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CHAP. IV.

Of bishops and deacons.

CHAP. IV.

A great apostacy foretold. wife, vigilant, sober, of good 14. These things write I unto behaviour, given to hospitality, thee, hoping to come unto thee apt to teach;

shortly : 3 Not given to wine, no 15 But if I tarry long, that striker, not greedy of filthy lu-. thou mayest know how thou cre; but patient; not a brawler, oughtest to behave thyself in . not covetous;

the house of God, which is the 4 One that ruleth well his church of the living God, the own house, having his children pillar and ground of the truth. in subjection with all gravity; | 16 And without controversy,

5 (For if a man know not great is the mystery of godli how to rule his own house, how ness: God was manifest in shall he take care of the church the flesh, justified in the Spirit, of God ?)

seen of angels, preached unto 6 Not a novice, lest being the Gentiles, believed on in lifted up with pride he fall into the world, received up the condemnation of the devil.

glory. 7 Moreover, he must have a good report of them which are

1 He foretelleth that in the latter times there without; lest he fall into re- shall be a departure

from the faith. 6 Ana

to the end that Timothy might not fail proach and the snare of the

doing his duty, he furnisheth him with deyil.

divers precepts belonging thereto. 8 Likewise must the deacons W speaketh be ,

, the latnot given to much wine, not ter times some

ter times some shall depart greedy of filthy lucre;

from the faith, giving heed to 9 Holding the mystery of the seducing spirits, and doctrines faith in a pure conscience.

of devils; 10 And let these also first be 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy, proved; then let them use the having their conscience seared office of a deacon, being found with a hot iron; blameless.

3 Forbidding to marry, and 11 Even so must their wives commanding to abstain from be grave, not slanderers, sober, meats, which God hath created faithful in all things.

to be received with thanksgiv12 Let the deacons be the ing of them which believe and husbands of one wife, ruling know the truth. their children and their own 4 For every creature of God houses well.

is good, and nothing to be re13 For they that have used fused, if it be received with the office of a deacon well, pur- thanksgiving: chase to themselves a good de- 5 For it is sanctified by the gree, and great boldness in the word of God, and prayer. faith which is in Christ Jesus. 6 If thou put the brethren in

I. TIMOTHY.

CHAP. V.

widows.

Instructions to Timothy.

Directions concerning remembrance of these things, , shalt both save thyself, and thou shalt be a good minister of them that hear thee. Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good 1 Rules to be observed in reproving.

3 Of doctrine, whereunto thou hast

17 Of elders. 23 A precept for Timothy's health.

24 Some men's sins go attained.

before unto judgment, and some men's do 7 But refuse profane and old

follow after. wives fables , and exercise thy- REBUKE not an elder, but

him as

; 8 For bodily exercise profit- the younger men as brethren; eth little : but godliness is prof- 2 The elder women as mothitable unto all things, having ers; the younger as sisters, promise of the life that now is, with all purity. and of that which is to come. 3 Honour widows that are

9 This is a faithful saying, and widows indeed. worthy of all acceptation. 4 But if any widow have chil

10 For therefore we both la- dren or nephews, let them learn bour and suffer reproach, be- first to shew piety at home, and cause we trust in the living to requite their parents : for God who is the Saviour of all that is good and acceptable bemen, especially of those that be- fore God lieve.

5 Now she that is a widow in11 These things command deed, and desolate, trusteth in and teach.

God, and continueth in supplica12 Let no man despise thy tions and prayers night and day. youth ; but be thou an exam- 6 But she that liveth in pleasple of the believers, in word, in ure, is dead while she liveth. conversation, in charity, in spir- 7 And these things give in it, in faith, in purity.

charge, that they may be blame13 Till I come, give attend- less. ance to reading, to exhortation, 8 But if any provide not for to doctrine.

his own, and especially for those 14 Neglect not the gift that of his own house, he hath deis in thee, which was given thee nied the faith, and is worse than by prophecy, with the laying an infidel. on of the hands of the presby- 9 Let not a widow be taken tery

into the number under three 15 Meditate upon these things; score years old, having been give thyself wholly to them; the wife of one man, that thy profiting may appear

10 Well reported of for good to all.

works ; if she have brought up 16 Take heed unto thyself, children, if she have lodged and unto the doctrine; continue strangers, if she have washed in them: for in doing this thou the saint's feet, if she have re

widows and elders.

CHAP. VI.

The duty of servants. lieved the afflicted, if she have 21 I charge thee before God, diligently followed every good and the Lord Jesus Christ, and work.

the elect angels, that thou ob11 But the younger widows serve these things without

prerefuse: for when they have ferring one before another, do . begun to wax wanton against ing nothing by partiality. Christ, they will marry;

22 Lay hands suddenly on 12 Having damnation, be- no man, neither be partaker of cause they have cast off their other men's sins: keep thyself first faith.

piire. 13 And withal they learn to 23 Drink no longer water be idle, wandering about from but use a little wine for thy house to house; and not only stomach's sake, and thine often idle, but tattlers also, and busy- infirmities. bodies, speaking things which 24 Some men's sins are open they ought not.

beforehand, going before to 14 I will therefore that the judgment: and some men they younger women marry, bear follow after. children, guide the house, give 25 Likewise also the good none occasion to the adversary works of some are manifest beto speak reproachfully.

forehand; and they that are 15 For some are already turn-otherwise cannot be hid. ed aside after Satan.

CHAP. VI. 16 If any man or woman that 1 of the duly of servants. 3 Not to have fel believeth have widows, let them

lowship with newfangled teachers. 6 Godli

ness is great gain, 10 and love of money the relieve them, and let not the root of all evil. 11 What Timothy is to fly, church be charged; that it may

and what to follow, 17 and whereof to admon

ish the rich. 20 To keep the purity of true relieve them that are widows doctrine, and to avoidi profane janglings. indeed.

LET as many servants as are 17 Let the elders that rule under the yoke count their well be counted worthy of own masters worthy of all hondouble honour, especially they our, that the name of God and who labour in the word and his doctrine be not blasphemed. doctrine.

2 And they that have be18 For the scripture saith, lieving masters, let them not Thou shalt not muzzle the ox despise them, because they are that treadeth out the

brethren; but rather do them And, The labourer is worthy service, because they are faithof his reward.

ful and beloved, partakers of 19 Against an elder receive the benefit. These things teach not an accusation, but before and exhort. two or three witnesses.

3 If any man teach otherwise, 20 Them that sin rebuke be- and consent not to wholesomne fore all, that others also may fear. I words, even the words of our

corn.

tent.

The evil of covetousness.

I. TIMOTHY .

A charge to the rich. Lord Jesus Christ, and to the sus, who before Pontius Pilate doctrine which is according to witnessed a good confession ; godliness,

14 That thou keep this com4 He is proud, knowing noth- mandment without spot, unre ing, but doting about questions bukable, until the appearing and strifes of words, whereof of our Lord Jesus Christ : cometh envy, strife, railings, 15 Which in his times he evil surmisings,

shall shew, who is the blessed 5 Perverse disputings of men and only Potentate, the King of corrupt minds, and destitute of kings, and Lord of lords ; of the truth, supposing that gain 16 Who only hath immoris godliness : from such with tality, dwelling in the light draw thyself.

which no man can approach un6 But godliness with content- to: whom no man hath seen, ment is great gain.

nor can see; to whom be honour 7 For we brought nothing in- and power everlasting. Amen. to this world, and it is certain 17 Charge them that are rich we can carry nothing out. in this world, that they be not

8 And having food and rai- high-minded, nor trust in unment, let us be therewith con- certain riches, but in the living

God, who giveth us richly all 9 But they that will be rich, things to enjoy ; fall into temptation, and a snare, 18 That they do good, that and into many foolish and hurt- they be rich in good works, ful lusts, which drown men in ready to distribute, willing to destruction and perdition. communicate;

10 For the love of money is 19 Laying up in store for the root of all evil: which while themselves a good foundation some coveted after, they have against the time to come, that erred from the faith, and pier- they may lay hold on eternal ced themselves through with life. many sorrows.

20 0 Timothy, keep that 11 But thou, O man of God, which is committed to thy trust, flee these things; and follow avoiding profane and vain babafter righteousness, godliness, blings, and oppositions of scifaith, love, patience, meekness.ence falsely so called ;

12 Fight the good fight of 21 Which some professing, faith, lay hold on eternal life, have erred concerning the faith. whereunto thou art also called, Grace be with thee. Amen and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. The first to Timothy was

13 I give thee charge in the written from Laodicea, sight of God, who quickeneth which is the chiefest city all things, and before Christ Je- of Phrygia Pacatiana.

I THE SECOND EPISTLE OF

PAUL, THE APOSTLE, TO TIMOTHY.

CHAP. I.

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but be thou partaker of the af| Paul's love to Timothy, and the unfeigned flictions of the gospel according faith which was in T'imothy himself, his mother, and grandmother. 6 He is exhort

to the power of God; ed to stir up the gift of God which was in 9 Who hath saved us, and him, 8 to be steadfast, and patient in per

called us with an holy calling, secution, 13 and to persist in the form and truth of thut doctrine which he had learned not according to our works, but of him. and such like, are noted, and Onesiphorus according to his own purpose is highly commended.

and grace, which was given us AUL, an apostle of Jesus in Christ Jesus before the world

Christ by the will of God, began; according to the promise of life 10 But is now made manifest which is in Christ Jesus, by the appearing of our Sav

2 To Timothy, my dearly be- iour Jesus Christ, who hath loved son: Grace, mercy, and abolished death, and hath peace, from God the Father brought life and immortality to and Christ Jesus our Lord. light through the gospel :

3 I thank God, whom I serve 11 Whereunto I am appointfrom my forefathers with pure ed a preacher, and an apostle, conscience, that without ceasing and a teacher of the Gentiles. I have remembrance of thee in 12 For the which cause I also my prayers night and day; suffer these things: neverthe

4 Greatly desiring to see thee, less I am not ashamed: for I being mindful of thy tears, that know whom I have believed, I may be filled with joy; and am persuaded that he is

5 When I call to remem- able to keep that which I have brance the unfeigned faith that committed unto him against is in thee, which dwelt first in that day. thy grandmother Lois, and thy 13 Hold fast the form of mother Eunice; and I am per- sound words, which thou hast suaded that in thee also.

heard of me, in faith and love 6 Wherefore I put thee in re- which is in Christ Jesus. membrance, that thou stir up 14 That good thing which the gift of God, which is in thee was committed unto thee keep by the putting on of my hands. by the Holy Ghost which dwel

7 For God hath not given us leth in us. the spirit of fear; but of pow- 15 This thou knowest, that er, and of love, and of a sound all they which are in Asia be mind.

turned away from me ; of whom 8 Be not thou therefore asha- are Phygellus and Hermogenes. med of the testimony of our

16 The Lord give mercy unLord, nor of me his prisoner: I to the house of Onesiphorus;

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