Verses with the word be in the Apocrypha (1074 verses; showing verse 1 - 500):
1 Esdras 1:27
I am not sent out from the Lord God against thee; for my war is upon Euphrates: and now the Lord is with me, yea, the Lord is with me hasting me forward: depart from me, and be not against the Lord.
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 1:45
So after a year Nabuchodonosor sent and caused him to be brought into Babylon with the holy vessels of the Lord;
1 Esdras 2:1
In the first year of Cyrus king of the Persians, that the word of the Lord might be accomplished, that he had promised by the mouth of Jeremy;
1 Esdras 2:5
If therefore there be any of you that are of his people, let the Lord, even his Lord, be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem that is in Judea, and build the house of the Lord of Israel: for he is the Lord that dwelleth in Jerusalem.
1 Esdras 2:18
Be it now known to the lord king, that the Jews that are up from you to us, being come into Jerusalem, that rebellious and wicked city, do build the marketplaces, and repair the walls of it and do lay the foundation of the temple.
1 Esdras 2:19
Now if this city and the walls thereof be made up again, they will not only refuse to give tribute, but also rebel against kings.
1 Esdras 2:21
But to speak unto our lord the king, to the intent that, if it be thy pleasure it may be sought out in the books of thy fathers:
1 Esdras 2:24
Wherefore now we do declare unto thee, O lord the king, that if this city be built again, and the walls thereof set up anew, thou shalt from henceforth have no passage into Celosyria and Phenice.
1 Esdras 2:28
Now therefore I have commanded to hinder those men from building the city, and heed to be taken that there be no more done in it;
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 3:7
And he shall sit next to Darius because of his wisdom, and shall be called Darius his cousin.
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 3:19
It maketh the mind of the king and of the fatherless child to be all one; of the bondman and of the freeman, of the poor man and of the rich:
1 Esdras 4:12
O ye men, how should not the king be mightiest, when in such sort he is obeyed? And he held his tongue.
1 Esdras 4:17
These also make garments for men; these bring glory unto men; and without women cannot men be.
1 Esdras 4:26
Yea, many there be that have run out of their wits for women, and become servants for their sakes.
1 Esdras 4:31
And yet for all this the king gaped and gazed upon her with open mouth: if she laughed upon him, he laughed also: but if she took any displeasure at him, the king was fain to flatter, that she might be reconciled to him again.
1 Esdras 4:32
O ye men, how can it be but women should be strong, seeing they do thus?
1 Esdras 4:40
Neither in her judgment is any unrighteousness; and she is the strength, kingdom, power, and majesty, of all ages. Blessed be the God of truth.
1 Esdras 4:42
Then said the king unto him, Ask what thou wilt more than is appointed in the writing, and we will give it thee, because thou art found wisest; and thou shalt sit next me, and shalt be called my cousin.
1 Esdras 4:50
And that all the country which they hold should be free without tribute; and that the Edomites should give over the villages of the Jews which then they held:
1 Esdras 4:51
Yea, that there should be yearly given twenty talents to the building of the temple, until the time that it were built;
1 Esdras 4:55
And likewise for the charges of the Levites, to be given them until the day that the house were finished, and Jerusalem builded up.
1 Esdras 4:57
He sent away also all the vessels from Babylon, that Cyrus had set apart; and all that Cyrus had given in commandment, the same charged he also to be done, and sent unto Jerusalem.
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 5:55
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 5:65
Insomuch that the trumpets might not be heard for the weeping of the people: yet the multitude sounded marvellously, so that it was heard afar off.
1 Esdras 6:8
Let all things be known unto our lord the king, that being come into the country of Judea, and entered into the city of Jerusalem we found in the city of Jerusalem the ancients of the Jews that were of the captivity
1 Esdras 6:19
With commandment that he should carry away the same vessels, and put them in the temple at Jerusalem; and that the temple of the Lord should be built in his place.
1 Esdras 6:21
Now therefore, if it seem good unto the king, let search be made among the records of king Cyrus:
1 Esdras 6:22
And if it be found that the building of the house of the Lord at Jerusalem hath been done with the consent of king Cyrus, and if our lord the king be so minded, let him signify unto us thereof.
1 Esdras 6:24
In the first year of the reign of Cyrus king Cyrus commanded that the house of the Lord at Jerusalem should be built again, where they do sacrifice with continual fire:
1 Esdras 6:25
Whose height shall be sixty cubits and the breadth sixty cubits, with three rows of hewn stones, and one row of new wood of that country; and the expences thereof to be given out of the house of king Cyrus:
1 Esdras 6:26
And that the holy vessels of the house of the Lord, both of gold and silver, that Nabuchodonosor took out of the house at Jerusalem, and brought to Babylon, should be restored to the house at Jerusalem, and be set in the place where they were before.
1 Esdras 6:27
And also he commanded that Sisinnes the governor of Syria and Phenice, and Sathrabuzanes, and their companions, and those which were appointed rulers in Syria and Phenice, should be careful not to meddle with the place, but suffer Zorobabel, the servant of the Lord, and governor of Judea, and the elders of the Jews, to build the house of the Lord in that place.
1 Esdras 6:28
I have commanded also to have it built up whole again; and that they look diligently to help those that be of the captivity of the Jews, till the house of the Lord be finished:
1 Esdras 6:29
And out of the tribute of Celosyria and Phenice a portion carefully to be given these men for the sacrifices of the Lord, that is, to Zorobabel the governor, for bullocks, and rams, and lambs;
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 6:31
That offerings may be made to the most high God for the king and for his children, and that they may pray for their lives.
1 Esdras 6:32
And he commanded that whosoever should transgress, yea, or make light of any thing afore spoken or written, out of his own house should a tree be taken, and he thereon be hanged, and all his goods seized for the king.
1 Esdras 6:34
I Darius the king have ordained that according unto these things it be done with diligence.
1 Esdras 8:13
And carry the gifts unto the Lord of Israel to Jerusalem, which I and my friends have vowed, and all the gold and silver that in the country of Babylon can be found, to the Lord in Jerusalem,
1 Esdras 8:14
With that also which is given of the people for the temple of the Lord their God at Jerusalem: and that silver and gold may be collected for bullocks, rams, and lambs, and things thereunto appertaining;
1 Esdras 8:21
Let all things be performed after the law of God diligently unto the most high God, that wrath come not upon the kingdom of the king and his sons.
1 Esdras 8:24
And whosoever shall transgress the law of thy God, and of the king, shall be punished diligently, whether it be by death, or other punishment, by penalty of money, or by imprisonment.
1 Esdras 8:25
Then said Esdras the scribe, Blessed be the only Lord God of my fathers, who hath put these things into the heart of the king, to glorify his house that is in Jerusalem:
1 Esdras 8:52
For we had said unto the king, that the power of the Lord our God should be with them that seek him, to support them in all ways.
1 Esdras 8:78
And now in some measure hath mercy been shewed unto us from thee, O Lord, that there should be left us a root and a name in the place of thy sanctuary;
1 Esdras 8:85
Moreover ye shall never seek to have peace with them, that ye may be strong, and eat the good things of the land, and that ye may leave the inheritance of the land unto your children for evermore.
1 Esdras 8:88
Mightest not thou be angry with us to destroy us, till thou hadst left us neither root, seed, nor name?
1 Esdras 8:95
Arise and put in execution: for to thee doth this matter appertain, and we will be with thee: do valiantly.
1 Esdras 9:3
And there was a proclamation in all Jewry and Jerusalem to all them that were of the captivity, that they should be gathered together at Jerusalem:
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 9:52
For this day is holy unto the Lord: and be not sorrowful; for the Lord will bring you to honour.
1 Esdras 9:53
So the Levites published all things to the people, saying, This day is holy to the Lord; be not sorrowful.
2 Esdras 1:25
Seeing ye have forsaken me, I will forsake you also; when ye desire me to be gracious unto you, I shall have no mercy upon you.
2 Esdras 1:29
That ye would be my people, and I should be your God; that ye would be my children, and I should be your father?
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 2:6
That thou bring them to confusion, and their mother to a spoil, that there may be no offspring of them.
2 Esdras 2:7
Let them be scattered abroad among the heathen, let their names be put out of the earth: for they have despised my covenant.
2 Esdras 2:8
Woe be unto thee, Assur, thou that hidest the unrighteous in thee! O thou wicked people, remember what I did unto Sodom and Gomorrha;
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 2:13
Go, and ye shall receive: pray for few days unto you, that they may be shortened: the kingdom is already prepared for you: watch.
2 Esdras 2:16
And those that be dead will I raise up again from their places, and bring them out of the graves: for I have known my name in Israel.
2 Esdras 2:27
Be not weary: for when the day of trouble and heaviness cometh, others shall weep and be sorrowful, but thou shalt be merry and have abundance.
2 Esdras 2:28
The heathen shall envy thee, but they shall be able to do nothing against thee, saith the Lord.
2 Esdras 2:30
Be joyful, O thou mother, with thy children; for I will deliver thee, saith the Lord.
2 Esdras 2:35
Be ready to the reward of the kingdom, for the everlasting light shall shine upon you for evermore.
2 Esdras 2:37
O receive the gift that is given you, and be glad, giving thanks unto him that hath led you to the heavenly kingdom.
2 Esdras 2:38
Arise up and stand, behold the number of those that be sealed in the feast of the Lord;
2 Esdras 2:41
The number of thy children, whom thou longedst for, is fulfilled: beseech the power of the Lord, that thy people, which have been called from the beginning, may be hallowed.
2 Esdras 2:45
He answered and said unto me, These be they that have put off the mortal clothing, and put on the immortal, and have confessed the name of God: now are they crowned, and receive palms.
2 Esdras 3:12
And it happened, that when they that dwelt upon the earth began to multiply, and had gotten them many children, and were a great people, they began again to be more ungodly than the first.
2 Esdras 3:21
For the first Adam bearing a wicked heart transgressed, and was overcome; and so be all they that are born of him.
2 Esdras 3:31
I do not remember how this way may be left: Are they then of Babylon better than they of Sion?
2 Esdras 3:34
Weigh thou therefore our wickedness now in the balance, and their's also that dwell the world; and so shall thy name no where be found but in Israel.
2 Esdras 4:9
Nevertheless now have I asked thee but only of the fire and wind, and of the day wherethrough thou hast passed, and of things from which thou canst not be separated, and yet canst thou give me no answer of them.
2 Esdras 4:11
How should thy vessel then be able to comprehend the way of the Highest, and, the world being now outwardly corrupted to understand the corruption that is evident in my sight?
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 4:29
If therefore that which is sown be not turned upside down, and if the place where the evil is sown pass not away, then cannot it come that is sown with good.
2 Esdras 4:32
And when the ears shall be cut down, which are without number, how great a floor shall they fill?
2 Esdras 4:34
And he answered me, saying, Do not thou hasten above the most Highest: for thy haste is in vain to be above him, for thou hast much exceeded.
2 Esdras 4:37
By measure hath he measured the times; and by number hath he numbered the times; and he doth not move nor stir them, until the said measure be fulfilled.
2 Esdras 4:43
From the beginning, look, what thou desirest to see, it shall be shewed thee.
2 Esdras 4:44
Then answered I and said, If I have found favour in thy sight, and if it be possible, and if I be meet therefore,
2 Esdras 4:45
Shew me then whether there be more to come than is past, or more past than is to come.
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 5:2
But iniquity shall be increased above that which now thou seest, or that thou hast heard long ago.
2 Esdras 5:5
And blood shall drop out of wood, and the stone shall give his voice, and the people shall be troubled:
2 Esdras 5:8
There shall be a confusion also in many places, and the fire shall be oft sent out again, and the wild beasts shall change their places, and menstruous women shall bring forth monsters:
2 Esdras 5:9
And salt waters shall be found in the sweet, and all friends shall destroy one another; then shall wit hide itself, and understanding withdraw itself into his secret chamber,
2 Esdras 5:10
And shall be sought of many, and yet not be found: then shall unrighteousness and incontinency be multiplied upon earth.
2 Esdras 5:41
And I said, Behold, O Lord, yet art thou nigh unto them that be reserved till the end: and what shall they do that have been before me, or we that be now, or they that shall come after us?
2 Esdras 5:43
So I answered and said, Couldest thou not make those that have been made, and be now, and that are for to come, at once; that thou mightest shew thy judgment the sooner?
2 Esdras 5:44
Then answered he me, and said, The creature may not haste above the maker; neither may the world hold them at once that shall be created therein.
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 5:48
Then said he unto me, Even so have I given the womb of the earth to those that be sown in it in their times.
2 Esdras 5:53
And she shall answer thee, They that be born in the the strength of youth are of one fashion, and they that are born in the time of age, when the womb faileth, are otherwise.
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 6:6
Then did I consider these things, and they all were made through me alone, and through none other: by me also they shall be ended, and by none other.
2 Esdras 6:7
Then answered I and said, What shall be the parting asunder of the times? or when shall be the end of the first, and the beginning of it that followeth?
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 6:15
And therefore when it speaketh be not afraid: for the word is of the end, and the foundation of the earth is understood.
2 Esdras 6:16
And why? because the speech of these things trembleth and is moved: for it knoweth that the end of these things must be changed.
2 Esdras 6:19
And will begin to make inquisition of them, what they be that have hurt unjustly with their unrighteousness, and when the affliction of Sion shall be fulfilled;
2 Esdras 6:20
And when the world, that shall begin to vanish away, shall be finished, then will I shew these tokens: the books shall be opened before the firmament, and they shall see all together:
2 Esdras 6:21
And the children of a year old shall speak with their voices, the women with child shall bring forth untimely children of three or four months old, and they shall live, and be raised up.
2 Esdras 6:22
And suddenly shall the sown places appear unsown, the full storehouses shall suddenly be found empty:
2 Esdras 6:23
And tha trumpet shall give a sound, which when every man heareth, they shall be suddenly afraid.
2 Esdras 6:26
And the men that are received shall see it, who have not tasted death from their birth: and the heart of the inhabitants shall be changed, and turned into another meaning.
2 Esdras 6:27
For evil shall be put out, and deceit shall be quenched.
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 6:33
And therefore hath he sent me to shew thee all these things, and to say unto thee, Be of good comfort and fear not
2 Esdras 6:38
And I said, O Lord, thou spakest from the beginning of the creation, even the first day, and saidst thus; Let heaven and earth be made; and thy word was a perfect work.
2 Esdras 6:42
Upon the third day thou didst command that the waters should be gathered in the seventh part of the earth: six pats hast thou dried up, and kept them, to the intent that of these some being planted of God and tilled might serve thee.
2 Esdras 6:45
Upon the fourth day thou commandedst that the sun should shine, and the moon give her light, and the stars should be in order:
2 Esdras 6:46
And gavest them a charge to do service unto man, that was to be made.
2 Esdras 6:52
But unto Leviathan thou gavest the seventh part, namely, the moist; and hast kept him to be devoured of whom thou wilt, and when.
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 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 7:3
And I said, Speak on, my God. Then said he unto me, The sea is set in a wide place, that it might be deep and great.
2 Esdras 7:20
For there be many that perish in this life, because they despise the law of God that is set before them.
2 Esdras 7:26
Behold, the time shall come, that these tokens which I have told thee shall come to pass, and the bride shall appear, and she coming forth shall be seen, that now is withdrawn from the earth.
2 Esdras 7:28
For my son Jesus shall be revealed with those that be with him, and they that remain shall rejoice within four hundred years.
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 7:31
And after seven days the world, that yet awaketh not, shall be raised up, and that shall die that is corrupt
2 Esdras 7:35
And the work shall follow, and the reward shall be shewed, and the good deeds shall be of force, and wicked deeds shall bear no rule.
2 Esdras 7:41
Even so now, seeing corruption is grown up, and wickedness increased, and the righteous have prayed for the ungodly: wherefore shall it not be so now also?
2 Esdras 7:43
But the day of doom shall be the end of this time, and the beginning of the immortality for to come, wherein corruption is past,
2 Esdras 7:45
Then shall no man be able to save him that is destroyed, nor to oppress him that hath gotten the victory.
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 7:53
And that there should be shewed a paradise, whose fruit endureth for ever, wherein is security and medicine, since we shall not enter into it?
2 Esdras 7:55
And that the faces of them which have used abstinence shall shine above the stars, whereas our faces shall be blacker than darkness?
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 7:68
And he pardoneth; for if he did not so of his goodness, that they which have committed iniquities might be eased of them, the ten thousandth part of men should not remain living.
2 Esdras 7:70
There should be very few left peradventure in an innumerable multitude.
2 Esdras 8:3
There be many created, but few shall be saved.
2 Esdras 8:9
But that which keepeth and is kept shall both be preserved: and when the time cometh, the womb preserved delivereth up the things that grew in it.
2 Esdras 8:10
For thou hast commanded out of the parts of the body, that is to say, out of the breasts, milk to be given, which is the fruit of the breasts,
2 Esdras 8:11
That the thing which is fashioned may be nourished for a time, till thou disposest it to thy mercy.
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 8:21
Whose throne is inestimable; whose glory may not be comprehended; before whom the hosts of angels stand with trembling,
2 Esdras 8:29
Let it not be thy will to destroy them which have lived like beasts; but to look upon them that have clearly taught thy law.
2 Esdras 8:31
For we and our fathers do languish of such diseases: but because of us sinners thou shalt be called merciful.
2 Esdras 8:32
For if thou hast a desire to have mercy upon us, thou shalt be called merciful, to us namely, that have no works of righteousness.
2 Esdras 8:34
For what is man, that thou shouldest take displeasure at him? or what is a corruptible generation, that thou shouldest be so bitter toward it?
2 Esdras 8:35
For in truth them is no man among them that be born, but he hath dealt wickedly; and among the faithful there is none which hath not done amiss.
2 Esdras 8:36
For in this, O Lord, thy righteousness and thy goodness shall be declared, if thou be merciful unto them which have not the confidence of good works.
2 Esdras 8:37
Then answered he me, and said, Some things hast thou spoken aright, and according unto thy words it shall be.
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 8:45
Be not wroth with us but spare thy people, and have mercy upon thine own inheritance: for thou art merciful unto thy creature.
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 8:47
For thou comest far short that thou shouldest be able to love my creature more than I: but I have ofttimes drawn nigh unto thee, and unto it, but never to the unrighteous.
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 8:50
For many great miseries shall be done to them that in the latter time shall dwell in the world, because they have walked in great pride.
2 Esdras 8:51
But understand thou for thyself, and seek out the glory for such as be like thee.
2 Esdras 8:53
The root of evil is sealed up from you, weakness and the moth is hid from you, and corruption is fled into hell to be forgotten:
2 Esdras 8:60
But they which be created have defiled the name of him that made them, and were unthankful unto him which prepared life for them.
2 Esdras 9:3
Therefore when there shall be seen earthquakes and uproars of the people in the world:
2 Esdras 9:7
And every one that shall be saved, and shall be able to escape by his works, and by faith, whereby ye have believed,
2 Esdras 9:8
Shall be preserved from the said perils, and shall see my salvation in my land, and within my borders: for I have sanctified them for me from the beginning.
2 Esdras 9:9
Then shall they be in pitiful case, which now have abused my ways: and they that have cast them away despitefully shall dwell in torments.
2 Esdras 9:13
And therefore be thou not curious how the ungodly shall be punished, and when: but enquire how the righteous shall be saved, whose the world is, and for whom the world is created.
2 Esdras 9:15
I have said before, and now do speak, and will speak it also hereafter, that there be many more of them which perish, than of them which shall be saved:
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 9:22
Let the multitude perish then, which was born in vain; and let my grape be kept, and my plant; for with great labour have I made it perfect.
2 Esdras 9:31
For, behold, I sow my law in you, and it shall bring fruit in you, and ye shall be honoured in it for ever.
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 10:16
For if thou shalt acknowledge the determination of God to be just, thou shalt both receive thy son in time, and shalt be commended among women.
2 Esdras 10:20
Do not so, but be counselled. by me: for how many are the adversities of Sion? be comforted in regard of the sorrow of Jerusalem.
2 Esdras 10:24
And therefore shake off thy great heaviness, and put away the multitude of sorrows, that the Mighty may be merciful unto thee again, and the Highest shall give thee rest and ease from thy labour.
2 Esdras 10:25
And it came to pass while I was talking with her, behold, her face upon a sudden shined exceedingly, and her countenance glistered, so that I was afraid of her, and mused what it might be.
2 Esdras 10:49
And, behold, thou sawest her likeness, and because she mourned for her son, thou begannest to comfort her: and of these things which have chanced, these are to be opened unto thee.
2 Esdras 10:54
For in the place wherein the Highest beginneth to shew his city, there can no man's building be able to stand.
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 11:9
But let the heads be preserved for the last.
2 Esdras 11:46
That all the earth may be refreshed, and may return, being delivered from thy violence, and that she may hope for the judgment and mercy of him that made her.
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And I said, Lord that bearest rule, if I have found grace before thy sight, and if I am justified with thee before many others, and if my prayer indeed be come up before thy face;
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Behold, the days will come, that there shall rise up a kingdom upon earth, and it shall be feared above all the kingdoms that were before it.
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That after the time of that kingdom there shall arise great strivings, and it shall stand in peril of failing: nevertheless it shall not then fall, but shall be restored again to his beginning.
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That in him there shall arise eight kings, whose times shall be but small, and their years swift.
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And two of them shall perish, the middle time approaching: four shall be kept until their end begin to approach: but two shall be kept unto the end.
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For the two that remain shall be slain with the sword.
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But wait thou here thyself yet seven days more, that it may be shewed thee, whatsoever it pleaseth the Highest to declare unto thee. And with that he went his way.
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Be of good comfort, O Israel; and be not heavy, thou house of Jacob:
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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.
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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!
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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.
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Know this therefore, that they which be left behind are more blessed than they that be dead.
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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.
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And an innumerable multitude shall be gathered together, as thou sawest them, willing to come, and to overcome him by fighting.
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And Sion shall come, and shall be shewed to all men, being prepared and builded, like as thou sawest the hill graven without hands.
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And shall lay before them their evil thoughts, and the torments wherewith they shall begin to be tormented, which are like unto a flame: and he shall destroy them without labour by the law which is like unto me.
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But those that be left behind of thy people are they that are found within my borders.
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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.
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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.
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Now therefore set thine house in order, and reprove thy people, comfort such of them as be in trouble, and now renounce corruption,
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For yet greater evils than those which thou hast seen happen shall be done hereafter.
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For look how much the world shall be weaker through age, so much the more shall evils increase upon them that dwell therein.
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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.
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And come hither, and I shall light a candle of understanding in thine heart, which shall not be put out, till the things be performed which thou shalt begin to write.
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Therefore if so be that ye will subdue your own understanding, and reform your hearts, ye shall be kept alive and after death ye shall obtain mercy.
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For after death shall the judgment come, when we shall live again: and then shall the names of the righteous be manifest, and the works of the ungodly shall be declared.
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But keep the seventy last, that thou mayest deliver them only to such as be wise among the people:
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And cause them to be written in paper: for they are faithful and true.
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Egypt shall mourn, and the foundation of it shall be smitten with the plague and punishment that God shall bring upon it.
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For there shall be sedition among men, and invading one another; they shall not regard their kings nor princes, and the course of their actions shall stand in their power.
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A man shall desire to go into a city, and shall not be able.
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For because of their pride the cities shall be troubled, the houses shall be destroyed, and men shall be afraid.
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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.
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Then these shall be troubled bled, and keep silence through their power, and shall flee.
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And from the land of the Assyrians shall the enemy besiege them, and consume some of them, and in their host shall be fear and dread, and strife among their kings.
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They shall smite one upon another, and they shall smite down a great multitude of stars upon the earth, even their own star; and blood shall be from the sword unto the belly,
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And there shall be great fearfulness and trembling upon earth: and they that see the wrath shall be afraid, and trembling shall come upon them.
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And strong winds shall arise from the east, and shall open it; and the cloud which he raised up in wrath, and the star stirred to cause fear toward the east and west wind, shall be destroyed.
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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,
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Fire, and hail, and flying swords, and many waters, that all fields may be full, and all rivers, with the abundance of great waters.
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They shall come to her, and besiege her, the star and all wrath shall they pour out upon her: then shall the dust and smoke go up unto the heaven, and all they that be about her shall bewail her.
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Woe be unto thee, thou wretch, because thou hast made thyself like unto her; and hast decked thy daughters in whoredom, that they might please and glory in thy lovers, which have always desired to commit whoredom with thee.
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And the glory of thy Power shall be dried up as a flower, the heat shall arise that is sent over thee.
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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.
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The reward of thy whoredom shall be in thy bosom, therefore shalt thou receive recompence.
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Thy children shall die of hunger, and thou shalt fall through the sword: thy cities shall be broken down, and all thine shall perish with the sword in the field.
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They that be in the mountains shall die of hunger, and eat their own flesh, and drink their own blood, for very hunger of bread, and thirst of water.
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And thou shalt be cast down by them as stubble, and they shall be unto thee as fire;
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Woe be unto thee, Babylon, and Asia! woe be unto thee, Egypt and Syria!
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Gird up yourselves with cloths of sack and hair, bewail your children, and be sorry; for your destruction is at hand.
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He shall cast lightnings, and who shall not fear? he shall thunder, and who shall not be afraid?
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The Lord shall threaten, and who shall not be utterly beaten to powder at his presence?
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For strong is his right hand that bendeth the bow, his arrows that he shooteth are sharp, and shall not miss, when they begin to be shot into the ends of the world.
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The fire is kindled, and shall not be put out, till it consume the foundation of the earth.
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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.
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But for all these things they shall not turn from their wickedness, nor be always mindful of the scourges.
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Behold, victuals shall be so good cheap upon earth, that they shall think themselves to be in good case, and even then shall evils grow upon earth, sword, famine, and great confusion.
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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.
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There shall be no man left to till the earth, and to sow it
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The grapes shall ripen, and who shall tread them? for all places shall be desolate of men:
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For of a city there shall be ten left, and two of the field, which shall hide themselves in the thick groves, and in the clefts of the rocks.
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Even so in those days there shall be three or four left by them that search their houses with the sword.
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And the earth shall be laid waste, and the fields thereof shall wax old, and her ways and all her paths shall grow full of thorns, because no man shall travel therethrough.
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In the wars shall their bridegrooms be destroyed, and their husbands shall perish of famine.
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Even so shall not the plagues be slack to come upon the earth, and the world shall mourn, and sorrows shall come upon it on every side.
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O my people, hear my word: make you ready to thy battle, and in those evils be even as pilgrims upon the earth.
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He that selleth, let him be as he that fleeth away: and he that buyeth, as one that will lose:
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The more will I be angry with them for their sin, saith the Lord.
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And therefore be ye not like thereunto, nor to the works thereof.
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For yet a little, and iniquity shall be taken away out of the earth, and righteousness shall reign among you.
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Which spake but the word, Let the earth be made; and it was made: Let the heaven be made; and it was created.
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And when your sins are brought forth, ye shall be ashamed before men, and your own sins shall be your accusers in that day.
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And they that consent unto them shall be had in derision and in reproach, and trodden under foot.
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For there shall be in every place, and in the next cities, a great insurrection upon those that fear the Lord.
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They shall be like mad men, sparing none, but still spoiling and destroying those that fear the Lord.
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Then shall they be known, who are my chosen; and they shall be tried as the gold in the fire.
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Be ye not afraid neither doubt; for God is your guide,
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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!
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It is left undressed, and is cast into the fire to be consumed therewith.
And when one of the Ninevites went and complained of me to the king, that I buried them, and hid myself; understanding that I was sought for to be put to death, I withdrew myself for fear.
Remembering that prophecy of Amos, as he said, Your feasts shall be turned into mourning, and all your mirth into lamentation.
But my neighbours mocked me, and said, This man is not yet afraid to be put to death for this matter: who fled away; and yet, lo, he burieth the dead again.
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.
Wherefore dost thou beat us for them? if they be dead, go thy ways after them, let us never see of thee either son or daughter.
Whe she heard these things, she was very sorrowful, so that she thought to have strangled herself; and she said, I am the only daughter of my father, and if I do this, it shall be a reproach unto him, and I shall bring his old age with sorrow unto the grave.
And that I never polluted my name, nor the name of my father, in the land of my captivity: I am the only daughter of my father, neither hath he any child to be his heir, neither any near kinsman, nor any son of his alive, to whom I may keep myself for a wife: my seven husbands are already dead; and why should I live? but if it please not thee that I should die, command some regard to be had of me, and pity taken of me, that I hear no more reproach.
My son, be mindful of the Lord our God all thy days, and let not thy will be set to sin, or to transgress his commandments: do uprightly all thy life long, and follow not the ways of unrighteousness.
Give alms of thy substance; and when thou givest alms, let not thine eye be envious, neither turn thy face from any poor, and the face of God shall not be turned away from thee.
If thou hast abundance give alms accordingly: if thou have but a little, be not afraid to give according to that little:
Let not the wages of any man, which hath wrought for thee, tarry with thee, but give him it out of hand: for if thou serve God, he will also repay thee: be circumspect my son, in all things thou doest, and be wise in all thy conversation.
Give of thy bread to the hungry, and of thy garments to them that are naked; and according to thine abundance give alms: and let not thine eye be envious, when thou givest alms.
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 he said unto him, Go and tarry not. So he went in and said to his father, Behold, I have found one which will go with me. Then he said, Call him unto me, that I may know of what tribe he is, and whether he be a trusty man to go with thee.
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.
Be not greedy to add money to money: but let it be as refuse in respect of our child.
For the good angel will keep him company, and his journey shall be prosperous, and he shall return safe.
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.
As for the gall, it is good to anoint a man that hath whiteness in his eyes, and he shall be healed.
The angel said to the young man, Brother, to day we shall lodge with Raguel, who is thy cousin; he also hath one only daughter, named Sara; I will speak for her, that she may be given thee for a wife.
And the maid is fair and wise: now therefore hear me, and I will speak to her father; and when we return from Rages we will celebrate the marriage: for I know that Raguel cannot marry her to another according to the law of Moses, but he shall be guilty of death, because the right of inheritance doth rather appertain to thee than to any other.
Then the angel said unto him, Dost thou not remember the precepts which thy father gave thee, that thou shouldest marry a wife of thine own kindred? wherefore hear me, O my brother; for she shall be given thee to wife; and make thou no reckoning of the evil spirit; for this same night shall she be given thee in marriage.
And likewise Edna his wife and Sara his daughter wept. Moreover they entertained them cheerfully; and after that they had killed a ram of the flock, they set store of meat on the table. Then said Tobias to Raphael, Brother Azarias, speak of those things of which thou didst talk in the way, and let this business be dispatched.
I have given my daughter in marriage to seven men, who died that night they came in unto her: nevertheless for the present be merry. But Tobias said, I will eat nothing here, till we agree and swear one to another.
Then he called his daughter Sara, and she came to her father, and he took her by the hand, and gave her to be wife to Tobias, saying, Behold, take her after the law of Moses, and lead her away to thy father. And he blessed them;
Be of good comfort, my daughter; the Lord of heaven and earth give thee joy for this thy sorrow: be of good comfort, my daughter.
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.
Saying, I fear lest he also be dead.
He said unto his wife Edna. Send one of the maids, and let her see whether he be alive: if he be not, that we may bury him, and no man know it.
Then Raguel praised God, and said, O God, thou art worthy to be praised with all pure and holy praise; therefore let thy saints praise thee with all thy creatures; and let all thine angels and thine elect praise thee for ever.
Thou art to be praised, for thou hast made me joyful; and that is not come to me which I suspected; but thou hast dealt with us according to thy great mercy.
Thou art to be praised because thou hast had mercy of two that were the only begotten children of their fathers: grant them mercy, O Lord, and finish their life in health with joy and mercy.
And then he should take the half of his goods, and go in safety to his father; and should have the rest when I and my wife be dead.
But my father counteth the days; and if I tarry long, he will be very sorry.
And took hold of his father: and he strake of the gall on his fathers' eyes, saying, Be of good hope, my father.
But Tobias gave thanks before them, because God had mercy on him. And when he came near to Sara his daughter in law, he blessed her, saying, Thou art welcome, daughter: God be blessed, which hath brought thee unto us, and blessed be thy father and thy mother. And there was joy among all his brethren which were at Nineve.
Then he took them both apart, and said unto them, Bless God, praise him, and magnify him, and praise him for the things which he hath done unto you in the sight of all that live. It is good to praise God, and exalt his name, and honourably to shew forth the works of God; therefore be not slack to praise him.
For alms doth deliver from death, and shall purge away all sin. Those that exercise alms and righteousness shall be filled with life:
Then Tobit wrote a prayer of rejoicing, and said, Blessed be God that liveth for ever, and blessed be his kingdom.
Give praise to the Lord, for he is good: and praise the everlasting King, that his tabernacle may be builded in thee again with joy, and let him make joyful there in thee those that are captives, and love in thee for ever those that are miserable.
Cursed are all they which hate thee, and blessed shall all be which love thee for ever.
Rejoice and be glad for the children of the just: for they shall be gathered together, and shall bless the Lord of the just.
O blessed are they which love thee, for they shall rejoice in thy peace: blessed are they which have been sorrowful for all thy scourges; for they shall rejoice for thee, when they have seen all thy glory, and shall be glad for ever.
For Jerusalem shall be built up with sapphires and emeralds, and precious stone: thy walls and towers and battlements with pure gold.
And the streets of Jerusalem shall be paved with beryl and carbuncle and stones of Ophir.
And all her streets shall say, Alleluia; and they shall praise him, saying, Blessed be God, which hath extolled it for ever.
Go into Media my son, for I surely believe those things which Jonas the prophet spake of Nineve, that it shall be overthrown; and that for a time peace shall rather be in Media; and that our brethren shall lie scattered in the earth from that good land: and Jerusalem shall be desolate, and the house of God in it shall be burned, and shall be desolate for a time;
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.
Therefore Nabuchodonosor was very angry with all this country, and sware by his throne and kingdom, that he would surely be avenged upon all those coasts of Cilicia, and Damascus, and Syria, and that he would slay with the sword all the inhabitants of the land of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and all Judea, and all that were in Egypt, till ye come to the borders of the two seas.
So that their slain shall fill their valleys and brooks and the river shall be filled with their dead, till it overflow:
Behold, we the servants of Nabuchodonosor the great king lie before thee; use us as shall be good in thy sight.
Now therefore, my lord and governor, if there be any error against this people, and they sin against their God, let us consider that this shall be their ruin, and let us go up, and we shall overcome them.
But if there be no iniquity in their nation, let my lord now pass by, lest their Lord defend them, and their God be for them, and we become a reproach before all the world.
For, say they, we will not be afraid of the face of the children of Israel: for, lo, it is a people that have no strength nor power for a strong battle
Now therefore, lord Holofernes, we will go up, and they shall be a prey to be devoured of all thine army.
For with them we will tread them under foot, and their mountains shall be drunken with their blood, and their fields shall be filled with their dead bodies, and their footsteps shall not be able to stand before us, for they shall utterly perish, saith king Nabuchodonosor, lord of all the earth: for he said, None of my words shall be in vain.
And thou shalt not perish, till thou be destroyed with them.
And if thou persuade thyself in thy mind that they shall be taken, let not thy countenance fall: I have spoken it, and none of my words shall be in vain.
Let our lord now hear a word, that there be not an overthrow in thine army.
So they and their wives and their children shall be consumed with fire, and before the sword come against them, they shall be overthrown in the streets where they dwell.
God be judge between us and you: for ye have done us great injury, in that ye have not required peace of the children of Assur.
For now we have no helper: but God hath sold us into their hands, that we should be thrown down before them with thirst and great destruction.
For it is better for us to be made a spoil unto them, than to die for thirst: for we will be his servants, that our souls may live, and not see the death of our infants before our eyes, nor our wives nor our children to die.
Then said Ozias to them, Brethren, be of good courage, let us yet endure five days, in the which space the Lord our God may turn his mercy toward us; for he will not forsake us utterly.
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 if we be taken so, all Judea shall lie waste, and our sanctuary shall be spoiled; and he will require the profanation thereof at our mouth.
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.
For our servitude shall not be directed to favour: but the Lord our God shall turn it to dishonour.
But enquire not ye of mine act: for I will not declare it unto you, till the things be finished that I do.
Then said Ozias and the princes unto her, Go in peace, and the Lord God be before thee, to take vengeance on our enemies.
O Lord God of my father Simeon, to whom thou gavest a sword to take vengeance of the strangers, who loosened the girdle of a maid to defile her, and discovered the thigh to her shame, and polluted her virginity to her reproach; for thou saidst, It shall not be so; and yet they did so:
Wherefore thou gavest their rulers to be slain, so that they dyed their bed in blood, being deceived, and smotest the servants with their lords, and the lords upon their thrones;
And hast given their wives for a prey, and their daughters to be captives, and all their spoils to be divided among thy dear children; which were moved with thy zeal, and abhorred the pollution of their blood, and called upon thee for aid: O God, O my God, hear me also a widow.
And make my speech and deceit to be their wound and stripe, who have purposed cruel things against thy covenant, and thy hallowed house, and against the top of Sion, and against the house of the possession of thy children.
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.
And took her, and asked her, Of what people art thou? and whence comest thou? and whither goest thou? And she said, I am a woman of the Hebrews, and am fled from them: for they shall be given you to be consumed:
And when thou standest before him, be not afraid in thine heart, but shew unto him according to thy word; and he will entreat thee well.
And they wondered at her beauty, and admired the children of Israel because of her, and every one said to his neighbour, Who would despise this people, that have among them such women? surely it is not good that one man of them be left who being let go might deceive the whole earth.
Then said Holofernes unto her, Woman, be of good comfort, fear not in thine heart: for I never hurt any that was willing to serve Nabuchodonosor, the king of all the earth.
But now tell me wherefore thou art fled from them, and art come unto us: for thou art come for safeguard; be of good comfort, thou shalt live this night, and hereafter:
Therefore, O lord and governor, reject not his word; but lay it up in thine heart, for it is true: for our nation shall not be punished, neither can sword prevail against them, except they sin against their God.
And now, that my lord be not defeated and frustrate of his purpose, even death is now fallen upon them, and their sin hath overtaken them, wherewith they will provoke their God to anger whensoever they shall do that which is not fit to be done:
Now when they shall bring them word, they will forthwith do it, and they shall be given to thee to be destroyed the same day.
Wherefore I thine handmaid, knowing all this, am fled from their presence; and God hath sent me to work things with thee, whereat all the earth shall be astonished, and whosoever shall hear it.
And I will come and shew it unto thee: then thou shalt go forth with all thine army, and there shall be none of them that shall resist thee.
Likewise Holofernes said unto her. God hath done well to send thee before the people, that strength might be in our hands and destruction upon them that lightly regard my lord.
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.
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.
Then Holofernes said unto her, If thy provision should fail, how should we give thee the like? for there be none with us of thy nation.
For, lo, it will be a shame for our person, if we shall let such a woman go, not having had her company; for if we draw her not unto us, she will laugh us to scorn.
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.
Then said Judith unto him, Who am I now, that I should gainsay my lord? surely whatsoever pleaseth him I will do speedily, and it shall be my joy unto the day of my death.
Then said Holofernes unto her, Drink now, and be merry with us.
Then all the people were wonderfully astonished, and bowed themselves and worshipped God, and said with one accord, Blessed be thou, O our God, which hast this day brought to nought the enemies of thy people.
Then said Ozias unto her, O daughter, blessed art thou of the most high God above all the women upon the earth; and blessed be the Lord God, which hath created the heavens and the earth, which hath directed thee to the cutting off of the head of the chief of our enemies.
And God turn these things to thee for a perpetual praise, to visit thee in good things because thou hast not spared thy life for the affliction of our nation, but hast revenged our ruin, walking a straight way before our God. And all the people said; So be it, so be it.
But when they had recovered him, he fell at Judith's feet, and reverenced her, and said, Blessed art thou in all the tabernacles of Juda, and in all nations, which hearing thy name shall be astonished.
So they came to Holofernes' tent, and said to him that had the charge of all his things, Waken now our lord: for the slaves have been bold to come down against us to battle, that they may be utterly destroyed.
Thou hast done all these things by thine hand: thou hast done much good to Israel, and God is pleased therewith: blessed be thou of the Almighty Lord for evermore. And all the people said, So be it.
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.
Wisdom of Solomon 1:1
Love righteousness, ye that be judges of the earth: think of the Lord with a good (heart,) and in simplicity of heart seek him.
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 1:8
Therefore he that speaketh unrighteous things cannot be hid: neither shall vengeance, when it punisheth, pass by him.
Wisdom of Solomon 1:9
For inquisition shall be made into the counsels of the ungodly: and the sound of his words shall come unto the Lord for the manifestation of his wicked deeds.
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 2:8
Let us crown ourselves with rosebuds, before they be withered:
Wisdom of Solomon 2:11
Let our strength be the law of justice: for that which is feeble is found to be nothing worth.
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 2:17
Let us see if his words be true: and let us prove what shall happen in the end of him.
Wisdom of Solomon 2:18
For if the just man be the son of God, he will help him, and deliver him from the hand of his enemies.
Wisdom of Solomon 2:20
Let us condemn him with a shameful death: for by his own saying he shall be respected.
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 3:3
And their going from us to be utter destruction: but they are in peace.
Wisdom of Solomon 3:4
For though they be punished in the sight of men, yet is their hope full of immortality.
Wisdom of Solomon 3:5
And having been a little chastised, they shall be greatly rewarded: for God proved them, and found them worthy for himself.
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 3:10
But the ungodly shall be punished according to their own imaginations, which have neglected the righteous, and forsaken the Lord.
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 3:17
For though they live long, yet shall they be nothing regarded: and their last age shall be without honour.
Wisdom of Solomon 4:4
For though they flourish in branches for a time; yet standing not last, they shall be shaken with the wind, and through the force of winds they shall be rooted out.
Wisdom of Solomon 4:5
The imperfect branches shall be broken off, their fruit unprofitable, not ripe to eat, yea, meet for nothing.
Wisdom of Solomon 4:7
But though the righteous be prevented with death, yet shall he be in rest.
Wisdom of Solomon 4:18
They shall see him, and despise him; but God shall laugh them to scorn: and they shall hereafter be a vile carcase, and a reproach among the dead for evermore.
Wisdom of Solomon 4:19
For he shall rend them, and cast them down headlong, that they shall be speechless; and he shall shake them from the foundation; and they shall be utterly laid waste, and be in sorrow; and their memorial shall perish.
Wisdom of Solomon 5:2
When they see it, they shall be troubled with terrible fear, and shall be amazed at the strangeness of his salvation, so far beyond all that they looked for.
Wisdom of Solomon 5:4
We fools accounted his life madness, and his end to be without honour:
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 5:22
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 6:1
Hear therefore, O ye kings, and understand; learn, ye that be judges of the ends of the earth.
Wisdom of Solomon 6:5
Horribly and speedily shall he come upon you: for a sharp judgment shall be to them that be in high places.
Wisdom of Solomon 6:6
For mercy will soon pardon the meanest: but mighty men shall be mightily tormented.
Wisdom of Solomon 6:10
For they that keep holiness holily shall be judged holy: and they that have learned such things shall find what to answer.
Wisdom of Solomon 6:11
Wherefore set your affection upon my words; desire them, and ye shall be instructed.
Wisdom of Solomon 6:15
To think therefore upon her is perfection of wisdom: and whoso watcheth for her shall quickly be without care.
Wisdom of Solomon 6:21
If your delight be then in thrones and sceptres, O ye kings of the people, honour wisdom, that ye may reign for evermore.
Wisdom of Solomon 7:2
And in my mother's womb was fashioned to be flesh in the time of ten months, being compacted in blood, of the seed of man, and the pleasure that came with sleep.
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 7:22
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 8:5
If riches be a possession to be desired in this life; what is richer than wisdom, that worketh all things?
Wisdom of Solomon 8:9
Therefore I purposed to take her to me to live with me, knowing that she would be a counsellor of good things, and a comfort in cares and grief.
Wisdom of Solomon 8:10
For her sake I shall have estimation among the multitude, and honour with the elders, though I be young.
Wisdom of Solomon 8:11
I shall be found of a quick conceit in judgment, and shall be admired in the sight of great men.
Wisdom of Solomon 8:14
I shall set the people in order, and the nations shall be subject unto me.
Wisdom of Solomon 8:15
Horrible tyrants shall be afraid, when they do but hear of me; I shall be found good among the multitude, and valiant in war.
Wisdom of Solomon 8:17
Now when I considered these things in myself, and pondered them in my heart, how that to be allied unto wisdom is immortality;
Wisdom of Solomon 9:6
For though a man be never so perfect among the children of men, yet if thy wisdom be not with him, he shall be nothing regarded.
Wisdom of Solomon 9:7
Thou hast chosen me to be a king of thy people, and a judge of thy sons and daughters:
Wisdom of Solomon 9:12
So shall my works be acceptable, and then shall I judge thy people righteously, and be worthy to sit in my father's seat.
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 10:14
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 11:13
For when they heard by their own punishments the other to be benefited, they had some feeling of the Lord.
Wisdom of Solomon 11:16
That they might know, that wherewithal a man sinneth, by the same also shall he be punished.
Wisdom of Solomon 12:10
But executing thy judgments upon them by little and little, thou gavest them place of repentance, not being ignorant that they were a naughty generation, and that their malice was bred in them, and that their cogitation would never be changed.
Wisdom of Solomon 12:12
For who shall say, What hast thou done? or who shall withstand thy judgment? or who shall accuse thee for the nations that perish, whom thou made? or who shall come to stand against thee, to be revenged for the unrighteous men?
Wisdom of Solomon 12:14
Neither shall king or tyrant be able to set his face against thee for any whom thou hast punished.
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 12:16
For thy power is the beginning of righteousness, and because thou art the Lord of all, it maketh thee to be gracious unto all.
Wisdom of Solomon 12:19
But by such works hast thou taught thy people that the just man should be merciful, and hast made thy children to be of a good hope that thou givest repentance for sins.
Wisdom of Solomon 12:20
For if thou didst punish the enemies of thy children, and the condemned to death, with such deliberation, giving them time and place, whereby they might be delivered from their malice:
Wisdom of Solomon 12:26
But they that would not be reformed by that correction, wherein he dallied with them, shall feel a judgment worthy of God.
Wisdom of Solomon 12:27
For, look, for what things they grudged, when they were punished, that is, for them whom they thought to be gods; [now] being punished in them, when they saw it, they acknowledged him to be the true God, whom before they denied to know: and therefore came extreme damnation upon them.
Wisdom of Solomon 13:2
But deemed either fire, or wind, or the swift air, or the circle of the stars, or the violent water, or the lights of heaven, to be the gods which govern the world.
Wisdom of Solomon 13:3
With whose beauty if they being delighted took them to be gods; let them know how much better the Lord of them is: for the first author of beauty hath created them.
Wisdom of Solomon 13:6
But yet for this they are the less to be blamed: for they peradventure err, seeking God, and desirous to find him.
Wisdom of Solomon 13:8
Howbeit neither are they to be pardoned.
Wisdom of Solomon 14:5
Nevertheless thou wouldest not that the works of thy wisdom should be idle, and therefore do men commit their lives to a small piece of wood, and passing the rough sea in a weak vessel are saved.
Wisdom of Solomon 14:10
For that which is made shall be punished together with him that made it.
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 14:13
For neither were they from the beginning, neither shall they be for ever.
Wisdom of Solomon 14:27
For the worshipping of idols not to be named is the beginning, the cause, and the end, of all evil.
Wisdom of Solomon 14:28
For either they are mad when they be merry, or prophesy lies, or live unjustly, or else lightly forswear themselves.
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 14:30
Howbeit for both causes shall they be justly punished: both because they thought not well of God, giving heed unto idols, and also unjustly swore in deceit, despising holiness.
Wisdom of Solomon 15:8
And employing his labours lewdly, he maketh a vain god of the same clay, even he which a little before was made of earth himself, and within a little while after returneth to the same, out when his life which was lent him shall be demanded.
Wisdom of Solomon 15:12
But they counted our life a pastime, and our time here a market for gain: for, say they, we must be getting every way, though it be by evil means.
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 16:3
To the end that they, desiring food, might for the ugly sight of the beasts sent among them lothe even that, which they must needs desire; but these, suffering penury for a short space, might be made partakers of a strange taste.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:4
For it was requisite, that upon them exercising tyranny should come penury, which they could not avoid: but to these it should only be shewed how their enemies were tormented.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:6
But they were troubled for a small season, that they might be admonished, having a sign of salvation, to put them in remembrance of the commandment of thy law.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:9
For them the bitings of grasshoppers and flies killed, neither was there found any remedy for their life: for they were worthy to be punished by such.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:11
For they were pricked, that they should remember thy words; and were quickly saved, that not falling into deep forgetfulness, they might be continually mindful of thy goodness.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:17
For, which is most to be wondered at, the fire had more force in the water, that quencheth all things: for the world fighteth for the righteous.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:23
But this again did even forget his own strength, that the righteous might be nourished.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:28
That it might be known, that we must prevent the sun to give thee thanks, and at the dayspring pray unto thee.
Wisdom of Solomon 17:1
For great are thy judgments, and cannot be expressed: therefore unnurtured souls have erred.
Wisdom of Solomon 17:6
Only there appeared unto them a fire kindled of itself, very dreadful: for being much terrified, they thought the things which they saw to be worse than the sight they saw not.
Wisdom of Solomon 17:8
For they, that promised to drive away terrors and troubles from a sick soul, were sick themselves of fear, worthy to be laughed at.
Wisdom of Solomon 17:10
They died for fear, denying that they saw the air, which could of no side be avoided.
Wisdom of Solomon 17:17
For whether he were husbandman, or shepherd, or a labourer in the field, he was overtaken, and endured that necessity, which could not be avoided: for they were all bound with one chain of darkness.
Wisdom of Solomon 17:19
Or a terrible sound of stones cast down, or a running that could not be seen of skipping beasts, or a roaring voice of most savage wild beasts, or a rebounding echo from the hollow mountains; these things made them to swoon for fear.
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 18:4
For they were worthy to be deprived of light and imprisoned in darkness, who had kept thy sons shut up, by whom the uncorrupt light of the law was to be given unto the world.
Wisdom of Solomon 18:6
Of that night were our fathers certified afore, that assuredly knowing unto what oaths they had given credence, they might afterwards be of good cheer.
Wisdom of Solomon 18:9
For the righteous children of good men did sacrifice secretly, and with one consent made a holy law, that the saints should be like partakers of the same good and evil, the fathers now singing out the songs of praise.
Wisdom of Solomon 18:13
For whereas they would not believe any thing by reason of the enchantments; upon the destruction of the firstborn, they acknowledged this people to be the sons of God.
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 19:6
For the whole creature in his proper kind was fashioned again anew, serving the peculiar commandments that were given unto them, that thy children might be kept without hurt:
Wisdom of Solomon 19:15
And not only so, but peradventure some respect shall be had of those, because they used strangers not friendly:
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.
There is one wise and greatly to be feared, the Lord sitting upon his throne.
A furious man cannot be justified; for the sway of his fury shall be his destruction.
Be not an hypocrite in the sight of men, and take good heed what thou speakest.
Cleave unto him, and depart not away, that thou mayest be increased at thy last end.
Whatsoever is brought upon thee take cheerfully, and be patient when thou art changed to a low estate.
Woe be to fearful hearts, and faint hands, and the sinner that goeth two ways!
Woe unto him that is fainthearted! for he believeth not; therefore shall he not be defended.
They that fear the Lord will seek that which is well, pleasing unto him; and they that love him shall be filled with the law.
Hear me your father, O children, and do thereafter, that ye may be safe.
Whoso honoureth his father shall have joy of his own children; and when he maketh his prayer, he shall be heard.
He that honoureth his father shall have a long life; and he that is obedient unto the Lord shall be a comfort to his mother.
For the relieving of thy father shall not be forgotten: and instead of sins it shall be added to build thee up.
In the day of thine affliction it shall be remembered; thy sins also shall melt away, as the ice in the fair warm weather.
My son, go on with thy business in meekness; so shalt thou be beloved of him that is approved.
Be not curious in unnecessary matters: for more things are shewed unto thee than men understand.
An obstinate heart shall be laden with sorrows; and the wicked man shall heap sin upon sin.
For if he curse thee in the bitterness of his soul, his prayer shall be heard of him that made him.
Deliver him that suffereth wrong from the hand of the oppressor; and be not fainthearted when thou sittest in judgment.
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.
He that loveth her loveth life; and they that seek to her early shall be filled with joy.
Observe the opportunity, and beware of evil; and be not ashamed when it concerneth thy soul.
For by speech wisdom shall be known: and learning by the word of the tongue.
In no wise speak against the truth; but be abashed of the error of thine ignorance.
Be not ashamed to confess thy sins; and force not the course of the river.
Be not hasty in thy tongue, and in thy deeds slack and remiss.
Be not as a lion in thy house, nor frantick among thy servants.
Let not thine hand be stretched out to receive, and shut when thou shouldest repay.
Concerning propitiation, be not without fear to add sin unto sin:
And say not His mercy is great; he will be pacified for the multitude of my sins: for mercy and wrath come from him, and his indignation resteth upon sinners.
Make no tarrying to turn to the Lord, and put not off from day to day: for suddenly shall the wrath of the Lord come forth, and in thy security thou shalt be destroyed, and perish in the day of vengeance.
Be stedfast in thy understanding; and let thy word be the same.
Be swift to hear; and let thy life be sincere; and with patience give answer.
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.
Be not ignorant of any thing in a great matter or a small.
Extol not thyself in the counsel of thine own heart; that thy soul be not torn in pieces as a bull [straying alone.]
A wicked soul shall destroy him that hath it, and shall make him to be laughed to scorn of his enemies.
Be in peace with many: nevertheless have but one counsellor of a thousand.