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friends of who ...of what...???

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 in the darkness there was a stirring of times of troubles ...  

     and of darkness and high places ...

     and riches and worldly rulers of darkness ...

     and the building of towers to themselves ...

     and a light unto themselves ...that was utter darkness ...

     even to the end ...

     and there was light ...

     and there was no end ...

     and there was God our father and Jesus our brother and Lord.

     and there was truth and the spirit thereof.


     and in the heart of the measure of matters was ...friends... 

     and friends of what ? ...friends of who? ...


     and scripture came back to remembrance ...



From whence cometh war and fighting among you: come they not here hence? even of your voluptuousness, that reign in your members. Ye lust, and have not. Ye envy and have indignation, and cannot obtain. Ye fight and war and have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask and receive not, because ye ask amiss: even to consume it upon your voluptuousness. Ye *advouterers, and women that break matrimony: know ye not how that the friendship of the world is enmity to God ward? Whosoever will be friend of the world, is made the enemy of God. Either do ye think that the scripture saith in vain: The spirit that dwelleth in you, lusteth even contrary to envy: but giveth more grace.
      Submit your selves to God, and resist the devil, and he will fly from you. Draw nigh to God and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands ye sinners, and purge your hearts ye wavering minded. Suffer afflictions: sorrow ye and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Cast down yourselves before the Lord, and he shall lift you up. Backbite not one another, brethren. He that backbiteth his brother, and he that judgeth his brother, backbiteth the law, and judgeth the law. But and if thou judge the law, thou art not an observer of the law: but a judge. There is one law giver, which is able to save and to destroy. What art thou that judgest another man?
      Go to now ye that say: today and tomorrow let us go into such a city and continue there a year and buy and sell, and win: and yet cannot tell what shall happen tomorrow. For what thing is your life? It is even a vapor that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away: For that ye ought to say: if the Lord will and if we live, let us do this or that. But now ye rejoice in your boastings. All such rejoicing is evil. Therefore to him that knoweth how to do good, and doth it not, to him it is sin

     *advouterers: a-devouter; the prefix a meaning not or without; a (not) devotion, here to husband, elsewhere to the truth, Christ , God our father. This is not adultery as found in most other "bibles". The proof is that the word "adultery" is found plainly in chapter 2 PP 3 above and Yet here is advouterers, same writer, same book


 Brethren have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ the Lord of glory in respect of persons. If there come into your company a man with a golden ring and in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment, and ye have a respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him. Sit thou here in a good place: and say unto the poor, stand thou there or sit here under my footstool: are ye not partial in yourselves, and have judged after evil thoughts?
      Hearken my dear beloved brethren. Hath not God chosen the poor of this world, which are rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he promised to them that love him? But ye have despised the poor. Are not the rich they which oppress you, and they which draw you before judges? Do not they speak evil of that good name after which ye be named?
      If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture which saith: Thou shalt love thine neighbour as thyself, ye do well. But if ye regard one person more than another, ye commit sin, and are rebuked of the law, as transgressors. Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet fail in one point, he is guilty in all. For he that said. Thou shalt not commit **adultery, said also: thou shalt not kill. Though thou do none *adultery yet if thou kill, thou art a transgressor of the law. So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. For there shall be judgement merciless to him that showeth no mercy, and mercy rejoiceth against judgement.                  
       What availeth it my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, when he hath no deeds? Can faith save him? If a brother or a sister be naked or destitute of daily food, and one of you say unto them: Depart in peace, God send you warmness and food: not withstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body: what helpeth it them? Even so faith, if it have no deeds, is dead in itself.
      Ye and a man might say: Thou hast faith, and I have deeds: Show me thy faith by thy deeds: and I will show thee my faith by my deeds. Believest thou that there is one God? Thou doest well. The devils also believe and tremble.
      Wilt thou understand O thou vain man that faith without deeds is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified through works when he offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Thou seest how that faith wrought with his deeds, and through the deeds was the faith made perfect: and the scripture was fulfilled which saith: Abraham believed God, and it was reputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the friend of God. Ye see then how that of deeds a man is justified, and not of faith only. Likewise also was not Raab the harlot justified through works, when she received the messengers, and sent them out another way? For as the body, without the spirit is dead, even so faith without deeds is dead

**see here the word adultery, see elsewhere the word advoutry. exact spelling from the text.



   Then Pilate took Jesus and scourged him. And the soldiers wound a crown of thorns and put it on his head. And they did on him a purple garment, and said: hail king of the Jewes: and they smote him on the face. Pilate went forth again and said unto them: behold I bring him forth to you, that ye may know, that I find no fault in him. Then came Jesus forth wearing a crown of thorns and a robe of purple. And Pilate said unto them: behold the man. When the high Priests and ministers saw him, they cried saying: crucify him, crucify him. Pilate said unto them. Take ye him and crucify him: for I find no cause in him. The Jewes answered him. We have a law, and by our law he ought to die: because he made himself the son of God. When Pilate heard that saying he was the more afraid, and went again into the judgement hall, and said unto Jesus: whence art thou? But Jesus gave him none answer. Then said Pilate unto him: Speakest thou not unto me? Knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to loose thee? Jesus answered: Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above. Therefore he that delivered me unto thee, is more in sin. And from thenceforth sought Pilate means to loose him: but the Jewes cried saying: if thou let him go thou art not Cesars friend. For whosoever maketh himself a king is against Cesar.



   And there arose a question between Johns disciples and the Jewes about purifying. And they came unto John, and said unto him: Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness. Behold the same baptiseth, and all men come to him. John answered, and said: a man can receive nothing at all except it be given him from heaven. Ye yourselves are witnesses, how that I said: I am not Christ, but am sent before him. He that hath the bride, is the bridegroom. But the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth by and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly of the bridegrooms voice. This my joy is fulfilled. He must increase: and I must decrease.
      He that cometh from an high is above all: He that is of the earth, is earthly, and speaketh of the earth. He that cometh from heaven, is above all, and what he hath seen and heard: that he testifieth: but no man receiveth his testimony. How be it, he that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. For he whom God hath sent, speaketh the words of God. For God giveth not the spirit by measure (unto him). The father loveth the son and hath given all things into his hand. He that believeth on the son, hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the son, shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him


  And it fortuned as he was praying in a certain place: when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him: Master, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples. And he said unto them: When ye pray, say: O' our father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be fulfilled, even in earth as it is in heaven. Our daily bread give us evermore. And forgive us our sins: For even we forgive every man that trespasseth us. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil.
      And he said unto them: if any of you should have a friend, and should go to him at midnight, and say unto him: friend lend me three loaves, for a friend of mine is come out of the way to me, and I have nothing to set before him: and he within should answer and say, trouble me not, the door is now shut, and my servants are with me in the chamber, I cannot rise and give them to thee. I say unto you, though he would not arise and give him, because he is his friend: yet because of his importunity he would rise, and give him as many as he needed. And I say unto you: ask, and it shall be given you. Seek, and ye shall find. Knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh, receiveth: and he that seeketh, findeth: and to him that knocketh, shall it be opened. If the son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father: will he give him a stone? Or if he ask fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he ask an egg: will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then which are evil, can give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall the father of heaven give an holy spirit to them, that desire it of him?


  And the Lord said: Whereunto shall I liken the men of this generation, and what thing are they like? They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and crying one to another, and saying: We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced: we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept. For John Baptist came, neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and ye say: he hath the devil. The son of man is come and eateth and drinketh, and ye say: behold a man which is a glutton, and a drinker of wine, a friend of publicans and sinners. Yet is wisdom justified of all her children.     


   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 Jesus answered and spake unto them again, in similitudes, saying. The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain King, which married his son, and sent forth his servants, to call them that were bid to the wedding, and they would not come. Again he sent forth other servants, saying. Tell them which are bidden: behold I have prepared my dinner, mine oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready, come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways: one to his *firm place, another about his merchandise, the remnant took his servants and intreated them ungodly and slew them. When the king heard that, he was wroth, and sent forth his warriors and destroyed those murderers, and burnt up their city.
      Then said he to his servants: the wedding was prepared. But they which were bidden, were not worthy. Go ye therefore out into the highways, and as many as ye find, bid them to the marriage. The servants went out into the highways, and gathered to gether as many as they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding was furnished with guests. Then the king came in, to visit the guests, and spied there a man which had not on a wedding garment, and said unto him: friend, how fortuned it that thou camest in hither and hast not on a wedding garment? And he was even speechless. Then said the king to his ministers: take and bind him hand and foot, and cast him into utter darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called and few be chosen.
      Then went the Pharisees and took counsel how they might tangle him in his words. And they sent unto him their disciples with Herods servants saying: Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God truly, neither carest for any man, for thou considerest not mens estate. Tell us therefore: how thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar or not? Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said: Why tempt ye me ye hypocrites? Let me see the tribute money. And they took him a penny. And he said unto them: whose is this Image and superscription? They said unto him: Caesars. Then said he unto them: Give therefore to Caesar, that which is Caesars: and give unto God, that which is Gods. When they heard that, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.


   For the kingdom of heaven is like unto an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard. And he agreed with the laborers for a penny a day, and sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about the third hour, and saw other standing idle in the marketplace, and said unto them, go ye also into my vineyard: and whatsoever is right, I will give you. And they went their way. Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise. And he went out about the eleventh hour and found other standing idle, and said unto them: Why stand ye here all the day idle? They said unto him: because no man hath hired us. He said to them: go ye also into my vineyard, and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.
      When evening was come, the Lord of the vineyard said unto his steward: call the laborers, and give them their hire, beginning at the last, till thou come to the first. And they which were hired about the eleventh hour, came and received every man a penny. Then came the first, supposing that they should receive more: and they likewise received every man a penny. And when they had received it, they murmured against the good man of the house saying: These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.
      He answered to one of them saying: friend I do thee no wrong: didst thou not agree with me for a penny? Take that which is thy duty, and go thy way. I will give unto this last, as much as to thee. Is it not lawful for me to do as me listeth with mine own? Is thine eye evil because I am good? So the last shall be first, and the first shall be last. For many are called and few be chosen. And Jesus ascended to Jerusalem and took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said to them. Behold we go up to Jerusalem, and the son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief Priests, and unto the Scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the gentiles, to be mocked, to be scourged, and to be crucified: and the third day he shall rise again.
      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 ignorant have foolishness in possession, but the wise are crowned with knowledge.
      The evil shall bow themselves before the good, and the ungodly shall wait at the doors of the righteous.
      The poor is hated even of his own neighbors, but the rich hath many friends.
      Who so despiseth his neighbor, doth amiss: but blessed is he that hath pity of the poor.
      They that imagine wickedness, shall be disappointed: but they that muse upon good things, unto such shall happen mercy and faithfulness.
       Diligent labor bringeth riches, but where many vain words are, truly there is scarceness.
      Riches are an ornament unto the wise, but the ignorance of fools is very foolishness.
       A faithful witness delivereth souls, but a liar deceiveth them.
      The fear of the Lord is a stronghold, for unto his he will be a sure defense.
      The fear of the Lord is a well of life, to avoid the snares of death.



  Better is the poor that liveth godly, than is the blasphemer that is but a fool.
      Where no discretion is, there the soul is not well: and who so is swift of foot, stumbleth hastily.
      Foolishness maketh a man to go out of his way, and then is his heart unpatient against the Lord.
      Riches make many friends, but the poor is forsaken of his own friends.
      A false witness shall not remain unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.
      The multitude hangeth upon great men, and every man favoreth him that giveth rewards.
      As for the poor, he is hated among all his brethren: yee his own friends forsake him, and he that giveth credence unto words, getteth nothing.
      He that is wise loveth his own soul: and who so hath understanding, shall prosper.


When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh throughout dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he sayeth: I will return again into my house, from whence I came out. And when he is come, he findeth the house empty and swept and garnished. Then he goeth his way, and taketh unto him seven other spirits worse then himself, and so enter they in and dwell there. And the end of that man is worse than the beginning. Even so shall it be with this evil nation.
      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


 These things have I said unto you, because ye should not be offended. They shall excommunicate you: ye the time shall come that whosoever killeth you, will think that he doth God service. And such things will they do unto you, because they have not known the father neither yet me. But these things have I told you, that when that hour is come, ye might remember then, that I told you so. These things said I not unto you at the beginning because I was present with you.
      But now I go my way to him that sent me, and none of you asketh me: whither goest thou? But because I have said such things unto you, your hearts are full of sorrow. Nevertheless I tell you the truth, it is expedient for you that I go away. For if I go not away, that comforter will not come unto you. But if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will rebuke the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgement. Of sin, because they believe not on me: of righteousness, because I go to my father, and ye shall see me no more: and of judgement, because the chief ruler of this world, is judged all ready.
      I have yet many things to say unto you: but ye cannot bear them away now. How be it when he is come (I mean the spirit of truth) he will lead you into all truth. He shall not speak of himself: but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak, and he will show you things to come. He shall glorify me, for he shall receive of mine and shall show unto you. All things that the father hath are mine. Therefore said I unto you, that he shall take of mine and show unto you.



    If the truth of Christ be in me, this rejoicing shall not be taken from me in the regions of Achaia. Wherefore? Because I love you not? God knoweth. Nevertheless what I do, that will I do, to cut away occasion from them which desire occasion, that they might be found like unto us in that wherein they rejoice. For these false apostles are deceitful workers, and fashion them selves like unto the Apostles of Christ. And no marvel, for Satan himself is changed into the fashion of an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing, though his ministers fashion them selves as though they were the ministers of righteousness: whose end shall be according to their deeds.


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