Verses with the word he in the Apocrypha (1423 verses; showing verse 1 - 500):
1 Esdras 1:3
And he spake unto the Levites, the holy ministers of Israel, that they should hallow themselves unto the Lord, to set the holy ark of the Lord in the house that king Solomon the son of David had built:
1 Esdras 1:7
And unto the people that was found there Josias gave thirty thousand lambs and kids, and three thousand calves: these things were given of the king's allowance, according as he promised, to the people, to the priests, and to the Levites.
1 Esdras 1:31
Then gat he up upon his second chariot; and being brought back to Jerusalem died, and was buried in his father's sepulchre.
1 Esdras 1:33
These things are written in the book of the stories of the kings of Judah, and every one of the acts that Josias did, and his glory, and his understanding in the law of the Lord, and the things that he had done before, and the things now recited, are reported in the book of the kings of Israel and Judea.
1 Esdras 1:34
And the people took Joachaz the son of Josias, and made him king instead of Josias his father, when he was twenty and three years old.
1 Esdras 1:35
And he reigned in Judea and in Jerusalem three months: and then the king of Egypt deposed him from reigning in Jerusalem.
1 Esdras 1:36
And he set a tax upon the land of an hundred talents of silver and one talent of gold.
1 Esdras 1:38
And he bound Joacim and the nobles: but Zaraces his brother he apprehended, and brought him out of Egypt.
1 Esdras 1:39
Five and twenty years old was Joacim when he was made king in the land of Judea and Jerusalem; and he did evil before the Lord.
1 Esdras 1:43
And Joacim his son reigned in his stead: he was made king being eighteen years old;
1 Esdras 1:46
And made Zedechias king of Judea and Jerusalem, when he was one and twenty years old; and he reigned eleven years:
1 Esdras 1:47
And he did evil also in the sight of the Lord, and cared not for the words that were spoken unto him by the prophet Jeremy from the mouth of the Lord.
1 Esdras 1:48
And after that king Nabuchodonosor had made him to swear by the name of the Lord, he forswore himself, and rebelled; and hardening his neck, his heart, he transgressed the laws of the Lord God of Israel.
1 Esdras 1:50
Nevertheless the God of their fathers sent by his messenger to call them back, because he spared them and his tabernacle also.
1 Esdras 1:52
So far forth, that he, being wroth with his people for their great ungodliness, commanded the kings of the Chaldees to come up against them;
1 Esdras 1:53
Who slew their young men with the sword, yea, even within the compass of their holy temple, and spared neither young man nor maid, old man nor child, among them; for he delivered all into their hands.
1 Esdras 1:56
And as for her glorious things, they never ceased till they had consumed and brought them all to nought: and the people that were not slain with the sword he carried unto Babylon:
1 Esdras 2:1
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 2:2
The Lord raised up the spirit of Cyrus the king of the Persians, and he made proclamation through all his kingdom, and also by writing,
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 2:11
Now when Cyrus king of the Persians had brought them forth, he delivered them to Mithridates his treasurer:
1 Esdras 3:1
Now when Darius reigned, he made a great feast unto all his subjects, and unto all his household, and unto all the princes of Media and Persia,
1 Esdras 3:5
Let every one of us speak a sentence: he that shall overcome, and whose sentence shall seem wiser than the others, unto him shall the king Darius give great gifts, and great things in token of victory:
1 Esdras 3:7
And he shall sit next to Darius because of his wisdom, and shall be called Darius his cousin.
1 Esdras 3:13
Now when the king was risen up, they took their writings, and delivered them unto him, and so he read them:
1 Esdras 3:14
And sending forth he called all the princes of Persia and Media, and the governors, and the captains, and the lieutenants, and the chief officers;
1 Esdras 3:16
And he said, Call the young men, and they shall declare their own sentences. So they were called, and came in.
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 3:18
And he said thus, O ye men, how exceeding strong is wine! it causeth all men to err that drink it:
1 Esdras 3:24
O ye men, is not wine the strongest, that enforceth to do thus? And when he had so spoken, he held his peace.
1 Esdras 4:3
But yet the king is more mighty: for he is lord of all these things, and hath dominion over them; and whatsoever he commandeth them they do.
1 Esdras 4:4
If he bid them make war the one against the other, they do it: if he send them out against the enemies, they go, and break down mountains walls and towers.
1 Esdras 4:7
And yet he is but one man: if he command to kill, they kill; if he command to spare, they spare;
1 Esdras 4:8
If he command to smite, they smite; if he command to make desolate, they make desolate; if he command to build, they build;
1 Esdras 4:9
If he command to cut down, they cut down; if he command to plant, they plant.
1 Esdras 4:10
So all his people and his armies obey him: furthermore he lieth down, he eateth and drinketh, and taketh his rest:
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 4:21
He sticketh not to spend his life with his wife. and remembereth neither father, nor mother, nor country.
1 Esdras 4:24
And looketh upon a lion, and goeth in the darkness; and when he hath stolen, spoiled, and robbed, he bringeth it to his love.
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 4:33
Then the king and the princes looked one upon another: so he began to speak of the truth.
1 Esdras 4:34
O ye men, are not women strong? great is the earth, high is the heaven, swift is the sun in his course, for he compasseth the heavens round about, and fetcheth his course again to his own place in one day.
1 Esdras 4:35
Is he not great that maketh these things? therefore great is the truth, and stronger than all things.
1 Esdras 4:41
And with that he held his peace. And all the people then shouted, and said, Great is Truth, and mighty above all things.
1 Esdras 4:43
Then said he unto the king, Remember thy vow, which thou hast vowed to build Jerusalem, in the day when thou camest to thy kingdom,
1 Esdras 4:44
And to send away all the vessels that were taken away out of Jerusalem, which Cyrus set apart, when he vowed to destroy Babylon, and to send them again thither.
1 Esdras 4:48
He wrote letters also unto the lieutenants that were in Celosyria and Phenice, and unto them in Libanus, that they should bring cedar wood from Libanus unto Jerusalem, and that they should build the city with him.
1 Esdras 4:49
Moreover he wrote for all the Jews that went out of his realm up into Jewry, concerning their freedom, that no officer, no ruler, no lieutenant, nor treasurer, should forcibly enter into their doors;
1 Esdras 4:54
He wrote also concerning. the charges, and the priests' vestments wherein they minister;
1 Esdras 4:56
And he commanded to give to all that kept the city pensions and wages.
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 4:58
Now when this young man was gone forth, he lifted up his face to heaven toward Jerusalem, and praised the King of heaven,
1 Esdras 4:61
And so he took the letters, and went out, and came unto Babylon, and told it all his brethren.
1 Esdras 4:62
And they praised the God of their fathers, because he had given them freedom and liberty
1 Esdras 5:3
And all their brethren played, and he made them go up together with them.
1 Esdras 6:15
But when our fathers provoked God unto wrath, and sinned against the Lord of Israel which is in heaven, he gave them over into the power of Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon, of the Chaldees;
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 6:27
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 6:32
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 7:15
For that he had turned the counsel of the king of Assyria toward them, to strengthen their hands in the works of the Lord God of Israel.
1 Esdras 8:4
And the king did him honour: for he found grace in his sight in all his requests.
1 Esdras 8:7
For Esdras had very great skill, so that he omitted nothing of the law and commandments of the Lord, but taught all Israel the ordinances and judgments.
1 Esdras 8:80
Yea, when we were in bondage, we were not forsaken of our Lord; but he made us gracious before the kings of Persia, so that they gave us food;
1 Esdras 9:39
And they spake unto Esdras the priest and reader, that he would bring the law of Moses, that was given of the Lord God of Israel.
1 Esdras 9:41
And he read in the broad court before the holy porch from morning unto midday, before both men and women; and the multitude gave heed unto the law.
1 Esdras 9:45
Then took Esdras the book of the law before the multitude: for he sat honourably in the first place in the sight of them all.
1 Esdras 9:46
And when he opened the law, they stood all straight up. So Esdras blessed the Lord God most High, the God of hosts, Almighty.
2 Esdras 1:2
The son of Achias, the son of Phinees, the son of Heli, the son of Amarias, the son of Aziei, the son of Marimoth, the son of And he spake unto the of Borith, the son of Abisei, the son of Phinees, the son of Eleazar,
2 Esdras 1:7
Am not I even he that brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage? but they have provoked me unto wrath, and despised my counsels.
2 Esdras 2:34
And therefore I say unto you, O ye heathen, that hear and understand, look for your Shepherd, he shall give you everlasting rest; for he is nigh at hand, that shall come in the end of the world.
2 Esdras 2:43
And in the midst of them there was a young man of a high stature, taller than all the rest, and upon every one of their heads he set crowns, and was more exalted; which I marvelled at greatly.
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 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 3:5
And gavest a body unto Adam without soul, which was the workmanship of thine hands, and didst breathe into him the breath of life, and he was made living before thee.
2 Esdras 3:7
And unto him thou gavest commandment to love thy way: which he transgressed, and immediately thou appointedst death in him and in his generations, of whom came nations, tribes, people, and kindreds, out of number.
2 Esdras 4:3
Then said I, Yea, my lord. And he answered me, and said, I am sent to shew thee three ways, and to set forth three similitudes before thee:
2 Esdras 4:5
And I said, Tell on, my lord. Then said he unto me, Go thy way, weigh me the weight of the fire, or measure me the blast of the wind, or call me again the day that is past.
2 Esdras 4:7
And he said unto me, If I should ask thee how great dwellings are in the midst of the sea, or how many springs are in the beginning of the deep, or how many springs are above the firmament, or which are the outgoings of paradise:
2 Esdras 4:10
He said moreover unto me, Thine own things, and such as are grown up with thee, canst thou not know;
2 Esdras 4:13
He answered me, and said, I went into a forest into a plain, and the trees took counsel,
2 Esdras 4:20
Then answered he me, and said, Thou hast given a right judgment, but why judgest thou not thyself also?
2 Esdras 4:21
For like as the ground is given unto the wood, and the sea to his floods: even so they that dwell upon the earth may understand nothing but that which is upon the earth: and he that dwelleth above the heavens may only understand the things that are above the height of the heavens.
2 Esdras 4:25
What will he then do unto his name whereby we are called? of these things have I asked.
2 Esdras 4:26
Then answered he me, and said, The more thou searchest, the more thou shalt marvel; for the world hasteth fast to pass away,
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 4:36
And unto these things Uriel the archangel gave them answer, and said, Even when the number of seeds is filled in you: for he hath weighed the world in the balance.
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 4:40
So he answered me, and said, Go thy way to a woman with child, and ask of her when she hath fulfilled her nine months, if her womb may keep the birth any longer within her.
2 Esdras 4:41
Then said I, No, Lord, that can she not. And he said unto me, In the grave the chambers of souls are like the womb of a woman:
2 Esdras 4:47
And he said unto me, Stand up upon the right side, and I shall expound the similitude unto thee.
2 Esdras 4:50
Then said he unto me, Consider with thyself; as the rain is more than the drops, and as the fire is greater than the smoke; but the drops and the smoke remain behind: so the quantity which is past did more exceed.
2 Esdras 4:52
He answered me, and said, As for the tokens whereof thou askest me, I may tell thee of them in part: but as touching thy life, I am not sent to shew thee; for I do not know it.
2 Esdras 5:6
And even he shall rule, whom they look not for that dwell upon the earth, and the fowls shall take their flight away together:
2 Esdras 5:19
Then said I unto him, Go thy ways from me, and come not nigh me. And he heard what I said, and went from me.
2 Esdras 5:33
And I said, Speak on, my Lord. Then said he unto me, Thou art sore troubled in mind for Israel's sake: lovest thou that people better than he that made them?
2 Esdras 5:35
And he said unto me, Thou canst not. And I said, Wherefore, Lord? whereunto was I born then? or why was not my mother's womb then my grave, that I might not have seen the travail of Jacob, and the wearisome toil of the stock of Israel?
2 Esdras 5:36
And he said unto me, Number me the things that are not yet come, gather me together the dross that are scattered abroad, make me the flowers green again that are withered,
2 Esdras 5:38
And I said, O Lord that bearest rule, who may know these things, but he that hath not his dwelling with men?
2 Esdras 5:40
Then said he unto me, Like as thou canst do none of these things that I have spoken of, even so canst thou not find out my judgment, or in the end the love that I have promised unto my people.
2 Esdras 5:42
And he said unto me, I will liken my judgment unto a ring: like as there is no slackness of the last, even so there is no swiftness of the first.
2 Esdras 5:44
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 5:46
And he said unto me, Ask the womb of a woman, and say unto her, If thou bringest forth children, why dost thou it not together, but one after another? pray her therefore to bring forth ten children 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 5:51
He answered me, and said, Ask a woman that beareth children, and she shall tell thee.
2 Esdras 6:1
And he said unto me, In the beginning, when the earth was made, before the borders of the world stood, or ever the winds blew,
2 Esdras 6:8
And he said unto me, From Abraham unto Isaac, when Jacob and Esau were born of him, Jacob's hand held first the heel of Esau.
2 Esdras 6:13
So he answered and said unto me, Stand up upon thy feet, and hear a mighty sounding voice.
2 Esdras 6:29
And when he talked with me, behold, I looked by little and little upon him before whom I stood.
2 Esdras 6:30
And these words said he unto me; I am come to shew thee the time of the night to come.
2 Esdras 6:32
For thy voice is heard before the most High: for the Mighty hath seen thy righteous dealing, he hath seen also thy chastity, which thou hast had ever since thy youth.
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 6:35
And it came to pass after this, that I wept again, and fasted seven days in like manner, that I might fulfil the three weeks which he told me.
2 Esdras 6:51
Unto Enoch thou gavest one part, which was dried up the third day, that he should dwell in the same part, wherein are a thousand hills:
2 Esdras 7:2
And he said unto me, Up, Esdras, and hear the words that I am come to tell thee.
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 7:5
Who then could go into the sea to look upon it, and to rule it? if he went not through the narrow, how could he come into the broad?
2 Esdras 7:9
If this city now were given unto a man for an inheritance, if he never shall pass the danger set before it, how shall he receive this inheritance?
2 Esdras 7:10
And I said, It is so, Lord. Then said he unto me, Even so also is Israel's portion.
2 Esdras 7:19
And he said unto me. There is no judge above God, and none that hath understanding above the Highest.
2 Esdras 7:23
And deceived themselves by their wicked deeds; and said of the most High, that he is not; and knew not his ways:
2 Esdras 7:39
And Helias for those that received rain; and for the dead, that he might live:
2 Esdras 7:42
He answered me, and said, This present life is not the end where much glory doth abide; therefore have they prayed for the weak.
2 Esdras 7:57
Then answered he me, and said, This is the condition of the battle, which man that is born upon the earth shall fight;
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 7:59
For this is the life whereof Moses spake unto the people while he lived, saying, Choose thee life, that thou mayest live.
2 Esdras 7:62
I answered then, and said, I know, Lord, that the most High is called merciful, in that he hath mercy upon them which are not yet come into the world,
2 Esdras 7:64
And that he is patient, and long suffereth those that have sinned, as his creatures;
2 Esdras 7:65
And that he is bountiful, for he is ready to give where it needeth;
2 Esdras 7:66
And that he is of great mercy, for he multiplieth more and more mercies to them that are present, and that are past, and also to them which are to come.
2 Esdras 7:67
For if he shall not multiply his mercies, the world would not continue with them that inherit therein.
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 7:69
And being judge, if he should not forgive them that are cured with his word, and put out the multitude of contentions,
2 Esdras 8:1
And he answered me, saying, The most High hath made this world for many, but the world to come for few.
2 Esdras 8:19
Therefore hear my voice, and understand my words, and I shall speak before thee. This is the beginning of the words of Esdras, before he was taken up: and I said,
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 8:37
Then answered he me, and said, Some things hast thou spoken aright, and according unto thy words it shall be.
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 9:1
He answered me then, and said, Measure thou the time diligently in itself: and when thou seest part of the signs past, which I have told thee before,
2 Esdras 9:2
Then shalt thou understand, that it is the very same time, wherein the Highest will begin to visit the world which he made.
2 Esdras 9:17
And he answered me, saying, Like as the field is, so is also the seed; as the flowers be, such are the colours also; such as the workman is, such also is the work; and as the husbandman is himself, so is his husbandry also: for it was the time of the world.
2 Esdras 9:26
So I went my way into the field which is called Ardath, like as he commanded me; and there I sat among the flowers, and did eat of the herbs of the field, and the meat of the same satisfied me.
2 Esdras 9:47
So when he grew up, and came to the time that he should have a wife, I made a feast.
2 Esdras 10:1
And it so came to pass, that when my son was entered into his wedding chamber, he fell down, and died.
2 Esdras 10:28
Where is Uriel the angel, who came unto me at the first? for he hath caused me to fall into many trances, and mine end is turned into corruption, and my prayer to rebuke.
2 Esdras 10:29
And as I was speaking these words behold, he came unto me, and looked upon me.
2 Esdras 10:30
And, lo, I lay as one that had been dead, and mine understanding was taken from me: and he took me by the right hand, and comforted me, and set me upon my feet, and said unto me,
2 Esdras 10:33
And he said unto me, Stand up manfully, and I will advise thee.
2 Esdras 10:38
He answered me then, and said, Hear me, and I shall inform thee, and tell thee wherefore thou art afraid: for the Highest will reveal many secret things unto thee.
2 Esdras 10:39
He hath seen that thy way is right: for that thou sorrowest continually for thy people, and makest great lamentation for Sion.
2 Esdras 10:50
For now the most High seeth that thou art grieved unfeignedly, and sufferest from thy whole heart for her, so hath he shewed thee the brightness of her glory, and the comeliness of her beauty:
2 Esdras 10:59
And so shall the Highest shew thee visions of the high things, which the most High will do unto them that dwell upon the earth in the last days. So I slept that night and another, like as he commanded me.
2 Esdras 11:37
And I beheld, and lo, as it were a roaring lion chased out of the wood: and I saw that he sent out a man's voice unto the eagle, and said,
2 Esdras 11:40
And the fourth came, and overcame all the beasts that were past, and had power over the world with great fearfulness, and over the whole compass of the earth with much wicked oppression; and so long time dwelt he upon the earth with deceit.
2 Esdras 12:6
Therefore will I now beseech the Highest, that he will comfort me unto the end.
2 Esdras 12:10
And he said unto me, This is the interpretation of the vision:
2 Esdras 12:28
For the sword of the one shall devour the other: but at the last shall he fall through the sword himself.
2 Esdras 12:32
This is the anointed, which the Highest hath kept for them and for their wickedness unto the end: he shall reprove them, and shall upbraid them with their cruelty.
2 Esdras 12:33
For he shall set them before him alive in judgment, and shall rebuke them, and correct them.
2 Esdras 12:34
For the rest of my people shall he deliver with mercy, those that have been pressed upon my borders, and he shall make them joyful until the coming of the day of judgment, whereof I have spoken unto thee from the the beginning.
2 Esdras 12:39
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.
2 Esdras 13:3
And I beheld, and, lo, that man waxed strong with the thousands of heaven: and when he turned his countenance to look, all the things trembled that were seen under him.
2 Esdras 13:6
But I beheld, and, lo, he had graved himself a great mountain, and flew up upon it.
2 Esdras 13:9
And, lo, as he saw the violence of the multitude that came, he neither lifted up his hand, nor held sword, nor any instrument of war:
2 Esdras 13:10
But only I saw that he sent out of his mouth as it had been a blast of fire, and out of his lips a flaming breath, and out of his tongue he cast out sparks and tempests.
2 Esdras 13:20
Yet is it easier for him that is in danger to come into these things, than to pass away as a cloud out of the world, and not to see the things that happen in the last days. And he answered unto me, and said,
2 Esdras 13:23
He that shall endure the peril in that time hath kept himself: they that be fallen into danger are such as have works, and faith toward the Almighty.
2 Esdras 13:26
The same is he whom God the Highest hath kept a great season, which by his own self shall deliver his creature: and he shall order them that are left behind.
2 Esdras 13:28
And that he held neither sword, nor any instrument of war, but that the rushing in of him destroyed the whole multitude that came to subdue him; this is the interpretation:
2 Esdras 13:30
And he shall come to the astonishment of them that dwell on the earth.
2 Esdras 13:35
But he shall stand upon the top of the mount Sion.
2 Esdras 13:38
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.
2 Esdras 13:39
And whereas thou sawest that he gathered another peaceable multitude unto him;
2 Esdras 13:40
Those are the ten tribes, which were carried away prisoners out of their own land in the time of Osea the king, whom Salmanasar the king of Assyria led away captive, and he carried them over the waters, and so came they into another land.
2 Esdras 13:49
Now when he destroyeth the multitude of the nations that are gathered together, he shall defend his people that remain.
2 Esdras 13:50
And then shall he shew them great wonders.
2 Esdras 13:52
And he said unto me, Like as thou canst neither seek out nor know the things that are in the deep of the sea: even so can no man upon earth see my Son, or those that be with him, but in the day time.
2 Esdras 13:57
Then went I forth into the field, giving praise and thanks greatly unto the most High because of his wonders which he did in time;
2 Esdras 13:58
And because he governeth the same, and such things as fall in their seasons: and there I sat three days.
2 Esdras 14:3
Then said he unto me, In the bush I did manifestly reveal myself unto Moses, and talked with him, when my people served in Egypt:
2 Esdras 14:23
And he answered me, saying, Go thy way, gather the people together, and say unto them, that they seek thee not for forty days.
2 Esdras 14:27
Then went I forth, as he commanded, and gathered all the people together, and said,
2 Esdras 14:32
And forasmuch as he is a righteous judge, he took from you in time the thing that he had given you.
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So I took the five men, as he commanded me, and we went into the field, and remained there.
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Then opened I my mouth, and, behold, he reached me a full cup, which was full as it were with water, but the colour of it was like fire.
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For the Lord knoweth all them that sin against him, and therefore delivereth he them unto death and destruction.
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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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Plagues are sent unto you, and what is he that may drive them away?
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The mighty Lord sendeth the plagues and who is he that can drive them away?
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A fire shall go forth from his wrath, and who is he that may quench it?
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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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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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He that selleth, let him be as he that fleeth away: and he that buyeth, as one that will lose:
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He that occupieth merchandise, as he that hath no profit by it: and he that buildeth, as he that shall not dwell therein:
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He that soweth, as if he should not reap: so also he that planteth the vineyard, as he that shall not gather the grapes:
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So shall righteousness hate iniquity, when she decketh herself, and shall accuse her to her face, when he cometh that shall defend him that diligently searcheth out every sin upon earth.
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Let not the sinner say that he hath not sinned: for God shall burn coals of fire upon his head, which saith before the Lord God and his glory, I have not sinned.
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In his word were the stars made, and he knoweth the number of them.
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He searcheth the deep, and the treasures thereof; he hath measured the sea, and what it containeth.
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He hath shut the sea in the midst of the waters, and with his word hath he hanged the earth upon the waters.
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He spreadeth out the heavens like a vault; upon the waters hath he founded it.
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In the desert hath he made springs of water, and pools upon the tops of the mountains, that the floods might pour down from the high rocks to water the earth.
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He made man, and put his heart in the midst of the body, and gave him breath, life, and understanding.
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Surely he knoweth your inventions, and what ye think in your hearts, even them that sin, and would hide their sin.
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Therefore hath the Lord exactly searched out all your works, and he will put you all to shame.
And if the king Sennacherib had slain any, when he was come, and fled from Judea, I buried them privily; for in his wrath he killed many; but the bodies were not found, when they were sought for of the king.
And Achiacharus intreating for me, I returned to Nineve. Now Achiacharus was cupbearer, and keeper of the signet, and steward, and overseer of the accounts: and Sarchedonus appointed him next unto him: and he was my brother's son.
But he came again, and said, Father, one of our nation is strangled, and is cast out in the marketplace.
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.
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.
In that day Tobit remembered the money which he had committed to Gabael in Rages of Media,
And when he had called him, he said, My son, when I am dead, bury me; and despise not thy mother, but honour her all the days of thy life, and do that which shall please her, and grieve her not.
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.
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 gave him the handwriting, and said unto him, Seek thee a man which may go with thee, whiles I yet live, and I will give him wages: and go and receive the money.
Therefore when he went to seek a man, he found Raphael that was an angel.
But he knew not; and he said unto him, Canst thou go with me to Rages? and knowest thou those places well?
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.
So he called him, and he came in, and they saluted one another.
To whom he said, Dost thou seek for a tribe or family, or an hired man to go with thy son? Then Tobit said unto him, I would know, brother, thy kindred and name.
Then he said, I am Azarias, the son of Ananias the great, and of thy brethren.
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.
But Anna his mother wept, and said to Tobit, Why hast thou sent away our son? is he not the staff of our hand, in going in and out before us?
Then said Tobit to her, Take no care, my sister; he shall return in safety, and thine eyes shall see him.
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.
And the devil shall smell it, and flee away, and never come again any more: but when thou shalt come to her, rise up both of you, and pray to God which is merciful, who will have pity on you, and save you: fear not, for she is appointed unto thee from the beginning; and thou shalt preserve her, and she shall go with thee. Moreover I suppose that she shall bear thee children. Now when Tobias had heard these things, he loved her, and his heart was effectually joined to her.
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.
So he communicated the matter with Raguel: and Raguel said to Tobias, Eat and drink, and make merry:
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;
Which when she had done as he had bidden her, she brought her thither: and she wept, and she received the tears of her daughter, and said unto her,
And as he went, he remembered the words of Raphael, and took the ashes of the perfumes, and put the heart and the liver of the fish thereupon, and made a smoke therewith.
The which smell when the evil spirit had smelled, he fled into the utmost parts of Egypt, and the angel bound him.
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.
And came forth, and told them that he was alive.
And he kept the wedding feast fourteen days.
For before the days of the marriage were finished, Raguel had said unto him by an oath, that he should not depart till the fourteen days of the marriage were expired;
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.
Therefore he was very sorry.
Then his wife said unto him, My son is dead, seeing he stayeth long; and she began to wail him, and said,
To whom Tobit said, Hold thy peace, take no care, for he is safe.
But she said, Hold thy peace, and deceive me not; my son is dead. And she went out every day into the way which they went, and did eat no meat on the daytime, and ceased not whole nights to bewail her son Tobias, until the fourteen days of the wedding were expired, which Raguel had sworn that he should spend there. Then Tobias said to Raguel, Let me go, for my father and my mother look no more to see me.
And he blessed them, and sent them away, saying, The God of heaven give you a prosperous journey, my children.
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.
After these things Tobias went his way, praising God that he had given him a prosperous journey, and blessed Raguel and Edna his wife, and went on his way till they drew near unto Nineve.
Therefore anoint thou his eyes with the gall, and being pricked therewith, he shall rub, and the whiteness shall fall away, and he shall see thee.
And took hold of his father: and he strake of the gall on his fathers' eyes, saying, Be of good hope, my father.
And when his eyes began to smart, he rubbed them;
And the whiteness pilled away from the corners of his eyes: and when he saw his son, he fell upon his neck.
And he wept, and said, Blessed art thou, O God, and blessed is thy name for ever; and blessed are all thine holy angels:
Then Tobit went out to meet his daughter in law at the gate of Nineve, rejoicing and praising God: and they which saw him go marvelled, because he had received his sight.
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.
For he hath brought me again to thee in safety, and made whole my wife, and brought me the money, and likewise healed thee.
So he called the angel, and he said unto him, Take half of all that ye have brought and go away in safety.
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.
But he said unto them, Fear not, for it shall go well with you; praise God therefore.
For he doth scourge, and hath mercy: he leadeth down to hell, and bringeth up again: neither is there any that can avoid his hand.
Confess him before the Gentiles, ye children of Israel: for he hath scattered us among them.
There declare his greatness, and extol him before all the living: for he is our Lord, and he is the God our Father for ever.
And he will scourge us for our iniquities, and will have mercy again, and will gather us out of all nations, among whom he hath scattered us.
If ye turn to him with your whole heart, and with your whole mind, and deal uprightly before him, then will he turn unto you, and will not hide his face from you. Therefore see what he will do with you, and confess him with your whole mouth, and praise the Lord of might, and extol the everlasting King. In the land of my captivity do I praise him, and declare his might and majesty to a sinful nation. O ye sinners, turn and do justice before him: who can tell if he will accept you, and have mercy on you?
O Jerusalem, the holy city, he will scourge thee for thy children's works, and will have mercy again on the sons of the righteous.
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.
And he was eight and fifty years old when he lost his sight, which was restored to him after eight years: and he gave alms, and he increased in the fear of the Lord God, and praised him.
And when he was very aged he called his son, and the sons of his son, and said to him, My son, take thy children; for, behold, I am aged, and am ready to depart out of this life.
And bury me decently, and thy mother with me; but tarry no longer at Nineve. Remember, my son, how Aman handled Achiacharus that brought him up, how out of light he brought him into darkness, and how he rewarded him again: yet Achiacharus was saved, but the other had his reward: for he went down into darkness. Manasses gave alms, and escaped the snares of death which they had set for him: but Aman fell into the snare, and perished.
Wherefore now, my son, consider what alms doeth, and how righteousness doth deliver. When he had said these things, he gave up the ghost in the bed, being an hundred and eight and fifty years old; and he buried him honourably.
And when Anna his mother was dead, he buried her with his father. But Tobias departed with his wife and children to Ecbatane to Raguel his father in law,
Where he became old with honour, and he buried his father and mother in law honourably, and he inherited their substance, and his father Tobit's.
And he died at Ecbatane in Media, being an hundred and seven and twenty years old.
But before he died he heard of the destruction of Nineve, which was taken by Nabuchodonosor and Assuerus: and before his death he rejoiced over Nineve.
And he made the gates thereof, even gates that were raised to the height of seventy cubits, and the breadth of them was forty cubits, for the going forth of his mighty armies, and for the setting in array of his footmen:
But all the inhabitants of the land made light of the commandment of Nabuchodonosor king of the Assyrians, neither went they with him to the battle; for they were not afraid of him: yea, he was before them as one man, and they sent away his ambassadors from them without effect, and with disgrace.
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.
Then he marched in battle array with his power against king Arphaxad in the seventeenth year, and he prevailed in his battle: for he overthrew all the power of Arphaxad, and all his horsemen, and all his chariots,
He took also Arphaxad in the mountains of Ragau, and smote him through with his darts, and destroyed him utterly that day.
So he returned afterward to Nineve, both he and all his company of sundry nations being a very great multitude of men of war, and there he took his ease, and banqueted, both he and his army, an hundred and twenty days.
And in the eighteenth year, the two and twentieth day of the first month, there was talk in the house of Nabuchodonosor king of the Assyrians that he should, as he said, avenge himself on all the earth.
So he called unto him all his officers, and all his nobles, and communicated with them his secret counsel, and concluded the afflicting of the whole earth out of his own mouth.
And when he had ended his counsel, Nabuchodonosor king of the Assyrians called Holofernes the chief captain of his army, which was next unto him, and said unto him.
And he mustered the chosen men for the battle, as his lord had commanded him, unto an hundred and twenty thousand, and twelve thousand archers on horseback;
And he ranged them, as a great army is ordered for the war.
And he took camels and asses for their carriages, a very great number; and sheep and oxen and goats without number for their provision:
Then he went forth and all his power to go before king Nabuchodonosor in the voyage, and to cover all the face of the earth westward with their chariots, and horsemen, and their chosen footmen.
Then he took all his army, his footmen, and horsemen and chariots, and went from thence into the hill country;
Then he went over Euphrates, and went through Mesopotamia, and destroyed all the high cities that were upon the river Arbonai, till ye come to the sea.
And he took the borders of Cilicia, and killed all that resisted him, and came to the borders of Japheth, which were toward the south, over against Arabia.
He compassed also all the children of Madian, and burned up their tabernacles, and spoiled their sheepcotes.
Then he went down into the plain of Damascus in the time of wheat harvest, and burnt up all their fields, and destroyed their flocks and herds, also he spoiled their cities, and utterly wasted their countries, and smote all their young men with the edge of the sword.
Then came he down toward the sea coast, both he and his army, and set garrisons in the high cities, and took out of them chosen men for aid.
Yet he did cast down their frontiers, and cut down their groves: for he had decreed to destroy all the gods of the land, that all nations should worship Nabuchodonosor only, and that all tongues and tribes should call upon him as god.
Also he came over against Esdraelon near unto Judea, over against the great strait of Judea.
And he pitched between Geba and Scythopolis, and there he tarried a whole month, that he might gather together all the carriages of his army.
Now the children of Israel, that dwelt in Judea, heard all that Holofernes the chief captain of Nabuchodonosor king of the Assyrians had done to the nations, and after what manner he had spoiled all their temples, and brought them to nought.
And cried to the God of Israel all with one consent earnestly, that he would not give their children for a prey, and their wives for a spoil, and the cities of their inheritance to destruction, and the sanctuary to profanation and reproach, and for the nations to rejoice at.
And had ashes on their mitres, and cried unto the Lord with all their power, that he would look upon all the house of Israel graciously.
Wherewith he was very angry, and called all the princes of Moab, and the captains of Ammon, and all the governors of the sea coast,
And he said unto them, Tell me now, ye sons of Chanaan, who this people is, that dwelleth in the hill country, and what are the cities that they inhabit, and what is the multitude of their army, and wherein is their power and strength, and what king is set over them, or captain of their army;
Then they cried unto their God, and he smote all the land of Egypt with incurable plagues: so the Egyptians cast them out of their sight.
But when they departed from the way which he appointed them, they were destroyed in many battles very sore, and were led captives into a land that was not their's, and the temple of their God was cast to the ground, and their cities were taken by the enemies.
And when Achior had finished these sayings, all the people standing round about the tent murmured, and the chief men of Holofernes, and all that dwelt by the sea side, and in Moab, spake that he should kill him.
He will send his power, and will destroy them from the face of the earth, and their God shall not deliver them: but we his servants will destroy them as one man; for they are not able to sustain the power of our horses.
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 he answered and declared unto them the words of the council of Holofernes, and all the words that he had spoken in the midst of the princes of Assur, and whatsoever Holofernes had spoken proudly against the house of Israel.
And viewed the passages up to the city, and came to the fountains of their waters, and took them, and set garrisons of men of war over them, and he himself removed toward his people.
And these words pleased Holofernes and all his servants, and he appointed to do as they had spoken.
We take to witness against you the heaven and the earth, and our God and Lord of our fathers, which punisheth us according to our sins and the sins of our fathers, that he do not according as we have said this day.
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.
And he dispersed the people, every one to their own charge; and they went unto the walls and towers of their city, and sent the women and children into their houses: and they were very low brought in the city.
For as he stood overseeing them that bound sheaves in the field, the heat came upon his head, and he fell on his bed, and died in the city of Bethulia: and they buried him with his fathers in the field between Dothaim and Balamo.
Now when she heard the evil words of the people against the governor, that they fainted for lack of water; for Judith had heard all the words that Ozias had spoken unto them, and that he had sworn to deliver the city unto the Assyrians after five days;
For ye cannot find the depth of the heart of man, neither can ye perceive the things that he thinketh: then how can ye search out God, that hath made all these things, and know his mind, or comprehend his purpose? Nay, my brethren, provoke not the Lord our God to anger.
For if he will not help us within these five days, he hath power to defend us when he will, even every day, or to destroy us before our enemies.
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.
Therefore let us wait for salvation of him, and call upon him to help us, and he will hear our voice, if it please him.
But we know none other god, therefore we trust that he will not despise us, nor any of our nation.
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.
Moreover let us give thanks to the Lord our God, which trieth us, even as he did our fathers.
Remember what things he did to Abraham, and how he tried Isaac, and what happened to Jacob in Mesopotamia of Syria, when he kept the sheep of Laban his mother's brother.
For he hath not tried us in the fire, as he did them, for the examination of their hearts, neither hath he taken vengeance on us: but the Lord doth scourge them that come near unto him, to admonish them.
And I am coming before Holofernes the chief captain of your army, to declare words of truth; and I will shew him a way, whereby he shall go, and win all the hill country, without losing the body or life of any one of his men.
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.
So they shewed him of her; and he came out before his tent with silver lamps going before him.
Now as concerning the matter, which Achior did speak in thy council, we have heard his words; for the men of Bethulia saved him, and he declared unto them all that he had spoken unto thee.
For thy servant is religious, and serveth the God of heaven day and night: now therefore, my lord, I will remain with thee, and thy servant will go out by night into the valley, and I will pray unto God, and he will tell me when they have committed their sins:
Then he commanded to bring her in where his plate was set; and bade that they should prepare for her of his own meats, and that she should drink of his own wine.
Then said Judith unto him As thy soul liveth, my lord, thine handmaid shall not spend those things that I have, before the Lord work by mine hand the things that he hath determined.
Then said he to Bagoas the eunuch, who had charge over all that he had, Go now, and persuade this Hebrew woman which is with thee, that she come unto us, and eat and drink with us.
Then went Bagoas from the presence of Holofernes, and came to her, and he said, Let not this fair damsel fear to come to my lord, and to be honoured in his presence, and drink wine, and be merry with us and be made this day as one of the daughters of the Assyrians, which serve in the house of Nabuchodonosor.
Now when Judith came in and sat down, Holofernes his heart was ravished with her, and his mind was moved, and he desired greatly her company; for he waited a time to deceive her, from the day that he had seen her.
And Holofernes took great delight in her, and drank more wine than he had drunk at any time in one day since he was born.
And Judith was left along in the tent, and Holofernes lying along upon his bed: for he was filled with wine.
Then said Judith afar off, to the watchmen at the gate, Open, open now the gate: God, even our God, is with us, to shew his power yet in Jerusalem, and his forces against the enemy, as he hath even done this day.
Then she said to them with a loud voice, Praise, praise God, praise God, I say, for he hath not taken away his mercy from the house of Israel, but hath destroyed our enemies by mine hands this night.
So she took the head out of the bag, and shewed it, and said unto them, behold the head of Holofernes, the chief captain of the army of Assur, and behold the canopy, wherein he did lie in his drunkenness; and the Lord hath smitten him by the hand of a woman.
As the Lord liveth, who hath kept me in my way that I went, my countenance hath deceived him to his destruction, and yet hath he not committed sin with me, to defile and shame me.
But before ye do these things, call me Achior the Ammonite, that he may see and know him that despised the house of Israel, and that sent him to us as it were to his death.
Then they called Achior out of the house of Ozias; and when he was come, and saw the head of Holofernes in a man's hand in the assembly of the people, he fell down on his face, and his spirit failed.
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.
And when Achior had seen all that the God of Israel had done, he believed in God greatly, and circumcised the flesh of his foreskin, and was joined unto the house of Israel unto this day.
Then went in Bagoas, and knocked at the door of the tent; for he thought that he had slept with Judith.
But because none answered, he opened it, and went into the bedchamber, and found him cast upon the floor dead, and his head was taken from him.
Therefore he cried with a loud voice, with weeping, and sighing, and a mighty cry, and rent his garments.
After he went into the tent where Judith lodged: and when he found her not, he leaped out to the people, and cried,
For God breaketh the battles: for among the camps in the midst of the people he hath delivered me out of the hands of them that persecuted me.
Assur came out of the mountains from the north, he came with ten thousands of his army, the multitude whereof stopped the torrents, and their horsemen have covered the hills.
He bragged that he would burn up my borders, and kill my young men with the sword, and dash the sucking children against the ground, and make mine infants as a prey, and my virgins as a spoil.
For all sacrifice is too little for a sweet savour unto thee, and all the fat is not sufficient for thy burnt offering: but he that feareth the Lord is great at all times.
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For he will be found of them that tempt him not; and sheweth himself unto such as do not distrust him.
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Therefore he that speaketh unrighteous things cannot be hid: neither shall vengeance, when it punisheth, pass by him.
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For God made not death: neither hath he pleasure in the destruction of the living.
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For he created all things, that they might have their being: and the generations of the world were healthful; and there is no poison of destruction in them, nor the kingdom of death upon the earth:
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Therefore let us lie in wait for the righteous; because he is not for our turn, and he is clean contrary to our doings: he upbraideth us with our offending the law, and objecteth to our infamy the transgressings of our education.
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He professeth to have the knowledge of God: and he calleth himself the child of the Lord.
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He was made to reprove our thoughts.
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He is grievous unto us even to behold: for his life is not like other men's, his ways are of another fashion.
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 2:18
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 3:6
As gold in the furnace hath he tried them, and received them as a burnt offering.
Wisdom of Solomon 3:9
They that put their trust in him shall understand the truth: and such as be faithful in love shall abide with him: for grace and mercy is to his saints, and he hath care for his elect.
Wisdom of Solomon 3:11
For whoso despiseth wisdom and nurture, he is miserable, and their hope is vain, their labours unfruitful, and their works unprofitable:
Wisdom of Solomon 4:7
But though the righteous be prevented with death, yet shall he be in rest.
Wisdom of Solomon 4:10
He pleased God, and was beloved of him: so that living among sinners he was translated.
Wisdom of Solomon 4:11
Yea speedily was he taken away, lest that wickedness should alter his understanding, or deceit beguile his soul.
Wisdom of Solomon 4:13
He, being made perfect in a short time, fulfilled a long time:
Wisdom of Solomon 4:14
For his soul pleased the Lord: therefore hasted he to take him away from among the wicked.
Wisdom of Solomon 4:15
This the people saw, and understood it not, neither laid they up this in their minds, That his grace and mercy is with his saints, and that he hath respect unto his chosen.
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 5:3
And they repenting and groaning for anguish of spirit shall say within themselves, This was he, whom we had sometimes in derision, and a proverb of reproach:
Wisdom of Solomon 5:5
How is he numbered among the children of God, and his lot is among the saints!
Wisdom of Solomon 5:16
Therefore shall they receive a glorious kingdom, and a beautiful crown from the Lord's hand: for with his right hand shall he cover them, and with his arm shall he protect them.
Wisdom of Solomon 5:17
He shall take to him his jealousy for complete armour, and make the creature his weapon for the revenge of his enemies.
Wisdom of Solomon 5:18
He shall put on righteousness as a breastplate, and true judgment instead of an helmet.
Wisdom of Solomon 5:19
He shall take holiness for an invincible shield.
Wisdom of Solomon 5:20
His severe wrath shall he sharpen for a sword, and the world shall fight with him against the unwise.
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 6:7
For he which is Lord over all shall fear no man's person, neither shall he stand in awe of any man's greatness: for he hath made the small and great, and careth for all alike.
Wisdom of Solomon 6:14
Whoso seeketh her early shall have no great travail: for he shall find her sitting at his doors.
Wisdom of Solomon 7:15
God hath granted me to speak as I would, and to conceive as is meet for the things that are given me: because it is he that leadeth unto wisdom, and directeth the wise.
Wisdom of Solomon 7:17
For he hath given me certain knowledge of the things that are, namely, to know how the world was made, and the operation of the elements:
Wisdom of Solomon 9:2
And ordained man through thy wisdom, that he should have dominion over the creatures which thou hast made,
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 9:13
For what man is he that can know the counsel of God? or who can think what the will of the Lord is?
Wisdom of Solomon 10:3
But when the unrighteous went away from her in his anger, he perished also in the fury wherewith he murdered his brother.
Wisdom of Solomon 10:12
She defended him from his enemies, and kept him safe from those that lay in wait, and in a sore conflict she gave him the victory; that he might know that goodness is stronger than all.
Wisdom of Solomon 11:14
For whom they respected with scorn, when he was long before thrown out at the casting forth of the infants, him in the end, when they saw what came to pass, they admired.
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 12:26
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 13:4
But if they were astonished at their power and virtue, let them understand by them, how much mightier he is that made them.
Wisdom of Solomon 13:11
Now a carpenter that felleth timber, after he hath sawn down a tree meet for the purpose, and taken off all the bark skillfully round about, and hath wrought it handsomely, and made a vessel thereof fit for the service of man's life;
Wisdom of Solomon 13:13
And taking the very refuse among those which served to no use, being a crooked piece of wood, and full of knots, hath carved it diligently, when he had nothing else to do, and formed it by the skill of his understanding, and fashioned it to the image of a man;
Wisdom of Solomon 13:15
And when he had made a convenient room for it, set it in a wall, and made it fast with iron:
Wisdom of Solomon 13:16
For he provided for it that it might not fall, knowing that it was unable to help itself; for it is an image, and hath need of help:
Wisdom of Solomon 13:17
Then maketh he prayer for his goods, for his wife and children, and is not ashamed to speak to that which hath no life.
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 14:8
But that which is made with hands is cursed, as well it, as he that made it: he, because he made it; and it, because, being corruptible, it was called god.
Wisdom of Solomon 14:15
For a father afflicted with untimely mourning, when he hath made an image of his child soon taken away, now honoured him as a god, which was then a dead man, and delivered to those that were under him ceremonies and sacrifices.
Wisdom of Solomon 14:17
Whom men could not honour in presence, because they dwelt far off, they took the counterfeit of his visage from far, and made an express image of a king whom they honoured, to the end that by this their forwardness they might flatter him that was absent, as if he were present.
Wisdom of Solomon 14:19
For he, peradventure willing to please one in authority, forced all his skill to make the resemblance of the best fashion.
Wisdom of Solomon 15:7
For the potter, tempering soft earth, fashioneth every vessel with much labour for our service: yea, of the same clay he maketh both the vessels that serve for clean uses, and likewise also all such as serve to the contrary: but what is the use of either sort, the potter himself is the judge.
Wisdom of Solomon 15:8
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 15:9
Notwithstanding his care is, not that he shall have much labour, nor that his life is short: but striveth to excel goldsmiths and silversmiths, and endeavoureth to do like the workers in brass, and counteth it his glory to make counterfeit things.
Wisdom of Solomon 15:11
Forasmuch as he knew not his Maker, and him that inspired into him an active soul, and breathed in a living spirit.
Wisdom of Solomon 15:16
For man made them, and he that borrowed his own spirit fashioned them: but no man can make a god like unto himself.
Wisdom of Solomon 15:17
For being mortal, he worketh a dead thing with wicked hands: for he himself is better than the things which he worshippeth: whereas he lived once, but they never.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:7
For he that turned himself toward it was not saved by the thing that he saw, but by thee, that art the Saviour of all.
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 18:21
For then the blameless man made haste, and stood forth to defend them; and bringing the shield of his proper ministry, even prayer, and the propitiation of incense, set himself against the wrath, and so brought the calamity to an end, declaring that he was thy servant.
Wisdom of Solomon 18:22
So he overcame the destroyer, not with strength of body, nor force of arms, but with a word subdued him that punished, alleging the oaths and covenants made with the fathers.
Wisdom of Solomon 18:23
For when the dead were now fallen down by heaps one upon another, standing between, he stayed the wrath, and parted the way to the living.
Wisdom of Solomon 19:1
As for the ungodly, wrath came upon them without mercy unto the end: for he knew before what they would do;
He created her, and saw her, and numbered her, and poured her out upon all his works.
She is with all flesh according to his gift, and he hath given her to them that love him.
Whoso feareth the Lord, it shall go well with him at the last, and he shall find favour in the day of his death.
He will hide his words for a time, and the lips of many shall declare his wisdom.
Believe in him, and he will help thee; order thy way aright, and trust in him.
Look at the generations of old, and see; did ever any trust in the Lord, and was confounded? or did any abide in his fear, and was forsaken? or whom did he ever despise, that called upon him?
Woe unto him that is fainthearted! for he believeth not; therefore shall he not be defended.
And he that honoureth his mother is as one that layeth up treasure.
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.
He that feareth the Lord will honour his father, and will do service unto his parents, as to his masters.
My son, help thy father in his age, and grieve him not as long as he liveth.
He that forsaketh his father is as a blasphemer; and he that angereth his mother is cursed: of God.
For the power of the Lord is great, and he is honoured of the lowly.
A stubborn heart shall fare evil at the last; and he that loveth danger shall perish therein.
And he that requiteth good turns is mindful of that which may come hereafter; and when he falleth, he shall find a stay.
For if he curse thee in the bitterness of his soul, his prayer shall be heard of him that made him.
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.
He that holdeth her fast shall inherit glory; and wheresoever she entereth, the Lord will bless.
Whoso giveth ear unto her shall judge the nations: and he that attendeth unto her shall dwell securely.
If a man commit himself unto her, he shall inherit her; and his generation shall hold her in possession.
But if he go wrong, she will forsake him, and give him over to his own ruin.
Say not, I have sinned, and what harm hath happened unto me? for the Lord is longsuffering, he will in no wise let thee go.
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.
But in thy prosperity he will be as thyself, and will be bold over thy servants.
If thou be brought low, he will be against thee, and will hide himself from thy face.
A faithful friend is a strong defence: and he that hath found such an one hath found a treasure.
Whoso feareth the Lord shall direct his friendship aright: for as he is, so shall his neighbour be also.
She is very unpleasant to the unlearned: he that is without understanding will not remain with her.
She will lie upon him as a mighty stone of trial; and he will cast her from him ere it be long.
Let thy mind be upon the ordinances of the Lord and meditate continually in his commandments: he shall establish thine heart, and give thee wisdom at thine owns desire.
Say not, God will look upon the multitude of my oblations, and when I offer to the most high God, he will accept it.
Be not at variance with a rich man, lest he overweigh thee: for gold hath destroyed many, and perverted the hearts of kings.
Rise not up [in anger] at the presence of an injurious person, lest he lie in wait to entrap thee in thy words
Travel not by the way with a bold fellow, lest he become grievous unto thee: for he will do according to his own will, and thou shalt perish with him through his folly.
Strive not with an angry man, and go not with him into a solitary place: for blood is as nothing in his sight, and where there is no help, he will overthrow thee.
Consult not with a fool; for he cannot keep counsel.
Do no secret thing before a stranger; for thou knowest not what he will bring forth.
Open not thine heart to every man, lest he requite thee with a shrewd turn.
Keep thee far from the man that hath power to kill; so shalt thou not doubt the fear of death: and if thou come unto him, make no fault, lest he take away thy life presently: remember that thou goest in the midst of snares, and that thou walkest upon the battlements of the city.
A man of an ill tongue is dangerous in his city; and he that is rash in his talk shall be hated.
The power of the earth is in the hand of the Lord, and in due time he will set over it one that is profitable.
In the hand of God is the prosperity of man: and upon the person of the scribe shall he lay his honour.
Why is earth and ashes proud? There is not a more wicked thing than a covetous man: for such an one setteth his own soul to sale; because while he liveth he casteth away his bowels.
The physician cutteth off a long disease; and he that is to day a king to morrow shall die.
For when a man is dead, he shall inherit creeping things, beasts, and worms.
For pride is the beginning of sin, and he that hath it shall pour out abomination: and therefore the Lord brought upon them strange calamities, and overthrew them utterly.
He took some of them away, and destroyed them, and hath made their memorial to cease from the earth.
Among brethren he that is chief is honorable; so are they that fear the Lord in his eyes.
Whether he be rich, noble, or poor, their glory is the fear of the Lord.
Great men, and judges, and potentates, shall be honoured; yet is there none of them greater than he that feareth the Lord.
Unto the servant that is wise shall they that are free do service: and he that hath knowledge will not grudge when he is reformed.
Better is he that laboureth, and aboundeth in all things, than he that boasteth himself, and wanteth bread.
He that is honoured in poverty, how much more in riches? and he that is dishonourable in riches, how much more in poverty?
Whereas he saith, I have found rest, and now will eat continually of my goods; and yet he knoweth not what time shall come upon him, and that he must leave those things to others, and die.
The blessing of the Lord is in the reward of the godly, and suddenly he maketh his blessing flourish.
Like as a partridge taken [and kept] in a cage, so is the heart of the proud; and like as a spy, watcheth he for thy fall:
For he lieth in wait, and turneth good into evil, and in things worthy praise will lay blame upon thee.
Take heed of a mischievous man, for he worketh wickedness; lest he bring upon thee a perpetual blot.
Receive a stranger into thine house, and he will disturb thee, and turn thee out of thine own.
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.
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.
Set him not by thee, lest, when he hath overthrown thee, he stand up in thy place; neither let him sit at thy right hand, lest he seek to take thy seat, and thou at the last remember my words, and be pricked therewith.
For a while he will abide with thee, but if thou begin to fall, he will not tarry.
An enemy speaketh sweetly with his lips, but in his heart he imagineth how to throw thee into a pit: he will weep with his eyes, but if he find opportunity, he will not be satisfied with blood.
If adversity come upon thee, thou shalt find him there first; and though he pretend to help thee, yet shall he undermine thee.
He will shake his head, and clap his hands, and whisper much, and change his countenance.
He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith; and he that hath fellowship with a proud man shall be like unto him.
The rich man hath done wrong, and yet he threateneth withal: the poor is wronged, and he must intreat also.
If thou be for his profit, he will use thee: but if thou have nothing, he will forsake thee.
If thou have any thing, he will live with thee: yea, he will make thee bare, and will not be sorry for it.
If he have need of thee, he will deceive thee, and smile upon thee, and put thee in hope; he will speak thee fair, and say, What wantest thou?
And he will shame thee by his meats, until he have drawn thee dry twice or thrice, and at the last he will laugh thee to scorn afterward, when he seeth thee, he will forsake thee, and shake his head at thee.
If thou be invited of a mighty man, withdraw thyself, and so much the more will he invite thee.
Affect not to be made equal unto him in talk, and believe not his many words: for with much communication will he tempt thee, and smiling upon thee will get out thy secrets:
But cruelly he will lay up thy words, and will not spare to do thee hurt, and to put thee in prison.
When a rich man is fallen, he hath many helpers: he speaketh things not to be spoken, and yet men justify him: the poor man slipped, and yet they rebuked him too; he spake wisely, and could have no place.
When a rich man speaketh, every man holdeth his tongue, and, look, what he saith, they extol it to the clouds: but if the poor man speak, they say, What fellow is this? and if he stumble, they will help to overthrow him.
Blessed is he whose conscience hath not condemned him, and who is not fallen from his hope in the Lord.