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 awakened ...in the night before the day ...
and there was a mighty shout that seemed to fall upon all that there was of the unGodly world of the worldly ...
and the word of the shout was "Hypocrites"
and scripture came back to remembrance ...
JOB Chpt 13
Lo, all this have I seen with mine eye, heard with my ear, and understand it. Look what ye know, that same do I know also, neither am I inferior unto you. Nevertheless I am purposed to talk with the almighty, and my desire is to commune with God. As for you, ye are workmasters of lies, and unprofitable Physicians all together. Would God ye keep your tongue, that ye might be taken as wise men. Therefore hear my words, and ponder the sentence of my lips. Will ye make an answer for God with lies, and maintain him with deceit? Will ye except the person of God, and entreat for him? Shall that help you, when he calleth you to reckoning. Think ye to beguile him, as a man is beguiled? He shall punish you, and reprove you, if you do secretly except any person. Shall he not make you afraid, when he showeth himself? Shall not his terrible face fall upon you? your remembrance shall be like unto dust, and your pride shall be turned into clay. Hold your tongues now, and let me speak, for there is something come into my mind. Wherefore do I bare my flesh in my teeth, and my soul in my hands? Lo, there is neither comfort nor hope for me, if he will slay me. But if I show and reprove mine own ways in his sight, he is even the same that maketh me whole: And why? There may no hypocrite come before him. Hear my words, and ponder my sayings with your ears. Behold, now have I prepared my judgement, and know that I will be found righteous. What is he that will go to the law with me? For if I hold my tongue, I shall die. Nevertheless grant me two things, and then will I not hide myself from thee.
JOB Chpt 17
My breath faileth, my days are shortened. I am hard at deaths door. I have deceived no man, yet must mine eye continue in heaviness. O' deliver me and set me by thee: who shall then be able to thrust my hands together? Thou hast withholden their hearts from understanding, therefore shall they not be set up on high. He promiseth his friends part of his good, but his own children spend it. He hath made me as it were a byword of the common people. I am his jesting stock among them. My countenance is heavy for very anger, and the members of my body are become like a shadow. Virtuous men therefore shall well consider this, an innocent shall take part against the hypocrite.
The righteous will keep his way, and he that hath clean hands, will ever be stronger and stronger. As for you, turn you, and get you hence, for I can not see one wise man among you. My days are past, my thoughts are vanished away, which have vexed my heart, changing the night into day, and the light into darkness. Though I tarry never so much, yet the grave is my house, and I must make my bed in the dark. I call corruption my father, and the worms call I my mother and my sister. What helpeth then my long tarrying? Or, who will fulfill the thing, that I look for? All that I have, shall go down into the pit, and lay with me in the dust
JOB Chpt 27
And Job proceeded a went forth in his communication saying: As truly as God liveth ( which hath taken away my power from me ) and the Almighty, that hath vexed my mind: My lips shall talk of no vanity, and my tongue shall speak no deceit, while my breath is in me, and as long as the wind ( that God hath given me ) is in my nostrils.*booth (tent)
God forbid, that I should grant your cause to be right. As for me, until mine end come will I never go from my innocency. My righteous dealings keep I fast, which I will not forsake: my heart shall not reprove me of my days. Therefore mine enemy shall be found as ungodly, and he that taketh part against me, as the unrighteous. What hope hath the hypocrite, though he have great good, and though God give him riches after his hearts desire? Doth God hear him the sooner, when he crieth unto him in his necessity? Hath he such pleasure and delight in the Almighty, that he dare call upon God? I will teach you in the name of God? and the thing that I have of the Almighty, will I not keep from you. Behold, ye stand in your own conceit, as though ye knew all things. Wherefore then do ye go about with such vain words saying: This is that portion that the wicked shall have of God, and the heritage that the Tyrants shall receive of the Almighty. If he get many children, they shall perish with the sword, and his posterity shall have scarceness of bread. Look whom he leaveth behind him, they shall die and be buried, and no man shall pity of his widows. Though he have as much money as the dust of the earth, and raiment as ready as the clay, he may well prepare it: but the godly shall put it upon him, and the innocent shall deal out the money. His house shall endure as the moth, and as a *booth that the watchman maketh. When the rich man dieth, he carrieth nothing with him: he is gone in the twinkling of an eye. Destruction taketh hold upon him as the water flood, and the tempest stealeth him away in the night season. A vehement wind carryeth him hence, and departeth: a storm plucketh him out of his place. It rusheth in upon him, and spareth him not, he may not escape the power thereof. Then clap men their hands at him, yee and jest of him, when they look upon his place
THE PSALMS Chpt 35
But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered them together: Yee, the very lame come together against me unawares, making *mowes at me, and cease not. With the greedy and scornful hypocritics, they gnashed upon me with their teeth.
Lord, when wilt thou look upon this?
O' restore my soul from the wicked rumor of them, my darling from the lions. So will I give thee thanks in the great congregation, and praise thee among much people.
O' let them not triumph over me, that are mine enemies for naught: O' let them not wink with their eyes, that hate me without a cause. And why? their coming is not for peace, but they imagine false words against the outcasts of the land.
They gape upon me with their mouths, saying: there, there: we see it with our eyes.
This thou seest, O' Lord: hold not thy tongue then, go not far from me, O' Lord.
Awake Lord, and stand up: avenge thou my cause, my God, my Lord.
Judge me, O' Lord my God, according to thy righteousness, that they triumph not over me. Let them not say in their hearts: there, there so would we have it: O' let them not say: we have overcome him. Let them be put to confusion and shame, that rejoice at my trouble: let them be clothed with rebuke and dishonor, that boost themselves against me.
Let them also be glad and rejoice, that favor my righteous dealing: yee let them say always: blessed be the Lord, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant. And as for my tongue, it shall be talking of thy righteousness and of thy praise, all the day long
ESAI or ISAIAH Chpt 9
Moreover all *temerarious and seditious power ( yee where there is but a coat filled with blood ) shall be burnt, and fed the fire. For unto us a child shall be born, and unto us a son shall be given. Upon his shoulders shall the kingdom lie, and he shall be called with his own name: the wondrous giver of counsel, the mighty God, the everlasting father, the prince of peace, he shall make no end to increase the kingdom and peace, and shall sit upon the seat of David and in his kingdom, to set up the same, to stablish it with equity and righteousness, from thenceforth for evermore..This shall the jealousy of the Lord bring to pass.
The Lord sent a word in to Jacob, the same is come in to Israel. And the people also of Ephraim, and they that dwell in Samaria, can say with pride and high stomachs, on this manner: The tile work is fallen down, but we will build it with harder stones. The Mulberry timber is broken, but we shall set it up again with Cedar. Nevertheless, the Lord shall prepare Razin the enemy against them, and so order their adversaries, that the Sirians shall lay hold upon them before, and the Philistines behind, and so devour Israel with open mouth.
After all this, the wrath of the Lord shall not cease, but yet his hand shall be stretched out still. For the people turneth not unto him, that chastiseth them, neither do they seek the Lord of Hosts. Therefore the Lord shall root out of Israel both head and tail, branch and twig in one day.
By the head, is understand the Senator and honorable man, and by the tail, the Prophet that preach lies. For all they which inform the people that they be in a right cause, such be deceivers.
Such as men think also to be perfect among these, are but cast away.
Therefore shall the Lord have no pleasure in their young men, neither favor their fatherless and widows. For they are all together hypocrites and wicked, and all their mouths speak folly. After all this shall not the Lords wrath cease, but yet his hand is stretched out still. For the ungodly burn, as a fire in the briers and thorns: And as it were out of a fire in the wood or a ready bush, so ascendeth the smoke of their pride.
For this cause shall the wrath of the Lord of Hosts fall upon the land, and the people shall be consumed, as it were with fire, no man shall spare his brother. If a man do turn him to the right hand, he shall famish, or to the left hand to eat, he shall not have enough. Every man shall eat the flesh of his own arm: Manasses shall eat Ephraim and Ephraim Manasses, and they both shall eat Juda. After all this shall not the Lords wrath cease, but yet shall his hand be stretched out still
.*temerarious as of teeming with activity, a street teeming with pedestrians; a garden abounding with flowers; roofs blanketing a city a highway crawling with carts; a house overflowing with guests; a parade route swarming with spectators. RN
ESAI or ISAIAH Chpt 10
Woe be unto Assur, which is the staff of my wrath, in whos hand is the rod of my punishment. For I will send him among those hypocratish people, among the people that have deserved my disfavor shall I send him: that he may utterly rob them, spoil them, and tread them down like the mire of the street. Howbeit, his meaning is not so, neither thinketh his heart of this fashion. But he imagineth only, how he may overthrow and destroy much people, for he saith: Are not my princes all Kings? Is not Calno as easy to win, as Charchamis? Is it harder to conquer *Antiochia then Arphad? or is it lighter to over come *Damascus then *Samaria? As woe say: I were able to win the kingdom of the Idolaters and their gods, but not Jerusalem and Samaria. Shall I not do unto *Jerusalem and her Images, as I did unto *Samaria and her Images?
ESAI or ISAIAH Chpt 32
Behold, the king shall *govern after the rule of righteousness, and the Princes shall rule according to the *balance of equity. He shall be unto men, as a defense *for the wind, and as a refuge *for the tempest, like as a river of water in a thirsty place, and the shadow of a great rock in a dry land. The eyes of the seeing shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear, shall take diligent heed. The heart of the unwise, shall attain to knowledge, and the unperfect tongue shall speak plainly and distinctly. Then shall the *nigarde be no more called gentle, nor the *churle liberal. But the churle will be churlishly minded, and his heart will work evil and play the hypocrite, and imagine abominations against God, to make the hungry lean, and withhold drink from the thirsty: These are the perilous weapons of the covetous, these be his shameful counsels: that he may beguile the poor with deceitful works, yee even there as he should give sentence with the poor. But the liberal person imagineth honest things, and cometh up with honesty.
Up ( ye rich and idle *cities ) harken unto my voice. Ye careless cities, *mark my words. After years and days shall ye be brought in fear, O ye careless cities. For the *Harvest shall be out, and the grape gathering shall not come. O ye rich idle cities ye that fear no peril, ye shall be abashed and removed: when ye see the bareness, the nakedness and the preparing to war. Ye shall knock upon your breasts, because of the pleasant field, and because of the fruitful vineyard. My peoples field shall bring thorns and thistles for every house is voluptuousness: and in the cities, wilfulness. The palaces also shall be broken, and the greatly occupied cities desolate. The towers and bulwarks shall be become dens for evermore, the pleasure of Mules shall be turned to pasture for sheep: unto the time, that the spirit be poured upon us from above.
Then shall the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be reckoned for a wood. Then shall equity dwell in the desert, and righteousness in the fruitful land. And the reward of righteousness shall be peace, and her fruit rest and quietness for ever. And my people shall dwell in the inns of peace, in my tabernacle and pleasure where there is enough in them all. And when the hail falleth, it shall fall in the wood and in the city. O how happy shall ye be, when ye shall safely sow your seed beside all waters, and drive thither the feet of your oxen and the asses
*govern (kjv and other bibles of man = reign; like of kingdoms of man)
*balance of equity.(kjv = in judgment)
as a refuge *for the tempest *(kjv and other bibles of man = from)
* these two words mean: *nigard = miserly, cheap, petty, stingy and ignoble. *churle = boorish, rude crude, fat with stingy desire for money. Also note: Used as an evil term against a member of any dark-skinned people. Used as a evil term for a member of any socially, economically, or politically deprived group of people: Indeed, as we see today, the world is up side down. RN
Up ( ye rich and idle *cities ) (kjv and other bibles of man = women)
*Mark this word in all things. *It is worthy to note this capital letter of the word Harvest. RN And the reward (kjv and other bibles of man = work ; wicked labor ) of righteousness shall be peace,
ESAI or ISAIAH Chpt 33
Therefore woe be unto thee ( O robber ) shalt thou not be robbed also? and unto thee that layest wait, as who say there should no wait be laid for thee: Woe unto thee which doest hurt, even so shall thou be hurt also. And as thou layest wait, so shall wait be laid for thee also.
Lord be merciful unto us, we wait for thee. *Thine arm is at a point to visit us, but be thou our health in time of trouble. Grant that the people may flee at the anger of thy voice, and that at thine upstanding of the Gentiles may be scattered abroad, and that their people may be gathered, as the grasshoppers are commonly gathered together in a pit. Stand up Lord, thou that dwelleth on high: Let Sion be filled with equity and righteousness. Let truth and faithfulness be in her time: power, health, wisdom, knowledge and the fear of God are her treasure. Behold, their angels cry without, the messengers of peace weep bitterly. The streets are waste, there walketh no man therin, the appointment is broken, the cities are dispised, they are not regarded, the desolate earth is in heaviness. Libanus taketh it but for a sport, that it is hewn down: Saron is like a wilderness: and Basan and Carmel are turned upside down. *And therefore saith the Lord. I will up, now will I get up, now will I arise. Ye shall conceive stubble, and bare straw, and your spirit shall be the fire, that it may consume you: and the people shall be burnt like lime, and as thorns burn that are hewn off, and cast in the fire.
Now hearken to, ye that are far off of how I do with them, and consider my glory, ye that be at hand. The sinners at Sion are afraid and sudden fearfulness is come upon the hypocrites. What is he among us ( say they ) that will dwell by that consuming fire? Which of us may abide that everlasting heat? He that leadeth a godly life ( say I ) and speaketh the truth: He that abhoreth to do violence and deceit: he that keepeth his hand that toucheth no reward: which stoppeth his ears, that he hear no counsel against the innocent: which holdeth down his eyes, that he see none evil. He it is, that shall dwell on high whose saverguard shall be in the true rock, to him shall be given the right true meat and drink. His eyes shall see the king in his glory: and in the wide world, and his heart shall delight in the fear of God. What shall then become of the scribe? of the Senator? what of him that teacheth children? There shalt thou not see a people of a strange tongue to have so diffused a language, that it may not be understood: neither so strange a speach but it shall be perceived.
There shall Sion be seen, the head city of our solemn feasts. There shall thine eyes see Jerusalem that glorious habitation: the tabernacle that never shall remove, whose nails shall never be taken out world without end, whose *coardes *everychone shall never corrupt: for the glorious Majesty of the Lord shall there be present among us. In that place, where fair broad rivers and streams are shall neither Galley row, ner great ship sail. For the Lord shall be our captain, the Lord shall be our law giver. The Lord shall be our king, and he himself shall be our Saviour. There are the *coards so layed abroad, that they can not be better: The mast set up of such a fashion, that no banner nor sail hangeth theron: but there is dealed great spoil, yee lame men run after the prey, There lieth no man that sayeth: I am sick, but all evil is taken away from the people, that dwell there
Of this last sentence 2nd PP compare to kjv and or other bibles of man. RN
*coardes (courses) *everychone ( every each one ?) .*coards (courses) possible reference to a ship; in it is the lowest sail. RN
*Thine arm is at a point to visit us, but thou our health in time of trouble. That is his power to be shown plainly.
JEREMIE or JEREMIAH Chpt 23
Woe be unto the shepherds, that destroy, and scatter my flock, saith the Lord. Wherefore, this is the commandment of the Lord God of Israel, unto the shepherds that feed my people: Ye scatter and thrust out my flock, and look not upon them. Therefore now will I visit the wickedness of your imaginations, saith the Lord: And I will gather together the remnant of my flock, from all lands that I have driven them unto, and will bring them again to their pastures, that they may grow and increase. I will set shepherds also over them, which shall feed them. They shall no more fear and dread, for there shall none of them be lost, saith the Lord. Behold, the time cometh, saith the Lord, that I will raise up the righteous branch of David, which shall bear rule, and discuss matters with wisdom, and shall set up equity and righteousness again in the earth.
In his time shall Judah shall be saved and Israel shall dwell without fear. And this is the name that they shall call him: even the Lord our righteous maker. And therefore behold, the time cometh, saith the Lord, that it shall no more be said: the Lord liveth, which brought forth, and led the seed of the house of Israel, out of the North land, and from all countries where I had scattered them, and they shall dwell in their own land again.
My heart breaketh in my body because of the false prophets, all my bones shake: I am like a drunken man ( that by the reason of wine I can take no rest ) for very fear of the Lord, and of his holy words: Because the land is full of *advouters, where through it is destroyed and mourneth, and the pleasant pastures of the desert are dried up. Yee the way that men take, is wicked, and their governance is nothing like the holy word of the Lord. For the prophets and the priests themselves are polluted hypocrites, and their wickedness have I found in my house, sayeth the Lord. Wherefore, their way shall be slippery in the darkness, wherein they may stagger and fall. For I will bring a plague upon them, even the year of their visitation, saith the Lord. I have seen folly among the Prophets of Samaria, that they preached for Baal, and deceived my people of Israel.
I have seen also among the Prophets of Jerusalem foul **advoutry, and presumptuous lies. They take the most shameful men by the hand, flattering them, so that they can not return from their wickedness. All these with their citizens are unto me, as Sodom, and as the inhabitors of Gomorre.
Therefore thus saith the Lord of Hosts concerning the prophets: Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall. For from the prophets of Jerusalem is the sickness of hypocrisy come in to all the land.
And therefore the Lord of Hosts giveth you this warning: Hear not the words of the prophets, that preach unto you, and deceive you: for they speak the meaning of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the Lord. They say unto them, that despise me: The Lord hath spoken it: Tush, ye shall prosper right well. And unto all them, that walk after the lusts of their own heart, they say: Tush , there shall no misfortune happen you. For who hath sitten in the counsel of the Lord, that he hath heard and understand, what he is about to do? Who hath marked his devise, and heard it? Behold, the stormy weather of the Lord, that is, his indignation, shall go forth, and shall fall down upon the head of the ungodly. And the wrath of the Lord shall not turn away again, until he perform and fulfil the thought of his heart. And in the latter days ye shall know his meaning.
I have not sent these Prophets ( sayeth the Lord ) and yet they ran. I have not spoken to them, and yet they preached. But if they had continued in my counsel and heard my words: they had turned my people from their evil ways and wicked imaginations. Am I then God that seeth but the thing, which is nye at hand, and not that is afar off? sayeth the Lord. May any man hideth himself so, that I shall not see him? saith the Lord. Do not I fulfill heaven and earth? saith the Lord. I have heard well enough, what the prophets say, that preach lies in my name, saying: I have dreamed, I have dreamed. How long will this continue in the prophets hearts, to tell lies, and to preach the crafty subtlety of their own heart? Whose purpose is ( with the dreams that everyone tell ) to make my people to forget my name, as their forefathers did, when Baal came up. The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell it: and he that understandeth my word, let him show it faithfully.
For what hath chaff and wheat to do together? saith the Lord. Is not my word like as a fire? saith the Lord, and like an hammer, that breaketh the hard stone? Therefore, thus sayeth the Lord: behold, I will upon the prophets, that steal my word privately from every man. Behold, here am I ( saith the Lord ) against the prophets, that take upon their tongues to speak: The Lord hath said it. Behold here am I ( sayeth the Lord ) against those prophets, that dare prophecy lies, and deceive my people with their vanities, and miracles, whom I never sent, ner commanded them. They shall do this people great harm, sayeth the Lord.
If this people, either any prophet or a priest ask thee, and say: What is the burden of the Lord? Thou shalt say unto them: What burden? Therefore will I cast you from me ( saith the Lord ) because ye yourselves are a burden. And that prophet, priest, or people, that useth this term ( the burden of the Lord ) him I will visit, and his house also.
But thus shall ye say, every one to another: What answer hath the Lord given? or what is the Lords commandment? And as for this burden of the Lord, ye shall speak no more of it: for every mans own word is his burden, because ye have altered the words of the living God the Lord of Hosts our God.
Thus shall every man say to the Prophets: what answer hath the Lord given? thee? Or, what sayeth the Lord? And not once to name the burden of the Lord. Therefore thus sayeth the lord: For so much as ye have used this term ( the burden of the Lord ) where as I not withstanding sent unto you, and forbade you to speak of the Lords burden.
Behold therefore, I will repute you as a burden, and will cast you out of my presence: yee and the city also, that I gave you and your fathers: and will bring you to an everlasting confusion, and in such a shame, as shall never be forgotten.
*advouters: 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
Here we see **advoutry is manifest with presumptuous (arrogant) lies
THE BOOK OF WISDOM Chpt 4
Age is an honorable thing: nevertheless it standeth not only in the length of time, ner multitude of years: But a mans wisdom is the gray hair, and an undefiled life is the old age. He pleased God, and was beloved of him: so that whereas he lived among sinners, he translated him. Yea suddenly was he taken away, to the intend that wickedness should not alter his understanding, and that hypocrisy should not beguile his soul. For the crafty bewitching of lies make good things dark, the unsteadfastness also and wickedness of voluptuous desire turn aside the understanding of the simple. Though he was soon dead, yet fulfilled he much time. For his soul pleased God therefore hasted he to take him away from among the wicked. This the people see, and understand it not: they lay not up such things in their hearts, how that the loving favor and mercy of God is upon his saints, and that he hath respect unto his chosen.
Thus the righteous that is dead, condemneth the ungodly which are living: and youth that is soon brought to an end, the long life of the unrighteous. For they see the end of the wise, but they understand not what God hath devised for him, and wherefore the Lord hath taken him away. And why? they see him and despise him, therefore shall God also laugh them to scorn: So that they themselves shall die here after ( but without honor ) Yee in shame among the dead forevermore. For without any voice shall he burst those that be puffed up, and remove them from the foundations, so that they shall be layed waste unto the highest. They shall mourn, and their memorial shall perish. So they being afraid shall remember their sins, and their own wickedness shall betray them
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.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 7
Judge not, that ye be not judged. For as ye judge so shall ye be judged. And with what measure ye *mete, with the same shall it be measured to you again. Why seest thou a *mote in thy brothers eye, and perceivest not the beam in thine own eye? Or why sayest thou to thy brother: suffer me to pluck out the mote out of thine eye, and behold a beam is in thine own eye. hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pluck out the mote out of thy brothers eye.
Give not that which is holy, to dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they tread them under their feet, and the other turn again and all to rent you.
Ask and it shall be given you. Seek and ye shall find. Knock and it shall be opened unto you. For whosoever asketh receiveth, and he that seeketh findeth and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Is there any man among you which if his son asked him bread, would offer him a stone? Or if he asked fish, would he proffer him a serpent? If ye then which are evil, can give to your children good gifts how much more shall your father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
Therefore whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, even so do ye to them. This is the law and the Prophets.
Enter in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction: and many there be which go in thereat. But strait is the gate, and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life: and few there be that find it. Beware of false Prophets, which come to you in sheeps clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns? Or figs of briars? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit. But a corrupt tree, bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth bad fruite: nor yet a bad tree can bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, shall be hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Not all they that say unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter in to the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth my fathers will which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not in thy name Prophesied? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name have done many miracles? And then will I knowledge unto them that I never knew them. Depart from me, ye workers of iniquity.
Whosoever heareth of me these sayings and doeth the same, I will liken him unto a wise man which built his house on a rock: and abundance of rain descended, and the floods came and the winds blew and beat upon that same house, and it fell not, because it was grounded on the rock. And whosoever heareth of me these sayings and doth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man which built his house upon the land: and abundance of rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.
And it came to pass, that when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were *astonied at his doctrine. For he taught them as one having power, and not as the scribes
*mete: what ever is used to measure, *mote: a speck. *astonied: astounded, astonished.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 15
Then came to Jesus Scribes and Pharisees from Jerusalem saying: why do thy disciples transgress the traditions of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. He answered and said unto them: why do ye also transgress the commandment of God, through your traditions? For God commanded saying: honour thy father and mother and he that curseth father or mother shall suffer death. But ye say, every man shall say to his father or mother: that which thou desirest of me to help thee with: is given God: and so shall he not honour his father or his mother. And thus have ye made, that the commandment of God is without effect, through your traditions. hypocrites, well prophesied of you Esaias saying: This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouths, and honoureth me with their lips, how be it their hearts are far from me: but in vain they worship me teaching doctrines, which are nothing but mens precepts.
And he called the people unto him, and said to them: hear and understand. That which goeth into the mouth, defileth not the man: but that which cometh out of the mouth, defileth the man.
Then came his disciples, and said unto him. Perceivest thou not, how that the Pharisees are offended in hearing this saying? He answered and said: all plants which my heavenly father hath not planted, shall be plucked up by the roots. Let them alone, they be the blind leaders of the blind. If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
Then answered Peter and said to him: declare unto us this parable. Then said Jesus: are ye yet without understanding? perceive ye not, that whatsoever goeth in at the mouth, descendeth down into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? But those things which proceed out of the mouth, come from the heart, and they defile the man. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, breaking of wedlock whoredom, theft, false witnessbearing, blasphemy. These are the things which defile a man. But to eat with unwashen hands, defileth not a man.
And Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. And behold a woman which was a Canaanite came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying: have mercy on me Lord thou son of David, my daughter is piteously vexed with a devil. And he gave her never a word to answer. Then came to him his disciples, and besought him saying: send her away, for she followeth us crying. He answered, and said: I am not sent, but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then she came and worshipped him, saying: master help me. He answered and said: it is not good, to take the childrens bread, and to cast it to dogs. She answered and said: truth Lord, nevertheless the dogs eat of the crumbs, which fall from their masters table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her. O woman great is thy faith, be it to thee, even as thou desirest. And her daughter was made whole even at that same hour.
Then Jesus went away from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee, and went up in to a mountain and sat down there. And much people came unto him, having with them, halt, blind, dumb, maimed, and other many: and cast them down at Jesus feet. And he healed them, in so much that the people wondered, to see the dumb speak, the maimed whole, the halt to go, and the blind to see. And they glorified the God of Israel.
Then Jesus called his disciples to him, and said: I have compassion on the people because they have continued with me now three days, and have nought to eat: and I will not let them depart fasting, lest they perish in the way. And his disciples said unto him: whence should we get so much bread in the wilderness, as should suffice so great a multitude? And Jesus said unto them: how many loaves have ye? And they said: seven, and a few little fishes. And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and took the seven loaves, and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. And they did all eat and were sufficed. And they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full. And yet they that ate were four thousand men, beside women and children. And he sent away the people, and took ship and came into the parts of Magdala
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 16
Then came the Pharisees and Sadducees, and did tempt him, desiring him to show them some sign from heaven. He answered and said unto them. At evening ye say, we shall have fair weather, and that because the sky is red: and in the morning ye say, today shall be foul weather, and that because the sky is cloudy and red. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the fashion of the sky: and can ye not discern the signs of the times? The froward nation and *advoutrous seeketh a sign, and there shall none other sign be given unto them but the sign of the Prophet Jonas. So left he them and departed.
And when his disciples were come to the other side of the water, they had forgotten to take bread with them. Then Jesus unto them: Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. And they thought in themselves saying: because we have brought no bread with us. When Jesus understood that, he said unto them. O ye of little faith, why are your minds cumbered because ye have brought no bread? Do ye not yet perceive, neither remember those five loaves when there were five thousand men, and how many baskets took ye up? Neither the seven loaves, when there were four thousand and how many baskets took ye up? Why perceive ye not then, that I spake not unto you of bread, when I said, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees? Then understood they, how that he bade not them beware of the leaven of bread: but of the doctrine of the Pharisees, and of the Sadducees.
When Jesus came into coasts of the city which is called Cesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples saying: whom do men say that I the son of man am? They said, some say that thou art John Baptist, some *Helias, some Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He said unto them: but whom say ye that I am? Simon Peter answered and said: Thou art Christ the son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said to him: happy art thou Simon the son of Jonas, for flesh and blood hath not opened unto thee that, but my father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee that thou art Peter: and upon this rock I will build my congregation. And the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee, the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou bindest upon earth, shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou *loosest on earth, shall be *lowsed in heaven.
Then he charged his disciples, that they should tell no man, that he was Jesus Christ. From that time forth, Jesus began to show unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders, and of the high Priests, and of the Scribes, and must be killed, and rise again the third day. But Peter took him aside, and began to rebuke him saying: master, favour thyself, this shall not come unto thee. Then turned he about, and said unto Peter: come after me Satan thou offendest me, because thou savourest not godly things, but worldly things.
Jesus then said to his disciples. If any man will follow me let him forsake himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whosoever will save his life, shall *loose it. And whosoever shall *loose his life for my sake, shall find it. What shall it profit a man, though he should win all the whole world if he *loose his own soul? Or else what shall a man give to redeem his soul again with all? For the son of man shall come in the glory of his father, with his angels: and then shall he reward every man according to his deeds. Verily I say unto you, some there be among them that here stand, which shall not taste of death, till they shall have seen the son of man come in his kingdom
*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
*loosest: open from the Hebrew (see below) same word. lowsed: exactly as it is written. low from the Hebrew is "humbled"
*loose: exactly as it appears: loose from the Hebrew is to "open".
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 22
And Jesus answered and spake unto them again, in similitudes, saying. The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain King, which married his son, and sent forth his servants, to call them that were bid to the wedding, and they would not come. Again he sent forth other servants, saying. Tell them which are bidden: behold I have prepared my dinner, mine oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready, come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways: one to his *firm place, another about his merchandise, the remnant took his servants and intreated them ungodly and slew them. When the king heard that, he was wroth, and sent forth his warriors and destroyed those murderers, and burnt up their city.
Then said he to his servants: the wedding was prepared. But they which were bidden, were not worthy. Go ye therefore out into the highways, and as many as ye find, bid them to the marriage. The servants went out into the highways, and gathered to gether as many as they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding was furnished with guests. Then the king came in, to visit the guests, and spied there a man which had not on a wedding garment, and said unto him: friend, how fortuned it that thou camest in hither and hast not on a wedding garment? And he was even speechless. Then said the king to his ministers: take and bind him hand and foot, and cast him into utter darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called and few be chosen.
Then went the Pharisees and took counsel how they might tangle him in his words. And they sent unto him their disciples with Herods servants saying: Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God truly, neither carest for any man, for thou considerest not mens estate. Tell us therefore: how thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar or not? Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said: Why tempt ye me ye hypocrites? Let me see the tribute money. And they took him a penny. And he said unto them: whose is this Image and superscription? They said unto him: Caesars. Then said he unto them: Give therefore to Caesar, that which is Caesars: and give unto God, that which is Gods. When they heard that, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.
The same day the Sadducees came to him (which say that there is no resurrection) and asked him saying: Master, Moses bade, if a man die having no children, that the brother marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. There were with us seven brethren, and the first married and deceased without issue and left his wife unto his brother. Like wise the second and the third, unto the seventh. Last of all the woman died also. Now in the resurrection, whose wife shall she be of the seven? For all had her. Jesus answered and said unto them ye are deceived and understand not the scriptures, nor yet the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are married: but are as the Angels in heaven.
As touching the resurrection of the dead: have ye not read what is said unto you of God, which sayeth: I am Abrahams God, and Isaacs God, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead: but of the living. And when the people heard that, they were astonied at his doctrine.
When the Pharisees had heard, how that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they drew to gether, and one of them which was a doctor of law, asked a question tempting him and saying: Master, which is the chief commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him: Love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and the chief commandment. And there is another like unto this. Love thine neighbor as thyself. In these two commandments hang all the law and the Prophets.
While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them saying: what think ye of Christ? Whose son is he? They said unto him, the son of David. He said unto them: how then doth David in spirit, call him Lord saying: The Lord said to my Lord, sit on my right hand till I make thine enemies thy footstool. If David call him Lord: how is he then his son? And none could answer him again one word: neither durst any from that day forth, ask him any more questions
*firm (business) .*firm: original text: ferme
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 23
Then spake Jesus to the people, and to his disciples saying: The Scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses seat. All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do: but after their works do not: For they say, and do not. Ye, and they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on mens shoulders: but they themselves will not heave at them with one of their fingers. All their works they do, for to be seen of men. They set abroad their *phylacteries, and make large borders on their garments, and love to sit uppermost at feasts and to have the chief seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets, and to be called of men Rabbi.
But ye shall not *suffer yourselves to be called Rabbi. For one is your master, that is to *wit Christ, and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth, for there is but one your father, and he is in heaven. Be not called masters, for there is but one your master, and he is Christ. He that is greatest among you, shall be your servant. But whosoever exalteth himself, shall be brought low. And he that humbleth himself, shall be exalted. *Woe be unto you Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven before men: ye yourselves go not in, neither suffer ye them that come, to enter in.
Woe be unto you Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: ye devour widows houses: and that under a colour of praying long prayers wherefore ye shall receive greater damnation.
Woe be unto you Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, which compass sea and land, to bring one in to your belief: and when he is brought, ye make him two fold more the child of hell, than ye yourselves are.
Woe be unto you blind guides, which say whosoever swear by the temple: it is nothing: but whosoever swear by the gold of the temple, he offendeth. Ye fools and blind: whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? And whosoever sweareth by the altar, it is nothing: but whosoever sweareth by the offering that lieth on the altar, offendeth. Ye fools and blind: whether is greater the offering, or the altar which sanctifieth the offering? Whosoever therefore sweareth by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all that thereon is. And whosoever sweareth by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein. And he that sweareth by heaven, sweareth by the seat of God and by him that sitteth thereon.
Woe be to you Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, which tithe mint, annise and cummin, and leave the weightier matters of the law undone: judgement, mercy, and faith. These ought ye to have done, and not to have left the other undone. Ye blind guides which strain out a gnat and swallow a camel.
Woe be to you Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, which make clean the outer side of the cup, and of the platter: but within they are full of bribery and excess. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first, the inside of the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
Woe be to you Scribes and Pharisees hypocrites, for ye are like unto painted tombs which appear beautiful outward: but are within full of dead bones and of all filthiness. So are ye, for outward ye appear righteous unto men, when within, ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
Woe be unto you Scribes and Pharisees hypocrites: ye build the tombs of the Prophets, and garnish the sepulchers of the righteous, and say: If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partners with them in the blood of the Prophets. So then ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the Prophets. Fulfil ye likewise the measure of your fathers. Ye serpents and generation of vipers, how should ye scape the damnation of hell?
Wherefore, behold I send unto you, prophets, wise men and scribes, and of them ye shall kill and crucify: and of them ye shall scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city, that upon you may come all the righteous blood that was shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel, unto the blood of Zacharias the son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, all these things shall light upon this generation. Jerusalem, Jerusalem which killest Prophets, and stonest them which are sent to thee: how often would I have gathered thy children together, as the hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, but ye would not: Behold your habitation shall be left unto you desolate. For I say to you, ye shall not see me henceforth, till that ye say: blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord
*phylacteries: either of two leather pouches containing scriptures, one worn on the left arm, the other on the forehead, by these Scribes or Pharisees. *suffer (allow)
*wit (know) *Woe: this woe and the following appear as "bold type" in the text.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 24
And Jesus went out and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him, for to show him the building of the temple. Jesus said unto them: see ye not all these things? Verily I say unto you: there shall not be here left one stone upon another, that shall not be cast down.
And as he sat upon the mount Olivet, his disciples came unto him secretly saying. Tell us when these things shall be: and what sign shall be of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered, and said unto them: take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name saying: I am Christ: and shall deceive many. Ye shall hear of wars, and of the fame of wars: but see that ye be not troubled. For all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and realm against realm: and there shall be pestilence, hunger and earthquakes in all quarters. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Then shall they put you to trouble, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my names sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one the other. And many false prophets shall arise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall have the upper hand, the love of many shall abate. But he that endureth to the end, the same shall be safe. And this glad tidings of the kingdom: shall be preached in all the world, for a witness unto all nations: and then shall the end come.
When ye therefore shall see the abomination that betokeneth desolation, spoken of by Daniel the Prophet, stand in the holy place: let him that readeth it, understand it. Then let them which be in *Jury, fly into the mountains. And let him which is on the house top, not come down to fetch anything out of his house. Neither let him which is in the field, return back to fetch his clothes. Woe shall be in those days to them that are with child, and to them that give suck. But pray that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day. For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not from the beginning of the world to this time, nor shall be. Ye and except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the chosens sake, those days shall be shortened.
Then if any man shall say unto you: lo, here is Christ, or there is Christ: believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall do great miracles and wonders. In so much that if it were possible, the very elect should be deceived. Take heed, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you: behold he is in the desert, go not forth: behold he is in the secret places, believe not. For as the lightning cometh out of the East and shineth unto the west: so shall the coming of the son of man be. For wheresoever a dead carcass is, even thither will the eagles resort. Immediately after the tribulations of those days, shall the sun be darkened: and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall move. And then shall appear the sign of the son of man in heaven. And then shall all the kindreds of the earth mourn, and they shall see the son of man come in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his Angels with the great voice of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his chosen, from the four winds, and from the one end of the world to the other.
Learn a similitude of the fig tree: when his branches are yet tender and his leaves sprung, ye know that summer is nigh. So likewise ye, when ye see all these things, be ye sure that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass till all these be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall perish, but my words shall abide. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no not the angels of heaven, but my father only.
As the time of Noe was, so likewise shall the coming of the son of man be. For as in the days before the flood: they did eat and drink, marry, and were married, even unto the day that Noe entered in to the ship, and knew of nothing, till the flood came and took them all away: So shall also the coming of the son of man be. Then two shall be in the fields, the one shall be received, and the other shall be refused, two shall be grinding at the mill the one shall be received, and the other shall be refused. Wake therefore, because ye know not what hour your master will come. Of this be sure, that if the good man of the house knew what hour the thief would come: he would surely watch, and not suffer his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready, for in the hour ye think he would not: will the son of man come. If there be any faithful servant and wise, whom his master hath made ruler over his household to give them meat in season convenient, happy is that servant whom his master (when he cometh) shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, he shall make him ruler over all his goods. But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, my master will defer his coming, and begin to smite his fellows, ye and to eat and to drink with the drunken: that servants master will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not ware of, and will divide him, and give him his reward with hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth
*Jury (Jewry) : exact spelling was Jury
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MARK Chpt 7
And the Pharisees came together unto him, and divers of the Scribes which came from Jerusalem. And when they saw certain of his disciples eat bread with common hands (that is to say, with unwashen hands) they complained. For the Pharisees and all the Jews, except they wash their hands often, eat not, observing the traditions of the elders. And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have taken upon them to observe, as the washing of cups and *cruses, and of brazen vessels, and of tables.
Then asked him the Pharisees and Scribes, why walk not thy disciples according to the traditions of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands? He answered and said unto them: well prophesied Esaias of you hypocrites, as it is written: This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me: In vain they worship me, teaching doctrines which are nothing but the commandments of men. For ye lay the commandment of God apart, and observe the traditions of men, as the washing of *cruses and of cups, and many other such like things ye do.
And he said unto them: well, ye cast aside the commandment of God, to maintain your own traditions. For Moses said: Honour thy father and thy mother: and whosoever curseth father or mother, let him die for it. But ye say: a man shall say to father or mother Corban: which is: that thou desirest of me to help thee with is given God. And so ye suffer him no more to do *ought for his father or his mother, making the word of God of none effect, through your own traditions which ye have ordained. And many such things ye do.
And he called all the people unto him, and said unto them: Hearken unto me, every one of you and understand. There is nothing with out a man that can defile him when it entereth into him: but those things which proceed out of him, are those which defile the man. If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. And when he came to house away from the people, his disciples asked him of the similitude. And he said unto them: Are ye so without, understanding? Do ye not yet perceive, that whatsoever thing from without, entereth into a man, it cannot defile him, because it entereth not in to his heart, but into the belly: and goeth out into the *draught that purgeth out all meats.
And he said: that defileth a man which cometh out of a man. For from with in, even out of the heart of men proceed evil thoughts: *advoutry, fornication, murder, theft, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, uncleanness, and a wicked eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: all these evil things come from with in, and defile a man.
And from thence he rose and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon: and entered into an house, and would that no man should have known. But he could not be hid. For a certain woman whose daughter had a foul spirit heard of him, and came and fell at his feet. The woman was a Greek out of Syrophenicia, and she besought him that he would cast out the devil out of her daughter. And Jesus said unto her: let the children first be fed. For it is not meet, to take the childrens bread, and to cast it unto whelps. She answered and said unto him: even so Master, nevertheless, the whelps also eat under the table of the childrens crumbs. And he said unto her: for this saying go thy way, the devil is gone out of thy daughter. And when she was come home to her house, she found the devil departed, and her daughter lying on the bed.
And he departed again from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, and came unto the sea of Galile through the midst of the coasts of the ten cities. And they brought unto him one that was deaf and stammered in his speech, and prayed him to lay his hand upon him. And he took him aside from the people, and put his fingers in his ears, and did spit and touched his tongue, and looked up to heaven and sighted, and said unto him: Ephatha, that is to say, be opened. And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. And he commanded them that they should tell no man. But the more he forbade them, so much the more a great deal they published it: and were beyond measure astonished, saying: He hath done all things well, and hath made both the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak
*cruses (earthen vessel), *ought (anything). *draught: natural bowel movement .
*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.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. LUKE Chpt 6
It happened on an after Sabbath, that he went through the corn field, and that his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and ate, and rubbed them in their hands. And certain of the Pharisees said unto them: Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the Saboth days? And Jesus answered them and said: Have ye not read what David did, when he himself was an hungered and they which were with him: how he went into the house of God, and took and ate the loaves of hallowed bread, and gave also to them which were with him: which was not lawful to eat, but for the Priests only. And he said unto them: The son of man is Lord of the Saboth day.
And it fortuned in another Saboth also, that he entered into the synagogue and taught. And there was a man whose right hand was dried up. And the Scribes and Pharisees watched him, to see whether he would heal on the Saboth day, that they might find an accusation against him. But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand: Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stepped forth. Then said Jesus unto them: I will ask you a question: Whether is it lawful on the Saboth days to do good or to do evil? to save life or for to destroy it? And he beheld them all in compass, and said unto the man: Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored, and made as whole as the other. And they were filled full of madness, and communed one with another, what they might do to Jesu.
And it fortuned in those days, that he went out into a mountain for to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. And as soon as it was day, he called his disciples, and of them he chose twelve, which also he called Apostles. Simon whom he named Peter, and Andrew his brother. James and John, Philip and Bartlemew, Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alpheus and Simon called Zelotes, and Judas James son, and Judas Iscarioth, which same was the traitor.
And he came down with them and stood in the plain field with the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all parts of *Jurie and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases: and they also that were vexed with foul spirits, and they were healed. And all the people pressed to touch him: for there went *vertue out of him, and healed them all.
And he lifted up his eyes upon the disciples, and said: Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be satisfied. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh. Blessed are ye when men hate you, and thrust you out of their company, and rail, and abhor your name as an evil thing, for the son of mans sake. Rejoice ye then, and be glad: for behold, your reward is great in heaven. After this manner their fathers entreated the Prophets.
But woe be to you that are rich: for ye have therein your consolation. Woe be to you that are full: for ye shall hunger. Woe be to you that now laugh: for ye shall wail and weep. Woe be to you when all men praise you: for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
But I say unto you which hear: Love your enemies. Do good to them which hate you. Bless them that curse you. And pray for them which wrongfully trouble you. And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek, offer also the other. And him that taketh away thy gown, forbid not to take thy coat also. Give to every man that asketh of thee. And of him that taketh away thy goods, ask them not again. And as ye would that men should do to you: so do ye to them likewise.
If ye love them which love you: what thank are ye worthy of? For the very sinners love their lovers. And if ye do for them which do for you: what thank are ye worthy of? For the very sinners do even the same. If ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive: what thank shall ye have: For the very sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. Wherefore, love ye your enemies, do good and lend, looking for nothing again: and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the highest: for he is kind unto the unkind and to the evil.
Be ye therefore merciful, as your father is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged. Condemn not: and ye shall not be condemned. Forgive, and ye shall be forgiven. Give, and it shall be given unto you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, shall men give into your bosoms. For with what measure ye mete, with the same shall men mete to you again.
And he put forth a similitude unto them: Can the blind lead the blind? Do they not both then fall into the ditch? The disciple is not above his master. Every man shall be perfect, even as his master is. Why seest thou a mote in thy brothers eye, and considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Either how canst thou say to thy brother: Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye: when thou perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? hypocrite, cast out the beam out of thine own eye first, and then shalt thou see perfectly, to pull out the mote out of thy brothers eye.
It is not a good tree that bringeth forth evil fruit: neither is that an evil tree, that bringeth forth good fruit. For every tree is known by his fruit. Neither of thorns gather men figs, nor of bushes gather they grapes. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart, bringeth forth that which is good. And an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart, bringeth forth that which is evil. For of the abundance of the heart, his mouth speaketh.
Why call ye me Master, Master: and do not as I bid you? whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doth the same, I will show you to whom he is like. He is like a man which built an house: and digged deep and laid the foundation on a rock. When the waters arose, the flood beat upon that house, and could not move it. For it was grounded upon a rock. But he that heareth and doth not, is like a man that without foundation built an house upon the earth, against which the flood did beat: and it fell by and by. And the fall of that house was great
*Jurie (Jewry) *vertue (virtue)
THE GOSPELL OF ST. LUKE Chpt 11
And it fortuned as he was praying in a certain place: when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him: Master, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples. And he said unto them: When ye pray, say: O' our father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be fulfilled, even in earth as it is in heaven. Our daily bread give us evermore. And forgive us our sins: For even we forgive every man that trespasseth us. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil.
And he said unto them: if any of you should have a friend, and should go to him at midnight, and say unto him: friend lend me three loaves, for a friend of mine is come out of the way to me, and I have nothing to set before him: and he within should answer and say, trouble me not, the door is now shut, and my servants are with me in the chamber, I cannot rise and give them to thee. I say unto you, though he would not arise and give him, because he is his friend: yet because of his importunity he would rise, and give him as many as he needed. And I say unto you: ask, and it shall be given you. Seek, and ye shall find. Knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh, receiveth: and he that seeketh, findeth: and to him that knocketh, shall it be opened. If the son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father: will he give him a stone? Or if he ask fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he ask an egg: will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then which are evil, can give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall the father of heaven give an holy spirit to them, that desire it of him?
And he was casting out a devil, which was dumb. And it followed when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake, and the people wondered. But some of them said: he casteth out devils by the power of Belzebub, the chief of the devils. And other tempted him seeking of him a sign from heaven. But he knew their thoughts, and said unto them: Every kingdom divided with in itself shall be desolate: and one house shall fall upon another. So if Satan be divided with in himself: how shall his kingdom endure? Because ye say that I cast out devils by the power of Belzebub. If I, by the power of Belzebub cast out devils: by whom do your children cast them out? Therefore shall they be your judges. But if I, with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.
When a strong man armed watcheth his house: that he possesseth is in peace. But when a stronger than he cometh upon him and overcometh him: he taketh from him his harness wherein he trusted and divideth his goods. He that is not with me, is against me. And he that gathereth not with me, scattereth.
When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through waterless places, seeking rest. And when he findeth none, he sayeth: I will return again unto my house whence I came out. And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. Then goeth he and taketh to him seven other spirits worse than him self: and they enter in, and dwell there. And the end of that man, is worse than the beginning.
And it fortuned as he spake those things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him: Happy is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which gave thee suck. But he said: Ye, happy are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
When the people were gathered thick together: he began to say. This is an evil nation: they seek a sign, and there shall no sign be given them, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. For as Jonas was a sign to the Ninivites, so shall the son of man be to this nation.
The queen of the south shall rise at judgement, with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the end of the world, to hear the wisdom of Salomon. And behold a greater than Salomon is here. The men of Nineveh shall rise at the judgement with this generation: and shall condemn them: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas. And behold a greater than Jonas is here.
No man lighteth a candle, and putteth it in a *privy place, neither under a bushel: but on a candlestick, that they that come in may see the light. The light of thy body is the eye. Therefore when thine eye is single: then is all thy body full of light. But if thine eye be evil: then shall thy body also be full of darkness. Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee, be not darkness. For if all thy body shall be light, having no part dark: then shall all be full of light, even as when a candle doth light thee with his brightness.
And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in and sat down to meat. When the Pharisee saw that, he marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner. And the Lord said to him: Now do ye Pharisees, make clean the outside of the cup, and of the platter: but your inward parts are full of ravening and wickedness. Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without: make that which is within also? Nevertheless give *almose of that ye have and behold all is clean to you. But woe be to you Pharisees, for ye tithe the mint and *rue, and all manner herbs, and pass over judgement and the love of God. These ought ye to have done, and yet not to have left the other undone.
Woe be to you, Pharisees: for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets. Woe be to you scribes and Pharisees hypocrites, for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them, are not ware of them. Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him: Master, thus saying thou puttest us to rebuke also. Then he said: Woe be to you also, ye lawyers: for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be born, and ye your selves touch not the packs with one of your fingers. Woe be to you: ye build the sepulchers of the Prophets, and your fathers killed them, truly ye bear witness, that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they killed them, and ye build their sepulchers. Therefore said the wisdom of God: I will send them Prophets and Apostles, and of them they shall slay and persecute: that the blood of all Prophets, which was shed from the beginning of the world, may be required of this generation, from the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zachary, which perished between the altar and the temple. Verily I say unto you: it shall be required of this nation.
Woe be to you lawyers: for ye have taken away the key of knowledge, ye entered not in yourselves, and them that came in ye forbade. When he thus spake unto them, the lawyers and the Pharisees began to wax busy about him, and to stop his mouth with many questions, laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something of his mouth, whereby they might accuse him
*privy (private, hidden)
*almose: this is the exact spelling as found in the text. If this word is "almost" it is consistent with "the giving up of all goods" found in the Acts of the Apostles. Some have read it as alms. *rue (aromatic plant)
THE GOSPELL OF ST. LUKE Chpt 12
As there gathered to gether an innumerable multitude of people (in so much that they trod one another) he began to say unto his disciples: First of all beware of the leaven of the Pharisees which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be uncovered: neither hid that shall not be known. For what soever ye have spoken in darkness: that same shall be heard in light. And that which ye have spoken in the ear even in secret places, shall be preached even on the top of the houses.
I say unto you my friends: Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will show you, whom ye shall fear. Fear him which after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell. Yee, I say unto you, him fear. Are not five sparrows bought for two farthings? And yet not one of them is forgotten of God. Also even the very hairs of your heads are numbered. Fear not therefore: Ye are more of value, than many sparrows.
I say unto you: Whosoever confesseth me before men, even him shall the son of man confess also before the angels of God. And he that denieth me before men: shall be denied before the angels of God. And whosoever speaketh a word against the son of man it shall be forgiven him. But unto him that blasphemeth the holy ghost, it shall not be forgiven.
When they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto the rulers, and officers, take no thought how or what thing ye shall answer or what ye shall speak. For the holy ghost shall teach you in the same hour, what ye ought to say.
One of the company said unto him: Master, bid my brother divide the inheritance with me. And he said unto him: Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you? Wherefore he said unto them: take heed, and beware of covetousness. For no mans life standeth in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. And he put forth a similitude unto them saying: The ground of a certain rich man brought forth fruits plenteously, and he thought in him self saying: what shall I do? because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said: This will I do. I will destroy my barns, and build greater, and therein will I gather all my fruits, and my goods: and I will say to my soul: Soul thou hast much goods laid up in store for many years, take thine ease: eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him: Thou fool, this night will they fetch away thy soul again from thee. Then whose shall those things be which thou hast provided? So is it with him that gathered riches? and is not rich in God.
And he spake unto his disciples: Therefore I say unto you: Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat: neither for your body, what ye shall put on. The life is more than meat, and the body is more then raiment. Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which neither have storehouse nor barn, and yet God feedeth them. How much are ye better then the fowls. Which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least: why take ye thought for the remnant? Consider the lilies how they grow: They labor not: they spin not: and yet I say unto you, that Salomon in all this royalty, was not clothed like to one of these.
If the grass which is today in the field, and tomorrow shall be cast into the furnace, God so clothe, how much more will he clothe you, o ye endued with little faith? And ask not what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither climb ye up on high: for all such things the heathen people of the world seek for. Your father knoweth that ye have need of such things. Wherefore seek ye after the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be ministered unto you. Fear not little flock, for it is your fathers pleasure, to give you a kingdom. Sell that ye have, and give alms. And make you bags, which wax not old, and treasure that faileth not in heaven, where no thief cometh, neither moth corrupteth. For where your treasure is, there will your hearts be also.
Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning, and ye yourselves like unto men, that wait for their master, when he will return from a wedding: that as soon as he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him. Happy are those servants, which the Lord when he cometh shall find waking. Verily I say unto you, he will gird himself about and make them sit down to meat, and walk by and minister unto them. And if he come in the second watch, ye if he come in the third watch, and shall find them so, happy are those servants. This understand, that if the good man of the house knew what hour the thief would come, he would surely watch: and not suffer his house to be broken up. Be ye prepared therefore: for the son of man will come at an hour when ye think not.
Then Peter said unto him: Master, tellest thou this similitude unto us, or to all men? And the Lord said: If there be any faithful servant and wise, whom his Lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their duetie of meat at due season: happy is that servant, whom his master when he cometh, shall find so doing. Of a truth I say unto you: that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. But and if the evil servant shall say in his heart: My master will defer his coming, and shall begin to smite the servants and maidens, and to eat and drink and to be drunken: the lord of that servant will come in a day, when he thinketh not and at an hour when he is not ware, and will divide him, and will give him his reward with the unbelievers.
The servant that knew his masters will and prepared not him self, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and yet did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whom much is given, of him shall be much required. And to whom men much commit, the more of him will they ask.
I am come to send fire on earth: and what is my desire, but that it were already kindled? Notwithstanding I must be baptised with a baptism: and how am I pained till it be ended? Suppose ye that I am come to send peace on earth? I tell you nay, but rather debate. For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father. The mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother. The mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
Then said he to the people: when ye see a cloud rise out of the west straight way ye say: we shall have a shower, and so it is. And when ye se the south wind blow, ye say: we shall have heat, and it cometh to pass. hypocrites, ye can skill of the fashion of the earth, and of the sky: but what is the cause, that ye cannot skill of this time? Ye and why judge ye not of yourselves what is right?
While thou goest with thine adversary to the ruler: as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him, lest he bring thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the jailer, and the jailer cast thee in to prison. I tell thee, thou departest not thence, till thou have made good the utmost mite
THE GOSPELL OF ST. LUKE Chpt 13
There were present at the same season, that showed him of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate mingled with their own sacrifice. And Jesus answered, and said unto them: Suppose ye that these Galileans were greater sinners then all the other Galileans, because they suffered such punishment? I tell you nay: but except ye repent, ye shall all in like wise perish. Or those eighteen upon which the tower in Siloe fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwell in Jerusalem? I tell you nay: But except ye repent, ye all shall likewise perish.
He put forth this similitude: A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. Then said he to the dresser of his vineyard: Behold, this three year have I come and sought fruit in this fig tree, and find none: cut it down: why cumbereth it the ground? And he answered and said unto him: Lord let it alone this year also, till I dig round about it, and dung it, to see whether it will bear fruit: and if it bear not then, after that, cut it down. And he taught in one of their synagogues on the Saboth days. And behold there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years: and was bowed together and could not lift up herself at all. When Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said to her: woman, thou art delivered from thy disease. And he laid his hands on her, and immediately she was straight, and glorified God. And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation ( because that Jesus had healed on the Saboth day) and said unto the people. There are six days in which men ought to work: in them come and be healed, and not on the Saboth day.
Then answered him the Lord, and said: hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the Saboth day, loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him to the water? And ought not this daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bounde lo eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Saboth day? And when he thus said, all his adversaries were ashamed, and all the people rejoiced on all the excellent deeds, that were done by him.
Then said he: What is the kingdom of God like? or whereto shall I compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his garden: and it grew and waxed a great tree, and the fowls of the air made nests in the branches of it.
And again he said: whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God? It is like leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three bushels of flour, till all was through leavened. And he went through all manner of cities and towns teaching, and journeying towards Jerusalem. Then said one unto him: Lord, are there few that shall be saved? And he said unto them: strive with your selves to enter in at the strait gate: For many I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
When the goodman of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, ye shall begin to stand without, and to knock at the door saying: Lord, Lord, open unto us: and he shall answer and say unto you: I know you not whence ye are. Then shall ye begin to say: We have eaten in thy presence and drunk, and thou hast taught in our streets. And he shall say: I tell you, I know you not whence ye are: depart from me all ye workers of iniquity. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth when ye shall see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, and all the Prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust out at doors. And they shall come from the east and from the west, and from the north and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God. And behold, there are last, which shall be first: And there are first which shall be last.
The same day there came certain of the Pharisees and said unto him: Get thee out of the way, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee. And he said unto them, Go ye and tell that fox, behold I cast out devils and heal the people today and tomorrow, and the third day I make an end. Nevertheless, I must walk today and tomorrow, and the day following: For it cannot be, that a Prophet perish any other where, save at Jerusalem.
O' Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest Prophets, and stonest them that are sent to thee: how often would I have gathered thy children together, as the hen gathereth her nest under her wings, but ye would not. Behold your habitation shall be left unto you desolate. For I tell you, ye shall not see me until the time come that ye shall say, blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
THE FIRST TO TIMOTHYE Chpt 4
The spirit speaketh evidently that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, and shall give heed unto spirits of error, and devilish doctrine of them which speak false through hypocrisy, and have their consciences marked with an hot iron, forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats which God hath created to be received with giving thanks, of them which believe and know the truth. For all the creatures of God are good and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving. For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. If thou shalt put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesu Christ, which hast been nourished up in the words of the faith and good doctrine which doctrine thou hast continually followed. But cast away unghostly and old wives fables.
Exercise thyself unto godliness. For bodily exercise profiteth little: But godliness is good unto all things, as a thing which hath promises of the life that is now, and of the life to come. This is a sure saying, and of all parties worthy to be received. For therefore we labour and suffer rebuke, because we believe in the living God which is the saviour of all men, but specially of those that believe. Such things command and teach. Let no man despise thy youth: but be unto them that believe, an example, in word, in conversation, in love, in spirit, in faith and in pureness.
Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation and to doctrine. Despise not that gift that is in thee, which was given thee through prophecy and with laying on of the hands of an elder. These things exercise, and give thyself unto them, that it may be seen how thou profitest in all things. Take heed unto thyself and unto learning, and continue therein. For if thou shalt so do, thou shalt save thyself and them that hear thee
THE EPISTLE OF ST. JAMES Chpt 5
Go to now ye rich men. Weep, and howl on your wretchedness that shall come upon you. Your riches is corrupt, your garments are motheaten. Your gold and your silver are cankered, and the rust of them shall be a witness unto you, and shall eat your flesh, as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together in your last days: Behold the hire of the laborers which have reaped down your fields (which hire is of you kept back by fraud) crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped, are entered into the ears of the Lord Sabbaoth. Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth and in wantonness. Ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. Ye have condemned and have killed the just, and he hath not resisted you.
Be patient therefore brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold the husbandman: waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience thereupon, until he receive the early and the latter rain. Be ye also patient therefore and settle your hearts, for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. Grudge not one against another brethren, lest ye be *dampned. Behold the judge standeth before the door. Take (my brethren) the Prophets for an example of suffering adversity, and of long patience, which spake in the name of the Lord. Behold we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have known what end the Lord made. For the Lord is very pitiful and merciful.
But above all things my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by earth, neither by any other oath. Let your yee be yee*, and your nay, nay: lest ye fall into hypocrisy. If any of you be evil vexed, let him pray. If any of you be merry, let him sing Psalms. If any be diseased among you, let him call for the elders of the congregation, and let them pray over him, and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up: and if he have committed sins they shall be forgiven him.
Knowledge your faults one to another: and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man availeth much, if it be fervent. *Helias was a man mortal even as we are and he prayed in his prayer that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
Brethren if any of you *erre from the truth and another convert him, let the same know that he which converted the sinner from going astray out of his way, shall save a soul from death, and shall hide the multitude of sins
*dampned (dampened, damned?) * yee =yes and nay =no. period. *Helias (Elias)
*erre (error) then is plain; against the very truth and verity (realness) of God and Christ.
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