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Bodleian 343: Secundum Marcum


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SECUNDUM MARCUM ;·
Interrogatus iesus a discipulis de consummacione seculi dixit eis · Cum uideritis abhominationem desolacionis ·
ue pregnantibus 7 nutrientibus in illis diebus · Erunt enim tribulationes tales · quales non fuerunt ab ini
cio creature quam condidit deus usque nunc · neque fient & reliqua
Leofa men Vre drihtines apostoli axodon hine sylfne embe þissere weorlde endunge · Þa sæde he
heom · þæt swylce earfoðnesse · 7 swylce drecednessæ scylan on weorlde ær þam ende wurðan · swylce næfre ær
ne wurdan · ne næfre æft ne wurðað · And þæt godspel cwæð · Waðam wifum þe ðenne temæð · 7 on þam earmen
lice time heora cild fedæð · La nyde hit sceal on weorlde for folces synnan yfelan swiðe · Nu is ðe time
þe paulus ðe apostol i fyrn fore sæde · He sæde þam biscope timotheo · þæt on þam ende nextan dagum ðissere
weorlde beoð frecenlice tida for monnæ synnæ · 7 men þonne lufiæð alles to swiðe þas swicolen weorld · 7 beoð
ofer grædige weorld gestreonæ · 7 beoð þurh ofer wruda alles to rance · 7 alles to wlonce · 7 to gylpgeorne ·
ant on modignesse to swiðe ahofene · 7 beoð huxlice godcundnessa hyrwenda · 7 boclare leande 7 unriht
lufigende · 7 heo beoð swicolæ on dædum · 7 lease on wordum · 7 buton treowðu for scyldegode on weorcum · Heo
folgiæð heora lustum 7 monig fealde sunnum · 7 cnawe ðe ðe cunne · nu is ðe timæ þæt ðeos weorld is i menged
mid monigfealde mane · 7 mid felafealde facne · 7 þa ðe beoð swicoleste · þa ðinc gæð wærreste · 7 þa ðæ
yfel cunnon hiwian to gode · 7 unsoð to soðe · þurh lytigne list wrencg · þa þuncæð wisæ · 7 þæs hit is
þe wurse · wide on weorlde · al swa þæt god spel cwæð Quoniam habundabit iniquitas · refrigesc& caritas multorum ·
þæt is forðan ðe unriht weaxað· soð lufe colæð · Ne lufæð mon god nu · ne godes lage gymeþ ne his lare
ne lysteð · swa swa mon sceolde · ac unriht rixoð to swiðe on weorld · 7 þæt is i sene on monigfealde wisan ·
gecnawe ðe ðe wyle · oððe cunne · La mycel wæs ðeo æhtnes þe cristene þoledan iu ær on weorlde
oft ant i lome þurh wælreowe man swican wide 7 side · 7 hure hit sceal heonon forð monigfealdre
wurðan · nu deofel sylf his mægenes mot wealdan 7 deofles bearn swa swiþlice moten bilewite bregian
Oft ær wæs monigfeald æhtnes · næfre þeah þam ilic ðe æfter þissum gyt bið · hit wæs oft ær þæt godes
halgan fela wundra þurh godes mihte openlice wrohtan · on gemang þan ðe heo ehtnesse þoledon
and þurh ðet monigne mon gebettan · ac hit ne bið na swa on antecristes timan · Ne magon
þenne halige men on ðam timen ænige tacna openlice wurcan · ac scylan þolian eal þæt heom
mon to deþ · Ne god þenne ane hwile his mihtæ ne his wundræ sylf nele cuðan · swa he oft ær
dyde · ac let þene deofel ante crist rabbian · 7 wedan sume hwile · 7 þa ðe him fylstæð · þæt is gog
7 magog · þæt beoð þa mancyn þe alexander beclysde binnan munt clysan · Ða getacniæð
alle deofles limæ · þæt beoð alle þa ðe deofles weorc wyrcð · 7 unriht lufiæð · 7 antecristes fultu
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mæs weorðaþ awær on weorlde · He bið mennisc mon · ac he bið þeah mid deofles gaste al afylled · And ðe i sægene
feond wurcð ðurh deofles cræft fela wunderlice tacnæ · 7 ðurh dreocræft monig fealde dwimeræ · 7 feorðe healf
gear he ricsæð ofer moncynn · 7 mid his scincræftum mæst monnæ be swicæð þe æfre ær ðurh ænig þing beswi--
cen wurde · 7 þa ðe he elles mid his lotwrencum bepæcen ne mæg þa he wyle ðreatian · 7 egeslice wyldan·
7 earmlice pinigen on monigfealde wisan · 7 neadungæ nydan þæt heo gebugan to his unlaran · He aginð
leogen deoflice swyðe · 7 ætsæcð cristes · 7 cwæð þæt he sylf beo godes agen bearn · 7 gebringað on dwylde alles
to monige · And god him ðafeð þæt for monne gewruhtum þæt he sume hwile mot wodlice dærian forþan ðe men
beoð þurh synnæ swa swiðe forwrohte · þæt deofel mot openlice heom fandian hu fela he forspannan mage
to ecan forwurde · And þa ðe swa sælige ðonne wurðaþ þæt heo on rihte geleafan anredlice wurð wuniæn
wyllað · þa scylan þolian ehtnesse þa mæstan þe æfre ær on weorolde ænige men ðoledon · 7 eac mycle ma
ran þonne æfre ær ahwær gewurdan · oððon æfter þam æfre æft ge weorðe · Ac se bið i sælig ðe þenne
ne awacæð forþan ræþe æfter ðam witolice heom bið toweard þurh godes mihte · ece frofer · La hwylc
wundor bið þeah ðe mennisce deofol synfullum mote derian heardlice ðone god i ðafæð þæt he mot
on his agene halgum swylc wundor gewurcan · þæt enoc 7 helias þurh ðone ðeodfeond i martyrode
wurðaþ · þe god sylfe fela hund wintræ mid sawla 7 lichoman geheold ær to þam anum · þæt heo þenne
scoldan mid heora lare folce gebyrgan · þæt hit all ne forwurde endemes · ætgædere · þurh ðone
deofel þe alle men bregeð · 7 all:: world derfeþ · Nis þe mon on life þe mage oððe cunne swa yfel
hit asecgan swa hit sceal ge weorðan · on þam deofellice timæn · Ne burhð þonne broðor oþrum hwilan · ne
fæder his bearnum · ne þæt bearn his agene fæder · ne þe sibb þam sibban ðe ma ðe fremedan · 7 þeod
scipæs winnæð and sacæð heom betweonan foræn to þan timan · þæt ðis sceal gewurðan · Eac sceal a
springan wide · 7 side · sacu · 7 clacu · hol 7 hæte · 7 rupera reaflac · here 7 hungor · bryne · 7 blodgyte ·
7 stranglice sturunge · stric · 7 steorfæ · 7 fela ungelimpæ · And monigfealde tacne beoð wide i sawe--
ne · on sunnon · 7 on monen · 7 on mistlican tunglan · 7 fela cunne egesan i wurðað on eorðan ·
folce to heort gryre · 7 to egeslicen fære · on monigfealde wisan · And all hit for wurde gif god
ne scyrte þæs ðeowscaþan lif dagas þe raþor þurh his mihtæ · Ac for þare geborege þe him beoð
i corene · 7 þe he habben wyle i healden · 7 i holpen · he for deþ ðonne þeodfeond · 7 on hælle grund
þonon forð besenceþ · mid allum þam gengum þe him ær fylgidon 7 his unlare to swiðe lyfdon ·
Ðonne wurð godes dom rihtlice to scaden · And þa ðonne witolice þa ðe nu god lufiæð · 7 godes
lage fylgieð · 7 godes lare oft 7 gelome geornlice lystæð · 7 heom wæl healdæð · 7 andredlice
þurhwuniæð on rihte geleafan forð oððet heora ende · þa sceolan habban ece ædlean of heofen
licre murhðe mid gode sylfum æfter ðam dome · 7 mid his halgum þonon forð æfre · Amen ·
**Eala mycel wæs ðeo godnes þe toweard wæs allum moncynne to hælpe 7 to frofre · þa þa crist
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us wæs toweard · ðurh menniscnesse geburde · 7 mucel þeo yfelnesse þe monnum is toweard gebide þare yrmðe
þe ðe hit abide · Crist wæs alre bearna bæst i boren · ðe æfre i boren wurde · 7 antecrist bið alræ ðare bearnæ
wyrst on ðas weorld i boren þe ær oððe æfter æfre gewurde oððe geweorþe · Nu sceal hit nyde yfelian
swiðe · forþan ðe hit neolæcð georne his time · al swa hit i writen is · 7 gefyrn wæs iwitegod · Post mille
annos soluetur sathanas · þæt is on englisc · Æ:fter þusendum gearum bið sathanas unbunden · Ðusend geara
7eac ma is nu agan syððan crist wæs mid mannum on mennisce hiwe · 7 nu beoð sathanasses bendæs
unslopene · and antecristes time is wel gehende · 7 þi hit is on weorlde aswa leng swa wacre · Men beoð
swicole 7 world is ðe wurse 7 þæt dæræþ allum 7 huru hit sceal hefigan heonon forð þam godum · 7 þam
unbeala fullum · nu ða yfelan 7 þa swicolon swa oferlice swiðe brædað on weorlde · ongean þæt meste
yfel ðe monnum is toweard þæt is ðe ðeodfeond antecrist sylfæ ·