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let them use the office of a deacon, being plications, ,

11 Even so must their wives be grave, nol giving of thanks, be made for all inen; slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

2 For kings, and for all that are in au 12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one thority; that we may lead a quiet and peace- wite, ruling their children and their own able life in all godliness and honesty:

houses well. 3 For this is good and accepiable in the 13 For they that have used the office of a right of God our Saviour ;

deacon well purchase to theinselves a gent 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and degree, and great boldness in the faith wh chi to come unto the knowledge of the truth. is in Christ Jesus.

5 For there is one God, and one mediator 14 These things write I unto thee, hoping between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; to come unto thee shorty:

6 Who gave himsell a ransom for all, 10 15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest be testified in due time.

know how thou oughtest to behave thyseli 7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, in the house of God, which is the church of and an apost!c, (I speak the truth in Christ, the living God, the pillar and ground of the and lie not,) a teacher of the Gentiles in truth. faith and verity.

16 And without controversy great is the 8 I will therefore that men pray every mystery of godliness: God was manifest in where, lifting up holy bands, without wrath the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seeu of an and doubring.

gels, preached unto the Gentiles, beheved us 9 In like manner also, that women adorn in the world, received up into glory. themselves in modest apparel, with shame

CHAP. IV. hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;

Nibe Sveris speak to nexpressive at

in the latter times some shall dlcpart 10 Bui (which becometh women profess- from the faith, giving heed to seducing pa ing godliness) with good works.

rits, and doctrines of devils; 11 Let the women learn silence with 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; liaving this all subjection.

conscience seared with a hot irop; 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to usurp authority over the man, but to be to abstain from neats, which God haihte in silence.

ared to be received with thanksgiving of 13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. thein which believe and know the truth.

14 And Adam was not deceived; but the 4 For every creature of God is gonni, am woman, being deceived, was in the trans- nothing to be refused, if ii be received with gression.

thanksgiving: 15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in 5 For it is sanctified by the word of God child-bearing, if they continue in faith, and and prayer. charity, and holiness, with sobriety.

6 linnou put the brethren in remembrance CHAP. III.

of these things, thou shalt be a good minister HIS is a true saying, If a man desire of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the wonls of good work.

bast at ained 2 A bislop then must be blameless, the lus 7 But refuse orofane and old wives' la band of one wise, vigilant, sober, of goodbles, and exercise thysell rather unto goli behaviour, given to hospitality', api to teach ; ness.

3 Not given to wine, ho striker, not gree 8 For bodily exercise profileth lule put dy of filthy luere; bur patient, not a brawler, filliness is protiable unto all things, thug not covetous;

Comise of the life that now is, and of 4 One that ruleth well his own house, (afhich is to come. having his children in suljection with all 9 This is a faithful saying, and other gravity;

all acceptation. 5 (['cr if a man know not how to rule bis 10 For therefore we both labour and sufown llouse, how small he take care of the fer reproach, because we trust in the living church of God?)

God, who is ihe Saviour of all inen, special. 6 Not a novice, lest, being lifted up wübly of those that believe. pride, he fall into the condemnation of the 2 These things command and teach, devil.

7 Moreover, he must have a good report trou an example or the believers, in tori, of them which are without: lost lie lull into in conversation, in charity, in spirii, in faith, reproach and the share of the devil. in purity;

8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, is Till come, give attendance to reading, not double longued, not given to much wine, to exhortation, to doctrine. not greedy of filthy lucre;

14 Neglect not the girl that is in thee 9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a which was given thee by prophecy, with

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15 Mleditate upon these things; give thy-, before anotner, doing nothing hy partiality. sell' wholly to them; that thy profiting may 22 Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither appear to all.

be partaker of other men's sins: keep thy16 Take heed unto thysell, and unto the sell pure. ploctrine; contine in them:-for in doing 23 Drink no longer water, but use a little whis thou shall both save thyself, and them wine for thy stomach's sake, and thine often that hear thee.

infirmities. CHAP. V.

21 Some men's sins are open before hand, REBUKE mot vad elder, but er treat hi porasla centro become er, judgment ; and some men thren;

25 Likewise also the good works of some 2 The elder women as mothers; the are manifest before hard; and they that are younger as sisters, with all purity.

otherwise cannot be hid. 3 Ilonour widows that are widows indeed.

CHAP. V1. 4 But if any widow have children or ne as pliews, let them learn first to shew piery at yoke count their own masters worthy of bome, and to require their parents: for ibal all honour, that the name of God and his is good and acceptable before God. doctrine be not blasphemed.

5 Now she that is a widow indeed, and 2 And they that have believing masters, let desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in them not despise them, because they are bresupplications and prayers night and day. Stren; but rather do them service, because

6 But she that liveih in pleasure is dead they are faithful and beloved, partakers while she liveth.

lor ihe benefit. These things teach and ex7 And these things give in charge, that bort. they may be blameless.

3 any man teach otherwise, and consent & But if any provide not for his own, and not to wholesome words, eren the words of pecially for lose of his own house, he hath our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine Slenied ihe faith, and is worse than an infidel. Which is according to godliness;

9 Lel not a widow be taken into the num 4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doter under threescore years old, having been ting about questions and strifes of words, the wife of one mall,

whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil 10 Weil reported of for good works; if she surmisings, have broug& up children, if she have lodged 5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing i! she bave relieved the aftlicted, if she bave that gain is godliness : from such withdraw diligently followed every good work. thyself.

u But the younger widows refuse ; for 6 But god'iness with contentment is great when they have begum 10 wax wanton gain. against Christ, they will marry;

7 For we brought nothing into this world, 12 Raving damnation, because they have and it is certain we can carry nothing out. cast off their first faith.

8 And having food and raiment, let us be 13 Am withai they learn lo he idle, wan- therewith content. ricring about from house to house; and not 9 But they that will he rich fall into temponly idle, but latulers also and busybodies, tation, and a share, and into many foolish speaking things which they ought not. and hurtful lusts, which drown men in de

14 I will therefore thai the younger wo-struction and perdition. azen narry, bear children, guide the house, 10 For the love of money is the root of give none occasion to the adversary to speak all evil; which while some coveted after, reproachfully,

they have erred from the faith, and pierced 13 Foi soine are already turded aside af- themselves through with many sorrows. er Satan.

11 But thou, o jnan of God, flee these 16 liany man or woman that believeth things; and follow after righteousness, godhave willows, let them relieve them, and let liness, faith, love, patience, meekness. 0.94 the church be charged; that it may re 12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold licve them that are widows indeed. Il eternal life, whereunto thou art also call.

17 Luthe elders that rule well be count- ed, and hast professed a good profession beed was ths of double honour, especially they fore many witnesses. w 5) labour in the word and doctrine. 13 I give thee charge in the sight of God,

18 For the scriptura saith, Thou shalt not who quickeneth all things, and before Chris muzzle the ox that treadeth orit the corn. Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnesser And, The labourer is worthy of his reward. a good confession,

19 Against an elder receive not an accu 14 That thou keep this commandment sation, in belore tko or three witnesses. without spot, unrebukeable, until the ap

20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that pearing of our Lord Jesus Christ : others als may fear.

15 Which in his times he shall shew, who 211 whargeiher before God, and the Lord is the blessed and only Potentate, the King Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou of kings, and Lord o lords ; obyerve these things, without preferring one 16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling

in the light which no man can approach'un- good foundation against the time to coine,
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in whom be honour and power everlasting 20. OʻTimoiliy, keep that which is com.

mitted to thy uusi, avoiding profane und 17 Charge them that are rich in this vai bablilings, and oppositions of sciance Jworld, that they he not high-minded, nor falsely so called : Virust in uncertain riches, but in the living 21. Which some prosessing, have errad

God, who givcili us richly all things to eri- concerning the faith. Grace le with the joy;

Amen. 18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing fi The first to Timothy was wrillen from to communicate;

Laodicea, which is the chiefest city of 19 Laying up in store for themselves a Phrygia Pacatiana.

& The Second Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to TIMOTHY.

15 This thou knowest, that all they which
an ; or
will of God, according to the promise whom are Phygellus and Hermoyrnes.
of life which is in Christ Jesus,

16 The Lord give mercy unto the house ? To Timothy, my dearly-beloved son : of Onesipborus ; for he oft refreshed me, Grace, mercy, and prace, from God the Fa- and was not ashamed of my chain : ther, and Christ Jesus our Lord.

17 But, when he was in Rome, le sought 3 | thank God, whom I serve from my me out very diligently, and found me. forefathers with pure conscience, that withi 13 The Lord grani unto him that he may out ceasing I have remembrance of thee in find mercy of the Lord in that day : and in. my prayers night and day;

hew many things he ministered unto me at, 4 Greatly desring to see ihee, being mind- Ephesus, thou knowest very well. ful of thy tears, inat I may be filled with

CHAP. II. joy;

, , in 5 When I call to remembrance the un the grace that is in Christ Jesus. fergned faith what is in thee, which dwelt 2 And the toings that thou hast heard of first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mo-me among many witnesses, the same comther Eunice; and I am persuaded that in mit thou to faithful men, who shall be able tee also.

to teach others also. 6 Wlierefore I put thee in remembrance 3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a that thou stir up the gili of God, which is in good soldier of Jesus Christ. thee by the puiting on of my hands.

4 No man that warreth entangleth nim7 For God hath not given us the spirit of self with the affairs of this life, that he may fear; but of power, and of love, and of a please liim who hath chosen liim to be a sol. sound mind.

dier. 8 Be pot thou therefore ashamed of the 5 And if a man also strive for masteries, testimony of our Lord, vor of me his prison- yel is he not crowned, except he strive law. er: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of fully. the gospel, according to the power of God; 6 The husbandman that laboureth must

9 Who hath saved us, and called us with be first partaker of the fruits. Bu holy calling, noi according to our works, 7 Consider what I say; and the Lord liut according to liis own purpose and grace, give thee understanding in all things. which was given us in Christ Jesus before 8 Remember that Jesus Christ, or the the world legau;

seed of David, was raised froin the lead, i0 But is now made manifest by the ap- according to my gospel :

hearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who 9 Wherein I suffer truble, as an evil A path abolished leath, and hath brought lite sloer, cren unto bonds; but the word of God

and immortalily to light through the gospel not bound.

11 Ilher unio I am appointed a preachers 10 Therefore I endure all things for the and an apwtle, and a leacher of the Gentiles. elect's sake, that they may also obtain the

12 F f the which cause I also suffer these salvation wlich is in Christ Jesus with eterthings nevertheless I am not ashamed; wal glory, for I know whom I have believed, and am 11 li is a faithful saying: For is we he presuaded that he is able to keep that which dead with hiin, we shall also live with him: i lase (onmined unto himn against that 12 If we suffer, we shall also reigu with dur.

him : if we deny him, he also will deny us: 13 Hoki sast the form of sound words, 13 If we believe not, niet lie abideth faith which thou hast heard of me, in faiths and rul; he cannot deny himsell. lure which is in Christ Jesus,

14 Of these things put them in remeu 14 That good thing which was committed rance, charging them before the Lord tha into thee keep by the Holy Ghost which they strive not about words to no profil, bun du cileth in us.

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16 Study to shew thyself approved sofrido !! Persecutus, lietions, which one i God, a workman that needeth not to be a siva-lite mer tek!!, ai leonium, at Lystra, med, riglıtly dividing the word of truth. what percentis ! ordures. but out of

16 Bu shun protane und vain irablings; the live laid delivered me. for they will increase unto more mgodliness 19 Tue, and all this will live godly in

17 And their word will eat as dod a can Christ Jesus hail sutter persecution. kei: vt whom is Hymeneus, and Philenis; 13 But vil men mod seducers shall wax

!8 Who concurning the truth have erred, worse and worse, deceiving, and being des saying that the resurrection is past already;ceivel. and verthrow the faith of some.

11 But continue thon in the things which 19 Nevertheless the foundation of God thou hast lezrued and has been assured standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord of, knowing of whom thou liest learner kroweth them that are his. And, let every them ; one that namech the name of Christ depart 15 And that from a child thou hast kuown from iniquity.

the holy scripture's, which are able io make 20 But in a great house there are not on thee wise unto salvation through faith which ly vessels of gold and of silver, but also ofis in Christ Jesus. wood and of earth; and some do honour, 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of and sume to dishonour.

God, and is profitant le for doctrine, fer !p. 21 If a man therefore purye himself from prooi, for correction, for instruction in rigine these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, ieousness; sanctitieil, and meet for the master's use, 17 That the man of God may be perfort, unul prepared unto every good work. throughly furnished unto all good works. 22. Flee also youthful lusts: but folio

CHAP. IV. righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with T CHARGE. thee, therefore hefore Gord, them that call on the Lord out of a pure and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall heart.

judge the quick and the dead at bis appear. 23 But foolish and unlearned questions ing and his kingdom; avoid, knowing that they do gendei riles.

Preach the word; be instant in season, 24 And the servant of the Lord must not out of season i reprove, rebuke, short, with strive; but be gentle unto all meni, apt to all long-sufiring and doctrine. leach, patient;

3 For the time will coine sien they will 25 In meekness instructing those that op- not endure sound doxirive; hul after their pose themselves; if God peradintre will own lusts shall they heap lo themselves give then repeníance to the achnowledging teachers, having itching cars : of the truth;

4 And they shall lurn away iheir ears from 26 And that they may recover themselves ihe truth, and shall be turned unto fables. out of the snare oi'the devil, who are taken 5 But watch thou in all things, endure af. captive by him at his will.

flictions, do the work of an evangelist, make CHAP. III.

Gul proof of thy ministry.
TUIS know also, that in the last days pe-
Trous times shall come :

6 For I am now ready to be offered, and

the time of my departure is at band. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own! ? I have longbl a good fight, I have seles, covetons, boasters, proud, blasphe-finished ny courses I have kept the faith: mers, disobedient to parents, withankful,

8 Hencefortl, there is laid op for me a

crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the 3 Without natural affection, truce-break- righteous Judge, shall give me at that day; ers, faine accusers, incontinent, fierce, des- and not to me only, but unto all them also pivers of those that are good,

that love his appearing. + Trailors, heady, high-minded, lovers of 9 Do thiy diligence to come shortly wito pleasures irore than lovers of God;

i llavirz a form of godliness, but deny 10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having ing the power thereof: from such turn away. loved this present world, and is departed

vi for of this sort are there which creep into unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galata, huccises, and lead captive silly women laden Tilus unto Dalmatia. miil, vins, ied away with divers lusts; . 11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark,

7 Ever Icarning, and never able to come and bring him with thee: for he is profits. w the knowledge of the truth.

ble to me for the ministry. 8 Now as Janines and Jambres withstood 12 And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus Bloses, so do these also resist the truth : 13 The cloak that I left at Tiras with men of corrupt minds, reprobate concern- Carpus, when thou comest, foring with thee, ing the faiths.

and ide books, but especially the 9 But they shall proceed no further : for # Alexander the appersmith did me their folly shall de manifest unto all men, much evil; the Lurd reward him according as heirs also was.

to his works: 10 But thou ikise fully known my doctrine, 15 Of whom he chou ware also; for he manner of life, purpose, faith, long-satier- baih greatly withstood our words. ing, charity, patience,

16 At my first answer no man stood with

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me, but ail men forsook me: I pray God 20 Erastus abode al Corinth : Bat Trothat it may not le laid to their charge. piiimus have I leti ai Miletuin sick.

17 Notwitlistanding the Lord stood with 2 Do thy diligence to come before winme, and strengthened me; that by me the ter. Eubulus greeteti thee, and Pudens, and preaching migl be fully known, and thut Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren ali the Gentiles might hear, and I was de 2. The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy livered out of the mouth of the lion. spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.

18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me uno 1 The second opistle unto Timotheus, orhis heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory dained the first bishop of the church of for ever and ever. Amen,

the Ephesians, was written from Rome, 19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the when Paul was brought before Nero household of Onesiphorus.

the sccond time.

1 The Epistle of PAUL to TITUS. CHAP. I.

but in works they deny him, being also Pale a servant of God, and an apostle minable, and disobedient, and unto every of God's elect, and the acknowledging of

CHAP. II. the truth which is after godliness ; Buscake thing the things which become

2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; 2 That tie aged men be sober, grave, tein

3 But hath in due times manifested his perale, sound in iaith, in charity, in parienre. word through preaching, which is commit. 3 The aged women likewise, that they die ied unto me, according to the command- in behaviour as becometh kss, not take ment of God our Saviour ;

accusers, not given to much wine, teachers 4 To T mine own son after the com- of good things; non faith; Grace, merey, unul peace, from A That they may teach the young women God the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ to be sober, o love their huslands, to love our Saviour.

their childrer', 5 For this cause left I thee in Creie, that 5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, thou shouldest set in order the things that gool, obedient to their own bushands, thai are wanting, and ordain elders in every the word of God be not blasphemed. city, as I had appointed thee

6 Young mcu likewise etliort to be s ber 6 If any be blameless, the bushand of minded. one wise, having faithful children, not ac 7 In all things showing thyself a patteru of cused of riot, or unruly.

good works: in doctrine shewing uncorrupt7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the ness, gravity, sincerity, steward of God; not self-willed, not soon 8 Sound speech, thai cannot be condemu. angry, not given to wine, no striker, bouled; that he that is of the contrary pan may given to filthy Incre;

be ashamed, having no evil thing io Sily 8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of you. good men, sober, just, holy, temperate; 9 Exhort servants to he obedient unto their

9 Holding fast the faithful word as he own masters, and to please them well in all liath been taught, that he may be able hy things : not answering again; sound doctrine both to exhort and to con 10 Noi purloining, but shewing all goad vince the gainsayers.

fidelity; that they may adoru the doctrine 10 For there are many unruly and vain of God our Saviour in all things. talkers and deceivers, specially they of the 11 For the grace of God thai bring eth sal. circumcisiori ;

vation laih appeared to all men, 11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who 12 Teaching us, that, denying ungodlines subvert whole houses, teaching things which and worldly lusts, we should live spherly, they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. righteously, and godly, in this present world;

12 One of themselves, eren a prophet of 13 Looking for that blessxe hope, and the their own, said. The Cretians are always glorious appearing of the great God azione liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.

Saviour Jesus Christ; 13 This witness is true : wherefore re 14 Whogare himself for us, that he mighe buke them sharply, that they may be sound redeem us from all iniquity, and purity uwo in the faith;

himself a peculiar people, zealous of good 14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and works. cominandments of men, that turn from the 15 These things speak, and exhort, and retruth.

buke with all authority. Let no maau despise 15 Unto the pure all things are pure : but thee. unto them that are defiled and unbelieving

CHAP. III. is nothing more even their mind and P Tihets in mind to the subject to prine! 18 They profess that they know God: stra!89, lo be ready to every good work.

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