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lieve them, and let not the church be burthened ; that it

may relieve those who are widows indeed. 17 Let the elders who preside well, be counted worthy of

double reward* ; especially those who labour in the wordt 18 and in teaching: for the scripture saith, “ Thou shalt not

muzzle the ox that is treading out the corn.” And, “ The 19 labourer is worthy of his hire.” Against an elder receive

not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses. 20 Those who sin rebuke before all, that others also may 21 fear. I charge thee in the presence of God, and of [the

Lord] Jesus Christ, and of the chosen messengers t, that thou observe these things without prejudice ll, doing no

thing by partiality. 22 Put thine hands hastily on no man; and partake not in 23 the sins of others. Keep thyself pure. (Drink no longer

water ; but use a little wine, because of thy stomach and 24 thy frequent infirmities.) The sins of some men are ma

nifest beforehand, going before to judgement I ; but some 25 men they follow after. In like manner, the good works

also of some are manifest before hand; and those works

that are otherwise cannot be hidden. Ch. vi. Let as many servants as are under the yoke, count

their own masters worthy of all honour; that the name 2 of God, and his doctrine, be not evil-spoken of. And

let not those that have believing masters despise them, because they are brethren : but let them serve the more willingly, because those who partake of the benefit are believing and beloved. These things teach and exhort. 3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to the sound

. Gr. honour.

+ in preaching, Macknight. I chosen messengers, i. e. the apostles of Christ, who were chosen to bear testimo. ny to bis resurrection. Acts i, 2. q. d. I charge you as in the presence of God your Creator and judge, of Christ your master and chief, and of the apostles of Jesus, whose example you are to follow, etc. Abp. Newcome, with the public version, renders the words, “the elect angels," and some suppose an allusion to the court of heaven, as analogous to the Persian court. See Benson and Priestley. But the former interpretation best suits the connexion. If it be objected that Timothy was not actually in the presence of the apostles, it may be replied, that the apostle's language does not necessarily imply this. Nor can it be proved that he was in the presence of the elect angels, whoever may be the persons intended,

preferring one man before another, N. See Wakefield. Or, leading before to a judgement.

words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which 4 is according to godliness, he is listed up with vanity,

knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes

of words; whence cometh envy, contention, evil-speak5 ings, wicked surmisings, perverse disputings among men

of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing 6 that godliness is gain: [from such withdraw thyself.] But 7 godliness with contentment is great gain. For we

brought nothing into this world ; and it is certain that we 8 can carry nothing out. And, having food and raiment, 9 let us be content with these. But they that would be

rich, fall into temptation and a snare, and into many

foolish* and hurtful desires, which drown men int de10 struction and perdition. For the love of money is the

root of all evil : which while some covet, they have erred from the faith, and have pierced themselves through with

many sorrows. Il But, О man of God, do thou flee these things; and

follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, 12 meekness. Contend the good contest of faith ; lay hold

on everlasting life, to which thou hast been called, and

hast confessed a good confession t before many witnesses. 13 I charge thee in the sight of God, who giveth life to all,

and in the sight of Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pi. 14 late witnessed a good confession, that thou keep this

commandment, so as to be without spot, and unrebuke- 15 able, till the appearance of our Lord Jesus Christ; which

in its proper time He will shew, who is the blessed || and

only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords ; 16 who only hath immortality, dwelling in that light which

• inconsiderate, N.

+ Or, plunge men into, Macknight Or, and with respect to which thou madest the honourable confession, 1 happy, N.

none can approach to* ; whom no man hath seen, or can see: to whom be everlasting honour and dominion.

Amen. 17 Charge the rich in this worldt, not to be high-minded,

nor to trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, 18 who richly giveth us all things to enjoy; to do good, to

be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to 19 bestow; treasuring up for themselves a good foundation

against the time to come, that they may lay hold on the

true life. 20 O Timothy, keep that doctrine which is committed to

thy trust, avoiding profane emptiness of speecht, and op21 positions of knowledge falsely so called|| : which some

professing, have erred concerning the faith. The favour of God be with thee. (Amen.]

• Or, in light inaccessible.
+ Or, in the present age, i. e. under the gospel dispensation.
Or, and empty words. N. m.

" See Col. ii. 8; i. 6,7," Newcome.

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PAUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the will of God, 2 as to the promise of life which is by Christ Jesus, to Ti

mothy my beloved son, favour, mercy, and peace* from

God our Fathert, and Christ Jesus our Lord. 3 I thank God, whom I serve as my forefathers did with

a pure conscience, that without ceasing I make mention 4 of thee in my prayers night and day; longing to see

thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with 5 joy; and calling to remembrance the unfeigned faith

that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Loïs, and in thy mother Eunicè; and I am persuaded

that it dwelleth in thee also. 6 Wherefore I remind thee that thou stir upt the free

gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my 7 hands. For God hath not given us a spirit|| of fear, but 8 of power, and of love, and of prudence. Be not theregether with the gospel, according to the power given thee 9 of God; who hath saved us *, and called us with a holy

fore ashamed of the testimony concerning our Lord, or of me a prisoner because of him : but suffer affliction to

* peace be to him, N.

† the Father, N.

Or, kindle up

the spirit, s. i. e. has rescued us from the yoke of the law, or from the bondage of heathen, idolatry. + through Christ Jesus, N.

calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose, and that favour which was bestowed on

us in Christ Jesus t, before the ancient dispensations ; 10 but which hath now been made manifest by the appearance

of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death,

and hath brought life and incorruption to light, by the 11 gospel : off which I have been appointed a preacher, 12 and an apostle, and a teacher of the gentiles. For which

cause I suffer also these things : nevertheless I am not ashamed : for I know whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to keep that which he hath

committed to mell against that day 1. 13. Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast

heard from me, together with that faith and love ft which 14 are in ft Christ Jesus. That good doctrine, which is

committed to thy trust, keepHH through the holy spirit

which dwelleth in us. 15 Thou knowest this, that all those who are in Asia have

turned away from me ; of whom are Phygellus and Her16 mogenes. The Lord shew mercy to the household of

Onesiphorus : for he often refreshed me, and was not 17 ashamed of my chain ; but, when he was in Rome, sought 18 for me very diligently, and found me. The Lord grant

unto him that he may find mercy from the Lord in that

Gr. as concerning, N. m. | i. e. the gospel. See ver. 14; 1 Tim. y. 20, which are the only places in which the same word occurs. The apostle triumphed in the thought, that, though he was perseouted, and soon to fall a sacrifice to the fury of his enemies, the gospel which was in trusted to him would not perish with him, but would be preserved by the power of God. to the end of time. See Slichtingius in loc. The Primate renders the clause, « he is able to keep what I have committed to him."

that great day, N. + Or, A form of sound words which thou heardest from me, hold fast in faith and love, # Or, by, N. m.

Or, the honourable trust committed to thee, keep, etc.

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