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CHAP. V. respecting widows and elders. is in thee, which was given 9 Let not a widow be taken thee by prophecy, with the into the number under threelaying on of the hands of the score years old, having been the presbytery.

wife of one man, 15 Meditate upon these things; 10 Well reported of før good give thyself wholly to them; that works; if she have brought up thy profiting may appear to all. children, if she have lodged

16 Take heed into thyself, strangers, if she have washed and unto the doctrine; continue the saints' feet, if she have in them: for in doing this thou relieved the afflicted, if she shalt both save thyself, and them have diligently followed every that hear thee.

good work. CHAP. V.

11 But the younger widows Of widows and elders. refuse: for when they have D EBUKE not an elder, but begun to wax wanton against N intreat him as a father; and Christ, they will marry; the younger men as brethren; L 12 Having damnation, be

2 The elder women as mo- cause they have cast off their thers; the younger as sisters, first faith. with all purity.

13 And withal they learn to 3 Honour widows that are be idle, wandering about from widows indeed.

house to house; and not only 4 But if any widow have idle, but tatlers also, and busychildren or nephews, let them bodies, speaking things which learn first to shew piety at they ought not.. home, and to requite their 14 I will therefore that the parents : for that is good and younger women marry, bear acceptable before God. I children, guide the house, give

5 Now she that is a widow none occasion to the adversary .indeed, and desolate, trusteth to speak reproachfully. in God, and continueth in 15 For some are already supplications and prayers night turned aside after Satan. and day.

16 If any man or woman that 6 But she that liveth in plea- believeth have widows, let them sure is dead while she liveth. relieve them, and let not the

7 And these things give in church be charged; that it may charge, that they may be blame- relieve them that are widows less.

indeed. 8 But if any provide not for 17 Let the elders that rule his own, and specially for those well be counted worthy of douof his own house, he hath de- ble honour, especially they who nied the faith, and is worse than labour in the word and docan infidel.

trine.

Instruction to Timothy 1 TIMOTHY,

Evil of covetousness. 18 For the Scripture saith, | despise them, because they are Thou shalt not muzzle the ox brethren & but rather do them that treadeth out the corn: And, service, because they are faithThe labourer is worthy of his ful and beloved, partakers of reward.

the benefit. These things teach 19 Against an elder receive and exhort. not an accusation, but before 3 If any man teach otherwise, two or three witnesses. and consent not to wholesome

20 Them that sin rebuke be- words, even the words of our fore all, that others also may Lord Jesus Christ, and to the fear.

doctrine which is according to 21 I charge thee before God, godliness, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and 1 4 He is proud, knowing nothe elect angels, that thou thing, but doting about quesobserve these things without tions and strifes of words, preferring one before another, whereof cometh envy, strife, doing nothing by partiality. railings, evil surmisings,

22 Lay hands suddenly on 5 Perverse disputings of men no man, neither be partaker of corrupt minds, and destitute of other men's sins: keep thy- of the truth, supposing that self pure.

gain is godliness : from such 23 Drink no longer water, withdraw thyself.. but use a little wine for thy 6 But godliness with contentstomach's sake and thine often ment is great gain. . infirmities.

7 For we brought nothing 24 Some men's sins are open into this world, and it is cerbeforehand, going before to tain we can carry nothing out. judgement; and some men they 8 And having food and raifollow after.

ment, let us be therewith 25 Likewise also the good content. works of some are manifest 9 But they that will be rich, beforehand; and they that are fall into temptation and a snare, otherwise cannot be hid. and into many foolish and hurtCHAP. VI.

ful lusts, which drown men in . The great gain of godliness. destruction and perdition. I ET as many servants as 10 For the love of money is I are under the yoke count the root of all evil; which while their own masters worthy of all some coveted after, they have honour, that the name of God erred from the faith, and pierced and his doctrine be not blas-themselves through with many phemed.

sorrows. 2 And they that have be- '11 But thou, O man of God, lieving masters, let them not flee these things; and follow

CHAP. VI. aliness.

10 Fo

fession I give thee ch quickeneth

communicate : in store for

Paul's charge to Timothy. CHAP. vi.

The rich admonished. after righteousness, godliness, 1. 17 Charge them that are rich faith, love, patience, meekness. in this world, that they be not

12 Fight the good fight of high-minded, nor trust in unfaith, lay hold on eternal life, certain riches, but in the living whereunto thou art also called, God, who giveth us richly ali and hast professed a good pro- things to enjoy; fession before many witnesses. 18 That they do good, that

13 I give thee charge in the they be rich in good works, sight of God, who quickeneth ready to distribute, willing to all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate 19 Laying up in store for witnessed a good confession; themselves a good foundation

14. That thou keep this against the time to come, that commandment without spot, they may lay hold on eternal unrebukeable, until the appear life. ing of our Lord Jesus Christ : 20 0 Timothy, keep that

15 Which in his times he which is committed to thy shall shew, who is the blessed trust, avoiding profane and and only Potentate, the King vain babblings, and oppositions of kings, and Lord of lords; of science falsely so called ::

16 Who only hath immorta 21 Which some professing, lity, dwelling in the light which have erred concerning the faith. no man can approach unto; Grace be with thee. Amen. whom no man hath seen nor

I The first to Timothy was written can see: to whom be honour

from Laodicea, which is the chiefand power everlasting. Amen. est city of Phrygia Pacatiana.

The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to

TIMOTHY.
CHAP. I.

conscience, that without ceasing · Paul's love to Timothy. I have remembrance of thee in DAUL, an apostle of Jesus my prayers night and day; I Christ by the will of God, 4 Greatly desiring to see thee, according to the promise of life being mindful of thy tears, that which is in Christ Jesus, | I may be filled with joy;..

2 To Timothy, my dearly 5 When I call to remembrance beloved son: Grace, mercy, the unfeigned faith that is in and peace, from God the Fa- thee, which dwelt first in thy ther and Christ Jesus our Lord. grandmother Lois, and thy : 3 I thank God, whom I serve mother Eunice; and I am from my forefathers with pure persuaded that in thee also.

Paul giveth sundry

2 TIMOTHY, exhortations to Timothy. 6 Wherefore I put thee in by the Holy Ghost which dwellremembrance that thou stir up | eth in us. the gift of God, which is in I 15 This thou knowest, that thee by the putting on of my all they which are in Asia hands.

be turned away from me; of 7 For God hath not given us whom are Phygellus and Herthe spirit of fear; but of power, mogenes. and of love, and of a sound mind. 16 The Lord give mercy unto

8 Be not thou therefore the house of Onesiphorus; for he ashamed of the testimony of oft refreshed me, and was not our Lord, nor of me his pri- | ashamed of my chain : soner: but be thou partaker 17 But when he was in Rome, of the afflictions of the gospel he sought me out very diliaccording to the power of God; gently, and found me. .

9 Who hath saved us, and 18 The Lord grant unto him called us with an holy calling, that he may find mercy of the not according to our works, but Lord in that day: and in how according to his own purpose many things he ministered and grace, which was given us unto me at Ephesus, thou in Christ Jesus before the world knowest very well. began; .

CHAP. II. 10 But is now made manifest Timothy exhorted to constancy. by the appearing of our Saviour THOU therefore, my son, Jesus Christ, who hath abo 1 be strong in the grace that lished death, and hath brought is in Christ Jesus. life and immortality to light 2 And the things that thou through the gospel:

hast heard of me among many 11 Whereunto I am appointed witnesses, the same commit thou a preacher, and an apostle, and to faithful men, who shall be a teacher of the Gentiles. able to teach others also.

12 For the which cause I also 3 Thou therefore endure hardsuffer these things : nevertheless ness, as a good soldier of Jesus I am not ashamed: for I know. Christ. whom I have believed, and am 4 No man that warreth enpersuaded that he is able to keep tangleth hiinself with the affairs that which I have committed of this life; that he may please unto him against that day. him who hath chosen him to be

13 Hold fast the form of a soldier. . sound words, which thou hast 5 And if a man also strive heard of me, in faith and love for masteries, yet is he not which is in Christ Jesus. crowned, except he strive law

14 That good thing which fully.. was committed unto thee, keep 6. The husbandman that la

knowness, as

believed,

Of suffering for Christ. CHAP. II.

To flee youthful lusts. boureth must be first partaker / 18 Who concerning the truth of the fruits.

| have erred, saying That the 7 Consider what I say; and resurrection is past already ; the Lord give thee understand- and overthrow the faith of ing in all things.

some. 8 Remember that Jesus Christ, | 19 Nevertheless the foundation of the seed of David, was raised of God standeth sure, having this from the dead according to my seal, The Lord knoweth them gospel :

that are his. And, Let every 9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as one that nameth the name of an evil-doer, even unto bonds; Christ depart from iniquity. but the word of God is not 20 But in a great house there bound. :

are not only vessels of gold and 10 Therefore I endure all of silver, but also of wood and things for the elect's sakes, that of earth; and some to honour, they may also obtain the salva- and some to dishonour. tion which is in Christ Jesus 21 If a man therefore purge with eternal glory. .

himself from these, he shall be 11 It is a faithful saying: a vessel unto honour, sanctified, For if we be dead with him, and meet for the master's use, we shall also live with him: I and prepared unto every good

12 If we suffer, we shall also work. reign with him: If we deny 22 Flee also youthful lusts; him, he also will deny us: but follow righteousness, faith,

13 If we believe not, yet he charity, peace, with them that abideth faithful; he cannot deny call on the Lord out of a pure himself.

heart. 14 Of these things put them 23 But foolish and unlearned in remembrance, charging them questions avoid, knowing that before the Lord that they strive they do gender strifes. not about words to no profit, but 24 And the servant of the to the subverting of the hearers. Lord must not strive; but be

15 Study to shew thyself ap- gentle unto all men, apt to proved unto God, a workman teach, patient, that needeth not to be ashamed, 25 în meekness instructing rightly dividing the word of those that oppose themselves; truth.

if God peradventure will give ... 16 But shun profane and vain them repentance to the acbabblings; for they will increase | knowledging of the truth; unto more ungodliness:

26 And that they may recover 17: And their word will eat themselves out of the spare of as doth a canker : of whom is the devil, who are taken captive Hymeneus and Philetus; | by him at his will.

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