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HOU therefore my fon, be strong in the grace

that is in Christ Jesus. 2. And the things that thou haft heard of me * among [Or, by] many witnesses, the same

commit thou to faithful men, who shall be d able to teach others also. 3. Thou therefore e endure hardness, f as a good soldier of Jesus Chrift. 4. & No man that warreth, intangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. 5. And if a man also strive for mafteries, yet is he not crowned except he strive lawfully. 6. * The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits [Or, the husbandman labouring first, must be partaker of the fruits]. 7. Consider what I say; and the * Lord give thee understanding in all things. 8. Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David, was raised from the dead, n according to my 'gospel: 9. Wherein suffer trouble as an evil-doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. 10. Therefore I p endure all things for the ele&ts fakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. 11. It is a a faithful saying. For if we be ! dead with him, we

thall 1. Eph. 6. 10. Finally, my Col. 1.9. We do not cease to Brethren, be strong in the Lord, and pray for you, and to desire that ye in the Power of his might.

might be filled with the Knowledge of 2: 0 :: 2 Tim. 1. 13. : 2 Tim. his

Will in all Wisdom and spiritual 3. 14. See on i Tim. 1, 10.

s Understanding See on Tim. 1. 18.

8. i Rom. 1. 3. See on Acts 2. dt i Tim. 3. ?. A Bishop then 30. must be – apt to teach.

m See on Acts 2. 24. 9.-That he may be able by found ? See on Rom. 2. 16. Doctrine, both to exhort and to con- 10 + Eph. 3. 1. + Phil. 1. 7.. vince the Gain-fayers.

Col. 4. 3, 18. See on Acts 9. 3. e f 2 Tim. 1. 8. -Be thou 16. partaker of the _Afflictions of the

+ Col. 1. 24.

See on Eph. Gospel - 2 Tim. 4. 5. -Endure Afflictions.

15 11.9 See on i Tim. 1.15. * See on 1. Tim. 1. 18.

+ Rom. 6. 5, 8. If we have

been planted together in the Like5. h See on i Cor. 9. 25.

ness of his Death, we shall be also ó, iť i Cor. 9. 10. That hệ in the Likeness of his Resurre&tion. that Plopeth should plow in Hope : 20 Now if we be dead with Chrift, and that he that threbet b in Hope, we believe that we shall also live thould be partaker of his Hope.

with him. t 2 Cor. 4. 10. Always 7:* Dan. 2:21. - He giveth Wis- bearing about in tbe Body the Dya dom unto the Wise, and Knowledge izg of the Lord Josis, that the Life. to them chat know underftanding 2-5


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shall also live with him:

12. If we s suffer, we shall also reign with him; if we " deny him, he also will deny us: 13. If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful; he cannot deny himself. 14. Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord, that they d strive not about words, to no profit, but to the è fubverting of the hearers. 15. Study to thew thy self approv. ed unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 16. But : fhun profane and vain babblings; for they will increase unto more ungodlineis. . 17. And their word will eat as doth a* ker [Or, gangrene]: of whom is h Hymeneus and Philetus; 18. Who concerning the i truth have erred, saying, that the * resurrection is paft already; and overthrow the faith of some. 19. Nevertheless, the foundation of God ftandeth * sure [Or, fready], having this seat, The Lord m knoweth



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also of Jesus might be manifeft in Tim. 1.4.

17. t i Tim. 1. 20. Of whom 12. s t Rom. 8. 17. t 1 Pet.

4. is Hymeneus and Alexander; whon 13. See on A&ts 14. 22.

I have delivered unto Satan.† Mar. 8. 38. See on Mat.


18. it i Tim. 6. 21. See on 10. 33

13. a :: Numb. 23. 19. † Rom. 1 Cor. 15. 12. Now if Christ 9. 6. See on Rom. 3: 3.

be preached that he rose from the 2 Cor. 1. 20. All the Promises Dead, how say some among you, of God in him are yea, and in him 10 that there is no Refurre&tion of the Amen, unto the Glory of God Dead? by us

19. ' f 'Mat. 24. 24. - Info14.0.71 Tiin. 5-21. fi Tim. much that (if it were possible) they 6. 13. 2 Tim. 4. 1. See on Rom. shall deceive the very Elect, ti 1. 9.

Is Joh. 2. 19.-If they had been of ti Tim. 6.4. See on i Tim. us, they would no doubt have con1. 4.

tinued with us: but they went Acts 1$. 24. - Certain which out, that they might be made mawent out from us have troubled nifest that they were not all of us. you with Words, fubverting your +Joh. 10. 14, 27. I am the Souls, saying, Ye must be circum. good Shepherd,and know my Sheep, cifed. - Adts 20.30. Also of your and am known of mine. My Sheep own selves shall Men arise, speak hear my Voice, and I know them, ing and they

i Cor, 8. . after the n.

15. # Tit. 2. 7, 8. In all things known of him.-' i Cor. 13.12. Rewing thy felf a Pattern of good Then shall I know even as also I Works: in Doctrine fhewing un. : kn wn. Gal. 4. 9. Now after corruptness,, gravity, fincerity,ze that ye have known God, or rafound Speech that cannot be con thierare known of God, how curn ye demned.

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them that are his. And let every one that nameth the name of Christ, depart from iniquity. 20. But " ini a great house there are not only vessels of gold, and of silver, but also of wood, and of earth; and o fome to honour, and some to dishonour. 21. If a man therefore p purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, fan&tified and meet for the masters use, and a prepared unto every good work. 22. Flee also ' youthful lufts: but follow Srighteousness, faith, charity, "peace, with them that a call on the Lord b. out of a pure heart. 23. But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. 24. And the servant of the Lord must not a strive ; but be gentle unto all men, e apt to teach, * patient [Or, forbearing], 25. In meekness instru{ting those that oppose themselves;

if ments.- + See Numb. 16. 5. (Mo ti Tim. 6. 11. Follow after ses] spake unto Korah, and unto all Righteousness, Godliness, Faith,Love, his Company, saying, even to mor Patience, Meekness. row the Lord will shew who are his,

ų See on Mar. 9. 50. and who is holy.- Pfal. 1. 6. Thes a :: Acts 9. 14. See on A&s Lord kreweth the way of the righ 7. 59. teous. See on Mat. 7.23..

b See on i Tim. 1.5. 20. n. 1 Tim. 3. 15. That 23.° 1 Tim. 4. 7. † Tit. 3.9. thou mayst know how thou ought See on i Tim. 1. 4. eft to behave thy self in the House 10


d Mat. 12. 19. He fall not of God, which is the Church of the strive, nor cry, neither shall any living God.

Man hear his Voice in the Streets. of Rom. 9. 21. Hath not the + Tit. 3. 2. [Put them in mind) Potter power over the Clay, of the To be no Brawlers, but gentle, fame Lump to make one Vessel un fhewing all Meekness to all Men.

15 to honour, and another unto disho et Tit. 1. 9. See on'ı Tim.

3. 2. 21. P + See Ifa. 52. 11. Depart 25. I Cor. 4. 21. -Shall I ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, come unto you with a Rod, or in touch nounclean thing,go ye out of Love, and in the Spirit of Meekness?

29 the midst of her ; be ye clean that + Gal. 6. 1. Brethren, if a Man be bear the Vessels of the Lord.

overtaken in a Fault, ye which 9. 2 Tim. 3. 17. See on Eph. are fpiritual, restore such an one

in the Spirit of Meekness. - 1 Tim. 6. r Pfal. 119. 9. Wherewith But thou, () Man of God, fhall a young man cleanse bis Way : 25 follow after Righteousness, Godliby taking heed thereto according ness, Faith, Love, Patience, Meekto thy Word. Eccl. 11. 9. Rejoice, refs. 1 Pet. 3. 15. -Be ready alO young Man, in thy youth, and let ways to give an answer to every thy Heart cheer thee in the Days, Man that askerh you a Reason of of thy Youth, and walk in the 3° the Hope that is in you with MeekWays of thy Heart, and in the ness and Fear. Jam. 1. 21. -Re: fight of thine Eyes: but know ceive with Meekness the engrafted thou, that for all these things God

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HIS know also, that in the (1) Jast days perilous

times • Thall come. 2. For men shall be c lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3. Without natural affection, o truce-breakers, * false accusers [Or, makebaits], incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4. Traitors, heady, high-minded, f lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5. Having a form of godliness, but & denying the power thereof: h from such turn away. 6. For i of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive filly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7. Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8. (2) Now as * Jannes and Jame

bres & See on Ats 8. 22.

Deftruction, whose God is their h; 1 Tim. 3. 4. Who will Belly : and whole Glory is in their have all Men to be saved, and to Shame, who mind earthly things. come to the Knowledge of the Truth. s. 5 Tit. 1. 16. See on : ::: 2 Tim, 3. 7.

s Tim. 5.3. 26. i See on 1 Tim. 3. 7.

b of 2 Thef. 3.6. Now we comCH A P. III.

mand you, Brethren, in the Name a t i Tim.4.1. 2 Per. 3. of our Lord Jefus Christ, that ye 3. Jude ver. 18. See on a Thef. withdraw your selves from every 2. 3.

10 Brother that walketh disorderly.ń See the Note on Mat. 13. 14. + 2 Tim. 2. 16, 23.

c Phil. I. 21. For to me to 6. i ; 2 Joh. ver. 10. If there live is Christ, and to die is gain come any unto you, and bring not d See on Phil. 3. 19.

this Doctrine, re ve him not inco 3. † Rom. 1. 31. Without Un-15 your House, neither bid bim God derstanding, Covenant-breakers, with speed. + Tit. 1.11. See on Mat out natural Affcction, implacable, 23. 14. anmerciful.

8. k + Exod. J. u. Then Phae f Phil. 3. 19. Whose End is

raoh (1) Dr. Lightfoot observes that this Expresion, The last Days, in exceeding inany Places of the Old and New Testament, stands not for the End of the World, but the lajt Days of Jerusalem, and the Jewish State. It in ay likewise signifie the Time of the Messiah, beginning after his Resurrection and Alcenlion. Sometimes this Expreslion ftands for the latter Pare of those Days, a Time remote from the firft Ages of the Gospel. In ibis Senfe I conceive it is to be understood, 1/2. 2. 2. Haf. 3.5. (2) Though the Names of these Magicians are not recorded in the






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bres withstood Mofes, so do these also resist the truth : i

men of corrupt minds, m * reprobate [Or, of no judgment] concerning the faithi. g. But they shall proceed no further : for their folly fhall be manifeft unto all men, as theirs allo

But thou hast * fully known [Or, been a diligent follower of]mydo&trine, manner

of life,purpose, faith,long-luttering,charity, patience, 11. Persecutions, amiétions which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what per secutions I endured: but Pout of them all the Lord delivered me. 12. Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus, shall suffer persecution. 13. But evil men and seducers Thalí

wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being s deceived. 14. But (1) continue thou in the things which thou haft earned, and haft been assured of; knowing " of whom thou

haft aoh also called the wife-men, and II. o † Acts 13. 50. † Acts he Sorcerers: now the Magicians of 14.2, 19. See on Acts 13.45. Egypt, they also did the fike with P: Pfal. 34. 19. t 2 Cor. 5. heir Enchantments.

10. See on Afts 7. 10. If i Tim. 6. 5. Perverfe Dif


12. 9 + Pfal. 34. 19. + Thef. utings of

Men of corrupt Minds, and 3. 3. See on Acts 14. 22. estitute of the Truth.

2 Pet. 2. 20.

-The latter n † Tit. 1. 16. -Unto every end is worse with them than the ood Work reprobate. Rom. 1. 28. beginning is they did not like to retain God 10 .: 2 Thef. 2. 11. For this cause i their knowledge, God gave God shall send them strong Deluhem over to a reprobate Mind. fion, that they should believe

10. n t : Tim. 4. 6. -Nourish. d up in the Words of Faith, and of

ut 2 Tim. 2. 2.

See on I rod Do&trine, whereonto thou hali 15 Tim. 1. 10. tained.

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)ld-Testament, yet they are frequently mentioned by other Authors, och Jews and Heathens. They were questionless those, or the chief along those Magicians who withstood Moses in the Miracles he wrought beore Pharaoh. Some have said, they were the two Sons of Balaam ; others, is Scholars; others again, the two Servants who attended him when he rent to curse the Israelites, Numb. 22. 22.

(1) Because it may be of use, especially to Candidates for holy Orders, will from the holy Scriptures set down the Character of a good Minifter f Christ. It is required that he be of good Report ; that he sher himself a Pattern good Works, being of a blameless Conversation. He must not be Self-willed, or soon angry, nor given to Wine. He must be no Striker, nor given to filt hy excre ; but a lover of good Men, fober, juft, holy, temperare, gentle unto 1 Men, apt to teach, patient. He renounces the hidden things of Difnesty, not walking in craftiness, but by the Manifestation of the Truth he ommends himself to every Man's Conscience in the Sight of God. He eks not so much his own Profis, as the Profit of many, that they may be


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