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The Firft Epiftle of PAUL the Apoftle to
1 Timothy is put in mind of the charge which was given unto him by Paul. 5 The end of the law. 11 PauFi calling to be an apostle.
JpAUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our
2 Unto Timotby my own son in the faith: grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father, and Jesus Christ our X,ord.
3 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus when I went into Macedonia,' that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,
4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions rather than godly edifying, which is in faith: so do.
5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and q/'a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
6 From which some, having swerved, have turned aside unto vain jangling;
7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
9 Knowing this, that the law is pot made for a righteous jnan, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers.
10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for men stealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that in contrary to sound doctrine;
1 1 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
12 Aim! I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted n?e faithful, putting me into the
• \ 3 Who was before a blasphemer and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
. 14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Je.sus.
15 This is a faithful saymg, and worthy of all acceptation, That Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
16 Howbeit, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all long suffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
18 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;
19 Holding faith and a good conscience; which some having put away, concerning faith have made shipwreck:
20 Of whom is Hymeneus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.
J Prayers to he made for all men, and the reason why. Q How women should be attired. 12 They are not permitted to teach.
'1 Exhort therefore that first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men;
2 For kings, and for all that are in authority, that we may Jead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; ,
4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ J esus;
6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher and an apostle-, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.
8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
9 In like mauner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness ahd sobriety; not with broidered hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the nan, but to be in silence.
13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceive I was in the transgression.
li» Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in fa. di and charity and holiness with sobriety.
Ttie Second Epistle of PAUL the Apostle to
1 Timothy exhorteth to constancy and perseverance, 15 and
to shew himse/f approved. H^HOU my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
3 Thou therefore endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned except he strive lawfully.
6 The husbandman that labourcth muet be first partaker <jf the fruits.
7 Cousider what I Shy; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.
8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David wa» raised from the dead according to my gospel:
9 Wherein I suffer trouble as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.
10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect\ sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus, •with eternal glory.
11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, wc shall also live with him:
12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:
13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging. them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.
15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman thaf needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
16 But shun profane and vain bablings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymeneus and Philetus;
18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying, That the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his: and, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ, depart from iniquity.
20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood, and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall
be be a vessel nnto honour, sanctified and meet for the masters use, and prepared unto every good work. •. 22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, '• faith, c1.iarity, peace,- with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid; knowing that they do gender strifes.
24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle uuto all men, apt to teach, patient,
. 25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
26 And that Jhey may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
. CHAP. III. 1 He advert iseth him of the times to come, 6 describeth the enemies of the truth, 16 and commendeth the holy scriptures. rJpHIS know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
'2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, uo.thankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
G For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able tp come to the knowledge of the truth. .
8 Now as Jannes and Jambies withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth; men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
!) But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all mcu, as tin ir's also was.