And measures and matters of The Truth of the "time" we are in ...how "man" ..."thought to change time and times ...
Dearly beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, how that one day is with the Lord, as a thousand year, and a thousand year as one day.
The Lord is not slack to fulfil his promise, as some men count slackness: but is patient to us ward, and would have no man lost, but would receive all men to repentance.
Behold in a dread nightmare of the dark season ...of the times and time ..of the season of man ...see son of man ...
and i was taken and shown in and of the world of the worldly ...or the UNGodly world of the worldly.
and like unto satan ...there were ones that preyed upon others ...
and the preying upon was in any and all measure and manner ( ill manner) of things and issues ...
and of anything or any one would they would take advantage of ...
and use any excuse ...any blaming ...and reason ...thought or imagination or fantasy ...to justify the preying upon others ...
and scripture came back to remembrance ...
THE FIRST EPISTLE OF ST. PETER Chpt 5
The elders which are among you, I exhort, which am also an elder and a witness of the afflictions of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be opened: see that ye feed Christs flock which is among you taking the oversight of them not as though ye were compelled thereto, but willingly: not for the desire of filthy lucre, but of a good mind, not as though ye were lords over the parishes: but that ye be an example to the flock. And when the chief shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive an incorruptible crown of glory. Likewise ye younger submit your selves unto the elder. Submit your selves every man, one to another, knit yourselves together in lowliness of mind. For God resisteth the proud and giveth grace to the humble. Submit your selves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you, when the time is come. Cast all your care to him: for he careth for you.
Be sober and watch, for your adversary the devil as a roaring lion walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist steadfast in the faith, remembering that ye do but fulfil the same afflictions which are appointed to your brethren that are in the world. The God of all grace, which called you unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, shall his own self after ye have suffered a little affliction make you perfect: shall settle strength and establish you. To him be glory and dominion for ever, and while the world endureth. Amen
THE GOSPELL OF ST. JOHN Chpt 8
Jesus answered them: Verily, verily I say unto you, that whosoever committeth sin, is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: But the son abideth ever. If the son therefore shall make you free, then are ye free indeed. I know that ye are Abrahams seed: but ye seek means to kill me, because my sayings have no place in you. I speak that I have seen with my father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. They answered and said unto him: Abraham is our father. Jesus said unto them. If ye were Abrahams children ye would do the deeds of Abraham. But now ye go about to kill me, a man that have told you the truth which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they unto him: we were not born of fornication. We have one father, which is God. Jesus said unto them: if God were your father, then would ye love me. For I proceeded forth and come from God. Neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not know my speech? Even because ye cannot abide the hearing of my words.
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, then speaketh he of his own. For he is a liar, and the father thereof. And because I tell you the truth, therefore ye believe me not.
Which of you can rebuke me of sin? If I say the truth, why do not ye believe me? He that is of God, heareth Gods words. Ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. Then answered the Jewes and said unto him: Say we not well that thou art a Samaritane and hast the devil? Jesus answered: I have not the devil: but I honour my father, and ye have dishonored me. I seek not mine own praise: but there is one that seeketh and judgeth.
Verily, verily I say unto you, if a man keep my sayings, he shall never see death. Then said the Jewes to him. Now know we that thou hast the devil. Abraham is dead, and also the Prophets: and yet thou sayest, if a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death. Art thou greater then our father Abraham, which is dead? and the Prophets are dead. Whom makest thou thyself?
Jesus answered: If I honour my self, mine honour is nothing worth. It is my father that honoureth me, which ye say, is your God, and ye have not known him: but I know him. And if I should say, I know him not, I should be a liar like unto you. But I know him, and keep his saying.
FOURTH BOOK OF MOSES Chpt 23
And he took up his parable and said: rise up Balac and hear, and hearken unto me thou son of Ziphor. The Lord is not a man, that he can lie, neither the son of a man that he can repent: should he say and not do, or should he speak and not make it good? behold, I have begun to bless and have blessed, and cannot go back therefrom. He beheld no wickedness in Jacob nor saw Idolatry in Israel: The Lord his God is with him, and the triumph of a king among them. God that brought them out of Egypt, is as the strength of an unicorn unto them, for there is no sorcerer, in Jacob, nor soothsayer in Israel. When the time cometh, it will be said of Jacob and of Israel, what God hath wrought. Behold, the people shall rise up as a lioness and heave up himself as a lion, and shall not lie down again, until he have eaten of the prey and drunk of the blood of them that are slain.
FIFTH BOOK OF MOSES Chpt 1
These be the words which Moses spake unto all Israel, on the other side Jordan in the wilderness and in the fields by the red sea, between Pharan and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth and Disahab eleven days journey from Horeb unto Cades barne, by the way that leadeth unto mount Seir. And it fortuned the first day of the eleventh month in the fortieth year, that Moses spake unto the children of Israel according unto all that the Lord had given him in commandment unto them, after that he had smitten Sehon the king of the Amorites which dwelt in Hesbon, and Og king of Basan which dwelt at Astaroth in Edrei.
On the other side Jordan in the land of Moab, Moses began to declare this law saying: the Lord our God spake unto us in Horeb saying: Ye have dwelt long enough in this mount: depart therefore and take your journey and go unto the hills of the Amorites and unto all places nigh there unto: both fields, hills and dales: and unto the south and unto the seas side in the land of Canaan, and unto Libanon: even unto the great river Euphrates. Behold, I have set the land before you: go in therefore and possess the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give unto them and their seed after them.
And I said unto you the same season: I am not able to bear you myself alone. For the Lord your God hath multiplied you: so that ye are this day as the stars of heaven in number (the Lord God of your fathers make you a thousand times so many more as ye are, and bless you as he hath promised you) how (said I) can I myself alone, bear the cumbrance, charge and strife that is among you: bring therefore men of wisdom and of understanding and expert, known among your tribes, that I may make them rulers over you. And ye answered me and said: that which thou hast spoken is good to be done. And then I took the heads of your tribes, men of wisdom and that were expert, and made them rulers over you: captains over thousands and over hundreds, over fifty and over ten, and officers among your tribes.
And I charged your Judges the same time saying: hear your brethren and judge righteously between every man and his brother and the stranger that is with him. See that ye know no man in Judgement: but hear the small as well as the great and be afraid of no man, for the law is Gods. And the cause that is too hard for you, bring unto me and I will hear it. And I commanded you the same season, all the things which ye should do. And then we departed from Horeb and walked through all that great and terrible wilderness as ye have seen along by the way that leadeth unto the hills of the Amorites, as the Lord our God commanded us, and came to Cades barne. And there I said unto you: Ye are come unto the hills of the Amorites, which the Lord our God doth give unto us. Behold the Lord thy God hath set the land before thee, go up and conquer it, as the Lord God of thy fathers saith unto thee: fear not, neither be discouraged. And then ye came unto me every one and said: Let us send men before us, to search us out the land and to bring us word again, both what way we shall go up by, and unto what cities we shall come. And the saying pleased me well, and I took twelve men of you, of every tribe one. And they departed and went up into the high country and came unto the river Escol, and searched it out, and took of the fruit of the land in their hands and brought it down unto us and brought us word again and said: it is a good land which the Lord our God doth give us.
Notwithstanding ye would not consent to go up, but were disobedient unto the mouth of the Lord your God, and murmured in your tents and said: because the Lord hateth us, therefore he hath brought us out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hands of the Amorites and to destroy us. How shall we go up? Our brethren have discouraged our hearts saying: the people is greater and taller than we, and the cities are great and walled even up to heaven, and moreover we have seen the sons of the Enakims there.
And I said unto you: dread not nor be afraid of them: The Lord your God which goeth before you, he shall fight for you, according to all that he did unto you in Egypt before your eyes and in the wilderness: as thou hast seen how that the Lord thy God bare thee as a man should bear his son, throughout all the way which ye have gone, until ye came unto this place. And yet for all this saying ye did not believe the Lord your God which goeth the way before you, to search you out a place to pitch your tents in, in fire by night, that ye might see what way to go and in a cloud by day.
And the Lord heard the voice of your words and was wroth and swore saying, there shall not one of these men of this froward generation see that good land which I sware to give unto your fathers, save Caleb the son of Jephune, he shall see it, and to him I will give the land which he hath walked in and to his children, because he hath continually followed the Lord. Likewise the Lord was angry with me for your sakes saying: thou also shalt not go in thither. But Josua the son of Nun which standeth before thee, he shall go in thither. Bold him therefore for he shall divide it unto Israel. Moreover your children which ye said should be a prey, and your sons which know neither good nor bad this day, they shall go in thither and unto them I will give it, and they shall enjoy it. But as for you, turn back and take your journey into the wilderness: even the way to the read sea. Then ye answered and said unto me: We have sinned against the Lord: we will go up and fight, according to all that the Lord our God commanded us. And when ye had girded on every man his weapons of war and were ready to go up into the hills, the Lord said unto me: say unto them, see that ye go not up and that ye fight not, for I am not among you: lest ye be plagued before your enemies. And when I told you ye would not hear: but disobeyed the mouth of the Lord, and went presumptuously up into the hills.
Then the Amorites which dwelt in those hills, came out against you and chased you as bees do, and hewed you in Seir, even unto Horma. And ye came again and wept before the Lord: but the Lord would not hear your voice nor give you audience. And so ye abode in Cades a long season
JOB Chpt 9
Job answered, and said: As for that, I know it is so of a truth, that a man compared unto God, can not be justified. If he will argue with him, he shall not be able to answer him unto one among a thousand. He is wise of heart, and mighty in strength. Who ever prospered that took part against him? He translateth the mountains, or ever they be a ware, and overthroweth them in his wrath. He removeth the earth out of her place, that her pillars shake withal. He commandeth the *Son, and it riseth not: he closeth up the stars, as it were under a signet. He himself alone spreadeth out the heavens, and goeth upon the waves of the sea. He maketh the vaines of heaven, the Orions, the seven stars and the secrete places of the south. He doeth great things, such as are unsearchable, yee and wonders without number.
If he came by me, I might not look upon him: if he went his way, I should not perceive it. If he be hasty to take anything away, who will make him restore it again? Who will say unto him: what doest thou? He is God, whos wrath no man may withstand: but the proudest of all must stoop under him. How then should I answer him? or what words should I send out against him? Yee though I be righteous, yet will I not give him one word again, but meekly submit myself to my judge. All be it that I call upon him, and he hear me, yet I am not sure, that he hath heard my voice: he troubleth me so with the tempest, and woundeth me out of measure without a cause. He will not let my spirit be in rest, but filleth me with bitterness.
If men speak of strength, he is the strongest of all: if men will speak of righteousness, who dare be my record. If I will justify myself, my own mouth shall condemn me: if I will put forth myself for a perfect man, he shall prove me a wicked doer: For that I should be an innocent, my conscience knoweth it not, yee I my self am weary of my life.
This is one thing will I say: He destroyeth both the righteous and the ungodly. And though he slay suddenly with the scourge, yet laugheth he at the punishment of the innocent. As for the world, he give it over in to the power of the wicked, such as the rivers be, whereof all the lands are full. Is it not so? where is there any, but he is such on?
My days have been more swift than a runner: they are gone suddenly, and have seen no good thing. They are passed away, as the ships that be good under sail, and as the *Aegle that hasteth to the prey. When I am purposed to forget my complainings, to change my countenance, and to consider myself: Then I am afraid of all my works, for I know, thou favorest not the evil doer. If I be then a wicked one, why have I labored in vain? Though I washeth myself with snow water, and made mine hands ever so clean, yet shouldest thou dip me in the *inyer, and mine own clothes should defile me. For he that I must give answer unto, and with whom I go to law, is not a man as I am. Neither is there any daysman to reprove both parties, or to lay his hand betwixt us. Let him take his rod away from me, yee let him make me no more afraid of him, and then shall I answer him without any fear. For as long as I am in such fearfulness, I can make no answer: And why? it grieveth my soul to live
*Son; exact spelling from original sonne, elsewhere sun is spelled sunne.
*Aegle (eagle) and cap A .see also the eagle; 4th book of Esdras and Revelation.
THE PSALMS Chpt 17
Keep me as the apple of an eye, defend me under the shadow of thy wings.
From the ungodly that trouble me, from my enemies which compass my soul round about.
Which maintain their own wealthiness with oppression, and their mouth they speaketh proud things.
They lay waiting in our way on every side, turning their eyes down to the ground.
Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a lions whelp lurking in his den.
Up Lord, disappoint him and cast him down: deliver my soul with thy sword from the ungodly.
From the men of thy hand ( O' Lord ) from the men of the world, which have their portion in this life: whose bellies thou fillest with thy treasure.
They have children at their desire, and leave the rest of their substance for their babes.
But as for me, I will behold thy presence in righteousness: and when thy glory appeareth, I shall be satisfied.
THE PSALMS Chpt 124
The song of the stairs.
If it the Lord had not been of our side ( now may Israel say) If the Lord had not been of our side, when men rose up against us. They had swallowed us up quick, when they were so wrathfully displeased at us.
Yee the waters had drowned us, that the stream had gone over our soul.
The deep waters of the proud had gone even unto our soul.
But praised be the Lord, which hath not given us over for a prey unto their teeth.
Our soul is escaped, as a bird out of the snare of the fowler, the snare is broken and we are delivered. Our help standeth in the name of the Lord, which hath made heaven and earth.
ESAI or ISAIAH Chpt 5
Now will then, I will sing my beloved friend a song of his vineyard. My beloved friend hath a vineyard in a very fruitful plenteous ground. This he hedged, this he walled round about, and planted it with goodly grapes. In the midst of it builded he a tower, and made a wine press therin. And afterward when he looked that it should bring him grapes, it brought forth thorns. I show you now my cause ( O ye Citizens of Jerusalem and whole of Juda ) : Judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard. What more could have been done for it, that I have not done? Wherefore hath it given thorns, where I looked to have grapes of it?
Well, I shall tell you how I will do with my vineyard: I will take the hedge from it, that it may perish, and break down the wall, that it may be trodden under foot. I will lay it waste, that it shall neither be twisted nor cut, but bear thorns and briers. I will also forbid the clouds, that they shall not rain upon it. As for the vineyard of the Lord of Hosts it is the house of Israel, and whole Juda his fair planting. Of these he looked for equity, but see there is wrong: for righteousness, lo, It is but misery.
Woe unto you that join one house to another, and bring one land so nigh unto another, till ye can get no more ground. Will ye dwell upon the earth alone? The Lord of Hosts roundeth me thus in mine ear: shall not many greater and more gorgeous houses be so waste, that no man shall dwell in them? And ten acres of vines shall give but a Quart, and thirty bushels of feed shall give but three.
Woe unto them that rise up early to use themselves in drunkenness, and yet at night are more superfluous with wine. In those companies are harps and lutes, tabrets and pipes, and wine. But they regard not the work of the Lord, and consider not the operation of his hands. Therefore cometh my folk also in captivity, because they have no understanding. Their glory shall be mixed with hunger, and their pride shall be marred for thirst. Therefore gapeth hell, and openeth her mouth marvelous wide: that pride boasting and wisdom, with such as rejoice therin, may descend into it.
Thus shall man have a fall, he shall be brought low, and the high looks of the proud layed down. But the Lord of Hosts, that holy God: shall be exalted and untouched, when he shall declare his equity and righteousness after this manner: Then shall the lambs eat their appointed fodder, and shall feed plentiously in the mountains. Woe be unto vain persons, that draw wickedness unto them, as it were with a cord: and sin, as it were with a cart rope. Which use to speak on this manner: Let him make hast now, and go forth with his work, that we may see it. Let that counsel of the holy one of Israel come, and draw nye, that we may know it.
Woe be unto them that call evil good, and good evil: which make darkness light, and light darkness, that make sour sweet, and sweet sour. Woe be unto them that are wise in their own sight, and think themselves to have understanding. Woe be unto them that are conning men to sup out wine and expert to set up drunkenness. These give sentence with the ungodly for rewards, but condemn the just cause of the righteous.
Therefore like as the fire licketh up the straw, as the flame consumeth the stubble: Even so ( when their root is full ) their blossom shall vanish away as dust or smoke: for they despise the law of the Lord of Hosts, and blaspheme the word of the holy maker of Israel.
Therefore is the wrath of the Lord kindled also against his people, and he shaketh his hand at them: yee he shall smite so, that the hills shall tremble. And their carcasses shall lie in the open streets, like mire. After all this, the wrath of God shall not cease, but he shall stretch his hand wider. And he shall give a token unto a strange people, and call unto them in a far country: and behold, they shall come hastily with speed. There is not one faint or feeble among them, no not a sluggish or slippery person. There shall not one of them put off the girdle from his loins, *ner loose the latchet of their shoe. Their arrows are sharp, and their bows bent. Their horses hoofs are like flint, and their cart wheels like a stormy wind. Their cry is as it were of a lion, and the roaring of them like lions whelps. They shall roar, and haunch up the prey, and no man shall recover it or get it from them. In that day they shall be fierce upon them, as the sea. And if we look unto the land, behold, it shall be all darkness and sorrow. If we look to heaven: behold, it shall be dark with careful desperation
There shall not one of them put off the girdle from his loins, Ephes 6:14 RN) *ner loose the latchet of their shoe.
ESAI or ISAIAH Chpt 10
Woe unto you that make unrighteous laws, and devise things, which be hard for to keep: where through the poor are oppressed, on every side, and the innocents of my people are therewith robbed of judgement: that widows may be your prey, and that ye may rob the fatherless. What will ye do in the time of the visitation and destruction, that shall come from far? To whom will ye run for help? Or to whom will ye give your honor, that he may keep it? That ye come not among the prisoners, or lie among the dead? After all this shall not the wrath of the Lord cease, but yet shall his hand be stretched out still.
ESAI or ISAIAH Chpt 31
Woe be unto them that go down in to Egypt for help, and trust in horses, and comfort themselves in chariots, because they be many, and in horsemen because they be lusty and strong. But they regard not the holy one of Israel, and they ask no question of the Lord. Whereas he nevertheless plagueth the wicked, and yet goeth not from his word, when he steppeth forth, and taketh the victory against the household of the forward, and against the help of the evil doers. Now the Egyptians are men, and not God, and their horses flesh, and not spirit. And as soon as the Lord stretcheth out his hand, then shall the helper fall, and he that should have been helped, and shall all together be destroyed. For thus hath the Lord spoken unto me: Like as the lion or lions whelps roareth upon the prey that he hath gotten, and is not afraid, though the multitude of shepherds cry out upon him, neither abashed for all the heap of them: So shall the Lord of Hosts come down from the mount of Sion, and defend his hill. Like as birds flutter about their nests, so shall the Lord of Hosts keep, save, defend and deliver Jerusalem. Therefore, O ye children of Israel, turn again, like as ye have exceeded in your going back. For in that day every man shall cast out his Idols of silver and gold, which ye have made with your sinful hands.
Assur also shall be slain with the sword, not with a mans sword. A sword shall devour him, but not a mans sword. And he shall flee from the slaughter, and his servants shall be taken prisoners. He shall go for fear to his strongholds, and his Princes shall flee from his badge. This hath the Lord spoken, whose light burneth in Sion, and his fire in Jerusalem
ESAI or ISAIAH Chpt 33
Therefore woe be unto thee ( O robber ) shalt thou not be robbed also? and unto thee that layest wait, as who say there should no wait be laid for thee: Woe unto thee which doest hurt, even so shall thou be hurt also. And as thou layest wait, so shall wait be laid for thee also.
Lord be merciful unto us, we wait for thee. *Thine arm is at a point to visit us, but be thou our health in time of trouble. Grant that the people may flee at the anger of thy voice, and that at thine upstanding of the Gentiles may be scattered abroad, and that their people may be gathered, as the grasshoppers are commonly gathered together in a pit. Stand up Lord, thou that dwelleth on high: Let Sion be filled with equity and righteousness. Let truth and faithfulness be in her time: power, health, wisdom, knowledge and the fear of God are her treasure. Behold, their angels cry without, the messengers of peace weep bitterly. The streets are waste, there walketh no man therin, the appointment is broken, the cities are dispised, they are not regarded, the desolate earth is in heaviness. Libanus taketh it but for a sport, that it is hewn down: Saron is like a wilderness: and Basan and Carmel are turned upside down. *And therefore saith the Lord. I will up, now will I get up, now will I arise. Ye shall conceive stubble, and bare straw, and your spirit shall be the fire, that it may consume you: and the people shall be burnt like lime, and as thorns burn that are hewn off, and cast in the fire.
Now hearken to, ye that are far off of how I do with them, and consider my glory, ye that be at hand. The sinners at Sion are afraid and sudden fearfulness is come upon the hypocrites. What is he among us ( say they ) that will dwell by that consuming fire? Which of us may abide that everlasting heat? He that leadeth a godly life ( say I ) and speaketh the truth: He that abhoreth to do violence and deceit: he that keepeth his hand that toucheth no reward: which stoppeth his ears, that he hear no counsel against the innocent: which holdeth down his eyes, that he see none evil. He it is, that shall dwell on high whose saverguard shall be in the true rock, to him shall be given the right true meat and drink. His eyes shall see the king in his glory: and in the wide world, and his heart shall delight in the fear of God. What shall then become of the scribe? of the Senator? what of him that teacheth children? There shalt thou not see a people of a strange tongue to have so diffused a language, that it may not be understood: neither so strange a speach but it shall be perceived.
There shall Sion be seen, the head city of our solemn feasts. There shall thine eyes see Jerusalem that glorious habitation: the tabernacle that never shall remove, whose nails shall never be taken out world without end, whose *coardes *everychone shall never corrupt: for the glorious Majesty of the Lord shall there be present among us. In that place, where fair broad rivers and streams are shall neither Galley row, ner great ship sail. For the Lord shall be our captain, the Lord shall be our law giver. The Lord shall be our king, and he himself shall be our Saviour. There are the *coards so layed abroad, that they can not be better: The mast set up of such a fashion, that no banner nor sail hangeth theron: but there is dealed great spoil, yee lame men run after the prey, There lieth no man that sayeth: I am sick, but all evil is taken away from the people, that dwell there
Of this last sentence 2nd PP compare to kjv and or other bibles of man. RN
*coardes (courses) *everychone ( every each one ?) .*coards (courses) possible reference to a ship; in it is the lowest sail. RN
*Thine arm is at a point to visit us, but thou our health in time of trouble. That is his power to be shown plainly.
EZEKIEL or JEHEZEKIEL Chpt 22
Moreover, the word of the Lord came unto me, and said: thou son of man, wilt thou not reprove this blood thirsty city? Show them their abominations, and tell them: Thus saith the Lord God: O thou city, that sheddest blood in the midst of thee, that thy time may come also: and makest the Idols to defile thee withal. Thou hast made thy self guilty in the blood that thou hast shed, and defiled thee in the Idols, which thou hast made. Thou hast caused thy days to draw nye, and made the time of thy years to come. Therefore will I make thee to be confounded among the heathen, and to be defiled in all the lands, whether they be nye or far from thee: they shall laugh thee to scorn, thou that hast gotten thee so foul a name, and art full of mischief. Behold, the rulers of Israel have brought every man his power, to shed blood in thee. In thee have they despised father and mother, in thee have they oppressed the stranger, in thee have they vexed the widow and the fatherless. Thou hast despised my Sanctuary, and unhallowed my sabbath. Murders are there in thee, that shed blood, and eat upon the hills, and in thee they use unhappiness.
In thee have they discovered their fathers shame, in thee have they vexed women in their sickness. Every man hath dealt shamefully with his neighbors wife, and abominably defiled his daughter in law. In that hath every man forced his own sister, even his fathers daughter. Yee gifts have been received in thee, to shed blood. Thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast oppressed thy neighbors by extortion, and forgotten me, saith the Lord God. Behold, I have smitten my hands upon thy covetousness, that thou hast used, and upon the blood which hath been in thee. Is thy heart able to endure it, or may thy hands defend themselves, in the time that I shall bring upon thee? Even I the Lord that speak it, will bring it also to pass. I will scatter thee among the heathen, and strew thee about in the lands, and will cause thy filthiness to cease out of thee. Yee and I will have thee in possession in the sight of the Heathen, that thou mayest know that I am the Lord.
And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying: Thou son of man, the house of Israel is turned to *dross. All they that should be brass, tin, iron, and lead, are in the fire become dross. Therefore, thus saith the Lord God: for as much as ye have all turned into dross, behold: I will bring you together unto Jerusalem, like as silver, and brass, iron, tin, and lead, are put together in the furnace and the fire blown there under to melt them: Even so I will gather you, put you in together, and melt you in my wrath and indignation. I will bring you together, and kindle the fire of my cruel displeasure under you, that ye may be melted therein.
Like as silver is melted in the fire, so shall ye also be melted therein: that ye may know, how that I the Lord have poured my wrath upon you.
And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying: Thou son of man, tell her: Thou art an unclean land, which is not rained upon in the day of the cruel wrath: thy Prophets that are in thee, are sworn together to devour souls, like as a roaring Lion, that liveth by his prey. They receive riches and good, and make many widows in thee. Thy priests break my law, and defile my Sanctuary. They put no difference between the holy and unholy, neither discern between the clean and the unclean: they turn their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am unhallowed among you. Thy rulers in thee are like raving wolves, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, for their own *covetous lucre. As for thy Prophets, they daub with untempered clay, they see vanities, and prophecy lies unto thee, saying: the Lord God sayeth so, where as the Lord hath not spoken. The people in the land useth wicked extortion and robbery. They vex the poor and needy and oppress the stranger against right. And I sought the land for a man, that would make up the hedge, and set himself in the gap before me in the lands behalf, that I should not utterly destroy it: but I could find none. Therefore will I poured out my cruel displeasure upon them, and burn them in the fire of my wrath: their own ways will I recompense upon their heads saith the Lord God
*dross=waste product formed during the firing of metal to make it soft (molten).
*covetous lucre= unearned profit, unjust gain, and/ or gain (profit) acquired by violence and or usury (Heb) RN
EZEKIEL or JEHEZEKIEL Chpt 38
And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying: Thou son of man, turn thy face toward Gog in the land of Magog, which is the chief prince of Mesech and Tubal: prophesy against him, and say: Thus saith the Lord God: O Gog thou chief prince Mesech and Tubal: behold, I will upon thee, and will turn you about, and put a bit in thy *chawes: I will bring thee forth and all thine host, both horse and horsemen, which all be weaponed of the best fashion: a great people, that handle all together spears, shields, and swords: The Perses, Moryans, and with them the Lybians which all bear shields and helmets: Gomer and all his hosts: the house of Thogorma out of the north quarters, and all his hosts, yee and much people with thee.
Therefore prepare thee, set thyself in array with all thy people, that are come unto thee by heaps, and be thou their defense. After many days thou shalt be visited, and in the latter years thou shalt come into the land, that hath been destroyed with the sword, and now is replenished again with diverse people upon the mountains of Israel, which have long lain waste. Yee they be brought out of the nations, and dwell all safe. Thou shalt come up like a stormy weather, to cover the land, and as it were a dark cloud: thou with all thine hosts, and a great multitude of people with thee.
Moreover, thus saith the Lord God: At the same time shall many things come into thy mind, so that thou shalt imagine mischief, and say: I will up to yonder plain land, seeing they sit at ease, and dwell all without any walls, they have neither bars nor doors, to spoil them, to rob them, to lay hand to their so well inhabited wildernesses: against that people, that is gathered together from among the Heathen, which have gotten cattle and good, and dwell in the midest of the land. Then shall Saba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tharsis with all their worthies, say unto thee: Art thou come to rob? Hast thou gathered thy people together, because thou wilt spoil? to take silver and gold: to carry away cattle and goods: and to have great prey?
Therefore, O thou son of man, thou shalt prophesy, and say unto Gog: Thus saith the Lord God: In that day thou shalt know, that my people of Israel dwelleth safe: and thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts: thou and much people with thee, which ride upon horses, whereof there is a great multitude and an innumerable forte. Yee thou shalt come upon my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land. This shall come to pass in the latter days: I will bring thee up into my land, that the Heathen may know me, when I get me honor upon thee O Gog, before their eyes.
Thus saith the Lord God: Thou art he, of whom I have spoken in afore time, by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days and years, that I should bring thee upon them. At the same time, when Gog cometh up in to the land of Israel, (saith the Lord God ) shall my indignation go forth in my wrath. For in my jealousy and hot displeasure I have devised , that there shall be a great trouble in the land of Israel at that time. The very fishes in the sea, the fowls of the air, the beasts of the field, and all the men that are upon the earth, shall tremble for fear of me.
The hills also shall be turned upside down, the stairs of stone shall fall, and all walls shall sink to the ground: I will call for a sword upon them in all my mountains, saith the Lord God: so that every mans sword shall be upon another. With pestilence and blood will I punish him: stormy rain and hail stones, fire and brimstone, will I cause to rain upon him and all his heap, yee and upon all that great people that is with him. Thus will I be magnified, honored, and known among the Heathen: that they may be sure, how that I am the Lord
and others of a similitude ...
"sodomites in the military preying ...on the youth ..."
"aged elderly ...played upon ...preyed upon..."
" foul spirits preying on the youth ... "
"Merchants prey ..upon ancient Babylon (Iraq ...and Afghanistan ...)"
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