Verses with the word as in the Apocrypha (731 verses; showing verse 1 - 500):
1 Esdras 1:5
According as David the king of Israel prescribed, and according to the magnificence of Solomon his son: and standing in the temple according to the several dignity of the families of you the Levites, who minister in the presence of your brethren the children of Israel,
1 Esdras 1:7
And unto the people that was found there Josias gave thirty thousand lambs and kids, and three thousand calves: these things were given of the king's allowance, according as he promised, to the people, to the priests, and to the Levites.
1 Esdras 1:11
And according to the several dignities of the fathers, before the people, to offer to the Lord, as it is written in the book of Moses: and thus did they in the morning.
1 Esdras 1:12
And they roasted the passover with fire, as appertaineth: as for the sacrifices, they sod them in brass pots and pans with a good savour,
1 Esdras 1:21
Yea, all the kings of Israel held not such a passover as Josias, and the priests, and the Levites, and the Jews, held with all Israel that were found dwelling at Jerusalem.
1 Esdras 1:24
As for the things that came to pass in his time, they were written in former times, concerning those that sinned, and did wickedly against the Lord above all people and kingdoms, and how they grieved him exceedingly, so that the words of the Lord rose up against Israel.
1 Esdras 1:55
As for the house of the Lord, they burnt it, and brake down the walls of Jerusalem, and set fire upon her towers:
1 Esdras 1:56
And as for her glorious things, they never ceased till they had consumed and brought them all to nought: and the people that were not slain with the sword he carried unto Babylon:
1 Esdras 2:20
And forasmuch as the things pertaining to the temple are now in hand, we think it meet not to neglect such a matter,
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 3:9
And said that, when the king is risen, some will give him the writings; and of whose side the king and the three princes of Persia shall judge that his sentence is the wisest, to him shall the victory be given, as was appointed.
1 Esdras 4:5
They slay and are slain, and transgress not the king's commandment: if they get the victory, they bring all to the king, as well the spoil, as all things else.
1 Esdras 4:38
As for the truth, it endureth, and is always strong; it liveth and conquereth for evermore.
1 Esdras 4:52
And other ten talents yearly, to maintain the burnt offerings upon the altar every day, as they had a commandment to offer seventeen:
1 Esdras 4:53
And that all they that went from Babylon to build the city should have free liberty, as well they as their posterity, and all the priests that went away.
1 Esdras 5:7
And these are they of Jewry that came up from the captivity, where they dwelt as strangers, whom Nabuchodonosor the king of Babylon had carried away unto Babylon.
1 Esdras 5:49
To offer burnt sacrifices upon it, according as it is expressly commanded in the book of Moses the man of God.
1 Esdras 5:51
Also they held the feast of tabernacles, as it is commanded in the law, and offered sacrifices daily, as was meet:
1 Esdras 5:55
Unto them of Zidon also and Tyre they gave carrs, that they should bring cedar trees from Libanus, which should be brought by floats to the haven of Joppa, according as it was commanded them by Cyrus king of the Persians.
1 Esdras 5:60
Singing songs of thanksgiving, and praising the Lord, according as David the king of Israel had ordained.
1 Esdras 5:69
For we likewise, as ye, do obey your Lord, and do sacrifice unto him from the days of Azbazareth the king of the Assyrians, who brought us hither.
1 Esdras 5:71
We ourselves alone will build unto the Lord of Israel, according as Cyrus the king of the Persians hath commanded us.
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 6:14
And as for this house, it was builded many years ago by a king of Israel great and strong, and was finished.
1 Esdras 6:30
And also corn, salt, wine, and oil, and that continually every year without further question, according as the priests that be in Jerusalem shall signify to be daily spent:
1 Esdras 8:3
This Esdras went up from Babylon, as a scribe, being very ready in the law of Moses, that was given by the God of Israel.
1 Esdras 8:10
Having determined to deal graciously, I have given order, that such of the nation of the Jews, and of the priests and Levites being within our realm, as are willing and desirous should go with thee unto Jerusalem.
1 Esdras 8:11
As many therefore as have a mind thereunto, let them depart with thee, as it hath seemed good both to me and my seven friends the counsellors;
1 Esdras 8:46
And commanded them that they should speak unto Daddeus, and to his brethren, and to the treasurers in that place, to send us such men as might execute the priests' office in the house of the Lord.
1 Esdras 8:53
And again we besought our Lord as touching these things, and found him favourable unto us.
1 Esdras 8:71
And as soon as I had heard these things, I rent my clothes, and the holy garment, and pulled off the hair from off my head and beard, and sat me down sad and very heavy.
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 8:91
And as Esdras in his prayer made his confession, weeping, and lying flat upon the ground before the temple, there gathered unto him from Jerusalem a very great multitude of men and women and children: for there was great weeping among the multitude.
1 Esdras 8:94
Like as thou hast decreed, and as many as do obey the law of the Lord.
1 Esdras 9:4
And that whosoever met not there within two or three days according as the elders that bare rule appointed, their cattle should be seized to the use of the temple, and himself cast out from them that were of the captivity.
1 Esdras 9:10
Then cried the whole multitude, and said with a loud voice, Like as thou hast spoken, so will we do.
1 Esdras 9:11
But forasmuch as the people are many, and it is foul weather, so that we cannot stand without, and this is not a work of a day or two, seeing our sin in these things is spread far:
2 Esdras 1:15
Thus saith the Almighty Lord, The quails were as a token to you; I gave you tents for your safeguard: nevertheless ye murmured there,
2 Esdras 1:27
Ye have not as it were forsaken me, but your own selves, saith the Lord.
2 Esdras 1:28
Thus saith the Almighty Lord, Have I not prayed you as a father his sons, as a mother her daughters, and a nurse her young babes,
2 Esdras 1:30
I gathered you together, as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings: but now, what shall I do unto you? I will cast you out from my face.
2 Esdras 1:33
Thus saith the Almighty Lord, Your house is desolate, I will cast you out as the wind doth stubble.
2 Esdras 2:5
As for me, O father, I call upon thee for a witness over the mother of these children, which would not keep my covenant,
2 Esdras 2:15
Mother, embrace thy children, and bring them up with gladness, make their feet as fast as a pillar: for I have chosen thee, saith the Lord.
2 Esdras 2:19
And as many fountains flowing with milk and honey, and seven mighty mountains, whereupon there grow roses and lilies, whereby I will fill thy children with joy.
2 Esdras 2:26
As for the servants whom I have given thee, there shall not one of them perish; for I will require them from among thy number.
2 Esdras 3:10
And it came to pass in every of them, that as death was to Adam, so was the flood to these.
2 Esdras 3:16
And unto him thou gavest Isaac, and unto Isaac also thou gavest Jacob and Esau. As for Jacob, thou didst choose him to thee, and put by Esau: and so Jacob became a great multitude.
2 Esdras 3:26
And in all things did even as Adam and all his generations had done: for they also had a wicked heart:
2 Esdras 3:32
Or is there any other people that knoweth thee beside Israel? or what generation hath so believed thy covenants as Jacob?
2 Esdras 4:8
Peradventure thou wouldest say unto me, I never went down into the deep, nor as yet into hell, neither did I ever climb up into heaven.
2 Esdras 4:10
He said moreover unto me, Thine own things, and such as are grown up with thee, canst thou not know;
2 Esdras 4:21
For like as the ground is given unto the wood, and the sea to his floods: even so they that dwell upon the earth may understand nothing but that which is upon the earth: and he that dwelleth above the heavens may only understand the things that are above the height of the heavens.
2 Esdras 4:23
For it was not my mind to be curious of the high things, but of such as pass by us daily, namely, wherefore Israel is given up as a reproach to the heathen, and for what cause the people whom thou hast loved is given over unto ungodly nations, and why the law of our forefathers is brought to nought, and the written covenants come to none effect,
2 Esdras 4:24
And we pass away out of the world as grasshoppers, and our life is astonishment and fear, and we are not worthy to obtain mercy.
2 Esdras 4:28
But as concerning the things whereof thou askest me, I will tell thee; for the evil is sown, but the destruction thereof is not yet come.
2 Esdras 4:42
For like as a woman that travaileth maketh haste to escape the necessity of the travail: even so do these places haste to deliver those things that are committed unto them.
2 Esdras 4:50
Then said he unto me, Consider with thyself; as the rain is more than the drops, and as the fire is greater than the smoke; but the drops and the smoke remain behind: so the quantity which is past did more exceed.
2 Esdras 4:52
He answered me, and said, As for the tokens whereof thou askest me, I may tell thee of them in part: but as touching thy life, I am not sent to shew thee; for I do not know it.
2 Esdras 5:1
Nevertheless as coming the tokens, behold, the days shall come, that they which dwell upon earth shall be taken in a great number, and the way of truth shall be hidden, and the land shall be barren of faith.
2 Esdras 5:13
To shew thee such tokens I have leave; and if thou wilt pray again, and weep as now, and fast even days, thou shalt hear yet greater things.
2 Esdras 5:18
Up then, and eat bread, and forsake us not, as the shepherd that leaveth his flock in the hands of cruel wolves.
2 Esdras 5:20
And so I fasted seven days, mourning and weeping, like as Uriel the angel commanded me.
2 Esdras 5:39
As for me, I am unwise: how may I then speak of these things whereof thou askest me?
2 Esdras 5:40
Then said he unto me, Like as thou canst do none of these things that I have spoken of, even so canst thou not find out my judgment, or in the end the love that I have promised unto my people.
2 Esdras 5:42
And he said unto me, I will liken my judgment unto a ring: like as there is no slackness of the last, even so there is no swiftness of the first.
2 Esdras 5:45
And I said, As thou hast said unto thy servant, that thou, which givest life to all, hast given life at once to the creature that thou hast created, and the creature bare it: even so it might now also bear them that now be present at once.
2 Esdras 5:49
For like as a young child may not bring forth the things that belong to the aged, even so have I disposed the world which I created.
2 Esdras 5:55
And so are they that come after you less than ye, as the creatures which now begin to be old, and have passed over the strength of youth.
2 Esdras 6:14
And it shall be as it were a great motion; but the place where thou standest shall not be moved.
2 Esdras 6:28
As for faith, it shall flourish, corruption shall be overcome, and the truth, which hath been so long without fruit, shall be declared.
2 Esdras 6:43
For as soon as thy word went forth the work was made.
2 Esdras 6:56
As for the other people, which also come of Adam, thou hast said that they are nothing, but be like unto spittle: and hast likened the abundance of them unto a drop that falleth from a vessel.
2 Esdras 6:57
And now, O Lord, behold, these heathen, which have ever been reputed as nothing, have begun to be lords over us, and to devour us.
2 Esdras 7:7
The entrance thereof is narrow, and is set in a dangerous place to fall, like as if there were a fire on the right hand, and on the left a deep water:
2 Esdras 7:21
For God hath given strait commandment to such as came, what they should do to live, even as they came, and what they should observe to avoid punishment.
2 Esdras 7:30
And the world shall be turned into the old silence seven days, like as in the former judgments: so that no man shall remain.
2 Esdras 7:58
That, if he be overcome, he shall suffer as thou hast said: but if he get the victory, he shall receive the thing that I say.
2 Esdras 7:61
That there should not be such heaviness in their destruction, as shall be joy over them that are persuaded to salvation.
2 Esdras 7:64
And that he is patient, and long suffereth those that have sinned, as his creatures;
2 Esdras 8:2
I will tell thee a similitude, Esdras; As when thou askest the earth, it shall say unto thee, that it giveth much mould whereof earthen vessels are made, but little dust that gold cometh of: even so is the course of this present world.
2 Esdras 8:7
For thou art alone, and we all one workmanship of thine hands, like as thou hast said.
2 Esdras 8:13
And thou shalt mortify it as thy creature, and quicken it as thy work.
2 Esdras 8:25
For while I live I will speak, and so long as I have understanding I will answer.
2 Esdras 8:40
Like as I have spoken now, so shall it come to pass.
2 Esdras 8:41
For as the husbandman soweth much seed upon the ground, and planteth many trees, and yet the thing that is sown good in his season cometh not up, neither doth all that is planted take root: even so is it of them that are sown in the world; they shall not all be saved.
2 Esdras 8:43
Like as the husbandman's seed perisheth, if it come not up, and receive not thy rain in due season; or if there come too much rain, and corrupt it:
2 Esdras 8:46
Then answered he me, and said, Things present are for the present, and things to cometh for such as be to come.
2 Esdras 8:49
In that thou hast humbled thyself, as it becometh thee, and hast not judged thyself worthy to be much glorified among the righteous.
2 Esdras 8:51
But understand thou for thyself, and seek out the glory for such as be like thee.
2 Esdras 8:59
For as the things aforesaid shalt receive you, so thirst and pain are prepared for them: for it was not his will that men should come to nought:
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 9:10
For such as in their life have received benefits, and have not known me;
2 Esdras 9:11
And they that have loathed my law, while they had yet liberty, and, when as yet place of repentance was open unto them, understood not, but despised it;
2 Esdras 9:16
Like as a wave is greater than a drop.
2 Esdras 9:17
And he answered me, saying, Like as the field is, so is also the seed; as the flowers be, such are the colours also; such as the workman is, such also is the work; and as the husbandman is himself, so is his husbandry also: for it was the time of the world.
2 Esdras 9:26
So I went my way into the field which is called Ardath, like as he commanded me; and there I sat among the flowers, and did eat of the herbs of the field, and the meat of the same satisfied me.
2 Esdras 9:27
After seven days I sat upon the grass, and my heart was vexed within me, like as before:
2 Esdras 10:3
And it came to pass, when they had all left off to comfort me, to the end I might be quiet; then rose I up by night and fled, and came hither into this field, as thou seest.
2 Esdras 10:13
But the earth not so: for the multitude present in it according to the course of the earth is gone, as it came:
2 Esdras 10:14
Then say I unto thee, Like as thou hast brought forth with labour; even so the earth also hath given her fruit, namely, man, ever since the beginning unto him that made her.
2 Esdras 10:29
And as I was speaking these words behold, he came unto me, and looked upon me.
2 Esdras 10:30
And, lo, I lay as one that had been dead, and mine understanding was taken from me: and he took me by the right hand, and comforted me, and set me upon my feet, and said unto me,
2 Esdras 10:44
This woman, whom thou sawest is Sion: and whereas she said unto thee, even she whom thou seest as a city builded,
2 Esdras 10:55
And therefore fear not, let not thine heart be affrighted, but go thy way in, and see the beauty and greatness of the building, as much as thine eyes be able to see:
2 Esdras 10:56
And then shalt thou hear as much as thine ears may comprehend.
2 Esdras 10:59
And so shall the Highest shew thee visions of the high things, which the most High will do unto them that dwell upon the earth in the last days. So I slept that night and another, like as he commanded me.
2 Esdras 11:14
And it happened, that when it reigned, the end of it came also, like as the first, so that it appeared no more.
2 Esdras 11:18
Then arose the third, and reigned as the other before, and appeared no more also.
2 Esdras 11:19
So went it with all the residue one after another, as that every one reigned, and then appeared no more.
2 Esdras 11:33
And after this I beheld, and, lo, the head that was in the midst suddenly appeared no more, like as the wings.
2 Esdras 11:37
And I beheld, and lo, as it were a roaring lion chased out of the wood: and I saw that he sent out a man's voice unto the eagle, and said,
2 Esdras 11:42
For thou hast afflicted the meek, thou hast hurt the peaceable, thou hast loved liars, and destroyed the dwellings of them that brought forth fruit, and hast cast down the walls of such as did thee no harm.
2 Esdras 12:17
As for the voice which thou heardest speak, and that thou sawest not to go out from the heads but from the midst of the body thereof, this is the interpretation:
2 Esdras 12:30
It signifieth that these are they, whom the Highest hath kept unto their end: this is the small kingdom and full of trouble, as thou sawest.
2 Esdras 12:42
For of all the prophets thou only art left us, as a cluster of the vintage, and as a candle in a dark place, and as a haven or ship preserved from the tempest.
2 Esdras 12:48
As for me, I have not forsaken you, neither am I departed from you: but am come into this place, to pray for the desolation of Sion, and that I might seek mercy for the low estate of your sanctuary.
2 Esdras 12:50
So the people went their way into the city, like as I commanded them:
2 Esdras 12:51
But I remained still in the field seven days, as the angel commanded me; and did eat only in those days of the flowers of the field, and had my meat of the herbs.
2 Esdras 13:4
And whensoever the voice went out of his mouth, all they burned that heard his voice, like as the earth faileth when it feeleth the fire.
2 Esdras 13:9
And, lo, as he saw the violence of the multitude that came, he neither lifted up his hand, nor held sword, nor any instrument of war:
2 Esdras 13:10
But only I saw that he sent out of his mouth as it had been a blast of fire, and out of his lips a flaming breath, and out of his tongue he cast out sparks and tempests.
2 Esdras 13:16
For as I conceive in mine understanding, woe unto them that shall be left in those days and much more woe unto them that are not left behind!
2 Esdras 13:19
Therefore are they come into great perils and many necessities, like as these dreams declare.
2 Esdras 13:20
Yet is it easier for him that is in danger to come into these things, than to pass away as a cloud out of the world, and not to see the things that happen in the last days. And he answered unto me, and said,
2 Esdras 13:23
He that shall endure the peril in that time hath kept himself: they that be fallen into danger are such as have works, and faith toward the Almighty.
2 Esdras 13:27
And whereas thou sawest, that out of his mouth there came as a blast of wind, and fire, and storm;
2 Esdras 13:32
And the time shall be when these things shall come to pass, and the signs shall happen which I shewed thee before, and then shall my Son be declared, whom thou sawest as a man ascending.
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 13:36
And Sion shall come, and shall be shewed to all men, being prepared and builded, like as thou sawest the hill graven without hands.
2 Esdras 13:52
And he said unto me, Like as thou canst neither seek out nor know the things that are in the deep of the sea: even so can no man upon earth see my Son, or those that be with him, but in the day time.
2 Esdras 13:58
And because he governeth the same, and such things as fall in their seasons: and there I sat three days.
2 Esdras 14:9
For thou shalt be taken away from all, and from henceforth thou shalt remain with my Son, and with such as be like thee, until the times be ended.
2 Esdras 14:13
Now therefore set thine house in order, and reprove thy people, comfort such of them as be in trouble, and now renounce corruption,
2 Esdras 14:20
Behold, Lord, I will go, as thou hast commanded me, and reprove the people which are present: but they that shall be born afterward, who shall admonish them? thus the world is set in darkness, and they that dwell therein are without light.
2 Esdras 14:27
Then went I forth, as he commanded, and gathered all the people together, and said,
2 Esdras 14:32
And forasmuch as he is a righteous judge, he took from you in time the thing that he had given you.
2 Esdras 14:37
So I took the five men, as he commanded me, and we went into the field, and remained there.
2 Esdras 14:39
Then opened I my mouth, and, behold, he reached me a full cup, which was full as it were with water, but the colour of it was like fire.
2 Esdras 14:43
As for me. I spake in the day, and I held not my tongue by night.
2 Esdras 14:46
But keep the seventy last, that thou mayest deliver them only to such as be wise among the people:
2 Esdras 15:8
I will hold my tongue no more as touching their wickedness, which they profanely commit, neither will I suffer them in those things, in which they wickedly exercise themselves: behold, the innocent and righteous blood crieth unto me, and the souls of the just complain continually.
2 Esdras 15:10
Behold, my people is led as a flock to the slaughter: I will not suffer them now to dwell in the land of Egypt:
2 Esdras 15:11
But I will bring them with a mighty hand and a stretched out arm, and smite Egypt with plagues, as before, and will destroy all the land thereof.
2 Esdras 15:21
Like as they do yet this day unto my chosen, so will I do also, and recompense in their bosom. Thus saith the Lord God;
2 Esdras 15:29
Where the nations of the dragons of Arabia shall come out with many chariots, and the multitude of them shall be carried as the wind upon earth, that all they which hear them may fear and tremble.
2 Esdras 15:30
Also the Carmanians raging in wrath shall go forth as the wild boars of the wood, and with great power shall they come, and join battle with them, and shall waste a portion of the land of the Assyrians.
2 Esdras 15:50
And the glory of thy Power shall be dried up as a flower, the heat shall arise that is sent over thee.
2 Esdras 15:51
Thou shalt be weakened as a poor woman with stripes, and as one chastised with wounds, so that the mighty and lovers shall not be able to receive thee.
2 Esdras 15:56
Like as thou hast done unto my chosen, saith the Lord, even so shall God do unto thee, and shall deliver thee into mischief
2 Esdras 15:59
Thou as unhappy shalt come through the sea, and receive plagues again.
2 Esdras 15:61
And thou shalt be cast down by them as stubble, and they shall be unto thee as fire;
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 16:19
Behold, famine and plague, tribulation and anguish, are sent as scourges for amendment.
2 Esdras 16:23
And the dead shall be cast out as dung, and there shall be no man to comfort them: for the earth shall be wasted, and the cities shall be cast down.
2 Esdras 16:29
As in an orchard of Olives upon every tree there are left three or four olives;
2 Esdras 16:30
Or as when a vineyard is gathered, there are left some clusters of them that diligently seek through the vineyard:
2 Esdras 16:38
As when a woman with child in the ninth month bringeth forth her son, with two or three hours of her birth great pains compass her womb, which pains, when the child cometh forth, they slack not a moment:
2 Esdras 16:40
O my people, hear my word: make you ready to thy battle, and in those evils be even as pilgrims upon the earth.
2 Esdras 16:41
He that selleth, let him be as he that fleeth away: and he that buyeth, as one that will lose:
2 Esdras 16:42
He that occupieth merchandise, as he that hath no profit by it: and he that buildeth, as he that shall not dwell therein:
2 Esdras 16:43
He that soweth, as if he should not reap: so also he that planteth the vineyard, as he that shall not gather the grapes:
2 Esdras 16:44
They that marry, as they that shall get no children; and they that marry not, as the widowers.
2 Esdras 16:49
Like as a whore envieth a right honest and virtuous woman:
2 Esdras 16:73
Then shall they be known, who are my chosen; and they shall be tried as the gold in the fire.
2 Esdras 16:77
Woe be unto them that are bound with their sins, and covered with their iniquities like as a field is covered over with bushes, and the path thereof covered with thorns, that no man may travel through!
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.
Remembering that prophecy of Amos, as he said, Your feasts shall be turned into mourning, and all your mirth into lamentation.
Now therefore deal with me as seemeth best unto thee, and command my spirit to be taken from me, that I may be dissolved, and become earth: for it is profitable for me to die rather than to live, because I have heard false reproaches, and have much sorrow: command therefore that I may now be delivered out of this distress, and go into the everlasting place: turn not thy face away from me.
Bless the Lord thy God always, and desire of him that thy ways may be directed, and that all thy paths and counsels may prosper: for every nation hath not counsel; but the Lord himself giveth all good things, and he humbleth whom he will, as he will; now therefore, my son, remember my commandments, neither let them be put out of thy mind.
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.
But tell me, what wages shall I give thee? wilt thou a drachm a day, and things necessary, as to mine own son?
Be not greedy to add money to money: but let it be as refuse in respect of our child.
And as they went on their journey, they came in the evening to the river Tigris, and they lodged there.
So the young man did as the angel commanded him; and when they had roasted the fish, they did eat it: then they both went on their way, till they drew near to Ecbatane.
As for the gall, it is good to anoint a man that hath whiteness in his eyes, and he shall be healed.
And now I am the only son of my father, and I am afraid, lest if I go in unto her, I die, as the other before: for a wicked spirit loveth her, which hurteth no body, but those which come unto her; wherefore I also fear lest I die, and bring my father's and my mother's life because of me to the grave with sorrow: for they have no other son to bury them.
Which when she had done as he had bidden her, she brought her thither: and she wept, and she received the tears of her daughter, and said unto her,
And as he went, he remembered the words of Raphael, and took the ashes of the perfumes, and put the heart and the liver of the fish thereupon, and made a smoke therewith.
And that again God will have mercy on them, and bring them again into the land, where they shall build a temple, but not like to the first, until the time of that age be fulfilled; and afterward they shall return from all places of their captivity, and build up Jerusalem gloriously, and the house of God shall be built in it for ever with a glorious building, as the prophets have spoken thereof.
But all the inhabitants of the land made light of the commandment of Nabuchodonosor king of the Assyrians, neither went they with him to the battle; for they were not afraid of him: yea, he was before them as one man, and they sent away his ambassadors from them without effect, and with disgrace.
And in the eighteenth year, the two and twentieth day of the first month, there was talk in the house of Nabuchodonosor king of the Assyrians that he should, as he said, avenge himself on all the earth.
For as I live, and by the power of my kingdom, whatsoever I have spoken, that will I do by mine hand.
And take thou heed that thou transgress none of the commandments of thy lord, but accomplish them fully, as I have commanded thee, and defer not to do them.
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;
And he ranged them, as a great army is ordered for the war.
Behold, we the servants of Nabuchodonosor the great king lie before thee; use us as shall be good in thy sight.
Behold, our houses, and all our places, and all our fields of wheat, and flocks, and herds, and all the lodges of our tents lie before thy face; use them as it pleaseth thee.
Behold, even our cities and the inhabitants thereof are thy servants; come and deal with them as seemeth good unto thee.
Yet he did cast down their frontiers, and cut down their groves: for he had decreed to destroy all the gods of the land, that all nations should worship Nabuchodonosor only, and that all tongues and tribes should call upon him as god.
And the children of Israel did as Joacim the high priest had commanded them, with the ancients of all the people of Israel, which dwelt at Jerusalem.
And who art thou, Achior, and the hirelings of Ephraim, that thou hast prophesied against us as to day, and hast said, that we should not make war with the people of Israel, because their God will defend them? and who is God but Nabuchodonosor?
He will send his power, and will destroy them from the face of the earth, and their God shall not deliver them: but we his servants will destroy them as one man; for they are not able to sustain the power of our horses.
Now therefore, my lord, fight not against them in battle array, and there shall not so much as one man of thy people perish.
And these words pleased Holofernes and all his servants, and he appointed to do as they had spoken.
We take to witness against you the heaven and the earth, and our God and Lord of our fathers, which punisheth us according to our sins and the sins of our fathers, that he do not according as we have said this day.
For as he stood overseeing them that bound sheaves in the field, the heat came upon his head, and he fell on his bed, and died in the city of Bethulia: and they buried him with his fathers in the field between Dothaim and Balamo.
Do not bind the counsels of the Lord our God: for God is not as man, that he may be threatened; neither is he as the son of man, that he should be wavering.
For there arose none in our age, neither is there any now in these days neither tribe, nor family, nor people, nor city among us, which worship gods made with hands, as hath been aforetime.
Moreover let us give thanks to the Lord our God, which trieth us, even as he did our fathers.
For he hath not tried us in the fire, as he did them, for the examination of their hearts, neither hath he taken vengeance on us: but the Lord doth scourge them that come near unto him, to admonish them.
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.
And she said unto them, Command the gates of the city to be opened unto me, that I may go forth to accomplish the things whereof ye have spoken with me. So they commanded the young men to open unto her, as she had spoken.
Then was there a concourse throughout all the camp: for her coming was noised among the tents, and they came about her, as she stood without the tent of Holofernes, till they told him of her.
For none shall hurt thee, but entreat thee well, as they do the servants of king Nabuchodonosor my lord.
As Nabuchodonosor king of all the earth liveth, and as his power liveth, who hath sent thee for the upholding of every living thing: for not only men shall serve him by thee, but also the beasts of the field, and the cattle, and the fowls of the air, shall live by thy power under Nabuchodonosor and all his house.
Now as concerning the matter, which Achior did speak in thy council, we have heard his words; for the men of Bethulia saved him, and he declared unto them all that he had spoken unto thee.
And are resolved to spend the firstfruits of the the tenths of wine and oil, which they had sanctified, and reserved for the priests that serve in Jerusalem before the face of our God; the which things it is not lawful for any of the people so much as to touch with their hands.
And I will lead thee through the midst of Judea, until thou come before Jerusalem; and I will set thy throne in the midst thereof; and thou shalt drive them as sheep that have no shepherd, and a dog shall not so much as open his mouth at thee: for these things were told me according to my foreknowledge, and they were declared unto me, and I am sent to tell thee.
And now thou art both beautiful in thy countenance, and witty in thy words: surely if thou do as thou hast spoken thy God shall be my God, and thou shalt dwell in the house of king Nabuchodonosor, and shalt be renowned through the whole earth.
Then said Judith unto him As thy soul liveth, my lord, thine handmaid shall not spend those things that I have, before the Lord work by mine hand the things that he hath determined.
Then went Bagoas from the presence of Holofernes, and came to her, and he said, Let not this fair damsel fear to come to my lord, and to be honoured in his presence, and drink wine, and be merry with us and be made this day as one of the daughters of the Assyrians, which serve in the house of Nabuchodonosor.
Now Judith had commanded her maid to stand without her bedchamber, and to wait for her. coming forth, as she did daily: for she said she would go forth to her prayers, and she spake to Bagoas according to the same purpose.
Then said Judith afar off, to the watchmen at the gate, Open, open now the gate: God, even our God, is with us, to shew his power yet in Jerusalem, and his forces against the enemy, as he hath even done this day.
As the Lord liveth, who hath kept me in my way that I went, my countenance hath deceived him to his destruction, and yet hath he not committed sin with me, to defile and shame me.
And so soon as the morning shall appear, and the sun shall come forth upon the earth, take ye every one his weapons, and go forth every valiant man out of the city, and set ye a captain over them, as though ye would go down into the field toward the watch of the Assyrians; but go not down.
So ye, and all that inhabit the coast of Israel, shall pursue them, and overthrow them as they go.
But before ye do these things, call me Achior the Ammonite, that he may see and know him that despised the house of Israel, and that sent him to us as it were to his death.
And as soon as the morning arose, they hanged the head of Holofernes upon the wall, and every man took his weapons, and they went forth by bands unto the straits of the mountain.
Then sent Ozias to Betomasthem, and to Bebai, and Chobai, and Cola and to all the coasts of Israel, such as should tell the things that were done, and that all should rush forth upon their enemies to destroy them.
He bragged that he would burn up my borders, and kill my young men with the sword, and dash the sucking children against the ground, and make mine infants as a prey, and my virgins as a spoil.
The sons of the damsels have pierced them through, and wounded them as fugatives' children: they perished by the battle of the Lord.
For the mountains shall be moved from their foundations with the waters, the rocks shall melt as wax at thy presence: yet thou art merciful to them that fear thee.
Now as soon as they entered into Jerusalem, they worshipped the Lord; and as soon as the people were purified, they offered their burnt offerings, and their free offerings, and their gifts.
Wisdom of Solomon 1:2
For he will be found of them that tempt him not; and sheweth himself unto such as do not distrust him.
Wisdom of Solomon 2:2
For we are born at all adventure: and we shall be hereafter as though we had never been: for the breath in our nostrils is as smoke, and a little spark in the moving of our heart:
Wisdom of Solomon 2:3
Which being extinguished, our body shall be turned into ashes, and our spirit shall vanish as the soft air,
Wisdom of Solomon 2:4
And our name shall be forgotten in time, and no man shall have our works in remembrance, and our life shall pass away as the trace of a cloud, and shall be dispersed as a mist, that is driven away with the beams of the sun, and overcome with the heat thereof.
Wisdom of Solomon 2:6
Come on therefore, let us enjoy the good things that are present: and let us speedily use the creatures like as in youth.
Wisdom of Solomon 2:16
We are esteemed of him as counterfeits: he abstaineth from our ways as from filthiness: he pronounceth the end of the just to be blessed, and maketh his boast that God is his father.
Wisdom of Solomon 2:22
As for the mysteries of God, they knew them not: neither hoped they for the wages of righteousness, nor discerned a reward for blameless souls.
Wisdom of Solomon 3:6
As gold in the furnace hath he tried them, and received them as a burnt offering.
Wisdom of Solomon 3:9
They that put their trust in him shall understand the truth: and such as be faithful in love shall abide with him: for grace and mercy is to his saints, and he hath care for his elect.
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 5:1
Then shall the righteous man stand in great boldness before the face of such as have afflicted him, and made no account of his labours.
Wisdom of Solomon 5:7
We wearied ourselves in the way of wickedness and destruction: yea, we have gone through deserts, where there lay no way: but as for the way of the Lord, we have not known it.
Wisdom of Solomon 5:9
All those things are passed away like a shadow, and as a post that hasted by;
Wisdom of Solomon 5:10
And as a ship that passeth over the waves of the water, which when it is gone by, the trace thereof cannot be found, neither the pathway of the keel in the waves;
Wisdom of Solomon 5:11
Or as when a bird hath flown through the air, there is no token of her way to be found, but the light air being beaten with the stroke of her wings and parted with the violent noise and motion of them, is passed through, and therein afterwards no sign where she went is to be found;
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 5:13
Even so we in like manner, as soon as we were born, began to draw to our end, and had no sign of virtue to shew; but were consumed in our own wickedness.
Wisdom of Solomon 5:14
For the hope of the ungodly is like dust that is blown away with the wind; like a thin froth that is driven away with the storm; like as the smoke which is dispersed here and there with a tempest, and passeth away as the remembrance of a guest that tarrieth but a day.
Wisdom of Solomon 5:18
He shall put on righteousness as a breastplate, and true judgment instead of an helmet.
Wisdom of Solomon 5:21
Then shall the right aiming thunderbolts go abroad; and from the clouds, as from a well drawn bow, shall they fly to the mark.
Wisdom of Solomon 5:22
And hailstones full of wrath shall be cast as out of a stone bow, and the water of the sea shall rage against them, and the floods shall cruelly drown them.
Wisdom of Solomon 6:12
Wisdom is glorious, and never fadeth away: yea, she is easily seen of them that love her, and found of such as seek her.
Wisdom of Solomon 6:16
For she goeth about seeking such as are worthy of her, sheweth herself favourably unto them in the ways, and meeteth them in every thought.
Wisdom of Solomon 6:22
As for wisdom, what she is, and how she came up, I will tell you, and will not hide mysteries from you: but will seek her out from the beginning of her nativity, and bring the knowledge of her into light, and will not pass over the truth.
Wisdom of Solomon 7:3
And when I was born, I drew in the common air, and fell upon the earth, which is of like nature, and the first voice which I uttered was crying, as all others do.
Wisdom of Solomon 7:9
Neither compared I unto her any precious stone, because all gold in respect of her is as a little sand, and silver shall be counted as clay before her.
Wisdom of Solomon 7:15
God hath granted me to speak as I would, and to conceive as is meet for the things that are given me: because it is he that leadeth unto wisdom, and directeth the wise.
Wisdom of Solomon 7:21
And all such things as are either secret or manifest, them I know.
Wisdom of Solomon 8:7
And if a man love righteousness her labours are virtues: for she teacheth temperance and prudence, justice and fortitude: which are such things, as en can have nothing more profitable in their life.
Wisdom of Solomon 10:8
For regarding not wisdom, they gat not only this hurt, that they knew not the things which were good; but also left behind them to the world a memorial of their foolishness: so that in the things wherein they offended they could not so much as be hid.
Wisdom of Solomon 10:11
In the covetousness of such as oppressed him she stood by him, and made him rich.
Wisdom of Solomon 10:14
And left him not in bonds, till she brought him the sceptre of the kingdom, and power against those that oppressed him: as for them that had accused him, she shewed them to be liars, and gave him perpetual glory.
Wisdom of Solomon 11:10
For these thou didst admonish and try, as a father: but the other, as a severe king, thou didst condemn and punish.
Wisdom of Solomon 11:22
For the whole world before thee is as a little grain of the balance, yea, as a drop of the morning dew that falleth down upon the earth.
Wisdom of Solomon 12:8
Nevertheless even those thou sparedst as men, and didst send wasps, forerunners of thine host, to destroy them by little and little.
Wisdom of Solomon 12:15
Forsomuch then as thou art righteous thyself, thou orderest all things righteously: thinking it not agreeable with thy power to condemn him that hath not deserved to be punished.
Wisdom of Solomon 12:24
For they went astray very far in the ways of error, and held them for gods, which even among the beasts of their enemies were despised, being deceived, as children of no understanding.
Wisdom of Solomon 12:25
Therefore unto them, as to children without the use of reason, thou didst send a judgment to mock them.
Wisdom of Solomon 14:8
But that which is made with hands is cursed, as well it, as he that made it: he, because he made it; and it, because, being corruptible, it was called god.
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 14:29
For insomuch as their trust is in idols, which have no life; though they swear falsely, yet they look not to be hurt.
Wisdom of Solomon 15:7
For the potter, tempering soft earth, fashioneth every vessel with much labour for our service: yea, of the same clay he maketh both the vessels that serve for clean uses, and likewise also all such as serve to the contrary: but what is the use of either sort, the potter himself is the judge.
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 15:15
For they counted all the idols of the heathen to be gods: which neither have the use of eyes to see, nor noses to draw breath, nor ears to hear, nor fingers of hands to handle; and as for their feet, they are slow to go.
Wisdom of Solomon 15:19
Neither are they beautiful, so much as to be desired in respect of beasts: but they went without the praise of God and his blessing.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:24
For the creature that serveth thee, who art the Maker increaseth his strength against the unrighteous for their punishment, and abateth his strength for the benefit of such as put their trust in thee.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:29
For the hope of the unthankful shall melt away as the winter's hoar frost, and shall run away as unprofitable water.
Wisdom of Solomon 17:4
For neither might the corner that held them keep them from fear: but noises [as of waters] falling down sounded about them, and sad visions appeared unto them with heavy countenances.
Wisdom of Solomon 17:7
As for the illusions of art magick, they were put down, and their vaunting in wisdom was reproved with disgrace.
Wisdom of Solomon 18:11
The master and the servant were punished after one manner; and like as the king, so suffered the common person.
Wisdom of Solomon 18:15
Thine Almighty word leaped down from heaven out of thy royal throne, as a fierce man of war into the midst of a land of destruction,
Wisdom of Solomon 18:16
And brought thine unfeigned commandment as a sharp sword, and standing up filled all things with death; and it touched the heaven, but it stood upon the earth.
Wisdom of Solomon 19:1
As for the ungodly, wrath came upon them without mercy unto the end: for he knew before what they would do;
Wisdom of Solomon 19:3
For whilst they were yet mourning and making lamentation at the graves of the dead, they added another foolish device, and pursued them as fugitives, whom they had intreated to be gone.
Wisdom of Solomon 19:7
As namely, a cloud shadowing the camp; and where water stood before, dry land appeared; and out of the Red sea a way without impediment; and out of the violent stream a green field:
Wisdom of Solomon 19:13
And punishments came upon the sinners not without former signs by the force of thunders: for they suffered justly according to their own wickedness, insomuch as they used a more hard and hateful behaviour toward strangers.
Wisdom of Solomon 19:17
Therefore even with blindness were these stricken, as those were at the doors of the righteous man: when, being compassed about with horrible great darkness, every one sought the passage of his own doors.
Wisdom of Solomon 19:18
For the elements were changed in themselves by a kind of harmony, like as in a psaltery notes change the name of the tune, and yet are always sounds; which may well be perceived by the sight of the things that have been done.
Saying, We will fall into the hands of the Lord, and not into the hands of men: for as his majesty is, so is his mercy.
And he that honoureth his mother is as one that layeth up treasure.
He that feareth the Lord will honour his father, and will do service unto his parents, as to his masters.
My son, help thy father in his age, and grieve him not as long as he liveth.
In the day of thine affliction it shall be remembered; thy sins also shall melt away, as the ice in the fair warm weather.
He that forsaketh his father is as a blasphemer; and he that angereth his mother is cursed: of God.
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.
Be not as a lion in thy house, nor frantick among thy servants.
Extol not thyself in the counsel of thine own heart; that thy soul be not torn in pieces as a bull [straying alone.]
Thou shalt eat up thy leaves, and lose thy fruit, and leave thyself as a dry tree.
But in thy prosperity he will be as thyself, and will be bold over thy servants.
Whoso feareth the Lord shall direct his friendship aright: for as he is, so shall his neighbour be also.
Come unto her as one that ploweth and soweth, and wait for her good fruits: for thou shalt not toil much in labouring about her, but thou shalt eat of her fruits right soon.
She will lie upon him as a mighty stone of trial; and he will cast her from him ere it be long.
Thou shalt put her on as a robe of honour, and shalt put her about thee as a crown of joy.
Fear the Lord, and honor the priest; and give him his portion, as it is commanded thee; the firstfruits, and the trespass offering, and the gift of the shoulders, and the sacrifice of sanctification, and the firstfruits of the holy things.
Miss not the discourse of the elders: for they also learned of their fathers, and of them thou shalt learn understanding, and to give answer as need requireth.
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.
Turn away thine eye from a beautiful woman, and look not upon another's beauty; for many have been deceived by the beauty of a woman; for herewith love is kindled as a fire.
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.
As near as thou canst, guess at thy neighbour, and consult with the wise.
As the judge of the people is himself, so are his officers; and what manner of man the ruler of the city is, such are all they that dwell therein.
The bee is little among such as fly; but her fruit is the chief of sweet things.
Like as a partridge taken [and kept] in a cage, so is the heart of the proud; and like as a spy, watcheth he for thy fall:
Do well unto him that is lowly, but give not to the ungodly: hold back thy bread, and give it not unto him, lest he overmaster thee thereby: for [else] thou shalt receive twice as much evil for all the good thou shalt have done unto him.
Never trust thine enemy: for like as iron rusteth, so is his wickedness.
Though he humble himself, and go crouching, yet take good heed and beware of him, and thou shalt be unto him as if thou hadst wiped a lookingglass, and thou shalt know that his rust hath not been altogether wiped away.
Who will pity a charmer that is bitten with a serpent, or any such as come nigh wild beasts?
As the wild ass is the lion's prey in the wilderness: so the rich eat up the poor.
As the proud hate humility: so doth the rich abhor the poor.
All flesh waxeth old as a garment: for the covenant from the beginning is, Thou shalt die the death.
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.
Go after her as one that traceth, and lie in wait in her ways.
And as a mother shall she meet him, and receive him as a wife married of a virgin.
As his mercy is great, so is his correction also: he judgeth a man according to his works
Therefore all their works are as the sun before him, and his eyes are continually upon their ways.
The alms of a man is as a signet with him, and he will keep the good deeds of man as the apple of the eye, and give repentance to his sons and daughters.
Thanksgiving perisheth from the dead, as from one that is not: the living and sound in heart shall praise the Lord.
How great is the lovingkindness of the Lord our God, and his compassion unto such as turn unto him in holiness!
As for the wondrous works of the Lord, there may nothing be taken from them, neither may any thing be put unto them, neither can the ground of them be found out.
As a drop of water unto the sea, and a gravelstone in comparison of the sand; so are a thousand years to the days of eternity.
The mercy of man is toward his neighbour; but the mercy of the Lord is upon all flesh: he reproveth, and nurtureth, and teacheth and bringeth again, as a shepherd his flock.
Before thou prayest, prepare thyself; and be not as one that tempteth the Lord.
A fool travaileth with a word, as a woman in labour of a child.
As an arrow that sticketh in a man's thigh, so is a word within a fool's belly.
If a servant say to his master, I will not do as it pleaseth thee; though afterward he do it, he angereth him that nourisheth him.
Casting down his countenance, and making as if he heard not: where he is not known, he will do thee a mischief before thou be aware.
As is the lust of an eunuch to deflower a virgin; so is he that executeth judgment with violence.
How oft, and of how many shall he be laughed to scorn! for he knoweth not aright what it is to have; and it is all one unto him as if he had it not.
Flee from sin as from the face of a serpent: for if thou comest too near it, it will bite thee: the teeth thereof are as the teeth of a lion, slaying the souls of men.
All iniquity is as a two edged sword, the wounds whereof cannot be healed.
The inner parts of a fool are like a broken vessel, and he will hold no knowledge as long as he liveth.
If a skilful man hear a wise word, he will commend it, and add unto it: but as soon as one of no understanding heareth it, it displeaseth him, and he casteth it behind his back.
As is a house that is destroyed, so is wisdom to a fool: and the knowledge of the unwise is as talk without sense.
Doctrine unto fools is as fetters on the feet, and like manacles on the right hand.
Learning is unto a wise man as an ornament of gold, and like a bracelet upon his right arm.
The lips of talkers will be telling such things as pertain not unto them: but the words of such as have understanding are weighed in the balance.
A tale out of season [is as] musick in mourning: but stripes and correction of wisdom are never out of time.
Whoso teacheth a fool is as one that glueth a potsherd together, and as he that waketh one from a sound sleep.
As timber girt and bound together in a building cannot be loosed with shaking: so the heart that is stablished by advised counsel shall fear at no time.
A heart settled upon a thought of understanding is as a fair plaistering on the wall of a gallery.
As the vapour and smoke of a furnace goeth before the fire; so reviling before blood.
For as a servant that is continually beaten shall not be without a blue mark: so he that sweareth and nameth God continually shall not be faultless.
Two sorts of men multiply sin, and the third will bring wrath: a hot mind is as a burning fire, it will never be quenched till it be consumed: a fornicator in the body of his flesh will never cease till he hath kindled a fire.
I came out of the mouth of the most High, and covered the earth as a cloud.
I was exalted like a cedar in Libanus, and as a cypress tree upon the mountains of Hermon.
I was exalted like a palm tree in En-gaddi, and as a rose plant in Jericho, as a fair olive tree in a pleasant field, and grew up as a plane tree by the water.
I gave a sweet smell like cinnamon and aspalathus, and I yielded a pleasant odour like the best myrrh, as galbanum, and onyx, and sweet storax, and as the fume of frankincense in the tabernacle.
As the turpentine tree I stretched out my branches, and my branches are the branches of honour and grace.
As the vine brought I forth pleasant savour, and my flowers are the fruit of honour and riches.
He filleth all things with his wisdom, as Phison and as Tigris in the time of the new fruits.
He maketh the understanding to abound like Euphrates, and as Jordan in the time of the harvest.
He maketh the doctrine of knowledge appear as the light, and as Geon in the time of vintage.
I also came out as a brook from a river, and as a conduit into a garden.
I will yet make doctrine to shine as the morning, and will send forth her light afar off.
I will yet pour out doctrine as prophecy, and leave it to all ages for ever.
As the climbing up a sandy way is to the feet of the aged, so is a wife full of words to a quiet man.
If she go not as thou wouldest have her, cut her off from thy flesh, and give her a bill of divorce, and let her go.
An evil wife is a yoke shaken to and fro: he that hath hold of her is as though he held a scorpion.
She will open her mouth, as a thirsty traveller when he hath found a fountain, and drink of every water near her: by every hedge will she sit down, and open her quiver against every arrow.
A silent and loving woman is a gift of the Lord; and there is nothing so much worth as a mind well instructed.
As the sun when it ariseth in the high heaven; so is the beauty of a good wife in the ordering of her house.
As the clear light is upon the holy candlestick; so is the beauty of the face in ripe age.
As the golden pillars are upon the sockets of silver; so are the fair feet with a constant heart.
An harlot shall be accounted as spittle; but a married woman is a tower against death to her husband.
A wicked woman is given as a portion to a wicked man: but a godly woman is given to him that feareth the Lord.
A shameless woman shall be counted as a dog; but she that is shamefaced will fear the Lord.
As a nail sticketh fast between the joinings of the stones; so doth sin stick close between buying and selling.
As when one sifteth with a sieve, the refuse remaineth; so the filth of man in his talk.
If thou followest righteousness, thou shalt obtain her, and put her on, as a glorious long robe.
As the lion lieth in wait for the prey; so sin for them that work iniquity.
The discourse of a godly man is always with wisdom; but a fool changeth as the moon.
For as a man hath destroyed his enemy; so hast thou lost the love of thy neighbor.
As one that letteth a bird go out of his hand, so hast thou let thy neighbour go, and shalt not get him again
Follow after him no more, for he is too far off; he is as a roe escaped out of the snare.
As for a wound, it may be bound up; and after reviling there may be reconcilement: but he that betrayeth secrets is without hope.
Mockery and reproach are from the proud; but vengeance, as a lion, shall lie in wait for them.
As the matter of the fire is, so it burneth: and as a man's strength is, so is his wrath; and according to his riches his anger riseth; and the stronger they are which contend, the more they will be inflamed.
Many have fallen by the edge of the sword: but not so many as have fallen by the tongue.
Such as forsake the Lord shall fall into it; and it shall burn in them, and not be quenched; it shall be sent upon them as a lion, and devour them as a leopard.
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.
Suretiship hath undone many of good estate, and shaken them as a wave of the sea: mighty men hath it driven from their houses, so that they wandered among strange nations.
Though his father die, yet he is as though he were not dead: for he hath left one behind him that is like himself.
Delicates poured upon a mouth shut up are as messes of meat set upon a grave.
He seeth with his eyes and groaneth, as an eunuch that embraceth a virgin and sigheth.
Watching care will not let a man slumber, as a sore disease breaketh sleep,
Eat as it becometh a man, those things which are set before thee; and devour note, lest thou be hated.
My son, hear me, and despise me not, and at the last thou shalt find as I told thee: in all thy works be quick, so shall there no sickness come unto thee.
Wine is as good as life to a man, if it be drunk moderately: what life is then to a man that is without wine? for it was made to make men glad.
If thou be made the master [of a feast,] lift not thyself up, but be among them as one of the rest; take diligent care for them, and so sit down.
A concert of musick in a banquet of wine is as a signet of carbuncle set in gold.
As a signet of an emerald set in a work of gold, so is the melody of musick with pleasant wine.
Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in few words; be as one that knoweth and yet holdeth his tongue.
They that fear the Lord shall find judgment, and shall kindle justice as a light.
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 stallion horse is as a mocking friend, he neigheth under every one that sitteth upon him.
Why doth one day excel another, when as all the light of every day in the year is of the sun?
As the clay is in the potter's hand, to fashion it at his pleasure: so man is in the hand of him that made him, to render to them as liketh him best.
I awaked up last of all, as one that gathereth after the grapegatherers: by the blessing of the Lord I profited, and tred my winepress like a gatherer of grapes.
As long as thou livest and hast breath in thee, give not thyself over to any.
Set him to work, as is fit for him: if he be not obedient, put on more heavy fetters.
If thou have a servant, let him be unto thee as thyself, because thou hast bought him with a price.
If thou have a servant, entreat him as a brother: for thou hast need of him, as of thine own soul: if thou entreat him evil, and he run from thee, which way wilt thou go to seek him?
The vision of dreams is the resemblance of one thing to another, even as the likeness of a face to a face.
Divinations, and soothsayings, and dreams, are vain: and the heart fancieth, as a woman's heart in travail.
Whoso bringeth an offering of the goods of the poor doeth as one that killeth the son before his father's eyes.
Give unto the most High according as he hath enriched thee; and as thou hast gotten, give with a cheerful eye.
For the Lord recompenseth, and will give thee seven times as much.
Mercy is seasonable in the time of affliction, as clouds of rain in the time of drought.
As thou wast sanctified in us before them: so be thou magnified among them before us.
And let them know thee, as we have known thee, that there is no God but only thou, O God.
Gather all the tribes of Jacob together, and inherit thou them, as from the beginning.
As the palate tasteth divers kinds of venison: so doth an heart of understanding false speeches.
Consult not with one that suspecteth thee: and hide thy counsel from such as envy thee.
Give a sweet savour, and a memorial of fine flour; and make a fat offering, as not being.
My son, let tears fall down over the dead, and begin to lament, as if thou hadst suffered great harm thyself; and then cover his body according to the custom, and neglect not his burial.
Weep bitterly, and make great moan, and use lamentation, as he is worthy, and that a day or two, lest thou be evil spoken of: and then comfort thyself for thy heaviness.
Many shall commend his understanding; and so long as the world endureth, it shall not be blotted out; his memorial shall not depart away, and his name shall live from generation to generation.
Yet have I more to say, which I have thought upon; for I am filled as the moon at the full.
Hearken unto me, ye holy children, and bud forth as a rose growing by the brook of the field:
And give ye a sweet savour as frankincense, and flourish as a lily, send forth a smell, and sing a song of praise, bless the Lord in all his works.
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.
His blessing covered the dry land as a river, and watered it as a flood.
As he hath turned the waters into saltness: so shall the heathen inherit his wrath.
As his ways are plain unto the holy; so are they stumblingblocks unto the wicked.
A little or nothing is his rest, and afterward he is in his sleep, as in a day of keeping watch, troubled in the vision of his heart, as if he were escaped out of a battle.
The children of the ungodly shall not bring forth many branches: but are as unclean roots upon a hard rock.
Bountifulness is as a most fruitful garden, and mercifulness endureth for ever.
Through this the treasures are opened: and clouds fly forth as fowls.
The noise of the thunder maketh the earth to tremble: so doth the northern storm and the whirlwind: as birds flying he scattereth the snow, and the falling down thereof is as the lighting of grasshoppers:
The hoarfrost also as salt he poureth on the earth, and being congealed, it lieth on the top of sharp stakes.
When the cold north wind bloweth, and the water is congealed into ice, it abideth upon every gathering together of water, and clotheth the water as with a breastplate.
It devoureth the mountains, and burneth the wilderness, and consumeth the grass as fire.
When ye glorify the Lord, exalt him as much as ye can; for even yet will he far exceed: and when ye exalt him, put forth all your strength, and be not weary; for ye can never go far enough.
Who hath seen him, that he might tell us? and who can magnify him as he is?
Such as did bear rule in their kingdoms, men renowned for their power, giving counsel by their understanding, and declaring prophecies:
Such as found out musical tunes, and recited verses in writing:
And some there be, which have no memorial; who are perished, as though they had never been; and are become as though they had never been born; and their children after them.
Noah was found perfect and righteous; in the time of wrath he was taken in exchange [for the world;] therefore was he left as a remnant unto the earth, when the flood came.
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.
And he compassed him with pomegranates, and with many golden bells round about, that as he went there might be a sound, and a noise made that might be heard in the temple, for a memorial to the children of his people;
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.
Did not the sun go back by his means? and was not one day as long as two?
And before his long sleep he made protestations in the sight of the Lord and his anointed, I have not taken any man's goods, so much as a shoe: and no man did accuse him.
As is the fat taken away from the peace offering, so was David chosen out of the children of Israel.
He played with lions as with kids, and with bears as with lambs.
How wise wast thou in thy youth and, as a flood, filled with understanding!
By the name of the Lord God, which is called the Lord God of Israel, thou didst gather gold as tin and didst multiply silver as lead.
Then stood up Elias the prophet as fire, and his word burned like a lamp.
Then trembled their hearts and hands, and they were in pain, as women in travail.
For Ezekias had done the thing that pleased the Lord, and was strong in the ways of David his father, as Esay the prophet, who was great and faithful in his vision, had commanded him.
The remembrance of Josias is like the composition of the perfume that is made by the art of the apothecary: it is sweet as honey in all mouths, and as musick at a banquet of wine.
How shall we magnify Zorobabel? even he was as a signet on the right hand:
In his days the cistern to receive water, being in compass as the sea, was covered with plates of brass:
He was as the morning star in the midst of a cloud, and as the moon at the full:
As the sun shining upon the temple of the most High, and as the rainbow giving light in the bright clouds:
And as the flower of roses in the spring of the year, as lilies by the rivers of waters, and as the branches of the frankincense tree in the time of summer:
As fire and incense in the censer, and as a vessel of beaten gold set with all manner of precious stones:
And as a fair olive tree budding forth fruit, and as a cypress tree which groweth up to the clouds.
When he took the portions out of the priests' hands, he himself stood by the hearth of the altar, compassed about, as a young cedar in Libanus; and as palm trees compassed they him round about.
And hast delivered me, according to the multitude of they mercies and greatness of thy name, from the teeth of them that were ready to devour me, and out of the hands of such as sought after my life, and from the manifold afflictions which I had;
Then thought I upon thy mercy, O Lord, and upon thy acts of old, how thou deliverest such as wait for thee, and savest them out of the hands of the enemies.
In the fifth year, and in the seventh day of the month, what time as the Chaldeans took Jerusalem, and burnt it with fire.
And pray for the life of Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon, and for the life of Balthasar his son, that their days may be upon earth as the days of heaven:
And ye shall say, To the Lord our God belongeth righteousness, but unto us the confusion of faces, as it is come to pass this day, unto them of Juda, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
Wherefore the evils cleaved unto us, and the curse, which the Lord appointed by Moses his servant at the time that he brought our fathers out of the land of Egypt, to give us a land that floweth with milk and honey, like as it is to see this day.
To bring upon us great plagues, such as never happened under the whole heaven, as it came to pass in Jerusalem, according to the things that were written in the law of Moses;
Moreover he hath delivered them to be in subjection to all the kingdoms that are round about us, to be as a reproach and desolation among all the people round about, where the Lord hath scattered them.
To the Lord our God appertaineth righteousness: but unto us and to our fathers open shame, as appeareth this day.
And now, O Lord God of Israel, that hast brought thy people out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and high arm, and with signs, and with wonders, and with great power, and hast gotten thyself a name, as appeareth this day:
For thou hast sent out thy wrath and indignation upon us, as thou hast spoken by thy servants the prophets, saying,
And the house which is called by thy name hast thou laid waste, as it is to be seen this day, for the wickedness of the house of Israel and the house of Juda.
As thou spakest by thy servant Moses in the day when thou didst command him to write the law before the children of Israel, saying,
Where are the princes of the heathen become, and such as ruled the beasts upon the earth;
This is the book of the commandments of God, and the law that endureth for ever: all they that keep it shall come to life; but such as leave it shall die.
Like as now the neighbours of Sion have seen your captivity: so shall they see shortly your salvation from our God which shall come upon you with great glory, and brightness of the Everlasting.
My delicate ones have gone rough ways, and were taken away as a flock caught of the enemies.
For as it was your mind to go astray from God: so, being returned, seek him ten times more.
For as she rejoiced at thy ruin, and was glad of thy fall: so shall she be grieved for her own desolation.
For they departed from thee on foot, and were led away of their enemies: but God bringeth them unto thee exalted with glory, as children of the kingdom.
Additions to Esther 11:10
Then they cried unto God, and upon their cry, as it were from a little fountain, was made a great flood, even much water.
Additions to Esther 13:4
Declared unto us, that in all nations throughout the world there was scattered a certain malicious people, that had laws contrary to ail nations, and continually despised the commandments of kings, so as the uniting of our kingdoms, honourably intended by us cannot go forward.
Additions to Esther 14:16
Thou knowest my necessity: for I abhor the sign of my high estate, which is upon mine head in the days wherein I shew myself, and that I abhor it as a menstruous rag, and that I wear it not when I am private by myself.
Additions to Esther 15:3
And upon the one she leaned, as carrying herself daintily;
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 15:15
And as she was speaking, she fell down for faintness.
Additions to Esther 16:7
Now ye may see this, as we have declared, not so much by ancient histories, as ye may, if ye search what hath been wickedly done of late through the pestilent behaviour of them that are unworthily placed in authority.
Additions to Esther 16:10
For Aman, a Macedonian, the son of Amadatha, being indeed a stranger from the Persian blood, and far distant from our goodness, and as a stranger received of us,
Additions to Esther 16:11
Had so far forth obtained the favour that we shew toward every nation, as that he was called our father, and was continually honoured of all the next person unto the king.
Additions to Esther 16:13
Having by manifold and cunning deceits sought of us the destruction, as well of Mardocheus, who saved our life, and continually procured our good, as also of blameless Esther, partaker of our kingdom, with their whole nation.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:7
As for their tongue, it is polished by the workman, and they themselves are gilded and laid over with silver; yet are they but false, and cannot speak.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:8
And taking gold, as it were for a virgin that loveth to go gay, they make crowns for the heads of their gods.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:10
Yea, they will give thereof to the common harlots, and deck them as men with garments, [being] gods of silver, and gods of gold, and wood.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:13
And he that cannot put to death one that offendeth him holdeth a sceptre, as though he were a judge of the country.