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Of bishops

and deacons.

be grave, not slanderers, sober, CHAPTER III.

faithful in all things. 1 How bishops, and deacons, and their wives, should be qualified; 14 and to what end Paul 12 Let the deacons be the wrote to Timothy of these things. 15 Of the husbands of one wife, ruling church, and the blessed truth therein taught and professed.

their children and their own HIS is a true saying, If a houses well.

man desire the office of a 13 For they that have used bishop, he desireth a good work. the office of a deacon well pur

2 A bishop then must be blame-chase to themselves a good less, the husband of one wife, degree, and great boldness in vigilant, sober, of good behav- the faith which is in Christ iour, given to hospitality, apt Jesus. to teach;

14 These things write I un3 Not given to wine, no strik-to thee, hoping to come unto er, not greedy of filthy lucre; thee shortly: but patient, not a brawler, not 15 But if I tarry long, that covetous;

thou mayest know how thou 4 One that ruleth well his oughtest to behave thyself in own house, having his children the house of God, which is the in subjection with all gravity; church of the living God, the

5 For if a man know not pillar and ground of the truth. how to rule his own house, 16 And without controversy how shall he take care of the great is the mystery of godli. church of God?

ness: God was manifest in the 6 Not a novice, lest being flesh, justified in the Spirit, lifted up with pride he fall seen of angels, preached unto into the condemnation of the the Gentiles, believed on in devil.

the world, received up into 7 Moreover he must have a glory. good report of them which are

CHAPTER IV. without; lest he fall into re

1 He foretelleth that in the latter times there proach and the snare of the shall be a departure from the faith. 6 And devil.

to the end that Timothy might not fail in

doing his duty, he furnisheth him with di 8 Likewise must the deacons vers precepts belonging thereto. be grave, not double-tongued, TOW the Spirit speaketh not given to much wine, not expressly, that in the latgreedy of filthy lucre;

ter times some shall depart 9 Holding the mystery of the from the faith, giving heed to faith in a pure conscience. seducing spirits, and doctrines

10 And let these also first be of devils; proved; then let them use the 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; office of a deacon, being found having their conscience seared blameless.

with a hot iron; 11 Even so must their wives 3 Forbidding to marry, and

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Godliness is profitable.


Concerning widows. commanding to abstain from 14 Neglect not the gift that meats, which God hath created is in thee, which was given to be received with thanksgiv- thee by prophecy, with the ing of them which believe and laying on of the hands of the know the truth.

presbytery. 4 For every creature of God 15 Meditate upon these things; is good, and nothing to be re- give thyself wholly to them; fused, if it be received with that thy profiting may appear thanksgiving:

to all. 5 For it is sanctified by the 16 Take heed unto thyself, word of God and prayer.

and unto the doctrine; con6 If thou put the brethren in tinue in them: for in doing remembrance of these things, this thou shalt both save thythou shalt be a good minister self, and them that hear thee. of Jesus Christ, nourished up

CHAPTER V. in the words of faith and of

1 Rules to be observed in reproving. 3 Of good doctrine, whereunto thou widows. 17 Of elders. 23 A precept for hast attained.

Timothy's health. 24 Some men's sins go

before unto judgment, and some men's do 7 But refuse profane and old follow after. '

DEBUKE not an elder, but self rather unto godliness.

entreat him as a father ; 8 For bodily exercise profit and the younger men as breeth little: but godliness is pro- | thren; fitable unto all things, having

2 The elder women as mopromise of the life that now is, thers; the younger as sisters, and of that which is to come. with all purity.

9 This is a faithful saying, 3 Honour widows that are and worthy of all acceptation. widows indeed.

10 For therefore we both la- 4 But if any widow have bour and suffer reproach, be children or nephews, let them cause we trust in the living | learn first to shew piety at God, who is the Saviour of all home, and to requite their раmen, specially of those that rents: for that is good and acbelieve.

ceptable before God. 11 These things command 5 Now she that is a widow and teach.

indeed, and desolate, trusteth 12 Let no man despise thy in God, and continueth in

supyouth ; but be thou an exam- plications and prayers night ple of the believers, in word, and day. in conversation, in charity, in 6 But she that liveth in pleaspirit, in faith, in purity. sure is dead while she liveth.

13 Till I come, give attend- 7 And these things give in ance to reading, to exhortation, charge, that they may be to doctrine.



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Elders are

to be honoured. 8 But if any provide not for well be counted worthy of his own, and specially for those double honour, especially they of his own house, he hath de- who labour in the word and nied the faith, and is worse doctrine. than an infidel.

18 For the Scripture saith, 9 Let not a widow be taken Thou shalt not muzzle the ox into the number under three that treadeth out the corn. score years old, having been And, The labourer is worthy the wife of one man,

of his reward.

10 Well reported of for good 19 Against an elder receive

works; if she have brought up not an accusation, but before children, if she have lodged two or three witnesses. strangers, if she have washed 20 Them that sin rebuke bethe saints' feet, if she have re- fore all, that others also may lieved the afflicted, if she have fear. diligently followed every good 21 I charge thee before God, work.

and the Lord Jesus Christ, and 11 But the younger widows the elect angels, that thou obrefuse: for when they have be- serve these things without pregun to wax wanton against ferring one before another, doChrist, they will marry ; ing nothing by partiality.

12 Having damnation, be- 22 Lay hands suddenly on no cause they have cast off their man, neither be partaker of othfirst faith.

er men's sins: keepthyself pure. 13 And withal they learn to 23 Drink no longer water,

but be idle, wandering about from use a little wine for thy stohouse to house; and not only mach's sake and thine often idle, but tattlers also and busy- infirmities. bodies, speaking things which 24 Some men's sins are open they ought not.

beforehand, going before to 14 I will therefore that the judgment; and some men they younger women marry, bear follow after. children, guide the house, give 25 Likewise also the good none occasion to the adversary works of some are manifest to speak reproachfully. beforehand; and they that are

15 For some are already turn- otherwise cannot be hid. ed aside after Satan, 16 If any man or woman that

CHAPTER VI. believeth have widows, let 1 0f the duty of servants. 6 Godliness is great

gain, 10 and love of money the root of all evil. them relieve them, and let not 11 What Timothy is to flee, and what to folthe church be charged; that

low, 17 and whereof to admonish the rich. 20

To keep the purity of true doctrine, and to it may relieve them that are aroid profane janglinga. widows indeed.

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Evil of covetousness. CHAPTER VI. A charge to the rich. their own masters worthy of some coveted after, they have all honour, that the name of erred from the faith, and pierced God and his doctrine be not themselves through with many blasphemed.

2 And they that have believ. 11 But thou, O man of God, ing masters, let them not de- flee these things; and follow spise them, because they are after righteousness, godliness, brethren; but rather do them faith, love, patience, meekness. service, because they are faith- 12 Fight the good fight of ful and beloved, partakers of faith, lay hold on eternal life, the benefit. These things teach whereunto thou art also call. and exhort.

ed, and hast professed a good 3 If any man teach otherwise, profession before many witand consent not to wholesome nesses. words, even the words of our 13 I give thee charge in the Lord Jesus Christ, and to the sight of God, who quickeneth doctrine which is according to all things, and before Christ godliness;

Jesus, who before Pontius Pi.
4 He is proud, knowing no- late witnessed a good confess-
thing, but doting about ques-ion;
tions and strifes of words, 14 That thou keep this com-
whereof cometh envy, strife, mandment without spot, unre.
railings, evil surmisings, bukeable, until the appearing

5 Perverse disputings of men of our Lord Jesus Christ:
of corrupt minds, and destitute 1 15 Which in his times he shall
of the truth, supposing that shew, who is the blessed and
gain is godliness : from such only Potentate, the King of
withdraw thyself.

kings, and Lord of lords ;
6 But godliness with content- 16 Who only hath immortal.
ment is great gain.

ity, dwelling in the light which 7 For we brought nothing in- no man can approach unto ; to this world, and it is certain whom no man hath seen, nor we can carry nothing out. can see: to whom be honour

8 And having food and rai- and power everlasting. Amen. ment let us be therewith con. 17 Charge them that are rich tent.

in this world, that they be not 9 But they that will be rich highminded, nor trust in uncerfall into temptation and a tain riches, but in the living snare, and into many foolish God, who giveth us richly all and hurtful lusts, which drown things to enjoy ; men in destruction and perdi- 18 That they do good, that tion.

they be rich in good works, 10 For the love of money is ready to distribute, willing to the root of allevil: which while communicate;

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Timothy is urged

to steadfastness, 19 Laying up in store for babblings, and oppositions of themselves a good foundation science falsely so called : against the time to come, that 21 Which some professing they may lay hold on eternal have erred concerning the faith. life.

Grace be with thee. Amen. 20 0 Timothy, keep that

The first to Timothy was writtea which is committed to thy from Laodicea, which is the chief trust, avoiding profane and vain est city of Phrygia Pacatiana.





6 Wherefore I put thee in re-
1 Paul's love to Timothy, and the unfeigned membrance, that thou stir up
faith which was in Timothy himself, his mo-
ther, and grandmother. 6 He is exhorted to the gift of God, which is in thee

up the gift of God which was in him, by the putting on of my hands.
to be steadfast, and patient in persecution, 13
and to persist in the form and truth of that 7 For God hath not given us
doctrine which he had learned of him. 15 the spirit of fear; but of power,
Phygellus and Hermogenes, and such like, are
noted, and Onesiphorus is highly commended. and of love, and of a sound mind.
AULan apostle of

8 Benot thou therefore asham-
Christ by the will of God, ed of the testimony of our Lord,
according to the promise of life nor of me his prisoner : but be
which is in Christ Jesus, thou partaker of the afflictions

2 To Timothy, my dearly be of the gospel according to the
loved son: Grace, mercy, and power of God;
peace, from God the Father 9 Who hath saved us, and
and Christ Jesus our Lord. called us with a holy calling,

3 I thank God, whom I serve not according to our works, but
from my forefathers with pure according to his own purpose
conscience, that without ceas- and


which was given us ing I have remembrance of thee in Christ Jesus before the world in my prayers night and day; began;

4 Greatly desiring to see thee, 10 But is now made manifest
being mingful of thy tears, that by the appearing of our Saviour
I may be filled with joy; Jesus Christ, who hath abo-

5 When I call to remembrance lished death, and hath brought
the unfeigned faith that is in life and immortality to light
thee, which dwelt first in thy through the gospel :
grandmother Lois, and thy mo- 11 Whereunto I am appoint-
ther Eunice; and I am persuad- ed a preacher, and an apostle,
ed that in thee also.

and a teacher of the Gentiles.


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