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 the dread wicked fullness of evil unGodliness upon the nation ...
and the nation was full of the disease of unGodliness...
and a simple measure of matters was shown me ...
and that namely to look to the scripture of "disease"
FIRST BOOK OF MOSES Chpt 31
Jacob answered and said to Laban: because I was afraid, and thought that thou wouldest have taken away thy daughters from me. But with whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him die here before our brethren. Seek that thine is by me, and take it to thee: for Jacob knew not that Rahel had stolen them. Then went Laban into Jacobs tent, and into Leas tent, and into two maidens tents: but found them not. Then went he out of Leas tent, and entered into Rahels tent. And Rahel took the images, and put them in the camels straw, and sat down upon them. And Laban searched all the tent: but found them not. Then said she to her father: my lord, be not angry that I cannot rise up before thee, for the disease of women is come upon me. So searched he, but found them not.
Jacob was wroth, and *chode with Laban. Jacob also answered and said to him: what have I trespassed or what have I offended, that thou followedest after me? Thou hast searched all my stuff, and what hast thou found of all thy household stuff? put it here before thy brethren and mine, and let them judge betwixt us both. This twenty years that I have been with thee, thy sheep and thy goats have not been barren, and the rams of thy flock have I not eaten. Whatsoever was torn of beasts I brought it not unto thee, but made it good myself: of my hand didst thou require it, whether it was stolen by day or night. Moreover by day the heat consumed me, and the cold by night, and my sleep departed from mine eyes.
SECOND BOOK OF MOSES Chpt 15
And they went three days long in the wilderness, and could find no water. At the last they came to Mara: but they could not drink of the waters for bitterness, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of the place was called Mara. Then the people murmured against Moses, saying: what shall we drink? And Moses cried unto the Lord, and he showed him a tree: and he cast it into the waters, and they waxed sweet.
There he made them an ordinance and a law, and there he tempted them and said: If ye will hearken unto the voice of the Lord your God, and will do that which is right in his sight and will give an ear unto his commandments, and keep all his ordinances: then will I put none of these diseases upon thee which I brought upon the Egyptians, for I am the Lord thy surgeon
THIRD BOOK OF MOSES Chpt 12
And the Lord spake Unto Moses and said: speak unto the children of Israel and say: when a woman hath conceived and hath borne a man child, she shall be unclean seven days: even in like manner as when she is put apart in time of her natural disease. And in the eighth day the flesh of the childs foreskin shall be cut away. And she shall continue in the blood of her purifying thirty three days, she shall touch no hallowed thing nor come in to the sanctuary, until the time of her purifying be out. If she bear a maidchild, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as when she hath her natural disease. And she shall continue in the blood of her purifying sixty six days.
And when the days of her purifying are out: whether it be a son or a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of one year old for a burntoffering and a young pigeon or a turtledove for a sinoffering unto the door of the tabernacle of witness unto the Priest: which shall offer them before the Lord, and make an atonement for her, and so she shall be purged of her issue of blood. This is the law of her that hath borne a child, whether it be male or female. But and if she be not able to bring a sheep, then let her bring two turtles or two young pigeons: the one for the burntoffering, and the other for the sinoffering. And the Priest shall make an atonement for her, and she shall be clean
THIRD BOOK OF MOSES Chpt 13
If a leprosy break out in the skin and cover all the skin from the head to the foot over all wheresoever the Priest looketh, then let the Priest look upon him. If the leprosy have covered all his flesh, let him judge the disease clean: for inasmuch as he is altogether white he is therefore clean. But and if there be raw flesh on him when he is seen, then he shall be unclean. Therefore when the Priest seeth the raw flesh, let him make him unclean. For inasmuch as his flesh is raw, he is unclean and it is surely a true leprosy. But and if the raw flesh depart again and change unto white, then let him come to the Priest and let the priest see him: If the sore be changed unto white, let the Priest judge the disease clean, and then he is clean.
When either man or woman hath a breaking out upon the head or the beard, let the Priest see it. And if it appear lower than the other skin, and there be therein golden hairs and thin, let the Priest judge him unclean, for it is a breaking out of leprosy upon the head or beard. If (when the Priest looketh on the breaking out) he see that it is no lower than the other skin and that there are black hairs therein, let him shut him up seven days. And let the Priest look on the disease the seventh day: and if the breaking out be gone no further neither be any golden hairs therein neither the scab be lower than the other skin, then let him be shaven, but let him not shave the scab: and let the priest shut him up seven days more. And let the priest look on the breaking out the seventh day again: If the breaking out be gone no further in the skin nor more lower than the other skin, then let the priest judge him clean, and let him wash his clothes, and then he is clean. If the breaking out grow in the skin after that he is once judged clean, let the Priest see him. If it be grown abroad indeed in the skin, let the priest seek no further for any golden hairs, for he is unclean. But and if he see that the scab stand still, and that there is black hair grown up therein, then the scab is healed and he is clean: and the Priest shall judge him clean. If there be found in the skin of the flesh of man or woman a glistering white, let the Priest see it. If there appear in their flesh a glistering white somewhat blackish, then it is but freckles grown up in the skin: and he is clean.
If a mans hair fall off his head, then he is headbald and clean. If his hair fall before in his forehead, then he is foreheadbald and clean. If there be in the bald head or bald forehead a reddish white scab, then there is leprosy sprung up in his bald head or bald forehead. And let the priest see it: and if the rising of the sore be reddish white in his bald head or forehead after the manner of a leprosy in the skin of the flesh, then he is a leper and unclean: and the Priest shall judge him unclean, for the plague of his head. And the leper in whom the plague is, shall have his clothes rent and his head bare and his mouth muffled and shall be called unclean. And as long as the disease lasteth upon him, he shall be unclean: for he is unclean, and shall therefore dwell alone, and even without the host shall his habitation be.
When the plague of leprosy is in a cloth: whether it be linen or woollen, yea and whether it be in the warp or woof of the linen or of the woollen: either in a skin or any thing made of skin, if the disease be pale or somewhat reddish in the cloth or skin: whether it be in the warp or the woof or any thing that is made of skin, then it is a very leprosy, and must be showed unto the priest. And when the priest seeth the plague, let him shut it up seven days, and let him look on the plague the seventh day. If it be increased in the cloth: whether it be in the warp or woof or in a skin or in anything that is made of skin, then the plague is a fretting leprosy, and it is unclean: And that cloth shall be burnt, either warp or woof, whether it be woollen or linen or any thing that is made of skin wherein the plague is, for it is a fretting leprosy, and shall be burnt in the fire. If the priest see that the plague hath fretted no further in the cloth: either in the warp or woof or in whatsoever thing of skin it be, then let the priest command then to wash the thing wherein the plague is, and let him shut it up seven days more. And let the priest look on it again after that the plague is washed. If the plague have not changed his fashion though it be spread no further abroad, it is yet unclean. And see that ye burn it in the fire, for it is fret inward: whether in part or in all together. But and if the priest see that it is somewhat blackish after that it is washed, let him *rent it out of the cloth, or cut off the skin or out of the warp or woof. But and if it appear any more in the cloth either in the warp or in the woof or in anything made of skin, then it is a waxing plague. And see that ye burn that with fire, wherein the plague is. Moreover the cloth either warp or woof or whatsoever thing of skin it be which thou hast washed and the plague be departed from it, shall be washed once again: and then it is clean. This is the law of the plague of leprosy in a cloth whether it be woollen or linen: either whether it be in the warp or woof, or in anything made of skins, to judge it clean or unclean
THIRD BOOK OF MOSES Chpt 20
If a woman go unto a beast and lie down thereto: thou shalt kill the woman and the beast also, they shall die, and their blood be upon their heads. If a man take his sister, his fathers daughter or his mothers daughter, and see her secrets, and she see his secrets also: it is a wicked thing. Therefore let them perish in the sight of their people, he hath seen his sisters secretness, he shall therefore bear his sin. If a man lie with a woman in time of her natural disease and uncover her secrets and open her fountain, and she also open the fountain of her blood, they shall both perish from among their people. Thou shalt not uncover the secrets of thy mothers sister nor of thy fathers sister, for he that doth so, uncovereth his next kin: and they shall bear their misdoing.
FIFTH BOOK OF MOSES Chpt 7
If ye shall hearken unto these laws and shall observe and do them, then shall the Lord thy God keep appointment with thee and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers and will love thee, bless thee and multiply thee: he will bless the fruit of thy womb and the fruit of thy field, thy corn, thy wine and thy oil, the fruit of thine oxen and the flocks of thy sheep in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee. Thou shalt be blessed above all nations, there shall be neither man nor woman unfruitful among you, nor anything unfruitful among your cattle. Moreover the Lord will turn from thee all manner infirmities, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt (which thou knowest) upon thee, but will send them upon them that hate thee.
FIFTH BOOK OF MOSES Chpt 28
If thou wilt not be diligent to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, for to fear this glorious and fearful name of the Lord thy God: the Lord will smite both thee and thy seed with wonderful plagues and with great plagues and of long continuance, and with evil sicknesses and of long durance. Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt which thou wast afraid of, and they shall cleave unto thee. Thereto all manner sicknesses and all manner plagues which are not written in the book of this law, will the Lord bring upon thee until thou be come to nought. And ye shall be left few in number, wheretofore ye were as the stars of heaven in multitude: because thou wouldest not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.
FIFTH BOOK OF MOSES Chpt 29
So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you and the stranger that shall come from a far land, say when they see the plagues of that land, and the diseases wherewith the Lord hath smitten it how all the land is burnt up with brimstone and salt, that it is neither sown nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, after the overthrowing of Sodom, Gomor, Adama and Zeboim: which the Lord overthrew in his wrath and anger.
And then all nations also say: wherefore hath the Lord done of this fashion unto this land? O how fierce is this great wrath? And men shall say: because they left the testament of the Lord God of their fathers which he made with them, when he brought them out of the land of Egypt. And they went and served strange gods and worshipped them: gods which they knew not and which had given them nought. And therefore the wrath of the Lord waxed hot upon that land to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book. And the Lord cast them out of their land in anger, wrath and great furiousness, and cast them into a strange land, as it is come to pass this day. The secrets of the Lord our God are opened unto us and our children for ever, that we do all the words of this law.
THE FIRST BOOK OF KINGS Chpt 15
And Baasa king of Israel went up against Juda and built Ramah, because that he would let none of Asas people king of Juda, go in or out. Then Asa took all the silver and gold that was left in the treasure of the house of the Lord, and all the treasure of the kings house and delivered it unto his servants, and sent them to Benhadad the son of Tabremon the son of Hezion king of Siria that dwelt at Damasco, saying: there is a bond between thee and me as was between thy father and mine. Therefore I send thee both gold and silver for a gift, that thou go and break the appointment between thee and Baasa king of Israel, that he may depart from me. And Benhadad hearkened unto king Asa and sent the captains of the hosts which he had against the cities of Israel, and smote Ahion, Dan, Abel called Beth Maacah and all Ceneroth with all the land of Nepthali. And when Baasa heard that, he left building of Ramah and dwelt in Therzah. Then king Asa made a proclamation throughout all Juda, that none should be excused. And they took the stones of Ramah and the timber wherewith Baasa had built, and king Asa built there with Gabaah in Benjamin and Mazphah.
And the remnant of all the deeds of Asa and of all his might and of all that he did, and the cities which he built, are written in the chronicles of the acts done in the days of the kings of Juda. Neverthelater in his old age he was diseased in his feet. And Asa laid him to rest with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father. And Jehosophat his son reigned in his room. And Nadab the son of Jeroboam began to reign upon Israel the second year of Asa king of Juda, and reigned upon Israel two year. And he did evil in the sight of the Lord and walked in the way of his father and in his sin wherewith he made Israel sin. But Baasa the son of Ahiah of the house of Isacar conspired against him, and slew him at Gebethon a city of the Philistines for Nadab and all Israel lay at siege before Gebethon. And it was the third year of Asa king of Juda, when Baasa slew him, and reigned in his stead. And as soon as he was king, he slew all the house of Jeroboam and left him naught that breathed, until he had put him clean out, agreeing unto the saying of the Lord which he spake by his servant Ahiah the Silonite, for the sin of Jeroboam wherewith he sinned and made Israel sin, and for his angering wherewith he angered the Lord God of Israel.
THE SECOND BOOK OF KINGS Chpt 1
Ohoziah the son of Ahab began to reign upon Israel in Samaria, the seventeenth year of Jehosaphat king of Juda, and was king over Israel two year, and did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of his father and in the way of his mother, and in the way of Jeroboam the son of Nabat which made Israel sin. And he served Baal and bowed himself to him and angered the Lord God of Israel, in all things, as did his father. And the Moabites rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab.
And Ohoziah fell through a lattice window out of an upper chamber that he had in Samaria, and fell sick. Then he sent messengers saying unto them: go and enquire of Beelzebub the God of Akaron, whether I shall recover of this disease. But the Angel of the Lord spake to Eliah the Thesbite, up and go against the messengers of the king of Samaria and say unto them: Is it because there is no God in Israel, that ye go to ask through Beelzebub the God of Akaron.
Therefore thus saith the Lord: thou shalt not come down from the bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt die. And Eliah departed.
THE SECOND BOOK OF KINGS Chpt 5
And Naaman came with his horses and his chariot, and stood at the door of Eliseus. Then Eliseus sent a messenger saying: go and wash thee in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee as before, and thou shalt be clean. And Naaman was wroth and went away, and said: Behold, I thought in myself, he would have come out, and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and put his hand on the place of the disease, and so take away the leprosy. Are not Abanah and Pharphar, rivers of Damasco, better than all the waters of Israel? Might I not rather wash in them and be clean? And so he turned and departed in an anger. Then came his servants and communed with him and said: Father if the prophet had bid thee done some great thing, oughtest thou not to have done it? How much rather then shouldest thou do it, while he saith to thee only, wash and be clean. Then he went down and washed seven times in Jordan, as the man of God bade, and his flesh changed, like unto the flesh of a little boy, and he was clean.
THE SECOND BOOK OF KINGS Chpt 8
After that Eliseus went to Damasco, Benhadad the king of Siria being sick. And one told the king saying: The man of God is come hither. Then said the king to Hazael: take a present with thee and go against the man of God and ask the Lord by him whether I shall recover of this my disease or no. And Hazael went to meet him and took presents with him, even of all the good things of Damasco, as much as forty Camels could bear, and came and presented himself before him and said: thy son Benhadad King of Siria hath sent me to thee, saying: shall I recover of this my disease.
And Eliseus said to him: go and say to him, thou shalt recover, how be it the Lord hath showed me that he shall surely die. And the man of God began to look earnestly, in somuch that he was ashamed: and the man of God wept. And Hazael said: why weepeth my Lord: And he answered: for I know that thou shalt do evil unto the children of Israel: their strong cities thou shalt set on fire, and their young men thou shalt slay with the sword, and shalt dash out the brains of their sucking children: and all to tear their women with child.
And Hazael said: what is thy servant which am but a dog, that I should do this great thing? And Eliseus said: for the Lord hath showed me, that thou shalt be king of Siria. And so he departed from Eliseus and came to his master, which said to him. What said Eliseus to thee? And he said: he told me that thou shouldest recover. And on the morrow he took a rough cloth and dipped it in the water and spread it on his face, and he died, and Hazael reigned in his stead.
THE SECOND BOOK OF CHRONICLES Chpt 16
The deeds of Asa both first and last, are written in the book of the kings of Juda and Israel. And the thirty ninth year of his reign Asa fell sick of his feet, and that his disease exceeded. And thereto in his sickness he asked no counsel of the Lord, but of Physicians. And at the last Asa fell on sleep with his fathers and died when he had reigned fifty one years. And they buried him in his own sepulcher which he had made in the city of David, and laid him in the bed which he had filled with sweet odors of diverse kinds, made by the craft of the apothecaries. And they did exceeding great cost about burying of him
THE SECOND BOOK OF CHRONICLES Chpt 21
In his days the Edomites departed from under the hand of Juda and made them a king. And Jehoram went forth with his lords and all his chariots with him and rose by night and laid on the Edomites. Which compassed him in and the captains of his chariots. And so Edom departed from under the hand of Juda unto this day. That same time also did lobnah depart from under his power, because he left the Lord God of his fathers. Moreover he made hillaltars in the mountains of Juda, and cause the inhabiters of Jerusalem to commit adultery, and he thrust Juda out of the way.
And there came a writing to him from Eliah the prophet of this tenor. Thus saith the Lord God of David thy father: because thou walkedst not in the ways of Jehosaphat thy father and in the ways of Asa king of Juda, but walkedst in the ways of Asa king of Israel and hast made Juda and the dwellers of Jerusalem go awhoring, like to the whoring of the house of Ahab, and hast thereto slain thy brethren that were thy fathers house, which were better than thou: Therefore behold the Lord will smite thee with a mighty plague in thy folk, in thy children, in thy wives and in thy goods. And thou shalt have much disease through infirmity in thy bowels, until thy bowels fall out by reason of thy sickness, day by day.
And the Lord stirred up against Jehoram the spirit of the Philistines and the Arabians that border on the black moors. Which came against Juda and all to tare the land, and carried away all the substance that was found in the kings house, and thereto his sons and his wives: so that there was never a son left him save Jehoahaz his youngest son. And after all that, the Lord smote him in his bowels with an incurable disease. And in process of time, even about the end of two years, his guts fell out by reason of his sickness: and so he died of evil diseases. But they made him no bonfire, like the bonfires of his fathers. When he began to reign, he was twenty seven years old, and reigned in Jerusalem eight years. And he walked not pleasantly and they buried him in the city of David: but not in the sepulcher of the kings
THE SECOND BOOK OF CHRONICLES Chpt 22
And the inhabiters of Jerusalem made Ohoziah his youngest son king in his stead. For the men of war that came with the Arabians in the host, had slain all his elder sons. And so Ohoziah the son of Jehoram king of Juda, was made king. Two and forty years old was he when he began to reign, and reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mothers name was Athaliah the daughter of Amri. And he walked also in the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother was his counsellor for to do evil. Wherefore he did that displeased the Lord like to the house of Ahab, for they were his counsellors after the death of his father, to his destruction. And he also walked after their counsel. And Jehoram son of Ahab king of Israel went to fight with Hazael king of Siria at Ramoth in Galaad: and they of Ramoth wounded him. Wherefore he returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which were given him at Ramoth, when he fought with Hazael king of Siria. And Ohoziah the son of Jeroam king of Juda went down to see Jehoram the son of Ahab at Jezreel, because he was diseased. For it was thrust into Ohoziah of God to go to Jehoram, and that when he was come, he should go out with Jehoram against Jehu the son of Namsi whom the Lord had anointed to destroy the house of Ahab.
And as Jehu was executing justice upon the house of Ahab. He found the Lords of Juda and the sons of the brethren of Ohoziah that waited on Ohoziah, and he slew them. And he sought Ohoziah, and they caught him where he was hid in Samaria, and brought him to Jehu. And when they had slain him they buried him: because (said they) he was the son of Jehosaphat which sought the Lord with all his heart. And there was none of the house of Ohoziah that could obtain to be king.
For Athaliah the mother of Ohoziah, when she saw her son was dead, arose and spake with all the seed of the kingdom of the house of Juda. But Jehosabeath the daughter of the king took Jehoas the son of Ohoziah and stole him from among the kings sons that were slain, and put him and his nurse in a sleeping chamber. And so Jehosabeath the daughter of king Jehoram and wife of Jehoiada the priest (because she was the sister of Ohoziah) hid him from Athaliah that she slew him not. And he was with them hid in the house of God six years. And Athaliah reigned over the land
THE SECOND BOOK OF CHRONICLES Chpt 24
And when the year was out, the host of the Sirians came against him: and they came to Juda and Jerusalem, and destroyed all the Lords of the people from among the people and sent all the spoil of them unto the king to Damasco. And though the army of Siria came with a small company of men, yet the Lord delivered a very great host into their hands, because they had forsaken the Lord God of their fathers. And thereto they served Jehoas according.
And as soon as they were departed from him, though they left him in great diseases: yet his own servants conspired against him for the blood of the children of Jehoiada the priest, and slew him on his bed. And when he was dead, they buried him in the city of David: but not in the sepulchers of the kings. And these are they that conspired against him: Zabad the son of Samaath an Ammonite and Jehosabad the son of Simrith a Moabite. And his sons and the sum of the tax that came to him, and the foundation of the house of God, are written in the story of the book of kings. And Amaziah his son reigned in his stead.
THE PROVERBS Chpt 18
A good stomach driveth away a mans disease, but when the spirit is vexed, who may abide it.
DANIEL Chpt 6
It pleased Darius to set over his kingdom an hundred and twenty lords, which should be in all his kingdom about. Above these he set three Princes ( of whom Daniel was one ) that the lords might give *accomptes unto them, and the king to be *undiseased.
But Daniel exceeded all these Princes and lords, for the spirit of God was plenteous in him: so that the king was minded to set him over the whole realm. Wherefore the Princes and lords sought, to pick out in Daniel some quarrel against the kingdom: yet could they find none occasion nor fault upon him. For why? he was so faithful, that there was no blame nor dishonesty found in him.
Then said these men: we will get no quarrel against this Daniel, except it be in law of his God. Upon this, went the princes and lords together unto the king, and said thus unto him: king Darius God save thy life forever, All the great estates of the realm: as the Princes, Dukes, Senators and Judges, are determined to put out a commandment of the king, and make a sure statute: namely, that who so desireth any petition, either of any god or man ( within this thirty days ) except it be only of thee, O king: the same person may be cast into the lions den. Wherefore, O king, confirm now this statute, and make a writing: that the thing which the Medes and Perses have ordered be not altered or broken.
HOSEA or OSEAS Chpt 5
But the pride of Israel will be rewarded him in his face, yee both Israel and Ephraim shall fall for their wickedness, and Judah with them also. They shall come with their sheep and bullocks to seek the Lord, but they shall not find him, for he is gone from them. As for the Lord, they have refused him, and brought up bastard children: a moth therefore shall devour them with their portions. Blow with the *shawmes at Gabea, and with the trumpet in Ramah, cry out at Bethaven upon the farside of Benjamin. In that time of the plague shall Ephraim be laid waste, therefore did I faithfully warn the tribes of Israel. Yet are the princes of Juda become like them, that remove the landmarks, therefore will I pour out my wrath upon them like water. Ephraim is oppressed, and can have no right of law: for why? they follow the doctrines of men. Therefore will I be unto Ephraim as a moth, and to the house of Juda as a caterpillar.
When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah his disease: Ephraim went to Assur, and sent unto king Jareb: yet could he not help you, nor ease you of your pain. For I am unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a lions whelp to the house of Judah. Even I, I will spoil them, and go my way. I will take them with me, and no man shall rescue them. I will go, and return to my place, till they wax faint, and seek me
THE FOURTH BOOK OF ESDRAS Chpt 8
This is the beginning of the words of Esdras before he was received: O' Lord, thou that dwellest in everlastingness, whose eyes are lifted up in the air, whose stool is exceedingly high, whose glory and majesty may not be comprehended, before whom the Host of heaven stand with trembling, whose keeping is turned in wind and fire, whose word is true, whose talking is steadfast, whose commandment is strong, whose ordinance is fearful, whose look drieth up the depths, whose wrath maketh the mountains to melt away, and whose truth beareth witness: O' hear the prayer of thy servant, and mark with thy ears the petition of thy creature.
For while I live, I will speak, and so long as I have understanding, I will answer. O' look not upon the sins of thy people, which serve in the truth. Have no respect for the wicked studies of the Heathen, but to the desire of those that keep thy testimonies with sorrows. Think not upon those that have walked *feintly before thee, but upon them, which with will have known thy fear.
Let it not be thy will to destroy them, which have had beastly manners, but to look upon them that have clearly taught thy law. Take thou no indignation at them, which are worse then beasts: but love them, that always put their trust in thy righteousness and glory: for we and our fathers have all the same sickness and disease, but because of our sins thou shalt be called merciful.
For thou hast mercy upon us thou shalt be called merciful, where as we have no works of righteousness: for the righteous which have laid up many good works together, shall out of their deeds receive reward. For what is a man, that thou shouldest displeasure at him? Or what is the corruptible generation, that thou shouldest be so rough toward him?
For of truth there is no man among them that be born, but he hath dealt wickedly: and among the faithful there is none, which hath not done amiss. For in this ( O' Lord ) thy righteousness and thy goodness shall be praised and declared, if thou be merciful unto them, which are not rich in good works.
Then answered he me and said: Some things hast thou spoken right and according unto thy words it shall be. For I will not verily consider the works of them, which have sinned before death, before the judgement, before destruction, but I will rejoice over the work and thought of the righteous, the holy making and the reward. Like as I have spoken now, so shall it come to pass. For as the husband man soweth much seed upon the ground, and planteth many trees, and yet always the thing that is sown or planted is not all kept safe, neither does it all take root: Even so is it of them that are sown in the world, they shall not all be preserved.
I answered then and said: If I have found grace, then let me speak. Like as the husband man seed perisheth, if it not receive rain in due season, or if there come to much rain upon it: Even so perisheth a man also, which is created with thy hands, and is like unto thine own image and to thy self, for whos sake thou hast made all things, and likened him unto the husband mans seed. Be not wroth at us, O' Lord, but spare thy people, and have mercy upon thine own inheritance: O' be merciful unto thy creature.
Then answered he me and said: Things present are for the present, and things to come for as such as be to come. For thou wantest yet much, seeing thou may lovest my creature above me: I have often times drawn near unto thee, but never to the unrighteous. In this also thou art marvelous before the Highest, in that thou has humbled thy self, as it becometh thee, and hast not regarded thine own self, that thou art had in such honor among the righteous. Therefore shall great wretchedness and misery come upon them, that in the later time shall dwell in the world, for they have walked in great pride.
But understand thou for thyself, and seek out glory for such as be like thee: for unto you paradise is opened, the tree of life is planted, the time to come is prepared, plenteousness is made ready: a city is builded for you, and a rest is prepared, yee perfect goodness and wisdom. The root of evil is marked from you, the weakness and moth is hid from you, and into hell flyeth corruption in forgetfulness. Sorrows are vanished away, and in that end is shown the treasure of immortality. And therefore ask no more questions, concerning the multitude of them that perish. For they have taken liberty, despised the Highest, thought scorn of his law, and forsaken his ways.
Moreover they have trodden down his righteousness, and said in their heart, that there is no God, yee and that wittingly, for they die. For like as the thing that I have spoken of, is made ready for you: Even so is thirst and pain prepared for them. For it was not his will that man should come to naught: but they which be created have defiled the name of him that made them, and are unthankful unto him, which prepared life for them. And therefore is my judgement now at hand. These things have I not showed unto all men, but unto few: namely unto thee, and such as be like thee.
Then answered I and said: Behold O' Lord, now hast thou showed me the multitude of thy tokens, which thou wilt begin to do at the last but at what time and when thou hast not showed me.
THE SECOND OF THE MACHABEES Chpt 9
But when his pains would not cease, ( for the *righteous ) judgment of God was come upon him ) out of a very despair he wrote unto the Jews a letter of intersession, containing these words: The king and prince Antiochus wisheth unto the virtuous citizens of the Jews, much health and good prosperity.
If ye and your children fare well, and if all things go after your mind: *we give great thanks. In my sickness also do I remember you lovingly: for as I came out of Persia, and was taken with sore disease: I thought it necessary to care for the common *wealth. Neither despair I in myself, but have a good hope to escape this sickness.
But considering that my father led an host sometime in the higher places, and showed who should reign after him, that ( if there happened any controversy, or any hard thing were declared ) they in the land might know their chief Lord, that there should be no insurrection: Again, when I ponder by myself, how that all the mighty men and neighbors round about, are laying wait, and look but for an opportunity to do harm: I have ordained that my son Antiochus shall reign after me, whom I often commended to many of you, when I was in the higher kingdoms, and have written unto him as it followeth hereafter. Therefore I pray you and require you, to remember the benefits that I have done unto you generally and in especial. For I hope that he shall be of sober and loving behavior, and if he follow my devise, he shall be indifferent unto you.
Thus that murderer and blasphemer of *God was sore smitten: and like as he had entreated other men, so he died a miserable death in a strange country upon a mountain. And his body did Phillip ( that went with him ) carry away: which fearing the son of Antiochus, went into Egypt to Ptolomy Philometor
*faine ( obligated/ willing) *tharmes (the arms). *obedient (kjv=subject)
*righteous (kjv=just) *we give great thanks. (kjv= thanks to God) *wealth. (kjv=safety)
blasphemer of *God (kjv leaves out; of God)
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 4
And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healed all manner of sickness, and all manner diseases among the people. And his fame spread abroad throughout all Syria. And they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and gripings, and them that were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy: and he healed them. And there followed him a great number of people, from Galilee, and from the ten cities, and from Jerusalem, and from Jewry, and from the regions that lie beyond Jordan
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 9
While he thus spake unto them, behold there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying: my daughter is even now deceased, but come and lay thy hand on her, and she shall live. And Jesus arose and followed him with his disciples. And behold a woman which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him and touched the hem of his vesture. For she said in herself: if I may touch but even his vesture only, I shall be safe. Then Jesus turned him about, and beheld her saying: Daughter be of good comfort, thy faith hath made thee safe. And she was made whole even that same hour.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 10
And he called his twelve disciples unto him, and gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sicknesses, and all manner of diseases.
The names of the twelve apostles are these. The first, Simon called also Peter: and Andrew his brother. James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother. Philip and Bartholomew. Thomas and Matthew the Publican. James the son of Alphe, and Lebbeus otherwise called Taddeus. Simon of Cane, and Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed him.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MARK Chpt 1
And there was in their Synagogue a man vexed with an unclean spirit, that cried saying: let be, what have we to do with thee thou Jesus of Nazareth? Art thou come to destroy us? I know thee what thou art, even that holy of God. And Jesus rebuked him saying: hold thy peace and come out of him. And the unclean spirit *tare him, and cried with a loud voice, and came out of him. And they were all amazed, in so much that they demanded one of another among themselves saying: what thing is this? What new doctrine is this? For he commandeth the foul spirits with power, and they obey him. And immediately his fame spread abroad through out all the region bordering on Galile.
And forth with, as soon as they were come out of the Synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. And Simons mother in law lay sick of a fever. And *anon they told him of her. And he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up: and the fever forsook her by and by: and she ministered unto them. And at evening when the *son was down, they brought to him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils. And all the city gathered together at the door, and he healed many that were sick of diverse diseases. And he cast out many devils, and suffered them not to speak, because they knew him.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MARK Chpt 5
And there was a certain woman, which was diseased of an issue of blood twelve years, and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and felt none amendment at all, but waxed worse and worse. When she had heard of Jesus: she came into the press behind him, and touched his garment. For she thought: if I may but touch his clothes, I shall be whole. And straight way her fountain of blood was dried up, and she felt in her body, that she was healed of the plague.
And Jesus immediately felt in himself, the vertue that went out of him, and turned him round about in the press, and said: who touched my clothes? And his disciples said unto him: seest thou the people thrust thee, and yet askest, who did touch me? And he looked round about, for to see her that had done that thing. The woman feared and trembled (for she knew what was done within her) and she came and fell down before him, and told him the truth of everything. And he said to her: Daughter thy faith hath made thee whole: go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the Synagogues house, certain which said: thy daughter is dead: why diseasest thou the Master any further? As soon as Jesus heard that word spoken, he said unto the ruler of the Synagogue: be not afraid, only believe. And he suffered no man to follow him more than Peter and James and John the brother of James. And he came unto the house of the ruler of the Synagogue, and saw the wondering: and them that wept and wailed greatly, and went in and said unto them: why make ye this ado and weep? The maiden is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. Then he put them all out and took the father and the mother of the maiden, and them that were with him, and entered in where the maiden lay, and took the maiden by the hand, and said unto her: Tabitha, cumi: which is by interpretation: maiden I say unto thee, arise. And straight the maiden arose, and went on her feet. For she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished at it out of measure. And he charged them straitly that no man should know of it, and commanded to give her meat.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. LUKE Chpt 4
And he rose up and came out of the synagogue, and entered into Simons house. And Simons mother in law was taken with a great fever, and they made intercession to him for her. And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever: and it left her. And immediately she arose and ministered unto them.
When the *son was down, all they that had sick taken with divers diseases, brought them unto him: and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them. And devils also came out of many of them crying and saying: thou art Christ the son of God. And he rebuked them, and suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ.
As soon as it was day, he departed and went away into a desert place, and the people sought him and came to him, and kept him that he should not depart from them. And he said unto them: I must to other cities also preach the kingdom of God: for therefore am I sent. And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. LUKE Chpt 6
And he came down with them and stood in the plain field with the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all parts of *Jurie and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases: and they also that were vexed with foul spirits, and they were healed. And all the people pressed to touch him: for there went *vertue out of him, and healed them all.
And he lifted up his eyes upon the disciples, and said: Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be satisfied. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh. Blessed are ye when men hate you, and thrust you out of their company, and rail, and abhor your name as an evil thing, for the son of mans sake. Rejoice ye then, and be glad: for behold, your reward is great in heaven. After this manner their fathers entreated the Prophets.
But woe be to you that are rich: for ye have therein your consolation. Woe be to you that are full: for ye shall hunger. Woe be to you that now laugh: for ye shall wail and weep. Woe be to you when all men praise you: for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
But I say unto you which hear: Love your enemies. Do good to them which hate you. Bless them that curse you. And pray for them which wrongfully trouble you. And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek, offer also the other. And him that taketh away thy gown, forbid not to take thy coat also. Give to every man that asketh of thee. And of him that taketh away thy goods, ask them not again. And as ye would that men should do to you: so do ye to them likewise.
If ye love them which love you: what thank are ye worthy of? For the very sinners love their lovers. And if ye do for them which do for you: what thank are ye worthy of? For the very sinners do even the same. If ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive: what thank shall ye have: For the very sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. Wherefore, love ye your enemies, do good and lend, looking for nothing again: and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the highest: for he is kind unto the unkind and to the evil.
Be ye therefore merciful, as your father is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged. Condemn not: and ye shall not be condemned. Forgive, and ye shall be forgiven. Give, and it shall be given unto you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, shall men give into your bosoms. For with what measure ye mete, with the same shall men mete to you again.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. LUKE Chpt 8
While he yet spake, there came one from the rulers of the synagogues house which said to him: thy daughter is dead, disease not the master. When Jesus heard that, He answered the father, saying: Fear not, believe only, and she shall be made whole. And when he came to the house he suffered no man to go in with him, save Peter, James and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden. Everybody wept and sorrowed for her. And he said: Weep not: for she is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. For they knew that she was dead. And he thrust them all out, and caught her by the hand: and cried saying: Maid arise. And her spirit came again, and she rose straight way. And he commanded to give her meat. And the father and the mother of her were astonied. But he warned them that they should tell no man, what was done
THE GOSPELL OF ST. LUKE Chpt 9
Then called he the twelve together and gave them power, and authority over all devils, and that they might heal diseases. And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to cure the sick. And he said to them: Take nothing to *succour you by the way: neither staff, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money, neither have two coats. And whatsoever house ye enter into there abide and thence depart. And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet, for a testimony against them. And they went out, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. LUKE Chpt 13
He put forth this similitude: A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. Then said he to the dresser of his vineyard: Behold, this three year have I come and sought fruit in this fig tree, and find none: cut it down: why cumbereth it the ground? And he answered and said unto him: Lord let it alone this year also, till I dig round about it, and dung it, to see whether it will bear fruit: and if it bear not then, after that, cut it down. And he taught in one of their synagogues on the Saboth days. And behold there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years: and was bowed together and could not lift up herself at all. When Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said to her: woman, thou art delivered from thy disease. And he laid his hands on her, and immediately she was straight, and glorified God. And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation ( because that Jesus had healed on the Saboth day) and said unto the people. There are six days in which men ought to work: in them come and be healed, and not on the Saboth day.
Then answered him the Lord, and said: Hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the Saboth day, loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him to the water? And ought not this daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bounde lo eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Saboth day? And when he thus said, all his adversaries were ashamed, and all the people rejoiced on all the excellent deeds, that were done by him.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. JOHN Chpt 5
After that there was a feast of the Jewes, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And there is at Jerusalem, by the slaughterhouse, a pool called in the Hebrew tongue, bethesda, having five porches, in which lay a great multitude of sick folk, of blind, halt and withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool and troubled the water. Whosoever then first after the stirring of the water, stepped in, was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. And a certain man was there, which had been diseased thirty eight years. When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he now long time had been diseased, he said unto him, Wilt thou be made whole ? The sick answered him: Sir I have no man when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool. But in the mean time, while I am about to come, another steppeth down before me.
And Jesus said unto him: rise, take up thy bed, and walk. And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and went. And the same day was the Saboth day. The Jewes therefore said unto him that was made whole: It is the Saboth day, it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed. He answered them: he that made me whole, said unto me: take up thy bed, and get thee hence. Then asked they him: what man is that which said unto thee, take up thy bed and walk? And he that was healed, *wist not who it was. For Jesus had gotten him self away, because that there was press of people in the place.
And after that, Jesus found him in the temple, and said unto him: behold thou art made whole, sin no more, lest a worse thing happen unto thee. The man departed, and told the Jewes that it was Jesus, which had made him whole. And therefore the Jewes did persecute Jesus, and sought the means to slay him, because he had done these things on the Saboth day. And Jesus answered them: my father worketh hither to, and I work. Therefore the Jewes sought the more to kill him, not only because he had broken the Saboth: but said also that God was his father and made himself equal with God.
Then answered Jesus and said unto them: verily, verily, I say unto you: the son can do nothing of him self, but that he seeth the father do. For whatsoever he doeth, that doeth the son also. For the father loveth the son, and showeth him all things whatsoever he him self doeth. And he will show him greater works than these, because ye should marvel. For likewise as the father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them, even so the son quickeneth whom he will. Neither judgeth the father any man: but hath committed all judgement unto the son, because that all men should honour the son, even as they honour the father. He that honoureth not the son, the same honoureth not the father which hath sent him. Verily, verily I say unto you: He that heareth my words, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into damnation: but is scaped from death unto life.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. JOHN Chpt 6
After these things Jesus went his way over the sea of Galile nigh to a city called Tiberias. And a great multitude followed him, because they had seen his miracles which he did on them that were diseased. And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. And *ester, a feast of the Jewes, was nigh. Then Jesus lift up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, and said unto Philip: whence shall we buy bread that these might eat? This he said to prove him: for he him self knew what he would do.
Philip answered him, two hundred penny worth of bread are not sufficient for them, that every man have a little. Then said unto him one of his disciples, Andrew Simon Peters brother. There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves and two fishes: but what is that among so many? And Jesus said: Make the people sit down: There was much grass in the place. And the men sat down, in number, about five thousand. And Jesus took the bread, and gave thanks and gave to the disciples, and his disciples to them that were set down. And likewise of the fishes as much as they would.
When they had eaten enough he said unto his disciples, gather up the broken meat that remaineth: that nothing be lost. And they gathered it together, and filled twelve baskets with the broken meat, of the five barley loaves: which broken meat remained unto them that had eaten. Then the men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said: This is of a truth the Prophet that should come into the world.
When Jesus perceived that they would come, and take him up, to make him king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone.
THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES Chpt 19
And he went into the synagogue, and behaved himself boldly for the space of three months, disputing and giving them exhortations of the kingdom of God. When diverse waxed hard hearted and believed not, but spake evil of the way, and that before the multitude: he departed from them, and separated the disciples. And disputed daily in the school of one called Tyranus. And this continued by the space of two years: so that all they which dwelt in Asia, heard the word of the Lord *Jesu, both Jewes and Greeks. And God wrought no small miracles by the hands of Paul: so that from his body, were brought unto the sick, napkins or partlets, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.
THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES Chpt 28
In the same quarters, the chief man of the isle whose name was Publius, had a lordship: the same received us, and lodged us three days courteously. And it fortuned that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever, and of a bloody flux. To whom Paul entered in and prayed, and laid his hands on him and healed him. When this was done, other also which had diseases in the isle, came and were healed. And they did us great honour. And when we departed, they laded us with things necessary.
THE FIRST TO TIMOTHYE Chpt 5
I testify before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without hasty judgment, and do nothing partially. Lay hands suddenly on no man neither be partaker of other mens sins: keep thyself pure. Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomachs sake and thine often diseases.
Some mens sins are open beforehand and go before unto judgement: some mens sins follow after. Likewise also good works are manifest before hand and they that are otherwise, cannot be hid.
THE EPISTLE OF ST. JAMES Chpt 5
But above all things my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by earth, neither by any other oath. Let your yee be yee*, and your nay, nay: lest ye fall into hypocrisy. If any of you be evil vexed, let him pray. If any of you be merry, let him sing Psalms. If any be diseased among you, let him call for the elders of the congregation, and let them pray over him, and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up: and if he have committed sins they shall be forgiven him.
Knowledge your faults one to another: and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man availeth much, if it be fervent. *Helias was a man mortal even as we are and he prayed in his prayer that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
Brethren if any of you *erre from the truth and another convert him, let the same know that he which converted the sinner from going astray out of his way, shall save a soul from death, and shall hide the multitude of sins
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