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Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me: "for Demas forsook me, having loved this present 1 world, and went to Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. (11 "Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with (12 thee: for he is useful to me for ministering. "But Tychi(13) cus I sent to Ephesus. "The cloke that I left at Troas

with Carpus, bring when thou comest, and the books, 14 especially the parchments. "Alexander the coppersmith

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3 did me much evil: the Lord will render to him accord(15 ing to his works: "of whom be thou ware also; for he (16) greatly withstood our words. "At my first defence no one took my part, but all forsook me: may it not be laid to their account. "But the Lord stood by me, and strengthened me; that through me the message might be fully proclaimed, and that all the Gentiles might hear: (18 and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. "The Lord will deliver me from every evil work, and will save me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be the glory 6 for ever and ever. Amen.

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Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the house of Onesiphorus. "Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus I left at 21 Miletus sick. "Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus saluteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.

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The Lord be with thy spirit. Grace be with you.

1 Or, age
2 Or, Gaul 3 Gr. shewed. 4 Or, gave me power 5 Or, proclamation
6 Gr. unto the ages of the ages.

A.V.-10 hath forsaken..is departed unto..unto; II profitable.. (the) ministry; 12 And..(have); 13 (with thee)..(but); 14 | reward |; 15 | hath | ; 16 answer..man | stood with me..(men).. (I pray God that).. charge; 17 Notwithstanding..with..by.. preaching ..known; 18 [And]..shall..preserve; 19 household; 20 (have). . Miletum ; 21 greeteth; 22 [Jesus Christ]..[Amen].

¶ [The second epistle unto Timotheus, ordained the first Bishop of the church of the Ephesians, was written from Rome, when Paul was brought before Nero the second time.]

TITUS.

1 I PAUL, a 1 servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the knowledge 2 of the truth which is according to godliness, "in hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before times eternal; "but in his own seasons manifested his word in the message, wherewith I was intrusted according (4) to the commandment of God our Saviour; "to Titus, my true child after a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Saviour.

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5) For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that were wanting, and appoint 6 elders in every city, as I gave thee charge; "if any man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having children (7 that believe, who are not accused of riot or unruly. "For the bishop must be blameless, as God's steward; not selfwilled, not soon angry, no brawler, no striker, not (8 greedy of filthy lucre; "but given to hospitality, a lover 9) of good, soberminded, just, holy, temperate; "holding to the faithful word which is according to the teaching, that he may be able both to exhort in the sound "doctrine, and to convict the gainsayers.

(10 For there are many unruly men, vain talkers and deII ceivers, specially they of the circumcision, "whose mouths. must be stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's 3 Or, proclamation 4 Or, overseer 6 Gr healthful. 'Or, teaching

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A. V.—CH. I. I acknowledging..after; 2 that..the world began; 3 (hath)..due times .. through preaching, which is committed unto me; 4 mine own son.. .the.. [mercy].. (the) [Lord]; 5 are.. ordain.. had appointed; 6 be.. faithful; 7 a.. ...(the).. of God.. not given to wine .. given to; 8 a lover of..(men), sober; 9 fast..as he hath been taught..by..convince; 10 (and); II subvert.

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"One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said,

13 Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, idle 1gluttons. "This

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testimony is true. For which cause reprove them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith, "not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men who turn away 15) from the truth. "To the pure all things are pure: but to them that are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but both their mind and their conscience are defiled. 16 "They profess that they know God; but by their works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

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But speak thou the things which befit the sound 1 doc(2 trine: "that aged men be temperate, grave, soberminded, 2 sound in faith, in love, in patience: "that aged women. likewise be reverent in demeanour, not slanderers nor enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good; "that they may train the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, "to be soberminded, chaste, workers at home, kind, being in subjection to their own. 6 husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed: "the (7 younger men likewise exhort to be soberminded: "in all things shewing thyself an ensample of good works; in 8 thy doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, "sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of us. "Exhort 5 servants to be in subjection to their own masters, and to be well-pleasing to them in all things; not gainsaying; "not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in (11) all things. "For the grace of God hath appeared, bring1 Gr. bellies. 2 Gr. healthy. 3 Gr. healthful. 4 Or, teaching bondservants. 6 Or, hath appeared to all men, bringing salvation

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A. V.-12 (even). . (The) Cretians.. slow bellies; 13 witness. . Wherefore rebuke; 14 that; 15 Unto..unto..even. . is; 16 in.. -CH. II. I become; 2 (the).. sober. . temperate ..charity; 3 (The).. (they).. behaviour as becometh holiness. . false accusers, not | given .. (things); 4 teach. .(to be sober); 5 discreet.. keepers..good, obedient; 6 Young; 7 a pattern.. [sincerity]; 8 | you ; 9 obedient unto.. please.. well..answering again; II [that] bringeth.

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ing salvation to all men, "instructing us, to the intent that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly and righteously and godly in this present 1world; (13) "looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ; "who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a people for his own possession, zealous of good works.

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These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

3 (1 Put them in mind to be in subjection to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready unto every good work, "to speak evil of no man, not to be contentious, to "For be gentle, shewing all meekness toward all men. we also were aforetime foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, 4) hateful, hating one another. "But when the kindness

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of God our Saviour, and his love toward man, appeared, "not by works done in righteousness, which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy he saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy 6 Ghost, "which he poured out upon us richly, through Jesus Christ our Saviour; "that, being justified by his grace, we might be made heirs according to the hope of eternal (8) life. "Faithful is the saying, and concerning these things I will that thou affirm confidently, to the end that they which have believed God may be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto 9 men: "but shun foolish questionings, and genealogies, and strifes, and fightings about the law; for they are un

1 Or, age laver

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2 Or, of the great God and our Saviour

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3 Gr. commandment. 6 Or, Holy Spirit

according to hope, of eternal life 8 Or, profess honest occupations

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-12 Teaching; 13 that.. glorious..|| the||; 14 peculiar; 15 rebuke.I subject.. principalities [and] powers..obey (magistrates).. to; 2 no brawlers, (but).. unto; 3 (ourselves).. sometimes.. (and); 4 after that; 5 of.. have done..by; 6 shed on .. abundantly; 7 should; 8 (This)..a.. constantly.. (in). . might; 9 avoid..questions.. contentions strivings.

10 profitable and vain. "A man that is 1heretical after a first and second admonition refuse; "knowing that such a one is perverted, and sinneth, being self-condemned.

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When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, give diligence to come unto me to Nicopolis: for there I have determined to winter. "Set forward Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing 14 be wanting unto them. "And let our people also learn to 3 maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.

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All that are with me salute thee. Salute them that love us in faith.

Grace be with you all.

1 Or, factious

2 Or, avoid

3 Or, profess honest occupations 4 Or, wants

A.V.-10 an heretick..the.. reject; 11 he that is..subverted..condemned of himself; 12 be diligent; 13 Bring; 14 our's; 15 Greet. . (the). . [Amen].

[It was written to Titus, ordained the first Bishop of the church of the Cretians, from Nicopolis of Macedonia.]

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