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dify one another, even as 19 Quench not the Spirit also ye do.

20 Despise not prophecy12 And we beseech you, irgs. brethren, to know them 21 Prove all things; hold which labour among you, fast that which is good. and are over you in the 22 Abstain from all apLord, and admonish you;

pearance of evil. 13 And to esteem them 23 And the very God of very highly in love for their peace fanctify you wholly; works fake. And be at and I pray God your whole peace among yourselves.

spirit and soul and body be 14 Now we exhort you, preserved blameless unto the brethren, warn them that are coming of our Lord Jesus unruly, comfort the feeble Chrift. minded, support the weak, 24 Faithful is he that be patient toward all men. calleth you, who also will

15 See that none render do it. evil for evil unto any man ; 25 Brethren, pray for us. but ever follow that which 26 Greet all the brethren is good, both among your with an holy kiss. felves, and to all men.

27 I charge you by the 16 Rejoice evermore. Lord that this epistlé be read 17 Pray without ceasing. unto all the holy brethren. 18 In every thing give

28 The grace of our Lord thanks : for this is the will Jesus Christ be with you. of God in Christ Jesus, con- Amen. cerning you.


From the First Epistle of PAUL to


mercy, and peace from God

our Father, and Jesus Christ AU L, an apostle of Je- our Lord. sus Christ by the com

3 As I besought thee to mandment of God our Sa- abide still at Ephesus when I viour, and Lord Jesus Christ, went into Macedonia, that which is our hope;

thou mightest charge fome 2 Unto Timothy my own that they teach no other fon in the faith : grace, doctrine,

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4 Neither give heed to 12 And I thank Christ fables and endless genealo- Jesus our Lord, who hath gies, which minister questi- enabled me, for that he ons rather than godly edify-counted me faithful, putting îng, which is in faith; fo do, me into the ministry;

5 Now the end of the 13 Who was before a commandment is charity out blasphemer, and a persecuof a pure heart, and of a tor, and injurious. But I good confcience, and of faith obtained mercy, because I unfeigned:

did it ignorantly in unbelief. 6 From which some hav 14 And the grace of our ing swerved have turned Lord. was exceeding abunaside unto vain jangling; dant, with faith and love

7 Defiring to be teachers which is in Christ Jesus. of the law; understanding 15 This is a faithful fayneither what they say, nor ing, and worthy of all acwhereof they affirm. ceptation, that Christ Jesus

8 But we know that the came into the world to save law is good, if a man use it finners; of whom I am chief. lawfully;

16 Howbeit for this cause 9 Knowing this that the I obtained mercy, that in me law is not made for a righte-first Jesus Christ might shew ous man, but for the lawless forth all long-suffering, for a and disobedient, for the un- pattern to them which should godly and for finners, for hereafter believe on him, to unholy and profane, for mur-life everlasting. derers of fathers, and mur 17 Now unto the King derers of mothers, for man- eternal, immortal, invisible, Sayers,

the only wise God, be hoa 10 For whoremongers, for nour and glory for ever and them that defile themselves ever. Amen. with mankind, for men-steal 18 This charge I commit ers, for liars, for perjured unto thee, son Timothy, acpersons, and if there be any cording to the prophecies other thing that is contrary which went before on thee, to found doctrine;

that thou by them mightest I1 According to the glo- war a good warfare; rious gospel of the blessed 19 Holding faith and a God, which was committed good conscience; which some to my trust.

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faith have made shipwreck: tentment is great gain.

20 Of whom is Hymeneus 7 For we brought nothing and Alexander; whom I have into this world, and it is cerdelivered unto Satan, that tain we can carry nothing they may learn not to blaf- out. pheme.

8 And having food and CHAP. VI.

raiment, let us be therewith

content. ET as many servants 9 But they that will be

as are under the yoke, rich, fall into temptation, and count their own masters a snare, and into many

foolish worthy of all honour; that and hurtfullusts, which drown the name of God and his men in destruction and perdoctrine be not blafphemed. dition.

2 And they that have be 10 For the love of money lieving masters, let them not is the root of all evil: which, despise them, because they are while some coveted after, they brethren: but rather do them have erred from the faith, and service, because they are pierced themselves through faithful and beloved, par with many sorrows. takers of the benefit. These II But thou, O man of things teach and exhort. God, flee these things; and

3 If any man teach other follow after righteousness, wife, and consent not to godliness, faith, love, patiwholsome words, even the ence, meekness. words of our Lord Jesus 12 Fight the good fight Christ, and to the doctrine of faith, lay hold on eternal which is according to godli-life, whereunto thou art also

called, and haft profeffed a 4. He is proud, knowing good profession before many nothing, but doting about witneffes. questions and strifes of words, 13 I give thee charge in whereof cometh envy, strife, the light of God, who quickrailings, evil furmisings, eneth all things, and before

5 Perverse disputings of Christ Jesus, who before men of corrupt minds, and Pontius Pilate witnessed a destitute of the truth, fup- good confession; poling that gain is godliness: 14 That thou keep this from Tuch withdraw thyself. commandment without spot, 6 But godliness with con- unrebukeable, until the aps


nefs ;

pearing of our Lord Jesus 18 That they do good, that Chrift:

they be rich in good works, 15 Which in his times he ready to distribute, willing to shall shew, who is the blessed communicate ; and only Potentate, the King 19 Laying up in store for of kings, and Lord of lords; themselves a good foundation

16 Who only hath immor- against the time to come, that tality, dwelling in the light, they may lay hold on eternal which no man can approach life, unto, whom no man hath 20 O Timothy, keep that seen, nor can see: to whom which is committed to thy be honour and power ever- trust, avoiding profane and lasting. Amen.

vain babblings, and oppofi17. Charge them that are tions of science falsely so rich in this world, that they called : be not high-minded, nor 21 Which some profeffing, trust in uncertain riches, but have erred concerning the in the living God, who giveth faith. Grace be with thee, uş richly all things to enjoy; | Amen. From the Second Epistle of PAUL to


may please him who hath

chosen him to be a soldier. HOU therefore, my

5 And if a man also strive fon, be strong in the for masteries, yet is he not grace that is in Christ Jefus, crowned, except he strive

2 And the things that thou lawfully. halt heard of me among many

6 The husbandman that witnesses, the same commit laboureth, must be first par. thou to faithful men, who taker of the fruits. shall be able to teach others 7 Consider what I fay; allo.

and the Lord give thee un3 Thou therefore endure derstanding in all things. hardness, as a good foldier of 8 Remember that Jesus Jesus Christ.

Christ, of the feed of David, 4 No man that warreth was raised from the dead acentangleth himself with the cording to my gospel : affairs of this life; that he

9 Wherein I suffer trouble


us :

as an evil doer, even unto y already; and overthrow the bonds : but the word of God faith of fome. is not bound.

19 Nevertheless the foun10 Therefore I endure all dation of God ftandeth sure, things for the elect's fakes, having this seal, The Lord that they may also obtain the knoweth them that are his. salvation which is in Christ And, Let every one that Jesus, with eternal glory. nameth the name of Chrift

11 It is a faithful saying: depart from iniquity. For if we be dead with him, 20 But in a great house we shall also live with him: there are not only vessels of

12 If we suffer, we shall gold, and of filver, but also also reign with him: if we of wood, and of earth; and deny him, he also will deny fome to honour, and some

to dishonour. 13 If we believe not, yet 21 If a man therefore he abideth faithful : he can- purge himself from these, he nct deny himself.

Thall be a veffel unto honour, 14 Of these things put fanctificd and meet. for the them in remembrance, charg- master's use, and prepared ing them before the Lord, unto every good work. that they strive not about 22 Flee also youthful words to no profit, but to lusts : but follow righteousthe fubverting of the hearers, ness, faith, charity, peace,

15 Study to shew thyself with them that call on the approved urto God, a work - Lord out of a pure heart. man that needeth not to be

23 But foolish and unashamed, rightly dividing the learned questions

questions avoid, word of truth.

knowing that they do gen16 But fun profane and der strifes. vain babblings: for they will 24

And the servant of the increase unto more ungodli- Lord must not strive; but ness.

be gentle unto all men, apt 17 And their word will to teach, patient, eat as doth a canker : of

25 In meekness instruct. whom is Hymeneus and ing those that oppose themPhiletus;

selves; if God peradventure 18 Who, concerning the will give them repentance truth, have erred, saying, to the acknowledging of the that the resurrection is paft truth;

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