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    Post  Carol Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:30 pm

    Love your X-Files Oxy. However the reptilians, before they went to the dark side were a luminous iridescent white with incredible angelic type wing span. Those few who have accepted Christ are reversing their condition with their wings growing again. Wonder if they will turn white as well.

    Next.. and something close to my heart are the med-beds which hopefully will be available to the public this year. We are thinking of purchasing one. May be around 20k. These med-beds will be in hospitals and eliminate the need for surgeries restoring the body to it's optimum function. We have one friend whose kidneys are non-functional and she has to give herself dialysis every 3 hours 24/7 if she wants to stay alive.

    She actually spends the majority of her time in the 5th dimension as no ordinary person could survive what she has to do to maintain her organ functions. We're envisioning a med-bed that restores organ function for her.. which they do have.

    So let's hope the Galactic Space Force Alliance is successful sooner then later in ridding the planet of the evil ones. Gene DeCode did have a video of one of the Alliance ships taking out the cabal ships as they attempt to escape the planet.

    Here are his two videos. Enjoy.

    https://beforeitsnews.com/paranormal/2021/06/gene-decode-shares-rare-footage-of-space-fleet-fighters-taking-out-ships-and-pictures-of-ets-and-star-wars-on-earth-2553782.html

    You really do have some of the most interesting threads on Mists. Love the photos and video clips. Awesome!


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    Post  orthodoxymoron Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:00 pm

    Carol wrote:Love your X-Files Oxy. However the reptilians, before they went to the dark side were a luminous iridescent white with incredible angelic type wing span. Those few who have accepted Christ are reversing their condition with their wings growing again. Wonder if they will turn white as well.

    Next.. and something close to my heart are the med-beds which hopefully will be available to the public this year. We are thinking of purchasing one. May be around 20k. These med-beds will be in hospitals and eliminate the need for surgeries restoring the body to it's optimum function. We have one friend whose kidneys are non-functional and she has to give herself dialysis every 3 hours 24/7 if she wants to stay alive.

    She actually spends the majority of her time in the 5th dimension as no ordinary person could survive what she has to do to maintain her organ functions. We're envisioning a med-bed that restores organ function for her.. which they do have.

    So let's hope the Galactic Space Force Alliance is successful sooner then later in ridding the planet of the evil ones. Gene DeCode did have a video of one of the Alliance ships taking out the cabal ships as they attempt to escape the planet.

    Here are his two videos. Enjoy.

    https://beforeitsnews.com/paranormal/2021/06/gene-decode-shares-rare-footage-of-space-fleet-fighters-taking-out-ships-and-pictures-of-ets-and-star-wars-on-earth-2553782.html

    You really do have some of the most interesting threads on Mists. Love the photos and video clips. Awesome!
    Thank-you, Carol. Sherry Shriner spoke of 'White-Reptilians beneath the Gobi Desert'. They are supposedly the Royals with Ancient-Records and such. As you know, I am highly-distressed regarding what we know and don't know relative to what we think we know and don't know. How Do We Know?? The KJV and EGW might not be what people think they are (or are not). I am honestly thinking in terms of The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Exercise in Nature as a Pragmatic Middle-Way in Modernity. I guess I've mostly lost my faith, being reduced to mumbling and fumbling with religious and political science-fiction within the context of The Mists of Avalon. I know you know but I mostly don't talk about that. I just read between the lines. I'm actually quite embarrassed by my internet adventure and I'm not sure how to let go of this tiger-tail and/or reptilian-tail. I might publish some of my notes, but what are the copyright rules regarding posting on an internet-forum such as the Mists?? How might permission be granted or denied?? I'm frankly thinking of walking away from the madness, and attempting to write something completely random. Regarding the Med-Beds, I don't know, but it seems reasonable for people to be more thoroughly examined and analyzed on a regular basis with state of the art allopathic and naturopathic prevention and treatment, but what are the ethical and economic implications and ramifications?? Here is something you probably already know about regarding your friend, Paola Harris.

    The United States of the Solar System, A.D. 2133 (Book Ten) - Page 35 Trinity-vallee

    Breakthrough Research Reveals the Earliest Evidence of US Government’s UFO Recovery. Hard evidence has existed since 1945 for the actual recovery of unidentified flying craft in the United States, according to this new research book, "TRINITY: The Best-Kept Secret" written by two seasoned analysts of the global patterns behind the UFO phenomenon. Italian investigative journalist Paola Leopizzi Harris and French-born information scientist Dr. Jacques F. Vallée have teamed up to uncover the details of a New Mexico crash in 1945, fully two years before the well-known incident at Roswell and the famous sighting by pilot Kenneth Arnold in 1947. Over several site investigation surveys Harris and Vallée reconstructed the historic observations by three witnesses, two of whom are still living, who described to them the circumstances of the crash, with details of the recovery of a nearly-intact flying vehicle and its occupants by an Army detachment. Combining their long experience in field research around the world, the authors have documented the step-by-step efforts by the military to remove the object, an avocado-shaped craft weighting several tons, from the property where it crash-landed during a storm. Surprisingly, the literature of the field only includes a few passing mentions about the case, and only one (foreign) TV documentary has mentioned it, but the correlation between the crash of the extraordinary object and the explosion of the first atom bomb at White Sands, less than 20 miles away, has been missed. Harris and Vallée suggest that the correlation is significant for physical, geographic and biological reasons, quite apart from the obvious strategic implications. The witnesses were able to observe not only the actual crash of the object on their property but every step of the military efforts to lift it and take it away. Fearing retaliation, they remained silent for some 60 years about what they had seen and done over those nine days at the site while the recovery was proceeding. When placed in the context of the history of chemical and physical analysis of retrieved UFO debris--an area where Harris and Vallée have long collaborated—the devices observed by the witnesses raise a number of very important scientific questions. The Honorable Paul Hellyer, former Minister of National Defence of Canada, has stated: “Paola Harris and Jacques Vallée have spent much effort doing field research on location (…) It is now time that their discovery be revealed to the world.” Christopher Mellon, former deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, called the data “fresh reason to believe that our government is concealing physical proof of alien technology. Read the book, and if persuaded, join the millions of other Americans seeking a straight answer.” And Professor Paul Hynek added that the research “reveals a new UFO history.” From the book: “There was a rainstorm the day it came down. We heard something like a sonic boom, and we saw some smoke. We got on our horses. The thing had hit that very high tower, then it spun around, descended to this area, and crashed, leaving a long gash in the earth, as long as a football field. The greasewood caught fire. The closest we came that day was about 300 feet. There was a hole. We saw small men running back and forth as in a panic. We must have been there two hours, and we went home and we told my father. He called the State Police.” - Officer Jose Padilla



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    Post  Carol Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:34 pm

    Thank you Oxy. Paola is a close personal friend and I help her edit a few of her books.

    As for the rest.. it seems we can't believe MSM or much of the hoopla generated by the media at any level. I was listening to Gene DeCode's recent interview where he also said that Antartica was really the north pole. Imagine that? We've been lied to our entire lives and our history is filled with fabrications. However, Gene DeCode is probably the most knowledgeable individual I've listened to and tells the truth. I think his death experience.. 30 minutes dead and sitting with God that entire time where many things were explained to him is beyond amazing. This guy is great and seems he can be trusted to share accurate intel.

    I've got links to 41 of his Dumb interviews and more. I was going to join BackStage where one can access all of Gene's Decodes.  The information presented is a treasure trove.

    As for all of the SciFi stuff... much of it is real yet distorted to fit the cabals viewpoint of what the want the masses to believe. However, Gene and some of the super soldiers did share stuff that is freaky scary. I did a regression a couple of weeks ago with a super soldier who had his mind wiped where his memories were surfacing and wanted to know what was being kept from him. Of course it included one terrifying memory with a reptilian.

    These days I generally spend reading mystery who-done-it books. Carla Neggers is a new author I recently discovered and have read 9 of her books to date.

    I just have zero tolerance for the news except from those in the know who share the truth about what's going on. Not too many of those folks around but enough to squeeze out a dabble or two of real intel.

    All of my military COMMs sources are in a black-out mode. No intel from any of them. Which means that they are busy and engaged in a variety of military operations.

    Meanwhile, we're enjoying the snow being gone, green grass, trees leafing out and warmer days. And of course there are lots of birds at the feeders and deer. Nature is awesome.

    I do enjoy your posts and unique perspectives.. and know deep in your heart that the med-beds are based on quantum alien technology sent to earth to help humanity. They are already in use and President Trump used one too when he had COVID. You too may have an opportunity to be healed in one.


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    With deepest respect ~ Aloha & Mahalo, Carol
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    Post  orthodoxymoron Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:15 pm

    Carol wrote:Thank you Oxy. Paola is a close personal friend and I help her edit a few of her books.

    As for the rest.. it seems we can't believe MSM or much of the hoopla generated by the media at any level. I was listening to Gene DeCode's recent interview where he also said that Antartica was really the north pole. Imagine that? We've been lied to our entire lives and our history is filled with fabrications. However, Gene DeCode is probably the most knowledgeable individual I've listened to and tells the truth. I think his death experience.. 30 minutes dead and sitting with God that entire time where many things were explained to him is beyond amazing. This guy is great and seems he can be trusted to share accurate intel.

    I've got links to 41 of his Dumb interviews and more. I was going to join BackStage where one can access all of Gene's Decodes.  The information presented is a treasure trove.

    As for all of the SciFi stuff... much of it is real yet distorted to fit the cabals viewpoint of what the want the masses to believe. However, Gene and some of the super soldiers did share stuff that is freaky scary. I did a regression a couple of weeks ago with a super soldier who had his mind wiped where his memories were surfacing and wanted to know what was being kept from him. Of course it included one terrifying memory with a reptilian.

    These days I generally spend reading mystery who-done-it books. Carla Neggers is a new author I recently discovered and have read 9 of her books to date.

    I just have zero tolerance for the news except from those in the know who share the truth about what's going on. Not too many of those folks around but enough to squeeze out a dabble or two of real intel.

    All of my military COMMs sources are in a black-out mode. No intel from any of them. Which means that they are busy and engaged in a variety of military operations.

    Meanwhile, we're enjoying the snow being gone, green grass, trees leafing out and warmer days. And of course there are lots of birds at the feeders and deer. Nature is awesome.

    I do enjoy your posts and unique perspectives.. and know deep in your heart that the med-beds are based on quantum alien technology sent to earth to help humanity. They are already in use and President Trump used one too when he had COVID. You too may have an opportunity to be healed in one.
    Thank-you, Carol. I don't know how to respond. I tend to put my foot in my mouth. Perhaps its because the Matrix made me do it. I tend to not be much of a conversationalist (online or in real-life). Thank-you for the research-resources on an ongoing-basis. I probably take this for granted as a research-baseline. I consider as much as I can in the Mists but I usually don't directly respond (which probably makes me seem standoffish and aloof). Ending my threads might be expedient. I've got a bunch of Ann Rule books regarding true-crime in a northwest-setting. I even emailed her many years ago, when I thought I might've encountered bank-robbers. She didn't think so, which was a relief to me. This was regarding her book, End of the Dream, regarding bank-robbers with a HUGE treehouse in Olympia, WA. I don't know what to think about Gene, so I treat it as science-fiction. In a couple of recent videos, Gene seemed to make show-hosts nervous, and they wished to not talk about certain things. I treat my own thoughts and experiences as science-fiction. I don't trust my own thoughts and experiences. When 'RA' contacted me for a few months, I had no idea who he and/or she really was. I still don't know. It's weird but I spend too-much time with accident videos. I guess it's a morbid-curiosity. The videos tend to make me face myself and think. I've recently been watching videos concerning the recent plane-crash of seven high-ranking 'cult' leaders, led by Gwen Shamblin Lara. I'm leaning toward pluralistic-education but obviously not in a university context (for me, at this late-date). Tangentially, someone should exhaustively study Sherry Shriner's stuff, but not as a believer. The agencies undoubtedly have her all figured-out but they don't brief me!! The Jesuits know what I'm talking about but they don't talk about it!! Silas might get me!! I'm considering exhaustively studying Deuteronomy, Psalms, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes regarding Ethics and Law. What Would Hyam Maccoby Say?? What Would Meredith Kline Say?? What Would Graham Maxwell Say?? What Would Michael Heiser Say?? I've been to several Whole Life Expos but I resisted becoming a part of that scene. I'm frankly wary of All-Religion and New-Age. It might be Spiritual-Quicksand. The Matrix probably gets us one way or another. God Got Me. Be careful. We're dealing with Men of God. Here's where I get my best intel (in the videos below). Regarding Disclosure, Perhaps We Should Be Careful What We Ask For. Standing on the Gas-Pedal might suddenly result in Standing on the Brake-Pedal. Consider Steven Spielberg's first movie, Duel (especially at the end). What Would David Mann Do?? Get Out of Dodge?? Notice the name on his briefcase when he wedges it against the gas-pedal with four spaces and the final 'n' covered. DAVID ****MAN. 87% of Us Might Go Completely Insane When We Learn the Real-Truth. Researchers Beware. Decades ago, I spoke with Vicky Cooper of UFO Magazine, and she privately told me she was sort of sorry she investigated UFO's. I'm definitely sorry I half-heartedly went down the rabbit-hole. Raven suggested, "The Rabbit-Hole Mostly Goes Right Up Your @$$!!"







    A Psalm of Life

    What the Heart of the Young Man Said to the Psalmist

    Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
      "Life is but an empty dream!"
    For the soul is dead that slumbers,
      And things are not what they seem.

    Life is real! Life is earnest!
      And the grave is not its goal;
    "Dust thou art, to dust returnest,"
      Was not spoken of the soul.

    Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
      Is our destined end or way;
    But to act, that each to-morrow
      Finds us farther than to-day.

    Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
      And our hearts, though stout and brave,
    Still, like muffled drums, are beating
      Funeral marches to the grave.

    In the world's broad field of battle,
      In the bivouac of Life,
    Be not like dumb, driven cattle!
      Be a hero in the strife!

    Trust no Future, howe'er pleasant!
      Let the dead Past bury its dead!
    Act,--act in the living Present!
      Heart within, and God o'erhead!

    Lives of great men all remind us
      We can make our lives sublime,
    And, departing, leave behind us
      Footprints on the sands of time;

    Footprints, that perhaps another,
      Sailing o'er life's solemn main,
    A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
      Seeing, shall take heart again.

    Let us, then, be up and doing,
      With a heart for any fate;
    Still achieving, still pursuing
      Learn to labor and to wait.

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    1807-1882






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    Post  Carol Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:13 pm

    As usual a very thought provoking post and links Oxy. Sticking with Sherry Shriner might be fun. Meanwhile, I'm sticking with Gene. What he has to say about God resonates with me. And Raven is right with what she said.

    I'm looking forward to when the world is turned right side up again. Watching all the dead people walking around is very disturbing. The ones who have already been executed and now have body doubles, clones or actors pretending to be them. Biden's visit to England is a blatant example. The queens dead, Charles and Carmella are dead. Biden's dead. Most of the other heads of state have been arrested and out of commission.  So sick of the pretense and how it's all made out to be real when it's all just a miserable facade.

    How can anything one seeks to know about be real given the ongoing pervasive misinformation which is supported by the media. Thank god, we're in with a unique group of truthers who are ahead of the curve... and know what's around the corner given what's going on with the Guardian Space Command Alliance. Being in nature and away from MSM is the best therapy one could ask for while waiting for the EVENT to occur. And knowing that we are on the Great Awakening timeline is also heartening.


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    Post  orthodoxymoron Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:23 pm

    Carol wrote:As usual a very thought provoking post and links Oxy. Sticking with Sherry Shriner might be fun. Meanwhile, I'm sticking with Gene. What he has to say about God resonates with me. And Raven is right with what she said.

    I'm looking forward to when the world is turned right side up again. Watching all the dead people walking around is very disturbing. The ones who have already been executed and now have body doubles, clones or actors pretending to be them. Biden's visit to England is a blatant example. The queens dead, Charles and Carmella are dead. Biden's dead. Most of the other heads of state have been arrested and out of commission.  So sick of the pretense and how it's all made out to be real when it's all just a miserable facade.

    How can anything one seeks to know about be real given the ongoing pervasive misinformation which is supported by the media. Thank god, we're in with a unique group of truthers who are ahead of the curve... and know what's around the corner given what's going on with the Guardian Space Command Alliance. Being in nature and away from MSM is the best therapy one could ask for while waiting for the EVENT to occur. And knowing that we are on the Great Awakening timeline is also heartening.
    Thank-you, Carol. I guess I'm concerned about the Fate of the Soul regardless of Goodness or Badness. I'm not a big-fan of Annihilation or Burning in Hell for All-Eternity. "Life is Hell and then you Burn in Hell for All-Eternity but don't ever forget that God is Love!!" WOW!! Just WOW!! Perhaps we simply need to be educated in various regions of the Matrix (for want of a better term). I've experienced what seemed to be a particular soul in various bodies (but I'm not sure about that). Sherry Shriner repeatedly spoke of multiple President Obamas (and not just body-doubles). When Cabal Spaceships are supposedly destroyed, what happens to their souls?? As an SDA, I'm an off the charts heretic!! But still, I consider myself SDA in a special-case exploratory-manner. I'm so conservative I've become liberal. I jokingly refer to myself as a 'Renegade French Jesuit Organist'!! Honesty Should Count for Something in This Present Madness. I don't know enough about Gene to be pro or con. I simply expose myself to this and that, regardless of how confused and confounded I become. England is an interesting study (for better and worse) going way, way back. I'm a fish out of water and a thorn in the flesh within the Mists. Consider the case of Blue Roller. I've been putting this off for a long time and I'm not sure how to proceed. It has to do with the long-lost posting by Blue Roller. I don't necessarily resonate with his editorial-slant but he made me think in rather unpleasant and uncomfortable ways. I might simply do a name-search and post chronologically (with or without context). I'll mostly just make this one big paragraph. Here goes whatever (for better or worse, I know not):

    Tell me about it . Im building a house at the moment. The reason they want you on the grid is because they control you through the grid. Disconnect and they loose control. You nailed it Pris . Could not agree more . The PTB knows that marketing the truth with a hidden agenda is always the way to Hijack people's aspirations and needs . They are con merchants . HOWEVER , the good guys know this and play along with it because in the end , The heart decides , no matter how the message is Massaged by the cynical power brokers. Broken promises are the testimony of the Greedy and their work is writ large now for all to see . It all boils down to choice. Chicken Run ,An Aardman Production , brilliantly illustrates the dillema of humanity. Contained , harvested and plucked. For freedom to take wings you have to have knowledge and act on it . Buying the tool is one thing .Its what you do with it that determines its usefulness. Diversity is the key , not conformity . They are selling the later as the former. When your stomach is used to lies , the truth is a big mac and fries . Before France was corrupted partially by Christianity it had long evolved and still maintains a love for nature , Good food and the joy of living and loving . Its the cultural hub of Europe and a beautiful country. So I am deeply upset about the disgusting acts perpetrated by extremists in Paris. ALL religions practice intolerance and hate. All Religions harbor the conceit of being better than and empowered by a 'god' with a mandate to abuse power in the pursuit of its Mission. I have no prejudice at all when it comes to religions . Its all a huge crock . Female circumcision ( removal of the Clitoris, often with a razor blade) is disgusting but commonly practiced in the Muslim world. The demeaning and abuse of women is abhorrent to me . But the same abuses occur in every faith I have had dealings with. Pedophilia is rampant in the Judaeo/ christian faiths. Its off the charts. I am convinced the murder of innocent civilians was a false flag that plays in to the hands of the Zionist agenda . But the Zionist's play book is no longer working as well as it used to as resolve is stiffening against Israel's shocking and deplorable apartheid system. The shame game has long been a part Of Zionist covert control . Its an art practiced by all the worlds major religions though. Power hungry people prostitute anyone and everyone they can . Yet all those demi gods like mohamed ,Jesus, etc are painted up as righteous and above sin. Yeah right . Saint Paul was a notorious woman hater . The Vatican is a hub for every criminal Enterprise imaginable . Child sex/drug trafficking , illegal money laundering, you name it ,those bastards are in to it . Lecherous ,two faced sleaze bags . Loyalty and faith they call it. Moral cowardice would be a more accurate description. There is nothing more tiresome than a Christian judging a Muslim when both faiths have a common root. Fanaticism. Crabs fighting in a bucket and dragging each other down while God pours in the water and puts them all on a slow boil. Is there anything more laughable than using Churchill and Jefferson to make a case against Islam ? Jefferson the hypocrite who sold a constitution only valid for white Christians of pure blood ! Churchill, the bastard son of Nathan Rothschild, who instigated war in Europe with his machinations and blatant hypocrisy ! A bastard Jew professing to be 'christian' while he ordered carpet bombing of non strategic cities . Churchill could not order a Bacon sandwich without screwing it up. Sure , Mohamed was a sick son of a bitch and so is his legacy . But to use the words of the condemned to lend credence to your argument just demonstrates hypocrisy and duplicity , the favored tools of despots everywhere. Churchill was an incompetent windbag who twisted every word he ever uttered . Jefferson , a cynical opportunist who played all sides to line his purse and steal the moral high ground when he was not sleeping with his female slaves. But no Mention of the true and authentic wisdom of Native Americans who spoke a far simpler and straight truth.The White man speaks with a forked tongue. Condemnation from condemned men is no recommendation. " I dont want to set the world on fire, I just want to light a little Flame in your Heart" Free Speech has been denied to the majority for so long that all they know how to do is scream the company line from a very small cell in another country bound by national identity , Flags and laws. Martin Luther was Co opted by the establishment , like all genuine Hero's , to cover the tracks of the Elite and make them look good. Its an old Formula that works . So 'Free speech' from an ignorant tool of the establishment adds nothing but hot air to the dialogue . It may get a balloon off the ground , but it wont get you out of your mental prison . Meanwhile the 'revolutionaries' become willing tools of the Establishment and do the dirty work of the string pullers for them . Pinocchio never looked so helpless and unconvincing. Talking Free wont get you free. Living free is just a matter of walking through the door naked with no religion ,no politics , no skin color and no hidden agenda. Personally speaking ,I die quite often for the cause but I dont feel the need for self pity or martyrdom. I avoid it because show boating wont get hope floating . Have a nice day you lovely people and take a chill pill. Love aint that complicated sweetheart , and you need to pay the bar tab before the piano man will play our tune. I always put the onus back on the owner . Then they have to take responsibility for their freedom and happiness . True Entertainers understand that fundamental premise . Show Boaters on the other hand.................. take the retirement option and leave the ships navigation to a Captain in Persian robes playing the fiddle while the engine room burns. Okay its a metaphor but it works to get the message across. Have a nice Day and dont worry , I pick up the tab so many times My wallet can play honkey tonk while I lay some honeyed words on the show girls. I may be a fly boy but the Hookers know I don't condemn them and a dead man walking leaves his pension to the most deserving. So I was reading the tea leaves today and thought Hmm, best leave that to the experts like you know who . What these horoscope readers don't know is that shorthand is common in code writing . Here is an example .Fk tht sht m kpn t rl. Brook you need to chill out and get off your high horse because punting illuminist theology like it was truth makes about as much sense as a one legged man in an ass kicking contest. One eye ,one leg , one queen bee in a locked down hive . yeah that sounds about usual. During the last war my Grandfather served VR in a number of rolls. Recon Pilot , code breaker and liaison with the French resistance. He worked directly with Medmenham (photo Intelligence), Bletchley Park (code Breaking) and flying with various X squadrons . To break the enemies plans you have to break their code and preempt their next action. THAT is why words are powerful. That is why they fear open discourse on the internet . Key boards lost the war for nazi Cabalists . Hacked keyboards of the Enigma typewriter (ultra) and paradoxically , piano keyboards ,used to send code to the resistance in France and foil the Nazi machine. Music makers and musicians became vital comms that stopped Hydra. Break the code and you break the enemies next move. Real time action Makes entertainers a vital part of fighting the REAL war on Terror. My Mentor spent his entire life preempting the cabal and pre warning of planned events so that they could be met head on . No one who dies innocently as the result of cabal actions is left to wander. WE are always at the scene of their crimes to console and assist those who are lost . My Grandfathers ability to break code intuitively was legendary . After the war he spent much of his free time In France , a hero who did much to free France from Nazi Tyranny. So my family feels deeply the hurt of Illuminist machinations in France . Its true that the cabal like to use anniversary dates for their ritual killings/events in order to nail home the message. But what they dont like to admit is all the times they have boasted and predicted an event which did not transpire because VR intervened and stopped them . So its not written in stone, the future, and its dangerous to give to much credit to the Cabal when so many of their dates fail to transpire. Indeed , all to often their Killings are turned against them and backfire . Why ? Because Death does not fix their problems with those who do not comply . The Illuminati Killed my father but he is already back , younger than me now and looking exactly the same as he did before . Immortality ? Of a sorts . Engineering the future so they can predict it and appear infallible and all powerful is an old trick but the new world order is still failing to complete because there are many who work tirelessly AND UNSUNG to stop them . No names on scrolls or remembrance day .No statues or plaques . The work is done , the Kingsman/woman retires with no recognition or expectation of it. This false flag is not the first or the last that will take place . But fabricating the future instead of creating it is a dead end . Every time individuals have the courage to point out a blatant lie they are undermining the Cabal . That is change i can believe in. So Kudos to you Burgundia for bringing this to public attention and playing a vital part . Every man or woman that preempts the cabal ,weakens the cabal . The future is yet to be won. So that's all I will say on this thread . Words are powerful. The pen is mightier than the sword and the key (board) to change in the digital age is open dialogue. Without public acceptance the cabal will fail to cement their Order .


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    Post  Carol Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:53 pm

    Blue Roller had no clue as to what God is about. God is the creator. Satan or the dark side is the destroyer. What God wants is for people to spiritually evolve and help others to evolve as well. Satan is about de-evolution and death.

    God's greatest gift was freedom to choose. So to both sides of the spectrum, both sides exist to explore throughout ones life.

    At least we now know not to go to the light at the time of death, a gift of the matrix to keep one trapped in the cycle of reincarnation so that the recycled humans can be used as a food source (spiritually and physically) for the cabal, Satan's followers.

    The EVENT is an opportunity to get of the cycle of reincarnation and burst forth as a free sovereign being and bust forth into their original potential. Humans really were created in God's image with 64 genetic strands. They contain the source DNA for all living non-terrestrials. That's why the non-terrestrials come to earth to collect human DNA. They're not the source of their own genetics. Humans are. Unfortunately humans are down to one functioning DNA strand. Can you imagine the potential if all strands were activated?

    At the time of death when leaving their physical form all one has to think of is returning to source - to God so as not to be deceived by those entities controlling the matrix.

    Humans have been enslaved for who knows how long have forgotten who they are and along with their potential. They can create or manifest anything once they learn how. Can you imagine how we would be if both hemispheres of the brain were fully functional and communicating with the other half. All knowledge would be fully available and accessible with just a thought / intention to seek an answer to a question. It's all there in the field. And our souls are part of that field. So of course the real answer lies within for those who seek access to the field that already exists within.

    The questions that you ask Oxy are the questions and answers others explored. Yet did they have full access to the field or were they limited to access due to their own personal limitations and/or beliefs.

    I'm sure we can entertain ourselves with the "what if?" Yet can you even possibly imagine that in the creator's world.... all the "what ifs" exist simultaneously? If not on this timeline, in this dimension... on another timeline or dimension.

    So for every question you pose... the ultimate answer is yes. All probabilities, all possibilities exist simultaneously.





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    Carol wrote:Blue Roller had no clue as to what God is about. God is the creator. Satan or the dark side is the destroyer. What God wants is for people to spiritually evolve and help others to evolve as well. Satan is about de-evolution and death.

    God's greatest gift was freedom to choose. So to both sides of the spectrum, both sides exist to explore throughout ones life.

    At least we now know not to go to the light at the time of death, a gift of the matrix to keep one trapped in the cycle of reincarnation so that the recycled humans can be used as a food source (spiritually and physically) for the cabal, Satan's followers.

    The EVENT is an opportunity to get of the cycle of reincarnation and burst forth as a free sovereign being and bust forth into their original potential. Humans really were created in God's image with 64 genetic strands. They contain the source DNA for all living non-terrestrials. That's why the non-terrestrials come to earth to collect human DNA. They're not the source of their own genetics. Humans are. Unfortunately humans are down to one functioning DNA strand. Can you imagine the potential if all strands were activated?

    At the time of death when leaving their physical form all one has to think of is returning to source - to God so as not to be deceived by those entities controlling the matrix.

    Humans have been enslaved for who knows how long have forgotten who they are and along with their potential. They can create or manifest anything once they learn how. Can you imagine how we would be if both hemispheres of the brain were fully functional and communicating with the other half. All knowledge would be fully available and accessible with just a thought / intention to seek an answer to a question. It's all there in the field. And our souls are part of that field. So of course the real answer lies within for those who seek access to the field that already exists within.

    The questions that you ask Oxy are the questions and answers others explored. Yet did they have full access to the field or were they limited to access due to their own personal limitations and/or beliefs.

    I'm sure we can entertain ourselves with the "what if?" Yet can you even possibly imagine that in the creator's world.... all the "what ifs" exist simultaneously? If not on this timeline, in this dimension... on another timeline or dimension.

    So for every question you pose... the ultimate answer is yes. All probabilities, all possibilities exist simultaneously.
    Thank-you, Carol. Once again, I mostly post the work of others, without directly and intricately responding and/or reacting. I allow others to say what they have to say without me interrupting and talking over them. Their comments often inspire my comments. But really, my threads are mostly study-guides for the worthy to contemplate, possibly after I'm long-gone. I mostly don't deeply analyze my own threads. I'm not qualified and the process is too painful. I leave the heavy-lifting to others. I don't know what to make of Blue Roller. His posts seemed to be One Big Harangue, often with significant insights (good and bad). I'm going for a walk, but I'll be back in a couple of hours. I need to emphasize that my threads are more systemic than personal. I've modeled the good and the bad with text, comments, videos, and images. There really is a method to my madness, rather than Random Acts of Madness. Consider the Order in the Chaos. The possibilities are horrifying. I honestly fancy myself as a Scriptwriter with no jobs or prospects. It's thankless work, scorned by the ungrateful and unworthy, but don't blame me. Blame Each-Other. Here's more Blue Roller:

    And they did not even highlight the really juicy stuff like wiping out whole tribes and nuking whole cities ! Oh and don't forget the forced circumcisions, Abraham procreating with his daughters , Jehovah's many jealous tantrums and the whole 'my tribe is holier than your tribe' thing . YES, if you want dirt ,sleaze,incest, betrayal ,fratricide , sons of god Breaking their promise to return next week and countless other soap opera style acts of immorality to justify your own ,its all there in one tiresome, laborious, preachy package . Don't delay ,order your copy today . Available in any twisted translation your church requires to feel better than the others . But wait there's more . Order now and you also get Drosnin's latest Bible decoded prophecies that PROVE Beyond Doubt that its okay to Nuke , kill innocent Palestinian children and rule the world with the iron hand of The Torah . Because God say's so in a code nobody understands or believes . It must be true ! Batteries not included . No logic or common sense required. Any nature loving tribes excluded from this one time offer . So get right with your Psychopathic God right now . While stocks Last. Okay Brook , I think we get that your defending the indefensible by quoting out of context , twisting and mixing metaphors to make an argument and generally smearing ,slurring and defaming to make a lame point . BUT the point being made is simply this. The bible is barbaric and if your foolish enough to identify with it to justify your existence you are going to play and get played . You label Pris and I 'Odinist's' to try and get traction enough to win an argument ! Already off topic and heading nowhere fast. Religious fervor in a nutshell . All you have demonstrated so far is exactly what that video proves. Fall for the cover and you fall for the lie . Religion steal's individual identity and replaces it with blind conformity so you and everyone else who insists on a race/religious label can be played by the 'gods' for profit . Its like those 'Brave' American revolutionaries who threw the Tea over the side in Boston dressed as Native Americans so that if their Plan went tit's up they could blame the natives and justify yet another land grab like the Israeli's do all the time. Dont paint me 'anti Semitic' to make an argument . I love the soul of the person because THAT is what is real. The bible does not give you Carte Blanche to justify Evil. But it worked for Jehovah and his many aliases. Loki is the name some of my people give him but ***hole is the most popular. Show me one other creature on this planet that lives by the Bible .Just one. You cant .Because unlike brain washed humanity ,they are not that stupid. They try to live in Harmony with life not make it their footstool as Jehovah tells his chosen people to do. Jehovah despises Life and nature . People are SICK of fanatics . They want peace and harmony again . Not spiritual snake oil. Jehovah may be your god but he sure is not mine or my People's. We kicked his ass and locked him up down here for a good reason. He is a Murderer. Pure and simple. But you probably already know that don't you. Goes something Like 'There was war in Heaven (space) and the Devil and his angels were cast down upon the Earth.................' My people are used to being framed for your 'God's' Crimes but you go on ranting if you must . Pris Has met my people now and she know's what we are really like . Legally a Jew ? What does that mean ? No really, what do you mean by that ? You want to have your say then demand that your 'Race' be immune to any criticism whatsoever ? Im British . That does not mean I cant and don't criticize the British Govt for murder, lies , tyranny and betrayal . I am a Blue Blood. But that sure as hell does not stop me criticizing those idiots most of all for their shameless betrayal of their code of Honor. I was Born Church of England and thus 'Legally Christian' but I could not give a flying **** about that ! You can call me Christian scum till the cows come home and I will just Laugh my Ass off. So Religion can bash , kill , enslave and steal with impunity because its 'bad form' to bash Religion ? Why does religion have diplomatic immunity ? Because it does doesn't it ? No good reason for it but people always hide behind their faith when they need an excuse to justify Evil. Religion is offensive. Its not spiritual . Its Political. Pris is making a powerful point exactly because its power lies in its self evident simplicity . So in order to try and hide it , her adversaries resort to every kind of Projection and scapegoating they can muster, Jenetta . People live in Harmony with people. Its nothing to do with religion until the churches and politicians make it so. I have friends of every conceivable denomination but I dont care about that crap. But if they do it gets them hurt , it blinds them and confuses them . The video proves it . End of story really . But nobody wants to admit that ! And what, Please enlighten us, has this latest dump got to do with a simple video pointing out how cruel and nasty the Bible is ? You know ,its considered smart in genuinely civilized societies to lock up murderous psychopaths . Here on planet earth ,they end up Pope , President , Prime minister and reserve bank Chairman. The reason this planet is so Brutal and uncivilized is because it has the perfect blue print , THE BIBLE. If you cant or refuse to dialogue on this premise on the thread and insist on seeing smurfs under the bed instead of communists then do it somewhere relevant . Brook wants me banned for criticizing the Bible ! The Bible is a Jewish Document . You identify with it, you claim all that goes with it. Why punish yourself ? I refute it absolutely as the scandalous fear mongering pile of crap that it is. End of story .Video Proves it . History backs it up . Or do you all want another millennium of apocalypse to fear monger everyone in to submission to you and your silly prophecies ? IF Brook, as a Jew you believe life is a one shot deal then death is not going to be an issue for you is it ? IF on the other hand you have experienced leaving your body you reach the inevitable conclusion that when the body dies ,you will still be conscious and have to make conscious decisions . If you want to serve your Jewish God Jehovah you will go dutifully to the light , get stripped of all your memories and recycled dumb as a post and ready to have your empty cup filled with his Lies . Again . So take your pick Honey . Your choice . For those who have made the effort to break free and think and feel for themselves , religion no longer serves them . They see that it has oppressed and enslaved them . When they summon the courage to break free , the keys to freedom are already inside them. Vouchsafed by mother nature , not your 'god'. YOU identify your self as a Jew . I identify myself as part of a much larger family of many colors, cultures, races and species . A family free of labels like 'chosen' ,Pure , Christian and whatever other limiting definitions Earth humans choose to enslave themselves with. Your ancestors 'God' was a tyrant. An evil psychopath . End of story . Let the bastard go and set yourself free if you dare. I don't backpedal . I tell it as I see it . Simple, straightforward. You can try all those tiresome Human tricks to label , smear and dismiss but your god will still strip you naked when you die and leave you with nothing . If that's love you can keep it to yourself. I aint buying it . Nice Back peddling Brook and very extensive too . I would expect no less. I have a much simpler suggestion for you and Sanicle . Stop trying to be royal queen bee's and allow Pris to have her voice here without your trying to grandstand her with your endless , bloody endless credential stamping ! I dont give a damn how many celebs you know and blow, where you came from or where you are going. Every time you post you place yourself on the throne and expect everyone else to cow tow to your presence because you have been here longer ! Like Pris and I give a crap about that . Newbies Sanicle ? Well there's a patronizing comment if ever I saw one . Get over yourselves, show some humility . Oh and the Blue blood thing . Before your 'God' screwed up their DNA, ALL humans were rh Negative . But he spliced their genes to a rhesus Monkey for kicks . Ever seen the social habits of the Rhesus Monkey ? Not nice . You don't represent for the arts with Humility . You get on your high Horse and Dictate terms to everyone. You are rude ,arrogant and bitter. But despite Pris's repeated request's for you to just go elsewhere ,you just keep coming back with your expanding empire of Diatribe . What you really want is sole distribution rights to truth here ! How dare you steal what is EVERYONE'S COMMON RIGHT , NOT YOUR PRIVILEGE. Truth without experience is a wheelchair without brakes on a steep grassy slope to a vertical cliff. Enjoy the Flight without wings. Its gonna be a bumpy ride sister. Every time some clown represents 'for their faith ' in some fake love in , they reinforce the prejudices that keep the fight going . Its like Christians for Israel ! Yeah we will send you the bombs and aircraft to colonize Syria! Yes , we are all brothers in Old Testament blood and guts. David and Goliath Eh? Who's the Goliath Now Brook ? Palestine or Israel ? Come on ,answer the question for once . Religion is the excuse for war . Period. Churchill ,Balfour and Rothschild created the Jewish state as a Trojan Horse to gain lordship over the middle east for control of Oil and trade routes . Your 'Country' is a strategic creation. And you are the excuse they use to set the middle east on fire for money. How does that feel for you ? The more you spin to rationalize your argument ,the more absurd it looks Brook. I will deny every label you try to foist on me because I don't live in a labeled Jar . I don't live behind concrete walls and snipe Palestinian children to justify the state of Israel . I don't bulldoze olive tree's, I plant them. I admire Jews who move beyond that stupid enslaving label and choose to just be themselves. I dont give a damn about citizenship but I have to play along with passports to move freely ! That's freedom ? Not in my book it isnt. Do you approve of In breeding Brook ? Because its bad ,sorry to have to point that out , but its just not a good idea. Mayflower families do it , Jews do it because their religion tells them they must not marry 'outside' their faith and 'race' . Royalty ,well they are the worst offenders for sure . Why ? Money and power . That's why. Cant let it go outside the family even though its killing their bloodline doing so . Epstein Barr , heard of that ? Very common amongst Ashkenazim Jews as a result of close line breeding . Not very good. Nature avoids in Breeding like the plague , but Religion encourages it ! If the Queen can in breed its good enough for me . I have actually heard someone say that when they married their first cousin . Inbreeding is not a uniquely Jewish thing at all . Its frighteningly common in isolated rural communities where the Churches have more influence. I have lived in Rural communities all over the world and its always there , filling the asylums with crippled children . Its just very sad and so unnecessary . What makes you Jewish ? Your skin color , your Husbands Faith ? Truth is your body is a sack of symbiotic microbial life living in harmony so your soul can have a body to experience . Does your Gut flora read the torah ? Do your white blood cells get right with the lord at church on Sunday ? Do they even give a stuff what music your in to ? Actually they probably love the music , but the rest . I honestly dont think your body gives two hoots. My Body loves organic food , sunlight ,clean water and exercise . Doesn't act up if I don't go to church . In fact it prefers the beach and an early night with my Wife . And who can blame it . Yes Brook, its a Virus . Kinda like religion. The point however is this. Inbreeding corrodes the immune system regardless of your faith or race. Inbreeding is chronic amongst many Ashkenazi Jews and many religious cults obsessed with their 'pure blood'. Having dated an Ashkenazi Jew myself for a number of years i became very familiar with the effects she has suffered as a result . She cannot have children because her Husband suffers too from the debilitating effects of both Epstien barr and other Genetically inherited faults. They have been cursed by the folly of their forefathers and mothers. But you seem to think its funny to mock and ridicule the suffering of people you claim as your own . We shan't go in to the humiliation she suffered from her father though. THAT is truly heartbreaking. If you think misdirection and denial will avoid the effects of religious fanaticism you are in chronic denial. The effects of inbreeding are obvious and unavoidable when families or tribes vaunt themselves above others through blind faith. The Native Americans are far wiser and have strict taboos against in breeding and marriage to close kin. Would that the Religious had a more enlightened attitude to nature . Chosen by God eh ? No wonder antisemitism is rising at a rapid rate . Its a tragedy and innocent, decent Jews will suffer along with every other creed while the Elite laugh at your infantile conceits. Even as they exploit them . Madness , utter madness. And all because some 'god' declared his people above all others on the Earth . Stupidity and criminality of Biblical proportions. The middle East Eh ? talk about a breeding ground for extreme patriarchal fanaticism. Must be the lack of something or the presence of someone evil. Oh hey , maybe its that Jealous God who hates women and does not allow them equal status. Jehovah . So powerful and conceited he gets jealous if you worship someone else ! PATHETIC. Is there anything more heartbreaking than watching people you love , Jew ,Christian , Mormon, whatever , Suffering through no fault of their own ? And now Brook Threatens us with legal action because we care about the issues that hurt all faiths ? What I want to see is peace amongst all people's . Is that a crime in your book Brook ? This is not about hate. Its about taking responsibility . The world cannot much longer endure terrorism in any form. Inbreedings ill effects are not going to go away because you go to church on Sunday . It is what it is and there are consequences to all choices. One of my dearest friends in America was a Jewish Musician . A more kind and loving soul you could not wish to meet . But it wasn't about his 'Jewishness'. It was about his humanity Brook for crying out loud . I dont see the faith. I see the person . I dont care whose church they were born into . Period . End of discussion. In breeding is Okay ? Well okay . If it 'works' for you , be my guest Brook. Heaven forbid that I should advise against you sleeping with close Kin . Closer the better Eh ? No Im not going to say any more than that , but it would explain a few things. Genetic Drift ! Is that what they call they call the ill effects of inbreeding these days . You've got an excuse for everything haven't you Brook ? I knew a mother once who Sold her daughter in to sexual slavery and slept with her son. Its actually a very common phenomenon. The effects are disastrous for any family but narcissism has no ethical boundaries . So if it works For Abraham it works for his Wife I guess . The 'puritans' sure took incest seriously . Along with the Mormons and every other rabid offshoot that settled the Americas. I am not to hot on the Egyptians but Greek Legends ............ Now let me think ,what was his name ? Oedipus. Man I feel for that poor sod. Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make blind. Another Mother Once claimed for herself the mantle and responsibilities of Mother Earth and put her in chains . You call her ISIS. Why did she put her son back together and how ? Those Egyptians eh ? Oh yeah ,they took inbreeding to its illogical conclusion didn't they and look where that got them. Better Stay tuned in then and whatever you do , DON'T DROP THE SOAP. Because in this prison everyone is someone's Bitch. The bars are made from guilt and shame . Times may change but the plots the same. Am I angry ? No ,I work hard to avoid getting in to that death spiral. Sad ? yes . Bemused by religious fervor and denial ? absolutely. The Video says it all really . People are waking up to the smoke and mirrors of the propagandized perception management Mass media. They are not buying the Zionist Line, the corporate line or the Govt line any longer. Religion is mass mind control. That's all. I have met over the course of many years , many people who walked away from their religious upbringing after they had had enough of the lies ,the sexual and psychological abuse , the corruption and greed. They realized slowly and painfully how religion was used by their perps to excuse their actions. Having the courage to walk away means loosing family ,career etc. The catholic church is in desperate damage control from years of abuse coming to light across the entire spectrum of its 'good works' . The same will become more true of many other religious institutions as the people realize they are not alone in their shame and sadness. So many innocent souls raped .So many abused. And all in the name of god, Jesus, Allah, Mother mary et al. Makes me sick to my stomach . Circumcision of Girls is disgusting . Any one who comes to Australia and tries to claim moral authority to do so should be deported. No exceptions. Anyone who claims incest is a religious right should be deported . Inbreeding is cruelty ,pure and simple. It cripples innocent children and leaves them outcasts. Circumcision of boys without their own consent also is abhorrent . Its a deliberate trauma inducing event ,it induces PTSD . As a voluntary tribal initiation event at sexual maturity in a warrior culture I think its acceptable but other than that , no way. Religion makes a mockery of civility. It short circuits reason and morality and gives an excuse for any number of Horrors . For that reason my Wife refuses to have a Bible in her house and I respect that. And that's all I want to say on this thread now. Its to painful talking about this stuff. I don't want to get in to hate and anger. I just want to see a world where we are all allowed to be who we want without getting soaked, poked and raped by the Cabal and its cocktail/ smorgasbord of Religious Crap. All religion is the surrender of reason, love and compassion to hate . All religions serve one agenda .Its how divide and conquer works . If you accept the label of Jew , you are subject to a religion called Judaism. If you accept the legal definition christian, you become subject to its cannon laws. Reject the label and you are free of its legal strictures. You become you and 'god' can no longer claim you as his subject. Oh look, I came back . I MUST be the Messiah . With Love eh ? Sounds more like bitterness to me . You defend one faith so you can condemn another ? Where is the Logic in That ? You all keep going round in circles because that's what Religion gives you permission to do . You can condemn the evil in other religions while refusing to see it in your own. The funny part is none of you can see humor or Irony as result and you take everything at Face value. That is stupidity. But if you think circumcising defenseless girls makes Islam cool by all means go on backing it . Its all one religion disguised as many. I personally find that all religion is the abnegation of responsibility and if your conceited enough to take me seriously when I say I am the messiah ,what does it say about you ? Show me the church of Blue Roller. Show me where I have said I am an 'Odinist' . Life is not a religion , its to busy living to give a crap about your silly infantile preoccupations with projecting your sins on to others so you can steal ,murder and destroy for Allah. Fools, the lot of you . Ignorant ,hate filled ,power hungry ,self righteous fools. Buddhism is not a religion. Its a philosophy that was corrupted in to a religion. 'Earnestly seek your own salvation' Buddha. Lao Tsu , same thing . Religion demands obedience .Love says Its your life, your choice. Freedom without choice ? No such thing.


    I just finished reading what I just posted, and I was floored!! I'll give it a rest for a while, but I won't delete it, for now. Remember, this is a collection of posts, rather than a speech!! I'm NOT endorsing it!! Still, it is my policy to provide a Tempest in a Teapot for educational purposes only!! How many people will read any of this?? Probably less than a dozen!! I'm not sure where I'll go with this. Probably nowhere. Anyway, don't take any of this personally. I'm honestly trying to create a new sort of Religious and Political Science-Fiction!! Have you EVER seen or heard ANYTHING like this in a movie-theater or on television?? This is more fun than Alex Jones!! Come-On Alex!! SMILE!! More seriously, here is a very serious video. Please remember that I employ contextual-superimposition. I do it for answers. Notice the first few minutes. Prophetic, eh?? Notice Jackie emerging late. Was that somehow significant??

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    This is actually quite strange, even by my standards, as if it were some sort of glorified 'Freudian Slip.' I was honestly thinking about Blue Roller's inflammatory posting for the last few months without doing anything about it until now. Was this a 'Manchurian Phenomenon'?? I had a stroke approximately one-year ago, yet I mostly recovered, still with significant residual difficulties. Perhaps this is a glitch in the Matrix. Who Knows?? I'll probably continue with that project but I find it somewhat suspect, even if I'm the one seemingly causing a wound to be reopened. I've suggested that I might've been messed-with for decades, with increasing severity. Perhaps this was a subconscious cry for help. Perhaps it was just bad-timing. My contrarian tendencies might ultimately be indicative of an undetectable neurotoxicological-condition with a supernatural-component. I continue to say I'm fine even though I obviously am not. Some of you might need to do double-duty regarding analyzing my posting but researchers beware. This is not for the general-public or for those with unstable-dispositions. I continue to think in terms of 'Religious and Political Science-Fiction'. Properly edited, this might result in a fascinating finished-product. Unfortunately, this might result in stepping on everyone's toes (including my own). What if this is 'Archon-Influenced Artificial-Intelligence?? Tangentially, I've been listening to Jeffrey Daugherty for couple of years but recently his YouTube account was terminated. He still posts on other platforms, but I haven't been watching and listening. His somewhat shrill approach reminds me of Blue Roller. Might there be a connection?? Is there a Sherry Shriner connection?? What if this is all interrelated?? What about the inflammatory Pro-Republican and Anti-Democrat material in the Mists?? I mostly take this sort of thing in stride, but I keep thinking I need to go more mainstream (even if this implies a Fake-News component)!! The video below is highly upsetting yet what if crisis-material is somehow related to the totality of the Mists?? What if reality is more startling and troubling than science-fiction and horror-movies?? What if both Trump and Biden have been highly compromised and tampered-with?? Anyway, here's more Blue Roller:

    I respectfully beg to differ . What you are doing is hijacking my input ,claiming it as your own when the truth belongs to no one person, then using my words to up end me . Kinda Like Religious people and their Messiahs do . Its like the preacher in Mosquito coast .Comes across all friendly and happy smiles until you beg to differ with his missionary Zeal and his efforts to enslave people to his faith. No SophiesChoice , your not going to play me that easily . You are trying to tar me with your brush and make me look like a bigot so that you dont have to see the bigotry that is inevitable when people hide their true identity behind the mask of Religion. You cant have it both ways . You are either you or you are theirs . When you belong to a Faith you are owned. That's what belonging means. Like I keep saying. I dont acknowledge the religion. I acknowledge the authentic person . If you choose to loose your authentic self behind the skirts of the church and hide like a frightened baby at your age then you have some growing up to do. I should not need to use Emoticons to make a cogent point . This subject is to serious to mince meanings behind half statements and plausible deniability. Its like that old BS Line 'Religious Freedom'. What that actually means is your religion gives you the right to persecute others without consequence ! In the land of the Free no less . Ah the irony . The puritans were not 'escaping religious persecution' when they went to America , they were introducing it . They got kicked out of England because they were hate filled fanatics. Incest practicing ,murderous thugs who hired a Dutch mercenary backed thug called Cromwell to enslave the people of England . The REAL Insult is Religious identity. Because religious people are ALWAYS looking for excuses to feel 'insulted' so they can wage war . "He insulted me ! " "Oh well that's it then , we are at war now. Our god has been offended." Insult Allah and a thousand human bombs can be strapped to a brain washed fool and sent in to a crowded mall. If you think that's Okay , then we have a problem Houston. No . The truth is God does not care about you and you dont want to see it. So you defend the indefensible . Buddha and Lao Tsu were right . Mans Folly lasts for a long time. Violence Begets Violence . That's the whole idea . Because your 'god' thrives on it , and all those you profess to care about are victims as a result of it. I read your words very carefully and look for contextual and syntax errors . All the Churches 'preach' love. Of course they do .Because that's how they suck people with good intentions in. But once your in , you have to accept without questions , the tenets of said Church. You surrender your right to be a free thinking moral individual and you can be used to create a consensus of hate. Its no use saying ,'well just because I go to the mosque does not mean I would Bomb people'. YOU dont have to , the fanatics do that from your donations for you . You turn a blind eye to evil and you enable it. People are not people any more when they accept the label of a faith. They are chattel , usable slaves to a lie. That's my issue. That's why I refuse to adopt any faith . I refuse to fill in the blank where it asks for your religion. I just put NONE. Do the birds flying over and nesting in Lebanon or Syria get called Muslim or Jew ? No. They simply live there. Birds don't circumcise their innocent defenseless children to imprint fear and submission. They are free to fly away and live their own lives . Why cant we ? Why do we tolerate Circumcision ? Because its 'tradition' to molest a defenseless child ? That's okay ? So what happens when the Mosques are no longer filled with Victims looking for vengeance ? What happens when all those churches are no longer able to be used as safe houses for the crimes of the cabal ? And don't tell me I don't know what I am talking about there. Buddha had to reject all faiths and dogmas before finding enlightenment UNDER A TREE. In the bosom of mother nature , Not the Ashram or the Preachers Dogma's. Religion is like a bunch of flees arguing over who owns the Dog. All sucking its blood and fighting for the crowning title. Your Dog , your addiction , your excuse for not taking responsibility . Humanity , in its arrogance ,fear and ignorance ,needs to be 'right' . The Jewish flee's lay their crimes at the feet of Muslim Flee's . The Muslim flee's ,just as drunk on the rabid blood of their host' , protest with the same words and yet all are drinking from the same bitter cup . Your 'god' is your dog . Your words carry as much weight . Your dog would have no life to live without the Mothers . But who on this thread gives due respect to them ? You worship the dog and dismiss the love that bears it . And now the flees clamor for 'justice' and take out their vengeance on the dogs owner . Jehovah ! Allah ! Come here , there's a good dog . The dog can twist and bite and growl all it wants but when its caught stealing the masters food and eating its children , the time for patience is over. In the Intelligence community they don't call it Religion , they call it Misdirection. The concept is simple .In order to deceive and manipulate your enemy , you lay down a trail of tasty tid bits manufactured to be alluring enough to lead your prey in to a well laid trap. We have all laid down crumbs to lead the Chickens back in to the Pen. That's all religion is . I have seen wild birds talking to domesticated ones . Its fascinating to watch . In order to imprint and secure the slaves to their system of thought (or rather lack of it) , the churches encourage addiction ,perversion , and forbidden pleasures of every kind . Its called the eleventh commandment. 'Thou shalt not get caught'. The mental prison bars are built with a well crafted veneer of tasty ego indulging lies and half truths . Conceit is a powerful way to manipulate people. Just tell them they are 'special' or 'chosen of god' and they will have a sense of Mission and entitlement. Before you know it they will use every sleazy trick in the book to line their pockets and acquire as much power and influence as possible for 'their god'. There is a Famous piece of literature that everyone knows Called hamlet and in his famous soliloquy he ponders the meaning of bridging two worlds. The living and the dead. He is talking about OBE. To sleep, perchance to dream. For in that sleep of death WHAT DREAMS MAY COME. (Robin Williams Film)...The dread of something after death ,the undiscovered country (Star Trek) ,from whose bourn (jason) no traveler returns.............Those who would dare to dream will no longer be in chains . To overcome the fear of death you must face it . Alone. In the cave of your own mind . Where the monster implanted by religion waits to be slain . Jesus cant do it for you . No one but you . Who exactly funded and enabled ISIS and all these other wack jobs ? Christian/Jewish power brokers ,that's who. And your trying to convince us that Jesus is the answer ?! You took their land ,their oil , their independence and now you get the blow back. I dont care which bloody religion it is. Your all barbaric self righteous fanatics who use god as an excuse to murder ,rape ,torture and despoil. Your 'god' is playing all these religions to drive his own agenda . First rule of conquest . Sow disunity amongst the people. Is there any thing more galling than listening to a Christian painting the kettle black ? Two thousand years of war,crusades , genocide ,inquisitions of unimaginable horror and you think Jesus Is the answer ? There is this phenomenon called scapegoating. Might wanna look that up if you read anything other than that damn bible of yours. Jesus was a poster boy/ front man for Jewish power brokers. The acceptable face of financial/religious terrorism ! Nothing ever changes . The Romans were no better but they needed a new angle to prop up their power base and embraced their enemy. Its called the ROMAN catholic church. No ,I am not defending Islam. Its disgusting . Probably the most overtly abusive religion to come out of the middle east yet . But then the middle earth has always been the breeding ground for fanatics of every stripe. Money grubbing , female humiliating sleaze bags . Decency and respect is innate, you dont need to go to Church/synagogue or Mosque to be a virtuous person. In fact your more likely to be virtuous avoiding those dens of iniquity and perversion. If you surrender power and responsibility to a 'god' ,don't be surprised when he does things you don't like. Lazy people look for 'God' to do it for them . The devil makes the same proposition. Let me take care of it for you ! Trust me ! Welfare state ,same thing .Communism, fascism, religious affiliation. Support us and we will support you . They are all protection rackets. They are all pimping you for profit. In the old days they called it paying tribute. You had to submit a regular donation to keep up the policy. Yes there you have it Sophieschoice . You just proved my point . Any god you like BUT YOU MUST PICK ONE . That's Choice? No, Its the illusion of choice. They are all one and the same . How ? Because all these gods Tell you exactly that. Funny thing eh ? Coincidence ? hardly. Choose me and I will be anything you want me to be as long as you just surrender to me ! Talk about the devil and the deep blue sea. Amazing how twisted the mind of a believer can be and still be convinced they are right. Is that the same logic you would apply to someone who asked you to jump off a cliff to prove your faith ? Because they get people to do that ,the 'gods'. The question I would ask is "who is raising who up exactly" The parents, the church ,Jesus, allah, some dude down the road who likes kids a little bit to much? Innocence is a precious thing. When  loving parents have children they protect them ,love them , teach them, and hopefully encourage them to think for themselves. Church says " Dont think ,just believe in Jesus/Allah/Jehovah or who the hell ever and put your blind faith in our God ,our religion and our way ' Otherwise you will go to hell . Circumcision is 'gratis' (thanks for nothing) but the guilt you will be paying out for a lifetime . Some deal. Every religion knows the best time to get adherents is when they are young and vulnerable to suggestion/manipulation. There is nothing cute about forcing kids to look cute and sing fluffy hymns at church. I Hated it . Jesus wants me for a Sunbeam ! Barf. It should be Illegal to press any religion on innocent minds . Its a violation of the mind, not care. Children instinctively sing , paint, create and play. They are already in the kingdom of heaven. The church takes them out of it and puts them in a mind prison of fear and lies and Bible class. 'Oh god please not the Bible class Mum , its all thou shalt not do this and thou shalt worship that and I am not worthy lord to suck your toenails clean with my desert parched tongue...................' And Kneeling in church to pray ! Why does god need you to grovel before he will listen ? What does that say about him ? Nuke Hypnotize. Here's a good definition of Religious Writing. Every institution driven by the lust for power uses the innocent and the naive to front their agenda, their hidden agenda. As a father nothing is more insulting to me than religion. It's gods excuse for war, hate and famine. Look how many churches are being exposed as abusers of children . Choir/altar boys are fodder for lecherous priests . TV prostitutes children everyday to sell garbage with a cute innocent smiling face wrapped in corporate cotton wool. Is there anything more sickening than a politician kissing babies ? Then you have the sickly sweet machinations of the 'spiritual' . All talk , little substance. I used to sing in a Choir Carol BUT I did so because I enjoyed it , not because I was compelled by guilt and the iron hand of the 'righteous'. I love music passionately and indeed it is my business ,which makes it even harder to watch the Beauty of life raped by the cynical marketeers of religion etc. Power for its own sake invariably hides behind the mask of beauty . All the more effectively to seduce the unwise . Beauty cannot be denied though and we all of us Know that. We grieve the loss of it and consumed by anger and grief , lash out . Nazi Germany is but one example . A great tragedy to befall such a beautiful country. The land that bought us Bach and Beethoven . Interesting isnt it , how those who steal the moral high ground by twisting the words of others like to consider themselves the high priestess of truth ? Fascinating to watch how someone who worships a burning man consuming her son's ashes can accuse another of 'worshiping death' when he simply said he has overcome his own fear of it and volunteers to defend the innocent against Circumciser's. Its a quick snip and then the Rabbi puts an innocent boy child's freshly cut penis in his own mouth ! Interesting how such a diabolical act can be condoned . Religion. No morality required. Just rabid denial and projection of your own sins on to those who are trying to protect the innocent . Where I was born its neither condoned or widely practiced. But in the 'land of the free' its a routine Hospital Practice done WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE PATIENT . They strap the baby to a board so it cant struggle then slice the poor little child's most sensitive exposed organ. Oh and please dont try to sell me the 'health benefits' . What a crock. Charming . No actually its just plain disgusting. But hey ,that's America for you . Where the constitution protects religion's from justice and the devil takes the hindmost. My country right or wrong eh ? No country that professes to love freedom should be 'the worlds police force' . Or kill people in electric chairs. In god we trust , everybody else pays us in cash , tribute and enslavement. Stars and prison bars. Oh say can you see by the sun's fading light. A bunch of self righteous puritans. Looking for monopoly on right . We came saw and conquered under the false flag of freedom.
    In the land of the coward and the home of the weak . Until the darkness is exposed to the light it will go on predating on the innocent Carol. Everyday I make a huge effort to do what I can to heal wounds. I am all to familiar with the dark side and its consequences. My wife works with the abused everyday and brings home her pain . She needs to talk it through with me to cope with it. So she can go back and help these people heal. I play my part dont worry about that. Religion is not going to stop predating on the innocent until they are exposed for the criminal organizations they are. Political correctness says " cant we all just get along ?" Justice says 'ENOUGH'. You don't fix the problem by ignoring it. It is made very Clear to my Wife in her work that ignoring abuse IS ENABLING IT . Therefore she has a clear and legal duty to report it whenever she see's it . As should we all. Because when we turn a blind eye the innocent suffer. Predators are cowards who bully and betray those least able to defend themselves. Religious affiliation is their favorite cover. Poverty and free shiite . What a combination. Its a win win for walmart , a loose loose for everyone else . You know you can get all the raw materials you need to build an IED at Walmart ? Oh that's its , funding terror through the back door ! By going through the front door. Genius. Walmart makes it easy. Gotta love those guys. NOT. I was not trying to have a dig at you Carol. What I was trying to say is how tragic it is to see all that's good and beautiful exploited . It hurts . It hurts a lot. I don't have the time or the computer literacy ( I hate computers) to dig up stuff and attach it . I just say what I think . We all got used/abused as kids didn't we ? We all know what its like to be bullied , ridiculed and marginalized by a system that exploits our vulnerability. I learned early to fight back and never give way to bullying from other students or Teachers. I never picked a fight but I ended a few when pushed to far . The predators normalize tyranny so people think its 'just the way it is' . You don't see that in the natural world. You will get brief disputes over territory and mating rights sure , but not the sinister extremes that humanity endures. There is nothing acceptable about forcing women to cover themselves up and be turned in to domestic slaves for their Husbands pleasure and disposal. Nothing can persuade me Religion is anything other than Mind control and slavery . I therefore refuse to allow proselytizers of any stripe to dictate to me or my family . If they persist with their mind rot ,they get both barrels. Metaphorically speaking of course. There is a turning tide now where the victims are refusing to submit and standing their ground . I applaud their courage and I support them by letting them know there are people out there who share their outrage and understand /care about their pain. Now that these victims have a voice they are at last getting the respect they deserve instead of being cowed by church fathers . Silence is a slow death . Speaking truth and living it brings lasting peace. Not some guy tortured on a cross and 'dying for your sins'. Like its Our fault he got nailed up ! yeah right . So its not okay to express myself freely ? Its Pris's thread. If she has a problem with my input then let her decide . You accused her of being swine for pointing out the abuse of innocent children by Nazi's. That's my definition of rude. And hey , if nailing religion to the cross gets me banned its another nail in the coffin of yet another 'free speech' Forum. SO your a Lioness Eh ? well that's being up front isnt it ? Classic Limited hang out disinfo from a trained assassin using his 'death smile'. A lot. That's why they are called smiling assassins and they do smile just like this guy does as they come in for the Kill. He is a reaper . Subtext is " The price you pay for knowing the truth is death" Perfect timing .But ultimately futile. Is he telling the truth ? Some of it has elements of truth . But its compromised by its economy. Same with Simon Parkes . They throw a few bones to chew on but the meat has already been removed . The real Message. Finding out the truth and pursuing it will cost you your life. The fear based commands in the subtext do the damage while the conspiracy hounds woop for their new disclosure Hero. Typical US cointel leakage. And on that final note I will take my Leave.


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    Post  Carol Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:28 pm

    Oxy, I'm sorry about your stroke. It's scary when something like that happens and recovery is often challenging. Perhaps it's time to give yourself credit for doing such an amazing job of keeping your interesting thread going.

    As for Blue Roller.. one thing that I'm sensitive to is the energy coming from what people write. Not what they write... the emotional energy that is embedded within the texts. I don't read Blue Roller. I'll skim a few sentences... speed read and picked up how toxic the energy is. Blue Roller is on a rant. He comes across as a tortured soul. Someone experiencing deep emotional pain. His energy toxic as he has yet to reconciled deep conflicting emotions or enter into a place of inner peace. It's helpful to remember that even in the midst of a tornado there exists the eye of the storm - a place of inner stillness. Until one taps into that center, it's easy to be tossed about by conflicting emotions.

    I don't find your energy toxic. Never have. You do tend to post a variety of things of interest to you. Some I can dive into and some repels me. Pushes me away. That's because I made a decision not to feed the beast or allow that type of energy to have access.

    In working toward the 5th dimension frequency or higher, the primary objective is to set what is negative aside, don't indulge in it with thought or actions. I no longer watch movies I used to enjoy knowing actors and actresses are pedophiles. There is no enjoyment in viewing something a pedophile puts out as entertainment. Its energy is repulsive. Unfortunately the entertainment industry has become one of spiritual exploitation.

    The goal is not to be deceived and continue to move into alignment with the Christ energy of compassion.

    One must choose which road to take.

    I recall back in my early 20s thinking about reincarnation and how to get off the cycle of rebirth. I've thought about this for many years exploring many spiritual paths. And only recently.. clarity exists. Yet the issue of life in physical from or spiritual form also has many sides. Much to consider.

    The dark side seeks to exploits ones spirituality to exist. It feeds off the negative. The light just keeps moving closer to the Throne of God as it feed off of the creator.

    It really doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. Does it? What matters is what you think. How you wish manifest your god given gifts. Have you stopped to consider what they are? Personally I find you an exceptionally interesting person.

    Meanwhile, I've been dithering back and forth on the merits of physical form (sans reincarnation if one can really be regenerated with the med-beds) or spiritual form. As long as one is in service to others they could continue to live on having multiple types of experiences. In the past I never really had a desire to live forever in a physical body given the aging process. Moving back into spirit seemed a wonderful reward for enduring a variety of physical and emotional challenges. And not wanting to become trapped in the reincarnation matrix controlled by the cabal dark side wasn't all that appealing either.

    What to choose? What options are available? Obviously unlimited.  Perhaps each individual does the best with what options they are aware of in a limited capacity. Yet if options truly were unlimited... then what would one want for oneself?

    I learn a lot by listening to Gene DeCode and he has open up endless vistas for me to consider. I appreciate his perspective and knowledge.

    An attitude of gratitude and willingness to enjoy each day for what it offers goes a long way to experiencing inner peace.

    I've always enjoyed the variety of perspectives and questions you present. Your energy triggers places within that put me to task of inner exploration. I thank you for that friend.


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    With deepest respect ~ Aloha & Mahalo, Carol
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    Post  orthodoxymoron Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:49 am

    Carol wrote:Oxy, I'm sorry about your stroke. It's scary when something like that happens and recovery is often challenging. Perhaps it's time to give yourself credit for doing such an amazing job of keeping your interesting thread going.

    As for Blue Roller.. one thing that I'm sensitive to is the energy coming from what people write. Not what they write... the emotional energy that is embedded within the texts. I don't read Blue Roller. I'll skim a few sentences... speed read and picked up how toxic the energy is. Blue Roller is on a rant. He comes across as a tortured soul. Someone experiencing deep emotional pain. His energy toxic as he has yet to reconciled deep conflicting emotions or enter into a place of inner peace. It's helpful to remember that even in the midst of a tornado there exists the eye of the storm - a place of inner stillness. Until one taps into that center, it's easy to be tossed about by conflicting emotions.

    I don't find your energy toxic. Never have. You do tend to post a variety of things of interest to you. Some I can dive into and some repels me. Pushes me away. That's because I made a decision not to feed the beast or allow that type of energy to have access.

    In working toward the 5th dimension frequency or higher, the primary objective is to set what is negative aside, don't indulge in it with thought or actions. I no longer watch movies I used to enjoy knowing actors and actresses are pedophiles. There is no enjoyment in viewing something a pedophile puts out as entertainment. Its energy is repulsive. Unfortunately the entertainment industry has become one of spiritual exploitation.

    The goal is not to be deceived and continue to move into alignment with the Christ energy of compassion.

    One must choose which road to take.

    I recall back in my early 20s thinking about reincarnation and how to get off the cycle of rebirth. I've thought about this for many years exploring many spiritual paths. And only recently.. clarity exists. Yet the issue of life in physical from or spiritual form also has many sides. Much to consider.

    The dark side seeks to exploits ones spirituality to exist. It feeds off the negative. The light just keeps moving closer to the Throne of God as it feed off of the creator.

    It really doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. Does it? What matters is what you think. How you wish manifest your god given gifts. Have you stopped to consider what they are? Personally I find you an exceptionally interesting person.

    Meanwhile, I've been dithering back and forth on the merits of physical form (sans reincarnation if one can really be regenerated with the med-beds) or spiritual form. As long as one is in service to others they could continue to live on having multiple types of experiences. In the past I never really had a desire to live forever in a physical body given the aging process. Moving back into spirit seemed a wonderful reward for enduring a variety of physical and emotional challenges. And not wanting to become trapped in the reincarnation matrix controlled by the cabal dark side wasn't all that appealing either.

    What to choose? What options are available? Obviously unlimited.  Perhaps each individual does the best with what options they are aware of in a limited capacity. Yet if options truly were unlimited... then what would one want for oneself?

    I learn a lot by listening to Gene DeCode and he has open up endless vistas for me to consider. I appreciate his perspective and knowledge.

    An attitude of gratitude and willingness to enjoy each day for what it offers goes a long way to experiencing inner peace.

    I've always enjoyed the variety of perspectives and questions you present. Your energy triggers places within that put me to task of inner exploration. I thank you for that friend.
    Thank-you, Carol. I'm tired tonight, but I'll post something which I might expand upon in a day or two. I might even condense the last dozen posts into one, without the Blue Roller material. I keep sensing I'm dealing with beings who are different than humans (as we know them to be). I know I'm not even close to getting the whole-story. I see though a glass, darkly. I almost need to just sample this and that without trying to be a Big Man on Campus, and without attempting to figure everyone and everything out and without creating simple statements to make everything OK (or something to that effect). I might not be able to even do my thread writing much longer. I'd be a disaster in a debate. Retreating into a 600 square-foot office-apartment while vegetating upon the impossible might be as good as can be expected from me at this point. Blue Roller almost seemed to be a deposed somebody who had seen it all, done it all, and become quite jaded, cynical, and bitter. I've purposely sheltered myself from a lot of crap, but what would I think, say, and do in a variety of contexts?? What if I'm a somewhat-reformed ancient-badass?? Context, Absolute-Morality, and Situation-Ethics are extremely important. I'll probably continue my unmarketable speculation and posturing within the Mists or elsewhere. I'm crude, rude, socially-unacceptable and politically-incorrect. I don't know what's really going-on in this solar system, regardless who I might've been (or not been) for thousands of years. I can't properly deal with my own stuff in the Mists. I'm a hypocrite and underachiever. I doubt I'll experience much peace. Just the opposite seems to be my fate (by accident and/or design). I think this thing is much nastier than most of us can imagine. Attempting to be a standoffish Knight in Shining Armor might be an extremely bad idea. Anyway, I'm rambling and exhausted. Now I'm going to put myself to sleep with an airplane-crash video. I wish I were kidding. At some point, the situation gets out of control. Going-Around and/or Diverting to Another Airport might be a splendid idea. Fiddling with the Instruments While the Plane Crashes and Burns might be a horrific idea. I'm basically attempting to land at an alternative airport (so to speak). There are too-many factors which just don't add-up. The whole-thing stinks. Whoop-Whoop!! Pull-Up!! Whoop-Whoop!! Pull-Up!! Too-Low!! Terrain!! Too-Low!! Terrain!! Just letting things go, hoping it will somehow be OK is probably a bad-idea. Faith, Hope, and Love are SO Overrated!! Research is My Religion!! Possibility-Thinking Trumps Positive-Thinking and Self-Esteem!!

    Sorry about the videos. They seem to be a troubling contextual-collection as a mental and spiritual exercise (or something to that effect). I slept for a while, so I'm more rested, but I need to go back to sleep for an hour or two. Anyway, I was thinking about your concern to avoid negativity, and to be positive, but a lot of your posting involves a lot of negative, upsetting, and disruptive material (even though you mostly post the work of others in this regard). I don't wish to be negative, yet I find myself immersed in a negative and upsetting context. How did this happen?? The Bible, Religious-History, American-History, and Current-Events are extremely-problematic. What's Going On Here?? How Many People Read the Federalist Papers and Anti-Federalist Papers (straight-through, over and over)?? What Are the Religious and Political Implications and Ramifications?? Must the Secular Become Sacred and the Sacred Become Secular?? The last four-years have involved a lot of anger. The current regime seems to involve a sock-puppet mascot-spokesperson (or something to that effect). A prominent 9/11 truther privately told me (around 2008) that Presidents would become worse and worse. Now, it seems as if conservatism seems somewhat militaristic (with the best of intentions, of course). What if a One Solar System Secret-Government has existed for thousands (or even millions) of years?? If so, what if this hypothetical governance-modality is fundamentally Ancient Artificial-Intelligence in nature?? What is my Role in the Rabbit-Hole?? I suspect that you know, but I beat around the burning-bush. I suspect that Linda Moulton Howe has a pretty good idea. Sherry Shriner seemed to know (in a somewhat crackpot manner). Individuals of Interest which I've directly encountered seemed to know. But no-one has openly spilled the beans (so to speak). Perhaps I should expand my canon to be The Federalist Papers, The Anti-Federalist Papers, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Exercise in Nature (for now). I rest my case (for now).





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    Post  Carol Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:51 am

    Good morning. I like the last one the best with the alien craft. Too cute. Do you realize that we've been chatting back and forth for 11 years now on Mists. On one hand it doesn't seem like that much time at all. I just don't know where it all went as it seems to be flowing by like a fast running rapid river down in the Arizona Grand Canyon gorge. We went river rafting down there for a week back in 1983. I was stung by a very large scorpion and also ended up with heat stroke. I sat in a creek thinking this was a good place to die. Of course the zip lining through the tropical jungle on Big Island in 2017 almost did me in as well. Half way through I was laying down on the trail staring up through the trees at the blue sky thinking the same thing. Didn't realize the type of heart condition I had at the time. Keep in mind that I'm afraid of heights and almost ripped my arm out in attempts to slow down when coming to the end where the spotter was to catch me. That was my last "physical" adventure. Now the swinging I do is from a net swing hammock hanging from the beam in the cabin. Much safer and more relaxing.

    My younger sister died last October from a stroke. It was unexpected and quite a shock. I'm still having difficultly is thinking of her as gone. I do miss her wacky sense of humor. I did have an ongoing premonition for about 3 months that I kept discounting. Odd how we know what's going on subconsciously yet our conscious mind keeps an effort to deceive and trick us. Perhaps it's just a self-defense mechanism when we're heading into an emotionally overwhelming state of knowing. Shock, denial, grief, loss.. so odd how it all fits together floating around like bubbles floating through the air.

    Several of your attributes on Mists are your humility, quest for making sense of the unknown and how polite you are. You're not really one for the ordinary peanut butter and jelly type of life. Definitely a scribe and very willing to be vulnerable sharing your innermost quandaries.  Approachable and yet you leave so many open-ended questions allow others to explore their own inner musings. It's always amazed me how willing you are to travel the road less traveled in the musings you share.

    Your attempts to reconcile is possible with some ADAM or MDA.. a little something that helps strips away the facade so that one can see beyond to where all things are connected.

    Personally I'm looking forward to where we all get to experience the Great Awakening. A God Gift that allows us to experience truth and how we're all connected.

    I did make some HCQ yesterday with lemons and grapefruit. It taste pretty good. We put it into ice cube trays for the individual doses and will put some of the mason jars in the freezer.

    Well I'm jumping around a bit and have some things to do. Hope you're feeling better today. The heart stuff does tend to leave one tired. The med beds are looking better and better these days. PAX


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    Post  orthodoxymoron Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:27 am

    Carol wrote:Good morning. I like the last one the best with the alien craft. Too cute. Do you realize that we've been chatting back and forth for 11 years now on Mists. On one hand it doesn't seem like that much time at all. I just don't know where it all went as it seems to be flowing by like a fast running rapid river down in the Arizona Grand Canyon gorge. We went river rafting down there for a week back in 1983. I was stung by a very large scorpion and also ended up with heat stroke. I sat in a creek thinking this was a good place to die. Of course the zip lining through the tropical jungle on Big Island in 2017 almost did me in as well. Half way through I was laying down on the trail staring up through the trees at the blue sky thinking the same thing. Didn't realize the type of heart condition I had at the time. Keep in mind that I'm afraid of heights and almost ripped my arm out in attempts to slow down when coming to the end where the spotter was to catch me. That was my last "physical" adventure. Now the swinging I do is from a net swing hammock hanging from the beam in the cabin. Much safer and more relaxing.

    My younger sister died last October from a stroke. It was unexpected and quite a shock. I'm still having difficultly is thinking of her as gone. I do miss her wacky sense of humor. I did have an ongoing premonition for about 3 months that I kept discounting. Odd how we know what's going on subconsciously yet our conscious mind keeps an effort to deceive and trick us. Perhaps it's just a self-defense mechanism when we're heading into an emotionally overwhelming state of knowing. Shock, denial, grief, loss.. so odd how it all fits together floating around like bubbles floating through the air.

    Several of your attributes on Mists are your humility, quest for making sense of the unknown and how polite you are. You're not really one for the ordinary peanut butter and jelly type of life. Definitely a scribe and very willing to be vulnerable sharing your innermost quandaries.  Approachable and yet you leave so many open-ended questions allow others to explore their own inner musings. It's always amazed me how willing you are to travel the road less traveled in the musings you share.

    Your attempts to reconcile is possible with some ADAM or MDA.. a little something that helps strips away the facade so that one can see beyond to where all things are connected.

    Personally I'm looking forward to where we all get to experience the Great Awakening. A God Gift that allows us to experience truth and how we're all connected.

    I did make some HCQ yesterday with lemons and grapefruit. It taste pretty good. We put it into ice cube trays for the individual doses and will put some of the mason jars in the freezer.

    Well I'm jumping around a bit and have some things to do. Hope you're feeling better today. The heart stuff does tend to leave one tired. The med beds are looking better and better these days. PAX
    Thank-you, Carol. I'm typing the first paragraph last. Again, I might group your recent comments together and expand upon my responses. I'm sorry about your sister. What if strokes and various neurological conditions are becoming more prevalent?? What if this has something to do with COVID?? What if COVID is a cover-story for something much more dangerous and sinister?? That scorpion sting in a hostile environment is horrifying. Your Hawaii tribulation was terrifying. I happened upon a rattlesnake when I was probably 5 years-old. I was just a couple of feet away from the coiled-creature when my father noticed my plight and pulled me away from it!! If it had struck me, I'm sure I would've died at the age of five. I hate to say it, but it might've saved everyone a lot of time, money, and trouble. I am profoundly troubled by the misery, pain, confusion, and suffering in the world. Bart Ehrman became an atheist because of suffering-issues. Theodicy and Eschatology deeply trouble me. Who made scorpions and rattlesnakes?? Who causes and/or permits suffering?? These past eleven years are not what I would have imagined eleven years ago. I am deeply troubled and embarrassed. There seems to be no resolution or satisfaction. Judeo-Christianity and New-Age seem to mock the longings of the sin-sick soul (or something to that effect). Is it coincidental that your sister had a stroke and that you have a heart-condition?? I've had open-heart surgery, atrial-ventricular fibrillation, neurological and cognitive symptoms (for starters). I suspect a lifelong neurotoxin, supernatural, electronic, and past-life aspect to this, but what do I know?? The Matrix at Work?? I need to sleep a bit before work, but I'll properly deal with all of your recent comments on my days off. When I'm miserable and befuddled, its difficult to properly respond to intelligent conversation. I try, but it just isn't working for me. I'm not sure if I'm humble or arrogant. I might be self-centered, which involves a superiority and inferiority complex (simultaneously). Some of this involves modeling but some of it is real. The alternative prevention and treatment of COVID (whatever it really is) is exemplary. Those in the know KNOW but We the Peons seem to be at the mercy of our controllers. We seem to be deceived and bullied a lot. What is one to do?? What Would Helena Blavatsky Say??

    I posted this paragraph just before you posted your last one, so it doesn't reflect what you just wrote. I'll write another paragraph in an hour or two. Sorry about the videos. They seem to be a troubling contextual-collection as a mental and spiritual exercise (or something to that effect). I slept for a while, so I'm more rested, but I need to go back to sleep for an hour or two. Anyway, I was thinking about your concern to avoid negativity, and to be positive, but a lot of your posting involves a lot of negative, upsetting, and disruptive material (even though you mostly post the work of others in this regard). I don't wish to be negative, yet I find myself immersed in a negative and upsetting context. How did this happen?? The Bible, Religious-History, American-History, and Current-Events are extremely-problematic. What's Going On Here?? How Many People Read the Federalist Papers and Anti-Federalist Papers (straight-through, over and over)?? What Are the Religious and Political Implications and Ramifications?? Must the Secular Become Sacred and the Sacred Become Secular?? The last four-years have involved a lot of anger. The current regime seems to involve a sock-puppet mascot-spokesperson (or something to that effect). A prominent 9/11 truther privately told me (around 2008) that Presidents would become worse and worse. Now, it seems as if conservatism is becoming somewhat militaristic (with the best of intentions, of course). What if a One Solar System Secret-Government has existed for thousands (or even millions) of years?? If so, what if this hypothetical governance-modality is fundamentally Ancient Artificial-Intelligence in nature?? What is my Role in the Rabbit-Hole?? I suspect that you know, but I beat around the burning-bush. I suspect that Linda Moulton Howe knows. Sherry Shriner seemed to know (in a somewhat crackpot manner). Individuals of Interest which I've directly encountered seemed to know. But no-one has openly spilled the beans (so to speak). Perhaps I should expand my canon to The Federalist Papers, The Anti-Federalist Papers, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Exercise in Nature.




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    Post  Carol Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:14 pm

    Hmm... for myself I existed within the world of crisis mode for a number of years. Relationship, health, working with others and their crisis. There is nothing wrong with being in a survival mode as one learns how to dive deep into their own psyche and hopefully discover and/or develop new coping skills. I don't regret those years. I learned a lot. And there were many days when the physical pain was so severe all I could do was just lay paralyzed, unmoving so as not to create more pain. All nerve endings were inflamed.. even the surface of my skin. In the midst of pain I discovered that inner place of stillness where gratitude exists. I was happy I had a roof over my head. A comfortable bed to sleep in. Sheltered from the rain and wind. I discovered how to be happy by going inward. Although the scorpion sting was one of the worst experiences and it took months for the nerve endings to regrow... they did regrow. The herniated neck discs did heal and I was forced by physical circumstances to deal with both pain and emotional survival. Did I claw my way to inner peace? Nope. It was always there hanging out or in - as a core component of spirit.

    Probably the most profound experience was almost drowning at around age 6 where I was presented a choice to continue to exit this life. Personally I think choosing a human life is courageous given all that exists. We're just here for experiences so that our souls/spirit can continue to develop into compassionate beings.

    I recall in San Francisco I would watch the people walk by and think about their different and unique lives. How vast their various experiences reached out and all of the other lives that each life touched. All connected when it comes to consciousness and consequences... yet each life appearing separate and apart.

    As for the heart issues.. runs in the family. We all had issues of one sort or another. My dad had open heart surgery. Younger brother as well. I just never expected my younger sister to die of a stroke.

    I also post health info. Yet it's true that what is unfolding politically and spiritually when it comes to catching my attention. I just want to see the world right side up and those who are corrupt, who seek to exploit others reap justice.

    Since where we live is paradise on earth it helps provide a balance. I really don't enjoy being around people all that much unless they're family. Being a self-impose hermit is peaceful. Never boring.

    If I want to liven things up I just read your threads. hahaha
    lol!


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    Carol wrote:Hmm... for myself I existed within the world of crisis mode for a number of years. Relationship, health, working with others and their crisis. There is nothing wrong with being in a survival mode as one learns how to dive deep into their own psyche and hopefully discover and/or develop new coping skills. I don't regret those years. I learned a lot. And there were many days when the physical pain was so severe all I could do was just lay paralyzed, unmoving so as not to create more pain. All nerve endings were inflamed.. even the surface of my skin. In the midst of pain I discovered that inner place of stillness where gratitude exists. I was happy I had a roof over my head. A comfortable bed to sleep in. Sheltered from the rain and wind. I discovered how to be happy by going inward. Although the scorpion sting was one of the worst experiences and it took months for the nerve endings to regrow... they did regrow. The herniated neck discs did heal and I was forced by physical circumstances to deal with both pain and emotional survival. Did I claw my way to inner peace? Nope. It was always there hanging out or in - as a core component of spirit.

    Probably the most profound experience was almost drowning at around age 6 where I was presented a choice to continue to exit this life. Personally I think choosing a human life is courageous given all that exists. We're just here for experiences so that our souls/spirit can continue to develop into compassionate beings.

    I recall in San Francisco I would watch the people walk by and think about their different and unique lives. How vast their various experiences reached out and all of the other lives that each life touched. All connected when it comes to consciousness and consequences... yet each life appearing separate and apart.

    As for the heart issues.. runs in the family. We all had issues of one sort or another. My dad had open heart surgery. Younger brother as well. I just never expected my younger sister to die of a stroke.

    I also post health info. Yet it's true that what is unfolding politically and spiritually when it comes to catching my attention. I just want to see the world right side up and those who are corrupt, who seek to exploit others reap justice.

    Since where we live is paradise on earth it helps provide a balance. I really don't enjoy being around people all that much unless they're family. Being a self-impose hermit is peaceful. Never boring.

    If I want to liven things up I just read your threads. hahaha
    lol!
    Thank-you, Carol. I don't know what to say about the pain and medical issues. I tend to not talk about such things, but oddly, I tend to expose myself to highly-upsetting internet-content. I seem to have double (or triple) standards. I think I might care so much that I shut-down (or even go a bit crazy). I'll need to review the entirety of the posts on this page for a few days. Again, I don't know how to proceed. I don't know who I really am, or who the Mists forum-members really are. I've purposefully and methodically avoided knowing who anyone really is. My threads are issue and concept oriented (in a very tentative manner). The descriptions of pain are sad and disillusioning. My father had severe chronic back-pain for years. Somewhat tangentially, I remember an Episcopal rector recalling how nice and courteous people were in New York City just after 9/11. I spoke with him after church regarding that phenomenon. Years before that, I asked a Christian psychology professor, "Do we need to go to Hell before we can go to Heaven??" He brushed it off with a curt, "No." But he was sort of a jerk. There's nothing quite like 'Christian-Love'. Oxymoron or Wave of the Future?? I've been vaguely modeling the Matrix and Royalty as the vulgar-commoner I truly am, but I do the best I can. Most people really don't like me when I start asking questions and when I start getting too-clever. I spent a significant amount of time walking the streets of San Francisco, watching people and wondering what life was all about. Once, a clown mocked people as they walked, seemingly able to see their inner-selves as he walked next to them. He did that to me in an alarming and disarming manner. I once conversed with a prominent psychiatrist, in his home overlooking San Francisco, regarding harsh-religion. Take another look at the 1972 movie What's Up Doc? Artificial-Intelligence?? What Would Dr. Who Do?? Anyway, my medical insurance is suggesting that my recent surgery might not be covered, which would result in tens of thousands of dollars of out of pocket medical expenses, so I'm a little down in the mouth right now. I'll do some more posting when I'm in a better state of mind. The fun never ends, and it just gets more and more ridiculous. Unfortunately, I don't think we've seen anything yet. I SO Hope I'm Wrong. Hope Springs Eternal. Do I have a Galactic Sense of Humor?? Or am I just a Scoffer at the End of Time?? I almost forgot. Consider Charles Spurgeon, the 19th century preacher who had chronic-pain (especially near the end of his life) which seemed to propel him to amazing levels of understanding. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Spurgeon
    Carol wrote:
    The Removal From Power of Benjamin Netanyahu is a Game Changer
    By Benjamin Fulford Weekly Reports  - June 14, 2021

    The formal removal from power of Israeli Crime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a geopolitical game-changer.  Netanyahu’s departure means the messianic Zionist fanatics who want to kill 90% of humanity and rule the survivors from a greater Israel have lost.

    “This is momentous to counter KM (Khazarian Mafia) geopolitics,” MI6 sources say.  Netanyahu is being taken into protective custody so that he can sing about his hidden controllers before he is killed and silenced, they add.  Mossad sources insist the real Netanyahu is long gone and what we are seeing is a clone.  However, the MI6 version of events is more in line with what most of us understand as reality.

    In any case, some recent news items show how big a change is coming to the Middle East.  Just before Netanyahu was ousted the Mossad linked site DEBKA posted the following:

    “Iran’s nuclear breakout may soon be a matter of weeks. This assessment by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday, June 8th, confronts the incoming Bennett-Lapid government with its first major challenge – indeed the most ominous test that has faced any past Israeli government.” https://www.debka.com/first-test-for-emerging-israeli-government-iran-is-galloping-towards-breakout-says-blinken/

    Do these idiots actually believe anybody listens to them anymore after repeating this weekly for over 30 years?

    Now instead we see the Israeli colony of Saudi Arabia trying to make peace with Syria and Iran. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/6/8/times-have-changed-saudi-syria-in-rapprochement-talks

    The Russians, for their part, know full well that “Hamas and IS were created by Israeli intel and all their leaders are working for ‘Mossada.’” This is the sort of behavior that prompted a collective decision by the world’s military to tell Israel to “stop or else.”

    What has now happened is that the people of Israel decided they did not want to go through another Mossada-like collective suicide.

    In any case, Russian FSB, MI6, Mossad, and CIA sources all agree that humanity faces a common enemy in the form of the Khazarian Mafia (KM).  The KM members are now circling their wagons around their G7 slave civilian governments, NATO, and the banksters in Switzerland.

    When an FSB source asked if the White Dragon Society was going to hit Geneva, Switzerland with a nuclear strike in order to take out the KM’s Octagon politburo, they were told the WDS “have decided…

    that pinpoint surgery is the way to go.” To this, the FSB replied their analysis of the KM was that “the total top management is 2,500 people and at the very top are 200.”  These people are now being actively hunted by MI6, the FSB, the CIA, and Asian secret societies.

    To understand what kind of people we are dealing with we have been given a report by MI6 that former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair’s doctor operated to repair vaginal damage he did to his daughter by repeatedly raping her.  Meanwhile, Chief Cabinet Secretary Simon Case has been taking children from a certain hospital, raping them, and killing them.

    That is why death warrants have been issued for these people, they say.

    However, MI6 sources say that if push comes to shove “better millions dead than billions, that is how the real world we live and work in is… and it’s not for the faint-hearted.”

    This is no exaggeration.  Top-level military and agency personnel have taken action after receiving scientific proof the vaccines being pushed on much of the global population are highly toxic. That is why suddenly the pandemic and vaccines are vanishing from public discourse.  In a sign of this, some corporate media have started to refer to Covid-19 by its traditional name “the common cold.” https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2021/06/08/reemergence-cold/

    Despite this, the G7 slave governments issued a communiqué last weekend where they promised “starting immediately, to vaccinate the world…providing for one billion doses over the next year.” They added that “ending the pandemic in 2022 will require vaccinating at least 60 percent of the global population.” In other words, they are still bent on genocide. https://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/50361/carbis-bay-g7-summit-communique.pdf

    Fortunately, the G7 is increasingly irrelevant.  They accounted for 80% of world GDP when they were founded in 1976 but now, on a real purchasing power parity basis they account for more like 20%.  This did not stop them from promising $40 trillion, way more than their collective GDP, to “fix global infrastructure.”  Needless to say, the $40 trillion is just a giant fiat hallucination.

    “Few still remember how our societies and economies were threatened by high inflation 50 years ago,” David Folkerts-Landau, Deutsche Bank chief economist and head of research, wrote in a paper co-written by his colleagues Jim Reid and Peter Hooper.”

    The most basic laws of economics, the ones that have stood the test of time over a millennium, have not been suspended.  Explosive growth in debt-financed largely by central banks is likely to lead to higher inflation.” In other words, there is such a thing known as reality and the fiat bankers have bumped into it.

    There was also weird talk in the G7 communiqué about “action to decarbonize areas such as iron and steel, cement, chemicals, and petrochemicals,” as well as “decarbonized mobility including buses, trains, shipping, and aviation.”  With all these weird reports about vaccinated people becoming like magnets, it makes one wonder if, as the Gnostic Illuminati say, the G7 works for a rogue artificial intelligence that also wants to “decarbonize” humans.  In other words, it is working towards a shift from carbon-based life (like us) to silicon-based life.

    In any case, “the Military were all watching the G7 summit and laughing,” MI6 promises.  They say the Rothschilds are bankrupt because of lawsuits related to Libor manipulation.  Now, this satanic family is “now desperately clinging to power using their poor cousins the Rockefellers.”

    The fake Biden regime has shown itself to be a Rockefeller proxy by brazenly promoting their business interests.  That is why they cut off the Keystone pipeline as the first order of business for their bogus regime.  Also, if you look at their so-called “Three Seas Initiative,” you will see it consists of building ports and pipelines, etc., to allow European countries to import expensive Rockefeller LNG, oil, etc.

    The Rockefellers are also desperately trying to woo Russia to join them as junior partners in a new cold war against China when their so-called President Biden meets with Russian power avatar Vladimir Putin in Geneva on June 16th.

    Here is the official Russian take on this meeting:

    “No one wants a return to the Cold War.  But as was true then, improving security in the Euro-Atlantic region today will require leaders to recognize their mutual interests and act boldly and together to promote them.  The June 16th meeting between the U.S. and Russian presidents in Geneva, Switzerland, offers the opportunity to begin an important new dialogue on strategic stability.  One of history’s lessons is how quickly nations can move from peace to horrific conflict.  In the aftermath, we have looked back and wondered not only how it could have happened, but how it happened so quickly?” https://russiancouncil.ru/en/analytics-and-comments/analytics/advancing-strategic-stability-in-the-euro-atlantic-region-2021-and-beyond/

    The Russians are also aware they are dealing with a failed state as “Putin” recently noted on the official Tass news site when he said:

    “Problems keep piling up.  And, at some point, they are no longer able to cope with them.  And the United States is now walking the Soviet Union’s path, and its gait is confident and steady.” https://tass.com/economy/1299287

    The signs the U.S. is a failed state continue to multiply. For example, as the chart below shows, the purchasing power of the domestic U.S. dollar (as opposed to the international one) continues to plunge: https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/its-permanent-not-temporary-dollars-purchasing-power-plunged-fastest-pace-1982

    Also, all the funny money the Biden people have been distributing in an attempt to bribe the American public has caused 40% of small businesses to raise prices while 48% of these businesses are unable to find workers.

    It also turns out that more than half of the unemployment money the U.S. handed out in response to the fake pandemic has been stolen and sent overseas by fraudsters. https://www.axios.com/pandemic-unemployment-fraud-benefits-stolen-a937ad9d-0973-4aad-814f-4ca47b72f67f.html

    There is also a continuing slide into anarchy. For example businessmen in Fell’s Point Maryland threatened to stop paying taxes unless the city government did things like collect trash, enforce parking offenses, stop the illegal sale of drugs and alcohol on the street, and let the police do their job. https://www.scribd.com/document/511058781/Letter-to-City-Leaders-From-Fells-Point-Business-Leaders-6-8-21-Final#from_embed

    In Oregon meanwhile, they decided to give the homeless their right to camp and live on public streets and property.  In other words, say goodbye to parks and public streets. https://thepostmillennial.com/oregon-legislature-passes-bill-to-allow-homeless-to-legally-camp-on-public-property/

    There is also a continuing descent into violence and lawlessness as this headline illustrates:

    “After historically deadly 2020, Atlanta homicides are up nearly 60% in 2021.” https://www.ajc.com/news/after-historically-deadly-2020-atlanta-homicides-are-up-nearly-60-in-2021/N63RJ5OKQZCZVOCNH2D6376S3E/

    Also, there were more than 600 mass shootings – those involving four or more people who were shot – in 2020, and that record is expected to be surpassed in 2021.

    Even as their U.S. slave regime continues its collapse, the KM is still not planning to go quietly into the night.  They are now threatening to shut down global commerce. Their World Economic Forum division issued the following veiled threat last week saying, “The key message voiced by experts at WEF and other international platforms is that supply chain security is to become a major cybersecurity issue in 2021.”  They also said “the world is becoming ever more interconnected… In this context, a single vulnerable link is enough to bring down the entire system, just like the domino effect.” https://cyberpolygon.com/about/#link-s181

    https://cyberpolygon.com/news/bezopasnoe-razvitie-tsifrovykh-ekosistem-stanet-glavnoy-temoy-mezhdunarodnogo-cyber-polygon/

    The G7 communiqué hinted at specific targets by noting “risks to the resilience of the critical global supply chains, in areas such as critical minerals and semiconductors.”  A taste of this came when the Taiwanese government ordered “King Yuan, which is a key supplier for Nvidia, Intel, MediaTek, and many other top global chip developers, to stop all of its foreign laborers from working.  The order was effective immediately, regardless of COVID test results.”

    Russian FSB sources for their part say KM mercenaries disguised as “IS,” “Boko Haram” etc. continue to steal gold and other precious minerals from Africa “on behalf of investors residing in the U.S.”

    From a military perspective, the way to stop these criminals is to remove their control of central banks, because then they will lose their ability to finance mayhem. We have talked to IS and other mercenaries and they say they are paid in Swiss francs.  So Switzerland remains a high-priority military target.

    Also, KM control of the UN, the WHO, the International Civil Aviation Organization, and the International Maritime Organization needs to be ended.  It was control of these organizations that allowed them to use a fake pandemic to shut down the world economy and blackmail humanity.

    A good look also needs to be taken at certain Chinese factions.  There was a report on Jim Stone freelance about students being grabbed at 100 schools in China during lunch hour.  Recently I have been unable to read his reports on my computer but was able to on my iPhone.  However, the report was deleted from my iPhone as I was reading it.  This is a good sign the Rockefellers, as a part of their deal with a certain Chinese faction to get support for their Biden avatar government, handed the keys of Japanese digital censorship to China.

    Also, although I do not know why the students were taken, I do recall the head of a Taiwan-based Asian secret society saying that their revenge for SARS “would be unpredictable and worse than you expect.”  The fact that only Westerners have been injected with dangerous vaccines in response to this fake pandemic gives rise to the question of whether or not this was their revenge.  If so, China may be sheltering its best and brightest from the inevitable retaliation that will come if they are proven to be behind the vaccine campaign.

    On a final note this week, we got the following intelligence from our source in the secret space program:

    “All the news about Antarctica is being pushed now to keep everyone off of what is happening in Greenland. Russia is working closely with the U.S. military (Trump and Putin) developing a unique underground base that is directly connected with our off-world family.  They are sharing new technologies that are not available here yet.  This is the new area 51.  China is not part of this operation”.

    Let us see how this develops as time will tell.
    Consider reading Luke, Acts to Jude, Psalms, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes straight-through, over and over, in a variety of translations (just to see where that leads). This might need to occur with a pastoral-scholarly dynamic-equilibrium and hermeneutic-neutrality for completely-ignorant fools with a god-complex. I wish to continue to make it clear that I am incredibly miserable and hamstrung, and its getting MUCH Worse. I'm beginning to suspect that somehow the Hypothetical Ancient-Matrix cracks-down on ALL Threats (Good and Bad) as a Harsh Governance Modality. The Messianic and/or Melchizedekian Concept might reach far-beyond the Historical-Jesus (as found in the Gospels). This thing might be much different and worse than we think. Consider the Discipline of Scripture in Luke, Acts to Jude, Psalms, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes (for starters). Dr. Graham Maxwell spoke of the Larger-View. I enjoyed his books, recordings, and Sabbath-School Classes but I kept getting the sinking-feeling that there was a Larger-View of a Larger-View lurking in the shadows. When we see past the Cover-Stories we might NOT like the Real-Deal. Decades ago, I noticed some very grim-looking high-profile elite-theologians, and I wasn't sure I wanted to know what they knew. Still, I suspect we need to labor onward and upward, for better or worse, till death do us part. Will most of us Stand Before a Holy God Without a Mediator?? Stop, my friend, as you pass by. As you are now, so once was I. As I am now, you will surely be. So prepare yourselves to follow me.






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    Post  Carol Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:28 pm

    I hope you get the medical issues and insurance straightened out Oxy. Irrespective of what's going on that is a bill you will never have to pay out-of-pocket, so try not to stress too much over it.

    You ask interesting questions that require people to think about things from a variety of perspectives. You have a lot of different types of info to draw from and cross compare.

    I think you're on target about not seeing anything yet. Just watched another Gene DeCode video with clips of the weather war in China, the CCP kidnapping college students, China's attempt to nuke Oahu and more. Yet none of this info is in MSM. So in the truest sense we're not likely. Trump won't be back until WWIII is over. Because we are in WWIII to get rid of the cabal on a global scale. Gene also had maps of where other GUMBs were being taken out and those cabal ships were also being taken out when the attempt to leave the planet. HUGE stuff... lots of stuff. Trump did meet with Putin on June 10th in Europe.. so much stuff going on behind the scenes.

    Gene did mentioned that the best timing for things to switch over to the Republic would be on the Sept/Oct timeline. Once that happens NESARA/GESARA will come into play. It will a major financial jubilee for many.





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    Post  orthodoxymoron Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:40 pm

    Carol wrote:I hope you get the medical issues and insurance straightened out Oxy. Irrespective of what's going on that is a bill you will never have to pay out-of-pocket, so try not to stress too much over it.

    You ask interesting questions that require people to think about things from a variety of perspectives. You have a lot of different types of info to draw from and cross compare.

    I think you're on target about not seeing anything yet. Just watched another Gene DeCode video with clips of the weather war in China, the CCP kidnapping college students, China's attempt to nuke Oahu and more. Yet none of this info is in MSM. So in the truest sense we're not likely. Trump won't be back until WWIII is over. Because we are in WWIII to get rid of the cabal on a global scale. Gene also had maps of where other GUMBs were being taken out and those cabal ships were also being taken out when the attempt to leave the planet. HUGE stuff... lots of stuff. Trump did meet with Putin on June 10th in Europe.. so much stuff going on behind the scenes.

    Gene did mentioned that the best timing for things to switch over to the Republic would be on the Sept/Oct timeline. Once that happens NESARA/GESARA will come into play. It will a major financial jubilee for many.
    What if the Matrix-Mediatrix and/or Goddess of This World have-been (and are) Multiple-Personality Matrix-Pawns?? "Legion, for We Are Many!!"?? What is the True-Nature of the Ancient-Anunnaki Supercomputer-Matrix?? Evil-Neutrality?? This thing might be MUCH Worse than we can imagine. Contrast Matthew 4 and 28. Consider 1 Corinthians 15:24-28. Sherry Shriner referred to the Apostle Paul as "Satan's Pawn." In her 2016 book, Interview with the Devil, Sherry seemed to be living what she had written. At some point, I'll probably continue with my Blue Roller download, but what if this is indicative of Artificial-Intelligence Bio-Robotics?? What Would Paul Benjamin Say?? I might need to re-post that. The Jesuits Know What I'm Talking About but They Don't Talk About It. What Would Malachi Martin Say?? I Discussed Hostage to the Devil with 'RA'. 'He' Warned Me that Reading It Often Results in Demonic-Possession. Honest. What Would Corrado Balducci Say?? What Would Monseigneur Bowe Say?? Consider reading Acts of the Apostles (EGW) and Volume 6 (Acts to Ephesians) of the SDA Bible Commentary. What If What God Said in the Old Testament was More Important Than What Jesus Said in the New Testament?? What Would Graham Maxwell Say?? This stuff might be an unimaginable Can of Worms.
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    Hey Nannu , glad you enjoyed the interaction and sorry I had to keep the focus narrow. Just got back from awesome holiday in NZ , did not want to come back . To busy to continue here but hey Oz is a beaut country despite the bastard Polies and you will be alright . Articulating is a big part of making your point felt . Saw the Star Wars Movie again yesterday which was great . 'Its true, all of it.' (Han Solo) I mentioned years ago how X pilots traditionally wear brown leather jackets and still do now. So it was nice to see the top gun hand his jacket to the Storm trooper who defected. That's kind of what I have tried to do here . Because its the right thing to do . Love and truth, just let it in . When the force awakens, it awakens those who are ready . The trick is to not confuse compassion with need. Hope you find what your looking for . Because its right under your feet and over your head down here ! Cheers I do get the Vegan thing up to a point , and only up to a point . When does vegetable matter become flesh though and what if any is the difference between live leaf and live flesh ? All plants are conscious and the evidence for that piles up really quickly if you care to search. I don't like factory farming of animals, plants or people , but most humans are factory animals . They live in Boxes instead of nature .They live in front of computers instead of amongst life. Vegans don't cope well with wild nature on the whole. They are domesticated idealists who claim the moral high ground by calling flesh eaters 'murderers' ! Quick to judge but slow to get real. No native tribes people of any culture can survive without some kind of flesh/meat source. Evolution baby. Its still here and you would not be here without it. So do we kill all the carnivores to make it right ? The cats, the dogs, the chickens ( yes they love flesh when they can catch it ), the mice and rats that eat cockroaches/bugs, and on it goes ? Mother Nature is a pragmatist not an idealist . Carnivores and Carrion eaters pick up and dispose of the old and dying before their rotting flesh causes outbreaks of disease . Left unconsumed , those carcasses can cause a huge imbalance in the circle of life. If your an old Springbok with arthritis, chances are you will happily make your self prey for a Hungry lioness and her children to be free of the pain and futility of old age and a worn out body. Your gonna go sometime anyway so may as well get it over with . Fact is , unlike most of Humanity , animals know death is not the end and meet it with dignity when the time comes. Humans , ignorant and fearful of life itself, rationalize it with fundamentalist beliefs that have no bearing in fact or experience. Dogs can see the dead , so can Cats . Its common for Soldiers using infra red night vision to see 'Ghosts' too . Open your eye's and the truth is harder to ignore. Are Enzymes Live ? yes. And fresh vegetables are full of them. In the natural world, carnivores only take what they need and no more . Omnivores likewise . Monkeys do hunt for and eat meat when they can get it. There is always a bigger fish but its the smallest creatures that consume the biggest when they too die. In OZ the ants can consume a full grown wombat carcass in a week ! Just pick it clean . Those disgusting little creatures ! Yet without them the soil would not remain fertile for fruit and nut tree's . So when the only creatures left on the planet are vegans its going to be a very boring, up tight place. No Birds , no mammals , no felines, no Venus fly traps ! Lots of ruminants that are not kept in check by predators and thus consume to much plant life ,followed by catastrophic feed shortage and mass death . End result . Dead planet. Behind every obsessive belief is a dirty little secret . People who are OCD clean freaks are usually victims of some kind of sexual abuse . As are so many church goer's . Nature is not Un natural. Human beliefs are. Not trying to justify murder or immorality . Just saying the circle of life has to be diverse . We are not our bodies. Our bodies have a finite life span. Deal with it. Humans indulge weakness .Turn a blind eye to inbreeding . Hide from life instead of embrace it . Compensation is no substitute for elevation. Anyway, must get back to living . The rain will end soon enough. Humans are omnivores . That is the oldest lamest excuse that Vegetarians and Vegans always drag out . Your a primate Burgundia , deal with it . Monkeys/chimpanzees LOVE flesh when they can hunt it down. And they do , Google it. Many Humans have sharp pointed upper incisors . Human teeth are adapted as are their digestive systems ,to an omnivorous diet. You would not enjoy the Brain mass equivalent to a Dolphin if your ancestors , like Dolphins ,did not eat meat. Amazing. And if you really think Ruminants such as Elephants dont ingest meat as they forage then you really are in denial. Elephants eat tree's and in every tree canopy there will be masses of small insects. It all goes in the Pot . Fruitarians look down on Vegans, vegans look down on vegetarians and They look down on meat eaters. Such a ludicrous class structure. Fruit Trees feed on decaying plant and flesh matter ! Worms feed on buried flesh . Best start you can give a tree sapling ? Plant it on top of road kill. Yes I have done that . Chickens eat grass and meat . Free range ones anyway. Humans ! So quick to Judge , so slow to build an honest relationship with nature. I dont have a problem with anyone choosing not to eat meat but all diets are relative. Spinach is a great source of protein Yes , BUT its very high in Oxalic acid too , so you dont want to eat it to often or it will damage your vital organs ! Same with Meat . To much meat and to little fresh greens ,asking for trouble. To much fruit sugar and not enough fibre ,same potential problems. Buddha ? ,well its all apocryphal in the end . He always seems to look well fed though. Personally my experience tells me I need all the food groups in proportion to maintain energy ,bone density and general good health. I know of a few Vegans around here with premature osteoporosis . You can see their backs hunching over as their spinal column caves in. Also ,they look malnourished and pale . The problem is unless you grow your own fresh, the food is dead . Store bought is to late to provide the live enzymes your body needs. Eat grains ? Good. Because they are full of dead weevils . Great source of Vitamin B. I only buy organic free range as far as possible when it comes to meat . I did a stint on a factory pig farm when i was young. It made me sick to my stomach . That farm is now gone due to public outcry thankfully. Its a great tragedy yes and I agree its not evolution at all , its the reverse . My daughter loves animals and does not know how to be cruel to them but she loves meat to much . I struggle to get her to eat more vegetables and it annoys me . Before the Spanish came the native south Americans got most of their protein from beans but the conquistadors soon realized that in order to get them to work as slaves for long hours they had to get them to eat more meat . Factory farming meat keeps the machines wheels moving . I dont like it at all . Sedentary farm based societies all have this problem . Very little food is fresh , meat or veg or fruit. I grow as much of our own as we can but not as much as I would like. I like my food raw and as unprocessed as possible . Juicing leaves from our garden helps me a lot I find . dandelion leaf with carrots and apple ,stuff like that . Food is life , but to much of what most people eat is dead . Junk food from factories laden with poison . I remember when my wife was pregnant . Normally she eats very little meat but one day she got a serious craving and ate a huge T bone so quick it was gone in 30 seconds . I dont eat nearly as much as i used to and I feel better for it . But i think you have to avoid being dogmatic . Quality food means a lot of effort. I had a massive year of oranges this last year . Fantastic fruit for tissue repair . Improved my eyesight by five diopters in one year . I was juicing and drinking ten oranges a day. The tree was heavily fertilized with sea weed. Trace Minerals are so important . Garlic is another great one for that . I eat loads of it . Mediterranean diet works best for me. I cant vote on this because, perversely perhaps, I believe its almost impossible to be a 100% pure vegan in practice . Not saying its not okay or bad . Classic example. Many Indian vegetarians started suffering from severe malnutrition when they moved to Britain even though they were eating the same traditional diet they brought with them . Why ? because the unpolished ,unwashed and untreated rice they ate in India contained live and dead Weevils and their eggs ! In the UK it was found that the polished, treated, sterile white rice they ate did not provide a vital source of B Vitamins. Vitamin B deficiency leads to all sorts of problems . Rickets I think is one (actually I think that's more Vit D). This is why the British developed yeast extract spreads such as Marmite. Our Immune system eats bacteria . We breath in billions of microscopic organisms everyday which Our lungs have to process too ! Nothing is wasted though. The human body is an amazing system. So I just got back from two weeks in New Zealand staying with a friend who has an Organic Dairy Farm. Grass fed all year round .Best quality milk in the world . You have not tasted Milk until you have drunk it raw straight from the vat . So sweet . Cows that are loved and well fed/looked after will happily give milk . Most processed Milk is of course compromised . I like Prosciutto (pig meat), salted raw meat . If its free range . Only very occasionally with a salad and fresh bread . What I do think is counterproductive is naming anyone who eats meat as part of their diet , a Carnivore . Its just not technically correct to do so. So no I cant vote on this one because also the debate has been skewed by the polarized framing of the question. The French make the best Cheese because they are allowed to use unpasteurized milk . So the calcium is still bio available . Love a good runny French Brie . Yoghurt is so good for you . Never gonna give that up. Food is one of the great Joys of life . IF its fresh, healthy and pure . Good food should be almost orgasmic in the pleasure it gives to eat it . No ,i am not joking .
    Indian Curries are one of the great inventions . Love Indian Food. Cook Indian all the time . I do agree that excessive meat consumption is really bad for you , but I doubt if I will ever be able to cut it out of my diet . I have tried and found after a while my energy level drops to low . My DNA did not evolve on a veggie diet and i am not lactose intolerant. Chicken Eggs are a fantastic source of Omega 3's IF free range . Not gonna give them up either. I don't care which hole they come out of. But they have to be our own eggs. Store bought ones are horrible. Finally I am told that in Queensland, where tropical fruit of high quality is grown everywhere, you can pretty much live just on fruit and little else. But again , only if fresh and in season . Not irradiated ,waxed and god knows what else they do to it. You just cant have a one perfect diet for every location .Local Availability is key to a healthy balanced diet. Why do Humans always have to polarize the debate ? Because being chronic narcissists they are not 'happy' unless they are 'wining' the debate. Its not an issue of wining the debate or being 'right'. Try telling an Eskimo to go vegan, its not going to happen. Try telling a Dolphin to let go of his barbaric Fish eating ways . This debate is not doing anyone any favors because its not realistic . You can only optimize your nutrition and maintain a healthy body by eating FRESH food . Rubbish in ,rubbish out. If your Vegan diet comes from a supermarket instead of the garden , your going to hurt yourself over the long term. In the Midi Pyrenees the french locals eat a diet super high in fats. Duck Liver pate , freshly hunted wild boar and tons of Dairy. Yet they have very low rates of heart disease . Why ? Because its clean ,healthy ,locally produced and eaten along with garden grown Cabbage and other fresh local produce like Walnuts full of Omega 3's. So if a certain cat lover tries to make his pet go Veggie ,whats going to happen to that Cat ? Our cat HUNTS , it does what it evolved to do . Its happy and healthy , not fat and fluffy. You want to be a couch potato ? Keep drinking the fundamentalist Vegan Kool aid. "I dont like to Kill or hurt any living Being". Oh please . You will live and die in your meat sack and get eaten by worms. Accept it. Every day your white blood cells are mercilessly eating invading bacteria to keep you alive . You don't hear them whining about the morality of eating flesh. Well if Milk is 'addictive' may as well give up on food altogether because I am always going to come back for more .Good food gives me a High , no doubt about it. Veggie Curry , sushi , whatever . If that's bad or a sign of 'addiction', frankly I am past caring . Soy is poisonous until its fermented so I avoid that stuff but a lot of vegans/vegetarians are drinking soy 'milk' etc . I went to college with a Vegan who seemed to subsist on nuts and fruit. He looked deathly pale most of the time and worked very slowly ,appearing to lack energy and 'go'. Same with vegetarians I have worked with over the years . But I dont think that means necessarily that they are malnourished so much as maybe the availability of sustained energy levels for physical work is less . So many factors involved. How fresh is their food ,is it organic ? Some weeks I will go minimal meat by eating Sushi and Salads ,potato bakes and the like . But if I do my energy level starts to fade and my ability to focus and concentrate on my work is impaired. No doubt about that in my mind. A lot of fruits contain hormones etc that the tree deliberately provides as an inducement to sell it's seeds for propagation ! talk about natural marketing. Some of the these fruits have mind enhancing properties too . Does that make them bad ? I dont think so personally. Just wish I had access to more of the exotic tropicals . Chocolate ,coffee , in their natural form are full of good stuff but when processed become addictive and sugar laden killers. I just think this is a fascinating subject and I am still learning every day . In south American jungles ,any animal that is sick will eat raw coffee beans for their medicinal properties . Apparently they are very sweet and taste like honey . We grind organic coffee beans and have one cup a day . There is no going back once you have tasted proper organic coffee . Its rich and chocolaty in flavor and I swear its been very positive for me. BUT only one cup a day . Any more and its overstimulating . I have to laugh at the baby food milk thing a bit though. The hormone you are referring to Pris I think is Oxytocin. The same naturally occurring Hormone that gives you the feel good feeling during a peak experience of joy and contentment . Oxytocin helps the body/muscles relax during child birth and OBE's . Hormones are regulated by the pineal gland . OBE is not possible without the Pineal anesthetizing the body and putting it to sleep while the brain remains conscious. So for me I think its premature to dismiss milk in its unadulterated form as bad for you . Most of the time I only have it in tea to neutralize the tannic acid but when i get a craving for it I make massive banana milk shakes and get long all night Lucid dreams. I just listen to my body . I think this is a complex subject and highly relative . One mans meat really is another mans poison. So many variables. I figure if I lived in the south American Jungle I would eat differently to Australia out of necessity . Australia is great because you can grow just about anything if you make the effort and have the land to do it. I just think Food , good food , is the art of living a full and healthy life. Its a spiritual path too , not just a basic necessity. I struggle to understand 'spiritual' people who scorn food or punish themselves with bland boring 'healthy' restrictive diets. The Pus thing first . Caused by Mastitis. Cows that are stressed or milked incorrectly can get an infection in the udder that's true . I have milked Cows on dairy farms when I was younger so I speak from experience there . As soon as a cow gets it , the farmer will siphon off the cows milk so it does not go in the vat. High cell count will destroy his income for that milking and lead to heavy fines . The cow will be treated with anti biotics until the infection is gone . Organic dairying massively reduces the chances of mastitis because the cows are only milked once a day and eat a healthy diet. No antibiotics allowed. So the Pus thing is largely fear mongering and it works . Milk is a food . If you have issues with feeding off a Teet then your relationship with mother earth is one great big teet ! Seriously . Your a parasite riding mother earths back. You pee on her , defecate on her , help yourself to her bounty then complain about the service ! Chlorophyll is plant milk ! Fruit Juice is a trees menstrual fluid and reproductive organs ! And lets not go to deep in to your love of nuts . Why do you attempt to ridicule, infantilise and mock a food source rich in protein ,calcium,magnesium and zinc ? Three of the most important minerals your body needs ? Are Bats infantile for drinking blood? Are fish infantile for breathing water ? Does a tree need to grow up and ween itself off of ground water and stop being a mummy's boy ? NO. There is a reason why ancient cultures called Mother earth mother and carved images of a woman with large hips and huge breasts (Venus of Willendorf) We all are her children and we all suckle from her breast . What possible harm could come from a domesticated cow sharing her excess milk production in exchange for food and protection from predators ? None ,if its done with respect and love. Cows are wonderfully affectionate creatures when you get to know them . If you treat them with gentleness and respect they enjoy being milked by hand . It used to be one of the great pleasures of working on the farm for me. Resting your head against the side of a cow as you gently milk her is an amazing feeling. Food and sex . Two great joys of life . Which is why religion demonizes and guilt's them to control people. If your not getting enough of both you will be miserable and feel unfulfilled . Because your pleasure hormones are not being stimulated. Behind every fanatic is pain ,shame and fear. We are part of nature .Not separate and superior . Oxytocin . Its what gives pregnant women that beautiful glow . The same glow you feel after orgasm with someone you love .The same after glow everyone around you notices when you are happy and in love . Love is the presence of sharing and respect. Anger and hate is the jealousy of those who deny themselves the joy of life and hide from living it. Damned if I will be made to feel guilty for that. A good mother will lay down her life to protect her young and will go to any lengths to feed and protect them. Love is a force of nature not a politically correct, sappy, new age, feel good, self righteous excuse for denying yourself joy and living in a box like a caged animal. Because that is what most people are forced to do. They are factory farmed for profit like battery hens . Cage any animal including humans and it will go mad with despair because of sensual deprivation. No sunlight , no freedom , no choice , no love , no Joy . Having been in and around the creative arts all my life I know, from experience hard won, what makes people tick and the subtext to their beliefs and habits. When I first met my wife she rented a block of land with a friend who had suffered severe sexual abuse as a child . She had, as a result, all sorts of projected baggage that she used to cope with it . A strict Vegan , she embraced the new age movement in all its crazy diversity and dogma's. Her story is heart breaking really and I did not judge her for her pain but I knew to keep my distance. She was profoundly jealous of my relationship with my wife . A very attractive Girl, she knew it and used it to get what she needed and created a mask so complex and contradictory that she was always tied up in knots maintaining the spiritual high ground. It made her feel 'better than' the same way religion props up the low self esteem of insecure people. She shared a dog with my Wife and my wife adored that dog. But when the friendship ended her friend got the dog and chained it up for weeks at a time . After a while the Dog went mad and vicious and had to be put down. Subconsciously ,the girl was punishing her abuser by proxy and my wife for finding love . Unable to hurt my wife directly she punished the dog my wife loved. When a Dog bonds emotionally , its for life . All animals are capable of bonding with others species when they are loved . You cant fake true love. This young lady was vain yet hated her self. She was beautiful but abused her looks to manipulate those around her . She lived for 'approval' yet scorned any genuine help . Mothers who are healthy and loving sacrifice their bodies and looks to raise their children .Its an amazing thing to witness . Another friend ,who my wife and I still keep in touch with is just an amazing, grounded, hard core ,no BS, super Mum. Cows are very motherly and very loving if you grow up with them and spend time with them . They can melt your heart with their big brown eye's and huge lashes . Wish we could keep one. So am I characterizing all Vegans as nut Jobs ? No ,absolutely not . What I am saying is that there is room for tolerance of all dietary habits because the perfect diet does not exist for every one person. I know people who just dont like meat and that's it . Its a choice . My wife does not eat much meat. She does not need it as much . Its all related .Diet , love, food and sex . Its all survival, nurturing and reproduction. Sometimes its hard to witness mother natures apparent extremes but that's only we because we are conditioned to believe we are just our bodies. Men who Hunt , the good ones, know that the hunter often becomes the hunted and that what you take must always be accounted for . You can cut down a tree to build a house but the tree knows its part of the earth and sky and will come again . Soon enough your bones will be a trees next meal . Your last breath, its intake of carbon. All energy is borrowed and sooner or later you have to give it back. Living close to mother earths bosom has taught me so much . And brought me the peace of knowing death is not the end. I took the road less traveled and strangers taught me kindness without thought of return. We shared precious moments and parted but the gift grew in the heart and bore much precious fruit. The courage to love life and live for every day without regret or shame. Let us eat and be merry , for tomorrow we may die. Yes your right ! We need to end the slaughter . So lets start by killing the cats ,the dogs, the raptors , rats and mice and any other creature that dares to predate on other poor innocent creatures . Those murderous Bastards with their fluffy faces and cute looks. How could I have been so cruelly deceived ? Okay ,its genocide but sometimes you gotta get tough to put mother nature in her place. Cant you people see how ludicrous your self righteous arguments are ? But if you want to be 'Milked ' By a predatory financial system that puts you in mortgage cages or forces you to live with your parents , hey dont let me stop you enjoying your 'freedom' to do so . Chickens are omnivores like us. I know that because ours are free range , not kept in a chicken run. We dont farm our chickens. We have a symbiant relationship with them . We provide them with shelter and food and they are happy for us to have any SPARE eggs they are not choosing to sit on . Nature is full of symbiant relationships between species but most URBAN self righteous Diet Police dont know that . Chickens love to be loved and cared for but they are not caged pets. They are free to live everyday on their own terms and forage wherever they want to. They have to run the gauntlet of Foxes and Hawks but I know they would rather that than being cooped up. Can you do that ? How much food do your grow for yourselves ? Or do you buy it with Blood Money ? Its not as simple as you all try to make it. You presume to steal the moral high ground but do you live your truth ? I rather think not. The real world. You cling to Life because you fear death . But death will find you wherever you hide . No animal wants to die before its time and yes we all have the right to fight for our lives . But when your body is worn out ,its worn out and nature provides everything needed to recycle your meat so it does not get wasted. What is wrong with that ? I Love Cheese and if its "not good for me" Frankly I dont care and I dont believe its true anyway. So if being Diet fascists makes you feel good , go for it. But the anger in your words Pris says more about where you are really at than your arguments. For myself ,I only take what I need and no more . But if you really think this one life is all there is then your not being honest with yourselves nor do you grasp the essence of life . Your clutching at straws and arguing for the scarecrow. Whats the main ingredient of Milk ? water . What are the most important minerals we need to maintain healthy bone density ? Calcium and magnesium. Food is food . And just a reminder , I don't actually walk up to cows and suckle while they Graze though its not unusual for starving children to do so in third world countries. Cows and goats have been living with humans for centuries , accept it. When a carnivore eats a carcass , nothing gets left behind but the bare bones. The tree's are allowed to have those. Physical life is a testing ground for evolution. And yes it is dog eat dog in some ways . But it would not exist in all its fabulous variety if you did not have a mix of herbivore's ,omnivores and Carnivores . They need each other to maintain the diversity ,Can you people not see that ? The worms will not suffer any pangs of guilt when they chow down on your redundant breasts and legs and brain . They just know they are hungry and serve a vital function in maintaining soil health and fertility. Or are you going to start digging them up and give them a good talking to ? "Now listen here ,you slimy little bastard ,that's disrespectful eating someones body , its only been dead a week ! Have you no Pity ?" "Nope". The only reason I am bothering to post right now is because the rain has stopped me putting down the foundations on my house and because I think Food is the vital essence of a happy life . The French and Italians know this better than anyone else and have turned the enjoyment of quality food in to a pivotal part of their culture. I admire that greatly . We are all made of star dust ,the building blocks of life . DNA is the code that puts it all together to make a body. The most primitive single celled organisms eat each other , recycle each other. You would not be here if that was not true. Often the worst murderers are the fanatics who promise peace and justice . The human body is incredibly adaptable in its dietary requirements IF the food is fresh and of high quality. But if your a lazy idealist someone else ends up putting the food on your table . The price is usually your freedom. Animal farm is a metaphor for fascism and socialism . So really , what are you prepared to do to live YOUR truth ? Or are you just recycling someone Else's at face value ? If people stopped arguing over the moral high ground and started looking for common ground to grow food on , maybe this polarized and fruitless arguing would be unnecessary ? Funny thing about food > if you eat the right combination you will start to change sex. How awesome is that ? Hey , I could start suckling on my own breasts if I worked hard enough . Heh heh Naughty Whistle Talk about your circle of life . But nah , not really . Baramundi is an Aussie fish that does just that and man it tastes good too. Food high's are the best . I also found out a very interesting thing .If, like Mediterraneans you want the pleasure of eating meet without clogging your arteries , no problem. Eat plenty of Garlic , lemon and fresh veggies because the DMSO, Lemon Juice and Vit C dissolves the harmful fats . Its the ultimate natural fat solvent combo. A bit of red wine helps too. Red red wine............ I eat meat but my Cholesterol levels are optimal . Not worried about that at all. Orthy, you just do what makes you happy . If your happy with what you eat that's all that matters, right ? I Mountain Bike to keep fit and its a great fat burner . Meat is for people who are very active and need protein conversion FAST. I'm not an expert on sports diets really , but I know what works and what does not. Some weeks I cant eat meat at all. I just crave salads with loads of Beetroot. Variety is good . I just listen to my body. If I do a really long hard ride of 35 K's or more by the time I am done I crave meat badly and need to get a big fat juicy steak on the barbecue. Sorry but where my people evolved from we eat meat . Don't like it , go to planet Zog where spindly politicaly correct Vegans breath pure prana and heavily blessed lettuce leaves .Its all good. Okay nanu . Which came first ? the free range Meat or the cows Udder that fed the calf ? My cat LOVES cows milk and Cream. If we make a cheese sauce we always put some in her Bowl . She laps it up. On the other hand a calf would have a hard time wrapping its big slobbering mouth around a cats teet . Cant believe you would think of subjecting a poor little cat to that kind of humiliation . Sick sick boy. I worked on a dairy farm in Denmark . The barn was full of Barn cats . Barn Cats are a huge tradition on farms because they keep the rats and mice under control and come milking time always hanging around for a drink of milk. If I pulled on a cows teat and aimed it at the Cats they would all snap at the milk . Funny. Some cats like raw Eggs but it upsets our cats stomach , to alkaline apparently . Sometimes its hard to keep a straight face when Vegans get all hot under the collar about dairy . Making out like dairy eaters are babies who cant grow up ! Nuts are baby food for tree saplings , Hello . True. Just put an avocado seed in a glass of water and watch it consume the nut as the sprout grows. So Keep on eating those baby nuts Vegans because its a saplings life you are depriving with your greed .

    orthodoxymoron wrote:I'm a lifelong-vegetarian -- but I'm not a health-nut. I've never had a drink, or smoked a cigarette, ever. I've never taken illegal-drugs -- and I've very-rarely taken prescription-drugs. The only time I've ever been high was when my mom gave me a pre-surgery shot in the butt, prior to a tonsillectomy. I think I was ten. I remember telling my mom, "I feel REALLY Good!!" I simply think all of those things are disgusting. It's not really about health or the moral high-ground. Nature is cruel and unusual All By Itself (without requiring any assistance from stupid-humans). Having said all that, I think Daily-Exercise is Extremely-Important. I think that How One Exercises is MUCH More Important Than What One Eats and Drinks. I heard Bruce Jenner say that in a talk he gave, decades ago, long before He became a She. I could say something about "Disgusting" but I don't want to be "Judgmental".
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    Grass Fed meat is universal in Australia Nanu ! you know that .That's why it tastes so good. Way better than that corn fed ,feed lot American crap. Beef farming is actually pretty ethical here . Its all free range , low input raised . Americans love to boast about their meat but its super toxic . But then Boasting about exceptionalism is a national pass time . Beef and dairy in the US is a disaster area that keeps the billions pouring in their extortionate "health" care system. Its not the fat alone that clogs the arteries , its all the chemicals ,hormones and pesticides for crying out loud. Its the same with Dairy here , mostly grass fed all year round like NZ . So that's why I dont loose any sleep over red meat . Actually I sleep better after a nice rare steak . Oh yeah. I really shouldn't but I cant help myself . Maybe One day when you are all fed a 'vegan' diet inside a big barn with bars and barbed wire , you will re think freedom of choice a bit. The Sandwich: Every shame we choose to ignore. Get's projected outward , more and more. Love denied turned to hate. Those who care turned away at the gate. We missed the Boat , we missed the train. Turned down the wings of a liberating plane. Chewing on our stale plots. Refusing to undo the binding locks . Behind a cage for so so long. Cant even see what makes it wrong. Don't take me away without my crutches. I'm used to living in Rabbit Hutches. Freedom called us long ago. But when the call came we refused to go. Addicted to our predictable life . Hen pecked husband meet angry wife ! Food for thought and thought for food. Get me in a better mood. Take within what empowers two and pack a lunch that will provide for you. Never to late to start a Journey.... Until death steals it from the unworthy. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Only the same old tired games . Old and frail, all hope lost. To ashamed to reckon the cost. Dim and silent , eye sight gone. All alone and abandoned. Never saw the prison cell. Until my Life expired and I woke up in Hell . Hey nanu. My cats to lazy to jump up under a cow and hitch a free meal even though we have them next door . BUT keeping it real here she loves Milk. A Cats mouth would not be to welcome on a cow's teet anyway . Can you imagine the sight of a cow tearing across a paddock with a cat locked on its teet ? I have enough problems with my cat padding my Nuts when she jumps on my lap with her sharp claws . Burmese cats have claws like needles . Anyway , we get our Beef from a local butcher who sources from local farmers . We are surrounded by dairy and beef farms here . Its good meat and I can tell the difference between the good stuff and imported . I dont touch the generic crap even though it may say Aussie on the label . Yes I know they export a lot of high grade stuff and people will pay because it is Better Quality . Thing is nanu that when you pay extra for organic you are getting far higher nutritional value and need to eat far less volume . I will treat myself to a steak maybe ten times a year max. Its a treat but that makes it taste even better. The local Coles here services high end money so they get the best quality for the same price as a Bogan in Minto ! There is no justice my friend. But there are choices and right now I choose to make a fresh ground organic coffee with organic milk and local stringybark Honey . Oh baby . So you know , we have to eat . We have to make choices that maybe we dont always like but as long as your in a body it needs feeding .Your car needs petrol .Your govt needs taxes . Your mother in law needs to make you feel like Crap . Its just the way things are . Bottom line is this > I don't like cruelty to animals any less than anyone else but unless we get away from emotive and polarizing name calling re food choices people who would listen are reluctant to embrace the changes that are taking place . A lot of extremists Like that guy durianrider on youtube love to preach but trees are omnivores . They need decomposing flesh , fungal interaction and loads of decomposing mulch to give you guys fruit . XXXX happens so you can happen . Life is feces ,urine, death and rebirth. nature cannibalizes nature to keep the circle rolling. Minno. That's what I said ,youz. LAMAO If your a Kiwi Living in Penriff its Pinruff. I worked in Minno for a while to help a mate out. Jeez, its a shocker of a place . More sleaze , depravity , Drugs and prostitution than a Termite mound full of cross dressing, coked up, Fire ants .From Minno of course. Nothing natural survives in Minno . Its the place where all that's good and true dies next to a Heroin addicts Needle and a handful of scratchies. Clint Eastwood considered doing 'a fist full of Scratchies' there at one stage. Then he went to straight to 'a few scratchies more' . Never got released though. That's what a bloke in Minno told me anyway and those guys never Bullsh*t mate Eh ? Minno is the kind of place where school girls will offer old men a blow job in return for a packet of cig's at the train station. Its tragic really . If Ridley Scott had known about Minno he would have done all his location shooting for Blade Runner there and saved a butt load on extra's . I used to go to the CBD for lunch just to drink it all in . The color ,the culture , the foxey ladies . Ah Minno , you sweet saucy old bucket full of westy life . I have a very simple answer to your input Brook. If your worried about human Impact the answer is simple. Reduce the number of humans. But the Catholic church wont be to happy about loosing its income stream from its huge customer base in south America now we have a Pope from there . The CIA wont be to happy either or corporate JEWmerica . They are the ones bleeding South America dry and raping the forests . There is a good reason why we decided to have only one child , not three or five or ten . If you have a problem with deforestation ,as do I , put the blame on the Catholic Churches Absurd banning of contraception and the resulting pressure for more food. You want the answer to that problem , its Religion. Judeo Christian religion .The ultimate raper of earths resources . Before your ancestors came along , the prairie was teeming with Buffalo and the Native Americans only took what they needed to live . Then your white ancestors came with their colt 45's and lever actions and destroyed it all for manifest destiny and Jesus and Jehovah. Jesus Saves .Like hell he does . End world Hunger ! Great, lets all just chow down on Parrot feed and sing pretty polly wants a cracker till the cows come home. Now on the subject of Grains versus Meat . Before corporate farming came along , most every farm in Europe was a mixed farm where communities shared the burden of raising cattle , grain ,fruit ,vegetables in a wholistic sustainable system. Until Jewish bankers forced them in to mono culture farming practices and destroyed all that wonderful sustainable balanced farming practice. Once you no longer fertilize your grain fields with animal manure ,you have to use artificial fertlisers . Once you break up the natural cycles that support ALL LIFE you get sameness. Mono culture causes imbalance which leads to disease . Because Nature's checks and balances have been removed in the name of greed. Yes , I know all about that stuff . More than your one sided, skewed distortions of the facts . So if you want just grains you had better be sure you have a way to fertilize them without using petro chemicals . How are you going to do that? Its amazing how easily the facts can be distorted when you leave out the variables and down stream pay back on Husbandry .
    In Australia they invented or rather rediscovered something called Permaculture . A homestead where chickens provide manure along with goats or whatever . So that's what I am doing on our humble property . Creating a sustainable micro culture . No Church B**lsh*t on our homestead. Just a healthy relationship with Mother Earth. How much of your own food do you Grow Brook ? What your statistics fail to point out is that while Stock need high input they give back in other less obvious ways as long as you dont mess up the diversity . But if you want to just eat beans and grains and feed a massively over populated planet then by all means pitch for corporate farming because that's what your really doing. Battery Hens never get to forage for the worms and insects they love . They just get fed toxic grain feed. Maybe you want to join them ? Meat is a luxury and we dont buy any more than we feel the need for . If we invite someone over for dinner and they say no meat that's fine , we can easily accommodate that . I am trying to steer my family more towards fish actually and making progress but my daughter is a meat fiend, she just loves it. I know why ,its genetic, but meat is expensive so to steer her away from eating to much I have to do Pizza quite a lot . So guess what her favourite Pizza is ? Marguerite with cheese . She loves cheese . Back in the day before middle eastern religious madness infested Europe , people lived close to nature , worshiped Mother earth , not Jehovah, and lived sustainable lives close to nature .Fruits ,grains, nuts, wild game and milk from domesticated goats, cows. Then came the Royals ,all claiming direct lineal descent from Jesus (yeah right ) and stealing the land from the people 'in gods name' of course. Divine right to rule, land enclosures ,theft of common land and forests . Thanks Jesus , we have been in debt for your fake crucifixion ever since. Its really just the Moses story (another fake legend) recycled. And Abraham too , the guy who likes sleeping with his own daughters . Hey , its a royal tradition already. First Europe , now the world bends to the knee of this rabid Rabbi cult of celestial celebrity. What an absolute crock. All religions impose silly restrictions on food .Kosher ! What a rip off that racket is . But if you control what people eat you control their lives. All religious enslaver's know this . No two people like exactly the same kind of food ,even within the same family . Accept it ,tolerate it. Dont dictate to people what they can and cannot eat . Who the hell do you think you are when you do that ? God almighty ? Pretty much. When wild predators hunt its usually very quick . But there is a subtext to the chase and that is that it is also sexual . For every life taken , new life is nurtured . The falcon feeds a rabbit to its young and the circle of life goes on . Rabbits are hardly an endangered species and they Breed like Catholics. Well okay they dont breed that fast but a close second. Falcons keep vermin in check , Vermin keep cockroaches in check, cockroaches keep rotting scraps from breeding disease. If you mess with natures system you end up with chronic diseases like cancer etc. How can you condemn drinking cows milk ,then embrace coconut milk ? Whats the difference ? Seeds are made for growing baby plants yet you have no trouble depriving them of the chance to grow, Grain Killer ! How can you say its wrong to eat dairy because it was designed only for cow babies , then eat plants ? If we pursue that logic to its finality we should only be eating each other . All life feeds on other life in some way shape or form . If you cant accept that ,go eat rocks. Actually there are plants that do just that , why not pull up a chair and chow down . But I dont think omnivorous teeth are quite evolved to work on that stuff. Sorry Mudra ,I am not sure I fully addressed your input though I think you made many excellent points. Its raining cats and dogs outside which is great for my fruit and nut Trees but is ruining my building schedule. There are so many different balances of diet that are good for you I think. I love Spinach for example so we make spinach curry a lot . But its got a lot of Oxalic acid so I have noticed if I eat it to often my Urine starts to get that distinct smell that indicates damage to Kidneys/Liver. Its strong stuff Oxalic acid. So the best way to neutralize it is with an alkaline calcium fat buffer . Dairy Cheese and yoghurt . Palak Paneer is Spinach curry with home made cheese . Paneer is easy to make . Jug of milk,warm it up ,then add the juice of a lemon to make it curdle. Rinse it through cheese cloth to separate the curds from the whey and bingo . Cheese in half and hour . Indian spices are so good for you . Tumeric ,ginger ,cumin, all that good stuff. But yes I also like to pick raw and eat raw . You get an instant rush of energy and feel good from raw food . And its concentrated goodness , not bulging store bought fake fruit that's Pretty to look at . Store bought oranges are terrible . Pulpy tasteless rubbish. Food freedom is direct connection to the source because it is the source . I thank my Orange tree every time I pee underneath her . She healed my eyesight big time last year . My Lemon tree gives us fruit all year round . Bulk Vitamin C is precious stuff . No way you get that quality from supplements or store bought fruit. The other thing I think is so true is that variety really is the spice of life.Your body needs change as much as you do. You cant feed it the same menu for weeks on end. It gets bored and craves something different. Everyone should grow at least a percentage of their own food or be part of a community garden . When you have time and experience invested in real food it transforms your relationships and understanding of it. Starve the body of balance and you starve the mind . I caught a vegan friend eating a burger and chips on a date once ! you could see she was loving it. Sure she said , i know its not good for me but right now I am enjoying it. So I think,well okay , whats wrong with breaking the mold now and then? It should be law for local govt to provide a minimum amount of land for common gardens, Land to plant fruit and nut tree's , land to raise and keep chickens. Kids Love spending time with animals. My daughter adores her chickens and hugs them . They love the attention once they get used to it. Its time to make time while there still is time ,to heal this planet with healthy food. Good food can pull people out of the severest depression with just one meal. Its the junk food that makes them depressed. Sharing a healthy meal just brings so much joy to people's faces . Nature is happy to share her bounty with us if we respect her and not rape her . Nobody who has gone organic and tasted real food for the first time ever wants to go back to factory farm crap. Organic is High octane super food, not empty calories gift wrapped in plastic. Really all I am trying to say is , whatever your food preference is fine by me but if we start trying to claim moral superiority via our Diet ,its a slippery slope to division and resentment . People say pigs are dirty and roll in mud so you should not eat their meat. Rubbish. Mud is an amazing body detox . Its draws out anything bad and makes a great sun block for pigs in summer so they dont get sunburn. Yes they do eat feces but so what . Keeps their immune system strong. Pig manure is one of the best manures you can get for organic gardening too. Im thinking of getting a small black one in the future . My daughter used to love getting covered in mud and running around naked in the grass. Its so good for kids to do that. But dont let the church goers know you walk around naked in the garden in the morning . To late for me . I do it all the time and I dont give a damn who sees it either. Sunday Best ? I was born wearing it , whats your problem ? You go church to worship BDSM on a cross and you say I am sick for enjoying my bare feet on cool grass ? ! WTF. Soil health is the sum of ALL life from the bottom of the food chain to the' top' . Its all related. Your body is an assemblage of micro organisms ! Biological Lego Bricks. That untouched virgin soil does not happen overnight , it is the product of MANY inputs . Its the life you cant see with the naked eye that is most important though. Healthy soil needs Iodine ,for example. But that comes from the sea in the form of Rain via methyl iodide , a by product/waste gas produced by sea weed. Methyl Iodide seeds rain ! Rain forest Trees release Volatile oils to encourage rain fall. We live next to one. You can see it happening in the early morning when the trees make dew precipitate . That's just one example. Plants host and build relationships with billions of micro organisms in order to feed. They Harvest with their root and leaf systems just like farmers do. They shelter and nurture flesh eating microbes to secure manure or whatever you choose to call it. Soil health comes from decomposing organic matter as well as minerals. But sooner or later you are going to have to accept that flesh eats flesh. Life eats life . Leaves are solar panels ,roots are in many ways like fibre optic cable. The Sun is a power source . This is a massive subject .Much like a rain forest . A vast complex interactive environment . If you guys want to go Vegan on Moral as well as personal choice grounds you are setting yourselves up for an argument that judges the natural world and tries to redefine it . JUST LIKE JEHOVAH DOES. Some vegans just seem to be on a self righteous moral crusade that abandons reason and common sense. Jehovah is at war with mother nature .Just look around you if you dont believe me. "the earth is the lords and all that dwells there in" No Jehovah .The MOTHER Earth is the people's and you are a parasite . I mean seriously . DO you really expect me to shoo away the flesh Eating Echidna's when they come to dig up termites ? Its their garden as much as mine . Termites eat tree's . But they too are part of the ecosystem here and they have a vital part to play in maintaining soil health. Deal with it. Do I have a problem with Black snakes hunting rats and mice under my house ? Hell no I dont. Help yourself. The whole system would collapse without these creatures . Re 'fertilizer' I think we are getting bogged down in semantics a bit. When a bird poops on my vegetable patch , that's fertilizer. When the worms are thick in the ground , they are fertilizing my soil by eating decomposing organic matter . If you want to get a very quick indicator of soil health ,just count the worms in a handful of soil. Tree leaves are mulch . Organic dust particles drifting through the air and settling in the grass are mulch. I dont look at my garden in isolation. I look at it as part of a much larger system . We live next to national park so we have many birds of many species passing through. Pooping ,singing, nesting and reproducing. They contribute to my gardens health too. Big time . Echidna's ,ants and termites aerate the soil so i dont have to dig it . Along with cicadas and trap door spiders . Nature rocks .Let her do her stuff and she will take care of your stuff too. I do use some blood and bone , one bag a year , just to fire up the compost heap a bit faster . Then maybe a bag or two of Chicken Poo. Cow poo I steal from the Paddocks next door on the odd occasion . The main source is composted veg/leaf/mulch/sawdust/chips and the piece de resistance , Sea weed from beaches nearby .Van loads of the stuff. OR I just dump the mulch and seaweed under the trees and on the beds and let the worms/microbiota do the hard work for me. Anyone who says they dont need inputs is telling porkies . Unless they happen to be planting deep rich soil . Many dont have that luxury so they have to build the soil up and that is not a crime for crying out loud. Its amazing how quickly the purists infiltrate and distort the important message in genuine movements. They end up discouraging wider acceptance because like religious fanatics they Always have to one up everyone around them .Boring. Truth is you do the best you can with the stuff you have and the local flora and fauna. You probably cant grow lemons in Canada unless you have a heated green house . You cant grow some European fruit tree's in Oz unless you get frost in winter . If your soil is just sand your going to have to introduce somehow , lots of organic matter to hold moisture and build fertility . Some plants do grow well in poor soil though . Maybe not the ones that will provide food though. This one size fits all Dogma stuff just does not help. Sorry, but in the real world you dont get ideal conditions very often. Inputs have to be scaled for the results you are trying to obtain . In the old days fields were rotated between grazing ,cropping ,fallow and root cropping to avoid disease , put fertility back in the soil and turn in the organic matter that was not harvested and used. I know this thread may appear to be drifting off topic but the thing is our environment largely determines our food choices . I mean if a Vegan wandered in to an Eskimo Community and asked if they were eating meat , killing animals for food and using their skins , the Eskimo would be like "are you taking the Piss Lady ?" Talk about an entrapping question . In any extreme northern climes your going to struggle if you cant eat meat . Its not impossible but its not going to be easy either . Now I seem to be getting type cast potentially as a big stock proponent but no , I am not saying that at all. Far better for most communities to have a diverse range of smaller animals to help keep the soil cycling in a healthy way. Ducks, Geese, chickens ,Pigs, goats, Rabbits . And then the wild component encouraged to share the bounty . I dont net my trees . I take my fair share along with fruit bats ,parrots, and any other bird that needs a snack. In return they take care of the bugs and poop for payment . Birds really appreciate being welcome to a share . Now they say hello when they fly by . Nice. Think I am Joking ? That's because you don't coexist with nature. I watch the wild ducks that nest and breed next to our Pond , hang out and chat with our domestic chickens. They look out for each others young . Actually the whole Bird community looks out for the Ducklings when they hatch because they are far more vulnerable than most bird species until they can fly . That's what most people dont see . The mother and father ducks know they will be lucky to successfully raise more than two of the eight ducklings they hatch , but they dont seem to grieve . They just accept it is part of their Life . These wild Ducks poop all over our lawn every year as they eat our grass . We love to see them and their poop is most welcome . Thank you for your kind words Mudra . You know I did a very rough calculation of my food input to get a fix on where I personally am at in terms of consumption which would make me about 30% fruitarian , 20-25% Vegan, 35% vegetarian and 10% Carnivore ! It shifts a bit of course depending on the time of year . My Daughter shockingly is way to high on the meat scale but I cant force feed her what she wont eat . My wife only needs a very little meat and could easily go without . My appetite for meat is reducing as I age but I could not cut it out completely at this stage without struggling . My DNA profile is way to hunter gatherer to manage without it . What does give me hope is watching the huge rise in organic food consumption here . Lots of dairy farmers are making the switch and that's good for everyone even if you cant eat dairy . Even with the economy being as bad as it is ,people are prepared to pay more for quality food because they see the better value in it . We cant afford health insurance but healthy diet is the best health insurance in my opinion . Everyone I know has diet issues but then we are our diet so how can you not ? I have had huge arguments with my daughter because she refuses to eat more veg , yet its my wife, who eats less meat , who insists that I let her eat what she wants ! I have watched my daughter eat a whole leg of roast lamb sometimes! Must be when she is getting a growing spurt but that's a lot of meat . The more I learn ,the more I have to accept that there are so many ways to eat healthy , but fresh home grown has radically improved My health and reduced my need for meat , so in relative terms I can actually say I am evolving slowly away from meat by improving the quality of the rest of my diet. So yes , I do actually think Vegan/vegetarian has a great deal of Merit as long as its a process that is non judgmental . Its all so relative but if more people see the value in sharing and community growing of food there is hope for the future . Because if we dont get away from factory food and factory farming of people then we wont have a planet left. I guess the other thing that colors my opinion is the number of anorexics/Bulimics I have known over the years ,who punish their bodies and minds with extreme dietary habits. I had an anorexic GF who lived on dried fruit/nuts and lettuce leaves , god love her . Usual story , history of sexual abuse ,so her diet gave her a sense of control over her life . Visually she was stunningly beautiful but in a Bikini I did not have the heart to tell her she looked half starved to death. At times like that I just wanted to stick a large steak dinner in front of her and say "for gods Sake Wibs , eat it !" Her reply. "Im already fat" . Thing I notice most .Poor quality food is addictive . High quality food just hits the spot and makes you feel great without consuming excessive amounts. My meat cravings go up when I do a lot of heavy work or exercise .I have tried substituting other protiens but my concentration and eyesight suffer . I cant do my work safely without those two. Cool .Very Cool. Seen the invisibility cloak you tube yet ? I like the indoor aqua/hydroponic fish tank . I want to do a large scale outdoor version of that . Of course they neglect to tell you that you need to feed the fish to make it work but that's okay. A lot of these technologies become even more amazing when you start combining them . Solar power collecting paper/graphene capacitor/battery plane for Eg. Unlimited flight duration. Got any more ? I Did get around to checking out Jane Goodall's Message today . Pretty much agree with her one hundred percent . My aunt worked with her occasionally and was involved in rescuing chimps from experimental labs with another lady back in the UK . Cant remember her name now. I will never forget watching a wildlife documentary where they filmed wild chimps in Africa hunting down, killing and eating smaller Monkeys to eat .It shocked me actually a lot but should we really be surprised ? Watched that film supersize me again today . Brilliant expose of the junk food industry . Real time thorough documentation of how quickly junk food can destroy your health. If herbivores went unchecked in Africa by Carnivores, the Savannah would quickly be reduced to overgrazed desert . If rats go unchecked they can start plagues . If locusts go on a feeding frenzy for lack of control by flesh eating insects such as the praying Mantis , the vegans go hungry. If humans continue to argue over who is the most right and who is the most wrong ,they will all die in the same barrel of monkey's. Sooner or later though the limits of every diet choice are found. Peak predators get trampled to death by Elephants . Giraffes can mortally wound a Lion with one well placed Kick . The only certainty in the natural world is uncertainty and eventual death . No matter what species you are , you have a common heritage with every species . You will live , you will die. You will come back . Suckling on a teat soon enough and taking your first baby steps again . Growing up in that life or remaining a child is a choice. But regardless of your diet choice , your white Blood cells will be feasting on Bacteria today to keep you alive . Thank 'god' some creatures are not squeamish and self righteous. Fear of Death haunts the urban pet Human like a Plague . They fear death so much they never really live. So they run back to their cages where big brother can take care of them. Today , I walked out in to the natural world to pee under my lemon tree and watch our chickens scratch around for Bugs to eat under the Nut tree's . I watched my 'Evil predatory Carnivorous Cat' Sunbathe on the Veranda. I saw the Kookaburra hunt skinks. A reptilian Bird hunting and eating Lizards from a fence post. That is just Sick. Not. Its Life . Life. Its a good job some Vegans dont get to see Nature in the raw . Butcher Birds smashing snakes against rocks and impaling them on thorns. Shocking , absolutely shocking. Tree's poisoning other saplings with death dealing enzymes in their fallen leaves . Its a jungle out there Missy ! Vegans jumping in to four wheel drive vehicles and riding rough shod over and through a thousand tiny insects. Its slaughter I tell you , sheer bloody slaughter. But in the face of infinity , not such a terrible thing really. I got used to being Killed some time ago . Its really not such a big deal and a great excuse to start over in a hot young body. Conservation of energy clearly states that Energy can neither be created or destroyed. Only transformed. The Chase IS better than the catch. And life is a gift to be lived at full throttle, not kept unopened in a Bottle. If you have never lived you have never really loved. Hate is an excuse for wimps. People Say " I hate My life !" Mother natures reply would be "Live it before you diss it"

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    Woke up hung like a ton of bricks
    Don't know where the hell I am!
    Whos this naked next to me
    What did I do?!
    I gotta pee!
    Can't work or go to school today
    Can't remember if I do that anyways.
    Got some money
    Got no clue, the world's a mess!
    I hate my life!
    I hate my life!
    Hate my life!
    I hate my life!
    Crashed the car
    Lost the job I'm dirty, smelly, a total slob
    Lot's of sex
    Little love stimulation, no satisfaction.
    Life is hard
    Life is stress
    Life is such a pain in the ass
    Saturday night, I'm not dressed how can I go on?!
    I hate my life!
    I hate my life!
    Hate my life!
    I hate my life!
    Woke up hung like a ton of bricks
    Don't know where the hell I am!
    Whos this naked next to me
    What did I do?!
    I gotta pee!
    Can't work or go to school today
    Can't remember if I do that anyways.
    Got some money
    Got no clue, the world's a mess!
    I hate my life!
    I hate my life!
    Hate my life!
    I hate my life!
    Your life's so bad
    Theyre gonna take it take it all away
    Your life's so bad
    Theyre gonna take it take it all away
    Complain! Complain! Life sucks anyway!
    It it's all so hard let them take it all away.
    Why the competition?
    Why stress to death?
    Be happy with what you have!
    Most have so much less
    I hope some day we realize how good it really is.
    Yeah, I may hate my life at times but I always try to live!
    Complain! Complain! Life sucks anyway!
    It it's all so hard let them take it all away.
    Why the competition?
    Why stress to death?
    Be happy with what you have!
    Most have so much less
    I hope some day we realize how good it really is.
    Yeah, I may hate my life at times but I always try to live!

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    Post  Carol Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:14 am

    Hoped the rant post released some stress. Similar to popping a boil. Just let it ooze all out.

    I did think the series V had a lot of truth in it about some of the negative non-terrestrials. Yet we all know with a variety of species (human and non-terrestrials) one can expect the good, the not so good and the exceptionally bad. Those that wish to enslave humanity and use humans as a food source are in the exceptionally bad category. I tend to learn toward those who wish to free humanity from enslavement and focus of spiritual evolution.

    Gene Decode mentioned something rather interesting as to needing a bit of the darkness to dwell within so that we develop a sense of guilt.. know when we're off the mark, learn the difference between right and wrong. Never did think of it that way before. It was in one of his recent interviews.

    Possibly in this interview.. but not sure:

    Gene Decode - Pearl Harbor Intel: Attempted Nuclear Strike From CCP Thwarted! - Video - Monday, June 14, 2021

    https://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-conservative/2021/06/gene-decode-pearl-harbor-intel-attempted-nuclear-strike-from-ccp-thwarted-must-video-3584090.html


    Anyway, my dear friend who caught the flu two years ago and ended up in renal failure called yesterday. She's the one who has to give herself peritoneal dialysis every 3 hours 24/7. She had been in the hospital with a combination of pneumonia and infection. Her doc told her that now she needed a defibrillator implantation. She was not happy as she is tiny, 109 lbs, which means she can no longer drive. All of her medical problems have been an ongoing challenge the often staff at the hospitals are just incompetent. We put her on several prayer lists. One with the Buddhist monks and another that has about 4-6 thousand people on it. She's now too weak to do much walking and has one of those little motorized cart/cars to get around. She's decided she wants to make short videos with her dog, Omar, dressed up in a motor cycle leather jacket with helmet sitting in the basket on her riding her cart driving into a biker's bar to chat up the guys. Omar is a Maltese.. also tiny.

    And this is the woman who trained for the Olympics with her horse. Lots of determination, good spirits, good sense of humor and discipline. She's also a fitness trainer. Her medical condition is so sad.

    I think she's afraid of the upcoming heart surgery but doesn't feel that she has a choice as she wants to get back on the list for a kidney donation. The hospital stole her last donated kidney and gave it to someone else. Bloody outrageous.

    I was sharing with her what Gene DeCode said about the throne of god being located in the midst of the Central Sun in the Andromeda Galaxy just in case she discovers herself sans physical form and decides to make a quick exit. And not to be fooled by the matrix ET guardians or go into the light (trap) unless she wants to be recycle/reincarnation for the next 25k years.

    Her earlier life experiences were similar to Simon Parkes along the lines of being taken by the Mantis at a young age. Her mental abilities are remarkable.

    So she is one of the few individuals where we can chat about med-beds or if we what to spend the next 800 years getting up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, or would it be better to just hang out in our spiritual body and dwell in the Andromeda Galaxy. Or would it be more fun to get to a stage where transfiguration would be more appealing, along with some inter-galactic traveling. After all, the possibilities are endless.

    We tend to entertain ourselves along the lines of exploring new possible creative endeavors.

    So that's it for a bit. Thanks for the videos to view. Nice variety.


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    With deepest respect ~ Aloha & Mahalo, Carol
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    Post  orthodoxymoron Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:21 pm

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    Carol wrote:Hoped the rant post released some stress. Similar to popping a boil. Just let it ooze all out.

    I did think the series V had a lot of truth in it about some of the negative non-terrestrials. Yet we all know with a variety of species (human and non-terrestrials) one can expect the good, the not so good and the exceptionally bad. Those that wish to enslave humanity and use humans as a food source are in the exceptionally bad category. I tend to learn toward those who wish to free humanity from enslavement and focus of spiritual evolution.

    Gene Decode mentioned something rather interesting as to needing a bit of the darkness to dwell within so that we develop a sense of guilt.. know when we're off the mark, learn the difference between right and wrong. Never did think of it that way before. It was in one of his recent interviews.

    Possibly in this interview.. but not sure:

    Gene Decode - Pearl Harbor Intel: Attempted Nuclear Strike From CCP Thwarted! - Video - Monday, June 14, 2021

    https://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-conservative/2021/06/gene-decode-pearl-harbor-intel-attempted-nuclear-strike-from-ccp-thwarted-must-video-3584090.html


    Anyway, my dear friend who caught the flu two years ago and ended up in renal failure called yesterday. She's the one who has to give herself peritoneal dialysis  every 3 hours 24/7. She had been in the hospital with a combination of pneumonia and infection. Her doc told her that now she needed a defibrillator implantation. She was not happy as she is tiny, 109 lbs, which means she can no longer drive. All of her medical problems have been an ongoing challenge the often staff at the hospitals are just incompetent. We put her on several prayer lists. One with the Buddhist monks and another that has about 4-6 thousand people on it. She's now too weak to do much walking and has one of those little motorized cart/cars to get around. She's decided she wants to make short videos with her dog, Omar, dressed up in a motor cycle leather jacket with helmet sitting in the basket on her riding her cart driving into a biker's bar to chat up the guys. Omar is a Maltese.. also tiny.

    And this is the woman who trained for the Olympics with her horse. Lots of determination, good spirits, good sense of humor and discipline. She's also a fitness trainer. Her medical condition is so sad.

    I think she's afraid of the upcoming heart surgery but doesn't feel that she has a choice as she wants to get back on the list for a kidney donation. The hospital stole her last donated kidney and gave it to someone else. Bloody outrageous.

    I was sharing with her what Gene DeCode said about the throne of god being located in the midst of the Central Sun in the Andromeda Galaxy just in case she discovers herself sans physical form and decides to make a quick exit. And not to be fooled by the matrix ET guardians or go into the light (trap) unless she wants to be recycle/reincarnation for the next 25k years.

    Her earlier life experiences were similar to Simon Parkes along the lines of being taken by the Mantis at a young age. Her mental abilities are remarkable.

    So she is one of the few individuals where we can chat about med-beds or if we what to spend the next 800 years getting up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, or would it be better to just hang out in our spiritual body and dwell in the Andromeda Galaxy. Or would it be more fun to get to a stage where transfiguration would be more appealing, along with some inter-galactic traveling. After all, the possibilities are endless.

    We tend to entertain ourselves along the lines of exploring new possible creative endeavors.

    So that's it for a bit. Thanks for the videos to view. Nice variety.
    Thank-you, Carol. All of my posts are Religious and Political Science-Fiction (to greater or lesser extents). My "rant" post(s) might contain material I utilize as exhibits to illustrate principles and concepts. Sometimes the reactions are priceless. I'm only a quarter of the way through the Blue Roller material, and the best was yet to come, but I'm bringing this to a screeching halt. I never know who I'm really dealing with (including myself). The internet is the Wild West. I mostly wish to stop. I expressed that sort of thing when 'RA' ended our communication. It was quick, to the point, and matter of fact. 'RA' told me, "I'm Sorry We Couldn't Work Together. Too Much Water Has Gone Under the Bridge" three days prior to Fukushima. That was That and the Rest was History. Your friend's plight is tragic and disillusioning, and I wouldn't know where to start, but what is the long-term solution for all of us?? Must we think in a cold and calculating manner?? The militaries of the world undoubtedly know what I'm talking about, but who do they answer to?? My mom has a friend who has had at least twenty or thirty brain-surgeries (without exaggeration). I know a little-girl with brain-cancer who is regularly treated close to where you live. Prevention is Preferable, yet the same old Drugs and Surgery Medical Treatment is used by even the most conscientious adherents to Natural-Living, Preventive-Medicine, and Natural-Treatment. The religious organization I grew-up in was supposedly founded upon Prevention and Natural-Treatment but Creating Millionaires in Loma Linda is SO Much More Profitable!! For the Doctors and Preachers, working on the Sabbath is no big deal. I'm not sure what brought this on. Realistically, I was intrigued by Blue Roller's brash approach, which was often quite knowledgeable. His approach was not my approach, but I told him I was a bit envious. He seemed surprised. I've tried to understand the seemingly unfathomable. Decades ago, a California politician's son told me he appreciated me attempting to understand. Just now, I learned that he is the Hon. Terry A. Bork, Judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench in 2007 by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Nice. BTW, "Free Britney!!" I'd prefer to be mainstream-successful rather than narrow and straight-laced. "Narrow is the way leading to life. Few find it." Dr. Louis Venden told me, "Don't Be Too Definite. People Who Are Too Definite Go Off." I should probably circle the wagons around Acts of the Apostles (EGW) and Volume 6 (Acts to Ephesians) of the SDA Bible Commentary, but probably NO-ONE (including the SDA's) would resonate with THAT. Why Should I Bother?? Seemingly, no matter how one puts things together, it's always ultimately wrong. Might That Be Why the Creator Created the Matrix in Antiquity?? Perhaps God Had a Nasty Job But Someone Had to Do It. Perhaps Vengeance Belongs to the Lord, But He and/or She Delegates. I'm half-joking and half-serious. What Would Al Bielek Say?? Theodicy and Eschatology continue to puzzle and horrify me. What Would Bart Ehrman Say?? It's as if God is an Absentee-Landlord. What Would Blanche Barton Say?? Humanity Seeks Freedom, Yet They Want a God. Not to be Told by God, but rather to Tell God What to Do!! We Seem to Want It Both Ways!! Sort of like the Banksters getting bailed-out by the Taxpayers (and giving themselves millions or billions of dollars of bonuses)!! Is That Freedom at Work?? Freedom Seems to be a Two-Edged Sword. Is there a safety-net in this solar system?? Did someone turn-off the safety-net?? What are the Implications and Ramifications of Freedom From God?? Perhaps the Cabal Knows God Exists yet Do NOT Believe in God!! Perhaps God Does NOT Believe in Them!! Perhaps this applies to the majority of humanity. Who Knows?? Dr. Who?? Regarding Mantids, I once saw what looked like a Mantid about 40 feet away for about 4 seconds. Honest. I probably shouldn't talk about such things. People already think I'm crazy. Crazy David?? But supposedly King David never existed (along with everyone else in the Bible)!! Who Knows?? The Shadow?? How do we properly distinguish between cover-story and real-story?? How do we properly distinguish between historical-fiction and absolute-history?? What if none of the generally-accepted choices are the real-deal?? It seems as if this is some sort of a stupid power-struggle and/or popularity-contest which I obviously lost, but I don't even know what it's all about. Ignorance and Virtue are SO Overrated. I've been requesting detailed analysis and recommendations for at least a dozen years. The Silence has Been Deafening. This Could've Been Good. Have a Nice Eternity. Namaste, Godspeed, and Geronimo.




    'We shouldn’t need to clarify in law that creating animal-human hybrids or "chimeras" is ethically unthinkable, but sadly the need for that very clear distinction has arrived,' said Senator James Lankford.

    Mon Jun 14, 2021 - 11:53 am EST

    By Ashley Sadler

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. June 14, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – The U.S. Senate has passed a bill which will allocate billions of dollars to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with some of the funds expected to go toward a disturbing form of research whereby tissue from aborted babies is spliced with animal cells to create mixed-species organisms called “chimeras.”

    Introduced by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York), the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), also called the “Endless Frontier Act,” was passed by the Senate in a 68-32 vote June 9.

    Supposed to address growing Chinese technological competition by increasing investment in American innovation in science and technology to the tune of $250 billion, the bill had been hotly debated on the Senate floor for weeks, with over 600 amendments being proposed before last week’s vote.

    Although the measure passed with significant bipartisan support, it had drawn fire from Senate Republicans concerned about the possible ethical implications of some of the bill’s intended spending.

    One of their concerns had to do with the bill’s proposed funding for the National Institutes of Health, which has long considered lifting its moratorium on conducting chimeric experiments pending new guidelines from the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR).

    In response to concern that the NIH will shortly lift its stay on the unethical research, Senators Mike Braun, Steve Daines, and James Lankford proposed an amendment to the bill which would criminalize the creation of animal-human hybrid organisms.

    “We shouldn’t need to clarify in law that creating animal-human hybrids or ‘chimeras’ is ethically unthinkable, but sadly the need for that very clear distinction has arrived,” said Senator Lankford (R-OK), who recently observed the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade by giving a 20-minute biology lesson on the Senate floor demonstrating the personhood of unborn babies to pro-abortion Democrats.

    “In trying to compete with China, we shouldn’t become like them,” Senator Daines (R-MT) warned. “It’s critical that we draw a bright line against unethical forms of research that fail to recognize the distinct value of humans over animals.”

    The NIH’s chimeric research plans had been stymied by a 2019 Trump Administration policy which had shut down the acquisition of human fetal tissue from elective abortions for research and instituted an ethics board to review any such research at labs and universities.

    But in April 2021 the NIH announced it was reversing the policy, permitting the acquisition of new fetal tissue from abortions for research and abolishing the ethics board requirement.

    Just a month later the ISSCR put out its much-anticipated new guidelines which explicitly allow and provide guidance for chimera research. The NIH is expected to adopt the new guidelines.

    To date the NIH has not lifted its moratorium, and it does not directly fund chimera research. However private chimeric research is actively underway in American universities, producing a number of disturbing results. In May 2020 a mouse embryo composed of 96% animal cells and 4% human cells was created by researchers from the State University of New York at Buffalo and the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

    In April 2021 researchers with the Salk Institute in California injected 25 induced pluripotent stem cells (IPS cells) from humans into macaque monkey embryos in a grotesque Frankenstein-like chimeric experiment resulting in the creation of human-monkey embryos.

    “Currently the National Institutes of Health does not do this research and we need to keep it that way,” Sen. Lankford said, “Researchers who are attempting these horrific once-science-fiction experiments should focus on valuing the dignity of human life, not trying to genetically merge and manipulate humans and animals.”

    But despite the best efforts of Senators Braun, Daines, and Lankford, their proposed amendment, which had been endorsed by a bevy of pro-life organizations including the Family Research Council, March for Life Action, National Right to Life, and the US Council of Catholic Bishops, was struck down in a 49-48 vote.

    Without the amendment that would have criminalized dystopian chimera research, “The Endless Frontier Act,” which is now on its way to the House of Representatives, will grant billions of dollars to the NIH while leaving the door wide open to morally repugnant research which exploits the bodies of aborted babies at tax-payer expense.

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/us-senate-passes-bill-to-give-billions-of-dollars-in-funding-for-human-animal-hybrid-experiments
    orthodoxymoron wrote:
    June 16, 2021
    Carol wrote:
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    Weird.

    Charlie Ward

    Reports are coming in claiming that many public buildings in Washington, DC are, today, CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.


    I was informed a few minutes ago that all buildings closed to the public and all tours suspended until further notice in DC.

    National Zoo closed
    Holocaust Museum closed
    National Archives closed
    JFK Center of Performing Arts closed
    National Cherry Blossom Festival canceled
    Arlington National Cemetery Closed to the public
    Museum of the Bible closed
    National Capital and House and Senate Buildings closed to public and all tours suspended
    Library of Congress closed to public
    FBI Building closed to public
    Pentagon closed to public


    There are more but these reports are not yet verified.   Attempting to determine the reason.

    Check back

    UPDATE 1:43 PM EDT --

    Closures now CONFIRMED by a sitting member of the US Congress:

    United States Capitol and House and Senate Office Buildings: All Buildings CLOSED to public and tours SUSPENDED until further notice

    Library of Congress: All buildings CLOSED to public and tours SUSPENDED until further notice

    White House (Call 202-456-7041 for updates)

    FBI Building: Building CLOSED to public and all tours SUSPENDED until further notice

    Bureau of Engraving and Printing: Building CLOSED to public and all tours SUSPENDED until further notice

    Department of State: Building CLOSED to public and all tours SUSPENDED until further notice

    Pentagon: Building CLOSED to public and all tours SUSPENDED until further notice

    Smithsonian Musuems (list here): All buildings CLOSED to public and all tours SUSPENDED until further notice

    National Zoo: CLOSED until further notice

    Holocaust Museum: Building CLOSED to public and all tours SUSPENDED until further notice

    National Archives: Building CLOSED to public and all tours SUSPENDED until further notice

    John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts (season info): Building CLOSED to public and all performances SUSPENDED until further notice

    National Cherry Blossem Festival: All events CANCELLED

    Arlington National Cemetary: CLOSED to public; OPEN to families for visitation; scheduled funerals will CONTINUE as planned

    Museum of the Bible: CLOSED (through January 28)

    International Spy Museum: OPEN

    National Arboretum: Grounds only OPEN (The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum and Administration Building are still CLOSED to the public)
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    My Mentor was largely vegetarian and a man of very slight build . At the end of his life he decided to go breatharian and ate little more than a handful of nuts and water . I still have his hand typed notes on how to do it successfully . He passed on in his late nineties . He had a long and healthy life free of any major ailments . I miss him greatly even though I know he is alive again in another body. Energy takes on so many different forms. We bathe in it .Solar, electromagnetic ,Gravitic etc. Our Physical bodies feed on all these sources and food and oxygen. I LOVE being in a Physical Body. I love making love to life in my body. I am not ashamed of my body at all . I have been blessed by good Genes because my family see's the virtue in looking after the soul that keeps the body in good condition. Its not enough to feed the body if you neglect the soul. Love starved people are eating way their bodies with anger and grief ,no matter how well they protest they feed it. The soul is hungry for experience , not empty promises and chatter . The soul does not care much for TV and computers. It wants to get out there and do stuff . It wants to feel alive in a body, not imprisoned/dead . My chickens don't want to survive in a cage .They want to run around .They want to come in our house and check out the furniture . They want my daughter to pick them up and stroke them. The soul craves diversity and stimulation. It wants the madness ,the hurt ,the pain and the fulfillment . It knows tomorrow is another day on the road to infinity. It does not worry about the crap that fear programmed minds do. Soul Food . Why eat alone when you can stare across a candle lit table at someone beautiful ? Don't lie to me and tell me you would prefer the former to the later. I like Eartha Kit. I too live on an old property which precedes all the corporate legislation. If you dont reserve your rights explicitly its implied consent to theirs. I watch Sci Fi and enjoy it in the evening now and then when the days work is done . The problems occur when the screen becomes the main theme. A lot of celebs are very tuned in people who know how important it is to escape the Hollywood meat grinder and keep it real. Staying grounded when you are surrounded by greedy egotists is vital for your sanity. There was a famous actress who way before her time spoke openly about white sugar being a poison . So true. We dont keep any in our house and soda/coke etc is banned . Thankfully my daughter has no taste for it at all. Funny how people who miss romantic love in their lives often dismiss it as something they dont want or need . Denial does not make the need go away. Love can take so many avenues though .Passion for an art form or adventure travel . Infinite possibilities when you dare to imagine for yourself. Love denied is one of the most self destructive avenues. Men who deny their feminine side become bitchy .Women who dont allow their masculine side free expression become angry and cruel. When we listen to our heart , we go with the flow of nature and nature happily reaches out to communicate with us . If we listen. Chickens will talk back if you talk to them. They will hang out with you in the garden . Cats and dogs we know do that but all animals will consider communicating with you if you can be proven trust worthy. Beam love, my Mentor use to say. Beam love to everyone and everything . It reminds me of the young man who asked his father for advice on Girls. "Dad , how can you tell if a Girl likes you ?" "Easy, she will let you know she hates you for no good reason !" "why do they do that ?" "So that they can get your attention and have an emotional connection" "That does not make sense to me" "I know , but they think we are to stupid to notice without making a fuss , which is pretty much true " "So there's this Girl I like and I think she likes me but one minute its on and the next its off. Whats that all about ?" "She feels vulnerable and does not want to experience hurt or rejection , just like you " "So what do I do ?" "Be yourself and ask her for a date. Or do you want to spend the rest of your life asking yourself 'what if' ?" "How did you figure this stuff out Dad ? " "By dating ,failing and learning the hard way. Dont worry .If its meant to be it will happen naturally. If it does not you move on and I guarantee it wont be long before another girl captures your attention." "They are good at that dad " "Youth is to precious to waste waiting for someone else to do the footwork for you .You just have to get out there and do it. You will win some and loose some , but the experience will make you stronger ,wiser and more attractive to the Girl who is worth the bother."
    "you make is sound so easy!" "It is, once you get the hang of it" "Dad ?" "Yeeeeees" "Can I borrow your car ?" Bob , I cant figure out how to attach anything with computers otherwise I would have . Never give much time to figuring out anything that uses a keyboard. I look forward to the explosion of inexpensive gadgetry from 3D printing. Unfortunately , if 3D printing gets taken over by AI we are in big trouble. I got solar on my workshop now.Enough to run three phase machinery on a sunny day. So I am happy about that . Massively reduced my electricity bill. $80 a quarter instead of $320. But you know panels in future will be way more efficient and store energy as well. At least they are cheaper now. I like to have a mix of high and low tech . Love the gadgets that make life fun and interesting but computers are not my thing. The Military round here trains with cloaking cammo all the time . It works pretty good except in bright head lights at night . Sometimes you will see an invisible but slightly grey shadow of a person . Its not a perfect cloaking system but it works well at a distance . Once they get within about fifty yards though it starts to be fairly obvious. Sometimes they will play tricks on me for laughs because they know I am on to them but its all in fun . Jung had an expression for this sort of thing . Being in the grip of your anima/animus. The need for approval ,acceptance and belonging is perfectly natural .In a natural world . But this is not a natural world . Its an urbanized Nightmare where masks are worn to appeal at face value and the real face is not welcome. Its the prisoners dilemma. There is only one way to get past that madness . Let go of the need for approval. People who seek it because they lack it have no faith in their own ability to find fulfillment . Narcissists always slam the door when you dont play the game to supply their need. Then your supposed to grovel and beg your way back in to their favor! They play you back and forth with conditional hints of approval and doll out the occasional throw away compliment. Empty words don't fill wounded hearts though. "Was it something I said ?" "No , it was your failure to submit" Its Fascinating to watch the shifting sands on forums where people nitpick over the silliest things. Parents who put conditions on their approval do so to enslave their children . Then the child, crippled emotionally into adulthood, is unable to find the courage within themselves to be themselves. They 'live' waiting for the change and the acceptance to occur but it never comes from Narcissistic parents. So very sad .So very common. Love starved adults feeding their face but neglecting their soul. How many adults eat badly because they hate themselves ? How many deny the flesh because they are ashamed of it ? Extreme neglect leads to extreme denial and extreme beliefs. I see so many crippled daughters of selfish parents every day. Mothers who cripple their daughters self esteem with cutting remarks 'that meant nothing'. Fathers who are to spineless to nip it in the bud. Its never just about food, or 'God' or things in general . Its what is not said that colors the conversation and creates issues. Men who hide their inadequacies behind big toys and BS. Women who obsesses about birthdays ,anniversaries ,weddings and funerals so they can turn them in to emotional Crap storms. You dont leave home until you find your own voice . And once you have you may find just two or three people in your life with authenticity . The rest you leave to their games. Emotional crutches ,wheelchairs , adopted beliefs . I would rather be content with one loving partner than another stage prop in a wedding drama. Talk about getting down to the emotional meat and potatoes ! Oops . Did I mention meat and a vegetable in the same sentence ? Whip me with soggy organic rice noodle. Heh heh Cheer up Oxy .Sure there is no hope for me. Im going to meat lovers Hell but you know , whenever I feel someone in pain the first question I ask myself is 'do they have a partner that fulfills them ?' . Its hard , really hard to find that right person. And when you do ,you have to fight for them and with them to keep the love alive . Everyday I go out I see, because of hard won experience , whats not there you know ? Sure , everyone may smile, bluff and joke their way forward but deep down you can see/feel the emptiness and loneliness .The sheer lack of meaningful connection. People who are content and happy in their own skin are the fortunate few. They dont identify with religion or Diet or Sexual orientation. They don't place that stuff at the center of their identity . Its peripheral , incidental. There is only so much entertainment can do to distract you and getting meaningful feedback on a forum makes about as much sense as looking for a committed partner in a singles bar. And if you do connect on a meaningful level without it being real and face to face ,your tortured by it. Its a long distance relationship. So if you dont mind me asking, What do you feel is missing in your life ? And if so does it seem beyond reach ? Dont feel obliged to reply if it makes you uncomfortable of course but putting aside all the 'stuff', whats the essence ? The only reason I am posting right now is boredom and frustration because of the weather holding me up. And I enjoy hearty banter with a bit of edge to it . And okay ,I cant resist winding up people who take their dietary identity a tad to seriously . Comfort Food. Chicks love it . Cheese, Pizza,chocolate, ice cream, etc. And why not ? Sure Its important to eat a healthy diet but there are a million other reasons to eat too. Some people eat like its Church on Sunday every bloody day . Bugger that. Oh and sure , Barbecues are bad for you because of the burnt flesh and blah blah blah . But every now and then Im going to fire the damn thing up and enjoy every last bit of it with a cold beer . Im sorry , I don't remember addressing you directly in any way shape or form Pris. I DID specifically make an effort to engage Orthodoxymoron. So, with respect, may I ask you not to interfere ? Or are you convinced my input in this thread revolves around you ? Its not your thread , its not mine either . So if your still aggrieved about closing the thread I started may I politely suggest you get over not being the center of attention. OR start another thread with someone else in Dialogue form . And since I am entitled to an opinion that does not gel with yours you need not concern yourself with my input any further . Its not always about you . Its about diet . Its about choices. Its about everyone having the right to eat ,think and feel however they choose. You think your issues are unique to you ? No , far from it. They are as common as mud . Sorry to burst your bubble but while you may feel exalted by your Diet choice ,the vast majority of people are struggling with many issues that affect their food choices. Its a serious subject which could use some levity to keep it real . Having seen the issues first hand that color people's eating disorders and choices I choose to share them here .The fact that I am prepared to be candid and frank rather than pump vegan propaganda may rankle. I am not impressed by Vegan body builders pumping up their bodies with useless muscle in a Gym! How lame is that ? Gyms are a hot bed for insecure people with body image issues. Not to mention the steroids and testosterone. My opinions may not sit well with you but I don't care . I have friends who did permanent damage to vital organs trying to be healthy eaters. Its not easy getting a healthy diet in to your body these days . There are many traps and pitfalls and not all of them are the result of junk food and processed factory farming. I have seen to many friends and loved ones starve themselves by taking a dogmatic approach to diet . I have seen what happens when the underlying issues are not addressed and the diet is an act of desperation rather than a natural expression of that persons needs and personal preference. These are people I knew long before you . One is now suffering from chronic organ failure . This is a woman I was deeply fond of in my youth . Eating disorders are epidemic these days and there are a great many factors involved. These vulnerable people are not helped by those who adopt a fear based fundamentalist attitude to eating. Eating should be Joyous and guilt free .Not a politically correct mantra. To repetitive for you ! ? At least my diet is not . And my argument is for tolerance of diet choice, not demonizing omnivores. If i did not make that clear before then hopefully I have now. I will not be addressing you again Pris. If you choose to assume I am then its because you think your different. Your Not. Nobody on this forum avoids the need for love ,food and compassion. Its called nurturing and respecting differences. Its called being happy and at peace . When people attack each other because they dont agree then whats the point ? Forums are not about agreeing with everyone else. They are by definition ,places where people debate issues and express their own unique opinions. People can and do evolve through debate . Nothing wrong with a bit of heat in the Kitchen. Personally , I enjoy and admire those who take me on and dont share my perspective IF they are sincere and passionate. Time for a glass of red wine I think. And a Big lump of cheese with sliced apple. Excuse my if I dont feel guilty about it either . F**k It , I have had enough too . Never ,ever try to reason with a Narcissist . Your only an extension of their ego and I have not met one yet that had anything original to say beyond recycling other people's words without understanding a single word of it. But getting back on Topic I remember this Danish Girl I fell in love with many years ago now. Wow, what a babe she was . Talk about falling off a cliff and landing in the brambles . I was working on dairy farm at the time and met her through my then GF (that's boo hiss on two counts in one sentence ,hammer hammer). She was a vision of sophisticated beauty ,elan , style and cool . You could have pushed me over with a wet noodle even though I am not gluten intolerant. You know what its like when you fall in love ? I was possessed by her from the moment I set eye's on her . How does that work ? So eventually I went to visit her and she showed me around Copenhagen, a beautiful city . We never did anything beyond a goodbye hug but a few years later I wrote to her when I was at college and told her how smitten I was with her . She asked if she could visit me and stay with me in London and of course I said hell yes . Here is the sad part. When I met her at the airport I hardly recognized her. The slim trim elegant girl I met before had put on quite a Lot of weight . Not obese by any means but she was overweight . But we had a great time and laughed a lot .She enjoyed my friends and my friends graciously put us up at their apartment in a swanky inner suburb. Of course she asked me what was wrong when I felt unable to rekindle my feelings. That was the hard part , realizing that the confidence and self control she had before was an elaborate act . So as we sat in the park, she told me why . She suffered from Bulimia . The result of being abused by her father . A left wing radical who hid his real nature behind any good cause you cared to mention . She hated her body because it brought unwelcome attention from her father . So she starved herself half to death trying to discourage him. Of course ,eventually she swung the other way and got very overweight, when that did not work . All the time using veggie diet as an excuse to rationalize her eating habits. So much of the damage I did to my body cannot be undone now , she said . I choked up. This is just one example of many I could relate . But I think that's enough to make the point . So when anyone tries to steal the moral high ground and preach their dietary habits , I am asking myself , is this the real you or an excuse ? Do you where a mask in front of the mirror or do you take it off and at least be honest with yourself ? Why punish your body when it can give you so much sensual pleasure. You know. Eating , making love , walking in the park with a special someone , for crying out loud. You don't have to be lovers to enjoy real companionship but when people lash out at each other for no good reason , its usually because they hate themselves. They cave in and give up on life . Its a beautiful morning here in NSW Sanicle and as long as I am in this body I am going to savor every special second of it . Coffee Pot On ! Seamless integration under whom and what ? Its like the flea claiming owner ship of the dog or the vegan claiming moral superiority over omnivores and carnivores . Never gonna happen. But dont worry. Your Lizard overlords are to busy chasing wild game to waste their time on fat, lazy, self obsessed humans with atrocious eating habits. They prefer free range to factory fodder , bit like me. The lone free ranger wandering through the factory and watching the pigs bark for food instead of freedom. Tragic. Seriously though. Its another beautiful day when you let go of the self recrimination and guilt . You need a break from this forum. To many grandstanding guru's pitching for a Bitching instead of getting busy in the Kitchen. I'm watering my fruit trees this morning with solar power . Then I am going to drink a gallon of fermented Urine with a poop sandwich. Just kidding. Humans ! you cant make this stuff up .They do it for you. Chinatown ? Nice . Melbourne is quite probably the only city I could cope with living in, for a while anyway. Sydney is nice for the harbor but pretty grim otherwise . Re the narcissist thing, I use that term in the most general sense as being symptomatic of a society motivated by greed . Seen its ill effects to many times. It casts a long grey shadow over to many people's lives and hamstrings them . I blame the parents myself. Thankfully the younger generations are cottoning on to it now and don't let that crap fly. Getting fairly warm outside now. Yesterday was stinking hot . I was getting cooked . Had to leave my body for a while .

    orthodoxymoron wrote:I really am leaving for a while BUT as I leave, I'd love to know what you all think about the possibility of a seamless integration of the following (in the context of the twenty-second century)??

    1. The Catholic Church.
    2. The United Kingdom.
    3. The United States.
    4. The United Nations.
    5. The United States of the Solar System.

    I realize this is off-topic -- but I'm interested in the opinions of those who have recently been posting on this particular thread. I might not comment for a while -- so don't take it personally if I don't respond. I need to walk alone. Online and in Real-Life. I don't want to drag anyone through my nightmare. It's easier that way. Namaste.
    Morpheus wrote:
    Hope Everyone is well!
    orthodoxymoron wrote:I hope you are well. I crashed and burned. What else is new?? How do we distinguish between Perception, Deception, and Disclosure?? What if we're NOT supposed to know a lot of things?? What if humanity is stuck in quicksand?? What if we need to choose our battles wisely??
    mudra wrote:
    Vaccines Deliver Graphene Oxide Nanotubes for 5G Mind Control
    June 22nd @HEMEROTECA • NEWS - Is Not About Spike Protein,
    Is About Transhumanism ... Stop the Jabs!!!


    Spanish researchers say that graphene oxide nanoparticles found in covid vaccines
    are compatible with neurons and other brain cells. Nanotubes of grapheneoxide
    search and become attached to synapses.
    by
    "A Marcher" (from Spain)
    www.henrymakow.com

    Building on last week's findings, two Spanish researchers believe that the "secret nanoparticles" found in covid vaccines are nanotubes of graphene oxide. The Andalusian biostatistician Ricardo Delgado who hosts an online program called La Quinta Columna. (the fifth row) and his partner Dr. Jose Luis Sevillano (a family doctor) analyzed the undeniable magnetic phenomenon present in most vaccinated people. They found that graphene oxide nano particles are actually compatible with neurons and other brain cells. Nanotubes of grapheneoxide search the synapses and attach to them. Graphene nanoparticles were excitable through frequencies-generating behavioral changes in the subjects. To be more exact: graphene nanoparticles find resonance in the frequency of 41,6 GHz microwaves of the 5G technology. Subjects inoculated with graphene oxide nanoparticles can be manipulated mentally by tuning into different frequencies inside the 5G ranges. They can feel, think and see feelings, thoughts or things that don't actually exist. They could develop fake memories or delete real existing memories. Even without a fully-enabled 5G net, people have reported they feel strange after taking the jab. Other studies say graphene nanoparticles are responsible for covid associated symptoms and blood clots. The scientists maintain that the global vaccination program is an excuse to cage mankind in a dangerous covert global transhumanism program that will end in a catastrophe for the human race. 5G is supposed to be fully enabled in July-August 2021. In order to stop the whole inoculation program, they call the people who suffer from this magnetic disorder to report it to doctors and health authorities. These conclusions are supported by other scientists and graphene producers (Graphenea Inc. and Nanografi) as well as research projects like Graphene Flagship, Project BrainSTORMS , the Obama Brain Initiative and DARPA.

    • Graphene nano particles have been found in facemasks, and swabs too.
    • Vaccines Deliver Nanoparticles for Mind Control.
    https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191120005616/en/Carbon-Nanotube-Technology-Exceeds-100GHz-for-First-Time-in-RF-Applications
    https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2012/sc/c1sc00726b#!divAbstract

    First Comment from Anon

    No one is asking why people are becoming magnetic or even getting large iron build-ups post vaccines. I am making the connection which may be unpopular; here is another part of the puzzle. When the sh*t show started in March 2020, a lot of effort went into silencing, censoring the top of 5G, or written another way Penta-G which logically spells Pentagram. The agenda is a depopulation genocide, the bioweapon delivery system is these untested gene therapy vaxes. People are speculating about death by blood clots, and gradual degradation of health by top up vax shots leading to death within 5 years or more. The purpose of changing your metal ionic balance, hence magnetism is to alter the bodies electro chemical make up. Our bodies are transmitters and receivers of electro magnetic radiation. To alter the balance is to make us more or less susceptible to external energy inputs. 5G is not about the internet of things; it is a military grade weapons system. They are building a kill grid, when energy inputs have been targeted very specifically to a larger area such as town or city, then to smaller area of a district, even smaller area to specific streets or buildings, and with pin point accuracy to a building, exact locations of buildings and even a targeted individual in the building. The symptoms of radiation sickness from 5G is respiratory difficulty, flu symptoms, altitude sickness which fits covid19 symptoms. When an area has been mass vaccinated, the 5G frequency can be altered to kill frequency to cause mass deaths. The vaxed are walking targets for a mass culling with 5G weapon systems. The Wuhan area had mass vaccinations, then the 5G grid activated, then rapid deaths. In this information war disinformation has been spread to send you off scent or not to make the connection. A reliable estimate in Wuhan is 20M mobile phone numbers ceased to exist, unpaid bills or the owners were no longer alive. I am not privy to the full agenda. 5G radiation deaths and the link between covid19, 5G and the superconducting vaxes has not been expanded. So join the dots. The communist gulags and Nazi work camps have been replaced with "lockdowns" we imprison ourselves, mask obedience or defiance is the new star of Covid. The weapon delivery system is the vax shots; it will create many collateral deaths, but too slow for 90% depopulation by 2030. The mass gas chambers and incinerators are populations being purged with 5G radiation attacks, like a microwave gun killing people silently in the street or in their homes as they sleep. These evil Luciferian scum are in a race to deceive and enslave humanity, building the death grid to murder millions including their disposable order followers in Police, Military and Health mafia. In theory they have created a kill grid that in a single day could genocide 100M in the world by a flick of the switch. I have followed different commentators including Mark Steele from North East in England, UK. 5G truth is the least discussed topic in mainstream and heavily censored in alternative media to stifle its discussion.

    www.henrymakow.com
    What if there is an Ancient Artificial-Intelligence Supercomputer-Matrix which assimilates ALL Contenders and Systems?? Think about the Borg-Queen and the Borg. Think about Anna and the V's. Think about Matthew 4 relative to Matthew 28 and 1 Corinthians 15:24-28. What if the High-Tech Gods and Goddesses will ultimately be assimilated into the Hive-Mind?? Consider Daniel 7-12. What if the System ultimately controls the Best and Worst of Us?? What if Resistance is Ultimately Futile?? What if We Can't Win?? What if the KJV and EGW are ultimately diabolical (even if they were initially well-intentioned as matrix-modifiers)?? I've been receiving increasingly nasty comments (perhaps as it is perceived that I'm no good)!! Does modeling the problem while attempting to expose the problem ultimately make one the next scapegoat in a long-line of the vanquished?? A complete-stranger hostile-woman nastily said, "Stubborn to the End!!" A haggard-looking man told me, "You Never Listen!!" 'RA' told me, "You'll Show Your Bad-Side!!" I could go on and on, but consider the Genesis of the Singularity. Consider the Architect of the Matrix. Consider the Cleansing of the Sanctuary. Consider Why the Sanctuary is Central. What if the Sanctuary is the Matrix?? What Would Elon Musk Say?? What Would Bill Gates Say?? Why Do I Bother?? Why Write a Book?? Why Take the Show On the Road?? I don't know why I randomly-constructed the posts on this page. I sometimes imagine myself as a Neo David Bowman interacting with HAL 9000 in a somewhat contrarian manner, conceptualizing a Matrix-Mosaic and/or Pluralistic-Potpourri!! The car-racing videos seemed to capture a perfect-tension conducive to grandiose-reflection. I remember Luke Ford as a child in the Pacific Union College Science-Complex while his father, Dr. Desmond Ford, lectured to a highly-educated class in a perfect-tension of grandiose-reflection. Ford had a Better Idea. Is it coincidental that both Luke and I suffered from chronic-fatigue, loss of faith, unorthodox-expression, and fringe-scholarship?? What if both of us were (and are) targeted by the dark-side?? What if we both had important lessons to learn in unlikely contexts?? Is it coincidental that I kept talking about living in a 600 square-foot office-apartment while Luke actually lived in a 300 square-foot office-apartment for at least a decade?? We both have a dry sense of humor. Anyway, think about Luke and Me while you watch The Nostradamus Kid and Brides of Christ. Luke's father campaigned against the Traditional SDA Investigative Judgment Doctrine while I think I might've unlocked an Expanded Investigative-Judgment Concept which includes an Ancient to Modern Universe-Wide Supercomputer-Matrix Governance-Modality. I've provided a lot of clues, but if you don't do your homework, don't bother attempting to figure this out. I pull my punches to an excruciating extent. My threads are sort of a 'Q' phenomenon wherein I beat around the Burning Bush without blurting things out. My threads are NOT for the General-Public. They are mostly for Those in the Know. The Jesuits Know What I'm Talking About but They Don't Talk About It. Knowing and Thinking One Knows are Two Very-Different Things. Researchers Beware. Luke and Orthodoxymoron Were Born to Blog.






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    The Uncommon Book of Common Prayer
    The Proverbs, Epistles, Psalms, and Ecclesiastes

    The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck. My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit: We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse: My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path: For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood. Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird*. And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives. So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof. Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation*, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

    My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints. Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path. When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee: To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things; Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked; Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths: To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words; Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God. For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead. None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life. That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous. For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it. But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

    My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones. Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her. The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew. My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion: So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck. Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble. When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet. Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken. Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it. Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee. Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee. Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm. Envy thou not the oppressor*, and choose none of his ways. For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous. The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just. Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly*. The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

    Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law. For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother. He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live. Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her. She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee. Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many. I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths. When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble. Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life. Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away. For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall. For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence. But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble. My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.

    My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding: That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge. For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell. Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them. Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth. Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house: Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel: Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger; And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed, And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof; And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me! I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly. Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well. Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets. Let them be only thine own, and not strangers' with thee. Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love. And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger? For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings. His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins. He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

    My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger, Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth. Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend. Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids. Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler. Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man. A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth. He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers; Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord*. Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy. These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren. My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck. When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman. Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids. For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life. Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned? So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent. Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry; But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house. But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul. A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away. For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance. He will not regard* any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.

    My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee. Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye. Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart. Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman: That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words. For at the window of my house I looked through my casement, And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding, Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house, In the twilight, in the evening*, in the black and dark night: And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart. (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house: Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.) So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him, I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows. Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee. I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt. I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves. For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey: He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed. With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him. He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks; Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life. Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth. Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths. For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her. Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.

    Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice? She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths. She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors. Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man. O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart. Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things. For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips. All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them. They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge. Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it. I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength. By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth. I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver. I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures. The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water. Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth: While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world. When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth: When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep: When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth: Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him; Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men. Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways. Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD. But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

    Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars: She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table. She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city, Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled. Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding. He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot. Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee. Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased. If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it. A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing. For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city, To call passengers* who go right on their ways: Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.

    The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother. Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death. The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked. He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame. Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot. The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall. He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known. He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall. The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins. In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding. Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction. The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty. The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin. He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth. He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool. In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise. The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth. The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom. The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom. The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted. As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation. As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him. The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened. The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish. The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth. The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out. The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.

    A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight. When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom. The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them. Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death. The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness. The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness. When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth. The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead. An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered. When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting. By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked. He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace. A talebearer* revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter. Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety. He that is surety for a stranger shall smart* for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure. A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches. The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh. The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward. As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death. They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight. Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered. As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion. The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath. There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself. He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it. He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him. He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch. He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart. The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.

    Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn. A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them. The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand. A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised. He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread. A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding. The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit. The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble. A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him. The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise. A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame. He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit. There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health. The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment. Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy. There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief. Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight. A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness. The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute. Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad. The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them. The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious. In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.

    A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke. A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence. He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction. The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat. A righteous man hateth lying*: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame. Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner. There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches. The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke. The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out. Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom. Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase. Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded. The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard. Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly. A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health. Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured. The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil. He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed. Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed. A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just. Much food is in the tillage of the poor*: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment. He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.

    Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands. He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him. In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them. Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox. A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies. A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth. Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge. The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit. Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour. The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy. The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish. There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness. The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself. The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going. A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident. He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated. The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous. The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends. He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor*, happy is he. Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good. In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury. The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly. A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies. In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge. The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. In the multitude of people is the king's honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince. He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly. A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones. He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor. The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death. Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known. Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. The king's favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.

    A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness. The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit. A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent. In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble. The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so. The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight. The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness. Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die. Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men? A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise. A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth* of fools feedeth on foolishness. All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast. Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith. Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife. The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother. Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly. Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established. A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it! The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath. The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow. The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words. He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live. The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things. The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous. The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat. The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise. He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding. The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

    The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD. All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits. Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished. By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil. When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right. A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps. A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment. A just weight and balance are the LORD'S: all the weights of the bag are his work. It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness. Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right. The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it. In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain. How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver! The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul. Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly*, than to divide the spoil with the proud. He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he. The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning. Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly. The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips. Pleasant words are as an honeycomb*, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him. An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire. A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends. A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good. He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass. The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness. He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city. The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.

    Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife. A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren. The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts. A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue. Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished. Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers. Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince. A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth. He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends. A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool. An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him. Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly. Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house. The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with. He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD. Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it? A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend. He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction. He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief. He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy. A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment. Wisdom is before him that hath understanding*; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth. A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him. Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity. He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent* spirit. Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

    Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom. A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself. When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach. The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook. It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment. A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes. A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul. The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster. The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit. Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility. He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear? The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge. A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men. He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him. The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty. A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions* are like the bars of a castle. A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD. The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly. A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

    Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth. The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD. Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour. A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape. Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts. All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him. He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good. A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish. Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes. The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression. The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass. A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping. House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD. Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger. He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die. He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again. Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying. A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again. Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end. There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand. The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar. The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil. A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again. Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge. He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach. Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge. An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity. Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.

    Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul. It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing. Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out. Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find? The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him. A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes. Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin? Divers weights*, and divers measures*, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD. Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right. The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them. Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread. It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth. There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel. Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman. Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel. Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war. He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips. Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure* darkness. An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed. Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee. Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good. Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way? It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make enquiry. A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them. The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly. Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy. The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head. The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.

    The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will. Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts. To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin. The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want. The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death. The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment. The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right. It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling* woman in a wide house. The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes. When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge. The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness. Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard. A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath. It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead. He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich. The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright. It is better to dwell in the wilderness*, than with a contentious* and an angry woman. There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up. He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour. A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof. Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles. Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath. The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour. He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not. The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind? A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly. A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he directeth his way. There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD. The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.

    A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold. The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all. A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life. Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them. Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender*. He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail. He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor. Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease. He that loveth pureness* of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend. The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor. The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets. The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein. Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want. Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge. For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips. That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee. Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge, That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee? Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate: For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul. Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts. If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee? Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set. Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

    When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee: And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat. Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven. Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats: For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words. Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words. Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless: For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee. Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge. Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell. My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine. Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things. Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long. For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off. Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way. Be not among winebibbers*; among riotous eaters of flesh: For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags. Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old. Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding. The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him. Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice. My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe* my ways. For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit. She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men. Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions*? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup*, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things. Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast. They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.

    Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them. For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief. Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established: And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches. A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength. For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety. Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate. He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person. The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men. If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works? My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste: So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off. Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place: For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief. Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth: Lest the LORD see it, and it displease* him, and he turn away his wrath from him. Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked; For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out. My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change: For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both? These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment. He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him: But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them. Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer. Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house. Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive not with thy lips. Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work. I went by the field of the slothful*, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. Then I saw, and considered it well*: I looked upon it, and received instruction. Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.

    These are also proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out. It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter. The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable. Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer. Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness. Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men: For better it is that it be said unto thee, Come up hither; than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thine eyes have seen. Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame. Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another: Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away. A word fitly* spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear. As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters. Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain. By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone. Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it. Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee. A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow. Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint. As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart. If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee. The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue. It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling* woman and in a wide house. As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country. A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring. It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory. He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.





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    As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool. As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come. A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back. Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit. He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage. The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools. As he that bindeth* a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool. As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools. The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors. As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly. Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him. The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets. As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed. The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth. The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason. He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears. As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death, So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport? Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious* man to kindle strife. The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross. He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him; When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart. Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation. Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him. A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

    Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips. A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both. Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy? Open rebuke is better than secret love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet. As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place. Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel. Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off. My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer* him that reproacheth me. A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished. Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman. He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him. A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious* woman are alike. Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself. Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured. As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man. Hell and destruction* are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied. As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise. Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him. Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.

    The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion. For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged. A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food. They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them. Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things. Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich. Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father. He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor. He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination. Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession. The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out. When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden. He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief. As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people. The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days. A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him. Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once. He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough. A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent. To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress. He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him. He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue. Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer*. He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat. He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered. He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse. When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.

    He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy. When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance. The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it. A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet. In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice. The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it. Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath. If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest. The bloodthirsty* hate the upright: but the just seek his soul. A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards. If a ruler hearken to lies*, all his servants are wicked. The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes. The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever. The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame. When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall. Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul. Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer. Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him. He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length. An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression. A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit. Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not. The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe. Many seek the ruler's favour; but every man's judgment cometh from the LORD. An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

    The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, even the prophecy: the man spake unto Ithiel, even unto Ithiel and Ucal, Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man. I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy. Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell? Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die: Remove far from me vanity and lies*: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain. Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be found guilty. There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother. There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness. There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up. There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men. The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough: The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough. The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it. There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not: The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid. Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness. For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear: For a servant when he reigneth; and a fool when he is filled with meat; For an odious woman when she is married; and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress. There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise: The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer; The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks; The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands; The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces. There be three things which go well, yea, four are comely in going: A lion which is strongest among beasts, and turneth not away for any; A greyhound*; an he goat also; and a king, against whom there is no rising up. If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth. Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.

    The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him. What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows? Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings. It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for* princes strong drink: Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted*. Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more. Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy. Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways* of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

    Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name: Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ: To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. First*, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers; Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you. For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established; That* is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me. Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you,* (but was let hitherto*,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as* among other Gentiles. I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein* is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written*, The just shall live by faith. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another*; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

    Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; Who will render to every man according to his deeds: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: But unto them that are contentious*, and do not obey* the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; But* glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: For there is no respect of persons with God. For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another*Wink In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel. Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God, And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law; And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness, An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law. Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege? Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God? For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written. For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision. Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision? And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law? For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly*; neither is that circumcision, which is outward* in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly*; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

    What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? Much every* way: chiefly, because* that unto them were committed the oracles of God. For what if some did not believe*? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid*: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged. But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say*? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man) God forbid*: for then how shall God judge the world? For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner? And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say*,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just. What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; As it is written*, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one*. Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes. Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no* flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also: Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith. Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid*: yea, we establish the law.

    What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found? For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God. For what saith the scripture*? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin. Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness. How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also: And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised. For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect: Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression. Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all, (As it is written*, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. Now it was not written for his sake* alone, that it was imputed to him; But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

    Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. Wherefore*, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) Therefore* as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so* by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

    What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid*. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein*? Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid*. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. What* fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    Know ye not, brethren,* (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as* he liveth? For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. So then* if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man. Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter. What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid*. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead. For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found* to be unto death. For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me. Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid*. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding* sinful. For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more* I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve* the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

    There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot* please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. Therefore*, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God*, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that* spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather*, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written*, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises; Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen. Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all* Israel, which are of Israel: Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son. And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one*, even by our father Isaac; (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;) It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. What shall we say then*? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid*. For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for* this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth. Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth. Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will? Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God*? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to* make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? What if* God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles? As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved. And it shall come to pass, that in the place where* it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God. Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved: For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth. And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been* as Sodoma, and been made like* unto Gomorrha. What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone*; As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone* and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

    Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them. But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For* whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you. But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me. But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.

    I say then*, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid*. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew*. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying, Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. And if by grace, then is it no more* of works: otherwise grace is no more* grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more* grace: otherwise work is no more* work. What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day. And David saith, Let their table be made a snare*, and a trap*, and a stumblingblock*, and a recompence unto them: Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway. I say then*, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid*: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness? For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as** I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them. For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in. Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: For if God spared not the natural branches*, take heed lest* he also spare not thee. Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell*, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again. For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree? For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my* covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes*: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes. For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. For as* ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief: Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy. For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all. O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

    I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly*, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of the same mind one toward another*. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

    Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God*: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour. Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake* out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent*, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

    Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him. Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand. One man esteemeth one day above another*: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks. For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or* die, we are the Lord's. For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. But why dost thou judge thy brother? or* why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord*, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way. I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean. But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably*. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died. Let not then your good be evil spoken of: For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men. Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence. It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby* thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak. Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth. And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

    We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me. For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another* according to Christ Jesus: That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Wherefore receive ye one another, as* Christ also received us to the glory of God. Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers: And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name. And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people. And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people. And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust. Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another. Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God, That I should be* the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost. I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God. For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed, Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ. Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation: But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand. For which cause also I have been much hindered from coming to you. But now having no more place in these* parts, and having a great desire these many years to come unto you; Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to see you in my journey, and to be brought on my way thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat filled with your company. But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints. For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem. It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things. When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I will come by you into Spain. And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ. Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me; That I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judaea; and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints; That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed. Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.





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    I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea: That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever* business she hath need of you: for she* hath been a succourer of many, and of myself* also. Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus: Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles. Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ. Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour on us. Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellowprisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me. Greet Amplias my beloved in the Lord. Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved. Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' household. Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the household of Narcissus, which are in the Lord. Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour in the Lord. Salute the beloved Persis, which laboured much in the Lord. Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine. Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren which are with them. Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints which are with them. Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you. Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them*. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good*, and simple concerning evil. And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly*. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you. I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord. Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you. Erastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began*, But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen*. [Written to the Romans from Corinthus, and sent by Phebe servant of the church at Cenchrea.]

    Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge; Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: So that ye come behind in no* gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I* am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. Is Christ divided*? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius; Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name. And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other. For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock*, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no* flesh should glory in his presence*. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us* wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

    And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written*, Eye hath not seen, nor* ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth*; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither* can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

    And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither* yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? For while one saith, I* am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but* ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building. According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours; Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.

    Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. But with me it is a very small thing* that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self. For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby* justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord. Therefore judge nothing* before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God. And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another. For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive*? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it? Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you. For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised. Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day. I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you. For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me. For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church. Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you. But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power. For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power. What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?

    It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife. And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you. For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed, In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

    Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints? Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church. I speak to your shame*. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between* his brethren? But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers. Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren. Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit* the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power. Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid*. What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one* flesh. But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

    Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless*, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together* again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency. But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment. For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that. I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn. And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife. But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away. And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else* were your children unclean; but now are they holy. But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace. For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife? But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches. Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised. Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God. Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called. Art thou called being a servant? care* not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather. For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant. Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men. Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein* abide with God. Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful. I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be. Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife. But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you. But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth*, that both they that have wives be as though they had none; And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not; And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away. But I would have* you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord: But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife. There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband. And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction. But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of her age*, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry. Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast in his heart, having no necessity, but hath power over his own will, and hath so decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, doeth well. So then he that giveth her in marriage doeth well; but he that giveth her not in marriage doeth better. The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord. But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.

    Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth. And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. But if any man love God, the same is known of him. As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one. For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth,* (as there be gods many, and lords many,) But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled. But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse. But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak. For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened* to eat those things which are offered to idols; And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth*, lest I make my brother to offend.

    Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord? If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord. Mine answer to them that do examine me is this, Have we not power to eat and to drink? Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as* other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas? Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working? Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock? Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also? For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn*. Doth God take care for oxen? Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope. If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things? If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should* hinder the gospel of Christ. Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar? Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel. But I have used none of these things*: neither have I written these things, that it should be so done unto me: for it were better for me to die*, than that any man should make my glorying void. For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel! For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me. What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel. For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; To them that are without law, as without law,* (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law. To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you. Know ye not that they which run in a race run all*, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things*. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means*, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

    Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry. I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say. The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread. Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing? But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot* drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot* be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils. Do we provoke* the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than* he? All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not. Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth. Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake: For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof. If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake. But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof: Conscience*, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man's conscience? For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks? Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God: Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

    Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you. But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head. But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man. For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels. Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord. For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God. Judge in yourselves*: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered? Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him? But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering. But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God. Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse. For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you. When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper. For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not. For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said,Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying,This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till* he come. Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.

    Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led. Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom*; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit*; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles*; to another prophecy*; to another discerning of spirits*; to another divers kinds of tongues*; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For* by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore** not of the body? And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore** not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. And if they were all one member, where were the body? But now are they many members, yet but one body. And the eye cannot* say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked: That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. And* God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. Are all* apostles? are all* prophets? are all* teachers? are all workers of miracles? Have* all the gifts of healing? do all speak* with tongues? do all interpret? But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.

    Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly*; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

    Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy. For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church. I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying. Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine? And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped? For* if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air. There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification*. Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me. Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church. Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret. For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful. What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also. Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest? For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified. I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all: Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue. Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men. In the law it is written*, With men of other tongues and other* lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord. Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe. If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad? But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all: And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth. How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying. If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God. Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace. For ye may all prophesy one by one*, that all may learn, and all may be comforted. And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church. What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only? If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant. Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. Let all things be done decently and in order.

    Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed. Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. If in this life only we have hope* in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For he must reign, till he hath put* all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith* all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead? And why stand we in jeopardy every hour? I protest by your rejoicing* which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily*. If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die. Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame. But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die: And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance* of wheat, or of some other grain: But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men*, another flesh of beasts*, another of fishes, and another of birds. There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, The first man Adam was made* a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward 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 also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot* inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all* sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

    Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings* when I come. And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem. And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me. Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Macedonia: for I do pass through Macedonia. And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you, that ye may bring me on my journey whithersoever I go. For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while* with you, if the Lord permit. But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost. For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries. Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do. Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren. As touching our brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come unto you with the brethren: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time. Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. Let all your things be done with charity. I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,) That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth. I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied. For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such. The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house. All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss. The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand. If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen. [The first epistle to the Corinthians was written from Philippi by Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus and Timotheus.]

    Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia: Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ. And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation. For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life: But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves*, but in God which raiseth the dead: Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will* yet deliver us; Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf. For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward. For we write none other things unto you, than* what ye read or* acknowledge; and I trust* ye shall acknowledge even to the end; As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also are ours in the day of the Lord Jesus. And in this confidence I was minded to come unto you before, that ye might have a second benefit; And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come again out of Macedonia unto you, and of you to be brought on my way toward Judaea. When I therefore was thus minded, did I use** lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be yea yea, and nay nay? But as God is true*, our word toward you was not yea and nay. For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea. For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth. Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.

    But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness. For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me? And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all. For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you. But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all. Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many. So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow. Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him. For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things. To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ; Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord, I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia. Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things? For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

    Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you? Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward: Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious*, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather* glorious? For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory. For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth. For if that which is done away was glorious*, much more that which remaineth is glorious*. Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech: And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished: But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ. But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon* their heart. Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away. Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

    Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness*, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are alway* delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. So then death worketh in us, but life in you. We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you. For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

    For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For* in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) We are confident, I say, and* willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences. For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart. For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause. For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. Wherefore henceforth* know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.





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    We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.) Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed: But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings; By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true; As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things. O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged. Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels. Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged. Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said*, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be* a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons* and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

    Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man. I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with you. Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation. For*, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears. Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus; And not by his coming only, but* by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more. For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season. Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing. For godly* sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter. Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear unto you. Therefore we were comforted in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all. For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which I made before Titus, is found a truth. And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him. I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in you in all things.

    Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia; How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty* abounded unto the riches of their liberality. For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves; Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints. And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God. Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also. Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love* to us, see that ye abound in this grace also. I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love. For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich. And herein I give my advice: for this is expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago. Now* therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have. For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not. For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened: But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality: As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack. But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you. For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward, of his own accord he went unto you. And we have sent with him the brother, whose praise is in the gospel throughout all the churches; And not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord, and declaration of your ready mind: Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us: Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men. And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have oftentimes proved* diligent in many things, but now much more diligent, upon the great confidence which I have in you. Whether any do enquire of Titus, he is my partner and fellowhelper concerning you: or our brethren be enquired of, they are the messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ. Wherefore shew ye to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.

    For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you: For I know the forwardness of your mind, for which I boast of you to them of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year ago; and your zeal hath provoked very many. Yet have I sent the brethren, lest our boasting of you should be in vain in this behalf; that, as I said, ye may be ready: Lest haply if they of Macedonia come with me, and find you unprepared, we* (that we say not, ye) should be ashamed in this same confident boasting. Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren, that they would go before unto you, and make up beforehand your bounty, whereof ye had notice before, that the same might be ready*, as a matter of bounty, and not as of covetousness. But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully*. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly*, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;) Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God. For the administration of this service not only supplieth* the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God; Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men; And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you. Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.

    Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base* among you, but being absent am bold toward you: But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh. For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ's, even so are we Christ's. For* though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed: That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters. For his letters*, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible. Let such an one think this, that, such as we are in word by letters when we are absent, such will we be also in deed when we are present. For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you. For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you: for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ: Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men's labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly*, To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man's line of things made ready to our hand. But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.

    Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me. For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him. For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles. But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things. Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely? I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service. And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was lacking to me the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied: and in all things I have kept myself from being burdensome unto you, and so will I keep myself. As the truth of Christ is in me*, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia. Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth. But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we. For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. I say again, Let no man think me* a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little. That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly*, in this confidence of boasting. Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also. For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise. For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face. I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak. Howbeit whereinsoever** any is bold, (I speak foolishly*,) I am bold also. Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I. Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily*, the care of all the churches. Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not? If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities. The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not. In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me: And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands.

    It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory*. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago,* (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. And I knew such a man,* (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities. For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of* me. And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me,My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles*, though I be nothing. Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds. For what is it wherein ye were inferior to other churches, except it be that I myself was not burdensome to you? forgive me this wrong. Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children. And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you*; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved. But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with guile. Did I make a gain* of you by any of them whom I sent unto you? I desired Titus, and with him I sent a brother. Did* Titus make a gain of you? walked we not in the same spirit? walked we not in the same steps? Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves unto you? we speak before God in Christ: but we do all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying. For I fear, lest*, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults: And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed.

    This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established. I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them which heretofore have sinned, and to all other, that, if I come again*, I will not spare: Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you. For* though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you. Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves*. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates*? But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates. Now I pray to God that ye do* no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates. For we can do nothing* against the truth, but for the truth. For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection. Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction. Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you. Greet one another with an holy kiss. All the saints salute you. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.

    Paul, an apostle,* (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;) And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia: Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though* we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it: And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days. But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother. Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God*, I lie not. Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia; And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ: But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed. And they glorified God in me.

    Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with me also. And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain. But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised: And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage: To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you. But of these who seemed to be somewhat,* (whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me: God accepteth no man's person:) for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference added nothing to me: But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter; (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:) And when James*, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision. Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same* which I also was forward to do. But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed. For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision. And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation. But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews? We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles, Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no* flesh be justified. But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid*. For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor. For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

    O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain. He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto. Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect. For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise. Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator. Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one. Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid*: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer* under a schoolmaster. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

    Now I say, That the heir, as long as* he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father. Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. Howbeit then*, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods. But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain. Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as ye are: ye have not injured me at all. Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first. And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus. Where is then the blessedness ye spake of? for I bear you record, that, if it had been possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them* to me. Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them. But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you. My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until* Christ be formed in you, I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you. Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid*, the other by a freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one* from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband. Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now. Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman. So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.

    Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. Christ is become of no effect unto you*, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace. For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love. Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you. A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be*. And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased. I would they were even cut off which trouble you. For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

    Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For every man shall bear his own burden. Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore* opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially* unto them who are of the household of faith. Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand. As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh. But God forbid* that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. From henceforth let no man trouble me*: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen*. [To the Galatians written from Rome.]

    Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

    And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one* new man, so making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby*: And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

    For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery;* (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby*, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly* above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

    I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness*, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part*, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as* other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But ye have not so learned Christ; If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil. Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth*. Let no* corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another*, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as* God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

    Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. For this ye know*, that no* whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them. For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather* reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein* is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one* flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless* let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

    Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother;* (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that whatsoever* good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your* Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him. Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against* flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always** with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto** with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open* my mouth boldly*, to make known the mystery of the gospel, For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things: Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts. Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen*. [To the Ephesians written from Rome, by Tychicus.]

    Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace. For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God. But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel; So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places; And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear. Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will: The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds: But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel. What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice. For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour*: yet what I shall choose I wot not. For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far* better: Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you. And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith; That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again. Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; And in nothing* terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God. For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake*; Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me.

    If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded*, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain. Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all. For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me. But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state. For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state. For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's. But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel. Him* therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me. But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly. Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants. For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick. For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when ye see him again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful. Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in reputation: Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.

    Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe. Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more: Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law*, blameless. But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for* the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you. Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing. Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.) For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

    Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved. I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord. And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life. Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds* through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care* of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity. Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where* and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction. Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only. For even in Thessalonica ye sent once* and again unto my necessity. Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God. But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen. Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are with me greet you. All the saints salute you*, chiefly they that are of Caesar's household. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen*. [To the Philippians written from Rome, by Epaphroditus.]





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    Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother, To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints, For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel; Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit*, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth: As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ; Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit. For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church: Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: Whereunto* I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily*.

    For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh; That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words. For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ. As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein* with thanksgiving. Beware lest any man spoil* you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: Buried with him in baptism, wherein* also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly*, triumphing over them in it. Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God. Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, (Touch not; taste not; handle not; Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men? Which things have indeed a shew* of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.

    If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth* on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another*, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all. Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as* Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do* in word or* deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: And whatsoever* ye do, do it heartily*, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

    Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven. Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, who is a beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellowservant in the Lord: Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts; With Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They shall make known unto you all things which are done here. Aristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas,* (touching whom ye received commandments: if he come unto you, receive him;) And Jesus, which is called Justus, who are of the circumcision. These only are my fellowworkers unto the kingdom of God, which have been a comfort unto me. Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you, and them that are in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis. Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you. Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house. And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye* likewise read the epistle from Laodicea. And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it. The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen*. [Written from Rome to Colossians by Tychicus and Onesimus.]

    Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers; Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God. For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake. And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost: So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia. For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not* to speak any thing. For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God; And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

    For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain: But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention. For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile: But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts. For neither at any time used we flattering words*, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness: Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome*, as the apostles of Christ. But we were gentle among* you, even as a nurse cherisheth* her children: So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us. For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God. Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe: As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you*, as a father doth his children, That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory. For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe. For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews: Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men: Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost. But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly to see your face with great desire. Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once* and again; but Satan hindered us. For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing*? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? For ye are our glory and joy.

    Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone; And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith: That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto*. For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know. For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labour be in vain. But now when Timotheus came from you unto us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and charity, and that ye have good remembrance of us always, desiring greatly to see us, as we also to see you: Therefore*, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith: For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord. For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God; Night and day praying exceedingly** that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith? Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you. And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you: To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.

    Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God: That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified. For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit. But as touching brotherly love ye need* not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another. And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more; And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing. But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

    But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child*; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly* in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves. Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. See that none* render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. Brethren, pray for us. Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss. I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. [The first epistle to the Thessalonians was written from Athens.]

    Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth; So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure: Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer: Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished* with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day. Wherefore* also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore*, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or* our epistle. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

    Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you: And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith. But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil. And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you. And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ. Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you; Neither did we eat any man's* bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you: Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us. For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing. And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother. Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always* by all means. The Lord be with you all. The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. [The second epistle to the Thessalonians was written from Athens.]

    Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope; Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine, Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do. Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling; Desiring to be teachers of the law*; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm. But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust. And I thank* Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare; Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck: Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.

    I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. Whereunto* I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity. I will therefore that men pray every* where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But* (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works. Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

    This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover* he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus. These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly: But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

    Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained. But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profiteth* little*: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation. For therefore* we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. These things command and teach. Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

    Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren; The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity. Honour widows that are widows indeed. But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home*, and to requite* their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God. Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day. But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth. And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless. But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man, Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work. But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry; Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith. And* withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not. I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully. For some are already turned aside after Satan. If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed. Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine. For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward. Against an elder receive not an accusation, but* before two or three witnesses. Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear. I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality. Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure. Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities. Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and* some men they follow after. Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot* be hid.

    Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort. If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof* cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing* out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen. Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute*, willing to communicate; Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life. O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen. [The first to Timothy was written from Laodicea, which is the chiefest city of Phrygia Pacatiana.]

    Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. I thank* God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day; Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy; When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also. Wherefore* I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began*, But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel: Whereunto* I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us. This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes. The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain: But, when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found me. The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.

    Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits. Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel: Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot* deny himself. Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat* as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some. Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some* to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

    This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further*: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was. But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse*, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

    I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away* their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me: For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry. And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus. The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments. Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works: Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words. At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge. Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick. Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren. The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you. Amen. [The second epistle unto Timotheus, ordained the first bishop of the church of the Ephesians, was written from Rome, when Paul was brought before Nero the second* time.]

    Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness; In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour; To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour. For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee: If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate; Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers. For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. This witness is true. Wherefore** rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. Unto the pure all things are pure*: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

    But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded. In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you. Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again; Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly*, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

    Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men. For we ourselves also were* sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men. But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject; Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself. When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter. Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them. And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, 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. [It was written to Titus, ordained the first bishop of the church of the Cretians, from Nicopolis of Macedonia.]

    Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer, And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house: Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers, Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints; That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother. Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient, Yet for love's sake I rather beseech thee, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ. I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds: Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me: Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels: Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel: But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly*. For* perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever; Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord? If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself. If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account; I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides. Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord. Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say. But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto you. There salute thee Epaphras, my fellowprisoner in Christ Jesus; Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabourers. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen*. [Written from Rome to Philemon, by Onesimus a servant.]

    God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had* by himself purged* our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore* God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail. But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool*? Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

    Therefore* we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will? For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him? Thou madest him a little* lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands: Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him. But we see Jesus, who was made a little* lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

    Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house. For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house. For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God. And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after; But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end. Wherefore* (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years. Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways. So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.) Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. But exhort one another daily**, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end; While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness? And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

    Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh* day from all his works. And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein*, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief: Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and* spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot* be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.




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