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914 Paul sheweth his love. I. THESSALONIANS. He erhorteth to Gudāness. 16 Forbidding us to speak to the Gen
CHAP. IV. tiles that they might be saved, to fill up | 1 Paul exhorteth to go on in godliness, 6 to their sins always : for the wrath is come holiness, 9 to love, 11 to quietness, 13 to upon them to the uttermost.
moderate sorrow for the dead. 17 Of the 17 But we, brethren, being taken from resurrection, and of the last judgment. you for a short time in presence, not in FY
FURTHERMORE then we beseech heart, endeavoured the more abundantly you, brethren, and exhort you by the to see your face with great desire. Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us
18 Wherefore we would have come un- how ye ought to walk and to please God, to you, even I Paul, once and again ; but 80 ye would abound more and more. Satan hindered us.
2 For ye know what commandments 19 For what is our hope, or joy, or we gave you by the Lord Jesus. crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in 3 For this is the will of God, even your the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at sanctification, that ye should abstain from his coming ?
fornification : 20 For ye are our glory and joy. 4 That every one of you should know CHAP. III.
how to possess his vessel in sanctification 1 Paul's love in sending Tinothy to them.6 and honour ;
His joy for them, and desire io see them. 5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even W
as the Gentiles which know not God: longer forbear, we thought it good 6 That no man go beyond and defraud to be left at Athens alone ;
his brother in any matter: because that 2 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we minister of God, and our fellow-labourer also have forewarned you and testified, in the gospel of Christ, co establish you, and 7 For God hath not called us unto unto comfort you concerning your faith : cleanness, but unto holiness.
3 That no man should be moved by 8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth these afflictions: for yourselves know that not man, but God, who hath also given we are appointed thereunto.
unto iis his holy Spirit. 4 For verily, when we were with you, 9 But as touching brotherly love re we told you before that we should suffer need not that I write unto you: for ye tribulation; even as it came to pass, and yourselves are taught of God to love one
another. 5 For this cause, when I could no long- 10 And indeed ye do it toward all the er forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest brethren which are in all Macedonia : by some means the tempter have tempted but we beseech you, brethren, that ye you, and our labour be in vain.
increase more and more ; 6 But now when Tinotlieus came 11 And that ye study to be quiet, and from you unto us, and brought us good to do your own business, and to work with tidings of your faith and charity, and that your own hands, as we commanded you ; ve have good remembrance of us always, 12 That ye may walk honestly toward desiring greatly to see us, as we also to see them that are without, and thai ye may you :
have lack of nothing. 7 Therefore, brethren, we were com- 13 But I would not have you to be forted over you in all our affliction and ignorant, brethren, concerning them distress by your faith :
which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, 8 For now we live, if ye stand fast in even as others which have no hope. the Lord.
14 For if we believe that Jesus dier! 9 For what thanks can we render to and rose again, even so them also which God again for you, for all the joy where- sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. with we joy for your sakes before our God; 15 For this we say unto you by the
10 Night and day praying exceedingly word of the Lord, that we which are that we might see your face, and might alive and remain unto the coming of the perfect that which is lacking in your Lord shall not prevent them which are faith?
asleep. 11 Now God himself and our Father, 16'For the Lord himself shall descend and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way li from heaven with a shout, with the voice unto you.
of the archangel, and with the trump of 12 And the Lord make you to increase God: and the dead in Christ shall rise and abound in love one toward another, first: and toward all men, even as we do toward 17 Then we which are alive and remain you:
shall be caught up together with them in 13 To the end he may stablish your the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air : hearts umblameable in 'holiness before and so shall we ever be with the Lord. God, even our Father, at the coming of 18 Wherefore, comfort one another our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. with these words.
Christ's second coming to judgment. CHAP. I.
Divers precepts. 915 CHAP. V.
know them which labour among you, and 1 Paul proceedeth in the description of | are over you in the Lord, and admouisi
Christ's second coming to judgment, 16 you ; and giveth divers precepts, 23 and so 13 And to eneem them very highly concludeth.
in love for their work's sake. And be at
peace among yourselves. brethren, ye have no need that i 14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warı write unto yoll.
them that are unruly, comfort the fee2 For yourselves know perfectly that ble-minded, support the weak, be patient the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief | toward all men. in the night.
15 See that none render evil for evil 3 For when they shall say, Peace and unto any man ; but ever follow that safety; then sudden destruction cometh which is good, both among yourselves, upon them, as travail upon a woman with
and to all men. child ; and they shall not escape.
16 Rejoice evermore. 4 Butye, brethren, are not in darkness, 17 Pray without ceasing. that that day should overtake you as a 18 In every thing give thanks: for this thief.
is the will of God in Christ Jesus con5 Ye are all the children of light, and || cerning you. the children of the day : we are not of 19 Quench not the Spirit. the night, nor of darkness.
20 Despise not prophesyings. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do 21 Prove all things ; hold fast that others ; but let us watch and be sober. which is good. 7 For they that sleep, sleep in the night; 22 Abstain from all appearance of evil
. and they that be drunken, are drunken 23 And the very God of peace sanctify in the night.
you wholly ; and I pray God your whole 8 But let us, who are of the day, be spirit and soul and body be preserved sober, putting on the breast-plate of faith blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jeand love ; and for an helmet, the hope of sus Christ. salvation.
24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who 9 For God hath not appointed us to also will do it. wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord 25 Brethren, pray for us. Jesus Christ,
26 Greet all the brethren with an holy 10 Who died for us, that, whether we kiss. wake or sleep, we should live together 27 I charge you by the Lord that this with him.
epistle be read unto all the holy brethren. 11 Wherefore, comfort yourselves to- 28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ gether, and edisy one another, even as be with you. Amen. also ye do.
I The first efristle unto the Thessaloni12. And we beseech you, brethren, to ans was written from Athens.
THE SECOND EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE
TO THE THESSALONIANS.
5 Which is a manifest token of the i Paul sheweth his good opinion of their righteous judgment of God, that ye may
faith, love, and patience ; 11 and com- be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, forteth them against persecution. for which ye also suffer :
and Silvanus, and Timotheus, 6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with unto the church of the Thessalonians God to recompense tribulation to them in God our Father and the Lord Jesus that trouble you ; Christ :
7 And to you who are troubled, rest 2 Grace unto you, and peace, from God with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. revealed from heaven with his mighty
3 We are bound to thank God always angels, for you, brethren, as it is meet, because 8 In faming fire taking vengeance on that your faith groweth exceedingly, and them that know not God, and that obey the charity of every one of you all to- not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ": ward each other aboundeth ;
9 Who shall be punished with ever4 So that we ourselves glory in you in lasting destruction from the presence of the churches of God, for your patience the Lord, and from the glory of his and faith in all your persecutions and power ; tribulations that ye endure :
10 When he shall come to be glorified
916 Antichrist revealed. II. THESSALONIANS. Idleness to be avoided. in his saints, and to be admired in all 14 Whereunto he called you by our them that believe (because our testimony gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of among you was believed) in that day. our Lord Jesus Christ.
11 Wherefore also we pray always for 15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and you, that our God would count you wor- hol) the traditions which ye have been ihy of this calling, and fulfil all the good taught, whether by word, or our epistle. pleasure of his goodness, and the work of 16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himfaith with power :
self, and God, even our Father, which 12 That the name of our Lord Jesus hath loved us, and hath given us everChrist may be glorified in you, and ye in lasting corrsolation and good hope through him, according to the grace of our God, grace, and of the Lord Jesus Christ.
17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish CHAP. II.
you in every good word and work. 1 He willeth them to continue stead fast
CHAP. III. in the truth received, 3 shewing that Paul craveth their prayers, 3 testifithere shall be a departure from the eth his confidence in them, 6 givern faith, 8 and a discovery of Antichrist them divers precepts, especially to shun brfore the day of the Lord come. idleness and ill company.
we beseech you, brethren, by FINALLY, brethren, pray for us, that and by our gathering together unto him, course, and be glorified, even as it is with
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, you ; or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by 2 And that we may be delivered from word, nor by letter as from us, as that unreasonable and wicked men : for all the day of Christ is at hand.
men have not faith. 3 Let no man deceive you by any 3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall means: for that day shall not come, except stablish you, and keep you from evil. there come a falling away first, and that 4 And we have confidence in the Lord inan of sin be revealed, the son of perdi- touching you, that ye both do and will do tion ;
the things which we command you. 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself 5 And the Lord direct your hearts into above all that is called God, or that is the love of God, and into the patient worshipped ; so that he as God sitteth in waiting for Christ. the temple of God, shewing himself that 6 Now we command you, brethren, in he is God.
the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that 5 Remember ye not, that when I was ye withdraw yourselves from every brothyet with you, I told you these things ? er that walketh disorderly, and not
6 And now ye know what withhold- after the tradition which he received of eth that he might be revealed in his uime.
7 For yourselves know how ye ought 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth al- to follow us : for we behaved not ourready work : only he who now letteth selves disorderly among you ; will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8 Neither did we eat any man's bread
8 And then shall that Wicked be re- for nought; but wrought with labour and vealed, whom the Lord shall consume travail night and day, that we might not with the spirit of his mouth, and shall be chargeable to any of you : destroy with the brightness of his coming : 9 Not because we have not power, but
9 Even him, whose coming is after the to make ourselves an ensample unto you working of Satan, with all power, and to follow us. signs, and lying wonders,
10 For even when we were with 10 And with all deceivableness of un- you, this we commanded you, that if righteousness in them that perish; be- | any would not work, neither should he cause they received not the love of the leat. truth, that they might be saved.
11 For we hear that there are some 11 And for this cause God shall send which walk among you disorderly, workthem strong delusion, that they should ing not at all, but are busy-bodies. believe a lie :
12 Now them that are such we com12 That they all might be damned who mand and exhort by our Lord Jesus believed not the truth, but had pleasure Christ, that with quietness they work, in unrighteousness.
and eat their own bread. 13 But we are bound to give thanks 13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in always to God for you, brethren beloved well-doing. of the Lord, because God hath from the 14 And if any man obey not our word beginning chosen you to salvation, through | by this epistle, note that man, and have sanctification of the Spirit, and belief of no company with him, that he may be athe truth:.
The end of the law. CHAP. I, 11. Prayers to be made for all men. 917 · 15 Yet count him not as an enemy, but own hand, which is the token in every admonish him as a brother.
epistle: so I write. 16 Now the Lord of peace himself give 18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ you peace always by all means. The be with you all. Amen. Lord be with you all.
The second epistle to the Thessalo17 The salutation of Paul with mine nians, was written from Athens.
THE FIRST EPISTLE OR PAUL THE APOSTLE TO
of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came 1 Timothy is put in mind of the charge into the world to save sinners; of whom I which was given unto him by Paul.
am chief. 5 The end of the law. 11 Paul's call- 16 Howbeit, for this cause I obtained ing to be an apostle.
mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might PAUL, an apostie of Jesus Christ by the shew forth all long-suffering, for a patand Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope ; | lieve on him to life everlasting.
2 Unto Timothy, my own son in the 17 Now unto the King eternal, immorfrith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God tal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. our and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
3 As I besouglit thce to abide still at 18 This charge I commit unto thee, Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, son Timothy, according to the prophecies that thou mightest charge some that they which went before on thee, that thou by teach no other cloctrine,
them mightest war a good warfare; 4 Neither give heed to fables and end- 19 Holding faith and a good conscience ; less genealogies, which minister questions, li which some having put away, concerning rather than godly edifying which is in faith have made shipwreck: faith; so do.
20 Of whom is Hymeneus and Alexan5 Now the end of the commandment der; whom I have delivered unto Satan, is charity out of a pure heart, and of a that they may leam not to blaspheme. good conscience, and of faith unfeigned :
CHAP. II. 6 From which some having swerved, || 1 Prayers to be made for all men, and have turned aside unto vain jangling; the reason why. 9 How tvomen should
7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; be altired. 12 They are nos permitted understanding neither what they say, nor
to teach whereof they affirm. & But we know that the law is good, I EXHORT therefore, that first of all
supplications, prayers, intercessions, if a man use it lawfully;
and giving of thanks be made for all men; 9 Knowing this, that the law is not 2 For kings, and for all that are in aumade for a righteous man, but for the thority ; that we may lead a quic: and lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly peaceable life in all goliiness and honesty. and for sinners, for unlioly and profane, 3 For this is good and acceptable in for murderers of fathers, and murderers the sight of God our Saviour; of mothers, for man-slayers,
4 Who will have all men to be saved, 10 For whoremongers, for them that and to come unto the knowledge of the defile themselves with mankind, for men
truth. stealers, for liars, for perjured persons, 5 For there is one God, and one mediand if there be any other thing that is ator between God and men, the man contrary to sound doctrine,
Christ Jesus; 11 According to the glorious gospel of 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to the blessed God, which was committed be testified in due time. to my trust.
7 Whereunto I am ordained a preach12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, er and an apostle (I speak the truth in who hath enabled me, for that he counted Christ, and lie not) a teacher of the Genme faithful, putting me into the ministry ; tiles in faith and verity. 13 Who was before a blaspheiner, and
8 I will therefore that men pray every a persecutor, and injurious : but I obtain- where, lifting up holy hands, without ed mercy, because I did it ignorantly in wrath and doubting. unbelief:
9 In like manner also, that women 14. And the grace of our Lord was ex- adorn themselves in modest apparel, with ceeding abundant with faith and love shamnefacedness and sobricty; not with which is in Christ Jesus.
broidered hair, or geld, or pearls, or cost15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy lily array,
918. Divers precepts to Timothy. I. TIMOTHY.
Apostacy foretolu. 10 But (which becometh women pro- | mystery of godliness: God was manifest in fessing golliness) with good works. the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of an
11 Let the woman learn in silence with | gels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed all subjection.
on in the world, received up into glory. · 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach,
CHAP. IV. nor to usurp authority over the man, | Paul foretelleth that in the latter times but to be in silence.
there shall be a departure from the faith. 13 For Adam was first formed then we Now the Spirit speakers expressiv
; the woman being deceived was in the depart from the faith, giving heed to se transgression.
ducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 15 Notwithstanding, she shall be saved 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having in child-bearing, if they continue in faith, their conscience seared with a hot iron; and charity, and holiness, with sobriety. 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding CHAP. III.
to abstain from meats, which God hath 1 How bishops, and deacons, and their created to be received with thanksgiving of
wives should be qualified, 14 and to them which believe and know the truth. what end Saint Paul wrote to Timo- 4 For every creature of God is good, thy of these things.
and nothing to be refused, if it be receivThe office rose saling Jae man desire ed with thanksgiving
of a bishop, he desireth a 5. For it is sanctified by the word of good work.
God, and prayer. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, 6 If thou put the brethren in rememthe husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, brance of these things, thou shalt be a of good behaviour, given to hospitality, 1 good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished apt to teach ;
up in the words of faith and of good 3 Not given to wine, no striker, not doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained. greedy of filthy lucre, but patient; not 7 But refuse profane and old wives a brawler, not covetous;
fables, and exercise thyself rather unto 4 One that ruleth well his own house, godliness. having his children in subjection with all 8 For bodily exercise profiteth little : gravity ;
but goulliness is profitable unto all things, 5 (For if a man know not how to rule having promise of the life that now is, his own house, how shall he take care and of that which is to come. of the church of God?)
9 This is a faithful saying, and worthy 6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up of all acceptation. with pride he fall into the condemnation 10 For therefore we both labour and of the devil.
suffer reproach, because we trust in the 7 Moreover, he must have a good report | living God who is the Saviour of all of them which are without; lest he fell in- men, especially of those that believe. to reproach and the snare of the devil. 11 These things command and teach.
8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, 12 Let no man despise thy youth ; but not double-tongued, not given to much be thou an example of the believers, in wine, not greedy of filthy lucre,
word, in conversation, in charity, in spir9 Holding the mystery of the faith in it, in faith, in purity. a pure conscience.
13 Till I come, give attendance to read10 And let these also first be proved ; | ing, to exhortation, to doctrine. then let them use the office of a deacon, 14 Neglect not the gifc that is in thee, being found blameless.
which was given thee by prophesy, with 11 Even so must their wives be grave, the laying on of the hands of the presnot slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. bytery.
12 Let the deacons be the husbands of 15 Meditate upon these things; gire one wite, ruling their children and their thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting own houses well.
may appear to all. 13 For they that have used the office 16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto of a deacon well, purchase to themselves thy doctrine ; continue in them : for in a good degree, and great boldness in the doing this thou shalt both save thyself, faith, which is in Christ Jesus.
and them that hear thee. 14 These thing write I unto thee,
CHAP, V. hoping to come unto thee shortiy : 1 Rules to be observed in reproving. 3 15 But if I tarry long, that thou may- Of widows. 17 Of elders.
as a father; and the younger men as church of the living God, the pillar and brethren; ground of the truth.
2 The elder women as mothers ; tho 16 And without controversy,great is the ll younger as sisters, with all purity.
thyself in the house of God, whichbikare REBUKE not an elder, but entreat kim