Lectionary Readings for Friday, February 28th, 2020

Lectionary Readings for Friday, February 28th, 2020

Lord’s Fifth Book Chapter 3

Chapter 3

1. The Lord said: As a farmer planteth wheat in one field, and rice in another, and flax in
another, so I, the Lord, inhabit the earth with the seed of man. Neither shall any wise
man say: These things came by chance; that it so happened that one people settled
in Jaffeth (China), another in Vindu (India), and another in Arabinya (Arabia). Such is
the argument of my enemies, saith the Lord. Not perceiving wisdom in my work as
it seemeth for a day, they fail to extend judgment into the thousands of years of my
plans, and so, stubbornly, shut themselves up in ignorance, saying: There is no God.

2. For I foresaw the breadth of the earth, and that it should be subdued for the glory of
man; and in the early days, I divided my armies with wisdom.

3. To Ham I allotted the foundation of the migratory tribes of the earth. And of the
tribes of Ham, behold, I selected many colors of men; whereof I fore-ordained the name
Ham to stand as a living testimony to the end of the world. For I foresaw that the time
would come when the nations would look back for histories of my peoples, and I
erected certain words and signs which should be testimony in the later times of earth.

4. Of all colors (black, white, yellow, copper, red and brown) were the tribes of Ham;
nevertheless, they were I’hins (Faithists), having flat nails and short arms, and of such as
desired to acquire knowledge. And I brought them to a country of sand fields and of fields
of rich pastures interspersed, where lived but few natives, the dark people, with short hair.
Neither omitted I even the hair of the head of man without providing testimony of my

5. Of the I’hins, I provided testimony in all the divisions of the earth, with long hair
belonging to the tribes that worshipped Jehovih, that man of the kosmon era might
perceive that the land whence they sprang is not above the water.

6. Behold, the multiple (Yi-ha) language of the tribes of Shem! Side by side with the
tribes of Jaffeth raised I them. And, behold, the latter use the derivation of the Panic
language to this day.

7. For I gave unto the tribes of these two different lands my ten commandments and ten
invocations, to be not written, but spoken and taught from mouth to ear, to be sacred in
the language given.

8. Wherein man shall perceive that the same stories of the egg, and of the origin of evil in
the world, could not have been communicated by mortals.

9. For I locked up sufficient of the Panic language in Jaffeth as a testimony to be
discovered in after years; showing that, unlike Ham and Shem, a mighty nation could
retain one language for thousands of years.

10. For I foresaw that philosophers would try to prove that languages were of mortal
origin, and that they would change according to the growth of knowledge amongst men.

11. Behold, I gave scriptures unto all my people, enjoining some to adhere to the text;
and, so, I preserved the work of my hand.

12. The tribes of Ham were previously ordained with characteristics to make them love to
emigrate westward; and the tribes of Jaffeth and Shem with characteristics to make them
love to stay within their own countries. And the tribes of Guatama with characteristics to
make them love to go eastward. For I set a boundary to the tribes of Guatama, that they
should not reach the ocean on the east.

13. The Lord said: Having designed Ham for teaching the barbarian world of me and my
dominion, I also prepared them that, through their seed, men and women should have hair
neither straight nor short, but long and curled, and red, and white, and brown, whereby
might be traced in after ages the genealogy of nations.

14. Now, in the midst of three great countries, Jaffeth, Shem and Ham, was the chief
place of the I’huans, where they founded a new nation; and the Lord called them Parsi’e,
signifying, warrior Faithists, because he created them as a shield, to guard his chosen, the

15. The difference betwixt the I’huans and the Parsi’e was that the I’huans lived near and
about the I’hins, but the Parsi’e’ans lived in a nation by themselves.

16. Nevertheless, they were all of the same blood and kin, being half-breeds betwixt the
I’hins and the native druks; and they were large, and mostly of the color of new copper.

17. And because they were favored of the Lord, the Lord gave them separate laws, and
commanded them not to mix with the druks; the which commandment they kept for more
than a thousand years.

18. But, in course of time, the Parsi’e’ans were tempted by the druks, and fell from their
high estate, and they became cannibals.

19. And the Lord sent the Ghans, to whom he delivered his oral scriptures, to travel in
search of his people; and, lo and behold, ten tribes of the Lord’s people were lost in the
wilderness; and this was the country of the Parsi’e’ans, and that land was filled with wild
goats. Hence came the name,

20. And the lost tribes, not being flesh-eaters, were at a loss for food; and they said:
Come, let us live on goat’s milk.

21. And they so lived for a long season, taming the goats, and keeping herds of them. And
they roved about, driving their herds with them, for which reason they took the name of

22. And the Lord looked on them with favor, saying: These that call themselves shepherd
kings shall have this country. Behold, out of the seed of these people, will I do mighty

23. The Lord said: What man can discover, I, the Lord, left for him to discover; what man
could not discover, I, the Lord, taught him.

24. To the shepherd kings revealed I how to make leather out of skins; neither had man
any means to make this discovery. The shepherd kings made bags of leather in which they
carried milk, which was thus churned; and they made butter, which was the first butter
made in this world.

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