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21 Prove all things; hold 25 Brethren, pray for us. fast that which is good. 26 Greet all the brethren
22 Abstain from all appear- with a holy kiss. ance of evil.
27 I charge you by the 23 And the very God of peace Lord, that this epistle be sanctify you wholly; and I read unto all the holy brethpray God your whole spirit ren. and soul and body be preserv 28 The grace of our Lord ed blameless unto the coming Jesus Christ be with you. of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 24 Faithful is he that call
1 The first epistle unto the Thessaloeth you, who also will do it.
nians was written from Athens.
THE SECOND EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE
God, for your patience and 1 Saint Paul certifieth them of the faith in all your persecutions faith, love, and patience: ii and and tribulations that ye entherewithal useth divers reasons for dure: the comforting of them in persecution, whereof the chiefest is taken
5 Which is a manifest token from the righteous judgment of God. of the righteous judgment of PAUime and Silvanus, and God, that ye may be counted church of the Thessalonians God, for which ye also suffer: in God our Father and the 6 Seeing it is a righteous Lord Jesus Christ:
thing with God to recom2 Grace unto you, and pense tribulation to them peace, from God our Father that trouble you; and the Lord Jesus Christ. 7 And to you who are trou
3 We are bound to thank bled rest with us, when the God always for you, breth- Lord Jesus'shall be revealed ren, as it is meet, because from heaven with his mighty that your faith groweth ex- angels, ceedingly, and the charity of 8 Inflaming fire taking every one of you all toward vengeance on them that know each other aboundeth; - not God, and that obey not
4 So that we ourselves glory the gospel of our Lord Jesus in you in the churches of Christ:
9 Who shall be punished 3 Let no man deceive you with everlasting destruction by any means: for that day from the presence of the shall not come, except there Lord, and from the glory of come a falling away first, and his power;
that man of sin be revealed, 10 When he shall come to the son of perdition; be glorified in his saints, and 4 Who opposeth and exaltto be admired in all them eth himself above all that is that believe (because our test- called God, or that is worimony among you was be shipped ; so that he as God sitlieved) in that day.
teth in the temple of God, 11 Wherefore also we pray shewing himself that he is always for you, that our God God. would count you worthy of 5 Remember ye not, that, this calling, and fulfil all the when I was yet with you, I good pleasure of his goodness, told you these things? and the work of faith with 6 And now ye know what power:
witbholdeth that he might 12 That the name of our be revealed in his time. Lord Jesus Christ may be 7 For the mystery of iniquiglorified in you, and ye in ty doth already work: only him, according to the grace he who now letteth will let, of our God and the Lord Je- until he be taken out of the sus Christ.
way. CHAPTER II.
8 And then shall that Wick1 He willeth them to continue stead-ed be revealed, whom the fast in the truth received, 3 sheweth Lord shall consume with the from the faith, 9 and a discovery of spirit of his mouth, and shall antichrist, before the day of the destroy with the brightness penteth his former exhortation, and of his coming: prayeth for them.
9 Even him, whose coming is OW we beseech you, after the working of Satan
of our Lord Jesus Christ, and lying wonders, by our gathering together un 10 And with all deceivableto him,
ness of unrighteousness in 2 That ye be not soon shak- them that perish; because en in mind, or be troubled, they received not the love of neither by spirit, nor by the truth, that they might be word, nor by letter as from saved. us, as that the day of Christ 11 And for this cause God is at hand.
shall send them strong delu
sion, that they should believe course, and be glorified, even
as it is with you: 12 That they all might be 2 And that we may be dedamned who believed not the livered from unreasonable truth, but had pleasure in un- and wicked men: for all men righteousness.
have not faith. 13 But we are bound to give 3 But the Lord is faithful, thanks always to God for who shall stablish you, and you, brethren beloved of the keep you from evil. Lord, because God hath from 4 And we have confidence the beginning chosen you to in the Lord touching you, salvation through sanctifica- that ye both do and will do tion of the Spirit and belief the things which we comof the truth:
14 Whereunto he called you 5 And the Lord direct your by our gospel, to the obtain- hearts into the love of God, ing of the glory of our Lord and into the patient waiting Jesus Christ.
for Christ. 15 Therefore, brethren, stand 6 Now we command you, fast, and hold the traditions brethren, in the name of our which ye have been taught, Lord Jesus Christ, that ye whether by word, or our withdraw yourselves from ev. epistle.
ery brother that walketh dis16 Now our Lord Jesus orderly, and not after the traChrist himself, and God, even dition which he received of our Father, which hath loved | us. us, and hath given us ever 7 For yourselves know how lasting consolation and good ye ought to follow us: for we hope through grace,
behaved not ourselves disor17 Comfort your hearts, and derly among you; stablish you in every good 8 Neither did we eat any word and work.
man's bread for nought; but CHAPTER III.
wrought with labour and 1 He craveth their prayers for him- travail night and day, that
self, 3 testifieth what confidence he we might not be chargeable haith in them, 5 maketh request to God in their behalf, 6 giveth Them divers
to any of you: precepts, especially to shun udleness, 9 Not because we have not and ill company, 16 and last of all concludeth with prayer and saiula- power, but to make ourselves tion.
an ensample unto you to fol. FINALLY, brethren, pray low us.
for us, that the word of 10 For even when we were the Lord may have free with you, this we command
ed you, that if any would pany with him, that he may not work, neither should he be ashamed. eat.
15 Yet count him not as an 11 For we hear that there enemy, but admonish him as are some which walk among a brother. you disorderly, working not 16 Now the Lord of peace at all, but are busybodies. himself give you peace always
12 Now them that are such by all means. The Lord be we command and exhort with you all. by our Lord Jesus Christ, 17 The salutation of Paul that with quietness they with mine own hand, which is work, and eat their own the token in every epistle: so bread.
I write. 13 But ye, brethren, be not 18 The grace of our Lord weary in well doing.
Jesus Christ be with you all. 14 And if any man obey not Amen. our word by this epistle, note 1 The second epistle to the Thessalonians that man, and have no com
was written from Athens.
THE FIRST EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO
into Macedonia, that thou 1 Timothy is put in mind of the charge mightest charge some that his going to Macedonia. 5 of the they teach no other doctrine, right use and end of the law. 11 Of Saint Paul s calling to be an apostle, bles and endless genealogies,
4 Neither give heed to fa20 and of Hymeneus and Alexander.
Christ by the command- rather than godly edifying ment of God our Saviour, which is in faith: so do. and Lord Jesus Christ, which 5 Now the end of the comis our hope;
mandment is charity out of 2 Unto Timothy, my own a pure heart, and of a good son in the faith: Grace, mer- conscience, and of faith uncy, and peace, from God our feigned: Father, and Jesus Christ our 6 From which some having Lord.
swerved have turned aside 3 As I besought thee to abide unto vain jangling; still at Ephesus, when I went | 7 Desiring to be teachers of
the law; understanding nei- | into the world to save sinther what they say, nor where- ners; of whom I am chief. of they affirm.
16 Howbeit for this cause I 8 But we know that the law obtained mercy, that in me is good, if a man use it law- first Jesus Christ might shew fully;
forth all longsuffering, for a 9 Knowing this, that the law pattern to them which should is not made for a righteous hereafter believe on him to man, but for the lawless and life everlasting. disobedient, for the ungodly 17 Now unto the King eterand for sinners, for unholy nal, immortal, invisible, the and profane, for murderers only wise God, be honour of fathers and murderers of and glory for ever and ever. mothers, for manslayers, Amen.
10 For whoremongers, for 18 This charge I commit them that defile themselves unto thee, son Timothy, acwith mankind, for mensteal-cording to the prophecies ers, for liars, for perjured per- which went before on thee, sons, and if there be any other that thou by them mightest thing, that is contrary to war a good warfare; sound doctrine;
19 Holding faith, and a good 11 According to the glorious conscience; which some havgospel of the blessed God, ing, put away, concerning which was committed to my faith have made shipwreck: trust.
20 Of whom is Hymeneus 12 And I thank Christ Jesus and Alexander; whom I have our Lord, who hath enabled delivered unto Satan, that me, for that he counted me they may learn not to blasfaithful, putting me into the pheme. ministry; 13 Who was before a blas- | 1 That it is meet to pray and give
CHAPTER II. phemer, and a persecutor, thanks for all men, and the reason
why. 9 How women should be atand injurious: but I obtain
tired. 12 They are not permitted to ed mercy, because I did it
teach. 15 They shall be saved, not
withstanding the testimonies of ignorantly in unbelief.
God's wrath, in childbirth, if they 14 And the grace of our continue in faith. Lord was exceeding abund
EXHORT therefore, that, ant with faith and love which first of all, supplications, is in Christ Jesus.
prayers, intercessions, and 15 This is a faithful saying, giving of thanks, be made for and worthy of all accepta- all men; tion, that Christ Jesus came 2 For kings, and for all that