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holy hands, without wrath and | but patient, not a brawler, not doubting.

covetous ; 9 In like manner also, that 4 One that ruleth well his own women adorn themselves in house, having his children in modest apparel, with shamefac- subjection, with all gravity ; edness and sobriety ; not with 5 (For if a man know not how broidered hair, or gold, or to rule his own house, how shall pearls, or costly array ;

he take care of the church of 10 But (which becometh wo. God ?) men professing godliness) with 6 Not a novice, lest, being good works.

lifted up with pride, he fall in11 Let the woman learn in si- to the condemnation of the delence with all subjection.

vil. 12 But I suffer not a woman 7 Moreover, he must have a to teach, nor to usurp authority good report of them which are over the man, but to be in si- without; lest he fall into re. lence.

proach, and the snare of the 13 For Adam was first form. || devil. ed, then Eve.

8 Likewise must the deacons 14 And Adam was not de- || be grave, not double-tongued, ceived: but the woman, being not given to much wine, not deceived, was in the transgres- greedy of filthy lucre; sion.

9 Holding the mystery of the 15 Notwithstanding she shall faith in a

faith in a pure conscience. be saved in child-bearing, if they 10 And let these also first be continue in faith, and charity, || proved; then let them use the and holiness, with sobriety. Office of a deacon, being found

blameless. CHAP. III.

11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers; so

ber, faithful in all things. THIS is a true saying, If 12 Let the deacons be the husa man desire the office of a bands of one wife, ruling their bishop, he desireth a good children and their own houses work.

well. 2 A bishop then must be 13 For they that have used blameless, the husband of one the office of a deacon well, purwise, vigilant, sober, of good chase to themselves a good debehaviour, given to hospitality, gree, and great boldness in apt to teach ;

the faith, which is in Christ Je. 3 Not given to wine, no strik- sus. er, not greedy of filthy lucre ; 14 These things write I unto



thee, hoping to come unto thee thou shalt be a good minister of shortly :

Jesus Christ, nourished up in 15 But if I tarry long, that the words of faith and of good thou mayest know how thou doctrine, whereunto thou hast oughtest to behave thyself in || attained. the house of God, which is the 7 But refuse profane and old church of the living God, the wives' fables, and exercise thypillar and ground of the truth. self rather unto Godliness.

16 And, without controversy, 8 For bodily exercise profiteth great is the mystery of godli- little ; but godliness is profitaness: God was manifest in the ble unto all things, having proflesh, justified in the Spirit, mise of the life that now is, and seen of angels, preached unto of that which is to come. the Gentiles, believed on in the 9 This is a faithful saying, world, received

up into glory.

and worthy of all acceptation.

10 For therefore we both laCHAP. IV.

bour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living

God, who is the Saviour of all NOW the Spirit speaketh men, especially of those that expressly, That in the latter believe. times some shall depart from 11 These things command and the faith, giving heed to seduc-teach. ing spirits, and doctrines of de- 12 Let no man despise thy

youth ; but be thou an exam2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; ple of the believers, in word, having their conscience seared in conversation, in charity, in with a hot iron;

spirit, in faith, in purity. 3 Forbidding to marry, and 13 Till I come, give attendcommanding to abstain from ance to reading, to exhortation, meats, which God hath created to doctrine. to be received with thanksgiv- 14 Neglect not the gift that ing of them which believe and is in thee, which was given thee know the truth.

by prophecy, with the laying 4 For every creature of Godon of the hands of the presbyis good, and nothing to be re- tery. fused, if it be received with 15 Meditate upon these things; thanksgiving :

give thyself wholly to them; 5 For it is sanctified by the that thy profiting may appear word of God and prayer.

to all.


6 If thou put the brethren in 16 Take heed unto thyself, and

remembrance of these things, l unto the doctrine ; continue in


them: for in doing this thou | children, if she have lodged shalt both save thyself and them strangers, if she have washed that hear thee.

the saints' feet, if she have re

lieved the afflicted, if she have CHAP. V.

diligently followed every good work.

11 But the younger widows REBUKE not an elder, but refuse; for when they have be. entreat him as a father, and the gun to wax wanton against younger men as brethren ;

Christ, they will marry; 2 The elder women as mo- . 12 Having damnation, because thers, the younger as sisters, they have cast off their first with all purity:

faith. 3 Honour widows that are wi. 13 And withal they learn 10 dows indeed.

be idle, wandering about from 4 But if any widow have chil. house to house ; and not only dren or nephews, let them learn idle, but tattlers also, and busy. first to shew piety at home, and bodies, speaking things which to requite their parents; for that they ought not. is good and acceptable before 14 I will therefore that the God.

younger women marry, bear 5 Now she that is a widow children, guide the house, give indeed, and desolate, trusteth none occasion to the adversary in God, and continueth in sup- to speak reproachfully. plications and prayers night and 15 For some are already turnday.

ed aside after Satan. 6 But she that liveth in plea- 16 If any man or woman that sure, is dead while she liveth.

believeth have widows, let them 7 And these things give in relieve them, and let not the charge, that they may be blame- church be charged ; that it may less.

relieve them that are widows 8 But if any provide not for indeed. his own, and specially for those 17 Let the elders that rule of his own house, he hath denied well, be counted worthy of dou. the faith, and is worse than an ble honour, especially

especially they infidel.

who labour in the word and 9 Let not a widow be taken | doctrine. into the number under three- 18 For the scripture saith, score years old, having been the Thou shalt not muzzle the ox wife of one man,

that treadeth out the corn: and, 10 Well reported of for good The labourer is worthy of his works; if she have brought up || reward.

19 Against an elder receive | loved, partakers of the benefit. not an accusation, but before These things teach and exhort. two or three witnesses.

3 If

any man teach otherwise, 20 Them that sin rebuke be. and consent not to wholesome fore all, that others also may words, even the words of our fear.

Lord Jesus Christ, and to the 21 I charge thee before God, doctrine which is according to and the Lord Jesus Christ, and godliness ; the elect angels, that thou ob- 4. He is proud, knowing noserve these things, without pre- thing, but doting about ques. ferring one before another, do- tions and strifes of words,whereing nothing by partiality. of cometh envy, strife, railings,

22 Lay hands suddenly on no evil surmisings, man, neither be partaker of 5 Perverse disputings of men other men's sins : keep thyself of corrupt minds, and destitute pure.

of the truth, supposing that gain 23 Drink no longer water, but is godliness : from such withuse a little wine for thy sto- draw thyself. mach's sake, and thine often in- 6 But godliness with contentfirmities.

ment is great gain. 24 Some men's sins ate open 7 For we brought nothing into beforehand, going before to this world, and it is certain judgment; and some men they we can carry nothing out. follow after.

8 And having food and rai25 Likewise also the good | ment, let us be therewith conworks of some are manifest be- tent. forehand ; and they that are 9 But they that will be rich, otherwise cannot be hid. fall into temptation, and a snare,

and into many foolish and hurtCHAP. VI.

ful lusts, which drown men in

destruction and perdition. THE GAIN OF GODLINESS.

10 For the love of money is LET as many servants as the root of all evil; which while are under the yoke, count their some coveted after, they have own masters worthyofall honour, erred from the faith, and pierced that the name of God and his themselves through with many doctrine be not blasphemed. sorrows.

2 And they that have believ- 11 But thou, O man of God, ing masters, let them not despise flee these things; and follow them, because they are brethren; after righteousness, godliness, but rather do them service, be faith, love, patience, meekcause they are faithful and be- ness.


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sion ;

12 Fight the good fight of faith, in this world, that they be not lay hold on eternal life, where high-minded, nor trust in ununto thou art also called, and certain riches, but in the living hast professed a good profession God, who giveth us richly all before many witnesses.

things to enjoy ; 13 I give thee charge in the 18 That they do good, that sight of God, who quickeneth they be rich in good works, all things, and before Christ ready to distribute, willing to Jesus, who before Pontius Pi. communicate ; late witnessed a good confes- 19 Laying up in store for

themselves a good foundation 14 That thou keep this com- against the time to come, that mandment without spot, unre- they may lay hold on eternal bukeable, until the appearing of life. our Lord Jesus Christ;

20 0 Timothy, keep that which 15 Which in his times he shall is committed to thy trust, avoid. shew, who is the blessed and ing profane and vain babblings, only Potentate, the King of and oppositions of science false kings, and Lord of lords; ly so called :

16 Who only hath immortality, 21 Which some professing have dwelling in the light which no erred concerning the faith. Grace man can approach unto: whom be with thee. Amen. no man hath seen, nor can see: The first to Timothy was writ. to whom be honour and power ten from Laodicea, which is everlasting. Amen.

the chiefest city of Phrygia 17 Charge them that are rich Pacatiana.

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