Book 52 – 1 Thessalonians
52:001:001 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the
Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus
Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and
the Lord Jesus Christ.
52:001:002 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of
you in our prayers;
52:001:003 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of
love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the
sight of God and our Father;
52:001:004 Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.
52:001:005 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in
power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye
know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
52:001:006 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having
received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy
52:001:007 So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and
52:001:008 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in
Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to
God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any
52:001:009 For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we
had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the
living and true God;
52:001:010 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the
dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
52:002:001 For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that
it was not in vain:
52:002:002 But even after that we had suffered before, and were
shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in
our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much
52:002:003 For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor
52:002:004 But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the
gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which
trieth our hearts.
52:002:005 For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know,
nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness:
52:002:006 Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others,
when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.
52:002:007 But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her
52:002:008 So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to
have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also
our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.
52:002:009 For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for
labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable
unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.
52:002:010 Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and
unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:
52:002:011 As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one
of you, as a father doth his children,
52:002:012 That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his
kingdom and glory.
52:002:013 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because,
when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye
received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the
word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that
52:002:014 For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God
which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered
like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the
52:002:015 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and
have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary
to all men:
52:002:016 Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be
saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon
them to the uttermost.
52:002:017 But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in
presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly to see
your face with great desire.
52:002:018 Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and
again; but Satan hindered us.
52:002:019 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not
even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his
52:002:020 For ye are our glory and joy.
52:003:001 Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good
to be left at Athens alone;
52:003:002 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our
fellowlabourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and
to comfort you concerning your faith:
52:003:003 That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for
yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.
52:003:004 For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we
should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye
52:003:005 For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know
your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you,
and our labour be in vain.
52:003:006 But now when Timotheus came from you unto us, and brought us
good tidings of your faith and charity, and that ye have good
remembrance of us always, desiring greatly to see us, as we
also to see you:
52:003:007 Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our
affliction and distress by your faith:
52:003:008 For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord.
52:003:009 For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all
the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God;
52:003:010 Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face,
and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?
52:003:011 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ,
direct our way unto you.
52:003:012 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one
toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:
52:003:013 To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness
before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus
Christ with all his saints.
52:004:001 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by
the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to
walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.
52:004:002 For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.
52:004:003 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye
should abstain from fornication:
52:004:004 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in
sanctification and honour;
52:004:005 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which
know not God:
52:004:006 That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter:
because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also
have forewarned you and testified.
52:004:007 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto
52:004:008 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who
hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.
52:004:009 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto
you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
52:004:010 And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all
Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more
52:004:011 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business,
and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
52:004:012 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and
that ye may have lack of nothing.
52:004:013 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning
them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others
which have no hope.
52:004:014 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them
also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
52:004:015 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we
which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall
not prevent them which are asleep.
52:004:016 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God:
and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
52:004:017 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together
with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so
shall we ever be with the Lord.
52:004:018 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
52:005:001 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need
that I write unto you.
52:005:002 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so
cometh as a thief in the night.
52:005:003 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden
destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with
child; and they shall not escape.
52:005:004 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should
overtake you as a thief.
52:005:005 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day:
we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
52:005:006 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and
52:005:007 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be
drunken are drunken in the night.
52:005:008 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the
breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of
52:005:009 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain
salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
52:005:010 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should
live together with him.
52:005:011 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another,
even as also ye do.
52:005:012 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among
you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
52:005:013 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake.
And be at peace among yourselves.
52:005:014 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly,
comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward
52:005:015 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever
follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all
52:005:016 Rejoice evermore.
52:005:017 Pray without ceasing.
52:005:018 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in
Christ Jesus concerning you.
52:005:019 Quench not the Spirit.
52:005:020 Despise not prophesyings.
52:005:021 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
52:005:022 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
52:005:023 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God
your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless
unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
52:005:024 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
52:005:025 Brethren, pray for us.
52:005:026 Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.
52:005:027 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all
the holy brethren.
52:005:028 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
Book 53 – 2 Thessalonian
53:001:001 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the
Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
53:001:002 Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord
53:001:003 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is
meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the
charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;
53:001:004 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for
your patience and faith in all your persecutions and
tribulations that ye endure:
53:001:005 Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God,
that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which
ye also suffer:
53:001:006 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense
tribulation to them that trouble you;
53:001:007 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus
shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
53:001:008 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God,
and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
53:001:009 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the
presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
53:001:010 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be
admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among
you was believed) in that day.
53:001:011 Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would
count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good
pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power:
53:001:012 That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in
you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the
Lord Jesus Christ.
53:002:001 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus
Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
53:002:002 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by
spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day
of Christ is at hand.
53:002:003 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not
come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of
sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
53:002:004 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called
God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the
temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
53:002:005 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you
53:002:006 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in
53:002:007 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now
letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
53:002:008 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall
consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with
the brightness of his coming:
53:002:009 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all
power and signs and lying wonders,
53:002:010 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that
perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that
they might be saved.
53:002:011 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that
they should believe a lie:
53:002:012 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but
had pleasure in unrighteousness.
53:002:013 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren
beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning
chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit
and belief of the truth:
53:002:014 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the
glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
53:002:015 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which
ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
53:002:016 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father,
which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation
and good hope through grace,
53:002:017 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and
53:003:001 Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may
have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:
53:003:002 And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men:
for all men have not faith.
53:003:003 But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you
53:003:004 And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both
do and will do the things which we command you.
53:003:005 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into
the patient waiting for Christ.
53:003:006 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus
Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that
walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he
received of us.
53:003:007 For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved
not ourselves disorderly among you;
53:003:008 Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought
with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be
chargeable to any of you:
53:003:009 Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an
ensample unto you to follow us.
53:003:010 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if
any would not work, neither should he eat.
53:003:011 For we hear that there are some which walk among you
disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.
53:003:012 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus
Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own
53:003:013 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.
53:003:014 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that
man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.
53:003:015 Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.
53:003:016 Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all
means. The Lord be with you all.
53:003:017 The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token
in every epistle: so I write.
53:003:018 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
Book 54 – Timothy
54:001:001 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our
Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;
54:001:002 Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and
peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
54:001:003 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into
Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no
54:001:004 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which
minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in
faith: so do.
54:001:005 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart,
and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
54:001:006 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain
54:001:007 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what
they say, nor whereof they affirm.
54:001:008 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
54:001:009 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man,
but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for
sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and
murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
54:001:010 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with
mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and
if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound
54:001:011 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was
committed to my trust.
54:001:012 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for
that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
54:001:013 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious:
but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
54:001:014 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith
and love which is in Christ Jesus.
54:001:015 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am
54:001:016 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first
Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern
to them which should hereafter believe on him to life
54:001:017 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise
God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
54:001:018 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the
prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them
mightest war a good warfare;
54:001:019 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put
away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
54:001:020 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto
Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.
54:002:001 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications,
prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all
54:002:002 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead
a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
54:002:003 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our
54:002:004 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the
knowledge of the truth.
54:002:005 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men,
the man Christ Jesus;
54:002:006 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due
54:002:007 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak
the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles
in faith and verity.
54:002:008 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy
hands, without wrath and doubting.
54:002:009 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest
apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided
hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
54:002:010 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good
54:002:011 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
54:002:012 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over
the man, but to be in silence.
54:002:013 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
54:002:014 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in
54:002:015 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they
continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
54:003:001 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop,
he desireth a good work.
54:003:002 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife,
vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt
54:003:003 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but
patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
54:003:004 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in
subjection with all gravity;
54:003:005 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he
take care of the church of God?)
54:003:006 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the
condemnation of the devil.
54:003:007 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without;
lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
54:003:008 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not
given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
54:003:009 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
54:003:010 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the
office of a deacon, being found blameless.
54:003:011 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober,
faithful in all things.
54:003:012 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their
children and their own houses well.
54:003:013 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase
to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith
which is in Christ Jesus.
54:003:014 These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee
54:003:015 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest
to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of
the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
54:003:016 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God
was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of
angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world,
received up into glory.
54:004:001 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;
54:004:002 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared
with a hot iron;
54:004:003 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats,
which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of
them which believe and know the truth.
54:004:004 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused,
if it be received with thanksgiving:
54:004:005 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
54:004:006 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou
shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the
words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast
54:004:007 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself
rather unto godliness.
54:004:008 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is
profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that
now is, and of that which is to come.
54:004:009 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.
54:004:010 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we
trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men,
specially of those that believe.
54:004:011 These things command and teach.
54:004:012 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.
54:004:013 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to
54:004:014 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by
prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
54:004:015 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that
thy profiting may appear to all.
54:004:016 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in
them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them
that hear thee.
54:005:001 Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the
younger men as brethren;
54:005:002 The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all
54:005:003 Honour widows that are widows indeed.
54:005:004 But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn
first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for
that is good and acceptable before God.
54:005:005 Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God,
and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.
54:005:006 But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.
54:005:007 And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless.
54:005:008 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of
his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an
54:005:009 Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore
years old, having been the wife of one man.
54:005:010 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up
children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the
saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have
diligently followed every good work.
54:005:011 But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax
wanton against Christ, they will marry;
54:005:012 Having damnation, because they have cast off their first
54:005:013 And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house
to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies,
speaking things which they ought not.
54:005:014 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children,
guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak
54:005:015 For some are already turned aside after Satan.
54:005:016 If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them
relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may
relieve them that are widows indeed.
54:005:017 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double
honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
54:005:018 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that
treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his
54:005:019 Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or
54:005:020 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
54:005:021 I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the
elect angels, that thou observe these things without
preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.
54:005:022 Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other
men's sins: keep thyself pure.
54:005:023 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's
sake and thine often infirmities.
54:005:024 Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment;
and some men they follow after.
54:005:025 Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand;
and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.
54:006:001 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own
masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his
doctrine be not blasphemed.
54:006:002 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise
them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service,
because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the
benefit. These things teach and exhort.
54:006:003 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome
words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the
doctrine which is according to godliness;
54:006:004 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and
strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil
54:006:005 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of
the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such
54:006:006 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
54:006:007 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we
can carry nothing out.
54:006:008 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
54:006:009 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare,
and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in
destruction and perdition.
54:006:010 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while
some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and
pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
54:006:011 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after
righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
54:006:012 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life,
whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good
profession before many witnesses.
54:006:013 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all
things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate
witnessed a good confession;
54:006:014 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable,
until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:
54:006:015 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only
Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
54:006:016 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man
can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom
be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
54:006:017 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not
highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living
God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
54:006:018 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to
distribute, willing to communicate;
54:006:019 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against
the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
54:006:020 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding
profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely
54:006:021 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace
be with thee. Amen.
Book 55 – 2 Timothy
55:001:001 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according
to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,
55:001:002 To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace,
from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
55:001:003 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure
conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in
my prayers night and day;
55:001:004 Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that
I may be filled with joy;
55:001:005 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in
thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy
mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
55:001:006 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift
of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
55:001:007 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power,
and of love, and of a sound mind.
55:001:008 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord,
nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the
afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
55:001:009 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not
according to our works, but according to his own purpose and
grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world
55:001:010 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus
Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and
immortality to light through the gospel:
55:001:011 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a
teacher of the Gentiles.
55:001:012 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I
am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am
persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed
unto him against that day.
55:001:013 Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of
me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
55:001:014 That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy
Ghost which dwelleth in us.
55:001:015 This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned
away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.
55:001:016 The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft
refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain:
55:001:017 But, when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently,
and found me.
55:001:018 The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in
that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at
Ephesus, thou knowest very well.
55:002:001 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in
55:002:002 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many
witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be
able to teach others also.
55:002:003 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus
55:002:004 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of
this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a
55:002:005 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned,
except he strive lawfully.
55:002:006 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the
55:002:007 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in
55:002:008 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised
from the dead according to my gospel:
55:002:009 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds;
but the word of God is not bound.
55:002:010 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they
may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with
55:002:011 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall
also live with him:
55:002:012 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he
also will deny us:
55:002:013 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny
55:002:014 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before
the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to
the subverting of the hearers.
55:002:015 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that
needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
55:002:016 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase
unto more ungodliness.
55:002:017 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus
55:002:018 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the
resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
55:002:019 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this
seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one
that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
55:002:020 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of
silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and
some to dishonour.
55:002:021 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a
vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use,
and prepared unto every good work.
55:002:022 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith,
charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure
55:002:023 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they
do gender strifes.
55:002:024 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle
unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
55:002:025 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God
peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of
55:002:026 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the
devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
55:003:001 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall
55:003:002 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous,
boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents,
55:003:003 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers,
incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
55:003:004 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than
lovers of God;
55:003:005 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof:
from such turn away.
55:003:006 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead
captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers
55:003:007 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the
55:003:008 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also
resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning
55:003:009 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be
manifest unto all men, as their's also was.
55:003:010 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life,
purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
55:003:011 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.
55:003:012 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer
55:003:013 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse,
deceiving, and being deceived.
55:003:014 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and
hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
55:003:015 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures,
which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith
which is in Christ Jesus.
55:003:016 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is
profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for
instruction in righteousness:
55:003:017 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto
all good works.
55:004:001 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ,
who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and
55:004:002 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove,
rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
55:004:003 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;
55:004:004 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall
be turned unto fables.
55:004:005 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work
of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
55:004:006 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure
is at hand.
55:004:007 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have
kept the faith:
55:004:008 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
55:004:009 Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me:
55:004:010 For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world,
and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus
55:004:011 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for
he is profitable to me for the ministry.
55:004:012 And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus.
55:004:013 The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest,
bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.
55:004:014 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward
him according to his works:
55:004:015 Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our
55:004:016 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook
me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.
55:004:017 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, 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.
55:004:018 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will
preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for
ever and ever. Amen.
55:004:019 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.
55:004:020 Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum
55:004:021 Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee,
and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.
55:004:022 The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you.
Book 56 – Titus
56:001:001 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ,
according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging
of the truth which is after godliness;
56:001:002 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised
before the world began;
56:001:003 But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching,
which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God
56:001:004 To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy,
and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our
56:001:005 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set
in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in
every city, as I had appointed thee:
56:001:006 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful
children not accused of riot or unruly.
56:001:007 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not
selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not
given to filthy lucre;
56:001:008 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just,
56:001:009 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he
may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince
56:001:010 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers,
specially they of the circumcision:
56:001:011 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses,
teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.
56:001:012 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The
Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
56:001:013 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they
may be sound in the faith;
56:001:014 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men,
that turn from the truth.
56:001:015 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are
defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind
and conscience is defiled.
56:001:016 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him,
being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work
56:002:001 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
56:002:002 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith,
in charity, in patience.
56:002:003 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh
holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers
of good things;
56:002:004 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their
husbands, to love their children,
56:002:005 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to
their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
56:002:006 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
56:002:007 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in
doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
56:002:008 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the
contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of
56:002:009 Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to
please them well in all things; not answering again;
56:002:010 Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may
adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
56:002:011 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to
56:002:012 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we
should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present
56:002:013 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of
the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
56:002:014 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all
iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous
of good works.
56:002:015 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority.
Let no man despise thee.
56:003:001 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers,
to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
56:003:002 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle,
shewing all meekness unto all men.
56:003:003 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient,
deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice
and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
56:003:004 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward
56:003:005 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but
according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of
regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
56:003:006 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our
56:003:007 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs
according to the hope of eternal life.
56:003:008 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.
56:003:009 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions,
and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and
56:003:010 A man that is an heretick after the first and second
56:003:011 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being
condemned of himself.
56:003:012 When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent
to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to
56:003:013 Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey
diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.
56:003:014 And let our's also learn to maintain good works for necessary
uses, that they be not unfruitful.
56:003:015 All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in
the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.