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Prayers for all men.

I. Timothy. Qualifications of bishops.

intercessions, and giving of thanks, continue in faith and charity, and holiness with sobriety. CHAP. III.

be made for all men;

quiet and peaceable life in all TH

godliness and honesty:

2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a How bishops &c. should be qualified: HIS is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bi3 For this is good and accepta-shop, he desireth a good work. ble in the sight of God our Savi- 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vi4 Who will have all men to be gilant, sober, of good behaviour, saved, and to come unto the given to hospitality, apt to teach; knowledge of the truth. 3 Not given to wine, no striker, 5 For there is one God and one not greedy of filthy lucre; but mediator between God and men, patient, not a brawler, not covethe man Christ Jesus;



6 Who gave himself a ransom 4 One that ruleth well his own for all, to be testified in due time. house, having his children in sub7 Whereunto I am ordained ajection with all gravity; preacher, and an apostle, (I speak 5 (For if a man know not how the truth in Christ, and lie not,) to rule his own house, how shall a teacher of the Gentiles in faith he take care of the church of and verity. God?)

8 I will, therefore, that men 6 Not a novice, lest, being pray every where, lifting up holy lifted up with pride, he fall into hands, without wrath and doubt-the condemnation of the devil.. ing. 7 Moreover, he must have a

9 In like manner also, that wo-good report of them which are men adorn themselves in modest without; lest he fall into reproach, apparel, with shamefacedness and and the snare of the devil. sobriety; not with broidered hair, 8 Likewise must the deacons be or gold, or pearls, or costly array; grave, not double-tongued, not 10 But (which becometh wo-given to much wine, not greedy men professing godliness) with of filthy lucre;

good works.

9 Holding the mystery of the

11 Let the woman learn in si-faith in a pure conscience. lence with all subjection.

10 And let these also first be

12 But I suffer not a woman to proved; then let them use the of teach, nor to usurp authority o-fice of a deacon, being found ver the man, but to be in silence.blameless.

13 For Adam was first formed, 11 Even so must their wives be then Eve. grave, not slanderers; sober, 14 And Adam was not decei-faithful in all things. ved; but the woman, being de- 12 Let the deacons be the husceived, was in the transgression. bands of one wife, ruling their

15 Notwithstanding she shall children and their own houses be saved in childbearing, if they well.

Apostacy foretold.

Chap. iv. v.

Of reproving. 13 For they that have used the Jesus Christ, nourished up in the office of a deacon well, purchase words of faith and of good docto themselves a good degree, and trine, whereunto thou hast attaingreat boldness in the faith which ed.

is in Christ Jesus.

7 But refuse profane and old 14 These things write I unto wives' fables, and exercise thythee, hoping to come unto thee self rather unto Godliness. shortly: 8 For bodily exercise profiteth 15 But if I tarry long, that thou little: but godliness is profitable mayest know how thou oughtest unto all things, having promise to behave thyself in the house of of the life that now is, and of that God, which is the church of the which is to come. living God, the pillar and ground 9 This is a faithful saying, and of the truth. worthy of all acceptation.

16 And, without controversy, 10 For therefore we both labour great is the mystery of godliness and suffer reproach, because we God was manifest in the flesh, trust in the living God, who is justified in the Spirit, seen of an- the Saviour of all men, specially gels, preached unto the Gentiles, of those that believe. believed on in the world, recei 11 These things ved up into glory. and teach.

Apostacy foretold.

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12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example

TOW the Spirit speaketh ex-of the believers, in word, in conpressly, that in the latter versation, in charity, in spirit, in times some shall depart from the faith, in purity.

faith, giving heed to seducing spi- 13 Till I come, give attendance rits, and doctrines of devils; to reading, to exhortation, to doc2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy ; trine. having their conscience seared 14 Neglect not the gift that is with a hot iron; in thee, which was given thee by 3 Forbidding to marry, and prophecy, with the laying on of commanding to abstain from the hands of the presbytery. meats, which God hath created 15 Meditate upon these things; to be received with thanksgiving give thyself wholly to them; that of them which believe and know thy profiting may appear to all. the truth. 16 Take heed unto thyself, and 4 For every creature of God is unto the doctrine; continue in good, and nothing to be refused, them for in doing this thou if it be received with thanksgi-shalt both save thyself and them ving: that hear thee.

5 For it is sanctified by the

word of God and prayer.

6 If thou put the brethren

Of widows and elders.

remembrance of these things,REBUKE not an elder, but

entreat him as a father, and

thou shalt be a good minister of the younger men as brethren;

Of widows

1. Timothy.

and elders. 2 The elder women as mothers,) 14 I will therefore that the the younger as sisters, with all youger women marry, bear chilpurity. dren, guide the house, give none 3 Honour widows that are wi-loccasion to the adversary to speak dows indeed. reproachfully. 4 But if any widow have chil- 15 For some are already turned dren or nephews, let them learn aside after Satan.

first to shew piety at home, and 16 If any man or woman that to requite their parents; for that believeth have widows, let them is good and acceptable before relieve them, and let not the God. church be charged; that it may 5 Now she that is a widow in-relieve them that are widows indeed, and desolate, trusteth in deed. God, and continueth in supplica- 17 Let the elders that rule well tions and prayers night and day. be counted worthy of double ho6 But she that liveth in pleasure nour, especially they who labour is dead while she liveth. in the word and doctrine.

7 And these things give in 18 For the scripture saith, charge, thatthey may be blameless. Thou shalt not muzzle the ox 8 But if any provide not for his that treadeth out the corn: and, own, and specially for those of The labourer is worthy of his rehis own house, he hath denied ward.

the faith, and is worse than an in- 19 Against an elder receive not fidel. Jan accusation, but before two or 9 Let not a widow be taken in-three witnesses. to the number, under threescore 20 Them that sin rebuke before years old, having been the wife all, that others also may fear.

of one man,

21 I charge thee before God,

10 Well reported of for good and the Lord Jesus Christ, and works: if she have brought up the elect angels, that thou ob→ children, if she have lodged stran-serve these things, without pregers, if she have washed the ferring one before another, doing saints' feet, if she have relieved nothing by partiality.

the afflicted, if she have diligent- 22 Lay hands suddenly on no ly followed every good work.. man, neither be partaker of other 11 But the younger widows men's sins: keep thyself pure. refuse for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;

23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake, and thine often infirmities. 12 Having damnation, because 24 Some men's sins are open they have cast off their first faith. beforehand, going before to judg13 And withal they learn to be ment; and some men they follow idle, wandering about from house after.

to house; and not only idle, but 25 Likewise also the good tattlers also, and busy-bodies, works of some are manifest bespeaking things which they ought forehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.


Charge to Timothy.

The duty of rich men.

Chap. vi.

The duty of rich men.

12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, where

under the yoke, count their professed a good profession beown masters worthy of all honour, fore many witnesses.

that the name of God and his 13 I give thee charge in the doctrine, be not blasphemed. sight of God, who quickeneth all

2 And they that have believing things, and before Christ Jesus, masters, let them not despise who before Pontius Pilate witthem, because they are brethren; nessed a good confession; but rather do them service, be- 14 That thou keep this comcause they are faithful and be-mandment without spot, unreloved, partakers of the benefit.bukable, until the appearing of These things teach and exhort. Jour Lord Jesus Christ;

3 If any man teach otherwise, 15 Which in his times he shall and consent not to wholesome shew, who is the blessed and only words, even the words of our Lord Potentate, the King of kings, and Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine Lord of lords;

which is according to godliness; 16 Who only hath immortali4 He is proud, knowing no-ty, dwelling in the light which no thing, but doating about questions man can approach unto; whom and strifes of words, whereof no man hath seen, nor can see : cometh envy, strife, railings, evil to whom be honour and power surmisings, everlasting. Amen.

5 Perverse disputings of men 17 Charge them that are rich of corrupt minds, and destitute in this world, that they be not of the truth, supposing that gain high-minded, nor trust in unceris godliness: from such withdraw tain riches, but in the living God, thyself. who giveth us richly all things to

6. But godliness with content-enjoy; ment is great gain.

18 That they do good, that 7 For we brought nothing into they be rich in good works, this world, and it is certain we can ready to distribute, willing to carry nothing out. communicate;

8 And having food and rai- 19 Laying up in store for themment, let us be therewith content. selves a good foundation against 9 But they that will be rich, the time to come, that they may fall into temptation, and a snare, lay hold on eternal life. and into many foolish and hurtful 200 Timothy, keep that which lusts, which drown men in de- is committed to thy trust, avoidstruction and perdition. ing profane and vain babblings, 10 For the love of money is the land oppositions of science falsely root of all evil; which while some so called:

coveted after, they have erred 21 Which some professing have from the faith, and pierced them-erred concerning the faith. Grace selves through with manysorrows be with thee. Amen.

11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

TThe first to Timothy was written from Laodicea, which is the chiefest city of Phrygia Pacatiana.

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Jesus Christ, who hath abolished Timothy reminded of his charge. death, and hath brought life and

PAUL, an apostle of Jesus immortality to light through the

Christ by the will of God, gospel : according to the promise of life, 11 Whereunto I am appointed which is in Christ Jesus, a preacher, and an apostle, and

2 To Timothy, my dearly be-a teacher of the Gentiles. loved son: Grace, mercy, and 12 For the which cause I also peace, from God the Father, and suffer these things: nevertheless Christ Jesus our Lord. I am not ashamed; for I know

3 I thank God, whom I serve whom I have believed, and am from my forefathers with pure persuaded that he is able to keep conscience, that without ceasing, that, which I have committed I have remembrance of thee injunto him, against that day. my prayers night and day;

13 Hold fast the form of sound 4 Greatly desiring to see thee, words, which thou hast heard of being mindful of thy tears, that Ime, in faith and love, which is in may be filled with joy; Christ Jesus.

5 When I call to remembrance 14 That good thing which was the unfeigned faith that is in thee, committed unto thee, keep by the which dwelt firft in thy grand- Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us. mother Lois, and thy mother 15 This thou knowest, that all Eunice; and I am persuaded that they which are in Asia be turned in thee also. away from me; of whom are

6 Wherefore I put thee in re- Phygellus and Hermogenes. membrance, that thou ftir up the 16 The Lord give mercy unto gift of God, which is in thee by the house of Onesiphorus; for the putting on of my hands. he oft refreshed me, and was not 7 For God hath not given us ashamed of my chain :

the spirit of fear; but of power, 17 But, when he was in Rome, and of love, and of a sound mind. he sought me out very diligently, 8 Be not thou, therefore, a- and found me.

fhamed of the testimony of our 18 The Lord grant unto him Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but that he may find mercy of the be thou partaker of the afflictions Lord in that day and in how of the gospel, according to the many things he ministered unto power of God; me at Ephesus, thou knowest

9 Who hath saved us, and call-very well. ed us with an holy calling, not



according to our works, but ac- Timothy exhorted to constancy. cording to his own purpose and THOU, therefore, my son, grace, which was given us in

Christ Jesus, before the world is in Christ Jesus.


2 And the things that thou hast 10 But is now made manifest heard of me among many witby the appearing of our Saviournesses, the same commit thou to

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