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 a man ...
and the man struggled within ...
and he tried to write what he was thinking ...
Yet he could not ...
and he asked others for helps ...
even that they might write what he was thinking ...speaking ...
even to record where his house and home is ...was ...
and one came like a son ...
and walked and talked and helped the man ...
and they walked together in a grassy place ...
and there were mighty trees...all roundabout ...
and the man had relief ...from the vexation of minds that had come ...
even upon the whole world of the worldly ...
and scripture came back to remembrance ...
THIRD BOOK OF MOSES Chpt 26
But and if ye will not hearken unto me, nor will do all these my commandments, or if ye shall despise mine ordinances either if your souls refuse my laws, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but shall break mine appointment: then I will do this again unto you: I will visit you with vexations, swelling and fevers, that shall make your eyes dazzle, and with sorrows of heart. And ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. And I will set my face against you and ye shall fall before your enemies, and they that hate you shall reign over you, and ye shall flee when no man followeth you.
And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then will I punish you seven times more for your sins, and will break the pride of your strength. For I will make the heaven over you as hard as iron, and your land as hard as brass. And so your labor shall be spent in vain. For your land shall not give her increase, neither the trees of the land shall give their fruits.
And if ye walk contrary unto me and will not hearken unto me, I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins. I will send in wild beasts upon you, which shall rob you of your children and destroy your cattle, and make you so few in number that your high ways shall grow unto a wilderness.
And if ye will not be learned yet for all this but shall walk contrary unto me, then will I also walk contrary unto you and will punish you yet seven times for your sins. I will send a sword upon you, that shall avenge my testament with you. And when ye are fled unto your cities, I will send the pestilence among you, ye shall be delivered into the hands of your enemies. And when I have broken the staff of your bread: that ten wives shall bake your bread in one oven and men shall deliver you your bread again by weight, then shall ye eat and shall not be satisfied.
And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, but shall walk contrary unto me, then I will walk contrary unto you also wrathfully and will also chastise you seven times for your sins: so that ye shall eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters. And I will destroy your altars built upon high hills, and overthrow your images, and cast your carcasses upon the bodies of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you. And I will make your cities desolate, and bring your sanctuaries unto nought, and will not smell the savours of your sweet odors.
And I will bring the land unto a wilderness: so that your enemies which dwell therein shall wonder at it. And I will strew you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you, and your land shall be waste, and your cities desolate. Then the land shall rejoice in her Sabbaths, as long as it lieth void and ye in your enemies land: even then shall the land keep holy day and rejoice in her Sabbaths. And as long as it lieth void it shall rest, for that it could not rest in your Sabbaths, when ye dwelt therein.
And upon them that are left alive of you, I will send a faintness into their hearts in the land of their enemies: so that the sound of a leaf that falleth, shall chase them and they shall flee as though they fled a sword, and shall fall no man following them. And they shall fall one upon another, as it were before a sword even no man following them, and ye shall have no power to stand before your enemies: And ye shall perish among the heathen, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.
And they that are left of you, shall pine away in their unrighteousness, even in their enemies land, and also in the misdeeds of their fathers shall they consume. And they shall confess their misdeeds and the misdeeds of their fathers in their trespasses which they have trespassed against me, and for that also that they have walked contrary unto me. Therefore I also will walk contrary unto them, and will bring them into the land of their enemies. And then at the least way their uncircumcised hearts shall be tamed, and then they shall make an atonement for their misdeeds.
And I will remember my bond with Jacob and my testament with Isaac, and my testament with Abraham, and will think on the land. For the land shall be left of them and shall have pleasure in her Sabbaths, while she lieth waste without them, and they shall make an atonement for their misdeeds, because they despised my laws and their souls refused mine ordinances. And yet for all that when they be in the land of their enemy, I will not so cast them away nor my soul shall not so abhor them, that I will utterly destroy them and break mine appointment with them: for I am the Lord their God. I will therefore remember unto them the first covenant made when I brought them out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the heathen to be their God: for I am the Lord.
These are the ordinances, judgements, and laws which the Lord made between him and the children of Israel in mount Sinai by the hand of Moses.
THE SECOND BOOK OF CHRONICLES Chpt 15
And the spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Obed. And he went out against Asa and said to him: hear me Asa and all Juda and Benjamin. The Lord is with you, while ye be with him, and if ye shall seek him, he will be found of you: but and if ye shall forsake him, he will forsake you. There will come many days in Israel, in which there shall be no true God nor priest that teacheth, nor any law. And in their tribulation they shall turn unto the Lord God of Israel and shall seek him, and he shall be found of them. And in those days there shall be no peace to them that go out and in. But great vexation upon the inhabitors of all lands. For one nation shall destroy another, and one city another: for God will trounce them with all adversity. But pluck you up your hearts and let not your hands faint, for your works shall be rewarded.
THE BOOK OF THE PREACHER Chpt 1
These are the words of the Preacher, the son of David, king of Jerusalem. all is but vanity ( saith the Preacher ) all is but plain vanity. For what else hath a man, of all the labor that he hath taketh under the Sun? One generation passeth away, another cometh, but the earth abideth still. The *Son ariseth, the Sun goeth down, and returneth to his place, that he may there riseth up again. The wind goeth toward the South, and fetcheth his compass about unto the North, and so turneth in to himself again. All floods run into the sea, and yet the sea is not filled: for look unto what place the waters run, thence they come again. All things are so hard, that no man can express them. The eye is not satisfied with sight, the ear is not filled with hearing. The thing that hath been cometh to pass again: there is no new thing under the Sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said: Lo, this is new? For it was long ago in the times that have been before us. The thing that is past, is out of remembrance: Even so the things that are for to come, shall no more be thought upon among them that come after. I myself the Preacher, being King of Israel and Jerusalem, applied my mind to seek out and search for the knowledge of all things that are done under heaven. Such travail and labor hath God given to the children of men, to exercise themselves therin. Thus I have considered all the things that come to pass under the Sun, and, lo, they are all but vanity and vexation of mind. The crooked man cannot be made straight, and the faults cannot be numbered. I communed with mine own heart, saying: Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom, than all they that have been before me in Jerusalem. Yee, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge, for there unto I applied my mind: that I might know what were wisdom and understanding, what were error and foolishness. And I perceived that this also was but a vexation of mind: For where much wisdom is, there is also great travail and disquietness: and the more knowledge a man hath, the more is his care
*Son cap S and : son the above is exactly as it appears in the text. The writers were well aware of the different spellings for the word Son or Sun which were written Sonne for Son and Sunne for Sun. RN
THE BOOK OF THE PREACHER Chpt 2
Then said I thus in mine heart: Now go to, I will take mine ease and have good days. But lo, that was vanity also: in so much as I said unto laughter: thou art mad, and to *mirth: What doest thou?
So I thought in my heart, *to withdraw myself from wine, to apply my mind unto wisdom, and to comprehend foolishness until the time that among all things which are under the Sun, I might see what were best for men do, so long as they live under heaven.
I made gorgeous fair works. I builded me houses, and planted vineyards. I made me orchards and gardens of pleasure, and planted trees in them of all manner fruits. I made pools of water, to water the green and fruitful trees withal. I bought servants and maidens, and had a great household. As for cattle and sheep, I had more substance of them, then all they that were before me in Jerusalem. I gathered silver and gold together, even a treasure of kings and lands.
I provided me singers and women which could play of instruments, to make man mirth and pastime. I got me drinking cups also and glasses. Shortly, I was greater and in more worship, than all my predecessors in Jerusalem. For wisdom remained with me: And look whatsoever mine eyes desired, I let them have it: and wherein so ever my heart delighted, or had any pleasure, I withheld it not from it. Thus my heart rejoiced in all that I did, and this I took of all my travail. But when I considered all the works that my hands had wrought, and all the labors that I had taken therin: Lo, all was vanity and vexation of mind, and nothing of any value under the Sun. Then turned I me to consider wisdom, error and foolishness, for what is he among men, that might be compared to me the king in such work? And I saw that wisdom excelleth foolishness, as far as light doeth darkness. For a wise man beareth his eyes about in his head, but the fool goeth in the darkness. I perceived also that they both had one end. Then thought I in my mind: If it happeneth unto the fool as it doeth unto me, what needeth me then to labor any more for wisdom? So I confessed within my heart, that this also was but vanity. For the wise are ever as little in remembrance as the foolish, and all the days for to come shall be forgotten, Yee the wise man dieth as well as the fool. Thus began I to be weary of my life, in so much that I could away with nothing that is done under the Sun, for all was vanity and vexation of mind: Yee I was weary of all my labor, which I had taken under the Sun, because I should be *faine to leave them unto another man, that cometh after me for who knoweth, whether he shall be a wise man or a fool? And yet shall he be lord of all my labors, which I with such wisdom have taken under the Sun. Is this not a vain thing?
So I turned me to refrain from all such travail, as I took under the Sun: For so much as a man should weary himself with wisdom, with understanding and opportunity, and yet be fain to leave his labors unto another, that never sweat for them. This is also a vain thing and a great misery. For what getteth a man of all that labor and travail of his mind, that he taketh under the Sun, but heaviness, sorrow and disquietness all the days of his life? In so much that his heart can not rest in the night. Is this not also a vain thing? Is it not better then for a man to eat and drink, and his soul to be merry in his labor? Yee I saw that this also was a gift of God: For who may eat, drink, or bring anything to pass without him? And why? He giveth unto man, what it pleaseth him: whether it be wisdom, understanding, or gladness. But unto the sinner he giveth weariness and sorrow, that he may gather and heap together the thing, that afterward shall be given unto him whom it pleaseth God. This is now a vain thing, yee a very disquietness and vexation of mind
*mirth from the Hebrew is joy, gladness, rejoice
*to withdraw myself from wine; * (kjv and other bibles of man =to give myself unto wine )
*faine (obliged/ willing happy)
THE BOOK OF THE PREACHER Chpt 4
So I returned me, and considered all the violent wrong that is done under the Sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and there *was no man to comfort them or that would deliver and defend them from the violence of their oppressors. Wherefore I judged those that are dead, to be more happy than such as be alive: Yee him that is yet unborn to be better at ease then they both, because he seeth not the miserable works that are done under the Sun.
Again, I saw that all travail and diligence of labor was hated of every man. This is also a vain thing, and a vexation to the *mind. The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth up his own flesh. One handful (sayeth he) is better with rest, then both hands full with labor and travail. Moreover, I turned me, and behold yet another vanity under the *Son.
There is one man, no more but himself alone, having neither child nor brother: yet is there no end of his careful travail, his eyes cannot be satisfied with riches, (yet doth he not remember himself, and say:) For whom do I take such travail? For whos pleasure do I thus consume away my life? This is also a vain and miserable thing. Therefore two are better than one, for they may well enjoy the profit for their labor. If one of them fall, his companion helpeth him up again: But woe is him that is alone, for if he fall, he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two sleep together, they are warm: but how can a body be warm alone? One may be overcome, but two may make resistance: A threefold cable is not lightly broken. A poor child being wise, is better than an old king, that doeth, and cannot beware in time to come. Someone cometh out of prison, and is made a king: and another which is born in the kingdom, cometh unto poverty. And I perceived, that all men living under the *Son, go with the second child, that cometh up instead of the other.
As for the people that have been before him, and that come after him, they are innumerable: yet is not their joy greater through him. This is also a vain thing and a vexation of the *mind. When thou comest into the house of God, keep thy foot and draw nye, that thou mayest hear: that is better then the offerings of fools, for they know not what evil they do
*was no man to comfort them (kjv and other bibles of man =had no comforter: see Jesus speaking of the comforter of the new testament )
vexation to the *mind. (still in kjv and other bibles of man = spirit)
*Son. (again, this is not a misprint = Son)
Again backwards; vexation OF the *mind. (still in kjv and other bibles of man = spirit)
ESAI or ISAIAH Chpt 8
Now lay the witness together ( said the Lord ) and seal the law with my disciples. Thus I wait upon the Lord that hath turned his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look *unto him. But, lo, I as for me, and the children which the Lord hath given me: we are a token and a wonder in Israel, for the Lord of Hosts sake, which dwelleth upon the hill of Sion.
And therefore if they say unto you: ask counsel at the soothsayers, witches, charmers and conjurers, then make them this answer: Is there a people any where, that asketh counsel at his God: whether it be concerning the dead or the living. If any man want light, let him look upon the law and testimony whether they speak not after this meaning. If he do not this he stumbleth and suffereth hunger. And if he suffer hunger, he is out of patience, and blasphemeth his king and his God. Then looketh he upward, and downward to the earth, and behold, there is trouble and darkness vexation is round about him, and the cloud of error. And out of such adversity he shall not escape
. (kjv and other bibles of man leaves this entire line out) and I will look *unto (kjv and other bibles of man = for ) him.
ESAI or ISAIAH Chpt 65
They shall seek me, that hitherto have not asked for me, they shall find me, that hitherto have not sought me. Then shall I say immediately to the people that never called upon my name: I am here, I am here. For thus long have I ever holden out my hands to an unfaithful people, that go not in the right way, but after their own imaginations: To a people that is ever defying me to my face. They make their oblations in gardens, and their smoke upon altars of brick, they lurk among the graves, and lie in the dens all night. They eat swine flesh, and unclean broth in their vessels. If thou comest nye them, they say: touch me not, for I am holier than thou.
All these men when I am angry, shall be turned to smoke and fire, that shall burn for ever. Behold, it is written before my face, and shall not be forgotten, but recompensed. I shall reward it them into their bosom: I mean your misdeeds, and the misdeeds of your fathers together ( saith the Lord ) which have made their smokes upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon the hills: therefore will I measure their old deeds into their bosom again. Moreover thus saith the Lord: like as when one would gather holy grapes, men say unto him: break it not off for it is holy: even so will I do also for my servants sakes, that I will not destroy them all. But I will take a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah one, to take possession of my hill. My chosen shall possess these things, and my servants shall dwell there. Saron shall be a sheepfold, and the valley of Achor shall give the stalling for the cattle of my people, that fear me. But as for you, ye are they, that have forsaken the Lord, and forgotten my holy hill. Yee have set up an altar to fortune, and given rich drink offerings unto treasure. Therefore will I number you with the sword, that ye shall be destroyed all together. For when I called, no man gave me answer: when I spake, ye hearkened not unto me, but did wickedness before mine eyes, and chose the thing that pleased me not.
Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall have hunger. Behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall suffer thirst. Behold, my servants shall be merry, but ye shall be confounded. Behold, my servants shall rejoice for very quietness of heart: But ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and complain for vexation of mind. Your name shall not be sworn by among my chosen, for God the Lord shall slay you, and call his servants by another name. Whoso rejoiceth upon the earth, shall rejoice in the true God: And whoso sweareth upon the earth, shall swear in the true God. For the old enmity shall be forgotten, and taken away out of my sight. For lo, I shall make a new heaven, and a new earth. And as for the old, they shall never be thought upon, ner kept in mind: but men shall be glad and evermore rejoice, for the things, that I shall do.
JUDITH or JEHUDITH Chpt 8
Nevertheless for so much as the Lord is patient, let us rather amend ourselves, pouring out tears, and beseeching him of grace. For God threateneth not as a man, neither will he be provoked into wrath as the children of men. And therefore let us heartily fall down before him, and serve him with a meek spirit, and with weeping eyes say unto the Lord, that he deal with us according to his own will and mercy: that like as our heart is now vexed, and brought low through the pride of them, it may so be comforted through his grace: in so much as we follow not the sins of our forefathers, which forsook their God, and worshiped other Gods: for the which sin they perished with the sword, were spoiled and brought to shame of all their enemies. As for us, we know none other God but only him, for whose comfort let us tarry with meekness. He shall require and make inquisition for our blood, from the vexations of our enemies: he shall bring down all the Heathen, that rise up against us, and put them to dishonor, even the Lord our God.
THE FIRST OF THE MACHABEES Chpt 6
So it chanced, that when the King had heard these words, he was afraid and grieved very sore, Wherefore he laid him down upon his bed, and fell sick for very sorrow: and all because it had not happened as he had devised. And there continued he long, for his grief was ever more and more, so that he saw that he must needs die. Therefore he sent for his friends, and said unto them: The sleep is gone from mine eyes, for the very sorrow and vexation of heart that I have. For when I consider in my mind the great adversity that I am come unto, and the floods of heaviness which I am come in, whereas afore time I was so merry, and so greatly set by ( by reason of my power ) Again, considering the evil that I have done at Jerusalem, from whence I took all the riches of gold and silver that were in it, and sent to fetch away the inhabitors of Jewry without any reason why: I know, that these troubles are come upon me for the same cause. And behold, I must die with great sorrow in a strange land. Then called he for one Phillipe a friend of his, whom he made ruler of all his realm, and gave him the crown, his robe and his ring: that he should take his son Antiochus unto him, and bring him up, till he might reign himself. So the King Antiochus died there, in the hundred forty ninth year. When Lysias knew that the king was dead, he ordered Antiochus his son ( whom he had brought up ) to reign in his fathers stead, and called him Eupator. Now they that were in the castle ( at Jerusalem ) kept in the Jews round about the Sanctuary, and sought ever still to do them harm, for the strengthening of the Heathen.
TO THE HEBREWS Chpt 11
Faith is a sure confidence of things which are hoped for, and a certainty of things which are not seen. By it the elders were well reported of. Through faith we understand that the world was ordained by the word of God and that things which are seen, were made of things which are not seen. By faith Abel offered unto God a more plenteous sacrifice than Cain: by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: by which also he being dead, yet speaketh.
By faith was Enoch translated that he should not see death: neither was he found: for God had taken him away. Before he was taken away, he was reported of, that he had pleased God: but without faith it is unpossible to please him. For he that cometh to God must believe that God is, and that he is a rewarder of them that seek him.
By faith Noah honoured God, after that he was warned of things which were not seen and prepared the ark to the saving of his household, through the which ark, he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which cometh by faith.
By faith Abraham, when he was called obeyed, to go out into a place, which he should afterward receive to inheritance, and he went out not knowing whither he should go.
By faith he removed into the land that was promised him, as into a strange country, and dwelt in tabernacles: and so did Isaac and Jacob heirs with him of the same promise. For he looked for a city having a foundation whose builder and maker is God.
Through faith Sara also received strength to be with child and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful which had promised.
And therefore sprang thereof, one (and of one which was as good as dead) so many in multitude, as the stars of the sky, and as the sand of the seashore which is innumerable.
And they all died in faith, and received not the promises: but saw them afar off, and believed them, and saluted them: and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. They that say such things, declare that they seek a country. Also if they had been mindful of that country, from whence they came out, they had leisure to have returned again: But now they desire a better, that is to say a heavenly. Wherefore God is not ashamed of them, even to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
By faith Abraham offered up Isaac, when he was tempted, and he offered him being his only begotten son, which had received the promises of whom it was said, in Isaac shall thy seed be called: for he considered that God was able to raise up again from death. Therefore received he him, for an example. In faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, concerning things to come.
By faith Jacob when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph, and bowed himself toward the top of his sceptre.
By faith Joseph when he died, remembered the departing of the children of Israel, and gave commandment of his bones.
By faith Moses when he was born, was hid three months of his father and mother, because they saw he was a proper child: neither feared they the kings commandment.
By faith Moses when he was great, refused to be called the son of Pharaohs daughter, and chose rather to suffer adversity with the people of God, then to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season, and esteemed the rebuke of Christ greater riches then the treasure of Egypt. For he had a respect unto the reward.
By faith he forsook Egypt, and feared not the fierceness of the king. For he endured even as he had seen him which is invisible.
Through faith he ordained the *ester lamb, and the effusion of blood, lest he that destroyed the first born, should touch them.
By faith they passed through the reed sea as by dry land, which when the Egyptians had assayed to do, they were drowned.
By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were compassed about seven days.
By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with the unbelievers, when she had received the spies to lodging peaceably.
And what shall I more say, the time would be too short for me to tell of Gideon, of Barach, and of Samson, and of Jephthae: also of David and Samuel, and of the Prophets: Which through faith subdued kingdoms wrought righteousness, obtained the promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, of weak were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. And the women received their dead raised to life again.
Others were racked, and would not be delivered, that they might receive a better resurrection. Others tasted of mockings and scourgings, moreover of bonds and prisonment: were stoned, were hewn asunder, were tempted, were slain with swords, walked up and down in sheepskins, in goatskins, in need tribulation and vexation which the world was not worthy of: they wandered in wilderness, in mountains, in dens and caves of the earth.
And these all through faith obtained good report, and received not the promise, God providing a better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect
*ester lamb: this is the lamb offered at the first passover.
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