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Christ's second coming to judgment. CHAP. I.

Divers precepis. 915 • CHAP. V.

ll know them which labour among you, and 1 Paul proceedeth in the description of || are over you in the Lord, and admouisia

Christ's second coming 10 judgment, 16 | you; and giveth divers precents, 23 and so 13 And to eneem them very highly concludeth.

in love for their work's sake. And be at DUT of the times and the seasons, | peace among yourselves.

D brethren, ye have no need that i 14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warı write unto you.

them that are unruly, comfort the fee2 For yourselves know perfectly that | ble-minded, support the weak, be patient the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief | toward all men. in the night.

15 See that none render evil for evil 3 For when they shall say, Peace and unto any man ; but ever follow that safety ; then sudden destruction cometh which is good, both among yourselves, upon them, as travail upon a woman with and to all men. child ; and they shall not escape.

16 Rejoice evermore. 4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, l 17 Pray without ceasing. that that day should overtake you às a | 18 In every thing give thanks : for this

is the will of God in Christ Jesus con5 Ye are all the children of light, and || cerning you. the children of the day : we are not of 19 Quench not the Spirit. the night, nor of darkness.

20 Despise not prophesyings. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do 21 Prove all things ; hold fast that others ; but let us watch and be sober. | which is good.

7 For they that sleep, sleep in the night; 22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. and they that be drunken, are drunken 23 And the very God of peace sanctify in the night.

you wholly ; and I pray God your whole 8 But let us, who are of the day, be spirit and soul and body be preserved sober, putting on the breast-plate of faith | blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jeand love ; and for an helmet, the hope of sus Christ. salvation.

24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who 9 For God hath not appointed us to also will do it. wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord | 25 Brethren, pray for us. Jesus Christ,

26 Greet all the brethren with an holy 10 Who died for us, that, whether we kiss. wake or sleep, we should live together 27 I charge you by the Lord that this with him.

epistle be read unto all the holy brethren. 11 Wherefore, comfort yourselves to * 28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ gether, and edisy one another, even as be with you. Amen. also ye do.

I The first epistle unto the Thessaloni12 And we beseech you, brethren, to ans was written from Athens.

THE SECOND EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE

TO THE THESSALONIANS.
CHAP. I.

5 Which is a manifest token of the i Paul sheweth his good opinion of their righteous judgment of God, that ye may

faith, love, and patience ; 11 and com- be counted worthy of the kingdom of God,

forteth them against persecution. for which ye also suffer : DAUL, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, 6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with

I unto the church of the Thessalonians God to recompense tribulation to them in God our Father and the Lord Jesus that trouble you ; Christ:

7 And to you who are troubled, rest 2 Grace unto you, and peace, from God with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. || revealed from heaven with his mighty

3 We are bound to thank God always || angels, for you, brethren, as it is meet, because § In flaming fire taking vengeance on that your faith groweth exceedingly, and them that know not God, and that obey the charity of every one of you all to not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ": ward each other aboundeth ;

9 Who shall be punished with ever4 So that we ourselves glory in you in lasting destruction from the presence of the churches of God, for your patience || the Lord, and from the glory of his and faith in all your persecutions and power ; tribulations that ye endure :

10 When he shall come to be glorified

916 Antichrist revealed. II. THESSALONIANS. Idieness to be avoided. in his saints, and to be admired in all 1 14 Whereunto he called you by our them that believe (because our testimony l gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of among you was believed) in that day. || our Lord Jesus Christ.

11 Wherefore also we pray always for 15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and you, that our God would count you wor- holl the traditions which ye have been ihy of this calling, and fulfil all the good l taught, whether by word, or our epistle. pleasure of his goodness, and the work of 16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ'himfaith with power :

self, and God, even our Father, which 12 That the name of our Lord Jesus hath loved us, and hath given us everChrist may be glorified in you, and ye in lasting consolation and good hope through him, according to the grace of our God, grace, and of the Lord Jesus Christ.

17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish CHAP. II.

you in every good word and work. 1 He willeth them to continue stead fast

CHAP. III. in the truth received, 3 shewing that | 1 Paul craveth their prayers, 3 testifthere shall be a departure from the eth his confidence in them, 6 giveth faith, 8 and a discovery of Antichrist || them divers precepts, especially to shun brfore the day of the Lord come.

idleness and ill company. NOW we beseech you, brethren, by il TINALLY, brethren, pray for us, that IV the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, T the word of the Lord may have free and by our gathering together unto him, course, and be glorified, even as it is with

2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, li you ; or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by i 2 And that we may be delivered from word, nor by letter as from us, as that unreasonable and wicked men : for all the day of Christ is at hand.

men have not faith. 3 Let no man deceive you by any 3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall means: for that day shall not come, except | stablish you, and keep you from evil there come a falling away first, and that 4 And we have confidence in the Lord inan of sin be revealed, the son of perdi- | touching you, that ye both do and will do tion ;

the things which we command you. 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself 5 And the Lord direct your hearts into above all that is called God, or that is the love of God, and into the patient worshipped ; so that he as God sitteth in waiting for Christ. the temple of God, shewing himself that 6 Now we command you, brethren, in he is God.

the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that 5 Remember ye not, that when I was ye withdraw yourselves from every brothyet with you, I told you these things ? ler that walketh disorderly, and not

6 And now ye know what withhold after the tradition which he received of eth that he might be revealed in his us. ume.

7 For yourselves know how ye ought 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth al- to follow us : for we behaved not ourready work : only he who now letteth selves disorderly among you ; will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8 Neither did we eat any man's bread

8 And then shall that Wicked be re- for nought; but wrought with labour and vealed, whom the Lord shall consume travail night and day, that we might not with the spirit of his mouth, and shall | be chargeable to any of you : destroy with the brightness of his coming : 9 Not because we have not power, but

9 Even him, whose coming is after the to make ourselves an ensample unto you working of Satan, with all power, and I to follow us. signs, and lying wonders,

10 For even when we were with 10 And with all deceivableness of un- you, this we commanded you, that if righteousness in them that perish; be any would not work, neither should he cause they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

11 For we hear that there are some 11 And for this cause God shall send which walk among you disorderly, work. them strong delusion, that they should | ing not at all, but are busy-bodies. believe a lie :

12 Now them that are such we com12 That they all might be damned who mand and exhort by our Lord Jesus believed not the truth, but had pleasure Christ, that with quietness they work, in unrighteousness.

and eat their own bread. 13 But we are bound to give thanks 13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in always to God for you, brethren beloved | well-doing. of the Lord, because God hath from the 14 And if any man obey not our word beginning chosen you to salvation, through || by this epistle, note that man, and have sanctification of the Spirit, and belief of no company with him, that he may be athe truth :.

Il shamed.

The end of the law. CHAP. 1, 11. Prayers to be made for all men. 917 · 15 Yet count him not as an enemy, but, own hand, which is the token in every admonish him as a brother.

1 epistle: so I write. 16 Now the Lord of peace himself give *18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ you peace always by all means. The be with you all. Amen. Lord be with you all.

The second epistle to the Thessalo17 The salutation of Paul with mine nians, was written from Athens.

THE FIRST EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO

TIMOTHY.
CHAP. I.

11 of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came 1 7žmothy is put in mind of the charge | into the world to save sinners; of whom I which was given unto him by Paul. am chief. 5 The end of the law. 11 Paul's call 16 Howbeit, for this cause I obtained ing to be an apostle.

mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might PAUL, an apostie of Jesus Christ by the shew forth all long-suffering, for a pat1 commandment of God our Saviour, tern to them which should hereafter beand Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope ; 1 lieve on him to life everlasting

2 Unto Timothy, my own son in the 17 Now unto the King eternal, immorfrith:Grace, mercy, and peace, from God tal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. ll our and glory for ever and ever. Amen. _3 As I besouglit thee to abide still at 18 This charge I commit unto thee, Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, són Timothy, according to the prophecies that thou mightest charge some that they | which went before on thee, that thou by teach no other cloctrine,

them mightest war a good warfare; 4 Neither give heed to fables and end-11 19 Holding faith and a good conscience; less genealogies, which minister questions, li which some having put away, concerning Jisher than godly edifying which is in faith have made shipwreck: faith; so dlo.

20 Of whom is Hymeneus and Alexan5 Now the end of the commandment der; whom I have delivered unto Satan, is charity out of a pure heart, and af all that they may learn not to blaspheme. good conscience, and of faith unfeigned : 1

CHAP. II. 6 From which some having swerved, || 1 Prayers to be made for all men, and have turned aside unto vain jangling; the reason why. 9 How women should

7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; be artired. 12 They are no! fiermitted understanding neither what they say, nor

to teach. whereof they affirm.

T EXHORT therefore, that first of all 8 But we know that the law is good, | 1 supplications, prayers, intercessions, if a man use it lawfully ;

and giving of thanks be made for all men; 9 Knowing this, that the law is not .2 For kings, and for all that are in aumade for a righteous man, but for the thority ; that we may lead a quic: and lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly peaceable life in all godiiness and honesty. and for sinners, for unlioly and profane, 1 3 For this is good and acceptable in for murderers of fathers, and murderers the sight of Gal our Saviour; of mothers, for man-slayers,

4 Who will have all men to be saved, 10 For whoremongers, for them that and to come unto the knowledge of the defile themselves with mankind, for men- | truth. stealers, for liars, for perjured persons, 5 For there is one God, and one mediand if there be any other thing that is ator between God and men, the man contrary to sound doctrine,

Christ Jesus; 11 According to the glorious gospel of 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to the blessed God, which was committed be testified in due time. to my trust.

7 Whereunto I am ordained a preach12' And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, er and an apostle (1 speak the truth in who hath enabled me, for that he counted Christ, and lie not) a teacher of the Genme faithful, putting me into the ministry ; I tiles in faith and verity.

13 Who was before a blaspheiner, and 8 I will therefore that men pray every a persecutor, and injurious : but I obtain- where, lifting up holy hands, without ed mercy, because I did it ignorantly in wrath and doubting. unbelief:

9 In like manner also, that women 14 And the grace of our Lord was ex- | adorn themselves in modest apparel, with ceeding abundant with faith and love shamefacedness and sobricty ; not with which is in Christ Jesus.

broidered hair, or geld, or pcarls, or cost15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy i ly array,

918 Divers precepts to Timothy. I. TIMOTHY.

Apostacy foretolu. 10 But (which becometh women pro- 1| mystery of godliness: God was manifest in fessing godliness) with good works. the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of an

11 Let the woman learn in silence with gels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed all subjection.

on in the world, received up into glory. · 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach,

CHAP. IV. nor to usurp authority over the man, Paul foretelleth that in the latter times but to be in silence.

there shall be a departure from the faith. 13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. N OW the Spirit speaketh expressly, 14 And Adam was not deceived, but

am was not deceived, but that in the latter times some shall the woman being deceived was in the depart from the faith, giving heed to se transgression.

ducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 15 Notwithstanding, she shall be saved 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having in child-bearing, if they continue in faith, their conscience seared with a hot iron; and charity, and holiness, with sobriety. 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding CHAP. III.

to abstain from meats, which God hath 1 How bishops, and deacons, and their created to be received with thanksgiving of wives should be qualified, 14 and to them which believe and know the truth. what end Saint Paul wrote to Timo- | 4 For every creature of God is good, thy of these things.

and nothing to be refused, if it be receive THIS is a true saying, If a man desire ed with thanksgiving:

1 the office of a bishop, he desireth a Il 5 For it is sanctified by the word of good work.

God, and prayer. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, 6 If thoii put the brethren in rememthe husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, brance of these things, thou shalt be a of good behaviour, given to hospitality, good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished apt to teach ;

up in the words of faith and of good 3 Not given to wine, no striker, not doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained. greedy of filthy lucre, but patient ; uot 7 But refuse profane and old wives a brawler, not covetous;

fables, and exercise thyself rather unto 4 One that ruleth well his own house, godliness. having his children in subjection with all 8 For bodily exercise profiteth little : gravity ;

but godliness is profitable unto all things, 5 (For if a man know not how to rule having promise of the life that now is, his own house, how shall he take care and of that which is to come. of the church of God?)

9 This is a faithful saying, and worthy 6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up of all acceptation. with pride he fall into the condemnation 10 For therefore we both labour and of the devil.

suffer reproach, because we trust in the 7 Moreover, he must havea good report || living God who is the Saviour of all of them which are without; lest he fell in- men, especially of those that believe to reproach and the snare of the devil. 11 These things command and teach.

8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, 12 Let no man despise thy youth; but not double-tongued, not given to much be thou an example of the believers, in wine, not greedy of filthy lucre,

word, in conversation, in charity, in spir9 Holding the mystery of the faith in it, in faith, in purity. a pure conscience.

13 Till I come, give attendance to read10 And let these also first be proved ; || ing, to exhortation, to doctrine. then let them use the office of a deacon, 14 Neglect not the gifc that is in thee, being found blameless.

which was given thee by prophesy, with 11 Even so must their wives be grave, ll the laying on of the hands of the presnot slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. | bytery.

12 Let the deacons be the husbands of 15 Meditate upon these things; give one wite, ruling their children and their thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting own houses well.

may appear to all. 13 For they that have used the office 16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto of a deacon well, purchase to themselves thy doctrine ; continue in them : for in a good degree, and great boldness in the doing this thou shalt both save thyself, faith, which is in Christ Jesus.

and them that hear thee. 14 These things write I unto thee,

CHAP. V. hoping to come unto thee shortiy : 1 Rules to be observed in reproving. 3 i5 But if I tarry long, that thou may

Of widows. 17 Of elders. est know how thou oughtest to behave l D EBUKE not an elder, but entreat kim thyself in the house of God, which is the has a father; and the younger men as church of the living God, the pillar and brethren; ground of the truth.

2 The elder women as mothers ; the 16 And without controversy great is the ll younger as sisters, with all purity.

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Of widows and elders. Chap. VI. . Duties of servants. 919 3 Honour widows that are widows in- 23 Drink no longer water, but use a

| little wine for thy stomach's sake, and 4 But if any widow have children or thine often infirmities. nephews, let them learn first to shew 24 Some men's sins are open beforepiety at home, and to requite their pa- hand, going before to judgment : and rents: for that is good and acceptable some men they follow after. before God..

25 Likewise also the good works of 5 Now she that is a widow indeed, and some are manifest beforehand; and they desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth that are otherwise cannot be hid. in supplications and prayers night and day.

CHAP. VI. 6 But she that liveth in pleasure, is dead | 1 Servant's duties. 3 To avoid new-fanwhile she liveth.

gled teachers. 6 The gain of godline88. 7 And these things give in charge, that | T ET as many servants as are under the they may be blameless.

yoke count their own masters wor8 But if any provide not for his own, thy of all honour, that the name of God and specially for those of his own house, and his doctrine be not blasphemed. he hath denied the faith, and is worse 2 And they that have believing masters, than an infidel.

let them not despise them, because they 9 Let not a widow be taken into the | are brethren ; but rather do them sernumber under threescore years old, hav- || vice, because they are faithful and being been the wife of one man.

loved, partakers of the 'benefit. These 10 Well reported of for good works; things teach and exhort. if she have brought up children, if she 3 If any man teach otherwise, and con-. have lodged strangers, if she have washed sent not to wholesome words, even the the saints feet, if she have relieved the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the afflicted, if she have diligently followed doctrine which is according to godliness, every good work.

4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but 11 But the younger widows refuse : || doting about questions and strifes of for when they have begun to wax wan- | words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railton against Christ, they will marry ; lings, evil surmisings,

12 Having damnation, because they l 5 Perverse disputings of men of corhave cast off their first faith.

rupt minds, and destitute of the truth, 13 And withal they learn to be idle, I supposing that gain is godliness : from wandering about from house to house, such withdraw thyself. and not only idle, but tattlers also, and 6 Bilt godliness with contentment is busy-bodies, speaking things which they l great gain. ought not.

For we brought nothing into this 14 I will therefore that the younger world, and it is certain we can carry women marry, bear children, guide the nothing out. . house, give none occasion to the adver- || 8 And having food and raiment, let us sary to speak reproachfully.

ll be therewith content. 15 For some are already turned aside | 9 But they that will be rich, fall into after Satan.

temptation, and a snare, and into many 16 If any man or woman that believeth foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown have widows, let them relieve them, and men in destruction and perdition. let not the church be charged ; that it 10 For the love of money is the root of may relieve them that are widows indeed. || all evil : which while some coveted after,

17 Let the elders that rule well, be count- they have erred from the faith, and pierced worthy of double honour, especially led themselves through with many sorrows. they who labour in the word and doctrine. 11 But thou, O man of God, flee these

18 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt things; and follow after righteousness, not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. corn. And the labourer is worthy of his l° 12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay reward.

hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art 19 Against an elder receive not an accu also called, and hast professed a good prosation, but before two or three witnesses.fession before many witnesses.

20 Them that sin rebuke before all, 13 I give thee charge in the sight of that others also may fear.

God, who quickeneth all things, and be21 I charge thee before God and the fore Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, l Pilate witnessed a good confession ; that thou observe these things without | 14 That thou keep this commandment preferring one before another, doing without spot, unrebukeable, until the apnothing by partiality,

pearing of our Lord Jesus Christ : 22 Lay hands suddenly on no man, 15 Which in his times he shall shew, neither be partaker of other men's sins: who is the blessed and only Potentate, the keep thyself pure.

"King of kings, and Lord of lords;

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