Part 55 out of 58
50:001:023 For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart,
and to be with Christ; which is far better:
50:001:024 Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.
50:001:025 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and
continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;
50:001:026 That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for
me by my coming to you again.
50:001:027 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of
Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I
may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit,
with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
50:001:028 And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them
an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and
that of God.
50:001:029 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to
believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;
50:001:030 Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to
be in me.
50:002:001 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any
comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any
bowels and mercies,
50:002:002 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love,
being of one accord, of one mind.
50:002:003 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in
lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than
50:002:004 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on
the things of others.
50:002:005 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
50:002:006 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be
equal with God:
50:002:007 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form
of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
50:002:008 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and
became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
50:002:009 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a
name which is above every name:
50:002:010 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in
heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
50:002:011 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is
Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
50:002:012 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my
presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your
own salvation with fear and trembling.
50:002:013 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of
his good pleasure.
50:002:014 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
50:002:015 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God,
without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation,
among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
50:002:016 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day
of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in
50:002:017 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of
your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
50:002:018 For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.
50:002:019 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto
you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your
50:002:020 For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your
50:002:021 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus
50:002:022 But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father,
he hath served with me in the gospel.
50:002:023 Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see
how it will go with me.
50:002:024 But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly.
50:002:025 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my
brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your
messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.
50:002:026 For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness,
because that ye had heard that he had been sick.
50:002:027 For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on
him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have
sorrow upon sorrow.
50:002:028 I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when ye see him
again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful.
50:002:029 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold
such in reputation:
50:002:030 Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not
regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.
50:003:001 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same
things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is
50:003:002 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the
50:003:003 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit,
and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the
50:003:004 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other
man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh,
50:003:005 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the
tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the
law, a Pharisee;
50:003:006 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the
righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
50:003:007 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for
50:003:008 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the
excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom
I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but
dung, that I may win Christ,
50:003:009 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which
is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ,
the righteousness which is of God by faith:
50:003:010 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and
the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto
50:003:011 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the
50:003:012 Not as though I had already attained, either were already
perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for
which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
50:003:013 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one
thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and
reaching forth unto those things which are before,
50:003:014 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of
God in Christ Jesus.
50:003:015 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and
if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even
this unto you.
50:003:016 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by
the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
50:003:017 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which
walk so as ye have us for an ensample.
50:003:018 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell
you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of
50:003:019 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose
glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
50:003:020 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look
for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
50:003:021 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like
unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is
able even to subdue all things unto himself.
50:004:001 Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy
and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.
50:004:002 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the
same mind in the Lord.
50:004:003 And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women
which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and
with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of
50:004:004 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
50:004:005 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at
50:004:006 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and
supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known
50:004:007 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall
keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
50:004:008 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever
things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever
things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever
things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if
there be any praise, think on these things.
50:004:009 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and
heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with
50:004:010 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your
care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also
careful, but ye lacked opportunity.
50:004:011 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in
whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
50:004:012 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every
where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to
be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
50:004:013 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
50:004:014 Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate
with my affliction.
50:004:015 Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the
gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated
with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.
50:004:016 For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my
50:004:017 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may
abound to your account.
50:004:018 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of
Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of
a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.
50:004:019 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches
in glory by Christ Jesus.
50:004:020 Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
50:004:021 Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are
with me greet you.
50:004:022 All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar's
50:004:023 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
Book 51 Colossians
51:001:001 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and
Timotheus our brother,
51:001:002 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at
Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and
the Lord Jesus Christ.
51:001:003 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
praying always for you,
51:001:004 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love
which ye have to all the saints,
51:001:005 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye
heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;
51:001:006 Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and
bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye
heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:
51:001:007 As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is
for you a faithful minister of Christ;
51:001:008 Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit.
51:001:009 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not
cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled
with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual
51:001:010 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being
fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge
51:001:011 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power,
unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
51:001:012 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be
partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
51:001:013 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath
translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
51:001:014 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the
forgiveness of sins:
51:001:015 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every
51:001:016 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and
that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be
thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all
things were created by him, and for him:
51:001:017 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
51:001:018 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the
beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he
might have the preeminence.
51:001:019 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness
51:001:020 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him
to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether
they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
51:001:021 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind
by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
51:001:022 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy
and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
51:001:023 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not
moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard,
and which was preached to every creature which is under
heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
51:001:024 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that
which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for
his body's sake, which is the church:
51:001:025 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of
God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;
51:001:026 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from
generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
51:001:027 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory
of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you,
the hope of glory:
51:001:028 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in
all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ
51:001:029 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working,
which worketh in me mightily.
51:002:001 For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you,
and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my
face in the flesh;
51:002:002 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in
love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of
understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God,
and of the Father, and of Christ;
51:002:003 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
51:002:004 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing
51:002:005 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the
spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness
of your faith in Christ.
51:002:006 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk
ye in him:
51:002:007 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye
have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
51:002:008 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain
deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the
world, and not after Christ.
51:002:009 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
51:002:010 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all
principality and power:
51:002:011 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made
without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the
flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
51:002:012 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him
through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him
from the dead.
51:002:013 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of
your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having
forgiven you all trespasses;
51:002:014 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against
us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way,
nailing it to his cross;
51:002:015 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew
of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
51:002:016 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in
respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath
51:002:017 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of
51:002:018 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility
and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which
he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
51:002:019 And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints
and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together,
increaseth with the increase of God.
51:002:020 Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the
world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to
51:002:021 (Touch not; taste not; handle not;
51:002:022 Which all are to perish with the using;) after the
commandments and doctrines of men?
51:002:023 Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and
humility, and neglecting of the body: not in any honour to the
satisfying of the flesh.
51:003:001 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are
above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
51:003:002 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the
51:003:003 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
51:003:004 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also
appear with him in glory.
51:003:005 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth;
fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil
concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
51:003:006 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children
51:003:007 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
51:003:008 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice,
blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
51:003:009 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old
man with his deeds;
51:003:010 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge
after the image of him that created him:
51:003:011 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor
uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ
is all, and in all.
51:003:012 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved,
bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness,
51:003:013 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man
have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so
also do ye.
51:003:014 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond
51:003:015 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which
also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
51:003:016 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom;
teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and
spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the
51:003:017 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of
the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
51:003:018 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit
in the Lord.
51:003:019 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
51:003:020 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well
pleasing unto the Lord.
51:003:021 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be
51:003:022 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the
flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness
of heart, fearing God;
51:003:023 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not
51:003:024 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the
inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
51:003:025 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he
hath done: and there is no respect of persons.
51:004:001 Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal;
knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.
51:004:002 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;
51:004:003 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door
of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am
also in bonds:
51:004:004 That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
51:004:005 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the
51:004:006 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that
ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
51:004:007 All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, who is a beloved
brother, and a faithful minister and fellowservant in the
51:004:008 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might
know your estate, and comfort your hearts;
51:004:009 With Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of
you. They shall make known unto you all things which are done
51:004:010 Aristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and Marcus,
sister's son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received
commandments: if he come unto you, receive him;)
51:004:011 And Jesus, which is called Justus, who are of the
circumcision. These only are my fellowworkers unto the kingdom
of God, which have been a comfort unto me.
51:004:012 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth
you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye
may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
51:004:013 For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you, and
them that are in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.
51:004:014 Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.
51:004:015 Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and
the church which is in his house.
51:004:016 And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read
also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye likewise
read the epistle from Laodicea.
51:004:017 And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou
hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.
51:004:018 The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds.
Grace be with you. Amen.
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 Thessalonians
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 1 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.
Book 57 Philemon
57:001:001 Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother,
unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer,
57:001:002 And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier,
and to the church in thy house:
57:001:003 Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord
57:001:004 I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers,
57:001:005 Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord
Jesus, and toward all saints;
57:001:006 That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by
the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in
57:001:007 For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the
bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.
57:001:008 Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin
thee that which is convenient,
57:001:009 Yet for love's sake I rather beseech thee, being such an one
as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.
57:001:010 I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my
57:001:011 Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now
profitable to thee and to me:
57:001:012 Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is,
mine own bowels:
57:001:013 Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might
have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel:
57:001:014 But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit
should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.
57:001:015 For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou
shouldest receive him for ever;
57:001:016 Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved,
specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the
flesh, and in the Lord?
57:001:017 If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself.
57:001:018 If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine
57:001:019 I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it:
albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine
own self besides.
57:001:020 Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my
bowels in the Lord.
57:001:021 Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing
that thou wilt also do more than I say.
57:001:022 But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through
your prayers I shall be given unto you.
57:001:023 There salute thee Epaphras, my fellowprisoner in Christ Jesus;
57:001:024 Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabourers.
57:001:025 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
Book 58 Hebrews
58:001:001 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time
past unto the fathers by the prophets,
58:001:002 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
58:001:003 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:
58:001:004 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by
inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
58:001:005 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?
58:001:006 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the
world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.
58:001:007 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and
his ministers a flame of fire.
58:001:008 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and
ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy
58:001:009 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore
God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness
above thy fellows.
58:001:010 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of
the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
58:001:011 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax
old as doth a garment;
58:001:012 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.
58:001:013 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my
right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?
58:001:014 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister
for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
58:002:001 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.
58:002:002 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every
transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of
58:002:003 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;
58:002:004 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders,
and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost,
according to his own will?
58:002:005 For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to
come, whereof we speak.
58:002:006 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man,
that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man that thou