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22 Abstain from all appear. || 26 Greet all the brethren with ance of evil.
an holy kiss. 23 And the very God of peace | 27 I charge you by the Lord, sanctify you wholly : and I that this epistle be read unto all pray God, your whole spirit, the holy brethren. and soul, and body, be preserved 28 The grace of our Lord blameless unto the coming of Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. our Lord Jesus Christ.
The first epistle unto the Thes24 Faithful is he that calleth salonians was written from you, who also will do it.
Athens. 25 Brethren, pray for us.
THE SECOND EPISTLE OF PAUL, THE APOSTLE,
TO THE THESSALONIANS.
all your persecutions and tribu.
lations that ye endure; COMFORT AGAINST PERSE
5 Which is a manifest token of CUTION.
the righteous judgment of God, PAUL, and Silvanus, and that ye may be counted worthy Timotheus, unto the church of of the kingdom of God, for the Thessalonians in God our which ye also suffer. Father, and the Lord Jesus 6 Seeing it is a righteous thing Christ:
with God to recompense tribu2 Grace unto you, and peace, lation to them that trouble you; froni God our Father, and the 17 And to you who are troubled, Lord Jesus Christ.
rest with us, when the Lord 3 We are bound to thank God Jesus shall be revealed from always for you, brethren, as it is heaven with his mighty angels, meet, because that your faith | 8 In flaming fire, taking ven. groweth exceedingly, and the geance on them that know not charity of every one of you all God, and that obey not the towards each other aboundeth: gospel of our Lord Jesus
4 So that we ourselves glory Christ; in you in the churches of God, | 9 Who shall be punished with for your patience and faith in ll everlasting destruction from the VOL. IV.
presence of the Lord, and from || temple of God, shewing himself the glory of his power;
that he is God. 10 When he shall come to be 5 Remember ye not, that when glorified in his saints, and to be I was yet with you, I told you admired in all them that believe these things ? (because our testimony among | 6 And now ye know what you was believed) in that day. with-holdeth, that he might be
11 Wherefore also, we pray revealed in his time. always for you, that our God 7 For the mystery of iniquity would count you worthy of this doth already work : only he calling, and fulfil all the good who now letteth, will let, until pleasure of his goodness, and he be taken out of the way; the work of faith with power; 8 And then shall that Wicked
12 That the name of our Lord be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in shall consume with the spirit of you, and ye in him according his mouth, and shall destroy to the grace of our God, and the with the brightness of his com. Lord Jesus Christ.
9 Even him, whose coming is CHAP. II.
after the working of Satan, with
all power, and signs, and lying OF STEDFASTNESS IN THE
10 And with all deceivableness NOW we beseech you, breth of unrighteousness in them that ren, by the coming of our Lord || perish; because they received Jesus Christ, and by our gather not the love of the truth, that ing together unto him,
they might be saved. 2 That ye be not soon shaken | 11 And for this cause God in mind, or be troubled, neither shall send them strong delusion, by spirit, nor by word, nor by that they should believe a lie; letter, as from us, as that the day | 12 That they all might be of Christ is at hand.
damned who believed not the 3 Let no man deceive you by || truth, but had pleasure in un. any means: for that day shall || righteousness. not come, except there come a 13 But we are bound to give falling away first, and that man thanks alway to God for you, of sin be revealed, the son of brethren, beloved of the Lord, perdition;
because God hath from the be. 4 Who opposeth and exalteth ginning, chosen you to salva. himself above all that is called | tion through sanctification of God, or that is worshipped; so | the Spirit, and belief of the that he, as God, sitteth in the truth:
· 14 Whereunto he called you || brethren, in the name of our by our gospel to the obtaining Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withof the glory of our Lord Jesus draw yourselves from every Christ.
brother that walketh disorderly, 15 Therefore, brethren, stand and not after the tradition which fast, and hold the traditions | he received of us. which ye have been taught, | 7 For yourselves know how whether by word or our epistle. || ye ought to follow us: for we
16 Now, our Lord Jesus Christ behaved not ourselves disorderhimself, and God, even our | ly among you ; Father, which hath loved us, 8 Neither did we eat any man's and hath given us everlasting bread for nought; but wrought consolation and good hope with labour and travail night through grace,
and day, that we might not be
chargeable to any of you : stablish you in every good 9 Not because we have not word and work.
power, but to make ourselves
an ensample unto you to follow CHAP. III.
10 For even when we were TO AVOID IDLENESS.
with you, this we commanded FINALLY, brethren, pray you, that if any would not work, for us, that the word of the neither should he eat. Lord may have free course, and 11 For we hear that there are be glorified, even as it is with some which walk among you you :
disorderly, working not at all, 2 And that we may be deli. || but are busy-bodies. vered from unreasonable and | || 12 Now them that are such, wicked men : for all men have we command and exhort by our not faith.
Lord Jesus Christ, that with 3 But the Lord is faithful, I quietness they work, and eat who shall stablish you, and keep their own bread. you from evil.
13 But ye, brethren, be not 4. And we have confidence in | weary in well-doing. the Lord touching you, that ye | 14 And if any man obey not both do and will do the things our word by this epistle, note which we command you. that man, and have no company
5 And the Lord direct your with him, that he may be asham. hearts into the love of God, and ed: into the patient waiting for 15 Yet count him not as an Christ.
enemy, but admonish him as a 6 Now we command you, brother.
16 Now, the Lord of peace || 18 The grace of our Lord himself give you peace always | Jesus Christ be with you all. by all means. The Lord be with || Amen. you all.
The second epistle to the Thes. 17 The salutation of Paul salonians was written from with mine own hand, which is Athens. the token in every epistle : so I write.
THE FIRST EPISTLE OF PAUL, THE APOSTLE,
mandment is charity out of a
pure heart, and of a good consciPAUL'S CHARGE TO TIMO
ence, and of faith unfeigned :
6 From which some having PAUL, an apostle of Jesus | swerved, have turned aside unChrist, by the commandment of to vain jangling; God our Saviour, and Lord Je-| 7 Desiring to be teachers of sus Christ, which is our hope ; || the law ; understanding nei
2 Unto Timothy, my own son ther what they say, nor whereof in the faith : Grace, mercy, and they affirm. peace, from God our Father, 8 But we know that the law and Jesus Christ our Lord. is good, if a man use it lawful
3 As I besought thee to a-ly; bide still at Ephesus, when I! 9 Knowing this, that the law went into Macedonia, that thou | is not made for a righteous man, mightest charge some that they but for the lawless and disobeteach no other doctrine; dient, for the ungodly and for
4. Neither give heed to fables, sinners, for unholy and profane, and endless genealogies, which for murderers of fathers, and minister questions rather than murderers of mothers, for mangodly edifying which is in faith; slayers, 'so do.
10 For whoremongers, for 5 Now the end of the com- ll them that defile themselves with mankind, for men-stealers, for by them mightest war a good liars, for perjured persons, and warfare ; if there be any other thing that 19 Holding faith and a good is contrary to sound doctrine; conscience ; which some hay
11 According to the glorious ing put away, concerning faith, gospel of the blessed God, have made shipwreck : which was committed to me by | 20 Of whom is Hymeneus and trust.
Alexander ; whom I have deli12 And I thank Christ Jesus || vered unto Satan, that they may our Lord, who hath enabled | learn not to blaspheme. me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the mi
CHAP. II. nistry;
PRAYERS MADE FOR ALL 13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and
MEN. injurious : but I obtained mer. L I EXHORT, therefore, that, cy, because I did it ignorantly first of all, supplications, prayers, in unbelief.
intercessions, and giving of 14 And the grace of our Lord thanks, be made for all men ; was exceeding abundant with 2 For kings, and for all that faith and love, which is in Christ are in authority ; that we may Jesus.
lead a quiet and peaceable life 15 This is a faithful saying, in all godliness and honesty : and worthy of all acceptation, 3 For this is good and acceptThat Christ Jesus came into the able in the sight of God our world to save sinners; of whom | Saviour, I am chief.
4 Who will have all men to 16 Howbeit, for this cause I be saved, and to come unto the obtained mercy, that in me first knowledge of the truth. Jesus Christ might shew forth | 5 For there is one God, and all long-suffering, for a pattern one mediator between God and to them which should hereafter men, the man Christ Jesus; believe on him to life everlast 6 Who gave himself a ransom ing
for all, to be testified in due 17 Now, unto the King eter- time. nal, immortal, invisible, the on- 7 Whereunto I am ordained a ly wise God, be honour and Il preacher, and an apostle,(I speak glory for ever and ever. Amen. the truth in Christ, and lie not,)
18 This charge I commit un- a teacher of the Gentiles in faith to thee, son Timothy, accord- and verity. ing to the prophecies which 8 I will, therefore, that men went before on thee, that thou || pray everywhere, lifting up