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m'he duty of servants.
A charge to the rich.
our, ''that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.
2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, cbecause they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are I faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. d These things teach and exhort.
3 If any man e teach otherwise, and consent 'not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, sand to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
4 He is 1 proud, h knowing nothing, but I doting about 'questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
5 k Perverse disputings of1 men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, "supposing that gain is godliness: "from such withdraw thyself.
6 But "godliness with contentment is great gain.
7 For Pwe brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
8 And i having food and raiment, let us be therewith content.
9 But rthey that will be rich fall into temptation "and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, I which drown men in destruction and perdition.
10 "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have I erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
lit ot God, dwho quiekeneth all things, and before Christ Je-' sus, c who before Pontius Pilate I witnessed a good I confession;
14 That thou keep this com-! mandmeut without spot, unrebukeable, 'until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:
15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is ethe blessed and only Potentate, bthe King of kings, and Lord of lords;
16 'Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; k whom j no man hath seen, nor can see:
1 to whom be honour aud power everlasting. Amen.
17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, mnor trust in tn uncertain riches, but in "the living God, P who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
18 "That they do good, that ithey be rich in good works, r ready to distribute, Is willing to communicate;
19 'Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may «lay hold on eternal life.
20 O Timothy, 'keep that which is committed to thy trust, f avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:
21 Which some professing1 have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.
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THE SECOND EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO
1 PavVs lore to Timothy, and the unfeigned faith which was in Timothy himself, his mother, and grandmother. G He is exhorted to stir u/i the ijiit oJ'Uod which was in him, 8 to be tttjudjajt, and patient in persecution, 13 and to persist in the form and truth of that doctrine which he had learned or'him. 15 1'hijgcllus and Herniogenes, and such like, are noted, and Onesiphorus is highly commended.
PAUL, aan apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to The promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,
2 cTo Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
3 dI thank God, e\vhom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that 'without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;
4 sGreatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;
5 When I call to remembrance hthe unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance, kthat thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
7 For 1 God hath not given us the spirit of fear; ""but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
8 "Be not thou therefore a8hamcd of 0 the testimony of our Lord, nor of me This prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
9 rWho hath saved us, and ■called tu with a holy calling, 'not according to our works, but "according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began;
10 But y is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, z who hath abolished death, and hath brought life
and immortality to light through the gospel:
11 » Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
12 h For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed; 1 for I know whom I have I believed, and am persuaded that he is able to dkeep that which I have committed unto him e against that dav.
13 'Hold fast ethe form of hsound words, which thou hast heard of me, Mn faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
14 1 That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost » which dwelleth in us.
15 This thou knowest, that "all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.
1(! The Lord give mercy unto n the house of Oncsiphorus; r for he oft refreshed me, and 'was not ashamed of' my chain
17 But, when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found me.
IS The Lord grant unto him "that lie may find mercy of the Lord Mn that day: and in how many things he J ministered upto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.
1 He is exhorted again to constancy and perseverance, ana to do the duties of a faithful servant of the Lord in dividing the word aright, and staying profane and vain baht)Unas. Ir Of Ilurnrncua and Philetvs. I!) The foundation of the Lord is sure. 22 He is taught whereof to beware, and what to follow after, and in what sort the servant of the Lord himself.
fTMIOU therefore, amy son, bbe JL strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 c And the things that thou hast heard of me I among many witnesses, dthc same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be "able to teach others also.
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Exhortations to Timothy. II. TIMOTHY.
3 'Thou therefore endure hardness, sas a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
4 »No man that warreth en-
1 Cor. 9.a, I 5 And 'if a man also strive for
every one that nameth the name
20 k But in a great house there
21 »If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and "prepared unto every good work.
22 Flee also youthful lusts:
7 Consider what I say; and the j but follow righteousness, faith,
8 Remember that Jesus Christ
I of the seed of David m was raised
9 0 Wherein I suffer trouble, as
10 Therefore rI endure all things for the elect's sake, "that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
11 <It is a faithful saying: For
II if we be dead with him, we shall
12 1 If we suffer, we shall also
13 zIf we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: a he cannot deny himself.
il Of these things put them in remembrance, b charging them before the Lord cthat they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.
15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needcth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
16 But shun profane and vain
17 And their word will eat as
18 Who 'concerning the truth
19 Nevertheless "the founda-
ing this seal, The Lord 1 know- i to come to ttie knowledge of
charity, peace, with them that
23 But 'foolish and unlearned
2-1 And st ho servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, 'apt to teach, I patient;
25 u In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves »if God peradventure will give them repentance y to the acknowledging of the truth;
20 And that they may t recover themselves z out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
1 He rtdvertiseth him of the times to come.
THIS know also, that 1 in the
2 For men shall be b lovers of
3 'Without natural affection, ■trueebreakers, 1 false accusers, * incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 1 Traitors, heady, highminded, °> lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but n denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6 For Pof this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able
1 Phil. 2. 22.
1 Tim. i. 6. I Or. thou
haft been a
8 'Now as Jannes and .Tambrcs withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: ■ men of corrupt minds, '1 reprobate concerning the faith.
9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, "as theirs also was.
10 1 But I thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me yat Autioeh, zat Iconium, "at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but bout of them all the Lord delivered me.
12 Yea, and c all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
13 dBut evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
14 But e continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
15 And that from a child thou hast known f the holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
10 'All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, hand is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 'That the man of God maybe perfect, I k thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
1 lie exhortetk him to do Am ttuttt with fiU care and diligence, 6 certijieth him of the nearness of his death, 9 willeth him to come speedily unto him, and to bring Marcus with him, and certain other things which he wrote for, 14 wameth him to beware of Alexander the smith, 16 informeth him what had befallen him at his first answering, l'J and soon after he concludeth.
I* CHARGE thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, bwho shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, c rebuke, d exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine, a uim.4. i3. ( 3 e For the time will come when • cb. a. i. | they will not endure f sound doc
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c ,3" shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears ;
■ Arts 14.19. fee.
b Ps. 34 19.
2 Cor. 1. 10.
til. 4.17. cPs. 34.19.
Mutt. 16. 84.
John 17. 14.
Arts 14. 92.
1 Cor. 15.19.
1 Tliess. 3.3. d 2 Thess. 2.
1 Tim. 4.1. ch. *. 16. *cL 1.13.4; 2,2.
6 8 Pet 1.20, 21.
h Rum. 15. 4.
e 1 Tim. 5.20, Tit. 1.13. St 2. 15.
4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and 11 shall be turned unto fables.
5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of kan evangelist, (make full proof of thy ministry.
6 For 'I am now ready to be offered, and the time of mniy departure is at hand.
7 n I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
8 Henceforth there is laid up for me °a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me Pat that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
9 Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me:
10 For iDemas hath forsaken me, rhaving loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessaloniea; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.
11 "Only Luke is with me. Take » Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.
12 And xTychicus have I sent to Ephesus.
13 The cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comcst, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.
14 y Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: z the Lord reward him according to his works:
15 Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood II our words.
10 At my first answer no man stood with me, abut all men forsook me: b I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.
17 c Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; dthat by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered e out of the mouth of the lion.
18 f And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: s to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
19 Salute hPrisca and Aquila, and 'the household of Onesiphorus.
20 k Erastus abode at Corinth:
1 For what end Titus lefts left in Crete. 6 How they that are to be chosen ministers ought to be qualified. 11 The mouths of evil teachers to be stopped: 12 and what manner of men they be.
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 b which is after godliness;
2 Ic In hope of eternal life, which God, ''that cannot lie, promised e before the world began;
3 'But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, « which is committed unto me h according to the commandment of God our Saviour;
4 To Titus, ktnw own son after 'the common faith: ""Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.
5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest "set in order the things that are (wanting, and 0 ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:
6 Plf any be blameless, ithe husband of one wife, 'having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.
7 For a bishop must be blameless, as sthe steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, ' not given to wine, no striker, "not given to filthy lucre;
8 *But a lover of hospitality, a lover of I good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;
9 J Holding fast 'the faithful word I 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 c deceivers, d specially they of the circumcision:
11 Whose mouths must be stopped, "who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, I for filthy lucre's sake.
12 eOnc of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Crctians are always liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
13 This witness is true. "Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be 'sound in the faith;
14 k Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and 'commandments of men, that turn from the truth.
15 "Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
16 They profess that they know God; but "in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, p and unto every good work II reprobate.
1 Directions given unto Titus both for his doctrine and life. 9 Of the duty of servants, and in general of all Christians.
BUT speak thou the things which become "sound doctrine:
2 That the aged men be 1 sober, grave, temperate, "sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
3 cThe aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as beeometh I holiness, not I false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
4 That they may teach the young women to be I sober, d to love their husbands, to love their children,