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and raiment, let us be therewith content. 9. But they that o will be rich, fall into temptation and a p snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lufts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have ' * erred [Or, been seduced] from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. '11. But thou, s O man of God, "flee these things: and follow after righteousnefs, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

Fight the good fight of faith, 5 lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and haft professed a good profession before many witnesses.

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11 Tim. 1.19. Holding Faith, 20. 21. An Inheritance may be gore and a good confcience ; which ten haftily at the beginning : but fome having put away, concerning the End thereof shall not be blef. Faith have made Shipwrack. sed. Psov. 23. 4. Labour 119t to be

1 Sam. 2. 27. There came 'rich.- t Prov. 28. 20. “He that a Man of God unto Eli, and said maketh haft to be rich fhall not be unto him. The fame Expreffion dtinnocent. Ecclefiafticus 31. 6, 8. curs, 2 Kings 1.9. 2 Kings 4. 16, Gold bath been the ruine of many, 40.' and 2 Kings $. 8. : 2 Tim. and their destruction was present. 3. 17. That the Man of God may be Blessed is the Rich that is found 15 perfect. without blemith, and hath not gone + 2 Tim. 2. 22. Flee youthful afrer Gold. + Mat. 13.

Lufts: but follow Righteousness, - The Care of this World, and the Faith, c. deceitfulness of Riches, choke the 12. a r Tim. 1. 18. | 2 Tim.4. Word, and it becometh unfruitful. 207. See on i Cor. 9. 24, 25. Luk. 6. 14. Wo unto you that are † Phil. 3. 12, 14. Not as tho' rich, for ye have received your I had already attained, either were Confolation. Luk. 12. 21. So is abready, perfect : but I follow after, he that laycela 112 Treasure for him. if that I may apprehend that for felf, and is not rich toward God.

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which also I am apprehended of † Jam. 5. 1. Go to now, y'e rich Christ Jesus. I prefs toward the Nien, weep and howl for your Mi Mark, for the Prize of the high Calferies that shall come upon you. ling of God in Christ Jefus. pi'i Tim. 3. 7

Left he fall + Ver. 19. into reproach, and the Snare of the 30 Heb. 13. 23. Know ye, Devil.

that our Brother Timothy is set ai 10. ? Exod. 23. 8. Thou shalt liberty.-take no Gift: for the Gif: blirdeth 13.4ť i Tim. 5. 21. See on The U’ife, and pervertcth the Words of the Righteos. Mat. 2012 17"-35

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and before Christ Jesus, "who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good * confedion [Or, profession ;] 14. That thou keep this commandment 3 without spot, unrebukeable until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ : 15. Which in his times he thall Thew, who is the blefsed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; 16. Who only hath k immortality, dwelling in the light which "no man can approach unto, whom no man hath seen, or can dee: mto whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen. 17.Charge them thatare rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor n trust in * uncertain riches [Gr. the uncertainty of riches], but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy : 18. That they do good, that they be o rich in good works, ready to distribute, * willing (Or, sociable] to communicate; 19. 9 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may *lay hold on eternal life. 20. O Timothy, 's keep that which is committed to thy trust, " avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsly so called : 21. Which some profefling, have * erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.

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2 TIM. I, even I am he, and there is no it Exod. 33. 20. i 1 Joh. 4. God with me: I kill, and I make 12, 20. See on Joh. 1. 18. slive; I wound, and I heal. in Rev. 1.6. See on Rcm. 1 Sam. 2. 6. The Lord killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeths 17. " + Job 31. 24. Pfal. 62. down to the Grave, and bringeth up.

See on Mar. 10. 24. Joh. 5. 21. As the Father raiseth 18.° :: 1 Tim. 5.10. Jam: 2. tap the Dead, and quickneth them: 5. See on Luk. 12. 21. even so the Son quickneth whom P : Gal. 6. 6. Let him that is he will.

10 taught in the Word, communica e † † Joh. 18. 37. See on Mat. unto him that teacheth in all good 37. II.

things. Heb. 13. 16. To do good 14. & Phil. 1. 6, 10. f Thef. and to communicate forget not: for 3. 13. f i Thes. 5. 33. See on i with such Sacrifices God is well Cor. 1.8.

15. ht i Tim. 1. 1, 17. AC 19. 4 † Luk, 12. 33. | Luk. 16. cording to the glorious Gospel of 9. See on Mar.6.

20. the blesed God. Now unto the † Ver. 12. King eternal, immortal, inviable, 20.$ f 2 Tim. 1.14.

| Rete 3: che only wise God, be honour and 3. See op 1 Tim. I. 18. glory for ever and ever. Amen. 1 * 1 Tim. 4. 7. † 2 Tim. 2,

f Rev. 17. 14. ^ Rev. 19. 10. 16, 23. See on i Tim. 1.4. See on Aas 1o. 36.

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conscience, that f without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day : defiring to see thee, being inindful of thy tears,that I may

be filled with joy: 5. When I call to remembrance the hunféigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and i thy mother Eunice; and I am perswaded that in thee allo. 6. Wherefore I put thee in remembrance, that thou k ftir up the gift of God which is in thee by the

putting on of my hands. 7. For God hath not given the m 1pirit of fear; but of n

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Derbe and Lyftra: and behold 1 b See on Afts 16.1.

certain Disciple was there, named c4 1 Tim. 1. 2. See on Rom. Timotheus, the Son of a certain 1.7.

Woman, which was a Jewess, and 3.d 7 Eph. 1. 36. See on Rom. S believed, but his Father was a 1.8.

Greek. † Acts 22. 3. [I Paul] was zea; 6. kt 1 Thef. 5. 19. t 1 Tim. lous towards God, as ye ail are this 4. 14. See on Eph. 4. 30. Day. † Acts 23. 1. -Men and Bre. i See the Nore on Aets 6.6. thren, I have lived in all good Com- 10 7.

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Then spake the Science before God until this Day. Lord to Paul in the Night by a Acts 24. 14.

After the Way Vision, Be not afraid, but speaky which they call Heresie, so worship and hold not thy Peace. Acts 21. I the God of my Fathers. - Rom: r. 13. I am ready not to be bound only, 9. God is my witness, whom I serve is but also to die at Jerufalem for the with my Spirit in the Gospel of 'Name of the Lord Jesus. + Rom. his Son.

8. 15. Ye have not received the f See on Luk. 18.

Spirit of Bondage again to fear.3 See on Afts 20. 31.

1 Luk. 24. 49. Tarry ye in 5. b. 1 Tim. 1.5. The End of 20 the City of Jerulalem, until ye be the Comniandment is Charity, out endued with power from on high. of a pure Heart, and of a good - Acts 1. 8. Ye fall receive Powe Conscience, and Faith unfaigned after that the holy Ghost is come ; 1 Tim. 4. 6. ----Nourished up upon you. Acts 9. 22. Saul irin the Words of Faith, and of good 25 creased the more in Strength, and Doctrine, whereunto thou hast at. confounded the Jews which dwel tained.

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be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel, according to the power of God. 9. Who hath s saved us, and -a Hed us with an holy calling, * 110t according to our works, put according to a his own purpose and grace which was given us in Christ Jesus b before (1) the world began, !o. But is now made manifeft by the appearing of our Savi

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of eternal Life, which God that Phil. 4.14

Ye have well done cannot lie promised before the World hat ye did communicate with my began. 1 Pet. I, 20. Who verisffliction : Col. 1. 24. -And fill ly was foreordained before the Founip that which is behind of the 10 dation of the World, but was manifest Sfflictions of Christ in my Flesh. in these last Times for you. Rev. 9. S. Tit. 3.4. After that the

Whole Names are not Kindness and Love of God our Savi written in the Book of Life of the jur toward Man appeared.

Lamb slain from the Foundation of the u :: Rom. 3. 20. + Rom. 9. 12.15

World. Rev. 17.8. -Whose names -Tit. 3.5. See on Eph. 2.9.

were not written in the Book of See Rom. 8. 28.

Life from the Foundation of the of Rom. 16. 25. According World.o the Revelation of the Mystery,

C.: Rom. 16. 26. But 90w vhich was kept secret since the zo is made manifeft, and by the ScripVorld began. f Eph. 1. 4,9. Ac tures of the Prophets, according to cording as he hath chofen us in the Commandment of the everlastrim before the Foundation of the ing God, made known to all Na.. Porld, that we should be holy, and tions for the Obedience of Faith. without blame before him in Love, 25 Col. 1. 26. Even the Mystery Javing made known to us the which hath been hid from Ages, Mystery of his Will, according to

and (1) This Note respects not only this Place, but the References fet un. der it. It is not here faid, that God before the World began, chufe a few particular Perfors to Salvation, exclusively of the rest of Mankind, which is Do&trine fome would establish upon such Expressions; no, the Promise of Eternal Life and Happiness, which by the Gospel we are made capa, ble of obtaining, belongs to all who will sincerely comply with the redfonable Terms it was fit for God to offer it upon. None are excluded but those who refuse to be reclaimed, and who, by continuing in a Course of Sin, wilfully exclude themselves. This was a Grace or Favour, which neither Jews

's nor Heathens could merit by any Works or Performances of their own, but it was the Effe&

the Mercy and compassion of God in and through 12. sus Christ to all Mankind, to all who would be prevailed with to forsake their Sins, and to believe in and obey the Laws of Jesus Christ. This was promised to Adam, to Abraham, &c. See the Nore on Tit. I. 2.

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our Jesus Christ,who hath d abolished death and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel: 11, Whereunto I am e appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. 12. For the f which cause I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am 110t ashamed: for 8 I know whom I have * believed [Or, trusted], and I am perswaded that he is able to h keep that which I have committed unto him i against that day. 13. * Hold fast the 'form of m sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith, and love which is in Christ Jesus. 14. That good thing which was o committed unto thee, keep by the holy Ghost which dwelleth in us. 15. This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be P turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes. 16. The Lord give mercy unto the a house of Onefiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my 'chain. 17. But when he was in Rome, he fought me out very diligently, and found me. 18. The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: And in how many things he ministred unto me at Ephesus, thou knoweft very well.

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See on 1 Tim. 1. et 1 Tim. 2. 7. See on Acts 5 1, 19. 9. 15.

t : Tim. 1.14. The Grace of f See on Eph. 3. 1.

our Lord was exceeding abundant, 8 See on 1 Pet. 4. 19.

with Faith and Love which is in h : 1 Tim. 6. 20. See on i Tim. Christ Jesus.

14. °t i Tim. 6. 20. See on i + 2 Tim. 4.8. A Crown of Tim. 1. 18. Righteousness, which the Lord: 15. P + 2 Tim.4. 10,16. Demas the righteous Judge shall give me hath forsaken me, having loved this at that Day 2 Thef. J. 10. present World. All Men forfook When he fall come to be glori- 15 fied in his Saints, and to be admi 16. 4 + 2 Tim. 4. 19. Salute red in all them that believe, --- in the Haubold of Onefiphorus,

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