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Antichrist described. JI. THESSALONIANS, Exhortation to steadfastness. CHAP. II.
lof unrighteousness in them that Of steadfastness in the truth. perish; because they received NOW we beseech you, breth- not the love of the truth, that N ren, by the coming of our they might be saved. Lord Jesus Christ, and by our in And for this cause God gathering together unto him, shall send them strong delusion,
2 That ye be not soon shaken that they should believe a lie: in mind, or be troubled, neither 12 That they all might be by spirit, nor by word, nor by damned who believed not the letter as from us, as that the truth, but had pleasure in unday of Christ is at hand. righteousness.
3 Let no man deceive you by 13 But we are bound to give any means: for that day shall not thanks always to God for you, come, except there come a falling brethren beloved of the Lord, away first, and that man of sin because God hath from the bebe revealed, the son of perdition; ginning chosen you to salvation,
4 Who opposeth and exalteth through sanctification of the Spihimself above all that is called rit, and belief of the truth: God, or that is worshipped; so 14 Whereunto he called you that he, as God, sitteth in the by our gospel, to the obtaining temple of God, shewing himself of the glory of our Lord Jesus that he is God.
Christ. 5 Remember ye not, that 15 Therefore, brethren, stand when I was yet with you, I told fast, and hold the traditions you these things ?
which ye have been taught, 6 And now ye know what whether by word, or our epistle. withholdeth that he might be 16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ revealed in his time.
himself, and God, even our Fa7 For the mystery of iniquity ther, which hath loved us, and doth already work: only he who hath given us everlasting connow letteth will let, until he be solation and good hope through taken out of the way.
grace, 8 And then shall that Wicked 17 Comfort your hearts, and be revealed, whom the Lord establish you in every good word shall consume with the spirit and work. of his mouth, and shall de
CHAP. III. stroy with the brightness of his Paul giveth them divers precepts. coming:
NINALLY, brethren, pray for 9 Even him, whose coming is T us, that the word of the Lord after the working of Satan, with may have free course, and be all power, and signs, and lying glorified, even as it is with you ; wonders,
2 And that we may be de10 And with all deceivableness)livered from unreasonable and
The idle and disorderly censured. CHAP. III. Not to be weary in well-doing. wicked men : for all men have you, that if any would not work, not faith.
neither should he eat. 3 But the Lord is faithful, 11 For we hear that there who shall establish you, and are some which walk among keep you from evil.
Jyou disorderly, working not at 4 And we have confidence in all, but are busybodies. the Lord touching you, that ye 12 Now them that are such both do and will do the things we command and exhort by our which we command you. Lord Jesus Christ, that with
5 And the Lord direct your quietness they work, and eat hearts into the love of God, and their own bread. into the patient waiting for 13 But ye, brethren, be not Christ.
weary in well-doing. 6 Now we command you, 14 And if any man obey not brethren, in the name of our our word by this epistle, note Lord Jesus Christ, that ye with-that man, and have no company draw yourselves from every bro- with him, that he may be ther that walketh disorderly, and ashamed. not after the tradition which he 15 Yet count him not as an received of us.
enemy, but admonish him as a 7 For yourselves know how brother. ye ought to follow us: for we 16 Now the Lord of peace behaved not ourselves disorder-himself give you peace always ly among you ;
by all means. The Lord be with 8 Neither did we eat any you all. man's bread for nought ; but 17 The salutation of Paul wrought with labour and travail with mine own hand, which is night and day, that we might the token in every epistle: so not be chargeable to any of you: I write.
9 Not because we have not 18 The grace of our Lord Jesus power, but to make ourselves an Christ be with you all. Amen. ensample unto you to follow us. The second epistle to the
10 For even when we were Thessalonians, was written with you, this we commanded from Athens.
I The First Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to TIMOTHY.
|Jesus Christ, which is our hope; Timothy reminded of his charge. 2 Unto Timothy, my own DAUL, an apostle of Jesus son in the faith ; Grace, mercy, 1 Christ by the commandment and peace, from God our Father of God our Saviour, and Lordland Jesus Christ our Lord.
Right use of the law. I. TIMOTHY, Purport of Christ's ministry.
3 As I besought thee to abide 13 Who was before a blasstill at Ephesus, when I went phemer, and a persecutor, and into Macedonia, that thou might-injurious: but I obtained mercy, est charge some that they teach because I did it ignorantly in no other doctrine,
unbelief: 4 Neither give heed to fables 14 And the grace of our Lord and endless genealogies, which was exceeding abundant with minister questions, rather than faith and love which is in Christ godly edifying which is in faith ; Jesus. so do.
I 15 This is a faithful saying, 5 Now the end of the com- and worthy of all acceptation, mandment is charity out of a that Christ Jesus came into the pure heart, and of a good con- world to save sinners; of whom science, and of faith unfeigned : I am chief.
6 From which some having 16 Howbeit, for this cause I swerved, have turned aside unto obtained mercy, that in me first vain jangling;
Jesus Christ might shew forth 7 Desiring to be teachers ofthe all long-suffering, for a pattern law; understanding neither what to them which should hereafter they say, nor whereof they affirm. believe on him to life everlast
8 But we know that the lawing. is good, if a man use it lawfully; 17 Now unto the King eter
9 Knowing this, that the law nal, immortal, invisible, the only
but for the lawless and disobe- for ever and ever. Amen." dient, for the ungodly and for 18 This charge I commit unto sinners, for unholy and profane, thee, son Timothy, according to for murderers of fathers, and the prophecies which went bemurderers of mothers, for man-fore on thee, that thou by them slayers,
mightest war a good warfare; io For whoremongers, for 19 Holding faith and a good them that defile themselves with conscience; which some having mankind, for men-stealers, for put away, concerning faith have liars, for perjured persons, and made shipwreck: if there be any other thing that 20 Of whom is Hymeneus and is contrary to sound doctrine, Alexander; whom I have de
11 According to the glorious livered unto Satan, that they gospel of the blessed God which may learn not to blaspheme. was committed to my trust.
CHAP. II. 12 And I thank Christ Jesus Prayers to be made for all men. our Lord, who hath enabled me, T EXHORT therefore, that, for that he counted me faithful, I first of all, supplications, putting me into the ministry; prayers, intercessions, and give Duty of prayer.
CHAP. III. Of bishops and deacons. ing of thanks be made for alll. 14 And Adam was not demen :
ceived, but the woman being 2 For kings, and for all that deceived was in the transgres are in authority; that we may sion. lead a quiet and peaceable life 15 Notwithstanding, she shall in all godliness and honesty. be saved in child-bearing, if
3 For this is good and ac- they continue in faith, and chaceptable in the sight of God our rity, and holiness, with sobriety. Saviour;
CHAP. III. 4 Who will have all men to The qualifications of bishops. be saved, and to come unto the NHIS is a true saying, If a knowledge of the truth.
1 man desire the office of a 5 For there is one God, and bishop, he desireth a good work. one mediator between God and 2 A bishop then must be men, the man Christ Jesus; blameless, the husband of one
6 Who gave himself a ransom wife, vigilant, sober, of good for all, to be testified in due behaviour, given to hospitality, time.
apt to teach; 7 Whereunto I am ordained 3 Not given to wine, no stria preacher and an apostle, (I ker, not greedy of filthy lucre; speak the truth in Christ, and but patient; not a brawler, not lie not,) a teacher of the Gen-covetous; tiles in faith and verity. I 4 One that ruleth well his
8 I will therefore that men own house, having his children pray everywhere, lifting up in subjection with all gravity; holy hands, without wrath and 5 (For if a man know not how doubting.
to rule his own house, how shall 9 In like manner also, that he take care of the church of women adorn themselves in God?) modest apparel, with shame- 6 Not a novice, lest being facedness and sobriety; not lifted up with pride he fall into with broidered hair, or gold, or the condemnation of the devil. pearls, or costly array,
7 Moreover, he must have a 10 But (which becometh wo-good report of them which are men professing godliness) with without; lest he fall into regood works.
proach and the snare of the devil. 11 Let the woman learn in 8 Likewise must the deacons silence with all subjection. be grave, not double-tongued,
12 But I suffer not a woman not given to much wine, not to teach, nor to usurp authority greedy of filthy lucre; over the man, but to be in silence. 9 Holding the mystery of the
13 For Adam was first formed, faith in a pure conscience. then Eve.
| 10 And let these also first be
ich becometh wol 7 Moreover, one of the devil.
The apostle greth
1. TIMOTHY, sundry precepts to Timothy, proved; then let them use the meats, which God hath created Office of a deacon, being found to be received with thanksgiving blameless.
of them which believe and know 11 Even so must their wives the truth. be grave, not slanderers, sober, 4 For every creature of God faithful in all things.
is good, and nothing to be re12 Let the deacons be the fused, if it be received with husbands of one wife, ruling thanksgiving : their children and their own 5 For it is sanctified by the houses well.
word of God, and prayer. 13 For they that have used 6 If thou put the brethren in the office of a deacon well, pur-remembrance of these things, chase to themselves a good de- thou shalt be a good minister gree, and great boldness in the of Jesus Christ, nourished up in faith which is in Christ Jesus. the words of faith and of good
14 These things write I unto doctrine, whereunto thou hast thee, hoping to come unto thee attained. shortly :
1 7 But refuse profane and old 15 But if I tarry long, that wives' fables, and exercise thythou mayest know how thou self rather unto godliness. oughtest to behave thyself in 8 For bodily exercise profiteth the house of God, which is the little: but godliness is profitable church of the living God, the unto all things, having promise pillar and ground of the truth. of the life that now is, and of
16 And without controversy, that which is to come. great is the mystery of godli- 9 This is a faithful saying, and ness: God was manifest in the worthy of all acceptation. flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen 10 For therefore we both laof angels, preached unto the bour and suffer reproach, beGentiles, believed on in the cause we trust in the living God world, received up into glory. who is the Saviour of all men, CHAP. IV.
especially of those that believe. Apostacy foretold.
11 These things command TOW the Spirit speaketh and teach.
expressly, that in the latter 12 Let no man despise thy times some shall depart from the youth ; but be thou an example faith, giving heed to seducing of the believers, in word, in spirits, and doctrines of devils; conversation, in charity, in spi
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy, rit, in faith, in purity. having their conscience seared 13 Till I come, give attendwith a hot iron;
ance to reading, to exhortation, 3 Forbidding to marry, and to doctrine. commanding to abstain from 14 Neglect not the gift that is