or if he again, or in other words, if he bringeth
forth the same words, behold we have altered them: therefore they will not agree, and
we will say that he has lied in his words, and that he has no gift, and that he has no
power: there fore we will destroy him, and also the work, and we will do this that we
may not be ashamed in the end, and that we may get glory of the world.
3 Verily, verily I say unto you, that Satan has great hold upon their
hearts he stirrith them up to iniquity against that which is good, and their hearts
are corrupt and full of wickedness and abominations, and they love darkness rather
than light because their deeds are evil: therefore they will not ask of me. Satan
stirreth them up, that he may lead their souls to destruction. And thus he has laid a
cunning plan, thinking to destroy the work of God, but I will require this at their
hands, and it shall turn to their shame and condemnation in the day of judgement; yea,
he stirreth up their hearts to anger against this work, yea, he saith unto them,
deceive and lie in wait to catch, that ye may destroy: behold this is no harm, and
thus he flattereth them and telleth them that it is no sin to lie, that they may
catch a man in a lie, that they may destroy him, and thus he flattereth them and
leadeth them along, untill he draggeth their souls down to hell; and thus he causeth
them to catch themselves in their own snare; and thus he goeth up and down, to and fro
in the earth, seeking to destroy the souls of men.
4 Verily, verily I say unto you, wo be unto him that lyeth to decieve
because he supposeth that another lieth to decieve, for such are not exempt from
the justice of God.
5 Now behold they altered those words, because Satan saith unto them,
He hath deceived you: and thus he flattereth them away to do iniquity, to get
thee to tempt the Lord thy God. 6 Behold I say unto you, that you shall not
translate again those words which have gone forth out of your hands; for be hold they
shall not accomplish their evil designs in lying against those words.
For behold, if you should bring forth the same words, they will say, that
you have lied; that you have pretended to translate, but that you have
contra dicted yourself: and behold they will publish this, and Satan will harden
the hearts of the people to stir them up to anger against you, that they will not
believe my words. Thus Satan thinketh to overpower your testimony in this
generation; that the work may not come forth in this generation: but behold here
is wisdom, and because I shew unto you wisdom, and give you
concerning these things, what you shall do, shew it not unto the world untill you have
accomplished the work of translation.
7 Marvel not that I said unto you here is wisdom, show it not unto the [p. ]