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Duty of obeying magistrates.

Heretics to be rejected. 14 Who gave himself for us, according to the hope of eternal that he might redeem us from life. all iniquity, and purify unto 8 This is a faithful saying, himself a peculiar people, zeal- and these things I will that ous of good works.

thou affirm constantly, that 15 These things speak, and they which have believed in exhort, and rebuke with all au- God might be careful to mainthority. Let no man despise tain good works. These things thee.

are good and profitable unto




9 But avoid foolish questions, | Titus is yet further directed by Paul, both and genealogies, and contennot teach. 10 He is willed also to reject tions, and strivings about the obstinate heretics : 12 which done, he ap- law; for they are unprofitable pointeth him both time and place, wherein he should come unto him, and so con

and vain.

10 A man that is an heretic, PUT them in mind to be after the first and second admo

subject to principalities and nition, reject; powers, to obey magistrates, to 11 Knowing that he that is be ready to every good work, such, is subverted, and sinneth,

2 To speak evil of no man, being condemned of himself. to be no brawlers, but gentle, 12 When I shall send Arteshewing all meekness unto all mas unto thee, or Tychicus, be

diligent to come unto me to 3 For we ourselves also were Nicopolis : for I have determinsometimes foolish, disobedient, ed there to winter. deceived, serving divers lusts 13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and pleasures, living in malice and Apollos on their journey and envy, hateful, and hating diligently, that nothing he wantone another.


ing unto them. 4 But after that the kindness 14 And let ours also learn to and love of God our Saviour maintain good works for netoward man appeared,

cessary uses, that they be not 5 Not by works of righteous- unfruitful. ness which we have done, but 15 All that are with me saaccording to his mercy he saved lute thee. Greet them that love us, by the washing of regenera- us in the faith. Grace be with tion, and renewing of the Holy you all. Amen Ghost;

6 Which he shed on us abun- T It was written to Titus, ordantly, through Jesus Christ dained the first bishop of our Saviour ;

the church of the Cretians, 7 That being justified by his from Nicopolis of Macegrace, we should be made heirs



4 He rejoiceth to hear of the faith and love 11 Which in time past was

of Philemon, 9 whom he desireth to forgive his servant Omesimus, and lovingly to thee unprofitable, but now to receive him again.

profitable to thee and to me: , a prisoner of Jesus 12 Whom I have sent again : Christ, and Timothy our thou therefore receive him, that brother, unto Philemon our is, minc own bowels : dearly beloved, and fellow-la- 13 Whom I would have rebourer,

tained with me, that in thy 2 And to our beloved Ap- stead he might have ministerphia, and Archippus our fel- ed unto me in the bonds of the low-soldier, and to the church gospel : in thy house :

14 But without thy mind 3 Grace to you, and peace, would I do nothing; that thy from God our Father and the benefit should not be as it were Lord Jesus Christ.

of necessity, but willingly. 4 I thank my God, making 15 For perhaps he therefore mention of thee always in my departed for a season, that thou prayers.

shouldst receive him for ever; 5 Hearing of thy love and 16 Not now as a servant, but faith, which thou hast toward above a servant, a brother bethe Lord Jesus, and toward all loved, especially to me, but how saints;

much more unto thee, both in 6 That the communication of the flesh, and in the Lord ? thy faith may become effectual 17 If thou count me therefore by the acknowledging of every a partner, receive him as myself. good thing which is in you in 18 If he hath wronged thee, Christ Jesus.

or oweth thee aught, put that 7 For we have great joy and on mine account; consolation in thy love, because 19 I Paul have written it the bowels of the saints are re- with mine own hand, I will refreshed by thee, brother. pay it: albeit I do not say to

8 Wherefore, though I might thee how thou owest unto me be much bold in Christ to en- even thine own self besides. join thee that which is conve- 20 Yea, brother, let me have nient,

joy of thee in the Lord : refresh 9 Yet for love's sake I rather my bowels in the Lord. beseech thee, being such an one 21 Having confidence in thy as Paul the aged, and now also obedience I wrote unto thee, a prisoner of Jesus Christ. knowing that thou wilt also do

1o I beseech thee for my son more than I say. Onesimus, whom I have begot- 22 But withal prepare me alten in my bonds : :

so a lodging: for I trust that

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Christ's pre-eminence


above the angels. through your prayers I shall be 25 The grace of our Lord Jegiven unto you.

sus Christ be with your spirit. 23 There salute thee Epa- Amen. phras, my fellow-prisoner in Christ Jesus;

T Written from Rome to 24 Marcus, Aristarchus, De- Philemon, by Onesimus a mas, Lucas,my fellow-labourers. servant.




world, he saith, And let all the 1 Christ in these last times coming to us from the Father, 4 is preferred above the angels, angels of God worship him. both in person and office.

7 And of the angels he saith, OD, who at sundry times Who maketh his angels spirits,

and in divers manners spake and his ministers a flame of fire. in time past unto the fathers by 8 But unto the Son, he saith, the prophets,

Thy throne, O God, is for ever 2 Hath in these last days and ever: a sceptre of righspoken unto us by his Son, teousness is the sceptre of thy whom he hath appointed heir kingdom ; of all things, by whom also he 9 Thou hast loyed righteousmade the worlds;

ness, and hated iniquity; there3 Who being the brightness fore God, even thy God, hath of his glory, and the express anointed thee with the oil of image of his person, and up- gladness above thy fellows. holding all things by the word 10 And, Thou, Lord, in the of his power, when he had by beginning hast laid the foundahimself purged our sins, sat tion of the earth ; and the heavdown on the right hand of the ens are the works of thine hands. Majesty on high;

11 They shall perish; but thou 4 Being made so much better remainest: and they all shall than the angels, as he hath by wax old as doth a garment; inheritance obtained a more ex- 12 And as a vesture shalt cellent name than they.

thou fold them up, and they 5 For unto which of the an- shall be changed: but thou art gels said he at any time, Thou the same, and thy years shall art my Son, this day have I be- not fail. gotten thee? And again, I will 13 But to which of the anbe to him a Father, and he shall | gels said he at any time, Sit on be to me a Son ?

my right hand, until I make 6 And again, when he bring- thine enemies thy footstool ? eth in the first-begotten into the 14 Are they not all minister

CHAP. II. | We ought to be obedient to Christ Jesus, 5


The necessity of Christ's


assuming human nature. ing spirits, sent forth to minis- jection under him, he left nothter for them who shall be heirs ing that is not put under him. of salvation ?

But now we see not yet all things put under him :

9 But we see Jesus, who was and that because he vouchsafed to take our nature upon him, 14 as it was necessary.

made a little lower than the THEREFORE we ought

we ought angels for the suffering of death, to give the more earnest crowned with glory and honour; heed to the things which we that he by the grace of God have heard, lest at any time we

should taste death for every should let them slip.

2 For if the word spoken by 10 For it became him, for angels was steadfast, and every whom are all things, and by transgression and disobedience whom are all things, in bringreceived a just recompense of ing many sons unto glory, to reward;

make the Captain of their salva3 How shall we escape, if we tion perfect through sufferings. neglect so great salvation; which 11 For both he that sanctifiat the first began to be spoken eth, and they who are sanctified, by the Lord, and was confirmed are all of one: for which cause unto us by them that heard he is not ashamed to call them him;

brethren, 4 God also bearing them witĜO

12 Saying, I will declare thy ness, both with signs and won- name unto my brethren, in the ders, and with divers miracles, midst of the church will I sing and gifts of the Holy Ghost, ac- praise unto thee. cording to his own will ?

13 And again, I will put my 5 For unto the angels hath trust in him. And again, Behe not put in subjection the hold, I, and the children which world to come whereof we God hath given me. speak.

14 Forasmuch then as the 6 But one in a certain place children are partakers of flesh testified, saying, What is man, and blood, he also himself likethat thou art mindful of him? wise took part of the same; that or the son of man, that thou through death he might destroy visitest him?

him that had the power of death, 7 Thou madest him a little that is, the devil; lower than the angels; thou

15 And deliver them, who, crownedst him with glory and through fear of death, were all honour, and didst set him over their life-time subject to bondage. the works of thy hands;

16 For verily he took not on 8 Thou hast put all things him the nature of angels; but in subjection under his feet. he took on him the seed of For in that he put all in sub- Abraham.




Christ more worthy than Moses.

The danger of unbelief 17 Wherefore in all things it in the provocation, in the day behooved him to be made like of temptation in the wilderunto his brethren; that he might ness: be a merciful and faithful High 9 When your fathers tempted Priest in things pertaining to me, proved me, and saw my God, to make reconciliation for works forty years. the sins of the people.

10 Wherefore I was grieved 18 For in that he himself hath with that generation, and said, suffered, being tempted, he is They do always err in their able to succour them that are heart; and they have not known tempted.

my ways.

ii So I sware in my wrath, i Christ is more worthy than Moses, 7 there

herc- They shall not enter into my fore if we believe not in him, we shall be

rest. more worthy punishment than hard-hearted

12 Take heed, brethren, lest WHEREFORE, holy breth- there be in any of you an evil

ren, partakers of the heav- heart of unbelief, in departing enly calling, consider the Apos- from the living God. tle and High Priest of our pro

13 But exhort one another fession, Christ Jesus;

daily, while it is called To-day; 2 Who was faithful to him lest any of you be hardened that appointed him, as also Mo- through the deceitfulness of ses was faithful in all his house. sin.

3 For this man was counted 14 For we are made partakers worthy of more glory than Mo- of Christ, if we hold the begin ses, inasmuch as he who hath ning of our confidence steadfast

. builded the house, hath more unto the end; honour than the house.

15 While it is said, To-day. 4 For every house is builded if ye will hear his voice, harden by some man; but he that built not your hearts, as in the provall things is God.

ocation. 5 And

Moses verily was faith- 16 For some, when they had ful in all his house, as a servant, heard, did provoke: howbeit, for a testimony of those things not all that came out of Egypt which were to be spoken after: by Moses.

6 But Christ as a Son over his 17 But with whom was he own house: whose house are we, grieved forty years ? was it not if we hold fast the confidence, with them that had sinned, and the rejoicing of the hope whose carcasses fell in the wilfirm unto the end.

derness? 7 Wherefore, as the Holy 18 And to whom sware he Ghost saith, To-day if ye will that they should not enter into hear his voice,

his rest, but to them that be8 Harden not your hearts, as

lieved not?

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