Verses with the word began in the Apocrypha (36 verses):
1 Esdras 2:30
Then king Artexerxes his letters being read, Rathumus, and Semellius the scribe, and the rest that were in commission with them, removing in haste toward Jerusalem with a troop of horsemen and a multitude of people in battle array, began to hinder the builders; and the building of the temple in Jerusalem ceased until the second year of the reign of Darius king of the Persians.
1 Esdras 3:17
And he said unto them, Declare unto us your mind concerning the writings. Then began the first, who had spoken of the strength of wine;
1 Esdras 4:1
Then the second, that had spoken of the strength of the king, began to say,
1 Esdras 4:13
Then the third, who had spoken of women, and of the truth, (this was Zorobabel) began to speak.
1 Esdras 4:33
Then the king and the princes looked one upon another: so he began to speak of the truth.
1 Esdras 5:53
And all they that had made any vow to God began to offer sacrifices to God from the first day of the seventh month, although the temple of the Lord was not yet built.
1 Esdras 5:56
And in the second year and second month after his coming to the temple of God at Jerusalem began Zorobabel the son of Salathiel, and Jesus the son of Josedec, and their brethren, and the priests, and the Levites, and all they that were come unto Jerusalem out of the captivity:
1 Esdras 6:2
Then stood up Zorobabel the son of Salatiel, and Jesus the son of Josedec, and began to build the house of the Lord at Jerusalem, the prophets of the Lord being with them, and helping them.
2 Esdras 2:47
So he answered and said unto me, It is the Son of God, whom they have confessed in the world. Then began I greatly to commend them that stood so stiffly for the name of the Lord.
2 Esdras 3:3
And my spirit was sore moved, so that I began to speak words full of fear to the most High, and said,
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 5:22
And my soul recovered the spirit of understanding, and I began to talk with the most High again,
2 Esdras 6:36
And in the eighth night was my heart vexed within me again, and I began to speak before the most High.
2 Esdras 9:28
And I opened my mouth, and began to talk before the most High, and said,
And when it was in my house, and began to cry, I said unto her, From whence is this kid? is it not stolen? render it to the owners; for it is not lawful to eat any thing that is stolen.
Then they began to eat.
Then began Tobias to say, Blessed art thou, O God of our fathers, and blessed is thy holy and glorious name for ever; let the heavens bless thee, and all thy creatures.
Then his wife said unto him, My son is dead, seeing he stayeth long; and she began to wail him, and said,
And when his eyes began to smart, he rubbed them;
Then Judith began to sing this thanksgiving in all Israel, and all the people sang after her this song of praise.
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.
1 Maccabees 3:25
Then began the fear of Judas and his brethren, and an exceeding great dread, to fall upon the nations round about them:
1 Maccabees 5:2
Wherefore they thought to destroy the generation of Jacob that was among them, and thereupon they began to slay and destroy the people.
1 Maccabees 9:23
Now after the death of Judas the wicked began to put forth their heads in all the coasts of Israel, and there arose up all such as wrought iniquity.
1 Maccabees 9:55
And as he began to pull down, even at that time was Alcimus plagued, and his enterprizes hindered: for his mouth was stopped, and he was taken with a palsy, so that he could no more speak any thing, nor give order concerning his house.
1 Maccabees 9:67
And when he began to smite them, and came up with his forces, Simon and his company went out of the city, and burned up the engines of war,
1 Maccabees 9:73
Thus the sword ceased from Israel: but Jonathan dwelt at Machmas, and began to govern the people; and he destroyed the ungodly men out of Israel.
1 Maccabees 10:10
This done, Jonathan settled himself in Jerusalem, and began to build and repair the city.
1 Maccabees 11:46
Wherefore the king fled into the court, but they of the city kept the passages of the city, and began to fight.
1 Maccabees 13:42
Then the people of Israel began to write in their instruments and contracts, In the first year of Simon the high priest, the governor and leader of the Jews.
1 Maccabees 15:40
So Cendebeus came to Jamnia and began to provoke the people and to invade Judea, and to take the people prisoners, and slay them.
2 Maccabees 4:40
Whereupon the common people rising, and being filled with rage, Lysimachus armed about three thousand men, and began first to offer violence; one Auranus being the leader, a man far gone in years, and no less in folly.
2 Maccabees 6:23
But he began to consider discreetly, and as became his age, and the excellency of his ancient years, and the honour of his gray head, whereon was come, and his most honest education from a child, or rather the holy law made and given by God: therefore he answered accordingly, and willed them straightways to send him to the grave.
2 Maccabees 9:11
Here therefore, being plagued, he began to leave off his great pride, and to come to the knowledge of himself by the scourge of God, his pain increasing every moment.
2 Maccabees 12:37
And with that he began in his own language, and sung psalms with a loud voice, and rushing unawares upon Gorgias' men, he put them to flight.
2 Maccabees 14:30
Notwithstanding, when Maccabeus saw that Nicanor began to be churlish unto him, and that he entreated him more roughly than he was wont, perceiving that such sour behaviour came not of good, he gathered together not a few of his men, and withdrew himself from Nicanor.