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Busybodies II. THESSALONIANS.

reproved. of his mouth, and shall destroy 6 And the Lord direct your with the brightness of his com- hearts into the love of God, ing:

and into the patient waiting for 9 Even him, whose coming is Christ. after the working of Satan with 6 Now we command you, all power and signs and lying brethren, in the name of our wonders,

Lord Jesus Christ, that ye 10 And with all deceivableness withdraw yourselves from ey of unrighteousness in them that ery brother that walketh dist perish; because they received orderly, and not after the tra not the love of the truth, that dition which he received of us. they might be saved.

7 For yourselves know how 11 And for this cause God shall ye ought to follow us : for we send them strong delusion, that behaved not ourselves disor they should believe a lie: derly among you;

12 That they all might be 8 Neither did we eat any man's damned who believed not the bread for nought; but wrought truth, but had pleasure in un- with labour and travail night righteousness.

and day, that we might not be 13 But we are bound to give chargeable to any of you: thanks always to God for you, 9 Not because we have not brethren beloved of the Lord, power, but to make ourselves because God hath from the be- an ensample unto you to follow ginning chosen you to salvation us. through sanctification of the 10 For even when we were Spirit and belief of the truth: with you, this we commanded 14 Whereunto he called you you, that if any would not by our gospel, to the obtaining work, neither should he eat. of the glory of our Lord Jesus 11 For we hear that there are Christ.

some which walk among you 15 Therefore, brethren, stand disorderiy, working not at all, fast, and hold the traditions which but are busybodies. ye have been taught, whether 12 Now them that are such by word, or our epistle.

we command and exhort by 16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ our Lord Jesus Christ, that himselt; and God, even our Fa- with quietness they work, and ther, which hath loved us, and eat their own bread. hath given us everlasting con. 13 But ye, brethren, be not solation and good hope through weary in well doing, grace,

14 And if any man obey not 17 Comfort your hearts, and our word by this epistle, note stablish you in every good word that man, and have no comand work.

pany with him, that he may be CHAPTER III.

ashamed. The idle and disorderly rebuked. 15 Yet count him not as an FINALLY brethrenr pray

for enemy, but admonish him as a may have free course, and be 16 Now the Lord of peace glorified, even

as it is with you: himself give you peace always 2 And that we may be deliver- by all means. The Lord be ed from unreasonable and wick with you all. ed men: for all men have not 17 The salutation of Paul faith.

with mine own hand, which 3 But the Lord is faithful, who is the token in every epistlo: shall stablish you, and keep you so I write. from evil.

18 The grace of our Lord Jestus 4 And we have confidence in Christ be with you all. Amen the Lord touching you, that ye 1 The second epistle to the both do and will do the things Thessalonians was written which we command you.

from Athens.

The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to

TIMOTHY.
CHAPTER 1.

injurious: but I obtained mercy, The law and the gospel.

because I did it ignorantly in PAULIS, apostle of Jesus unbelief.

14 And the grace of our Lord ment of God our Saviour, and was exceeding abundant with Lord Jesus Christ, which is our faith and love which is in Christ hope ;

Jesus. 2 Unto Timothy, my own son 15 This is a faithful saying, and in the faith: Grace, mercy, and worthy of all acceptation, that peace, from God our Father Christ Jesus came into the and Jesus Christ our Lord. world to save sinners; of whom

3 As I besought thee to abide I am chiet. Btill at Ephesus, when I went 16 How beit for this cause I into Macedonia, that'thou might-obtained mercy, that in me first est chargę some that they teach Jesus Christ might shew forth no other doctrine,

all longsuffering, for, a pattern 4 Neither give heed to fables to them which should hereafter and endless genealogies, which believe on him to life everlasting. minister questions, rather than 17 Now unto the King eternal, godly edifying which is in faith: immortal, invisible, the only so do

wise God, be honour and glory 85 Now the end of the com- for ever and ever. Amen. mandment is cbarity out of a 18 This charge I commit unto pure heart, and of a good con- thee, son Timothy, according to science, and of faith unfeigned : the prophecies which went be56 From which some having fore on thee, that thou by them swerved have turned aside mightest war a good warfare; unto vain jangling;

19 Holding faith, and a good 7 Desiring to be teachers of conscience, which some having the law; understanding neith- put away concerning faith have er what they say, nor whereof made shipwreck: they affirm.

20 Of whom is Hymeneus 18 But we know that the law is and Alexander; whom I have good, if a man use it lawfully; delivered unto Satan, that they g Knowing this, that the law may learn not to blaspheme. is not made for a righteous man,

CHAPTER II. but for the lawless and disobe Prayer to be made for all men. dient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane,

EXHORT therefore, that, 1

first of all, supplications, for murderers of fathers and prayers, intercessions, and give murderers of mothers, for man-ing of thanks, be made for all Blayers,

men; 8 10 For whoremongers, for them 2 For kings, and for all that that defile themselves with man- are in authority; that we may kind, for menstealers, for liars, lead a quiet and peaceable lite for perjured persons, and if in all

godliness and honesty. there be any other thing that is 3 For this is good and acceptacontrary to sound doctrine; ble in the sight of God our

11 According to the glorious Saviour; gospel of the blessed God, which 4 Who will have all men to be was committed to my trust. saved, and to come uuto the

12 And I thank Christ Jesus knowledge of the truth. Pour Lord, who hath enabled me, 6 For there is one God, and one

for that he counted me faithful, mediator between God and men, putting me into the ininistry; the man Christ Jesus;

18 Who was before a blas-6 Who gave himselt a rangon phemer, and a persecutor, and foz ail, to be testified in due tim

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Of bishops
I. TIMOTHY.

and deacons. 7 Whereunto I am ordained a proach and the snare of the preacher, and an apostle. (! devil. speak the truth in Christ, and ,8 Likewise must the deacong lie not,) a teacher of the Gen- be grave, not double-tongued, tiles in faith and verity.

not given to much wine, not 8 I will therefore that men greedy of filthy lucre :

to pray everywhere, lifting up holy 9 Holding the mystery of the hands, without wrath and doubt faith in a pure conscience. ing.

10 And let these also first ba 9 "In like manner also, that proved; then let them use the women adorn themselves in office of a deacon, being found modest apparel, with shame- blameless. facedness and sobriety; not 11 Even so must their wives with braided hair, or gold, or be grave, not slanderers, sober pearls, or costly array;

faithful in all things. 10 But, which becometh wo 12 Let the deacons be the husmen professing godliness, with bands of one wife, ruling their good works.

children and their own houses 11 Let the woman learn in well. silence with all subjection. 13 For they that have used the 12 But I suffer not a woman to office of a deacon well purchase teach, nor to usurp authority to themselves a good degree, over the man, but to be in and great boldness in the faith silence.

which is in Christ Jesus. 13 For Adam was first formed. 14 These things write I unto then Eve.

thee, hoping to come unto thee 14 And Adam was not de- shortly : ceived, but the woman being 15 But if I tarry long, that deceived was in the transgression. thou mayest know how thou 15 Notwithstanding, she shall oughtest to behave thyself in be saved in childbearing, if they the house of God, which is the continue in faith and charity church of the living God, the and holiness with sobriety. pillar and ground of the truth. CHAPTER II.

15 And without controversy Of Irishwps and deacons. great is the mystery of godliman desire the office of a flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen bishop, he desireth a good work. of angels, preached unto the 2 A bishop then must be blame- Gentiles,' believed on in the less, the husband of one wife, world, received up into glory. vigilant, sober, of good beha

CHAPTER IV. viour, given to hospitality, apt Perilous times foretold. to teach;

COW the Spirit speaketh exo 3 Not given to wine, no stri pressly, that in the latter ker, not greedy of filthy lucre; times some shall depart from the but patient, not a brawler, not faith, giving heed to seducing covetous;

spirits, and doctrines of devils; 4 One that ruleth well his own 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy house, having his children in having their conscience seared subjection with all gravity : with a hot iron; 5 For if a man know not how 3 Forbidding to marry, and to rule his own house, how commanding, to abstain fron shall be take care of the church meats, which God hath created of God?

to be received with thanksgiv. 6 Not a novice, lest being lifted ing of them which believe and up with pride he fall into the know the truth. condemnation of the devil. 4 For every creature of God 7 Moreover he must have al is good, and nothing to be re good report of them which are fused, if it be received with without; lest he fall into ro- thanksgiving: **

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Divere precepts. I. TIMOTHY. Concerning widows.
6 For it is sanctified by the first to shew piety at home, and
word of God and prayer. to requite their parents: for that

6 If thou put the brethren in is good and acceptable before
remembrance of these things, God.
thou shalt be a good minister 5 Now she that is a widow in
of Jesus Christ, nourished up deed, and desolate, trusteth in
in the words of faith and of God, and continueth in supplicar
good doctrine, whereunto thou tions and prayers night and day.
hast attained.

6 But she that liveth in pleas7 But refuse profane and ola ure is dead while she liveth. wives' fables, and exercise thy 7. And these things give in self rather unto god liness. charge, that they may be blame

8 For bodily exercise profit- less.
eth little: but godliness is prof. 8. But if any provide not for
itable unto all things, having his own, and specially for those of
promise of the life that now is, his own house, he hath denied
and of that which is to come. the faith, and is worse than an
9 This is a faithful saying, and infidel.
worthy of all acceptation. 9 Let not a widow be taken
10 For therefore we both la- into the number under three-
bour and suffer reproach, be- score years old, having been
cause we trust in the living the wife of one man.
God, who is the Saviour of all 10 Well reported of for good
men, specially of those that be- works; if she have brought up
lieve.

children, if she have lodged 11 These things command and strangers, if she have washed teach.

the saints' feet, if she have re12 Let no man despise thy lieved the afflicted, if she have youth; but be thou aÌ exam diligently followed every good ple of the believers, in word, work. in conversation, in charity, in 11 But the younger widows respirit, in faith, in purity. fuse : for when they have begun

13 Till come, give attendance to wax wanton against Christ, to reading, to exhortation, to they will marry; doctrine.

12 Having damnation, because 14 Neglect not the gift that is they have cast off their first in thee, which was given thee faith. by prophecy, with the laying on 13. And withal they learn to of the hands of the presbytery. be idle, wandering about from

15 Meditate upon these things; house to house; and not only give thyself wholly to them; idle, but tattlers also and busythat thy profiting may appear bodies, speaking things which to all,

they ought not. 16 Take heed unto thyself, and 14'I will therefore that the unto the doctrine; continue in younger women marry, bear them; for in doing this thou children, guide the house, give shalt both save thyself, and none occasion to the adversary them that hear thee.

to speak reproachfully, CHAPTER V.

13 For some are already turned Concerning widows.

aside after Satan. REBUKE not an elder, but 16 If any man or woman that

as , the younger men as brethren; them relieve them, and let not 2 The elder women as moth the church be charged; that it ers; the younger as sisters, with may relieve them that are widall purity.

ows indeed. 3 Honour widows that are 17 Let the elders that rule well widows indeed.

be counted worthy of double 4 But if any widow have chil- honour, especially they who la. dren or nephews, let them learn bour in the word and doctrine.

Duties of servants. I. TIMOTHY. Gain of godliness, 18 For the Scripture saith, is godliness: from such with Thou shalt not muzzle the ox draw thyself. that treadeth out the corn. And, 6 But god liness with content The labourer is worthy of his ment is great gain. reward.

-7For we brought nothing into 19 Against an elder receive this world, and it is certain we not an accusation, but before can carry nothing out. two or three wituesses.

8 And having food and raiment, 20 Thein that sin rebuke before let us be therewith content. all, that others also may fear. 9 But they that will be rich 21 I charge thee before God, fall into temptation and a snare, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and and into many foolish and hartthe elect angels, that thou ob- ful lusts, which drown men in gerve these things without pre- destruction and perdition. ferring one before another, do 10 For the love of money is ing nothing by partiality. the root of all evil: which while 22 Lay hands suddenly, on no some coveted after, they have man, neither be partaker of erred from the faith, and piercother men's sins: keep thyselfed themselves through with pure.

many sorrows. 23 Drink no longer water, but 11 But thou, O man of God, use a little wine tor thystomach's flee these things; and follow sake and thine often infirunities. after righteousness, godliness,

24. Some men's sins are open faith, love, patience, meekness, beforehand, going before to 12 Fight the good fight of faith, judgment; and some men they lay hold on eternal life, where. follow after.

unto thou art also called, and 25 Likewise also the good hast professed a good profession works of some are manifest be-betore many witnesses. forehand; and they that are 13 1 give thee charge in the otherwise cannot be hid. sight of God, who quickeneth CHAPTER VI.

all things, and before Christ Je. Sundry instructions. sus, who before Pontius Pilate LET ET as many servants as are witnessed a good confession;

under the yoke count their 14 That thou keep this com own inasters worthy of all hon mandment without spot, unre, our, that the name of God and bukeable, until the appearing his doctrine be not blasphemed. of our Lord Jesus Christ:

2 And they that have believing 15 Which in his times he shall masters, let them not despise shew, who is the blessed and them, because they are breth- only Potentate, the King of ren; but rather do them serv. kings, and Lord of lords; ice, because they are faithful 16 Who only hath immortality, and beloved, partakers of the dwelling in the light which no benefit. These things teach and man can approach unto; whom exhort.

no man hath seen, nor can see 3 If any man teach otherwise, to whom be honour and power and consent not to wholesome everlasting. Amen. words. even the words of our 17 Charge them that are rich Lord Jesus Christ, and to the in this world, that they be not doctrine which is according to highininded, nor tệust in uncer, godliness;

tain riches, but in the living 4 He is proud, knowing noth- God, who giveth us richly all ing, but doting about questions things to enjoy : and strifes of words, whereof 18 That they do good, that cometh envy, strife, railings, they be rich in good works, evil surmisings,

ready to distribute, willing to 5 Perverse disputings of men communicate ; of corrupt minds, and destitute 19 Laying up in store for of the truth, supposing that gain themselves a good foundation

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