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 nightmare of the dark season ...of the times and time ..of the season of man ...see son of man ...
and i was taken and shown within ...within as city ...
and the city was dark even in the day light ...
and there was much activity ...
Yet it was more like riotousness guile and money grabbing ...
and there was a drunkenness ...
Yet not all drunkenness was of strong drink ...
even drunkenness of want and covetousness and lust ...and greed...
and was like "normal " living had to fit into the "atmosphere" ...the ambience ...the way of the city ...
and people lived on top of one another ...
even with thin walls between them ...like living in cardboard boxes ...
and there was no order of rhyme or reason ...to any living ...
men lived with men ...as though whatever ...
and woman the same ...
and the men with women as though they were married ...or not ...
and the city was filled with their own intellect understanding and imaginations ...
even their own motivations desires values goals and demands ...
and hard money became as worthless ...
and profit a matter of deceptions...
and if the deceptions were found out ...no foul ...
and only a grin and game made of it ...
and numbers rearranged ...
and scripture came back to remembrance...
THE GOSPELL OF ST. LUKE Chpt 15
And he said: a certain man had two sons, and the younger of them said to his father: father, give me my part of the goods that to me belongeth. And he divided unto them his substance. And not long after, the younger son gathered all that he had together, and took his journey into a far country, and there he wasted his goods with riotous living. And when he had spent all that he had, there rose a great dearth through out all that same land, and he began to lack. And he went and clave to a citizen of that same country, which sent him to his field, to keep his swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the cods that the swine ate: and no man gave him.
Then he came to him self and said: how many hired servants at my fathers have bread enough, and I die for hunger. I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him: father, I have sinned against heaven and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son, make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose and went to his father. And when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto him: father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. But his father said to his servants: bringforth that best garment and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. And bring hither that fatted calf, and kill him, and let us eat and be merry: for this my son was dead, and is alive again, he was lost, and is now found. And they began to be merry. The elder brother was in the field, and when he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard minstrelsy and dancing, and called one of his servants, and asked what those things meant. And he said unto him: thy brother is come, and thy father had killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound. And he was angry, and would not go in. Then came his father out and entreated him. He answered and said to his father: Lo these many years have I done thee service, neither brake at any time thy commandment, and yet gavest thou me never so much as a kid to make merry with my lovers: but as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy goods with harlots, thou hast for his pleasure killed the fatted calf. And he said unto him: Son, thou wast ever with me, and all that I have is thine: it was meet that we should make merry and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again: and was lost, and is found
*grotes : refers to grain; oats in Middle Eng
THE PROVERBS Chpt 23
When thou sittest at the table to eat with a Lord, order thyself mannerly with the things that are set before thee.
Measure thine appetite: and if thou wilt rule thy own self, be not over greedy with his meat, for meat beguileth and decieveth.
Take not over great travail and labor to be rich, beware of such a purpose.
Why wilt thou set thine eye upon the thing, which suddenly vanisheth away?
For riches make themselves wings, and take their flight like an eagle into the air.
Eat not thou with the envious, and desire not his meat, for he hath a *marvelous heart.
He sayeth unto thee: eat and drink, whereas his heart is not with thee.
Yee the morsels that thou hast eaten shalt thou *perbrake and *lese those sweet words.
Tell nothing into the ears of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
Remove not the old landmark, and come not within the field of the fatherless.
For he that delivereth them is mighty, even he shall defend their cause against thee.
Apply thine heart unto learning, and thine ear to the words of knowledge.
Withhold not correction from the child, for if thou beatest him with the rod, he will not die thereof.
Thou smitest him with the rod, but thou deliverest his soul from hell.
My son, if thy heart receive wisdom, my heart also shall rejoice: yee my reins shall be very glad, if thy lips speak the thing that is right.
Let not thine heart be jealous to follow sinners, but keep thee still in the fear of the Lord all the day long: For the end is not yet come and thy patient abiding shall not be in vain.
My son, give ear and be wise, so shall thine heart prosper in the way.
Keep no company with winebibbers and riotous eaters of flesh: for such as be drunkards and riotous shall come to poverty, and he that is given to much sleep, shall go with a ragged coat.
Give ear unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.
*Labor for to get the truth: sell not away wisdom, nurture and understanding, for a righteous father is marvelous glad of a wise son, and delighteth in him, so shall thy father be glad, and thy mother that bare thee, shall rejoice.
My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes have pleasure in my ways.
For an whore is a deep grave, and an harlot is a narrow pit.
She lurketh like a thief, and those that be not aware she bringeth unto her.
Where is woe? where is sorrow? where is strife? where is brawling? where are wounds without cause? where be red eyes?
Even among those that be ever at wine, and seek out were the best is.
Look not thou upon the wine, how red it is, and what a color it giveth in the glass.
It goeth down softly, but at the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth as an adder.
So shall thine eyes look unto strange women, and thine heart shall muse upon froward things.
Yee, thou shalt be as though thou sleepest in the middest of the sea, or on the top of the mast.
They wounded me ( thou shalt say ) but it hath not hurt me, they smote me, but i felt it not.
When I am well awakened, I will go to the drink again.
*marvelous heart. * that is a heart that marvels at the works of man, worldly things. RN
*perbrake : to vomit up. perbrake = per; each one, break ; expel. *lese = 1) lose 2) lease; rent out the mouth 3) an insult to his truth. *Labor for to get the truth: * kjv and other bibles of man =Buy the truth: and sell it not
THE PROVERBS Chpt 28
The ungodly fleeth no man chasing him, but the righteous standeth fast as a lion.
*Because of sin the land doth often change her prince: but through men of understanding and wisdom a realm endureth long.
One poor man oppressing another by violence, is like a continual rain that destroyeth the fruit.
They that forsake the law praise the ungodly: but such as keep the law, abhor them.
Wicked men discern not the things that is right, but they that seek after the Lord, discuss all things.
A poor man leading a godly life, is better than the rich that goeth in froward ways.
Whoso keepeth the law, is a child of understanding: but he that feedeth riotous men, shameth his father.
Who so increaseth his riches by vantage and winning, let him gather them to help the poor withal.
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, his prayer shall be abhorred.
Whoso leadeth the righteous into an evil way, shall fall into his own pit, but the just shall have the good in possession.
The rich man thinketh himself to be wise, but the poor that hath understanding, can perceive him well enough.
When righteous men are in prosperity, then doth honor flourish: but when the ungodly come up, the state of men changeth.
He that hideth his sins, shall not prosper: but whoso knowledgeth them and forsaketh them, shall have mercy.
Well is him that standeth always in awe: as for him that hardeneth his heart, he shall fall into mischief.
Like as a roaring lion and a hungry bear, even so is a ungodly prince over the poor people.
Where the prince is without understanding, there is great oppression and wrong: but if he be such one as hateth covetousness, he shall long reign.
He that by violence sheddeth any mans blood, shall be a renegade unto his grave, and no man shall be able to succure him.
Who so leadeth a godly and innocent life, shall be safe: but he that goeth froward ways, shall once have a fall.
He that tilleth his land, shall have plenteousness of bread: but he that followeth idleness, shall have poverty enough.
A faithful man is to be greatly to be commended, but he that maketh to much haste to be rich, shall not be unguilty.
To have respect of persons in judgement is not good: And why? he will do wrong, yee even for a piece of bread.
He that will be rich all to soon, hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.
He that rebuketh a man, shall find no favor at the last, than he that flattereth him.
Whoso robbeth his father and mother, and saith it is no sin: the same is like unto a murderer.
He that is of a proud stomach, stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the Lord, shall be well fed.
He that trusteth in his own heart, is a fool: but he that dealeth wisely, shall be safe.
He that giveth unto the poor, shall not want: but he that turneth his eyes from such as be in necessity, shall suffer great poverty himself.
When the ungodly are come up, men are faine to hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase
*Compare kjv as to this text. RN
For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.
THE PROVERBS Chpt 15
A soft answer putteth down displeasure, but froward words provoke to anger.
A wise tongue commendeth knowledge, a foolish tongue babbleth out nothing but foolishness.
The eyes of the Lord look on every place, both upon the good and the bad.
THE PROVERBS Chpt 16
The fear of the Lord is the right science of wisdom, and lowliness goeth before honor.
* A man may well purpose a thing in his heart, but the answer of the tongue cometh from the Lord.
A man thinketh all his ways to be clean, but it is the Lord that fashioneth minds.
Commit thy works unto the Lord, and look what thou devisest, it shall prosper.
The Lord doeth all things for his own sake, yee and when he keepeth the ungodly for the day of wrath.
The Lord abhorreth all presumptuous and proud hearts, there may neither strength ner power escape.
With loving mercy and faithfulness sins be forgiven, and who so searcheth the Lord eschueth evil.
When a mans ways please the Lord, he maketh his very enemies to be his friends.
Better is it to have a little thing with righteousness, than great rents wrongfully gotten.
A man deviseth a way in his heart, but it is the Lord that ordereth his goings.
When the prophecy is in the lips of the king, his mouth shall not go wrong in judgement.
A true measure and a true balance are the Lords, he maketh all weights.
It is an great abomination when kings are wicked, for a kings seat should be holden up with righteousness.
Righteous lips are pleasant unto kings, and they love him that speaketh the truth.
The king displeasure is a messenger of death, but a wise man will pacify him.
The cheerful countenance of the king is life, and his loving favor is as the evening dew.
To have wisdom in possession is better than gold, and to get understanding is more worth than silver.
The path for the righteous eschueth evil, and who so looketh well to his ways keepeth his own soul.
Presumptuousness goeth before destruction, and after a proud stomach there followeth a fall.
Better it is to be of humble mind with the lowly, than to divide the spoils with the proud.
He that handleth a matter wisely, obtaineth good: and blessed is he , that putteth his trust in the Lord.
Who so hath a wise understanding is called to counsel: but he that can speak fair getteth more riches.
Understanding is a well of life unto him that hath it, as for the chastening of fools, it is but foolishness.
The heart of the wise enformeth his mouth, and amendeth the doctrine in his lips.
Fair words are an honeycomb, a refreshing of the mind, and health of the bones.
There is a way that men think to be right, but the end thereof leadeth unto death.
A troublous soul disquieteth herself, for her own mouth hath brought her thereto.
An ungodly person stirreth up evil, and in his lips he is as an hot burning fire.
A froward body causeth strife, and he that is a babble of his tongue, maketh division among Princes.
A wicked man beguileth his neighbor, and leadeth him the way that is not good.
He that winketh with his eyes, imagineth mischief: and he that biteth his lips, will do some harm.
Age is a crown of worship, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
A patient man is better than one strong: and he that can rule himself, is more worth than he that winneth a city.
The lots are cast into the lap, but their fall standeth before the Lord
* That is, no will of man can come to good purpose, without the help of God. MN
THE BOOK OF THE PREACHER Chpt 10
Dead flies that corrupt sweet ointment and make it to stink, are something more worth then the wisdom and honor of a fool. A wise mans heart is upon the right hand, but a fools heart is upon the left. A doting fool thinketh, that every man doth as foolishly as himself. If a principal spirit be given thee to bear rule, be not negligent in thine office: for so shall great wickedness be put down, as it were with a medicine. Another plague there is, which I have seen under the *son: namely, the ignorance that is commonly among princes: in that a fool setteth in great dignity, and the rich sit down beneath: I see servants ride upon horses, and princes going upon their feet as it were servants. But he that diggeth up a pit, shall fall therin himself: and whoso breaketh down the hedge, a serpent shall bite him. Whoso removeth stones shall have travail withal: and he that heweth wood shall be hurt therewith.
When an iron is blunt, and the point not sharpened, it must be whet again, and that with might: Even so doth wisdom follow diligence. A babbler of his tongue is no better than a serpent that stingeth without hissing. The words of a wise mans mouth are gracious, but the lips of a fool will destroy himself. The beginning of his talking is foolishness, and the last word of his mouth is great madness. A fool is so full of words, that a man cannot tell what end he shall make: who will then warn him to make a conclusion? The labor of the foolish is grievous unto them, while they know not how to go in to the city.
Woe be unto thee, ( O' thou realm and land ) whos king is but a child, and whose princes are early at their banquettes. But well is the ( O' thou realm and land ) whose king is come of nobles, and whose princes eat in due season, for strength and not for lust. Through slothfulness the *balcks fall down, and through idle hands it raineth at the house. Meat maketh men to laugh, and wine maketh them merry: but unto money all things are obedient. Wish the king no evil in thy thought, and speak no hurt of the rich in thy privy chamber: for a bird of the air shall betray thy voice, and with her feathers shall she betray thy words
*son is son as recorded from original.
*balcks = balks; a wooden beam or rafter. RN
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 6
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.
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