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How a minister ought Chap. i.
to be qualified. them also that love his appearing.sme; that by me the preaching
9 Do thy diligence to come might be fully known, and that shortly unto me:
all the Gentiles might hear : and 10 For Demas hath forsaken I was delivered out of the mouth me, having loved this present of the lion. world, and has departed unto 18 And the Lord shall deliver Thessalonica, Crescens to Gala- me from every evil work, and tia, Titus unto Dalmatia. will preserve me unto his heaven
11 Only Luke is with me. iy kingdom: to whom be glory Take Mark and bring him with for ever and ever. Amen. thee: for he is profitable to me 19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, for the ministry.
and the household of Onesi12 And Tychicus have I sent phorus. to Ephesus.
20 Erastus abode at Corinth : 13 The cloak that I left at but Trophimus have I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou Miletum, sick. comest, bring with ibee, and the 21 Do thy diligence to come books, but especially the parch-before winter. Eubulus greetments.
leth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, 14 Alexander the coppersmith and Claudia, and all the brethren. did me much evil; the Lord re- 22 The Lord Jesus Christ be ward him according to his works with thy spirit. Grace be with
15 Of whom be thou ware also; you. Amen. for he hath greatly withstood our words.
The second epistle unto 16 At my first answer no man Timotheus, ordained the stood with me, but all men for- first bishop of the church of sook me: I pray God that it may the Ephesians, was written not be laid to their charge.
from Rome, when Paul was 17 Notwithstanding, the Lord brought before Nero the stood with me, and strengthened) second time.
T THE EPISTLE OF PAUL TO TITUS.
4 To Titus, mine own son after How a minister should be qualified. the common faith; Grace, mercy,
AUL, a servant of God, and and peace, from God the Father,
an apostle of Jesus Christ, and the Lord Jesus Christ, our according to the faith of God's Saviour. elect, and the acknowledging 5 For this cause left I thee in of the truth, which is after god-Crete, that thou shouldest set in liness :
order the things that are wanting, 2 In hope of eternal life, which and ordain elders in every city, God, that cannot lie, promised as I had appointed thee. before the world began;
6 If any be blameless, the hus3 But hath in due times mani- band of one wife, having faithful fested his word through preach-children, not accused of riot, or ing, which is committed unto unruly : me, according to the command- 7 For a bishop must be blame. ment of God our Saviour; Jless, as the steward of God; not Of the duty
of servants. self-willed, not soon angry, not cusers, not given to much wine, given to wine, no striker, not teachers of good things; given to filthy lucre;
4 That they may teach the 8 But a lover of hospitality, a young women to be sober, to love lover of good men, sober, just, their husbands, to love their chilholy, temperate;
dren, 9 Holding fast the faithful word, 5 To be discreet, chaste, keepas he hath been taught, that heers at home, good, obedient to may be able, by sound doctrine, their own husbands, that the word both to exhort and to convince of God be not blasphemed. the gainsayers.
6 Young men likewise exhort 10 For there are many unruly to be sober-minded. and vain talkers, and deceivers, 7 In all things shewing thyself specially they of the circumcision: a pattern of good works; in doc
11 Whose mouths must be stop-trine shewing uncorruptness, graped; who subvert whole houses, vity, sincerity, teaching things which they ought 8 Sound speech that cannot be not, for filthy lucre's sake. condemned; that he that is of 12 One of themselves, even a the contrary part
may be ashamed, prophet of their own, said, The having no evil thing to say of you. Cretians are always liars, evil 9 Exhort servants to be obebeasts, slow bellies.
dient unto their own masters, 13 This witness is true: where- and to please them well in all fore rebuke them sharply, that things; not answering again : they may be sound in the faith; 10 Not purloining, but shew
14 Not giving heed to Jewishing all good fidelity; that they fables, and commandments of may adorn the doctrine of God men that turn from the truth. our Saviour in all things.
15 Unto the pure all things are 11 For the grace of God, that pure; but unto them that are de- bringeth salvation, hath appearfiled and unbelieving, is nothing ed to all men, pure; but even their mind and 12 Teaching us, that, denying conscience is defiled.
ungodliness and wordly lusts, we 16 They profess that they should live soberly, righteously, know God; but in works they and godly in this present world; deny him; being abominable and 13 Looking for that blessed disobedient, and unto every good hope, and the glorious appearing work reprobate.
of the great God, and our SaviCHAP. II.
our Jesus Christ : Concerning life and doctrine. 14. Who gave himself for us, UT speak thou the things that he might redeem us from all
which become sound doc- iniquity, and purify unto himself trine :
a peculiar people, zealous of good 2 That the aged men be sober, works. grave, temperate, sound in faith, 15 These things speak, and in charity, in patience.
exhort, and rebuke with all au3 The aged women likewise, thority. Let no man despise thee. that they be in behaviour as be
CHAP. III. cometh holiness; not false ac- Titus directed what to teach.
Titus directed what to teach. Chap. iii, i. Of faith and love. UT them in mind to be sub. These things are good and profit
ject to principalities and able unto men. powers, to obey magistrates, to 9 But avoid foolish questions, be ready to every good work, and genealogies, and contentions,
2 To speak evil of no man, to and strivings about the law; for be no brawlers, but gentle, shew-they are unprofitable and vain. ing all meekness unto all men.
10 A man that is an heretick, 3 For we ourselves also were after the first and second admosometimes foolish, disobedient, nition, reject; deceived, serving divers lusts and 11 Knowing that he that is pleasures, living in malice and such, is subverted, and sinneth, envy, hateful, and hating one an- being condemned of himself. other.
12 When I shall send Artemas 4 But after that the kindness unto thee, or Tychicus, be diliand love of God our Saviour to-gent to come unto me to Nicoward man appeared,
polis: for I have determined there 5 Not by works of righteous- to winter. ness, which we have done, but 13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and according to his mercy he saved Apollos on their journey diligentus, by the washing of regenera-ly, that nothing be wanting unto tion, and renewing of the Holy them. Ghost;
14 And let ours also learn to 6 Which he shed on us abun-maintain good works for necesdantly, through Jesus Christ our sary uses, that they be not un. Saviour;
fruitful. 7 That being justified by his 15 All that are with me salute grace, we should be made heirs thee. Greet them that love us in according to the hope of eternal the faith. Grace be with you all. life.
Amen. 8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm It was written to Titus, orconstantly, that they which have dained the first bishop of the believed in God, might be care- church of the Cretians, from ful to maintain good works. Nicopolis of Macedonia. 1 THE EPISTLE OF PAUL, THE APOSTLE, TO
4 I thank my God, making Of Philemon's
faith and love. mention of thee always in my AUL, a prisoner of Jesus prayers,
5 Hearing ther, unto Philemon our dearly which thou hast toward the Lord beloved and fellow.labourer, Jesus, and toward all saints ;
2 And to our beloved Apphia, 6 That the communication of and Archippus our fellow-soldier, thy faith may become effectual, and to the church in thy house : by the acknowledging of every
3 Grace to you, and peace, good thing, which is in you in from God our Father, and the Christ Jesus. Lord Jesus Christ.
7 For we have great joy and
Hebrews. above the angels. consolation in thy love, because the flesh, and in the Lord ? the bowels of the saints are re- 17 If thou count me, therefore, freshed by thee, brother. a partner, receive him as myself.
8 Wherefore, though I might 18 If he hath wronged thee, or be much bold in Christ, to enjoinoweth thee aught, put that on thee that which is convenient, mine account ;
9 Yet, for love's sake, I rather 19 I Paul have written it with beseech thee, being such an one mine own hand, I will repay it ; as Paul the aged, and now also a albeit I do not say to thee, how prisoner of Jesus Christ. thou owest unto me even thine
10 I beseech thee for my sonlownself besides. Onesimus, whom I have begot. 20 Yea, brother, let me have ten in my bonds :
ljoy of thee in the Lord : refresh 11 Which in time past was to my bowels in the Lord. thee unprofitable, but now pro- 21 Having confidence in thy fitable to thee and to me; obedience, I wrote unto thee,
12 Whom I have sent again : knowing that thou wilt also do thou therefore receive him that more than I say. is mine own bowels;
22 But withal prepare me also 13 Whom I would have re-a lodging : for I trust that through tained with me, that in thy stead your prayers, I shall be given un. he might have ministered unto to you. me in the bonds of the gospel : 23 There salute thee Epaph
14 But without thy mind would ras, my fellow-prisoner in Christ I do nothing; that thy benefit Jesus ; should not be as it were of ne. 24 Marcus, Aristarchus, Decesity, but willingly.
mas, Lucas, my fellow-labour15 For perhaps he thereforeers. departed for a season, that thou 25 The grace of our Lord shouldest receive him for ever; Jesus Christ be with your spirit.
16 Not now as a servant, but Amen. above a servant, a brother belov. T Written from Rome to Phied, specially to me; but how lemon, by Onesimus, a sermuch more unto thee, both in vant. T THE EPISTLE OF PAUL, THE APOSTLE, TO
THE HEBREWS. CHAP. I. of his glory, and the express imChrist far above the angels. age of his person, and upholding G OD, who at sundry times, all things by the word of his pow
and in divers manners, ser, when he had by himself purgspake in time past unto the fa-led our sins, sat down on the right thers, by the prophets, hand of the majesty on high ;
2 Hath in these last days spo- 4 Being made so much better ken unto us by his Son, whom than the angels, as he hath by inhe hath appointed heir of all heritance obtained a more excelthings, by whom also he made lent name than they. the worlds ;
5 For unto which of the angels 3 Who being the brightness said he at any time, Thou art my
to Christ. Son, this day havelbegotten thee? 3 How shall we escape, if we And again, I will be to him a Fa- neglect so great salvation; which ther, and he shall be to me a Son at the first began to be spoken by
6 And again, when he bringeth the Lord, and was confirmed in the first-begotten into the unto us by them that heard him : world, he saith, And let all the 4 God also bearing them wit. angels of God worship him. ness, both with signs and wort
7 And of the angels he saith, ders, and with divers miracles, Who maketh his angels spirits, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, acand his ministers a Hame of fire. cording to his own will ?
8 But unto the Son he saith, 5 For unto the angels hath he Thy throne, O God, is for ever not put in subjection the world and ever; a sceptre of righteous-to come, whereof we speak. ness is the sceptre ofthy kingdom: 6 But one in a certain place
9 Thou hast loved righteous-testified, saying, What is man, ness, and hated iniquity; there- that thou art mindful of him? fore God, even thy God, hath or the son of man, that thou visitanointed thee with the oil of glad-Jest him? ness above thy fellows.
7 Thou maclest him a little 10 And, Thou, Lord, in the lower than the angels; thou beginning haft laid the founda- crownedst him with glory and tion of the earth; and the heavens honour, and didst set him over are the works of thine hands : the works of thy hands :
11 They shall perish, but thou 8 Thou hast put all things in remainest; and they all shall wax subjection under his feet. For in old, as doth a garment ; that he put all in subjection under
12 And as a vesture shalt thou him, he left nothing that is not fold them up, and they shall be put under him. But now we changed: but thou art the same, see not yet all things put under and thy years shall not fail.
him: 13 But to which of the angels 9 But we see Jesus, who was said he at any time, Sit on my made a little lowerthan the angels, right hand, until I make thine for the suffering of death, crownenemies thy footstool ?
ed with glory and honour; that 14 Are they not all ministering he, by the grace of God, should spirits, sent forth to minister for taste death for every man. them who shall be heirs of sal- 10 For it became him, for vation ?
whom areall things, and by whom CHAP. II.
are all things, in bringing many Obedience due to Christ. sons unto glory, to make the capTHI
HEREFORE we ought to tain of their salvation perfect
give the more earnest heed through sufferings. to the things which we have heard, 11 For both he that sanctifieth, lest at any time we should let and they who are sanctified, are them slip.
all of one : for which cause he is 2 For if the word spoken by not ashamed to call them bre. angels was stedfast, and everythren; transgression and disobedience 12 Saying, I will declare thy received a just recompence of name unto my brethren ; in the reward ;