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 a multitude of mental illness ...
even as any might be a mind away from right and truth of the love of God and Jesus ....
and no regard for anything except their own thinking wanting and wishing ...
even any imagination of the lust of the eye lust of the flesh or the pride of goods ...
and again the minds became consumed of such ...
and of the most and many drugs and medicines were sought and prescribed to calm excite or satisfy the raging craving...
nevertheless there were medicines that helped with the pain and suffering ...of the few...
evenso again ...of unGodliness and wickedness and vile evil mindedness there was no relief of the works of the apothecary ...of man ...
and scripture came back to remembrance ...
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 WISDOM Chpt 5
Then shall the righteous stand in great steadfastness against such as have dealt extremely with them, and taken away their labors. When they see it, they shall be vexed with horrible fear, and shall wonder at the hastiness of the sudden health: groaning for the very distress of the mind, and shall say within themselves, having inward sorrow, and mourning for very anguish of mind:
These are they, whom we sometime had in derision, and jested upon. We fools thought their life was very madness, and their end to be without honour. But lo, how they are counted among the children of God, and their portion is among the saints. Therefore have we erred from the way of truth, the light of righteousness hath not shined unto us, and the sun of understanding rose not up upon us. We have wearied ourselves in the way of wickedness and destruction. Tedious ways have we gone: but as for the way of the Lord, we have not known it.
What good hath our pride done unto us? Or, what profit hath the pomp of riches brought us? All those things are passed away like a shadow, and as a messenger running before: As a ship that passeth over the waves of the water, which when it is gone by, the trace thereof cannot be found, neither the path of it in the floods. Or as a bird that flyeth through the air, and no man can see any token where she is flown, but only heareth the noise of her wings, beating the light wind, parting the air through the vehemence of her going, and flyeth on shaking her wings, where as afterward no token of her way can be found. Or like as when an arrow is shot at a mark, it parteth the air, which immediately cometh together again, so that a no man can know where it went through. Even so we in like manner, as soon as we were born, began immediately to draw to our end, and have showed no token of virtue, but are consumed in our own wickedness.
Such words shall they that have sinned speak in hell: For the hope of the ungodly is like a dry thistle flower ( or dust ) that is blown away with the wind: like as thin scum that is scattered abroad with the storm: like as the smoke which is dispersed here and there with the wind, and as the remembrance of a stranger that tarryeth for a day, and then departeth. But the righteous shall live for evermore: their reward also is with the Lord: and their remembrance with the Highest. Therefore shall they receive a glorious Kingdom and a beautiful crown of the Lords hand: for with his right hand shall he cover them, and with his own arm shall he cover them, and with his own arm shall he defend them. His jealousy also shall take away the harness, and he shall weapon the creature to be avenged of the enemies. He shall put unrighteousness as a breastplate, and take sure judgment instead of an helmet. The invincible shield of equity shall he take, his cruel wrath shall he sharpen for a spear, and the whole compass of the world shall fight with him against the unwise.
Then shall the thunder bolts go out of the lightnings, and come out of the rainbow of the clouds to the place appointed: out of the hard and stony indignation there shall fall thick hails, and the water of the sea shall be wroth against them, and the floods shall run roughly together. Yee a mighty wind shall stand up against them, and a storm shall scatter them abroad. Thus the unrighteous dealing of them shall bring all the land to a wilderness, and wickedness shall over throw the dwellings of the mighty
* That is, no will of man can come to good purpose, without the help of God. MN
THE PROVERBS Chpt 16
The fear of the Lord is the right science of wisdom, and lowliness goeth before honor.
* A man may well purpose a thing in his heart, but the answer of the tongue cometh from the Lord.
A man thinketh all his ways to be clean, but it is the Lord that fashioneth minds.
Commit thy works unto the Lord, and look what thou devisest, it shall prosper.
The Lord doeth all things for his own sake, yee and when he keepeth the ungodly for the day of wrath.
The Lord abhorreth all presumptuous and proud hearts, there may neither strength ner power escape.
With loving mercy and faithfulness sins be forgiven, and who so searcheth the Lord eschueth evil.
When a mans ways please the Lord, he maketh his very enemies to be his friends.
Better is it to have a little thing with righteousness, than great rents wrongfully gotten.
A man deviseth a way in his heart, but it is the Lord that ordereth his goings.
When the prophecy is in the lips of the king, his mouth shall not go wrong in judgement.
A true measure and a true balance are the Lords, he maketh all weights.
It is an great abomination when kings are wicked, for a kings seat should be holden up with righteousness.
Righteous lips are pleasant unto kings, and they love him that speaketh the truth.
The king displeasure is a messenger of death, but a wise man will pacify him.
The cheerful countenance of the king is life, and his loving favor is as the evening dew.
To have wisdom in possession is better than gold, and to get understanding is more worth than silver.
The path for the righteous eschueth evil, and who so looketh well to his ways keepeth his own soul.
Presumptuousness goeth before destruction, and after a proud stomach there followeth a fall.
Better it is to be of humble mind with the lowly, than to divide the spoils with the proud.
He that handleth a matter wisely, obtaineth good: and blessed is he , that putteth his trust in the Lord.
Who so hath a wise understanding is called to counsel: but he that can speak fair getteth more riches.
Understanding is a well of life unto him that hath it, as for the chastening of fools, it is but foolishness.
The heart of the wise enformeth his mouth, and amendeth the doctrine in his lips.
Fair words are an honeycomb, a refreshing of the mind, and health of the bones.
There is a way that men think to be right, but the end thereof leadeth unto death.
A troublous soul disquieteth herself, for her own mouth hath brought her thereto.
An ungodly person stirreth up evil, and in his lips he is as an hot burning fire.
A froward body causeth strife, and he that is a babble of his tongue, maketh division among Princes.
A wicked man beguileth his neighbor, and leadeth him the way that is not good.
He that winketh with his eyes, imagineth mischief: and he that biteth his lips, will do some harm.
Age is a crown of worship, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
A patient man is better than one strong: and he that can rule himself, is more worth than he that winneth a city.
The lots are cast into the lap, but their fall standeth before the Lord
THE BOOK OF THE PREACHER Chpt 6
There is yet another plague under the Sun, and it is a general thing among men: When God giveth a man riches, goods and honor, so that he wanteth nothing of all that his heart can desire: and yet God giveth him not leave to enjoy the same, but another man spendeth them. This is a vain thing and a miserable plague. If a man beget an hundred children, and live many years, so that his days are many in number, and yet can not enjoy his good, neither be buried: as for him I say, that an untimely birth is better than he. For he cometh to naught, and goeth his way into darkness, and his name is forgotten. Moreover, he seeth not the *Son, and knoweth no rest neither here ner there: Yee, though he live *two thousand years, yet he hath no good life. Come not all to one place? All the labor that man hath taken, is for himself, and yet his desire is never filled after his mind. For what hath the wise more than the fool? What helpeth it the poor, that he knoweth to walk before the living? The sight of the eyes is better, then that the fool should depart away. Howbeit this is also a vain thing and a disquietness of the mind. What is more excellent than man? Yet can he not in the law get victory of him that is mightier than he: A vain thing is it to cast out many words, but what hath a man else?
*Again no missprint Son and also * note this : two thousand years ...Mark :1000 years = 1 day and a day = 1000 years with the Lord. 2Peter 3 . RN
TO THE EPHESIANS Chpt 2
And you hath he quickened also that were dead in trespass and sin, in the which in time past ye walked, according to the course of this world, and after the governor that ruleth in the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of unbelief, among which we also had our conversation in time past, in the lusts of our flesh, and fulfilled the will of the flesh and of the mind: and were naturally the children of wrath, even as well as *other.
But God which is rich in mercy through his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead by sin, hath quickened us together in Christ (for by grace are ye saved) and hath raised us up together and made us sit together in heavenly things through Christ Jesus, for to show in times to come the exceeding riches of his grace, in kindness to us ward in Christ *Jesu. For by grace are ye made safe through faith, and that not of yourselves. For it is the gift of God, and cometh not of works, lest any man should boast himself. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesu unto good works, unto the which God ordained us before, that we should walk in them.
Wherefore remember that ye being in time past gentiles in the flesh, and were called uncircumcision to them which are called circumcision in the flesh, which circumcision is made by hands: Remember I say, that ye were at that time without Christ, and were reputed aliens from the common wealth of Israel, and were strangers from the testaments of promise, and had no hope, and were without God in this world. But now in Christ Jesu, ye which a while ago were far off, are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
For he is our peace, which hath made of both one, and hath broken down the wall that was a stop between us, and hath also put away through his flesh, the cause of hatred, that is to say, the law of commandments contained in the law written, for to make of *twain one new man in himself, so making peace: and to reconcile both unto God in one body through his cross, and slew hatred thereby: and came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. For through him we both have an open way in, in one spirit unto the father.
Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners: but citizens with the saints, and of the household of God: and are built upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ being the head corner stone, in whom every building coupled together, groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord, in whom ye also are built together, and made an habitation for God in the spirit
other (others). *Jesu: Hebrew for Jesus. *twain (two)
THE FOURTH BOOK OF ESDRAS Chpt 6
And he said unto me: In the beginning when the ground was made: before the world stood, or ever the winds blew, before it thundered and lightened, or ever the foundations of paradise were laid, before the fair flowers were seen, or ever the moveable powers were established, before the innumerable multitude of angels were gathered together, or ever the highness of the air was lifted up, afore the measures of the firmament were named, or ever the chimneys of Sion were hot, and the present years were sought out, and or ever the inventions of those that now sin, were put aside, before they were sealed that now gather faith for a treasure: then did I consider and ponder all these things, and they all were made through me, and through none other: Then answered I and said: which shall be the parting asunder of the times? Or when shall the end of the first, and the beginning of it that followeth? And he said unto me: From Abraham unto Isaac, when Jacob and Esau were born of him, Jacobs hand held first the heel of Esau: for Esau is the end of this world, and Jacob is the beginning of it that followeth. The hand of man between the heel and the hand. Other question ( Esdras ) ask thou not.
I answered then, and said: O' Lord, Lord, if I have found favor in thy sight, I beseech thee, show thy servant the end of the tokens, whereof thou showest me part the last night. So he answered and said unto me: Stand up upon thy feet, and hear the perfect voice and sound. There shall come a great motion, but the place where thou standest will not be moved. And therefore when thou hearest the words be not afraid: for of the end shall the word and the foundation of the earth be understand. And why? the word thereof trembleth and quaketh, for it knoweth, that it must be changed at the end. And it happened, that when I heard it, I stood up upon my feet, and harkened: And behold there was a voice that spake, and the sound of it was like the sound of many waters, and it said. Behold, the days come, that I will begin to draw near, and to visit them that dwell upon the earth, and will begin to make inquisition of them, what they be that have hurt equity with unrighteousness, and when the low estate of Sion shall be fulfilled: and when the world, that shall vanish away, shall be oversealed, then will I do these tokens.
The books shall be opened before the firmament, and they shall see altogether, and the children of a year old shall speak with their voices: the women with child shall bring forth untimely children of three or four months old, and they shall live, and be raised up: and suddenly shall the sown places appear as the unsewn, the full store houses shall suddenly be found empty, and the trumpet shall give a sound, which when every man hearth, they shall be hastily afraid. At that time shall friends fight against one another like enemies, and the earth shall stand in fear with them.
The springs of the wells shall stand still, and in three hours they shall not run. Whosoever remaineth from all these things that I have told thee, shall escape, and see my salvation, and the end of your world. And the men that are received, shall see it, they that have not tasted death from their birth: and the heart of the indwellers shall be changed, and turned into another meaning: for evil shall be put out, and deceit shall be quenched. As for faith, it shall flourish, corruption shall be over come: and the truth, which hath so long been without fruit, shall be declared. And it happened when he talked with me, that I looked demurely upon him, before whom I stood, and these words said he unto me: I am come to show thee, the time of the night for to come.
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