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j., tne living God, who is the Saviour of all men, especially of them

fi that believe. These things command and teach. Let no man

despise thy youth; but be thou an ensample to them that believe,

13 in word, in manner of life, in love, in faith, in purity. Till I

14 come, give heed to reading, to exhortation, to teaching. Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy,

15 with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. Be diligent in these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy prog

16 ress may be manifest unto all. Take heed to thyself, and to thy teaching. Continue in these things; for in doing this thou shalt save both thyself and them that hear thee.

5 Kebuke not an elder, but exhort him as a father; the younger

2 men as brethren: the elder women as mothers; the younger

3 as sisters, in all purity. Honour widows that are widows in

4 deed. But if any widow hath children or grandchildren, let them learn first to shew piety towards their own family, aud to requite their parents: for this is acceptable in the sight

5 of God. Now she that is a widow indeed, aud desolate, hath her hope set on God, and continueth in supplications and pray

6 ers night and day. But she that giveth herself to pleasure is

7 dead while she liveth. These things also command, that they

8 may be without reproach. But if any provideth not for his own, and specially his own household, he hath denied the faith, and

9 is worse than an unbeliever. Let none be enrolled as a widow under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man,

10 well reported of for good works; if she hath brought up children, if she hath used hospitality to strangers, if she hath washed the saints' feet, if she hath relieved the afflicted, if she hath dili

11 gently followed every good work. But younger widows refuse: for when they have waxed wanton against Christ, they

12 desire to marry: having condemnation, because they have rejected

13 their first faith. And withal they learn also to be idle, going about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and

14 busybodies, speaking things which they ought not. I desire therefore that the younger widows marry, bear children, rule

w- the household, give none occasion to the adversary for reviling:

.„ for already some are turned aside after Satan. If any woman

that believeth hath widows, let her relieve them, and let not the

church be burdened; that it may relieve them that are widows

indeed.

17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially those who labour in the word and in teaching.

18 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his hire.

19 Against an elder receive not an accusation, except at the mouth of

20 two or three witnesses. Them that sin reprove in the sight of all,

21 that the rest also may be in fear. I charge thee in the sight of God, and Christ Jesus, and the elect angels, that thou observe

22 these things without prejudice, doing nothing by partiality. Lay hands hastily on no man, neither be partaker of othermen's sins:

23 keep thyself pure. Be no longer a drinker of water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.

24 Some men's sins are evident, going before unto judgement; and

25 some men also they follow after. In like manner also there ave good works that are evident; and such as are otherwise cannot be hid.

6 Let as many as' are servants under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and the dee

2 trine be not blasphemed. And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but let them serve them the rather, because they that partake of the benefit sire believing and beloved. These things teach and exhort.

3 If any man teacheth a different doctrine, and consenteth not to sound words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to

4 the doctrine which is according to godliness; he is puffed up, knowing nothing, but doting about questionings and disputes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

5 wranglingsof men corrupted in mind and bereft of thetruth, sup

6 posing that godliness is a way of gain. But godliness with con

7 tentment is great gain: for we brought nothing into the world, for

8 neither can we carry anything out; but having food and cover

9 ing we shall be therewith content. But they that desire to be rich fall into a temptation and a snare and many foolish and hurtful lusts, such as drown men in destruction and perdition.

10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil: which some reaching after have been led astray from the faith, and have pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

11 But thou, Oman of God, flee these things; and follow after

12 righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of the faith, lay hold on the life eternal, whereunto thou wast called, and didst confess the good confession in

13 the sight of many witnesses. I charge thee in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and of Christ Jesus, who before Pontius

14 Pilate witnessed the good confession; that thou keep the commandment, without spot, without reproach, until the appearing of our

15 Lord Jesus Christ: which in its own times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord

16 of lords; who only hath immortality, dwelling in light unapproachable; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power eternal. Amen.

17 Charge them that are rich in this present world, that they be not highmindod, nor have their hope set on the uncertainty of

18 riches, but on God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; that they do good, that they be rich in good works, that they be ready

19 to distribute, willing to communicate; laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on the life which is life indeed.

20 O Timothy, guard that which is committed unto thee, turning

away from the profane babblings and oppositions of the knowledge 21 which is falsely so called; which some prof essing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with you.

THE SECOND EPISTLE OP PAUL THE APOSTLE TO

TIMOTHY.

1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, according

2 to the promise of the life which is In Christ Jesus, to Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

3 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers in a pure conscience, how unceasing is my remembrance of thee in my sup

4 plications, night and aay longing to see thee, remembering thy

5 tears, that I may be filled with joy; having been reminded of the unfeigned faith that is in thee; which.dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and, I am persuaded, in

6 thee also. For the which cause I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee through the laying on

7 of my hands. For God gave us not a spirit of fearfulness; but of

8 power and love and discipline. Be not ashamed therefore of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but suffer hard

9 ship with the gospel according to the power of God; who saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given

10 us in Christ Jesus before times eternal, but hath now been mani festedby the appearing of our Saviour Christ Jesus, who abolished death, and brought life and incorruption to light through the gos

11 pel, whereunto I was appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a

12 teacher. For the which cause I suffer also these things: yet I am not ashamed; for I know him whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to guard that which I have committed

13 unto him against that day. Hold the pattern of sound words which thou hast heard from me, in faith and love which is in

14 Christ Jesus. That good thing which was committed unto lhee guard through the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.

15 This thou knowest, that all that are in Asia turned away from

16 me; of whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes Tha Lord grunt mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus: for he oft refreshed me,

17 and was not ashamed of my chain; but, when he was in Rome.

18 he sought me diligently, and found me (the Lord grant unto him to find mercy of the Lord in that day); and in how many things he ministered at Ephesus, thou knowcst very well. 2 Thou therefore, my child, be strengthened in the grace that is in

2 Christ Jesus. And the things which thou hast heard from me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men,

3 who shall be ahle to teach others also. Suffer hardship wilh me,

4 as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier on service em angleth himself in the affairs of this life; that he may please hini

5 who enrolled him as a soldier. And if also a man contend in the games, he is not crowned, except he have contended lawfully.

6 The husbandman that laboureth must be the first to partake of the

7 fruits. Consider what I say; for the Lord shall give thee under. 8 standing in all things. Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the

9 dead, of the seed of David, according to my gospel: wherein I suffer hardship unto bonds, as a malefactor; but the word of God

10 is not bound. , Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sake, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus

11 with eternal glory. Faithful is the saying: For if we died with

12 him, we shall also live with him: if we endure, we shall also reign 18 with him- if we shall deny him, he also will deny us: if we are

faithless, he abideth faithful; for he cannot deny himself.

14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them in the sight of the Lord, that they strive not about words, to no

15 profit, to the subverting of them that hear. Give diligence to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to

16 be ashamed, handling aright the word of truth. But shun profane

17 babblings: for they will proceed further in ungodliness, and their word will eat as doth a gangrene: of whom is Hymenaeus and

18 Philetus; men who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already, and overthrow the faith* of some

19 Howbeit the-firm foundation of God standeth, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his: and, Let every one that nameth the name of the Lord depart from unrighteousness.

20 Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some unto honour, and

21 some unto dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, meet for the

23 master's use, prepared unto every good work. But flee youthful lusts, and follow after righteousness, faith, love, peace, with them

23 that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. But foolish and ignorant questionings refuse, knowing that they gender strifes.

24 And the Lord's servant must not strive, but be gentle towards

25 all, apt to teach, forbearing, in meekness correcting them that oppose themselves; if peradventure God may give them repent

26 ance unto the knowledge of the truth, and they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by the Lord's servant unto the will of God.

3 But know this, that in the last days grievous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, haughty,

3 ratters, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, without self-control, fierce,

4 no lovers of good, traitors, headstrong, puffed up, lovers of pleas

5 '.we rather than lovers of God; holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power thereof: from these also turn away.

6 For of these are they that creep into houses, and take captive

7 silly women laden with sins, led away by divers lusts, ever learn

8 ing, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. And like as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also withstand the truth; men corrupted in mind, reprobate concern

9 ing the faith. But. they sbail proceed no further: for their folly

10 shall be evident unto all men, as theirs also came to be. But thou didst follow my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, longsuf

11 ering, love, patience, persecutions, sufferings; what things befell me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions 1 en

12 dured: and out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yea, and all

13 that would live godly !u Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and impostors shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and

14 being deceived. But abide thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast

15 learned them; and that from a babe thou hast known the sacif-d writings which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through

16 faith which is in Christ Jesus. Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for in

17 struotiou which is in righteousness: that the man of God may be complete, furnished completely unto every good work.

4t 1 charge thee in the sight of God, and of Christ Jesus, who shall judge the quick and the dead, and by his appearing and his king

2 dom; preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove,

3 rebuke, exhort, with all longsnffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure the sound doctrine; but, having itching ears, will heap to themselves teachers after their

4 own lusts; and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn

5 aside unto fables. But be thou sober in all things, suffer hard

6 ship, do the workof an evangelist, fulfil thy ministry. For 1 am already being offered, and the time of my departure is come.

7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have

8 kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give to me at that day: and not only to me, but also to all them that have

n loved his appearing. 1^ Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me: for Demas forsook

me, having loved this present world, and went to Thessnlouira; 11 Crescens to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. Only Luke is with inc. j0 Take Mark, and bring him with thee:forhehiuselul tome for minjo istcring. But Tychicus I sent to Ephesus. The cloke that. I left

at Troas with Carpus, bring when thou comest, and the books,

14 especially the parchments. Alexander the coppersmith did me

15 much evil: the Lord will render to him according to his works: of

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