Now so that you might be invited ...and to know of measures and matters within my house and the works and blessing of God and Christ therein ...i lay this at your feet ...
for it came to pass that my son and i did travel to a city ...to free a young man from prison ...(though he be allready freed) ...nevertheless we were given and allowed to go ...and to bring him home ...
yet these are not the matters or measures i might show you ...Yet is of the traveling ...for mine son and i were blessed to journey ...in the blesssings of God and Christ ...for all the time long ...hours upon hours went by as seconds ...moments ...as we shared of the works of God and Christ one for another and one within the other ...and mineself and my son were blessed unto greatfullness of heart ...all the way to and from the wicked city of the young mans prisonment ...
and was of truth my son ...gathered even moreso up in spirit and truth ...for he has been and is a mighty blessing and helps too ...even as before ...even still ...for increase upon increase ...does God and Christ bless an whole house ...one with another and one for another ...as it was and is ...my son and others within mine family have received matters and measures of matters ...one for another and one with another ...for times and times now ...as God and Christ blessed us as needs be ...to knit us all together ...and that without regard ...yet of sure proofs ...least any fall to unbelief ...
saying plainly that i ...though i do make an open show with in mine house of whatsoever God and Christ show me ...it is not as though i bend any neck to believe ...or to Lord over them ...as to burden them with doctrine ...no quite the opposite ...i only am given to share with them what i am given to share with them ...and each has his or her own walk with God and Christ ..according to their perfect measure ...of heart ...every each one ...room for God and Christ to work in them ...
Least i stumble any ...i stay away from lording over any mineself ...leaving room ...full space for grace...and patience of time ...spirit and matters of truth ...that the Lord Jesus Christ be their Lord ...and He mends them of heart and conscience and soul unto God our Father ...
and so it is this "way" and the way ...that mine house is ministered to ...not by me lording over any ...yet of God and Christ loving over all ...in spirit and in truth ...for any ...of any matter or measure of matter ...
Nevertheless ...that so you know ...Yet of the matters and measures of matters ...for i have said ...all within the family ...do witness one unto another as God and Christ open matters to them ...and that plainly and of truth so that all is proven and perfectly known ...
and such a matter and measure of matter was shown me ...
For i was given to look to the matters and measures of the "season of man" ...even the stealthy hidden jet that hovered in the clouds ...and another matter brought to me ...of looking to the "planets aligning" ...as was shown me many a years past ...yet is still plain ...and clear to me ..even moreso now than might be allowed before ...
and it was that unknown to my son ...for he is busy doing the things a young man does ...yet again unknown to my son ...i was looking to these matters of the "planets aligning" ...as i had done so many years before ...and it was not that i desired to look to these things ...of myself ...yet only prayed for helps the more ...for to show any that might receive ...
and so i prayed ...for it is a tasksome thing ...to go to this matter ...and much ..looking to planets and stars and all manner of bodies of heaven ...a thing i had looked to before ...and not desiring to do again ...for though God and Christ were with me then and did show me many matters ...and measures of matters ...it seemed to me that they might not desire me to go again to such looking ...for like i said it is a vast thing to look to ...
and so i prayed ...that God and Christ show me if needs be ...and if so much i was to look the more ..or again to these matters and measures of matters ...for it is a fearfull thing for me to go off ...a doing things of mine own thinking ...outside the will of God ...a fearfull and trembling thing it is ...and grievous unworthy before God and Christ to do such a thing ...and see the vision shown as any might walk in the Word of God and Christ ...
and Behold my son awakes ...i woke up ...in the morning and marked the time ...and said to me ...dad i have had a dream last night ...and it was shown to me... a mighty star ...not like any other ...and with the star a snow flake ...and i trembled at this ...for the matters and measures of looking to the Heavens ...was afore prayed for ...and now shown me by my son ...
From the beginning >>> Then said God: let there be lights in the firmament of heaven, to divide the day from the night, that they may be unto signs, seasons, days and years. And let them be lights in the firmament of heaven, to shine upon the earth: And so it was. And God made two great lights: A greater light to rule the day, and a less light to rule the night: and he made stars also. And God put them in the firmament of heaven to shine upon the earth, and to rule the day and the night: and to divide the light from darkness. And God saw that it was good: and so of the evening and morning was made the fourth day.
and two matters and measures of matters were given to me in rememberance ...of the "morning star" and pray that the day of the Lord comes not in winter ...
Unto you I say, and unto others of them of Thiatira, as many as have not this learning and which have not known the deepness of Sathan (as they say). I will put upon you none other burden, but that which you have already. Hold fast until I come, and whosoever overcometh and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over nations, and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and as the vessels of a potter, shall he break them to shivers. Even as I received of my father, so will I give him the morning star. Let him that has ears, hear what the spirit says to the congregations.
Then spake the Lord unto Job out of the storm, and said: What is he that hideth his mind with foolish words? Gird up thy loins like a man, for I will question thee, see thou give me a direct answer. Where wast thou, when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell plainly if thou hast understanding. Who hath measured it, knowest thou? Or, who hath spread the line upon it? Where upon stand the pillars of it? Or, who layed the corner stone? Where wast thou, when the morning stars praised me together, and all the children of God rejoiced triumphantly?>
Who shut the sea with doors, when it break forth as a child out of his mothers womb? When I made the clouds to be a covering for it, and swaddled it with the dark? When I gave it my commandment, making doors and bars for it, and saying: Hither to thou shalt come, but no further, and here shalt thou lay down thy proud and high waves.>
Hast thou given the morning his charge ( as soon as thou was born ) and showed the day spring his place, that it might take hold of the corners of the earth, and that the ungodly might be shaken out? Their tokens and weapons hast thou turned like clay, and set them up again as the changing of a garment. Yee hast thou spoiled the ungodly of their light, and broken the arm of the proud. Camest thou ever into the ground of the sea: or hast thou walked in the low corners of the deep? Have the gates of death been open unto thee, or hast thou seen the door of everlasting treasure? Hast thou also perceived how broad the earth is? Now if thou hast knowledge of all, then show me where light dwelleth, and where darkness is: that thou mayest bring us unto their quarters, if thou canst tell the way to their houses.>
Knowest thou ( when thou wast born ) how old thou shouldest be? Wentest thou ever into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the secret places of the hail, which I have prepared against the time of trouble, against the time of battle and war? >
By what way is the light parted, and the heat dealt upon the earth? Who divideth the abundance of waters into rivers, or who maketh a way for the stormy weather, that it watereth and moistureth the dry and barren ground: to make the grass grow in places where no man remaineth? Who is the father of rain? Or who hath begotten the drops of dew? Out of whose womb came the ice? Who hath gendered the coldness of the air? That the waters are as hard as stones, and lay congealed above the deep. *Hast thou brought the seven stars together? Or art thou able to break the circle of heaven? Canst thou bring forth the morning star at a convenient time, and convey them home again? Knowest thou the course of heaven, that thou may set up the ordinance thereof upon the earth? Moreover, canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that they may pour down a great rain upon thee? Canst thou thunder also that they may go their way, and be obedient unto thee, saying : Lo here we are. Who giveth sure wisdom or steadfast understanding? Who numbereth the clouds in wisdom? Who filleth the vehement waters of heaven? Who turneth the clots to dust, and then to be clots again? Huntest thou the prey from the lion, or feedest thou his young whelps living in their dens, and lurking in their couches? Who provideth meat for the raven, when his young ones cry unto God, and fly about for want of meat? *kjv = 31 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? 32: Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?: As the record shows: these lines, and many, many others are found in the first edition of the 1611 kjv. RN
And he dreamed yet another dream and told it his brethren saying: behold, I have had one dream more: me thought the *sonne (son) and the moon and eleven stars made obeisance to me. And when he had told it unto his father and his brethren, his father rebuked him and said unto him: what meaneth this dream which thou hast dreamed: shall I and thy mother and thy brethren come and fall on the ground before thee? And his brethren hated him, but his father noted the saying. * sonne is exactly the way it appears in the original text, sun, spelled sunne; in middle English.
Take heed unto yourselves diligently as pertaining unto your souls, for ye saw no manner of image the day when the Lord spake unto you in Horeb out of the fire lest ye marre yourselves and make you graven images after whatsoever likeness it be: whether after the likeness of man or woman or any manner beast that is on the earth or of any manner feathered fowl that flyeth in the air, or of any manner worm that creepeth on the earth or of any manner fish that is in the water beneath the earth: Yea and lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the *son and the moon and the stars and whatsoever is contained in heaven, shouldest be deceived and shouldest bow thyself unto them and serve the things which the Lord thy God hath distributed unto all nations that are under all quarters of heaven.
From heaven came battle: for the stars being in their course, fought against Sisara. The river of Kison caught them away: that ancient river the river Kison.
My soul: tread thou the mighty underfoot. Then they mauled the horses legs, that their mighty coursers left prancing.
Curse Meres bade the angel of the Lord, Curse, Curse the inhabiters thereof because they came not forth to help the Lord, to help the Lord among the mighty.
even the whole book ...
The Book of Esther From the Hebrew Esther means " star "
Canst thou bring forth the morning star at a convenient time, and convey them home again? Knowest thou the course of heaven, that thou may set up the ordinance thereof upon the earth?
I hate and abhor your holy days, and where ye cense me when ye come together I will not except it. And though ye offer me burnt offerings and meat offerings, yet have I no pleasure therin. As for your fat thank offerings, I will not look upon them. Away with the noise of thy songs, I will not hear thy plays of your music: but see that equity flow as water, and righteousness as a mighty stream. O ye house of Israel, gave ye me offerings and sacrifices those forty years long in the wilderness? yet ye set up tabernacles to your Moloch, and images of your Idols, yee and the star of your God *Rempha, figures which ye made to worship them. Therefore will I cause you to be carried away beyond Damascus, saith the Lord, whose name is the God of Hosts. *Rempha : left out of KJV here, but found in Acts .
They that till the ground, shall mourn: for their feeds shall be destroyed through the blasting and hail, and an horrible star Do warneth the world and them that dwell therin, for the sword and their destruction draweth nigh, and one people shall stand up to fight against another, and swords in their hands. For men shall be unsteadfast, and some shall do violence unto the other: they shall not regard their king and princes, the ways of their doings and the handlings in their power. A man shall desire to go into the city, and shall not be able. For because of their pride the cities shall be brought in fear, the houses shall shake, and men shall be afraid. A man shall have no pity upon his neighbor, but one shall provoke another unto battle to spoil their goods because of the hunger of bread, and because of the great trouble.
Behold, I gather together and call together all the kings of the earth which are from the uprising, from the South, from the East and Libanus to turn unto them, and restore the things they have given them. Like as they do yet this day unto my chosen, so will I do also, and recompense them in their bosom. Thus sayeth the Lord God: My right hand shall not spare the sinners, and my sword shall not cease over them, that shed the innocent blood upon the earth. The fear has gone out from his wrath, and the sinners like the straw that is kindled. Do warneth them that sin, and keep not my commandments, sayeth the Lord. I will not spare them. Go your way ye children from violence, defile not my sanctuary: for the Lord knoweth all them that sin against him, and therefore delivereth he them unto death and destruction: for now are the plagues come upon the world, and ye shall remain in them. For God shall not deliver you, because you have sinned against him.
Behold, an horrible vision cometh from the East, where generations of Dragons shall come out, and the people of the Arabes with many chariots, and the multitude of them shall be as the wind upon the earth, that all that hear them raging in their wrath, may fear and be afraid: and as the wild boars out of the wood, so shall they go out, and with great power shall they come, and stand fighting with them, and shall waste the portion of the land of the Assirians.
And then shall the Dragons have the upper hand, not remembering their birth, and shall turn about swearing together in great power, to persecute them. But these shall be afraid, and keep silence at their power, and shall flee: and one out of the land of the Assirians shall besiege them, and consume one of them, and in their host shall be fear and dread, and strife among their kings.
Behold clouds from the East, and from the North unto the South, and they are very horrible to look upon, full of wrath and storm. They shall smite one upon another, and they shall smite at the great star upon earth and their star, and the blood shall be from the sword unto the belly, and the smoke of man unto the camels litter: And there shall be great fearfulness and trembling upon the earth, and they that see wrath shall be afraid, and a trembling shall come upon them.
And then shall there come great rains from the South and from the North, and part from the West, and from the stormy wind from the East, and shall shut them up again, and the cloud which he raised up in wrath, and the star to cause fear toward the East and West wind, shall be destroyed: and the great clouds shall be lift up, and the mighty clouds full of wrath, and the star, that they may make all the earth afraid and them that dwell therin, and that they may pour out over all places an horrible star, fire and hail and flying swords, and many waters: that all fields may be full, and all rivers, and they shall break down the cities and walls, mountains and hills, all trees, wood, and the grass of the meadows, and all their fruit. And they shall go steadfast into Babylon, and make her afraid, they shall come to her and besiege her: the star and all wrath shall they pour out upon her.
and might any look the more ...the more of the last book of Esdras ...
The Fourth Book of Esdras "help" from the Hebrew
When Jesus was born at Bethlehem in Jury (Jewry), in the time of Herod the king. Behold, there came wise men from the East to Jerusalem saying: Where is he that is born king of the Jews? We have seen his star in the East, and are come to worship him.
Then Herod privily called the wise men, and diligently enquired of them, the time of the star that appeared, and sent them to Bethlehem saying: Go and search diligently for the child. And when ye have found him, bring me word, that I may come and worship him also.
When they had heard the king, they departed: and lo the star which they saw in the East, went before them, till it came and stood over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were marvellously glad: and went into the house, and found the child with Mary his mother, and kneeled down and worshipped him, and opened their treasures, and offered unto him gifts, gold, frankincense and myrrh. And after they were warned of God in a dream, that they should not go again to Herod, they returned into their own country another way.
Then God turned himself and gave them up, that they should worship the stars of the sky, as it is written in the book of the Prophets: O ye of the house of Israel, gave ye to me sacrifices and meat offerings, by the space of forty years in the wilderness? And ye took unto you the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them. And I will translate you beyond Babylon.
But anon (a little while) after, there arose against their purpose, a flaw of wind out of the northeast. And when the ship was caught, and could not resist the wind, we let her go and drave with the weather. And we came unto an isle named Clauda, and had much work to come by a boat, which they took up and used help, undergirding the ship, fearing lest we should have fallen into Syrtes, and we let down a vessel and so were carried. The next day when we were tossed with an exceeding tempest, they lightened the ship, and the third day we cast out with our own hands, the tackling of the ship. When at the last neither sun nor star in many days appeared and no small tempest lay upon us, all hope that we should be saved, was then taken away. Then after long abstinence, Paul stood forth in the midst of them and said: Sirs ye should have hearkened to me, and not have loosed from Candy, neither to have brought unto us this harm and loss. And now I exhort you to be of goad cheer. For there shall be no loss of any mans life among you, save of the ship only. For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve, saying: fear not Paul for thou must be brought before Cesar. And lo, God hath given unto thee all that sail with thee. Wherefore sirs be of good cheer: for I believe God, that so it shall be even as it was told me. How be it we must be cast into a certain island.
All flesh is not one manner of flesh but there is one manner flesh of men, another manner flesh of beasts, another manner flesh of fishes, and another of birds. There are celestial bodies, and there are bodies terrestrial. But the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one manner glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, an another glory of the stars. For one star differeth from another in glory. So is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption, and riseth in incorruption. It is sown in dishonour, and riseth in honour. It is sown in weakness, and riseth in power. It is sown a natural body, and riseth a spiritual body. There is a natural body and there is a spiritual body: as it is written: the first man Adam was made a living soul: and the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. How be it, that is not first which is spiritual: but that which is natural, and then that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they that are earthy. And as is the heavenly, such are they that are heavenly. And as we have born the image of the earthy, so shall we bear the image of the heavenly.
We have also a right sure word of prophecy whereunto if ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, ye do well, until the day dawn and the day star arise in your hearts. So that ye first know this: That, that no prophecy in the scripture hath any private interpretation. For the scripture came never by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the holy ghost.
And the third Angel blew, and there fell a great star from heaven burning as it were a lamp, and it fell into the third part of the rivers, and into fountains of waters, and the name of the star is called wormwood. And the third part was turned to wormwood. A many men died of the waters because they were made bitter. And the fourth Angel blew, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of stars: so that the third part of them was darkened. And the day was smitten that the third part of it should not shine, and likewise the night. And I beheld and heard an Angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice: Woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth because of the voices to come of the trumpet of the three Angels which were yet to blow.
And the fifth Angel blew, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth. And to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit, and there arose the smoke of a great furnace. And the sun and the air were darkened by the reason of the smoke of the pit. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power as the scorpions of the earth have power. And it was commanded them, that they should not hurt the grass of the earth: neither any green thing: neither any tree: but only those men which have not the seal in their foreheads. And to them was commanded that they should not kill them, but that they should be vexed five months, and their pain was as the pain that cometh of a scorpion, when he hath stung a man. And in those days shall men shall seek death, and shall not find it, and shall desire to die, and death shall fly from them.
I Jesus sent mine angel, to testify unto you these things in the congregations. I am the root and the generation of David, and the bright morning star. And the spirit and the bride said come. And let him that heareth, say also, come. And let him that is a thirst, come. And let whosoever will, take of the water of life, free.
OF WINTER ...
And Noe made an altar unto the Lord, and took of all manner of clean beasts, and all manner of clean fowls, and offered sacrifice upon the altar. And the Lord smelled a sweet savour and said in his heart: I will hence forth no more curse the earth for mans sake, for the imagination of mans heart is evil, even from the very youth of him. Moreover I will not destroy from hence forth all that liveth as I have done. Neither shall sowing time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night cease, as long as the earth endureth.
Thou hast set all the borders of the earth, thou hast made both summer and winter.
Remember this, O' Lord, how the enemy rebuketh, and how the foolish people blaspheme thy name.
Like as the winter cool in the harvest, so is a faithful messenger to him that send him, and refresheth his masters mind.
She feareth not that the cold of winter shall hurt her house, for all her household folks are double clothed. kjv has: clothed with scarlet.
Stand up my love, my dove, my beautiful, and come: For lo, the winter is now past, and the rain is away and gone. The flowers are come up in the field, the twisting time is come, and the voice of the turtle dove is heard in our land. The fig tree bringeth forth her figs, the vines bear blossoms, and have a good smell. Stand up my love, my beautiful, and come (O' my dove) out of the caves of the rocks, out of the holes in the wall: O' let me see thy countenance and hear thy voice, for sweet is thy voice, and fair is thy face.
Woe be unto the land of *flying ships, which is this side the flood of Ethiopia: which sendeth her message over the sea in ships of reeds upon the water: and sayeth go soon, and do your message unto a strange and hard folk: to a fearful people, and to a people that is further than this: to a desperate and *pilled folk, whose land is divided from us with rivers of water. Yee all ye that sit in the compass of the world, and dwell upon the earth: when the token shall be given upon the mountains, then look up: and when the horn bloweth, then harken to, for thus hath the Lord said unto me. I lay me down, and pondered the matter in my house, at the Noon day when it was hot: And there fell a mighty shower, like a dew, as it happeneth in Harvest. But the fruits were not yet ripe cut off, and the grapes were but young and green. Then one smote off, the grapes with an hook, yee he hewed down also the boughs and the branches, and did cast them away. And thus they were layed waste, for the fowls of the mountains, and for the beasts of the earth together. So that the fowls sat there upon, and the beasts of the earth wintered there. Then shall there be a present brought to the Lord of Hosts: even that hard folk, that fearful folk, and that further is then this: that desperate and pilled folk ( whose land is divided from us with floods of water ) unto the place of the name of the Lord of Hosts: even unto the hill of Sion. * *flying ships, this is exactly as it is written. *pilled; to be under extortion, charged as much as possible, . RN
Then said the Princes unto Baruch: Go thy way, and hide with Jeremy, so that no man know where ye be. And they went in to the King to the court. but they kept the book in the chamber of Elisama the Scribe, and told the King all the words that he might hear. So the King sent Jehudi to fetch the book him the book, which he brought out of Elisama the Scribes chamber. And Jehudi read it, that the King and all the Princes, which were about him might hear. Now the King sat in the winter house, for it was in the ninth Month, and there was a good fire before him. And when Jehudi had read three or four leaves thereof, he cut the book in pieces with a pen knife, and cast it into the fire upon the hearth, until the book was all burnt in the fire upon the hearth.
As for the winter house and summer house, I will smite them down: and the houses of Ivory, yee and many other houses shall perish, and be destroyed, sayeth the Lord.
In that time shall there *waters of life run out from Jerusalem: the half part of them* toward the east sea, and the other half toward the uttermost sea, and shall continue both summer and winter. And the Lord himself shall be king over all the earth. *waters= that is the understanding of the word of God. MN ...MN meaning martyrs notes of 1527 anon
Then Esdras stood up from the court of the temple without, and went in to the chamber of Jonathas the son of Nasabus, and remained there, and ate no meat, nor dronk drink, for the multitude of the wickedness of the people. And there was a proclamation in all Jewry and at Jerusalem, for all such as were gathered at Jerusalem out of the captivity, that whosoever came not to Jerusalem within two or three days (a according to the judgement of the old lords of counsel ) his goods should be taken from him, and be excluded from the congregation of the captivity. And in three days were all they of the tribe of Judah and BenJamin gathered together at Jerusalem, the twentieth day of the ninth month. And the whole multitude sat trembling in the court of the temple, for it was winter.
So Esdras arose up, and said unto them: Ye have done unrighteously, in that ye have taken outlandish wives to marriage, and so to increase the sins of Israel. And know knowledge the same, and give praise unto the Lord God of our fathers, and perform his will, departing from the Heathen of the land, and from the outlandish wives. Then cried the whole multitude with a loud voice, and said: Like as thou hast spoken, so will we do: But forasmuch as the people are many, and the winter here, we may not stand without the house: again, this work is not a thing, that can be finished in a day or two, for we be many that have sinned in these things: Ordain therefore, the rulers of the multitude and all that dwell with us, and as many as have outlandish wives, the Priests also and judges of every place may stand in the time appointed, till they loose up the wrath of the Lord in his business.
For the hope of the unthankful shall melt away as the winter ice, and perish as water, that is not necessary.
When ye therefore shall see the abomination that betokeneth desolation, spoken of by Daniel the Prophet, stand in the holy place: let him that readeth it, understand it. Then let them which be in Jury (Jewry), fly into the mountains. And let him which is on the house top, not come down to fetch anything out of his house. Neither let him which is in the field, return back to fetch his clothes. Woeshall be in those days to them that are with child, and to them that give suck. But pray that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day. For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not from the beginning of the world to this time, nor shall be. Ye and except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the chosens sake, those days shall be shortened.
And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter: and Jesus walked in Solomons porch. Then came the Jewes round about him, and said unto him: How long dost thou make us doubt? If thou be Christ, tell us plainly. Jesus answered them: I told you and ye believe not. The works that I do in my fathers name, they bear witness of me. But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep. As I said unto you: my sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me, and I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My father which gave them me, is greater then all and no man is able to take them out of my fathers hand. And I and my father are one.
And there the undercaptain found a ship of Alexander, ready to sail into Italy, and put us therein. And when we had sailed slowly many days, and scarce were come over against Gnidon (because the wind withstood us) we sailed hard by the coast of Candy, over against Salmo, and with much work sailed beyond it, and came unto a place called good port. Nigh whereunto was a city called Lasea. When much time was spent and sailing was now jeopardous, because also that we had overlong fasted, Paul put them in remembrance, and said unto them Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not of the lading and ship only: but also of our lives. Neverthelater the undercaptain believed the governor and the master, better than those things which were spoken of Paul. And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, many took counsel to depart thence, if by any means they might attain to Phenices and there to winter, which is an haven of Candy, and serveth to the southwest and northwest wind. When the south wind blew, they supposing to obtain their purpose, loosed unto Asson, and sailed past all Candy.
After three months we departed in a ship of Alexandry, which had wintered in the isle, whose badge was Castor and Pollux. And when we came to Cyracusa, we tarried there three days. And from thence we fetched a compass and came to Regium. And after one day the south wind blew, and we came the next day to Putiolus: where we found brethren, and were desired to tarry with them seven days, and so came to Rome, and from thence, when the brethren heard of us, they came against us to Apiphorum, and to the three taverns. When Paul saw them, he thanked God, and waxed bold. And when he came to Rome, the undercaptain delivered the prisoners to the chief captain of the host: but Paul was suffered (allowed) to dwell by himself with one Soldier that kept him.
Of the gathering for the saints, as I have ordained in the congregations of Galacia, even so do ye. Upon some *sonday let every one of you put aside at home and lay up whatsoever he thinketh meet, that there be no gatherings when I come. When I am come, whosoever ye shall allow by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem. And if it be meet that I go, they shall go with me. I will come unto you after I have gone over Macedonia. For I will go throughout Macedonia. With you peradventure I will abide a while: or else winter, that ye may bring me on my way whithersoever I go. *sonday: exact spelling
Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. Erastus abode at Corinth. Trophimos I left at Miletum sick. Make speed to come before winter. Eubolus greeteh thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren. The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you: Amen.
When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come to me unto Nicopolis. For I have determined there to winter. Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be lacking unto them. And let ours also learn to excel in good works, as far forth as need requireth, that they be not unfruitful. All that are with me, salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all: Amen.
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