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PAUL, a servant of God, and an apostle

of Jesus Christ, according to the faith

of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness; 2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

3 But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour; 4 To Titus, mine lown son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.

a Lk. 11. 41. Ro. 14. 20.

6 Lk. 18. 7. Ro. 8. 33.


2 Tim. 2. 25.

d Ro. 1. 28.

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59 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the 3 things that are 5 wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointedoch. thee:

6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.

n 1 Tim. 3. 4.

1. 13.

p 2 Tim. 3. 10. 1 Tim. 1. 3.

1 Tim. 2 9.

4 Or, holy


7 For a bishop must be blameless, as 5 Or, left "the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre:

undone. Ac. 14. 23. 2 Tim. 2. 2.

6 Or,


and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.

15 Unto the pure all things are pure : but unto them that are defiled and unbed mind and conscience is defiled. lieving is nothing pure; but even their

16 They profess that they know God; but in works they 9 deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work 2reprobate.


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2 That the aged men be 3 sober, "grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.

3The aged women likewise, that they not 6 false accusers, not given to much be in behaviour as becometh holiness,

wine, teachers of good things;

4 That they may teach the young women to be 7sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. 6 Young men likewise exhort to be 8 sober minded.

7 In all things shewing thyself a pat

8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate; 1 Tim. 5. 17, tern of good works: in doctrine shewing

9 Holding fastthe faithful word 10 as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:

11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. 13 This witness is true. Wherefore irebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;

14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, 1 Tim. 6. 5. Jude 16

1 Tim. 5, 20.

f1 Tim. 6. 1. ver. 7. jeh. 2. 2.


u To ver. 8,
1 Tim. 3. 2-4.
7 Or, wise.
1 Tim. 5. 14.
w1 Co. 41,2
8 Or, discreet.
r 1 Tim. & 1
9 Or, things.
1 Tim. 1. 19.

2 Tim. 1. 13
& 3. 14.

1 Tim. 1. 15.

10 Or, in

1 Pe. 2 12.

a 1 Tim. 6. 3.

e Ac. 15. 1. Ga. 2. 12. dEph. 6. 5. 1 Tim 6. 1, 2

11 Or, gainsaying. 9 ch. 1. 3. 1 Tim. 1. 4.

uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

9 Exhort d servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again; 10 Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.

11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation 12 hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

13 Looking for that blessed hope, and 12 Or, to all men, hath appeared. 71 Tim. 6. 20.

m Col. 1. 5, 23.

h1 Ju. 2. 16.

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2 To speak evil of no man, to be "no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all P meek-1 Tim. 5. 21. ness unto all men.

p 2 Tim. 2, 25. 9 Eph. 5. 8. r Ac. 20. 4.

8 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serv-Mt. 22. 35. ing divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

4 But after that "the kindness and 1 love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,

5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of bregeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

6 Which he dshed on us 3 abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;

7 That being justified by his grace,

Ac. 18. 24. Eph. 2. 7. 1 Or, pity. ch. 1. 3.

2 Or, profesa honest trades. w Eph. 4. 28. Ro. 3. 20, 28. Eph. 2. 9. y Eph. 2. 4. Eph. 5. 26. a Jn. 3. 5. b Mt. 19. 28. e Ro. 12. 2.

Ro. 5. 5. 3 Gr. richly. e Ro. 3. 24.

and to avoid.

bwe should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

8f This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable

unto men.

9 But avoid foolish questions, and igenealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

10 A man that is an 'heretick after the first and second admonition reject;

11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.

12 When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or "Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter.

13 Bring Zenas 'the lawyer and 'Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.

14 And let ours also learn to 2 maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.

15 All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.

It was written to Titus, ordained the first bishop of the church of the Cretians, from Nicopolis of Macedonia.



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11 Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me:

12 Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels:

13 Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel:

14 But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.

15 For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever;

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16k Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both Pin the flesh, and in the Lord?

17 If thou count me therefore "a partner, receive him as myself.

18 If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account; 19 I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides.

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G time past

OD, who at sundry times and bin

unto the fathers by the prophets,

2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by d his Son, whom he hath appointed "heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds:

3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and jupholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; 4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained Pa more excellent name than they.

5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

6 And 3 again, when he bringeth in "the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.

a Ge. 28. 12

& 32. 1, 2, 21. Ps. 103. 20, 21.

Lk. 1. 19, 26
& 2. 9, 13.
Ac. 12. 7.

Ga. 4. 4.
Nu 126, &

ch. 9. 26. 1 Pe. 1. 20. d ch. 3. 6 & 5.8 & 7. 28. e Ps. 2. 8.

Mt. 21. 38. fJn. 1. 3. Ro. 8. 17. Eph. 3. 9.

1 Gr. run out as leaking vessels.

g Jn. 1. 14. h Ac. 7. 53. 2 Co. 4. 4. Col. 1. 17. k ch. 9. 14, Ps. 110. 1. ch. 8. 1.

m ch. 10. 28, 29 & 12. 25. Mk. 1. 14. o Lk. 1. 2. p Eph. 1. 21. Phil. 29, 10, Ac. 5. 12. mini-Pa 2. 7. 4 Ac. 2. 22. 1 Co. 2. 4.

7 And 4 of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his sters a flame of fire.

8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a

2 Or, die tributions.

1 Co. 12. 4, 11.

sceptre of 6 righteousness is the sceptre 2 Sa. 7. 14.

of thy kingdom.

9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

uch. 1. 2, 4, 8. 3 Or, when he bringeth

again. v Ro. 8. 29.

10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thiney hands:

11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;

12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail,

13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, "Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? 7 Or, by. j Ac. 3. 15.

Ps. 8. 4-6. w Deu. 32. 43. 4 Gr. unto. Ps. 104 4. 5 Or, while P. 45, 6, 7. inferior to. 6 Gr. right

ness, or,

straightness. a Eph. 1. 22.

Phil. 3. 21.

1 Co. 15. 25. e Isa. 61. 1, 3, d Ac. 2. 33.

Phil. 2 7-9.

ver. 7.

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Ps. 102. 25-27.

f Mt. 16. 28. 2 Co. 5. 15. 1 Tim. 2. 6. 1 Jn. 2. 2. ch. 12. 2. k eh. 5. 9. Jn. 17. 19. Im ch. 10. 10, 29.

14 Are they not all ministering spirits, "sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?


THEREFORE we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should 1 let them slip.

2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;

3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which" at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; 4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and 2gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?

5 For "unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.

6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?

7 Thou madest him a little 5 lower than' the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:

8 "Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.

9 But we see Jesus, dwho was made a little lower than the angels 7 for the suf fering of death, d crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

10h For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation k perfect through sufferings.

11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified "are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to Call them P brethren,

12 Saying, I will declare thy name h Lk. 21. 26, 46.

il Co. 8. 6. Col. 1. 16. ch. 1. 2. n Ro. 8. 14. o Ps. 110. 1. p Ro. 8. 29. 9 Ps. 22. 22.

Christ greater than Moses.


a ver. 6.

b Isa. & 17.

c Isa. 8. 18.

dver. 7.

unto my brethren, in the midst of the
church will I sing praise unto thee.
13 And again, I will put my trust in
him. And again, Behold I and thee Jn. 17. 2.
children which God hath given me.
f Ro. 8. 3.
g Nu. 14. 24,
11, 24, 30.
Deu. 1. 34--
36, 38.

14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.

17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be "a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.



THEREFORE, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and "High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

2 Who was faithful to him that 4appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.

3 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.

4 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God. 5 And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, "for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after:

2 Tim. 1. 10. Ro. 8. 15.

1 Jn. 3 8

1 Co. 10. 5.
Gr. taketh
not hold of
angels, but
of the seed of
Abraham he
taketh hold,
k ch. 4. 6.

ch. 4. 15.
ch. 4. 15, 16
m ch. 4. 11.

& 5.2.

och. 5. 1.
p ch. 12. 15.
9 ch. 3. 18.
2 Gr.
of hearing.
3 Or, because
they were
not united
by faith to.
Phil. 3. 14.

Ps. 95. 11.

ch. 3. 11.

Jn. 20. 21.

u ch. 2. 17
& 4. 14, 15

& 5. 5, 10, &c.
1 Tim. 6. 13.
4 Gr. made.

Ge. 2.2.
5 Or, the
gospel was
y ch. 3. 19.
Ex. 14. 31.
Nu. 12 7.

r Mt. 16. 18.

a Deu. 18 15.
18, 19.

& Ps. 95, title.
Ps. 95. 7.
ch. 3. 7, 13.
d ch. 1. 2, 8
& 5. 8

& 7. 3, 28.

6 But Christ as da son over his own
house; whose house are we, if we hold
fast the confidence and the rejoicing of 1 Tim. 3. 15
the hope firm unto the end.

7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith,
To day if ye will hear his voice,

1 Pe. 2. 5.
f ver. 14.

5 That is,
Ac. 7. 45.

8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in Ro. 5. 2. the wilderness:

9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.

10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.

11 So I sware in my wrath, 9 They shall not enter into my rest.)

12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

ch. 6. 11, 18.
h Ac. 1. 16.
ch. 9. 8.

7 Or, keeping
of a sabbath.


The danger of unbelief.

14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;

15 While it is said, d To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.

16 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.

17 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?

18 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?

19 So we see that they could not enter in because of "unbelief.


ET us therefore fear, lest, a promise
being left us of entering into his
rest, any of you should seem to come
short of it.

2 For unto us was the gospel preached,
as well as unto them: but the word
2 preached did not profit them, 3 not being
mixed with faith in them that heard it.
3 For we which have believed do enter
into rest, as he said, 'As I have sworn
in my wrath, if they shall enter into my
rest: although the works were finished
from the foundation of the world.

4 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, "And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.

5 And in this place again, 'If they shall enter into my rest.

6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:

7 Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying bin David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

8 For if 6 Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.

9 There remaineth therefore a 7 rest to the people of God.

10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.

11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

i Ps. 95. 7-11.
12 For the word of God is TM quick,
Rev. 6. 11.
ch. 3. 12, 18, and powerful, and "sharper than any
twoedged sword, piercing even to the
dividing asunder of soul and spirit,
and of the joints and marrow, and is Pa
discerner of the thoughts and intents of
the heart.

8 Or,


l Jn. 12 48.
m 1 Pe. 1. 23.

Isa 49. 2.

9 Gr. If they
shall enter.
ol Th 5 2
pl Co. 14. 25.

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ch. 10. 24, 25.
Ro. 7. 11.

13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

14 Seeing then that we have a great

The priest after Melchisedec. HEBREWS 4

"high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, dlet us hold fast our profession.

a ch. 3. 1. b ch. 7. 26.

c ch. 9. 14.

d ch. 10. 23.

1 Tim. 6. 13. f Ac. 19. 4, 5,

9 Ac. 8. 14-17.

15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in alla. 53. 3. points ktempted like as we are, yet without sin.

16 Let us therefore come boldly untok the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.


ich 5.2.

Ac. 17. 31, 32. ch. 2. 18.

/ Mt. 12. 31, 45. ch. 10. 26.

Jn. S. 46.

2 Co. 5. 21. n ch. 10. 32. o ch 10, 19, 22.

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Jn. 4. 10.


ch. 2. 6.

ch. 12. 17. t ch. 10. 29. u ch. 8. 3. v ch. 2. 17.

"FOR primed for men in OR every high priest taken from things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins: 2 Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of Ps. 65. 10. the way; for that he himself also is r ch. 9. 9. "compassed with infirmity. ych. 2. 18; 4.15. 3 And by reason hereof he ought, bas1 Or, can for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.

4 And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.

5 So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.

reasonably bear with. 2 Or, for.

Isa. 5. 6.

a ch. 7. 28. b Lev. 4. 3. c Nu. 16. 5. d Mt. 10. 2. Ex. 28. 1.

Jn. 8. 54

9 Ro. 15. 25. 2 Tim. 1. 18.

ch. 1. 5.

6 As he saith also in another place,h Thou art a priest for ever after the Ps. 110. 4. order of Melchisedec.

ch. 7. 17, 21. ch. 3. 6.

7 Who in the days of his flesh, whench. 5. 11. he had offered up prayers and supplica-Mt. 26, 39, 44. tions" with strong crying and tears unto m Ga. 3. 18. him that was able to save him from Mt. 27. 46,50. death, and was heard 3in that he feared; Mk. 14. 36. 3 Or, for 8 Though he were a Son, yet "learned his piety. he obedience by the things which he p Ge. 22 16. suffered; 7 Jn. 14 31. ch. 1. 2. r Phil. 2. 8.

9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

10 Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec."

Ge, 22. 17.

t ch. 2. 10.

Ex. 22. 11.

vver. 6.

2 Pe. 3. 16.

w ch. 11. 9.

11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing yey Ps. 110. 4 are dull of hearing.

12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be a the first bb principles of ce the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of dd milk, and not of strong meat.

13 For every one that useth milk 5is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.

14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of 7 use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.


4 Gr. interposed himself by. Tit. 1. 2.

aa ch. 6. 1. 66 G. 3. ce Ro. 3. 2.

dd i Co. 3. 2.


Gr. hath no ee Lev. 16. 15. ff ch. 9. 3. gg ch. 4. 14. ch. 3. 1. 6 Or, perfect. eh. 5. 6.


7 Or, an habit, or, perfection.

The danger of falling away.

foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and 9 of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

3 And this will we do, if God permit. 4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,

5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, 6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. 7 For the earth "which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them 2 by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God: 8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned. 9 But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.


10 d For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:

12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit "the promises.

13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, Phe sware by himself,

14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. 15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

16 For men verily swear by the greater: and "an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.

17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto "the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, 4 confirmed it by an oath:

18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:

19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; 20 Whither 9 the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made hh an high priest ii for ever after the order of Melchisedec. CHAPTER 7

Friest of the most high God, who met

this Melchisedec, king of Salem,

THEREFORE leaving the 8 principles, 14-15-20. Abraham returning from the slaughter

of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the

word of the beginning of.

of the kings, and blessed him ;

2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth

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