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11 we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Wherefore
exhort one another, and build each other up, even as also ye do.
13 But we beseech you. brethren, to know them that labour among
13 you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; and to esteem them exceeding highly in love for their work's take. Be
14 at peace among yourselves. And we exhort you, brethren, admonish the disorderly, encourage the fainthearted, support the wenk,
15 be longsuffering toward nil. See that noi.; render unto any one ia evil for evil; but alway follow after that which is good, one toward 17 another, and toward all. Rejoice alway; pray without ceasing; JS in everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ £, Jesus to you-ward. Quench not the Spirit; despise not prophesy
21 ings; prove all things; hold fast that which is good; abstain
22 from every form of evil.
28 And the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved entire, without blame
24 nt the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. FaithfurMs he that calleth you, who will also do it.
25 Brethren, pray for us.
26 Salute all the brethren with a holy kiss. I adjure you by the
27 Lord that this epistle be read unto all the brethren.
28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
THE SECOND EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE
1 Path;, and Silvanus. and Timothy, unto the church of the
2 Thessalonians in God ourFatherand the Lord Jesus Chrut; Gnice to you and pence from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 We are bound to give thanks to God alway for you. brethren. even as it is meet, for that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the
4 love of each one of you all toward one another abnirndcth: so that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for \onr pntience and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions
5 which ye endure; which i» a manifest token of the righteous judgement of God: to the end that ye maybe counted worthy of the
6 kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer: if so be that it is a righteous thing with God to recompense affliction to them that
7 afflict you. and to you that are afflicted rest with us, at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with the angels of his
8 power in flaming fire, rendering vengeance to them that know not God, and to them that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus: 9 who shall suffer punishment, even eternal destruction from the
10 face of the Lord ami from the glory of his might, when he shail come to be glorified in his saints ami to be marvelled at iu all them that believed (because our testimony unto you was believed)
11 iii that day. To which end we also pray always for vou, that our God may count you worthy of your calling, and fulfil every desire
12 of goodness ami every work of faith, with power; that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Now we beseech you, brethren, touching the coming of our
2 Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together unto him; to the end that ye be not quickly shaken from your mind, nor yet be troubled, either by spirit, or by word, or by epistle as from us,
3 us that the day of the Lord is iww present; let no man beguile you in any wise: for it will not be, except the falling away come first,
4 and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, he that opponent and exalteth himself against all that is called God or that is worshipped; so that he sitteth in the temple of God, setting
5 himself forth as God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet C with you, 1 told you these things? And now ye know that which
restraineth, to the end that he may be revealed in his own season.
7 For the mystery of lawlessness doth already work: only there u
8 one that restraineth now, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall be revealed the lawless one, whom the Lord Jesus shall slay with the breath of his mouth, and bring to nought by the
9 manifestation of his coming; even he, whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying won
10 ders, and with all deceit of unrighteousness for them that are perishing; because they received not the love of the truth, that
11 they might be saved. And for this cause God sendeth them
12 a working of error, that they should believe a lie: that they all might be judged who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
13 But we are bound to give thanks to God al way for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, for that God chose you from the beginning unto salvation in sanctiflcation of the Spirit and belief of the
14 truth: wnereunto he called you through our gospel, to the obtain
15 ing of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. So then, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye were taught, whether by word, or by epistle of ours.
16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father which loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through
17 grace, comfort your hearts and stablish them in every good work and word.
3 Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may 2 run and be glorified, even as also it is with you; and that we may
be delivered from unreasonable and evil men; for all have not 8 faith. But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and guard 4 you from the evil one. And we have coufideuce in the Lord touchingyou, that ye both do and will do the things which we com
5 mand. And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patience of Christ.
6 Now we command you, brethren, in the-naine of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which they
7 received of us. For yourselves know how ye ought to imitate
8 us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you; neither did we eat bread for nought at any man's hand, but in labour and travail, working night and day, that we might not burden any of
9 you: not because we have not the right, but to make ourselves an
10 ensample unto you, that ye should imitate-us. For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, If any will not work,
11 neither let him cat. For we hear of some that walk among you
12 disorderly, that work not at all, but are busy bodies. Now them that are such we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ,
13 that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. But ye,
14 brethren, be not weary in well-doing. And if any man obeyeth not our word by this epistle, note that man, that ye have no
15 company with him, to the end that he may be ashamed. And yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.
16 Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways. The Lord be with you all.
17 The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand, which is the
18 token in every epistle: so 1 write. The grace of qur Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
THE FIRST EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO
1 Paui,, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the command
2 ment of God our Saviour, and Christ Jesus our hope; unto Timothy my true child in faith: Grace, mercy, peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
3 As I exhorted thee to tarry at Ephesus, when I was going into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge certain men not to teach
4 a different doctrine, neither to give heed to fables and endless genealogies, the which minister questionings, rather than a dis
5 pensation of God which is in faith; so do I now. But the end of the charge is love out of a pure heart and a good conscience
6 and faith unfeigned: from which things some having swerved
7 have turned aside unto vain talking; desiring to be teachers of the law, though they understand neither what they say, nor
8 whereof they confidently affirm. But we know that the law is
9 good, if a man use it lawfully, as knowing this, that law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and unruly, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers
10 of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for fornicators, for abusers of themselves with men, for inen-stealers, for liars, for false swearers, and if there be any other thing contrary
11 to the sound doctrine; according to the gospel of the glory of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
12 I thank him that enabled me, even Christ Jesus our Lord, for
13 that he counted me faithful, appointing me to disservice; though. I was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: how
14 beit I obtained mercy, because I did it isrnorantly in unbelief; and the grace of our Lord abounded exceedingly with faith and love
15 which is in Christ Jesus. Faithful is the saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save
16 sinners; of whom I am chief: howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me as chief might Jesus Ciirist shew forth all his longsuffering, for an ensample of them which should hereafter
17 believe on him unto eternal life. Now unto the King eternal, incorruptible, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
18 This charge I commit unto thee, my child Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that by them thou
19 mayest war the good warfare; holding faith and a good conscience; which some having thrust from them made shipwreck concern
20 ing the faith: of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I delivered unto Satan, that they might be taught not to blaspheme.
2 I exhort therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, inter
2 cessions, thanksgivings, be made for all men; for kings and all that are in high place; that we may lead a tranquil and quiet hfe
3 in all godliness and gravity. This is good and acceptable in the
4 r'-'t of God our Saviour; who willeth that all men should be
5 saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, one mediator also between God and men, himself man,
6 Christ Jesus, who gave himself a ransom for all; the testimony to
7 be borne in its own times; whereunto I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I speak the truth, I lie not), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
8 I desire therefore that the men pray in every place, lifting up
9 holy hands, without wrath and disputing. In like manner, Ihat women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefastness
. and sobriety; not with braided hair, and gold or pearls or t ostly
10 raiment; but (which becometh women professing godliness)
11 through good works. Let a woman learn in quietness with all
12 subjection. But I permit not a woman to teach, nor to have
13 dominion over a man, but to be in quietness. For Adam was first
14 formed, then Eve; and Adam was not beguiled, but the woman
15 being beguiled hath fallen into transgression: but she shall bo saved through the childbeariug, if they continue in faith and love aud sanctification with sobrittv.
3 Faithful is the saying, If a *aan seeketh the office of a Li- hop,
2 he desiteth a good work. The bishop therefore must he without reproHch, the husband of one wife, temperate, soberminded, oi tler
3 ly, given to hospitality, apt 1o teach; no brawler, no striker; but
4 gentle, not contentious, no lover of money; one that rultth well his own house, having hi* children in subjection with all gravity;
5 (but if a man knoweth not how to rule his own house, how shall
6 he take care of the church of God?) not a novice, lest being ptifli d
7 up he fall into the condemnation of the devil. M'.eovcrhe must have good testimony from them that are without; lest he fall into
8 reproach and the snare of the devil. Deacons in like manner mud be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, tot
9 greedy of filthy lucre; holding the mystery of the faith in a pure
10 conscience. And let these also first he proved; then let them terve
11 as deacons, if they be blameless. Women in like manner must le
12 grave, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things. Let deacons be husbands of one wife, ruling their children and theirown
13 houses well. For they that have served well as deacons gain to themselves a good standing, and great boldness in the faith w hich is in Christ Jesus.
14 These things write I unto thee, hoping to rome unto thee
15 shortly; but if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how men ought to behave themselves in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
16 And without controversy great is the mysteiy of godliness; He who was manifested in the flesh, justified in the spirit seen of angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, received up in glory.
4 But the Spirit saith expressly, that in later times some shall fall away from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and
2 doctrines of devils, through the hypocrisy of men that speak
3 lies, branded in theirown conscience as with a hot iron; fot bidding to marry, and commantiinff to abstain from meats, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by them that he
4 lieve and know the truth. For every creature of God is gocd, and nothing is to be rejected,eif it be received with thanks
5 giving: for it is sanctified through the word of God and prayer.
6 If thou put the brethren in mind of these th'ngs. thou shall be n good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished in the words of tie faith, and of the good doctrine which thou hast followed until
7 nnw: hut refuse profane and old wives' fables. And exercise
8 thyself unto godliness: for bodily exercise is profitable for a little; but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise
Q of the life which now is, and of that which is to eon e.
jn Faithful is the saying, and worthy of all acceptation. For to
this end we labour and strive, because we have our hope set on