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Paul commendeth their II. THESSALONIANS. faith, love, and patience.

22 Abstain from all appear- 26 Greet all the brethren with ance of evil.

an holy kiss. 23 And the very God of

God of 27 I charge you by the Lord peace sanctify you wholly; and that this epistle be read unto I

your whole spirit, all the holy brethren. and soul, and body, be preserved 28 The grace of our Lord Jeblameless unto the coming of sus Christ be with you. Amen. our Lord Jesus Christ.

24. Faithful is he that calleth 1 The first epistle unto the you, who also will do it.

Thessalonians was written 25 Brethren, pray for us.

from Athens.

pray God




6 Seeing it is a righteous 1 Saint Paul certifieth them of the good opinthing with God to recompatience : 11 and therewithal useth divers pense tribulation to them that Teasons for the comforting of them in perse

person trouble you; cution, whereof the chiefest is taken from the righteous judgment of God.

7 And to you, who are troub, and

, , Timotheus, unto the church Lord Jesus shall be revealed of the Thessalonians in God from heaven with his mighty our Father and the Lord Jesus angels, Christ :

8 In flaming fire taking ven2 Grace unto you, and peace, geance on them that know not from God our Father and the God, and that obey not the Lord Jesus Christ.

gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 3 We are bound to thank God 9 Who shall be punished with always for you, brethren, as it everlasting destruction from the is meet, because that your faith presence of the Lord, and from groweth exceedingly, and the the glory of his power; charity of every one of you all 10° When he shall come to be toward each other aboundeth; glorified in his saints, and to be

4 So that we ourselves glory admired in all them that bein you in the churches of God, lieve (because our testimony for your patience and faith in among you was believed) in that all your persecutions and tribu- day. lations that ye endure :

11 Wherefore also we pray 5 Which is a manifest token always for you, that our God of the righteous judgment of would count you worthy of this God, that ye may be counted calling, and fulfil all the good worthy of the kingdom of God, pleasure of his goodness, and for which ye also suffer: the work of faith with power:

Antichrist described.


Lord come.

CHAP, II. Exhortation to steadfastness. 12 That the name of our Lord 8 And then shall that Wicked Jesus Christ may be glorified in be revealed, whom the Lord you, and ye in him, according shall consume with the spirit to the grace of our God, and of his mouth, and shall destroy the Lord Jesus Christ.

with the brightness of his coming:

9 Even him, whose coming is 1 He willeth them to continue steadfast in the after the working of Satan, with

be a departure from the faith, 9 and a dis- all power, and signs, and lying covery of antichrist, before the day of the

wonders, 15 And thereupon repeateth his former exhortation, and prayeth for them,

10 And with all deceivableNOW

W we beseech you, breth- ness of unrighteousness in them

ren, by the coming of that perish; because they reour Lord Jesus Christ, and by ceived not the love of the truth, our gathering together unto that they might be saved. him,

11 And for this cause God 2 That ye be not soon shaken shall send them strong deluin mind, or be troubled, nei- sion, that they should believe a ther by spirit, nor by word, lie : nor by letter as from us, as 12 That they all might be that the day of Christ is at damned who believe not the hand.

truth, but had pleasure in un3 Let no man deceive you by righteousness. any means : for that day shall 13 But we are bound to give not come, except there come a thanks always to God for you, falling away first, and that man brethren beloved of the Lord, of sin be revealed, the son of because God hath from the perdition ;

beginning chosen you to salva4 Who opposeth and exalteth tion, through sanctification of himself above all that is called the Spirit, and belief of the God, or that is worshipped; so truth : that he, as God, sitteth in the 14 Whereunto he called you temple of God, shewing him- by our gospel, to the obtaining self that he is God.

of the glory of our Lord Jesus 5 Remember ye not, that Christ. when I was yet with you, I 15 Therefore, brethren, stand told you these things?

fast, and hold the traditions 6 And now ye know what which ye have been taught, withholdeth that he might be whether by word, or our episrevealed in his time.

tle. 7 For the mystery of iniquity 16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ doth already work : only he who himself, and God, even our Fanow letteth will let, until he be ther, which hath loved us, and taken out of the way.

hath given us everlasting con


with you;

The idle and

disorderly censured. solation and good hope through | night and day, that we might grace,

not be chargeable to any of you: 17 Comfort your hearts, and 9 Not because we have not stablish you in every good word power, but to make ourselves and work.

an ensample unto you to follow CHAP. III.

us. I lIe craveth their prayers for himself, 3 tes- 10 For even when we were tifieth what confidence he hath in them, 5 maketh request to God in their behalf, 6 with you, this we commanded giveth them divers precepts, especially to shun idleness, and a company, 16 and last you, thatif any would not work, of all concludeth with praycr and salutation. neither should he eat. VINALLY, brethren, pray

11 For we hear that there are for us, that the word of some which walk among you the Lord may have free course, disorderly, working not at all, and be glorified, even as it is but are busybodies.

12 Now them that are such 2 And that we may be de- we command and exhort by our livered from unreasonable and Lord Jesus Christ, that with wicked men : for all men have quietness they work, and eat not faith

their own bread. 3 But the Lord is faithful, 13 But ye, brethren, be not who shall stablish you, and keep weary in well-doing. you from evil.

14 And if any man obey not 4 And we have confidence in our word by this epistle, note the Lord touching you, that ye that man, and have no comboth do and will do the things pany with him, that he may be which we command you. ashamed.

5 And the Lord direct your | 15 Yet count him not as an hearts into the love of God, enemy, but admonish him as a and into the patient waiting brother. for Christ.

16 Now the Lord of peace 6 Now we command you, himself give you peace always brethren, in the name of our by all means. The Lord be Lord Jesus Christ, that ye with with you all. draw yourselves from every

17 The salutation of Paul brother that walketh disorderly, with mine own band, which and not after the tradition which is the token in every epistle : he received of us.

so I write. 7 For yourselves know how 18 The grace of our Lord ye ought to follow, us : for we Jesus Christ be with you all. behaved not ourselves disorderly Amen. among you;

8 Neither did we eat any The second epistle to the man's bread for nought; but Thessalonians, was written wrought with labour and travail from Athens.




to Macedonia.


disobedient, for the ungodly 1 Timothy is put in mind of the charge which and for sinners, for unholy and was given unto him by Paul at his going

5 of the right use and end profane, for murderers of fathers, of the law. 11 of Saint Paul's calling, and murderers of mothers, for to be an apostle, 20 and of Hymeneus and

manslayers, PAUL, an apostle of Jesus 10 For whoremongers, for

Christ by the command- them that defile themselves with ment of God our Saviour, and mankind, for men-stealers, for Lord Jesus Christ, which is our liars, for perjured persons, and hope;

if there be any other thing that 2 Unto Timothy, my own son is contrary to sound doctrine, in the faith ; Grace, mercy, and 11 According to the glorious peace, from God our Father and gospel of the blessed God which Jesus Christ our Lord.

was committed to my trust. 3 As I besought thee to abide 12 And I thank Christ Jesus still at Ephesus, when I went in- our Lord, who hath enabled me, to Macedonia, that thou might for that he counted me faithful, est charge some that they teach putting me into the ministry; no other doctrine,

13 Who was before a blas4 Neither give heed to fables phemer, and a persecutor, and and endless genealogies, which injurious : but I obtained mercy, minister questions, rather than because I did it ignorantly in godly edifying which is in faith; unbelief :

14 And the grace of our Lord 5 Now the end of the com- was exceeding abundant with mandment is charity out of a faith and love which is in Christ pure heart, and of a good con- Jesus. science, and of faith unfeigned : 15 This is a faithful saying,

6 From which some having and worthy of all acceptation, swerved, have turned aside unto that Christ Jesus came into the vain jangling;

world to save sinners ; of whom 7 Desiring to be teachers of I am chief. the law; understanding neither 16 How beit, for this cause I what they say, nor whereof they obtained mercy, that in me first affirm.

Jesus Christ might shew forth 8 But we know that the law all long-suffering, for a pattern is good, if a man use it law- to them which should hereafter fully;

believe on him to life ever9 Knowing this, that the law lasting. is not made for a righteous 17 Now unto the King eterman, but for the lawless and l nal, immortal, invisible, the

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men, should be attired.

Prayer to be made for all men. I. TIMOTHY. How women should be attired. only wise God, be honour and a preacher and an apostle, (I glory for ever and ever. Amen. speak the truth in Christ, and

18 This charge I commit un- lie not,) a teacher of the Gento thee, son Timothy, accord- tiles in faith and verity. ing to the prophecies which

8 I will therefore that men went before on thee, that thou pray everywhere, lifting up by them mightest war a good holy hands, without wrath and warfare;

doubting 19 Holding faith and a good 9 In like manner also, that conscience; which some having women adorn themselves in put away, concerning faith have modest apparel, with shamemade shipwreck:

facedness and sobriety; not with 20 Of whom is Hymeneus broidered hair, or gold, or pearls, and Alexander; whom I have or costly array, delivered unto Satan, that they 10 But (which becometh womay learn not to blaspheme. men professing godliness) with

good works.

11 Let the woman learn in 1 That it is meet to pray and give thanks for silence with all subjection. and the reason why. 9 How women

12 They are not permit- 12 But I suffer not a woman ted to teach. 15 They shall be saved, notwithstanding the testimonies of God's wrath,

to teach, nor to usurp authority in child-birth, if they continue in faith. over the man, but to be in siI

EXHORT therefore, that, lence.

first of all, supplications, 13 For Adam was first form prayers, intercessions, and giv- ed, then Eve. ing of thanks be made for all 14 And Adam was not de

ceived, but the woman being 2 For kings, and for all that deceived was in the transgresare in authority ; that we may sion. lead a quiet and peaceable life 15 Notwithstanding, she shall in all godliness and honesty. be saved in child-bearing, if they

3 For this is good and ac- continue in faith, and charity. ceptable in the sight of God and holiness, with sobriety our Saviour : 4 Who will have all men to

2 How bishops, and deacons, and their wives, be saved, and to come unto the should be qualified, 14 and to what end

Saint Paul wrote to Timothy of these things. knowledge of the truth.

15 Of the church, and the blessed truth 5 For there is one God, and

therein taught and professed.

a , , ; 6 Who gave himself a ransom a bishop, he desireth a good for all, to be testified in due work. time.

2 A bishop then must be 7 Whereunto I am ordained | blameless, the husband of one

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