Verses with the word an in the Apocrypha (334 verses):
1 Esdras 1:23
And the works or Josias were upright before his Lord with an heart full of godliness.
1 Esdras 1:32
And in all Jewry they mourned for Josias, yea, Jeremy the prophet lamented for Josias, and the chief men with the women made lamentation for him unto this day: and this was given out for an ordinance to be done continually in all the nation of Israel.
1 Esdras 1:36
And he set a tax upon the land of an hundred talents of silver and one talent of gold.
1 Esdras 2:4
And commanded me to build him an house at Jerusalem in Jewry.
1 Esdras 2:8
Then the chief of the families of Judea and of the tribe of Benjamin stood up; the priests also, and the Levites, and all they whose mind the Lord had moved to go up, and to build an house for the Lord at Jerusalem,
1 Esdras 3:2
And to all the governors and captains and lieutenants that were under him, from India unto Ethiopia, of an hundred twenty and seven provinces.
1 Esdras 3:6
As, to be clothed in purple, to drink in gold, and to sleep upon gold, and a chariot with bridles of gold, and an headtire of fine linen, and a chain about his neck:
1 Esdras 5:9
The number of them of the nation, and their governors, sons of Phoros, two thousand an hundred seventy and two; the sons of Saphat, four hundred seventy and two:
1 Esdras 5:16
The sons of Ananias, an hundred and one: the sons of Arom, thirty two: and the sons of Bassa, three hundred twenty and three: the sons of Azephurith, an hundred and two:
1 Esdras 5:17
The sons of Meterus, three thousand and five: the sons of Bethlomon, an hundred twenty and three:
1 Esdras 5:18
They of Netophah, fifty and five: they of Anathoth, an hundred fifty and eight: they of Bethsamos, forty and two:
1 Esdras 5:21
They of Macalon, an hundred twenty and two: they of Betolius, fifty and two: the sons of Nephis, an hundred fifty and six:
1 Esdras 5:27
The holy singers: the sons of Asaph, an hundred twenty and eight.
1 Esdras 5:28
The porters: the sons of Salum, the sons of Jatal, the sons of Talmon, the sons of Dacobi, the sons of Teta, the sons of Sami, in all an hundred thirty and nine.
1 Esdras 5:40
For unto them said Nehemias and Atharias, that they should not be partakers of the holy things, till there arose up an high priest clothed with doctrine and truth.
1 Esdras 5:45
And to give into the holy treasury of the works a thousand pounds of gold, five thousand of silver, and an hundred priestly vestments.
1 Esdras 5:70
Then Zorobabel and Jesus and the chief of the families of Israel said unto them, It is not for us and you to build together an house unto the Lord our God.
1 Esdras 6:6
And they were not hindered from building, until such time as signification was given unto Darius concerning them, and an answer received.
1 Esdras 6:9
Building an house unto the Lord, great and new, of hewn and costly stones, and the timber already laid upon the walls.
1 Esdras 7:7
And to the dedication of the temple of the Lord they offered an hundred bullocks two hundred rams, four hundred lambs;
1 Esdras 8:20
To the sum of an hundred talents of silver, likewise also of wheat even to an hundred cors, and an hundred pieces of wine, and other things in abundance.
1 Esdras 8:30
Of the sons of Pharez, Zacharias; and with him were counted an hundred and fifty men:
1 Esdras 8:36
Of the sons of Banid, Assalimoth son of Josaphias, and with him an hundred and threescore men:
1 Esdras 8:38
Of the sons of Astath, Johannes son of Acatan, and with him an hundred and ten men:
1 Esdras 8:56
And when I had weighed it, I delivered unto them six hundred and fifty talents of silver, and silver vessels of an hundred talents, and an hundred talents of gold,
1 Esdras 8:83
That the land, which ye enter into to possess as an heritage, is a land polluted with the pollutions of the strangers of the land, and they have filled it with their uncleanness.
1 Esdras 8:93
Let us make an oath to the Lord, that we will put away all our wives, which we have taken of the heathen, with their children,
1 Esdras 8:96
So Esdras arose, and took an oath of the chief of the priests and Levites of all Israel to do after these things; and so they sware.
1 Esdras 9:17
So their cause that held strange wives was brought to an end in the first day of the first month.
2 Esdras 1:34
And your children shall not be fruitful; for they have despised my commandment, and done the thing that is an evil before me.
2 Esdras 1:40
Nahum, and Abacuc, Sophonias, Aggeus, Zachary, and Malachy, which is called also an angel of the Lord.
2 Esdras 2:12
They shall have the tree of life for an ointment of sweet savour; they shall neither labour, nor be weary.
2 Esdras 3:15
And madest an everlasting covenant with him, promising him that thou wouldest never forsake his seed.
2 Esdras 3:23
So the times passed away, and the years were brought to an end: then didst thou raise thee up a servant, called David:
2 Esdras 4:1
And the angel that was sent unto me, whose name was Uriel, gave me an answer,
2 Esdras 4:48
So I stood, and saw, and, behold, an hot burning oven passed by before me: and it happened that when the flame was gone by I looked, and, behold, the smoke remained still.
2 Esdras 5:14
Then I awaked, and an extreme fearfulness went through all my body, and my mind was troubled, so that it fainted.
2 Esdras 6:59
If the world now be made for our sakes, why do we not possess an inheritance with the world? how long shall this endure?
2 Esdras 7:1
And when I had made an end of speaking these words, there was sent unto me the angel which had been sent unto me the nights afore:
2 Esdras 7:9
If this city now were given unto a man for an inheritance, if he never shall pass the danger set before it, how shall he receive this inheritance?
2 Esdras 7:33
And the most High shall appear upon the seat of judgment, and misery shall pass away, and the long suffering shall have an end:
2 Esdras 7:44
Intemperance is at an end, infidelity is cut off, righteousness is grown, and truth is sprung up.
2 Esdras 7:49
For what profit is it unto us, if there be promised us an immortal time, whereas we have done the works that bring death?
2 Esdras 7:50
And that there is promised us an everlasting hope, whereas ourselves being most wicked are made vain?
2 Esdras 7:70
There should be very few left peradventure in an innumerable multitude.
2 Esdras 8:14
If therefore thou shalt destroy him which with so great labour was fashioned, it is an easy thing to be ordained by thy commandment, that the thing which was made might be preserved.
2 Esdras 9:5
For like as all that is made in the world hath a beginning and an end, and the end is manifest:
2 Esdras 9:43
She said unto me, I thy servant have been barren, and had no child, though I had an husband thirty years,
2 Esdras 10:22
Our psaltery is laid on the ground, our song is put to silence, our rejoicing is at an end, the light of our candlestick is put out, the ark of our covenant is spoiled, our holy things are defiled, and the name that is called upon us is almost profaned: our children are put to shame, our priests are burnt, our Levites are gone into captivity, our virgins are defiled, and our wives ravished; our righteous men carried away, our little ones destroyed, our young men are brought in bondage, and our strong men are become weak;
2 Esdras 11:1
Then saw I a dream, and, behold, there came up from the sea an eagle, which had twelve feathered wings, and three heads.
2 Esdras 13:11
And they were all mixed together; the blast of fire, the flaming breath, and the great tempest; and fell with violence upon the multitude which was prepared to fight, and burned them up every one, so that upon a sudden of an innumerable multitude nothing was to be perceived, but only dust and smell of smoke: when I saw this I was afraid.
2 Esdras 13:34
And an innumerable multitude shall be gathered together, as thou sawest them, willing to come, and to overcome him by fighting.
2 Esdras 14:1
And it came to pass upon the third day, I sat under an oak, and, behold, there came a voice out of a bush over against me, and said, Esdras, Esdras.
2 Esdras 15:28
Behold an horrible vision, and the appearance thereof from the east:
2 Esdras 15:40
The great and mighty clouds shall be puffed up full of wrath, and the star, that they may make all the earth afraid, and them that dwell therein; and they shall pour out over every high and eminent place an horrible star,
2 Esdras 16:6
May any man drive away an hungry lion in the wood? or may any one quench the fire in stubble, when it hath begun to burn?
2 Esdras 16:16
Like as an arrow which is shot of a mighty archer returneth not backward: even so the plagues that shall be sent upon earth shall not return again.
2 Esdras 16:29
As in an orchard of Olives upon every tree there are left three or four olives;
But I alone went often to Jerusalem at the feasts, as it was ordained unto all the people of Israel by an everlasting decree, having the firstfruits and tenths of increase, with that which was first shorn; and them gave I at the altar to the priests the children of Aaron.
And the third I gave unto them to whom it was meet, as Debora my father's mother had commanded me, because I was left an orphan by my father.
Therefore when he went to seek a man, he found Raphael that was an angel.
To whom he said, Dost thou seek for a tribe or family, or an hired man to go with thy son? Then Tobit said unto him, I would know, brother, thy kindred and name.
Then Tobit said, Thou art welcome, brother; be not now angry with me, because I have enquired to know thy tribe and thy family; for thou art my brother, of an honest and good stock: for I know Ananias and Jonathas, sons of that great Samaias, as we went together to Jerusalem to worship, and offered the firstborn, and the tenths of the fruits; and they were not seduced with the error of our brethren: my brother, thou art of a good stock.
Then she made an end of weeping.
And he said unto him, Touching the heart and the liver, if a devil or an evil spirit trouble any, we must make a smoke thereof before the man or the woman, and the party shall be no more vexed.
And blessed him, and said unto him, Thou art the son of an honest and good man. But when he had heard that Tobit was blind, he was sorrowful, and wept.
And called Edna his wife, and took paper, and did write an instrument of covenants, and sealed it.
Thou madest Adam, and gavest him Eve his wife for an helper and stay: of them came mankind: thou hast said, It is not good that man should be alone; let us make unto him an aid like unto himself.
For before the days of the marriage were finished, Raguel had said unto him by an oath, that he should not depart till the fourteen days of the marriage were expired;
So Tobit made an end of praising God.
Wherefore now, my son, consider what alms doeth, and how righteousness doth deliver. When he had said these things, he gave up the ghost in the bed, being an hundred and eight and fifty years old; and he buried him honourably.
And he died at Ecbatane in Media, being an hundred and seven and twenty years old.
And set the towers thereof upon the gates of it an hundred cubits high, and the breadth thereof in the foundation threescore cubits:
So he returned afterward to Nineve, both he and all his company of sundry nations being a very great multitude of men of war, and there he took his ease, and banqueted, both he and his army, an hundred and twenty days.
Thus saith the great king, the lord of the whole earth, Behold, thou shalt go forth from my presence, and take with thee men that trust in their own strength, of footmen an hundred and twenty thousand; and the number of horses with their riders twelve thousand.
And he mustered the chosen men for the battle, as his lord had commanded him, unto an hundred and twenty thousand, and twelve thousand archers on horseback;
Charging them to keep the passages of the hill country: for by them there was an entrance into Judea, and it was easy to stop them that would come up, because the passage was straight, for two men at the most.
And thou, Achior, an hireling of Ammon, which hast spoken these words in the day of thine iniquity, shalt see my face no more from this day, until I take vengeance of this nation that came out of Egypt.
Then their strong men removed their camps in that day, and the army of the men of war was an hundred and seventy thousand footmen, and twelve thousand horsemen, beside the baggage, and other men that were afoot among them, a very great multitude.
Let our lord now hear a word, that there be not an overthrow in thine army.
Thus shalt thou render them an evil reward; because they rebelled, and met not thy person peaceably.
And there was none that gave her an ill word; ar she feared God greatly.
And the slaughter of our brethren, and the captivity of the country, and the desolation of our inheritance, will he turn upon our heads among the Gentiles, wheresoever we shall be in bondage; and we shall be an offence and a reproach to all them that possess us.
Now therefore, O brethren, let us shew an example to our brethren, because their hearts depend upon us, and the sanctuary, and the house, and the altar, rest upon us.
But the people were very thirsty, and compelled us to do unto them as we have spoken, and to bring an oath upon ourselves, which we will not break.
For thy power standeth not in multitude nor thy might in strong men: for thou art a God of the afflicted, an helper of the oppressed, an upholder of the weak, a protector of the forlorn, a saviour of them that are without hope.
Now after that she had ceased to cry unto the God of Israel, and bad made an end of all these words.
Then they chose out of them an hundred men to accompany her and her maid; and they brought her to the tent of Holofernes.
And Judith said, I will not eat thereof, lest there be an offence: but provision shall be made for me of the things that I have brought.
But she increased more and more in honour, and waxed old in her husband's house, being an hundred and five years old, and made her maid free; so she died in Bethulia: and they buried her in the cave of her husband Manasses.
Wisdom of Solomon 2:23
For God created man to be immortal, and made him to be an image of his own eternity.
Wisdom of Solomon 3:14
And blessed is the eunuch, which with his hands hath wrought no iniquity, nor imagined wicked things against God: for unto him shall be given the special gift of faith, and an inheritance in the temple of the Lord more acceptable to his mind.
Wisdom of Solomon 3:16
As for the children of adulterers, they shall not come to their perfection, and the seed of an unrighteous bed shall be rooted out.
Wisdom of Solomon 4:9
But wisdom is the gray hair unto men, and an unspotted life is old age.
Wisdom of Solomon 5:12
Or like as when an arrow is shot at a mark, it parteth the air, which immediately cometh together again, so that a man cannot know where it went through:
Wisdom of Solomon 5:18
He shall put on righteousness as a breastplate, and true judgment instead of an helmet.
Wisdom of Solomon 5:19
He shall take holiness for an invincible shield.
Wisdom of Solomon 7:22
For wisdom, which is the worker of all things, taught me: for in her is an understanding spirit holy, one only, manifold, subtil, lively, clear, undefiled, plain, not subject to hurt, loving the thing that is good quick, which cannot be letted, ready to do good,
Wisdom of Solomon 8:13
Moreover by the means of her I shall obtain immortality, and leave behind me an everlasting memorial to them that come after me.
Wisdom of Solomon 9:3
And order the world according to equity and righteousness, and execute judgment with an upright heart:
Wisdom of Solomon 9:8
Thou hast commanded me to build a temple upon thy holy mount, and an altar in the city wherein thou dwellest, a resemblance of the holy tabernacle, which thou hast prepared from the beginning.
Wisdom of Solomon 10:7
Of whose wickedness even to this day the waste land that smoketh is a testimony, and plants bearing fruit that never come to ripeness: and a standing pillar of salt is a monument of an unbelieving soul.
Wisdom of Solomon 13:10
But miserable are they, and in dead things is their hope, who call them gods, which are the works of men's hands, gold and silver, to shew art in, and resemblances of beasts, or a stone good for nothing, the work of an ancient hand.
Wisdom of Solomon 13:16
For he provided for it that it might not fall, knowing that it was unable to help itself; for it is an image, and hath need of help:
Wisdom of Solomon 14:11
Therefore even upon the idols of the Gentiles shall there be a visitation: because in the creature of God they are become an abomination, and stumblingblocks to the souls of men, and a snare to the feet of the unwise.
Wisdom of Solomon 14:14
For by the vain glory of men they entered into the world, and therefore shall they come shortly to an end.
Wisdom of Solomon 14:15
For a father afflicted with untimely mourning, when he hath made an image of his child soon taken away, now honoured him as a god, which was then a dead man, and delivered to those that were under him ceremonies and sacrifices.
Wisdom of Solomon 14:16
Thus in process of time an ungodly custom grown strong was kept as a law, and graven images were worshipped by the commandments of kings.
Wisdom of Solomon 14:17
Whom men could not honour in presence, because they dwelt far off, they took the counterfeit of his visage from far, and made an express image of a king whom they honoured, to the end that by this their forwardness they might flatter him that was absent, as if he were present.
Wisdom of Solomon 14:21
And this was an occasion to deceive the world: for men, serving either calamity or tyranny, did ascribe unto stones and stocks the incommunicable name.
Wisdom of Solomon 15:4
For neither did the mischievous invention of men deceive us, nor an image spotted with divers colours, the painter's fruitless labour;
Wisdom of Solomon 15:11
Forasmuch as he knew not his Maker, and him that inspired into him an active soul, and breathed in a living spirit.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:19
And at another time it burneth even in the midst of water above the power of fire, that it might destroy the fruits of an unjust land.
Wisdom of Solomon 17:21
Over them only was spread an heavy night, an image of that darkness which should afterward receive them: but yet were they unto themselves more grievous than the darkness.
Wisdom of Solomon 18:3
Instead whereof thou gavest them a burning pillar of fire, both to be a guide of the unknown journey, and an harmless sun to entertain them honourably.
Wisdom of Solomon 18:10
But on the other side there sounded an ill according cry of the enemies, and a lamentable noise was carried abroad for children that were bewailed.
Wisdom of Solomon 18:21
For then the blameless man made haste, and stood forth to defend them; and bringing the shield of his proper ministry, even prayer, and the propitiation of incense, set himself against the wrath, and so brought the calamity to an end, declaring that he was thy servant.
She hath built an everlasting foundation with men, and she shall continue with their seed.
The parables of knowledge are in the treasures of wisdom: but godliness is an abomination to a sinner.
Be not an hypocrite in the sight of men, and take good heed what thou speakest.
Whoso honoureth his father maketh an atonement for his sins:
For many are deceived by their own vain opinion; and an evil suspicion hath overthrown their judgment.
An obstinate heart shall be laden with sorrows; and the wicked man shall heap sin upon sin.
The heart of the prudent will understand a parable; and an attentive ear is the desire of a wise man.
Water will quench a flaming fire; and alms maketh an atonement for sins.
Make not an hungry soul sorrowful; neither provoke a man in his distress.
Add not more trouble to an heart that is vexed; and defer not to give to him that is in need.
Be as a father unto the fatherless, and instead of an husband unto their mother: so shalt thou be as the son of the most High, and he shall love thee more than thy mother doth.
Make not thyself an underling to a foolish man; neither accept the person of the mighty.
Be not called a whisperer, and lie not in wait with thy tongue: for a foul shame is upon the thief, and an evil condemnation upon the double tongue.
Instead of a friend become not an enemy; for [thereby] thou shalt inherit an ill name, shame, and reproach: even so shall a sinner that hath a double tongue.
A faithful friend is a strong defence: and he that hath found such an one hath found a treasure.
Seek not to be judge, being not able to take away iniquity; lest at any time thou fear the person of the mighty, an stumblingblock in the way of thy uprightness.
Hast thou cattle? have an eye to them: and if they be for thy profit, keep them with thee.
Rise not up [in anger] at the presence of an injurious person, lest he lie in wait to entrap thee in thy words
Strive not with an angry man, and go not with him into a solitary place: for blood is as nothing in his sight, and where there is no help, he will overthrow thee.
Be not jealous over the wife of thy bosom, and teach her not an evil lesson against thyself.
Meet not with an harlot, lest thou fall into her snares.
Forsake not an old friend; for the new is not comparable to him: a new friend is as new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure.
A man of an ill tongue is dangerous in his city; and he that is rash in his talk shall be hated.
An unwise king destroyeth his people; but through the prudence of them which are in authority the city shall be inhabited.
Why is earth and ashes proud? There is not a more wicked thing than a covetous man: for such an one setteth his own soul to sale; because while he liveth he casteth away his bowels.
They that fear the Lord are a sure seed, and they that love him an honourable plant: they that regard not the law are a dishonourable seed; they that transgress the commandments are a deceivable seed.
Marvel not at the works of sinners; but trust in the Lord, and abide in thy labour: for it is an easy thing in the sight of the Lord on the sudden to make a poor man rich.
For it is an easy thing unto the Lord in the day of death to reward a man according to his ways.
The affliction of an hour maketh a man forget pleasure: and in his end his deeds shall be discovered.
A friend cannot be known in prosperity: and an enemy cannot be hidden in adversity.
An enemy speaketh sweetly with his lips, but in his heart he imagineth how to throw thee into a pit: he will weep with his eyes, but if he find opportunity, he will not be satisfied with blood.
Riches are not comely for a niggard: and what should an envious man do with money?
As of the green leaves on a thick tree, some fall, and some grow; so is the generation of flesh and blood, one cometh to an end, and another is born.
He shall find joy and a crown of gladness, and she shall cause him to inherit an everlasting name.
His mercy is manifest to every creature; and he hath separated his light from the darkness with an adamant.
Say not thou, I will hide myself from the Lord: shall any remember me from above? I shall not be remembered among so many people: for what is my soul among such an infinite number of creatures?
They received the use of the five operations of the Lord, and in the sixth place he imparted them understanding, and in the seventh speech, an interpreter of the cogitations thereof.]
Beside this he gave them knowledge, and the law of life for an heritage.
He made an everlasting covenant with them, and shewed them his judgments.
The number of a man's days at the most are an hundred years.
As an arrow that sticketh in a man's thigh, so is a word within a fool's belly.
There is a wickedness, and the same an abomination; and there is a fool wanting in wisdom.
There is an exquisite subtilty, and the same is unjust; and there is one that turneth aside to make judgment appear; and there is a wise man that justifieth in judgment.
As is the lust of an eunuch to deflower a virgin; so is he that executeth judgment with violence.
There is an abasement because of glory; and there is that lifteth up his head from a low estate.
He giveth little, and upbraideth much; he openeth his mouth like a crier; to day he lendeth, and to morrow will he ask it again: such an one is to be hated of God and man.
An unseasonable tale will always be in the mouth of the unwise.
An eloquent man is known far and near; but a man of understanding knoweth when he slippeth.
Learning is unto a wise man as an ornament of gold, and like a bracelet upon his right arm.
An evilnurtured man is the dishonour of his father that begat him: and a [foolish] daughter is born to his loss.
A wise daughter shall bring an inheritance to her husband: but she that liveth dishonestly is her father's heaviness.
Seven days do men mourn for him that is dead; but for a fool and an ungodly man all the days of his life.
Pales set on an high place will never stand against the wind: so a fearful heart in the imagination of a fool cannot stand against any fear.
Let not the greediness of the belly nor lust of the flesh take hold of me; and give not over me thy servant into an impudent mind.
Thus shall it go also with the wife that leaveth her husband, and bringeth in an heir by another.
And I took root in an honourable people, even in the portion of the Lord's inheritance.
All these things are the book of the covenant of the most high God, even the law which Moses commanded for an heritage unto the congregations of Jacob.
Three sorts of men my soul hateth, and I am greatly offended at their life: a poor man that is proud, a rich man that is a liar, and an old adulterer that doateth.
There is no head above the head of a serpent; and there is no wrath above the wrath of an enemy.
A wicked woman abateth the courage, maketh an heavy countenance and a wounded heart: a woman that will not comfort her husband in distress maketh weak hands and feeble knees.
There be three things that mine heart feareth; and for the fourth I was sore afraid: the slander of a city, the gathering together of an unruly multitude, and a false accusation: all these are worse than death.
An evil wife is a yoke shaken to and fro: he that hath hold of her is as though he held a scorpion.
Watch over an impudent eye: and marvel not if she trespass against thee.
An harlot shall be accounted as spittle; but a married woman is a tower against death to her husband.
A dishonest woman contemneth shame: but an honest woman will reverence her husband.
There be two things that grieve my heart; and the third maketh me angry: a man of war that suffereth poverty; and men of understanding that are not set by; and one that returneth from righteousness to sin; the Lord prepareth such an one for the sword.
A merchant shall hardly keep himself from doing wrong; and an huckster shall not be freed from sin.
An hasty contention kindleth a fire: and an hasty fighting sheddeth blood.
The death thereof is an evil death, the grave were better than it.
If he prevail, he shall hardly receive the half, and he will count as if he had found it: if not, he hath deprived him of his money, and he hath gotten him an enemy without cause: he payeth him with cursings and railings; and for honour he will pay him disgrace.
An honest man is surety for his neighbour: but he that is impudent will forsake him.
And he that is of an unthankful mind will leave him [in danger] that delivered him.
The chief thing for life is water, and bread, and clothing, and an house to cover shame.
Give place, thou stranger, to an honourable man; my brother cometh to be lodged, and I have need of mine house.
He left behind him an avenger against his enemies, and one that shall requite kindness to his friends.
An horse not broken becometh headstrong: and a child left to himself will be wilful.
Chastise thy son, and hold him to labour, lest his lewd behaviour be an offence unto thee.
What good doeth the offering unto an idol? for neither can it eat nor smell: so is he that is persecuted of the Lord.
He seeth with his eyes and groaneth, as an eunuch that embraceth a virgin and sigheth.
Remember that a wicked eye is an evil thing: and what is created more wicked than an eye? therefore it weepeth upon every occasion.
Sound sleep cometh of moderate eating: he riseth early, and his wits are with him: but the pain of watching, and choler, and pangs of the belly, are with an unsatiable man.
As a signet of an emerald set in a work of gold, so is the melody of musick with pleasant wine.
A sinful man will not be reproved, but findeth an excuse according to his will.
A wise man hateth not the law; but he that is an hypocrite therein is as a ship in a storm.
A man of understanding trusteth in the law; and the law is faithful unto him, as an oracle.
A yoke and a collar do bow the neck: so are tortures and torments for an evil servant.
Of an unclean thing what can be cleansed? and from that thing which is false what truth can come?
For the eyes of the Lord are upon them that love him, he is their mighty protection and strong stay, a defence from heat, and a cover from the sun at noon, a preservation from stumbling, and an help from falling.
Whoso bringeth an offering of the goods of the poor doeth as one that killeth the son before his father's eyes.
As the palate tasteth divers kinds of venison: so doth an heart of understanding false speeches.
Is it not a grief unto death, when a companion and friend is turned to an enemy?
Neither consult with a woman touching her of whom she is jealous; neither with a coward in matters of war; nor with a merchant concerning exchange; nor with a buyer of selling; nor with an envious man of thankfulness; nor with an unmerciful man touching kindness; nor with the slothful for any work; nor with an hireling for a year of finishing work; nor with an idle servant of much business: hearken not unto these in any matter of counsel.
For a man's mind is sometime wont to tell him more than seven watchmen, that sit above in an high tower.
And none may say, What is this? wherefore is that? for at time convenient they shall all be sought out: at his commandment the waters stood as an heap, and at the words of his mouth the receptacles of waters.
Great travail is created for every man, and an heavy yoke is upon the sons of Adam, from the day that they go out of their mother's womb, till the day that they return to the mother of all things.
And why art thou against the pleasure of the most High? there is no inquisition in the grave, whether thou have lived ten, or an hundred, or a thousand years.
The children will complain of an ungodly father, because they shall be reproached for his sake.
The mourning of men is about their bodies: but an ill name of sinners shall be blotted out.
Of an offence before a judge and ruler; of iniquity before a congregation and people; of unjust dealing before thy partner and friend;
And of silence before them that salute thee; and to look upon an harlot;
And of merchants' indifferent selling; of much correction of children; and to make the side of an evil servant to bleed.
Sure keeping is good, where an evil wife is; and shut up, where many hands are.
In her virginity, lest she should be defiled and gotten with child in her father's house; and having an husband, lest she should misbehave herself; and when she is married, lest she should be barren.
The month is called after her name, increasing wonderfully in her changing, being an instrument of the armies above, shining in the firmament of heaven;
The beauty of heaven, the glory of the stars, an ornament giving light in the highest places of the Lord.
Enoch pleased the Lord, and was translated, being an example of repentance to all generations.
An everlasting covenant was made with him, that all flesh should perish no more by the flood.
Therefore he assured him by an oath, that he would bless the nations in his seed, and that he would multiply him as the dust of the earth, and exalt his seed as the stars, and cause them to inherit from sea to sea, and from the river unto the utmost part of the land.
With Isaac did he establish likewise [for Abraham his father's sake] the blessing of all men, and the covenant, And made it rest upon the head of Jacob. He acknowledged him in his blessing, and gave him an heritage, and divided his portions; among the twelve tribes did he part them.
He exalted Aaron, an holy man like unto him, even his brother, of the tribe of Levi.
An everlasting covenant he made with him and gave him the priesthood among the people; he beautified him with comely ornaments, and clothed him with a robe of glory.
With an holy garment, with gold, and blue silk, and purple, the work of the embroiderer, with a breastplate of judgment, and with Urim and Thummim;
He set a crown of gold upon the mitre, wherein was engraved Holiness, an ornament of honour, a costly work, the desires of the eyes, goodly and beautiful.
Moses consecrated him, and anointed him with holy oil: this was appointed unto him by an everlasting covenant, and to his seed, so long as the heavens should remain, that they should minister unto him, and execute the office of the priesthood, and bless the people in his name.
But he made Aaron more honourable, and gave him an heritage, and divided unto him the firstfruits of the increase; especially he prepared bread in abundance:
The Lord gave strength also unto Caleb, which remained with him unto his old age: so that he entered upon the high places of the land, and his seed obtained it for an heritage:
Solomon reigned in a peaceable time, and was honoured; for God made all quiet round about him, that he might build an house in his name, and prepare his sanctuary for ever.
He saw by an excellent spirit what should come to pass at the last, and he comforted them that mourned in Sion.
So was Jesus the son of Josedec: who in their time builded the house, and set up an holy temple to the Lord, which was prepared for everlasting glory.
From the depth of the belly of hell, from an unclean tongue, and from lying words.
By an accusation to the king from an unrighteous tongue my soul drew near even unto death, my life was near to the hell beneath.
And shall know that I am the Lord their God: for I will give them an heart, and ears to hear:
And I will bring them again into the land which I promised with an oath unto their fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and they shall be lords of it: and I will increase them, and they shall not be diminished.
And I will make an everlasting covenant with them to be their God, and they shall be my people: and I will no more drive my people of Israel out of the land that I have given them.
Additions to Esther 10:13
Therefore those days shall be unto them in the month Adar, the fourteenth and fifteenth day of the same month, with an assembly, and joy, and with gladness before God, according to the generations for ever among his people.
Additions to Esther 13:1
The copy of the letters was this: The great king Artexerxes writeth these things to the princes and governours that are under him from India unto Ethiopia in an hundred and seven and twenty provinces.
Additions to Esther 14:11
O Lord, give not thy sceptre unto them that be nothing, and let them not laugh at our fall; but turn their device upon themselves, and make him an example, that hath begun this against us.
Additions to Esther 14:13
Give me eloquent speech in my mouth before the lion: turn his heart to hate him that fighteth against us, that there may be an end of him, and of all that are likeminded to him:
Additions to Esther 15:13
Then said she unto him, I saw thee, my lord, as an angel of God, and my heart was troubled for fear of thy majesty.
Additions to Esther 16:1
The great king Artexerxes unto the princes and governors of an hundred and seven and twenty provinces from India unto Ethiopia, and unto all our faithful subjects, greeting.
Additions to Esther 16:22
Ye shall therefore among your solemn feasts keep it an high day with all feasting:
Letter of Jeremiah 1:14
He hath also in his right hand a dagger and an ax: but cannot deliver himself from war and thieves.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:58
Therefore it is better to be a king that sheweth his power, or else a profitable vessel in an house, which the owner shall have use of, than such false gods; or to be a door in an house, to keep such things therein, than such false gods. or a pillar of wood in a a palace, than such false gods.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:70
And likewise their gods of wood, and laid over with silver and gold, are like to a white thorn in an orchard, that every bird sitteth upon; as also to a dead body, that is east into the dark.
Additions to Daniel 1:9
And thou didst deliver us into the hands of lawless enemies, most hateful forsakers of God, and to an unjust king, and the most wicked in all the world.
Additions to Daniel 1:16
Nevertheless in a contrite heart and an humble spirit let us be accepted.
Wherefore all the people turned again in haste, and the elders said unto him, Come, sit down among us, and shew it us, seeing God hath given thee the honour of an elder.
Now therefore tell me, Under what tree didst thou take them companying together? Who answered, Under an holm tree.
Bel and the Dragon 1:3
Now the Babylons had an idol, called Bel, and there were spent upon him every day twelve great measures of fine flour, and forty sheep, and six vessels of wine.
1 Maccabees 1:10
And there came out of them a wicked root Antiochus surnamed Epiphanes, son of Antiochus the king, who had been an hostage at Rome, and he reigned in the hundred and thirty and seventh year of the kingdom of the Greeks.
1 Maccabees 1:36
For it was a place to lie in wait against the sanctuary, and an evil adversary to Israel.
1 Maccabees 1:38
Insomuch that the inhabitants of Jerusalem fled because of them: whereupon the city was made an habitation of strangers, and became strange to those that were born in her; and her own children left her.
1 Maccabees 2:17
Then answered the king's officers, and said to Mattathias on this wise, Thou art a ruler, and an honourable and great man in this city, and strengthened with sons and brethren:
1 Maccabees 2:51
Call to remembrance what acts our fathers did in their time; so shall ye receive great honour and an everlasting name.
1 Maccabees 2:54
Phinees our father in being zealous and fervent obtained the covenant of an everlasting priesthood.
1 Maccabees 2:57
David for being merciful possessed the throne of an everlasting kingdom.
1 Maccabees 3:19
For the victory of battle standeth not in the multitude of an host; but strength cometh from heaven.
1 Maccabees 3:25
Then began the fear of Judas and his brethren, and an exceeding great dread, to fall upon the nations round about them:
1 Maccabees 3:35
To wit, that he should send an army against them, to destroy and root out the strength of Israel, and the remnant of Jerusalem, and to take away their memorial from that place;
1 Maccabees 4:9
Remember how our fathers were delivered in the Red sea, when Pharaoh pursued them with an army.
1 Maccabees 4:40
And fell down flat to the ground upon their faces, and blew an alarm with the trumpets, and cried toward heaven.
1 Maccabees 4:43
Who cleansed the sanctuary, and bare out the defiled stones into an unclean place.
1 Maccabees 5:4
Also he remembered the injury of the children of Bean, who had been a snare and an offence unto the people, in that they lay in wait for them in the ways.
1 Maccabees 5:30
And betimes in the morning they looked up, and, behold, there was an innumerable people bearing ladders and other engines of war, to take the fortress: for they assaulted them.
1 Maccabees 6:30
So that the number of his army was an hundred thousand footmen, and twenty thousand horsemen, and two and thirty elephants exercised in battle.
1 Maccabees 6:61
Also the king and the princes made an oath unto them: whereupon they went out of the strong hold.
1 Maccabees 7:39
So Nicanor went out of Jerusalem, and pitched his tents in Bethhoron, where an host out of Syria met him.
1 Maccabees 7:41
O Lord, when they that were sent from the king of the Assyrians blasphemed, thine angel went out, and smote an hundred fourscore and five thousand of them.
1 Maccabees 7:45
Then they pursued after them a day's journey, from Adasa unto Gazera, sounding an alarm after them with their trumpets.
1 Maccabees 8:6
How also Antiochus the great king of Asia, that came against them in battle, having an hundred and twenty elephants, with horsemen, and chariots, and a very great army, was discomfited by them;
1 Maccabees 10:2
Now when king Demetrius heard thereof, he gathered together an exceeding great host, and went forth against him to fight.
1 Maccabees 10:6
Wherefore he gave him authority to gather together an host, and to provide weapons, that he might aid him in battle: he commanded also that the hostages that were in the tower should be delivered him.
1 Maccabees 10:8
Who were sore afraid, when they heard that the king had given him authority to gather together an host.
1 Maccabees 10:80
And Jonathan knew that there was an ambushment behind him; for they had compassed in his host, and cast darts at the people, from morning till evening.
1 Maccabees 11:45
Howbeit they that were of the city gathered themselves together into the midst of the city, to the number of an hundred and twenty thousand men, and would have slain the king.
1 Maccabees 11:47
Then the king called to the Jews for help, who came unto him all at once, and dispersing themselves through the city slew that day in the city to the number of an hundred thousand.
1 Maccabees 12:18
Wherefore now ye shall do well to give us an answer thereto.
1 Maccabees 12:49
Then sent Tryphon an host of footmen and horsemen into Galilee, and into the great plain, to destroy all Jonathan's company.
1 Maccabees 13:16
Wherefore now send an hundred talents of silver, and two of his sons for hostages, that when he is at liberty he may not revolt from us, and we will let him go.
1 Maccabees 13:34
Moreover Simon chose men, and sent to king Demetrius, to the end he should give the land an immunity, because all that Tryphon did was to spoil.
1 Maccabees 13:43
In those days Simon camped against Gaza and besieged it round about; he made also an engine of war, and set it by the city, and battered a certain tower, and took it.
1 Maccabees 14:5
And as he was honourable in all his acts, so in this, that he took Joppa for an haven, and made an entrance to the isles of the sea,
1 Maccabees 14:44
Also that it should be lawful for none of the people or priests to break any of these things, or to gainsay his words, or to gather an assembly in the country without him, or to be clothed in purple, or wear a buckle of gold;
1 Maccabees 15:13
Then camped Antiochus against Dora, having with him an hundred and twenty thousand men of war, and eight thousand horsemen.
1 Maccabees 15:35
And whereas thou demandest Joppa and Gazera, albeit they did great harm unto the people in our country, yet will we give thee an hundred talents for them. Hereunto Athenobius answered him not a word;
1 Maccabees 15:38
Then the king made Cendebeus captain of the sea coast, and gave him an host of footmen and horsemen,
1 Maccabees 15:41
And when he had built up Cedrou, he set horsemen there, and an host of footmen, to the end that issuing out they might make outroads upon the ways of Judea, as the king had commanded him.
1 Maccabees 16:18
Then Ptolemee wrote these things, and sent to the king, that he should send him an host to aid him, and he would deliver him the country and cities.
2 Maccabees 1:3
And give you all an heart to serve him, and to do his will, with a good courage and a willing mind;
2 Maccabees 1:19
For when our fathers were led into Persia, the priests that were then devout took the fire of the altar privily, and hid it in an hollow place of a pit without water, where they kept it sure, so that the place was unknown to all men.
2 Maccabees 2:5
And when Jeremy came thither, he found an hollow cave, wherein he laid the tabernacle, and the ark, and the altar of incense, and so stopped the door.
2 Maccabees 2:17
We hope also, that the God, that delivered all his people, and gave them all an heritage, and the kingdom, and the priesthood, and the sanctuary,
2 Maccabees 2:28
Leaving to the author the exact handling of every particular, and labouring to follow the rules of an abridgement.
2 Maccabees 2:31
But to use brevity, and avoid much labouring of the work, is to be granted to him that will make an abridgment.
2 Maccabees 3:21
Then it would have pitied a man to see the falling down of the multitude of all sorts, and the fear of the high priest being in such an agony.
2 Maccabees 3:25
For there appeared unto them an horse with a terrible rider upon him, and adorned with a very fair covering, and he ran fiercely, and smote at Heliodorus with his forefeet, and it seemed that he that sat upon the horse had complete harness of gold.
2 Maccabees 3:33
Now as the high priest was making an atonement, the same young men in the same clothing appeared and stood beside Heliodorus, saying, Give Onias the high priest great thanks, insomuch as for his sake the Lord hath granted thee life:
2 Maccabees 3:38
If thou hast any enemy or traitor, send him thither, and thou shalt receive him well scourged, if he escape with his life: for in that place, no doubt; there is an especial power of God.
2 Maccabees 4:5
He went to the king, not to be an accuser of his countrymen, but seeking the good of all, both publick and private:
2 Maccabees 4:9
Beside this, he promised to assign an hundred and fifty more, if he might have licence to set him up a place for exercise, and for the training up of youth in the fashions of the heathen, and to write them of Jerusalem by the name of Antiochians.
2 Maccabees 4:43
Of these matters therefore there was an accusation laid against Menelans.
2 Maccabees 5:5
Now when there was gone forth a false rumour, as though Antiochus had been dead, Jason took at the least a thousand men, and suddenly made an assault upon the city; and they that were upon the walls being put back, and the city at length taken, Menelans fled into the castle:
2 Maccabees 5:8
In the end therefore he had an unhappy return, being accused before Aretas the king of the Arabians, fleeing from city to city, pursued of all men, hated as a forsaker of the laws, and being had in abomination as an open enemy of his country and countrymen, he was cast out into Egypt.
2 Maccabees 5:23
And at Garizim, Andronicus; and besides, Menelans, who worse than all the rest bare an heavy hand over the citizens, having a malicious mind against his countrymen the Jews.
2 Maccabees 5:24
He sent also that detestable ringleader Apollonius with an army of two and twenty thousand, commanding him to slay all those that were in their best age, and to sell the women and the younger sort:
2 Maccabees 6:1
Not long after this the king sent an old man of Athens to compel the Jews to depart from the laws of their fathers, and not to live after the laws of God:
2 Maccabees 6:18
Eleazar, one of the principal scribes, an aged man, and of a well favoured countenance, was constrained to open his mouth, and to eat swine's flesh.
2 Maccabees 6:19
But he, choosing rather to die gloriously, than to live stained with such an abomination, spit it forth, and came of his own accord to the torment,
2 Maccabees 6:27
Wherefore now, manfully changing this life, I will shew myself such an one as mine age requireth,
2 Maccabees 6:31
And thus this man died, leaving his death for an example of a noble courage, and a memorial of virtue, not only unto young men, but unto all his nation.
2 Maccabees 8:19
Moreover, he recounted unto them what helps their forefathers had found, and how they were delivered, when under Sennacherib an hundred fourscore and five thousand perished.
2 Maccabees 8:20
And he told them of the battle that they had in Babylon with the Galatians, how they came but eight thousand in all to the business, with four thousand Macedonians, and that the Macedonians being perplexed, the eight thousand destroyed an hundred and twenty thousand because of the help that they had from heaven, and so received a great booty.
2 Maccabees 9:5
But the Lord Almighty, the God of Isreal, smote him with an incurable and invisible plague: or as soon as he had spoken these words, a pain of the bowels that was remediless came upon him, and sore torments of the inner parts;
2 Maccabees 9:8
And thus he that a little afore thought he might command the waves of the sea, (so proud was he beyond the condition of man) and weigh the high mountains in a balance, was now cast on the ground, and carried in an horselitter, shewing forth unto all the manifest power of God.
2 Maccabees 9:23
But considering that even my father, at what time he led an army into the high countries. appointed a successor,
2 Maccabees 10:26
And fell down at the foot of the altar, and besought him to be merciful to them, and to be an enemy to their enemies, and an adversary to their adversaries, as the law declareth.
2 Maccabees 11:2
And when he had gathered about fourscore thousand with all the horsemen, he came against the Jews, thinking to make the city an habitation of the Gentiles,
2 Maccabees 11:10
Thus they marched forward in their armour, having an helper from heaven: for the Lord was merciful unto them
2 Maccabees 12:3
The men of Joppa also did such an ungodly deed: they prayed the Jews that dwelt among them to go with their wives and children into the boats which they had prepared, as though they had meant them no hurt.
2 Maccabees 12:20
And Maccabeus ranged his army by bands, and set them over the bands, and went against Timotheus, who had about him an hundred and twenty thousand men of foot, and two thousand and five hundred horsemen.
2 Maccabees 12:45
And also in that he perceived that there was great favour laid up for those that died godly, it was an holy and good thought. Whereupon he made a reconciliation for the dead, that they might be delivered from sin.
2 Maccabees 13:2
And with him Lysias his protector, and ruler of his affairs, having either of them a Grecian power of footmen, an hundred and ten thousand, and horsemen five thousand and three hundred, and elephants two and twenty, and three hundred chariots armed with hooks.
2 Maccabees 14:33
He stretched out his right hand toward the temple, and made an oath in this manner: If ye will not deliver me Judas as a prisoner, I will lay this temple of God even with the ground, and I will break down the altar, and erect a notable temple unto Bacchus.
2 Maccabees 15:22
Therefore in his prayer he said after this manner; O Lord, thou didst send thine angel in the time of Ezekias king of Judea, and didst slay in the host of Sennacherib an hundred fourscore and five thousand:
2 Maccabees 15:35
He hanged also Nicanor's head upon the tower, an evident and manifest sign unto all of the help of the Lord.
2 Maccabees 15:37
Thus went it with Nicanor: and from that time forth the Hebrews had the city in their power. And here will I make an end.
2 Maccabees 15:39
For as it is hurtful to drink wine or water alone; and as wine mingled with water is pleasant, and delighteth the taste: even so speech finely framed delighteth the ears of them that read the story. And here shall be an end.