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Antichrist described. 2 THESSALONIANS, E.chortation to stedfastness. CHAP. II.

of unrighteousness in them that Of stedfastness in the truth. perish; because they received N OW we beseech you, bre- not the love of the truth, that TV thren, by the coming of our they might be saved. Lord Jesus Christ, and by our 11 And for this cause God gathering together unto him, shall send them strong delusion,

2 That ye be not soon shaken that they should believe a lie: in mind, or be troubled, neither | 12 That they all might be by spirit, nor by word, nor by damned who believed not the letter, as from us, as that the truth, but had pleasure in unday of Christ is at hand. righteousness.

3 Let no man deceive you by 13 But we are bound to give any means: for that day shall not thanks alway to God for you, come, except there come a falling brethren beloved of the Lord, away first, and that man of sin because God hath from the be revealed, the son of perdition; beginning chosen you to salva

4 Who opposeth and exalteth tion through sanctification of the himself above all that is called spirit and belief of the truth; God, or that is worshipped; so 14 Whereunto he called you that he, as God, sitteth in the by our gospel, to the obtaining temple of God, shewing himself of the glory of our Lord Jesus that he is God.

5 Remember ye not, that, 15 Therefore, brethren, stand when I was yet with you, I told fast, and hold the traditions which you these things ?

ye have been taught, whether by 6 And now ye know what word or our epistle. withholdeth, that he might be 16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ revealed in his time.

himself, and God even our Fa7 For the mystery of iniquity ther, which hath loved us, and doth already work: only he who hath given us everlasting consonow letteth, will let, until he lation and good hope through be taken out of the way. grace,

8 And then shall that Wicked 17 Comfort your hearts, and be revealed, whom the Lordstablish you in every good word shall consume with the spirit and work. of his mouth, and shall de

CHAP. III. stroy with the brightness of his 1 Paul giveth them divers precepts., coming:

LINALLY, brethren, pray for 9 Even him, whose coming is r us, that the word of the Lord after the working of Satan, with may have free course, and be all power and signs and lying glorified, even as it is with you: wonders,

2 And that we may be de10 And with all deceivableness | livered from unreasonable and

Christ.

The idle and disorderly censured. CHAP. III. Not to be weary in well doing, wicked men: for all men have with you, this we commanded not faith.

you, that if any would not 3 But the Lord is faithful, work, neither should he eat. who shall stablish you, and keep 11 For we hear that there you from evil.

are some which walk among 4 And we have confidence in you disorderly, working not at the Lord touching you, that ye all, but are busy-bodies. both do and will do the things 12 Now them that are such which we command you. we command and exhort by our

5 And the Lord direct your Lord Jesus Christ, that with hearts into the love of God, and quietness they work, and eat into the patient waiting for their own bread. Christ.

13 But ye, brethren, be not 6 Now we command you, weary in well doing. brethren, in the name of our 14 And if any man obey not Lord Jesus Christ, that ye with our word by this epistle, note draw yourselves from every bro- that man, and have no company ther that walketh disorderly, and with him, that he may be not after the tradition which he ashamed. received of us. ..

15 Yet count him not as 7 For yourselves know how an enemy, but admonish him ye ought to follow us: for we as a brother. behaved not ourselves disorderly 1 16 Now the Lord of peace among you;

himself give you peace always 8 Neither did we eat any by all means. The Lord be with man's bread for nought; but you all. wrought with labour and travail 17 The salutation of Paul night and day, that we might with mine own hand, which is not be chargeable to any of the token in every epistle: so

I write. 9 Not because we have not Į 18 The grace of our Lord Jesus power, but to make ourselves an Christ be with you all. Amen. ensample unto you to follow us.

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THE First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to TIMOTHY. CHAP. I.

Jesus Christ, which is our hope; Timothy reminded of his charge. 2. Unto Timothy, my own DAUL, an apostle of Jesus son in the faith : Grace, mercy,

[ Christ, by the commandment and peace, from God our Father, of God our Saviour, and Lord I and Jesus Christ our Lord.

Hight use of the law.

I TIMOTHY, Purport of Christ's ministry. 3 As I besought thee to 13 Who was before a blasabide still at Ephesus, when phemer, and a persecutor, and I went into Macedonia, that | injurious: but I obtained mercy, thou mightest charge some that because I did it ignorantly in they teach no other doctrine, unbelief.

4 Neither give heed to fables 14 And the grace of our Lord and endless genealogies, which was exceeding abundant with minister questions, rather than faith and love which is in Christ godly edifying which is in faith; Jesus. so do. .

15 This is a faithful saying, 5 Now the end of the com- and worthy of all acceptation, mandment is charity, out of a that Christ Jesus came into the pure heart, and of a good con- world to save sinners; of whom science, and of faith unfeigned; I am chief.

6 From which some having 16 Howbeit for this cause swerved, have turned aside unto I obtained mercy, that in me vain jangling;

first Jesus Christ might shew 7 Desiring to be teachers of forth all long-suffering, for a the law; understanding neither pattern to them which should what they say, nor whereof they hereafter believe on him to life affirm.

everlasting. 8 But we know that the law 17 Now unto the King eter-' is good, if a man use it lawfully; nal, immortal, invisible, the only

9 Knowing this, that the law wise God, be honour and glory is not made for a righteous man, for ever and ever. Amen. but for the lawless and disobe- 18 This charge I commit unto dient, for the ungodly and for thee, son Timothy, according to sinners, for unholy and profane, the prophecies which went before for murderers of fathers and mur-on thee, that thou by them derers of mothers, for manslayers, mightest war a good warfare ;

10 For whoremongers, for 9 Holding faith, and a good them that defile themselves with conscience; which some having mankind, for men-stealers, for put away, concerning faith have liars, for perjured persons, and made shipwreck: if there be any other thing that 20 Of whom is Hymeneus is contrary to sound doctrine; and Alexander; whom I have

11 According to the glorious delivered unto Satan, that they gospel of the blessed God, which may learn not to blaspheme. was committed to my trust.

CHAP. II. 12 And I thank Christ Jesus Prayers to be made for all men. our Lord, who hath enabled me, I EXHORT therefore, that, for that he counted me faithful, I first of all, supplications, putting me into the ministry; prayers, intercessions, and giving

Duty of prayer.

CHAP. III. Of bishops and deacons. of thanks, be made for all I 14 And Adam was not demen ;

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

3 For this is good and ac- continue in faith and charity and ceptable in the sight of God holiness with sobriety. our Saviour;

. CHAP. III. 4 Who will have all men to The qualifications of bishops.; be saved, and to come unto the THIS is a true saying, If a knowledge of the truth.

- man desire the office of a 5 For there is one God, and bishop, he desireth a good work. one mediator between God and 2 A bishop then must be men, the man Christ Jesus; blameless, the husband of one

6 Who gave himself a ransom wife, vigilant, sober, of good for all, to be testified in due behaviour, given to hospitality, time.

apt to teach: 7 Whereunto I am ordained 3 Not given to wine, no a preacher, and an apostle, striker, not greedy of filthy (I speak the truth in Christ, lucre; but patient, not a brawler and lie not,) a teacher of the not covetous; Gentiles in faith and verity. . 4 One that ruleth well his

8 I will therefore that men own house, having his children pray everywhere, lifting up in subjection with all gravity; holy hands, without wrath and | 5 (For if a man know not how doubting.

to rule his own house, how shall 9 In like manner also, that he take care of the church of women adorn themselves in God?) modest apparel, with shame- 6 Not a novice, lest being facedness and sobriety; not with lifted up with pride he fall into broidered hair, or gold, or pearls, the condemnation of the devil. or costly array ;

17 Moreover he must have a 10 But (which becometh good report of them which are women professing 'godliness) without; lest he fall into rewith good works. .

proach, and the snare of the devil. 11 Let the woman learn in. 8 Likewise must the deacons silence with all subjection. be grave, not double tongued,

12 But I suffer not a woman not given to much wine, not to teach, nor to usurp authority greedy of filthy lucre; over the man, but to be in silence. 9 Holding the mystery of

13 For Adam was first formed, the faith in a pure conscience. then Eve.

| 10 And let these also first, be

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1 TIMOTHY, sundry precepts to Timothy, 14 proved; then let them use the meats, which God hath created office of a deacon, being found to be received with thanksgiving blameless.

of them which believe and know 11 Even so must their wives the truth. be grave, not slanderers, sober, 4 For every creature of God faithful in all things. . is good, and nothing to be re

12 Let the deacons be the fused, if it be received with husbands of one wife, ruling thanksgiving: their children and their own 5 For it is sanctified by the houses well..

word of God and prayer. 13 For they that have used 1 6 If thou put the brethren in the office of a deacon well, pur remembrance of these things, chase to themselves a good de- | thou shalt be a good minister gree, and great boldness in the of Jesus Clirist, nourished up in faith which is in Christ Jesus. the words of faith, and of good

14 These things write I unto doctrine, whereunto thou hast thee, hoping to come unto thee attained. shortly:

7. But refuse profane and old 15 But if I tarry long, that wives' fables, and exercise thyself thou mayest know how thou rather unto godliness. oughtest to behave thyself in 1 8 For bodily exercise profiteth the house of God, which is the little; but godliness is profitable church of the living God, the unto all things, having promise pillar and ground of the truth. of the life that now is, and of

16 | And, without contro- that which is to come. versy, great is the mystery of 9 This is a faithful saying, godliness: God was manifest in and worthy of all acceptation. the flesh, justified in the Spirit, 10 For therefore we both labour seen of angels, preached unto and suffer reproach, because we the Gentiles, believed on in the trust in the living God, who is world, received up into glory. the Saviour of all men, specially CHAP. IV.

of those that believe. Apostacy foretold.

11 These things command LOW the Spirit speaketh and teach. IV expressly, that in the lat- 12 Let no man despise thjt ter times some shall depart from youth; but be thou an example the faith, giving heed to seducing of the believers, in word, in conspirits, and doctrines of devils ; | versation, in charity, in spirit, in · 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; faith, in purity. having their conscience seared 13 Till I come, give attend. with a hot iron;

ance to reading, to exhortation, 3 Forbidding to marry, and to doctrine. commanding to abstain from 14 Neglect not the gift that

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