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Thankful and Unthankful. (period)

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 wonder full dream during dread nightmare of the dark season ...of the times and time ..of the season of man ...see son of man ...

and i was found in a gentle and soothing waters ...

even as though floating within ...within the waters ...

and it was like being ...being washed in a surges and waves of warm waters ...

even as though an ocean ...

and i was floating within ...within the waters ...moved and being moved ...

and i wondered a might wonder ...

and in an instant came to me "thank fullness" ...

and before and during and after ...

even all measures of matters of "thank fullness" ...

and i could not capture it myself ...

and i could not take a hold of it myself ...

and could not claim it was of myself ...

even to bear witness ...

Yet glory to God and Jesus i was able ...within abed ...to receive it ...

and that in spirit and truth.

and as the light of the new day began to shine ...I WOKE UP.


and scripture came back to remembrance ...

JOB Chpt 1

 In the land of *hus, there was a man called Job: an innocent and virtuous man, such one as feared God, *exchewed evil. This man had seven sons, and three daughters. His substance was seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred she asses, and a very great household: so that he was one of the most principal men among all them of the east country. And his sons went, and made banquets: one day in one house, another day in another, and sent for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them. So when they had passed over the time of their banqueting round about, Job sent for them, and cleansed them again, and gat up early, and offered for everyone a burnt offering. For Job thought thus: peradventure my sons have done some offense, and have been unthankful to God in their hearts. And thus did Job everyday. Now upon the time, when the servants of God came and stood before the Lord, *Sathan came also among them. And the Lord said unto Sathan: From whence comest thou? Sathan answered the Lord, and said: I have gone about the land and walked through it.
       Then said the Lord unto Sathan: hast thou not considered my servant Job, and how that he is an innocent and virtuous man: such one as feareth God, and *extueth evil, and that there is none like him in the land? Sathan answered, and said unto the Lord: Doth Job fear God for nought? hast thou not preserved him, his house, and all his substance on every side? hast thou not blessed the work of his hands? Is not his possession is increased in the land? But lay thine hand upon him a little, touch once all that he hath, and ( I hold ) he shall curse thee to thy face. And the Lord said unto Sathan: lo all that he hath, be in thy power: only upon him self see that thou lay not thine hand. Then went Sathan forth from the Lord.
            Now upon a certain day when his sons and his daughters were eating, and drinking wine in their eldest brothers house, there came a messenger unto Job, and said: While the oxen were plowing, and the Asses going in the pasture beside them: the *Sabeens came in violently, and took them all away: yee, they have slain thy servants with the sword, and I only ran my way, to tell thee.
      And while he was yet speaking, there came another, and said: The fire of God is fallen from heaven, it hath consumed, and burnt up all thy sheep and servants: and I only ran my way , to tell thee. In the mean season while he was yet speaking, there came another, and said: The *Caldees made three armies, and fell upon thy camels, which they have carried away, yee and slain thy servants with the sword: and I only am gotten away, to tell thee: While he was speaking, there came yet another, and said: Thy sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brothers house, and suddenly there came a mighty great wind out of the South, and smote the four corners of the house: which fell upon thy children, so that they are dead: and I am gotten away alone, to tell thee.
       Then Job stood up, and rent his clothes, shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, worshipped, and said: Naked came I out of my mothers womb, and naked shall I turn thither again. The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away, now blessed be the name of the Lord. In all these things did Job not offend, ner murmur foolishly against God

*hus (Uz), *Sathan (Satan)
*exchewed = to avoid, shun, escape evil,
*extueth: eschew; avoid, shun, escape; put away from ones self . RN
*Sabeens HEB = "drunkard" or "he who is coming" drunk with the wine of the world, maker of oaths /a gatherer together RN *Caldees = desirous and willing


      Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous, for it becometh well the just to be thankful.


O' be joyful in God ( all ye lands ).And serve the Lord with gladness, come before his presence with joy.
      Be ye sure, that the Lord he is God: It is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves: we are but his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
      O' go your way into his gates then with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise, be thankful unto him, and speak good of his name.
      For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting, and his truth endureth from generation to generation


Praise ye the Lord, for it is good thing to sing praises unto our God: yee a joyful and pleasant thing is it to be thankful.
      The Lord shall build up Jerusalem, and gather together the outcasts of Israel.
      He healeth the *contrite in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

*contrite = whos heart is broken, bruised, by sin or the ungodly of the world Our wounds are healed by God, as he brings us to a repentant heart, and as we are turned away, in our hearts, from the things of the world that do hurt. RN

The Fourth Book of Esdras

Chapter 7 ...toward the ...end.

 Then answered he me, and said: This is the consideration and thought of the battle, which man hath upon the earth: That if he be overcome, he shall suffer as thou hast said. But if he get victory, he shall receive the thing that I say. For this is the life, whereof Moses spake unto the people, while he lived, saying: Choose the life, that thou mayest live. Nevertheless they believed him not neither the Prophets after him. No nor me which have spoken unto them, that heaviness should not reach unto them to their destruction like a joy is for to come over those, that have suffered themselves to be informed in salvation.
      I answered then and said: I know Lord, that the Highest is merciful, in that he hath mercy upon them, which are not yet in the world, and upon those also that walk in his law: and that he is patient and long suffering toward those that have sinned in their works: and that he is liberal to give where as it requireth: and that he is of great mercy, for he multiplies his loving kindness toward those that are present, and that are past, and to them which are for to come. For if he multiplied not his mercies, the world shall not be made living, with those that dwell therein: He giveth also, for if he gave not of his goodness, that they which have done evil, might be eased, the ten thousand part of men should not be living. And if the judge forgave not those that be healed with his word, and if he would destroy the multitude that striveth, there should be very few left in an innumerable multitude


And he answered me, saying: The most Highest made this world for many, but the world to come for few. I will tell thee a similitude, Esdras: As when thou asketh the earth, it shall say unto thee, that it giveth much mould, where earthen vessels are made, but little of it that gold cometh of. Even so is it with the works of this world. There be many created, but few shall be preserved. Then answered I and said: Then swallow up the wit ( thou soul ) and devour the understanding, for thou art agreed to harken and to give ear, and willingly to prophesy: for thou hast no longer space given thee, but only to live. O' Lord, wilt thou not give thy servant leaven, that we may pray before thee, and that thou mayest give seed unto our heart, and build our understanding, that there may come fruit of it: and that everyone which is corrupt, and beareth the state and place of man, may live?
      For thou art alone, and we all are one workmanship of thy hands, like as thou hast said, and like as the body is fashioned now in the childbed, and thou givest the members, and thy creature is preserved in fire and water: and nine months doth thy work suffer thy creature, which is fashioned in her: but the thing that is present and the thing that is preserved, shall both be kept together: and when time is, the childbed deliver the thing, that is kept and grown in her.
      For thou hast commanded the breasts to give milk unto the fruit, that the thing that is created and fashioned, may be nourished for a time: and then thou disposest and orderest it with thy mercy, bringest it up with thy righteousness; nurturest it in thy law, and reformest it with thy understanding, mortifiest it as thy creature, and makest it living as thy work. Seeing then that thou destroyest him, which with so great labors is created and fashioned through thy commandment, thou couldest lightly order, also that the thing which is made, might be preserved.
      And this I speak now of all men in general, as thou knowest: but of thy people, for whose sake I am sorry: and of thy inheritance: for whose cause I mourn: and of Israel, for whom I am woeful: and for Jacob, for whos sake I am grieved: therefore begin I to pray before thee, for myself and for them, for I see the fall of us even of us, that dwell upon earth. But I have heard the swiftness of the judge, which is to come: therefore hear my voice, and understand my words, and I shall speak before thee.
      This is the beginning of the words of Esdras before he was received: O' Lord, thou that dwellest in everlastingness, whose eyes are lifted up in the air, whose stool is exceedingly high, whose glory and majesty may not be comprehended, before whom the Host of heaven stand with trembling, whose keeping is turned in wind and fire, whose word is true, whose talking is steadfast, whose commandment is strong, whose ordinance is fearful, whose look drieth up the depths, whose wrath maketh the mountains to melt away, and whose truth beareth witness: O' hear the prayer of thy servant, and mark with thy ears the petition of thy creature.
      For while I live, I will speak, and so long as I have understanding, I will answer. O' look not upon the sins of thy people, which serve in the truth. Have no respect for the wicked studies of the Heathen, but to the desire of those that keep thy testimonies with sorrows. Think not upon those that have walked *feintly before thee, but upon them, which with will have known thy fear.
      Let it not be thy will to destroy them, which have had beastly manners, but to look upon them that have clearly taught thy law. Take thou no indignation at them, which are worse then beasts: but love them, that always put their trust in thy righteousness and glory: for we and our fathers have all the same sickness and disease, but because of our sins thou shalt be called merciful.
      For thou hast mercy upon us thou shalt be called merciful, where as we have no works of righteousness: for the righteous which have laid up many good works together, shall out of their deeds receive reward. For what is a man, that thou shouldest displeasure at him? Or what is the corruptible generation, that thou shouldest be so rough toward him?
      For of truth there is no man among them that be born, but he hath dealt wickedly: and among the faithful there is none, which hath not done amiss. For in this ( O' Lord ) thy righteousness and thy goodness shall be praised and declared, if thou be merciful unto them, which are not rich in good works.
      Then answered he me and said: Some things hast thou spoken right and according unto thy words it shall be. For I will not verily consider the works of them, which have sinned before death, before the judgement, before destruction, but I will rejoice over the work and thought of the righteous, the holy making and the reward. Like as I have spoken now, so shall it come to pass. For as the husband man soweth much seed upon the ground, and planteth many trees, and yet always the thing that is sown or planted is not all kept safe, neither does it all take root: Even so is it of them that are sown in the world, they shall not all be preserved.
      I answered then and said: If I have found grace, then let me speak. Like as the husband man seed perisheth, if it not receive rain in due season, or if there come to much rain upon it: Even so perisheth a man also, which is created with thy hands, and is like unto thine own image and to thy self, for whos sake thou hast made all things, and likened him unto the husband mans seed. Be not wroth at us, O' Lord, but spare thy people, and have mercy upon thine own inheritance: O' be merciful unto thy creature.
      Then answered he me and said: Things present are for the present, and things to come for as such as be to come. For thou wantest yet much, seeing thou may lovest my creature above me: I have often times drawn near unto thee, but never to the unrighteous. In this also thou art marvelous before the Highest, in that thou has humbled thy self, as it becometh thee, and hast not regarded thine own self, that thou art had in such honor among the righteous. Therefore shall great wretchedness and misery come upon them, that in the later time shall dwell in the world, for they have walked in great pride.
      But understand thou for thyself, and seek out glory for such as be like thee: for unto you paradise is opened, the tree of life is planted, the time to come is prepared, plenteousness is made ready: a city is builded for you, and a rest is prepared, yee perfect goodness and wisdom. The root of evil is marked from you, the weakness and moth is hid from you, and into hell flyeth corruption in forgetfulness. Sorrows are vanished away, and in that end is shown the treasure of immortality. And therefore ask no more questions, concerning the multitude of them that perish. For they have taken liberty, despised the Highest, thought scorn of his law, and forsaken his ways.
      Moreover they have trodden down his righteousness, and said in their heart, that there is no God, yee and that wittingly, for they die. For like as the thing that I have spoken of, is made ready for you: Even so is thirst and pain prepared for them. For it was not his will that man should come to naught: but they which be created have defiled the name of him that made them, and are unthankful unto him, which prepared life for them. And therefore is my judgement now at hand. These things have I not showed unto all men, but unto few: namely unto thee, and such as be like thee.
      Then answered I and said: Behold O' Lord, now hast thou showed me the multitude of thy tokens, which thou wilt begin to do at the last but at what time and when thou hast not showed me

*feintly =dodge, maneuver, pose, pretend

And therefore is my judgement now at hand. 


  Be alway thankful to God, and beseech him, that he will order thy ways, and that whatsoever thou devisest or takest in hand, it may remain in him. I certify thee also my son, that ( when thou wast yet but a babe ) I delivered ten talents of silver unto Gabelus, at Rages a city of the Medes, and his handwriting have I by me. And therefore seek some means, how thou mayest come by him, and receive of him that said weight of silver, and give him his handwriting again.
      My son, be not afraid: truth it is, we lead here a poor life: but great good shall we have, if we fear God, and depart from all sin, and do well.


 Wherefore I tell you the truth, and will hide nothing from you. When thou prayest with tears, and buryest the dead, and leftest thy dinner, and hidest the dead in thy house upon the day time, that thou mightest bury them in the night, I offered thy prayer before the Lord. And because thou wast except and beloved of God, it was necessary, that *tentation should try thee. And now hath the Lord sent me to heal thee, and to deliver Sara thy sons wife from the evil spirit. For I am Raphael an Angel, one of the seven that stand before God.
      When they heard this, they were sore afraid, and trembled, and fell down upon their faces unto the ground. Then said the Angel: Peace be with you, fear not. Whereas I have been with you, it is the will of God give praise and thanks unto him.
      You thought that I did eat and drink with you, but I use meat that is invisible, and drink that can not be seen of men.
      Now therefore is the time that I must turn again, unto him that sent me: but be ye thankful unto God, and tell out all his wondrous works.
      And when he had spoken these words, he was taken away out of their sight, so that they saw him no more. Then fell they down flat upon their faces by the space of three hours, and praised God: and when they rose up, they told all his wondrous works

*vouchsafe (allow, permit, vouch for ), *tentation (temptation?


 Then old Tobiah opened his mouth an praised the Lord, and said: Great art thou O' Lord for evermore, and thy Kingdom world without end: for thou scourgest and healest, thou leadest to hell, and bringest out again, and there is none that may escape thine hand. O' give thanks unto the Lord, ye children of Israel, and praise him in the sight of the Heathen. For among the Heathen which know him not hath he scattered you, to the intent that ye should show forth his marvelous works: and cause them for to know, that there is none other God almighty but he. He hath chastened us for our misdeeds, and for his own mercy sake shall he save us.
      Consider then, how he hath dealt with you, and praise him with fear and dread, and magnify the everlasting King in your works. I will pray him even in the land of my captivity, for he hath showed his majesty unto a sinful people. Turn you therefore O' ye sinners, and do righteousness before God, and be ye sure, that he will show his mercy upon you. As for me and my soul, we will rejoice in God. O' praise the Lord all ye his chosen, hold the days of gladness, and be thankful unto him. O' Jerusalem thou city of God, the Lord hath punished thee for the works of thine own hands. O' praise the Lord in thy good things, and give thanks to the everlasting God, that he may build up his tabernacle again in thee, that he may call again unto thee, all such as be in captivity, and that thou mayest have joy for evermore. With a fair light thou shalt shine, and all the ends of the world shall honor thee. The people shall come unto thee from afar, they shall bring gifts, and worship the Lord in thee, and thy land shall they have for a Sanctuary, for they shall call upon the great name in thee.
      Cursed shall they be that despise thee, and all that blaspheme thee, shall be condemned: but blessed shall they be that build thee up. As for thee thou shalt rejoice in thy children, for they all shall be blessed, and gathered together unto the Lord. Blessed are they all that love thee, and be glad of thy peace. Praise thou the Lord, O' my soul, for the Lord our God hath delivered his city Jerusalem from all her troubles. I will count my self happy, if my seed remain to see the clearness of Jerusalem.
      The gates of Jerusalem shall be builded with Sapphire and Smaragde, and all the compass of her walls with precious stones. All her streets shall be paved with white marble stone, and in all her streets shall Alleluya be sung, Praised be the Lord, which hath exalted her, that his kingdom may be upon her for evermore. Amen And so Tobiah made an end of his talking


  And therefore my children, hear your father: Serve the Lord in faithfulness, seek after his will, and do the thing that pleaseth him. Command your children that they do right, give alms, be mindful of God, and ever to be thankful unto him in truth and with all their power. Hear me therefore my children, abide not here: but in what day soever ye have buried your mother beside me, get you from hence. For I see, that the wickedness of it shall bring it to destruction and end.


 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 these and such other things have they suffered worthy punishment, and through the multitude of beasts are they rooted out. Instead of the which punishments thou hast graciously ordered on thy own people, and given them their desire that they longed for: a new and strange taste, preparing them quails to be their meat: to the intent that ( by the things which were showed and sent unto them ) they that were so greedy of meat, might be withdrawn even from the desire that was necessary. But these within a short time were brought unto poverty, and tasted a new meat. For it was *requisite that ( without any excuse ) destruction should come upon those which used tyranny, and to show only unto the other, how their enemies were destroyed. For the cruel woodiness of the beasts came upon them, they perished through the stings of the cruel serpents.
      Not with standing thy wrath endured not perpetually, but they were put in fear for a little season, that they might be reformed, having a token of salvation, to remember the commandment of thy law. For he that converted, was not healed by the thing that he saw, but by thee, O' Savior of all. So in this thou showest thine enemies, that it is thou, which deliverest from all evil. As for then when they were bitten with grasshoppers and flys, they died, for they were worthy to perish by such: But neither the teeth of the dragons ner the venomous worms over came thy children, for thy mercy was ever by them and helped them. Therefore were they punished to remember thy words, but hastily were they healed again: lest they should fall into so deep forgetfulness, that they might not use thy help.
      It was neither herb ner plaster that restored them to health, but thy word ( O' Lord ) which healeth all things. It is thou ( O' Lord ) that hast the power of life and death: thou leadest unto deaths door, and bringest up again. But man through wickedness slayeth his own soul, and when his spirit goeth forth, it turneth not again, neither may he call again the soul that is taken away: It is not possible to escape thy hand. For the ungodly that wouldnt know thee, were punished by the strength of thine arm: with strange waters, hails and rains were they persecute, and through fire were they consumed. For it was a wondrous thing that fire might do more then water which quencheth all things: but the world is the avenger of the righteous. Some time was the fire so tame, that the beasts which were sent to punish the ungodly, burnt not: and that because they should see and know, that they were persecuted with the punishment of God. And some time burnt the fire in the water on every side, that it might destroy the unrighteous nation of the earth. Again, thou hast fed thy own people with Angels food, and sent them bread ready from heaven ( without their labor ) being very pleasant and well *gusted. And to show thy riches and sweetness unto thy children, thou gavest every one their desire, so that every man might take what liked him best. But the snow and ice abode the violence of thy fire, and melted not: that they might know, that the fire burning in the hail and rain, destroyed the fruit of the enemies: the fire also forgot his strength again, that the righteous might be nourished. For the creature that serveth thee ( which art the maker ) is fierce in punishing the unrighteous, but is easy and gentle to do good, unto such as put their trust in thee. Therefore did all things alter at the same time, and were all obedient unto thy grace, which is the nurse of all things, according to the desire of them that had need thereof: that thy children, O' Lord, whom thou lovest, might know, that it is not nature and the growing of fruits that feedeth men, but that it is thy word, which preserveth them that put their trust in thee. For look what might not be destroyed with the fire, as soon as it was warmed with alittle Sun beam, it melted: that all men might know, that thanks ought to be given unto thee before the *Sun rise, and that thou oughtest to be worshiped before the day spring. For the hope of the unthankful shall melt away as the winter ice, and perish as water, that is not necessary

*requisite; (required, essential) *gusted (strong wind, out burst of emotion)
*Sun (cap S)


 First verily I thank my God through Jesus Christ, for you all, because your faith is published throughout all the world. For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the Gospell of his son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers, beseeching that at one time or another, a prosperous journey (by the will of God) might fortune me, to come unto you. For I long to see you, that I might bestow among you some spiritual gift, to strength you with all: that is, that I might have consolation together with you, through the common faith, which both ye and I have.
      I would that ye should know brethren, how that I have often times purposed to come unto you (but have been let hitherto) to have some fruit among you, as I have among other of the Gentiles. For I am debtor both to the Greeks and to them which are no Greeks, unto the learned and also unto the unlearned. Likewise, as much as in me is I am ready to preach the Gospell to you of Rome also. For I am not ashamed of the gospell of Christ because it is the power of God unto salvation to all that believe, namely to the Jewe, and also to the Gentile. For by it the righteousness which cometh of God, is opened, from faith to faith As it is written: The just shall live by faith.
      For the wrath of God appeareth from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men which withhold the truth in unrighteousness: seeing, what may be known of God, that same is manifest among them. For God did show it unto them. So that his invisible things: that is to say, his eternal power and godhead, are understood and seen, by the works from the creation of the world. So that they are without excuse, in as much as when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful but waxed full of vanities in their imaginations, and their foolish hearts were blinded. When they counted themselves wise, they became fools and turned the glory of the immortal God, unto the similitude of the image of mortal man, and of birds, and fourfooted beasts, and of serpents. Wherefore God like wise gave them up unto their hearts lusts, unto uncleanness, to defile their own bodies between themselves: which turned his truth unto a lie, and worshipped and served the creatures more then the maker, which is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto shameful lusts. For even their women did change the natural use unto the unnatural. And likewise also the men left the natural use of the woman, and burned in their lusts one on another. And man with man wrought filthiness, and received in themselves the reward of their error, as it was according.
      And as it seemed not good unto them to be a known of God, even so God delivered them up unto a lewd mind, that they should do those things which were not comely, being full of all unrighteous doing, of fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness, full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, evil conditioned, whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, doers of wrong, proud, boasters, bringers up of evil things, disobedient to father and mother, without understanding, covenant breakers, unloving, truce breakers and merciless. Which men though they knew the righteousness of God, how that they which commit such things, are worthy of death, yet not only do the same, but also have pleasure in them that do them


If ye be then risen again with Christ seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things that are above, and not on things which are on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ which is our life, shall show himself, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
      Mortify therefore your members which are on the earth, fornication, uncleanness, unnatural lust, evil *concupiscence, and covetousness which is worshipping of idols: for which things sakes the wrath of God cometh on the children of unbelief. In which things ye walked once, when ye lived in them.
      But now put ye also away from you all things: wrath, fierceness, maliciousness, cursed speaking, filthy speaking out of your mouths. Lie not one to another that the old man with his works be put off, and the new put on, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that made him, where is neither Gentile nor Jewe, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarous or Scythian, bond or free: but Christ is all in all things.
      Now therefore as elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercy, kindness, humbleness of minds, meekness, long suffering, forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel to another: even as Christ forgave you, even so do ye. Above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfectness. And the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which peace ye are called in one body. And see that ye be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you plenteously in all wisdom. Teach and exhort your own selves, in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs which have favour with them, singing in your hearts to the Lord. And all things (whatsoever ye do in word or deed) do in the name of the Lord Jesu, giving thanks to God the father by him.
      Wives, submit your own selves unto your own husbands, as it is comely in the Lord. Husbands love your wives and be not bitter unto them. Children obey your fathers and mothers in all things, for that is well pleasing unto the Lord. Fathers rate not your children, lest they be of a desperate mind. Servants be obedient unto your bodily masters in all things: not with eye service as men pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing God. And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as though ye did it to the Lord, and not unto men, for as much as ye know that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of inheritance, for ye serve the Lord Christ. But he that doth wrong shall receive for the wrong that he hath done: for there is no respect of persons with God. Ye masters do unto your servants that which is just and equal, seeing ye know that ye also have a master in heaven

*concupiscence: strong desire; lust of the flesh, lust of the eye, pride of goods.


 This understand, that in the last days shall come parlous times. For the men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, cursed speakers, disobedient to father and mother, unthankful, unholy, unkind, trucebreakers, stubborn, false accusers, rioters, fierce despisers of them which are good, traitors, heady, high minded, greedy upon voluptuousness more then lovers of God, having a similitude of Godly living, but have denied the power thereof: and such abhor. Of this sort are they which enter into houses, and bring into bondage women laden with sin, which women are led of *diverse lusts, ever learning and never able to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
      As Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, even so do these resist the truth, men they are of corrupt minds, and lewd as concerning the faith: but they shall prevail no longer. For their madness shall be uttered unto all men as theirs was. But thou hast seen the experience of my doctrine, fashion of living, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, patience, persecutions, and afflictions which happened unto me at Antioche, at Iconium and at Lystra: which persecutions I suffered patiently. And from them all the Lord delivered me. Yea and all that will live godly in Christ *Jesu, must suffer persecutions. But the evil men and deceivers shall wax worse and worse, while they deceive and are deceived themselves.
      But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned, which also were committed unto thee, seeing thou knowest of whom thou hast learned them and for as much also as thou hast known holy scripture of a child, which is able to make thee wise unto salvation through the faith which is in Christ Jesu. For all scripture given by inspiration of God, is profitable to teach, to improve, to amend and to instruct in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfect and prepared unto all good works

*diverse (various dogmas and doctrines contrary to the truth of God)
*Jesu; exact spelling Jesus from the Hebrew.

 and others of a similitude...

"unthankful unGodly non profit......"

"thank fullness for the great eagle ..."

"unthankfullness and smallness..."





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