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travail, working night and day, that we might not burden 9 any of you "not because we have not the right, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you, that ye should (10 imitate us. "For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, If any will not work, neither let him

II eat.

"For we hear of some that walk among you dis(12 orderly, that work not at all, but are busybodies. "Now them that are such we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their 13 own bread. "But ye, brethren, be not weary in well-doing. (14 "And if any man obeyeth not our word by this epistle,

note that man, that ye have no company with him, to the 15 end that he may be ashamed. "And yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.



Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways. The Lord be with you all.

The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand, which (18 is the token in every epistle: so I write. "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

A.V.-8 wrought with.. be chargeable to; 9 power.. to follow; 10(that).. would.. should he; II that there are..which..working; 12 | by | [our]; 14 obey..[and]; 16 always by ..means; 18 [Amen].

[The second epistle to the Thessalonians was written from Athens.]




1 (1) PAUL, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Saviour, and Christ Jesus our (2) hope; 'unto Timothy, my true child in faith: Grace, mercy, peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.



As I exhorted thee to tarry at Ephesus, when I was going into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge certain 4 men not to teach a different doctrine, "neither to give heed to fables and endless genealogies, the which minister questionings, rather than a 'dispensation of God which (5 is in faith; so do I now. "But the end of the charge is love out of a pure heart and a good conscience and faith. 6 unfeigned: "from which things some having swerved have turned aside unto vain talking; "desiring to be teachers of the law, though they understand neither what 8 they say, nor whereof they confidently affirm. "But we (9 know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully, "as knowing this, that law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and unruly, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers. (10 and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, "for fornicators, for abusers of themselves with men, for men-stealers, for liars, for false swearers, and if there be any other I thing contrary to the sound "doctrine; "according to the 1Or, stewardship 3 Or, smiters 4 Gr. healthful.


5 Or, teaching

2 Gr. missed the mark.


A.V. CH. I. I by..[Lord]..(which is); 2 own son..(the)..(and)..[our]; 3 besought ..abide (still).. went..some that other; 4 questions |.. godly | edifying | 5; 6 jangling; 7 understanding; 9 (the)..disobedient..(for); 10 whoremongers.. them that defile..mankind.. perjured persons.. (that is).


gospel of the glory of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

(12) I thank him that 'enabled me, even Christ Jesus our Lord, for that he counted me faithful, appointing me to his service; "though I was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: howbeit I obtained mercy, be14 cause I did it ignorantly in unbelief; "and the grace of our Lord abounded exceedingly with faith and love which (15) is in Christ Jesus. "Faithful is the saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world 16) to save sinners; of whom I am chief: "howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me as chief might Jesus Christ shew forth all his longsuffering, for an ensample of them which should hereafter believe on him unto eternal (17 life. "Now unto the King eternal, incorruptible, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory 3 for ever and ever. Amen.


This charge I commit unto thee, my child Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that by them thou mayest war the good warfare; (19) "holding faith and a good conscience; which some having thrust from them made shipwreck concerning the faith: (20 "of whom is Hymenæus and Alexander; whom I delivered unto Satan, that they might be taught not to blaspheme.

2 (1)

I exhort therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, thanksgivings, be made for all men; (2 "for kings and all that are in high place; that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and grav(3 ity. "This is good and acceptable in the sight of God (4 our Saviour; "who willeth that all men should be saved, 2 Gr. of the ages.

3 Gr. unto the Or, led the way to thee 5 Gr. to make supplications, &c.

1 Some ancient authorities read enableth.
ages of the ages.


A. V.—11 glorious; 12 [And]....who (hath).. putting..into, the ministry; 13 Who.. but; 14 was exceeding abundant; 15 This..(a); 16 first..a pattern; 17 immortal..[wise]; 18 son..mightest..a; 19 put away..(have); 20 Hymeneus.. (have) ..may learn.CH. II. I (and) giving of thanks; 2 (for)..authority.. quiet..peaceable ..honesty; 3 [For]; 4 will


and come to the knowledge of the truth. "For there is one God, one mediator also between God and men, 6 himself man, Christ Jesus, "who gave himself a ransom for all; the testimony to be borne in its own times; (7 "whereunto I was appointed a 'preacher and an apostle (I speak the truth, I lie not), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.



I desire therefore that the men pray in every place, (9 lifting up holy hands, without wrath and disputing. 'In like manner, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefastness and sobriety; not with braided 10 hair, and gold or pearls or costly raiment; 'but (which becometh women professing godliness) through good works. I "Let a woman learn in quietness with all subjection. 12 "But I permit not a woman to teach, nor to have dominion 13 over a man, but to be in quietness. "For Adam was first (14 formed, then Eve; "and Adam was not beguiled, but the woman being beguiled hath fallen into transgression : "but she shall be saved through the childbearing, if they continue in faith and love and sanctification with sobriety. 3(I *Faithful is the saying, If a man seeketh the office of a 2 bishop, he desireth a good work. "The bishop therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, soberminded, orderly, given to hospitality, apt (3 to teach; no brawler, no striker; but gentle, not conten4 tious, no lover of money; "one that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; 5 "(but if a man knoweth not how to rule his own house, 6 how shall he take care of the church of God?) "not a



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2 Or, doubting

3 Or, her childbearing

1 Gr. herald.
the words Faithful is the saying with the preceding paragraph.
* Or, not quarrelsome over wine

4 Some connect 5 Or, overseer

A. V. (to)..unto; 5 and..(the); 6 testified..due time; 7 am ordained. [in Christ], (and)..verity; 8 will..where.. doubting |; 9[also].. shamefacedness..broidered..] or [ ..array; 10 with; 11 the women.. silence; 12 suffer..usurp authority..the.. silence; 14 deceived..deceived was in (the); 15 charity..holiness. CH. III. I This..(a) true..desire; 2 A.. then.. blameless.. | vigilant |, sober, of good behaviour; 3 | Not given to wine]..[not greedy of filthy lucre].. patient..a brawler, not covetous; 5 For..know.


novice, lest being puffed up he fall into the 1 condemnation of the devil. "Moreover he must have good testimony from them that are without; lest he fall into re(8) proach and the snare of the devil. "Deacons in like manner must be grave, not doubledtongued, not given to much 9 wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; "holding the mystery (10 of the faith in a pure conscience. "And let these also first be proved; then let them serve as deacons, if they be (11 blameless. "Women in like manner must be grave, not (12 slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things. "Let deacons be husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their 13 own houses well. "For they that have served well as deacons gain to themselves a good standing, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.


These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto 15 thee shortly; "but if I tarry long, that thou mayest know "how men ought to behave themselves in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar 16 and ground of the truth. "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness; He who was manifested in the flesh, justified in the spirit, seen of angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, received up in glory.

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But the Spirit saith expressly, that in later times some shall fall away from the faith, giving heed to seducing 2) spirits and doctrines of "devils, "through the hypocrisy of men that speak lies, "branded in their own conscience as with a hot iron; "forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by them that believe and know the


2 Or, how thou oughtest to behave thyself

1 Gr. judgement.
3 Or, stay
The word God, in place of He who, rests on no sufficient ancient evidence.
Some ancient authorities read which.
5 Gr. demons.
6 Or, seared

A. V.-6 lifted.. with pride; 7 (a). . report of.. which; 8 Likewise. (the); 10 use the office of a deacon, being (found); 11 Even so..(their) wives..sober; 12 (the)..(the); 13. used the office of a deacon.. purchase.. degree; 15 || thou oughtest |..|| thyself ||; 16 | God || ..manifest..unto.. Gentiles. . into.- -CH. IV. I Now..speaketh.. the latter..depart; 2 Speaking.. in.. having . . seared |; 3 (hath)..of.. which.

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