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8 Henceforth there is laid up that it may not be laid to their for me a crown of righteousness, charge.
which the Lord, the righteous 17 Notwithstanding, the Lord Judge, shall give me at that day: stood with me, and strengthened and not to me only, but unto all me; that by me the preaching them also that love his appearing. might be fully known, and that 9 Do thy diligence to come all the Gentiles might hear: and shortly unto me: I was delivered out of the mouth 10 For Demas hath forsaken of the lion. me, having loved this present 18 And the Lord shall deliver world, and is departed unto me from every evil work, and Thessalonica; Crescens to Gal-will preserve me unto his heavatia, Titus unto Dalmatia. enly kingdom; to whom be glo11 Only Luke is with me. ry for ever and ever. Amen. Take Mark, and bring him with 19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, thee: for he is profitable to me and the household of Onesiphofor the ministry.
12 And Tychicus have I sent 20 Erastus abode at Corinth: to Ephesus. but Trophimus have I left at 13 The cloak that I left at Miletum sick. Troas with Carpus, when thou 21 Do thy diligence to come comest, bring with thee, and the before winter. Eubulus greeteth books, but especially the parch- thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the breth
14 Alexander the coppersmith ren. did me much evil: the Lord re- 22 The Lord Jesus Christ ward him according to his be with thy spirit. Grace be works: with you. Amen.
15 Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.
16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God
The second epistle unto Timotheus, ordained the first bishop of the Church of the Ephesians, was written from Rome,when Paul was brought before Nero the second time.
I The Epistle of PAUL to TITUS.
God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began ;
3 But hath in due times
PAUL, servant of God, manifested his word through
and an apostle of Jesus preaching, which is committed Christ, according to the faith of unto me, according to the comGod's elect, and the acknowl-mandment of God our Saviour; edging of the truth which is 4 To Titus, mine own son after godliness; after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God
2 In hope of eternal life, which
5 Why Titus was left at Crete....10 Of evil
the Father, and the Lord Jesus nothing pure; but even their Christ our Saviour. mind and conscience is defiled.
5 For this cause left I thee 16 They profess that they in Crete, that thou shouldest set know God; but in works they in order the things that are wan-deny him, being abominable, ting, and ordain elders in every and disobedient, and unto every city, as I had appointed thee: good work reprobate.
6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children, not accused of riot, or unruly.
7 For a bishop must be BU
must be BUT speak thou the things
blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not soon trine: angry, not given to wine, no 2 That the aged men be sostriker, not given to filthy lu- ber, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience;
8 But a lover of hospitality, 3 The aged women likewise, a lover of good men, sober, that they be in behaviour as just, holy, temperate; becometh holiness; not false
9 Holding fast the faithful accusers, not given to much word as he hath been taught, wine, teachers of good things; that he may be able by sound 4 That they may teach the doctrine both to exhort and to young women to be sober, to convince the gainsayers. love their husbands, to love
10 For there are many un- their children, ruly and vain talkers and deceivers, especially they of the circumcision:
1 Directions given unto Titus both for his doctrine and life....9 Of the duty of ser vants, &c.
5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphem
11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole ed. houses, teaching things which 6 Young men likewise exhort they ought not, for filthy lucre's to be sober-minded.
7 In all things shewing thy12 One of themselves, even self a pattern of good works: in a prophet of their own, said, doctrine shewing uncorruptness, The Cretians are always liars, gravity, sincerity, evil beasts, slow bellies.
8 Sound speech that can13 This witness is true: not be condemned; that he wherefore rebuke them sharply, that is of the contrary part may that they may be sound in the be ashamed, having no evil thing faith; to say of you.
14 Not giving heed to Jewish 9 Exhort servants to be fables, and commandments of obedient unto their own masmen that turn from the truth. ters, and to please them well
15 Unto the pure all things in all things; not answering are pure but unto them that again; are defiled and unbelieving is 10 Not purloining, but shew
ing all good fidelity; that they tion, and renewing of the Holy may adorn the doctrine of God Ghost; our Saviour in all things.
6 Which he shed on us abun11 For the grace of God that dantly, through Jesus Christ our bringeth salvation hath appeared Saviour; to all men,
7 That being justified by his 12 Teaching us, that deny-grace, we should be made heirs ing ungodliness, and worldly according to the hope of eternal lusts, we should live soberly, life. righteously, and godly, in this 8 This is a faithful saying, present world; and these things I will that thou 13 Looking for that blessed affirm constantly, that they hope, and the glorious appearing which have believed in God of the great God, and our Sa- might be careful to maintain viour Jesus Christ; good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee. CHAP. III.
10 A man that is a heretic, after the first and second admonition, reject;
11 Knowing that he that is such, is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.
12 When I shall send Arte
Titus is yet further directed by Paul, both concerning the things he should teach, and not teach, &c.
UT them in mind to be sub
ject to principalities and mas unto thee, or Tychicus, be powers, to obey magistrates, to diligent to come unto me to be ready to every good work, Nicopolis: for I have determin
2 To speak evil of no man, ed there to winter. to be no brawlers, but gentle, 13 Bring Zenas the lawyer shewing all meekness unto all and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing he wanting
3 For we ourselves also were unto them. sometimes foolish, disobedient, 14 And let ours also learn to deceived, serving divers lusts maintain good works for necesand pleasures, living in malice sary uses, that they be not unand envy, hateful, and hating fruitful.
15 All that are with me sa4 But after that the kindness lute thee. Greet them that love and love of God our Saviour us in the faith. Grace be with you toward man appeared, all. Amen.
5 Not by works of righteous-¶ ness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regenera-]
It was written to Titus, ordained the first bishop of the church of the Cretians, from Nicopolis of Macedonia.
1 The Epistle of PAUL to PHILEMON.
1 Paul's joy in hearing of the faith and love unto me in the bonds of the gos
of Philemon....10 Onesimus entreated for.
PAUL, a prisoner of Jesus
14 But without thy mind Christ, and Timothy our would I do nothing; that thy brother, unto Philemon our dear-benefit should not be as it were ly beloved, and fellow-labourer, of necessity, but willingly.
2 And to our beloved Apphia, 15 For perhaps he thereand Archippus our fellow-soldier, fore departed for a season, that and to the church in thy house: thou shouldest receive him for 3 Grace to you, and peace, ever; from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
16 Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother be4 I thank my God, making loved, especially to me, but mention of thee always in my how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord? 5 Hearing of thy love and 17 If thou count me therefaith, which thou hast toward fore a partner, receive him as the Lord Jesus; and toward all myself.
18 If he hath wronged thee, 6 That the communication or oweth thee aught, put that of thy faith may become effec-on mine account; tual by the acknowledging of 19 I Paul have written it every good thing which is in with mine own hand, I will you in Christ Jesus. repay it: albeit I do not say to 7 For we have great joy thee how thou owest unto me and consolation in thy love, even thine own self besides. because the bowels of the saints 20 Yea, brother, let are refreshed by thee, brother. have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord.
8 Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient,
21 Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also do
9 Yet for love's sake I rather more than I say. beseech thee, being such a one as 22 But withal prepare me Paul the aged, and now also a also a lodging: for I trust that prisoner of Jesus Christ. through your prayers I shall be given unto you.
10 I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds:
23 There salute thee Epaphras, my fellow-prisoner in Christ Jesus;
11 Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now 24 Marcus, Aristarchus, profitable to thee and to me: Demas, Lucas, my fellow-la12 Whom I have sent again : thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels:
25 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.
13 Whom I would have Amen.
retained with me, that in thy I Written from Rome to Philestead, he might have ministered mon, by Onesimus a servant.
The Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the HEBREWS.
1 The essential dignity of the Son, by whom gladness above thy fellows.
and in divers manners spake hands.
in time past unto the fathers by 11 They shall the prophets, thou remainest 2 Hath in these last days shall wax old as spoken unto us by his Son, ment; whom he hath appointed heir 12 And as a vesture shalt of all things, by whom also he thou fold them up, and they : made the worlds; shall be changed: but thou art 3 Who being the brightness the same, and thy years shall not of his glory, and the express im- fail.
age of his person, and upholding 13 But to which of the angels all things by the word of his said he at any time, Sit on my power, when he had by himself right hand, until I make thine purged our sins, sat down on enemies thy footstool? the right hand of the Majesty 14 Are they not all ministeron high; ing spirits, sent forth to minister 4 Being made so much bet- for them who shall be heirs of ter than the angels, as he hath salvation. by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
perish; but and they all doth a gar
Our obligation to give earnest heed to the gospel....5 the dominion of the world not granted to angels, but to the Son, &c. we
give the more earnest heed
to the things which we have 6 And again, when he bring- heard, lest at any time we should eth in the first-begotten into let them slip. the world, he saith, And let all 2 For if the word spoken by the angels of God worship him. angels was steadfast, and every
7 And of the angels he saith, transgression and disobedience Who maketh his angels spirits, received a just recompense of. and his ministers a flame of reward; fire.
3 How shall we escape, if
8 But unto the Son, he saith we neglect so great salvation; Thy throne, O God, is for ever which at the first began to be and ever: a sceptre of right- spoken by the Lord, and was eousness is the sceptre of thy confirmed unto us by them that kingdom; heard him;
5 For unto which of the an-1 gels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will
be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
9 Thou hast loved righteous- 4 God also bearing them witness, and hated iniquity; there-ness, both with signs and wonfore God, even thy God, hath ders, and with divers miracles