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Lord Jesus shall be revealed 1 Paul certifieth them of the good opinion which

from heaven with his mighty he had of their faith, love, and patience : 5 angels, and therewithal useth divers reasons for the comforting of them in persecution, whereof

8 In flaming fire taking ven. the chiefest is taken from the righteous judg

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the gospel of our Lord Jesus

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of the Thessalonians in God
our Father and the Lord Jesus

9 Who shall be punished with Christ:

everlasting destruction from 2 Grace unto you, and peace,

the presence of the Lord, and from God our Father and the

from the glory of his power; Lord Jesus Christ.

10 When he shall come to be 3 We are bound to thank God glorified in his saints, and to

be admired in all them that always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith

believe (because our testimony

in groweth exceedingly, and the among you was believed)

that day. charity of every one of you

11 Wherefore also we pray all toward each other abound

always for you, that our God 4 So that we ourselves glory

would count you worthy of in you in the churches of God, this calling, and fulfil all the for your patience and faith in good pleasure of his goodness,

and the work of faith with all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:

power: 5 Which is a manifest token

12 That the name of our of the righteous judgment of Lord Jesus Christ may be God, that ye may be counted glorified in you, and ye in worthy of the kingdom of God, him, according to the grace of for which ye also suffer:

our God and the Lord Jesus 6 Seeing it is a righteous thing

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CHAPTER II. bulation to them that trouble 1 He beseccheth them to continue steadfast in

the truth received; 3 sheweth that there shall you;

be a departure from the faith, 8 and a dis7 And to you who are trou- covery of antichrist, before the day of the bled rest with us, when the

Lord come. 15 And thereupon repeateth his former exhortation, and prayeth for them

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II. THESSALONIANS,

described. Tow we beseech you, bre- | ness of unrighteousness in them

thren, by the coming of that perish; because they reour Lord Jesus Christ, and by ceived not the love of the truth, our gathering together unto that they might be saved. him,

11 And for this cause God 2 That ye be not soon shaken shall send them strong deluin mind, or be troubled, neither sion, that they should believe by spirit, nor by word, nor by a lie: letter as from us, as that the 12 That they all might be day of Christ is at hand. damned who believed not the

3 Let no man deceive you by truth, but had pleasure in unany means: for that day shall righteousness. not come, except there come 13 But we are bound to give a falling away first, and that thanks always to God for you, man of sin be revealed, the son brethren beloved of the Lord, of perdition;

because God hath from the 4 Who opposeth and exalteth beginning chosen you to sal. himself above all that is called vation through sanctification God, or that is worshipped; so of the Spirit and belief of the that he as God sitteth in the truth : temple of God, shewing him- 14 Whereunto he called you self that he is God.

by our gospel, to the obtaining 5 Remember ye not, that, of the glory of our Lord Jesus when I was yet with you, I Christ. told you these things?

15 Therefore, brethren, stand 6 And now ye know what fast, and hold the traditions with holdeth that he might be which ye have been taught, revealed in his time.

whether by word, or our epis7 For the mystery of ini. | tle. quity doth already work: only 16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ he who now letteth will let, himself, and God, even our Fauntil he be taken out of the ther, which hath loved us, and way.

hath given us everlasting con8 And then shall that Wick-solation and good hope through ed be revealed, whom the Lord grace, shall consume with the spirit 17 Comfort your hearts, and of his mouth, and shall destroy stablish you in every good word with the brightness of his com- and work. ing: 9 Even him, whose coming

CHAPTER III. is after the working of Satan 1 He desireth their prayers for himself, 3 team with all power and signs and

tifieth what confidence he hath in then, 5

maketh request to God in their behalf, 6 gio lying wonders,

eth them divers precepts, especially to shun 10 And with all deceivable

idleness and ill company, 16 and last of all

concludeth with prayer and salutation

Idleness

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with you, this we commanded 2 And that we may be de- you, that if any would not livered from unreasonable and work, neither should he eat. wicked men: for all men have 11 For we hear that there are not faith.

some which walk among you 3 But the Lord is faithful, disorderly, working not at all, who shall stablish you, and but are busy bodies. keep you from evil.

12 Now them that are such 4 And we have confidence we command and exhort by our in the Lord touching you, that Lord Jesus Christ, that with ye both do and will do the quietness they work, and eat things which we command their own bread. you.

13 But ye, brethren, be not 5 And the Lord direct your weary in well doing. hearts into the love of God, 14 And if any man obey not and into the patient waiting our word by this epistle, note for Christ.

that man, and have no com6 Now we command you, bre- pany with him, that he may thren, in the name of our Lord be ashamed. Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw 15 Yet count him not as an yourselves from every brother enemy, but admonish him as a that walketh disorderly, and brother. not after the tradition which 16 Now the Lord of peace he received of us.

himself give you peace always 7 For yourselves know how by all means. The Lord be ye ought to follow us: for we with you all. behaved not ourselves disor- 17 The salutation of Paul derly among you;

with mine own hand, which is 8 Neither did we eat any the token in every epistle : so man's bread for nought; but I write. wrought with labour and tra- 18 The grace of our Lord vail night and day, that we Jesus Christ be with you all. might not be chargeable to Amen. any of you :

The second epistle to the Thessa9 Not because we have not

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THE FIRST EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE

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is good, if a man use it law. 1 Timothy is put in mind of the charge which fully; was given unto him by Paul at his going to Macedonia. 5.0f the right use and end of is not made for a righteous man,

9 Knowing this, that the law the law. 11 Of Paul's calling to be an apostle; 20 and of Hymeneus and Alexander. but for the lawless and disobe AUL, an apostle of Jesus dient, for the ungodly and for

Christ by the command sinners, for unholy and profane, ment of God our Saviour, and for murderers of fathers and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our murderers of mothers, for manhope;

slayers, 2 Unto Timothy, my own son 10 For whoremongers, for in the faith: Grace, mercy, and them that defile themselves peace, from God our Father with mankind, for menstealers, and Jesus Christ our Lord. for liars, for perjured persons,

3 As I besought thee to abide and if there be any other thing still at Ephesus, when I went in that is contrary to sound docto Macedonia, that thou might- trine; est charge some that they teach 11 According to the glorious no other doctrine,

gospel of the blessed God, which 4 Neither give heed to fables was committed to my trust. and endless genealogies, which 12 And I thank Christ Jesus minister questions, rather than our Lord, who hath enabled godly edifying which is in me, for that he counted me faith : so do.

faithful, putting me into the 5 Now the end of the com- ministry; mandment is charity out of a 13 Who was before a blasphe pure heart, and of a good con- mer, and a persecutor, and inscience, and of faith unfeigned: jurious: but I obtained mercy,

6 From which some having because I did it ignorantly in swerved have turned aside unto unbelief. vain jangling;

14 And the grace of our Lord 7 Desiring to be teachers of was exceeding abundant with the law; understanding neither faith and love which is ir what they say, nor whereof Christ Jesus. they affirm.

15 This is a faithful saying, 8 But we know that the law and worthy of all acceptation,

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for all men.
that Christ Jesus came into | able in the sight of God our
the world to save sinners; of Saviour;
whom I am chief.

4 Who will have all men to 16 How beit for this cause I be saved, and to come unto the obtained mercy, that in me knowledge of the truth. first Jesus Christ might shew 5 For there is one God, and forth all longsuffering, for a one mediator between God and pattern to them which should men, the man Christ Jesus; hereafter believe on him to life 6 everlasting.

for all, to be testified in due time. 17 Now unto the King eter- 7 Whereunto I am ordained nal, immortal, invisible, the a preacher, and an apostle, (I only wise God, be honour and speak the truth in Christ, and glory for ever and ever. Amen. | lie not,) a teacher of the Gen18 This charge I commit unto tiles in faith and verity. thee, son Timothy, according 8 I will therefore that men to the prophecies which went pray every where, lifting up before on thee, that thou by holy hands, without wrath and them mightest war a good war- doubting.

9 In like manner also, that 19 Holding faith, and a good women adorn themselves in conscience; which some having modest apparel, with shameput away concerning faith have facedness and sobriety ; not made shipwreck:

with braided hair, or gold, or 20 Of whom is Hymeneus pearls, or costly array; and Alexander; whom I have 10 But, which becometh wodelivered unto Satan, that they men professing godliness, with may learn not to blaspheme.

good works.

11 Let the woman learn in CHAPTER II.

silence with all subjection. 1 That it is meet to pray and give thanks for

12 But I suffer not a woman all men, and the reason why. 9 How women to teach, nor to usurp authority should be attired. 12 They are not permitted to teach, nor to usurp authority over men,

over the man, but to be in si. and the reasons thereof.

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prayers, intercessions, and giv- 14 And Adam was not deing of thanks, be made for all ceived, but the woman being men;

deceived was in the transgres2 For kings, and for all that sion. are in authority; that we may 15 Notwithstanding she shall lead a quiet and peaceable life be saved in child bearing, if they in all godliness and honesty. continue in faith and charity 3 For this is good and accept- / and holiness with sobriety.

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