Verses with the word good in the Apocrypha (204 verses):
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 4:46
And now, O lord the king, this is that which I require, and which I desire of thee, and this is the princely liberality proceeding from thyself: I desire therefore that thou make good the vow, the performance whereof with thine own mouth thou hast vowed to the King of heaven.
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 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 8:85
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.
2 Esdras 1:9
How long shall I forbear them, into whom I have done so much good?
2 Esdras 2:14
Take heaven and earth to witness; for I have broken the evil in pieces, and created the good: for I live, saith the Lord.
2 Esdras 2:25
Nourish thy children, O thou good nurse; stablish their feet.
2 Esdras 3:22
Thus infirmity was made permanent; and the law (also) in the heart of the people with the malignity of the root; so that the good departed away, and the evil abode still.
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 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 7:6
There is also another thing; A city is builded, and set upon a broad field, and is full of all good things:
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 8:33
For the just, which have many good works laid up with thee, shall out of their own deeds receive reward.
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 8:41
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 10:15
Now therefore keep thy sorrow to thyself, and bear with a good courage that which hath befallen thee.
2 Esdras 12:46
Be of good comfort, O Israel; and be not heavy, thou house of Jacob:
2 Esdras 16:21
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.
Now when I was come home again, and my wife Anna was restored unto me, with my son Tobias, in the feast of Pentecost, which is the holy feast of the seven weeks, there was a good dinner prepared me, in the which I sat down to eat.
For thou layest up a good treasure for thyself against the day of necessity.
For alms is a good gift unto all that give it in the sight of the most High.
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.
So they were well pleased. Then said he to Tobias, Prepare thyself for the journey, and God send you a good journey. And when his son had prepared all things far the journey, his father said, Go thou with this man, and God, which dwelleth in heaven, prosper your journey, and the angel of God keep you company. So they went forth both, and the young man's dog with them.
For the good angel will keep him company, and his journey shall be prosperous, and he shall return safe.
As for the gall, it is good to anoint a man that hath whiteness in his eyes, and he shall be healed.
Then he said to them, Do ye know Tobit our kinsman? And they said, We know him. Then said he, Is he in good health?
And they said, He is both alive, and in good health: and Tobias said, He is my father.
And blessed him, and said unto him, Thou art the son of an honest and good man. But when he had heard that Tobit was blind, he was sorrowful, and wept.
Raguel said, Then take her from henceforth according to the manner, for thou art her cousin, and she is thine, and the merciful God give you good success in all things.
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.
And he said to his daughter, Honour thy father and thy mother in law, which are now thy parents, that I may hear good report of thee. And he kissed her. Edna also said to Tobias, The Lord of heaven restore thee, my dear brother, and grant that I may see thy children of my daughter Sara before I die, that I may rejoice before the Lord: behold, I commit my daughter unto thee of special trust; where are do not entreat her evil.
And took hold of his father: and he strake of the gall on his fathers' eyes, saying, Be of good hope, my father.
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.
It is good to keep close the secret of a king, but it is honourable to reveal the works of God. Do that which is good, and no evil shall touch you.
Prayer is good with fasting and alms and righteousness. A little with righteousness is better than much with unrighteousness. It is better to give alms than to lay up gold:
Surely I will keep close nothing from you. For I said, It was good to keep close the secret of a king, but that it was honourable to reveal the works of God.
And when thou didst not delay to rise up, and leave thy dinner, to go and cover the dead, thy good deed was not hid from me: but I was with thee.
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.
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;
Behold, we the servants of Nabuchodonosor the great king lie before thee; use us as shall be good in thy sight.
Behold, even our cities and the inhabitants thereof are thy servants; come and deal with them as seemeth good unto thee.
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.
Then said Ozias to her, All that thou hast spoken hast thou spoken with a good heart, and there is none that may gainsay thy words.
For this is not the first day wherein thy wisdom is manifested; but from the beginning of thy days all the people have known thy understanding, because the disposition of thine heart is good.
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:
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.
Then Joacim the high priest, and the ancients of the children of Israel that dwelt in Jerusalem, came to behold the good things that God had shewed to Israel, and to see Judith, and to salute her.
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.
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 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 3:15
For glorious is the fruit of good labours: and the root of wisdom shall never fall away.
Wisdom of Solomon 5:8
What hath pride profited us? or what good hath riches with our vaunting brought us?
Wisdom of Solomon 6:25
Receive therefore instruction through my words, and it shall do you good.
Wisdom of Solomon 7:11
All good things together came to me with her, and innumerable riches in her hands.
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 8:9
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 8:12
When I hold my tongue, they shall bide my leisure, and when I speak, they shall give good ear unto me: if I talk much, they shall lay their hands upon their mouth.
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 8:18
And great pleasure it is to have her friendship; and in the works of her hands are infinite riches; and in the exercise of conference with her, prudence; and in talking with her, a good report; I went about seeking how to take her to me.
Wisdom of Solomon 8:19
For I was a witty child, and had a good spirit.
Wisdom of Solomon 8:20
Yea rather, being good, I came into a body undefiled.
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 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 12:21
With how great circumspection didst thou judge thine own sons, unto whose fathers thou hast sworn, and made covenants of good promises?
Wisdom of Solomon 13:1
Surely vain are all men by nature, who are ignorant of God, and could not out of the good things that are seen know him that is: neither by considering the works did they acknowledge the workmaster;
Wisdom of Solomon 13:10
But miserable are they, and in dead things is their hope, who call them gods, which are the works of men's hands, gold and silver, to shew art in, and resemblances of beasts, or a stone good for nothing, the work of an ancient hand.
Wisdom of Solomon 13:18
For health he calleth upon that which is weak: for life prayeth to that which is dead; for aid humbly beseecheth that which hath least means to help: and for a good journey he asketh of that which cannot set a foot forward:
Wisdom of Solomon 13:19
And for gaining and getting, and for good success of his hands, asketh ability to do of him, that is most unable to do any thing.
Wisdom of Solomon 14:26
Disquieting of good men, forgetfulness of good turns, defiling of souls, changing of kind, disorder in marriages, adultery, and shameless uncleanness.
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.
Be not an hypocrite in the sight of men, and take good heed what thou speakest.
Ye that fear the Lord, hope for good, and for everlasting joy and mercy.
And he that requiteth good turns is mindful of that which may come hereafter; and when he falleth, he shall find a stay.
And refrain not to speak, when there is occasion to do good, and hide not thy wisdom in her beauty.
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.
Use not to make any manner of lie: for the custom thereof is not good.
Change not a friend for any good by no means; neither a faithful brother for the gold of Ophir.
Forego not a wise and good woman: for her grace is above gold.
Let thy soul love a good servant, and defraud him not of liberty.
Again, there is another that is slow, and hath need of help, wanting ability, and full of poverty; yet the eye of the Lord looked upon him for good, and set him up from his low estate,
Wisdom, knowledge, and understanding of the law, are of the Lord: love, and the way of good works, are from him.
Say not, What profit is there of my service? and what good things shall I have hereafter?
For he lieth in wait, and turneth good into evil, and in things worthy praise will lay blame upon thee.
When thou wilt do good know to whom thou doest it; so shalt thou be thanked for thy benefits.
Do good to the godly man, and thou shalt find a recompence; and if not from him, yet from the most High.
There can no good come to him that is always occupied in evil, nor to him that giveth no alms.
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.
Give unto the good, and help not the sinner.
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.
Observe, and take good heed, for thou walkest in peril of thy overthrowing: when thou hearest these things, awake in thy sleep.
Riches are good unto him that hath no sin, and poverty is evil in the mouth of the ungodly.
The heart of a man changeth his countenance, whether it be for good or evil: and a merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance.
He that is evil to himself, to whom will he be good? he shall not take pleasure in his goods.
And if he doeth good, he doeth it unwillingly; and at the last he will declare his wickedness.
My son, according to thy ability do good to thyself, and give the Lord his due offering.
Do good unto thy friend before thou die, and according to thy ability stretch out thy hand and give to him.
Defraud not thyself of the good day, and let not the part of a good desire overpass thee.
Blessed is the man that doth meditate good things in wisdom, and that reasoneth of holy things by his understanding.
He shall pitch his tent nigh unto her, and shall lodge in a lodging where good things are.
He that feareth the Lord will do good, and he that hath the knowledge of the law shall obtain her.
Withal he filled them with the knowledge of understanding, and shewed them good and evil.
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.
What is man, and whereto serveth he? what is his good, and what is his evil?
My son, blemish not thy good deeds, neither use uncomfortable words when thou givest any thing.
Take not pleasure in much good cheer, neither be tied to the expence thereof.
How good is it, when thou art reproved, to shew repentance! for so shalt thou escape wilful sin.
There is a sinner that hath good success in evil things; and there is a gain that turneth to loss.
The gift of a fool shall do thee no good when thou hast it; neither yet of the envious for his necessity: for he looketh to receive many things for one.
The fool saith, I have no friends, I have no thank for all my good deeds, and they that eat my bread speak evil of me.
A good wife is a good portion, which shall be given in the portion of them that fear the Lord.
Whether a man be rich or poor, if he have a good heart toward the Lord, he shall at all times rejoice with a cheerful countenance.
As the sun when it ariseth in the high heaven; so is the beauty of a good wife in the ordering of her house.
So thy race which thou leavest shall be magnified, having the confidence of their good descent.
A sinner will overthrow the good estate of his surety:
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.
Health and good estate of body are above all gold, and a strong body above infinite wealth.
What good doeth the offering unto an idol? for neither can it eat nor smell: so is he that is persecuted of the Lord.
A cheerful and good heart will have a care of his meat and diet.
Whoso is liberal of his meat, men shall speak well of him; and the report of his good housekeeping will be believed.
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.
And for these things bless him that made thee, and hath replenished thee with his good things.
In every good work trust thy own soul; for this is the keeping of the commandments.
Good is set against evil, and life against death: so is the godly against the sinner, and the sinner against the godly.
Give the Lord his honour with a good eye, and diminish not the firstfruits of thine hands.
And say unto thee, Thy way is good: and afterward he stand on the other side, to see what shall befall thee.
Four manner of things appear: good and evil, life and death: but the tongue ruleth over them continually.
There is a time when in their hands there is good success.
Forget it not, for there is no turning again: thou shalt not do him good, but hurt thyself.
He shall serve among great men, and appear before princes: he will travel through strange countries; for he hath tried the good and the evil among men.
All the works of the Lord are exceeding good, and whatsoever he commandeth shall be accomplished in due season.
For the good are good things created from the beginning: so evil things for sinners.
All these things are for good to the godly: so to the sinners they are turned into evil.
All the works of the Lord are good: and he will give every needful thing in due season.
A good life hath but few days: but a good name endureth for ever.
Therefore be shamefaced according to my word: for it is not good to retain all shamefacedness; neither is it altogether approved in every thing.
Sure keeping is good, where an evil wife is; and shut up, where many hands are.
One thing establisheth the good or another: and who shall be filled with beholding his glory?
With their seed shall continually remain a good inheritance, and their children are within the covenant.
The third in glory is Phinees the son of Eleazar, because he had zeal in the fear of the Lord, and stood up with good courage of heart: when the people were turned back, and made reconciliation for Israel.
God give you wisdom in your heart to judge his people in righteousness, that their good things be not abolished, and that their glory may endure for ever.
That all the children of Israel might see that it is good to follow the Lord.
For I purposed to do after her, and earnestly I followed that which is good; so shall I not be confounded.
My heart was troubled in seeking her: therefore have I gotten a good possession.
Therefore the Lord hath made good his word, which he pronounced against us, and against our judges that judged Israel, and against our kings, and against our princes, and against the men of Israel and Juda,
But we would not hearken unto thy voice, to serve the king of Babylon: therefore hast thou made good the words that thou spakest by thy servants the prophets, namely, that the bones of our kings, and the bones of our fathers, should be taken out of their place.
Be of good cheer, my people, the memorial of Israel.
Be of good cheer, O my children, cry unto the Lord, and he will deliver you from the power and hand of the enemies.
Be of good comfort, O my children, and cry unto God: for ye shall be remembered of him that brought these things upon you.
Take a good heart, O Jerusalem: for he that gave thee that name will comfort thee.
Additions to Esther 13:3
Now when I asked my counsellors how this might be brought to pass, Aman, that excelled in wisdom among us, and was approved for his constant good will and steadfast fidelity, and had the honour of the second place in the kingdom,
Additions to Esther 13:13
For I could have been content with good will for the salvation of Israel to kiss the soles of his feet.
Additions to Esther 15:9
Esther, what is the matter? I am thy brother, be of good cheer:
Additions to Esther 16:3
And endeavour to hurt not our subjects only, but not being able to bear abundance, do take in hand to practise also against those that do them good:
Additions to Esther 16:4
And take not only thankfulness away from among men, but also lifted up with the glorious words of lewd persons, that were never good, they think to escape the justice of God, that seeth all things and hateth evil.
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 1:33
Whether it be evil that one doeth unto them, or good, they are not able to recompense it: they can neither set up a king, nor put him down.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:37
They can shew no mercy to the widow, nor do good to the fatherless.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:63
Wherefore it is neither to be supposed nor said that they are gods, seeing, they are able neither to judge causes, nor to do good unto men.
1 Maccabees 4:24
After this they went home, and sung a song of thanksgiving, and praised the Lord in heaven: because it is good, because his mercy endureth forever.
1 Maccabees 4:55
Then all the people fell upon their faces, worshipping and praising the God of heaven, who had given them good success.
1 Maccabees 8:23
Good success be to the Romans, and to the people of the Jews, by sea and by land for ever: the sword also and enemy be far from them,
1 Maccabees 8:26
Neither shall they give any thing unto them that make war upon them, or aid them with victuals, weapons, money, or ships, as it hath seemed good unto the Romans; but they shall keep their covenants without taking any thing therefore.
1 Maccabees 8:28
Neither shall victuals be given to them that take part against them, or weapons, or money, or ships, as it hath seemed good to the Romans; but they shall keep their covenants, and that without deceit.
1 Maccabees 11:33
We are determined to do good to the people of the Jews, who are our friends, and keep covenants with us, because of their good will toward us.
1 Maccabees 14:4
As for the land of Judea, that was quiet all the days of Simon; for he sought the good of his nation in such wise, as that evermore his authority and honour pleased them well.
1 Maccabees 14:9
The ancient men sat all in the streets, communing together of good things, and the young men put on glorious and warlike apparel.
1 Maccabees 15:19
We thought it good therefore to write unto the kings and countries, that they should do them no harm, nor fight against them, their cities, or countries, nor yet aid their enemies against them.
1 Maccabees 15:20
It seemed also good to us to receive the shield of them.
1 Maccabees 16:14
Now Simon was visiting the cities that were in the country, and taking care for the good ordering of them; at which time he came down himself to Jericho with his sons, Mattathias and Judas, in the hundred threescore and seventeenth year, in the eleventh month, called Sabat:
1 Maccabees 16:17
In which doing he committed a great treachery, and recompensed evil for good.
2 Maccabees 1:3
And give you all an heart to serve him, and to do his will, with a good courage and a willing mind;
2 Maccabees 4:5
He went to the king, not to be an accuser of his countrymen, but seeking the good of all, both publick and private:
2 Maccabees 4:27
So Menelans got the principality: but as for the money that he had promised unto the king, he took no good order for it, albeit Sostratis the ruler of the castle required it:
2 Maccabees 5:4
Wherefore every man prayed that that apparition might turn to good.
2 Maccabees 6:29
They that led him changing the good will they bare him a little before into hatred, because the foresaid speeches proceeded, as they thought, from a desperate mind.
2 Maccabees 7:5
Now when he was thus maimed in all his members, he commanded him being yet alive to be brought to the fire, and to be fried in the pan: and as the vapour of the pan was for a good space dispersed, they exhorted one another with the mother to die manfully, saying thus,
2 Maccabees 7:14
So when he was ready to die he said thus, It is good, being put to death by men, to look for hope from God to be raised up again by him: as for thee, thou shalt have no resurrection to life.
2 Maccabees 7:20
But the mother was marvellous above all, and worthy of honourable memory: for when she saw her seven sons slain within the space of one day, she bare it with a good courage, because of the hope that she had in the Lord.
2 Maccabees 8:36
Thus he, that took upon him to make good to the Romans their tribute by means of captives in Jerusalem, told abroad, that the Jews had God to fight for them, and therefore they could not be hurt, because they followed the laws that he gave them.
2 Maccabees 9:19
Antiochus, king and governor, to the good Jews his citizens wisheth much joy, health, and prosperity:
2 Maccabees 9:21
As for me, I was weak, or else I would have remembered kindly your honour and good will returning out of Persia, and being taken with a grievous disease, I thought it necessary to care for the common safety of all:
2 Maccabees 10:7
Therefore they bare branches, and fair boughs, and palms also, and sang psalms unto him that had given them good success in cleansing his place.
2 Maccabees 10:23
And having good success with his weapons in all things he took in hand, he slew in the two holds more than twenty thousand.
2 Maccabees 11:6
Now when they that were with Maccabeus heard that he besieged the holds, they and all the people with lamentation and tears besought the Lord that he would send a good angel to deliver Israel.
2 Maccabees 11:15
Then Maccabeus consented to all that Lysias desired, being careful of the common good; and whatsoever Maccabeus wrote unto Lysias concerning the Jews, the king granted it.
2 Maccabees 11:19
And if then ye will keep yourselves loyal to the state, hereafter also will I endeavour to be a means of your good.
2 Maccabees 11:26
Thou shalt do well therefore to send unto them, and grant them peace, that when they are certified of our mind, they may be of good comfort, and ever go cheerfully about their own affairs.
2 Maccabees 11:28
If ye fare well, we have our desire; we are also in good health.
2 Maccabees 12:45
And also in that he perceived that there was great favour laid up for those that died godly, it was an holy and good thought. Whereupon he made a reconciliation for the dead, that they might be delivered from sin.
2 Maccabees 13:16
And at last they filled the camp with fear and tumult, and departed with good success.
2 Maccabees 14:8
First, verily for the unfeigned care I have of things pertaining to the king; and secondly, even for that I intend the good of mine own countrymen: for all our nation is in no small misery through the unadvised dealing of them aforersaid.
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.
2 Maccabees 14:37
Now was there accused unto Nicanor one Razis, one of the elders of Jerusalem, a lover of his countrymen, and a man of very good report, who for his kindness was called a father of the Jews.
2 Maccabees 15:11
Thus he armed every one of them, not so much with defence of shields and spears, as with comfortable and good words: and beside that, he told them a dream worthy to be believed, as if it had been so indeed, which did not a little rejoice them.
2 Maccabees 15:12
And this was his vision: That Onias, who had been high priest, a virtuous and a good man, reverend in conversation, gentle in condition, well spoken also, and exercised from a child in all points of virtue, holding up his hands prayed for the whole body of the Jews.
2 Maccabees 15:17
Thus being well comforted by the words of Judas, which were very good, and able to stir them up to valour, and to encourage the hearts of the young men, they determined not to pitch camp, but courageously to set upon them, and manfully to try the matter by conflict, because the city and the sanctuary and the temple were in danger.
2 Maccabees 15:21
Maccabeus seeing the coming of the multitude, and the divers preparations of armour, and the fierceness of the beasts, stretched out his hands toward heaven, and called upon the Lord that worketh wonders, knowing that victory cometh not by arms, but even as it seemeth good to him, he giveth it to such as are worthy:
2 Maccabees 15:23
Wherefore now also, O Lord of heaven, send a good angel before us for a fear and dread unto them;