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Book 54 1 Timothy
54:001:001 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our
54:001:002 Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and
54:001:003 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into
54:001:004 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which
54:001:005 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart,
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
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,
54:001:010 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with
54:001:011 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was
54:001:012 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for
54:001:013 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious:
54:001:014 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith
54:001:015 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that
54:001:016 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first
54:001:017 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise
54:001:018 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the
54:001:019 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put
54:001:020 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto
54:002:001 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications,
54:002:002 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead
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
54:002:005 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men,
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
54:002:008 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy
54:002:009 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest
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
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
54:003:001 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop,
54:003:002 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife,
54:003:003 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but
54:003:004 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in
54:003:005 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he
54:003:006 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the
54:003:007 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without;
54:003:008 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not
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
54:003:011 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober,
54:003:012 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their
54:003:013 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase
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
54:003:016 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God
54:004:001 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times
54:004:002 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared
54:004:003 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats,
54:004:004 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused,
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
54:004:007 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself
54:004:008 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is
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
54:004:011 These things command and teach.
54:004:012 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the
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
54:004:015 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that
54:004:016 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in
54:005:001 Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the
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
54:005:005 Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God,
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
54:005:009 Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore
54:005:010 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up
54:005:011 But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax
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
54:005:014 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children,
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
54:005:017 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double
54:005:018 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that
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
54:005:022 Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other
54:005:023 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's
54:005:024 Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment;
54:005:025 Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand;
54:006:001 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own
54:006:002 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise
54:006:003 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome
54:006:004 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and
54:006:005 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of
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
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,
54:006:010 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while
54:006:011 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after
54:006:012 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life,
54:006:013 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all
54:006:014 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable,
54:006:015 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only
54:006:016 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man
54:006:017 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not
54:006:018 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to
54:006:019 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against
54:006:020 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding
54:006:021 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace
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