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8 Be not thou, therefore,

ashamed of the testimony of PAUL'S LOVE TO TIMOTHY.

our Lord, nor of me his priPAUL, an apostle of Jesus | soner : but be thou partaker of Christ by the will of God, ac- the afflictions of the gospel, according to the promise of life, cording to the power of God; which is in Christ Jesus,

9 Who hath saved us, and 2 To Timothy, my dearly be called us with an holy calling, loved son : Grace, mercy, and not according to our works, but peace, from God the Father, and according to his own purpose Christ Jesus our Lord.

and grace, which was given us 3 I thank God, whom I serve in Christ Jesus, before the from my forefathers with pure world began ; conscience, that without ceas- 10 But is now made manifest ing I have remembrance of by the appearing of our Saviour thee in my prayers night and Jesus Christ, who hath abolishday ;

ed death, and hath brought life 4 Greatly desiring to see thee, and immortality to light through being mindful of thy tears, that the gospel : I may be filled with joy; 11 Whereunto I am appointed

5 When I call to remembrance a preacher, and an apostle, and a the unseigned faith that is in teacher of the Gentiles. thee, which dwelt first in thy 12 For the which cause I also grandmother Lois, and thy mo- suffer these things : neverthether Eunice; and I am per- less I am not ashamed; for I suaded that in thee also.

know whom I have believed, 6 Wherefore I put thee in re- and am persuaded that he is membrance, that thou stir up able to keep that which I have the gift of God, which is in thee, committed unto him, against by the putting on of my that day. hands.

13 Hold fast the form of sound 7 For God hath not given us words, which thou hast heard the spirit of fear; but of power, of me, in faith and love, which and of love, and of a sound is in Christ Jesus. mind.

14 That good thing which was

in us.

very well.

committed unto thee, keep by ed, except he strive lawfully. the Holy Ghost which dwelleth 6 The husbandman that la

boureth, must be first partaker 15 This thou knowest, that all of the fruits. they which are in Asia be turn- 7 Consider what I say; and the ed away from me; of whom are Lord give thee understanding Phygellus and Hermogenes.

in all things. 16 The Lord give mercy unto

8 Remember that Jesus Christ, the house of Onesiphorus; for of the seed of David, was raised he oft refreshed me, and was from the dead, according to my not ashamed of my chain : gospel :

17 But when he was in Rome, 9 Wherein I suffer trouble as he sought me out very diligent- an evil-doer, even unto bonds : ly, and found me.

but the word of God is not 18 The Lord grant unto him bound. that he may find mercy of the

10 Therefore I endure all Lord in that day : and in how things for the elect's sakes, many things he ministered unto that they may also obtain the me at Ephesus, thou knowest salvation which is in Christ Je.

sus with eternal glory.

11 It is a faithful saying, For CHAP. II.

if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:

12 If we suffer, we shall also THOU, therefore, my son, reign with him: if we deny bim, be strong in the grace that is in he also will deny us: Christ Jesus.

13 If we believe not, yet he 2 And the things that thou abideth faithful: he cannot deny hast heard of me among many himself. witnesses, the same commit 14 Of these things put them in thou to faithful men, who shall remembrance, charging them be able to teach others also. before the Lord, that they strive

3 Thou, therefore, endure not about words to no profit, hardness, as a good soldier of but to the subverting of the Jesus Christ.

hearers. 4 No man that warreth, en- 15 Study to shew thyself aptangleth himself with the affairs proved unto God, a workman that of this life; that he may please needeth not to be ashamed, righthim who hath chosen him to be | ly dividing the word of truth. a soldier.

16 But shun profane and vain 5 And if a man also strive for babblings; for they will in. masteries, yet is he not crown- crease unto more ungodliness



17 And their word will eat as | 26 And that they may recover doth a canker ; of whom is Hy- || themselves out of the snare of meneus and Philetus:

the devil, who are taken captive 18 Who, concerning the truth by him at his will. have erred; saying, that the resurrection is past already; and

CHAP. III. overthrow the faith of some.

19 Nevertheless, the foundation of God standeth sure, hav- THIS know also, that in the ing this seal, The Lord know- last days, perilous times shall eth them that are his. And, come :

2 name of Christ, depart from their own selves, covetous, iniquity.

boasters, proud, blasphemers, 20 But in a great house there disobedient to parents, unthankare not only vessels of gold and ful, unholy, of silver, but also of wood and 3 Without natural affection, of earth: and some to honour, || truce-breakers, false accusers, and some to dishonour.

incontinent, fierce, despisers of 21 If a man therefore, purge | those that are good, himself from these, he shall be 4 Traitors, heady, high-minda vessel unto honour, sanctified, ed, lovers of pleasures more and meet for the master's use,

than lovers of God; and prepared unto every good 5 Having a form of godliness, work.

but denying the power thereof: 22 Flee also youthful lusts : from such turn away. but follow righteousness, faith, 6 For of this sort are they which charity, peace, with them that creep into houses, and lead capcall on the Lord out of a pure tive silly women laden with heart.

sins, led away with divers lusts; 23 But foolish and unlearned 7 Ever learning, and never questions avoid, knowing that able to come to the knowledge they do gender strifes.

of the truth. 24 And the servant of the Lord 8 Now, as Jannes and Jambres must not strive; but be gentle withstood Moses, so do these unto all men, apt to teach, pa- also resist the truth; men of tient,

corrupt minds, reprobate con25 In meekness instructing cerning the faith. those that oppose themselves : 9 But they shall proceed no if God peradventure will give further: for their folly shall be them repentance to the acknow- manifest unto all men, as thcirs ledging of the truth;

also was.

10 But thou hast fully known | Christ, who shall judge the my doctrine, manner of life, quick and the dead at his appearpurpose, faith, long-suffering, ing, and his kingdom ; charity, patience,

2 Preach the word; be instant 11 Persecutions, afflictions, || in season, out of season; rewhich came unto me at Anti- prove, rebuke, exhort, with all och, at Iconium, at Lystra ; | long-suffering and doctrine. what persecutions I endured: 3 For the time will come, but out of them all, the Lord when they will not endure sound delivered me.

doctrine; but after their own 12 Yea, and all that will live | lusts shall they heap to themgodly in Christ Jesus, shall suf- selves teachers, having itching fer persecution.

ears ; 13 But evil men, and seducers, 4 And they shall turn away shall wax worse and worse, their ears from the truth, and deceiving, and being deceiv- shall be turned unto fables. ed.

5 But watch thou in all things; 14 But continue thou in the endure afflictions, do the work things which thou hast learned, of an evangelist, make full proof and hast been assured of, know- of thy ministry. ing of whom thou hast learned 6 For I am now ready to be them;

offered, and the time of my de15 And that from a child thou parture is at hand. hast known the holy scriptures, 7 I have fought a good fight, which are able to make thee I have finished my course, I wise unto salvation, through have kept the faith. faith which is in Christ Jesus. 8 Henceforth there is laid up

16 All scripture is given by for me a crown of righteousness, inspiration of God, and is pro- which the Lord, the righteous fitable for cloctrine, for reproof, Judge, shall give me at that day: for correction, for instruction and not to me only, but unto in righteousness;

all them also that love his ap17 That the man of God may pearing. be perfect, thoroughly furnish- 9 Do thy diligence to come ed unto all good works.

shortly unto me:

10 For Demas hath forsaken CHAP. IV.

me, having loved this present

world, and is departed unto QUALIFICATION OF MINIS

Thessalonica, Crescens to Ga

latia, Titus unto Dalmatia : I CHARGE thee, therefore, 11 Only Luke is with me. before God, and the Lord Jesus | Take Mark, and bring him with


thee : for he is profitable to me 18 And the Lord shall deliver for the ministry.

me from every evil work, and 12 And Tychicus have I sent will preserve me unto his heato Ephesus.

venly kingdom : to whom 13 The cloke that I left at be glory for ever and ever. Troas with Carpus, when thouAmen. comest, bring with thee, and the 19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, books, but especially the parch- and the household of Onesiphoments.

20 Erastus abode at Corinth: did me much evil; the Lord but Trophimus have I left at reward him according to his Miletum, sick. works :

21 Do thy diligence to come 15 Of whom be thou ware also; before winter. Eubulus greetfor he hath greatly withstood eth thee, and Pudens, and Liour words.

nus, and Claudia, and all the 16 At my first answer no man brethren. stood with me, but all men for- .22 The Lord Jesus Christ be sook me: I pray God that it with thy spirit. Grace be with may not be laid to their charge. you. Amen.

17 Notwithstanding the Lord | The second epistle unto Tistood with me, and strengthen- motheus, ordained the first ed me; that by me the preach- bishop of the church of the ing might be fully known, and Ephesians, was written from that all the Gentiles might hear: Rome, when Paul was brought and I was delivered out of the before Nero the second time. mouth of the lion.

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