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15 And that from a child thou hast known the d holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 e All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and 16 is profitable for doctrine, 17 for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness :
17 That the 5 man of God may be perfect, b thoroughly furnished 18 i unto all good works.
CHAP. IV. 1 He exhorteth him to do his duty with all care and diligence, 6 cer.
tifieth him of the nearness of his death, 9 willeth him to come speed. ily unto him, and to bring Mark with him, and certain other things which he wrote for, 14 warneth him to beware of Alexander the smith, 16 informeth him what had befallen hin at his first answer. ing, 19 and soon after he concludeth.
I Charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall bjudge the quick
16 All Scripture is inspired by God. Ham. Wh. divinely inspired. Dod. 17 for teaching. Pů. 18 perfected. A. V.
written could the God het
c 2 CHR. xxxiv. 3: While he [Josiah] was yet young, he began to seek after the God of David his father. Pro. xxii. 6: Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Eccles. xii. 1 : Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth.
d See on LUKE, xvi. 29; and on Rom. iv. 23.
e 1 Pet. i. 11: Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them (the prophets] did signify. 2 Pet. i. 20, 21: No prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man : but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. Burinn
fSee on Rom. iv. 23.
b Ps. cxix. 98-100 : Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies : for they are ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers : for thy testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts. i 2 Tim. ii. 21. See on Eph. ii. 10.
CHAP. IV. . See on Rom.i, 9. • See on Acts, x. 42.
12 If we * suffer, we shall also reign with him : if we y deny him, he also will deny us :
13 If we z believe not, yet he a 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 e subverting of the hearers.
15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, & rightly dividing the word of truth.
16 But hshun 10 profane and vain babblings :11
8 be unfaithful. Bi. Dod. Ham. 9 distributing. Cr. handling. Br. Rh. 10 avoid. Rh. 11 vanities, or empty sounds. Ham.
about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
* See on Acts, xiv. 22.
y Luke, xii. 9 : But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. See on Mat. x. 33.
z See on Rom. iii. 3.
a 2 Cor. i. 20 : All the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
b2 Pet. i. 13 : Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance.
c See on Rom. i. 9.
e Acts, xv. 24 : Certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised. do. xx. 30 : Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Tit. iii. 11: Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.
fTit. ii. 7,8: In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works : in doctrine showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, sound speech, that cannot be condemned.
& Mat. xiii. 52: Then said he unto them, Therefore every Scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an housholder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old. LUKE, xii. 42: And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his houshold, to give them their portion of meat in due season ? : See on 1 Tim. i. 4.
6 For I am now ready to be offered,” and the time of my departure 3 is at hand.
7 I have u fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith :
8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a * crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me Y at that day : and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
9 Do thy diligence to * come shortly unto me :
10 For « Demas hath forsaken me, bhaving loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica ; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.
thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. See on Acts, xiv. 6. '
s Rom. xvi. 4: Who have for my life laid down their own necks. Phi. ii. 17 : Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacri. fice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
+ Pai. i. 23 : I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better. 2 Pet. i. 14: Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle. u See on 1 Cor. ix. 24, 25.
Acts, xx. 24: But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the Gospel of the grace of God.
w Pro. xxiii. 23 : Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding Rev. iii. 10: Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
* See on 1 Cor. ix. 25. y See on 2 Tim. i. 12.
2 2 Tim. i. 4: Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy.
a Cor. iv. 14: Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you. Phile. 24 : Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabourers." bi John, ii. 15 : Love not the world, neither the things
11 Only Luke is with me. Take e Mark, and bring him with thee : for he is profitable 4 to me for the ministry.
12 And 5 f Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus.
13 The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments. · 14 & Alexander the coppersmith did me inuch evil : the Lord h reward him according to his works:
15 Of whom be thou ware also ; for he hath greatly withstood our words.?
16 At my first answer 8 no man stood with me, but i all men forsook me : y God that it may not be laid to their charge.
17 "Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me,
that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
• 2 Tim. i. 15 : This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me.
a Cor. iv. 14: Luke, the beloved physician. Phile. 24 : The words undtr. ver. 10. • See on Acts, xv. 37.
See on Acts, XX. 4. 8 See on Acts, xix. 33.
h 2 Sam. iii. 39: The LORD shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness. Ps. xxviii. 4: Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours : give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert. Rev. xviii. 6: Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works.
MAT. xxvi. 56 : Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled. 1 Tim. i. 15 : The words under ver. 11.
k Acts, vii. 60: And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge.
MAT. X. 19: When they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak : for it shall be given you in that
and strengthened me; m that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear : and I was delivered "out of the mouth of the lion.
18 •And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom : P to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
19 Salute 9 Prisca and Aquila, and the "houshold of Onesiphorus. · 20 · Erastus abode at Corinth : but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick. | 21 "Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.
22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.
9 The second epistle unto Timotheus, ordained 9 fulfilled to the utmost. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. proved to the full. Br, carried on with confidence. Dod. assured. Pr. same hour what ye shall speak. Acts, xxiii. 11: And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul : for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome. do. xxvii. 23: For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve.
m See on Acts, ix. 15.
n Ps. xxii. 21 : Save me from the lion's mouth. 2 PET. ii. 9: The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.
Ps. cxxi. 7: The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
p See on Rom. xvi. 27.
"2 Tim. i. 16: The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus ; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain. s See on Acts, xix, 22.
See on Acts, xx. 4.