20 Erastus abode at Corinth: me, having loved this present but Trophimus have I left at world, and is departed unto Miletum sick. Thessalonica; Crescens to Ga- 21 Do thy diligence to come latia, Titus unto Dalmatia. before winter. Eubulus greet

11 Only Luke is with me. eth thee, and Pudens, and Take Mark, and bring him with Linus, and Claudia, and all the thee: for he is profitable to me brethren. for the ministry.

| 22 The Lord Jesus Christ be 12 And Tychicus have I sent with thy spirit. Grace be with to Ephesus.

you. Amen. 13 The cloak that I left at The second epistle unto Ti. Troas with Carpus, when thou : motheus, ordained the first comest, bring with thee, and the bishop of the church of books, but especially the parch the Ephesians, was written ments.

from Rome, when Paul was 14 Alexander the coppersmith brought before Nero the did me much evil : the Lordl second time.


I The Epistle of PAUL to TITUS.

the Father, Saviour.

· CHAP. I.

Ithat he may be able by sound How ministers should be qualified. doctrine both to exhort and to DAUL, a servant of God, and convince the gainsayers.

I an apostle of Jesus Christ, 10 For there are many unruly according to the faith of God's and vain talkers and deceirers elect, and the acknowledging especially they of the circumof the truth which is after god-cision : liness;

111 Whose mouths must be 2 In hope of eternal life, which stopped, who subvert whole God, that cannot lie, promised houses, teaching things which before the world began; they ought not, for filthy lucre's

3 But hath in due times sake. manifested his word through 12 One of themselves, even a preaching, which is committed prophet of their own, said, The unto me, according to the com-Cretians are always liars, evil mandment of God our Saviour ; beasts, slow bellies.

4 To Titus, mine own son 13 This witness is true: after the common faith : Grace, wherefore rebuke them sharply, mercy, and peace, from God that they may be sound in the the Father, and the Lord Jesus faith; Christ our Saviour.

I 14 Not giving heed to Jewish 5 For this cause left I thee fables, and commandments of in Crete, that thou shouldest men that turn from the truth. set in order the things that are 15 Unto the pure all things wanting, and ordain elders in are pure : but unto them that every city, as I had appointed are defiled and unbelieving is thee:

nothing pure; but even their 6 If any be blameless, the mind and conscience is defiled. husband of one wife, having 16 They profess that they faithful children, not accused know God; but in works they of riot, or unruly

deny him, being abominable, 7 For a bishop must be blame- and disobedient, and unto every less, as the steward of God: not good work reprobate. self-willed, not soon angry, not

CHAP. II. given to wine, no striker, not Directions for life and doctrine. given to filthy lucre; , DUT speak thou the things

8 But a lover of hospitality, D which become sound doca lover of good men, sober, just, trine: holy, temperate;

1 2 That the aged men be so9 Holding fast the faithful ber, grave, temperate, sound in word as he hath been taught, faith, in charity, in patience;

I thee fables, an

The doctrine of the gospel. CHAP. III. Justification through grace.

3 The aged women likewise, ing of the great God, and our that they be in behaviour as be-Saviour Jesus Christ; cometh holiness; not false ac- 14 Who gave himself for us, cusers, not given to much wine, that he might redeem us from teachers of good things; all iniquity, and purify unto him

4 That they may teach the self a peculiar people, zealous young women to be sober, to of good works." love their husbands, to love 15 These things speak, and their children,

exhort, and rebuke with all : 5 To be discreet, chaste, authority. Let no man despise keepers at home, good, obe-thee. dient to their own husbands,

CHAP. III. that the word of God be not What Titus is to teach. blasphemed.

DUT them in mind to be 6 Young men likewise exhort 1 subject to principalities and to be sober-minded.

powers, to obey magistrates, to 7 In, all things shewing thy- be ready to every good work, self a pattern of good works : in 2 To speak evil of no man, doctrine shewing uncorruptness, to be no brawlers, but gentle, gravity, sincerity,

shewing all meekness unto all 8 Sound speech that cannot men. be condemned ; that he that is 3 For we ourselves also were of the contrary part may be sometimes foolish, disobedient, ashamed, having no evil thing deceived, serving divers lusts to say of you.

and pleasures, living in malice 9 Exhort servants to be obe- and envy, hateful, and hating dient unto their own masters, one another. and to please them well in all 4 But after that the kindness things ; not answering again; and love of God our Saviour to

10 Not purloining, but shew-ward man appeared, ing all good fidelity; that they 5 Not by works of righteousmay adorn the doctrine of God ness which we have done, but our Saviour in all things. according to his mercy he saved

11 For the grace of God that us, by the washing of regenerabringeth salvation hath appear-tion, and renewing of the Holy ed to all men,

Ghost; 12 Teaching us, that denying 6 Which he shed on us abunungodliness, and worldly lusts, dantly, through Jesus Christ our we should live soberly, right-Saviour; eously, and godly, in this pre- 7 That being justified by his sent world;

grace, we should be made heirs 13 Looking for that blessed according to the hope of eternal hope, and the glorious appear-/life.

Heretics to be rejected. TITUS, III. Necessity of good works.

8 This is a faithful saying, and ligent to come unto me to Nicothese things I will that thou af- polis : for I have determined firm constantly, that they which there to winter. have believed in God might be 13 Bring Zenas the lawyer careful to maintain good works. and Apollos on their journey These things are good and pro- diligently, that nothing be wantfitable unto men.

|ing unto them. 9 But avoid foolish questions, 14 And let ours also learn to and genealogies, and conten- maintain good works for necestions, and strivings about the sary uses, that they be not unlaw; for they are unprofitable fruitful. and vain.

15 All that are with me salute 10 A man that is a heretic, thee. Greet them that love us after the first and second admo- in the faith. Grace be with you nition, reject;

all. Amen. 11 Knowing that he that is It was written to Titus, orsuch, is subverted, and sinneth, dained the first bishop of being condemned of himself. the church of the Cretians,

12 When I shall send Artemas from Nicopolis of Maceunto thee, or Tychicus, be di-| donia.

I The Epistle of PAUL to PHILEMON.

Paul intercedeth for Onesimus. the Lord Jesus; and toward all DAUL, a prisoner of Jesus saints;

I Christ, and Timothy our 6 That the communication of brother, unto Philemon our thy faith may become effectual dearly beloved, and fellow-la-by the acknowledging of every bourer,

good thing which is in you in 2 And to our beloved Apphia, Christ Jesus. and Archippus our fellow-sol- 7 For we have great joy dier, and to the church in thy and consolation in thy love, house :

because the bowels of the 3 Grace to you, and peace, saints are refreshed by thee, from God our Father and the brother. Lord Jesus Christ.

8 Wherefore, though I might 4 I thank my God, making be much bold in Christ to mention of thee always in my enjoin thee that which is conprayers,

venient, 5 Hearing of thy love and 9 Yet for love's sake I rather faith, which thou hast toward beseech thee, being such a one

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