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they be rich in good works, I trust, avoiding profane and ready to distribute, willing vain babblings, and opposito communicate;
tions of science falsely so 19 Laying up in store for called: themselves a good foundation 21 Which some professing against the time to come, have erred concerning the that they may lay hold on faith. Grace be with thee. eternal life.
Amen. 20 0 Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy
from Laodicea, which is the chiefest city of Phrygia Pacatiana.
[ The first to Timothy was written
THE SECOND EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO
4 Greatly desiring to see 1 Paul's love to Timothy, and the un- thee, being mindful of thy himself, his mother, and grand tears, that I may be filled mother. 6 He is exhorted to stir up with
joy; the gift of God which was in him, 8 to be steadfast, and patient in perse
5 When I call to rememcution, 13 and to persist in the form brance the unfeigned faith had learned of him. 15 Phygellus that is in thee, which dwelt and Hermogenes, and such like, first in thy grandmother are noted, and Onesiphorus is high- Lois, and thy mother Eunice; ly commended.
an apostle of Je- and I am persuaded that in sus Christ by the will of thee also. God, according to the prom 6 Wherefore I put thee in ise of life which is in Christ remembrance, that thou stir Jesus,
up the gift of God, which is 2 To Timothy, my dearly in thee by the putting on of beloved son: Grace, mercy, my hands. and peace, from God the Fa v For God hath not given ther and Christ Jesus our us the spirit of fear; but of Lord.
power, and of love, and of 3 I thank God, whom I a sound mind. serve from my forefathers 8 Be not thou therefore with pure conscience, that ashamed of the testimony without ceasing I have re- of our Lord, nor of me his membrance of thee in my prisoner: but be thou parprayers night and day; taker of the afflictions of the
gospel according to the power| 16 The Lord give mercy un of God;
to the house of Onesiphorus; 9 Who hath saved us, and for he oft refreshed me, and called us with a holy calling, was not ashamed of my not according to our works, chain: but according to his own 17 But, when he was in purpose and grace, which Rome, he sought me out was given us in Christ Jesus very diligently, and found before the world began; me. 10 But is now made mani- 18 The Lord grant unto him fest by the appearing of our that he may find mercy of the Saviour Jesus Christ, who Lord in that day: and in how hath abolished death, and many things he ministered hath brought life and immor- unto me at Ephesus, thou tality to light through the knowest very well. gospel:
CHAPTER II. 11 Whereunto I am appoint- 1 He is exhorted again to constancy ed a preacher, and an apos and perseverance, and to do the duty tle, and a teacher of the Gen
of a Faithful servant of the Lord in
dividing the word aright, and staytiles.
ing profane and vain babblings. 12 For the which cause I
17 of Hymeneus and Philetus. *19
The foundation of the Lord is sure. also suffer these things: nev 22 He is taught whereof to beware, ertheless I am not ashamed;
and what to follow after, and in
what sort the servant of the Lord for I know whom I have be ought to behave himself.
, that he is able to keep, that which I have committed un-is in Christ Jesus. to him against that day. 2 And the things that thou 13 Hold fast the form of hast heard of me among sound words, which thou many witnesses, the same hast heard of me, in faith commit thou to faithful men, and love which is in Christ who shall be able to teach Jesus.
others also. 14 That good thing which 3 Thou therefore endure was committed unto thee keep hardness, as a good soldier by the Holy Ghost which of Jesus Christ. dwelleth in us.
4 No man that warreth en15 This thou knowest, that tangleth himself with the afall they which are in Asia be fairs of this life; that he may turned away from me; of please him who hath chosen whom are Phygellus and him to be a soldier. Hermogenes.
5 And if a man also strive
lieved, and am persuaded The strong in the grace that
for masteries, yet is he not 16 But shun profane and crowned, except he strive vain babblings: for they will lawfully.
increase unto more ungodli6 The husbandman that la- ness. boureth must be first partak 17 And their word will eat er of the fruits.
as doth a canker:. of whom 7 Consider what I say; and is Hymeneus and Philetus; the Lord give thee under 18 Who concerning the standing in all things. truth have erred, saying that
8 Remember that Jesus the resurrection is past alChrist of the seed of David ready; and overthrow the was raised from the dead, ac- faith of some. cording to my gospel :
19 Nevertheless the founda9 Wherein I suffer trouble, tion of God standeth sure, as an evil doer, even unto having this seal, The Lord bonds; but the word of God knoweth them that are his. is not bound.
And, Let every one that nam10 Therefore I endure all eth the name of Christ dethings for the elect's sake, part from iniquity. that they may also obtain the 20 But in a great house there salvation which is in Christ are not only vessels of gold Jesus with eternal glory. and of silver, but also of wood 11 It is a faithful saying: and of earth; and some to honFor if we be dead with him, our, and some to dishonour. we shall also live with him : 21 If a man therefore purge
12 If we suffer, we shall also himself from these, he shall be reign with him: if we deny a vessel unto honour, sanctihim, he also will deny us: fied, and meet for the mas
13 If we believe not, yet he ter's use, and prepared unto abideth faithful: he cannot every good work. deny himself.
22 Flee also youthful lusts : 14 Of these things put them but follow righteousness, in remembrance, charging faith, charity, peace, with them before the Lord that them that call on the Lord they strive not about words out of a pure heart. to no profit, but to the sub 23 But foolish and unlearnverting of the hearers.
questions avoid, knowing 15 Study to shew thyself that they do gender strifes. approved unto God, a work 24 And the servant of the man that needeth not to be Lord must not strive; but be ashamed, rightly dividing the gentle unto all men, apt to word of truth.
25 In meekness instructing 8 Now as Jannes and Jamthose that oppose themselves; bres withstood Moses, so do if God peradventure will give these also resist the truth: them repentance to the ac men of corrupt minds, reproknowledging of the truth ; bate concerning the faith.
26 And that they may re 9 But they shall proceed no cover themselves out of the further: for their folly shall snare of the devil, who are be manifest unto all men, as taken captive by him at his theirs also was. will.
10 But thou hast fully known CHAPTER III.
my doctrine, manner of life, 1 He advertiseth him of the times to purpose, faith, longsuffering,
come, 6 describeth the enemies of the charity, patience,
11 Persecutions, afflictions, the holy Scriptures.
which came unto me at AnTHIS know also, that in tioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; times shall come.
but out of them all the Lord 2 For men shall be lovers of delivered me. their own selves, covetous, 12 Yea, and all that will live boasters, proud, blasphem- godly in Christ Jesus shall ers, disobedient to parents, suffer persecution. unthankful, unholy,
13 But evil men and se3 Without natural affection, ducers shall wax worse and trucebreakers, false accusers, worse, deceiving, and being incontinent, fierce, despisers deceived. of those that are good,
14 But continue thou in the 4 Traitors, heady, high- things which thou hast learnminded, lovers of pleasures ed and hast been assured of, more than lovers of God; knowing of whom thou hast 5 Having a form of godli- learned them ; ness, but denying the pow 15 And that from a child er thereof: from such turn thou hast known the holy away.
Scriptures, which are able to 6 For of this sort are they make thee wise unto salvawhich creep into houses, and tion through faith which is lead captive silly women lad- in Christ Jesus. en with sins, led away with 16 All Scripture is given by divers lusts,
inspiration of God, and is 7 Ever learning, and never profitable for doctrine, for able to come to the knowl- reproof, for correction, for edge of the truth.
instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God I have finished my course, I may be perfect, thorough- have kept the faith: ly furnished unto all good 8 Henceforth there is laid works.
up for me a crown of rightCHAPTER IV.
eousness, which the Lord, 1 He exhorteth him to do his duty with the righteous judge, shall
all care and diligence, 6 certifieth give me at that day: and not him of the nearness of his death. 9 ! willeth him to come speedily unto
to me only, but unto all them him, and to bring Marcus with him, also that love his appearing. and certain other things which he wrote for, 14 warneth him to be
9 Do thy diligence to come ware of Alexander the smith, 16 in- shortly unto me: formeth him what had befallen him at his first answering, 19 and soon
10 For Demas hath forsaken after he concludeth.
me, having loved this present CHARGE thee therefore world, and is departed unto
before God, and the Lord Thessalonica; Crescens to Jesus Christ, who shall judge Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia. the quick and the dead at 11 Only Luke is with me. his appearing and his king. Take Mark, and bring him dom;
with thee: for he is profitable 2 Preach the word; be in- to me for the ministry. stant in season, out of season; 12 And Tychicus have I sent reprove, rebuke, exhort with to Ephesus. all longsuffering and doc 13 The cloak that I left at trine.
Troas with Carpus, when 3 For the time will come thou comest, bring with thee, when they will not endure and the books, but especially sound doctrine; but after the parchments. their own lusts shall they
14 Alexander the copperheap to themselves teachers, smith did me much evil: the having itching ears;
Lord reward him according 4 And they shall turn away to his works: their ears from the truth, and 15 Of whom be thou ware shall be turned unto fables. also ; for he hath greatly
5 But watch thou in all with stood our words. things, endure afflictions, do 16 At my first answer no the work of an evangelist, man stood with me, but all make full proof of thy minis- men forsook me: I pray God try.
that it may not be laid to 6 For I am now ready to be their charge. offered, and the time of my 17 Notwithstanding the departure is at hand.
Lord stood with me, and 7 I have fought a good fight, strengthened me; that by me