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3 If any man teach
3, 4 & 5. Be sure, therefore, to A.D.65. otherwise, and
inculcate sent not to wholesome Slaves. And if any of the Jewish
this upon all Christian words, even the words Converts f, contrary to the plain | Matth. Chrift, and to the Design of the Christian Religion, Mariki. 44
. doctrine which is according to godliness ; Liberty ; look on them as a Proud Ephe. 94.
4 He is proud, and Prejudiced People, led away by knowing nothing, but a perverse Fondness for their vain doting about queltions Traditions, that tend to nothing but and ftrifes of words, mischievous Quarrels and Disputes : whereof cometh envy, And avoid their Conversation, as ftrife, railings, evil Persons that make Religion nothing surmisings,
but a Trade || for Worldly Profit and li croptopóte 5 Perverse disputings of men of cor. Advantage. rupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is. godliness : from such withdraw thy self.
6 But godliness with 6. For, one of the surest Methods contentment is great of rendring Religion truly advangain.
tageous to us in the next World is, to be Contented and Industrious in the Condition that Providence has allotted to us in This.
7 For we brought 7. And good Reason we have to nothing into
this be so : For, as we came Naked world, and it is cer- into the World, and are fupplied tain we can carry no- with the Necessaries of it, by Dithing out.
vine Providence, so, whatever AfHuence we have here, must be left behind, and the greatest Plenty must die with us.
8. And having food 8. A bare Competency, therefore, and raiment, let us be of the present Enjoyments ought to therewith content. be enough to satisfy any Christian.
9 But they that 9. And for Men to thirst after will be rich, fall into more, and be bent upon growing temptation, and a Rich, by any Means whatever, is snare,
And consent not to wholesome Words mest sporipo ZETæk. See Dr, Bently's Remarks on Freethinking, Part. I. pag. 72, 736 pont as por épzetiko, attends not to.
4. D.65, snare, and into many only to pamper their foolish Lufts
foolish and hurtful and Passionswhich will destroy lults, which drown their Virtuous Principles here, and in destruction
themselves hereafter. and perdition.
10 For the love of 10. For the immoderate Love of money is the root of Temporal Riches and Grandeur, is all evil, which while the Inlet to all mischievous Prinfome coveted after, ciples and Practices ; as is too plain they have erred from from the Examples of some People, the faith, and pierced who have already renounced their themselves through with many sorrows. very Christianity for the sake of
them, and brought themselves into the most miserable Condition.
11 But thou, O 11. But you, Timothy, as a Miman of God, flee these nister of God, must be perfectly things: and follow af- averse to such a Temper ; and enter righteousness, god- deavour to become Master of that linels, faith, love, pa. Justice that will fuffer us to detience, meekness.
fraud no Man ; that Godliness, that renders us contented with what we have ; that Faith in God and Christ, that makes us rely upon his good Providence in all Estates; that Love and Charity, that obliges us to distribute freely, when we are in Plenty ; that Patience that supports us under Adversity; and that Meekness that keeps us kind and forgiving to such as Injure and Defraud us.
12 Fight the good 12. Thus are you, like a good 1 Cor. ix. fight of Faith, lay Racer *, to run and stretch for
hold on eternal Life, ward, with your Eye fix'd upon
God has set before you, in the
have hitherto done and testified your
Courage in the many Sufferings you have publickly undergone for it. Chap. v. 13 I give thee
13 & 14. And I, again, I adcharge in the fight of jure you, by that God, who will God, who quickneth raise up all from the Dead, that all things, and before suffer for his Sake ; and by Jefus Chrift
Christ Jesus, who be- Chris, who openly profesied what A. D.65.
Religion, even by his Death ; that
fter, at the Great and Solemn Day
15 Which in his
15 & 16. A Day fixed, in God's
mortal in Himself, and has the fole
can approach Mortal Eye ; to whom be eter-
17. Upon this Confideration, warn
on their present Tranfitory Enjoy-
Supream Object of their Hope and
18 That they do 18 & 19. Convince them, that
4. D.65. good * foundation a- future Happiness, will be their truett
gainst the time to Riches.
20 OTimothy, keep 20 & 21. And thus, dear Timothy,
Men: Avoiding and despising the
frivolous Disputes, and pretended Chap.i. 4. falny so called :
Learning of Jewis Traditions I and
true Principles. The Divine Favour
* Ver. 19. A good Foundation ? Jepiacov The Word here
Πολλά και αναφνεια πατρG- Κειμήλια κειται ;
Iliad. Z. I. 46.
Τ Ι Μ Ο Τ Η Υ.
The Title and Salutation. His great Affellion to Timothy,
with fresh Encouragements to the diligent and courageous
sus Christ, especially Com- A. D.67.