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the feeble-minded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
15 Sce that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
16 Rejoice evermore. 17 Pray without ceasing. 18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
19 Quench not the Spirit. 20 Despise not prophesyings. 21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly: and I pray God your whole spirit, and soul, and body, be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ
24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
Paul's opinion of their faith, &c. PAU DAUL, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ:
25 Brethren, pray for us. ar 26 Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.
27 I charge you by the Lord, that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.
28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
¶ The first epistle unto the Thessalo
I The Second Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle,
7 And to you who are troubled, rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
8 In flaming fire, taking ven geance on them that know not
2 Grace unto you, and peace, God, and that obey not the gospel from God our Father, and the of our Lord Jesus Christ: Lord Jesus Christ.
9 Who shall be punished with 3 We are bound to thank God everlasting destruction from the always for you, brethren, as it is presence of the Lord, and from the meet, because that your faith grow- glory of his power; eth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each
10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (be cause our testimony among you was believed) in that day.
4 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God, for your patience and faith in all your 11 Wherefore also we pray persecutions and tribulations that ways for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling 5 Which is a manifest token of and fulfil all the good pleasure of the righteous judgment of God, his goodness, and the work of faith
that ye may be counted worthy of
the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:
6 Seeing it is a righteous thing you, and ye in him, according to with God to recompense tribula-the grace of our God, and the Lord
tion to them that trouble you;
12 That the name
Jesus Christ may be glorified in
of our Lord
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way:
& And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
And now ye know what with-even as it is with you; holdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan, with all power, and signs, and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie;
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation, through sanctificatruth: tion of the Spirit, and belief of the
14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
18 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren, beloved of the Lord, because
16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation, and good hope through grace,
17 Comfort your hearts,and establish you in every good word and work.
CHAP. III. Paul craveth their prayers, &c. FINALLY, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified,
And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.
3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you, and keep you from evil.
but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.
10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
11 For we hear that there are
some which walk among you dis-self give you peace always, by all orderly, working not at all, but means. The Lord be with you all. are busybodies.
12 Now them that are such we command, and exhort by our Lerd Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
17 The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write.
18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
15 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well-doing.
14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.
15 Yet count him not as an ene my, but admonish him as a brother. 16 Now, the Lord of peace him
Timothy put in mind of his charge.
1 The First Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to TIMOTHY.
of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;
e Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father, and Jesus Christ our Lord.
¶ The second epistle to the Thessalo nians was written from Athens.
not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for simers, for
of fathers, and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for men-stealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary sound doctrine;
11 According to the glorious gos pel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putme into the ministry; Is Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant, with faith and love, which is in Christ Jesus.
15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation,that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
3 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine;
4 Neither give heed to fables, and endless genealogies, which minister questions,rather than godly edifying which is in faith; so do.
5 Now, the end of the command-ting ment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned; 6 Fromwhich some having swerved, have turned aside unto vain jangling;
7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
9 Knowing this, that the law is
tained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
16 Howbeit, for this cause I ob- sobriety; not with broidered hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; 10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
17 Now, unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever.
18 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;
19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away, concerning faith have made shipwreck:
20 Of whom is Hymeneus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.
It is meet to pray for all men, &c. that, first
of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2 For kings, and for all that are - in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty:
8 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and the man Christ Jesus;
6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not,) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.
13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
14 And Adam was not deceived; but the woman, being deceived, was in the transgression.
15 Notwithstanding, she shall be
How bishops should be qualified, &c.
8 I will, therefore, that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
desireth a good work.
2 A bishop then must be blame
lant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
6 Not a novice, lest, being lifted up with pride, he fall into the con men,demnation of the devil.
3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy luere; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
9 In like manner also, that wo- 10 And let these also first be provmen adorn themselves in modested; then let them use the office of apparel, with shamefacedness and a deacon, being found blameless.
7 Moreover, he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach, and the snare of the devil.
11 Even so must their wives be 8 For bodily exercise profiteth grave, not slanderers; sober, faith-little: but godliness is profitable ful in all things. unto all things, having promise of 12 Let the deacons be the hus- the life that now is, and of that bands of one wife, ruling their chil-which is to come. dren and their own houses well.
9 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation.
10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, especially of those that believe.
13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well, purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
14 These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly: 15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
16 And without controversy, great is the mystery ofgodliness; God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. CHAP. IV.
A departing from the faith foretold.
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them
which believe and know the truth."
4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
5. For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
11 These things command and teach.
12 Let no man despise thy youth, but be thou an example of the be lievers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
18 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery,
15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them, that pronting may appear fell, a Take thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee. CHAP. V.
7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.
Rules to be observed in reproving
2 The elder women as mothers,
4 But if any widow have children
5 Now, she that is a widow in
7 And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless.