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 like children of the world ...without age ...
and they were standing and hanging and playing on the edge of nothingness ...
and over the edge was emptiness and void ...
and no possible return ...
and there was warning given them to avoid ...
and stay away from the edge of the void ...of nothingness ...
evenso the children (without age) played like they were heard the words ...
Yet their eyes were blank of not listening ...
and or only turned to listen for what they wanted to hear ...
and nothing else ...
and though of the many ...many fell into nothingness ...right in front of them ...
even then they pretended that they did not see the falling ...
neither would they admit that they heard the screams of falling into nothingness of the world ...
and scripture came back to remembrance ...
SECOND BOOK OF EZDRAS Chpt 9
Thou camest down also upon mount Sinai, and spakest unto them from heaven, and gavest them right judgments, true laws good commandments and statutes, and declared unto them thy holy Sabbath, and commandedst them precepts, ordinances, and laws, by Moses thy servant: and gavest them bread from heaven when they were hungry, and broughtest forth water for them out of the rock when they were thirsty: and promised them, that they should go in, and take possession of the land, over which thou hadst lift up thine hand for to give them.
But our fathers were proud, and hard necked, so they followed not the commandments, and refused to hear, and were not mindful of the wonders that thou didst for them: but became obstinate and heady in so much that they turned back to their bondage in their disobedience. But thou my God forgavest, and was gracious, merciful, patient, and of great goodness, and forsook them not. And though they made a molten calf, ( and said: This is thy God, that brought thee out of the land of Egypt ) and did great blasphemies, yet forsookest them not in the wilderness, according to thy great mercy. And the cloudy pillar departed not from them on the day time to lead them the way, neither the pillar of fire in the night season, to show them light in the way that they went.
And thou gavest them thy good spirit to enform them, and withheldest not thy manna from their mouth, and gavest them water when they were thirsty. Forty years long madest thou provision for them in the wilderness, so that they lacked nothing: their clothes waxed not old, and their feet swelled not. And thou gavest them kingdoms and nations, and partest them according to their portions, so that they possessed the land of Sehon king of Hesebon, and the land of Og king of Basan. And their children multiplied thou as the stars of heaven, and broughtest them into the land whereof thou hadst spoken unto their fathers, that they should go in to it, and have it in possession.
And the children went in, and possessed the land, and thou subdued before them the inhabitantors of the land, even the Cananites, and gavest them into their hand, and their kings and the people of the land, that they might do with them what they would. And they won their strong cities, and a fat land, and took possession of houses that were full of all manner goods, wells digged out, vineyards, olivegardens, and many fruitful trees: and they ate and were filled, and became fat, and lived in wealth through thy great goodness. Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets, which exhorted them so earnestly, that they should convert unto thee, and did great blasphemes. Therefore gavest thou them over in to the hand of their enemies that vexed them.
And in the time of their trouble they cried unto thee, and thou heardest them from heaven and through thy great mercy thou gavest them saviours, which helped them out of the hand of their enemies. But when they came to rest, they turned back again to do evil before thee: therefore leftest thou them in the hand of their enemies, so that they had the dominion over them. So they converted, and cried unto thee, and thou heardest them from heaven; and many times hast thou delivered them according to thy great mercy, and testified unto them, that they should turn again unto thy law.
Notwithstanding they were proud, and hearkened not unto thy commandments, but sinned in thy laws, ( which a man should do and live in them ) and turned the shoulder away, and were stiffnecked, and would not hear. And many years didst thou forbear them, and testified unto them through thy spirit, even by the office of thy prophets, and yet would they not hear. Therefore gavest thou them into the hand of the nations in the lands. But for thy great mercies sake thou hast not utterly consumed them, neither forsaken them: for thou art a gracious and merciful God.
Now our God, thou great God, mighty and terrible, thou that keepest covenant and mercy, regard not a little all the travail that hath happened unto us, and our kings, princes, priests, prophets, fathers and all thy people, since the time of the kings of Assur unto this day. Thou art righteous in all that thou hast brought upon us: for thou hast done right. As for us, we have been ungodly, and our kings, princes, priests, and fathers have not done after thy law, nor regarded thy commandments, and thy earnest exhortations wherewith thou hast exhorted them, and have not served thee in their kingdom, and in thy great goods that thou gavest them, and in the large and plenteous land which thou gavest them, and have not converted from their wicked works. Behold, therefore are we in bondage this day: yee even in the land that thou gavest unto our fathers, to enjoy the fruits and goods thereof, behold, there are we bondsmen. And great is the increase of it unto the kings, whom thou hast set over us because of our sins, and they have dominion over our bodies, and cattle, and we are in great trouble. And in all of this we make a sure covenant, and write it, and let our princes, Levites, and priests seal it
ESAI or ISAIAH Chpt 1
Hear the word of the Lord ye tyrants of Sodoma: and hearken unto the law of our God, thou people of Gomorra. Why offer ye so many sacrifices unto me? I am discontent for the burntofferings of wethers, and with the fatness of fed beasts. I have no pleasure in the blood of bullocks, lambs, and goats. When ye appear before me, who requireth you to tread within my porches? Offer me no more oblations, for it is but lost labor. I abhor your incense. I may not away with your new moons, your Sabbaths and solemn days. Your fastings are also in vain. I hate your new holy days and fastings, even from my very heart. They make me weary, I can not abide them. Though ye hold out your hands, yet I turn my eyes from you. And though you make many prayers, yet I hear nothing at all, for your hands are full of blood.
Wash you, make you clean, put away your evil thoughts out of my sight, cease from doing evil and violence. Learn to do right, let the widows complaint come before you. Now go to ( sayeth the Lord ) we will walk together. Is it not so? Though your sins be as red as scarlet, shall they not be whiter than snow? And though they were like purple, shall they be not like white wool? Is it not so? If ye be loving and obedient, ye shall enjoy the best thing that groweth in the land. But if ye be obstinate and rebellious, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for thus the Lord hath promised with his own mouth.
How happeneth it then that the righteous city ( which was full of equity ) is become unfaithful as an whore? righteousness dwelt in it, but now murder. Thy silver is turned to dross, and thy wine mixed with water. Thy princes are traitors and companions of thieves. They love gifts altogether, and follow rewards. As for the fatherless, they help him not to his right, neither will they let the widows causes come before them. Therefore speaketh the Lord God of Hosts the mighty one of Israel: Ah, I must ease me of mine enemies, and avenge me upon them. And therefore shall I lay my hand upon thee, and burn out thy dross from the finest and purest, and put out all the lead, and set thy judges again as they were sometime, and thy Senators as they were from the beginning. Then shalt thou be called the righteousness city, the faithful city. But Sion shall be redeemed with equity, and her captivity with righteousness. For the transgressors and ungodly, and such as are become unfaithful unto the Lord, must altogether be utterly destroyed.
And except ye be ashamed of the oaks trees wherein ye have so delighted, and of the gardens that ye have chosen: Ye shall be as an oak whose leaves are fallen away, and as a garden that hath no moistness. And as for the glory of these things, it shall be turned to straw, and he that made them to a spark. And they shall both burn together, so that no man shall be able to quench them
ESAI or ISAIAH Chpt 30
Woe be unto those shrinking children ( saith the Lord ) which seek counsel, but not at me: which take a web in hand, but not after my will: that they may heap one sin upon another. They go down into Egypt, ( and ask me no counsel ) to seek help at the power of Pharaoh, and comfort in the shadow of the Egyptians. But Pharaohs help shall be your confusion, and the comfort in the Egyptians shadow shall be your own shame. Your rulers have been at Zoan, and your messengers came unto Hanes. But ye shall all be ashamed of the people that may not help you, which shall not bring you strength or comfort, but shame and confusion.
Your beasts have born burdens upon their backs toward the South, through the way that is full of peril and trouble, because of the lion and lions, of the Cockatrice and shutting dragon. Yee the Mules bear your substance, and the Camels brought your treasure upon their crooked backs, unto a people that can not help you. For the Egyptians help shall be but vain and lost. Therefore I told you also that your pride should have an end. Wherefore go hence and write them this in their tables, a note in a book: that it may remain by their posterity, and be still kept. For it is an obstinate people, unfaithful children, children that will not hear the law of the Lord.
They dare say to the Prophets: *Intromit yourselves with nothing, and unto the Soothsayers: tell us nothing for to come, but speak friendly words unto us, and preach us false things. Tread out of the way, go out of the path, turn the holy one of Israel from us. Therefore thus saith the holy one of Israel: In so much as ye have cast off your beauty, and comforted yourselves with power and nimbleness, and put your confidence therin: therefore shall ye have this mischief again for your destruction and fall, like as an high wall, that falleth because of some rift ( or blast ) whose breaking cometh suddenly.
And your destruction shall be like as an earthen pot, which breaketh no man touching it, yee and breaketh so sore, that a man shall not find a *shever of it to fetch fire in, or to take water withal out of the pit. For the Lord God, even the holy one of Israel hath promised this: With still sitting and rest shall ye be healed, in quietness and hope shall your strength lie. Notwithstanding ye regard it not, but ye will say: No, for thus we are constrained to flee upon horses. And therefore shall ye flee, we must ride upon swift beasts, and therefore your persecutors shall yet be swifter. A thousand of you shall flee for one, or at the most for five, which do but only give you evil words: until ye be desolate, as a ship mast upon an high mountain, and as a beacon on a high hill.
Yet standeth the Lord waiting, that he may have mercy upon you, and lifteth himself up, that he may receive you to grace. For the Lord God is righteous. Happy are all they that wait for him. For thus ( O thou people of Sion and ye citizens of Jerusalem ) shall ye never be in heaviness, for doubtless he will have mercy upon thee. As soon as he heareth the voice of thy cry, he will help thee. The Lord giveth you the bread of adversity, and the water of trouble. But thine instructor flyeth not far from thee, if thine eyes look unto thine instructor, and thine ears harken to his word, that cryeth after thee and sayeth: this is the way, go this, and turn neither to the right hand nor to the left
ESAI or ISAIAH Chpt 48
Hear this, O thou house of Jacob: ye that are called by the name of Israel, and are come out of one stock with Judah: which swear by the name of the Lord, and bear witness by the God of Israel( but not with truth and right ) which are called free men of the holy city, as they that look for comfort in the God of Israel, whos name is the Lord of Hosts.
The things that I showed you ever since the beginning: Have I not brought them to pass, immediately as they came out of my mouth, and declared them? And they are come? Howbeit I know that thou art obstinate, and that thy neck hath *an iron vein, and thy brow is of brass. Nevertheless, I have ever since the beginning showed thee of things for to come, and declared them unto thee, or ever they came to pass: that thou shouldest not say: mine Idol hath done it, my carved or cast image hath showed it: Hear and consider all these things whether it was ye that prophesied them: But as for me, I told thee before at the beginning, new and secrete things that thou knewest not of: And some done now not of old time, whereof thou never heardest, before they were brought to pass: that thou can not say: I knew of them. Moreover there be some whereof thou hast neither heard nor known, neither have they been open unto thy ears afore time. For I know that thou wouldest maliciously offend, therefore I have called thee a transgressor, even from thy mothers womb.
JEREMIE or JEREMIAH Chpt 5
Look through Jerusalem, behold and see: Seek through her streets also within, if ye can find one man, that doeth equal and right, or that laboreth to be faithful: and I shall spare him ( sayeth the Lord ) For though they can say: the Lord liveth, yet do they swear to deceive: Where as thou ( O' Lord ) lookest only upon faith and truth.
Thou hast scourged them, but they took no repentance: thou hast corrected them for amendment, but they refused thy correction. They made their faces harder than stone, and would not amend.
Therefore thought I in myself: *peradventure they are so simple and foolish, that they know nothing of the Lords way, and judgments of our God. Therefore will I go unto their heads and rulers, and talk with them: if they know the way of the Lord, and the judgments of our God. But these ( in like manner ) have broken the yoke, and burst the bonds in sunder.
Wherefore a lion out of the wood shall hurt them, and a wolf in the evening shall destroy them. The cat of the mountain shall lie lurking by their cities, to tare in pieces all of them, that come thereout. For their offenses are many, and their departing way is great. Should I then for all this have mercy upon thee? Thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods. And albeit (even if, even though) they were bound to me in marriage, yet they fell to *advoutry, and hunted harlots houses.
In the desire of uncleanly lust they are become like the stoned horse, every man neighed at his neighbors wife: Should I not correct this? saith the Lord.
Should I not be avenged of every people, that is like unto this? Climb up upon their walls and beat them down, but destroy them not utterly. Cut off their branches because they are not the Lords. For unfaithfully hath the house of Israel and Judah forsaken me, saith the Lord. They have denied the Lord, and said: it is not he. Tush, there shall no misfortune come upon us, we shall see neither sword nor hunger. As for the warning of the Prophets, they take it but for wind, yee there is none of these, which will tell them, that such things shall happen unto them.
Wherefore thus saith the Lord God of Hosts: Because ye speak such words, behold: The words that are in thy mouth will I turn to fire, and make the people to be wood, that it may consume them.
Lo, I will bring a people upon you from far, O house of Israel,( saith the Lord ) a mighty people, an old people, a people whos speech thou knowest not, neither understandeth what they say. Their arrows are sudden death, yee they themselves be very giants. This people shall eat up thy fruit and thy meat, yee they shall devour thy sons and thy daughters, thy sheep and thy bullocks.
They shall eat up thy grapes and figs. As for thy strong and well fenced cities, wherein thou didest trust, they shall destroy them with the sword. Nevertheless I will not then have done with you, saith the Lord. But if they say: wherefore doth the Lord our God all this unto us?
Then answer them: because, that like as ye have forsaken me, and served strange gods in your land, even so shall ye serve other gods also in a strange land. Preach this unto the house of Jacob, and cry it out in Judah, and say thus: Hear this ( thou foolish and undiscrete people ) ye have eyes, but ye see not: ears have ye, but hear not.
Fear ye not me, saith the Lord? Are ye not ashamed, to look me in the face? which bind the sea with the sand, so that it can not pass its bounds: for thou it rage, yet it can do nothing, and though the waves thereof do swell, yet may they not go over.
But this people hath a false and *obstinate heart, they are departed and gone away from me. They think not in their hearts: O let us fear the Lord our God, that giveth us rain, early and late, when need is: which keepeth ever still the harvest for us yearly.
Nevertheless your misdeeds have turned these from you, and your sins have robbed you hereof. For among my people are found wicked persons, that privately lay snares and wait for men, to take them and destroy them. And like as a net is full of birds, so are their houses full of that which they have gotten with falsehood and deceit. Hereof cometh their great substance and riches, hereof they are fat and wealthy, and are run away from me with shameful blasphemies. They minister not the law, they make no end of the fatherless cause, they judge not the poor according to equity.
Should I not punish these things, saith the Lord? should I not be avenged of all such people, as these be? Horrible and grievous things are done in the land.
The Prophets teach falsely, and the priests follow them, and my people hath pleasure therin. What will come thereof at the last
*peradventure (perhaps, perchance)
*advouterer: prefix "a" meaning not or without, devout: devotion; plain hearted to our living God, our father, mended of heart by Jesus; Yet here such are devoted to the flesh and houses of whoreship. see James 2 for adultery
*obstinate= Stubbornly adhering to an attitude, an opinion, or a course of action;
JEREMIE or JEREMIAH Chpt 7
Nevertheless, I sent unto them my servants all the prophets: I rose up early and sent them word, yet would they not hearken, ner offer me their ears, but were obstinate and worse than their fathers. And thou shalt now speak all these words unto them, but they shall not hear thee: thou shalt cry upon them, but they shall not answer thee. Therefore shalt thou say unto them: this is the people, that neither heareth the voice of the Lord their God, nor receiveth his correction. Faithfulness and truth is clean rooted out of their mouth.
JEREMIE or JEREMIAH Chpt 8
And all that remain of this wicked generation, shall desire rather to die than to live: wheresoever they remain, and where as I scatter them, saith the Lord of Hosts.
This shalt thou say unto them also: Thus saith the Lord: Do men fall also, that they arise not up again? And turn they so far away, that they never convert? Wherefore then is this people and Jerusalem gone so far back, that they turn not again. They are ever the longer the more obstinate, and will not be converted.
For I have looked, and considered: but there is no man that speaketh a good word: there is no man that taketh repentance for his sin, that will so much as say: wherefore have I done this? But every man ( as soon as he is turned back ) runneth forth still, like a wild horse in battle. The Stork knoweth his appointed time, the Turtledove, the Swallow and the Crane consider the time of travail: but my people will not know the time of the punishment of the Lord. How dare ye say then: we are wise, we have the law of the Lord among us?
Behold, the deceitful pen of the scribes, setteth forth lies: therefore shall the wise be confounded, they shall be afraid and taken: for lo, they have cast out the word of the Lord: what wisdom can then be among them? Wherefore, I will give their wives unto aliens, and their fields to destroyers.
From the lowest to the highest, they follow all filthy lucre: and from the Prophet unto the priest, they deal with all lies. Nevertheless, they heal the hurt of my people with sweet words, saying peace, peace where there is no peace at all.
*Fie for shame, how abominable things do they? and yet they be not ashamed, yee they know no shame.
Wherefore in the time of their visitation, they shall fall among dead bodies, sayeth the Lord.
Moreover I will gather them in ( sayeth the Lord ) so that there shall not be one grape upon the vine, neither one fig upon the fig tree, and the leaves shall be plucked off.
Then will I cause them to depart, and say: why prolong we the time? Let us gather ourselves together, and go into the strong city, there shall we be in rest: for the Lord our God hath put us to silence, and given us water mixed with gall, to drink: because we have sinned against him.
We looked for peace, and we fair not the better, we waited for the time of health, and lo, there is nothing but trouble.
JEREMIE or JEREMIAH Chpt 17
Again, thus hath the Lord said unto me: Go stand under the gate, where through the people and the kings of Juda go out and in, yee under all the gates of Jerusalem, and say unto them: Hear the word of the Lord, ye kings of Juda, and all thou people of Juda, and all ye citizens of Jerusalem, that go through this gate: Thus the Lord commandeth: Take heed for your lives, that ye carry no burden upon you in the Sabbath, to bring it through the gates of Jerusalem: ye shall bear no burden also out of your houses in the Sabbath, as I commanded your fathers. How be it they obeyed me not, neither harkened they unto me: but were obstinate and stubborn, and neither obeyed me, nor received my correction. Nevertheless, if ye will hear me (sayeth the Lord ) and bear no burden in to the city through this gate upon the Sabbath: If ye will hallow the Sabbath, so that ye do no work therin: then shall there go through the gates of this city, kings and princes, that shall sit upon the stool of David: They shall be carried upon chariots, and ride upon horses, both they and their princes. Yee whole Juda and all the citizens of Jerusalem shall go here through, and this city shall ever be the more and more inhabited. There shall come men also from the cities of Judah, from about Jerusalem, and from the land of Ben Jamin, from the plain fields, from the mountains and from the wilderness: which shall bring burntofferings, sacrifices, oblations, and incense, and offer up thanksgiving in the house of the Lord. But if ye will not be obedient unto me, to hallow the Sabbath: so that ye will bear your burdens through the gates of Jerusalem upon the Sabbath: Then shall I set fire upon the gates of Jerusalem, and it shall burn up the houses of Jerusalem, and no man shall quench it
JEREMIE or JEREMIAH Chpt 19
In Topheth shall they be buried, for they shall have none other place. Thus will I do unto this place also, saith the Lord, and to them that dwell therin: yee I will do to this city as unto Topheth. For the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses of the kings of Judah are defiled, like as Topheth, because of all the houses, in whos parlors they did sacrifice unto all the host of heaven, and poured out drink offerings unto strange gods. And so Jeremie came from Topheth, where the Lord had sent him to prophesy, and stood in the court of the house of the Lord, and spake to all the people: Thus saith the Lord of Hosts the God of Israel: Behold, I will bring upon this city and upon every town about it, all the plagues that I have devised against them: for they have been obstinate, and would not obey my warnings
EZEKIEL or JEHEZEKIEL Chpt 2
And then said he unto me: Stand up upon thy feet ( O thou son of man ) and I will talk with thee. And as he was communing with me, the spirit came in to me, and set me up upon my feet: so that I marked the thing, that he said unto me.
And he said: Behold, thou son of man: I will send thee to the children of Israel, to those runagates and obstinate people: for they have taken part against me, and are run away from me: both they and their forefathers unto this day.
Yee I will send thee unto a people that have rough *visages and stiff stomachs: unto whom thou shalt say on this manner: This the Lord God himself hath spoken, that whether they be obedient or no ( for it is a *froward household ) they may know yet that there hath been a Prophet among them.
Therefore ( thou son of man ) fear them not, neither be afraid of their words: for they shall rebel against thee, and despise thee. Yee thou shalt dwell among scorpions: but fear not their words, be not abashed at their looks, for it is a froward household.
See that thou speak my words unto them, whether they be obedient or not, for they are obstinate. Therefore, thou son of man, obey thou all things, that I say unto thee, and be thou not stiffnecked, like as they are a stiffneck household. Open thy mouth and eat that I give thee.
So as I was looking up, behold, there was sent unto me an hand, wherein was a closed book: and the hand opened it before me, and it was written within and without, full of careful mournings: alas, and woe
*visages=faces, expression, countenance *froward= stubborn, contrary ,obstinate
EZEKIEL or JEHEZEKIEL Chpt 12
The word of the Lord came unto me, saying: Thou son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a froward household: which have eyes to see, and see not: ears have they to hear, and yet hear they not, for they are an obstinate household. Therefore, (O thou son of man ), make thy gear ready to flit, and go forth by fair daylight, that they may see. Yee even in their sight shalt thou go from thy place to another place: if peradventure they will consider, that they be an unobedient household. Thy gear that thou hast made ready to flit withal, shalt thou bear out by fair day light, that they may see: and thou thyself shalt go forth also at even in their sight, as a man doth when he fliteth. Dig through the wall, that they may see: and bear through it the same thing, that thou tookest up in their sight. As for thyself, thou shalt go forth in the dark. Hide thy face that thou see not the earth, for I have made thee a show token unto the house of Israel. Now as the Lord commanded me, so I did: the gear that I had made ready, I brought out by day. At even I broke down an hole through the wall with mine hand: and when it was dark, I took up the gear upon my shoulders and bare them out in their sight.
EZEKIEL or JEHEZEKIEL Chpt 24
In the ninth year, in the tenth month, the tenth day of the month, came the word of the Lord came unto me, saying: O thou son of man, write up the name of this day, yee even the hour of this present day: when the king of Babylon set himself against Jerusalem. Show that obstinate household a parable, and speak unto them: Thus saith the Lord God: Get thee a pot, set it on, and pour water into it: put all the pieces together in it, all the good pieces: the loin and the shoulder, and fill it with the best bones. Take one of the best sheep, and an heap of bones withal: let it boil well, and let the seethe well therein.
With that said the Lord God on this manner: Woe be unto the bloody city of the pot, where upon the rustiness hangeth, and is not yet scoured away. Take out the pieces that are in it, one after another: there need not lots be cast therefore, for the blood is yet in it. Upon a plain dry stone hath she poured it, and not upon the ground, that it might be covered with dust. And therefore have I letten her pour her blood upon a plain dry stony rock, because it should not be hid, and that I might bring my wrothfull indignation and vengeance upon her.
Wherefore, thus saith the Lord God: O woe be unto that blood thirsty city, For whom I will prepare a heap of wood: beare thou the bones together, kindle thou the fire, seeth the flesh, let all be well sodden (boiled), that the bones might be sucked out. Moreover, set the pot empty upon the coals, that it may be warm and all the metal hot: that the filth and the rustiness may be consumed. But it will not go off, there is so much of it: the rustiness must be burnt out. Thy filthiness is abominable, for I would have cleansed thee, but thou wouldest not be cleansed. Thou canest be purged from thine sickness, till I have poured my wrothfull indignation upon thee. Even I the Lord have so devised: Yee it is come there to already, that I will do it. I will not go back, I will not spare, I will not be entreated: but according to thy ways and imaginations, thou shalt be punished, saith the Lord God. And the word of the lord came unto me saying: Thou son of man, behold, I take away the pleasure of thine eyes with a plague: yet shalt thou neither mourn, nor weep, nor water thy cheeks therefore: thou mayest mourn by thy self alone, but use no deadly lamentation. Hold on thy bonnet, and put on thy shoes upon thy feet, cover not thy face, and eat no mourners bread. So I spake unto the people by times in the morning, and at even my wife died: then upon the next morrow, I did as I was commanded. And the people said unto me: Wilt thou not tell us, what that signifieth, which thou doest? I answered them, the word of the Lord came unto me, saying: Tell the house of Israel, thus saith the Lord God: behold, I will suspend my sanctuary: even the glory of your power, that pleasure of your eyes, and the thing that ye love: your sons and your daughters whom ye have left, shall fall through the sword.
Like as I have done, so shall ye do also: Ye shall not hide your faces, ye shall eat no mourners bread: your bonnets shall ye have upon your heads, and your shoes upon your feet. Ye shall nether mourn nor weep, but in your sins ye shall be sorrowful, and one repent with another. Thus Ezekiel is your showtoken. For look as he hath done, so ( when this cometh ) ye shall do also: that ye may learn to know that I am the Lord God. But behold, O thou son of man: In the day when I take from them their power, their joy and honor, the lust of their eyes, the burthen of their bodies: namely, their sons and daughters: Then shall there one escape, and come unto thee, for to show thee. In that day shall thy mouth be opened to him, which is escaped, that thou mayest speak, and be no more dumb: Yee and thou shalt be their showtoken, that they may know, how that I am the Lord
EZEKIEL or JEHEZEKIEL Chpt 44
After this, he brought me again to the outward door of the Sanctuary on the East side, and that was shut. Then said the Lord unto me: This door shall be still shut, and not opened for any man to go through it, but only for the Lord God of Israel: Yee he shall go through it, else shall it be shut still. The prince himself shall come through it, that he may eat bread before the Lord. At the porch shall he come in, and there shall he go out again. Then brought he me to the door, upon the North side of the house. And as I looked about me, behold, the glory of the Lord filled the house: and I fell down upon my face. So the Lord spoke unto me: O thou son of man, fasten this to thine heart, behold, and take diligent heed to all that I will say unto thee, concerning all the ordinances of the Lord and all his laws: ponder well with thine heart the coming in of the house and the going forth of the Sanctuary: And tell that obstinate household of Israel: Thus saith the Lord God: O house of Israel: yee have now done enough with all your abominations, seeing that ye have brought into my Sanctuary strangers, having uncircumcised hearts, and flesh, where through my Sanctuary is defiled, when ye offer me bread, fat, and blood.
Thus with all your abominations ye have broken my covenant, and not kept the holy ordinances of my Sanctuary, even after your own mind. Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Of all the strangers that dwell among the children of Israel, no stranger,( whos heart and flesh is not circumcised ) shall come within my Sanctuary: No nor the Levites that are gone back from me, and have deceived the people of Israel with all errors, going after their idols: therefore they shall bear their own wickedness. Should they be set and ordained to minister under the doors of the house of my Sanctuary? And to do service in the house: to slay burnt offerings and sacrifices for the people: to stand before them, and to serve them: seeing the service that do them, is before their Idols, and cause the house of Israel to stumble through the wickednesses? For the which cause I have plucked out mine hand over them, ( saith the Lord God ) so that now they must bear their own iniquity, and not come near me, to serve me with their priesthood, in my Sanctuary, and most holiest of all: that they may bear their own shame and abominations, which they have done. Should I use them to be porters of the house, and to all the service that is done therein? But the Priests the Levites sons of Sadoch, that kept the holy ordinances of my Sanctuary, when the children of Israel were gone from me: shall come to me, to do me service, to stand before me, and to offer me the fat and the blood, saith the Lord God.
They shall go into my Sanctuary, and tread down before my table, to do me service, and wait upon my ordinances. Now when they go in at the doors of the innermost court: they shall put on linen clothes, so that no woolen come upon them, while they do service under the doors of the inner court, and within. They shall have fair linen bonnets upon their heads, and linen breeches upon their loins, which in their labor they shall not put about them: And when they go forth to the people in to the outward court, they shall put off their clothes, wherein they ministered, and lay them in the habitation of the Sanctuary, and put on other apparel, least they unhallow the people with their clothes.
THE FIRST TO THE CORINTHIANS Chpt 3
Are ye not *ware that ye are the temple of God, and how that the spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy. For the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. Let no man deceive him self. If any man seem wise among you, let him be a fool in this world, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written: he compasses the wise in their craftiness. And again, God knoweth the thoughts of the wise that they be vain. Therefore let no man rejoice in men. For all things are yours, whether it be Paul, either Apollos, either Cephas: whether it be the world, or life, either death, whether they be present things or things to come: all are yours: and ye are Christs, and Christ is Gods
THE SECOND TO THE CORINTHIANS Chpt 6
O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you. Our heart is made large: ye are in no strait in us, but are in a strait in your own bowels: I promise you like reward with me, as to my children. Set your selves therefore at large, and bear not a strangers yoke with the unbelievers. For what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? What company hath light with darkness? What *concord hath Christ with Beliall? Either what part hath he that believeth, with an infidel? how agreeth the temple of God with images? And ye are the temple of the living God, as said God. I will dwell among them and walk among them, and will be their God: and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and separate yourselves (saith the Lord) and touch none unclean thing: so will I receive you, and will be a father unto you, and ye shall be unto me sons and daughters, saith the Lord almighty
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