Revelation Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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seeing this is a time of peace? might not this money be given  to the exchangers? for there is no need of these things
And while they were yet at variance one with another, they be came very slothful, and they hearkened not unto the commandment of  their Lord; and the enemy came by night and broke down the hedge,  and the servants of the noble-man rose <arose> and were affrighted and fled,  and the enemy destroyed their works, and broke down the olive  trees.
Now behold the noble-man, the land <lord> of the vineyard, called upon  his servants, and said unto them, Why! what is the cause of this great  evil! Ought ye not to have done even as I commanded you?  And after you <ye> had planted the vineyard, and built the hedge  round about, and set watchmen upon the walls thereof, built the  tower also, and set a watchman <up>on the tower? and watched  for my vinyard, and not have fallen asleep, lest the enemy should  come upon you? And behold the watchman upon the Tower,  would have seen the enemy while he was yet afar off, and then ye  could have have made ready and kept the enemy from breaking down  the hedge thereof, and saved my vineyard from the hands of the destroyer.  And the Lord of the vineyard said unto <one of> his servants, Go & gather  together the residue of my servants, and take all the strength of  mine house, which are my warriers, my young men, and they  that are of middle age also, among all my servants, who are the  strength of my house, save those only whom I have appointed to  tarry and go ye straitway unto the land of my vineyard, and  redeem my vineyard, for it is mine, I have bought it with  money.
Wherefore, get ye straitway to my land, break down the  wall of mine enemies, throw down their tower and scatter  their watchman; and inasmuch as they gather together against  you, avenge me of mine enemies, that by and by I may come  with the residue of mine house and possess the Land.
And the servant said unto his Lord, when shall all these  things be? and he said unto his servant, When I will; go ye  straitway and do all things whatsoever I have commanded you,  and this shall be my seal and blessing upon you: A  faithful and wise stewart in the midst of my mine house a ruler [p. 186]
seeing this is a time of peace? might not this money be given to the exchangers? for there is no need of these things
And while they were yet at variance one with another, they became very slothful, and they hearkened not unto the commandment of their Lord; and the enemy came by night and broke down the hedge, and the servants of the noble-man arose and were affrighted and fled, and the enemy destroyed their works, and broke down the olive trees.
Now behold the noble-man, the lord of the vineyard, called upon his servants, and said unto them, Why! what is the cause of this great evil! Ought ye not to have done even as I commanded you? And after ye had planted the vineyard, and built the hedge round about, and set watchmen upon the walls thereof, built the tower also, and set a watchman upon the tower? and watched for my vinyard, and not have fallen asleep, lest the enemy should come upon you? And behold the watchman upon the Tower, would have seen the enemy while he was yet afar off, and then ye could have made ready and kept the enemy from breaking down the hedge thereof, and saved my vineyard from the hands of the destroyer. And the Lord of the vineyard said unto one of his servants, Go & gather together the residue of my servants, and take all the strength of mine house, which are my warriers, my young men, and they that are of middle age also, among all my servants, who are the strength of my house, save those only whom I have appointed to tarry and go ye straitway unto the land of my vineyard, and redeem my vineyard, for it is mine, I have bought it with money.
Wherefore, get ye straitway to my land, break down the wall of mine enemies, throw down their tower and scatter their watchman; and inasmuch as they gather together against you, avenge me of mine enemies, that by and by I may come with the residue of mine house and possess the Land.
And the servant said unto his Lord, when shall all these things be? and he said unto his servant, When I will; go ye straitway and do all things whatsoever I have commanded you, and this shall be my seal and blessing upon you: A faithful and wise stewart in the midst of mine house a ruler [p. 186]
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