Verses with the word in in the Apocrypha (1765 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 1:2
Having set the priests according to their daily courses, being arrayed in long garments, in the temple of the Lord.
1 Esdras 1:3
And he spake unto the Levites, the holy ministers of Israel, that they should hallow themselves unto the Lord, to set the holy ark of the Lord in the house that king Solomon the son of David had built:
1 Esdras 1:5
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 1:6
Offer the passover in order, and make ready the sacrifices for your brethren, and keep the passover according to the commandment of the Lord, which was given unto Moses.
1 Esdras 1:10
And when these things were done, the priests and Levites, having the unleavened bread, stood in very comely order according to the kindreds,
1 Esdras 1:11
And according to the several dignities of the fathers, before the people, to offer to the Lord, as it is written in the book of Moses: and thus did they in the morning.
1 Esdras 1:12
And they roasted the passover with fire, as appertaineth: as for the sacrifices, they sod them in brass pots and pans with a good savour,
1 Esdras 1:15
The holy singers also, the sons of Asaph, were in their order, according to the appointment of David, to wit, Asaph, Zacharias, and Jeduthun, who was of the king's retinue.
1 Esdras 1:17
Thus were the things that belonged to the sacrifices of the Lord accomplished in that day, that they might hold the passover,
1 Esdras 1:20
And such a passover was not kept in Israel since the time of the prophet Samuel.
1 Esdras 1:22
In the eighteenth year of the reign of Josias was this passover kept.
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 1:29
But joined battle with him in the plain of Magiddo, and the princes came against king Josias.
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 1:32
And in all Jewry they mourned for Josias, yea, Jeremy the prophet lamented for Josias, and the chief men with the women made lamentation for him unto this day: and this was given out for an ordinance to be done continually in all the nation of Israel.
1 Esdras 1:33
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 1:35
And he reigned in Judea and in Jerusalem three months: and then the king of Egypt deposed him from reigning in Jerusalem.
1 Esdras 1:39
Five and twenty years old was Joacim when he was made king in the land of Judea and Jerusalem; and he did evil before the Lord.
1 Esdras 1:41
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 1:44
And reigned but three months and ten days in Jerusalem; and did evil before the Lord.
1 Esdras 1:47
And he did evil also in the sight of the Lord, and cared not for the words that were spoken unto him by the prophet Jeremy from the mouth of the Lord.
1 Esdras 1:49
The governors also of the people and of the priests did many things against the laws, and passed all the pollutions of all nations, and defiled the temple of the Lord, which was sanctified in Jerusalem.
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 2:1
In the first year of Cyrus king of the Persians, that the word of the Lord might be accomplished, that he had promised by the mouth of Jeremy;
1 Esdras 2:4
And commanded me to build him an house at Jerusalem in Jewry.
1 Esdras 2:5
If therefore there be any of you that are of his people, let the Lord, even his Lord, be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem that is in Judea, and build the house of the Lord of Israel: for he is the Lord that dwelleth in Jerusalem.
1 Esdras 2:6
Whosoever then dwell in the places about, let them help him, those, I say, that are his neighbours, with gold, and with silver,
1 Esdras 2:9
And they that dwelt round about them, and helped them in all things with silver and gold, with horses and cattle, and with very many free gifts of a great number whose minds were stirred up thereto.
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 2:16
But in the time of Artexerxes king of the Persians Belemus, and Mithridates, and Tabellius, and Rathumus, and Beeltethmus, and Semellius the secretary, with others that were in commission with them, dwelling in Samaria and other places, wrote unto him against them that dwelt in Judea and Jerusalem these letters following;
1 Esdras 2:17
To king Artexerxes our lord, Thy servants, Rathumus the storywriter, and Semellius the scribe, and the rest of their council, and the judges that are in Celosyria and Phenice.
1 Esdras 2:20
And forasmuch as the things pertaining to the temple are now in hand, we think it meet not to neglect such a matter,
1 Esdras 2:21
But to speak unto our lord the king, to the intent that, if it be thy pleasure it may be sought out in the books of thy fathers:
1 Esdras 2:22
And thou shalt find in the chronicles what is written concerning these things, and shalt understand that that city was rebellious, troubling both kings and cities:
1 Esdras 2:25
Then the king wrote back again to Rathumus the storywriter, to Beeltethmus, to Semellius the scribe, and to the rest that were in commission, and dwellers in Samaria and Syria and Phenice, after this manner;
1 Esdras 2:27
And the men therein were given to rebellion and war: and that mighty kings and fierce were in Jerusalem, who reigned and exacted tributes in Celosyria and Phenice.
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 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 3:5
Let every one of us speak a sentence: he that shall overcome, and whose sentence shall seem wiser than the others, unto him shall the king Darius give great gifts, and great things in token of victory:
1 Esdras 3:6
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 3:15
And sat him down in the royal seat of judgment; and the writings were read before them.
1 Esdras 3:16
And he said, Call the young men, and they shall declare their own sentences. So they were called, and came in.
1 Esdras 3:22
And when they are in their cups, they forget their love both to friends and brethren, and a little after draw out swords:
1 Esdras 4:2
O ye men, do not men excel in strength that bear rule over sea and land and all things in them?
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 4:18
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 4:24
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 4:28
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 4:37
Wine is wicked, the king is wicked, women are wicked, all the children of men are wicked, and such are all their wicked works; and there is no truth in them; in their unrighteousness also they shall perish.
1 Esdras 4:40
Neither in her judgment is any unrighteousness; and she is the strength, kingdom, power, and majesty, of all ages. Blessed be the God of truth.
1 Esdras 4:42
Then said the king unto him, Ask what thou wilt more than is appointed in the writing, and we will give it thee, because thou art found wisest; and thou shalt sit next me, and shalt be called my cousin.
1 Esdras 4:43
Then said he unto the king, Remember thy vow, which thou hast vowed to build Jerusalem, in the day when thou camest to thy kingdom,
1 Esdras 4:48
He wrote letters also unto the lieutenants that were in Celosyria and Phenice, and unto them in Libanus, that they should bring cedar wood from Libanus unto Jerusalem, and that they should build the city with him.
1 Esdras 4:57
He sent away also all the vessels from Babylon, that Cyrus had set apart; and all that Cyrus had given in commandment, the same charged he also to be done, and sent unto Jerusalem.
1 Esdras 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 5:28
The porters: the sons of Salum, the sons of Jatal, the sons of Talmon, the sons of Dacobi, the sons of Teta, the sons of Sami, in all an hundred thirty and nine.
1 Esdras 5:39
And when the description of the kindred of these men was sought in the register, and was not found, they were removed from executing the office of the priesthood:
1 Esdras 5:41
So of Israel, from them of twelve years old and upward, they were all in number forty thousand, beside menservants and womenservants two thousand three hundred and sixty.
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 5:46
And so dwelt the priests and the Levites and the people in Jerusalem, and in the country, the singers also and the porters; and all Israel in their villages.
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 5:49
To offer burnt sacrifices upon it, according as it is expressly commanded in the book of Moses the man of God.
1 Esdras 5:51
Also they held the feast of tabernacles, as it is commanded in the law, and offered sacrifices daily, as was meet:
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 5:57
And they laid the foundation of the house of God in the first day of the second month, in the second year after they were come to Jewry and Jerusalem.
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 5:59
And the priests stood arrayed in their vestments with musical instruments and trumpets; and the Levites the sons of Asaph had cymbals,
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 6:1
Now in the second year of the reign of Darius Aggeus and Zacharias the son of Addo, the prophets, prophesied unto the Jews in Jewry and Jerusalem in the name of the Lord God of Israel, which was upon them.
1 Esdras 6:7
The copy of the letters which Sisinnes, governor of Syria and Phenice, and Sathrabuzanes, with their companions, rulers in Syria and Phenice, wrote and sent unto Darius; To king Darius, greeting:
1 Esdras 6:8
Let all things be known unto our lord the king, that being come into the country of Judea, and entered into the city of Jerusalem we found in the city of Jerusalem the ancients of the Jews that were of the captivity
1 Esdras 6:10
And those works are done with great speed, and the work goeth on prosperously in their hands, and with all glory and diligence is it made.
1 Esdras 6:12
Therefore to the intent that we might give knowledge unto thee by writing, we demanded of them who were the chief doers, and we required of them the names in writing of their principal men.
1 Esdras 6:15
But when our fathers provoked God unto wrath, and sinned against the Lord of Israel which is in heaven, he gave them over into the power of Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon, of the Chaldees;
1 Esdras 6:17
But in the first year that king Cyrus reigned over the country of Babylon Cyrus the king wrote to build up this house.
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 6:23
Then commanded king Darius to seek among the records at Babylon: and so at Ecbatane the palace, which is in the country of Media, there was found a roll wherein these things were recorded.
1 Esdras 6:24
In the first year of the reign of Cyrus king Cyrus commanded that the house of the Lord at Jerusalem should be built again, where they do sacrifice with continual fire:
1 Esdras 6:26
And that the holy vessels of the house of the Lord, both of gold and silver, that Nabuchodonosor took out of the house at Jerusalem, and brought to Babylon, should be restored to the house at Jerusalem, and be set in the place where they were before.
1 Esdras 6:27
And also he commanded that Sisinnes the governor of Syria and Phenice, and Sathrabuzanes, and their companions, and those which were appointed rulers in Syria and Phenice, should be careful not to meddle with the place, but suffer Zorobabel, the servant of the Lord, and governor of Judea, and the elders of the Jews, to build the house of the Lord in that place.
1 Esdras 6:30
And also corn, salt, wine, and oil, and that continually every year without further question, according as the priests that be in Jerusalem shall signify to be daily spent:
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 7:5
And thus was the holy house finished in the three and twentieth day of the month Adar, in the sixth year of Darius king of the Persians
1 Esdras 7:6
And the children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and others that were of the captivity, that were added unto them, did according to the things written in the book of Moses.
1 Esdras 7:9
The priests also and the Levites stood arrayed in their vestments, according to their kindreds, in the service of the Lord God of Israel, according to the book of Moses: and the porters at every gate.
1 Esdras 7:15
For that he had turned the counsel of the king of Assyria toward them, to strengthen their hands in the works of the Lord God of Israel.
1 Esdras 8:3
This Esdras went up from Babylon, as a scribe, being very ready in the law of Moses, that was given by the God of Israel.
1 Esdras 8:4
And the king did him honour: for he found grace in his sight in all his requests.
1 Esdras 8:6
In the seventh year of the reign of Artexerxes, in the fifth month, this was the king's seventh year; for they went from Babylon in the first day of the first month, and came to Jerusalem, according to the prosperous journey which the Lord gave them.
1 Esdras 8:12
That they may look unto the affairs of Judea and Jerusalem, agreeably to that which is in the law of the Lord;
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 8:15
To the end that they may offer sacrifices unto the Lord upon the altar of the Lord their God, which is in Jerusalem.
1 Esdras 8:17
And the holy vessels of the Lord, which are given thee for the use of the temple of thy God, which is in Jerusalem, thou shalt set before thy God 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 8:20
To the sum of an hundred talents of silver, likewise also of wheat even to an hundred cors, and an hundred pieces of wine, and other things in abundance.
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 8:23
And thou, Esdras, according to the wisdom of God ordain judges and justices, that they may judge in all Syria and Phenice all those that know the law of thy God; and those that know it not thou shalt teach.
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 8:28
And these are the chief according to their families and several dignities, that went up with me from Babylon in the reign of king Artexerxes:
1 Esdras 8:45
And I bade them that they should go unto Saddeus the captain, who was in the place of the treasury:
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 8:52
For we had said unto the king, that the power of the Lord our God should be with them that seek him, to support them in all ways.
1 Esdras 8:59
Watch ye, and keep them till ye deliver them to the chief of the priests and Levites, and to the principal men of the families of Israel, in Jerusalem, into the chambers of the house of our God.
1 Esdras 8:62
And when we had been there three days, the gold and silver that was weighed was delivered in the house of our Lord on the fourth day unto Marmoth the priest the son of Iri.
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 8:78
And now in some measure hath mercy been shewed unto us from thee, O Lord, that there should be left us a root and a name in the place of thy sanctuary;
1 Esdras 8:79
And to discover unto us a light in the house of the Lord our God, and to give us food in the time of our servitude.
1 Esdras 8:80
Yea, when we were in bondage, we were not forsaken of our Lord; but he made us gracious before the kings of Persia, so that they gave us food;
1 Esdras 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 8:90
Behold, now are we before thee in our iniquities, for we cannot stand any longer by reason of these things before thee.
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 8:95
Arise and put in execution: for to thee doth this matter appertain, and we will be with thee: do valiantly.
1 Esdras 9:3
And there was a proclamation in all Jewry and Jerusalem to all them that were of the captivity, that they should be gathered together at Jerusalem:
1 Esdras 9:5
And in three days were all they of the tribe of Judah and Benjamin gathered together at Jerusalem the twentieth day of the ninth month.
1 Esdras 9:6
And all the multitude sat trembling in the broad court of the temple because of the present foul weather.
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 9:11
But forasmuch as the people are many, and it is foul weather, so that we cannot stand without, and this is not a work of a day or two, seeing our sin in these things is spread far:
1 Esdras 9:16
And Esdras the priest chose unto him the principal men of their families, all by name: and in the first day of the tenth month they sat together to examine the matter.
1 Esdras 9:17
So their cause that held strange wives was brought to an end in the first day of the first month.
1 Esdras 9:37
And the priests and Levites, and they that were of Israel, dwelt in Jerusalem, and in the country, in the first day of the seventh month: so the children of Israel were in their habitations.
1 Esdras 9:40
So Esdras the chief priest brought the law unto the whole multitude from man to woman, and to all the priests, to hear law in the first day of the seventh month.
1 Esdras 9:41
And he read in the broad court before the holy porch from morning unto midday, before both men and women; and the multitude gave heed unto the law.
1 Esdras 9:45
Then took Esdras the book of the law before the multitude: for he sat honourably in the first place in the sight of them all.
2 Esdras 1:3
The son of Aaron, of the tribe of Levi; which was captive in the land of the Medes, in the reign of Artexerxes king of the Persians.
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 1:11
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 1:13
I led you through the sea and in the beginning gave you a large and safe passage; I gave you Moses for a leader, and Aaron for a priest.
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 1:16
And triumphed not in my name for the destruction of your enemies, but ever to this day do ye yet murmur.
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 1:22
Thus saith the Almighty Lord, When ye were in the wilderness, in the river of the Amorites, being athirst, and blaspheming my name,
2 Esdras 1:23
I gave you not fire for your blasphemies, but cast a tree in the water, and made the river sweet.
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 1:37
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 2:8
Woe be unto thee, Assur, thou that hidest the unrighteous in thee! O thou wicked people, remember what I did unto Sodom and Gomorrha;
2 Esdras 2:9
Whose land lieth in clods of pitch and heaps of ashes: even so also will I do unto them that hear me not, saith the Almighty Lord.
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 2:16
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 2:23
Wheresoever thou findest the dead, take them and bury them, and I will give thee the first place in my resurrection.
2 Esdras 2:34
And therefore I say unto you, O ye heathen, that hear and understand, look for your Shepherd, he shall give you everlasting rest; for he is nigh at hand, that shall come in the end of the world.
2 Esdras 2:38
Arise up and stand, behold the number of those that be sealed in the feast 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 2:43
And in the midst of them there was a young man of a high stature, taller than all the rest, and upon every one of their heads he set crowns, and was more exalted; which I marvelled at greatly.
2 Esdras 2:46
Then said I unto the angel, What young person is it that crowneth them, and giveth them palms in their hands?
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 3:1
In the thirtieth year after the ruin of the city I was in Babylon, and lay troubled upon my bed, and my thoughts came up over my heart:
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 3:9
And again in process of time thou broughtest the flood upon those that dwelt in the world, and destroyedst them.
2 Esdras 3:10
And it came to pass in every of them, that as death was to Adam, so was the flood to these.
2 Esdras 3:20
And yet tookest thou not away from them a wicked heart, that thy law might bring forth fruit in them.
2 Esdras 3:22
Thus infirmity was made permanent; and the law (also) in the heart of the people with the malignity of the root; so that the good departed away, and the evil abode still.
2 Esdras 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 3:29
For when I came thither, and had seen impieties without number, then my soul saw many evildoers in this thirtieth year, so that my heart failed me.
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 3:34
Weigh thou therefore our wickedness now in the balance, and their's also that dwell the world; and so shall thy name no where be found but in Israel.
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 4:2
And said, Thy heart hath gone to far in this world, and thinkest thou to comprehend the way of the most High?
2 Esdras 4:7
And he said unto me, If I should ask thee how great dwellings are in the midst of the sea, or how many springs are in the beginning of the deep, or how many springs are above the firmament, or which are the outgoings of paradise:
2 Esdras 4:11
How should thy vessel then be able to comprehend the way of the Highest, and, the world being now outwardly corrupted to understand the corruption that is evident in my sight?
2 Esdras 4:12
Then said I unto him, It were better that we were not at all, than that we should live still in wickedness, and to suffer, and not to know wherefore.
2 Esdras 4:15
The floods of the sea also in like manner took counsel, and said, Come, let us go up and subdue the woods of the plain, that there also we may make us another country.
2 Esdras 4:16
The thought of the wood was in vain, for the fire came and consumed it.
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And cannot comprehend the things that are promised to the righteous in time to come: for this world is full of unrighteousness and infirmities.
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For the grain of evil seed hath been sown in the heart of Adam from the beginning, and how much ungodliness hath it brought up unto this time? and how much shall it yet bring forth until the time of threshing come?
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And he answered me, saying, Do not thou hasten above the most Highest: for thy haste is in vain to be above him, for thou hast much exceeded.
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Did not the souls also of the righteous ask question of these things in their chambers, saying, How long shall I hope on this fashion? when cometh the fruit of the floor of our reward?
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And unto these things Uriel the archangel gave them answer, and said, Even when the number of seeds is filled in you: for he hath weighed the world in the balance.
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Then said I, No, Lord, that can she not. And he said unto me, In the grave the chambers of souls are like the womb of a woman:
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Then answered I and said, If I have found favour in thy sight, and if it be possible, and if I be meet therefore,
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Then I prayed, and said, May I live, thinkest thou, until that time? or what shall happen in those days?
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He answered me, and said, As for the tokens whereof thou askest me, I may tell thee of them in part: but as touching thy life, I am not sent to shew thee; for I do not know it.
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Nevertheless as coming the tokens, behold, the days shall come, that they which dwell upon earth shall be taken in a great number, and the way of truth shall be hidden, and the land shall be barren of faith.
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But if the most High grant thee to live, thou shalt see after the third trumpet that the sun shall suddenly shine again in the night, and the moon thrice in the day:
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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.
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There shall be a confusion also in many places, and the fire shall be oft sent out again, and the wild beasts shall change their places, and menstruous women shall bring forth monsters:
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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,
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And in the second night it came to pass, that Salathiel the captain of the people came unto me, saying, Where hast thou been? and why is thy countenance so heavy?
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Knowest thou not that Israel is committed unto thee in the land of their captivity?
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Up then, and eat bread, and forsake us not, as the shepherd that leaveth his flock in the hands of cruel wolves.
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And I said, Speak on, my Lord. Then said he unto me, Thou art sore troubled in mind for Israel's sake: lovest thou that people better than he that made them?
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Open me the places that are closed, and bring me forth the winds that in them are shut up, shew me the image of a voice: and then I will declare to thee the thing that thou labourest to know.
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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.
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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.
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And she shall answer thee, They that be born in the the strength of youth are of one fashion, and they that are born in the time of age, when the womb faileth, are otherwise.
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Then said I, Lord, I beseech thee, if I have found favour in thy sight, shew thy servant by whom thou visitest thy creature.
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And he said unto me, In the beginning, when the earth was made, before the borders of the world stood, or ever the winds blew,
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Or ever the heights of the air were lifted up, before the measures of the firmament were named, or ever the chimneys in Sion were hot,
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I answered then and said, O Lord that bearest rule, if I have found favour in thy sight,
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At that time shall friends fight one against another like enemies, and the earth shall stand in fear with those that dwell therein, the springs of the fountains shall stand still, and in three hours they shall not run.
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And it came to pass after this, that I wept again, and fasted seven days in like manner, that I might fulfil the three weeks which he told me.
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And in the eighth night was my heart vexed within me again, and I began to speak before the most High.
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For my spirit was greatly set on fire, and my soul was in distress.
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Upon the third day thou didst command that the waters should be gathered in the seventh part of the earth: six pats hast thou dried up, and kept them, to the intent that of these some being planted of God and tilled might serve thee.
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Upon the fourth day thou commandedst that the sun should shine, and the moon give her light, and the stars should be in order:
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Unto Enoch thou gavest one part, which was dried up the third day, that he should dwell in the same part, wherein are a thousand hills:
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And I said, Speak on, my God. Then said he unto me, The sea is set in a wide place, that it might be deep and great.
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The entrance thereof is narrow, and is set in a dangerous place to fall, like as if there were a fire on the right hand, and on the left a deep water:
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Why hast thou not considered in thy mind this thing that is to come, rather than that which is present?
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Then answered I and said, O Lord that bearest rule, thou hast ordained in thy law, that the righteous should inherit these things, but that the ungodly should perish.
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For there be many that perish in this life, because they despise the law of God that is set before them.
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But his law have they despised, and denied his covenants; in his statutes have they not been faithful, and have not performed his works.
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And the world shall be turned into the old silence seven days, like as in the former judgments: so that no man shall remain.
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And the earth shall restore those that are asleep in her, and so shall the dust those that dwell in silence, and the secret places shall deliver those souls that were committed unto them.
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Then said I, Abraham prayed first for the Sodomites, and Moses for the fathers that sinned in the wilderness:
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And Jesus after him for Israel in the time of Achan:
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And Ezechias for the people in the time of Sennacherib: and many for many.
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For what profit is it for men now in this present time to live in heaviness, and after death to look for punishment?
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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?
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(For we have walked in unpleasant places.)
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That there should not be such heaviness in their destruction, as shall be joy over them that are persuaded to salvation.
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I answered then, and said, I know, Lord, that the most High is called merciful, in that he hath mercy upon them which are not yet come into the world,
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There should be very few left peradventure in an innumerable multitude.
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For when the body is fashioned now in the mother's womb, and thou givest it members, thy creature is preserved in fire and water, and nine months doth thy workmanship endure thy creature which is created in her.
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But that which keepeth and is kept shall both be preserved: and when the time cometh, the womb preserved delivereth up the things that grew in it.
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Thou broughtest it up with thy righteousness, and nurturedst it in thy law, and reformedst it with thy judgment.
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Now therefore, Lord, I will speak; touching man in general, thou knowest best; but touching thy people, for whose sake I am sorry;
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Therefore will I begin to pray before thee for myself and for them: for I see the falls of us that dwell in the land.
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O Lord, thou that dwellest in everlastingness which beholdest from above things in the heaven and in the air;
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Whose service is conversant in wind and fire; whose word is true, and sayings constant; whose commandment is strong, and ordinance fearful;
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O look not upon the sins of thy people; but on them which serve thee in truth.
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Regard not the wicked inventions of the heathen, but the desire of those that keep thy testimonies in afflictions.
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Take thou no indignation at them which are deemed worse than beasts; but love them that always put their trust in thy righteousness and glory.
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For in truth them is no man among them that be born, but he hath dealt wickedly; and among the faithful there is none which hath not done amiss.
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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.
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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.
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Like as the husbandman's seed perisheth, if it come not up, and receive not thy rain in due season; or if there come too much rain, and corrupt it:
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In this also thou art marvellous before the most High:
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In that thou hast humbled thyself, as it becometh thee, and hast not judged thyself worthy to be much glorified among the righteous.
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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.
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Sorrows are passed, and in the end is shewed the treasure of immortality.
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And said in their heart, that there is no God; yea, and that knowing they must die.
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Behold, O Lord, now hast thou shewed me the multitude of the wonders, which thou wilt begin to do in the last times: but at what time, thou hast not shewed me.
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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,
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Therefore when there shall be seen earthquakes and uproars of the people in the world:
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For like as all that is made in the world hath a beginning and an end, and the end is manifest:
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Even so the times also of the Highest have plain beginnings in wonder and powerful works, and endings in effects and signs.
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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.
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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.
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For such as in their life have received benefits, and have not known me;
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And now when I prepared the world, which was not yet made, even for them to dwell in that now live, no man spake against me.
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For then every one obeyed: but now the manners of them which are created in this world that is made are corrupted by a perpetual seed, and by a law which is unsearchable rid themselves.
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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.
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Nevertheless, if thou wilt cease yet seven days more, (but thou shalt not fast in them,
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O Lord, thou that shewest thyself unto us, thou wast shewed unto our fathers in the wilderness, in a place where no man treadeth, in a barren place, when they came out of Egypt.
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For, behold, I sow my law in you, and it shall bring fruit in you, and ye shall be honoured in it for ever.
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Yet they that received it perished, because they kept not the thing that was sown in them.
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Notwithstanding the law perisheth not, but remaineth in his force.
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And when I spake these things in my heart, I looked back with mine eyes, and upon the right side I saw a woman, and, behold, she mourned and wept with a loud voice, and was much grieved in heart, and her clothes were rent, and she had ashes upon her head.
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Then let I my thoughts go that I was in, and turned me unto her,
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And said unto her, Wherefore weepest thou? why art thou so grieved in thy mind?
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And she said unto me, Sir, let me alone, that I may bewail myself, and add unto my sorrow, for I am sore vexed in my mind, and brought very low.
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Then left I the meditations wherein I was, and spake to her in anger, saying,
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And now, seeing we all mourn and are sad, for we are all in heaviness, art thou grieved for one son?
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But the earth not so: for the multitude present in it according to the course of the earth is gone, as it came:
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For if thou shalt acknowledge the determination of God to be just, thou shalt both receive thy son in time, and shalt be commended among women.
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Do not so, but be counselled. by me: for how many are the adversities of Sion? be comforted in regard of the sorrow of Jerusalem.
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Our psaltery is laid on the ground, our song is put to silence, our rejoicing is at an end, the light of our candlestick is put out, the ark of our covenant is spoiled, our holy things are defiled, and the name that is called upon us is almost profaned: our children are put to shame, our priests are burnt, our Levites are gone into captivity, our virgins are defiled, and our wives ravished; our righteous men carried away, our little ones destroyed, our young men are brought in bondage, and our strong men are become weak;
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Then said I, Speak on, my lord, in me; only forsake me not, lest I die frustrate of my hope.
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Or is my sense deceived, or my soul in a dream?
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Whereas, I say, she said unto thee, that she hath been thirty years barren: those are the thirty years wherein there was no offering made in her.
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And whereas she told thee that she nourished him with labour: that was the dwelling in Jerusalem.
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And therefore I bade thee remain in the field where no house was builded:
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For in the place wherein the Highest beginneth to shew his city, there can no man's building be able to stand.
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And therefore fear not, let not thine heart be affrighted, but go thy way in, and see the beauty and greatness of the building, as much as thine eyes be able to see:
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And so shall the Highest shew thee visions of the high things, which the most High will do unto them that dwell upon the earth in the last days. So I slept that night and another, like as he commanded me.
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But her heads were at rest: the head in the midst was greater than the other, yet rested it with the residue.
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Watch not all at once: sleep every one in his own place, and watch by course:
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Then I beheld, and, lo, in process of time the feathers that followed stood up upon the right side, that they might rule also; and some of them ruled, but within a while they appeared no more:
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Then saw I also that two little feathers divided themselves from the six, and remained under the head that was upon the right side: for the four continued in their place.
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And I beheld, and, lo, the two that remained thought also in themselves to reign:
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And when they so thought, behold, there awaked one of the heads that were at rest, namely, it that was in the midst; for that was greater than the two other heads.
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But this head put the whole earth in fear, and bare rule in it over all those that dwelt upon the earth with much oppression; and it had the governance of the world more than all the wings that had been.
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And after this I beheld, and, lo, the head that was in the midst suddenly appeared no more, like as the wings.
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But there remained the two heads, which also in like sort ruled upon the earth, and over those that dwelt therein.
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Art not thou it that remainest of the four beasts, whom I made to reign in my world, that the end of their times might come through them?
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And I saw, and, behold, they appeared no more, and the whole body of the eagle was burnt so that the earth was in great fear: then awaked I out of the trouble and trance of my mind, and from great fear, and said unto my spirit,
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Lo, this hast thou done unto me, in that thou searchest out the ways of the Highest.
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Lo, yet am I weary in my mind, and very weak in my spirit; and little strength is there in me, for the great fear wherewith I was afflicted this night.
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The eagle, whom thou sawest come up from the sea, is the kingdom which was seen in the vision of thy brother Daniel.
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In the same shall twelve kings reign, one after another:
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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.
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That in him there shall arise eight kings, whose times shall be but small, and their years swift.
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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,
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For he shall set them before him alive in judgment, and shall rebuke them, and correct them.
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Therefore write all these things that thou hast seen in a book, and hide them:
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What have we offended thee? and what evil have we done against thee, that thou forsakest us, and sittest here in this place?
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For of all the prophets thou only art left us, as a cluster of the vintage, and as a candle in a dark place, and as a haven or ship preserved from the tempest.
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If thou shalt forsake us, how much better had it been for us, if we also had been burned in the midst of Sion?
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For the Highest hath you in remembrance, and the Mighty hath not forgotten you in temptation.
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But I remained still in the field seven days, as the angel commanded me; and did eat only in those days of the flowers of the field, and had my meat of the herbs.
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For as I conceive in mine understanding, woe unto them that shall be left in those days and much more woe unto them that are not left behind!
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For they that were not left were in heaviness.
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Now understand I the things that are laid up in the latter days, which shall happen unto them, and to those that are left behind.
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Yet is it easier for him that is in danger to come into these things, than to pass away as a cloud out of the world, and not to see the things that happen in the last days. And he answered unto me, and said,
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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.
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And that he held neither sword, nor any instrument of war, but that the rushing in of him destroyed the whole multitude that came to subdue him; this is the interpretation:
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And when all the people hear his voice, every man shall in their own land leave the battle they have one against another.
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Those are the ten tribes, which were carried away prisoners out of their own land in the time of Osea the king, whom Salmanasar the king of Assyria led away captive, and he carried them over the waters, and so came they into another land.
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That they might there keep their statutes, which they never kept in their own land.
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And he said unto me, Like as thou canst neither seek out nor know the things that are in the deep of the sea: even so can no man upon earth see my Son, or those that be with him, but in the day time.
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Thy life hast thou ordered in wisdom, and hast called understanding thy mother.
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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;
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And because he governeth the same, and such things as fall in their seasons: and there I sat three days.
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Then said he unto me, In the bush I did manifestly reveal myself unto Moses, and talked with him, when my people served in Egypt:
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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:
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Now therefore set thine house in order, and reprove thy people, comfort such of them as be in trouble, and now renounce corruption,
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Behold, Lord, I will go, as thou hast commanded me, and reprove the people which are present: but they that shall be born afterward, who shall admonish them? thus the world is set in darkness, and they that dwell therein are without light.
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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.
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And come hither, and I shall light a candle of understanding in thine heart, which shall not be put out, till the things be performed which thou shalt begin to write.
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Our fathers at the beginning were strangers in Egypt, from whence they were delivered:
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And forasmuch as he is a righteous judge, he took from you in time the thing that he had given you.
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And I took it, and drank: and when I had drunk of it, my heart uttered understanding, and wisdom grew in my breast, for my spirit strengthened my memory:
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The Highest gave understanding unto the five men, and they wrote the wonderful visions of the night that were told, which they knew not: and they sat forty days, and they wrote in the day, and at night they ate bread.
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As for me. I spake in the day, and I held not my tongue by night.
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In forty days they wrote two hundred and four books.
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For in them is the spring of understanding, the fountain of wisdom, and the stream of knowledge.
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Behold, speak thou in the ears of my people the words of prophecy, which I will put in thy mouth, saith the Lord:
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And cause them to be written in paper: for they are faithful and true.
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For all the unfaithful shall die in their unfaithfulness.
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I will hold my tongue no more as touching their wickedness, which they profanely commit, neither will I suffer them in those things, in which they wickedly exercise themselves: behold, the innocent and righteous blood crieth unto me, and the souls of the just complain continually.
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Behold, my people is led as a flock to the slaughter: I will not suffer them now to dwell in the land of Egypt:
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For the sword and their destruction draweth nigh, and one people shall stand up and fight against another, and swords in their hands.
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For there shall be sedition among men, and invading one another; they shall not regard their kings nor princes, and the course of their actions shall stand in their power.
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Like as they do yet this day unto my chosen, so will I do also, and recompense in their bosom. Thus saith the Lord God;
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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.
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Also the Carmanians raging in wrath shall go forth as the wild boars of the wood, and with great power shall they come, and join battle with them, and shall waste a portion of the land of the Assyrians.
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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,
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And from the land of the Assyrians shall the enemy besiege them, and consume some of them, and in their host shall be fear and dread, and strife among their kings.
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And strong winds shall arise from the east, and shall open it; and the cloud which he raised up in wrath, and the star stirred to cause fear toward the east and west wind, shall be destroyed.
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And they that remain under her shall do service unto them that have put her in fear.
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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.
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Thou hast followed her that is hated in all her works and inventions: therefore saith God,
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The reward of thy whoredom shall be in thy bosom, therefore shalt thou receive recompence.
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Thy children shall die of hunger, and thou shalt fall through the sword: thy cities shall be broken down, and all thine shall perish with the sword in the field.
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They that be in the mountains shall die of hunger, and eat their own flesh, and drink their own blood, for very hunger of bread, and thirst of water.
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And in the passage they shall rush on the idle city, and shall destroy some portion of thy land, and consume part of thy glory, and shall return to Babylon that was destroyed.
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May any man drive away an hungry lion in the wood? or may any one quench the fire in stubble, when it hath begun to burn?
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Woe is me! woe is me! who will deliver me in those days?
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The beginning of sorrows and great mournings; the beginning of famine and great death; the beginning of wars, and the powers shall stand in fear; the beginning of evils! what shall I do when these evils shall come?
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Behold, victuals shall be so good cheap upon earth, that they shall think themselves to be in good case, and even then shall evils grow upon earth, sword, famine, and great confusion.
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For of a city there shall be ten left, and two of the field, which shall hide themselves in the thick groves, and in the clefts of the rocks.
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As in an orchard of Olives upon every tree there are left three or four olives;
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Even so in those days there shall be three or four left by them that search their houses with the sword.
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In the wars shall their bridegrooms be destroyed, and their husbands shall perish of famine.
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As when a woman with child in the ninth month bringeth forth her son, with two or three hours of her birth great pains compass her womb, which pains, when the child cometh forth, they slack not a moment:
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O my people, hear my word: make you ready to thy battle, and in those evils be even as pilgrims upon the earth.
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And therefore they that labour labour in vain:
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For strangers shall reap their fruits, and spoil their goods, overthrow their houses, and take their children captives, for in captivity and famine shall they get children.
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In his word were the stars made, and he knoweth the number of them.
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He hath shut the sea in the midst of the waters, and with his word hath he hanged the earth upon the waters.
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In the desert hath he made springs of water, and pools upon the tops of the mountains, that the floods might pour down from the high rocks to water the earth.
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He made man, and put his heart in the midst of the body, and gave him breath, life, and understanding.
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Yea and the Spirit of Almighty God, which made all things, and searcheth out all hidden things in the secrets of the earth,
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Surely he knoweth your inventions, and what ye think in your hearts, even them that sin, and would hide their sin.
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And when your sins are brought forth, ye shall be ashamed before men, and your own sins shall be your accusers in that day.
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And they that consent unto them shall be had in derision and in reproach, and trodden under foot.
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For there shall be in every place, and in the next cities, a great insurrection upon those that fear the Lord.
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Then shall they be known, who are my chosen; and they shall be tried as the gold in the fire.
Who in the time of Enemessar king of the Assyrians was led captive out of Thisbe, which is at the right hand of that city, which is called properly Nephthali in Galilee above Aser.
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.
And when I was in mine own country, in the land of Israel being but young, all the tribe of Nephthali my father fell from the house of Jerusalem, which was chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, that all the tribes should sacrifice there, where the temple of the habitation of the most High was consecrated and built for all ages.
And I went into Media, and left in trust with Gabael, the brother of Gabrias, at Rages a city of Media ten talents of silver.
Now when Enemessar was dead, Sennacherib his son reigned in his stead; whose estate was troubled, that I could not go into Media.
And in the time of Enemessar I gave many alms to my brethren, and gave my bread to the hungry,
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.
Now when I was come home again, and my wife Anna was restored unto me, with my son Tobias, in the feast of Pentecost, which is the holy feast of the seven weeks, there was a good dinner prepared me, in the which I sat down to eat.
But he came again, and said, Father, one of our nation is strangled, and is cast out in the marketplace.
Then I returned, and washed myself, and ate my meat in heaviness,
And I knew not that there were sparrows in the wall, and mine eyes being open, the sparrows muted warm dung into mine eyes, and a whiteness came in mine eyes: and I went to the physicians, but they helped me not: moreover Achiacharus did nourish me, until I went into Elymais.
And when it was in my house, and began to cry, I said unto her, From whence is this kid? is it not stolen? render it to the owners; for it is not lawful to eat any thing that is stolen.
Then I being grieved did weep, and in my sorrow prayed, saying,
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.
It came to pass the same day, that in Ecbatane a city of Media Sara the daughter of Raguel was also reproached by her father's maids;
And that I never polluted my name, nor the name of my father, in the land of my captivity: I am the only daughter of my father, neither hath he any child to be his heir, neither any near kinsman, nor any son of his alive, to whom I may keep myself for a wife: my seven husbands are already dead; and why should I live? but if it please not thee that I should die, command some regard to be had of me, and pity taken of me, that I hear no more reproach.
In that day Tobit remembered the money which he had committed to Gabael in Rages of Media,
Remember, my son, that she saw many dangers for thee, when thou wast in her womb: and when she is dead, bury her by me in one grave.
For alms is a good gift unto all that give it in the sight of the most High.
Beware of all whoredom, my son, and chiefly take a wife of the seed of thy fathers, and take not a strange woman to wife, which is not of thy father's tribe: for we are the children of the prophets, Noe, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: remember, my son, that our fathers from the beginning, even that they all married wives of their own kindred, and were blessed in their children, and their seed shall inherit the land.
Now therefore, my son, love thy brethren, and despise not in thy heart thy brethren, the sons and daughters of thy people, in not taking a wife of them: for in pride is destruction and much trouble, and in lewdness is decay and great want: for lewdness is the mother of famine.
Let not the wages of any man, which hath wrought for thee, tarry with thee, but give him it out of hand: for if thou serve God, he will also repay thee: be circumspect my son, in all things thou doest, and be wise in all thy conversation.
Do that to no man which thou hatest: drink not wine to make thee drunken: neither let drunkenness go with thee in thy journey.
And now I signify this to they that I committed ten talents to Gabael the son of Gabrias at Rages in Media.
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 he called him, and he came in, and they saluted one another.
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?
Be not greedy to add money to money: but let it be as refuse in respect of our child.
Then said Tobit to her, Take no care, my sister; he shall return in safety, and thine eyes shall see him.
And as they went on their journey, they came in the evening to the river Tigris, and they lodged there.
As for the gall, it is good to anoint a man that hath whiteness in his eyes, and he shall be healed.
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.
Then the angel said unto him, Dost thou not remember the precepts which thy father gave thee, that thou shouldest marry a wife of thine own kindred? wherefore hear me, O my brother; for she shall be given thee to wife; and make thou no reckoning of the evil spirit; for this same night shall she be given thee in marriage.
And Raguel asked them, From whence are ye, brethren? To whom they said, We are of the sons of Nephthalim, which are captives in Nineve.
Then he said to them, Do ye know Tobit our kinsman? And they said, We know him. Then said he, Is he in good health?
And they said, He is both alive, and in good health: and Tobias said, He is my father.
And 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.
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.
Raguel said, Then take her from henceforth according to the manner, for thou art her cousin, and she is thine, and the merciful God give you good success in all things.
After Raguel called his wife Edna, and said unto her, Sister, prepare another chamber, and bring her in thither.
And when they had supped, they brought Tobias in unto her.
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.
So the maid opened the door, and went in, and found them both asleep,
Thou art to be praised because thou hast had mercy of two that were the only begotten children of their fathers: grant them mercy, O Lord, and finish their life in health with joy and mercy.
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.
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.
And he said to his daughter, Honour thy father and thy mother in law, which are now thy parents, that I may hear good report of thee. And he kissed her. Edna also said to Tobias, The Lord of heaven restore thee, my dear brother, and grant that I may see thy children of my daughter Sara before I die, that I may rejoice before the Lord: behold, I commit my daughter unto thee of special trust; where are do not entreat her evil.
And take in thine hand the gall of the fish. So they went their way, and the dog went after them.
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.
For he hath brought me again to thee in safety, and made whole my wife, and brought me the money, and likewise healed thee.
So he called the angel, and he said unto him, Take half of all that ye have brought and go away in safety.
Then he took them both apart, and said unto them, Bless God, praise him, and magnify him, and praise him for the things which he hath done unto you in the sight of all that live. It is good to praise God, and exalt his name, and honourably to shew forth the works of God; therefore be not slack to praise him.
Now therefore, when thou didst pray, and Sara thy daughter in law, I did bring the remembrance of your prayers before the Holy One: and when thou didst bury the dead, I was with thee likewise.
And now God hath sent me to heal thee and Sara thy daughter in law.
I am Raphael, one of the seven holy angels, which present the prayers of the saints, and which go in and out before the glory of the Holy One.
Now therefore give God thanks: for I go up to him that sent me; but write all things which are done in a book.
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.
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.
Many nations shall come from far to the name of the Lord God with gifts in their hands, even gifts to the King of heaven; all generations shall praise thee with great joy.
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 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.
Go into Media my son, for I surely believe those things which Jonas the prophet spake of Nineve, that it shall be overthrown; and that for a time peace shall rather be in Media; and that our brethren shall lie scattered in the earth from that good land: and Jerusalem shall be desolate, and the house of God in it shall be burned, and shall be desolate for a time;
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.
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.
Wherefore now, my son, consider what alms doeth, and how righteousness doth deliver. When he had said these things, he gave up the ghost in the bed, being an hundred and eight and fifty years old; and he buried him honourably.
And when Anna his mother was dead, he buried her with his father. But Tobias departed with his wife and children to Ecbatane to Raguel his father in law,
Where he became old with honour, and he buried his father and mother in law honourably, and he inherited their substance, and his father Tobit's.
And he died at Ecbatane in Media, being an hundred and seven and twenty years old.
In the twelfth year of the reign of Nabuchodonosor, who reigned in Nineve, the great city; in the days of Arphaxad, which reigned over the Medes in Ecbatane,
And built in Ecbatane walls round about of stones hewn three cubits broad and six cubits long, and made the height of the wall seventy cubits, and the breadth thereof fifty cubits:
And set the towers thereof upon the gates of it an hundred cubits high, and the breadth thereof in the foundation threescore cubits:
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:
Even in those days king Nabuchodonosor made war with king Arphaxad in the great plain, which is the plain in the borders of Ragau.
And there came unto him all they that dwelt in the hill country, and all that dwelt by Euphrates, and Tigris and Hydaspes, and the plain of Arioch the king of the Elymeans, and very many nations of the sons of Chelod, assembled themselves to the battle.
Then Nabuchodonosor king of the Assyrians sent unto all that dwelt in Persia, and to all that dwelt westward, and to those that dwelt in Cilicia, and Damascus, and Libanus, and Antilibanus, and to all that dwelt upon the sea coast,
And to all that were in Samaria and the cities thereof, and beyond Jordan unto Jerusalem, and Betane, and Chelus, and Kades, and the river of Egypt, and Taphnes, and Ramesse, and all the land of Gesem,
Therefore Nabuchodonosor was very angry with all this country, and sware by his throne and kingdom, that he would surely be avenged upon all those coasts of Cilicia, and Damascus, and Syria, and that he would slay with the sword all the inhabitants of the land of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and all Judea, and all that were in Egypt, till ye come to the borders of the two seas.
Then he marched in battle array with his power against king Arphaxad in the seventeenth year, and he prevailed in his battle: for he overthrew all the power of Arphaxad, and all his horsemen, and all his chariots,
He took also Arphaxad in the mountains of Ragau, and smote him through with his darts, and destroyed him utterly that day.
And in the eighteenth year, the two and twentieth day of the first month, there was talk in the house of Nabuchodonosor king of the Assyrians that he should, as he said, avenge himself on all the earth.
Thus saith the great king, the lord of the whole earth, Behold, thou shalt go forth from my presence, and take with thee men that trust in their own strength, of footmen an hundred and twenty thousand; and the number of horses with their riders twelve thousand.
And thou shalt declare unto that they prepare for me earth and water: for I will go forth in my wrath against them and will cover the whole face of the earth with the feet of mine army, and I will give them for a spoil unto them:
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 went down into the plain of Damascus in the time of wheat harvest, and burnt up all their fields, and destroyed their flocks and herds, also he spoiled their cities, and utterly wasted their countries, and smote all their young men with the edge of the sword.
Therefore the fear and dread of him fell upon all the inhabitants of the sea coasts, which were in Sidon and Tyrus, and them that dwelt in Sur and Ocina, and all that dwelt in Jemnaan; and they that dwelt in Azotus and Ascalon feared him greatly.
Behold, we the servants of Nabuchodonosor the great king lie before thee; use us as shall be good in thy sight.
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.
Now the children of Israel, that dwelt in Judea, heard all that Holofernes the chief captain of Nabuchodonosor king of the Assyrians had done to the nations, and after what manner he had spoiled all their temples, and brought them to nought.
And possessed themselves beforehand of all the tops of the high mountains, and fortified the villages that were in them, and laid up victuals for the provision of war: for their fields were of late reaped.
Also Joacim the high priest, which was in those days in Jerusalem, wrote to them that dwelt in Bethulia, and Betomestham, which is over against Esdraelon toward the open country, near to Dothaim,
So God heard their prayers, and looked upon their afflictions: for the people fasted many days in all Judea and Jerusalem before the sanctuary of the Lord Almighty.
Then was it declared to Holofernes, the chief captain of the army of Assur, that the children of Israel had prepared for war, and had shut up the passages of the hill country, and had fortified all the tops of the high hills and had laid impediments in the champaign countries:
And he said unto them, Tell me now, ye sons of Chanaan, who this people is, that dwelleth in the hill country, and what are the cities that they inhabit, and what is the multitude of their army, and wherein is their power and strength, and what king is set over them, or captain of their army;
And they sojourned heretofore in Mesopotamia, because they would not follow the gods of their fathers, which were in the land of Chaldea.
Therefore the king of Egypt rose up against them, and dealt subtilly with them, and brought them low with labouring in brick, and made them slaves.
And brought them to mount Sina, and Cades-Barne, and cast forth all that dwelt in the wilderness.
So they dwelt in the land of the Amorites, and they destroyed by their strength all them of Esebon, and passing over Jordan they possessed all the hill country.
And they cast forth before them the Chanaanite, the Pherezite, the Jebusite, and the Sychemite, and all the Gergesites, and they dwelt in that country many days.
But when they departed from the way which he appointed them, they were destroyed in many battles very sore, and were led captives into a land that was not their's, and the temple of their God was cast to the ground, and their cities were taken by the enemies.
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.
But if there be no iniquity in their nation, let my lord now pass by, lest their Lord defend them, and their God be for them, and we become a reproach before all the world.
And when Achior had finished these sayings, all the people standing round about the tent murmured, and the chief men of Holofernes, and all that dwelt by the sea side, and in Moab, spake that he should kill him.
For with them we will tread them under foot, and their mountains shall be drunken with their blood, and their fields shall be filled with their dead bodies, and their footsteps shall not be able to stand before us, for they shall utterly perish, saith king Nabuchodonosor, lord of all the earth: for he said, None of my words shall be in vain.
And thou, Achior, an hireling of Ammon, which hast spoken these words in the day of thine iniquity, shalt see my face no more from this day, until I take vengeance of this nation that came out of Egypt.
Now therefore my servants shall bring thee back into the hill country, and shall set thee in one of the cities of the passages:
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.
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.
Which were in those days Ozias the son of Micha, of the tribe of Simeon, and Chabris the son of Gothoniel, and Charmis the son of Melchiel.
And they called together all the ancients of the city, and all their youth ran together, and their women, to the assembly, and they set Achior in the midst of all their people. Then Ozias asked him of that which was done.
And he answered and declared unto them the words of the council of Holofernes, and all the words that he had spoken in the midst of the princes of Assur, and whatsoever Holofernes had spoken proudly against the house of Israel.
Then their strong men removed their camps in that day, and the army of the men of war was an hundred and seventy thousand footmen, and twelve thousand horsemen, beside the baggage, and other men that were afoot among them, a very great multitude.
And they camped in the valley near unto Bethulia, by the fountain, and they spread themselves in breadth over Dothaim even to Belmaim, and in length from Bethulia unto Cynamon, which is over against Esdraelon.
But in the second day Holofernes brought forth all his horsemen in the sight of the children of Israel which were in Bethulia,
Let our lord now hear a word, that there be not an overthrow in thine army.
For this people of the children of Israel do not trust in their spears, but in the height of the mountains wherein they dwell, because it is not easy to come up to the tops of their mountains.
Now therefore, my lord, fight not against them in battle array, and there shall not so much as one man of thy people perish.
Remain in thy camp, and keep all the men of thine army, and let thy servants get into their hands the fountain of water, which issueth forth of the foot of the mountain:
So they and their wives and their children shall be consumed with fire, and before the sword come against them, they shall be overthrown in the streets where they dwell.
So the camp of the children of Ammon departed, and with them five thousand of the Assyrians, and they pitched in the valley, and took the waters, and the fountains of the waters of the children of Israel.
Then the children of Esau went up with the children of Ammon, and camped in the hill country over against Dothaim: and they sent some of them toward the south, and toward the east over against Ekrebel, which is near unto Chusi, that is upon the brook Mochmur; and the rest of the army of the Assyrians camped in the plain, and covered the face of the whole land; and their tents and carriages were pitched to a very great multitude.
Therefore their young children were out of heart, and their women and young men fainted for thirst, and fell down in the streets of the city, and by the passages of the gates, and there was no longer any strength in them.
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.
Then there was great weeping with one consent in the midst of the assembly; and they cried unto the Lord God with a loud voice.
Then said Ozias to them, Brethren, be of good courage, let us yet endure five days, in the which space the Lord our God may turn his mercy toward us; for he will not forsake us utterly.
And he dispersed the people, every one to their own charge; and they went unto the walls and towers of their city, and sent the women and children into their houses: and they were very low brought in the city.
And Manasses was her husband, of her tribe and kindred, who died in the barley harvest.