Copyright 2000  DSOTO--

by Keith Hepworth











     1 TIMOTHY 1

1  PAUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God, and Jesus Christ,
   Which is our Savior and our hope; unto Timothy, mine own son in the faith;
   Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
3  As I besought thee to abide at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia,
   That thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,
4  Neither give heed to fables and made-up genealogies,
   Which promote controversies rather than godly edifying, which is in faith.
5  Now the aim of this commandment is charity out of a pure heart and a good conscience,
   And of faith unfeigned; from which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
7  Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
8  But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; and knowing this,
   That the law is not made for a righteous man,
   But for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners,
   For unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for kidnappers, for liars,
   For perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who enabled me; for he counted me faithful,
   Putting me into the ministry, even when before I was a blasphemer,
   And a persecutor, and injurious; but I obtained mercy,
   Because I did it ignorantly, in unbelief.
14 And the grace of our Lord,
   Was exceeding abundant unto me,
   With faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation,
   That Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners--of whom I am the chief.
16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all longsuffering,
   For a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him unto life everlasting.
17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God,
   Be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
18 This charge I commit unto thee, my son Timothy,
   According to the prophecies which went before on thee,
   That thou by them mightest war a good warfare;
19 Holding faith, and good conscience,
   Which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck;
20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan,
   That they may learn not to blaspheme.

    1 TIMOTHY 2

1  I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions,
   And giving thanks, be made for all men, and for kings, and for all that are in authority;
   That we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
3  For this is good and acceptable in the sight of our Savior;
4  Who is willing to have all men to be saved,
   And to come unto the knowledge of the truth which is in Jesus Christ,
   Who is the Only Begotten Son of God, and ordained to be a Mediator between God and man;      
5  For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
6  Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
7  Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle,
   (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;)
   A teacher of Gentiles in faith and verity.
8  I will therefore that all men pray everywhere,
   Lifting up holy hands, without wrath and quarreling.
9  In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel,
   With shamefacedness and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with much good works.
11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
12 Therefore I do not suffer a woman to teach,
   Nor to usurp authority over the man,
   But to be in silence.
13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived,
   Was in the transgression; notwithstanding they shall be saved in child-bearing,
   If they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

   1 TIMOTHY 3

1  THIS is a true saying: If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
2  A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober,
   Of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
3  Not given to wine, not violent but gentle,
   Not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
4  One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
5  (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
   Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
7  Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without the church;
   Lest he fall back into reproach and the snare of the devil.
8  Likewise must deacons be grave, not double-tongued,
   Not given to wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
9  Holding the mystery of the faith,
   In a pure conscience;
   And let these also first be proved;
   Then let them hold the office of a deacon, if found blameless.
11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
13 They that serve in the office of a deacon well, purchase unto themselves good standing,
   And great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.
14 These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly;
15 But if I tarry long, thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God,
   Which is the church of the living God; the pillar and bulwark of the truth is,
16 (and without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness,)
   God was made manifest in the flesh,
   Justified in the Spirit,
   Seen of angels,
   Preached unto the Gentiles,
   Believed on in the world, taken up in glory.

   1 TIMOTHY 4

1  NOW the Spirit speaketh expressly:
   In the latter times some shall depart from the faith,
   Giving heed to seducing spirits, and the doctrines of devils;
2  Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared as with a hot iron;
3  Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from certain foods,
   Which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving,
   By them which believe and know the truth.
4  For every creature that is created of God is good,
   And nothing is to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving;
5  For then it is sanctified by the word of God and our prayer.
6  If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things,
   Thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ,
   Nourished up in the words of faith,
   And of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast followed.
7  But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and train thyself in godliness.
8  For while bodily exercise profiteth a little; godliness is profitable for all things,
   Having promise of the life that now is, and also of that which is to come.
9  This is a faithful saying and worthy of full acceptation.
10 For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach,
   Because we trust in the living God,
   Who is the Savior of all men,
   Especially the believers.
11 These things command and teach.
12 Let no man despise thee for thy youth,
   But be thou an example of the believers, in word,
   In conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given unto thee by prophecy,
   With the laying on of the hands of the body of elders; now meditate upon these things,
   And give thyself wholly unto them; that thy progress may appear unto all.
16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrines; continue in them;
   For in doing this thou shalt both save thyself,
   And them that hear thee.

   1 TIMOTHY 5

1  REBUKE not an elder, but entreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren;
2  The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, in all purity; honor widows that are widows indeed.
4  But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to show piety at home,
   And to requite their parents; for that is good and acceptable before God.
5  Now she that is a widow indeed, and all alone, trusteth in God,
   And continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.
6  She who lives in pleasure is dead while she liveth.
7  And these things give by commandment,
   That they may be blameless.
8  But if any provide not for his own,    
   And more specially for those of his own house,
   He hath denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever.
9  Let not a widow be taken into the number under sixty years old,
   Having been the wife of one man, well reported of for her good works;
   If she have brought up children, if she have shown righteous hospitality,
   If she have washed the cloths of the saints, if she have relieved the afflicted,
   If she have diligently followed every good work; but the younger widows refuse;
   For when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they want to marry;
12 And so incur damnation, because they have cast off their first pledge.
13 And they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house;
   And not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies,
   Speaking things which they ought not.
14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children,
   Guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.
15 For some are already turned aside after Satan.
16 If any woman that believeth have widows,
   Let her assist them,       
   And let not the church be burdened;
   That it may relieve them that are widows alone.
17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor,
   Especially they who labor in the word and doctrine; for the scripture saith,
   Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn; and, The laborer is worthy of his reward.
19 Against an elder receive not an accusation, except by two or three witnesses.
20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
21 I charge thee before God,
   And the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels,
   That thou observe these things without preferring one before another,
   Doing nothing by partiality; lay hands in haste on no man,
   Neither be sharers of other men's sins;
   Keep thyself pure; some men's sins are known beforehand,
   Going before to judgment; and for some men they follow after.
25 Likewise good works of some are manifest beforehand;
   And they that are otherwise cannot be hid.
   Drink no longer only water,
   But use a little wine for thy stomach's sake,
   And thine often infirmities;

   1 TIMOTHY 6

1  LET as many servants as are under the yoke,
   Count their own masters as worthy of all respect,
   So that the name of God and his doctrine may be not blasphemed.
2  And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them because they are brethren;
   But rather do them service even better, because they are faithful and beloved,
   Partakers of the benefit of their service; these things teach and exhort.
3  If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words,
   Even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ,
   And to the doctrine which is according to godliness,
4  He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words,
   Whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
5  Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds,
   And destitute of the truth,
   Supposing that godliness,
   Is a means of gain; from such withdraw.
6  But there is great gain in godliness with contentment.
7  For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
8  But having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
9  But they that be rich fall into temptation,
   And a snare,
   And into many foolish, hurtful lusts,
   Which plunge men into destruction and perdition.
10 For the love of money is the root of all evils; which some covet,
   And have wandered away from the faith, and pierced themselves with many sorrows.
11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things and follow after righteousness, godliness,
   Faith, love, patience, meekness; fight the good fight of the faith;
   Lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art called,
   And hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things,
   And before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;
14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable,
   Until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ;
15 Which in his times shall he show who is the blessed and only Potentate,
   The King of kings, and Lord of lords; to whom be honor and power everlasting.
16 Whom no man hath seen, nor can see; and also unto whom no man can approach,
   Only he who hath the light and the hope of immortality dwelling in him.
17 Charge the rich in this world, that they be not high-minded,
   Nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God,
   Who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
18 That they do good,
   That they be rich in good works,
   Ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against a time to come,
   That they may lay hold on eternal life; O Timothy, guard that which is committed to thy trust,
   Avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions falsely called knowledge;
21 Which some professing it have erred concerning the faith.
   Grace be with thee. Amen.


   2 TIMOTHY 1

1  PAUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God,
   According to the promise of life which is Christ Jesus,
2  To Timothy, my dearly beloved son; Grace, mercy, and peace,
   From God the Father, and from Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior.
3  I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with a pure conscience,
   That without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;
4  Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;
5  When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee,
   Which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois,
   And thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded in thee also.
6  Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God,
   Which is in thee by the putting on of my hands on thy head.
7  For our God hath not given to us the spirit of fear,
   But of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
8  Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord,
   Nor of me his prisoner; but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel,
   According to the power of God who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling,
   Not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace,
   Which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ,
   Who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel;
11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
12 For which cause I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed;
   For I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able,
   To keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
13 Hold fast the sound words, which thou hast heard of me,
   In faith and love which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
14 That good thing which was committed unto thee,
   Keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.
15 And this thou knowest, that all they,
   In Asia be turned away from me;
   Of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.
16 The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus;
   For he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chains;
17 But, when in Rome, he sought 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 ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.

    2 TIMOTHY 2

1  THOU therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2  And the things that thou hast heard of me from many witnesses,
   The same commit thou unto other faithful men,
   Who shall be able to teach others also.
3  Therefore endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
4  No man that warreth entangleth 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 masteries,
   He is not crowned, except he finish within the rules.
6  The husbandman that laboreth must have the first share of the fruits.
7  Consider what I say; for the Lord shall give thee understanding in all these things.
8  Remember that Jesus Christ, the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to the gospel;
9  Wherein I suffer trouble as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.
10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain salvation,
   Which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory;
   For this is a faithful saying:
   If we be dead with him, we shall also live with him;
12 If we 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; for he cannot deny himself.
   These things put in remembrance; warn them before the Lord,
   That they strive not about words to no profit,
   But to the subverting of the hearers.
15 Do your best in study to show thyself approved unto God,
   A workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly handling the truth.
16 But shun profane and vain babblings; for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
17 And their words will eat as doth gangrene; of whom is Hymenaeus,
   And Philetus, who, concerning the truth, have erred,
   Saying, that the resurrection is past already;
   And have overthrown the faith of some.
19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth,
   Having this seal: The Lord knoweth them that are his; and,
   Let everyone confessing the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
20 For in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver,
   But also of wood and of clay; some for noble purposes, and some for ignoble.
21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall become a vessel unto honor,
   Sanctified, and meant for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.
22 Flee youthful lusts and follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace,
   Along with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
23 But foolish and unlearned controversies avoid,
   Knowing that they do breed quarrels.
24 And the servant of the Lord must not quarrel;
   But be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, and patient;
25 In meekness he must instruct those that even oppose themselves;   
   If God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil,
   Who are taken captive by him to do his will.

   2 TIMOTHY 3

1  THIS know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2  For men shall be lovers of their own selves, and covetous,
   Boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents,
   Unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers,
   False accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4  Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5  Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof; from such turn away.
6  For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead away captive,
   Silly women laden with sins, led away with diverse lusts,
7  Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
8  Now as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so do these also resist the truth;
   Men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith; but they shall proceed no further;
   For their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as was those two men also.
10 Now thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life,
   Purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity,
   Patience, persecutions, and afflictions,
   Which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra;
   What persecutions I endured; yet out of them all the Lord delivered me.
12 Yea, all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall also suffer persecution;
13 For evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing,
   Of whom thou hast learned them; and that from childhood thou hast known the holy scriptures,
   Which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 And all scripture given by inspiration of God, is profitable for doctrine,
   For reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness;
17 That the man of God may be perfect,
   Thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

   2 TIMOTHY 4

1  I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ,
   Who shall judge both the quick and the dead,
   At his appearing in his kingdom:
2  Preach the word; be ready in season or out of season;
   Reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
3  For the time will come soon when they will no longer endure sound doctrine;
   But after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers for their itching ears;
4  And they shall turn away their ears from the truth and shall be turned unto fables.
5  But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist,
   Make full proof of thy ministries; for I am ready to be offered up,
   And the time of my departure is at hand.
7  I have fought a good fight,
   I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
8  Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness,
   Which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day;
   And not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
9  Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me; for Demas hath forsaken me,
   Having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica;
   Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia; only Luke is with me.
   Get Mark and bring him with thee;
   For he is profitable unto me for the ministry.
12 Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus; and the cloak that I left at Troas,
   With Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.
14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil; the Lord will reward him according to his works;
15 Of whom be thou aware also; for he hath greatly withstood our message.
16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me;
   I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.
17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me and strengthened me;
   That by me the preaching might be fully known, and all the Gentiles might hear;
   And that very day I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.
18 And the Lord shall also deliver me from every evil work,
   And will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom;
   To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.
20 Erastus abides at Corinth; but Trophimus have I left sick at Miletum.
21 Do thy diligence to come before winter; Eubulus sends his greetings to thee,
   As do Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.
22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with you all,
   And grace be with you. Amen.