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Enemies of the truth.. 2 TIMOTHY, The Scriptures commended.

CHAP. III. .. . | tioch, at Iconium, at Lystra ; Enemies of the truth described. | what persecutions I endured: THIS know also, that in but out of them all the Lord

1 the last days perilous times delivered me... shall come.

12 Yea, and all that will live 2 For men shall be lovers godly in Christ Jesus shall sufof their own selves, covetous, fer persecution... boasters, proud, blasphemers, 13 But evil men and seducers disobedient to parents, unthank- shall wax worse and worse, deful, unholy,

ceiving and being deceived. 3 Without natural affection, 14 But continue thou in the truce-breakers, false accusers, things which thou hast learned incontinent, fierce, despisers of and hast been assured of, knowthose that are good,

ing of whom thou hast learned 4 Traitors, heady, high them; minded, lovers of pleasures 15 And that from a child more than lovers of God. thou hast known the holy

5 Having a form of god- Scriptures, which are able to liness, but denying the power make thee wise unto salvation thereof: from such turn away. through faith which is in Christ

6 For of this sort are they Jesus. which creep into houses, and 16 All Scripture is given by lead captive silly women laden inspiration of God, and is prowith sins, led away with divers fitable for doctrine, for reproof, lusts,

for correction, for instruction in 7 Ever learning, and never righteousness; able to come to the knowledge 17 That the man of God may of the truth.

be perfect, throughly furnished 8 Now as Jannes and Jam- | unto all good works. bres withstood Moses, so do

CHAP. IV. these also resist the truth: men Paul's solemn charge to Timothy. of corrupt minds, reprobate con- I CHARGE thee therefore cerning the faith. .

11 before God, and the Lord 9 But they shall proceed no Jesus Christ, who shall judge further : for their folly shall be the quick and the dead at his manifest unto all men, as theirs appearing and his kingdom; also was.

1 2 Preach the word; be instant 10 But thou hast fully known in season, out of season; reprove, my doctrine, manner of life, rebuke, exhort, with all longpurpose, faith, long-suffering, suffering and doctrine. charity, patience,

3 For the time will come 11 Persecutions, afflictions, when they will not endure sound: which came unto me at An- doctrine; but after their own

The Apostle's triumph in CHAP. IV. his prospect of future glory. Justs shall they heap to them- | did me much evil: the Lord selves teachers, having itching reward him according to his ears;

works: 4 And they shall turn away 15 Of whom be thou ware their ears from the truth, and also; for he hath greatly withshall be turned unto fables. stood our words. 0 5 But watch thou in all ] 16 At my first answer no things, endure afflictions, do the man stood with me, but all men work of an evangelist, make full forsook me: I pray God that proof of thy ministry.

it may not be laid to their

now ready to be it may not I pray Go

offered, and

offered, and the time of my 17 Notwithstanding the Lord departure is at hand

stood with me, and strengthened 7 I have fought a good fight, me; that by me the preaching I have finished my course, I have might be fully known, and that kept the faith:

| all the Gentiles might hear: and 8 Henceforth there is laid up I was delivered out of the mouth for me a crown of righteousness, of the lion. which the Lord, the righteous 18 And the Lord shall deliver Judge, shall give me at that me from every evil work, and day: and not to me only, but will preserve me unto his heaunto all them also that love his venly kingdom: to whom be appearing.

glory for ever and ever. Amen. 9 Do thy diligence to come 19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, shortly unto me:

and the household of Onesi10 For Demas hath forsaken phorus. me, having loved this present 20 Erastus abode at Corinth: world, and is departed unto but Trophimus have I left at Thessalonica; Crescens to Ga- Miletum sick. Jatia, Titus unto Dalmatia. 21 Do thy diligence to come

11 Only Luke is with me. before winter. Eubulus greeteth Take Mark, and bring him with thee, and Pudens, and Linus, thee; for he is profitable to me and Claudia, and all the brefor the ministry.

thren. 12 And Tychicus have I sent 22 The Lord Jesus Christ be to Ephesus.

with thy spirit. Grace be with 13 The cloak that I left at

The cloak that I left at you. Amen. Troas with Carpus, when thou 1-9 The sccond epistle unto Timocomest, bring with thee, and theus, ordained the first bishop the books, but especially the

of the church of the Ephesians,

was written from Rome, when parchments.

Paul was brought before Nero 14 Alexander the coppersmith |

the second time.

The Epistle of Paul to TITUS.

CHAP. I.

10 For there are many unruly How ministers should be qualified and vain talkers and deceivers, DAUL, a servant of God, and especially they of the circum

I an apostle of Jesus Christ, cision: according to the faith of God's 111 Whose mouths must be elect, and the acknowledging of stopped; who subyert whole the truth which is after godliness; houses, teaching things which

2 In hope of eternal life, which they ought not, for filthy lucre's God, that cannot lie, promised sake. before the world began;

12 One of themselves, even 3 But hath in due times a prophet of their own, said, manifested his word through The Cretians are alway liars, preaching, which is committed evil beasts, slow bellies. unto me, according to the com- 1 13 This witness is true. mandment of God our Saviour; / Wherefore rebuke them sharply; .4 To Titus, mine own son that they may be sound in the after the common faith: Grace, faith, mercy, and peace, from God · 14 Not giving heed to Jewish the Father and the Lord Jesus fables, and commandments of Christ our Saviour.

men that turn from the truth. 5 For this cause left I thee in 15 Unto the pure all things Crete, that thou shouldest set are pure; but unto them that in order the things that are want are defiled and unbelieving is ing, and ordain elders in every nothing pure; but even their city, as I had appointed thee: mind and conscience is defiled.

6 If any be blameless, the .16 They profess that they husband of one wife, having know God; but in works they faithful children, not accused deny him, being abominable, of riot, or unruly.

and disobedient, and unto every 7 For a bishop must be good work reprobate. blameless, as the steward of . CHAP. II. God; not self-willed, not soon Directions for life and doctrine. angry, not given to wine, no DUT speak thou the things striker, not given to filthy lucre; | D which become sound doc

8 But a lover of hospitality, trine: . a lover of good men, sober, just, 2 That the aged men be holy, temperate;. .

sober, grave, temperate, sound 9 Holding fast the faithful | in faith, in charity, in patiword, as he hath been taught, ence. that he may be able by sound .3 The aged women likewise, doctrine both to exhort and to that they be in behaviour as convince the gainsayers. I becometh holiness, not false

The doctrine of the gospel. CHAP. III. . Justification through grace. accusers, not given to much | that he might redeem us from wine, teachers of good things; all iniquity, and purify unto

4 That they may teach the himself a peculiar people, zealyoung women to be sober, to ous of good works. love their husbands, to love 15 These things speak, and their children,

exhort; and rebuke with all 5 To be discreet, chaste, authority. Let no man despise keepers at home, good, obe thee. dient to their own husbands,

CHAP. III. that the word of God be not What Titus is to teach. blasphemed.

UT them in mind to be 6 Young men likewise exhort T subject to principalities and to be sober minded :

powers, to obey magistrates, to 7 In all things shewing thy be ready to every good work, self a pattern of good works; 2 To speak evil of no man, in doctrine shewing uncorrupt- to be no brawlers, but gentle, ness, gravity, sincerity,

shewing all meekness unto all 8 Sound speech that cannot men. be condemned; that he that is 3 For we ourselves also were of the contrary part may be sometimes foolish, disobedient, ashamed, having no evil thing deceived, serving divers lusts to say of you.

and pleasures, living in malice 9 Exhort servants to be obe- and envy, hateful, and hating dient unto their own masters, one another. and to please them well in all 4 But after that the kindness things; not answering again; and love of God our Saviour

10 Not purloining, but shew- toward man appeared, ing all good fidelity; that they | 5 Not by works of righteousmay adorn the doctrine of God ness which we have done, but our Saviour in all things. . according to his mercy he saved

11 For the grace of God that us, by the washing of regenerabringeth salvation hath appeared tion, and renewing of the Holy to all men,

Ghost; 12 Teaching us, that, denying 6 Which he shed on us abunungodliness and worldly lusts, dantly through Jesus Christ our we should live soberly, right-Saviour; eously, and godly, in this present 7 That, being justified by his world;

grace, we should be made heirs 13 Looking for that blessed according to the hope of eternal hope, and the glorious appearing life. of the great God and our Saviout 8 This is a faithful saying; Jesus Christ;

and these things I will that 14 Who gave himself for us, I thou affirm constantly; that Hereties to be rejected.. TITUS, III. Necessity of good works. they which have believed in to Nicopolis : for I have deterGod might be careful to main-mined there to winter. tain good works. These things | 13 Bring Zenas the lawyer, are good and profitable unto and Apollos on their journey men.

diligently, that nothing be wapt9 But avoid foolish questions, ing unto them. and genealogies, and conten- 14 And let ours also learn to tions, and strivings about the maintain good works for neceslaw; for they are unprofitable sary uses, that they be not and vain.

unfruitful... 10 A man that is an heretic, 15 All that are with me salute after the first and second admo- thee. Greet them that love us nition, reject;

in the faith. Grace be with you 11 Knowing that he that is all. Amen. such, is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself. q It was written to Titus, ordained

12 When I shall send Arte the first bishop of the church of mas unto thee, or Tychicus, the Cretians, from Nicopolis of be diligent to come unto me

Macedonia.

The Epistle of Paul to PHILEMON. Paul intercedeth for Onesimus. I 6 That the communication DAUL, a prisoner of Jesus of thy faith may become effec

I Christ, and Timothy our tual by the acknowledging of brother, unto Philemon our every good thing which is in dearly beloved, and fellow-la- you in Christ Jesus. ., bourer,

7 For we have great joy and 2 And to our beloved Apphia, consolation in thy love, because and Archippus our fellow-soldier, the bowels of the saints are reand to the church in thy house : freshed by thee, brother.

3 Grace to you, and peace, 8 Wherefore, though I might from God our Father and the be much bold in Christ to enjoin Lord Jesus Christ.

thee that which is convenient,, 4 I thank my God, making 9 Yet for love's sake I rather mention of thee always in my beseech thee, being such an one prayers,

as Paul the aged, and now also 5 Hearing of thy love and a prisoner of Jesus Christ; faith, which thou hast toward , 10 I beseech thee for my son the Lord Jesus, and toward all Onesimus, whom I have besaints;

I gotten in my bonds:

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