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11 Only Luke is 11 & 12. I have also sent Tychi- A. D.67. with me. Take Mark cus to Ephesus, so that I have now and bring him with
no body with me but Luke. When thee ; for he is profitable to me for the you come, therefore, bring Mark ministry.
with you ; for he will be very ser12 And Tychicus viceable to me in assisting me to prohave I sent to Ephe. mote the Gospel. fus. 13 The * cloak that
13. When I was last at Troas, I I left at Troas with left a Parchment * Roll, and some Carpus, when thou Books there ; bring them with you, comeft
, bring, with but especially the Roll. thee, and the books, but especially the parchments. 14 Alexander the
14 & 15. Alexander the Coppercopper-smith did me smith has been a great Enemy to me: much evil: the Lord And I I leave him to God, to be reward him according to his works.
recompenced as he deserves. Take
heed of him, for he is a bitter AdOf whom be 15 thou ware also ; for versary against the Christian Cause. he hath greatly withstood our words.
16 At my first an 16. When I was brought upon swer no man stood with my first Trial, almost f all my me, but all men for. Christian Acquaintance at Rome forTook me : I pray God fook me : Pray God pity and forthat it may not be laid to their charge.
give their Cowardise. 17. Notwithstand
17. But, while they relinquished ing the Lord stood
I was Divinely Asifted to dewith me, and itrength- fend my self; and God was pleased ened me ; that by me
to make me the Instrument of spreadthe
* The Cloak, peabvno, a Parchment Roll, the same with Melba Epávce; the Parchments. The Syriac reads it a Cheft of Books.
I Ver. 14. The Lord reward Him This is not to be understood as an imprecation, but as a Prophet's Expression : As in like manner, is that dying Speech of Zachariah, The Lord look upon it, and requite it, 2 Chron. xxiv. 22. which is in the Future Tense, God will look upon it. + All Men for
fook me. Qmnibus, id eft à Maxima parte defertum fe effe Conqueritur. Jerom,
D. A.67. the preaching might ing the Gospel-Doctrine to the Gen
be fully known, and tiles of these Parts, by delivering that all the Gentiles
me from the Sentence of the Cruel might hear : and I * Emperor for that time. was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.
18 And the Lord 18. And, though I am now likeshall deliver met from ly to be unjustly Condemned, and every evil work, and suffer by him; yet, am I sure, God will preserve me unto will still preserve me from doing + his heavenly king, or saying any thing unbecoming my dom: glory for ever and Religion, or my Ministerial Office; Amen.
and carry me through Death into the
Happiness of his Heavenly Kingdom: To whom therefore I ascribe all Honour and Glory for ever and ever. Amen. 19 Salute Prisca
19. My hearty Christian Love to and Aquila, and the Aquila and Priscilla, with Onesiphohoushold of Onesipho- rus and his Family. 20 Erastus abode
would know what is at Corinth : but Tro- become of Erastus, I can only tell phimus have I left at you, I left him at Corinth in my
Miletum sick. || See Pear.
last || Travels thither; and Trophifon, op. Poft.
mus falling Sick at Miletus, in Crete, I was forced to leave him in that Inand.
2i Do thy diligence 21. Come to me before Winter, to come before win- if you can. Eubulus, Pudens, Liter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and nus, Claudia, and all the Christians Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren. 22 The Lord Jesus
22. May the Lord Jesus Christ Christ be with thy be your Director and Guide. His fpirit. Grace be with Love and Favourbe ever with
here salute you.
* Nero, or else his Deputy Helius Cæfarianus.
+ And the Lord mall deliver me. Et liberabit me, inquit (non à Vinculis sed) ab omni opere Malo. Pearson op. Poft. pag. 25.
Epistle of St. PAUL
T 1 T U S.
$1. NO HE Time of St. Paul's being in the
Island of Crete, and leaving Titus as
Pearson has shown good Reasons against that ; and, much more probably, stated it in the Interval between St. Paul's first and second Confinement at Rome, viz. Anno Domini 63. dating this Epistle the Year following ; with which Account Dr. Mill differs but in one single Year.
§ 2. The Occasion on which it was Written is so perfectly the same with those to Timothy, that the Substance and Style of it may well be, as it appears, of the same StrainA Church was indeed planted here, but wanted Watering, Cultivation, and due Order. The Natives of this Island were an Idle, False and Luxurious People, say the
Ancient Historians and Geographers, agreeable to St.Paul's Descriptions of them here, Chap. i. but might have made more tractable Christians, had not their ill Qualities and Dispositions been fomented by the Jewish Zealots, abounding in that Place. Against whose ignorant and malicious Prejudices the Apostle most clearly levels all the Characters he gives of a good Bishop or Church-Governour ; and the several Directions for the Conduct of People of both Sexes, in their respective Ages, Stations, and Degrees, conformably to the two foregoing Epistles, and to the general Current of the other Epistolary Writings relating to those Matters.
AUL, a Worshipper of the A.D. 64.
True God, and an Apostle apostle of Jesus Chrift, of Jesus Christ, specially Commisaccording to the faith fioned to Preach his Religion in its of God's elect, and Truth and Purity, and Convert the acknowledging of the truth, which is Men of all Nations to the true Faith after godliness,
of it. 2 In hopes of eter 2 & 3. A Religion that gives all nal life, which God, true Believers, whether Jews or that cannot lie, pro, Gentiles, a full and sure Hope of mised before the world
enjoying that great Promise of Eterbegan;
3 But hath in due nal Happiness, made by the God of time manifested his Truth Himself, at first to Adam in word
word through preach- the Beginning of the World, and to A. D.64.
gotten by the far greater Part of the
nifold Corruptions, and wilful Ini-
4 To Titus, mine 4. I Paul send this Epistle to
For this cause 5. To remind you of the good
dain other Church-Ministers in the
6 & 7. Now a Bishop and Go-
having Steward over God's Family, ought,
in general, to be a Person of an un-
exceptionable Character : And, in 7 For a bishop must particular, ought not to be one that be blameless, as the has been guilty, either of the Pofteward of God : not lygamy of the Heathens, or of Diself-willed, not foon vorcing his Wife for Humoursome angry, not given to Reasons, and Marrying others, acwine, no striker, nor cording to the Corrupt Usages of given to filthy lucre ; the Jews. He must be one that
* Ver. 5. That thou shouldest fet in order the things that are wanting. Or, öva ta asorta dopédon, To rectify Disorders,