And measures and matters of The Truth of the "time" we are in ...how "man" ..."thought to change time and times ...
Dearly beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, how that one day is with the Lord, as a thousand year, and a thousand year as one day.
The Lord is not slack to fulfil his promise, as some men count slackness: but is patient to us ward, and would have no man lost, but would receive all men to repentance.
Behold in a dread nightmare of the dark season ...of the times and time ..of the season of man ...see son of man ...
and i was taken and shown a man...
and the man was in an unGodly raging rushing cursing city.
and his wife and son were with him.
and the father was asked by the son ...that he might drop him off in the city ...
even that the son might go look see of measure of matters there.
and again the city raced and raged and rushed and cursed all roundabout.
and the father was careless (could not care less) of the rushing and raging and racing and cursing of the city.
Yet the wife ...was somewhat pity full ...upon all the wretched racing raging rushing and cursing of the city.
and she said oh oh these poor people ...
evenso the father made his way through the city with his son and wife ...without regard for the wretched rudeness and raging rushing of the cursed city.
Now it came to pass that they were at the place where the son wanted to go ...
and the father made a way to get close to that place ...
Yet could only get close...
even as the wretched cursed city trafficked ...in raging racing rushing rudeness ...
and as the man stopped near to the place ...the son did jump out of the car ...
and the father wroth full with the care less wretched racing raging rushing and cursing of the city.
and the father parked the car ...and went into the place where his son had went.
and the place was full of things ...things to be sold ...and nothing else ...
and nothing else mattered in the place except the selling ...merchandising ...of things of the world.
evenso the father looked for his son ...
nevertheless the son had left that place and went to another ...looking...
and again the father followed upon the son ...
and the father saw the son ...and tried to get get to him ...
Yet again the son began to move ...
and the son left that place ...
and the father looked and the son was afar off ...in the city ...looking for some thing or some one...
and the father knew he could not keep up with the son.
even as the son went swiftly through the wretched racing raging rushing and cursing of the city.
nevertheless the father knew ...that the son needed to do was to call upon his father ...anytime ...
and the father would come any place ...to help his son.
and scripture came back to remembrance.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 4
As Jesus walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brethren: Simon which was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishers, and he said unto them, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.
And he went forth from thence, and saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and called them. And they without tarrying left the ship and their father and followed him.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 5
Ye are the salt of the earth: but and if the salt have lost her saltiness, what can be salted therewith? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill, cannot be hid, neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick, and it lighteth all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your father which is in heaven.
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the Prophets: no I am not come to destroy them, but to fulfil them. For truly I say unto you, till heaven and earth perish, one jot or one tittle of the law shall not scape, till all be fulfilled.
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
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.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 8
When Jesus saw much people about him, he commanded to go over the water. And there came a Scribe and said unto him: Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. And Jesus said unto him: the foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests, but the son of the man hath not whereon to rest his head. Another that was one of his Disciples said unto him: master, *suffer me first, to go and bury my father. But Jesus said unto him: follow me, and let the dead bury their dead.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 10
These twelve did Jesus send, and commanded them saying: Go not into the ways that lead to the gentiles, and into the cities of the Samaritans enter ye not. But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Go and preach saying: that the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out the devils. Freely ye have received, freely give again. Possess not gold, nor silver, nor brass in your girdles, nor yet scrip towards your journey: neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet a staff. For the workman is worthy to have his meat. Into whatsoever city or town ye shall come, enquire who is worthy in it, and there abide till ye go thence. And when ye come into an house, salute the same. And if the house be worthy, your peace shall come upon it. But if it be not worthy, your peace shall return to you again.
And whosoever shall not receive you, nor will hear your preaching: when ye depart out of that house or that city, shake off the dust of your feet. Truly I say unto you: it shall be easier for the land of Sodom and Gomorra in the day of judgement, than for that city.
Behold I send you forth as sheep among wolves. Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and innocent as doves. Beware of men, for they shall deliver you up to the councils, and shall scourge you in their synagogues. And ye shall be brought to the head rulers and kings for my sake, in witness to them and to the Gentiles.
But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak, for it shall be given you, even in that same hour, what ye shall say. For it is not ye that speak, but the spirit of your father which speaketh in you. The brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son. And the children shall arise against their fathers and mothers, and shall put them to death: and ye shall be hated of all men for my name. But he that endureth to the end, shall be saved.
When they persecute you in one city, fly into another. I tell you for a truth, ye shall not finish all the cities of Israel, till the son of man be come. The disciple is not above his master: nor yet the servant above his Lord. It is enough for the disciple to be as his master is, and that the servant be as his Lord is. If they have called the Lord of the house Beelzebub: how much more shall they call them of his household so? Fear them not therefore. There is no thing so close, that shall not be opened, and no thing so hid, that shall not be known.
What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light. And what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye on the house tops.
And fear ye not them which kill the body, and be not able to kill the soul. But rather fear him, which is able to destroy both soul and body into hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? And none of them doth light on the ground, without your father. And now are all the hairs of your heads numbered. Fear ye not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Whosoever therefore shall knowledge me before men, him will I knowledge also before my father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my father which is in heaven.
Think not, that I am come to send peace into the earth. I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law: And a mans foes shall be they of his own household.
He that loveth his father, or mother more than me, is not meet for me. And he that loveth his son, or daughter more than me, is not meet for me. And he that taketh not his cross and followeth me, is not meet for me. He that findeth his life, shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake, shall find it.
He that receiveth you, receiveth me: and he that receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me. He that receiveth a Prophet in the name of a Prophet, shall receive a Prophets reward. And he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man, shall receive the reward of a righteous man. And whosoever shall give unto one of these little ones to drink, a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple: I tell you of a truth, he shall not lose his reward
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 11
Then began he to upbraid the cities, in which most of his miracles were done, because they mended not. Woe be to thee Chorasin. Woe be to thee Bethsaida: for if the miracles which were showed in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they had repented long agone in sackcloth and ashes. Nevertheless I say to you: it shall be easier for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgement, than for you. And thou Capernaum which art lift up unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell. For if the miracles which have been done in thee, had been showed in Sodom: they had remained to this day. Nevertheless I say unto you: it shall be easier for the land of Sodom in the day of judgement, than for thee.
At that time Jesus answered and said: I praise thee O' father Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast opened them unto babes: even so father, for so it pleased thee. All things are given unto me of my father. And no man knoweth the son but thy father: neither knoweth any man the father, save the son, and he to whom the son will open him.
Come unto me all ye that labor and are laden, and I will ease you. Take my yoke on you and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 12
While he yet talked to the people: behold his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. Then one said unto him: behold thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.
He answered and said to him that told him: Who is my mother? or who are my brethren? And he stretched forth his hand over his disciples and said: behold my mother and my brethren. For whosoever doth my fathers will which is in heaven, the same is my brother, sister and mother.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 13
Then sent Jesus the people away, and came home. And his disciples came unto him, saying: declare unto us the similitude of the tares in the field. Then answered he and said to them. He that soweth the good seed, is the son of man. And the field is the world. And the children of the kingdom, they are the good seed. And the tares are the children of the wicked. And the enemy that soweth them, is the devil. The harvest is the end of the world. And the reapers be the Angels. For even as the tares are gathered and burnt in the fire: so shall it be in the end of this world. The son of man shall send forth his Angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity, and shall cast them into a furnace of fire. There shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the just men shine as bright as the *son in the kingdom of their father. Whosoever hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Again the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in the field, which a man findeth and hideth: and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
Again the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant that seeketh good pearls, which when he had found one precious pearl, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
Again the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net cast into the sea, that gathereth of all kinds of fishes: which when it is full, men draw to land, and sit and gather the good into vessels, and cast the bad away. So shall it be at the end of the world. The Angels shall come out and sever the bad from the good, and shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Jesus said unto them: Understand ye all these things? They said, ye Lord. Then said he unto them: Therefore every Scribe which is taught unto the kingdom of heaven is like an householder, which bringeth forth, out of his treasure, things both new and old.
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.
Let them alone, they be the blind leaders of the blind.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 16
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 18
The same time the disciples came unto Jesus saying: who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? Jesus called a child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, and said: Verily I say unto you: except ye turn, and become as children, ye cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore humble himself as this child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whosoever receiveth such a child in my name, receiveth me. But whosoever offend one of these little ones, which believe in me: it were better for him, that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe be unto the world because of offenses. How be it, it cannot be avoided but that offences shall be given. Nevertheless woe be to the man, by whom the offense cometh.
Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut him off and cast him from thee. It is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather then thou shouldest having two hands or two feet, be cast into everlasting fire. And if also thine eye offend thee, pluck him out and cast him from thee. It is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire. See that ye despise not one of these little ones. For I say unto you, that in heaven their angels always behold the face of my father, which is in heaven. Ye, and the son of man is come to save that which is lost. How think ye? If a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave ninety and nine in the mountains, and go and seek that one which is gone astray? If it happen that he find him, verily I say unto you: he rejoiceth more of that sheep, then of the ninety and nine which went not astray. Even so it is not the will of your father in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
Moreover if thy brother trespass against thee. Go and tell him his fault between him and thee alone. If he hear thee, thou hast won thy brother: But if he hear thee not, then take yet with thee one or two, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses, all things may be established. If he hear not them, tell it unto the congregation. If he hear not the congregation, take him as an heathen man and as a publican. Verily I say unto you, whatsoever ye bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven. And whatsoever ye *lowse on earth, shall be *lowsed in heaven. Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree in earth upon any manner thing, whatsoever they shall desire: it shall be given them of my father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Then came Peter to him, and said: master, how oft shall I forgive my brother, if he sin against me, seven times? Jesus said unto him: I say not unto thee seven times: but seventy times seven times. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take accounts of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which ought him ten thousand talents: whom because he had nought to pay, his master commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and his children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant fell down and besought him saying: Sir, give me *respite, and I will pay it every whit. Then had the lord pity on that servant, and *lowsed him, and forgave him the debt.
And the said servant went out and found one of his fellows, which *ought him an hundred pence, and laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying: pay me that thou owest. And his fellow fell down and besought him saying: have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. When his other fellows saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their Lord all that had happened. Then his Lord called him, and said unto him. O evil servant I forgave thee all that debt, because thou prayedst me: was it not *mete also that thou shouldest have had compassion on thy fellow, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the jailers, till he should pay all that was due to him. So likewise shall my heavenly father do unto you, except ye forgive with your hearts, each one to his brother their trespasses
*lowse: again as above; low from the Hebrew is to humble. *respite (reprieve),
*ought (owed/ anything) *mete (measured;worthy)
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 19
And behold one came, and said unto him: good master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? He said unto him: why callest thou my good? there is none good but one, and that is God. But if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. The other said to him: Which? And Jesus said: break no wedlock, kill not: steal not: bear not false witness: honour father and mother: and love thine neighbor as thy self. And the young man said unto him: I have observed all these things from my youth, what lack I yet? And Jesus said unto him if thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give it to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come and follow me. When the young man heard that saying, he went away mourning. For he had great possessions.
Then Jesus said unto his disciples: Verily I say unto you: it is hard for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven. And moreover I say unto you: it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, then for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. When his disciples heard that, they were exceedingly amazed, saying: who then can be saved: Jesus beheld them, and said unto them: with men this is unpossible, but with God all things are possible.
Then answered Peter, and said to him: Behold, we have forsaken all and followed thee, what shall we have? Jesus said unto them: verily I say to you: when the son of man shall sit in the seat of his majesty, ye which follow me in the second generation shall sit also upon twelve seats, and judge the twelve tribes of Israel. And whosoever forsaketh houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my names sake, the same shall receive an hundred fold, and shall inherit everlasting life. Many that are first shall be last, and the last shall be first
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 20
Then came to him the mother of Zebedees children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him. And he said unto her: what wilt thou have? She said unto him: Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand in thy kingdom.
Jesus answered and said: Ye *wot not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptised with the baptism that I shall be baptised with? They answered to him, that we are. And he said unto them: Ye shall drink of my cup, and shall be baptised with the baptism that I shall be baptised with. But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand, is not mine to give: but to them for whom it is prepared of my father.
And when the ten heard this, they disdained at the two brethren: But Jesus called them unto him and said: Ye know that the lords of the gentiles have domination over them. And they that are great, exercise power over them. It shall not be so among you. But whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister: and whosoever will be chief, let him be your servant, even as the son of man came, not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life for the redemption of many.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 21
And when he was come in to the temple, the chief Priests and the elders of the people, came unto him as he was teaching, and said by what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this power? Jesus answered, and said unto them: I also will ask of you a certain question, which if ye *assoil me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things. The *baptime of John: whence was it? from heaven or of men? Then they reasoned among themselves saying: if we shall say from heaven, he will say unto us: why did ye not then believe him? But and if we shall say of men, then fear we the people. For all men held John as a prophet. And they answered Jesus and said: we cannot tell. And he likewise said unto them: neither tell I you by what authority I do these things. What say ye to this? A certain man had two sons, and came to the elder and said: son go and work today in my vineyard. He answered and said, I will not: but afterward repented and went. Then came he to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said: I will sir: yet went not. Whether of them *twain did the will of the father? And they said unto him: the first. Jesus said unto them: verily I say unto you, that the publicans and the harlots shall come into the kingdom of God before you. For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not. But the publicans and the harlots believed him. And yet ye (though ye saw it) were not yet moved with repentance, that ye might afterward have believed him.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 23
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.
*wit (know) *Woe: this woe and the following appear as "bold type" in the text.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 24
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
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 25
When the son of man cometh in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the seat of his glory, and before him shall be gathered all nations. And he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth the sheep from the goats. And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, and the goats on the left. Then shall the King say to them on his right hand: Come ye blessed children of my father, inherit ye the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the world. For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat. I thirsted, and ye gave me drink. I was harborless, and ye lodged me. I was naked and ye clothed me. I was sick and ye visited me. I was in prison and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him saying: master, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or a thirst, and gave thee drink? when saw we thee harborless, and lodged thee? or naked and clothed thee? or when saw we thee sick or in prison and came unto thee? And the king shall answer and say unto them: Verily I say unto you: in as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it to me.
Then shall the king say unto them that shall be on the left hand: depart from me ye cursed, into everlasting fire: which is prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat. I thirsted, and ye gave me no drink. I was harborless, and ye lodged me not. I was naked, and ye clothed me not. I was sick and in prison, and ye visited me not.
Then shall they also answer him saying: master, when saw we thee an hungered, or a thirst, or harborless, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them and say: Verily I say unto you, in as much as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go into everlasting pain: And the righteous into life eternal
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 26
When the evening was come he sat down with the twelve. And as they did eat, he said: Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him: is it I master? He answered and said: he that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me. The son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe be to that man, by whom the son of man shall be betrayed. It had been good for that man, if he had never been born. Then Judas which betrayed him, answered and said: is it I master? He said unto him: thou hast said. As they did eat, Jesus took bread and gave thanks, brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said: Take, eat, this is my body. And he took the cup, and thanked, and gave it them, saying: drink of it every one. For this is my blood of the new testament, that shall be shed for many, for the *remission of sins. I say unto you: I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine tree, until that day, when I shall drink it new with you in my fathers kingdom.
And when they had said grace, they went out into mount olivet. Then said Jesus unto them: all ye shall be offended by me this night. For it is written: I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galile. Peter answered, unto him: though all men should be offended by thee, yet would I never be offended. Jesus said unto him: Verily I say unto thee, that this same night before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me *thrice. Peter said unto him. If I should die with thee, yet would I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.
Then went Jesus with them into a place which is called Gethsemane, and said unto the disciples, sit ye here while I go and pray yonder. And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebede, and began to wax sorrowful and to be in agony. Then said Jesus unto them: my soul is heavy even unto the death. Tarry here: and watch with me. And he went a little apart, and fell flat on his face, and prayed saying: O' my father, if it possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt. And he came unto the disciples, and found them asleep, and said to Peter: what, could ye not watch one hour: Watch: and pray that ye fall not into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
He went away once more, and prayed, saying: O' my father, if this cup cannot pass away from me, but that I drink of it, thy will be fulfilled. And he came, and found them asleep again. For their eyes were heavy. And he left and went again, and prayed the third time saying the same words. Then came he to his disciples and said unto them: Sleep henceforth and take your rest. Take heed the hour is at hand, and the son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that shall betray me. While he yet spake: lo, Judas one of the twelve came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, sent from the chief priests and elders of the people. And he that betrayed him, had given them a token, saying: whosoever I kiss, the same is he, lay hands on him. And forth with all he came to Jesus, and said, hail Master: and kissed him. And Jesus said unto him: friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they and laid hands on Jesus and took him.
And behold, one of them which were with Jesus, stretched out his hand and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest, and smote off his ear. Then said Jesus unto him: put up thy sword into his sheath.
For all that lay hand on the sword, shall perish with the sword. Either thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my father, and he shall give me more than twelve Legions of angels? But how then should the scriptures be fulfilled: For so must it be. The same time said Jesus to the multitude: ye be come out as it were unto a thief, with swords and staves for to take me. I sat daily teaching in the temple among you, and ye took me not. All this was done that the scriptures of the Prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him and fled. And they took Jesus and led him to Caiphas the high Priest, where the Scribes and the elders where assembled. And Peter followed him afar off, unto the high priests place: and went in, and sat with the servants to see the end.
The chief Priests and the elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, for to put him to death, but found none: in so much that when many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses, and said: This fellow said: I can destroy the temple of God, and build it again in three days. And the chief Priest arose, and said to him: answerest thou nothing? How is it that these bear witness against thee? But Jesus held his peace. And the chief priest answered, and said to him: I charge thee in the name of the living God, that thou tell us, whether thou be Christ the son of God. Jesus said to him: thou hast said. Nevertheless I say unto you, hereafter shall ye see the son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and come in the clouds of the sky.
Then the high priest rent his clothes saying: He hath blasphemed: what need we of any more witnesses? Behold now ye have heard his blasphemy: what think ye? They answered and said: he is worthy to die. Then spat they in his face, and buffeted him with fists. And other smote him with the palm of their hands on the face, saying: tell us thou Christ, who is he that smote thee?
Peter sat without in the palace. And a damsel came to him saying: Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee: but he denied before them all saying: I *wot not what thou sayest. When he was gone out into the porch, another wench saw him, and said unto them that were there: This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth. And again he denied with an oath that he knew the man. And after a while came unto him they that stood by and said unto Peter surely thou art even one of them, for thy speech betrayeth thee. Then began he to curse and to swear, that he knew not the man. And immediately the cock crew. And Peter remembered the words of Jesus which said unto him: before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me *thrice: and went out at the doors and wept bitterly
*remission: the act of forgiving,/ giving up a possession, claim or right.
*paschal lamb: the lamb sacrificed at the first passover. *thrice (three times)
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 28
Then the eleven disciples went away into Galile, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And when they saw him, they worshipped him. But some of them doubted. And Jesus came and spake unto them saying: All power is given unto me in heaven, and in earth. Go therefore and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the father, and the son, and the holy ghost: Teaching them to observe all things, whatsoever I commanded you. And lo, I am with you alway, even until the end of the world.
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