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Of Christ's

Chap. v.

second coming. 13 But I would not have you vertake you as a thief. . to be ignorant, brethren, concern- 5 Ye are all the children of ing them which are asleep, that light, and the children of the day: ye sorrow not, even as others we are not of the night, nor of which have no hope.

darkness. 14 For if we believe that Jesus! 6 Therefore, let us not sleep died, and rose again, even solas do others; but let us watch and them also which sleep in Jesus be sober. will God bring with him.

7 For they that sleep, sleep in 15 For this we say unto you the night; and they that be by the word of the Lord, that drunken, are drunken in the we which are alive, and remain night. unto the coming of the Lord,l 8 But let us who are of the day, shall not prevent them which are tbe sober, putting on the breastasleep.

plate of faith and love; and for 16 For the Lord himself shall an helmet the hope of salvation : descend from heaven with a shout, 9 For God hath not appointed with the voice of the archangel, us to wrath, but to obtain salvaand with the trump of God: and tion by our Lord Jesus Christ, the dead in Christ shall rise first. 10 Who died for us, that whe.

17 Then we, which are alive ther we wake or sleep, we should and remain, shall be caught up live together with him. together with them in the clouds, l 11 Wherefore, comfort yourto meet the Lord in the air: and selves together, and edify one SO shall we ever be with the another, even as also ye do. Lord.

12 And we beseech you, bre18 Wherefore, comfort one thren, to know them which la. another with these words. bour among you, and are over CHAP. V.

Jyou in the Lord, and admonish Description of Christ's second com-you; ing.

[ 13 And to esteem them very D UT of the times and the sea- highly in love for their work's

D sons, brethren, ye have no sake. And be at peace among need that I write unto you: yourselves.

| 2 For yourselves know perfect-l. 14 Now we exhort you, brely, that the day of the Lord so thren, warn them that are unruly, cometh as a thief in the night. comfort the feeble-minded, sup.

3 For when they shall say, port the weak, be patient toward Peace and safety, then sudden all men. . destruction cometh upon them, 15 See that none render evil as travail upon a woman with for evil unto any man; but ever child ; and they shall not escape. follow that which is good, both

4 But ye, brethren, are not in among yoursekes and to all darkness, that that day should o- men.


Paul comforteththem II. Thessalonians. against persccution. 16 Rejoice evermore. Christ.

17 Pray without ceasing. 24 Faithful is he that calleth · 18 In every thing give thanks; you, who also will do it. for this is the will of God in 25 Brethren, pray for us. Christ Jesus concerning you. 26 Greet all the brethren with

19 Quench not the Spirit. an holy kiss. 20 Despise not prophesyings.. 27 I charge you by the Lord,

21 Prove all things: hold fast that this epistle be read unto all that which is good..

the holy brethren. 22 Abstain from all appearance 28 The grace of our Lord Jesus of evil.

Christ be with you. Amen. 23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray | The first epistle unto the God, your whole spirit, and soul, Thessalonians was written ånd body, be preserved blameless from Athens., unto the coming of our Lord Jesus




CHAP. I. 15 Which is a manifest token of He comforts them against persecu- the righteous judgment of God, . . tion.

that ye may be counted worthy of DAUL, and Silvanus, and Ti-the kingdom of God, for which

I motheus, unto the church of ye also suffer: the Thessalonians in God our 6 Seeing it is a righteous thing Father, and the Lord Jesus with God to recompense tribulaChrist:

tion to them that trouble you. 2 Grace unto you, and peace, 7 And to you who are troubled, from God our Father, and the rest with us, when the Lord JeLord Jesus Christ. :

sus shall be revealed from heaven . 3 We are bound to thank God with his mighty angels,. always for you, brethren, as it is 8 In Aaming fire, taking venmeet, because that your faith geance on them that know not groweth exceedingly, and the God, and that obey not the goscharity of every one of you all pel of our Lord Jesus Christ; toward each other aboundeth: 9 Who shall be punished with

4 So that we ourselves glory everlasting destruction from the in you in the churches of God, presence of the Lord, and from for your patience and faith in all the glory of his power; your persecutions and tribulati- 10 When he shall come to be ons that ye endure;

glorified in his saints, and to be

Of stedfastness

Chap. i.

in the truth admired in all them that believe taken out of the way; (because our testimony among! 8 And then shall that Wicked you was believed) in that day. · be revealed, whom the Lord shall

11 Wherefore also, we pray consume with the spirit of his always for you, that our God mouth, and shall destroy with the would count you worthy of this brightness of his coming; . calling, and fulfil all the good 9 Even him, whose coming is pleasure of his goodness, and the after the workings of Satan with work of faith with power; all power, and signs, and lying

12 That the name of our Lord wonders, Jesus Christ may be glorified in 10 And with all deceiveableyou, and ye in him, acccording ness of unrighteousness in them to the grace of our God, and of that perish; becausethey received the Lord Jesus Christ.

not the love of the truth, that they. . CHAP. II.

might be saved. Of stedfastness in the truth. 11 And for this cause God. N OW we beseech you, bre-shall send them strong delusion,

thren, by the coming of our that they should believe a lie; : Lord Jesus Christ, and by our 12 That they all might be gathering together unto him, damned who believed not the

2 That ye be not soon shaken truth, but had pleasure in una in mind, or be troubled, neither righteousness. by spirit, nor by word, nor by. 13 But we are bound to givc. letter as from us, as that the day thanks alway to God for you, of Christ is at hand.

brethren, beloved of the Lord, 3 Let no man deceive you by because God hath from the beginany means: for that day shall not ning chosen you to salvation come except there come a falling through sanctification of the Spiaway first, and that man of sin rit, and belief of the truth : be revealed, the son of perdition;l. 14 Whereunto he called you

4 Who opposeth and exalteth by our gospel to the obtaining of himself above all that is called the glory of our Lord Jesús God, or that is worshipped ; so Christ. that he as God, sitteth in the 15 Therefore, brethren, stand temple of God, shewing himself fast, and hold the traditions which that he is God.

ye have been taught whether by 5 Remember ye not, that when word or our epistle. I was yet with you, I told you 16 Now, our Lord Jesus Christ. these things ?

Thimself, and God, even our Fa6 And now ye know what with-ther, which hath loved us, and holdeth, that he might be reveal- hath given us everlasting consolaed in his time.

tion and good hope through grace, 7 For the mystery of iniquity 17 Comfort your hearts, and doth already work : only he who stablish you in every good worel now letteth will let, until he be and work..

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He solicits their prayers. 1. Timothy. Against idleness.

CHAP. III. lensample unto you to follow us: He solicits their prayers. 10 For even when we were TINALLY, brcthren, pray with you, this we commanded

T for us, that the word of the you, that if any would not work, Lord may have free course, and neither should he eat. be glorified, even as it is with you. 11 For we hear that there are

2 And that we may be deliver- some which walk among you ed from unreasonable and wicked disorderly working not at all, men: for all men have not faith. but are busy-bodies.

3 But the Lord is faithful, who 12 Now them that are such, shall stablish you, and keep you we command and exhort by our from evil.

Lord Jesus Christ, that with 4. And we have confidence in quietness they work, and eat the Lord touching you, that ye their own bread. both do and will do the things 13 But ye, brethren, be not which we command you.

weary in well-doing, 5 And the Lord direct your 14. And if any man obey not hearts into the love of God, and our word by this epistle, note into the patient waiting for Christ. that man, and have no company

6 Now we command you, bre- with him, that he may be ashamthren, in the name of our Lord ed. Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw 15 Yet count him not as an yourselves from every brother enemy, but admonish him as a that walketh disorderly, and not brother. after the tradition which he re- 16 Now, the Lord of peace ceived of us.

himself give you peace always by 7 For yourselves know how ye all means. The Lord be with you ought to follow us: for we beha- all, ved not ourselves disorderly a. 17 The salutation of Paul with mong you;

mine own hand, which is the to. 8 Neither did we eat any man's ken in every epistle: so I write.. bread för nought; but wrought 18 The grace of our Lord Jesus with labour and travail night and Christ be with you all. Amen. day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:

I The second epistle to the 9 Not because we have not Thessalonians' was written power, but to make ourselves an from Athens,


TIMOTHY. CHAP. I. ... IDAUL, an apostle of Jesus Timothy put in mind of his charze.I.P Christ by the commandment Timothy put in mind Chap. ii.

of his charge. of God our Saviour, and Lord! 12 And I thank Christ Jesus Jesus Christ, which is our hope, our Lord, who hath enabled me,

2 Unto Timothy, my own son for that he counted me faithful, in the faith: Grace, mercy, and putting me into the ministry; peace, from God our Father, and 13 Who was before a blaspheJesus Christ our Lord.

mer, and a persecutor, and injuri, 3 As I besought thee to abide ous: but I obtained mercy, bestill at Ephesus when I went into cause I did it ignorantly in unbeMacedonia, that thou mightest lief. charge some that they teach no 14 And the grace of our Lord other doctrine;

was exceeding abundant with 4 Neither give heed to fables, faith and love which is in Christ and endless genealogies, which Jesus. minister questions rather than 15 This is a faithful saying, and godly edifying which is in faith : worthy of all acceptation, that so do.

Christ Jesus came into the world 5 Now the end ofthe command- to save sinners; of whom I am ment is charity out of a pure heart, chief. and of a good conscience, and of 16 Howbeit, for this cause I faith unfeigned;

obtained mercy, that in me first 6 From which some having Jesus Christ might shew forth all swerved, have turned aside unto long-suffering, for a pattern to vain jangling;

them which should hereafter be, y Desiring to be teachers of lieve on him to life everlasting. the law; understanding neither 17 Now, unto the King eter. what they say, nor whereof they nal, immortal, invisible, the only affirm.

wise God, honour and glory 8 But we know that the law is for ever and ever. Amen. good, if a man use it lawfully; 18 This charge I commit unto

9 Knowing this, that the law thee, son Timothy, according is not made for a righteous man, to the prophecies which went bebut for the lawless and disobedi- fore on thee, that thou by them ent, for the ungodly and for sin-mightest war a good warfare; ners, for unholy and profane, for 19 Holding faith and a good murderers of fathers and murder-conscience; which some having ers of mothers, for manslayers, put away, concerning faith have

10 For whoremongers, for them made shipwreck: that defile themselves with man- 20 Of whom is Hymeneus and kind, for men-stealers, for liars, Alexander;- whom I have delifor perjured persons, and if there vered unto Satan, that they may be any other thing that is contrary learn not to blaspheme. . . to sound doctrine;

CHAP. II. 11 According to the glorious Prayers to be made for all men.. gospel of the blessed God, which| T Exhort, therefore, that, first was committed to my trust. 1 of all, supplications, prayers,

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