- 8478 “Take a piece of real hard bread and sew it up in a little bag and put that over your kitchen door. It will bring work to the house. Five years ago I took and put a piece of hard bread in a bag and put it over the kitchen door and my husband or I have had work all the time.”
- 8479 Wear red pepper in both your shoes when looking for work and you will find it.
- 8480 If you are out of work, you can secure it by reading Psalm LXXXII.
- 8481 To be successful in business, read Psalm LXXXII.
- 8482 “If you are about to go on a business trip, read the sixty-fifth Psalm and keep in mind this name, Ji-he-ge, and you good results.”
- 8483 The best day of the week for starting any business is your birthday.
- 8484 “A sporting woman always burns something on Monday in her house, and says when she does it—it is to draw a crowd of men for her—and trade will be good all the rest of the week.”
- 8485 Begin a piece of work on Friday and it will cause you bad luck.
- 8486 A piece of work begun on Friday will not be successful.
- 8487 If you begin a job on Friday and are unable to finish it that day, you will have bad luck.
- 8488 Things begun on Friday are never finished.
- 8489 Look for work on Friday and you will never remain in any position very long.
- 8490 It is unlucky to work on Sunday.
- 8491 Start work in a new position on Sunday and it will end badly.
- 8492 What you gain by working on Sunday will be lost three times that week.
- 8493 The person who works on Sunday will lose a day or two during the week.
- 8494 Work on Sunday and you will be sick on Monday.
- 8495 Anyone working on Sunday will be put in the moon.
- 8496 Moving a bed around the room on Sunday will bring you bad luck.
- 8497 If a person burns brush on Sunday, his body will burn when he dies.
- 8498 Burn brush on Sunday and you will be put in the moon.
- 8499 Once upon a time a man carried brush on Sunday and as a punishment he was placed in the moon. That is why you can now see him in the moon, carrying brush.
- 8500 It is also said that the man in the moon carries brush or hell-fire.
- 8501 You will be unfortunate, if you burn leaves on Sunday.
- 8502 To burn paper on Sunday will make you unlucky.
- 8503 If one hoes on Sunday, bad luck will follow.
- 8504 It is said that yers ago a man plowed on Sunday, and his hands stuck to the plow until Monday morning.
- 8505 Chop wood on Sunday and you will be put in the moon.
- 8506 Leave the woods as soon as you hear three strange sounds like timbers cracking, for something will surely happen.
- 8507 If while chopping wood you accidentially cut a chip in the shape of a triangle, it is the sign of good luck.
- 8508 If two persons pump heads while working, they will be working together in the following year.
- 8509 Two persons clicking their hoes together while hoeing in the garden will work with eachother next summer.
- 8510 Two farmers striking pitchforks together while working in the field will work with each other next summer.
- 8511 If rain falls in the day that the farmer begins his plowing, he will have a good harvest that year.
- 8512 Plowing up a black snake at the beginning of the season indicates good luck for the farmer that year.
- 8513 A striped snake plowed up early in the spring is the sign that the farmer will be unlucky that year.
- 8514 When a farmer first starts to plow, if he plows up a soft-backed turtle, success for the year is assured.
- 8515 A hard-shelled turtle plowed up at the beginning of the plowing season is the sign of misfortune that year.
- 8516 It is the sign of an accident, if a woman enters a mine.
- 8517 The person who goes into a mine, when it is time for the miners to leave work, will never come out alive.
- 8518 The light on a miner’s cap going out as he enters the mine foretells his death within fifteen minutes.
- 8519 Whistling in a coal mine will cause bad luck.
- 8520 Any unusual noise heard in a mine is a bad omen. Get out at once or you will be killed.
- 8521 It is the sign of a cave-in, if a white rat is seen in a coal mine.
- 8522 The miner who strikes a sulphur ball with his pick while in a mine will have bad luck.
- 8523 To see a light in a mine is the indication of an approaching explosion.
- 8524 If anyone sings in an actor’s dressing room, the play will not be successful.
- 8525 The show will fail, if there is any whistling in an actor’s dressing room.
- 8526 It means bad luck, if someone whistles in an actor’s dressing room.
- 8527 If the actor who speaks the last lines rehearses them immediately preceeding the show, the production will not be a success.
- 8528 The show will soon close, if a dog howls outside the theatre during the purformance.
- 8529 A black cat walking across the stage from one wing to the other during a performance is the sign that the play will have a long run.
- 8530 A cat of any color straying onto th stage, while there is a performance, means failure for the show.
- 8531 If an actor spills tea on the tablecloth at the evening meal, there will be a small house that night.
- 8532 “Some actors say if they spill tea on the tablecloth, they will forget their part that night. I was working in a place one night and one of the actors spilled their tea, and she said, ‘I will have to go to my room and go over my part or I will fail tonight’.”
1 God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods. 2 How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah. 3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. 4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked. 5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. 6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. 7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes. 8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.
1 A Psalm of Asaph. God hath stood in the company of God, In the midst God doth judge. 2 Till when do ye judge perversely? And the face of the wicked lift up? Selah. 3 Judge ye the weak and fatherless, The afflicted and the poor declare righteous. 4 Let the weak and needy escape, From the hand of the wicked deliver them. 5 They knew not, nor do they understand, In darkness they walk habitually, Moved are all the foundations of earth. 6 I — I have said, Gods ye [are], And sons of the Most High — all of you, 7 But as man ye die, and as one of the heads ye fall, 8 Rise, O God, judge the earth, For Thou hast inheritance among all the nations!
1 Psalmus Asaph. Deus stetit in synagoga deorum; in medio autem deos dijudicat. 2 Usquequo judicatis iniquitatem, et facies peccatorum sumitis? 3 Judicate egeno et pupillo; humilem et pauperem justificate. 4 Eripite pauperem, et egenum de manu peccatoris liberate. 5 Nescierunt, neque intellexerunt; in tenebris ambulant: movebuntur omnia fundamenta terrae. 6 Ego dixi: Dii estis, et filii Excelsi omnes. 7 Vos autem sicut homines moriemini, et sicut unus de principibus cadetis. 8 Surge, Deus, judica terram, quoniam tu haereditabis in omnibus gentibus.
- Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed.
- O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.
- Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.
- Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.
- By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:
- Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power:
- Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.
- They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.
- Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it.
- Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof.
- Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.
- They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.
- The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.
- To the Overseer. — A Psalm of David. A Song. To Thee, silence — praise, O God, [is] in Zion, And to Thee is a vow completed.
- Hearer of prayer, to Thee all flesh cometh.
- Matters of iniquities were mightier than I, Our transgressions — Thou dost cover them.
- O the happiness of [him whom] Thou choosest, And drawest near, he inhabiteth Thy courts, We are satisfied with the goodness of Thy house, Thy holy temple.
- By fearful things in righteousness Thou answerest us, O God of our salvation, The confidence of all far off ends of earth and sea.
- Establishing mountains by His power, He hath been girded with might,
- Restraining the noise of seas, the noise of their billows, And the multitude of the peoples.
- And the inhabitants of the uttermost parts From Thy signs are afraid, The outgoings of morning and evening Thou causest to sing.
- Thou hast inspected the earth, and waterest it, Thou makest it very rich, the rivulet of God [is] full of water, Thou preparest their corn, When thus Thou dost prepare it,
- Its ridges have been filled, Deepened hath been its furrow, With showers Thou dost soften it, Its springing up Thou blessest.
- Thou hast crowned the year of Thy goodness, And Thy paths drop fatness.
- Drop do the pastures of a wilderness, And joy of the heights Thou girdest on.
- Clothed have lambs the flock, And valleys are covered with corn, They shout — yea, they sing!
- In finem. Psalmus David, canticum Jeremiae et Ezechielis populo transmigrationis, cum inciperent exire.
- Te decet hymnus, Deus, in Sion, et tibi reddetur votum in Jerusalem.
- Exaudi orationem meam; ad te omnis caro veniet.
- Verba iniquorum praevaluerunt super nos, et impietatibus nostris tu propitiaberis.
- Beatus quem elegisti et assumpsisti: inhabitabit in atriis tuis. Replebimur in bonis domus tuae; sanctum est templum tuum,
- mirabile in aequitate. Exaudi nos, Deus, salutaris noster, spes omnium finium terrae, et in mari longe.
- Praeparans montes in virtute tua, accinctus potentia;
- qui conturbas profundum maris, sonum fluctuum ejus. Turbabuntur gentes,
- et timebunt qui habitant terminos a signis tuis; exitus matutini et vespere delectabis.
- Visitasti terram, et inebriasti eam; multiplicasti locupletare eam. Flumen Dei repletum est aquis; parasti cibum illorum: quoniam ita est praeparatio ejus.
- Rivos ejus inebria; multiplica genimina ejus: in stillicidiis ejus laetabitur germinans.
- Benedices coronae anni benignitatis tuae, et campi tui replebuntur ubertate.
- Pinguescent speciosa deserti, et exsultatione colles accingentur.
- Induti sunt arietes ovium, et valles abundabunt frumento; clamabunt, etenim hymnum dicent.