Pathway in the Sea

Ever see a butterfly flutter by? John 3:7-8

Psalm 77:19

Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.

"The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time denouncing it, but to lay a straight stick along side it."

-D. L. Moody

Sunday, October 23, 2011

What's good for the goose is proper for the gander.

Bernie Goldberg has coined a subtle patrio-phobic categorical epithet for those who are to be blamed for a second Obama term: "purists".
News flash, Mr. Goldberg. The reason "Operation Broken Arrow" is a First Amendment Petition to the Government for "redress of grievances", and not a political "movement" (as in the "Taking-Evasive-Action Party") is because We, the People did not arrive at this current form of government by this most legitimate process:

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

For example, the federal judicial policy of issuing women the power to arbitrarily deny their unborn children this most basic human and constitutional right:
No person shall be...deprived of life...without due process of law...

Equivocating about the meaning of words such as "due"; or their legal application, such as what is or is not a "person"; falls under the heading of vain heathen imaginations, to wit:

Psalm 2

1Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
2The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
3Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
4He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.
5Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
6Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
7I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
8Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
9Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
10Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
11Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
12Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
While "love your neighbor as yourself" can be dismissed as a sectarian sentiment, "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you" inculcates an inescapable, indefensible culpability in the human conscience in discerning between what is evil and criminal, and what is not:
If what is being done to another person is something that we would not have others do unto us, then it is evil and criminal, unless it is being done as the carrying forward of justice in the execution of a sentence that has been prescribed as the result of a successful and lawful prosecution of a person for the commission of a crime.
(So much for the legality of Barack Obama's or any other public official's "hit list". Call me crazy, but foreign nationals should be even more off limits to direct action by our government than U.S. Citizens, as our government has at least legal jurisdiction over the latter, and none over the former. But what do I know? Why let anachronistic nostalgia for "one nation under God" and the rule of law prevent the government/media hyperstate from "protecting" us?)
It is not legally possible for an unborn child to commit a crime. It is therefore not constitutionally possible to legally deprive an unborn child of life. Don't confuse Candidate Mitt Romney with such "purist" notions, however. He's convinced that "the law" calls it a "right".

The opinion of SCOTUS in Roe. v. Wade sorcerously transformed an unconstitutional wrong, willful unlawful homicide, into a "constitutional right". That's the court, or judicial branch of the federal government, calling it a "right". Not "the law". It is the constitutional function of Congress, the legislative branch of the federal government, to make law, and to make a law that fundamental would require a repeal of the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution. Our federal, state and local governments are operating as though the Fifth Amendment, as well as the rest of the Constitution, have been repealed, but the government/media hyperstate perpetuates the falsehood that federal judiciarily concocted policies such as "the separation of church and state", which is a pretext for the government perpetrating the unconstitutional wrongs of prohibiting the free exercise of religion and abridging freedom of speech, derive their authority from the U.S. Constitution.

First Amendment to the United States  


Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Therefore, it will not be a failure of the American electorate, due to the unrealistic expectations of "purists", that will perpetuate the revolutionary catastrophe figure-headed by Barack Obama that is under way in this nation.

It will be the failure of We, the People, to recognize that a belligerent, criminal form of government that was foisted upon us through the back doors of our Public Offices is going to be "altered or abolished" through the front doors of our polling places.
(Update 11-28-11The cartoon embedded above did not " try to warn us". It showed us the proper response when domestic tyranny and despotism disguised as "medicine" for our ailments is recognized: unite and run the bastards selling it out of town on a rail.)

Bobby Darin:The Proper Gander

There was a white mouse consultation
Down at the county fair
All the church mice, field mice and not so nice mice
Everybody gathered there
You see the muckidy muck he was
Speakin', tellin' them where it was at
He said hear, hear there ain't nothin' to fear
Except a three eyed Siamese cat
And the crowd was stunned
See, no single mouse had ever seen one
He said don't be scared
We're prepared.

Then he held up a great big picture
So every mouse could see
What a three eyed Siamese cat looked like
The face of the enemy
And the crowd let out such a shudder
As they lined up file and rank
Starin' at a twenty foot picture frame
Surroundin' a twenty foot blank
Just empty space
But every single mouse
Swore he saw a face
He said don't be scared
We're prepared

Then the muckidy much started screamin'
Yellin' till his voice gave out
He said now that you've seen what the
Cat looks like
Gonna tell you what he's all about
He said he don't eat cheese on Friday
And he goes around lickin' his paws
He's awful mean and he loves to keep clean
And believes in changin' laws
And the crowd went wild
And every mouse began to fear for his child
Don't scared
We're prepared.

Now two times two is forty-five
The muckidy muck explained
And the flat side of the moon is green
And the farmer don't need no rain
And the night is light and might is right
And Supermouse is on our side
And the three eyed Siamese cat's a plague
From which nobody can hide
And the mice all cringed
The whiskers of that cat would soon be singed
Don't be scared
We're prepared.

Then the muckidy muck started singin'
Through his great paternal grin
And the church mice, field mice
All the patriotic mice
Everybody chimed right in
They sang this land is mice land
Mice country tis of thee
Well my father took it from the beaver rat
Nobody's gonna take it from me
And the mice all cheered
The sound that they were makin' sure was weird
Dont' be scared
We're prepared.

Then the muckidy muck said line up here
Everybody give a buck
To fight the three eyed Siamese cat takes money
And a little bit of luck
We've got a million of our best young mice
To go out and volunteer
To give up what they're livin' for
To make the cat disappear
Let's give 'em a hand
We don't want that cat invadin' our land
No way
We're not scared
We're prepared.

Then a mighty strange thing happened
Guess you could call it fate
You see, a gust of wind blew the picture frame down
And it landed on the muckidy muck's head
And the mice they all went crazy
For the first time they saw the lie
It was all a hoax on just simple folks
And the muckidy muck must die
And die he did
The members of his staff they just fled
They were scared
Just not prepared.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Update 10-8-11:The image of the bumper sticker (below) showing a human hand (in this post) is not the one I posted. The "Pick One" bumper sticker at the top of this post is one that I re- posted in place of one showing a human hand that was substituted by someone besides me. The point is, someone besides me is accessing and posting to this blog. I may have, at one point, inadvertently posted a link to my blogger dashboard. The point is, I can no longer bear sole responsibility for its content.
For God So Loved Darwin-bumper sticker

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Subject: 607 BCE Why it doesn't matter. (Jehovah's Witnesses.)

From: Thad Jones
Sent: Sun, October 2, 2011 11:55:21 AM

Click the chapter title to view the following verse in context:

Jeremiah 23

29Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

It deals with false prophets and teachers.

The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society bears witness to itself, not to the Person and work of Jesus Christ.

While attending a wedding on Oct. 1, 2011, I came across an issue of The Watchtower Magazine bearing that date on a park bench. Whoever placed it there certainly had no idea of the unintended consequences its placement in my path would engender.

"Defiance That
Commands Respect"

DURING his ruinous term as German chancellor, Adolf Hitler received tens of thousands
of letters. In 1945, after the Russians occupied
the territory surrounding Berlin, many of these
letters were taken to Moscow and stored there.
Historian Henrik Eberle has examined thousands of such letters in the Moscow archives in
order to study who wrote to Hitler and why.
Eberle published his conclusions in the book
entitled Briefe an Hitler (Letters to Hitler).
"Teachers and students, nuns and priests,
the unemployed and top businessmen, admirals and ordinary storm troopers—they all wrote
to Hitler," says Dr. Eberle. "Some revered him as
the born-again Messiah; others saw in him the
very essence of wickedness." Did Hitler receive
letters of protest from church officials concerning the outrages perpetrated by the National
Socialists, or Nazis? There were some, but such
letters were few and far between.
In the Moscow archives, however, Eberle
found a file containing a number of letters sent
to Hitler by Jehovah's Witnesses from different
parts of Germany, protesting against the conduct of the Nazis. In fact, Witnesses from about
50 countries sent Hitler some 20,000 letters and
telegrams protesting the mistreatment of Jehovah's Witnesses. Thousands of Witnesses were
arrested, and several hundred were executed
or died following ill-treatment by the Nazis.
Dr. Eberle concludes: "In view of the millions
of victims of the Nazi regime, this number [of
Witness victims] appears small. But it nevertheless testifies to an act of collective and
uncompromising defiance that commands respect."


The focus of this article is the supposed "superiority" of Jehovah's Witnesses over other Christian sects.Its an obscenity. What about Protestant Christian members of the Dutch Resistance who physically sheltered Jews and lost their lives, liberty and property as a consequence? They weren't Jehovah's Witnesses, so their selflessness and heroism doesn't merit notice?

The Word of God demolishes the self-proclaimed "Watchtower" thus:

John 7

15And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?

16Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.

17If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

18He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.

John 15

20Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

21But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.

22If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.

23He that hateth me hateth my Father also.

24If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.

25But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

26But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

27And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

John 16

1These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.

2They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.

3And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

4But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.

5But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?

6But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.

7Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

8And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

9Of sin, because they believe not on me;

10Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;

11Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

12I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.

13Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

14He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

15All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

16A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.

2 Corinthians 10

1Now 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:

2But 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.

3For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

4(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

5Casting 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;

6And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

7Do 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.

8For 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:

9That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.

10For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.

11Let 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.

12For 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.

13But 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.

14For 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:

15Not 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,

16To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man's line of things made ready to our hand.

17But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

18For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.

As the "Preacher" of Ecclesisastes concludes:

Ecclesiastes 12

8Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.

9And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.

10The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.

11The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.

12And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

13Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

14For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Thad Jones
Sent: Thu, October 6, 2011 9:19:20 PM
Subject: Re: 607 BCE Why it doesn't matter. (Jehovah's Witnesses.)

To: Thad Jones
Sent: Sun, October 2, 2011 3:18:48 PM
Subject: Re: 607 BCE Why it doesn't matter. (Jehovah's Witnesses.)

Hi Thad,
The presentation of Jeremiah 23 by the NIV brings out the poetry much better.
I found the parallelisms interesting.
Jeremiah 25 is pivotal to the book. At chapter 23, Jeremiah is throwing barbs at the false prophets who claimed they are speaking in behalf of the LORD. This then leads into Jeremiah reiterating the warning that had been given for centuries that the LORD would destroy Judah (as he had done with Israel). Then Jeremiah adds the condemnation that the nations, including Judah, would serve Babylon for 70 years.
When we move to chapters 28 and 29, we see the pattern repeated. At chapter 28, Jeremiah contends with false prophets at Jerusalem, while at chapter 29 he rebukes prophets at Babylon. He then goes back to the 70 years, saying that they must not listen to false prophets who, in Jerusalem and in Babylon, were predicting a swift release from the 70 years of servitude, which they were already experiencing.
I presume you have seen my Critique of the October 1, 2011 Watchtower article on their "chronology".
Have you read James Penton's book on Jehovah's Witnesses and the Third Reich?
Have you read the book on JWs at Auschwitz, which is available from the Auschwitz Museum?
I had two relations murdered there, apart from others who were killed at other locations.

I am not well read, nor educated, in the "man of letters" sense. As brevity is the heart of wit, to reiterate:

As the "Preacher" of Ecclesiastes concludes:

Ecclesiastes 12

8Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.
9And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.
10The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.
11The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.
12And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
13Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
14For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

As our first parents found, knowledge often does more harm than good, when it is sought for narcissistic purposes. When it is sought for the love of God and the service of others, however, it can yield rich blessings:

1 Corinthians 8

1Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge.Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.

2And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.

3But if any man love God, the same is known of him.

Does "winning" an intellectual, academic argument bring the "losers" to faith in Christ or closer to God? The subject of the e-mail is "Why it doesn't matter." While your compendium of information and your lamentable family history are of unquestionable significance, it appears I failed to make the point. This is one of the bitterest pills of the Gospel. The Cross of Jesus Christ is the last thing we are looking for and yet the single object we most desperately need. It is the only true mirror whereby we can see ourselves as God sees us: hopelessly condemned and pricelessly beloved. Jehovah's Witnesses are blind to both of these realities and therefore labor under the delusion that they can and must merit God's approval based on their performance. They don't need to be shown that they are wrong. They need to be told that it's OK. That God has offered and accepted Christ in their place. That Jesus Christ did not come to put them to work, but to give them rest. Is there any room in your busy schedule or your crowded library for that, sir? Or is that not complicated enough for you?

Matthew 11

25At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

26Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.

27All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

28Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

I realize that my tone is hardly endearing. Popularity is among the things Jesus said His service would cost us. I endeavor to be effective in that which is unseen and eternal. There's a war on, you know. Perhaps Jesus' tone in Matt. 11:29 (above) will better express His intentions and good will toward us. It's also a good light in which to examine our own purposes and intents. (As the Father hath sent Me, so send I you...)

In re: Your critique of the 10-1-11 Watchtower, I've perused it.

In re: James Penton's book, the rank and file suffered heroically, but pointlessly.

Ditto for the JW's at Auschwitz.

The leadership, as always, is culpable in that. That is why the 10-1-11 Watchtower article on JW's in the Third Reich is obscene. It cynically promotes itself over other Christian sects on the basis of such pointless suffering and overlooking and suppressing the conscientious suffering of others under the same circumstances.

The juxtaposition of the Holocaust with the contemporary return of Jews to the land of promise is not a mere "parallelism". (It is so characteristic of the fallen human intellect to presume to scrutinize God from "above" as though He were under our microscope, rather than we under His.) The macro-historical focus of my blog post is the excesses of the totalitarian human impulse in the context of the sovereign mastery of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, Jesus Christ. It underscores the wisdom of due process of law, of checks and balances on state power, and the folly of imbuing Caesar with the prerogatives of God, all of which are expressions of the fear of God, which of course, is the beginning of wisdom. (To immanentize the Christian Eschaton.)

As the worn out saying goes,

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

(Oddly, the institutions for education and information in the United States of America

seem hell-bent on inducing historical amnesia in the populace. Do you suppose these are

the "ends" at which they are aimed?:

U.S. Constitution - Preamble

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the generalWelfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

I somehow doubt it.)

Saturday, October 01, 2011

As human beings can dictate the means, but not the ends, the means are their ends, and the "event" remains, as the Father of the United States of America surmised, "in the hand of God".

-Thad M. Jones, blogger, on this first Sabbath of 5772

Sat, 1 October 2011 = 3rd of Tishrei, 5772

Hitler's Third Reich perfectly demonstrated this thesis. It rose to earthly power. It aimed to achieve as one of its ends the eradication of the Jewish People. It prescribed the means of concentrating and killing them in detention camps and employed its totalitarian powers to locate and apprehend them. The "event", or outcome, however, proved to be out of its hands, and, in fact, in the nail-pierced hand of the God it despised and presumed to defy. It was relieved of power by forces beyond its control, its ends unrealized, and its means, the only ends it ever had any real control over, exposed in all of their atrocious criminality for all the world to see.
"Hand of God ?" you ask. At the very threshold of the presumptive triumph of humanistic contempt for, as Psalm 2 puts it, Jehovah and His Anointed, or Christ, the Third Reich fulfilled a classic role in the Biblical pattern for the return of dispersed Jews to the land that God promised Abraham: a satanic preemptive attempt by the dominant world power to wipe them out actually contributing to the Divine "event":

An open letter to the people of the Jews.

George Washington Quotes

14 May, 1787, Speech at Constitutional Convention, Philadelphia.

It is too probable that no plan we propose will be adopted. Perhaps another dreadful conflict is to be sustained. If to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair. The event is in the hand of God.

Definition of EVENT
a archaic : outcomeb : the final outcome or determination of a legal actionc : a postulated outcome, condition, or eventuality

Definition of REPAIR

intransitive verb
a : to betake oneself : go b : to come together : rally
obsolete : return

Origin of REPAIR

Middle English, from Anglo-French repairer to go back, return from Late Latin repatriare to go home again, from Latin re- + patria native country — more at expatriate
First Known Use: 14th century

Definition of STANDARD

: a conspicuous object (as a banner) formerly carried at the top of a pole and used to mark a rallying point especially in battle or to serve as an emblem
a : a long narrow tapering flag that is personal to an individual or corporation and bears heraldic devicesb : the personal flag of the head of a state or of a member of a royal familyc : an organization flag carried by a mounted or motorized military unitd : banner 1
: something established by authority, custom, or general consent as a model or example : criterion standards>
: something set up and established by authority as a rule for the measure of quantity, weight, extent, value, or quality
a : the fineness and legally fixed weight of the metal used in coinsb : the basis of value in a monetary system standard>
: a structure built for or serving as a base or support

Hebrews 10

30For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.

31It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

1 Peter 5

1The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:

2Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

3Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being examples to the flock.

4And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

5Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

6Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

7Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

8Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

9Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

10But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

11To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.