Imatges de pÓgina

10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long-suffering, charity, patience.

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

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

13 But evil men and seducers 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;

1.5 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scrip. tures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation, through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness :

17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

CHAP. IV. i Paul exhorteth Timothy. 9 He willeth him to come to

him, and to bring Mark, and other things which he

wrote for. I Charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus

Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; :

2 Preach the word ; be instant in season, out of season ; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine.

3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine ; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.

7 I have

7 I have 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 at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing

The Epistle of PAUL to TITUS.

CHAP. II. 1 Directions given to Tilus, both for his doctrine and life.

9 Of the duty of servants. SPEAK thou the things which become sound doctrine:

2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.

3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.

7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works : in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

8 Sound speech that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

. 9 Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things ; not answering again.;

10 Nat purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.

11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 19 Teaching us that denying umgodliness and worldly lusts,


we shonld live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world;

13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

15 These things speak and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

CHAP. III. 1 Titus directed what to teach, 10 to reject obstinate here

ticks. 12 The conclusion. put them in mind to be subject to principalities and

powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,

2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentl shewing all meekness unto all men.

3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared.

5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his inercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;

7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, That they which have believed in God, might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

9 But avoid foolish questions and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofits able and vain.

10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition, reject;

11 know11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinnetki, being condemned of himself.

12 When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis : for I have determined there to winter.

13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.

14 And let our’s also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.

15 All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen. It was written to Titus ordained the first bishop of the

church of the Cretians, froin Nicopolis of Macedonia.

The Epistle of PAUL the Apostle to the


CHAP. I. i Christ in these last times coming to us from the Father, 4 is

preferred before angels both in person and office. GOD, who at sundry times, and in divers manners, spake

in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds ;

3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the majesty on high ;

4 Being made so much better than the angels, as be hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

6 And agaiu, when he bringeth in the first-begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship bim,

7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.

8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity ; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

10 And, Thou, Lord, in the begivning hast laid the foundation of the earth ; and the heavens are the works of thine hands.

11 They shall perish; but thou remainest: and they all shall wax old as doth a garment ;

12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.

IS But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand until I make thine enemies thy footstool ?

14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation ?

CHAP. II. 1 We ought to be obedient unto Christ Jesus, 5 because he

vouchsafed to take our nature upon him, 14 as it was

necessary THEREFORE we ought to give the more earnest heed

to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.

2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;

3 How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord; and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

4 God also bearing them witness both with signs and wonders, and with divers iniracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?

5 For unto the angels hath lie not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. LI

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