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vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and 4 some to honour, and some to dishonour.

21 If a man therefore ' purge 18 himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.

22 Flee 19 also youthful lusts : but "follow righteousness, faith, charity, 'peace, with them that w call on the Lord * out of a pure heart.

23 But y foolish and unlearned 20 questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.

24 And the servant of the Lord must not


18 cleanse. Pu.

19 Avoid. Ma, Cr. Bi.


17 or shell. Ham. less. Br.

9 Rom. ix. 21 : Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour ?

* Isa. lii. 11: Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing ; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD. JER. xv. 19: Therefore thus saith the Lord, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me : and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth : let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them.

s 2 Tim. iii. 17. See on Eph. ii. 10.

? Ps. cxix. 9: Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way ? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. Eccles. xi. 9, 10: Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth ; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes : but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment. Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity.

u 1°Tim. vi. 11 : Follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness,

See on MARK, ix. 50. w See on Acts, vii. 59.

x 1 Tim. iv. 12: Let no man despise thy youth ; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. See on 1 Tim. i. 5.

y Ver. 16. See on 1 Tim. i. 4.

and strengthened me; " 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.

I The second epistle unto Timotheus, ordained 9 fulfilled to the utmost. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. proved to the full. Br. ried on with confidence. Dod. assured. Pu. 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. 4 See on Acts, xviii. 2.

* 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.

See on Acts, xix, 22. + See on Acts, xx. 4. u Ver. 9. See on 1 Thes. v. 23.


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The second epistle unto Timotheus, ordained the first Bishop of the church of the Ephesians, was written from Rome, when Paul was brought before Nero 10 the second time.

10 Gr. Cesar Nero, or, the emperor Nero. A. V.




5 Having a form of godliness, but " denying the power thereof : °from such turn away.

6 For Pof this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

7 Ever learning, and never able 9 to come to the knowledge of the truth.

8 Now' as "Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth : 8 men of corrupt minds, reprobate 10 concerning the faith.

9 But they shall proceed no further : for 6 shine. Co. similitude. Ma. Cr. show. Gen. appearance Rh. ?insi. nuate themselves into houses. Dod. 8 simple. Gen. 9 But. Ham.' 10 of no judgment. A. V. "prevail. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. Gen. prosper. Rh. unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.

n See on 1 Tim. y. 8.

• 2 Thes. iii. 6: Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly. 1 TIM. vi. 5: Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness : from such withdraw thyself. 2 Tim. ii. 16, 23.

P 2 John, 10: If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed. See on Mat. xxiii. 14.

41 Tim. ii. 4: Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

EXOD. vii. 11: Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers : now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.

s 1 Tim. vi. 5: Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth.

* Rom. i. 28 : And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind. 2 Cor. xiii. 5 : Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith

1; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates ? Tit. i. 16: They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

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their folly shall be manifest unto all men, their's also was.

10 But thou hast fully known 12 my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith,13 longsuffering, charity, patience,

11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me Wat Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra ; what persecutions I endured: but sout of them all the Lord delivered me.

12 Yea, and all that will live godly 14 in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

13 But evil men and seducers 15 shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being “deceived.

14 But "continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them ;


12 thou hast been a diligent follower of. A. V. “ faithfully. Wi. impostors. Dod. Whit. We. Pu.

s fidelity. Dod.


u Exod. vii. 12: For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents : but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods. do. viii. 18: And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not: so there were lice upon man, and upon beast. do. ix. 11 : And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the Egyptians.

Phi. ii. 22 : But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the Gospel. 1 Tim. iv. 6: Nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.

w See on Acts, xiii. 45.
* See 2 Tim. iv. 7. See on Acts, vii. 10.

John, xvii. 14: The world hath hated them, because they are not of the world. 1 Cor. xv. 19 : If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. See on Acts, xiv. 22.

22 Pet. ii. 20 : The latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

* 2 Thes. ii. 11 : For this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. 1 Tim. iv. 1: Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils. 2 Tim. ii. 16.

6 2 Tim. ii. 2. See on 1 Tim. i. 10.

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