Verses with the word have in the Apocrypha (505 verses; showing verse 1 - 500):
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 2:7
With gifts, with horses, and with cattle, and other things, which have been set forth by vow, for the temple of the Lord at Jerusalem.
1 Esdras 2:24
Wherefore now we do declare unto thee, O lord the king, that if this city be built again, and the walls thereof set up anew, thou shalt from henceforth have no passage into Celosyria and Phenice.
1 Esdras 2:26
I have read the epistle which ye have sent unto me: therefore I commanded to make diligent search, and it hath been found that that city was from the beginning practising against kings;
1 Esdras 2:28
Now therefore I have commanded to hinder those men from building the city, and heed to be taken that there be no more done in it;
1 Esdras 3:23
But when they are from the wine, they remember not what they have done.
1 Esdras 4:6
Likewise for those that are no soldiers, and have not to do with wars, but use husbundry, when they have reaped again that which they had sown, they bring it to the king, and compel one another to pay tribute unto the king.
1 Esdras 4:15
Women have borne the king and all the people that bear rule by sea and land.
1 Esdras 4:18
Yea, and if men have gathered together gold and silver, or any other goodly thing, do they not love a woman which is comely in favour and beauty?
1 Esdras 4:19
And letting all those things go, do they not gape, and even with open mouth fix their eyes fast on her; and have not all men more desire unto her than unto silver or gold, or any goodly thing whatsoever?
1 Esdras 4:22
By this also ye must know that women have dominion over you: do ye not labour and toil, and give and bring all to the woman?
1 Esdras 4:26
Yea, many there be that have run out of their wits for women, and become servants for their sakes.
1 Esdras 4:27
Many also have perished, have erred, and sinned, for women.
1 Esdras 4:53
And that all they that went from Babylon to build the city should have free liberty, as well they as their posterity, and all the priests that went away.
1 Esdras 6:28
I have commanded also to have it built up whole again; and that they look diligently to help those that be of the captivity of the Jews, till the house of the Lord be finished:
1 Esdras 6:34
I Darius the king have ordained that according unto these things it be done with diligence.
1 Esdras 8:10
Having determined to deal graciously, I have given order, that such of the nation of the Jews, and of the priests and Levites being within our realm, as are willing and desirous should go with thee unto Jerusalem.
1 Esdras 8:11
As many therefore as have a mind thereunto, let them depart with thee, as it hath seemed good both to me and my seven friends the counsellors;
1 Esdras 8:13
And carry the gifts unto the Lord of Israel to Jerusalem, which I and my friends have vowed, and all the gold and silver that in the country of Babylon can be found, to the Lord in 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 8:22
I command you also, that ye require no tax, nor any other imposition, of any of the priests, or Levites, or holy singers, or porters, or ministers of the temple, or of any that have doings in this temple, and that no man have authority to impose any thing upon them.
1 Esdras 8:69
The nation of Israel, the princes, the priests and Levites, have not put away from them the strange people of the land, nor the pollutions of the Gentiles to wit, of the Canaanites, Hittites, Pheresites, Jebusites, and the Moabites, Egyptians, and Edomites.
1 Esdras 8:70
For both they and their sons have married with their daughters, and the holy seed is mixed with the strange people of the land; and from the beginning of this matter the rulers and the great men have been partakers of this iniquity.
1 Esdras 8:75
For our sins are multiplied above our heads, and our ignorances have reached up unto heaven.
1 Esdras 8:76
For ever since the time of our fathers we have been and are in great sin, even unto this day.
1 Esdras 8:81
Yea, and honoured the temple of our Lord, and raised up the desolate Sion, that they have given us a sure abiding in Jewry and Jerusalem.
1 Esdras 8:82
And now, O Lord, what shall we say, having these things? for we have transgressed thy commandments, which thou gavest by the hand of thy servants the prophets, saying,
1 Esdras 8:83
That the land, which ye enter into to possess as an heritage, is a land polluted with the pollutions of the strangers of the land, and they have filled it with their uncleanness.
1 Esdras 8:85
Moreover ye shall never seek to have peace with them, that ye may be strong, and eat the good things of the land, and that ye may leave the inheritance of the land unto your children for evermore.
1 Esdras 8:87
And didst give unto us such a root: but we have turned back again to transgress thy law, and to mingle ourselves with the uncleanness of the nations of the land.
1 Esdras 8:92
Then Jechonias the son of Jeelus, one of the sons of Israel, called out, and said, O Esdras, we have sinned against the Lord God, we have married strange women of the nations of the land, and now is all Israel aloft.
1 Esdras 8:93
Let us make an oath to the Lord, that we will put away all our wives, which we have taken of the heathen, with their children,
1 Esdras 9:7
So Esdras arose up, and said unto them, Ye have transgressed the law in marrying strange wives, thereby to increase the sins of Israel.
1 Esdras 9:12
Therefore let the rulers of the multitude stay, and let all them of our habitations that have strange wives come at the time appointed,
1 Esdras 9:51
Go then, and eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send part to them that have nothing;
2 Esdras 1:5
Go thy way, and shew my people their sinful deeds, and their children their wickedness which they have done against me; that they may tell their children's children:
2 Esdras 1:6
Because the sins of their fathers are increased in them: for they have forgotten me, and have offered unto strange gods.
2 Esdras 1:7
Am not I even he that brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage? but they have provoked me unto wrath, and despised my counsels.
2 Esdras 1:8
Pull thou off then the hair of thy head, and cast all evil upon them, for they have not been obedient unto my law, but it is a rebellious people.
2 Esdras 1:9
How long shall I forbear them, into whom I have done so much good?
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 1:11
All the nations have I destroyed before them, and in the east I have scattered the people of two provinces, even of Tyrus and Sidon, and have slain all their enemies.
2 Esdras 1:14
I gave you light in a pillar of fire, and great wonders have I done among you; yet have ye forgotten me, saith the Lord.
2 Esdras 1:17
Where are the benefits that I have done for you? when ye were hungry and thirsty in the wilderness, did ye not cry unto me,
2 Esdras 1:18
Saying, Why hast thou brought us into this wilderness to kill us? it had been better for us to have served the Egyptians, than to die in this wilderness.
2 Esdras 1:25
Seeing ye have forsaken me, I will forsake you also; when ye desire me to be gracious unto you, I shall have no mercy upon you.
2 Esdras 1:26
Whensoever ye shall call upon me, I will not hear you: for ye have defiled your hands with blood, and your feet are swift to commit manslaughter.
2 Esdras 1:27
Ye have not as it were forsaken me, but your own selves, saith the Lord.
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 1:31
When ye offer unto me, I will turn my face from you: for your solemn feastdays, your new moons, and your circumcisions, have I forsaken.
2 Esdras 1:32
I sent unto you my servants the prophets, whom ye have taken and slain, and torn their bodies in pieces, whose blood I will require of your hands, saith the Lord.
2 Esdras 1:34
And your children shall not be fruitful; for they have despised my commandment, and done the thing that is an evil before me.
2 Esdras 1:35
Your houses will I give to a people that shall come; which not having heard of me yet shall believe me; to whom I have shewed no signs, yet they shall do that I have commanded them.
2 Esdras 1:36
They have seen no prophets, yet they shall call their sins to remembrance, and acknowledge them.
2 Esdras 1:37
I take to witness the grace of the people to come, whose little ones rejoice in gladness: and though they have not seen me with bodily eyes, yet in spirit they believe the thing that I say.
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 2:7
Let them be scattered abroad among the heathen, let their names be put out of the earth: for they have despised my covenant.
2 Esdras 2:10
Thus saith the Lord unto Esdras, Tell my people that I will give them the kingdom of Jerusalem, which I would have given unto Israel.
2 Esdras 2:12
They shall have the tree of life for an ointment of sweet savour; they shall neither labour, nor be weary.
2 Esdras 2:14
Take heaven and earth to witness; for I have broken the evil in pieces, and created the good: for I live, saith the Lord.
2 Esdras 2:15
Mother, embrace thy children, and bring them up with gladness, make their feet as fast as a pillar: for I have chosen thee, saith the Lord.
2 Esdras 2:16
And those that be dead will I raise up again from their places, and bring them out of the graves: for I have known my name in Israel.
2 Esdras 2:17
Fear not, thou mother of the children: for I have chosen thee, saith the Lord.
2 Esdras 2:18
For thy help will I send my servants Esau and Jeremy, after whose counsel I have sanctified and prepared for thee twelve trees laden with divers fruits,
2 Esdras 2:26
As for the servants whom I have given thee, there shall not one of them perish; for I will require them from among thy number.
2 Esdras 2:27
Be not weary: for when the day of trouble and heaviness cometh, others shall weep and be sorrowful, but thou shalt be merry and have abundance.
2 Esdras 2:39
Which are departed from the shadow of the world, and have received glorious garments of the Lord.
2 Esdras 2:40
Take thy number, O Sion, and shut up those of thine that are clothed in white, which have fulfilled the law of the Lord.
2 Esdras 2:41
The number of thy children, whom thou longedst for, is fulfilled: beseech the power of the Lord, that thy people, which have been called from the beginning, may be hallowed.
2 Esdras 2:45
He answered and said unto me, These be they that have put off the mortal clothing, and put on the immortal, and have confessed the name of God: now are they crowned, and receive palms.
2 Esdras 2:47
So he answered and said unto me, It is the Son of God, whom they have confessed in the world. Then began I greatly to commend them that stood so stiffly for the name of the Lord.
2 Esdras 3:28
Are their deeds then any better that inhabit Babylon, that they should therefore have the dominion over Sion?
2 Esdras 3:30
For I have seen how thou sufferest them sinning, and hast spared wicked doers: and hast destroyed thy people, and hast preserved thine enemies, and hast not signified it.
2 Esdras 3:33
And yet their reward appeareth not, and their labour hath no fruit: for I have gone here and there through the heathen, and I see that they flow in wealth, and think not upon thy commandments.
2 Esdras 3:35
Or when was it that they which dwell upon the earth have not sinned in thy sight? or what people have so kept thy commandments?
2 Esdras 4:9
Nevertheless now have I asked thee but only of the fire and wind, and of the day wherethrough thou hast passed, and of things from which thou canst not be separated, and yet canst thou give me no answer of them.
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 4:22
Then answered I and said, I beseech thee, O Lord, let me have understanding:
2 Esdras 4:25
What will he then do unto his name whereby we are called? of these things have I asked.
2 Esdras 4:44
Then answered I and said, If I have found favour in thy sight, and if it be possible, and if I be meet therefore,
2 Esdras 5:3
And the land, that thou seest now to have root, shalt thou see wasted suddenly.
2 Esdras 5:7
And the Sodomitish sea shall cast out fish, and make a noise in the night, which many have not known: but they shall all hear the voice thereof.
2 Esdras 5:13
To shew thee such tokens I have leave; and if thou wilt pray again, and weep as now, and fast even days, thou shalt hear yet greater things.
2 Esdras 5:29
And they which did gainsay thy promises, and believed not thy covenants, have trodden them down.
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 5:35
And he said unto me, Thou canst not. And I said, Wherefore, Lord? whereunto was I born then? or why was not my mother's womb then my grave, that I might not have seen the travail of Jacob, and the wearisome toil of the stock of Israel?
2 Esdras 5:40
Then said he unto me, Like as thou canst do none of these things that I have spoken of, even so canst thou not find out my judgment, or in the end the love that I have promised unto my people.
2 Esdras 5:41
And I said, Behold, O Lord, yet art thou nigh unto them that be reserved till the end: and what shall they do that have been before me, or we that be now, or they that shall come after us?
2 Esdras 5:43
So I answered and said, Couldest thou not make those that have been made, and be now, and that are for to come, at once; that thou mightest shew thy judgment the sooner?
2 Esdras 5:48
Then said he unto me, Even so have I given the womb of the earth to those that be sown in it in their times.
2 Esdras 5:49
For like as a young child may not bring forth the things that belong to the aged, even so have I disposed the world which I created.
2 Esdras 5:55
And so are they that come after you less than ye, as the creatures which now begin to be old, and have passed over the strength of youth.
2 Esdras 5:56
Then said I, Lord, I beseech thee, if I have found favour in thy sight, shew thy servant by whom thou visitest thy creature.
2 Esdras 6:5
And ere the present years were sought out, and or ever the inventions of them that now sin were turned, before they were sealed that have gathered faith for a treasure:
2 Esdras 6:11
I answered then and said, O Lord that bearest rule, if I have found favour in thy sight,
2 Esdras 6:19
And will begin to make inquisition of them, what they be that have hurt unjustly with their unrighteousness, and when the affliction of Sion shall be fulfilled;
2 Esdras 6:25
Whosoever remaineth from all these that I have told thee shall escape, and see my salvation, and the end of your world.
2 Esdras 6:26
And the men that are received shall see it, who have not tasted death from their birth: and the heart of the inhabitants shall be changed, and turned into another meaning.
2 Esdras 6:31
If thou wilt pray yet more, and fast seven days again, I shall tell thee greater things by day than I have heard.
2 Esdras 6:55
All this have I spoken before thee, O Lord, because thou madest the world for our sakes
2 Esdras 6:57
And now, O Lord, behold, these heathen, which have ever been reputed as nothing, have begun to be lords over us, and to devour us.
2 Esdras 7:18
Nevertheless the righteous shall suffer strait things, and hope for wide: for they that have done wickedly have suffered the strait things, and yet shall not see the wide.
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 7:26
Behold, the time shall come, that these tokens which I have told thee shall come to pass, and the bride shall appear, and she coming forth shall be seen, that now is withdrawn from the earth.
2 Esdras 7:29
After these years shall my son Christ die, and all men that have life.
2 Esdras 7:33
And the most High shall appear upon the seat of judgment, and misery shall pass away, and the long suffering shall have an end:
2 Esdras 7:41
Even so now, seeing corruption is grown up, and wickedness increased, and the righteous have prayed for the ungodly: wherefore shall it not be so now also?
2 Esdras 7:42
He answered me, and said, This present life is not the end where much glory doth abide; therefore have they prayed for the weak.
2 Esdras 7:46
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 7:49
For what profit is it unto us, if there be promised us an immortal time, whereas we have done the works that bring death?
2 Esdras 7:51
And that there are laid up for us dwellings of health and safety, whereas we have lived wickedly?
2 Esdras 7:52
And that the glory of the most High is kept to defend them which have led a wary life, whereas we have walked in the most wicked ways of all?
2 Esdras 7:54
(For we have walked in unpleasant places.)
2 Esdras 7:55
And that the faces of them which have used abstinence shall shine above the stars, whereas our faces shall be blacker than darkness?
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 7:64
And that he is patient, and long suffereth those that have sinned, as his creatures;
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 8:18
But I have heard the swiftness of the judge which is to come.
2 Esdras 8:25
For while I live I will speak, and so long as I have understanding I will answer.
2 Esdras 8:28
Think not upon those that have walked feignedly before thee: but remember them, which according to thy will have known thy fear.
2 Esdras 8:29
Let it not be thy will to destroy them which have lived like beasts; but to look upon them that have clearly taught thy law.
2 Esdras 8:32
For if thou hast a desire to have mercy upon us, thou shalt be called merciful, to us namely, that have no works of righteousness.
2 Esdras 8:33
For the just, which have many good works laid up with thee, shall out of their own deeds receive reward.
2 Esdras 8:36
For in this, O Lord, thy righteousness and thy goodness shall be declared, if thou be merciful unto them which have not the confidence of good works.
2 Esdras 8:38
For indeed I will not think on the disposition of them which have sinned before death, before judgment, before destruction:
2 Esdras 8:39
But I will rejoice over the disposition of the righteous, and I will remember also their pilgrimage, and the salvation, and the reward, that they shall have.
2 Esdras 8:40
Like as I have spoken now, so shall it come to pass.
2 Esdras 8:42
I answered then and said, If I have found grace, let me speak.
2 Esdras 8:45
Be not wroth with us but spare thy people, and have mercy upon thine own inheritance: for thou art merciful unto thy creature.
2 Esdras 8:47
For thou comest far short that thou shouldest be able to love my creature more than I: but I have ofttimes drawn nigh unto thee, and unto it, but never to the unrighteous.
2 Esdras 8:50
For many great miseries shall be done to them that in the latter time shall dwell in the world, because they have walked in great pride.
2 Esdras 8:57
Moreover they have trodden down his righteous,
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 8:62
These things have I not shewed unto all men, but unto thee, and a few like thee. Then answered I and said,
2 Esdras 9:1
He answered me then, and said, Measure thou the time diligently in itself: and when thou seest part of the signs past, which I have told thee before,
2 Esdras 9:6
Even so the times also of the Highest have plain beginnings in wonder and powerful works, and endings in effects and signs.
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 9:8
Shall be preserved from the said perils, and shall see my salvation in my land, and within my borders: for I have sanctified them for me from the beginning.
2 Esdras 9:9
Then shall they be in pitiful case, which now have abused my ways: and they that have cast them away despitefully shall dwell in torments.
2 Esdras 9:10
For such as in their life have received benefits, and have not known me;
2 Esdras 9:11
And they that have loathed my law, while they had yet liberty, and, when as yet place of repentance was open unto them, understood not, but despised it;
2 Esdras 9:15
I have said before, and now do speak, and will speak it also hereafter, that there be many more of them which perish, than of them which shall be saved:
2 Esdras 9:21
And I saw, and spared it greatly, and have kept me a grape of the cluster, and a plant of a great people.
2 Esdras 9:22
Let the multitude perish then, which was born in vain; and let my grape be kept, and my plant; for with great labour have I made it perfect.
2 Esdras 9:36
For we that have received the law perish by sin, and our heart also which received it
2 Esdras 9:43
She said unto me, I thy servant have been barren, and had no child, though I had an husband thirty years,
2 Esdras 9:47
So when he grew up, and came to the time that he should have a wife, I made a feast.
2 Esdras 10:12
But if thou sayest unto me, My lamentation is not like the earth's, because I have lost the fruit of my womb, which I brought forth with pains, and bare with sorrows;
2 Esdras 10:32
And I said, Because thou hast forsaken me, and yet I did according to thy words, and I went into the field, and, lo, I have seen, and yet see, that I am not able to express.
2 Esdras 10:35
For I have seen that I knew not, and hear that I do not know.
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 10:49
And, behold, thou sawest her likeness, and because she mourned for her son, thou begannest to comfort her: and of these things which have chanced, these are to be opened unto thee.
2 Esdras 11:25
And I beheld, and, lo, the feathers that were under the wing thought to set up themselves and to have the rule.
2 Esdras 11:31
And, behold, the head was turned with them that were with it, and did eat up the two feathers under the wing that would have reigned.
2 Esdras 12:7
And I said, Lord that bearest rule, if I have found grace before thy sight, and if I am justified with thee before many others, and if my prayer indeed be come up before thy face;
2 Esdras 12:15
Whereof the second shall begin to reign, and shall have more time than any of the twelve.
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 12:34
For the rest of my people shall he deliver with mercy, those that have been pressed upon my borders, and he shall make them joyful until the coming of the day of judgment, whereof I have spoken unto thee from the the beginning.
2 Esdras 12:41
What have we offended thee? and what evil have we done against thee, that thou forsakest us, and sittest here in this place?
2 Esdras 12:48
As for me, I have not forsaken you, neither am I departed from you: but am come into this place, to pray for the desolation of Sion, and that I might seek mercy for the low estate of your sanctuary.
2 Esdras 13:7
But I would have seen the region or place whereout the hill was graven, and I could not.
2 Esdras 13:23
He that shall endure the peril in that time hath kept himself: they that be fallen into danger are such as have works, and faith toward the Almighty.
2 Esdras 13:33
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 13:51
Then said I, O Lord that bearest rule, shew me this: Wherefore have I seen the man coming up from the midst of the sea?
2 Esdras 13:56
And therefore have I shewed thee the treasures of the Highest: after other three days I will speak other things unto thee, and declare unto thee mighty and wondrous things.
2 Esdras 14:8
That thou lay up in thy heart the signs that I have shewed, and the dreams that thou hast seen, and the interpretations which thou hast heard:
2 Esdras 14:22
But if I have found grace before thee, send the Holy Ghost into me, and I shall write all that hath been done in the world since the beginning, which were written in thy law, that men may find thy path, and that they which will live in the latter days may live.
2 Esdras 14:30
And received the law of life, which they kept not, which ye also have transgressed after them.
2 Esdras 14:31
Then was the land, even the land of Sion, parted among you by lot: but your fathers, and ye yourselves, have done unrighteousness, and have not kept the ways which the Highest commanded you.
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 15:20
Behold, saith God, I will call together all the kings of the earth to reverence me, which are from the rising of the sun, from the south, from the east, and Libanus; to turn themselves one against another, and repay the things that they have done to them.
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 15:31
And then shall the dragons have the upper hand, remembering their nature; and if they shall turn themselves, conspiring together in great power to persecute them,
2 Esdras 15:45
And they that remain under her shall do service unto them that have put her in fear.
2 Esdras 15:47
Woe be unto thee, thou wretch, because thou hast made thyself like unto her; and hast decked thy daughters in whoredom, that they might please and glory in thy lovers, which have always desired to commit whoredom with thee.
2 Esdras 15:52
Would I with jealousy have so proceeded against thee, saith the Lord,
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.
I Tobit have walked all the days of my life in the ways of truth and justice, and I did many almsdeeds to my brethren, and my nation, who came with me to Nineve, into the land of the Assyrians.
Remember me, and look on me, punish me not for my sins and ignorances, and the sins of my fathers, who have sinned before thee:
And now thy judgments are many and true: deal with me according to my sins and my fathers': because we have not kept thy commandments, neither have walked in truth before thee.
Now therefore deal with me as seemeth best unto thee, and command my spirit to be taken from me, that I may be dissolved, and become earth: for it is profitable for me to die rather than to live, because I have heard false reproaches, and have much sorrow: command therefore that I may now be delivered out of this distress, and go into the everlasting place: turn not thy face away from me.
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?
If thou hast abundance give alms accordingly: if thou have but a little, be not afraid to give according to that little:
To whom the angel said, I will go with thee, and I know the way well: for I have lodged with our brother Gabael.
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.
Then Tobit said, Thou art welcome, brother; be not now angry with me, because I have enquired to know thy tribe and thy family; for thou art my brother, of an honest and good stock: for I know Ananias and Jonathas, sons of that great Samaias, as we went together to Jerusalem to worship, and offered the firstborn, and the tenths of the fruits; and they were not seduced with the error of our brethren: my brother, thou art of a good stock.
And when the young man went down to wash himself, a fish leaped out of the river, and would have devoured him.
Then the young man answered the angel, I have heard, brother Azarias that this maid hath been given to seven men, who all died in the marriage chamber.
And now I am the only son of my father, and I am afraid, lest if I go in unto her, I die, as the other before: for a wicked spirit loveth her, which hurteth no body, but those which come unto her; wherefore I also fear lest I die, and bring my father's and my mother's life because of me to the grave with sorrow: for they have no other son to bury them.
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.
I have given my daughter in marriage to seven men, who died that night they came in unto her: nevertheless for the present be merry. But Tobias said, I will eat nothing here, till we agree and swear one to another.
And after that they were both shut in together, Tobias rose out of the bed, and said, Sister, arise, and let us pray that God would have pity on us.
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.
Now I care for nothing, my son, since I have let thee go, the light of mine eyes.
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.
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:
So he called the angel, and he said unto him, Take half of all that ye have brought and go away in safety.
And he will scourge us for our iniquities, and will have mercy again, and will gather us out of all nations, among whom he hath scattered us.
If ye turn to him with your whole heart, and with your whole mind, and deal uprightly before him, then will he turn unto you, and will not hide his face from you. Therefore see what he will do with you, and confess him with your whole mouth, and praise the Lord of might, and extol the everlasting King. In the land of my captivity do I praise him, and declare his might and majesty to a sinful nation. O ye sinners, turn and do justice before him: who can tell if he will accept you, and have mercy on you?
O Jerusalem, the holy city, he will scourge thee for thy children's works, and will have mercy again on the sons of the righteous.
O blessed are they which love thee, for they shall rejoice in thy peace: blessed are they which have been sorrowful for all thy scourges; for they shall rejoice for thee, when they have seen all thy glory, and shall be glad for ever.
And that again God will have mercy on them, and bring them again into the land, where they shall build a temple, but not like to the first, until the time of that age be fulfilled; and afterward they shall return from all places of their captivity, and build up Jerusalem gloriously, and the house of God shall be built in it for ever with a glorious building, as the prophets have spoken thereof.
For as I live, and by the power of my kingdom, whatsoever I have spoken, that will I do by mine hand.
And take thou heed that thou transgress none of the commandments of thy lord, but accomplish them fully, as I have commanded thee, and defer not to do them.
And why have they determined not to come and meet me, more than all the inhabitants of the west.
But now are they returned to their God, and are come up from the places where they were scattered, and have possessed Jerusalem, where their sanctuary is, and are seated in the hill country; for it was desolate.
For, say they, we will not be afraid of the face of the children of Israel: for, lo, it is a people that have no strength nor power for a strong battle
And if thou persuade thyself in thy mind that they shall be taken, let not thy countenance fall: I have spoken it, and none of my words shall be in vain.
For all the inhabitants of Bethulia have their water thence; so shall thirst kill them, and they shall give up their city, and we and our people shall go up to the tops of the mountains that are near, and will camp upon them, to watch that none go out of the city.
God be judge between us and you: for ye have done us great injury, in that ye have not required peace of the children of Assur.
For now we have no helper: but God hath sold us into their hands, that we should be thrown down before them with thirst and great destruction.
We take to witness against you the heaven and the earth, and our God and Lord of our fathers, which punisheth us according to our sins and the sins of our fathers, that he do not according as we have said this day.
And they came unto her, and she said unto them, Hear me now, O ye governors of the inhabitants of Bethulia: for your words that ye have spoken before the people this day are not right, touching this oath which ye made and pronounced between God and you, and have promised to deliver the city to our enemies, unless within these days the Lord turn to help you.
And now who are ye that have tempted God this day, and stand instead of God among the children of men?
For this is not the first day wherein thy wisdom is manifested; but from the beginning of thy days all the people have known thy understanding, because the disposition of thine heart is good.
But the people were very thirsty, and compelled us to do unto them as we have spoken, and to bring an oath upon ourselves, which we will not break.
Ye shall stand this night in the gate, and I will go forth with my waitingwoman: and within the days that ye have promised to deliver the city to our enemies the Lord will visit Israel by mine hand.
Throw down their strength in thy power, and bring down their force in thy wrath: for they have purposed to defile thy sanctuary, and to pollute the tabernacle where thy glorious name resteth and to cast down with sword the horn of thy altar.
Behold their pride, and send thy wrath upon their heads: give into mine hand, which am a widow, the power that I have conceived.
And make my speech and deceit to be their wound and stripe, who have purposed cruel things against thy covenant, and thy hallowed house, and against the top of Sion, and against the house of the possession of thy children.
And she said unto them, Command the gates of the city to be opened unto me, that I may go forth to accomplish the things whereof ye have spoken with me. So they commanded the young men to open unto her, as she had spoken.
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.
Now therefore, if thy people that dwelleth in the mountains had not set light by me, I would not have lifted up my spear against them: but they have done these things to themselves.
For we have heard of thy wisdom and thy policies, and it is reported in all the earth, that thou only art excellent in all the kingdom, and mighty in knowledge, and wonderful in feats of war.
Now as concerning the matter, which Achior did speak in thy council, we have heard his words; for the men of Bethulia saved him, and he declared unto them all that he had spoken unto thee.
For 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:
For they have sent some to Jerusalem, because they also that dwell there have done the like, to bring them a licence from the senate.
For thy servant is religious, and serveth the God of heaven day and night: now therefore, my lord, I will remain with thee, and thy servant will go out by night into the valley, and I will pray unto God, and he will tell me when they have committed their sins:
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.
And Judith said, I will not eat thereof, lest there be an offence: but provision shall be made for me of the things that I have brought.
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.
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.
These slaves have dealt treacherously; one woman of the Hebrews hath brought shame upon the house of king Nabuchodonosor: for, behold, Holofernes lieth upon the ground without a head.
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.
The sons of the damsels have pierced them through, and wounded them as fugatives' children: they perished by the battle of the Lord.
Wisdom of Solomon 1:14
For he created all things, that they might have their being: and the generations of the world were healthful; and there is no poison of destruction in them, nor the kingdom of death upon the earth:
Wisdom of Solomon 1:16
But ungodly men with their works and words called it to them: for when they thought to have it their friend, they consumed to nought, and made a covenant with it, because they are worthy to take part with it.
Wisdom of Solomon 2:1
For the ungodly said, reasoning with themselves, but not aright, Our life is short and tedious, and in the death of a man there is no remedy: neither was there any man known to have returned from the grave.
Wisdom of Solomon 2:4
And our name shall be forgotten in time, and no man shall have our works in remembrance, and our life shall pass away as the trace of a cloud, and shall be dispersed as a mist, that is driven away with the beams of the sun, and overcome with the heat thereof.
Wisdom of Solomon 2:13
He professeth to have the knowledge of God: and he calleth himself the child of the Lord.
Wisdom of Solomon 3:8
They shall judge the nations, and have dominion over the people, and their Lord shall reign for ever.
Wisdom of Solomon 3:10
But the ungodly shall be punished according to their own imaginations, which have neglected the righteous, and forsaken the Lord.
Wisdom of Solomon 3:13
Their offspring is cursed. Wherefore blessed is the barren that is undefiled, which hath not known the sinful bed: she shall have fruit in the visitation of souls.
Wisdom of Solomon 3:18
Or, if they die quickly, they have no hope, neither comfort in the day of trial.
Wisdom of Solomon 4:1
Better it is to have no children, and to have virtue: for the memorial thereof is immortal: because it is known with God, and with men.
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 5:6
Therefore have we erred from the way of truth, and the light of righteousness hath not shined unto us, and the sun of righteousness rose not upon us.
Wisdom of Solomon 5:7
We wearied ourselves in the way of wickedness and destruction: yea, we have gone through deserts, where there lay no way: but as for the way of the Lord, we have not known it.
Wisdom of Solomon 6:4
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 6:10
For they that keep holiness holily shall be judged holy: and they that have learned such things shall find what to answer.
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 6:23
Neither will I go with consuming envy; for such a man shall have no fellowship with wisdom.
Wisdom of Solomon 7:6
For all men have one entrance into life, and the like going out.
Wisdom of Solomon 7:10
I loved her above health and beauty, and chose to have her instead of light: for the light that cometh from her never goeth out.
Wisdom of Solomon 8:7
And if a man love righteousness her labours are virtues: for she teacheth temperance and prudence, justice and fortitude: which are such things, as en can have nothing more profitable in their life.
Wisdom of Solomon 8:10
For her sake I shall have estimation among the multitude, and honour with the elders, though I be young.
Wisdom of Solomon 8:18
And great pleasure it is to have her friendship; and in the works of her hands are infinite riches; and in the exercise of conference with her, prudence; and in talking with her, a good report; I went about seeking how to take her to me.
Wisdom of Solomon 9:2
And ordained man through thy wisdom, that he should have dominion over the creatures which thou hast made,
Wisdom of Solomon 11:20
Yea, and without these might they have fallen down with one blast, being persecuted of vengeance, and scattered abroad through the breath of thy power: but thou hast ordered all things in measure and number and weight.
Wisdom of Solomon 11:24
For thou lovest all the things that are, and abhorrest nothing which thou hast made: for never wouldest thou have made any thing, if thou hadst hated it.
Wisdom of Solomon 11:25
And how could any thing have endured, if it had not been thy will? or been preserved, if not called by thee?
Wisdom of Solomon 12:2
Therefore chastenest thou them by little and little that offend, and warnest them by putting them in remembrance wherein they have offended, that leaving their wickedness they may believe on thee, O Lord.
Wisdom of Solomon 12:23
Wherefore, whereas men have lived dissolutely and unrighteously, thou hast tormented them with their own abominations.
Wisdom of Solomon 14:29
For insomuch as their trust is in idols, which have no life; though they swear falsely, yet they look not to be hurt.
Wisdom of Solomon 15:6
Both they that make them, they that desire them, and they that worship them, are lovers of evil things, and are worthy to have such things to trust upon.
Wisdom of Solomon 15:9
Notwithstanding his care is, not that he shall have much labour, nor that his life is short: but striveth to excel goldsmiths and silversmiths, and endeavoureth to do like the workers in brass, and counteth it his glory to make counterfeit things.
Wisdom of Solomon 15:15
For they counted all the idols of the heathen to be gods: which neither have the use of eyes to see, nor noses to draw breath, nor ears to hear, nor fingers of hands to handle; and as for their feet, they are slow to go.
Wisdom of Solomon 17:1
For great are thy judgments, and cannot be expressed: therefore unnurtured souls have erred.
Wisdom of Solomon 19:18
For the elements were changed in themselves by a kind of harmony, like as in a psaltery notes change the name of the tune, and yet are always sounds; which may well be perceived by the sight of the things that have been done.
Woe unto you that have lost patience! and what will ye do when the Lord shall visit you?
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.
And if his understanding fail, have patience with him; and despise him not when thou art in thy full strength.
Set thy heart upon thy goods; and say not, I have enough for my life.
Say not, I have sinned, and what harm hath happened unto me? for the Lord is longsuffering, he will in no wise let thee go.
Be in peace with many: nevertheless have but one counsellor of a thousand.
Hast thou cattle? have an eye to them: and if they be for thy profit, keep them with thee.
Hast thou daughters? have a care of their body, and shew not thyself cheerful toward them.
Marry thy daughter, and so shalt thou have performed a weighty matter: but give her to a man of understanding.
Remember that thou wast begotten of them; and how canst thou recompense them the things that they have done for thee?
Turn away thine eye from a beautiful woman, and look not upon another's beauty; for many have been deceived by the beauty of a woman; for herewith love is kindled as a fire.
Delight not in the thing that the ungodly have pleasure in; but remember they shall not go unpunished unto their grave.
Many kings have sat down upon the ground; and one that was never thought of hath worn the crown.
Many mighty men have been greatly disgraced; and the honourable delivered into other men's hands.
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.
Say not, What profit is there of my service? and what good things shall I have hereafter?
Again, say not, I have enough, and possess many things, and what evil shall I have hereafter?
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.
Burden not thyself above thy power while thou livest; and have no fellowship with one that is mightier and richer than thyself: for how agree the kettle and the earthen pot together? for if the one be smitten against the other, it shall be broken.
If thou be for his profit, he will use thee: but if thou have nothing, he will forsake thee.
If thou have any thing, he will live with thee: yea, he will make thee bare, and will not be sorry for it.
If he have need of thee, he will deceive thee, and smile upon thee, and put thee in hope; he will speak thee fair, and say, What wantest thou?
And he will shame thee by his meats, until he have drawn thee dry twice or thrice, and at the last he will laugh thee to scorn afterward, when he seeth thee, he will forsake thee, and shake his head at thee.
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.
He that considereth her ways in his heart shall also have understanding in her secrets.
Trust not thou in their life, neither respect their multitude: for one that is just is better than a thousand; and better it is to die without children, than to have them that are ungodly.
Many such things have I seen with mine eyes, and mine ear hath heard greater things than these.
Moths and worms shall have him to heritage, and a bold man shall be taken away.
He that can rule his tongue shall live without strife; and he that hateth babbling shall have less evil.
Admonish a friend, it may be he hath not done it: and if he have done it, that he do it no more.
Admonish thy friend, it may be he hath not said it: and if he have, that he speak it not again.
The fool saith, I have no friends, I have no thank for all my good deeds, and they that eat my bread speak evil of me.
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.
A thief is better than a man that is accustomed to lie: but they both shall have destruction to heritage.
The lips of talkers will be telling such things as pertain not unto them: but the words of such as have understanding are weighed in the balance.
If children live honestly, and have wherewithal, they shall cover the baseness of their parents.
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.
Behold that I have not laboured for myself only, but for all them that seek wisdom.
There be nine things which I have judged in mine heart to be happy, and the tenth I will utter with my tongue: A man that hath joy of his children; and he that liveth to see the fall of his enemy:
If she go not as thou wouldest have her, cut her off from thy flesh, and give her a bill of divorce, and let her go.
Whether a man be rich or poor, if he have a good heart toward the Lord, he shall at all times rejoice with a cheerful countenance.
Many have sinned for a small matter; and he that seeketh for abundance will turn his eyes away.
The fruit declareth if the tree have been dressed; so is the utterance of a conceit in the heart of man.
I have hated many things, but nothing like him; for the Lord will hate him.
Malice and wrath, even these are abominations; and the sinful man shall have them both.
Curse the whisperer and doubletongued: for such have destroyed many that were at peace.
Many have fallen by the edge of the sword: but not so many as have fallen by the tongue.
It shall not have rule over them that fear God, neither shall they be burned with the flame thereof.
Many therefore have refused to lend for other men's ill dealing, fearing to be defrauded.
Yet have thou patience with a man in poor estate, and delay not to shew him mercy.
Thou shalt entertain, and feast, and have no thanks: moreover thou shalt hear bitter words:
Give place, thou stranger, to an honourable man; my brother cometh to be lodged, and I have need of mine house.
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.
Laugh not with him, lest thou have sorrow with him, and lest thou gnash thy teeth in the end.
A cheerful and good heart will have a care of his meat and diet.
He that loveth gold shall not be justified, and he that followeth corruption shall have enough thereof.
And if thou hast been forced to eat, arise, go forth, vomit, and thou shalt have rest.
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?
For dreams have deceived many, and they have failed that put their trust in them.
When one buildeth, and another pulleth down, what profit have they then but labour?
For the Lord will not be slack, neither will the Mighty be patient toward them, till he have smitten in sunder the loins of the unmerciful, and repayed vengeance to the heathen; till he have taken away the multitude of the proud, and broken the sceptre of the unrighteous;
Till he have rendered to every man according to his deeds, and to the works of men according to their devices; till he have judged the cause of his people, and made them to rejoice in his mercy.
Have mercy upon us, O Lord God of all, and behold us:
And let them know thee, as we have known thee, that there is no God but only thou, O God.
O Lord, have mercy upon the people that is called by thy name, and upon Israel, whom thou hast named thy firstborn.
Give testimony unto those that thou hast possessed from the beginning, and raise up prophets that have been in thy name.
By surfeiting have many perished; but he that taketh heed prolongeth his life.
Honour a physician with the honour due unto him for the uses which ye may have of him: for the Lord hath created him.
Yet have I more to say, which I have thought upon; for I am filled as the moon at the full.
Therefore from the beginning I was resolved, and thought upon these things, and have left them in writing.
Fear not the sentence of death, remember them that have been before thee, and that come after; for this is the sentence of the Lord over all flesh.
And why art thou against the pleasure of the most High? there is no inquisition in the grave, whether thou have lived ten, or an hundred, or a thousand years.
The inheritance of sinners' children shall perish, and their posterity shall have a perpetual reproach.
Woe be unto you, ungodly men, which have forsaken the law of the most high God! for if ye increase, it shall be to your destruction:
Have regard to thy name; for that shall continue with thee above a thousand great treasures of gold.
I will now remember the works of the Lord, and declare the things that I have seen: In the words of the Lord are his works.
It compasseth the heaven about with a glorious circle, and the hands of the most High have bended it.
There are yet hid greater things than these be, for we have seen but a few of his works.
There be of them, that have left a name behind them, that their praises might be reported.
And some there be, which have no memorial; who are perished, as though they had never been; and are become as though they had never been born; and their children after them.
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:
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.
I directed my soul unto her, and I found her in pureness: I have had my heart joined with her from the beginning, therefore shall I not be foresaken.
My heart was troubled in seeking her: therefore have I gotten a good possession.
Behold with your eyes, how that I have but little labour, and have gotten unto me much rest.
And they said, Behold, we have sent you money to buy you burnt offerings, and sin offerings, and incense, and prepare ye manna, and offer upon the altar of the Lord our God;
Pray for us also unto the Lord our God, for we have sinned against the Lord our God; and unto this day the fury of the Lord and his wrath is not turned from us.
And ye shall read this book which we have sent unto you, to make confession in the house of the Lord, upon the feasts and solemn days.
For we have sinned before the Lord,
And disobeyed him, and have not hearkened unto the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in the commandments that he gave us openly:
Since the day that the Lord brought our forefathers out of the land of Egypt, unto this present day, we have been disobedient unto the Lord our God, and we have been negligent in not hearing his voice.
Nevertheless we have not hearkened unto the voice of the Lord our God, according unto all the words of the prophets, whom he sent unto us:
Thus we were cast down, and not exalted, because we have sinned against the Lord our God, and have not been obedient unto his voice.
Yet have we not prayed before the Lord, that we might turn every one from the imaginations of his wicked heart.
Yet we have not hearkened unto his voice, to walk in the commandments of the Lord, that he hath set before us.
O Lord our God, we have sinned, we have done ungodly, we have dealt unrighteously in all thine ordinances.
Hear our prayers, O Lord, and our petitions, and deliver us for thine own sake, and give us favour in the sight of them which have led us away:
And I will make an everlasting covenant with them to be their God, and they shall be my people: and I will no more drive my people of Israel out of the land that I have given them.
Hear, O Lord, and have mercy; for thou art merciful: and have pity upon us, because we have sinned before thee.
O Lord Almighty, thou God of Israel, hear now the prayers of the dead Israelites, and of their children, which have sinned before thee, and not hearkened unto the voice of thee their God: for the which cause these plagues cleave unto us.
And for this cause thou hast put thy fear in our hearts, to the intent that we should call upon thy name, and praise thee in our captivity: for we have called to mind all the iniquity of our forefathers, that sinned before thee.
For if thou hadst walked in the way of God, thou shouldest have dwelled in peace for ever.
Young men have seen light, and dwelt upon the earth: but the way of knowledge have they not known,
The Agarenes that seek wisdom upon earth, the merchants of Meran and of Theman, the authors of fables, and searchers out of understanding; none of these have known the way of wisdom, or remember her paths.
Ye have forgotten the everlasting God, that brought you up; and ye have grieved Jerusalem, that nursed you.
These have carried away the dear beloved children of the widow, and left her that was alone desolate without daughters.
I have put off the clothing of peace, and put upon me the sackcloth of my prayer: I will cry unto the Everlasting in my days.
Like as now the neighbours of Sion have seen your captivity: so shall they see shortly your salvation from our God which shall come upon you with great glory, and brightness of the Everlasting.
My delicate ones have gone rough ways, and were taken away as a flock caught of the enemies.
Additions to Esther 10:9
And my nation is this Israel, which cried to God, and were saved: for the Lord hath saved his people, and the Lord hath delivered us from all those evils, and God hath wrought signs and great wonders, which have not been done among the Gentiles.
Additions to Esther 13:6
Therefore have we commanded, that all they that are signified in writing unto you by Aman, who is ordained over the affairs, and is next unto us, shall all, with their wives and children, be utterly destroyed by the sword of their enemies, without all mercy and pity, the fourteenth day of the twelfth month Adar of this present year:
Additions to Esther 13:13
For I could have been content with good will for the salvation of Israel to kiss the soles of his feet.
Additions to Esther 14:3
And she prayed unto the Lord God of Israel, saying, O my Lord, thou only art our King: help me, desolate woman, which have no helper but thee:
Additions to Esther 14:5
From my youth up I have heard in the tribe of my family that thou, O Lord, tookest Israel from among all people, and our fathers from all their predecessors, for a perpetual inheritance, and thou hast performed whatsoever thou didst promise them.
Additions to Esther 14:6
And now we have sinned before thee: therefore hast thou given us into the hands of our enemies,
Additions to Esther 14:8
Nevertheless it satisfieth them not, that we are in bitter captivity: but they have stricken hands with their idols,
Additions to Esther 14:14
But deliver us with thine hand, and help me that am desolate, and which have no other help but thee.
Additions to Esther 14:17
And that thine handmaid hath not eaten at Aman's table, and that I have not greatly esteemed the king's feast, nor drunk the wine of the drink offerings.
Additions to Esther 16:7
Now ye may see this, as we have declared, not so much by ancient histories, as ye may, if ye search what hath been wickedly done of late through the pestilent behaviour of them that are unworthily placed in authority.
Additions to Esther 16:14
For by these means he thought, finding us destitute of friends to have translated the kingdom of the Persians to the Macedonians.
Additions to Esther 16:21
For Almighty God hath turned to joy unto them the day, wherein the chosen people should have perished.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:1
Because of the sins which ye have committed before God, ye shall be led away captives into Babylon by Nabuchodonosor king of the Babylonians.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:41
Yet they cannot understand this themselves, and leave them: for they have no knowledge.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:44
They are made of carpenters and goldsmiths: they can be nothing else than the workmen will have them to be.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:58
Therefore it is better to be a king that sheweth his power, or else a profitable vessel in an house, which the owner shall have use of, than such false gods; or to be a door in an house, to keep such things therein, than such false gods. or a pillar of wood in a a palace, than such false gods.
Additions to Daniel 1:6
For we have sinned and committed iniquity, departing from thee.
Additions to Daniel 1:7
In all things have we trespassed, and not obeyed thy commandments, nor kept them, neither done as thou hast commanded us, that it might go well with us.
For they were ashamed to declare their lust, that they desired to have to do with her.
Thou knowest that they have borne false witness against me, and, behold, I must die; whereas I never did such things as these men have maliciously invented against me.
So he standing in the midst of them said, Are ye such fools, ye sons of Israel, that without examination or knowledge of the truth ye have condemned a daughter of Israel?
Return again to the place of judgment: for they have borne false witness against her.
Thus have ye dealt with the daughters of Israel, and they for fear companied with you: but the daughter of Juda would not abide your wickedness.
Prayer of Manassheh 1:1
O Lord, Almighty God of our fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of their righteous seed;
1 Maccabees 1:11
In those days went there out of Israel wicked men, who persuaded many, saying, Let us go and make a covenant with the heathen that are round about us: for since we departed from them we have had much sorrow.
1 Maccabees 1:16
Now when the kingdom was established before Antiochus, he thought to reign over Egypt that he might have the dominion of two realms.
1 Maccabees 2:12
And, behold, our sanctuary, even our beauty and our glory, is laid waste, and the Gentiles have profaned it.
1 Maccabees 2:18
Now therefore come thou first, and fulfil the king's commandment, like as all the heathen have done, yea, and the men of Juda also, and such as remain at Jerusalem: so shalt thou and thy house be in the number of the king's friends, and thou and thy children shall be honoured with silver and gold, and many rewards.
1 Maccabees 2:33
And they said unto them, Let that which ye have done hitherto suffice; come forth, and do according to the commandment of the king, and ye shall live.
1 Maccabees 2:40
And one of them said to another, If we all do as our brethren have done, and fight not for our lives and laws against the heathen, they will now quickly root us out of the earth.
1 Maccabees 3:30
He feared that he should not be able to bear the charges any longer, nor to have such gifts to give so liberally as he did before: for he had abounded above the kings that were before him.
1 Maccabees 3:34
Moreover he delivered unto him the half of his forces, and the elephants, and gave him charge of all things that he would have done, as also concerning them that dwelt in Juda and Jerusalem:
1 Maccabees 4:10
Now therefore let us cry unto heaven, if peradventure the Lord will have mercy upon us, and remember the covenant of our fathers, and destroy this host before our face this day:
1 Maccabees 4:61
And they set there a garrison to keep it, and fortified Bethsura to preserve it; that the people might have a defence against Idumea.
1 Maccabees 5:13
Yea, all our brethren that were in the places of Tobie are put to death: their wives and their children also they have carried away captives, and borne away their stuff; and they have destroyed there about a thousand men.
1 Maccabees 5:39
He hath also hired the Arabians to help them and they have pitched their tents beyond the brook, ready to come and fight against thee. Upon this Judas went to meet them.
1 Maccabees 6:23
We have been willing to serve thy father, and to do as he would have us, and to obey his commandments;
1 Maccabees 6:25
Neither have they stretched out their hand against us only, but also against their borders.
1 Maccabees 6:26
And, behold, this day are they besieging the tower at Jerusalem, to take it: the sanctuary also and Bethsura have they fortified.
1 Maccabees 6:59
And covenant with them, that they shall live after their laws, as they did before: for they are therefore displeased, and have done all these things, because we abolished their laws.
1 Maccabees 7:6
And they accused the people to the king, saying, Judas and his brethren have slain all thy friends, and driven us out of our own land.
1 Maccabees 7:17
The flesh of thy saints have they cast out, and their blood have they shed round about Jerusalem, and there was none to bury them.
1 Maccabees 7:18
Wherefore the fear and dread of them fell upon all the people, who said, There is neither truth nor righteousness in them; for they have broken the covenant and oath that they made.
1 Maccabees 8:20
Judas Maccabeus with his brethren, and the people of the Jews, have sent us unto you, to make a confederacy and peace with you, and that we might be registered your confederates and friends.
1 Maccabees 8:22
And this is the copy of the epistle which the senate wrote back again in tables of brass, and sent to Jerusalem, that there they might have by them a memorial of peace and confederacy:
1 Maccabees 8:31
And as touching the evils that Demetrius doeth to the Jews, we have written unto him, saying, Wherefore thou made thy yoke heavy upon our friends and confederates the Jews?
1 Maccabees 9:29
Since thy brother Judas died, we have no man like him to go forth against our enemies, and Bacchides, and against them of our nation that are adversaries to us.
1 Maccabees 9:30
Now therefore we have chosen thee this day to be our prince and captain in his stead, that thou mayest fight our battles.
1 Maccabees 10:5
Else he will remember all the evils that we have done against him, and against his brethren and his people.
1 Maccabees 10:19
We have heard of thee, that thou art a man of great power, and meet to be our friend.
1 Maccabees 10:23
What have we done, that Alexander hath prevented us in making amity with the Jews to strengthen himself?
1 Maccabees 10:24
I also will write unto them words of encouragement, and promise them dignities and gifts, that I may have their aid.
1 Maccabees 10:26
Whereas ye have kept covenants with us, and continued in our friendship, not joining yourselves with our enemies, we have heard hereof, and are glad.
1 Maccabees 10:35
Also no man shall have authority to meddle with or to molest any of them in any matter.
1 Maccabees 10:43
And whosoever they be that flee unto the temple at Jerusalem, or be within the liberties hereof, being indebted unto the king, or for any other matter, let them be at liberty, and all that they have in my realm.
1 Maccabees 10:52
Forasmuch as I am come again to my realm, and am set in the throne of my progenitors, and have gotten the dominion, and overthrown Demetrius, and recovered our country;
1 Maccabees 11:34
Wherefore we have ratified unto them the borders of Judea, with the three governments of Apherema and Lydda and Ramathem, that are added unto Judea from the country of Samaria, and all things appertaining unto them, for all such as do sacrifice in Jerusalem, instead of the payments which the king received of them yearly aforetime out of the fruits of the earth and of trees.
1 Maccabees 11:45
Howbeit they that were of the city gathered themselves together into the midst of the city, to the number of an hundred and twenty thousand men, and would have slain the king.
1 Maccabees 11:66
But they desired to have peace with him, which he granted them, and then put them out from thence, and took the city, and set a garrison in it.
1 Maccabees 12:9
Therefore we also, albeit we need none of these things, that we have the holy books of scripture in our hands to comfort us,
1 Maccabees 12:10
Have nevertheless attempted to send unto you for the renewing of brotherhood and friendship, lest we should become strangers unto you altogether: for there is a long time passed since ye sent unto us.
1 Maccabees 12:13
As for ourselves, we have had great troubles and wars on every side, forsomuch as the kings that are round about us have fought against us.
1 Maccabees 12:15
For we have help from heaven that succoureth us, so as we are delivered from our enemies, and our enemies are brought under foot.
1 Maccabees 12:45
Therefore send them now home again, and choose a few men to wait on thee, and come thou with me to Ptolemais, for I will give it thee, and the rest of the strong holds and forces, and all that have any charge: as for me, I will return and depart: for this is the cause of my coming.
1 Maccabees 12:53
Then all the heathen that were round about then sought to destroy them: for said they, They have no captain, nor any to help them: now therefore let us make war upon them, and take away their memorial from among men.
1 Maccabees 13:3
And gave them exhortation, saying, Ye yourselves know what great things I, and my brethren, and my father's house, have done for the laws and the sanctuary, the battles also and troubles which we have seen.
1 Maccabees 13:15
Whereas we have Jonathan thy brother in hold, it is for money that he is owing unto the king's treasure, concerning the business that was committed unto him.
1 Maccabees 13:18
Who might have said, Because I sent him not the money and the children, therefore is Jonathan dead.
1 Maccabees 13:37
The golden crown, and the scarlet robe, which ye sent unto us, we have received: and we are ready to make a stedfast peace with you, yea, and to write unto our officers, to confirm the immunities which we have granted.
1 Maccabees 13:38
And whatsoever covenants we have made with you shall stand; and the strong holds, which ye have builded, shall be your own.
1 Maccabees 14:23
And it pleased the people to entertain the men honourably, and to put the copy of their ambassage in publick records, to the end the people of the Lacedemonians might have a memorial thereof: furthermore we have written a copy thereof unto Simon the high priest.
1 Maccabees 14:26
For he and his brethren and the house of his father have established Israel, and chased away in fight their enemies from them, and confirmed their liberty.
1 Maccabees 14:29
Forasmuch as oftentimes there have been wars in the country, wherein for the maintenance of their sanctuary, and the law, Simon the son of Mattathias, of the posterity of Jarib, together with his brethren, put themselves in jeopardy, and resisting the enemies of their nation did their nation great honour:
1 Maccabees 14:49
Also that the copies thereof should be laid up in the treasury, to the end that Simon and his sons might have them.
1 Maccabees 15:3
Forasmuch as certain pestilent men have usurped the kingdom of our fathers, and my purpose is to challenge it again, that I may restore it to the old estate, and to that end have gathered a multitude of foreign soldiers together, and prepared ships of war;
1 Maccabees 15:4
My meaning also being to go through the country, that I may be avenged of them that have destroyed it, and made many cities in the kingdom desolate:
1 Maccabees 15:9
Furthermore, when we have obtained our kingdom, we will honour thee, and thy nation, and thy temple, with great honour, so that your honour shall be known throughout the world.
1 Maccabees 15:21
If therefore there be any pestilent fellows, that have fled from their country unto you, deliver them unto Simon the high priest, that he may punish them according to their own law.
1 Maccabees 15:29
The borders thereof ye have wasted, and done great hurt in the land, and got the dominion of many places within my kingdom.
1 Maccabees 15:30
Now therefore deliver the cities which ye have taken, and the tributes of the places, whereof ye have gotten dominion without the borders of Judea:
1 Maccabees 15:31
Or else give me for them five hundred talents of silver; and for the harm that ye have done, and the tributes of the cities, other five hundred talents: if not, we will come and fight against you
1 Maccabees 15:33
Then answered Simon, and said unto him, We have neither taken other men's land, nor holden that which appertaineth to others, but the inheritance of our fathers, which our enemies had wrongfully in possession a certain time.
1 Maccabees 16:2
Wherefore Simon called his two eldest sons, Judas and John, and said unto them, I, and my brethren, and my father's house, have ever from my youth unto this day fought against the enemies of Israel; and things have prospered so well in our hands, that we have delivered Israel oftentimes.
2 Maccabees 2:15
Wherefore if ye have need thereof, send some to fetch them unto you.
2 Maccabees 2:16
Whereas we then are about to celebrate the purification, we have written unto you, and ye shall do well, if ye keep the same days.
2 Maccabees 2:18
As he promised in the law, will shortly have mercy upon us, and gather us together out of every land under heaven into the holy place: for he hath delivered us out of great troubles, and hath purified the place.
2 Maccabees 2:25
We have been careful, that they that will read may have delight, and that they that are desirous to commit to memory might have ease, and that all into whose hands it comes might have profit.
2 Maccabees 2:26
Therefore to us, that have taken upon us this painful labour of abridging, it was not easy, but a matter of sweat and watching;
2 Maccabees 3:16
Then whoso had looked the high priest in the face, it would have wounded his heart: for his countenance and the changing of his colour declared the inward agony of his mind.
2 Maccabees 3:21
Then it would have pitied a man to see the falling down of the multitude of all sorts, and the fear of the high priest being in such an agony.
2 Maccabees 4:9
Beside this, he promised to assign an hundred and fifty more, if he might have licence to set him up a place for exercise, and for the training up of youth in the fashions of the heathen, and to write them of Jerusalem by the name of Antiochians.
2 Maccabees 4:47
Insomuch that he discharged Menelans from the accusations, who notwithstanding was cause of all the mischief: and those poor men, who, if they had told their cause, yea, before the Scythians, should have been judged innocent, them he condemned to death.
2 Maccabees 6:9
And whoso would not conform themselves to the manners of the Gentiles should be put to death. Then might a man have seen the present misery.
2 Maccabees 6:30
But when he was ready to die with stripes, he groaned, and said, It is manifest unto the Lord, that hath the holy knowledge, that whereas I might have been delivered from death, I now endure sore pains in body by being beaten: but in soul am well content to suffer these things, because I fear him.
2 Maccabees 7:9
And when he was at the last gasp, he said, Thou like a fury takest us out of this present life, but the King of the world shall raise us up, who have died for his laws, unto everlasting life.
2 Maccabees 7:14
So when he was ready to die he said thus, It is good, being put to death by men, to look for hope from God to be raised up again by him: as for thee, thou shalt have no resurrection to life.
2 Maccabees 7:27
But she bowing herself toward him, laughing the cruel tyrant to scorn, spake in her country language on this manner; O my son, have pity upon me that bare thee nine months in my womb, and gave thee such three years, and nourished thee, and brought thee up unto this age, and endured the troubles of education.
2 Maccabees 7:36
For our brethren, who now have suffered a short pain, are dead under God's covenant of everlasting life: but thou, through the judgment of God, shalt receive just punishment for thy pride.
2 Maccabees 7:42
Let this be enough now to have spoken concerning the idolatrous feasts, and the extreme tortures.
2 Maccabees 8:3
And that he would have compassion upon the city, sore defaced, and ready to be made even with the ground; and hear the blood that cried unto him,
2 Maccabees 8:11
Wherefore immediately he sent to the cities upon the sea coast, proclaiming a sale of the captive Jews, and promising that they should have fourscore and ten bodies for one talent, not expecting the vengeance that was to follow upon him from the Almighty God.
2 Maccabees 9:13
This wicked person vowed also unto the Lord, who now no more would have mercy upon him, saying thus,
2 Maccabees 9:21
As for me, I was weak, or else I would have remembered kindly your honour and good will returning out of Persia, and being taken with a grievous disease, I thought it necessary to care for the common safety of all:
2 Maccabees 9:25
Again, considering how that the princes that are borderers and neighbours unto my kingdom wait for opportunities, and expect what shall be the event. I have appointed my son Antiochus king, whom I often committed and commended unto many of you, when I went up into the high provinces; to whom I have written as followeth:
2 Maccabees 9:26
Therefore I pray and request you to remember the benefits that I have done unto you generally, and in special, and that every man will be still faithful to me and my son.
2 Maccabees 11:18
Therefore what things soever were meet to be reported to the king, I have declared them, and he hath granted as much as might be.
2 Maccabees 11:20
But of the particulars I have given order both to these and the other that came from me, to commune with you.
2 Maccabees 11:25
Wherefore our mind is, that this nation shall be in rest, and we have determined to restore them their temple, that they may live according to the customs of their forefathers.
2 Maccabees 11:28
If ye fare well, we have our desire; we are also in good health.
2 Maccabees 11:30
Wherefore they that will depart shall have safe conduct till the thirtieth day of Xanthicus with security.
2 Maccabees 11:32
I have sent also Menelans, that he may comfort you.
2 Maccabees 11:36
But touching such things as he judged to be referred to the king, after ye have advised thereof, send one forthwith, that we may declare as it is convenient for you: for we are now going to Antioch.
2 Maccabees 12:35
At which time Dositheus, one of Bacenor's company, who was on horseback, and a strong man, was still upon Gorgias, and taking hold of his coat drew him by force; and when he would have taken that cursed man alive, a horseman of Thracia coming upon him smote off his shoulder, so that Gorgias fled unto Marisa.
2 Maccabees 12:44
For if he had not hoped that they that were slain should have risen again, it had been superfluous and vain to pray for the dead.
2 Maccabees 13:3
Menelans also joined himself with them, and with great dissimulation encouraged Antiochus, not for the safeguard of the country, but because he thought to have been made governor.
2 Maccabees 14:3
Now one Alcimus, who had been high priest, and had defiled himself wilfully in the times of their mingling with the Gentiles, seeing that by no means he could save himself, nor have any more access to the holy altar,