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CHAP. this account we both labour, and be honoured with a double reward, CHAP.

suffer reproach, because our hope especially those who labour in " hope is in the living God, who is a sa- teaching the word : for the scripture Good mitianae viour unto all men, especially those saith, 6 Muzzle not an ox whilst worth of

11 who trust in him. These things he treadeth out the corn;" and double ree

give in charge and teach... “ The workman is worthy of his ward. 12

Deut. Take care that no man despise hire.” Receive not an accusation per Diligence thy youth, but be an example to against an elder without two or Lev. ties of and the believers, in conversation, in three witnesses. Rebuke offenders xix. 13. teacher behaviour, in love, in fidelity, in before all, that others also may 20 strongly purity. Till I come attend to fear. mended. reading, exhortation, instruction. I charge thee before God,and the 21

Neglect not thy gift which was Lord Jesus Christ, and the chosen Solemn in14 given thee agreeably to prophecy, angels, that thou observe these functio

Was be cautious with the laying on of the hands of things without prejudice, doing no- in the ap15 the elders. Exercise thyself in thing by partiality. Put thy hands pointment

these things, give thyself wholly hastily on no man, and partake of

to them, that thy improvement not in the sins of others : keep ***
16 may appear to all. Attend to thy- thyself pure.

self and to thy teaching ; for by do- Some mens' sins are manifest at 24
ing this thou shalt both save thy- first, and go before them to judg- Danger of

self, and those that hear thee. ment; but the sins of others follow be CHAP. Rebuke not an older man, but them thither; in the same manner the choice

V.

We advise him as a father; treat the also the good works of some are of minisHow

younger men as brethren, older manifest at first, and those that ters. Timothy was to be. Wo women as mothers, younger, as are otherwise cannot be * hidden.

. have to per- sisters, with all purity. Support | Let those servants who are under CHAP. sons of dif- widows that are widows indeed; but the yoke, esteem their masters wor 1 and sexes.

ses if any widowhave children,or grand-thy of all honour, that the name of Directions children, let these show their piety, God and his doctrine be not evil about ser

vants. 4 especially to their own family, and spoken of; and let not the servants · requite their parents ; for this is ac- | of believers think lightly of their 2 ceptable before God.

masters, because they are no more 5 Now,she that is a widow indeed, than brethren, but rather serve What wi- and left alone, hopeth in God, and them as believers and beloved, parshould be continueth in supplications and takers of the same benefit, with a prayers, night and day : but she more hearty service.

I 6 that giveth herself up to pleasure, If any one teach otherwise, and 3 7 is dead whilst she liveth. These attend not to the wholesome com- False

things also give in charge that they mands of our Lord Jesus Christ, teachers 8 may be blameless. But if any one and is blind to the doctrine accord-ned.

provide not for his own, and espe- ing to godliness, having no know-4
cially for his own family, he de- ledge, but doating about questions
nieth the faith and is worse than an and strifes of words, whence cometh
unbeliever.

envy, contention, evil speeches,
17 Let the elders who preside well, wicked suspicions, perverse disput- 5

VI.

dows

be shun.

piness, and those temporal blessings, which himself, and the rest of the apostles who
industry, temperance, integrity, and fruga- | were then alive.
lity have a natural tendency to produce. 3 Will not appear before the great day.

i By the contributions of the church. 4 Finally, and so as to obtain their just
• Or messengers. The apostle may mean reward.

VI.

ment recommend.

CHAP. ings among men of corrupt minds, testimony in that excellent decla- CHAP

and destitute of the truth, suppos-ration which he made before Pon-
ing that'godliness is gain; from tius Pilate, that thou keep this com- John,
such withdraw thyself.

mand, so as to be without spot and *vil 37. 6 Now, godliness with content- unblameable, until the appearance 14 Content- ment is greato gain; for we brought of our Lord Jesus Christ, which 15

nothing into this world, and it is will be displayed in its proper time ed. certain we can carry nothing out of by the holy and only Potentate, the

8 it. Having therefore food and co- King of Kings, and Lord of Lords,
1. 'vering, let us be therewith content. who alone hath immortality, dwell- 16
9 But they that would be rich, fall ing in light inaccessible; whom no

into temptation, and a snare, and man hath seen or can see; to whom
into many foolish and hurtful lusts, be honour and power everlasting.

which sink men deep in ruin and Amen.
10 perdition. For the love of money Charge the rich not to be high- 17

is the root of all evil; and through minded with the things of the pre-Rules for
an eagerness in this pursuit some sent life, nor to trust in uncertain the riche
have strayed from the faith, and riches, but in the living God, who
pierced themselves through with giveth us richly all things to enjoy:
many sorrows.

to do good, to be rich in good 18 11 But do thou, O man of God! works, generous in distributing, How good flee these things, and follow after willing to bestow, laying up in 19 the gospel

righteousness, godliness, fidelity, store for themselves a good proviought to love, patience, meekness. Strive sion against the time to come, so as act. in this honourable contest of the to lay hold on eternal life.

12 faith ; lay hold on that eternal life, () Timothy! keep that doctrine 20

unto which thou wast called, and which is committed to thy trust, Charge, to est madest an honourable declaration avoiding those profane babblings, remen before many witnesses.

and oppositions of knowledge false" 2.13 I charge thee in the sight of God ly so called, which some professing 21 Their du- who giveth life to all, and in the have swerved from the faith. The enforced.

sy sight of Jesus Christ, who bare favour of Christ be with thee, as

renewed

? Is of no other use than to promote our. Will greatly promote our present and worldly interests.com

future happiness.

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ST. PAUL'S SECOND EPISTLE TO TIMOTHY.

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CHAP. DAUL, an apostle of Jesus, own purpose in Christ Jesus before CHAP.

I Christ, by a divine appoint- the ages; but now made manifest ! Address to ment, according to the 2 promise of by the appearance of our Saviour 10 i imothy life by Christ Jesus, to Timothy Jesus Christ, who hath destroyed

9 my beloved son: favour, mercy and death, and spread abroad the light

peace be to thee, from God the Fa- of everlasting life by the gospel, in 11
ther and Christ Jesus our Lord. which I was appointed a preacher,

3 I thank God whom I serve as my and apostle, and a teacher of the Expresses forefathers did, with a pure con-| Gentiles. For which cause I am 12

e science, that I have very great suffering these bonds; but I have tude at the

sy recollection reason to make mention of thee in no misgivings; for I know whom I of Timo- my prayers, night and day, without trust, and I am persuaded that he is thy's sin cerity and

i ceasing, longing to see thee, when able to keep what I have com- *: affection. I call to inind thy tears, that I mitted to him, against that great

4 may be filled with joy : and recol-day. Hold forth, with faith and 13
5 lecting thy unfeigned faith, which love in Christ Jesus, a pattern of
dwelt first in thy grandmother wholesome doctrines which thou
Lois, and in thy mother Eunice; hast heard of me. Keep, through 14 -
and I am persuaded that it dwell- the holy spirit which dwelleth in
eth in thee also.

us, that honourable trust which has 6 Wherefore I remind thee that been committed to thee. Exhorts thou stir up within thee that * gift Thou therefore, my son! be CHAP. bim to act worthily of

of God, which thou hast through strong in the gracious gospel of Je

4 his cha. the putting on of my hands. For sus Christ, and what thou hast heard like a racter; God hath not given us a spirit of in- froin me amidst many ? witnesses,

S; dier of Je. 7 dolence, but of power, and love, and commit to faithful men, wlio will sus Christ; 8 of a sound mind. Be not therefore be able to teach others also. Do 3 ashamed of the testimony concern- thou therefore endure hardship like ' ing our Lord, or of me a prisoner a good soldier of Jesus Christ. because of him, but suffer afilic-Nore', no soldier entangleth himself 4 tion together with the teachers of with the affairs of this life, that he the gospel, according to the power may please his general. And in the 5 9 given thee of God, who hath called games also, no man winneth a us unto salvation with a holy call-il crown, unless he contend according, not according to our works, ing to the rules ; and the husband- 6 but according to the kindness in his man must labour before he be par

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? This epistle, which consists chiefly of Paul was an apostle for the purpose of
affectionate advice to Timothy, and an earn-announcing this promise to the world.
est exhortation to be active in counteracting 3 Shed at our separation, from regard to me
the mischief occasioned by false teachers, and and my safety.
rin propagating the true doctrines of Christ, 4 Spiritual endowments. .
was written from Rome, A. D. 61, during 5 Or supports which God affords.
the apostle's imprisonment there. Where 6 My future hopes and happiness.
Timothy was at the time of receiving this In the course of my public preaching
epistle does not appear, probably at Ephesus,

lead to

CHAP. taker of the fruits. Consider what | But in a large house there are not CHAP.

I say, and the Lord give thee un-only vessels of gold and silver, but
derstanding in all things.

also of wood and earth, some for 20 8 'Remember that Jesus Christ, of honourable, and some for dishoWhose ex- the race of 'David, was raised from nourable purposes. If a man there-21 ample he the dead according to the gospel fore purify himself from these reminds bim of which I preach, for which I suffer things, he will be a vessel unto

9 hardships unto bonds as an eyil-honour, clean, and serviceable to

doer ; but the word of God is not the master, ready for every good 10 bound. Therefore I endure all use.

things for the sake of the chosen Flee also youthful lusts, and fol- 22 Gentiles, that they also may obtain | low righteousness, fidelity, love, Requisite the salvation which is through peace, with all who call themselves Christian Christ Jesus, with everlasting by the name of the Lord with a minister. glory.

pure heart. But foolish and un-23 n° This is a true doctrine, If we learned questions avoid, knowing Sufferings have died with him, we shall also that they beget contentions. And 24 for religion live with him ; if we suffer, we a servant of the Lord must not glory. shall also reign with him; if we de-quarrel, but be gentle towards all,

13 ny him, he also will deny us; if we ready to teach, forbearing, with 25

be faithless, yet he continueth faith-meekness instructing the opposers : 14 ful; he cannot deny himself. Put since God may turn their mind to

men in mind of these things, an acknowledgement of the truth, charging them before the Lord not and they may recover themselves 26 to contend about words to no pur- so as to perform his will, after bepose, but to the perversion of the ing rescued by the servant of the hearer.

Lord out of the snare of the ac15 Study to approve thyself before cuser. An atten. God as a workman who needeth Moreover, know this, that in CHAP. tion to tri- not to be ashamed, rightly 3 di- the last days difficult times will be things, viding the word of truth. Butcome ; for Christians will be sel- Degenetends to avoid profane babblings, for they fish, lovers of money, boastful, this impiety. that practise them, will increase to haughty, evil-speakers, disobedient foretold,

17 n:ore ungodliness, and their doc- to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3

trine will eat as a gangrene doth ; without natural affection, cove

of whom are Hymeneus and Phile-nant breakers, slanderers, intem] 8 tus: who have erred concerning | perate, fierce, haters of good men,

the truth, saying that the resurrec- treacherous, rash, infatuated, lov- 4

tion is already past, and overthrowers of pleasure more than lovers
19 the faith of some. The * founda- of God, having a form of godliness 5

tion of God, however, standeth | but casting aside the power of it:
firm, having this inscription, " The from such turn away.
Lord knoweth his own,” and “Let Of this kind are those who creep 6
every one who nameth the name of into families, and lead captive men and further
the Lord, depart from iniquity.” of effeminate manners, laden with desc

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4 The foundation on which rests our hopes
• Intimating, that the more the ministers of a resurrection.
of Christ labour and suffer, in the cause of sSuch difference must be expected between
religion, the more it will prosper.

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HAP. sins, led away by various lusts, al- | the dead, at his appearance in his CHAP. IV.

ways learning, but never able un-kingdom, preach the word; be ur7 der such instructors, to come to gent in season, out of season ; con- Charges 8 the knowledge of the truth. Now fute, reprove, exhort with the ut

La solemnly as Jannes, and Jambres are said to most patience of instruction. For to be ac have withstood Moses, so do these a time will come when men will tive and also withstand the truth, men of not endure sound teaching, but ca

preaching corrupt minds, and deficient from having itching ears will heap to the gospel.

the standard of the true Christian themselves teachers according to 9 faith. But they will not go on their several humours, and will turn 4 very far; for their folly will appear away their ears from the truth, and to all men, as that of the others be turned to fables. But watch 5 also did,

thou on all occasions, endure hard10 But thou art fully acquainted ships, do the work of a preacher of recome with my doctrine, manner of life, the gospel, fully execute thy minishexe purpose, faithful perseverance,long-| try... ple, suffering, love, patience, wrongs, This is my last charge to, you, 6

Il sufferings that befell me at Antioch, for I am ready to be poured out, Assures him ts, at Iconium, at Lystra, what perse- and the time of my departuire is at bable near

2. cutions I endured; but out of all the hand. I have maintained a good ness of his .22. Lord delivered me. Yea, all who contest, I have finished my course, death.

12 resolve to live religiously in Christ I have been faithful to my engage-
13 Jesus, will suffer persecution; andments. There is now reserved for 8

evil men and seducers will grow me a crown of righteousness, which
worse and worse, deceiving others, the Lord, the righteous judge, will
and willingly embracing error give me in that great day: and not
themselves.

me only, but all those likewise who 14 But do thou hold fast the things I love his appearance.

inds which thou hast learned and been! At my first defence no one stood 16 n of the fellent convinced of, knowing from whom by me, but all utterly forsook me : Informs ication thou hast learned them; and that may it it not be laid to their charge! fe

ei him of the h he from a child, thou hast known the But the Lord stood by me,and gave conduct of holy scriptures, which are able to me strength, that the preaching of his friends,

and demake thee wise unto salvation, the gospel might be fully known,

through the faith which is in Christ and that all the Gentiles might hear; confidence 16 Jesus. Every writing inspired by and I was delivered out of the li- in God.

God is useful for doctrine, for re-on's mouth. And the Lord will de- 18

proof, for correction, for instruc- liver me from every danger, and 17 tion in righteousness, that the man preserve me unto his heavenly

of God may be complete, perfectly kingdom: to whom be glory for
fitted for every good work.

ever and ever. Amen.
Now, I charge thee before God, The Lord Jesus Christ be with 23
and the Lord Jesus Christ, who thy spirit. Favour be with you.
will hereafter judge the living and Amen.

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