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An apostasy foretold. I. TIMOTHY. Concerning widoros. is the mystery of godliness : God was 13 Till I come, give attendance to manifest in the flesh, justified in the reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto 14 Neglect not the gift that is the Gentiles, believed on in the in thee, which was given thee by world, received up into glory. prophecy, with the laying on of CHAPTER IV.

the hands of the presbytery. The Spirit speaketh of a departure from the faith! 15 Meditate upon these things:

in the latter times. 6 Timothy is to put the give thyself wholly to them: that brethren in remembrance of these things. 8 God. hu liness is profitable. 12. He is to be an example of

o i thy profiting may appear to all. the bclievers.

| 16 Take heed unto thyself, and VOW the Spirit speaketh express- unto the doctrine; continue in them:

Ily, that in the latter times for in doing this thou shalt both some shall depart from the faith, save thyself, and them that hear giving heed to seducing spirits, and thee. doctrines of devils;

CHAPTER V. 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; hav

Rules to be observed in reproving. 3 Of widows ing their conscience seared with a

17 Of elders. 23 A precept for Timothy's health. hot iron;

24 Some men's sins go before them unto judgment, 3 Forbidding to marry, and com

and some men's do follow after. manding to abstain from meats, I DEBUKE not an elder, but en which God hath created to be re- N treat him as a father; and the ceived with thanksgiving of them younger men as brethren; which believe and know the truth. 2 The elder women as mothers;

4 For every creature of God is the younger as sisters, with all good, and nothing to be refused, if purity. it be received with thanksgiving: 3 Honour widows that are widows

5 For it is sanctified by the word indeed. of God and prayer.

4 But if any widow have children 6 If thou put the brethren in re-or nephews, let them learn first to membrance of these things, thou shew piety at home, and to requite shalt be a good minister of Jesus their parents: for that is good and Christ, nourished up in the words of acceptable before God. faith and of good doctrine, where- 5 Now she that is a widow inunto thou hast attained.

deed, and desolate, trusteth in God, 7 But refuse profane and old and continueth in supplications and wives' fables, and exercise thyself prayers night and day. rather unto godliness.

6 But she that liveth in pleasure is 8 For bodily exercise profiteth lit- dead while she liveth. tle: but godliness is profitable unto 7 And these things give in charge, all things, having promise of the life that they may be blameless. that now is, and of that which is to 8 But if any provide not for his come.

own, and specially for those of his 9 This is a faithful saying, and own house, he hath denied the faith, worthy of all acceptation.

and is worse than an infidel. 10 For therefore we both labour 9 Let not a widow be taken into and suffer reproach, because we the number under threescore years trust in the living God, who is the old, having been the wife of one Saviour of all men, specially of man, those that believe.

| 10 Well reported of for good works 11 These things command and if she have brought up children, if teach.

she have lodged strangers, if she 12 Let no man despise thy youth ; have washed the saints' feet, if she but be thou an example of the be- have relieved the afflicted, if she lievers, in word, in conversation, in have diligently followed every good charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. work.


suffer these things: nevertheless I 3 I thank God, whom I serve from am not ashamed; for I know whom my forefathers with pure conscience, I have believed, and am persuaded that without ceasing I have remem- that he is able to keep that which brance of thee in my prayers night I have committed unto him against and day:

that day. 4 Greatly desiring to see thee, be 13 Hold fast the form of sound ing mindful of thy tears, that I may words, which thou hast heard of me be filled with joy;

in faith and love which is in Christ 5 When I call to remembrance | Jesus. the unfeigned faith that is in thee, 14 That good thing which was which dwelt first in thy grandmoth-committed unto thee keep by the er Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us. I am persuaded that in thee also. 15 This thou knowest, that all they 6 Wherefore I put thee in remem- which are in Asia be turned away

brance, that thou stir up the gift of from me; of whom are Phygellus
God, which is in thee by the putting and Hermogenes.
on of my hands.

16 The Lord give mercy unto the For God hath not given us the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft spirit of fear; but of power, and of refreshed me, and was not ashamed love, and of a sound mind. of my chain:

8 Be not thou therefore ashamed | 17 But, when he was in Rome, he
of the testimony of our Lord, nor sought me out very diligently, and
of me his prisoner: but be thou found me.
nartaker of the afflictions of the 18 The Lord grant unto him that
gospel according to the power of he may find mercy of the Lord in

that day: and in how many thinm
9 Who hath saved us, and called he ministered unto me
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An exhortation

to faithfulness. CHAPTER II. . not to be ashamed, rightly dividing Timothy is again exhorted to faithfulness in

the word of truth. vain babblings. 19 The foundation of the Lord | blings: for they will increase unto preaching the gospel, 16 and to shun profane and 16 But shun profane and vain babis sure, 22 What Timothy is to flee, and what to follow. 24 The servant of the Lord must not more ungodliness. strive.

17 And their word will eat as doth THOU therefore, my son, be strong a canker: of whom is Hymeneus

1 in the grace that is in Christ and Philetus; Jesus.

| 18 Who concerning the truth have 2 And the things that thou hast erred, saying that the resurrection heard of me among many witnesses, is past already; and overthrow the the same commit thou to faithful faith of some. men, who shall be able to teach | 19 Nevertheless the foundation of others also.

God standeth sure, having this seal, 3 Thou therefore endure hardness, The Lord knoweth them that are his. as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. And, Let every one that nameth the

4 No man that warreth entan- name of Christ depart from iniquity. gleth himself with the affairs of 20 But in a great house there are this life; that he may please him not only vessels of gold and of silwho hath chosen him to be a sol ver, but also of wood and of earth; dier.

and some to honour, and some to 5 And if a man also strive for mas dishonour. teries, yet is he not crowned, except 21 If a man therefore purge himhe strive lawfully.

self from these, he shall be a vessel 6 The husbandman that laboureth unto honour, sanctified, and meet for must be first partaker of the fruits. the master's use, and prepared unto

7 Consider what I say; and the every good work. Lord give thee understanding in all 22 Flee also youthful lusts: bnt things.

follow righteousness, faith, charity, 8 Remember that Jesus Christ of peace, with them that call on the the seed of David was raised from Lord out of a pure heart. the dead, according to my gospel : 23 But foolish and unlearned ques.

9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an tions avoid, knowing that they do evil doer, even unto bonds; but the gender strifes. word of God is not bound.

24 And the servant of the Lord 10 Therefore I endure all things must not strive; but be gentle unto for the elect's sakes, that they may | all men, apt to teach, patient; also obtain the salvation which is 25 In meekness instructing those in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. that oppose themselves; if God

11 It is a faithful saying: For if peradventure will give them rewe be dead with him, we shall also pentance to the acknowledging of live with him:

the truth; 12 If we suffer, we shall also reign 26 And that they may recover with him: if we deny him, he also themselves out of the snare of the will deny us:

devil, who are taken captive by him 13 If we believe not, yet he abi at his will deth faithful : he cannot deny him

CHAPTER III. self. 14 Of these things put them in re

The apostle foretelleth perilous times, 2 and den

scribeth the enemies of the truth. 10 He encour membrance, charging them before ageth Timothy by his own example, 12 The the Lord that they strive not about

godly shall su ifer persecution. 14 Steadfastness

in the truth urged. 16 All Scripture given by words to no profit, but to the sub inspiration. verting of the hearers.

THIS know also, that in the last 15 Study to shew thyself approved | 1 days perilous times shall come. unto God, a workman that needeth | 2 For men shall be lovers of their

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