Verses with the word him in the Apocrypha (915 verses; showing verse 1 - 500):
1 Esdras 1:24
As for the things that came to pass in his time, they were written in former times, concerning those that sinned, and did wickedly against the Lord above all people and kingdoms, and how they grieved him exceedingly, so that the words of the Lord rose up against Israel.
1 Esdras 1:25
Now after all these acts of Josias it came to pass, that Pharaoh the king of Egypt came to raise war at Carchamis upon Euphrates: and Josias went out against him.
1 Esdras 1:26
But the king of Egypt sent to him, saying, What have I to do with thee, O king of Judea?
1 Esdras 1:28
Howbeit Josias did not turn back his chariot from him, but undertook to fight with him, not regarding the words of the prophet Jeremy spoken by the mouth of the Lord:
1 Esdras 1:29
But joined battle with him in the plain of Magiddo, and the princes came against king Josias.
1 Esdras 1:30
Then said the king unto his servants, Carry me away out of the battle; for I am very weak. And immediately his servants took him away out of the battle.
1 Esdras 1:32
And in all Jewry they mourned for Josias, yea, Jeremy the prophet lamented for Josias, and the chief men with the women made lamentation for him unto this day: and this was given out for an ordinance to be done continually in all the nation of Israel.
1 Esdras 1:34
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 1:38
And he bound Joacim and the nobles: but Zaraces his brother he apprehended, and brought him out of Egypt.
1 Esdras 1:40
Wherefore against him Nabuchodonosor the king of Babylon came up, and bound him with a chain of brass, and carried him into Babylon.
1 Esdras 1:42
But those things that are recorded of him, and of his uncleaness and impiety, are written in the chronicles of the kings.
1 Esdras 1:45
So after a year Nabuchodonosor sent and caused him to be brought into Babylon with the holy vessels of the Lord;
1 Esdras 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 1:57
Who became servants to him and his children, till the Persians reigned, to fulfil the word of the Lord spoken by the mouth of Jeremy:
1 Esdras 2:4
And commanded me to build him an house at Jerusalem in Jewry.
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 2:6
Whosoever then dwell in the places about, let them help him, those, I say, that are his neighbours, with gold, and with silver,
1 Esdras 2:12
And by him they were delivered to Sanabassar the governor of Judea.
1 Esdras 2:16
But in the time of Artexerxes king of the Persians Belemus, and Mithridates, and Tabellius, and Rathumus, and Beeltethmus, and Semellius the secretary, with others that were in commission with them, dwelling in Samaria and other places, wrote unto him against them that dwelt in Judea and Jerusalem these letters following;
1 Esdras 3:2
And to all the governors and captains and lieutenants that were under him, from India unto Ethiopia, of an hundred twenty and seven provinces.
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 3:9
And said that, when the king is risen, some will give him the writings; and of whose side the king and the three princes of Persia shall judge that his sentence is the wisest, to him shall the victory be given, as was appointed.
1 Esdras 3:13
Now when the king was risen up, they took their writings, and delivered them unto him, and so he read them:
1 Esdras 3:15
And sat him down in the royal seat of judgment; and the writings were read before them.
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 4:11
And these keep watch round about him, neither may any one depart, and do his own business, neither disobey they him in any thing.
1 Esdras 4:20
A man leaveth his own father that brought him up, and his own country, and cleaveth unto his wife.
1 Esdras 4:28
And now do ye not believe me? is not the king great in his power? do not all regions fear to touch him?
1 Esdras 4:29
Yet did I see him and Apame the king's concubine, the daughter of the admirable Bartacus, sitting at the right hand of the king,
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 4:42
Then said the king unto him, Ask what thou wilt more than is appointed in the writing, and we will give it thee, because thou art found wisest; and thou shalt sit next me, and shalt be called my cousin.
1 Esdras 4:47
Then Darius the king stood up, and kissed him, and wrote letters for him unto all the treasurers and lieutenants and captains and governors, that they should safely convey on their way both him, and all those that go up with him to build Jerusalem.
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 5:69
For we likewise, as ye, do obey your Lord, and do sacrifice unto him from the days of Azbazareth the king of the Assyrians, who brought us hither.
1 Esdras 6:22
And if it be found that the building of the house of the Lord at Jerusalem hath been done with the consent of king Cyrus, and if our lord the king be so minded, let him signify unto us thereof.
1 Esdras 8:4
And the king did him honour: for he found grace in his sight in all his requests.
1 Esdras 8:5
There went up with him also certain of the children of Israel, of the priest of the Levites, of the holy singers, porters, and ministers of the temple, unto Jerusalem,
1 Esdras 8:19
And I king Artexerxes have also commanded the keepers of the treasures in Syria and Phenice, that whatsoever Esdras the priest and the reader of the law of the most high God shall send for, they should give it him with speed,
1 Esdras 8:30
Of the sons of Pharez, Zacharias; and with him were counted an hundred and fifty men:
1 Esdras 8:31
Of the sons of Pahath Moab, Eliaonias, the son of Zaraias, and with him two hundred men:
1 Esdras 8:32
Of the sons of Zathoe, Sechenias the son of Jezelus, and with him three hundred men: of the sons of Adin, Obeth the son of Jonathan, and with him two hundred and fifty men:
1 Esdras 8:33
Of the sons of Elam, Josias son of Gotholias, and with him seventy men:
1 Esdras 8:34
Of the sons of Saphatias, Zaraias son of Michael, and with him threescore and ten men:
1 Esdras 8:35
Of the sons of Joab, Abadias son of Jezelus, and with him two hundred and twelve men:
1 Esdras 8:36
Of the sons of Banid, Assalimoth son of Josaphias, and with him an hundred and threescore men:
1 Esdras 8:37
Of the sons of Babi, Zacharias son of Bebai, and with him twenty and eight men:
1 Esdras 8:38
Of the sons of Astath, Johannes son of Acatan, and with him an hundred and ten men:
1 Esdras 8:40
Of the sons of Bago, Uthi the son of Istalcurus, and with him seventy men.
1 Esdras 8:50
And there I vowed a fast unto the young men before our Lord, to desire of him a prosperous journey both for us and them that were with us, for our children, and for the cattle:
1 Esdras 8:52
For we had said unto the king, that the power of the Lord our God should be with them that seek him, to support them in all ways.
1 Esdras 8:53
And again we besought our Lord as touching these things, and found him favourable unto us.
1 Esdras 8:63
And with him was Eleazar the son of Phinees, and with them were Josabad the son of Jesu and Moeth the son of Sabban, Levites: all was delivered them by number and weight.
1 Esdras 8:91
And as Esdras in his prayer made his confession, weeping, and lying flat upon the ground before the temple, there gathered unto him from Jerusalem a very great multitude of men and women and children: for there was great weeping among the multitude.
1 Esdras 9:16
And Esdras the priest chose unto him the principal men of their families, all by name: and in the first day of the tenth month they sat together to examine the matter.
1 Esdras 9:43
And there stood up by him Mattathias, Sammus, Ananias, Azarias, Urias, Ezecias, Balasamus, upon the right hand:
2 Esdras 2:3
I brought you up with gladness; but with sorrow and heaviness have I lost you: for ye have sinned before the Lord your God, and done that thing that is evil before him.
2 Esdras 2:37
O receive the gift that is given you, and be glad, giving thanks unto him that hath led you to the heavenly kingdom.
2 Esdras 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 3:6
And thou leadest him into paradise, which thy right hand had planted, before ever the earth came forward.
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 3:14
Him thou lovedst, and unto him only thou shewedst thy will:
2 Esdras 3:15
And madest an everlasting covenant with him, promising him that thou wouldest never forsake his seed.
2 Esdras 3:16
And unto him thou gavest Isaac, and unto Isaac also thou gavest Jacob and Esau. As for Jacob, thou didst choose him to thee, and put by Esau: and so Jacob became a great multitude.
2 Esdras 3:21
For the first Adam bearing a wicked heart transgressed, and was overcome; and so be all they that are born of him.
2 Esdras 4:12
Then said I unto him, It were better that we were not at all, than that we should live still in wickedness, and to suffer, and not to know wherefore.
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 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 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 6:29
And when he talked with me, behold, I looked by little and little upon him before whom I stood.
2 Esdras 6:52
But unto Leviathan thou gavest the seventh part, namely, the moist; and hast kept him to be devoured of whom thou wilt, and when.
2 Esdras 6:54
And after these, Adam also, whom thou madest lord of all thy creatures: of him come we all, and the people also whom thou hast chosen.
2 Esdras 7:22
Nevertheless they were not obedient unto him; but spake against him, and imagined vain things;
2 Esdras 7:28
For my son Jesus shall be revealed with those that be with him, and they that remain shall rejoice within four hundred years.
2 Esdras 7:37
And Jesus after him for Israel in the time of Achan:
2 Esdras 7:45
Then shall no man be able to save him that is destroyed, nor to oppress him that hath gotten the victory.
2 Esdras 7:46
I answered then and said, This is my first and last saying, that it had been better not to have given the earth unto Adam: or else, when it was given him, to have restrained him from sinning.
2 Esdras 7:60
Nevertheless they believed not him, nor yet the prophets after him, no nor me which have spoken unto them,
2 Esdras 8:14
If therefore thou shalt destroy him which with so great labour was fashioned, it is an easy thing to be ordained by thy commandment, that the thing which was made might be preserved.
2 Esdras 8:34
For what is man, that thou shouldest take displeasure at him? or what is a corruptible generation, that thou shouldest be so bitter toward it?
2 Esdras 8:44
Even so perisheth man also, which is formed with thy hands, and is called thine own image, because thou art like unto him, for whose sake thou hast made all things, and likened him unto the husbandman's seed.
2 Esdras 8:60
But they which be created have defiled the name of him that made them, and were unthankful unto him which prepared life for them.
2 Esdras 9:45
After thirty years God heard me thine handmaid, looked upon my misery, considered my trouble, and gave me a son: and I was very glad of him, so was my husband also, and all my neighbours: and we gave great honour unto the Almighty.
2 Esdras 9:46
And I nourished him with great travail.
2 Esdras 10:14
Then say I unto thee, Like as thou hast brought forth with labour; even so the earth also hath given her fruit, namely, man, ever since the beginning unto him that made her.
2 Esdras 10:47
And whereas she told thee that she nourished him with labour: that was the dwelling in Jerusalem.
2 Esdras 11:46
That all the earth may be refreshed, and may return, being delivered from thy violence, and that she may hope for the judgment and mercy of him that made her.
2 Esdras 12:12
But it was not expounded unto him, therefore now I declare it unto thee.
2 Esdras 12:20
That in him there shall arise eight kings, whose times shall be but small, and their years swift.
2 Esdras 12:33
For he shall set them before him alive in judgment, and shall rebuke them, and correct them.
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 13:8
And after this I beheld, and, lo, all they which were gathered together to subdue him were sore afraid, and yet durst fight.
2 Esdras 13:12
Afterward saw I the same man come down from the mountain, and call unto him another peaceable Multitude.
2 Esdras 13:13
And there came much people unto him, whereof some were glad, some were sorry, and some of them were bound, and other some brought of them that were offered: then was I sick through great fear, and I awaked, and said,
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 13:28
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 13:34
And an innumerable multitude shall be gathered together, as thou sawest them, willing to come, and to overcome him by fighting.
2 Esdras 13:39
And whereas thou sawest that he gathered another peaceable multitude unto him;
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 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 14:4
And I sent him and led my people out of Egypt, and brought him up to the mount of where I held him by me a long season,
2 Esdras 14:5
And told him many wondrous things, and shewed him the secrets of the times, and the end; and commanded him, saying,
2 Esdras 15:26
For the Lord knoweth all them that sin against him, and therefore delivereth he them unto death and destruction.
2 Esdras 15:27
For now are the plagues come upon the whole earth and ye shall remain in them: for God shall not deliver you, because ye have sinned against him.
2 Esdras 16:41
He that selleth, let him be as he that fleeth away: and he that buyeth, as one that will lose:
2 Esdras 16:50
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.
2 Esdras 16:61
He made man, and put his heart in the midst of the body, and gave him breath, life, and understanding.
2 Esdras 16:67
Behold, God himself is the judge, fear him: leave off from your sins, and forget your iniquities, to meddle no more with them for ever: so shall God lead you forth, and deliver you from all trouble.
And my clothes to the naked: and if I saw any of my nation dead, or cast about the walls of Nineve, I buried him.
And there passed not five and fifty days, before two of his sons killed him, and they fled into the mountains of Ararath; and Sarchedonus his son reigned in his stead; who appointed over his father's accounts, and over all his affairs, Achiacharus my brother Anael's son.
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.
Then before I had tasted of any meat, I started up, and took him up into a room until the going down of the sun.
Therefore I wept: and after the going down of the sun I went and made a grave, and buried him.
Whe she heard these things, she was very sorrowful, so that she thought to have strangled herself; and she said, I am the only daughter of my father, and if I do this, it shall be a reproach unto him, and I shall bring his old age with sorrow unto the grave.
And said with himself, I have wished for death; wherefore do I not call for my son Tobias that I may signify to him of the money before I die?
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.
But how can I receive the money, seeing I know him not?
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.
But he knew not; and he said unto him, Canst thou go with me to Rages? and knowest thou those places well?
Then Tobias said unto him, Tarry for me, till I tell my father.
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.
Then Tobit said unto him, Brother, shew me of what tribe and family thou art.
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 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 when the young man went down to wash himself, a fish leaped out of the river, and would have devoured him.
Then the angel said unto him, Take the fish. And the young man laid hold of the fish, and drew it to land.
So the young man did as the angel commanded him; and when they had roasted the fish, they did eat it: then they both went on their way, till they drew near to Ecbatane.
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.
Then the angel said unto him, Dost thou not remember the precepts which thy father gave thee, that thou shouldest marry a wife of thine own kindred? wherefore hear me, O my brother; for she shall be given thee to wife; and make thou no reckoning of the evil spirit; for this same night shall she be given thee in marriage.
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?
Then Raguel leaped up, and kissed him, and wept,
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.
The which smell when the evil spirit had smelled, he fled into the utmost parts of Egypt, and the angel bound him.
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 she said with him, Amen.
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.
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;
Then Tobias called Raphael, and said unto him,
Brother Azarias, take with thee a servant, and two camels, and go to Rages of Media to Gabael, and bring me the money, and bring him to the wedding.
So Raphael went out, and lodged with Gabael, and gave him the handwriting: who brought forth bags which were sealed up, and gave them to him.
Then Tobit said, Are they detained? or is Gabael dead, and there is no man to give him the money?
Then his wife said unto him, My son is dead, seeing he stayeth long; and she began to wail him, and said,
But his father in law said unto him, Tarry with me, and I will send to thy father, and they shall declare unto him how things go with thee.
Then Raguel arose, and gave him Sara his wife, and half his goods, servants, and cattle, and money:
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.
And when she espied him coming, she said to his father, Behold, thy son cometh, and the man that went with him.
Then Anna ran forth, and fell upon the neck of her son, and said unto him, Seeing I have seen thee, my son, from henceforth I am content to die. And they wept both.
Tobit also went forth toward the door, and stumbled: but his son ran unto him,
For thou hast scourged, and hast taken pity on me: for, behold, I see my son Tobias. And his son went in rejoicing, and told his father the great things that had happened to him in Media.
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.
Then Tobit called his son Tobias, and said unto him, My son, see that the man have his wages, which went with thee, and thou must give him more.
And Tobias said unto him, O father, it is no harm to me to give him half of those things which I have brought:
Then the old man said, It is due unto him.
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.
For not of any favour of mine, but by the will of our God I came; wherefore praise him for ever.
Now therefore give God thanks: for I go up to him that sent me; but write all things which are done in a book.
And when they arose, they saw him no more.
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.
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?
Let all men speak, and let all praise him for his righteousness.
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 all her streets shall say, Alleluia; and they shall praise him, saying, Blessed be God, which hath extolled it for ever.
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 there came unto him all they that dwelt in the hill country, and all that dwelt by Euphrates, and Tigris and Hydaspes, and the plain of Arioch the king of the Elymeans, and very many nations of the sons of Chelod, assembled themselves to the battle.
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.
He took also Arphaxad in the mountains of Ragau, and smote him through with his darts, and destroyed him utterly that day.
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 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.
Therefore the fear and dread of him fell upon all the inhabitants of the sea coasts, which were in Sidon and Tyrus, and them that dwelt in Sur and Ocina, and all that dwelt in Jemnaan; and they that dwelt in Azotus and Ascalon feared him greatly.
So they sent ambassadors unto him to treat of peace, saying,
So the men came to Holofernes, and declared unto him after this manner.
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.
Therefore they were exceedingly afraid of him, and were troubled for Jerusalem, and for the temple of the Lord their God:
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.
Then Holofernes commanded his servants, that waited in his tent, to take Achior, and bring him to Bethulia, and deliver him into the hands of the children of Israel.
So his servants took him, and brought him out of the camp into the plain, and they went from the midst of the plain into the hill country, and came unto the fountains that were under Bethulia.
Nevertheless having gotten privily under the hill, they bound Achior, and cast him down, and left him at the foot of the hill, and returned to their lord.
But the Israelites descended from their city, and came unto him, and loosed him, and brought him to Bethulia, and presented him to the governors of the city:
And they called together all the ancients of the city, and all their youth ran together, and their women, to the assembly, and they set Achior in the midst of all their people. Then Ozias asked him of that which was done.
Then they comforted Achior, and praised him greatly.
And Ozias took him out of the assembly unto his house, and made a feast to the elders; and they called on the God of Israel all that night for help.
Then came unto him all the chief of the children of Esau, and all the governors of the people of Moab, and the captains of the sea coast, and said,
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.
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.
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.
Then was there a concourse throughout all the camp: for her coming was noised among the tents, and they came about her, as she stood without the tent of Holofernes, till they told him of her.
So they shewed him of her; and he came out before his tent with silver lamps going before him.
And when Judith was come before him and his servants they all marvelled at the beauty of her countenance; and she fell down upon her face, and did reverence unto him: and his servants took her up.
Then Judith said unto him, Receive the words of thy servant, and suffer thine handmaid to speak in thy presence, and I will declare no lie to my lord this night.
As Nabuchodonosor king of all the earth liveth, and as his power liveth, who hath sent thee for the upholding of every living thing: for not only men shall serve him by thee, but also the beasts of the field, and the cattle, and the fowls of the air, shall live by thy power under Nabuchodonosor and all his house.
Now as concerning the matter, which Achior did speak in thy council, we have heard his words; for the men of Bethulia saved him, and he declared unto them all that he had spoken unto thee.
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 Judith unto him, Who am I now, that I should gainsay my lord? surely whatsoever pleaseth him I will do speedily, and it shall be my joy unto the day of my death.
Then she took and ate and drank before him what her maid had prepared.
And she smote twice upon his neck with all her might, and she took away his head from him.
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.
Then they shall take their armour, and shall go into their camp, and raise up the captains of the army of Assur, and shall run to the tent of Holofernes, but shall not find him: then fear shall fall upon them, and they shall flee before your face.
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.
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.
Now therefore tell me all the things that thou hast done in these days. Then Judith declared unto him in the midst of the people all that she had done, from the day that she went forth until that hour she spake unto them.
So they came to Holofernes' tent, and said to him that had the charge of all his things, Waken now our lord: for the slaves have been bold to come down against us to battle, that they may be utterly destroyed.
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.
And Judith said, Begin unto my God with timbrels, sing unto my Lord with cymbals: tune unto him a new psalm: exalt him, and call upon his name.
For the mighty one did not fall by the young men, neither did the sons of the Titans smite him, nor high giants set upon him: but Judith the daughter of Merari weakened him with the beauty of her countenance.
For she put off the garment of her widowhood for the exaltation of those that were oppressed in Israel, and anointed her face with ointment, and bound her hair in a tire, and took a linen garment to deceive him.
Wisdom of Solomon 1:1
Love righteousness, ye that be judges of the earth: think of the Lord with a good (heart,) and in simplicity of heart seek him.
Wisdom of Solomon 1:2
For he will be found of them that tempt him not; and sheweth himself unto such as do not distrust him.
Wisdom of Solomon 1:8
Therefore he that speaketh unrighteous things cannot be hid: neither shall vengeance, when it punisheth, pass by him.
Wisdom of Solomon 2:16
We are esteemed of him as counterfeits: he abstaineth from our ways as from filthiness: he pronounceth the end of the just to be blessed, and maketh his boast that God is his father.
Wisdom of Solomon 2:17
Let us see if his words be true: and let us prove what shall happen in the end of him.
Wisdom of Solomon 2:18
For if the just man be the son of God, he will help him, and deliver him from the hand of his enemies.
Wisdom of Solomon 2:19
Let us examine him with despitefulness and torture, that we may know his meekness, and prove his patience.
Wisdom of Solomon 2:20
Let us condemn him with a shameful death: for by his own saying he shall be respected.
Wisdom of Solomon 2:23
For God created man to be immortal, and made him to be an image of his own eternity.
Wisdom of Solomon 3:9
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 3:14
And blessed is the eunuch, which with his hands hath wrought no iniquity, nor imagined wicked things against God: for unto him shall be given the special gift of faith, and an inheritance in the temple of the Lord more acceptable to his mind.
Wisdom of Solomon 4:10
He pleased God, and was beloved of him: so that living among sinners he was translated.
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 4:17
For they shall see the end of the wise, and shall not understand what God in his counsel hath decreed of him, and to what end the Lord hath set him in safety.
Wisdom of Solomon 4:18
They shall see him, and despise him; but God shall laugh them to scorn: and they shall hereafter be a vile carcase, and a reproach among the dead for evermore.
Wisdom of Solomon 5:1
Then shall the righteous man stand in great boldness before the face of such as have afflicted him, and made no account of his labours.
Wisdom of Solomon 5:17
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 5:20
His severe wrath shall he sharpen for a sword, and the world shall fight with him against the unwise.
Wisdom of Solomon 7:1
I myself also am a mortal man, like to all, and the offspring of him that was first made of the earth,
Wisdom of Solomon 7:28
For God loveth none but him that dwelleth with wisdom.
Wisdom of Solomon 8:21
Nevertheless, when I perceived that I could not otherwise obtain her, except God gave her me; and that was a point of wisdom also to know whose gift she was; I prayed unto the Lord, and besought him, and with my whole heart I said,
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 10:1
She preserved the first formed father of the world, that was created alone, and brought him out of his fall,
Wisdom of Solomon 10:2
And gave him power to rule all things.
Wisdom of Solomon 10:5
Moreover, the nations in their wicked conspiracy being confounded, she found out the righteous, and preserved him blameless unto God, and kept him strong against his tender compassion toward his son.
Wisdom of Solomon 10:10
When the righteous fled from his brother's wrath she guided him in right paths, shewed him the kingdom of God, and gave him knowledge of holy things, made him rich in his travels, and multiplied the fruit of his labours.
Wisdom of Solomon 10:11
In the covetousness of such as oppressed him she stood by him, and made him rich.
Wisdom of Solomon 10:12
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 10:13
When the righteous was sold, she forsook him not, but delivered him from sin: she went down with him into the pit,
Wisdom of Solomon 10:14
And left him not in bonds, till she brought him the sceptre of the kingdom, and power against those that oppressed him: as for them that had accused him, she shewed them to be liars, and gave him perpetual glory.
Wisdom of Solomon 11:14
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 12:15
Forsomuch then as thou art righteous thyself, thou orderest all things righteously: thinking it not agreeable with thy power to condemn him that hath not deserved to be punished.
Wisdom of Solomon 12:27
For, look, for what things they grudged, when they were punished, that is, for them whom they thought to be gods; [now] being punished in them, when they saw it, they acknowledged him to be the true God, whom before they denied to know: and therefore came extreme damnation upon them.
Wisdom of Solomon 13:1
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 13:6
But yet for this they are the less to be blamed: for they peradventure err, seeking God, and desirous to find him.
Wisdom of Solomon 13:7
For being conversant in his works they search him diligently, and believe their sight: because the things are beautiful that are seen.
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 14:1
Again, one preparing himself to sail, and about to pass through the raging waves, calleth upon a piece of wood more rotten than the vessel that carrieth him.
Wisdom of Solomon 14:10
For that which is made shall be punished together with him that made it.
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 14:20
And so the multitude, allured by the grace of the work, took him now for a god, which a little before was but honoured.
Wisdom of Solomon 14:24
They kept neither lives nor marriages any longer undefiled: but either one slew another traiterously, or grieved him by adultery.
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 15:11
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 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.
All wisdom cometh from the Lord, and is with him for ever.
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.
The fear of the Lord is a crown of wisdom, making peace and perfect health to flourish; both which are the gifts of God: and it enlargeth their rejoicing that love him.
A patient man will tear for a time, and afterward joy shall spring up unto him.
Distrust not the fear of the Lord when thou art poor: and come not unto him with a double heart.
Cleave unto him, and depart not away, that thou mayest be increased at thy last end.
Believe in him, and he will help thee; order thy way aright, and trust in him.
Ye that fear the Lord, believe him; and your reward shall not fail.
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.
They that fear the Lord will not disobey his Word; and they that love him will keep his ways.
They that fear the Lord will seek that which is well, pleasing unto him; and they that love him shall be filled with the law.
My son, help thy father in his age, and grieve him not as long as he liveth.
And if his understanding fail, have patience with him; and despise him not when thou art in thy full strength.
My son, go on with thy business in meekness; so shalt thou be beloved of him that is approved.
In the punishment of the proud there is no remedy; for the plant of wickedness hath taken root in him.
Add not more trouble to an heart that is vexed; and defer not to give to him that is in need.
Turn not away thine eye from the needy, and give him none occasion to curse thee:
For if he curse thee in the bitterness of his soul, his prayer shall be heard of him that made him.
Let it not grieve thee to bow down thine ear to the poor, and give him a friendly answer with meekness.
Deliver him that suffereth wrong from the hand of the oppressor; and be not fainthearted when thou sittest in judgment.
For at the first she will walk with him by crooked ways, and bring fear and dread upon him, and torment him with her discipline, until she may trust his soul, and try him by her laws.
Then will she return the straight way unto him, and comfort him, and shew him her secrets.
But if he go wrong, she will forsake him, and give him over to his own ruin.
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.
A wicked soul shall destroy him that hath it, and shall make him to be laughed to scorn of his enemies.
If thou wouldest get a friend, prove him first and be not hasty to credit him.
A faithful friend is the medicine of life; and they that fear the Lord shall find him.
She will lie upon him as a mighty stone of trial; and he will cast her from him ere it be long.
Stand in the multitude of the elders; and cleave unto him that is wise.
And if thou seest a man of understanding, get thee betimes unto him, and let thy foot wear the steps of his door.
Whereas thy servant worketh truly, entreat him not evil. nor the hireling that bestoweth himself wholly for thee.
Let thy soul love a good servant, and defraud him not of liberty.
Love him that made thee with all thy strength, and forsake not his ministers.
Fear the Lord, and honor the priest; and give him his portion, as it is commanded thee; the firstfruits, and the trespass offering, and the gift of the shoulders, and the sacrifice of sanctification, and the firstfruits of the holy things.
Lend not unto him that is mightier than thyself; for if thou lendest him, count it but lost.
Go not to law with a judge; for they will judge for him according to his honour.
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.
Forsake not an old friend; for the new is not comparable to him: a new friend is as new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure.
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.
They that fear the Lord are a sure seed, and they that love him an honourable plant: they that regard not the law are a dishonourable seed; they that transgress the commandments are a deceivable seed.
Who will justify him that sinneth against his own soul? and who will honour him that dishonoureth his own life?
Wisdom lifteth up the head of him that is of low degree, and maketh him to sit among great men.
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,
And lifted up his head from misery; so that many that saw from him is peace over all the
Wisdom, knowledge, and understanding of the law, are of the Lord: love, and the way of good works, are from him.
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.
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.
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.
So one that goeth to a sinner, and is defiled with him in his sins, who will pity?
If adversity come upon thee, thou shalt find him there first; and though he pretend to help thee, yet shall he undermine thee.
He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith; and he that hath fellowship with a proud man shall be like unto him.
Press thou not upon him, lest thou be put back; stand not far off, lest thou be forgotten.
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:
Love the Lord all thy life, and call upon him for thy salvation.
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.
Riches are good unto him that hath no sin, and poverty is evil in the mouth of the ungodly.
Blessed is he whose conscience hath not condemned him, and who is not fallen from his hope in the Lord.
Do good unto thy friend before thou die, and according to thy ability stretch out thy hand and give to him.
And as a mother shall she meet him, and receive him as a wife married of a virgin.
With the bread of understanding shall she feed him, and give him the water of wisdom to drink.
She shall exalt him above his neighbours, and in the midst of the congregation shall she open his mouth.
He shall find joy and a crown of gladness, and she shall cause him to inherit an everlasting name.
Praise is not seemly in the mouth of a sinner, for it was not sent him of the Lord.
He himself made man from the beginning, and left him in the hand of his counsel;
Before man is life and death; and whether him liketh shall be given him.
And his eyes are upon them that fear him, and he knoweth every work of man.
And if there be one stiffnecked among the people, it is marvel if he escape unpunished: for mercy and wrath are with him; he is mighty to forgive, and to pour out displeasure.
The Lord hardened Pharaoh, that he should not know him, that his powerful works might be known to the world.
The Lord created man of the earth, and turned him into it again.
And put the fear of man upon all flesh, and gave him dominion over beasts and fowls.
Their ways are ever before him, and shall not be hid from his eyes.
Whom, being his firstborn, he nourisheth with discipline, and giving him the light of his love doth not forsake him.
Therefore all their works are as the sun before him, and his eyes are continually upon their ways.
None of their unrighteous deeds are hid from him, but all their sins are before the Lord
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.
How great is the lovingkindness of the Lord our God, and his compassion unto such as turn unto him in holiness!
Every man of understanding knoweth wisdom, and will give praise unto him that found her.
Moths and worms shall have him to heritage, and a bold man shall be taken away.
Admonish thy neighbour before thou threaten him; and not being angry, give place to the law of the most High.
The fear of the Lord is the first step to be accepted [of him,] and wisdom obtaineth his love.
The knowledge of the commandments of the Lord is the doctrine of life: and they that do things that please him shall receive the fruit of the tree of immortality.
If a servant say to his master, I will not do as it pleaseth thee; though afterward he do it, he angereth him that nourisheth him.
A man may be known by his look, and one that hath understanding by his countenance, when thou meetest him.
A wise man by his words maketh him beloved: but the graces of fools shall be poured out.
How oft, and of how many shall he be laughed to scorn! for he knoweth not aright what it is to have; and it is all one unto him as if he had it not.
There is that for bashfulness promiseth to his friend, and maketh him his enemy for nothing.
The disposition of a liar is dishonourable, and his shame is ever with him.
If a skilful man hear a wise word, he will commend it, and add unto it: but as soon as one of no understanding heareth it, it displeaseth him, and he casteth it behind his back.
A foolish man's foot is soon in his [neighbour's] house: but a man of experience is ashamed of him.
A slothful man is compared to a filthy stone, and every one will hiss him out to his disgrace.
An evilnurtured man is the dishonour of his father that begat him: and a [foolish] daughter is born to his loss.
Seven days do men mourn for him that is dead; but for a fool and an ungodly man all the days of his life.
Talk not much with a fool, and go not to him that hath no understanding: beware of him, lest thou have trouble, and thou shalt never be defiled with his fooleries: depart from him, and thou shalt find rest, and never be disquieted with madness.
Be faithful to thy neighbour in his poverty, that thou mayest rejoice in his prosperity: abide stedfast unto him in the time of his trouble, that thou mayest be heir with him in his heritage: for a mean estate is not always to be contemned: nor the rich that is foolish to be had in admiration.
I will not be ashamed to defend a friend; neither will I hide myself from him.
And if any evil happen unto me by him, every one that heareth it will beware of him.
Turn away from me vain hopes and concupiscence, and thou shalt hold him up that is desirous always to serve thee.
A man that useth much swearing shall be filled with iniquity, and the plague shall never depart from his house: if he shall offend, his sin shall be upon him: and if he acknowledge not his sin, he maketh a double offence: and if he swear in vain, he shall not be innocent, but his house shall be full of calamities.
It is great glory to follow the Lord, and to be received of him is long life.
In the holy tabernacle I served before him; and so was I established in Sion.
I am the mother of fair love, and fear, and knowledge, and holy hope: I therefore, being eternal, am given to all my children which are named of him.
Faint not to be strong in the Lord; that he may confirm you, cleave unto him: for the Lord Almighty is God alone, and beside him there is no other Saviour.
Well is him that dwelleth with a wife of understanding, and that hath not slipped with his tongue, and that hath not served a man more unworthy than himself:
Well is him that hath found prudence, and he that speaketh in the ears of them that will hear:
O how great is he that findeth wisdom! yet is there none above him that feareth the Lord.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of his love: and faith is the beginning of cleaving unto him.
A wicked woman is given as a portion to a wicked man: but a godly woman is given to him that feareth the Lord.
A woman that honoureth her husband shall be judged wise of all; but she that dishonoureth him in her pride shall be counted ungodly of all.
Praise no man before thou hearest him speak; for this is the trial of men.
The talk of him that sweareth much maketh the hair stand upright; and their brawls make one stop his ears.
Love thy friend, and be faithful unto him: but if thou betrayest his secrets, follow no more after him.
As one that letteth a bird go out of his hand, so hast thou let thy neighbour go, and shalt not get him again
Follow after him no more, for he is too far off; he is as a roe escaped out of the snare.
He that winketh with the eyes worketh evil: and he that knoweth him will depart from him.
I have hated many things, but nothing like him; for the Lord will hate him.
He that worketh mischief, it shall fall upon him, and he shall not know whence it cometh.
Beware thou slide not by it, lest thou fall before him that lieth in wait.
Keep thy word, and deal faithfully with him, and thou shalt always find the thing that is necessary for thee.
If he prevail, he shall hardly receive the half, and he will count as if he had found it: if not, he hath deprived him of his money, and he hath gotten him an enemy without cause: he payeth him with cursings and railings; and for honour he will pay him disgrace.
Yet have thou patience with a man in poor estate, and delay not to shew him mercy.
Help the poor for the commandment's sake, and turn him not away because of his poverty.
An honest man is surety for his neighbour: but he that is impudent will forsake him.
And he that is of an unthankful mind will leave him [in danger] that delivered him.
He that loveth his son causeth him oft to feel the rod, that he may have joy of him in the end.
He that chastiseth his son shall have joy in him, and shall rejoice of him among his acquaintance.
He that teacheth his son grieveth the enemy: and before his friends he shall rejoice of him.
Though his father die, yet he is as though he were not dead: for he hath left one behind him that is like himself.
While he lived, he saw and rejoiced in him: and when he died, he was not sorrowful.
He left behind him an avenger against his enemies, and one that shall requite kindness to his friends.
Cocker thy child, and he shall make thee afraid: play with him, and he will bring thee to heaviness.
Laugh not with him, lest thou have sorrow with him, and lest thou gnash thy teeth in the end.
Give him no liberty in his youth, and wink not at his follies.
Bow down his neck while he is young, and beat him on the sides while he is a child, lest he wax stubborn, and be disobedient unto thee, and so bring sorrow to thine heart.
Chastise thy son, and hold him to labour, lest his lewd behaviour be an offence unto thee.
Who is he? and we will call him blessed: for wonderful things hath he done among his people.
Who hath been tried thereby, and found perfect? then let him glory. Who might offend, and hath not offended? or done evil, and hath not done it?
Stretch not thine hand whithersoever it looketh, and thrust it not with him into the dish.
Sound sleep cometh of moderate eating: he riseth early, and his wits are with him: but the pain of watching, and choler, and pangs of the belly, are with an unsatiable man.
Whoso is liberal of his meat, men shall speak well of him; and the report of his good housekeeping will be believed.
But against him that is a niggard of his meat the whole city shall murmur; and the testimonies of his niggardness shall not be doubted of.
Rebuke not thy neighbour at the wine, and despise him not in his mirth: give him no despiteful words, and press not upon him with urging him [to drink.]
And for these things bless him that made thee, and hath replenished thee with his good things.
Whoso feareth the Lord will receive his discipline; and they that seek him early shall find favour.
He that believeth in the Lord taketh heed to the commandment; and he that trusteth in him shall fare never the worse.
There shall no evil happen unto him that feareth the Lord; but in temptation even again he will deliver him.
A man of understanding trusteth in the law; and the law is faithful unto him, as an oracle.
A stallion horse is as a mocking friend, he neigheth under every one that sitteth upon him.
As the clay is in the potter's hand, to fashion it at his pleasure: so man is in the hand of him that made him, to render to them as liketh him best.
If thou set thy servant to labour, thou shalt find rest: but if thou let him go idle, he shall seek liberty.
Send him to labour, that he be not idle; for idleness teacheth much evil.
Set him to work, as is fit for him: if he be not obedient, put on more heavy fetters.
If thou have a servant, let him be unto thee as thyself, because thou hast bought him with a price.
If thou have a servant, entreat him as a brother: for thou hast need of him, as of thine own soul: if thou entreat him evil, and he run from thee, which way wilt thou go to seek him?
Whoso regardeth dreams is like him that catcheth at a shadow, and followeth after the wind.
The spirit of those that fear the Lord shall live; for their hope is in him that saveth them.
Blessed is the soul of him that feareth the Lord: to whom doth he look? and who is his strength?
For the eyes of the Lord are upon them that love him, he is their mighty protection and strong stay, a defence from heat, and a cover from the sun at noon, a preservation from stumbling, and an help from falling.
The bread of the needy is their life: he that defraudeth him thereof is a man of blood.
He that taketh away his neighbour's living slayeth him; and he that defraudeth the labourer of his hire is a bloodshedder.
So is it with a man that fasteth for his sins, and goeth again, and doeth the same: who will hear his prayer? or what doth his humbling profit him?
Do not think to corrupt with gifts; for such he will not receive: and trust not to unrighteous sacrifices; for the Lord is judge, and with him is no respect of persons.
Do not the tears run down the widow's cheeks? and is not her cry against him that causeth them to fall?
Let him that escapeth be consumed by the rage of the fire; and let them perish that oppress the people.
A froward heart causeth heaviness: but a man of experience will recompense him.
Who will trust a thief well appointed, that skippeth from city to city? so [who will believe] a man that hath no house, and lodgeth wheresoever the night taketh him?
There is a companion, which rejoiceth in the prosperity of a friend, but in the time of trouble will be against him.
Forget not thy friend in thy mind, and be not unmindful of him in thy riches.
For a man's mind is sometime wont to tell him more than seven watchmen, that sit above in an high tower.
For grace is not given, him from the Lord, because he is deprived of all wisdom.
A wise man shall be filled with blessing; and all they that see him shall count him happy.
Honour a physician with the honour due unto him for the uses which ye may have of him: for the Lord hath created him.
Of such doth the apothecary make a confection; and of his works there is no end; and from him is peace over all the earth,
Then give place to the physician, for the Lord hath created him: let him not go from thee, for thou hast need of him.
He that sinneth before his Maker, let him fall into the hand of the physician.
Forget it not, for there is no turning again: thou shalt not do him good, but hurt thyself.
When the dead is at rest, let his remembrance rest; and be comforted for him, when his Spirit is departed from him.
He will give his heart to resort early to the Lord that made him, and will pray before the most High, and will open his mouth in prayer, and make supplication for his sins.
Magnify his name, and shew forth his praise with the songs of your lips, and with harps, and in praising him ye shall say after this manner:
At his commandment is done whatsoever pleaseth him; and none can hinder, when he will save.
The works of all flesh are before him, and nothing can be hid from his eyes.
He seeth from everlasting to everlasting; and there is nothing wonderful before him.
There be spirits that are created for vengeance, which in their fury lay on sore strokes; in the time of destruction they pour out their force, and appease the wrath of him that made them.
From him that sitteth on a throne of glory, unto him that is humbled in earth and ashes;
From him that weareth purple and a crown, unto him that is clothed with a linen frock.
The fear of the Lord is a fruitful garden, and covereth him above all glory.
The life of him that dependeth on another man's table is not to be counted for a life; for he polluteth himself with other men's meat: but a wise man well nurtured will beware thereof.
O death, how bitter is the remembrance of thee to a man that liveth at rest in his possessions, unto the man that hath nothing to vex him, and that hath prosperity in all things: yea, unto him that is yet able to receive meat!
O death, acceptable is thy sentence unto the needy, and unto him whose strength faileth, that is now in the last age, and is vexed with all things, and to him that despaireth, and hath lost patience!
No thought escapeth him, neither any word is hidden from him.
He hath garnished the excellent works of his wisdom, and he is from everlasting to everlasting: unto him may nothing be added, neither can he be diminished, and he hath no need of any counsellor.
Look upon the rainbow, and praise him that made it; very beautiful it is in the brightness thereof.
By him the end of them hath prosperous success, and by his word all things consist.
How shall we be able to magnify him? for he is great above all his works.
When ye glorify the Lord, exalt him as much as ye can; for even yet will he far exceed: and when ye exalt him, put forth all your strength, and be not weary; for ye can never go far enough.
Who hath seen him, that he might tell us? and who can magnify him as he is?
An everlasting covenant was made with him, that all flesh should perish no more by the flood.
Abraham was a great father of many people: in glory was there none like unto him;
Who kept the law of the most High, and was in covenant with him: he established the covenant in his flesh; and when he was proved, he was found faithful.
Therefore he assured him by an oath, that he would bless the nations in his seed, and that he would multiply him as the dust of the earth, and exalt his seed as the stars, and cause them to inherit from sea to sea, and from the river unto the utmost part of the land.
With Isaac did he establish likewise [for Abraham his father's sake] the blessing of all men, and the covenant, And made it rest upon the head of Jacob. He acknowledged him in his blessing, and gave him an heritage, and divided his portions; among the twelve tribes did he part them.
And he brought out of him a merciful man, which found favour in the sight of all flesh, even Moses, beloved of God and men, whose memorial is blessed.
He made him like to the glorious saints, and magnified him, so that his enemies stood in fear of him.
By his words he caused the wonders to cease, and he made him glorious in the sight of kings, and gave him a commandment for his people, and shewed him part of his glory.
He sanctified him in his faithfuless and meekness, and chose him out of all men.
He made him to hear his voice, and brought him into the dark cloud, and gave him commandments before his face, even the law of life and knowledge, that he might teach Jacob his covenants, and Israel his judgments.
He exalted Aaron, an holy man like unto him, even his brother, of the tribe of Levi.
An everlasting covenant he made with him and gave him the priesthood among the people; he beautified him with comely ornaments, and clothed him with a robe of glory.
He put upon him perfect glory; and strengthened him with rich garments, with breeches, with a long robe, and the ephod.
And he compassed him with pomegranates, and with many golden bells round about, that as he went there might be a sound, and a noise made that might be heard in the temple, for a memorial to the children of his people;
Before him there were none such, neither did ever any stranger put them on, but only his children and his children's children perpetually.
Moses consecrated him, and anointed him with holy oil: this was appointed unto him by an everlasting covenant, and to his seed, so long as the heavens should remain, that they should minister unto him, and execute the office of the priesthood, and bless the people in his name.
He chose him out of all men living to offer sacrifices to the Lord, incense, and a sweet savour, for a memorial, to make reconciliation for his people.
He gave unto him his commandments, and authority in the statutes of judgments, that he should teach Jacob the testimonies, and inform Israel in his laws.
Strangers conspired together against him, and maligned him in the wilderness, even the men that were of Dathan's and Abiron's side, and the congregation of Core, with fury and wrath.
This the Lord saw, and it displeased him, and in his wrathful indignation were they consumed: he did wonders upon them, to consume them with the fiery flame.
But he made Aaron more honourable, and gave him an heritage, and divided unto him the firstfruits of the increase; especially he prepared bread in abundance:
For they eat of the sacrifices of the Lord, which he gave unto him and his seed.
Therefore was there a covenant of peace made with him, that he should be the chief of the sanctuary and of his people, and that he and his posterity should have the dignity of the priesthood for ever:
Who before him so stood to it? for the Lord himself brought his enemies unto him.
He called upon the most high Lord, when the enemies pressed upon him on every side; and the great Lord heard him.
The Lord gave strength also unto Caleb, which remained with him unto his old age: so that he entered upon the high places of the land, and his seed obtained it for an heritage:
He called upon the mighty Lord, when his enemies pressed upon him on every side, when he offered the sucking lamb.
And before his long sleep he made protestations in the sight of the Lord and his anointed, I have not taken any man's goods, so much as a shoe: and no man did accuse him.
And after him rose up Nathan to prophesy in the time of David.
For he called upon the most high Lord; and he gave him strength in his right hand to slay that mighty warrior, and set up the horn of his people.
So the people honoured him with ten thousands, and praised him in the blessings of the Lord, in that he gave him a crown of glory.