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 an exceedingly rich man ...
and of his riches he was very he had many who would call themselves his friend ...
and part of the mans business was buying and selling decommissioned aircraft ...things that were finished flying ...
even like airliners ...
again ...he had many who would call themselves his friend ...
and the wives of ...those that would call themselves friend ...also were very friendly to him...of his ...for his ...to him ...
and even some lusted after the rich and power full man ...
and i was shown that the rich man would take upon himself to lust after ...these other men's wives ...
even right in front of the other men ...
even the other men ...being ...being ones ...wanting ...to do business with the rich and power full man ...
nevertheless i was not shown if the lusting wife ...had made agreement with the allowing husband ...
even that they could both have increase and satisfy their lusts ...
and that by having friendshi_ with the rich and power full man ...
and scripture came back to remembrance ...
THE FIRST EPISTLE OF ST. JOHN Chpt 2
See that ye love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the father is not in him. For all that is in the world (as the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of goods) is not of the father, but of the world. And the world vanisheth away and the lust there of: but he that fulfilleth the will of God, abideth ever.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 5
Ye have heard how it was said to them of old time: Thou shalt not commit *advoutry. But I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a wife, lusting after her, hath committed advoutry with her already in his heart.
*ought (anything) *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.
SECOND BOOK OF SAMUEL Chpt 11
And it came to pass in the beginning of a new year, in the times when kings are wont to go forth to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him and all Israel. And they destroyed the children of Ammon, and beseiged Rabah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem. And it chanced in an evening that David arose from his couch and walked upon the roof of the kings palace, and from the roof saw a very beautiful woman washing herself. And he sent to enquire what woman it should be. And it was answered again, that she was Bethsabe the daughter of Eliam and wife to Urias the Hethite. And David sent messengers and fetched her, and she came unto him, and he lay with her. And she was straightway purified of her uncleanness, and returned unto her house. And when the woman had perceived that she had conceived, she sent and told David, and said: I am with child. Then David sent to Joab, to send unto him Urias the hethite. And Joab sent Urias to David. And when Urias was come unto him he demanded how Joab did, and how the people fared, and how the war prospered. And David said moreover to Urias: go down to thine house and wash thy feet. And Urias departed out of the kings palace, and there followed him a service from the kings table: But Urias slept at the door of the kings palace with all the servants of his Lord, and went not down to his house.
Then they told David saying: Urias descended not into his house. Then said David unto Urias: seeing that thou art come from journeying, why dost thou not go down unto thine house? And Urias said unto David: the ark and Israel and Juda dwell in pavilions: and my Lord Joab and the servants of my Lord lie in tents upon the flat earth: and should I then go into mine house, to eat and to drink and to lie with my wife? By thy life and as sure as thy soul liveth I will not do that thing. Then said David unto Urias: tarry here this day also, and tomorrow I will let thee depart. And so Urias abode in Jerusalem that day and on the morrow. And David called him, and he ate and drank before him, and he made him drunk. And at even he went out to lie on his couch with the servants of the Lord, and went not down to his house. Wherefore on the morrow David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it by Urias. And he wrote in the letter saying: put Urias in the forefront of the battle where it is most strong, and come back from him that he may be smitten to death. And as Joab beseiged the city he assigned Urias unto a place where he knew that strong men were. And the men of the city came out and fought with Joab. And there were certain overthrown of the people and of the servants of David, and Urias the hethite died also.
Then Joab sent and told David all the process of the war and charged the messengers saying: when thou hast made an end of telling the story of war unto the king if he begin to fume and say unto thee: wherefore approached ye so nigh unto the city to fight? know ye not that men would hurl and shoot from the walls? who smote Abimelech son of Jerobeseth? did not a woman cast a piece of a millstone upon him from off the walls, that he died in Thebes? why then went ye nigh the walls? then say thou? thy servant Urias the Hethite is dead also.
And the messengers went and came and showed David all that Joab had sent him with, and said unto David: the men prevail against us, and came out unto us into the field, and we stuck unto them, even unto the entering of the gate. And the shooters shot from the walls, and some of the servants of the king be dead. And thy servant Urias the hethite is dead also. Then said David unto the messenger, thus wise say unto Joab, let not that thing trouble thee. For the sword devoureth one as well as another: make thy battle more strong against the city and destroy it, and see that thou courage Joab. And when the wife of Urias heard that her husband was dead, she mourned for him, and as soon as the mourning was ended, David sent and fetched her to his house, and she was his wife and bare him a son. But the deed that David had committed, displeased the Lord
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 14
At that time Herod the Tetrarcha heard of the fame of Jesu, and said unto his servants: this is John the Baptist. He is risen again from death and therefore are such miracles wrought by him. For Herod had taken John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias sake, his brother Philips wife. For John said unto him: It is not lawful for thee to have her. And when he would have put him to death, he feared the people, because they counted him as a Prophet.
But when Herods birthday was come the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod. Wherefore he promised with an oath, that he would give her whatsoever she would ask. And she being informed of her mother before, said: give me here John Baptists head in a platter. And the King sorrowed. Nevertheless for his oaths sake, and for their sakes which sat also at the table, he commanded it to be given her: and sent and beheaded John in the prison, and his head was brought in a platter and given to the damsel, and she brought it to her mother. And his disciples came and took up his body, and buried it: and went and told Jesus.
THE THIRD BOOK OF ESDRAS Chpt 3
King Darius made a great feast unto his servants, unto all his court, and to all the officers of Medea and Persia, yee to all the deputies and rulers that were under him, from India unto Ethiopia, an hundred twenty seven countries. So when they had eaten and drunken being satisfied, and were gone home again. Darius the King went into his chamber, layed him down to sleep, and so awaked.
Then three young men, that kept the Kings person, and watched his body communed among themselves, and spake one to another: Let every one of us say something, and look whos sentence is wiser and more excellent then the other unto him shall King Darius give great gifts, and cloth him in purple. He shall give him vessels of gold to drink in, clothes of gold and coverings: he shall make him a costly chariot and a bridle of gold, he shall give him a bonnet of white silk, and a chain of gold about his neck: yee he shall be the second and principal next unto King Darius and that because of his wisdom, and shall be called the Kings kinsman.
So every one wrote his meaning sealed it, and laid it under the Kings pillow, and said: when the king ariseth, we will give him our writings: and look whose word the King and his chief Lords judge to be the most wisely spoken, the same shall have the victory. One wrote: Wine is a strong thing. The second wrote: The king is stronger. The third wrote: Women have yet more strength, but above all things the truth beareth away the victory. Now when the king was risen up, they took their writings and delivered them unto him, and so he read them. Then sent he forth and called all his chief lords, all the deputies and rulers of the countries of Medea and Persia. And when they were set down in the counsel, the writings were read before them. And he commanded to call for the young men that they might declare their meanings themselves by mouth. So when they were sent for, and came in, the King said unto them: show us and make us to understand, what the things are that ye have written.
Then began the first, ( which had spoken of the strength of wine ) and said: O ye men, wine is marvelous strong, and over cometh them that drink it: it decieveth the mind, and bringeth both the poor man and the King to *dotage and vanity. Thus doth it also the bondman and with the free, with the poor and rich: it taketh away their understanding, and make them careless and merry, so that none of them remembereth any heaviness, debt or duty: It causeth a man to think also that the thing which he doeth, is honest and good: and remembereth not that he is a King, nor that he is in authority, and that he ought not to do such things. Moreover, when men are drinking, they forget all friendship, all brotherly faithfulness and love: but as soon as they are drunken, they draw out the sword and will fight: and when they are layed down from the wine, and so risen up again, they can not tell what they did: judge ye now, is not wine the strongest? For who would else take in hand to do such things? And when he had spoken this he held his tongue
*dotage (unfamiliar affection)
THE THIRD BOOK OF ESDRAS Chpt 4
Then the second which had said, that the king was stronger, began to speak, saying: O ye men, are not they the strongest and most excellent, that conquer the land and the sea, and all that is in the sea and in the earth? Now is the King lord of all these things, and hath dominion of them all: and look what he commandeth is done. If he send his men forth a warfare, they go, and break down hills, walls and towns. They are slain, and slay ( other men ) themselves, and overpass not the Kings word. If they get the victory they bring the King all the spoil. Like wise the other that meddle not with wars and fighting, but till the ground: when they reap, they bring tribute unto the King. And if the King alone do but command to kill, they kill: if he command to forgive, they forgive: If he command to smite, they smite: if he command to drive away, they drive away: if he command to build, they build: If he command to break down, they break down: if he command to plant, they plant. The common people and the rulers are obedient unto him. And the King in the mean season sitteth him down, eateth, and drinketh, and taketh his rest: Then keep they watch round about the King, and not one of them dare get him out of the way, to do his own business, but must be obedient unto the King at a word. Judge ye now, O ye men, how should not he go far above, unto whom men are this obedient? And when he had spoken this, he held his tongue. The third whose name was Zorobabel, which had spoken of women and of truth, began to say after this manner: O ye men, it is not the great king, it is not the multitude of men, neither is it wine that excelleth: Who is it then that hath the lordship over them? Have not women borne the king, and all the people that rule those things? Have not women born them, and brought them up, that plant the vines, where out the wine cometh? They make the garments for all men, they give honor unto all men, and without women can not men live. If they gather gold and silver and all precious things, and see a fair well favored woman, they leave all together, and turn their eyes only unto the woman, and gape upon her, and have more desire unto her, then unto the silver and gold, or any manner of precious thing. A man leaveth his father that brought him up, he leaveth his own natural country, and cleaveth unto the woman: yee he jeopardizeth his life with the woman, and remembereth neither father, ner mother, ner country. By this then yee must needs know, that women have the dominion over you. Doth it grieve you? A man taketh his sword, and goeth his way to steal, to kill, to murder to sail upon the sea, and seeth a lion, and goeth in the darkness: and when he hath stolen, deceived and robbed, he bringeth it unto his love. Again, a man loveth his wife better then father and mother: yee many one there be, that run out of their wits, and become bondmen for their wives sakes: many one also have perished, and have been slain, and have sinned because of women.
And now believe me, I know a King which is great in his power, and all lands stand in awe of him, and no man dare lay hand upon him: yet did I see, that Apame (the daughter of the great King Bartacus ) the Kings concubine, sat beside the King upon the right hand, and took off his crown from his head, and set it upon her own head, and smote the King with her left hand. Moreover, the King looked upon her with open mouth: if she laughed upon him, he laughed also: but if she took any displeasure with him, the King was *faine to flatter her, and to give her good words, till he had gotten her favor again.
O ye men, are not women then stronger? Great is the earth, and high is the heaven that do these things. Then the King and the Princes looked one upon another. So he began to speak of the truth: O ye men, are not women stronger? Great is the earth, high is the heaven, swift is the course of the sun, he compasses the heaven round about, and fetcheth his course again to his own place in one day. Is he not excellent that doeth this? Yee great is the truth, and stronger than all things. All the earth calleth upon the truth, the heaven praiseth it, all works shake and tremble at it, and with it is no unrighteous thing. Wine is unrighteous: the King is unrighteous: women are unrighteous: all the children of men are unrighteous, yee all their works are unrighteous, and there is no truth in them, in their unrighteousness also shall they be destroyed and perish. As for the truth, it endureth, and is all way strong: it liveth and conquereth for evermore world with out end.
The truth accepteth no persons, it putteth no difference between rich or poor, between the mighty or simple, but doeth right unto every man, whether they be evil or good, and all men are lovingly dealt with all in the works of it. In the judgement of it there is no unrighteous thing, but strength, Kingdom and power and majesty for evermore. Blessed be the God of truth.
And with that he held his tongue, and all the people cried and said: Great is truth, and above all. Then said the king unto him: Ask what thou wilt, more than is appointed in the writing, and I shall give it thee, for thou art found wiser than thy companions: thou shalt sit next me, and be my kinsman. Then said he unto the king: Remember thy promise and vow, which thou hast vowed and promised ( in the day when thou camest to the Kingdom ) to build up Jerusalem, and to send again all the vessels and Jewels, that were taken away out of Jerusalem: which Cyrus separated, when he offered in Babylon, and would send them again. And thy mind was to build up the temple, which the Edomites burnt, when Jerusalem was destroyed by the Caldees. This only ( O King ) is the thing that I require, this is the majesty, which I desire and ask of thee: that thou perform the vow, which thou with thine own mouth hast made unto the King of heaven.
Then Darius the King stood up, and kissed him, and wrote a letter unto all the deputies and *Shreves, to all the Lords and nobles, that they should convey him forth, and all them that would go up with him. He wrote a letter also unto the Shreves that were in Celosyria and Phenices, and unto Libanus, that they should draw cedar trees from Libanus unto Jerusalem, to build the city with all. Moreover he wrote unto all the Jews that were gone out of his realm into Jewry, because of the freedom, that no officer, no ruler, nor Shreve, **should come to their doors: and that all their land which they had conquered, should be free and not tributary: And that the Edomites should give over the cities and villages of the Jews, which they had taken in: yee and that they should yearly give twenty talents to the building of the temple, until the time that it were finished: and to the daily hallowing of the burntofferings, as it is commanded, ten talents yearly also: And that all they which come from Babylon to build the city, should have free liberty, they and their children, and all the Priests.
He wrote the greatness also, and commanded that the holy garment should be given them, wherein they ministered: and wrote that commandments should be given to the Levites, until the day, that the house were finished and Jerusalem builded up: and commanded that all they that watched the city, should have their portions and wages.
He gave over also all the vessels that Cyrus had separated from Babylon: and all that Cyrus had given in commandment, the same charged he also, that it should be done, and sent unto Jerusalem. Now when this young man was gone forth, he turned his face toward Jerusalem, and praised the King of heaven, and said: Of thee cometh the victory, of thee cometh wisdom and clearness, and I am thy servant. Blessed art thou, which hast given me wisdom: thee will I praise, O' Lord, thou God of our fathers.
And so he took the letters, and went unto Babylon: And when he came there, he told this to all his brethren that were at Babylon, and they praised the God of their fathers, that he had given them refreshing and liberty to go up, and to build Jerusalem and the temple ( which is called after the name of the Lord ) and they rejoiced with instruments and gladness seven days long
*faine (obliged / willing happy)
**should come to their doors: (kjv and other bibles of men =forcibly enter)
*Shreve; governmental authority to forgive civil offenses, like unto a governor.
ESAI or ISAIAH Chpt 3
Every man can *eschue a person moved to anger, for what he doth wisely? Even so shall the Lord of Hosts take away from Jerusalem and from Juda, all possessions and power, all meat and drink, the captain and the soldier, the judge and the prophet, the wise and the aged man, the worshipful of fifty year old, and the honorable: the Senators, and the men of understanding: the masters of crafts and orators. And I shall give you children to be your princes,( sayeth the Lord ) and babes shall have the rule of you. One shall ever be doing violence and wrong to another. The boy will presume against the elder, and the vile person against the honorable. Ye when one shall take a friend of his own kindred by the bosom, and say: Thou hast clothing, thou shalt be our head, for thou mayest keep us from this fall and peril.
Then shall he swear and say: I can not help you. Moreover, there is neither meat nor clothing in my house, make me no ruler of the people. For Jerusalem and Juda must decay, because both their words and counsel are against the Lord, they provoke the presence of his Majesty unto anger. The changing of their countenance betrayeth them, yee they declare their own sins themselves, as the Sodomites, and hide them not. Woe be unto their souls, for they shall be heavily rewarded. Then shall they say: O happy are the godly, for they may enjoy the fruits of their studies. But woe be unto the ungodly and unrighteous for they shall be rewarded after their works. O my people, *ribaudes oppress thee, and women have rule of thee. O my people, thy leaders deceive thee, and tread out the way of thy footsteps. The Lord is here to commune of the matter, and standeth to give judgement with the people. The Lord shall come forth to reason with the Senators and princes of his people, and shall say thus unto them: It is ye that have burnt up my vineyard, the robbery of the poor is in your house. Wherefore do ye oppress my people, and marred the faces of the innocents? thus shall the Lord God of Hosts revile them.
Moreover thus sayeth the Lord: Seeing the daughters of Sion are become so proud, and come in with stretched out necks, and with vain wanton eyes: seeing they come in tripping so nicely with their feet: Therefore shall the Lord shave the heads of the daughters of Sion, and make their beauty bare in the day. In that day shall the Lord take away the gorgeousness of their apparel, and spangles, chains, *partlets, and collars, bracelets and hooves, that goodly flowered wide and boarded raiment, brushes and head bands, rings and garlands, holy day clothes and veils, kerchiefs and pins, glasses and smocks, bonnets and *taches
And instead of good smell there shall be stink among them. And for their girdles there shall be loose bands. And for well set hair there shall be baldness. Instead of a stomacher, a sackcloth, and for their beauty witherdness and *son burning. Their husbands and their mighty men shall perish with the sword in battle.
*eschue (avoid, escape) *ribaudes ( extortioners :MN). *partlets = ruffled covering for the neck. *taches = buckles, clasps, fasteners. *son burning exactly as recorded
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