Verses with the word his in the Apocrypha (1160 verses; showing verse 1 - 500):
1 Esdras 1:1
And Josias held the feast of the passover in Jerusalem unto his Lord, and offered the passover the fourteenth day of the first month;
1 Esdras 1:4
And said, Ye shall no more bear the ark upon your shoulders: now therefore serve the Lord your God, and minister unto his people Israel, and prepare you after your families and kindreds,
1 Esdras 1:5
According as David the king of Israel prescribed, and according to the magnificence of Solomon his son: and standing in the temple according to the several dignity of the families of you the Levites, who minister in the presence of your brethren the children of Israel,
1 Esdras 1:9
And Jeconias, and Samaias, and Nathanael his brother, and Assabias, and Ochiel, and Joram, captains over thousands, gave to the Levites for the passover five thousand sheep, and seven hundred calves.
1 Esdras 1:16
Moreover the porters were at every gate; it was not lawful for any to go from his ordinary service: for their brethren the Levites prepared for them.
1 Esdras 1:23
And the works or Josias were upright before his Lord with an heart full of godliness.
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 1:28
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 1:30
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 1:31
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 1:37
The king of Egypt also made king Joacim his brother king of Judea and 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 1:41
Nabuchodonosor also took of the holy vessels of the Lord, and carried them away, and set them in his own temple at 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 1:43
And Joacim his son reigned in his stead: he was made king being eighteen years old;
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 1:51
But they had his messengers in derision; and, look, when the Lord spake unto them, they made a sport of his prophets:
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 1:57
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 2:2
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 2:6
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 2:10
King Cyrus also brought forth the holy vessels, which Nabuchodonosor had carried away from Jerusalem, and had set up in his temple of idols.
1 Esdras 2:11
Now when Cyrus king of the Persians had brought them forth, he delivered them to Mithridates his treasurer:
1 Esdras 2:30
Then king Artexerxes his letters being read, Rathumus, and Semellius the scribe, and the rest that were in commission with them, removing in haste toward Jerusalem with a troop of horsemen and a multitude of people in battle array, began to hinder the builders; and the building of the temple in Jerusalem ceased until the second year of the reign of Darius king of the Persians.
1 Esdras 3:1
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 3:3
And when they had eaten and drunken, and being satisfied were gone home, then Darius the king went into his bedchamber, and slept, and soon after awaked.
1 Esdras 3:6
As, to be clothed in purple, to drink in gold, and to sleep upon gold, and a chariot with bridles of gold, and an headtire of fine linen, and a chain about his neck:
1 Esdras 3:7
And he shall sit next to Darius because of his wisdom, and shall be called Darius his cousin.
1 Esdras 3:8
And then every one wrote his sentence, sealed it, and laid it under king Darius his pillow;
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 3:24
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 4:10
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 4:12
O ye men, how should not the king be mightiest, when in such sort he is obeyed? And he held his tongue.
1 Esdras 4:20
A man leaveth his own father that brought him up, and his own country, and cleaveth unto his wife.
1 Esdras 4:21
He sticketh not to spend his life with his wife. and remembereth neither father, nor mother, nor country.
1 Esdras 4:23
Yea, a man taketh his sword, and goeth his way to rob and to steal, to sail upon the sea and upon rivers;
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 4:25
Wherefore a man loveth his wife better than father or mother.
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 4:34
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 4:41
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 4:49
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 4:58
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 4:63
To go up, and to build Jerusalem, and the temple which is called by his name: and they feasted with instruments of musick and gladness seven days.
1 Esdras 5:6
Who spake wise sentences before Darius the king of Persia in the second year of his reign, in the month Nisan, which is the first month.
1 Esdras 5:8
And they returned unto Jerusalem, and to the other parts of Jewry, every man to his own city, who came with Zorobabel, with Jesus, Nehemias, and Zacharias, and Reesaias, Enenius, Mardocheus. Beelsarus, Aspharasus, Reelius, Roimus, and Baana, their guides.
1 Esdras 5:38
And of the priests that usurped the office of the priesthood, and were not found: the sons of Obdia, the sons of Accoz, the sons of Addus, who married Augia one of the daughters of Barzelus, and was named after his name.
1 Esdras 5:44
And certain of the chief of their families, when they came to the temple of God that is in Jerusalem, vowed to set up the house again in his own place according to their ability,
1 Esdras 5:47
But when the seventh month was at hand, and when the children of Israel were every man in his own place, they came all together with one consent into the open place of the first gate which is toward the east.
1 Esdras 5:48
Then stood up Jesus the son of Josedec, and his brethren the priests and Zorobabel the son of Salathiel, and his brethren, and made ready the altar of the God of Israel,
1 Esdras 5:50
And there were gathered unto them out of the other nations of the land, and they erected the altar upon his own place, because all the nations of the land were at enmity with them, and oppressed them; and they offered sacrifices according to the time, and burnt offerings to the Lord both morning and evening.
1 Esdras 5:56
And in the second year and second month after his coming to the temple of God at Jerusalem began Zorobabel the son of Salathiel, and Jesus the son of Josedec, and their brethren, and the priests, and the Levites, and all they that were come unto Jerusalem out of the captivity:
1 Esdras 5:58
And they appointed the Levites from twenty years old over the works of the Lord. Then stood up Jesus, and his sons and brethren, and Cadmiel his brother, and the sons of Madiabun, with the sons of Joda the son of Eliadun, with their sons and brethren, all Levites, with one accord setters forward of the business, labouring to advance the works in the house of God. So the workmen built the temple of the Lord.
1 Esdras 5:61
And they sung with loud voices songs to the praise of the Lord, because his mercy and glory is for ever in all Israel.
1 Esdras 6:3
At the same time came unto them Sisinnes the governor of Syria and Phenice, with Sathrabuzanes and his companions, and said unto them,
1 Esdras 6:18
And the holy vessels of gold and of silver, that Nabuchodonosor had carried away out of the house at Jerusalem, and had set them in his own temple those Cyrus the king brought forth again out of the temple at Babylon, and they were delivered to Zorobabel and to Sanabassarus the ruler,
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 6:31
That offerings may be made to the most high God for the king and for his children, and that they may pray for their lives.
1 Esdras 6:32
And he commanded that whosoever should transgress, yea, or make light of any thing afore spoken or written, out of his own house should a tree be taken, and he thereon be hanged, and all his goods seized for the king.
1 Esdras 6:33
The Lord therefore, whose name is there called upon, utterly destroy every king and nation, that stretcheth out his hand to hinder or endamage that house of the Lord in Jerusalem.
1 Esdras 8:4
And the king did him honour: for he found grace in his sight in all his requests.
1 Esdras 8:21
Let all things be performed after the law of God diligently unto the most high God, that wrath come not upon the kingdom of the king and his sons.
1 Esdras 8:25
Then said Esdras the scribe, Blessed be the only Lord God of my fathers, who hath put these things into the heart of the king, to glorify his house that is in Jerusalem:
1 Esdras 8:26
And hath honoured me in the sight of the king, and his counsellors, and all his friends and nobles.
1 Esdras 8:46
And commanded them that they should speak unto Daddeus, and to his brethren, and to the treasurers in that place, to send us such men as might execute the priests' office in the house of the Lord.
1 Esdras 8:47
And by the mighty hand of our Lord they brought unto us skilful men of the sons of Moli the son of Levi, the son of Israel, Asebebia, and his sons, and his brethren, who were eighteen.
1 Esdras 8:48
And Asebia, and Annus, and Osaias his brother, of the sons of Channuneus, and their sons, were twenty men.
1 Esdras 8:55
And I weighed them the gold, and the silver, and the holy vessels of the house of our Lord, which the king, and his council, and the princes, and all Israel, had given.
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 9:9
And do his will, and separate yourselves from the heathen of the land, and from the strange women.
1 Esdras 9:19
Of the sons of Jesus the son of Josedec, and his brethren; Matthelas and Eleazar, and Joribus and Joadanus.
1 Esdras 9:44
And upon his left hand stood Phaldaius, Misael, Melchias, Lothasubus, and Nabarias.
2 Esdras 1:10
Many kings have I destroyed for their sakes; Pharaoh with his servants and all his power have I smitten down.
2 Esdras 1:28
Thus saith the Almighty Lord, Have I not prayed you as a father his sons, as a mother her daughters, and a nurse her young babes,
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 3:11
Nevertheless one of them thou leftest, namely, Noah with his household, of whom came all righteous men.
2 Esdras 3:15
And madest an everlasting covenant with him, promising him that thou wouldest never forsake his seed.
2 Esdras 3:17
And it came to pass, that when thou leadest his seed out of Egypt, thou broughtest them up to the mount Sinai.
2 Esdras 3:26
And in all things did even as Adam and all his generations had done: for they also had a wicked heart:
2 Esdras 4:19
I answered and said, Verily it is a foolish thought that they both have devised, for the ground is given unto the wood, and the sea also hath his place to bear his floods.
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 5:5
And blood shall drop out of wood, and the stone shall give his voice, and the people shall be troubled:
2 Esdras 5:9
And salt waters shall be found in the sweet, and all friends shall destroy one another; then shall wit hide itself, and understanding withdraw itself into his secret chamber,
2 Esdras 5:18
Up then, and eat bread, and forsake us not, as the shepherd that leaveth his flock in the hands of cruel wolves.
2 Esdras 5:34
And I said, No, Lord: but of very grief have I spoken: for my reins pain me every hour, while I labour to comprehend the way of the most High, and to seek out part of his judgment.
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 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 7:24
But his law have they despised, and denied his covenants; in his statutes have they not been faithful, and have not performed his works.
2 Esdras 7:63
And upon those also that turn to his law;
2 Esdras 7:64
And that he is patient, and long suffereth those that have sinned, as his creatures;
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 8:41
For as the husbandman soweth much seed upon the ground, and planteth many trees, and yet the thing that is sown good in his season cometh not up, neither doth all that is planted take root: even so is it of them that are sown in the world; they shall not all be saved.
2 Esdras 8:56
For when they had taken liberty, they despised the most High, thought scorn of his law, and forsook his ways.
2 Esdras 8:57
Moreover they have trodden down his righteous,
2 Esdras 8:59
For as the things aforesaid shalt receive you, so thirst and pain are prepared for them: for it was not his will that men should come to nought:
2 Esdras 9:7
And every one that shall be saved, and shall be able to escape by his works, and by faith, whereby ye have believed,
2 Esdras 9:17
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 9:37
Notwithstanding the law perisheth not, but remaineth in his force.
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 10:48
But whereas she said unto thee, That my son coming into his marriage chamber happened to have a fail, and died: this was the destruction that came to Jerusalem.
2 Esdras 10:54
For in the place wherein the Highest beginneth to shew his city, there can no man's building be able to stand.
2 Esdras 11:8
Watch not all at once: sleep every one in his own place, and watch by course:
2 Esdras 11:44
The Highest also hath looked upon the proud times, and, behold, they are ended, and his abominations are fulfilled.
2 Esdras 12:18
That after the time of that kingdom there shall arise great strivings, and it shall stand in peril of failing: nevertheless it shall not then fall, but shall be restored again to his beginning.
2 Esdras 12:23
In his last days shall the most High raise up three kingdoms, and renew many things therein, and they shall have the dominion of the earth,
2 Esdras 12:25
For these are they that shall accomplish his wickedness, and that shall finish his last end.
2 Esdras 12:26
And whereas thou sawest that the great head appeared no more, it signifieth that one of them shall die upon his bed, and yet with pain.
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 13:4
And whensoever the voice went out of his mouth, all they burned that heard his voice, like as the earth faileth when it feeleth the fire.
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 13:26
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 13:27
And whereas thou sawest, that out of his mouth there came as a blast of wind, and fire, and storm;
2 Esdras 13:33
And when all the people hear his voice, every man shall in their own land leave the battle they have one against another.
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 13:57
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 14:10
For the world hath lost his youth, and the times begin to wax old.
2 Esdras 15:19
A man shall have no pity upon his neighbour, but shall destroy their houses with the sword, and spoil their goods, because of the lack of bread, and for great tribulation.
2 Esdras 15:23
The fire is gone forth from his wrath, and hath consumed the foundations of the earth, and the sinners, like the straw that is kindled.
2 Esdras 16:9
A fire shall go forth from his wrath, and who is he that may quench it?
2 Esdras 16:11
The Lord shall threaten, and who shall not be utterly beaten to powder at his presence?
2 Esdras 16:12
The earth quaketh, and the foundations thereof; the sea ariseth up with waves from the deep, and the waves of it are troubled, and the fishes thereof also, before the Lord, and before the glory of his power:
2 Esdras 16:13
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.
2 Esdras 16:27
So that one man shall desire to see another, and to hear his voice.
2 Esdras 16:53
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.
2 Esdras 16:56
In his word were the stars made, and he knoweth the number of them.
2 Esdras 16:58
He hath shut the sea in the midst of the waters, and with his word hath he hanged the earth upon the waters.
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 16:66
What will ye do? or how will ye hide your sins before God and his angels?
And the most High gave me grace and favour before Enemessar, so that I was his purveyor.
Now when Enemessar was dead, Sennacherib his son reigned in his stead; whose estate was troubled, that I could not go into Media.
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 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.
Whe she heard these things, she was very sorrowful, so that she thought to have strangled herself; and she said, I am the only daughter of my father, and if I do this, it shall be a reproach unto him, and I shall bring his old age with sorrow unto the grave.
And that I never polluted my name, nor the name of my father, in the land of my captivity: I am the only daughter of my father, neither hath he any child to be his heir, neither any near kinsman, nor any son of his alive, to whom I may keep myself for a wife: my seven husbands are already dead; and why should I live? but if it please not thee that I should die, command some regard to be had of me, and pity taken of me, that I hear no more reproach.
And Raphael was sent to heal them both, that is, to scale away the whiteness of Tobit's eyes, and to give Sara the daughter of Raguel for a wife to Tobias the son of Tobit; and to bind Asmodeus the evil spirit; because she belonged to Tobias by right of inheritance. The selfsame time came Tobit home, and entered into his house, and Sara the daughter of Raguel came down from her upper chamber.
My son, be mindful of the Lord our God all thy days, and let not thy will be set to sin, or to transgress his commandments: do uprightly all thy life long, and follow not the ways of unrighteousness.
And fear not, my son, that we are made poor: for thou hast much wealth, if thou fear God, and depart from all sin, and do that which is pleasing in his sight.
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 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?
For the good angel will keep him company, and his journey shall be prosperous, and he shall return safe.
As for the gall, it is good to anoint a man that hath whiteness in his eyes, and he shall be healed.
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 said Raguel to Edna his wife, How like is this young man to Tobit my cousin!
And likewise Edna his wife and Sara his daughter wept. Moreover they entertained them cheerfully; and after that they had killed a ram of the flock, they set store of meat on the table. Then said Tobias to Raphael, Brother Azarias, speak of those things of which thou didst talk in the way, and let this business be dispatched.
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;
And called Edna his wife, and took paper, and did write an instrument of covenants, and sealed it.
After Raguel called his wife Edna, and said unto her, Sister, prepare another chamber, and bring her in thither.
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.
But when Raguel was come into his house,
He said unto his wife Edna. Send one of the maids, and let her see whether he be alive: if he be not, that we may bury him, and no man know it.
Then Raguel bade his servants to fill the grave.
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.
And early in the morning they went forth both together, and came to the wedding: and Tobias blessed his wife.
Now Tobit his father counted every day: and when the days of the journey were expired, and they came not,
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:
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.
And when she espied him coming, she said to his father, Behold, thy son cometh, and the man that went with him.
Then said Raphael, I know, Tobias, that thy father will open his eyes.
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.
Tobit also went forth toward the door, and stumbled: but his son ran unto him,
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.
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.
And Achiacharus, and Nasbas his brother's son, came:
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.
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.
Then Tobit wrote a prayer of rejoicing, and said, Blessed be God that liveth for ever, and blessed be his kingdom.
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.
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?
I will extol my God, and my soul shall praise the King of heaven, and shall rejoice in his greatness.
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 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.
So shall all nations praise the Lord, and his people shall confess God, and the Lord shall exalt his people; and all those which love the Lord God in truth and justice shall rejoice, shewing mercy to our brethren.
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.
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.
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,
And became lord of his cities, and came unto Ecbatane, and took the towers, and spoiled the streets thereof, and turned the beauty thereof into shame.
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.
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.
Then they decreed to destroy all flesh, that did not obey the commandment of his 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.
Then Holofernes went forth from the presence of his lord, and called ail the governors and captains, and the officers of the army of Assur;
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;
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The next day Holofernes commanded all his army, and all his people which were come to take his part, that they should remove their camp against Bethulia, to take aforehand the ascents of the hill country, and to make war against the children of Israel.
Now the children of Israel, when they saw the multitude of them, were greatly troubled, and said every one to his neighbour, Now will these men lick up the face of the earth; for neither the high mountains, nor the valleys, nor the hills, are able to bear their weight.
Then every man took up his weapons of war, and when they had kindled fires upon their towers, they remained and watched all that night.
But in the second day Holofernes brought forth all his horsemen in the sight of the children of Israel which were in Bethulia,
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.
Now therefore call them unto you, and deliver the whole city for a spoil to the people of Holofernes, and to all his army.
For it is better for us to be made a spoil unto them, than to die for thirst: for we will be his servants, that our souls may live, and not see the death of our infants before our eyes, nor our wives nor our children to die.
Then said Ozias to them, Brethren, be of good courage, let us yet endure five days, in the which space the Lord our God may turn his mercy toward us; for he will not forsake us utterly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thou hast saved thy life, in that thou hast hasted to come down to the presence of our lord: now therefore come to his tent, and some of us shall conduct thee, until they have delivered thee to his hands.
And they wondered at her beauty, and admired the children of Israel because of her, and every one said to his neighbour, Who would despise this people, that have among them such women? surely it is not good that one man of them be left who being let go might deceive the whole earth.
And they that lay near Holofernes went out, and all his servants and they brought her into the tent.
Now Holofernes rested upon his bed under a canopy, which was woven with purple, and gold, and emeralds, and precious stones.
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.
And if thou wilt follow the words of thine handmaid, God will bring the thing perfectly to pass by thee; and my lord shall not fail of his purposes.
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.
Therefore, O lord and governor, reject not his word; but lay it up in thine heart, for it is true: for our nation shall not be punished, neither can sword prevail against them, except they sin against their God.
And now, that my lord be not defeated and frustrate of his purpose, even death is now fallen upon them, and their sin hath overtaken them, wherewith they will provoke their God to anger whensoever they shall do that which is not fit to be done:
For their victuals fail them, and all their water is scant, and they have determined to lay hands upon their cattle, and purposed to consume all those things, that God hath forbidden them to eat by his laws:
And I will lead thee through the midst of Judea, until thou come before Jerusalem; and I will set thy throne in the midst thereof; and thou shalt drive them as sheep that have no shepherd, and a dog shall not so much as open his mouth at thee: for these things were told me according to my foreknowledge, and they were declared unto me, and I am sent to tell thee.
Then her words pleased Holofernes and all his servants; and they marvelled at her wisdom, and said,
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 Holofernes commanded his guard that they should not stay her: thus she abode in the camp three days, and went out in the night into the valley of Bethulia, and washed herself in a fountain of water by the camp.
And in the fourth day Holofernes made a feast to his own servants only, and called none of the officers to the banquet.
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.
Now when the evening was come, his servants made haste to depart, and Bagoas shut his tent without, and dismissed the waiters from the presence of his lord; and they went to their beds: for they were all weary, because the feast had been long.
And Judith was left along in the tent, and Holofernes lying along upon his bed: for he was filled with wine.
So all went forth and none was left in the bedchamber, neither little nor great. Then Judith, standing by his bed, said in her heart, O Lord God of all power, look at this present upon the works of mine hands for the exaltation of Jerusalem.
Then she came to the pillar of the bed, which was at Holofernes' head, and took down his fauchion from thence,
And approached to his bed, and took hold of the hair of his head, and said, Strengthen me, O Lord God of Israel, this day.
And she smote twice upon his neck with all her might, and she took away his head from him.
And tumbled his body down from the bed, and pulled down the canopy from the pillars; and anon after she went forth, and gave Holofernes his head to her maid;
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.
And so soon as the morning shall appear, and the sun shall come forth upon the earth, take ye every one his weapons, and go forth every valiant man out of the city, and set ye a captain over them, as though ye would go down into the field toward the watch of the Assyrians; but go not down.
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.
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.
And as soon as the morning arose, they hanged the head of Holofernes upon the wall, and every man took his weapons, and they went forth by bands unto the straits of the mountain.
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.
Therefore he cried with a loud voice, with weeping, and sighing, and a mighty cry, and rent his garments.
And fear and trembling fell upon them, so that there was no man that durst abide in the sight of his neighbour, but rushing out all together, they fled into every way of the plain, and of the hill country.
And the people spoiled the camp the space of thirty days: and they gave unto Judith Holofernes his tent, and all his plate, and beds, and vessels, and all his stuff: and she took it and laid it on her mule; and made ready her carts, and laid them thereon.
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.
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.
Her sandals ravished his eyes, her beauty took his mind prisoner, and the fauchion passed through his neck.
Judith also dedicated all the stuff of Holofernes, which the people had given her, and gave the canopy, which she had taken out of his bedchamber, for a gift unto the Lord.
After this time every one returned to his own inheritance, and Judith went to Bethulia, and remained in her own possession, and was in her time honourable in all the country.
And many desired her, but none knew her all the days of her life, after that Manasses her husband was dead, and was gathered to his people.
Wisdom of Solomon 1:3
For froward thoughts separate from God: and his power, when it is tried, reproveth the unwise.
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For wisdom is a loving spirit; and will not acquit a blasphemer of his words: for God is witness of his reins, and a true beholder of his heart, and a hearer of his tongue.
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For inquisition shall be made into the counsels of the ungodly: and the sound of his words shall come unto the Lord for the manifestation of his wicked deeds.
Wisdom of Solomon 2:9
Let none of us go without his part of our voluptuousness: let us leave tokens of our joyfulness in every place: for this is our portion, and our lot is this.
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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.
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Let us see if his words be true: and let us prove what shall happen in the end of him.
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For if the just man be the son of God, he will help him, and deliver him from the hand of his enemies.
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Let us examine him with despitefulness and torture, that we may know his meekness, and prove his patience.
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Let us condemn him with a shameful death: for by his own saying he shall be respected.
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For God created man to be immortal, and made him to be an image of his own eternity.
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Nevertheless through envy of the devil came death into the world: and they that do hold of his side do find it.
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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.
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Yea speedily was he taken away, lest that wickedness should alter his understanding, or deceit beguile his soul.
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For his soul pleased the Lord: therefore hasted he to take him away from among the wicked.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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When they see it, they shall be troubled with terrible fear, and shall be amazed at the strangeness of his salvation, so far beyond all that they looked for.
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We fools accounted his life madness, and his end to be without honour:
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How is he numbered among the children of God, and his lot is among the saints!
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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.
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His severe wrath shall he sharpen for a sword, and the world shall fight with him against the unwise.
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Because, being ministers of his kingdom, ye have not judged aright, nor kept the law, nor walked after the counsel of God;
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 7:16
For in his hand are both we and our words; all wisdom also, and knowledge of workmanship.
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For she is the brightness of the everlasting light, the unspotted mirror of the power of God, and the image of his goodness.
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For she is privy to the mysteries of the knowledge of God, and a lover of his works.
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She preserved the first formed father of the world, that was created alone, and brought him out of his fall,
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But when the unrighteous went away from her in his anger, he perished also in the fury wherewith he murdered his brother.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Neither shall king or tyrant be able to set his face against thee for any whom thou hast punished.
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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 13:12
And after spending the refuse of his work to dress his meat, hath filled himself;
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 13:17
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 13:19
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.
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For verily desire of gain devised that, and the workman built it by his skill.
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For the ungodly and his ungodliness are both alike hateful unto God.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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His heart is ashes, his hope is more vile than earth, and his life of less value than clay:
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Forasmuch as he knew not his Maker, and him that inspired into him an active soul, and breathed in a living spirit.
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For man made them, and he that borrowed his own spirit fashioned them: but no man can make a god like unto himself.
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Neither are they beautiful, so much as to be desired in respect of beasts: but they went without the praise of God and his blessing.
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A man indeed killeth through his malice: and the spirit, when it is gone forth, returneth not; neither the soul received up cometh again.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:23
But this again did even forget his own strength, that the righteous might be nourished.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:24
For the creature that serveth thee, who art the Maker increaseth his strength against the unrighteous for their punishment, and abateth his strength for the benefit of such as put their trust in thee.
Wisdom of Solomon 18:18
And one thrown here, and another there, half dead, shewed the cause of his death.
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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 18:24
For in the long garment was the whole world, and in the four rows of the stones was the glory of the fathers graven, and thy Majesty upon the daidem of his head.
Wisdom of Solomon 19:6
For the whole creature in his proper kind was fashioned again anew, serving the peculiar commandments that were given unto them, that thy children might be kept without hurt:
Wisdom of Solomon 19:17
Therefore even with blindness were these stricken, as those were at the doors of the righteous man: when, being compassed about with horrible great darkness, every one sought the passage of his own doors.
Wisdom of Solomon 19:20
The fire had power in the water, forgetting his own virtue: and the water forgat his own quenching nature.
There is one wise and greatly to be feared, the Lord sitting upon his throne.
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.
A furious man cannot be justified; for the sway of his fury shall be his destruction.
He will hide his words for a time, and the lips of many shall declare his wisdom.
For the fear of the Lord is wisdom and instruction: and faith and meekness are his delight.
Ye that fear the Lord, wait for his mercy; and go not aside, lest ye fall.
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?
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 prepare their hearts, and humble their souls in his sight,
Saying, We will fall into the hands of the Lord, and not into the hands of men: for as his majesty is, so is his mercy.
Whoso honoureth his father maketh an atonement for his sins:
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.
For the glory of a man is from the honour of his father; and a mother in dishonour is a reproach to the children.
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.
He that forsaketh his father is as a blasphemer; and he that angereth his mother is cursed: of God.
My son, defraud not the poor of his living, and make not the needy eyes to wait long.
Make not an hungry soul sorrowful; neither provoke a man in his distress.
For if he curse thee in the bitterness of his soul, his prayer shall be heard of him that made him.
If a man commit himself unto her, he shall inherit her; and his generation shall hold her in possession.
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.
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.
Honour and shame is in talk: and the tongue of man is his fall.
A wicked soul shall destroy him that hath it, and shall make him to be laughed to scorn of his enemies.
For some man is a friend for his own occasion, and will not abide in the day of thy trouble.
Nothing doth countervail a faithful friend, and his excellency is invaluable.
Whoso feareth the Lord shall direct his friendship aright: for as he is, so shall his neighbour be also.
And if thou seest a man of understanding, get thee betimes unto him, and let thy foot wear the steps of his door.
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.
Laugh no man to scorn in the bitterness of his soul: for there is one which humbleth and exalteth.
Fear the Lord with all thy soul, and reverence his priests.
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.
Strive not with a mighty man' lest thou fall into his hands.
Strive not with a man that is full of tongue, and heap not wood upon his fire.
Dishonour not a man in his old age: for even some of us wax old.
Kindle not the coals of a sinner, lest thou be burnt with the flame of his fire.
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.
Envy not the glory of a sinner: for thou knowest not what shall be his end.
For the hand of the artificer the work shall be commended: and the wise ruler of the people for his speech.
A man of an ill tongue is dangerous in his city; and he that is rash in his talk shall be hated.
A wise judge will instruct his people; and the government of a prudent man is well ordered.
As the judge of the people is himself, so are his officers; and what manner of man the ruler of the city is, such are all they that dwell therein.
An unwise king destroyeth his people; but through the prudence of them which are in authority the city shall be inhabited.
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 beginning of pride is when one departeth from God, and his heart is turned away from his Maker.
Among brethren he that is chief is honorable; so are they that fear the Lord in his eyes.
Who will justify him that sinneth against his own soul? and who will honour him that dishonoureth his own life?
The poor man is honoured for his skill, and the rich man is honoured for his riches.
Commend not a man for his beauty; neither abhor a man for his outward appearance.
Boast not of thy clothing and raiment, and exalt not thyself in the day of honour: for the works of the Lord are wonderful, and his works among men are hidden.
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
The gift of the Lord remaineth with the ungodly, and his favour bringeth prosperity for ever.
There is that waxeth rich by his wariness and pinching, and this his the portion of his reward:
The blessing of the Lord is in the reward of the godly, and suddenly he maketh his blessing flourish.
For it is an easy thing unto the Lord in the day of death to reward a man according to his ways.
The affliction of an hour maketh a man forget pleasure: and in his end his deeds shall be discovered.
Judge none blessed before his death: for a man shall be known in his children.
In the prosperity of a man enemies will be grieved: but in his adversity even a friend will depart.
Never trust thine enemy: for like as iron rusteth, so is his wickedness.
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.
So one that goeth to a sinner, and is defiled with him in his sins, who will pity?
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.
He will shake his head, and clap his hands, and whisper much, and change his countenance.
If thou be for his profit, he will use thee: but if thou have nothing, he will forsake thee.
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.
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:
Every beast loveth his like, and every man loveth his neighbor.
All flesh consorteth according to kind, and a man will cleave to his like.
A rich man beginning to fall is held up of his friends: but a poor man being down is thrust away by his friends.
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.
The heart of a man changeth his countenance, whether it be for good or evil: and a merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance.
Blessed is the man that hath not slipped with his mouth, and is not pricked with the multitude of sins.
Blessed is he whose conscience hath not condemned him, and who is not fallen from his hope in the Lord.
He that gathereth by defrauding his own soul gathereth for others, that shall spend his goods riotously.
He that is evil to himself, to whom will he be good? he shall not take pleasure in his goods.
There is none worse than he that envieth himself; and this is a recompence of his wickedness.
And if he doeth good, he doeth it unwillingly; and at the last he will declare his wickedness.
The envious man hath a wicked eye; he turneth away his face, and despiseth men.
A covetous man's eye is not satisfied with his portion; and the iniquity of the wicked drieth up his soul.
A wicked eye envieth [his] bread, and he is a niggard at his table.
My son, according to thy ability do good to thyself, and give the Lord his due offering.
Blessed is the man that doth meditate good things in wisdom, and that reasoneth of holy things by his understanding.
He that considereth her ways in his heart shall also have understanding in her secrets.
He shall pitch his tent nigh unto her, and shall lodge in a lodging where good things are.
He shall set his children under her shelter, and shall lodge under her branches.
She shall exalt him above his neighbours, and in the midst of the congregation shall she open his mouth.
He himself made man from the beginning, and left him in the hand of his counsel;
And his eyes are upon them that fear him, and he knoweth every work of man.
As his mercy is great, so is his correction also: he judgeth a man according to his works
The sinner shall not escape with his spoils: and the patience of the godly shall not be frustrate.
Make way for every work of mercy: for every man shall find according to his works.
The Lord hardened Pharaoh, that he should not know him, that his powerful works might be known to the world.
His mercy is manifest to every creature; and he hath separated his light from the darkness with an adamant.
No heart can think upon these things worthily: and who is able to conceive his ways?
It is a tempest which no man can see: for the most part of his works are hid.
Who can declare the works of his justice? or who can endure them? for his covenant is afar off, and the trial of all things is in the end.
I will shew forth doctrine in weight, and declare his knowledge exactly.
He garnished his works for ever, and in his hand are the chief of them unto all generations: they neither labour, nor are weary, nor cease from their works.
None of them hindereth another, and they shall never disobey his word.
After this the Lord looked upon the earth, and filled it with his blessings.
He endued them with strength by themselves, and made them according to his image,
He set his eye upon their hearts, that he might shew them the greatness of his works.
He gave them to glory in his marvellous acts for ever, that they might declare his works with understanding.
And the elect shall praise his holy name.
He made an everlasting covenant with them, and shewed them his judgments.
Their eyes saw the majesty of his glory, and their ears heard his glorious voice.
And he said unto them, Beware of all unrighteousness; and he gave every man commandment concerning his neighbour.
Their ways are ever before him, and shall not be hid from his eyes.
Every man from his youth is given to evil; neither could they make to themselves fleshy hearts for stony.
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.
But the Lord being gracious and knowing his workmanship, neither left nor forsook them, but spared them.
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.
Return unto the Lord, and forsake thy sins, make thy prayer before his face, and offend less.
How great is the lovingkindness of the Lord our God, and his compassion unto such as turn unto him in holiness!
Who governeth the world with the palm of his hand, and all things obey his will: for he is the King of all, by his power dividing holy things among them from profane.
To whom hath he given power to declare his works? and who shall find out his noble acts?
Who shall number the strength of his majesty? and who shall also tell out his mercies?
What is man, and whereto serveth he? what is his good, and what is his evil?
Therefore is God patient with them, and poureth forth his mercy upon them.
He saw and perceived their end to be evil; therefore he multiplied his compassion.
The mercy of man is toward his neighbour; but the mercy of the Lord is upon all flesh: he reproveth, and nurtureth, and teacheth and bringeth again, as a shepherd his flock.
He hath mercy on them that receive discipline, and that diligently seek after his judgments.
Think upon the wrath that shall be at the end, and the time of vengeance, when he shall turn away his face.
He that is hasty to give credit is lightminded; and he that sinneth shall offend against his own soul.
Whoso taketh pleasure in wickedness shall be condemned: but he that resisteth pleasures crowneth his life.
He that can rule his tongue shall live without strife; and he that hateth babbling shall have less evil.
There is one that slippeth in his speech, but not from his heart; and who is he that hath not offended with his tongue?
The fear of the Lord is the first step to be accepted [of him,] and wisdom obtaineth his love.
The fear of the Lord is all wisdom; and in all wisdom is the performance of the law, and the knowledge of his omnipotency.
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.
There is a wicked man that hangeth down his head sadly; but inwardly he is full of deceit,
Casting down his countenance, and making as if he heard not: where he is not known, he will do thee a mischief before thou be aware.
A man may be known by his look, and one that hath understanding by his countenance, when thou meetest him.
There is a reproof that is not comely: again, some man holdeth his tongue, and he is wise.
It is much better to reprove, than to be angry secretly: and he that confesseth his fault shall be preserved from hurt.
Some man holdeth his tongue, because he hath not to answer: and some keepeth silence, knowing his time.
A wise man will hold his tongue till he see opportunity: but a babbler and a fool will regard no time.
There is an abasement because of glory; and there is that lifteth up his head from a low estate.
A wise man by his words maketh him beloved: but the graces of fools shall be poured out.
The gift of a fool shall do thee no good when thou hast it; neither yet of the envious for his necessity: for he looketh to receive many things for one.
He giveth little, and upbraideth much; he openeth his mouth like a crier; to day he lendeth, and to morrow will he ask it again: such an one is to be hated of God and man.
There is that destroyeth his own soul through bashfulness, and by accepting of persons overthroweth himself.
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.
A wise man shall promote himself to honour with his words: and he that hath understanding will please great men.
He that tilleth his land shall increase his heap: and he that pleaseth great men shall get pardon for iniquity.
Presents and gifts blind the eyes of the wise, and stop up his mouth that he cannot reprove.
Better is he that hideth his folly than a man that hideth his wisdom.
Necessary patience in seeking the Lord is better than he that leadeth his life without a guide.
A prayer out of a poor man's mouth reacheth to the ears of God, and his judgment cometh speedily.