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7 Whereunto I am ordained THIS is a true saying, If a

are in authority; that we may

13 For Adam was first formlead a quiet and peaceable ed, then Eve. life in all godliness and hon 14 And Adam was not deesty.

ceived, but the woman being 3 For this is good and ac- deceived was in the transceptable in the sight of God gression. our Saviour;

15 Notwithstanding she shall 4 Who will have all men be saved in childbearing, if to be saved, and to come they continue in faith and unto the knowledge of the charity and holiness with sotruth.

briety. 5 For there is one God, and

CHAPTER III. one mediator between God

2 How bishops, and deacons, and their and men, the man Christ

wives should be qualified, 14 and to Jesus;

what end Saint Paul wrote to Timo

thy of these things. 15 Of the church, 6 Who gave himself a ran

and the blessed truth therein taught som for all, to be testified in and professed. due time.

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man desire the office of a a preacher, and an apostle, bishop, he desireth a good (I speak the truth in Christ, work. and lie not,) a teacher of the 2 A bishop then must be Gentiles in faith and verity. blameless, the husband of 8 I will therefore that men one wife, vigilant, sober, of pray every where, lifting up good behaviour, given to holy hands, without wrath hospitality, apt to teach; and doubting.

3 Not given to wine, no 9 In like manner also, that striker, not greedy of filthy women adorn themselves in lucre; but patient, not a modest apparel, with shame- brawler, not covetous; facedness and sobriety; not

4 One that ruleth well his with braided hair, or gold, own house, having his chilor pearls, or costly array; dren in subjection with all

10 But' (which becometh gravity; women professing godliness) 5 (For if a man know not with good works.

how to rule his own house, 11 Let the woman learn in how shall he take care of the silence with all subjection. church of God?)

12 But I suffer not a woman 6 Not a novice, lest being to teach, nor to usurp author-lifted up with pride he fali ity over the man, but to be into the condemnation of the in silence.

devil.

the New

" Moreover he must have a ed unto the Gentiles, believed good report of them which on in the world, received up are without ; lest he fall into into glory. reproach and the snare of the

CHAPTER IV. devil.

1 He foretelleth that in the latter 8 Likewise must the deacons times there shall be a departure be grave, not double-tongued,

from the faith. 6 And to the end

that Timothy might not fail in doing not given to much wine, not his duty, he furnisheth him with digreedy of filthy lucre;

vers precepts belonging thereto.

TOW the Spirit speaketh faith in a pure conscience. expressly, that in the lat

10 And let these also first be ter times some shall depart proved ; then let them use from the faith, giving heed to the office of a deacon, being seducing spirits, and docfound blameless.

trines of devils; 11 Even so must their wives. 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; be grave, not slanderers, having their conscience searsober, faithful in all things. ed with a hot iron;

12 Let the deacons be the 3 Forbidding to marry, and husbands of one wife, ruling commanding to abstain from their children and their own meats, which God hath creathouses well.

ed to be received with thanks13 For they that have used giving of them which believe the office of a deacon well and know the truth. purchase to themselves 4 For every creature God good degree, and great bold is good, and nothing to be ness in the faith which is in refused, if it be received with Christ Jesus.

thanksgiving: 14 These things write I un 5 For it is sanctified by the to thee, hoping to come unto word of God and prayer. thee shortly:

6 If thou put the brethren in 15 But if I tarry long, that remembrance of these things, thou mayest know how thou thou shalt be a good minister oughtest to behave thyself in of Jesus Christ, nourished up the house of God, which is the in the words of faith and church of the living God, the of good doctrine, whereunto pillar and ground of the truth. thou hast attained. 16 And without controversy 7 But refuse profane and old great is the mystery of god- wives' fables, and exercise liness: God was manifest in thyself rather unto godliness. the flesh, justified in the 8 For bodily exercise profitSpirit, seen of angels, preach-eth little: but godliness is

a

having promise of the nife REBUKE not an elder,

but entreat him as a fathat now is, and of that ther; and the younger men which is to come.

as brethren; 9 This is a faithful saying, 2 The elder women as mothand worthy of all accepta- ers; the younger as sisters, tion.

with all purity. 10 For therefore we both la 3 Honour widows that are bour and suffer reproach, be- widows indeed. cause we trust in the living 4 But if any widow have God, who is the Saviour of children or nephews, let them all men, specially of those learn first to shew piety at that believe.

home, and to requite their 11 These things command parents : for that is good and and teach.

acceptable before God. 12 Let no man despise thy 5 Now she that is a widow youth; but be thou an exam- indeed, and desolate, trustple of the believers, in word, eth in God, and continueth in conversation, in charity, in supplications and prayers in spirit, in faith, in purity. night and day.

13 Till I come, give attend 6 But she that liveth in pleasance to reading, to exhorta- ure is dead while she liveth. tion, to doctrine.

7 And these things give in 14 Neglect not the gift that charge, that they may be is in which was given blameless. thee by prophecy, with the 8 But if any provide not for laying on of the hands of the his own, and specially for presbytery.

those of his own house, he 15 Meditate upon these hath denied the faith, and is things ; give thyself wholly worse than an infidel. to them; that thy profiting 9 Let not a widow be taken may appear to all.

into the number under three16 Take heed unto thyself, score years old, having been and unto the doctrine; con- the wife of one man, tinue in them: for in doing 10 Well reported of for this thou shalt both save thy- good works ; if she have self, and them that hear thee. brought up. children, if she

have lodged strangers, if she CHAPTER V.

have washed the saints' feet, 1 Rules to be observed in reproving. - 3 Of widows. 17 of elders. 23 A pre if she have relieved the afcept for Timothy's health, 24 Some flicted, if she have diligently men's sins go before unto judgment, - and some men's do follow after.

followed

every good work.

men

11 But the younger widows | before all, that others also refuse: for when they have may fear. begun to wax wanton against 21 I charge thee before God, Christ, they will marry;

and the Lord Jesus Christ, 12 Having damnation, be- and the elect angels, that cause they have cast off their thou observe these things first faith.

without preferring one before 13 And withal they learn another, doing nothing by

be itlle, wandering about partiality. from house to house; and 22 Lay hands suddenly on not only idle, but tattlers no man, neither be partaker also and busybodies, speak- of other men's sins : keep ing things which they ought thyself pure. not.

23 Drink no longer water, 14 I will therefore that the but use a little wine for thy younger women marry, bear stomach's sake and thine oftchildren, guide the house, en infirmities. give none occasion to the 24 Some men's sins are open adversary to speak reproach- beforehand, going before to fully.

judgment; and some 15° For some are already they follow after. turned aside after Satan. 25 Likewise also the good

16 If any man or woman works of some are manifest that believeth have widows, beforehand; and they that let them relieve them, and let are otherwise cannot be hid. not the church be charged ;

CHAPTER VI. that it may relieve them that

1 of the duty of servants. 3 Not to are widows indeed.

have fellowship with newfangled 17 Let the elders that rule teachers, 6 Godliness is great gain,

10 and love of money the root of all well be counted worthy of evil. 11 What Timothy is to flee, and double honour, especially

what to follow, 17 and wherevs to

admonish the rich. 20 To keep the they who labour in the word

purity of true doctrine, and to avoid and doctrine.

profane janglings.

ET Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. their own masters worthy of And, The labourer is worthy all honour, that the name of of his reward.

God and his doctrine be not 19 Against an elder receive blasphemed. not an accusation, but before 2 And they that have believtwo or three witnesses. ing masters, let them not de20 Them that sin rebuke spise them, because they are

18 for the Scripture saith, L are under the yoke count

brethren; but rather do them | faith, and pierced themselves service, because they are faith-through with many sorrows. ful and beloved, partakers of 11 But thou, O man of God, the benefit. These things flee these things; and follow teach and exhort.

after righteousness, godli3 If any man teach other-ness, faith, love, patience, wise, and consent not to meekness. wholesome words, even the 12 Fight the good fight of words of our Lord Jesus faith, lay hold on eternal life, Christ, and to the doctrine whereunto thou art also callwhich is according to godli- ed, and hast professed a good ness;

profession before many wit4 He is proud, knowing nesses. nothing, but doting about 13 I give thee charge in the questions and strifes of sight of God, who quickenwords, whereof cometh en-eth all things, and before vy, strife, railings, evil sur-Christ Jesus, who before misings,

Pontius Pilate witnessed a 5 Perverse disputings of men good confession; of corrupt minds, and desti 14 That thou keep this comtute of the truth, supposing mandment without spot, unthat gain is godliness: from rebukeable, until the appearsuch withdraw thyself. ing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

6 But godliness with con 15 Which in his times he tentment is great gain.

shall shew, who is the bless7 For we brought nothing ed and only Potentate, the into this world, and it is cer- King of kings, and Lord of tain we can carry nothing lords ; out.

16 Who only hath immor8 And having food and rai- tality, dwelling in the light ment, let us be therewith which no man can approach content.

unto; whom no man hath 9 But they that will be rich seen, nor can see: to whom fall into temptation and a be honour and power everlastsnare, and into many fool. ing. Amen. ish and hurtful lusts, which 17 Charge them that are rich drown men in destruction in this world, that they be and perdition.

not highminded, nor trust in 10 For the love of money is uncertain riches, but in the the root of all evil: which living God, who giveth us while some coveted after, richly all things to enjoy; they have erred from the 18 That they do good, that

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