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Of widows
1. Timothy.

and elders. 2 The elder women as mothers, 14 I will therefore that the the younger as sisters, with all youger women marry, bear chilpurity.

dren, guide the house, give none 3 Honour widows that are wi-Joccasion to the adversary to speak dows indeed.

reproachfully. 4 But if any widow have chil- 15 For some are already turned dren or nephews, let them learn aside after Satan. first to shew piety at home, and 16 If any man or woman that to requite their parents; for that believeth have widows, let them is good and acceptable before relieve them, and let not the God.

church be charged; that it may 5 Now she that is a widow in-relieve them that are widows indeed, and desolate, trusteth in deed. God, and continueth in supplica-. 17 Let the elders that rule well tions and prayers night and day. be counted worthy of double ho

6 But she that liveth in pleasure nour, especially they who labour is dead while she liveth.

in the word and doctrine. 7 And these things give in 18 For the scripture saith, charge, thatthey may be blameless. Thou shalt not muzzle the ox

8 But if any provide not for his that treadeth out the corn: and, own, and specially for those of The labourer is worthy of his rehis own house, he hath denied ward. the faith, and is worse than an in- 19 Against an elder receive not fidel.

an accusation, but before two or 9 Let not a widow be taken in- three witnesses. to the number, under threescore 20 Them that sin rebuke before years old, having been the wife all, that others also may fear. of one man,

21 I charge thee before God, 10 Well reported of for good and the Lord Jesus Christ, and works: if she have brought up the elect angels, that thou ob, children, if she have lodged stran- serve these things, without pregers, if she have washed the ferring one before another, doing saints' feet, if she have relieved nothing by partiality. the afflicted, if she have diligent- 22 Lay hands suddenly on no ly followed every good work. man, neither be partaker of other

11 But the younger widows men's sins: keep thyself pure. refuse : for when they have be- 23 Drink no longer water, but gun to wax wanton against Christ, use a little wine for thy stomach's they will marry;

sake, and thine often infirmities. 12 Having damnation, because 24 Some men's sins are open they have cast off their first faith. beforehand, going before to judg

13 And withal they learn to be ment ; and some men they follow idle, wandering about from house after. to house; and not only idle, but 25 Likewise also the good tattlers also, and busy-bodies, works of some are manifest bespeaking things which they ought forehand; and they that are othernot.

wise cannot be hid.

Charge to Timothy. Chap. vi.

The duty of rich men. CHAP. VI.

12 Fight the good fight of faith, The duty of rich men. lay hold on eternal life, where

under the yoke, count their professed a good profession beown masters worthy of all honour, fore many witnesses. that the name of God and bisl. 13 I give thee charge in the doctrine, be not blasphemed. sight of God, who quickeneth all

2 And they that have believing things, and before Christ Jesus, masters, let them not despise who before Pontius Pilate witthem, because they are brethren; nessed a good confession; but rather do them service, be- 14 That thou keep this comcause they are faithful and' be- mandment without spot, unreloved, partakers of the benefita bukable, until the appearing of These things teach and exhort. Jour Lord Jesus Christ;

3 If any man teach otherwise, 15 Which in his times he shall and consent not to wholesome shew, who is the blessed and only words, cven the words of our Lord Potentate, the King of kings, and Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine Lord of lords; which is according to godliness ; 16 Who only hath immortali

4 He is proud, knowing no-ty, dwelling in the light which no thing, but doating about questions man can approach unto; whom and strifes of words, whereof no man hath seen, nor can see : cometh envy, strife, railings, evil to whom be honour and power surmisings,

everlasting. Amen. 5 Perverse disputings of men 17 Charge them that are rich of corrupt minds, and destitute in this world, that they be not of the truth, supposing that gain high-minded, nor trust in unceris godliness: from such withdraw tain riches, but in the living God, thyself.

who giveth us richly all things to 6 But godliness with content-enjoy ; ment is great gain.

18 That they do good, that 7 For we brought nothing into they be rich in good works, this world, and it is certain we can ready to distribute, willing to carry nothing out.

communicate; 8 And having food and rai- 19 Laying up in store for themment, let us be therewith content. selves a good foundation against

9 But they that will be rich, the time to come, that they may fall into temptation, and a snare, lay hold on eternal life. and into many foolish and hurtfull 200 Timothy, keep that which lusts, which drown men in de- is committed to thy trust, avoidstruction and perdition. ing profane and vain babblings,

10 For the love of money is the and oppositions of science falsely root of all evil; which while some so called : coveted after, they have erred 21 Which some professing have from the faith, and pierced them-erred concerning the faith. Grace selves through with manysorrows: be with thee. Amen.

11 But thou, O man of God, (The first to Timothy was writflee these things; and follow after ten from Laodicea, which is the righteousness, godliness, faith, chiefest city of Phrygia Pacalove, patience, meekness.

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Jesus Christ, who hath abolished Timothy reminded of his charge. death, and hath brought life and P Christ by the time of God, gospel:

AUL, an apostle of Jesus immortality to light through the according to the promise of life, 11 Whereunto I am appointed which is in Christ Jesus, a preacher, and an apostle, and

2 To Timothy, my dearly be-la teacher of the Gentiles. loved son: Grace, mercy, and 12 For the which cause I also peace, from God the Father, and suffer these things : nevertheless Christ Jesus our Lord.

I am not ashamed; for I know 3 I thank God, whom I serve whom I have believed, and am from my forefathers with pure persuaded that he is able to keep conscience, that without ceasing, that, which I have committed I have remembrance of thee in unto him, against that day. my prayers night and day; 13 Hold fast the form of sound

4 Greatly desiring to see thee, words, which thou hast heard of being mindful of thy tears, that I me, in faith and love, which is in may be filled with joy ;

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

away from me; of whom are 6 Wherefore I put thee in re- Phygellus and Hermogenes. membrance, that thou ftir up the 16 The Lord give mercy unto gift of God, which is in thee by the house of Onesiphorus; for the putting on of my hands. he oft refreshed me, and was not

7 For God hath not given us ashamed of my chain : the spirit of fear ; but of power, 17 But, when he was in Rome, and of love, and of a sound mind.The sought me out very diligently,

8 Be not thou, therefore, a- and found me. shamed of the testimony of our 18 The Lord grant unto him Lord, nor of me his prisoner : but that he may find mercy of the be thou partaker of the afflictions Lord in that day : and in how of the gospel, according to the many things he ministered unto power of God;

me at Ephesus, thou knowest 9 Who hath saved us, and call- very well. ed us with an holy calling, not

CHAP. II. according to our works, but ac- Timothy exhorted to constancy. cording own purpose HOU, therefore, my son, Christ Jesus, before the world is in Christ Jesus. began;

2 And the things that thou hast 10 But is now made manifest heard of me among many witby the appearing of our Saviour nesses, the same commit thou to

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Directions to Timothy. Chap. ii, iii. Hymeneus and Philetus. faithful men, who shall be ablejbabblings; for they will increase to teach others also.

junto more ungodliness : 3 Thou, therefore, endure 17 And their word will eat as hardness, as a good soldier of doth a canker ; of whom is Hy. Jesus Christ.

meneus and Philetus; 4 No man that warreth, en- 18 Who concerning the truth, tangleth himself with the affairs have erred, saying, that the resurof this life; that he may please rection is past already; and overhim who hath chosen him to be throw the faith of some. a soldier.

19 Nevertheless, the founda5 And if a man also strive for tion of God standeth sure, havmasteries, yet is he not crowned, ing this seal, The Lord knoweth except he strive lawfully. them that are his. And, Let

6 The husbandman that la- every one that nameth the name boureth, must be first partaker of Christ, depart from iniquity. of the fruits.

20 But in a great house there 7 Consider what I say; and are not only vessels of gold, and the Lord give thee understand- of silver, but also of wood, and of ing in all things.

earth : and some to honour, and 8 Remember that Jesus Christ, scme to dishonour. of the seed of David, was raised 21 If a man, therefore, purge from the dead, according to my himself from these, he shall be a gospel :

vessel of honour, sanctified, and 9 Wherein I suffer trouble as meet for the master's use, and an evil-doer, even unto bonds : prepared unto every good work. but the word of God is not bound. 22 Flee also youthful lusts;

10 Therefore I endure all but follow righteousness, faith, things for the elect's sakes, that charity, peace, with them that they may also obtain the salva- call on the Lord out of a pure tion which is in Christ Jesus with heart. eternal glory.

23 But foolish and unlearned 11 It is a faithful saying: For questions avoid, knowing that if we be dead with him, we shall they do gender strifes. also live with him :

24 And the servant of the Lord 12 If we suffer, we shall also must not strive; but be gentle reign with bim : if we deny bim, junto all men, apt to teach, patient, he also will deny us :

25 In meekness instructing 13 If we believe not, yet he those that oppose themselves; if abideth faithful : he cannot deny God peradventure will give them himself.

repentance to the acknowledging 14 Of these things put them in of the truth; remembrance, charging them be- 26 And that they may recover fore the Lord, that they strive themselves out of the snare of the not about words to no profit, but devil, who are taken captive by to the subverting of the hearers. him at his will. 15 Study to shew thyself ap

CHAP. III. proved unto God, a workman Enemies of the truth described.

"HIS know rightly dividing the word of truth. 16 But shun profane and vain shall come:

that needeth not to be ashamed. T Hast days, perilous times

Charge to Timothy. II. Timothy. Paul exhorteth Timothy.

2 For men shall be lovers ofling of whom thou hast learned their own selves, covetous, boas-them; ters, proud, blasphemers, diso- 15 And that from a child thou bedient to parents, unthankful, hast known the holy scriptures, unholy,

which are able to make thee wise 3 Without natural affection, unto salvation, through faith, truce-breakers, false accusers, which is in Christ Jesus. incontinent, fierce, despisers of 16 All scripture is given by inthose that are good,

spiration of God, and is profitable 4 Traitors, heady, high-mind- for doctrine, for reproof, for cored, lovers of pleasures more rection, for instruction in righthan lovers of God;

teousness ; 5 Having a form of godliness, 17 That the man of God may but denying the power thereof be perfect, thoroughly furnished froin such turn away.

Junto all good works. 6 For of this sort are they which

CHAP. IV, creep into houses, and lead cap- Paul exhortetb Timothy. teve silly

, women laden with sins, I Charge ahee, therefore before 7 Ever learning, and never able Christ, who shall judge the quick to come to the knowledge of th and the dead at his appearing, truth.

and his kingdom. 8 Now, as Jannes and Jambres 2 Preach the word; be instant withstood Moses, so do these in season, out of season: reprove, also resist the truth; men of cor-rebuke, exhort, with all long-sufrupt minds, reprobate concern-fering, and doctrine. ing the faith.

3 For the time will come, when 9 But they shall 'proceed no they will not endure sound docfurther : for their foily shall be trine ; but after their own lusts manifest unto all men, as theirs shall they heap to themselves also was.

teachers, having itching ears ; 10 But thou hast fully known 4 And they shall turn away my doctrine, manner of life, pur- their ears from the truth, and pose, faith, long-suffering, cha-shall be turned unto fables. rity, patience,

5 But watch thou in all things; 11 Persecutions, afflictions, endure afflictions, do the work which came unto me at Antioch, of an evangelist, make full proof at Iconium, at Lystra ; what per-of thy ministry. secutions I endured: but out of 6 For I am now ready to be of them all, the Lord delivered me. fered, and the time of my depar

12 Yea, and all that will live ture is at hand. godly in Christ Jesus, shall suf- 7 I have fought a good fight, I fer persecution.

have finished my course, I have 13 But evil men, and seducers, kept the faith. shall wax worse and worse, del 8 Henceforth there is laid up ceiving, and being deceived. for me a crown of righteousness,

14 But continue thou in the which the Lord, the righteous things which thou hast learned, Judge, shall give me at that day: and hast been assured of, know-and not to me only, but unto all

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