And measures and matters of The Truth of the "time" we are in ...how "man" ..."thought to change time and times ...
Dearly beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, how that one day is with the Lord, as a thousand year, and a thousand year as one day.
The Lord is not slack to fulfil his promise, as some men count slackness: but is patient to us ward, and would have no man lost, but would receive all men to repentance.
Behold in a dread nightmare of the dark season ...of the times and time ..of the season of man ...see son of man ...
and i was taken and shown three young men in the military ...
and they had been playing as though friends for some time ...
even so of the three one was possessed of an evil spirit ...
and had been pampered and played and practiced ...killing and killing games from his youth ...
and the other two paid little attention to the possession ...for of the most and many ...all had played killer games in their youth.
Nevertheless the three were out and about one night ...
and the one possessed ...had a gun ...a small pistol that he had hidden ...(for guns are forbidden in the military)
Now the young men were playing in the darkness that surrounds the military bases ...
even out in utter darkness ...where hidden things take place around military bases ...
and the three young men played the more in darkness ...
and a forth young man had come along ...
and the forth young man played the aggressor ...
even as thought he was a manly man ...to be feared ...
Yet of the two they knew the aggression was a spill over of imagining to be a manly man.
Yet the one possessed of evil took the manliness as a threat ...
and his evil spirit began to imagine ways to destroy ...anything ...or anyone that he feared ...
and suddenly ...in the midst of playing in utter darkness ...did the evil spirited one ...shoot the other one that played to be manly ...
and the evil spirited one turned on the first two ...for evil wants no witnesses ...
Evenso the first two ...eyes were open ...and no longer ...allowing for the evil ...manifestations ...(man i infestations ) of youth ...as being ...only fantasy ...of games and videos and movies ...
and the two prayed to be delivered ...from being ...prey of the one possessed of an evil spirit.
and the two fled ...and the possessed ...was Left ...in utter darkness.
and other two were enabled to escape ...within able to escape ...
and the next day ...at the rising of the son ...in the mourning... did the two pray of heart and mind and soul and spirit.
and that in thank fullness to God their father ...for being ...being kept safe and saved ...
and delivered from playing in utter darkness with any possessed of evil spirits.
and scripture came back to remembrance ...
THE REVELATION OF ST JOHN Chpt 18
And after that, I saw another Angel come from heaven, having great power, and the earth was lightened with his brightness. And he cried mightily with a strong voice saying: Great Babylon is fallen, is fallen: and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of all foul spirits, and a cage of all unclean and hateful birds for all nations have drunken of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. And the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and her merchants are waxed rich of the abundance of her pleasures.
And I heard another voice from heaven, say: come away from her my people, that ye be not partakers in her sins, that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins are gone up to heaven, and God hath remembered her wickedness. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and give her double according to her works. And pour in double to her in the same cup which she filled unto you. And as much as she glorified herself and lived wantonly so much pour ye in for her of punishment and sorrow, for she said in her heart: I sit being a queen and am no widow and shall see no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come at one day, death, and sorrow, and hunger, and she shall be burnt with fire: for strong is the Lord God which judgeth her.
And the kings of the earth shall beweep her and wail over her, which have committed fornication with her, and have lived wantonly with her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, and shall stand afar off, for fear of her punishment, saying . Alas, Alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city: for at one hour is her judgment come. And the merchants of the earth shall weep and wail in themselves, for no man will buy their ware any more, the ware of gold and silver, and precious stones, neither of pearl, and raynes and purple, and scarlet, and all thine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass and of iron, and cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and bodies and souls of men.
And the apples that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee. And all things which were dainty, and had in price are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more. The merchants of these things which were waxed rich, shall stand afar off from her, for fear of the punishment of her, weeping and wailing, and saying: Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in raynes, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stone, and pearls: for at one hour so great riches is come to nought.
And every ship governor, and all they that occupied ships, and shipmen which work in the sea, stood afar off, and cried, when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying: what city is like unto this great city? And they cast dust on their heads, and cried weeping, and wailing, and said: Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea, by the reason of her costliness, for at one hour is she made desolate.
Rejoice over her thou heaven, and ye holy Apostles and Prophets: for God hath given your judgement on her. And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying: with such violence shall that great city Babylon be cast, and shall be found no more. And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more in thee: and no crafts man, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee. And the sound of a mill shall be heard no more in thee, and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride, shall be heard no more in thee, for thy merchants were the great men of the earth. And with thine enchantment were deceived all nations: and in her was found the blood of the Prophets, and of the saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth
THE BOOK OF WISDOM Chpt 14
Moreover, this was not enough for them that they erred in the knowledge of God: but where as they lived in the great wars of ignorance, those many and great plagues called they peace. For either they slew their own children, and offered them, or did sacrifice in the night season, or else held unreasonable watches: so that they kept neither life ner marriage clean: but either one slew another to death maliciously or else grieved his neighbor with *advoutry. And thus were all things mixed together: blood manslaughter, theft, dissimulation, corruption, unfaithfulness, sedition, perjury, disquietness of good men, unthankfulness, defiling of souls, changing of birth, unsteadfastness of marriage, misorder of *advoutry and uncleanness. And why? the honoring of abominable images is the cause, the beginning and end of all evil. For they worship Idols, either they are mad when they be merry, or prophesy lies, or live ungodly, or else lightly foreswear themselves. For in so much as their trust is in the Idols ( which have neither souls ner understanding ) though they swear falsely, yet they think it shall not hurt them.
Therefore cometh a great plague upon them, and that worthily: for they have an evil opinion of God, giving heed unto Idols, swearing unjustly to deceive, and despising righteousness. For their swearing is no virtue, but a plague of them that sin, and goeth ever with the offense of the ungodly
*ordened: ordained (ordered).
*advoutry: prefix "a" meaning not or without, devout: devotion; plain hearted to God, being devoted to something or some one else. see James 2 for adultery
For either they slew their own children, and offered them, or did sacrifice in the night season,
to their gods of profit and lust of the eyes lust of the flesh and pride of goods
ESAI or ISAIAH Chpt 3
Every man can *eschue a person moved to anger, for what he doth wisely? Even so shall the Lord of Hosts take away from Jerusalem and from Juda, all possessions and power, all meat and drink, the captain and the soldier, the judge and the prophet, the wise and the aged man, the worshipful of fifty year old, and the honorable: the Senators, and the men of understanding: the masters of crafts and orators. And I shall give you children to be your princes,( sayeth the Lord ) and babes shall have the rule of you. One shall ever be doing violence and wrong to another. The boy will presume against the elder, and the vile person against the honorable. Ye when one shall take a friend of his own kindred by the bosom, and say: Thou hast clothing, thou shalt be our head, for thou mayest keep us from this fall and peril.
Then shall he swear and say: I can not help you. Moreover, there is neither meat nor clothing in my house, make me no ruler of the people. For Jerusalem and Juda must decay, because both their words and counsel are against the Lord, they provoke the presence of his Majesty unto anger. The changing of their countenance betrayeth them, yee they declare their own sins themselves, as the Sodomites, and hide them not. Woe be unto their souls, for they shall be heavily rewarded. Then shall they say: O happy are the godly, for they may enjoy the fruits of their studies. But woe be unto the ungodly and unrighteous for they shall be rewarded after their works. O my people, *ribaudes oppress thee, and women have rule of thee. O my people, thy leaders deceive thee, and tread out the way of thy footsteps. The Lord is here to commune of the matter, and standeth to give judgement with the people. The Lord shall come forth to reason with the Senators and princes of his people, and shall say thus unto them: It is ye that have burnt up my vineyard, the robbery of the poor is in your house. Wherefore do ye oppress my people, and marred the faces of the innocents? thus shall the Lord God of Hosts revile them.
Moreover thus sayeth the Lord: Seeing the daughters of Sion are become so proud, and come in with stretched out necks, and with vain wanton eyes: seeing they come in tripping so nicely with their feet: Therefore shall the Lord shave the heads of the daughters of Sion, and make their beauty bare in the day. In that day shall the Lord take away the gorgeousness of their apparel, and spangles, chains, *partlets, and collars, bracelets and hooves, that goodly flowered wide and boarded raiment, brushes and head bands, rings and garlands, holy day clothes and veils, kerchiefs and pins, glasses and smocks, bonnets and *taches
And instead of good smell there shall be stink among them. And for their girdles there shall be loose bands. And for well set hair there shall be baldness. Instead of a stomacher, a sackcloth, and for their beauty witherdness and *son burning. Their husbands and their mighty men shall perish with the sword in battle.
*eschue (avoid, escape) *ribaudes ( extortioners :MN). *partlets = ruffled covering for the neck. *taches = buckles, clasps, fasteners. *son burning exactly as recorded
FIRST BOOK OF MOSES Chpt 6
There were tyrants in the world in those days. For after that the children of God had gone in unto the daughters of men, and had begotten them children, the same children were the mightiest of the world, and men of renown. And when the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was increased upon the earth, and that all the imagination and thoughts of his heart was only evil continually, he repented that he had made man upon the earth, and sorrowed in his heart. And said: I will destroy mankind which I have made, from off the face of the earth: both man, beast, worm and fowl of the air, for it repenteth me that I have made them. But yet Noe found grace in the sight of the Lord.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. LUKE Chpt 17
When he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come he answered them and said: The kingdom of God cometh not with waiting for. Neither shall men say: Lo here, lo there. For behold the kingdom of God is with in you.
And he said unto the disciples: The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one day of the son of man, and ye shall not see it. And they shall say to you: See here, See there. Go not after them, nor follow them, for as the lightning that appeareth out of the one part of the heaven: and shineth unto the other part of heaven. So shall the son of man be in his days. But first must he suffer many things, and be refused of this nation.
As it happened in the time of Noe: So shall it be in the time of the son of man. They ate, they drank, they married wives and were married, even unto the same day that Noe went into the Ark: and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise also, as it chanced in the days of Lot. They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built. And even the same day that Lot went out of *Zodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. After these examples, shall it be in the day when the son of man shall appear.
At that day he that is on the house top and his stuff in the house: let him not come down to take it out. And likewise let not him that is in the fields, turn back again to that he left behind. Remember Lots wife. Whosoever will go about to save his life, shall lose it: And whosoever shall lose his life, shall save it. I tell you in that night, there shall be two in one bed, that one shall be received and the other shall be forsaken. Two shall be also a grinding together: the one shall be received, and the other forsaken. And they answered, and said unto him: where Lord? And he said unto them: wheresoever the body shall be, thither will the eagles resort.
*trow (think) *Zodom (Sodom),
THE REVELATION OF ST JOHN Chpt 12
And I heard a loud voice saying: in heaven is now made salvation and strength and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ. For he is cast down which accused them before God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth, and of the sea: for the devil is come down unto you which hath great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
And when the dragon saw, that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman, which brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, times, and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. And the dragon cast out of his mouth water after the woman as it had been a river, because she should have been caught of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth and swallowed, up the river, which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon was wroth with the woman: and went and made war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. And I stood on the sea *stonde
*stonde: two possible words come from the Middle English: stound: meaning "a short time" and stonen: meaning "stunned". stunned because of the vision
(the flood out of satans mouth is all the worldly lies and deceptions and deceit ...)
FIRST BOOK OF SAMUEL Chpt 16
Then said Samuel to Isai: are here all thy children? and he said: the youngest is yet behind: Behold, he keepeth the sheep. Then Samuel said unto Isai: send and fetch him for we will not sit down, till he be come hither. And he sent and brought him in. And he was brown with goodly eyes, and well favoured in sight. And then the Lord said up and anoint him: for this is he. And Samuel took the horn with the ointment and anointed him in the presence of his brethren. And the spirit of the Lord came upon David, from that day forward. And Samuel rose up and went to Ramath.
But the spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit sent of the Lord, vexed him. Then said his servants unto him: Behold, an evil spirit sent of God vexeth thee, let our Lord therefore command his servants to seek a man that is a cunning player with an harp. And then when the evil spirit sent of God, cometh upon thee, that he may play with his hand, and thou shalt be eased. And Saul said unto his servants: seek me a man that can well play, and bring him to me. Then answered one of his servants and said: Behold, I have seen a son of Isai the Bethelehemite, that can play upon instruments, and is an active fellow and a man of war and prudent and well made, and the Lord is with him, whereupon Saul sent messengers unto Isai and said: send me David thy son which is with the sheep. And Isai took an ass laden with bread, and a flacket of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son unto Saul. And David went to Saul and came before him, and he loved him very well, so that he was made his harness bearer. And Saul sent to Isai saying: let David remain with me, for he hath found favour in my sight. And when the spirit of God came upon Saul, David took an harp and played with his hand, and so Saul was refreshed, and did amend and the evil spirit departed from him
FIRST BOOK OF SAMUEL Chpt 18
And it happened as they went, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that women came out of all cities of Israel singing and dancing, against Saul, with timbrels, with joy, and with fiddles. And the women that played sang thereto, and said: Saul hath slain his thousand, and David his ten thousand. Then was Saul exceeding wroth and that saying displeased him, and he said: they have ascribed unto David ten thousand, and to me but a thousand. And what can he more have save the kingdom? Wherefore Saul looked on side of David from that day forward. And it happened on the morrow, that the evil spirit sent of God came upon Saul, so that he prophesied in the midst of the house. And David played on the instrument with his hand as he was daily *wont. And Saul had a spear in his hand, and hurled it intending to have nailed David to the wall. But David avoided out of his presence two times. For Saul was afeared of David, because the Lord was with him, and was departed from Saul. And then Saul put David from him and made him a captain over a thousand, and he went out and in before the people. And David was wise in all that he took in hand, and the Lord was with him. Wherefore when Saul saw that he was so exceeding wise, he was afraid of him. But all Israel and Juda loved David, because he went out and in before them. Then said Saul to David. Behold my eldest daughter Merob, her I will give thee to wife: Only play the man and fight the Lords battles. For Saul thought mine hand shall not be upon him, but the hand of the Philistines. And David answered Saul: what am I? and what is my life or the kindred of my father in Israel, that I should be son in law to the king: How be it when the time was come that Merob Sauls daughter should have been given to David she was given unto Adziel a Neholothite, to wife. How be it Michol Sauls daughter loved David. And when it was showed Saul: the thing pleased him well. And he said: I will give him her that she may be a snare to him, to bring the hand of the Philistines upon him. And Saul said to David: thou shalt this day be my son in law again. And Saul commanded his servants to commune with David secretly and say: Behold the King hath a favour to thee, and all his servants love thee, be therefore the kings son in law.
And Sauls servants spake those words in the ears of David. But David answered: seemeth it to you a light thing to be the kings son in law, when I am a poor man and of small reputation? And Sauls servants told him again saying: of this manner answered David. Then said Saul: this wise say to David: the king careth for no other dowry but for an hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be avenged of the kings enemies. For Saul thought to make David fall into the hands of the Philistines. Then his servants told David these words, and it pleased David well to be the kings son in law. And shortly after that David arose with his men, and went, and slew of the Philistines, two hundred men, and brought their foreskins, and satisfied the King thereof to be his son in law. And so Saul gave him Michol his daughter to wife. And when Saul saw and understood, how that the Lord was with David, and that Michol his daughter loved him, he was the more afraid of David, and became Davids enemy for ever. And when the Philistines went out to war, David behaved himself wiser than all the servants of Saul: so that his name was much set by
*wont (daily done or on a regular basis)
FIRST BOOK OF SAMUEL Chpt 19
And the war began again, and David went out and fought with the Philistines and slew a great slaughter, and put them to flight. And the evil spirit of the Lord was upon Saul as he sat in his house having a *Javelin in his hand, and David played with his hand. And Saul intended to nail David to the wall with the *Javelin: But David rid himself out of Sauls presence and he smote the spear into the wall. But David fled and saved himself that same night. Then Saul sent messengers unto Davids house, to watch him and to slay him in the morning. But Michol his wife told it him saying: If thou save not thyself this night, tomorrow thou art a dead man. And so Michol let David down through a window, and he went and fled and saved himself. And then she took an Image and laid it in the bed, and put a pillow stuffed with goats hair under the head of it, and covered it with a cloth. And when Saul sent messengers to fetch David, she said that he was sick. Then Saul sent the messengers to see David saying: bring him to me, bed and all, that he may be slain. And when the messengers were come in: Behold there lay an Image in the bed, with a pillow of goats hair under the head of it. Then said Saul to Michol: why hast thou mocked me so, and sent away mine enemy, that he is escaped? And Michol answered Saul: he said unto me, let me go, or else I will kill thee. And so David fled and escaped and went to Samuel to Ramath and told him all that Saul had done to him. And he, and Samuel went and dwelt in Naioth.
And it was told Saul saying: Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramath, then Saul sent messengers to fetch David. And when they saw a company of prophets prophesying and Samuel standing fast by them, the spirit of God fell upon the messengers of Saul, and they prophesied too. And when it was told Saul, he sent other messengers, and they prophesied likewise. And Saul sent messengers yet again the third time which prophesied also. Then went he himself to Ramath, and when he came to a great well that is in Socoh, he asked and said: where are Samuel and David? And they said: see they be at Naioth in Ramath and as he went thither to Naioth in Ramath the spirit of God came upon him also and he went prophesying, until he came to Naioth in Ramath. And he stripped off his clothes and prophesied before Samuel in like manner, and fell naked all that day and all that night, wherefore it is a common saying, is Saul also among the prophets?
betimes (quickly, soon) *ought (anything) *J capital as recorded *Javelin : throwing spear
TOBIAH or TOBIE Chpt 6
So Tobiah went on his way, and a dog followed him, and the first night they abode by the water of the Tigris. Then went he out to wash his feet, and behold, there came forth an horrible fish to devour him. Of whom Tobiah was afraid, and cried with a loud voice, saying: Lord, he cometh upon me. And the Angel said unto him: Take him by the cheek blade, and draw him to thee. And he did so, and drew him upon the land. And the fish began to leap at his feet.
Then said the Angel unto him: Take out the bowels of this fish, and as for the heart, the gall and the liver, keep them by thee. For these things are necessary and good for medicine. Tobiah did so, and roasted the fish, and they took him with them in their journey: the residue they salted, as much as was sufficient for them, till they come to Rages. Then Tobiah asked the Angel, and said unto him: I pray thee brother Azarias, tell me, where to are these things good of the fish, that thou hast bidden me keep ?
The Angel answered him and said: If thou layest a piece of the heart upon the coals, the smoke thereof driveth away all manner of evil spirits, whether it be from man or from woman, so that from thenceforth the same shall come no more unto thee. The gall is good to anoint or to streak the eyes withal, where as there is any blemish in them, so shall they be whole.
TOBIAH or TOBIE Chpt 12
Then Tobiah called his son unto him, and said: What may we give this holy man, that went with thee ? Tobiah answered his father, and said: what reward shall we give him ? Or what thing can deserve his benefits ? He hath been my guide, and brought me safe again: he received the money from Gabelus, he caused me to get my wife, he drove the evil spirit from her, he hath been an occasion of gladness to her father and mother: he delivered me, that I was not devoured of the fish, he hath made thee to see the light of heaven, yee we all have received great good of him. Now should we worthily deserve these things unto him ? But I pray thee my father, that thou wilt desire him, if happily he will *vouchsafe, to take with him the half of all that we have brought.
*vouchsafe (allow, permit, vouch for ), *tentation (temptation?)
THE GOSPELL OF ST. LUKE Chpt 7
And the disciples of John showed him of all these things. And John called unto him two of his disciples, and sent them to Jesus saying: Art thou he that shall come: or shall we look for another? When the men were come unto him they said: John Baptist sent us unto thee saying: Art thou he that shall come: or shall we wait for another? And at the same time he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits, and unto many that were blind he gave sight. And Jesus answered, and said unto them: Go your ways and show John what things ye have seen and heard, how that the blind see, the halt go, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead arise, to the poor is the glad tidings preached, and happy is he, that is not offended by me.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. LUKE Chpt 8
And it fortuned after that, that he himself went throughout cities and towns, preaching, and showing the kingdom of God, and the twelve with him. And also certain women, which were healed of evil spirits, and infirmities: Mary called Magdalen, out of whom went seven devils, and Joanna the wife of Chuza Herods steward, and Susanna and many other: which ministered unto them of their substance. When much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of all cities, he spake by a similitude. A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and it was trodden under feet, and the fowls of the air devoured it up. And some fell on stone, and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moistness. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. And some fell on good ground and sprang up, and bare fruit, an hundred fold. And as he said these things, he cried: He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
And his disciples asked him saying: what manner similitude is this? And he said: unto you is it given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God: but to other in similitudes, that when they see, they should not see, and when they hear they should not understand.
The similitude is this. The seed is the word of God. Those that are beside the way, are they that hear, and afterward cometh the devil and taketh away the word out of their hearts lest they should believe and be saved. They on the stones, are they which when they hear, receive the word with joy. But these have no roots, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation go away. And that which fell among thorns, are they which hear, and go forth, and are choked with cares and with riches, and voluptuous living, and bring forth no fruit. That in the good ground, are they which with a good and pure heart, hear the word and keep it and bring forth fruit with patience.
THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES Chpt 19
It fortuned, while Apollo was at Corintham, that Paul passed through the upper coasts and came to Ephesus, and found certain disciples, and said unto them: have ye received the holy ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him: no we have not heard whether there be any holy ghost or no. And he said unto them: wherewith were ye then baptised? And they said: with Johns baptism. Then said Paul: John verily baptised with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people that they should believe on him, which should come after him: that is on Christ Jesus. When they heard that, they were baptised in the name of the Lord Jesus. And Paul laid his hands upon them, and the holy ghost came on them, and they spake with tongues, and prophesied, and all the men were about twelve.
And he went into the synagogue, and behaved himself boldly for the space of three months, disputing and giving them exhortations of the kingdom of God. When diverse waxed hard hearted and believed not, but spake evil of the way, and that before the multitude: he departed from them, and separated the disciples. And disputed daily in the school of one called Tyranus. And this continued by the space of two years: so that all they which dwelt in Asia, heard the word of the Lord *Jesu, both Jewes and Greeks. And God wrought no small miracles by the hands of Paul: so that from his body, were brought unto the sick, napkins or partlets, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.
Then certain of the vagabond Jewes, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits, the name of the Lord Jesus saying: We adjure you by Jesu whom Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons of one Sceva a Jewe and chief of the priests which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said: Jesus I know, and Paul I know: but who are ye? And the man in whom the evil spirit was, ran on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. And this was known to all the Jewes and Greeks also, which dwelt at Ephesus and fear came on them all, and they magnified the name of the Lord Jesus.
And many that believed, came and confessed and showed their works. Many of them which used curious crafts, brought their books and burned them before all men, and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand silverlings. So mightily grew the word of God, and prevailed. After these things were ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, to pass over Macedonia and Achaia, and to go to Jerusalem saying: After I have been there, I must also see Rome. So sent he into Macedonia two of them that ministered unto him Timotheus and Erastus: but he himself remained in Asia for a season.
The same time there arose no little ado about that way. For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, was not a little beneficial unto the craftsmen. Which he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said: Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have vantage. Moreover ye see and hear that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be not gods which are made with hands. So that not only this our craft cometh into peril to be set at nought: but also that the temple of the great Goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, which all Asia and the world worshippeth.
When they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out saying: Great is Diana of the Ephesians. And all the city was on a roar, and they rushed into the common hall with one assent, and caught Gaius and Aristarcus, men of Macedonia, Pauls companions. When Paul would have entered in unto the people, the disciples suffered him not. Certain also of the chief of Asia which were his friends, sent unto him, desiring him that he would not press into the common hall. Some cried one thing and some another, and the congregation was all out of quiet, and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together.
Some of the company drew forth Alexander, the Jewes thrusting him forwards. Alexander beckoned with the hand, and would have given the people an answer. When they knew that he was a Jewe, there arose a shout almost for the space of two hours, of all men crying, great is Diana of the Ephesians.
When the town clerk had ceased the people, he said: ye men of Ephesus, what man is it that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which came from heaven. Seeing then that no man saith here against, ye ought to be content, and to do nothing rashly: For ye have brought hither these men which are neither robbers of churches, nor yet despisers of your goddess. Wherefore if Demetrius and the craftsmen which are with him, have any saying to any man, the law is open, and there are rulers, let them accuse one another. If ye go about any other thing, it may be determined in a lawful congregation. For we are in jeopardy to be accused of this days business: for as much as there is no cause whereby we may give a reckoning of this concourse of people. And when he had thus spoken he let the congregation depart
*Jesu: Hebrew name of Jesus
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 6
Take heed to your alms, that ye give it not in the sight of men, to the intent that ye would be seen of them. Or else ye get no reward of your father which is in heaven. Whensoever therefore thou givest thine alms, thou shalt not make a trumpet to be blown before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, for to be praised of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But when thou doest thine alms, let not thy left hand know, what thy right hand doth, that thine alms may be secret: and thy father which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues, and in the corners of the streets, because they would be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But when thou prayest, enter into thy chamber, and shut thy door to thee, and pray to thy father which is in secret: and thy father which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
And when ye pray, babble not much, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard, for their much babblings sake. Be ye not like them therefore. For your father knoweth whereof ye have need, before ye ask of him. After this manner therefore pray ye.
O' our father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Let thy kingdom come. Thy will be fulfilled, as well in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, even as we forgive our trespassers. And lead us not into temptation: but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory for ever. Amen. For and if ye shall forgive other men their trespasses, your heavenly father shall also forgive you. But and ye will not forgive men their trespasses, no more shall your father forgive your trespasses.
Moreover when ye fast, be not sad as the hypocrites are. For they disfigure their faces, that they might be seen of men how they fast. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face, that it appear not unto men how that thou fastest: but unto thy father which is in secret: and thy father which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
See that ye gather you not treasure upon the earth, where rust and moths corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. But gather ye treasures to gether in heaven, where neither rust nor moths corrupt, and where thieves neither break up nor yet steal. For where soever your treasure is, there will your hearts be also.
The light of the body is thine eye. Wherefore if thine eye be single, all body shall be full of light. But and if thine eye be wicked then all thy body shall be full of darkness. Wherefore if the light that is in thee, be darkness: how great is that darkness.
No man can serve two masters. For either he shall hate the one and love the other: or else he shall lean to the one and despise the other: ye cannot serve God and *Mammon. Therefore I say unto you, be not *careful for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more worth than meat, and the body more of value then raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither reap, nor yet carry into the barns: and yet your heavenly father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
Which of you (though he took thought therefore) could put one cubit unto his stature? And why care ye then for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They labor not neither spin. And yet for all that I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his royalty was not arrayed like unto one of these. Wherefore if God so clothe the grass, which is today in the field, and tomorrow shall be cast into the furnace, shall he not much more do the same unto you, O' ye of little faith?
Therefore take no thought saying: what shall we eat, or what shall we drink, or wherewith shall we be clothed? After all these things seek the gentiles. For your heavenly father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But rather seek ye first the kingdom of heaven and the righteousness thereof, and all these things shall be ministered unto you.
Care not then for the morrow, but let the morrow care for itself: for the day present hath ever enough of his own travail
*Mammon: to serve for gain. *careful: that is full of care.
and others of a similitude ...
Hell rising ...
"The mean and evil spirited go free while the innocent are bound.
"a house possessed ...of an evil spirit ...
" playing with foul and evil spirits ..."
"an evil spirit in the military... "
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