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16 whom be thou ware also; for be greatly withstood our words. At my first defence no one took my part, but all forsook me: may it
17 not be laid to their account. But the Lord stood by me, and strengthened me; that through me the message might be fully proclaimed, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was deliv
18 ered out of the mouth of the lion. The Lord will deliver me from every evil work, and will save me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the house of Onesiphorus.
20 Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus I left at Miletus sick.
21 Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus saluteth tb.ee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.
22 The Lord be with thy spirit. Grace be with you.
THE EPISTLE OP PAUL TO
1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the knowledge of the truth
2 which is according to godliness, in hope of eternal life, which
3 God, who cannot Tie, promised before times eternal; but in his own seasons manifested his word in the message, wherewith I was intrusted according to the commandment of God our Saviour;
4 to Titus, my true child after a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Saviour.
5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that were wanting, and appoint elders in every
6 city, as I gave thee charge; if any man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having children that believe, who are not accused
7 of riot or unruly. For the bishop must be blameless, as God's steward; not self willed, not soon angry.no brawler, no striker,
8 not greedy of filthy lucre; but given to hospitality, a lover of
9 good, soberminded, just, holy, temperate; holding to the faithful word which is according to the teaching that he may be able both to exhort in the sound doctrine, and to convict the gainsayers.
10 For there are many unruly men, vain talkers and deceivers,
11 specially they of the circumcision, whose mouths must be stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things which
12 they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said, Cretans are alway liars, evil beasts,
13 idle gluttons. This testimony is true. For which cause reprove them sharply, that they may be sound iu the faith, not giving 14 heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men who turn
15 away from the truth. To the pure all things are pure: but to them that are denied and unbelieving nothing is pure; but both
16 their mind and their conscience are denied. They profess that they know God; but by their works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
2 But speak thou the things which befit the sound doctrine:
2 that aged men be temperate, grave, sober-minded, sound in faith,
3 in love, in patience: that aged women likewise be reverent in demeanour, not slanderers nor enslaved to much wine, teachers
4 of that which is good; that they may train the young women to
5 love their husbands, to love their children, to be soberminded, chaste, workers at home, kind, being in subjection to their own
6 husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed: the yeunger
7 men likewise exhort to be soberminded: in all things shewing thyself an ensample of good works; in thy doctrine sinewing uncor
8 ruptness, gravity, sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contmry part may be ashamed, having no
9 evil thing to say of us. Exhort servants to be in subjection to their own masters, and to be wellpleasing to them in all things;
10 not gainsaying; not purloining, but shewingall good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
11 For the grace of God hath appeared, bringing salvation to all men,
12 instructing us, to the intent that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly and righteously and godly in this
13 present world; looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the
14 glory of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ; who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a people for his own possession, zealous of good works.
15 These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
3 Put them in mind to be in subjection to rulers, to authori
2 ties, to be obedient, to be ready unto every good work, to speak evil of no man, not to be contentious, to be gentle, shewing all
3 meekness toward all men. For we also were aforetime foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living
4 in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another. But when the kindness of God our Saviour, and his love toward man, appeared,
5 not by .works done in righteousness, which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy he saved us. through the washing of
6 regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost, which he poured
7 out upon us richly, through Jesus Christ our Saviour; that, being justified by his grace, we might be made heirs according to the
8 nope of eternal life. Faithful is the saying, and concerning these things I will that thou affirm confidently, to the end that they which have believed God may be careful to maintain good works.
9 These things are good and profitable unto men: but shun foolish questionings, and genealogies, and strifes, and fightings about the 10 law; for they are -unprofitable and rain. A man that is heretical
11 after a first and second admonition refuse; knowing that such a one is perverted, and sinneth, being self condemned.
12 When .1 shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tvchicus, give diligence to come unto me to Nieopolis: for there I have determined
13 to winter. Set forward Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their
14 journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them. And let our people also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
15 All that arc with me salute thee. Salute them that love us in faith.
Grace be with you all.
THE EPISTLE OF PAUL TO
1 Pattl, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, to
2 Philemon our beloved and fellow-worker, and to Apphia our sister, and to Archippus our fellow-soldier, and to the church in
8 thy house: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
4 I thank my God always, makihgmention of thee in my prayers,
5 hearing of thy love, and of the faith which thou hast toward the
6 Lord Jesus, and toward all the saints; that the fellowship of thy faith may become effectual, in the knowledge of eveiy good tiring
7 which is in you, unto Christ. For I had much joy and comfort in thy love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through thee, brother.
8 Wherefore, though I have all boldness in Christ to enjoin thee
9 that which is befitting, yet for love's sake I rather beseech, being such a one as Paul the aged, and now a prisoner also of Christ
10 Jesus: I beseech thee for my child, whom I have begotten in my
11 bonds, Onesimus, who was aforetime unprofitable to thee, but now
12 is profitable to thee and to me: whom I have sent hack to thee in
13 his own person, that is, my very heart: whom I would fain have kept with me, that in thy behalf he might minister unto me in
14 the bonds of the gospel: but without thy mind 1 would do nothing; that thy goodness should not he as of necessity, but of free will.
15 For perhaps he was therefore parted from ihee for a season, that
16 thou shouldest have him for ever; no longer as a servant, but more than a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much
nher to thee, both in the flesh and in the Lord. If then thou
18 countest me a partner, receive him as myself. But if he hath wronged thee at all, or oweth thee aught, put that to mine, ac
19 count; I Paul write it with mine own hand, I will repay it: that I say not unto thee how that thou owest to me even thine own self
20 besides. Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh
21 my heart in Christ. Having confidence in thine obedience I write unto thee, knowing that thou wilt do-even beyond what I siy.
22 But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I hope that through your prayers 1 shall be granted unto you.
23 Epaphras, my fellow-prisoner in Christ Jesus, saluteth thee;
24 and so do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, Luke, my fellow-workcs. 23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE
1 God, having of old time spoken unto the fathers in the proph
2 ets by divers portions and in divers manners, hath at the end of these Hays spoken unto us in his Son, whom he appointed heir of
8 all things, through whom also he made the worlds; who being the effulgence of his glory, and the very image of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had made purification of sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty'
4 on high; having become so much better than the angels, as he
5 hath inherited a more excellent name than they. For unto which of the angels said he at any time,
Thou art my Son,
I will be to him a Father,
6 And when he again bringeth in the first born into the world he
7 saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. And of the angels he saith,
Who maketh his angels winds,
8 but of the Son he saith.
Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever;
9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity;
Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of
11 They shall perish; but thou continuest:
And they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
12 And as a mantle shalt thou roll them up, As a garment, and they shall be changed: But thou art the same,
And thy years shall not fail.
13 But of which of the angels hath he said at any time,
Sit thou on my right hand,
Till I make thine enemies the footstool of thy feet?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to do service for the sake of them that shall inherit salvation?
2 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things
2 that were heard, lest haply we drift avtay/rom thtm. For if the word spoken through angels proved stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward;
3 how shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation? which having at the first been spoken through the Lord, was confirmed unto
4 us by them that heard; God also bearing witness with them, both by signs and wonders, and by manifold powers, and by gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will.
5 For not unto angels did he subject the world to come, whereof
6 we speak. But one hath somewhere testified, saying,
What is man, that thou art mindful of him?
7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels;
8 Thou didst put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he subjected all things unto him, he left nothing that is not subject to him. But now we see not yet all things
9 subjected to him. But we behold him who hath been made a little lower than the angels, even Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honour, that by the grace of God
10 he should taste death for every man. For it became him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the author of their salvation
11 perfect through sufferings. For both he that sanctifieth and they that are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed
12 to call them brethren, saying,
I will declare thy name unto my brethren,
In the midst of the congregation will I sing thy praise.
13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again. Behold, I
14 and the children which God hath given me. Since then the children are sharers in Mesh and blood, ho also himself in like manner partook of the same; that through death he might bring to nougat