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"For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it be received with thanksgiving : "for it is sanctified through the word of God and prayer.

If thou put the brethren in mind of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished in the

words of the faith, and of the good doctrine which thou ( hast followed until now : "but refuse profane and old

wives' fables. And exercise thyself unto godliness: 8 "for bodily exercise is profitable for a little; but godli

ness is profitable for all things, having promise of the (9) life which now is, and of that which is to come. "Faith(10 ful is the saying, and worthy of all acceptation. "For

to this end we labour and strive, because we have our

hope set on the living God, who is the Saviour of all i men, specially of them that believe. "These things com(12 mand and teach.

"Let no man despise thy youth ; but be thou an ensample to them that believe, in word, 13 in manner of life, in love, in faith, in purity.

"Till I come, give heed to reading, to exhortation, to teaching. 14 "Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given

thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of (15 the presbytery. "Be diligent in these things; give thy

self wholly to them ; that thy progress may be manifest 16) unto all. "Take heed to thyself, and to thy teaching.

Continue in these things; for in doing this thou shalt

save both thyself and them that hear thee. 5(1 Rebuke not an elder, but exhort him as a father; the 2 younger men as brethren: "the elder women as mothers; the

younger as sisters, in all purity. "Honour widows (4 that are widows indeed.

"But if any widow hath children or grandchildren, let them learn first to shew piety towards their own family, and to requite their parents :

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A. V.-4 refused ; 5 by ; 6 remembrance..(up)..whereunto..attained ; 7 (rather): 8 profiteth..unto..that; 9 This..(a); 10 therefore .. (both). . | suffer reproach 1.. trust in.. those ; 12 example of the believers .. conversation..charity, [in spirit] ; 13 attendance .. doctrine : 15 Meditate upon. . profiting..appear [to] ; 16 unto..unto the doctrine.. them. - Ch. v. I intreat..(and); 2 with ; 4 have.. nephews..at home.

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for this is acceptable in the sight of God. "Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, hath her hope set on God,

and continueth in supplications and prayers night and 6 day. "But she that giveth herself to pleasure is dead 7 while she liveth.

"These things also command, that they (8 may be without reproach. "But if any provideth not for

his own, and specially his own household, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever. "Let none be

enrolled as a widow under threescore years old, having 10 been the wife of one man, "well reported of for good works;

if she hath brought up children, if she hath used hospitality to strangers, if she hath washed the saints' feet, if she

hath relieved the afflicted, if she hath diligently followed (11 every good work. "But younger widows refuse: for when

they have waxed wanton against Christ, they desire to 12 marry ; "having condemnation, because they have rejected 13 their first faith. "And withal they learn also to be idle,

going about from house to house; and not only idle, but

tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they 14 ought not. "I desire therefore that the younger lwidows

marry, bear childrerf, rule the household, give none oc15) casion to the adversary for reviling : "for already some (16 are turned aside after Satan. "If any woman that be

lieveth hath widows, let her relieve them, and let not the church be burdened ; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.

Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially those who labour in the word and 18 in teaching "For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not

muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his hire. "Against an elder receive

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1 Or, women

A. V.-that.. [good and]..before ; 5 trusteth in ; liveth in ; 7 And..give in charge ..blameless ; 8 provide. .(for)[those of]..house.. infidel : 9 not.. taken into the number; 10 have. . have lodged..have.. have. . have ; 11 (the)..(begun to) wax.. will ; 12 damnation..cast off; 13 wandering ; 14 will..I women ..guide.. house.. to speak reproachfully; 16 [man or]..have.. them..charged ; 17 they..doctrine ; 18 that.. reward.

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not an accusation, except at the mouth of two or three wit20 nesses. "Them that sin reprove in the sight of all, that (21) the rest also may be in fear. "I charge thee in the sight

of God, and Christ Jesus, and the elect angels, that thou

observe these things without 'prejudice, doing nothing by 22 partiality. "Lay hands hastily on no man, neither be 23 partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.

longer a drinker of water, but use a little wine for thy 24 stomach's sake and thine often infirmities. Some men's

sins are evident, going before unto judgement; and some (25 men also they follow after. "In like manner also there

are good works that are evident; and such as are otherwise cannot be hid.

Let as many as are 3 servants under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of 2)

God and the doctrine be not blasphemed. "And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren ; but let them serve them the rather, because they that 4 partake of the benefit are believing and beloved. These things teach and exhort.

any man teacheth a different doctrine, and consenteth not to sound words, even the words of our Lord Jesus

Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godli4 ness; "he is puffed up, knowing nothing, but doting about

questionings and disputes of words, whereof cometh envy, (5) strife, railings, evil surmisings, "wranglings of men cor

rupted in mind and bereft of the truth, supposing that 6 godliness is a way of gain. "But godliness with content(7) ment is great gain : "for we brought nothing into the 8 world, for neither can we carry anything out; "but hav· Or, preference . Gr. the works that are good are evident,

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* Or, lay hold of 5 Gr. health ful.

3 Gr. bondservants.

6 Gr. sick.

A.V.-19 but before ; 20 rebuke before. .others ; 21 before. [the Lord).. preferring one before another ; 22 suddenly ; 23 Drink ; 24 open beforehand..to ; 25 Likewise..(the) ..(of some).. manifest (beforehand).. they that.-CH. VI. I his ; 2 do.. service. .faithful .. partakers ; 3 teach otherwise..consent..wholesome ; 4 proud .. questions .. strifes ; 5 | Perverse disputings ... of corrupt minds..destitute. . [from such withdraw thyself): 7 this..and (it is) [certain)..nothing ; 8 And.

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ing food and covering 'we shall be therewith content. "But they that desire to be rich fall into a temptation and

a snare and many foolish and hurtful lusts, such as drown (10 men in destruction and perdition. "For the love of

money is a root of all ? kinds of evil : which some reaching after have been led astray from the faith, and have pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meek(12) ness. "Fight the good fight of the faith, lay hold on the

life eternal, whereunto thou wast called, and didst confess 13 the good confession in the sight of many witnesses. "I

charge thee in the sight of God, who 3 quickeneth all

things, and of Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate 14 witnessed the good confession; "that thou keep the com

mandment, without spot, without reproach, until the ap15 pearing of our Lord Jesus Christ : "which in its own

times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Poten(16 tate, the King of 5 kings, and Lord of lords; "who only

hath immortality, dwelling in light unapproachable; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and

eternal. Amen. (17 Charge them that are rich in this present 'world, that

they be not highminded, nor have their hope set on the

uncertainty of riches, but on God, who giveth us richly 18 all things to enjoy; "that they do good, that they be rich

in good works, that they be ready to distribute, & willing 19 to communicate; "laying up in store for themselves a

good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on the life which is life indeed.

power eternal.

1 Or, in these we shall have enough

9 Gr. evils. 4 Or, his 5 Gr. them that reign as kings.

8 Or, ready to sympathise

3 Or, preserveth all things alive

6 Gr. them that rule as lords.

? Or, age

A.V.-raiment let us; 9 will.. (into)..which ; 10 the..(while)..coveted..(they)..erred ; 12 art (also)..hast professed a. . profession before; 13 give..charge..before..a; 14 this.. unrebukeable ; 15 | his . ; 16 (the).. which no man can approach unto.. everlasting ; 17 trust in uncertain.. l in / [the living]; 19 | eternal l.

(20 O Timothy, guard that which is committed unto thee,

turning away from the profane babblings and oppositions (21 of the knowledge which is falsely so called ; 'which some professing have { erred concerning the faith. Grace be with

you.
Gr. the deposit.

? Gr. missed the mark.

A. V.-20 keep.. to thy trust, avoiding..(and vain)..science ; 21 | thee 1. [Amen).

[The first to Timothy was written from Laodicea, which is the chiefest city of Phrygia Pacatiana.)

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